Review: The Walnut...Absolute Bliss!


The Walnut… Absolute Bliss!!!

We had an amazing stay at The Walnut.
I had high expectations for The Walnut and I can honestly say, it didn’t disappoint.
The barn is stunning, inside and out and very well looked after.

Stella & Paul met us on arrival so we knew where they were if we needed them.  They are a lovely couple, and we enjoyed meeting Mister and Biff too. We had a long journey and asked if we could use the paddock when we arrived as we have a young lab, and this definitely helped burn of some energy- the earlier arrival helped us and our dog settle – so thank you very much for allowing us.

The front porch is brilliant for bags and storing shoes,  beach bags etc, there is plenty room. The outside area is great, enclosed the courtyard with the hot tub and seating area and all fully secure, so you can totally relax knowing your dog is safe. Open the gate and you have access to the paddock outside. The paddock is brilliant, so much space for zoomies and great after a long drive.  Our lab loved it, it was definitely a bonus for us to use.
Our stay was totally private and so peaceful, the only thing you will hear are the birds.
Beautiful views outside each window to be enjoyed and you are not overlooked whatsoever. Outside is so pretty at night too, the lights in the paddock on the tree and outside are lovely and makes it feel so homely.

The hot tub was a real bonus too, we enjoyed relaxing with the beautiful views across the fields. The robes for the tubs were great, nice to have these provided for the stay.

The Walnut is beautiful, its absolutely immaculate inside and so much care has gone into everything inside to make the stay comfortable. There were four of us and our dog and it wasn’t cramped at all, it really makes for a comfortable stay.
Plenty of room in the bedrooms and hanging space, drawers etc, and both bathrooms have good showers too.

Stella & Paul & ERC really do get dog holidays, just because you have a dog and want dog friendly accommodation, it doesn’t mean you should have to compromise on where you stay or the type of accommodation offered, The Walnut is dog friendly without doubt, but it is beautiful and such care has gone into the detail in the barn and its very clean throughout.
The welcome hamper was fab, plenty of treats for the humans & dog! The flowers, such a lovely and personal touch and nice to sample some local goodies – thank you, they were very much appreciated.

Holiday tags for collars were also provided. Also a dog first aid kit in the property too. Plenty of dog towels, toys, bowls and throws .

Plenty of games and puzzles, cards etc,  to work your way through, when the weather isn’t great.  Tesco is a short drive too, which is good. The location is great.

We  mostly ate out but had a takeaway from Oriental Garden in Bacton, it was really nice.
We also ate at The Star in Lessingham (very dog friendly) and the food was lovely, would definitely recommend, Its a twenty minute walk from The Walnut too!
We also ate in The Swan Inn, in Stalham, nice food and dog friendly.

The beaches are great, so many to choose from and all lovely sandy beaches, plenty of space and dogs!  You can get to the beach in the car under ten minutes or walk, it took us an hour but was a nice walk.

We had such a lovely time, and it was so relaxing. The Walnut is a great base, close to the beaches and pubs and great for our lab who can be a bit reactive to noise, you literally cannot hear a thing outside whatsoever.
We have loved every bit of our stay, if it was available this summer we would have booked to stay again!  We didn’t want to leave and neither did the dog.
We have booked for next year and so glad we have that to look forward too.

We would highly recommend The Walnut, you will not be disappointed.
Thank you Stella & Paul, for sharing your beautiful barn and being so accommodating during our stay. We cannot wait to come back next year.
Love Loki & Family.


One thought on “The Walnut…Absolute Bliss!

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    Sue Allen says:

    What an absolutely fabulous review! We are so thrilled to read it and really delighted you had such a good time with us here at East Ruston Cottages. The Walnut really is one of our best and Stella and Paul are just brilliant at welcoming guests and their dogs!

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