The Oaks

Ludham, Norfolk

The Oaks is located in a quiet and tranquil lane, central to the village of Ludham in Norfolk. This gorgeous, and fully renovated bungalow is perfectly situated to enjoy so much of what Norfolk has to offer. Being all on one level, with hard floors AND underfloor heating. this cottage is perfect for multi dog owners and those owners who may not wish to walk up and down stairs or those with reduced mobility.

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Ludham is a gorgeous Broads village incorporating the well-known Staithe at Womack Water (which flows into the River Thurne), only a 10 minute walk away.

The Oaks is a 4 minute walk to The Kings Arms (dog friendly pub) and Throwers Delicatessen (which stocks some fabulous local produce). It is a picturesque 40 minute walk to St Benets Abbey on the banks of the River Ant and a 40 minute walk to the The Dog (dog friendly pub) at Ludham Bridge. (Just a fine walk to build up an appetite).

How Hill Nature Reserve is nearby and the bungalow is a fabulous location to fully explore the Norfolk Broads. It is a 15 min drive to our nearest (dog friendly!) beaches.


2 Star Reactive Dog

Reactive Dog 2 Star

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

Unlimited dogs

3 Super King Bedrooms

ALL ground floor bedrooms

Sleeps 6

Smoke Free Property

Broadband & WiFi

Off road parking for five cars

Barbeque on site

Had a wonderful stay, best dog friendly accommodation ever, especially the out door shower.

Visited lots of places as all new to us being from ‘up north’. The weather was kind to us and we visited most of the broads and even hired a day boat which we loved. Thanks for the beautiful cake and dog treats. We will recommend you to anyone who asks and look forward to visiting again.

June, Peter, Chris, Jenna & Lily & Bella & Fully

The Oaks, Ludham

Cottage Details

When you arrive

Park your car in the gravel driveway (there is plenty room for up to 5 cars).

Open the wooden gate to approach the front door. As you walk to the door, if you look to your left, you will see a wooden covered area, storing all the logs for the gorgeous woodburner.

On entering the bungalow, you access the entrance hallway where there is plenty of room for outdoor clothes and shoes and there are some dog towels for dog paws if needed.

Go straight ahead to

Bedroom 1

This light and airy bedroom faces the front of the bungalow and has a superking zip and link bed, so can be made into twin beds if required. With bedside tables, bedside lights and a feature wardrobe.

Come back into the entrance hallway and turn left to the

Living Room

This gorgeous and very large living room has lots of space for owners and dogs to spread out in. There is ample seating for 6 people (and throws are available for dogs who wish to sit on the sofas). There is a 40 inch Smart TV, a stunning woodburner, coffee table, side tables and a rather lovely feature piano.

There are nice lane views to the front of the bungalow.

The bungalow benefits from underfloor heating throughout and is controllable by you whilst you are here on your holiday.

Go straight ahead to the main hallway.  Then, turn to your far left to access

Bedroom 2

This second large bedroom faces the side of the bungalow and has a superking zip and link bed, so can be made into twin beds if required. With bedside tables, bedside lights and a wardrobe.

Come back into the entrance hallway and turn next left to

Bedroom 3

This bedroom faces the rear garden and has a superking zip and link bed, so can be made into twin beds if required. With bedside tables, bedside lights and a hanging space.

Come back into the entrance hallway and turn next left to the

Shower Room

This large and bright room has a walk in shower with rainfall shower head, is tiled very tastefully in white brick-style tiles with a functional and modern suite comprising the shower, toilet and sink. There is a large heated towel rail and a large wall mirror/cupboard.

Come back into the hallway and turn next left into the

Main Bathroom

Tiled throughout with a corner bath and a separate additional shower (with rainfall shower head) and fully functional and modern suite.

