The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

North Walsham, Norfolk

The Dairy is a lovely conversion of a former Dairy and is one of three holiday cottages within Marshgate House (the others are The Coach House and Stable Cottage). It 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.

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There is a lovely little field walk accessed from right outside the door. Witton Woods is accessible from The Dairy 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. Simon and Felicity, the owners, are hugely welcoming!


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 very welcome

1 Bedroom

Sleeps 2

Smoke Free Property

Broadband & WiFi

Off road parking for 1 car

Secure large courtyard

First break away since the ‘Second Lockdown’ and we couldn’t fault it.  Had a wonderful time, the weather was very kind.  We loved Cromer and Mundesley, the walk from Winterton to Hemsby brought back happy memories of family holidays.  We also discovered Horsey Windmill, a beautiful spot.
Many thanks to Gail for her superb organisation and kindness.  We have 2 more Pack Holidays booked this year.  
Wilf, Chris, Alfie and Pickles xxx

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Cottage Details


On arrival, there is room for two cars in the enclosed courtyard of The Dairy which is accessed via a private paddock gate. Once the gate and external gates are closed, the area is secure for dogs.   Please note that access into the (outer car park) courtyard is via large 9 foot gates which will require you to turn a handle and push open.  Please do get in touch if you have any queries about this as they may be a little heavy for some people.

Large Courtyard Garden Area

This is a most attractive suntrap and is decorated with beautiful pot plants. A external table and chairs are available for alfresco dining.

Living Area

Is accessed via patio doors. There is plenty of comfortable seating, a TV, occasional tables with lots of lighting and wooden floors throughout the property. To your right is the…

Double Bedroom

We know how important a good night’s sleep is, especially whilst on holiday! All bedrooms at Marshgate have quality firm / medium mattresses and bedding (mattress & pillow protectors on all beds). This room has a double bed, wardrobe, side tables and plenty of wall hooks. From here, go back through the living area to the….

Open Plan Kitchen

Fully fitted with dishwasher, oven, hob, washing machine, tall fridge/freezer (50/50) , microwave, toaster and kettle. Turn left from the kitchen into


Has a bath with a shower, toilet, washbasin and storage.

The Dairy, the Coach House and Stable Cottage can hired together to accommodate larger groups.

 What we provide

  • All bedding
  • Hand towels, tea towels and bath towels
  • Dog supplies – bowls, towels, throws, poo bags
  • Large and medium sized crates
  • Travel cot
  • Free wifi
  • Central heating (storage)

Please note

  • The Dairy is a non smoking property
  • 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!

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2 Star ⭐⭐

The Dairy 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 Dairy has a large courtyard (non grassed, cobbled) which is secured by a 9 feet wall one side., a 6 feet wall (with fencing above) on the other, alongside a meshed (at the bottom) paddock gate, and on the third side. a large building.  The exit via the paddock gate leads to a shared (with Stable) outer parking courtyard.  The outer courtyard is totally secure, with 9 feet locked gates leading to the road outside.

The courtyard is accessed directly from the living room entry patio doors and dogs can be supervised/seen from all rooms in The Dairy (other than the bathroom).

The wall shared with Stable 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 Stable Cottage) and once the outer 9 feet gates are closed, it is totally secure.

Location & Directions

The Dairy, Marshgate House, Marshgate Lane, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9EF


The Dairy, 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. 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

2nd visit to The Dairy, only 6 months ago – the 1st.  Feels like home as you walk in the gate.  Everything is clean.  North Walsham is a great town, we visited the beautiful St Nicholas’ Church, we know the areas surrounding very well.  Dune’s cafe is a just – the cakes are out of this world, then up the road to Horsey windpump.  We visited many beaches, Bacton Woods, and will return next year.

Lovely stay as always

Leah, Sam - Mollie 🐾, Jake 🐾, Maple 🐾

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Lovely cottage, perfect for the dogs and their owners.  Great walks along the canal and beaches, another Pack Holiday booked for June, can’t wait.

