Stable Cottage, Marshgate

North Walsham, Norfolk

Stable Cottage – peaceful and private, is situated within an enclosed terraced garden. It is secluded, sheltered and south facing. A conversion of the former stables and decorated in a ‘cottage-style’ with cottage furniture and some original features retained. It is one of three holiday cottages at Marshgate (the others are The Dairy and the Coach House).

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Stable Cottage is situated in a quiet location, just 10 minutes walk from the centre of the bustling market town of North Walsham where many dog friendly cafe and pubs can be found. There is a little field walk accessed from right outside the gate. Witton Woods is accessible on foot and our wonderful beaches are just a 10 minute drive. The quieter beaches are very dog friendly. The Norfolk Broads are a short 10 minute drive away and there are a number of boat hire companies who welcome dogs on board.


2 Star Reactive Dog

Reactive Dog 2 Star

This property has a 2 star reactive friendly award. Please read below for further details

5 dogs welcome

2 bedrooms

Sleeps 4

Small shower room

Broadband & WiFi

Smoke Free Property

Off road parking for 1 cars

This is our first holiday with our dog Harry:  thank you for helping to make it a memorable one.  We explored the local beaches, Harry particularly enjoyed Winterton and Sea Palling (had a doggie ice cream at Sea Palling too!)  Bacton Woods was a favourite with us all and we recommend the walking trails / gardens at Felbrigg Hall (National Trust).  We had drinks in the lovely garden at the Vernon Arms and enjoyed a gorgeous lunch at The Lighthouse Inn, Walcott.  Thank you again for an enjoyable week.  We look forward to booking another Pack Holiday soon


Gemma and Phil Dore and Harry the greyhound

Cottage Details

When you arrive

On arrival, park in the shared courtyard on the left hand side, open the gate to Stable Cottage and take the path (with a few steps) leading to the cottage.  Please note that access into the parking courtyard is via large 9 foot gates which will require you to turn a BRASS handle to the left and push open.   Access to the property from the courtyard involves two small sets of steps.  Please do get in touch if you have any queries about this as they may be a little heavy for some people.  Go into the property to the


Open Plan Kitchen, Dining and Living Room Area (approx 27 ‘ by 12’)

Kitchen and Dining Area

Seating for 4 and a well fitted kitchen with an under-the-counter fridge (with ice box, microwave and washing machine. Lots of cupboard storage in a ‘press’ at the entrance.  Walk through to the

Living Area

Comfortable seating, lamp, TV, with plenty of reading material in the bookcase.

Go back through the kitchen and take the steps upstairs leading to the

First Floor

There is one main bedroom and a much smaller bedroom suitable for children or two adults sharing.  (Use of the second bedroom as a group of 3 or 4 people will attract a £25 additional charge)

Bedroom 1

has a double bed with views out over the garden.  Wardrobe storage and side tables with lights.

Bedroom 2

is a smaller with single beds and views over the garden.  Side tables, lamps and wall hooks.

There is a compact shower room, with hand basin and toilet.  Go back downstairs to the


A private paved terrace with garden furniture to enjoy some alfresco dining. There are very well planted enclosed gardens beyond with steps back down to the parking area and plenty of free secure bike storage.  Note that the garden planting is a cottage-style garden with lots of foliage and flowers.

The garden is quite secure for most dogs, however the fencing is not higher than 5 feet.

Stable Cottage garden may not be suitable for very very small dogs (such as dachshunds) as there are very small gaps in the picket fence that they may be able to squeeze through, into either the outer secure courtyard or the secure owners walkway.

Stable Cottage can be rented with The Dairy and the Coach House for a larger group.  (10% discount for hiring all three).

What we provide

  • All bedding
  • Hand towels, tea towels and bath towels
  • Dog supplies – bowls, towels, throws, poo bags
  • Large and medium sized crates (please do ask if needed)
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Travel cot
  • Free wifi
  • Barbeque
  • If you need a stairgate for the stairs, do let us know in advance
  • Central heating (storage)

Please note

  • Stable Cottage is a non smoking property
  • Please do not allow dogs on human beds
  • We firmly believe that you know your dogs best. If you wish to go out for a meal for an hour we are more than happy for you to leave your dog in the cottage, as long as you are sure they will not be distressed, and won’t bark continuously as we do have two other cottages with guests in the vicinity.
  • If you would like a delivery of dog food to the house while you are here, rather than bringing it with you, this Sams Pets is a great place to contact.   Pack Holidays guests have an exclusive 10% off anything in their shop in Market Place in North Walsham!  Take a peek at their Facebook page too!


