Guestbook reviews

Third visit never disappoints
Shorter this time as we are moving to Norfolk and lots to do at home. We did have some nice weather. Darla loved her walks along the beaches. As usual sat in her favourite place at the window. The hamper is always a treat. Lovely peaceful few days. We loved coming back here whilst we looked for our own forever home in Norfolk.

Fred, Del and Hawk and Flint (the rivage flatcoated retrievers)  

What a wonderful week we have had here at Ha’Penny
Fabulous cottage in every way. So well equipped, you name it, it was there! Quite the best we have ever stayed in. The hamper was such a lovely gesture, thank you
Our dogs have had a wonderful time, with walks from the door. Plenty of off lead, meeting other dogs and not getting into trouble. Trips out to Bacton beach, Winterton on Sea, and Mundesley. We enjoyed a stroll up to the Crown Inn for a pie and a pint. Lots of laughs with the local people – everyone made us very welcome
The icing on the cake was the fabulous weather. Many thanks to Sean and Sue for the loan of this fabulous place. Most of all, thanks to Gail who as usual, organised everything to perfection!!

Jane and Robin and Henry  

Fabulous cottage, so well equipped. We have stayed in a number of holiday cottages and this is the best by a long way Our miniature schnauzer Henry enjoyed the many local walks and Truch is so well located for exploring the area. The Vernon Arms is a local gem and the pies at the Crown are good.
Everyone is very helpful and friendly
We felt very relaxed not having to worry about doggy rules.
Unfortunately the weather was not the best but it didnt really stop us doing anything
We had a lovely lunch at the Sea Marge in Overstrand
We shall be back.

Dawn, George and Rosie  

A lovely cottage with everything we have needed to feel comfortable home from home
Trunch is a beautiful little village and we enjoyed the Crown for a pint
Rosie enjoyed sitting and looking out of the window and loved the memory foam rug
Thank you for the wonderful welcome hamper
We will definitely return at some point soon! 

Michelle, Paul, Dot, Rosie (lab) and Oscar (lab)  

Thank you for a lovely stay, this has to be the most dog friendly place we have been!
You have thought of everything
It is so nice to feel comfortable instead of watching to stop the dogs going everywhere
We have had an amazing Easter weekend and would love to come back if you will have us (hopefully when the weather is a bit sunnier)
And thank you for the welcome message and goodies, they went down a treat.

Phil Karen and Elland the Westie  

Second visit to Ha’Penny Cottage (first visit Sept 2023) which speaks volumes
As before, contact from Sue the owner first class. Elland made herself at home straight away, she loves the memory foam rug and this time spent alot of time on the window seat acting as the local neighbourhood watch
Had a fantastic Sunday lunch at The Ship Inn in Mundesley, took a trip to Sheringham Park then onto Sheringham
Visited Trimingham beach which is great for dogs
Went to Horsey Gap to see the seals but would not advise taking dogs here at the moment
Elland stayed in the car with Phil on this occasion. Didnt want to disturb the seals
Finally a trip to Trunch is not complete without a meal at the village pub, The Crown
Thanks again to Sue and Sea another 5* experience

Jemma, Ed and Barney the dog  

Writing this on the last night of our perfect stay in HaPenny Cottage, we are so sad to be leaving tomorrow.
We’ve had the best time exploring the area as well as relaxing in the cosy cottage. You’ve made coming on holiday with a dog (a particularly anxious one) so easy and we can’t thank you enough!
We would love to come back again when the weather is a bit less soggy. But it didnt stop us enjoying ourselves.
Thank you for everything

Rated 5 out of 5


We have had a wonderful long weekend in this beautiful home. It has everything you could need and more! We loved the welcome hamper and so did the dogs. Everywhere was super clean and cosy, we loved how well the dogs are thought after, they have also had the best timeWe will 100% be back, thank you x

Rated 5 out of 5

Mick Chris and Arlo  

We had a wonderful stay at this fabulously well equipped comfortable cosy cottage. A genuinely dog friendly place, not just dog tolerant. With everything needed and more. We visited several different beaches, including Overstrand, Mundesley, and our favourite big sky beach at Holkham, Our five month old golden retriever pup was in his element – first time at the seaside and he loved it. Oh Cart Gap too! A big thank you to Gail who looked after our booking from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble, communications were brilliant. And to the owner Sue thank you both so much. We definitely would like to return here in the future. Pack Holidays service is second to none – Five Stars!!

