Guestbook


Our 9th holiday here and it still feels as special as the very first time we stayed 🖤
We visited all of our favourite beaches and locations; we also went to Fairhaven Water Gardens for the first time which was a lovely discovery.

Unfortunately our last day was a bit of a wash out due to the stormy weather but it was so nice to have a cosy afternoon in the cottage with the fire on relaxing and snoozing.

The dogs, as always have had a fabulous week and are looking forward to a rest next week.

We all thoroughly enjoyed the basket of goodies and the cakes were delicious.

Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for everything and we’ll see you next year
-x-

Alison Hall

21 Oct 2023

Well what can we say? We arrived arrived tired, looking forward to our Norfolk break, what we experienced when we arrived for our first CVC stay was such a warm welcome. It was a wonderful start to our stay and we hadn't even opened the door! The welcome basket was a delight and the surprises in this cottage kept coming. I was abale to catch up with some tv dramas, practice my lie dancing and cook a beautiful meal in the slow cooker. These were wonderful additions so after some exploring, shopping, walks and laughter the cottage helped us unwind us further. Oh adn the bed was a dream. Best hostess at any holiday accommodation we have stayed in with a dog. Complete home from home. Will we be back? Oh yes! Thank you we are leaving refreshed and well Millie she just loved it all. How will I wean her off the doggy biscuits I don't know. She loves them.

Paul, Trish and Millie.

18 Mar 2023

I now have a theory that CVC must be some kind of secret time machine- it's the only way I can explain that out week is already at an end, I'm sure we only arrived yesterday! Looking back at my photos though we have visited some great places. Ha Ha Farm at Blofield was a great Halloween experience for children as was Great Yarmouth. We also visited Horsey and just sat and watched the seals for a while and Holkham Hall = very dog friendly in the park etc, as well s enjoying walks o all the local bleaches. As ever though the things that made our holiday so good was the cottage, the welcome basket and the warm welcome form Paula, Peter and Weasel- couldn't ask for more. It's been lovely spending time with you all. See you in March.

Diane and Poppy

22 Oct 2022

Some comments from our guestbook.....

20th February Molly and I have really enjoyed our first visit to CVC. Paula and Peter have been so welcoming. The cottage is lovley, very homely and very dog friendly. Every little detail has been considered. The weather hasn't been great but we have had lots of beach walks- all local and easy to reach. Linda and Molly

10th February 2024 We have had a great week staying in the cottage. It has everything you need and more. The weather was mostly kind, just a couple of soggy days. The cottage is ideally located for explorimg all the beaches. I thnik we visited a different one every day! It was our first visit but we will be back! Thanks Paula, Peter and Weasel for a lovley stay. Nicki, Ian and Louis. xxx

3rd January We think this is our 4th Twixmas and New Year stay and as enjoyable as all the others. We visited all our usual haunts along with a visit to Trimingham beach which was lovely for a peaceful walk away from the crowds. Everything has been great as we have come to expect. Thank you for anothe wonderful welcome and stay. Lisa, Pam and Rosie. A lovely restful rest after Christmas. We found delightful  new walks, churches and seals to enjoy photographing. All week greatly enjoyed our delicious seasonal goodies. Nothing better than a slice a day! Hope 2024 is another wonderful year for you all. Joe xx

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27th December We have never been away for Christmas before. Weather has been so mild, including sunshine on Boxing Day. Loved our welcome basket of goodies thank you. Cottage was very clean and comfortable. We walked a lot, ate a lt and slept a lot! We really enjoyed ourselves. Karen, Diane, Erin and Pearl.

25th November Another lovley week at CVC our home from home. It's always good to return and to be welcomed back with open arm s like you really are returning home! Beautiful cakes as always and Poppy has done her best to finish off her biscuits. It's a good job we ordered some to take home! We've had some lovely weather on and off much better than forecasted so have enjoyed some lovley beach walks and discovered Caister beach for the first time. Great beach will definitely go back. Thanks Paua and Peter for all you continue to do make CVC so perfect and thank you Weasel for your lovely welcome and for being  a great friend to Poppy. Love Diane and Poppy.

11th November   It doesn't seem a week ago that we turned in to the drive for our third stay this year. We felt ourselves sigh and relax. As Paula came out and welcomed us it confirmed we were back in our happy place. Lots of catch ups anf laughter. This week has been superb from our warm welcome and lovely welcome basket to the weather which has been great for November, sunny most days. A perfect place to be on firework night- silent! the dogs slept all evening blissfully unaware. Although we are sad to be leaving we will be back in spring. Thanks for a lovely holiday. Sue, Derek, Marley and George xxx

4th November It might have been a few years since our previous two visits but CVC is even more perfect than before! The changes made are just the icing on the cake - and Paula's gluten and lactose free cakes were absolutley yummy too! We have had a brilliant week visiting old favourites and new finds. Paula's suggestion of the Wayford Bridge Inn for Sunday lunch was a great idea- really good roasts. Cafe Carmel in Bacton is great for vegaan and gluten free food too. Run by a friendly, family team. Thanks again for a brilliant stay. Anne, John and Merlin. x

 

28th October What a fabulous cottage. Great first stay and it won't be our last. Wonderful warm greeting from Paula on arrival set the tone for our holiday. We know the area from previous holidays but always find something new to do. This time the North Norfolk Railway from Holt to Sheringham. Wonderful steam engines both ways. Return visits to our favourite beaches Sea Palling, Cart Gap- walk to Happisburgh to see the Time and Tide Bell on the beach for the first time after seeing it in the school playground for years! Lovely meal at Poppylands near Horsey Windpump and the Nelsons Head. Already looking forward to visiting again. Jo, Margaret, Jake, Faith and Wills xxx

21st October Our 9th holiday here and it still feel as special as the very first time we stayed. We visited all our favourite beaches and locations. We also went to Fairhaven Water Gardens for the first time which was a lovely discovery. Unfortunately our last day was a bit of a wash out due to the weather but it was nice to have a cosy afternnon here by the fire. The dogs as always have had a fabulous time and are looking forward to a resr next week! A big thank you to Paula, Peter and Weasel we'll see you next year. Alison, Jon, Berie and Arthur xxx

14th October Another wonderful holiday at CVC. Thank you for the warm welcome. The cakes were delicious as always. This is our home from home and we love it here. Some great walks on the beach and in the woods. Looking forward to our return next year. Thank you for your help and kindness. Love Sue, Sarah, Reuben and Teasha. xxx

6th October Another great break at CVC! Weather kind so Jasper could sit in the garden. Again everthing we needed plus mega comfy beds. Cart Gap beach was lovley with a really nice cafe. Bacton beach was great too. Walcott our favourite though. A nice morning in Yarmouth. I hadn't been for over 50 years! Mississippi River Cruise is a must! Two chinese meals from Oriental Garden. Fab! Kay, Terry and Jasper. xx

30th September Well what a fab cottage and garden with amazing hosts. Beds super comfy, kitchen had everything we needed. Welcome basket was super....cakes were scrummy , dogs thoroughly enjoyed their biscuits and the jam!! Well it was gorgeous. This cottage is not only a great find in itself it is located in a fantastic position with loads of places to visit nearby. And who would have thought in September in Norfolk we would have been walking along the prom, no sleeves, no wind and loads of sun and blue sky. Thanks Paula, Peter and Weasel. Hope to see you again . Lin, Max and the tribe.

 

23rd September Thank you for another wonderful stay at Church View Cottage. CVC is a home from home for us. Still planty to do on our next visits! Thank you for the lovley warm welcome on our return, the welcome basket , the flowers and our lovley card. We can't wait for our next visit. Lots of love Jemma, Andy, Henry and Misty.

