West Cottage

Walnut Farm, Waxham, Norfolk

West Cottage is a beautiful farm cottage situated in the rambling grounds of Walnut Farm, in Waxham.

Our lovely owners also have a small caravan touring site and two static caravans in the grounds (at the front and the side of the land).

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West Cottage (which has been newly renovated for our lovely guests) is situated in the rear of the farm grounds, next to East Cottage.   It is quiet, peaceful and very, very tranquil.

Waxham is a fabulously quiet and peaceful hamlet, with lots of wildlife, fresh air and opportunities to explore the outdoors.   Horsey (and its famous Poppylands, Horsey Mill and Ross’ Wildlife Boat Trips) is just along the road, and Sea Palling the other way, with its Blue Flag beach, dog friendly pub and cafe.

We have (of course) wonderful coastal path walking, there is a 1 mile private dog walk on site at Walnut Farm and some lovely bridle paths taking you towards the old Horsey Mill.  There is also a NEW and very short walk to the beach direct from the cottage (5-10 mins to the dunes!!)

You can also buy some locally sourced provisions on site from the owners such as free range eggs (those eggs are also included in your welcome pack).


3 Star Reactive Dog

Reactive Dog 3 Star

This property has a 3 star reactive friendly award. Please read below for further details

5 dogs

3 bedrooms

Sleeps 6

Smoke Free Property

Broadband & WiFi

Off road parking for 2 cars

Accommodation over 3 levels

Lovely cottage, great outside space for the boys. Nice and quiet, close to some fantastic beaches.    Horsey Gap and the seals were amazing to see.  Waxham beach great and Sea Palling has some lovely little bays to paddle in.  Welcome pack fantastic for all of us.  Great idea having dog tags for the dogs.    The dog walk on site was lovingly maintained.   Thank you.  Hope to come back some day

Michelle, James and 5 boys

West Cottage, Walnut Farm, Waxham

Cottage Details

When you arrive

On arrival, drive down the main entrance (well signposted) with the main house on your left hand side. Drive past the barns on your left, and turn left just after then. Park your car outside the front of the cottage (there is plenty of room for two or more cars). West Cottage is the left hand side cottage.

As you walk into the cottage, turn right to enter into the:

Living Room

This comfortable and welcoming room is furnished with 2 sofas (a two seater and three seater), has a 32 inch Freeview TV with DVD and a gorgeous woodburner with a complementary basket of logs (more wood can be bought on site). There is a bookshelf containing some reading material and games.

Go straight ahead to the:


This light and airy room has lovely views to the rear garden. It has been newly renovated in a classic but modern style, and includes an electric cooker and hob, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge freezer. It has a lovely breakfast bar for informal snacks.

Go straight ahead into the:

Dining Room

This gorgeous room has seating for six, views to the front of the cottage and has a lovely original feature exposed walk. There is a stunning arched door through to the rear garden.

Turn around to the


This modern and newly renovated bathroom is situated at the rear of the cottage. It has a modern white suite comprising of a bath, powerful mixer shower over the bath and sink with vanity unit.

Return back through the living room to the entrance hallway and go up the stairs turning left (stepping down one step) to enter the:

Small Double Bedroom

This lovely room has views to the front of the cottage, has a lovely wrought iron bed, with comfy spring mattress, side unit with lamp. There are some wall hooks for robes etc. Further hanging space can be found in the hallway cupboard just outside this room. Step up to come back into the hallway and go straight ahead to the

Master Double

This beautiful room is light, airy, spacious and has views to front and rear of the cottage. It has a double bed with comfy spring mattress, and has a feature fireplace, wardrobe, chest of drawers and side units with lamps. (There is a hairdryer in the chest of drawers)

Go through the second door and up the (steeper) stairs, to the

Attic Bedroom

This cute twin bedroom has views over the rear of the cottage and is absolutely perfect for children. There are feature beams on either side of the room at waist height, adding to its charm and it is a real haven of comfort and fun. The beds are dressed in fun colours, there is plenty light from the velux window. The window does not open wide (for safety reasons) and there is a blackout blind for little ones.

Come back down both flights of stairs and out to the garden via the feature arch door.

The Garden

The garden is large, and laid mainly to lawn, fabulous for lots of zoomies. It is very secure, having solid wooden fencing all around to 5 feet high. There is a lovely patio area just outside the arch door.

What We Provide

  • All bedding
  • Hand towels, tea towels and bath towels
  • Dog supplies – bowls, dog towels for muddy paws, throws, poo bags, holiday dog tags
  • Dog crates on request
  • Travel cot/highchair on request
  • Free wifi
  • Oil fired central heating

Please note

  • West Cottage is a non smoking property.
  • The stairs are a little steeper and narrower than most houses. Do please take care, especially on the upper stairs.
  • Dogs are welcome throughout the cottage
  • Please note that our stretch of beach is sandy and has an artificial reef of rocks which forms a protected area of shallow water.
  • There are restrictions in place on the beach at Sea Palling for dogs from 1 May to 1 October but they are only not allowed to the left of the access ramp. Turn right for ‘free range’ pooch access!
  • The refundable bond for first time guests is £100
  • Short breaks are welcome out of season (Fri to Mon and Mon to Fri – please do ask)

Reactive Friendly Award Details

3 Star⭐⭐⭐

West Cottage is a 3 star Reactive Friendly Pack Holidays cottage.  Here are the reasons why, but also more importantly, what aspects of the cottage may not be suitable for your reactive. West Cottage is situated in a very quiet area, off the beaten track and at the rear of a non working farm / and live caravan site.  There are touring caravans at the front of the site which cannot be seen from the cottages.  The cottages are at the rear of the land and in a well protected, and quiet location.  There are two static caravans on the other side of the garden fence however, these caravans can only be seen from an upstairs bedroom window.