Wendy Pat and Ollie  

What a lovely homely well equipped cottage! Amazing welcome pack thank you. Olly has been so comfortable, he has loved the memory foam dog bed. Enjoyed lovely sunny walks on Bacton / Walcott beaches
Amazing pies at The Crown in Trunch
Perfect fish and chips at The Village Chippy in Mundesley
Great Sunday roast at the Foundry Arms in Northrepps
Thank you

Chris Knowles  

We had a fabulous stay at Ha’penny Cottage. Rarely is accommodation so genuinely dog-friendly – from throws on the furniture, to the cushion on the windowsill, the fabulous rug by the fire and selection of bowls and toys, and a secure garden – our young Goldie settled in quickly and felt right at home. But for humans too the cottage has all you need for a very comfortable stay. Super-comfy bed, lovely bathroom, well-equipped kitchen, off-road parking.
Gail at Pack Holidays was so friendly and helpful from booking enquiry through to swift return of our deposit after our stay, and the owner of the property quickly and positively responded to a query we had about the heating.
We visited the pub in the village (more than once!), everyone was so friendly to us and the pup.
This part of Norfolk has so much to offer, we went to a different beach everyday, and enjoyed exploring the local towns and villages. We would love to return in future!

Jan, Martin and Darla and Gucci  

Our second stay here and just as good as the last. Everything we needed for holidaying with two dogs. They loved the therapy mat. The welcome hamper was amazing with the Christmas goodies. Comfortable bed – we did not try the new one but it looked so inviting.

The cottage is always lovely and clean and well equipped. We are returning this year!


Rated 5 out of 5

Chris and Julie and Lexi

Had a lovely time in this perfect house. Everything here you could possibly want. Just not a long        enough visit. We had a short stay at this lovely house over the Coronation weekend. Everything   in the house is perfect with everything you could need. The area is lovely with loads           of footpaths, which we didn’t have much time to explore. My elderly collie loved the pretty garden and spent time just pottering about. We hope to return as our time here was much too short Thank you

Rated 5 out of 5

Sue Graham Dougal and Yoyo   June 2023

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to stay here – we have loved every minute. I could live here! Had a wonderful week from 26 May – 2 June. This cottage was so comfortable and our boys were at home straight away. They loved all the new smells and the many walks around the village we found wonderful pubs and loved Hunworth Hall. We are hoping to come back for more peace and quiet lovely scenery and beautiful cottage thank you Sue and Sean

Rated 5 out of 5

Jane, Judith, Rufus, Luke, Benny & Scruffy   June 2023

Fabulous week, love the house! Bit warm for the dogs but we managed woods in the morning and beach in the evening. Trunch is a perfect location, everything you need within 10 minutes!! Thanks again and we will be back.

PS found good circular walks from South Repps and from the old railway at Felmingham

Rated 5 out of 5

Lou, Keith, Rufus and Waffle   June 2023

Fabulous week in your lovely cottage. You have thought of everything that might be needed. Our doggies loved it. Thank you for the welcome goodies and dog treats. The Crown Pub is so lovely and welcoming! Pies are amazing!! We also went to Mundesley one evening and had fish and chips located at The Ship Inn. We also tried the village chippy in Mundesley which was also good. We took our doggies to the Doggie Diner in Cromer, which they loved. Bacton Woods is lovely, Sheringham is also lovely. We will be back as we loved it here and still lots to go and see!! Would love to retire here, my hubby is already planning! Many thanks Sue and Sean! xx

Rated 5 out of 5

Michelle & Maisie   June 2023

We really enjoyed our stay at Ha’Penny Cottage. Its beautiful and our dogs loved it. The Crown Inn in Trunch was so lovely and welcoming and the pies are amazing. Fish and chips at the Ship Inn in Mundesley was lovely.

Bacton Woods is really lovely and dogs enjoyed it

The Doggie Diner in Cromer is good fun. Sheringham is also a lovely visit. We will be back.

Rated 5 out of 5

Zoe, Alan, Alfie, Freddie and Mabel   July 2023

My husband and I have not been able to take a holiday for many years due to one thing and another. I was trying to find a location 2-3 hours drive from home that could take our four dogs. It’s always been difficult to find suitable locations accepting multi dogs as part of the booking.