16th September Yet another great visit to Norfolk and Church View Cottage- our tenth visit! Never get tired of coming here. Paula and Peter always make us so welcome in what we kind of regard as our home from home. Norfolk and particulalry CVC is a great plave in which to relax and unwind. The whole vibe is very friendly here and chilled. Already looking forward to our next visit. Many thanks for all that you do. Best wishes Martin, Jeanette and Isla .

9th September What a scorcher of a week! Temperature in the mid to high 20's every day this week has emant a lot of plannning on when and where to take the dogs. A couple of ealry morning and late evening walks on the beach and a couple of visits to th wonderful and cool Bacton Woods has been great. Wherever we have been it's always lovely to return to the lovely cool rooms and sanctuary of CVC. After many visits we know we are guaranteed the comfort and cleanliness of first class accomodation in our favourite part of England. Thank you once again Paula, Peter and Weasel for a lovely week to relax and recharge the batteries. The flowers and welcome goodies are appreciated as ever. See you next year! Gill, George, Nathan, Merryn and Raymond. xx

2nd September Our long awaited first visit to Church View Cottage and we're sure it won't be the last. Such a lovley personal welcome from Paula and Weasel on arrival and what a wonderful welcome basket of delicious goodies. Thank goodness we ordered special cheesy dog treats to take home. An ideal base for exploring the local countryside, coastal and beach walks. Living in a landblocked area, walking beside the sea is heavenly. CVC is perfectly situated, in the middle of nowhere but within easy access to so many interesting places to visit.The Cottage itself is so cosy and comfortable and the beautiful enclosed garden just perfect for our dogs. We so needed to get away from it all this week and have been able to do just that. Thank you so much. Peter, Kathy, Maisie and Nala.

26th August Well what can I say - our first summer visit. The weather has been beautiful. We have walked along some empty beaches and broads- Where are all the people? The cottage as ever is perfect and as usual we are sad to be leaving but on the upside we will be back in the autumn. Thank you so much Paula, Peter and of course Weasel. Much love Sue, Derek, Marley and George. 

19th August Lovely stay. Made to feel very welcome. Delicious goodies which we devoured very quickly. Great base for the places we visited. Love that everywhere is so dog friendly and welcoming. See you next year. Cheryl, Steve, Mabel and Monty.

5th August It was lovely to be back at Church View Cottage and to have the lovely warm welcome from Paula, Peter and Weasel. The basket of goodies was delicious, especially the chocolate cake. Billie and Humphrey loved the treats. We have had a relaxing 2 weeks, which went very quickly. We visited our usual places and of course our dogs visited the beaches. Over the last 2 weeks the weather has been kind to us mostly dry and sunny. Hope to be back soon. Thanks for a lovely holiday. Mary, Dave, Billie and Humphrey.

22nd July A great break away at Church View Cottage. It was lovely to just take time to relax in the comfortable surroundings of the cottage. We visited some places we haven't been to in years. Thank you for the welcome- we will bring some dogs next time! Alli and Graham 

15th July Another wonderful stay here at CVC. Thanks to Paula, Peter and Weasel  for the lovely greeting when we arrived and the cake and goodies in the welcome basket. Plus of course the Weasel tested dog treats. I must say the weather has been good. The Greyhound pub in Hickling for fish pie is amazing. Cafe Carmel is great for vegans. Very sad to be going home back to work but we are booked in for next year. Hooray! Thanks again. Love Lynne, Julie, Kizzy and Topy.

30th June What a lovely cottage! Everything you could need. Lovely garden and so dog friendly. Plenty of places to visit and come back to a cosy cottage. Very central to all places of interest. Visited NNR Holt to Sheringham, lovely coastal views. Also had a 2 hour cruise along the broads from Wroxham. Visit to Cromer, quaint seaside town with pier. Not forgetting beaches. Would definetly recommend a visit here. Best wishes Denise, Karen, Paul and a woof from George. P.S Not forgetting our friendly hosts Paula, Peter and Weasel. 

24th June Had a lovely week weather could have not been better. Thank you for a great week in your home from home cottage. Had some beautiful days on the lovely Norfolk beaches. Best wishes Heather, Jonathon and Keava.

17th June Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for a wonderful holiday! The cottage is perfect, comfortable, well equipped, pretty. Everything we could have needed was there! The welcome basket of goodies was lovely- proper brownies! And the dogs enjoyed the biscuits,especially Eddie. Thanks for organising such amazing weather too!! We went to the Lughthouse Inn - didn't eat but the food looked great, had Sunday lunch at The Wayford Bridge Inn which was lovely. We had an excellent meal at the Vernon Arms in Southrepps and experienced a friendly welcome at the Nelsons Head in Horsey. Very sad to be leaving but hopefully we'll be back. Thank you so much Pippa, Paul, Berti, Doughball and Eddie. 

10th June What an amazing time we have had! Such a relaxing break in a stunning cottage. All the details around the place have has so much thought put in to them. We were even discovering new details all week. P,P and W have been such wonderful hosts and the welcome basket was so lovely! We have had a week full of adventures; wals, sightseeing and relaxing. The people around here are lovely and so dog friendly. Thank you Mick, Ellen, Beth and Buddy.

3rd June We have had a wonderful holiday. It's perfect for exploring the quiet beaches of Norfolk and enjoying the beautiful countryside. It's lovely coming home to cosy Church View Cottage and it's beautiful garden, which was enjoyed by Saffy, my Lhasa Apso. We are already planning our next visit! Thank you for the lovly welcome, the flowers , the cakes and biscuits for Saffy. Pam and Saffy.

20th May Our first visit to CVC but hopefully not our last. We've had a really lovley and relaxing time. The cottage is great. The garden is a  real bonus and as the weather has been so kind we've actually been  able to sit outside! So many great places to visit and things to do in the area. Great beach walks which we all appreciated including Hiugo the mini schnauzer. Thank you for being such great hosts. Andy, Lynn and Hugo says thank you very much for the dog biscuits!!

13th May Such a lovley cottage and garden for dogs and their humans! Great to be able to spend time on the quiet beaches at Bacton and Trimingham. Also lovely walks in Bacton Woods. Nce weather for several days! Thank you for the cakes and dogie biscuits. The read, white and blue flowers were a lovely touch to see when we arrived. Ros, Carolyn, Kody and Pickle.

6th May At the risk of repeating ourselves, we have had a lovely relaxing week at CVC. We have stayed here many times and this visit was as lovely as our first. We revisited our old favourite places but also managed to find some new ones. The weather has been kind with mainly sunny days and our dogs have enjoyed the near deserted beaches. Wherever we went it was always great to make our way back to CVC, relax and enjoy a cuppa. We have all slept well and we wil be back in September. Thank you once again, the cakes were scrummy, the dogs enjoyed their biscuits and everything was perfect. See you soon. Gill, George, Merryn and Raymond.

22nd April Oh my goodness I can't believe our break is over already. Where does time go? We have had a lovley tme, the weather has been kind so lots of long beach walks, our favourites being Mundelsey, Walcott, Overstrand and the long one Caister to Great Yarmouth and back. The boys are exhausted but happy- very waggy tails! It was nice to spend some time in thegarden as well. So quiet and ver, very relaxing. Thanks Paula, Peter and Weasel see you in the summer for our next break. Sue, Derek, Marley and George. 