Reactive Friendly Awards Details

2 Star⭐⭐

Stable Cottage  is situated in a residential but quiet area of North Walsham market town.  All the cottages are off the residential road and contained in the grounds of Marshgate House.  Once inside, you cannot see the residential road.

Stable Cottage has a cottage garden (non grassed, cobbled) which is secured by a 5 feet wall one side (with entry gate)., a 5 feet wall (with fencing above) on the facing side the the cottage and on the third side (left hand side of exiting the cottage) a 3.5 feet picket fence (at lowest point).  This fenced section leads to the owners garden which is also secured by a 6 feet wall all around (including a closed exit gate) so if access was gained to this area, dogs are still secure.

 The exit gate from Stable Cottage leads to a shared (with The Dairy) outer parking courtyard.  The outer courtyard is totally secure, with 9 feet locked gates leading to the road outside.

The cottage garden is accessed directly from the open plan kitchen / dining / living room doors and dogs can be supervised/seen from all the downstairs windows in Stable Cottage.

The wall shared with The Dairy has a courtyard garden on the other side and this means that you may hear dogs in the adjoining property on occasion.  Please bear this in mind if you have a noise reactive dog.

There is a quiet field walk to the side of the properties but note you may meet the occasional other dog walker.  We have had no reports of bird scarers in this location but as it is residential you may hear other dogs bark on occasion.

There are no passers by as the unit is self contained and cannot be seen.

Parking is in the shared outer courtyard (shared with The Dairy) and once the outer 9 feet gates are closed, it is totally secure.

Location & Directions

Stable Cottage, Marshgate House, Marshgate Lane, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9EF


Stable Cottage, Marshgate House, Marshgate Lane, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9EF


From the A1151 from Norwich, turn left onto the A149 signposted to Cromer and North Walsham. Follow this road for 5 miles until you arrive at North Walsham. At the first set of traffic lights, turn right to go into North Walsham town. At the roundabout, take the second exit, (with Paston College on your left). At the next roundabout take the first exit (Roys on your left and Lidls on your right). Follow the road past the Post Office and Library (New Road) and at the next bend in the road, take the left turn into Pound Road. Follow this road going straight on at the crossroads (Manor Road school on your right hand side). After the crossroads, the road turns into Marshgate. Go over several speed bumps and after the road bends to the right, there is a right hand turn with a white cottage at teh corner. Take this right hand turn (which is still Marshgate). Stable Cottage is accessed through the very large black gates on the right hand side of the road attached to the black fronted Norfolk brick building. The gate is large and requires a handle to be turned to open, then the gate pushed to access the courtyard. If you have any concerns questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact us

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More Testimonials

Dear Gail & All at Pack Holidays
We’ve had an absoloutely wonderful time staying here at Stable Cottage, North Walsham.  Our dog loved the many walks we could do from here or just a short train ride away.  So luxurious to have a washing machine and so much room.  A great array of plates, pots and pans plus cutlery, everything was spot on! 
The dog treats, dog bed, bowls plus human treats were such a lovely touch and very welcoming.
Thanks so very much!
Sue, Neil & Betty-Boo

Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham

What a fabulous week we have had, beautiful cottage, fabulous weather, would come back in a heartbeat.  It was made even more specialy by a daily visit from a female backbird with a broken wing (we called her Barbara.  She came inside the cottage and we have some lovely photos.  Please continue to give her scraps etc…
Anne & Graham, Bertie & Rupert 🐾

Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham

We had a super holiday.  Stable Cottage was kitted out with everything we needed. our dogs loved exploring the garden and settled into holiday life quickly.
Ford Family

Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham

This is our first holiday with our dog Harry:  thank you for helping to make it a memorable one.  We explored the local beaches, Harry particularly enjoyed Winterton and Sea Palling (had a doggie ice cream at Sea Palling too!)  Bacton Woods was a favourite with us all and we recommend the walking trails / gardens at Felbrigg Hall (National Trust).  We had drinks in the lovely garden at the Vernon Arms and enjoyed a gorgeous lunch at The Lighthouse Inn, Walcott.  Thank you again for an enjoyable week.  We look forward to booking another Pack Holiday soon


