Project Description


The Oaks is located in a quiet and tranquil lane, central to the village of Ludham in Norfolk. This gorgeous, and fully renovated bungalow is perfectly situated to enjoy so much of what Norfolk has to offer. Being all on one level, with hard floors AND underfloor heating. this cottage is perfect for multi dog owners and those owners who may not wish to walk up and down stairs or those with reduced mobility.

Ludham is a gorgeous Broads village incorporating the well-known Staithe at Womack Water (which flows into the River Thurne), only a 10 minute walk away.

The Oaks is a 4 minute walk to The Kings Arms (dog friendly pub) and Throwers Delicatessen (which stocks some fabulous local produce). It is a picturesque 40 minute walk to St Benets Abbey on the banks of the River Ant and a 40 minute walk to the The Dog (dog friendly pub) at Ludham Bridge. (Just a fine walk to build up an appetite).

How Hill Nature Reserve is nearby and the bungalow is a fabulous location to fully explore the Norfolk Broads. It is a 15 min drive to our nearest (dog friendly!) beaches

  • Unlimited Dogs

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • Sleeps 6

  • ALL Ground Floor Bedrooms

  • Smoke Free Property

  • Broadband & WiFi

  • Off road parking for 5 cars

  • Barbeque on site

Cottage Details

When you arrive:

Park your car in the gravel driveway (there is plenty room for up to 5 cars).

Open the wooden gate to approach the front door. As you walk to the door, if you look to your left, you will see a covered area storing all the logs for the gorgeous woodburner.

On entering the bungalow, you access the entrance hallway where there is plenty of room for outdoor clothes and shoes and there are some dog towels for dog paws if needed.

Go straight ahead to:

Bedroom 1:

This light and airy bedroom faces the front of the bungalow and has a superking zip and link bed, so can be made into twin beds if required. With bedside tables, bedside lights and a feature wardrobe.

Come back into the entrance hallway and turn left to the:

Living Room:

This gorgeous and very large living room has lots of space for owners and dogs to spread out in. There is ample seating for 6 people (and throws are available for dogs who wish to sit on the sofas). There is a 40 inch Smart TV, a stunning woodburner, coffee table, side tables and a rather lovely feature piano.

There are nice lane views to the front of the bungalow.

The bungalow benefits from underfloor heating throughout and is controllable by you whilst you are here on your holiday.

Go straight ahead to the main hallway.  Then, turn to your far left to access:

Bedroom 2:

This second large bedroom faces the side of the bungalow and has a superking zip and link bed, so can be made into twin beds if required. With bedside tables, bedside lights and a wardrobe.

Come back into the entrance hallway and turn next left to:

Bedroom 3:

This bedroom faces the rear garden and has a superking zip and link bed, so can be made into twin beds if required. With bedside tables, bedside lights and a hanging space.

Come back into the entrance hallway and turn next left to the:

Shower Room:

This large and bright room has a walk in shower with rainfall shower head, is tiled very tastefully in white brick-style tiles with a functional and modern suite comprising the shower, toilet and sink. There is a large heated towel rail and a large wall mirror/cupboard.

Come back into the hallway and turn next left into the:

Main Bathroom:

Tiled throughout with a corner bath and a separate additional shower (with rainfall shower head) and fully functional and modern suite.

Return to the hallway and go straight ahead to the:

Kitchen and Dining Area:

This is a large open plan area with new very modern style kitchen units, with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, toaster and free standing fridge freezer as well as new electric oven and hob. The kitchen overlooks the rear garden. The kitchen is very well stocked and has the benefit of lots of space and unfettered access to the dining area.

The dining area has a large table with 6 seats and a wonderful feature large window with window seat which is a nice quiet area to use to read/write . Access to the living room is via 2 glass concertina doors. They can remain open or closed (if you prefer to have them so).


Access to the back garden is via the kitchen door or side gates. This is a sizeable garden which has 6-7 feet sold fencing all around. It is ultra safe and secure for dogs to play outside.  There is also a thermostatic (hot/cold) dog shower in the rear garden outside the kitchen.

What we provide / extras:

Furniture throws, dog towels, poo bags, holiday dog tags
Different size dog bowls and dog bed
Crates and stairgate on request

Barbeque on site (please bring your own charcoal)

Please note

The Oaks is a non smoking property
There is underfloor heating throughout the cottage

Bedclothes and towels supplied
Please do not allow dogs on human beds unless you bring your own bedding by prior arrangement.
If you would like a delivery of dog food to the house while you are here, Sams Pets in North Walsham deliver and provide 10% discount to Pack Holiday guests whilst they are on holiday (see 10% voucher in the cottage)

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Location & Directions


The Oaks, Malthouse Lane, Ludham, NR29 5QL


From the A149 Stalham bypass (heading from Norwich to Great Yarmouth) take the right hand turning, signposted Catfield/Ludham (opposite Sutton turn off).   Drive through Catfield village (noting a sharp left hand bend at the Post Office) and as you come through the village, take a right at your first junction (Ludham Road) just past the childrens playing field (on your right).

Follow Ludham Road for approximately 2 miles and on entering the village, take you second left (Malthouse Lane), just opposite the little village school.  Follow the road for a few yard and you will find The Oaks on your right hand side just after a left hand bend in the road.


Thanks for the cake and dog biscuits.   Love how it’s all set up for dogs, much appreciated.

Fabulous location, quiet country lands near to some world class beaches.   Troy has had a great time.