10th April I've actually lost count of the number of times we have stayed here now, but as usual it has been a delight! As soon as we drove into the drive we felt at home. A wonderful welcome always awaits, along with the rather special welcome basket. The CVC friends group presented us with some new places to visit as well as some old favourites. We enjoyed Wroxham Barns with it's lovely craft inspred shopping and Fairhaven Water Gardens with it's lovely peaceful boat trip which was dog friendly.Old favourites included Bacton Woods , Mundesley beach and Martham Paw Ground. We are back later in the year. Thanks for another wonderful break which has flown by. See you all again soon. Lisa, Pam and Rosie.

4th April  It has been lovley to finally be here in person. This is my first stay at CVC but my sister has been here several times. A warm and friendly greeting welcomed us in and despite it being a soggy end to March we had a relaxing break. Lots of places to visit and plenty of cakes sampled! Thanks for a wonderful stay ...we'll be back. Linda, Isla and Mani.

27th March Thank you for another brilliant holiday. The cottage was a sperfect as ever. A real home from home. The welcome basket is a treat for humans and four legged friends alike. It's been a really relaxing holiday, a little longer than normal which meant I was able to really unwind. Can't wait till the next one! Diane and Poppy.

18th March Well what can we say? We arrived tired, looking forward to our Norfolk break, what we experienced when we arrived for our first CVC stay was such a warm welcome.  The welcome basket was a delight and the surprises in this cottage kept coming. I was able to catch up withn some tv dramas, practice my line dancing and cook a beautiful meal in the slow cooker. These were wonderful additions so after some exploring, sgopping walks and laughter the cottage helped us unwind further. Oh and the bed was a dream. Best hostess at any holdiay accomodation we have stayed with ourdog. Complete home from home. Will we be back? Oh yes! Thank you we are leaving refreshed and well. Millie she just loved it all. How will I wean her off the doggy biscuits I don't know. She loves them Paul Trish and Millie.

11th March Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel. We have had another superb break. Wonderful welcomebasket. Cakes are super and Coco loves her biscuits. Had a grreat borthday week and explred Southwold and looking forward to returning soon. Craig, Paula and Coco.

13th February Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for a lovely relaxing holiday. We received such a warm welcome and greatly appreciated the welcome pack. Tommy adored the homemade baked treats. The cottage is so thoughtfully furnished to be a comfortable , cosy sanctuary after a day of strenuous exploring. The bed was so comfortable and everything spotless. We go home refreshed and rejuvenated thanks to your wonderful hospitality. Fiona, Dave and Tommy.

10th February We had a lovely visit. A great weekend away. Of course we already know Poppy is a fan, but it was delightful seeing her little face at the window to greet me (and to keep an eye out for her bestie Weasel!). Great to see the snowdrops at Walsingham and have a lovely beach walk with Poppy at Mundesley  Diane, Emily and Poppy.

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4th January Yet another fantastically relaxing stay at Church View . As always a big thank you for all that you do to make the perfect home from home. You know that we shall keep coming back. Norfolk in winter is just as good as it is in the summer. See you soon. Martin, Jeanette, Finn and Isla.

TWIXMAS: 4th January  Our 4th visit to this wonderful cottage in a quiet part of Norfolk. Paula, Peter and Weasel made us feel very welcome and the cottage is like our second home. We just keep coming back! Delicious hamper with a wonderful Christmas cake made by Paula's um- thank you. Had some lovely walks , cos nights in and bracing strolls along the beaches. We can't fault the cottage or our stays here and will be back later in the year. Lisa, Pam, Joe and Rosie xx

26th November Our 8th holiday here at Church View Cottage and it gets better each time. We have had the pleasure of shoeing our young dog the delights of the fabulous Norfolk beaches for the first time and we think he was impressed. We love our Autumn/winter breaks and we are safely booked in next year. Paula, Peter and Weasel have been the absolute perfect hosts and the welcome basket of goodies is truly appreciated by us all. See you next year. Alison, Jon, Bertie and Arthur

19th November A lovely place with lots of villages to visit. The cottage is very cosy. Paula and Peter are really nice people. The dogs had the time of their lives on the local beaches. Thanks Gary, Jane and the greyhounds.

12th November I'm unsure what happens when we arrive at Church View but time just flies by. No sooner have we arrived but all too quickly it's time to leave. Yet again we have had a perfect week . Lots of lovely walks along our favourite beaches and woodland areas.  We are still finding new places to visit and recommend a Slice of The Broads in Wroxham for coffee and cake and it's dog friendly too which is a must for us. Thanks Paula, Peter and Weasel. See you in the Spring. Sue, Derek, Marley and George. 

5th November Another relaxing and chilled week all made so much better by the wonderful hosts. Paula and Peter and not forgetting Weasel. Been all over the coastline with the girlies Ruby and Gracie ( Springer Spaniels) Cart Gap, Sea Palling, Acle, Wroxham, Eccles by the Sea. Holt, Bacton, Walcott and always back to the cosy, warm and inviting cottage. Log burner is so wonderful. Our welcome treats as always were lovely and we all enjoyed them. Would recommend the Lighthouse at Walcott for Sunday lunch. All homemade and super. Portion control is huge and hot. Holy Country Park and Bacton Woods are lovely this time of the year- enjoyed every tiring minute! Rhank you hope to see you all again soon. Sharon, Darren Ruby and Gracie xxx

29th October Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel once again another wonderful holiday in your beautiful cottage. Really appreciated our goodies on arrival. Especially Stan with his cheesy dog treats and our new addition Molly. Beautiful trips to beaches and walks through Bacton Woods. Hope to be visiting again soon. Lovely to see Stan on the October calendar sitting with the stone dogs we bought last year. Love Gerry, Martyn, Stan and Molly.

22nd October I now have a theory that CVC must be some kind of secret time machine- it's the only way I can explain that out week is already at an end, I'm sure we only arrived yesterday! Looking back at my photos though we have visited some great places. Ha Ha Farm at Blofield was a great Halloween experience for children as was Great Yarmouth. We also visited Horsey and just sat and watched the seals for a while and Holkham Hall = very dog friendly in the park etc, as well s enjoying walks o all the local bleaches. As ever though the things that made our holiday so good was the cottage, the welcome basket and the warm welcome form Paula, Peter and Weasel- couldn't ask for more. It's been lovely spending time with you all. See you in March. Love Diane and Poppy xx

15th October Another fantastic week at CVC. Lovely welcome from Paula, Peter and Weasel. The welcome basket as always was really good and Reuben and Teasha enjoyed their treats too. Loads of walks in the woods and on the beach. So relaxing here are home from home. The weather has been fantastic for us and have enjoyed every minute. Sad to be going home but looking forward to coming back next year. Thank you for a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. See you next year. Love Sue, Sarah, Reuben and Teasha xxx

7th October Another wonderful holiday at Church View Cottage. A lovely warm welcome from Paula, Peter and Weasel. Beautiful cottage and garden along with a fantastic goodie basket. See you again in March Sheila, Tony and Ellie xx

24th September Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel we have enjoyed a great week at Church View Cottage- our 8th visit! As always you have made us very welcome and cosy. Church View Cottage is such a great place to unwind in and fully relax. Only problem is that the week has passed too quickly.... Will be back September next year. Once again Thank you! With best wishes Martin, Jeanette plus Finn and Isla ( The Houndies)

17th September  It has been great to escape and breathe the beautiful Norfolk sea air once again. Coming to our second home of CVC means we instantly relax the minute we pull up on the drive and start to recharge our batteries after running empty for the last few months. We re sorry to be leaving before our full week is up but getting the keys to our brand new home is an exciting prospect. However with two holiday weeks booked with you in 2023 we have lots to look forward to. As always, thank you for the welcome basket of goodies, always appreciated by humans and four paws alike. Much Love Gill, George, Nathan and Goldies xx

