Oak Cottage

Happisburgh, Norfolk

Oak Cottage is situated in a quiet and tranquil lane on the outskirts of the Happisburgh village in Norfolk.

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Oak Cottage is a stunning Victorian cottage situated in Short Lane in Happisburgh.  It exudes welcome, comfort and warmth and is a fabulously dog friendly cottage.  Our lovely owners are multi dog owners so know just how important it is to feel welcomed as a dog owner.   

It is a 20 minute walk to the lovely dog-friendly Star Inn at Lessingham, and a 40 min walk to Cart Gap (dog friendly) beach….or a 5 minute car drive!

Happisburgh village is a 30 minute walk in the other direction and it has a lovely sandy beach, another local dog friendly pub (The Hill House) and the iconic lighthouse. The village is a peaceful and traditional seaside village with a little village shop and an excellent fresh fish shop.

Oak Cottage has a nice sized and very, very secure private garden and off road parking for 3 cars. Inside the cottage is cosy, comfy and kept to a high standard of cleanliness.


3 Star Reactive Dog

Reactive Dog 3 Star

This property has a 3 star reactive friendly award. Please read below for further details

Unlimited dogs

3 bedrooms and a 4th with a day bed

Sleeps 6 / 7 if day bed used

1 ground floor bedroom

Smoke Free Property

Broadband & WiFi

Sky TV

Off road parking for 2 cars in driveway and one in separate space

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in this cottage and soooooooo dog friendly too!
It’s never easy finding a place to stay with our three chocolate labradors.
The cottage is lovely and the garden is ”pawfect” and secure.
A very BIG thank you – we will be using Pack Holidays again 🙂 !!
From us all at TEAM EDWARD!!!!
Find us at Team Edward Labrador Rescue
We give the FULL paws up!!!s.

Wendy and Stephen and Edward, Chester and Ella - TEAM EDWARD RESCUE!

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Cottage Details

When you arrive

Open the paddock gates where there is off road parking for 2 cars on the gravel drive.

If your party are arriving in 3 cars, there is an extra off-road parking space at the bottom of the garden (road side). There is a separate entrance gate from this space to save you walking round to the front of the cottage.

Walk in through the front door where there is a handy boot room to deposit wet clothes, outdoor shoes and umbrellas and dog leads. A big enough space to towel dry any wet or muddy pooches. Supplies of dog towels are left here.

Open the internal porch door and walk through, turning right towards the


The galley style kitchen has views over the front garden and outside feeding area. The kitchen is furnished in a cottage style with freestanding 5 feet high fridge freezer, electric (waist high) oven and hob, and microwave, kettle and toaster. There is an integrated dishwasher and lots of storage and the owners have furnished the kitchen with plenty of kitchen implements. There is a further freestanding storage unit.

Turn back into the hallway and turn right into the

Living Room

This living space is full of character, with latch doors, a lovely woodburner and beautiful views through two windows over the very secure garden. It has ultra comfy seating (2 and 3 seater new leather sofas plus two single wingback chairs, with plenty of cushions for comfort).   The owners have a 40 inch Smart TV fitted with Sky TV too!

Turn right into the

Downstairs Bedroom

This light and airy room overlooking the lane, has a king sized zip and link bed which can be made into twin beds if required. With side units and a handy chest of drawers.

Come back into the living room and turn right to go upstairs. On the landing turn left into

Bedroom 2

This double bedroom overlooks the leafy lane and has a double bed with side units and a handy chest of drawers.

Back in the upstairs hallway, go straight ahead to the

Master Bedroom

This large and airy room overlooks the garden and has a king sized bed. The wardrobes are all fitted providing lots of storage space.

Exit back into the hallway and walk back down the corridor to the

Fourth Bedroom

This single bedroom has views over the garden and a daybed for use if you have more than 6 guests.

Exit back into the hallway and walk across the corridor to the

Family Bathroom

With a stylish white suite, shower (hand held) over bath and a nautical theme,

Come back down to the living room and ahead to the

Downstairs Shower Room

With a stylish white suite, corner shower, toilet and sink.

Turn left into the

Dining Room

This stunning room with double aspect views into the garden has formal dining seating for 6 people. It is a real suntrap and is the perfect place for sitting with a glass of wine, watching the dogs having fun in the secure garden. Feature ceiling beams and a lovely recess area. There is a side door and double patio doors leading into the garden.