Imagine my delight when i came across Pack Holidays offering a range of holiday locations exactly where I envisioned us going. Gail could not have been more helpful and the booking was a breeze. Every aspect explained and kept informed so when we arrived at the cottage it was pleasantly straight forward. We chose Ha’Penny Cottage as it primarily had a wonderful, safe enclosed garden. One of our dogs is a notorious Houdini. We wanted to be able to relax and at Ha’Penny Cottage we could do just that. The cottage is completely dog orientated. Everything thought of to make the hoomans life easier.

The cottage is immaculate, plenty big enough for us and has every amenity we could hope for.

Local walks and dining out really just made the holiday exactly as we hoped. Love to go back again. We’ve come home recharged and relaxed.

Rated 5 out of 5

Aidan and family   July 2023

We have had a lovely week in this peaceful village location. The cottage has got everything you could want and more. Some great walks around here in this so very peaceful village. The sun was shining most days and we had some great days some great days out at at the beaches in Mundesley, Bacton and Walcott We also visited local pubs where we were served good beer and lovely meals, especially at the Crown here in Trunch. The Vernon Arms in Souothrepps and for a special treat The Gunton Arms. Thanks for your lovely welcome hamper which was just grand. (Wine very good) Hope to visit this lovely cottage gain soon. Thanks for everything.

Rated 5 out of 5

Christina and Scott, Wookiee and Norman   July 2023

We love Norfolk and this cottage is perfectly located for our favourite places, Mundesley, Cromer and Sheringham. It’s such a well equipped and comfortable cottage, the dogs immediately felt at home and enjoyed garden and dog biscuits. The memory foam shaggy rug was a real hit with Wookiee, so much so we didn’t need the crate at all!!

Thank you for a lovely short break, we would highly recommend Ha’Penny Cottage to everyone!

Recommend fish and chips at No 1 Cromer, beach walks at Mundesley, ice creams at Sheringham (real Norfolk ice cream at Ronaldos), food at Smallsticks CafeShire Horse Sanctuary at West Runton, Alpaca walking two miles away.

Rated 5 out of 5

Jan and Martin   July 2023

Perfect week in your wonderful cottage. Thank you for the wonderful hamper all the lovely goodies. Great beach walks and in the woods. We had fab weather, only rain was Friday afternoon, excuse to watch the tennis.

We plan to move to this area asap – this is a great base to look for our forever home.

We had lunch at The Lighthouse Inn, Walcott, great food and dog friendly

This was the best dog friendly cottage we have stayed in. We are already planning our return.

Beaches – Winterton, Gorleston, Bacton, Mundesley all beautiful and dog friendly

Woods at Bacton

Eateries – Lighthouse Inn at Walcott, Fishermans Return at Winterton, Sea Marge at Overstrand.

Cottage is wonderful, everything you need.

Rated 5 out of 5

Trevor and Tina   July 2023

Lovely cottage and our doggies loved the garden. It is ideal to see North Norfolk with beautiful villages to explore. Beaches are great and so dog friendly. Everyone makes you feel welcome and happy to tell you about the area.

We have had a very happy experience here.

Thank you

Rated 5 out of 5

A, S, D, J, R and B xx

Wow! What can we say? What a fantastic place to stay! Everything you could possibly want for hoomans and doggies was here. So many dog beds and bowls! Our dogs were so comfortable here, as were we, a real home from home. A huge thanks to Gail for being there for us and for sorting out a doggy buggy for Raff, he definitely couldn’t have got through the week without it. This is the best dog friendly place we have ever stayed in and we will return home refreshed from our chilled out holiday. Will recommend to everyone! Thanks again

Rated 5 out of 5

Emma, Chris Maddie Mollie, WIllow and Lola

Fantastic holiday from start to finish! Booking was easy and Gail was very helpful. We stayed at Ha’Penny Cottage in Trunch which was lovely. It was like home from home and even the dogs settled in quickly! We have had a fantastic stay in your cottage. It is modern clean comfortable and quiet too. The location is ideal for local walks and you’re only a short drive away from other places too.