3rd September Thank you once again for helping us enjoy another lovely week and our friend Sharon really enjoyed her break also. Along with that a BIG THANK YOU for helping when our Mishka became ill with you organising a vet for us to take her to. Back to her grumpy old self now! We had a great time going up to the top of the Lighthouse on one of it's open days and on such a beautifully clear day we could see the breakers breaking over sand banks 13 miles out with the naked eye, absolutely wonderful. Poppylands was good also. Looking forward to next May. Love from Lilian, Dave, Sharon, Mishka and Ruby xx

27th August Our first time in Norfolk and it won't be our last. We have had a lovely time. Paula, Peter and Weasel were very welcoming and the cakes, homemade jam, bread eggs and dog biscuits were a good start to the holiday. The cottage is perfect and had everything we needed and is in a great location not far from anything. We visited Sheringham Park, Cromer, Horsey beach and the Horsey wind pump. The beaches are brill. We also hired a boat in Wroxham. Which was very relaxing. The Facebook group that Paula has is also very good for first timers like us as it gives us plenty of ideas of where to go. A week is not enough to see everything so we will definitely be back. Thank you Sarah, Shaun, Finley and Ebb 

20th August We have had a lovely week in Norfolk. The cottage was perfect and had everything that we needed. We can't believe how quiet the beaches were and have spent some part of every day on a beach. Our top find was going to Horsey beach to see the seals and we ended up going to see them three times! It was mesmerising seeing them so close up in the wild. Thank you for being such great hosts! We will definitely come back. All the little touches in the cottage are just perfect..... Thank you very much Angela. John Heidi and Elphie X

13th August Thanks for the lovely welcome, the treats for us and the pooches went down very well! CVC was just as we imagined. Spotlessly clean, very comfy and well equipped with everything you can think of and more, especially when it comes to the dogs. We loved knowing we could let them wander around the garden knowing they were completely safe. We felt very at home. Paula, Peter and Weasel are great hosts. We had a great time walking at Cart Gap every morning, exploring the Broads, had a lovely meal at The Swan at Horning would definitely recommend. Spent a lovely couple of hours watching the seals at Horsey and thanks to the amazing weather and the generous loan of body boards we were able to swim and have lots of fun. We are leaving feeling very relaxed and will hopefully return in the not to distant future! Thanks for everything. Kathryn, Ali, Fred, Ruby and Coco .

5th August Thank you again for letting us stay at Church View Cottage. It really is a lovely cottage and had everything we needed, including towels for Jasper which I had managed to forget to bring. You really have thought of everything. The cottage was perfectly placed and we managed lots of "touristy things" as it was our first visit to Norfolk. The garden is lovely and I enjoyed cups of coffee sitting in the sun. My son said the cottage was "home from home" - but really it's much nicer than home! The welcome basket was very welcome indeed, thank you. It's evident that such thought has gone in to everything you do to make Church View Cottage so welcoming and comfortable for guests. The cottage's group Facebook page was a goldmine of information for us and really helpful for ideas on where to go and what to do. I had hoped to get to Holt Country Park but the beaches were calling the children! I do hope to be able to return to CVC in the future, it's a lovely retreat in a beautiful area. Kirstie and the boys.

30th July On arrival we were met by Paula, Peter and Weasel. It was lovely to return to Church View Cottage as it is so relaxing and peaceful. The cottage is well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The cottage has a lovely enclosed garden for the dogs to play safely. In the first few dats the weather was extremely hot so we took our two labradoodles Billie and Humphrey to Bacton Woods. We were able to take them on ling walks under the shelter of the trees. During the rest of the holiday we visited Wroxham. Horning, Cromer, Sheringham and Great Yarmouth and the many beaches nearby for Billie and Humphrey. In our second week were were joined by our daughter and grand daughter. They really enjoyed their stay at Church View Cottage too! Thank you Paula, Peter nd Weasel for yet another holiday. All the best Mary, Dave, Sue , Maddison , Humphrey and Billie

16th July Again a wonderfully peaceful break from the every day routine, didn't visit many places this time but will be back again in six weeks to plague Peter and Paula for another week. Everything was perfect here as usual and the dogs and both of us had a really nice time. Thanks Peter and Paula for all your efforts in keeping Church View Cottage so lovely. See you soon. Dave and Lil, Mishka and Ruby  X

9th July Well what can I say? Another fabulous two weeks here at Church View. As always the cottage is so very clean and comfy. Garden looking great and it is just so peaceful. The welcome basket for us and the homemade dog biscuits went down well. All the places we visited have been so dog friendly. We can't wait to return next year. Love Lynne, Julie, Kizzy and Topy. 

25th June Our first visit to Church View Cottage and certainly not our last one. It's a lovely cottage and the area around is perfect for us and out two dogs. They loved it and the great walks around here tired them out and made for peaceful evenings in the cosy cottage. I especially loved Cart Gap beach.....so much in fact we got up at 4am to watch the sunrise at 4.30am. It was worth it!! The walks are all very good and so much knowledge has been provided that it was easy to explore the way we did. Paula, Peter and especially Weasel were wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome. P.S was especially glad of the Mud Daddy as Torrie had found a slimy muddy puddle! we were We will be back! Anne, Tracey, Torrie and Bayley.

18th June Thank you P&P  for the warm welcome and hospitality. The goodies hamper was much enjoyed. We have visited and walked at Bacton, Happisburgh, Holt, Blakeney, Sherringham, Cromer, Wroxham, Horning and Norwich. We got the bus from Stalham to Norwich which worked very well for us. We much liked the fish and chips at Bacton and we braved the roads and walked to Lessingham one evening, enjoying the walk and the pint at the end of it. All the best P&P.

11th June Paula told us this is our sixteenth visit. We still absolutely love the cottage, the garden, Peter, Paula and of course Weasel. Visited new places Sheringham , Blakeney, Holt country Park and the Vicarage Gardens. All well worth a visit. See you in September. Lots of love Sheila, Tony and Ellie.

4th June Our second visit to CVC and it was just as lovely as our first. Paula, Peter and Weasel you made us feel so welcome it was like visiting old friends. The new shower is HUGE and great and I absolutely love the wallpaper in the bedroom. The welcome basket was amazing and we both loved the chocolate caramel brownies. We found new places to visit and beaches for Juno but it was just nice to sit back and chill and unwind for a week. See you all next year. Loads of love Wendy, Rob and Juno xx

28th May After waiting 16 months for our greatly appreciated holiday at CVC it hasn't failed to bring us so much joy. We received a lovely warm welcome from Peter, Paula and Weasel. The photos of CVC don't do it justice! The basket of homemade treats is a perfect touch, so very thoughtful. The cottage has been a real home from home for us. So much time has been put in to making it comfortable, love the antique touches around the cottage. We have had a great time exploring Norfolk, need to return as we couldn't fit in everything we wanted to do see and do. Two weeks next time I think!!! Thank you again and until next time. Love Joanne and Gary. 

 

21st May Once again everything was perfect for our return since the pandemic and it was just what we needed to get back on track! We were very lucky with lovely warm weather and was lovely to return to places we had visited before. Paula's welcome was as warm as the first time and the things she puts together so you can enjoy your holiday is second to none. Sheets of places to visit-walk-eat-or just relax are there to read. So helpful. Thank you once again Paula, Peter and Weasel - we will see you again. Love Sue, Keith and Harry.

