The Dairy, Marshgate, North WalshamNorth 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.
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!
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Reactive Dog 2 Star
This property has a 2 star reactive friendly award. Please read below for further details
5 dogs very welcome
Smoke Free Property
Broadband & WiFi
Off road parking for 1 car
Secure large courtyard
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.
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…
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)
- 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!
Reactive Friendly Awards Detail
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
Great accommodation for two and animals. Norfolk welcomes everyones dogs.
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.
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.
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
Thanks to all!
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.
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.
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!
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.