Rob, Linda, - Max, Alphie, Izzy, Flynn and Ellie

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

We have had a lovely week with the weather improving all the time.  The Dairy has been a great base to explore many areas of North Norfolk as it is so central.  We have been to Cley, Blakeney & Wells-Next-The-Sea and, Sea Palling, Happisburgh and Winterton-on-Sea to the East.  Bonnie is now a connoisseur of various dog treats from the Beach Cafe at Wells to Small Sticks at Cart Gap.  We had to stop at Happisburgh to buy some Nero’s treats to take home and popped into Aylsham for some chocolate delights for us from Carousel Chocolates.

Thank you for a lovely week.

Deborah, David & Bonnie 🐾

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Our first stay at the Dairy and we all had a lovely time.  Small but perfectly formed.  The Dairy has everything you need and the dogs love the courtyard.  Such easy access to the lovely beaches.  We did Walcott to Happisburgh, Bacton woods, Cromer (The King’s Head loves dogs!)

Sad to be going home, but both us and the dogs need a rest!

Thanks also to the owners for the quick response when we couldn’t work out how to turn up the heating.

I am sure we will be back

Lauraine & Leigh, plus Blue, Oliver & Rosie

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Really liked the layout of The Dairy with the safe enclosed courtyard which meant could easily keep an eye on the dogs, even at night!  Visited lots of beaches locally and would definitely stay again.


Ann Caldwell

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

1st time at the Diary, a lovely cottage.  Very secure for the dogs.

Lots to see and do, plenty of long walks, the dogs are absolutely shattered.  Humans pretty tired as well!!!

Many thanks to one and all.

Pat, Mark & The Dogs - Blade - Tibetan Mastiff, Benjamin Button & Bodhi - Tibetan Spaniels xx

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

4th Trip to Marshgate for us (2nd to the Dairy), loved it once again.  The dogs love the new & exciting smells.  We do lead walks on the pavements, off lead runs along the canal & woods.  They are exhausted every night (as are we!).  The walk from North Walsham to Aylsham along The Weavers Way was lovely.  We had fish & Chips & planned to get the Bure Valley Steam Train to Wroxham but sadly it doesn’t run on a Monday in October.  We also went to Happisburgh owls.  It was fab, you get to hold and touch numerous ownls and learn so much about them.  Please do pay them a visit.

Time to pack & leave for home but we are already looking forward to March 2022.

The Hollidges xxx

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Thank you for another wondeful stay in The Dairy (our 3rd) clean & welcoming as always.

Lovely cookies for us & Dog biscuits for the 3 fluffy bums.

Venture to new parts this time but always looked forward to comeing bakc “Home” to The Dairy.

Ventured to Winterton on Sea, Bacton Beach, Sea Palling, numerous walks in Bacton woods, lunch twice at Buckingham Arms @ Blicking, and East Runton for amazing fish & chips @ Will’s Plaice, highly recommended. Couple of walks into town, market worth a visit on a Thursday and The Shambles Cafe always a good welcome for dogs and hoomans.

A huge thanks again to Gail and owners for allowing us to stay in this small but perfect little place.

Until next time

Geoff, Claire & 3 Fluffy Bums, aka Storm, Ozzy & Beau x

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Lovely week at The Dairy.

Enjoyed the beaches and the countryside.

Weather fine except 1 day of rain rain & more rain.

Great Location for exploring Norfolk.

Christine, Barry & the Two Terriers

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Had a wonderful week at The Dairy, with our 5 chihauahuas, the welcome packs for us and the doggys were a lovely surprise, the dogs enjoyed their cookies as did we!  

We’ve had some lovely trips out to Bacton woods, Walcot beach, Horsey beach, Blickling Hall & Sheringham Park, Poppylands and The Lighthouse Inn are fabulous food.