14th May My third visit to CVC and I drive through the gate my mind stops flitting from one thing to another and what i should or shouldn't have done before leaving home. It's a wonderful feeling! Another very warm welcome. The garden looks lovely and CVC immaculate as ever with yummy looking welcome basket. Time to make a cuppa and eat one, if not two, of Paula's delicious cakes whist sitting in the garden totally relaxed. Monti doing the rounds checking out everything and once satisfied all is well he finds the sunniest corner and lies down and goes to sleep. Bliss! The new wallpaper in my bedroom is lovely and brings the garden in to it and the new mattress gets a 10 from both Monti and me! Likewise the new shower is gorgeous too. I was out and about every day revisiting places and generally relaxing. We certainly made use of the garden this visit as the weather was lovely bar one day but on that day we came back and snuggled in front of the log burner watching films for the rest of the day. Paula and Peter have made CVC a very special place and no wonder people come back and back. It really is like coming home- can't wait for my next visit! Claire and Monti x

7th May Thank you once again for allowing us to spend time in our Happy Place that is Church View Cottage. We have had a lovely week just relaxing and pottering around. Took a new trip to Honing Railway Station to step back in time and imagine what it was like in the early 20th  century. Had a wonderful Sunday roast at The Greyhound at Hickling and another meal their for our anniversary. Highly recommended, great food and friendly staff. Poppylands is great as always and now they've opened up a little onsite shop it's even better for a meander around. Ventured over to Stalham car boot on Friday where there were lots of pitches. As  always Church View Cottage is spotlessly clean and welcoming. Thank you for the welcome basket which is always much appreciated after a long drive. Only five months until our next visit and we will be counting down the days. Much love George, Gill, Merryn and Raymond

30th April  This was our second visit to Church View Cottage and it was just as good as the first. So much so we have booked again for next year! From the huge warm welcome from Paula, Peter and Weasel and the fantastic recommendation you can't go wrong. The cottage is warm and homely and has everything you need for a fantastic holiday. This was our first holiday with two dogs and they both loved it. Lots of exploring done- Bacton Woods, Holt Country Park, North Walsham and Dilham Canal and so much more. We still haven't explored everywhere! I booked this week as a surprise wedding anniversary present it was a secret for over a year! Paula recommended The Recruiting Sergeant for a lovely meal. It was absolutely wonderful. The food and atmosphere was lovely and dog friendly too which was a bonus. Paula, Peter and Weasel - what you have here is amazing. You can see how much and hard work goes into it. We cannot wait to return for our next Church View holidays. Thank you. Lots of love Jemma, Andy, Henry and Misty

 

23rd April Our second visit to Church View Cottage. We had very good weather and a lovely time with trips to Cart Gap, Happisburgh and Walcott beaches and also Weavers Way at Honing along the disused railway and through the woods. It was so peaceful and we didn't see another person. The cottage is lovely and homely and in such a good spot for the coast and the broads. The welcome basket was delicious, lemon cup cakes were fab and the dogs loved their biscuits. We has a nice meal at the Lessingham Star- huge portions and Chinese delivered from Hong Kong in Stalham. Thank you very much , hope to be back next year. Kathryn, John , Holly and Evie

20th April Our third visit to Church View Cottage, where we really feel at home now. Had fantastic weather- blue skies and sunshine. Warm enough to sit in the garden. Had a fabulous time that came to an end so quickly. But we are back for Twixmas and Easter next year! Highly recommend Martham Paw Ground for a really secure dog field if you have a dog without sufficient recall. We also highly recommend the Chinese takeaway in Stalham- Hong Kong - fabulous food and good vale. Had a great walk along the beach at Mundesley, countryside walk around Neatishead, climbed the Happisburgh Lighthouse and visited the seals at Horsey beach. Also did an 8 mile circular walk from the cottage, along Weavers Way and back. As always Paula, Peter and Weasel were fabulous hosts. Loved our welcome basket. Thank you so much and see you later in the year. Lisa, Pam, Joe and Rosie 

16th April Second visit to Church View. Thanks again for making us feel so welcome. Basket of goodies was well received by all! Renovations look great and walk in shower perfect! Really lucky with the weather, fantastic walks: Cottage to Cart Gap. Happisburgh to Cart Gap. Walcott to Bacton, Horsey Windpump. Recommend chips at Walcott, pint at the Poachers and ice cream along the front. "Sandwiches by the Sea" worth a stop at Happisburgh beach/ lighthouse. Mundesley chippy good too. Always nice to come back and get the fire going, very cosy! Dogs thoroughly enjoyed exploring the garden and dog treats. Thanks Paula, Peter and Weasel for a very enjoyable and relaxing stay. See you soon. Andy, Marie, Kieran , Ewan and the pooches....

9th April We can't believe our week is over already! The weather has been kind to us yet again. We have had some lovely walks along the beaches and over the surrounding countryside. We can't believe we are still finding new "new to us" walks. Church View is definitely our "happy Place" and we are looking forward to our return in November. Maybe we need 3 holidays next year. Sue, Derek Marley and George 

2nd April Another great holiday at Church View Cottage. Freezing cold Sunday then Monday start of fabulous weather. Managed to sunbathe in the garden and even spent time sitting on the beach. Lovely walks at Bacton Woods and discovered new routes around the local lanes and villages. Visited Horsey Mill and nearby farm shops. Nice sandy beach at Bacton, accessible all day. Thanks Paula, Peter and Weasel for making this such a special place. See you in June. Sheila, Tony and Ellie 

19th March Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for another great week on our cottage home from home. As always we have enjoyed walks on the local beaches followed by delicious homemade cakes and doggie treats in front of the cost woodturner. Perfect way to spend the day. After so many visits it's nice when we visit somewhere for the first time and St Benet's abbey was  a great find. The weather has been lovely and I have enjoyed a good read in the garden. Counting down the days until our next visit in October. Diane and Poppy

11th March We have has such a lovely holiday here once again. All so homely and the new shower is fantastic. Church View Cottage never disappoints. A favourite place for us and Lottie. Thank you Alan, Cyndy with Lottie 

26th February We have had a lovely stay at Church View Cottage. The welcome pack on arrival was a lovely touch. The cottage has all the things needed for a relaxing break. The coastline and the Broads are outstanding and we enjoyed lots of walks and visits to villages. Winterton on Sea, Bacton and Cromer were all favourites with the dogs. Thank you Michelle, Mike, Declan, Griff and Mabel

19th February We have had a lovely break here- thank you. The dogs have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the beaches. I think Bacton and Winterton have been there favourites and seeing seals in the sea at Winterton a real highlight! Even storm Eunice bought a touch of excitement with a brief power cut- thank you for the stove! The welcome basket was lovely- great cakes and the dogs loved  their biscuits. A very enjoyable stay- I will certainly be sharing with friends! Sharon, Martyn, Jess and Rommell.

15th February Thank you so much Paula, Peter and Weasel. We can fully see why this cottage is normally booked up- a real home from home! We had a great time and fitted so much in. We would recommend a visit to St Benet's Abbey on the Broads.  Our trip there was a bit wild weather wise as it's very exposed and in the middle of nowhere. The winds were up to 40mph! We enjoyed pottering about Horning and went to the very newly reopened Staithe and Willow Café and Bistro. Very dog friendly. They were trying out their pip cakes on dogs - Bonny absolutely approved. Thanks so much for the fabulous welcome basket. Gorgeous cakes and cheesy bones for Bonny. Jo, Paul, Sam and Bonny.

12th February A beautiful, quirky cottage. We enjoyed the delicious welcome basket and cost fire. Great access to lovely beaches ( we walked 50 miles!) and tasty food at many pit stops. Harriet and Helen.