We’re first time dog owners and this is our first holiday with them so we were unsure of what to expect but we’ve had a fantastic holiday. The pups felt settled right away and Lola loved the memory foam bed. Willow loved the secure garden where she could run round with her beloved tennis ball.

As we have kids to entertain as well as the doggies, we’ve ventured out every day and a few of our favourite spots are

  • – Cromer, Sheringham, Great Yarmouth, Horsey gap is a must to swim with the seals (the water is warmer too) and Wroxham for a boat trip on the Norfolk Broads (the dogs loved this too).
    We also went into Norwich but probably wouldn’t go back as not loads to do with dogs.
    Take the weather forecast with a pinch of salt, we had rain forecast most days but only had the odd shower. It was still warm even when cloudy. Rest of the week was lovely and sunny.
    If you are looking for a nice meal out, the Vernon Arms in Southrepps is only a 5 min drive away
    Thank you Sue and Sean for a lovely holiday. We will be back if you will have us

Val, Yan and Bob

This is a superb cottage in a perfect location – easy to reach all the beaches and Broads.
The cottage is fabulous, with everything you could possibly need for hoomans and dog family members. Bob loved the window sill seat – like most Westies he likes to see out and survey his kingdom!
Garden is lovely and a peaceful haven at the end of a busy day – Quiet glass or two in the sunshine -perfect!
Loved The Gunton Arms – not so much the Crown
Also at the Vernon ARms and The Ship – both good. Sue and Sean have provided a real home from home

Kathryn, Alexa and Sonny

We have had a wonderful week at lovely HaPenny Cottage.
A real home from home, so comfortable and everything we could possibly need
We found some lovely local walks with cockapoo Sonny and the cottage is a perfect base for exploring the area
We had a day on the broads, visited Cromer and Mundesley and had a trip on the North Norfolk railway spending an afternoon in Holt after coffee in Sheringham
The weather has been beautiful and the sun loungers were used too
Thank you for the lovely welcome hamper and dog treats
Such a nice surprise, I think we will be back

Maria, Mark, Bertie, Pippin and the Artful Dodger

Absolutely brilliant couple of days
The cottage is so lovely – The facilities for dogs are outstanding
It was a really good base for getting around and we found lots of lovely dog friendly beaches. The pub pie and mash is so good and such a short walk away and it really is very dog friendly. Thank you, we will be back.

Rich, Ria, Emma Justice and Archie

We have had a very comfortable stay. The cottage was spotlessly clean and equipped beyond expectation, just like being at home
Brilliant location, have enjoyed The Crown, The Vernon Arms and local beaches.
What a difference it makes when everything is available for our four legged friends
Thank you.

Phil Karen and Elland the Westie

Had a fantastic week (couldn’t have wished for better weather!) Must say we found the cottage to be the best equipped of any we have previously stayed in and the sofas and bed were very comfortable. Eland loves the grey memory foam rug in front of the fireplace! Im going to have to invest in one for home
Perfect location for visiting the beautiful Norfolk coast and thanks to Sue about the heads up for Trimingham Beach, a real hidden gem
Will recommend to friends and hope to visit again ourselves.
Many thanks Sue Sean Dougie and Pebbbles
Thank you for the wonderful hamper x

The cottage is amazing and the welcome hamper was a lovely touch. The dogs loved the homemade biscuits.
Only one day of rain, but that didnt spoil our time head . The dogs loved the beaches and their walks at the end of the village
Great days in Wroxham wit a boat trip on the Broad and a visit to the lovely pet shop for holiday toys
Another day spent at the Steam Museum
Nice beach walk next to the windmill and I loved the placards above the prehistoric finds
Found the Norfolk cider shop and stocked up
Nice fish and chips at Mundesley, and no bother from the gulls
The dogs loved the garden, Poppy loved the orthopaedic bed, I shall have to get one now. Grand walk through the grounds at Blicklng Hall, lovely lunch
Thank you for a lovely stay

Barry, Angela, Harris and Wallace

Thank you so much for a wonderful week in a truly beautiful cottage. You really have thought of everything we might need and the lovely hamper was very much appreciated.

Wallace and Harris have had an absolute blast – loved chasing the pigeons in the garden They especially loved the pub and visited it 3 times. They even helped mum and dad win the pub quiz (and the locals were very nice about it too!)