The seals at Horsey beach were amazing to see.

Mundesley beach is absoloutely beautiful.

We’ve packed a lot into our week and loved every minute, thanks to Pack Holidays and the Dairy, we’ll definitely be back.

Joanne & Dean Stanley, Chilli, Taquito, Tequilla, Taco & Coco

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

We loved our stay and so did Mo, our Border Terrier.  Bacton Woods was great for walks and so were the beaches.  The Beechwood Hotel had a delicious afternoon tea.  Highly recommend.  The Dairy has everything you need to having an iron and ironing board, torch and even dog biscuits!  A comfy place to stay, which we loved.  Than you

Jan and Warwick and Mo

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Thanks to Gail and the team of cleaners etc for making it such a pleasant holiday again!
Julie, Mark, and Harley and Keira

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Wonderful week with my two young border collies.  They’d have been happy spending the whole week at Bacton beach but we did visit a number of places.  Loved Winterton beach and Cromer.  Our last day spent exploring Bacton Wood and cleaning the sand out of our car. Hahahahaha.  Tonight a last trip to Bacton we think.  Wonderful sunny courtyard and the dogs loved it here too!  We’ll be back.
PS We live in Kent so the guys rarely get a sandy beach day.
Liz & Kim

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Great accommodation for two and animals.  Norfolk welcomes everyones dogs.

The Grahams

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

First break away since the ‘Second Lockdown’ and we couldn’t fault it.  Had a wonderful time, the weather was very kind.  We loved Cromer and Mundesley, the walk from Winterton to Hemsby brought back happy memories of family holidays.  We also discovered Horsey Windmill, a beautiful spot.
Many thanks to Gail for her superb organisation and kindness.  We have 2 more Pack Holidays booked this year.  
Wilf, Chris, Alfie and Pickles xxx

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

We have enjoyed our stay at The Dairy.  The welcome pack, especially the fruit cake was appreciated.  The dog tags also are a great idea.  The dogs enjoyed themselves and the paddock area great, although they thought the resident pigeons were trespassing, unfortunately they wanted to help with gardening the plant troughs.  Have managed to replace some shrubs to fill the gaps.  We love the area and hope to come back.

Helen & Tom

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Another fantastic stay at the The Dairy with our Collie, Blake.  Fantastic beaches, Happisburgh, Horsey, Trimmingham and Mundesley.  All super dog friendly places.  Another great pub lunch at the Nelson’s Head before seeing the seals at Horsey.  The Ship Inn at Mundesley also provided a fantastic lunch along with fabulous views from the cliff top..

Thanks Gail, Simon and Felicity for another great stay, just what we needed after shielding until August 1st.

Sharon, Steve & Blake

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Loved our time here, lovely accommodation, especially the personal touches of the dog treats and human treats, you have thought of everything especially liked the dog tags, brilliant idea, excellent security for our dog as being a greyhound can move very fast. Could not fault the Dairy in any way, and thank you Gail for being so kind and helpful. We will be back. We will recommend Pack Holidays to friends.
Alison, Ian + Earl

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Just had a wonderfully relaxing, peaceful + HOT! week at The Dairy. So thoughtfully equipped for both us + Freddie, love Norfolk! Saw 5 playful seals swimming just off the beach at Horsey.

Go to: Cart Gap, Horsey Gap, Happisburgh

Good food: Hill House Inn, Lighthouse Inn, Poachers Pocket.

Thanks to all!

Elaine, Glenn + Freddie

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

We have had a lovely two nights celebrating out wedding anniversary. Simon gave us some great advice on places to go and walks for Albie our dog. We walked from the cottage down to the woods, it was lovely and Albie really enjoyed it. We had a great visit to Horse, and we went on the wildlife boat tour. The beaches around the coast, Happisburgh to winterton are lovely and everywhere is so dog friendly.
Ian, Nicky and Albie

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Another fabulous ‘Pack Holiday’. We have stayed at Oak Cottage, Stable Cottage and now, The Dairy and they are all fabulous.