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17th January 18 months it's taken us to get back! We've had a great weekend. Weather has been great. Was lovely to be back on Happisburgh beach. Coco is definitely in her happy place as our we. Home from home, always a great welcome, goodies are fantastic. Such a lovely gesture for Craig's birthday with the calendar. We packed lots in to a weekend, highlights are Sheringham, Cromer and Great Yarmouth. Coco has been shattered every evening. Looking forward to returning next year. All the best Paula, Craig ad Coco.

14th January The cottage is lovely, especially for those of us with dogs. It was so nice to let them out in the garden first thing in the morning and in the evening, knowing they were safe and couldn't wander. We thoroughly appreciated you welcome basket with it's homemade treats. Lovely touches! And my bed was so comfy! You are lucky to live in such a dog friendly and beautiful areas. All the pubs and cafes were very welcoming to the dogs which made choosing somewhere to eat so much easier. Thank you for hosting us so well!  Nicci x

9th January Lovely welcome from Paula, Peter and Weasel and a gorgeous welcome basket. The cottage immaculate and as last time everything one could possibly want or need. We felt at home again the moment we stepped inside. A lovely week to start off the year. Great walks definitely blowing any cobwebs away, pub lunches and then back to a very cosy Church View Cottage to 100% relaxing! Can't wait for May for my third visit. Love Clare and Monti xx

2nd January Our 2nd visit to Church View . Yet again we've had a lovely, relaxing time in a charming, cosy environment. We loved the welcome hamper, particularly the pear cake and Rosie loved the cheesy biscuit wreath. Wonderful walks on the beaches and in the local woods. Weather was a bit  damp and grey but the cosy cottage was always here on our return. Had a peaceful break which was just what we needed. No fireworks which Rosie appreciated as where we live they go off constantly at this time of year. Loved the new cottage layout since our previous stay. Thank you for all the wonderful personal touches- particularly Rosie being the star of the December calendar! We can't recommend you more highly- just fabulous hosts and cottage. Lisa, Pam and Rosie

Christmas 2021 Paula, Peter and Weasel thank you so much for making our Christmas so homely. Kody really enjoyed the beach walks and made a new BBB. Dave the GSD. The cottage was decorated so well for Christmas, thank you for that. Also the welcome basket, the cake and mice pies were super. Kody enjoyed the biscuits from Weasel. All the best for 2002. Ros, Carolyn and Kody.

20th December Our first visit to CVC and we all had a lovely time. The cottage was decorated for Christmas and was so comfortable with everything you could need and also very cosy. It was so warm we didn't even light the log burner. We had good weather on Saturday and had a lovely walk on the beach at Sea Palling.  Sunday was a but damp but we still had a trip out to Wroxham which we were surprised was so busy. Holly has a bad knee but we are coming back in April so hope to do more then. So nice to find a truly dog friendly cottage and much to see within easy reach. The welcome basket of goodies was delicious and the dogs loved the homemade biscuits. Looking forward to our next visit. Kathryn, John, Holly and Evie 

27th November After having our holiday rescheduled twice because of lockdown we can honestly say it was well worth the wait. What a fabulous time we've had here at Church View Cottage. Making lots of fantastic memories to take away with us. Paula, Peter and Weasel very very friendly, welcoming and accommodating nothing was too much trouble. The welcome basket is a lovely touch and we very much enjoyed the cakes. Henry loved the homemade cheese biscuits. Beautiful cottage in a beautiful spot with everything you need pretty much on your doorstep. The beach is close by and beautifully clean. There are lots of lovely villages and great walks nearby. Thank you so much for having us, we can't wait to book again. See you next time! Jemma, Andy and Henry xx

20th November Thanks Paula, Pete and Weasel for another fabulous week, which as always, has gone way too fast! As always the cottage was so clean, comfortable and welcoming. The perfect place to come back to after a walk on any of the nearby fabulous beaches. I have a very happy and tired dog to take home and I feel completely re -charged. Poppy is going to miss looking for Weasel every morning! Thanks for the welcome basket- as good as ever! Can't wait for next March! Love Diane and Poppy x

13th November Thank you all so very much , Paula Peter and Weasel. We cannot believe our 5th visit is over so quickly. As always we were greeted with a warm welcome and delicious basket of goodies. This truly is our happy place, so much so holidays 6-8 are already booked. We will never tire of such a wonderful relaxing cottage. See you next April. Sue, Derek, Marley and George. xx

6th October Our 7th Visit to Church View Cottage and we have had another fabulous week. We have been blessed with fantastic weather considering it's November! We have been out all day, every day on all of our favourite beaches. We  have witnessed some stunning sunsets and have then loved returning to the cosy cottage in the evenings. We are going home re-charged with some lovely memories. Two of us are going home very tired with sandy paws. a big THANK YOU to Paula and Peter for always making us feel very welcome and for the welcome basket which is always appreciated. See you next year! Alison, Jon , Bertie and Jack

30th October Hi Paula, Peter and of course Weasel. We have had the most amazing holiday. Wonderful cottage, so clean and tastefully decorated. Most peaceful and quiet time. But with plenty of lovely beaches and walks for the dogs and places of interest on the doorstep. Our dog Stan really enjoyed it. Especially on our arrival with his cheesy doggie treats from Paula. We ordered some more to take home for his cousins. Looking forward to seeing you again next October. Thank you for a wonderful time. See you in 2022. Gerry, Martyn and Stan

23rd October Hi Paula, Peter and Weasel, We would just like to say thank you so very much for the warm welcome after waiting to get here for 18 months. We loved our stay at Church View Cottage as did Mishka and Ruby. They are sulking as I write this as with cases packed, they know it's back home shortly. We all loved the walks, beaches etc so much and will miss them until next year as we've booked for 2022. Best wishes to you all. Dave, Lilian, Mishka and Ruby xx

16th October Another fabulous holiday at Church View Cottage. The welcome basket as always was delicious. Loads of walks on the beach. Reuben and Teasha have had a great time. As have Sarah and I. Great to see Paula and Peter again, it's like home from home. We have had a lovely relaxing holiday and looking forward to coming again next year. Thank you so much for looking after us Paula, Peter and Weasel, have enjoyed every minute of our time with you. Love Sue, Sarah, Reuben and Teasha

9th October Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel, we have had a lovely week at your beautiful cottage. The welcome basket was delicious and Billie and Humphrey loved their biscuits. Visited Happisburgh, Cromer, Mundesley, Sea Palling and Horsey beaches. The dogs loved their long walks. At Horsey beach it was wonderful to see the hundred of seals bathing and playing on the beach. You can spend all day watching them. It's been a great week, weather not too bad, already booked two weeks next year. See you soon. Love Mary, Dave, Billie and Humphrey

2nd October 2021 Another wonderful holiday at Church View Cottage. Thanks to Peter and Paula for all their help and hospitality. We visited "feltlikeit" in Happisburgh and would recommend a visit. We were amazed at this Lady's skill. Thanks to Broadland Vets for looking after Lola and being so caring. See you in again in March. Love Sheila, Tony, Lola and Eliie xx

25th September So lovely to get back to our favourite Norfolk retreat after nearly 2 years of Covid pandemic and numerous lockdowns! We arrived, as always, to a lovely welcome and smiley faces. The cottage is beautiful and clean and the renovations made after our stay in January 2022 have added to the comfortable, home from home, environment. We have had a lovely relaxing week- just what we needed- and the weather has been absolutely stunning. What more could anyone ask for? A lovely cottage, fantastic scenery, beautiful big skies, gorgeous sandy beaches and stunning warmth and sunshine. You can stick going abroad. Church View Cottage and Norfolk get our vote every time. Looking forward to our next stay and raising a glass of cheer to our fantastic hosts Paula, Peter and Weasel. Thank you so much Gill, George, Nathan and pooches Merryn and Raymond.