Wallace has been a very brave boy as he is scared of (most!) traffic and took a ride on the miniature railway from Aylsham to Wroxham and a boat trip of the Norfolk Broads. Both boys were very well behaved and Harris loved all the attention. Apparently Scotties are not common in Norfolk. Thanks so much.


We had a lovely week in a well equipped and comfortable cottage, ‘Dusty’ in particular liked visiting The Crown (Trunch), The Ship (Mundesley) and the Ship (Weybourne)
We had lovely walks on Mundesley beach and Pigney Wood – we would also recommend driving to Weybourne and walking on the coastal path (in the direction of Sheringham) and Weybourne Station (by Kelling Heath and Weybourne Station).
Sea food in Sheringham (lobster, prawns, crayfish)


What a fabulous cottage, everything you could want especially for Tia. (She loved all the Westie bits)
Really comfortable stay, we all relaxed – so much with lots of places to visit nearby, namely:
The Crown Inn – great pies!
Ship Inn at Mundesley, great fish and chips and beach walk
Cromer – again enjoyed the beach
Holt – lovely town and a cracking lunch at The Kings Head
Felbrigg Hall – long walk in great surroundings
Thank you for a fantastic relaxing stay
5 stars

Sergey, Victoria, Lucky, Julia, Bobhi and Buster

Had a great three days break here. We were worried that our journey to the house will take us on many country lanes though it was the opposite and easy to get here and find the house.We found the house well equipped for dogs (we had 4 with us). Even though we came prepared, if guests are travelling light or forget something, they will find all they need for doggies here.The house is very clean and tidy throughout, well stocked in the kitchen and living room. Comfortable sofas and seating area in general.The place is well located to be able to both walk and drive to various beaches that are dog friendly (out of season). Our dogs enjoyed walking there (it was the first time they have seen the sea)All in all, very pleased and will definitely recommend this place. Thank you SuE

Thank you for a very relaxing 3 day break at your lovely cottage,
Unfortunately, we arrived with one of our dogs post-op, so we were limited with excursions. Our 2 Rommies loved running around on Mundesley beach (closest beach and great for escape artist dogs!)
We had an OK takeaway from The Crown and great takeaway from New Sage Chinese Restaurant in Mundesley – highly recommend if you are house bound!
Thank you also for the crate for our poorly pup.


The cottage is absolutely beautiful, everything that you could possibly want and more. We felt at home the second we walked in. it felt very cosy, the pooches thought so too
We visited 5 different beaches and Bacton Woods, so much to do and see and not enough time which means we will have to come back
The hamper was lovely with local produce. very tasty, thank you for the wine and dog treats too
The garden is perfect, no worrying about escaping dog
We’ve had an amazing week even though the weather hasn’t always been that good. I can honestly say that this is the best place ever.


Absolutely loved Ha’Penny Cottage
Another Pack Holidays great finds!! Everything required and a bit more is to be found at this lovely, quiet cottage
Central to surrounding towns eg Cromer, Mundesley, North Walsham etc, the beaches, restaurants, pubs, bowling alley, arcades, walks for the dogs
Will definitely return. Thank you once again for everything,Gail at Pack Holidays, the owners of Ha’Penny Cottage who have done a lovely job with this home

Sue and Liam, Holly, Kendal, Libby and Lincoln

Our first stay at Trunch and must say couldn’t have asked for a more lovely cottage. The cottage is clean, comfortable and more than well equipped for both 2 and 4 legged guests.
We all felt totally at home and thoroughly enjoyed our few days of peace away from the busy work world.
We enjoyed local walks and dogs favourite is Bacton Woods. Holt is definitely worth a trip, so very pretty with all the lights.
Had two very nice meals out at The Suffield Arms and The Vernon Arms both dog friendly
Will defo recommend Ha’Penny Cottage to all
We are enjoying working our way through all the cottages

Keith Jenny and our three Westies

Amazing cottage equipped with everything you could need
Perfect for dogs with walks from the doorstep and great beaches nearby
It was really clean and well presented throughout
Thanks for an amazing stay! We hope to be back in the future.

Rated 5 out of 5

Just got back from a lovely 2 weeks at Ha'penny Cottage. Everything we needed for a fabulous relaxing break. Clean, comfortable and extremely dog friendly. Would thoroughly recommend.

Sue Greaves,