The hall, kitchen and dining room floors are all full tiled.


Access to the garden is via the dining room through the patio doors. The garden is thoughtfully planted with plenty of lawn space, a patio area and summer house . There is lots of room for dogs and children to run about in. It is fully hedged and wire meshed all the way around.  There are two 6 foot bolted entrance gates on the outside the garden.

Back through the house to the parking area. There is a separate building which has a kitchen/storage room with worktops, fridge, sink and cupboards. Step down into another room which can be used for dogs as a separate feeding room or to use to rest in a cool environment if you have to pop out and leave them for a short while. 

What we provide

  • Sky TV
  • Furniture throws, dog towels, poo bags, holiday dog tags
  • Different size dog bowls, dog bed
  • Dedicated external dog feeding room
  • Separate raw feed fridge
  • Crates on request
  • 150mb super fast fibre broadband

Please note

  • Oak Cottage is a non smoking property
  • 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)

Reactive Friendly Award Details

3 Star⭐⭐⭐

Oak Cottage is a 3 star Reactive Friendly Pack Holidays cottage.  Here are the reasons why, but also more importantly, what aspects of the cottage may not be suitable for your reactive.   Oak Cottage is situated in a very quiet area, on the outskirts of Happisburgh village.,  The owners have 3 reactive dogs so are very well aware of pressure points.

Fences and hedging are all secure and all more than 6 feet high and the garden is not overlooked due to the height.  The garden is accessed directly from the dining area doors (two exits) and dogs can be seen /supervised directly from this room, the living room and two upstairs bedrooms.  There are a number of quiet walks nearby and clearly signposted bridle path routes, some of which avoid the village and route throughout the countryside.

Whilst there is farmland nearby we have had no evidence of bird scarers in the past few years.  There is no well-travelled/coastal route going past the house and it is very peaceful.  

Location & Directions

Oak Cottage, Short Lane, Happisburgh, NR12 0RR


Oak Cottage, Short Lane, Happisburgh, NR12 0RR


From the A149 Stalham bypass take the turning signposted Happisburgh/Walcott/Bacton at the western end of the town (Stepping Stone Lane B1159). At the end of the lane, turn left at the junction and stay on the road (still the B1159) for approximately 2 miles. As you approach East Ruston Church (the church on your right hand side of the road on top of the brow of the road), take the immediate right turning into Vicarage Road (signposted The Vicarage Gardens). Follow the road for approximately 1.5 miles as it becomes Happisburgh Road. At the T junction, turn left, then left again into Short Lane.

Follow the lane as it bends to the right, and directly after the bend, Oak Cottage is on your right hand side.

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More Testimonials

Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with us!  Made extra special by the wonderful weather, everything about the cottage was just right.  So much so that we have booked for the autumn

The Hastie’s

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh


Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Oak Cottage, Happisburgh.  Spacious, clean, extremely well equipped. Superb location.

Siobhan, David, Hilary, and Ian with Furry Gang 🙂🐾

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

Very comfortable, well -equipped cottage.  Our 6 labradors loved it!  2 lovely meals at the Lighthouse Inn, and some lovely walks along Cart Gap Beach.  Bacton woods is worth a visit, and Cromer Beach and Pier – lovely doughnuts.  Everybody we have met is very friendly.

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

Thank you so much for a lovely week, The dogs  have loved it more than us, we will deffo be back for more Pack Holiday.

The Phillips Family

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

Our second stay here at Oak Cottage and once again it didn’t disappoint!!! 

A very warm and cosy cottage.  It has everything you could ask for.  The welcome hamper was a very nice touch and appreciated.  the cottage was spotless!

During our stay we visited horsey seals, Hirst’s Farm Shop (They do very nice cakes), Cromer to see the Banksy art, Wells-next-the-sea, The Farmers at Ormesby for Sunday lunch (Worth a visit). Redwings horse sanctuary, Waxham Barns for lunch, The Ship Inn at Mundesley followed by a walk on their beach.  We’ve had a brilliant week here and will be back again soon!!!

The Gray Family

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

A lovely warm and cosy house for 4 humans and 3 dogs to escape to – a real home from home!  So much to do locally and so many great places to eat at.

Thank you for sharing your home – we loved our stay.