Return to the hallway and go straight ahead to the

Kitchen and Dining Area

This is a large open plan area with new very modern style kitchen units, with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, toaster and free standing fridge freezer as well as new electric oven and hob. The kitchen overlooks the rear garden. The kitchen is very well stocked and has the benefit of lots of space and unfettered access to the dining area.

The dining area has a large table with 6 seats and a wonderful large feature window with window seat, which is a nice quiet area to use to read/write . Access to the living room is via 2 glass concertina doors. They can remain open or closed (if you prefer to have them so).


Access to the back garden is via the kitchen door or side gates. This is a sizeable garden which has 6-7 feet sold fencing all around. It is ultra safe and secure for dogs to play outside.  There is also a thermostatic (hot/cold) dog shower in the rear garden outside the kitchen.

What we provide

  • Furniture throws, dog towels, poo bags, holiday dog tags
    Different size dog bowls and dog bed
  • Crates and stairgate on request
  • Barbeque on site (please bring your own charcoal)

Please note

  • The Oaks is a non smoking property
  • There is underfloor heating throughout the cottage
  • Bedclothes and towels supplied
  • 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

2 Star⭐⭐

The Oaks is situated in a residential area on the outskirts of Ludham.  It is quietly residential and you may see walkers/dog walkers walking along the road towards the countryside (just a house away).   Walkers can only be seen at a distances from the living room.

The rear garden is very secure with 6-7 feet solid fencing surrounding it and  accessed from the kitchen door.    Dogs can be supervised from the kitchen and rear bedroom and are very safe in this garden.

The house does have neighbours to the rear and either side but it is very quiet and none overlook The Oaks to any degree.

There is no well travelled route/coastal path running past the house.

Parking is on the front driveway, but on exit, there is a fenced area to the front of the house, so if you have dogs on leads, you can let them off when you are through the fenced area before accessing the house.

Please note that as this is near a very rural location, there may be on occasion, the slight possibility of hearing a bird scarer.  We have had no reports of bird scarers at any time in the past 2years, but given the location (and the possibility of crop rotation) we cannot rule it out for future.

Location & Directions

The Oaks, Malthouse Lane, Ludham, NR29 5QL


The Oaks, Malthouse Lane, Ludham, NR29 5QL


rom the A149 Stalham bypass (heading from Norwich to Great Yarmouth) take the right hand turning, signposted Catfield/Ludham (opposite Sutton turn off). Drive through Catfield village (noting a sharp left hand bend at the Post Office) and as you come through the village, take a right at your first junction (Ludham Road) just past the childrens playing field (on your right).

Follow Ludham Road for approximately 2 miles and on entering the village, take you second left (Malthouse Lane), just opposite the little village school. Follow the road for a few yard and you will find The Oaks on your right hand side just after a left hand bend in the road.

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What a fantastic place to stay – we have all loved it – Great location for visiting places & fantastic local walks – we booked this place to get away from fireworks (Sheffield is terrible) we heard a few but nothing like at home – two chilled dogs 😀. Both the local pub, shop and butchers are great and if you fancy a curry the Oasis is amazing – look forward to staying again. Ps the cake was amazing!

Kirsty, Shaun, Bonzo & Sky

The Oaks, Ludham

This is our second stay at The Oaks and is perfect for us and our pack. We have booked to come next year to dodge the Halloween and bonfire night fireworks. The location is perfect, with local shops and a great butcher, also great walkies for the doggies. The weather has been amazing too. Thank you for a great holiday see you next year.

Jo, Ken, Masc, Bott, Rane, Beav & Zac

The Oaks, Ludham

Thank you Gail for remembering my birthday. Lovely cake with happy birthday candles birthday messages. Had a lovely week, with lots of places to visit. A lovely birthday today with lovely family and lots of presents. Weather has been kind. Thank you for letting us use your lovely house. Best wishes

Kathy, Jo, Sarah, Evie, David & Billy + dogs George, Red + Blakey. X x

The Oaks, Ludham

Thank you for a lovely holiday, The Oaks is perfect for us and our dogs.  It’s a great place to come back to after a hard days walking. The banana cake was delicious and we were gutted when it ran out. Can’t wait to come back again thank you for looking after us.