Gemma and Phil Dore and Harry the greyhound

Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham

This is our first visit to Norfolk.  We have loved this area so much that we have booked to return in September (before we left Stable Cottage).  The cottage is beautiful and well furnished / maintained.  The garden is the most beautiful, wildlife-friendly oasis.  We have three very active Border Collies and they loved it!!  Cottage owners Simon and Felicity are a wonderful pair of hosts


David and Siobhan Dawson

Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham

We had such a warm welcome to Stable Cottage, NorthWalsham with Kettle crisps, the most delicious cookies and a pint of milk waiting for us (and some special biscuits for our doggy too!)   The cottage had everything we needed for a week away at our home from home.  Bath towels, a ‘Who Gives a Crap’ toilet and kitchen roll, cleaning products and antibac gel and even an eco egg if we wanted to do some washing.  Our dog wasb’t left out either with a towel, bed, throws and most everything else he may need too!.
The cottage is an ideal central location to visit so many dog friendly attractions.  We took our dog to:
– Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Aylsham
– A Broads 2 hour boat tour from Wroxham 
– The Bure Valley steam train from Wroxham to Aylsham (and back)
– Mundesley beach (you can walk dogs along the prom and they can go on the beach at the end of the prom)
– Happisburgh beach (unrestricted for dogs but not a lot there apart from toilets)
– Cromer (dogs can be walked along the prom, on the pier and can go on the beach at the end of the prom)
– The Doggy Diner in Cromer which has a great fun menu for dogs as well as humans
– Bacton Woods which was lovely and shady on a very hot day
North Walsham itself is a lovely town to walk around and very dog friendly – We had a wonderful brunch at The Shambles with our dog and spent hours browsing the many charity shops, some of which were happy to have dogs too!  Thank you for sharing this lovely cottage in this beautiful part of the country, for responding to our texts so quickly before and during our holidays and for recognising that dogs are a part of our family too!
P.S. our dog has never been given so many treats from so many people than he has this week!!!
Helen & Greg

Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham

Another fab Pack Holiday 🙂   The most comfortable beds EVER!!!  We’ve managed to wear all 4 dogs out after trips to Wells, Bacton Woods and Cromer.  Looking forward to visiting again to enjoy this peaceful cottage and it’s beautiful garden with lots of bird life, listening to their morning chorus.  Thanks for a great few days

Sally, with Ozzie Nella & Ruby & Berni and Summer with Sandy

Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham

Ross’s wildlife tours from Horsey Mill, – very entertaining, and enlightening.  The Seals at Horsey beach – fabulous!!  Hill Side Animal Sanctuary – a great visit if you love farm animals – excellent for kid’s of all ages!  Sam’s Petshop – oh how I wish we had a petshop like this where I live – amazing stock for my 3 pampered princes!!  Indian takeaway, “Labone” deliver!!  They need postcode and number 24.  The delivery guy is very friendly and helpful.  Food is fab, tasty and very hot (temperature not spice)

Thank you we love it here!

Louise & Family

Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham

What a great week at Stable Cottage in Norfolk!  Fab place to base yourself and lots of great child and dog friendly places to visit and have fun! 

We hope to come back.

Best wishes

Darren, Denise, Codie & Bethy

Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham

Thank you for a lovely stay at Stable Cottage. 

It had everything we needed and the dogs loved their holiday.  The nearby beaches are gorgeous.  We especially loved how well catered for the dogs were and how helpful Gail was.

Thanks again


Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham

Thank you so much for such a lovely stay. The cottage is so cosy, with everything catered for. Will definitely return.

Thanks again

Sue, Mick, Oz, Ina and Max

Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham

Had a lovely stay at “Stable Cottage”, 3 adults and a 15 year old and our dog Woody. Visited lots of lovely beaches, Cromer, Sheringham, Overstrand and Eccles-on-sea. Everything we needed inside the cottage.

Look forward to returning!

Kelly, Sue, Beryl, Maddie + Woody

Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham

Had a lovely few days here at Stable cottage, we have now stayed in all 3 of Simon and Felicity’s properties here. Found Stable to be very spacious and airy, equipped with everything you need for a relaxing break. The dogs loved the garden, plenty to explore and sniff, the weather was very hot so found Bacton woods and the beach at night the best for the dogs.

Thank you, will be back.