18th September Thank you Paula , Peter and Weasel - our 7TH visit to Church View and as always is has been fantastic. We always feel completely relaxed here as soon as we open the front door it is like home from home. Your hard work ion making Church View so hard to resist is very much appreciated. See you next September. Martin, Jeanette, Finn and Isla ( The houndies)

11th September Our first visit and not our last as 2 more visits to take place next year! Welcome basket 5* 9 plum crumble cake exquisite!) Cottage even better than we expected. And it has been HOT! Did our stuff in the mornings and late afternoon as I don't do hot and humid! Walcott and Happisburgh were our favourites. Bacton Wood was enjoyed by an ever sniffing Jasper. North Walsham and Stalham are nice little towns. Paula gives great recommendations for eateries and is always there to help when help is needed. A wonderful holiday all round. Can't wait for 2022.

4th September This was our third visit, should have been the 4th. As always a wonderful welcome basket which was greatly appreciated after a long journey. The cottage is everything you could possibly want, exceptionally clean, comfortable and very well equipped. We have had a great week even though the sun didn't shine too much. There is so much to do within a small radius of the cottage, boat trips, beaches, country walks and all surprisingly quiet. Poor Lola has been exhausted every evening with such a variety of experiences but especially running on the fantastic beaches. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and always being available for advice and recommendations. We will be back. Thank you Alan, Sue and Lola.

28th August Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for another holiday at your beautiful cottage. The welcome basket of cakes was yummy. We had a fantastic time Alpaca trekking in Wells, our were called Juanito and Nacho. We spent a lovely day with family on Mundesley beach. Fishing and Playing, we even caught some fish. Yippy. Lots of love Dean, Helen, Connor and Maddie

21st August Thank you so much for the lovely welcome back. The hamper was lovely as always. Dave has eaten all of the scrummy cakes and Jack can't get enough of his cheesy treats. We are loving all the changes you have made to the cottage. Looks great. Thankyou so much for the vet recommendation. They were so friendly and very thorough with Jack, would highly recommend to anyone. It has been a lovely relaxing break away and hope to see you both soon. Love Mary, Dave and Jack.

14th August My favourite was the bed because it was in the wall and I was so cosy. And the window between the bedroom and living room is fun because you can pretend to go downstairs and it makes us laugh. I love Weasel. Jess ( aged8) Happisburgh and Mundesley beaches are both lovely to visit. Thank you for a lovely stay. The welcome basket was fab and much appreciated! Kirsty and Roger.

31st July Fifth fabulous stay at Church View. Paula and Peter have been great as usual with information on places to visit. The cottage and garden are stunning and as always the cottage is so very clean. We hired a boat from Whispering Reeds for a morning we all has such fun driving it. Dogs are allowed on too. Beaches, woods and Vicarage Gardens in the area are so nice and all within a short distance. Poachers Pocket, The Lighthouse Inn and Small Sticks Cafe all serve lovely food. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous. Already booked for next year. This cottage and the owners are the best not forgetting Weasel. P.S The welcome basket is so lovely and homemade dog treats are fab. Love Lynne, Julie, Kizzy and Topy.

 

17th July Had a lovely relaxing week, gone too quickly. As soon as we turned into CVC it felt like home- returning to an old friend. From the lovely flowers to the warm welcome to the lovely welcome basket it was just as you hope a holiday cottage to be. Clean, well equipped and smelt so fresh, reassuring in these Covid times. Can't say we've done a lot, the enclosed filed we hired every day has been wonderful for our reactive rescue dog, Bacton beach is a firm favourite. Many thanks to you both. See you next year, Vicky, Tony, Tilly and Milo.

10th July What a little gem, the garden is so secure which makes life so much easier. We can highly recommend Happisburgh/Car Gap beach and we also ventured to Bacton Woods and to Holt woods. We felt so relaxed here, many thanks Peter and Paula for a wonderful relaxing break. We would love to come again. Best wishes Peter, Sharon, Daisy, Misty and Bella ( who are all shattered after 2 hours on the beach and woodland walks) 

3rd July What a wonderful week I've had. The welcome, the cottage, the goodies left for my arrival and besides the rather dismal weather it was great. The cottage is SO comfortable and I felt "at home£ immediately and so did Monti. The garden is lovely and hopefully next year  we will be able to lounge in it more. Thank you so much Peter, Paula and Weasel. Can't wait for next May. Clare and Monti. 

19th June Delicious home made goodies on arrival for us and Ollie- thank you! So pleased that we were able to make it back here after lockdown delayed our visit. As always it is a delight to return here. Paula and Peter have thought of everything you could possible need in the cottage and it was spotless on arrival. Total privacy and quiet in the cottage 9 except when Ollie gets over excited and barks!) Yet Paula and Peter are easily available if needed. We had hot weather so tended to go out in the mornings and have chilled afternoons at the cottage. All the hard work Paula and Peter put in to the garden has created a pretty and peaceful garden which Ollie loves to play in. Great location for a holiday as offers rural seclusion, plus lots of lovley beaches, woodland walks and other places to explore only a short distance away. Bacton beach is lovely and sandy. Ollie enjoyed paddling in the sea and plenty of space there which helps when you have a dog who can be nervous. Thank you so much Andrea, Dave and Ollie. 

12th June First timers!! What a wonderful welcome. We have really enjoyed our week here ( and not because of the gorgeous weather!) Yummy welcome basket full of eggs, jam, bread, cakes and biscuits for the dogs, made a fantastic start to our holiday. Cottage is lovely and well situated as well as being well equipped with anything you could possibly need. Paula and Peter always on hand if needed and gave us lots of advice on which beaches/walks were suitable with the dogs. We have spent an awful lot of time in the garden. It is so pretty, relaxing ,safe for the dogs and peaceful. This is just what we needed to unwind with all the stress of Covid. So happy we snapped up the cancellation. Already looking forward to visiting again. Thanks for a superb time. Virtual hugs Niki, John, Lorenzo and Sandy 

28th May 2021 Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for making us so welcome. The cottage is beautiful and in such a wonderful setting. The weather has been amazing so we have enjoyed so much lovely time in the garden ( which I have fallen in love with!) We have visited beautiful beaches, woods, cafes and pubs and have been able to completely unwind and relax. Just what we were hoping for. We have had an amazing holiday and it was so worth waiting an extra year for. We will definitely be making a return visit. Lots of love Wendy, Rob and Juno. 

22nd May 2021 Welcome packed was filled with lovely goodies for humans and dogs alike. Cottage spotlessly clean and everything you could need in here. Weather was kind to us the first few days. Dogs had an amazing time on the beaches, was lucky to see many seals on the beach ay Horsey. Visited Poppylands-an old favourite and enjoyed their lovely cake and coffee. Thanks for making us so welcome. Lorraine, Janet, Frankie, Jazz and Pixie.

