Dogs welcome!

A warm welcome to our four-legged friends

The Norfolk countryside and coastline is the perfect place for dog-owners to visit because there are so many dog-friendly cafes, pubs and restaurants, plus hundreds of miles of dog-friendly walks and parks.

Dog friendly holiday cottages, NorfolkAt Rookery Farm, all our barns and cottages are dog-friendly. We always extend a warm welcome to our four-legged friends, and their owners are very welcome too!

There are some lovely walks around the village and further afield where you and your dog will be able to exercise, take in the views and enjoy the stimulus of a new environment. It is possible to walk from the Barns to the National Trust’s Sheringham Park, via footpaths across fields. The Park is a local Mecca for dog walking, so your canine pal can make friends of his own. Please ask for directions/maps when you arrive.

Unlike many areas of the UK, most of the local beaches are dog friendly – although there may be seasonal restrictions on areas of beaches – so your dog can really stretch his or her legs on the sand and maybe take a refreshing dip in the North Sea too.

Man's best friend enjoying the sights and sounds of the seasideThere are just a couple of things that we ask you to bear in mind. Within the barns and cottages, please make sure dogs stay on the floor, not on the furniture. The easiest way to do this is to bring your dog’s bed on holiday with you. This gives the dog a feeling of security and familiarity and means it is easier to keep your dog off the furniture and beds.

We also ask that when you are walking on the farm’s footpaths, you keep your dogs on leads. We run a conservation programme, which aims to promote many wildlife species and if your dog runs on the field borders, a whole year’s breeding programme may be destroyed in seconds.

Aside from these rules, please also follow any local regulations, and always clear up after your dog.

For a guide on holidaying with your pooch, check out our news post. And have a lovely time exploring Norfolk with your best friend at your side.