Karl and Louise + dogs

Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham

We have had a fantastic few days days here, have come with our Collie chaos friends 6 adults and 13 dogs, 3 cottages. such fun and laughter, marvellous accommodation all we could possibly need for our comfort and all the dogs.

here in the stable we have Ellie and Misty and the others are staying close by. Misty just loves that she can look over the wall, balanced on a small brick to see Gem, Leo, Wiggey, Merlin, Danny and Cracker in the dairy. Then great excitement when Ruby, Bongle, Bradley, Meg and Jake arrive through the other gate. Breakfast and Dinner altogether what could be better

Dorothy + Elizabeth

Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham

Charlie C’s first trip to the seaside! He’s loved it…Cart Gap, Sea Palling twice, Winterton, Sherringham, Mundesley. Plus trips to some super friendly pubs. The Hill House Inn, Happisburgh, The George in Cley, The Butchers Arms, East Ruson. The Lobster Inn, Sherringham.

Bacton Woods has been a big hit too. Thankyou to Gail for sorting out crates super quickly upon arrivial, ( as I had forgotten to request then!) Even Lily chilled. Lovley Fudge cake + doggy treats- thankyou

Jackie, Paul, Lily, Charlie C

Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham

Thank you for a wonderful stay, perfect retreat for me and my two dogs – the garden was perfect. We loved being so near to the beaches – Mundesley and Happisburgh were our favourites! Out week in this cottage has been perfect!
Jackie, Paul, Lily, Charlie C

Millie and Basil, Marshgate, North Walsham

Lovely, cosy and comfortable cottage – Everything you need. Harvey woof woof thoroughly enjoyed the beaches as did we. Lovely Norfolk countryside.

Lovely fruit cake and the fudge is delicious. Harvey enjoyed his doggy biscuits. Thank you very much

Jennifer and Peter

Millie and Basil, Marshgate, North Walsham

We had a fantastic stay, everything you need. Simon being on hand if you need any help was great. The Lighthouse Inn provides great food, with a very friendly landlord, well worth a visit. We are hoping to return and thank you so much for all the lovely arrival treats we got!
Marianne, Tony, Eva and Alfie

Millie and Basil, Marshgate, North Walsham

A lovely last minute break for us and a massive thank you to Gail for all of her help! We have had a wonderful time with Pixie and Eric (our miniature Schnauzers) and we hope to be back again soon. Really appreciate how Pixie proof the garden was so thank you!

Millie and Basil, Marshgate, North Walsham

Had a fantastic few days. We felt so welcomed and all the little touches for the dogs only added to this. We think your cottage is absolutely beautiful and we can’t wait to pay a return visit! Best wishes.
Jayne, Lynn, Oz & Hettie

Millie and Basil, Marshgate, North Walsham

Enjoyed our week, thank you for the goodies. Archie loved his biscuits! we definitely plan to come back and stay soon! Massive thanks to Gail and Simon!
Mark and Sally

Millie and Basil, Marshgate, North Walsham

We had such a lovely stay, comfortable cottage and we all enjoyed watching the birds. The location of the cottage is a great base, near to the Broads and coast. Happisburgh beach was great and definitely our favourite – Max met a seal! We also went to the local garden centre which was lovely for scones and cakes.
Irena, Roy, Dawn, Nick and Dogs

Millie and Basil, Marshgate, North Walsham

Very pleasant weeks stay with just incredible weather!! The cottage is in immaculate condition and Simon and Felicity extremely hepful and kind. The location and the information left could not be better!!!
David and Sally

Millie and Basil, Marshgate, North Walsham

We stayed at Stable Cottage last week and were very impressed. It met all our needs and those of our 9 month old Labrador on his first holiday away from our home county. A crate was provided for him, along with a generous chill-out area for him, which he made regular use of. He made himself right at home, as did we. The owners, Simon and Felicity, along with Gail, were kindness itself. On what was to be our last day we had a family bereavement in the county and we requested another night’s stay. Not only did they agree, but refused to accept payment for the extra day. We were so touched. Highly recommended, and we would go back in an instant
Dennis and Sally

Millie and Basil, Marshgate, North Walsham

Had a LOVELY stay and enjoyed the peace and quiet! Great base from which to explore Norfolk
Gavin, Fiona and Maisie the Border Terrier

Millie and Basil, Marshgate, North Walsham

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