The Allen's

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

A stunning cottage in a beautiful area.  Extremely dog friendly and all the little treats and attention to detail makes it a cut above other cottages.  Thank You!

The Morley's

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

Thank you, me and the dogs have had a lovely relaxing week.

Lots of empty beach walks and even some sun in November 😊

Michelle & the dogs

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

Beautiful cottage, very cosy and warm.  Did not need to light the woodburner.  Lovley touch with the welcome basket and fantastic place for our four legged friend, Willow.  She was in heaven!  Fantastic location for Norfolk Broads and coastal walks.  Will definitely be returning!  

Thank you so much! 

Sally & Steve

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

Our first holiday at Oak Cottage Happisburgh, and I am sure it won’t be our last!  Very comfortable cottage, lots of space for our two dogs to run around in.  We are regular visitors to this part of Norfolk.

Thank you Gail & team.

Jenny, Jules, Tracy, Angus & Teddy xxx

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

Oak Cottage has everything you could need!  Garden is secure for our dogs, the garden a real sun trap to enjoy.  Everywhere we have visited has been clean, people friendly.  Happisburgh beach a must, especially for the dogs.

Also visited, Waxham, Horsey, Cromer and Walcott.

The lighthouse has an open day and we were lucky enough to go up inside.  What a treat!

Cooke Family

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

We’ve had a great few days, the cottage is lovely and we really appreciated the welcome basket and thoughtful touches.

We’ve enjoyed exploring the local beaches and a boat ride on the Broads. Lots of the local pubs and cafes have already been mentioned but we have found ‘Sugar and Spice’ on the Coast Road at Bacton to be very welcoming, very dog friendly and lovely homemade food. Looks nothing from outside but don’t let that put you off.

Thank you for a lovely week.

Mark and Charlotte and Hettie

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in this cottage and soooooooo dog friendly too!
It’s never easy finding a place to stay with our three chocolate labradors.
The cottage is lovely and the garden is ”pawfect” and secure.
A very BIG thank you – we will be using Pack Holidays again 🙂 !!
From us all at TEAM EDWARD!!!!
Find us at Team Edward Labrador Rescue
We give the FULL paws up!!!

Wendy and Stephen and Edward, Chester and Ella - TEAM EDWARD RESCUE!

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

Lovely cottage – Very peaceful.  Thank you Gail, you are such a lovely person.
Dogs loved it too 🙂
Maureen and Bill

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

Loved our stay here.  Cottage, garden and all the lovely individual very thoughtful individual touches are fab.
Lots of wonderful country walks from the door and a short drive to several lovely beaches.   You can see how much thought has gone into making Oak Cottage so dog friendly. Double fence in the hedge stopped our little escapee right in her tracks.
The rest of the pack loved the freedom.  We have all loved it so much, we have booked to come back.  Thank you for a fab stay and a wonderful local welcome pack – the eggs were fantastic xx
Dee and Steve, Barney, Youla, Aisha and Calla

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

The most lovely week – perfect location & great dog beach. We couldn’t have had better weather either. Every little thing has been thought of at Oak Cottage & we didn’t really want to leave – thank you!
Paula & Lee with Bingo & Nala

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

Had a fabulous time and so did the dogs! Walked along the beach every day and relaxed in this gorgeous house in the evening! We will definitely be visiting again! Thank you
Ceris, Maz, Sheryl, Craig and Taylor

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

Oh WOW! Love the house, first impressions were ‘I wish this was my house’. You really have thought of everything. Everything is really cosy and comfy, we really relaxed while we were here. The dogs couldn’t be more catered for. Good sized, secure and safe garden. We will definitely rebook and already recommended to friends! PS Best welcome pack EVER!

Sayer Family

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

What a stunning little place, first impressions left us lost for words!! A real home from home and everything really has been thought about, down to the fine decorative detail. A true retreat for the dogs, comfy beds and a superb secure garden, that they absolutely loved! Lovely base to get out and explore with beaches only a few moments drive away, closest being Cart Gap just down the road.

We’ve had a wonderful short break and really didn’t want to leave, already planning on when to return, hopefully next time will be longer. Thank you Frazer and Francesca for providing a truly wonderful place. Thank you again Gail and her team! (Back in October for our 6th Pack Holiday!!!) xx

Jordan & Adam with Ozzy, Winston and Brutus

Oak Cottage, Happisburgh

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