Karen, Jeff and the gang

The Oaks, Ludham

We’ve really felt at home here. The dog settled in right away. Such a cosy bungalow and the banana cake was delicious! We couldn’t work the tv, but Nicola came straight round and showed us how to do it. Ludham is a delightful village and everyone is so friendly. Locally we’ve eaten at the Kings Arms, the Dog and the Alfresco tea rooms – all highly recommended, dog friendly and we’ve been most welcome. We’ve not had the best week weather wise, but we’ve certainly enjoyed our holiday. It was a good job we came prepared with Macs and wellies. The Oaks has everything you could possibly need and we’ll be passing on the details to all our friends and family. It was quite a long way for us to come – but we’ll certainly be back! Many thanks to Gail and Pack Holidays and to Nicola & family.

Barb, John & Stanley. Trellech, Monmouth

The Oaks, Ludham

Many thanks for the yummy banana cake and all the other welcoming items. Spacious, warm cottage with a great TV and fast internet. Weather has been up and down, but never mind. The dogs enjoyed our trip to Winterton, they love running on the funds followed by coffee and Norfolk shortcake (with cream of course) at The Dunes cafe. Do try the local butcher, the chicken, pork & cheese pies are wonderful. Many thanks to Gail and all at Pack Holidays.

Ginny, Geoff, Ellie & Blue

The Oaks, Ludham

Loved The Oaks, lovely and roomy, nice size garden and patio which we made good use of for a bbq. Peaceful setting with lots of places to visit and stunning beaches. Kings Arms is well worth a visit, food there is excellent! Loved the cake as did the dogs enjoy their biscuits. Will definitely be back.

Julie, Mark, Lionel, Jade, Harky & Keira

The Oaks, Ludham

We all loved our stay at The Oaks (despite having to dash home and missing three days due to the storm damage at home).   Lots of lovely walks straight from the door, a fab local butcher with fresh veg, plus a pub all within a short walk. The dogs loved the sofas so much, is humans hardly got a look in! Thanks Gail @ Pack Holidays & to Nicola & family, we had a fab time.

Samantha, Paul, Denise & Geoff & Max, Tara, River & Rafa ( hounds of luxury)

The Oaks, Ludham

Thanks for the cake and dog biscuits. Love how it’s all set up for dogs, much appreciated.

Fabulous location, quiet country lands near to some world class beaches. Troy has had a great time.

Caroline, Ian + Troy

The Oaks, Ludham

Thank you for letting us stay at this lovely home. We have really enjoyed our stay. The locals are lovely and the local butchers are AMAZING. We have really enjoyed getting to know this part of the country. We will definitely be back. Thank you for our welcome came and the doggie treats. We have all really enjoyed it.
Slavo, Marzena, Klocholin, Hector & Ajax

The Oaks, Ludham

We were lucky enough to meet the owner and her friend on arrival, they were lovely and very friendly. The property is beautiful and very spacious, lots of little touches left for us to use like cleaning stuff, milk, tea, coffee, cake, dog treats, doggy towels etc. We have enjoyed our stay here and want to thank you for making it extra special with the care and attention to us and our doggies

The Oaks, Ludham

Lovely house, great weather, very hot! Bewilderwood is good value you pay for nothing when you are in. Sea Palling is a great beach when you have a buggy.
The Scotts, Claire, Molly, Cameron and Frazer. Johnny & Felix

The Oaks, Ludham

Thank you for letting us all stay for what has been a lovely holiday in a lovely cottage. We have explored lots of places during our stay and will definitely be back to norfolk again! The cottage had everything we could have wished for and love all the extra touches (we used the dog tags, dog towels etc), we even used the kitchen scales when making pancakes one evening! Thanks again!!
Amanda, Andrew, Paula, Ian, Chaos, Swift and Raq