The fencing around the cottage is at least 5 feet high (and higher in some areas) with the whole lot being solid fencing and no gaps.  There is a cottage next door (which is another holiday let) so will tend to have dogs.  The fencing between the cottages is high but please be aware if you have very noise reactive dogs, you may wish to contact Gail to discuss any concerns.  The cottage does not look into another one.

Parking is at the front of the property with access directly through the front door.  The parking area is not fenced so please be aware of this.

Please note that as this is 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.

There are nice quiet walks around the locality including a private 1/5 mile walk around the land surrounding Walnut Farm.  Please be aware there may be others using it too.

Location & Directions

West Cottage, Walnut Farm, Waxham, NR12 0EG


West Cottage, Walnut Farm, Waxham, NR12 0EG


From A149 at Stalham, take the turning onto “Old Market Road” signposted towards Ingham, Lessingham and Sea Palling and follow the signs to Sea Palling. Go straight through Sea Palling and take the coast road towards Horsey. As you go through Waxham, you will see Waxham Barn on your left, continue past there and keep your eye out after a left and a right hand bend in the road. Walnut Farm is clearly signposted on your left hand side.

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This calendar shows you all our up to date availability for all properties and you can use the scroll forward to look at future months availability. Click on a start date to see the price. If you are looking for a different arrival date or not too sure what you are looking for, do give me a call or email me gail@packholidays.co.uk / 079 353 75899

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Guest Feedback

Had a lovely relaxing 4 nights at West Cottage.  Very peaceful and Dog friendly.  Really enoyed the welcome pack and dog loved the garden.  Lovely walks to the beach.  Enjoyed the dog walk too.  Great location to get to other places to see and visit.

Had everything we needed for a lovely dog friendly holiday.

Hope to return again soon

Zoe, Adam & Leila 🐾

West Cottage, Walnut Farm, Waxham

Lovely cottage, with excellent garden and location.  Welcome pack one of the best we have had.  Dog walk nice and great to be able to walk to the beach.  Location also ideal for visiting other beaches and cafes.  Loved the log burner too.

Will return

Jenny, Karl, Pebbles 🐾 & Bam Bam 🐾

West Cottage, Walnut Farm, Waxham

Had a lovely, relaxing stay at West Cottage.  Home from Home, with everything you need for a self catering break.

Love the dog walk and the easy access to the beach.

The welcome pack was a lovely surprise.

Muself and the dogs love the cookies.

Will be back again next year.

Gemma, Liz, Hennessey and Metaxa xxxx

West Cottage, Walnut Farm, Waxham

Have had a wonderful relaxing few days at West Cottage, a truly dog friendly cottage.  Holly has loved the garden.  Beautiful walk to the beach to watch the seals.  The welcome hampers was a lovely thought.

Hope to be back again soon

Maureen, Steve and Holly 🐾

West Cottage, Walnut Farm, Waxham

Had a lovely week staying at the Cottage!  Very cosy and a lovely garden!  Great beach and walks for the dogs and a lovely garden!

Thanks so much for the hamper, it was much enjoyed!

Thanks again

Colin, Anita, Fred & Nicole, Gemma & Matther with Copper 🐾 & Eddy 🐾

West Cottage, Walnut Farm, Waxham

We’ve had a cracking week at walnut farm!  The beach, exploring local villages, cruising the Broads and making full use of the beautiful gardens in the sunshine.  It’s all been so fun and hte cottages a comfortable base to eat and relax in between adventures.  Looking forward to another opportunity to return.  Thank you!

The Manns. Craigs & Ori families from London

West Cottage, Walnut Farm, Waxham

Came for my mums’s 70th, with 2 dogs and had such a lovely time!  The beach was fab and the seals were just beautiful and super cute.  The house had everything we needed and so doggy friendly .


What a wondeful cottage – Thank you!  Love Mum x

Sophie & Family /friends/ dogs 🐾

West Cottage, Walnut Farm, Waxham

We have had an amazing weeks holiday at your beautiful cottage.  So peaceful and relaxing.  the garden is stunning, both we and our dogs loved being out there!  The walks on the farm were perfect and lovely to be able to walk to the beach.  The welcome hamper was a lovely thought and gratefully received, thank you!  We have already booked to return next year!  See you soon! xx

Katie, Julie, Moss & Fern

West Cottage, Walnut Farm, Waxham

Thank you for providing a peaceful break.  The cottage was beautiful and immaculately clean.  The welcome pack was an added bonus and well enjoyed.  The walks & beaches were amazing & seeing the seals was unbelievable.  The dogs made themselves at home and really enjoyed the enclosed garden.  We would definitely recommend the cottage to all our friends and would love to return in the future.  Thank you so much.

Andrea, Nigel & Grey's, Marla, April & Selma

West Cottage, Walnut Farm, Waxham

Had a fantastic relaxed time away from fireworks.  Lovely dog walk and local beaches to explore.  Great welcome pack.  Will definitely come again!  Brilliant!

Ann, Tom and greys Pixie, Jacob, Grace and Gemma

West Cottage, Walnut Farm, Waxham

Amazing holiday – home from home.  Helen and Mark are first class hosts.    Thank you – brilliant!  Will definitely be back.

Linda, Gary, Tony and Barry and 5 dogs

West Cottage, Walnut Farm, Waxham

We left this lovely cottage yesterday, it is a beautiful location, with all the beaches being dog friendly. My favourite beach was Horsey Gap where you can watch the seals. This is about a 2 minute drive from West Cottage. The cottage is lovely and very dog friendly, complete with dog tags for your poo bags in case they get lost. The pubs all allow dogs too!! Can’t recommend this enough!! Thank you Helen for letting us stay xx
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West Cottage, Walnut Farm, Waxham

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