The Dairy is just perfect for two plus the ‘pack’. All needs are catered for and all the extra little touches really make the difference. We have stopped in places which are ‘dog friendly’ and really are not, or are awful so they let dogs stay.

These properties are far from that! They are extremely clean and tidy and luxurious whilst still allowing your best friends to stay with you.

Just perfect!

The Banningham Crown is a really lovely place to eat – Hotel standards and dog friendly! Massive portions too and reasonably priced. We will definitely be back.

Michelle and Jeff

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Our second stay here – and just as good as the first! The fact that we would have a fabulous stay was never in doubt. We love visiting the Dairy – it is perfect for a retreat getaway. We even noticed a few extra details such as some new dog tags which were a wonderful little touch and shows continuous improvements to make the guests enjoy their stay even more! Thank you Simon and Pack Holidays we have loved being here – we don’t want to go home! See you guys later in the year!
Mike and Angie

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

The Dairy was a lovely surprise, we have enjoyed our short stay here. We visited Cart Gap, Sheringham and had a lovely walk at Blakeney. We have had holidays with Pack Holidays a few times now and have found all of the accommodations very dog friendly, clean and well equipped with everything you need. We hope to be back soon! P.S. we had a lovely meal at the Star Inn in Lessingham, very dog friendly and great prices too, along with great service!

Kay, Norman and Jay

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Had a wonderful stay at The Dairy, with my friends in stable and The Coach House. The enclosed courtyard is perfect for my six dogs, was really lovely to relax and know that they were secure. A lovely accommodation, with everything you could want, even the weather turned up trumps! Thank you
Lyn and pooches

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

The Dairy was a lovely surprise, we have very much enjoyed our short stay here. We visited Cart-Gap, Sheringham and had a lovely walk along at Blakeney. Also had a lovely meal at the Star Inn in Lessingham, very dog friendly with great food and service. We have had a few holidays with Pack Holidays and have found all of the accommodations very dog friendly as well as clean and well equipped with everything that you need. We definitely hope to be back soon.

Bob and Pat

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Just had a lovely stay at The Dairy. The place was pristine and ‘oh so’ inviting. It’s been ideal to have the enclosed courtyard, it meant that our Huskies could have a really good play around. it’s a great location to see the numerous beaches and other Norfolk attraction, we really have had a great time.
Matt, Kenny, Ralph and Fen

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

This was our second stay at Marshgate and our third stay with Pack Holidays, each time it has been lovely. A big thank you for another wonderful break with our dogs.
Sonya and Colleen

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Took us a while to find in the dark with 7 dogs but once we did…. Well what can we say! Absolutely beautiful and clean, ideal size, very welcoming, with a wonderful welcome pack. Dogs all secure in the courtyard, lovely and warm, it was the perfect cosy getaway that we wanted. Will certainly be recommending and returning again! Thank you so much.
Lucy and Adam

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Super grateful for such an amazing place to stay so thank you! We are looking forward to returning to seeing and appreciating the thought gone into each detail again, it just makes it such a pleasure to stay in!
Natasha and Matt

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

We visited Mundesley several times and finally got Winne to take a little swim at the beach, we hired out a day boat (thank you for the recommendation Simon!), we saw the seals in the sea at Horsey Beach and took a trip to Great Yarmouth! Thank you so much Gail and Simon
Lucy and Marc

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

We got really lucky with the weather and enjoyed some really lovely beach walks – Happisburgh to Winterton was very tiring! The welcome pack was very much appreciated as we are vegan and diabetic and we had some lovely food and treats to arrive to! The location of the cottage is fantastic and a massive thank you to Gail!
Helen and Pat