The Oaks, Ludham

Spacious and well pointed comfortable bungalow. Great location with lots to see and do. Dogs loved the beaches and You maybe visited by Harry the Hedgehog
Diane, June and Richard

The Oaks, Ludham

What a lovely well equipped, clean, spacious bungalow. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. There is everything you need, the teenager enjoyed the wifi, the toddler and the cookbook enjoyed playing in the secure garden and the outside doggy shower was so handy. The extra little touches were a lovely surprise and the banana cake was yummy. We visited happisburgh beach which had a lovely playground and a really nice snack shack. Wintertime on Sea was another favourite and we loved seeing all the seals. There are plenty of lovely walks around the village. We would definitely love to come back. Thank you
Jen, Tony, Sean, Jack and Tizer

The Oaks, Ludham

Thank you for a lovely welcome of an amazing cake 🙂 We are only here for a weekend, sadly not with our dog this time but would love to come back and explore the beaches with him.

What a lovely doggy friendly property with a fully enclosed garden (a rare find).

PS For one of the best places to visit for a meal, please visit The Gunton Arms near Cromer, great place and amazing food.

Sally, Molly and Don

The Oaks, Ludham

Thank you for the brownies. We had a last minute short break. We really enjoyed the large accommodation and dog friendly/safe garden. We had lunch at the Kings Arms on the day we arrived. The food was lovely and we would go again. The butchers in the village is also good quality and value for money. The weather was kind, warm and sunny.

We enjoyed walking at Winterton on Sea across the dunes and back along the beach and we had drinks at the ‘hut’ before moving on. Two happy humans and two tired happy dogs. What more could you ask for? We had a lovely few days. Thank you for all the extras provided – much appreciated.

Had a good meal at The Lion at Thurne (10 mins drive). Enjoyed Sea Palling beach which was ideal for dog walking and only about 12 minutes drive. Tesco near Stalham Staithe is really handy for petrol.

Many thanks

Dawn, Andy, Morse and Rosie

The Oaks, Ludham

Had a lovely few days. Thanks for all the extras provided much appreciated.

Had a good meal at The Lion at Thurne (10 mins drive). Enjoyed Sea Palling beach which was ideal for dog walking and only about 12 minutes drive. Tesco near Stalham Staithe is really handy for petrol.

Many thanks

David, Bernie, Oliver and Yogi

The Oaks, Ludham

A last minute search for a multi dog friendly place to stay round ‘The Oaks’.

Lovely bungalow and lots of extras provided, dog towels, dog treats, brownies and even a week of beautiful sunshine, who’d have thought we’d be spending our week on wonderful wintertime beach. Great to have a dog safe garden. Thanks for a lovely break.

Sam, Graham, Woody, Lilly, Buzz and Pepper

The Oaks, Ludham

Thank you for a lovely holiday, we would love to come again 🙂
Karen, Jeff and the gang

The Oaks, Ludham

Fantastic accommodation, lovely touches including mince pies & homemade dog biscuits. Close to lovely beaches which are dog friendly. Dogs had some lovely runs at cart gap beach.

Lots of dog towels and throws supplied and even a dog crate was lent in case we needed one. One of the best dog friendly accommodations we have ever stayed at. Will definitely be booking again

The Andrews

The Oaks, Ludham

Honoured to be the first guests at The Oaks. We had booked another property but received a phone call as we were driving down to Norfolk to say the boiler was broken. The lovely owners of The Oaks weren’t expecting guests just yet, but pulled out all the stops to get things ready at the last minute.

We have had a wonderful week with our 5 sighthounds. It is just a perfect property in a great location. Huge thanks to Julian and Nicola for the last minute booking! It has been great, our friends have already booked for next year and we’ll definitely be back.

P.S. The butcher shop in the village is ACE!!

Sue, Mark, Annie, Lady, Maggie, Daniel and Vernon

The Oaks, Ludham

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