Caroline, Ian + Troy, The Oaks, Ludham

Thank you for letting us stay at this lovely home.  We have really enjoyed our stay.   The locals are lovely and the local butchers are AMAZING.   We have really enjoyed getting to know this part of the country.   We will definitely be back.  Thank you for our welcome came and the doggie treats.   We have all really enjoyed it.

Slavo, Marzena, Klocholin, Hector & Ajax, The Oaks, Ludham

We were lucky enough to meet the owner and her friend on arrival, they were lovely and very friendly. The property is beautiful and very spacious, lots of little touches left for us to use like cleaning stuff, milk, tea, coffee, cake, dog treats, doggy towels etc. We have enjoyed our stay here and want to thank you for making it extra special with the care and attention to us and our doggies

The Oaks, Ludham

Lovely house, great weather, very hot!   Bewilderwood is good value you pay for nothing when you are in.   Sea Palling is a great beach when you have a buggy.

The Scotts, Claire, Molly, Cameron and Frazer. Johnny & Felix., The Oaks, Ludham

Had a wonderful stay, best dog friendly accommodation ever, especially the out door shower.

Visited lots of places as all new to us being from ‘up north’.   The weather was kind to us and we visited most of the broads and even hired a day boat which we loved.    Thanks for the beautiful cake and dog treats.    We will recommend you to anyone who asks and look forward to visiting again.

June, Peter, Chris, Jenna & Lily & Bella & Fully, The Oaks, Ludham

Thank you for letting us all stay for what has been a lovely holiday in a lovely cottage. We have explored lots of places during our stay and will definitely be back to norfolk again! The cottage had everything we could have wished for and love all the extra touches (we used the dog tags, dog towels etc), we even used the kitchen scales when making pancakes one evening! Thanks again!!

Amanda, Andrew, Paula, Ian, Chaos, Swift and Raq, The Oaks, Ludham

Spacious and well pointed comfortable bungalow. Great location with lots to see and do. Dogs loved the beaches and You maybe visited by Harry the Hedgehog

Diane, June and Richard , The Oaks, Ludham

What a lovely well equipped, clean, spacious bungalow. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. There is everything you need, the teenager enjoyed the wifi, the toddler and the cookbook enjoyed playing in the secure garden and the outside doggy shower was so handy. The extra little touches were a lovely surprise and the banana cake was yummy. We visited happisburgh beach which had a lovely playground and a really nice snack shack. Wintertime on Sea was another favourite and we loved seeing all the seals. There are plenty of lovely walks around the village. We would definitely love to come back. Thank you

Jen, Tony, Sean, Jack and Tizer , The Oaks, Ludham

Thank you for a lovely welcome of an amazing cake  🙂   We are only here for a weekend, sadly not with our dog this time but would love to come back and explore the beaches with him.

What a lovely doggy friendly property with a fully enclosed garden (a rare find).

PS For one of the best places to visit for a meal, please visit The Gunton Arms near Cromer, great place and amazing food.

Sally, Molly and Don, The Oaks, Ludham

Thank you for the brownies.  We had a last minute short break.   We really enjoyed the large accommodation and dog friendly/safe garden.   We had lunch at the Kings Arms on the day we arrived.  The food was lovely and we would go again.   The butchers in the village is also good quality and value for money.   The weather was kind, warm and sunny.

We enjoyed walking at Winterton on Sea across the dunes and back along the beach and we had drinks at the ‘hut’ before moving on. Two happy humans and two tired happy dogs.   What more could you ask for?   We had a lovely few days.   Thank you for all the extras provided – much appreciated.

Had a good meal at The Lion at Thurne (10 mins drive).   Enjoyed Sea Palling beach which was ideal for dog walking and only about 12 minutes drive.   Tesco near Stalham Staithe is really handy for petrol.

Many thanks

Dawn, Andy, Morse and Rosie, The Oaks, Ludham

Had a lovely few days.   Thanks for all the extras provided much appreciated.

Had a good meal at The Lion at Thurne (10 mins drive).   Enjoyed Sea Palling beach which was ideal for dog walking and only about 12 minutes drive. Tesco near Stalham Staithe is really handy for petrol.

Many thanks

David, Bernie, Oliver and Yogi., The Oaks, Ludham

A last minute search for a multi dog friendly place to stay round ‘The Oaks’.

Lovely bungalow and lots of extras provided, dog towels, dog treats, brownies and even a week of beautiful sunshine, who’d have thought we’d be spending our week on wonderful wintertime beach.   Great to have a dog safe garden.   Thanks for a lovely break.

Sam, Graham, Woody, Lilly, Buzz and Pepper., The Oaks, Ludham

Thank you for a lovely holiday, we would love to come again 🙂

Karen, Jeff and the gang, The Oaks, Ludham

Fantastic accommodation, lovely touches including mince pies & homemade dog biscuits. Close to lovely beaches which are dog friendly. Dogs had some lovely runs at cart gap beach.

Lots of dog towels and throws supplied and even a dog crate was lent in case we needed one. One of the best dog friendly accommodations we have ever stayed at. Will definitely be booking again

The Andrews, The Oaks, Ludham

Honoured to be the first guests at The Oaks.   We had booked another property but received a phone call as we were driving down to Norfolk to say the boiler was broken.   The lovely owners of The Oaks weren’t expecting guests just yet, but pulled out all the stops to get things ready at the last minute.

We have had a wonderful week with our 5 sighthounds.  It is just a perfect property in a great location.   Huge thanks to Julian and Nicola for the last minute booking!  It has been great, our friends have already booked for next year and we’ll definitely be back.

P.S. The butcher shop in the village is ACE!!

Sue, Mark, Annie, Lady, Maggie, Daniel and Vernon, The Oaks, Ludham

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