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Our first visit to The Dairy, we love it here its perfect for 2 people and our 3 dogs, we couldn’t have wished for a better location, so central to lots of fabulous places to visit but unfortunately we ran out of time. We went on lots of beautiful walks at Happisburgh and Cart Gap beaches and we got lucky with the weather! T~hank you to Gail and Simon for letting us stay at The Dairy!
Trish and Ray

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this most welcoming small and cosy accommodation which was beautiful! The weather wasn’t great but didn’t stop us from exploring Norfolk, massive thanks to Gail

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

We had a lovely week drinking Pimms in the countryside (me not the dogs). We visited Cromer and enjoyed dog walking in Bacton as well as Waxham. Both of the beaches have their own charm – bacton with its gas works (industrial meets coastal) and Waxham with its boulders, they’re both truly wonderful.
Mary and Junia

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

The weather we got was great, only one day of rain! Spending time at Mundesley and Horsey fishing was lovely, the seals were awesome too! The Dairy really is a hidden gem and it has everything that you could possibly need and we will definitely be back again nexy year!!
Helene and Chris

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

when we stayed at The Diary the weather was great except for one day which was rainy but we were happy to stay inside the accommodation. There is so much to do we visited Bacton woods, Cromer beach, Mundesley beach, Winterton on Sea and Thetford forest which were all fantastic! The accommodation was perfect for use two humans as well as our two dogs and thank you to Gail for the wonderful Welcome pack! will be back again next year!!
Richard, Amy and pooches

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

We had lovely warm weather and managed through Storm Doris without impact! We saw the seals at Horsey beach!! This was amazing!!! Visited Redwings Horse and Donkey anctuary just outside of Great Yarmouth, walked the beach at Happisburgh and had fish and chips at Cromer!!
Rachel, Karen and the greyhounds..Pepper, Magic and Ozzy

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

We went to Horsey Mill, Winterton Beach, The Dunes Cafe, Wroxham, Cromer, Hickling Broad, Horning and Bacton, Seal Palling and Happisburgh Beaches! Simon and Felicity, thank you so much for bringing a smaller property to the holiday letting market. It is a very quaint cottage and just right for two and we enjoyed our stay very much! Gucci was obsessed by the muffins you baked and spent all her time constantly searching for them! Will be spreading the word about this lovely little find! Thank you once again and a big Arooooo from Gucci! xx
Lesley and Bernie and Gucci the Beagle

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

We went to Crincle Gap to see the seals, beach walks at Cart Gap and Happisburgh, Sheringham Park, Bacton Woods, Waxham and Sea Palling. This is our third trip to this area this year. Revisited some of our favourite haunts and found some new ones. September in the sun, seeing seals, sunbathing at Horsey, fish and chips from Walcott and Nelsons Head at Horsey for a refreshing pint. Thank you Simon and Felicity for alllowing us to be first guests in The Dairy. We have been blessed with lovely hot September sun and able to keep the patio doors open until late. Lovely being close to our favourite beaches of Cart Gap and Happisburgh.
Hannah, Harry and Ronnie (Cairn Terriers)

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

Thank you Simon and Felicity for a wonderful relaxing stay. Also a huge thank you for the goodies and the delicious cake. Thank you Gail for the recommendation of the Fair Maiden Fish Shop. Their hot smoked salmon was delicious. We had a wonderful, relaxing stay and will be back next year.
Sue and Molly The Greyhound

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

The weather was fabulous! 30 degrees plus! Best holiday weather in the UK so far. We did beaches, beaches and more beaches! Happisburgh and Cart Gap followed by amazing food at The Star in Lessingham, plus The Lighthouse. We loved the Dairy, clean and modern. Loved the space and the enclosed courtyard and parking. Close to lots of places/beaches/parks. Sheringham Park was great when really hot. We went on the Bure Valley miniature steam railway from Aylsham to Wroxham where we had lovely fish and chips watching the boats go by on the Broads. Great holiday in a great place. Thank you Simon and Felicity and a special thanks from the dogs for their love;y muffins!

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham

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