The Coach House is situated in a very 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 lovely countryside dog walk accessed from right outside the door. Witton Woods is accessible from the Coach House 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 boats.
SUPER 2021 AVAILABILITY
Bacton Woods for lovely walks with lots of nature to watch – we spotted Jays (and lots of other birds) , squirrels, rabbits + roe dear.
Simon is very welcoming + lovely and we were lucky to be here at the right time to see the fabulous Iris garden in full bloom. We like to see new places, so rarely return-however we enjoyed it here so much. I can imagine we may come back here!
Perfect, DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE!
Reactive Dog 2 Star
This property has a 2 star reactive friendly award. Please read below for further details
Downstairs shower room & bathroom
Smoke Free Property
Broadband & WiFi
Off road parking for 2 cars
When you arrive, you will find plenty room for two cars in the parking area in front of the Coach House. Walk the few steps along the path to the 4 foot gate into the terraced patio in front of The Couch House, into the living room. (The owners house is to the right hand side of the Coach House through the large wrought iron gate).
Which has a table and chairs set out for alfresco dining.
Go into the Coach House to the
Open Plan Living Area, Dining Area and Kitchen
This is a light and airy room which is open to the eaves and has a lovely feature (old-fashioned milk bottle) chandelier, plenty comfortable seating and a TV. There is a dining table and 4 chairs in the corner of the living room.
The well equipped fitted kitchen area has an electric double oven and hob with extractor over, large free standing fridge/freezer, microwave, and dishwasher. From there, take the steps leading upstairs to the
The open-look stairs have been tastefully secured with clear glass to maximise light and space. The stairs lead to the mezzanine floor which has a useful dedicated office space with desk and chair, perfect for those who have to bring work away with them. This leads to
Which has a glazed door leading to a lovely spacious room with a double bed, side tables, matching lamps and plenty storage cupboards.
Heating is by electric radiators. A travel cot can be used for extra children if required. Back downstairs and through the open plan kitchen, leading to
Main Entrance Hallway and Utility Area
Which has shelving, storage space with a utility area on the right hand side housing a washing machine and space for coats and outdoor gear. Turn left into
Which has a walk in shower, hand-basin and toilet. Turn right to go to
Which has a bath with shower over, toilet and hand-basin. This bathroom is also an ensuite for
Which is a twin room with wardrobe storage space, hanging space, side cabinets and lights. Now, back through to the main entrance hallway to the:
Which is quiet. sheltered, shady and private and secured by foliage, bushes and fencing. It is not a large garden but there is plenty of room for doggy sniffs and investigations. A lovely area to sit and watch the wildlife and birds. It is not overlooked and has views of the owners beautiful garden and fields. The gate is 4 foot high and the surrounding wall is 7 foot high and quite secure for dogs.
The Coach House can be rented with The Dairy and Stable Cottage for a larger group.
What we provide
- All bedding
- Hand towels, tea towels and bath towels
- Dog supplies – bowls, towels, throws, poo bags
- Large and medium sized crates
- Washing Machine
- Travel cot
- Free wifi
- Central heating (storage)
SHORT BREAKS ARE AVAILABLE – DO PLEASE ENQUIRE
- The Coach House is a non smoking property
- Short breaks are welcome out of season – please do ask
- 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 ⭐⭐
The Coach House 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.
The Coach House has a small strip of patio in front of the living room exit doors. This section is secure to a degree of 6 feet (meshed and hedged along the main portion) and a 5 feet exit gate.
There is a rear garden (walled and fenced to lowest height of 5 feet). The rear courtyard garden overlooks the owners garden (the owners have a dog of their own) so you may see / hear Percy on his travels in his own garden. The rear garden can’t be seen from the rest of the house.
Cars can be parked outside the front of The Coach House (no fencing), but dogs are secure when inside the front patio area.
Note that the owners do use the walkway in front of The Coach House to access their own area and garden so you may see passers by in front of the living room window and passing the rear garden.
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.
Location & Directions
The Coach House, 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). The Dairy is accessed through the very large black gates on the right hand side of the road attached to the black fronted Norfolk brick building.
Our favourite day out was seeing the seals at Horsey beach/Gap. An amazing sight. Watching the variety of boats on the Broads and a lovely walk on Happisburgh beach. Thank you Gail at Pack Holidays for all your help and to Simon for the warm welcome. I am sure we will return!
-Bacton woods was perfect to take the dogs for a long walk whilst avoiding the bearing sun, Happisburgh was a lovely beach/cliff walk where they could also play in the sea to their hearts content. Cromer, for us, was too buys + hectic to enjoy. Hiring a boat at Wroxham for a few hours and sailing to Horning was great fun and nice stop for lunch. (Richardson boat hire was very reasonably priced and dog friendly).
Eat + Drink: Banningham Crown – Lovely food – very dog friendly, Oasis 2 – good indian restaurant – not too far to drive, Jade Garden – nice Chinese takeaway – very convenient, Bluebell pub – just down the road – dogs allowed in garden, food expensive vs quality, White Swan pub – very, very dog friendly but very much a “local” pub. We watched 2 England matches there and was probably never more than 15 people in, which was ideal with two dogs in tow!
Simon the owner was friendly and very helpful but did not pester us at all.
Sheringham Woods and Blicking Hall both excellent for dog walking with a buggy (one of our pack has bad legs so travels in style with his own ‘wheels’).
Thank you Gail, Pack Holidays and Simon, highly recommended.