15th May 2021 A year later than originally planned for our first visit here but definitely worth the wait! Beautiful cottage and garden and everything so clean and well kept. We've had some fabulous beach walks, pub lunches and chilling in the garden. Thank you Paula and Peter for your top tips and being so friendly and inviting. Obviously a special mention to Weasel from Amos. A bromance has begun! We hope to be back soon, but in the meantime thank you and we hope 2021 is good to you. Sarah, Adam and Amos 

1st May 2021 Thanks again Paula and Peter, we have had a much needed break away..... Cottage is snug and cosy as always. The welcome pack amazing and those chocolate brownies! Will be hard getting Teddy and Angus in the car to go home ( they have had a fab week enjoying the beach at Cart Gap and Caister). See you very soon ( June)  Love Jules, Jen, Angus and Teddy xxx

24th April 2021 Wow- we can't believe it's our fourth visit and it's over so quickly. We are still discovering miles of new to us glorious beaches and countryside walks. The dogs have walked their paws off and enjoyed Paula's "doggie treats" every bit as much as we enjoyed the cake in the welcome hamper. We are looking forward to our return in November and have booked our first break of 2022. Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for sharing your perfect bit of Norfolk with us. Sue, Derek, Nobby, Marley and George. xx

17th April 2021 Well here we are again! In this book it looks like we only just left and have come back again, if only! It has felt so long and must have felt much longer for Paula, Peter and Weasel. However we feel very lucky to be the first of many coming back to enjoy Church View Cottage. We have had a lovely week and the weather has been very kind and we have enjoyed visiting some old favourites- the seals at Horsey ( lots of them), Cart Gap, Sea Palling and Bacton beaches. We have also found some new places to explore. Coltishall is lovely to wander around and we had a lovely day there with Paula and Weasel. Dollies Bakery is highly recommended for lunch. Also had a lovely day at Beeston Bump and a circular walk which takes in the Priory too. Paula and Peter also recommended a walk from Lathams in Potter Heigham along the river, which we tried and found reed bed creation with lots of birds enjoying the environment. Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for making us feel so welcome again in our home from home. The welcome basket was as delicious as ever. Diane and Poppy xx

COVID 19 LOCKDOWN 3 21st December - 12th April 2021

20.12.2020 Such a lovely cosy cottage to spend a pre-Christmas break! Thank you Paula and Peter for your hospitality and welcome basket. The dogs loved their treats. In spite of the weather we had a lovely time exploring the beaches and the surrounding area. Sandra, Andrew, Archie and Rolly.

12.12.2020 Wow, what a lot has happened since we were here in March! Lovely to know that somethings remain the same- same warm welcome from Paula, Peter and Weasel. Same relaxing, cosy cottage that you can feel safe in thanks to all COVID precautions. Same yummy welcome basket and same lovely beaches for long walks with Poppy running free and meeting new and old friends. And the perfect end of the day, feet up in front of the log burner with a slice of Paula's cake! Thanks for another perfect week. Diane and Poppy xx

COVID19  LOCKDOWN 2

6.11.2020 Thank you so much for a restful holiday. Despite the start of lockdown 2 and an American election this week we've relaxed and ignored the world! Seals have been the highlight, two trip to watch pupping! Also lots of doodle dashing on the beach. Church View Cottage is a delight, thank you for the welcome goodies. Tess loved hers! We have been warm and comfortable. The cottage has everything we needed. Hope we can visit again. Karen, Ian and Tess x

30.10.2020 Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel. This is our first visit to Church View Cottage and we have had a thoroughly wonderful time! The weather has been pretty good for the time of year which meant that we were able to get out and about exploring the local area. The cottage is great and is definitely a home from home! We really enjoyed our trip on the Mississippi Boat and seeing the seals at Horsey. I'm really looking forward to visit number 2 in February when I return with my friend Laura and her dog Poppy. Many thanks for the wonderful basket of goodies for the humans and for Chester. Best wishes Kathryn, Deborah, Stephen and Chester xxx

24.10.2020 We have just had the most perfect Autumn break here at Church View Cottage. It was a much needed holiday for us after such a challenging year! We have walked for miles on the local beaches with the dogs knowing that we had a lovely, cosy place to return to in the evening to relax.......Trimingham was was new beach to explore for us this year and we will definitely return next year ( we have booked for next autumn already) Thank you for the lovely basket of goodies and Jack and Bertie loved their biscuits. Alison, Jon and the little woofers! 

17.10.2020 Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel. Our third visit as great as the third. like coming to stay with friends. Lots of lovely walk both across the fields and the beaches. The boys have loved it and exhausted themselves playing with Weasel. We are looking forward already to returning twice in 2021. Lots of love and thanks again. Sue, Derek and the boys. xxx

10.10.2020 We have had a really great holiday, sad it's finished but looking forward to returning next year. Thank you Paula and Peter for making this holiday so comfortable and safe. The dogs have had a great time on the beach every day. Lovely to see Weasel again, such a great dog. We have had a really relaxing time just what we needed. Lots of love Sue, Sarah, Reuben and Teasha xxx

3.10.2020 The worst storm in Paula's memory hit so we have arrived on Sunday but still no power, but had a romantic cold salad by the light of the candles and log fire. The rest of the week was unusual but enjoyable just the same. Thanks for everything, it was a good as it always has been ( our 12th visit) We'll be back (hopefully!) Lots of love Sheila, Tony, Lola and Ellie xx

26.9.2020 Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for making our 3rd visit to Church View Cottage so special! The welcome basket was delicious and the dogs loved their biscuits. We have felt very safe with the precautions put in place, both here at the cottage and out and about the area. The cafes we have been to have had covid precautions in place and everyone has been following  the rules. We have had a lovely time and the weather has been very kind to us for most of the week. The dogs have loved their walks on the local beaches. We have loved exploring new areas we hadn't been to before such as Holt, Blakeney, Overstrand and the stunning beach at Gorleston. Thank you for the recommendations Paula. But most of all. thank you for caring and being so helpful and supportive when things didn't go quite as planned ( car breakdown). We have loved our visits to your beautiful cottage. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Carole, John, Ellie and Snowy. xx 

19.9.2020 Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage, we have had a super time. The weather has been wonderful which has been an added bonus. It is our first time in Norfolk and we have thoroughly enjoyed it. The cottage is really comfortable with everything needed for a good holiday. The beds are very comfy. We have felt really safe staying here, with the Covid situation and everything is spotless. We would love to return some time in the future. The cakes and dog biscuits were lovely. Mary, Brian, Karen and doggies.

12.9.2020 Yet again another fantastic relaxing and comfortable week at Church View. Thank you Paula and Peter for all that you do in making this such a great place to stay, particularly during this difficult time that we are all going through with Covid. Some restrictions with what we could do9 pubs, cafes etc) BUT Norfolk is still a brilliant place to visit..... See you next September. Martin, Jeanette, Daniel, Ralph Finn and Isla (the houndies)

5.9.2020 So happy to be back at Church View Cottage after 4 years! We've had lots of walks on the beach, a fabulous trip on The Queen of the Broads at Wroxham. We visited Timeline Antiques Centre at North Walsham and went to the local farm shop and butchers. But the highlight has been relaxing in the cottage and peaceful garden. Such a fabulous break from the madness back home! Thank you so much Peter, Paula and Weasel for another fantastic holiday. We really don't want to go home. Hopefully see you soon. Stuart, Louise and Boris Green xxx

29.8.2020 Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel. Our 4th year at the cottage has been lovely. The cakes were yummy. We have had a fun filled week. Thank you Peter for rescuing Connor's aeroplane from the field. Lots of love Dean, Helen, Connor and Maddie.

22.8.2020 Thanks to Paula, Peter and Weasel for another fabulous time at Church View Cottage. We couldn't have felt any more safe with your Covid precautions in place. We truly love staying here and spending quality time. The only downfall is we only stay for one week. Dotty had a great time with Weasel. Can't wait to come back next year and celebrate our 60th! Paula, Gordon, Harry and Dotty.

14.8.2020 First visit and we had a lovely time. Dogs loved walking along the beach and exploring. Chocolate cupcakes were lovely! Nim, Shayne and the girls.

08.08.2020 Our first visit here and we had a lovely time. Paula, and Peter are lovely and truly do everything they can to make sure the guests are happy. We visited seals at Horsey. It was wonderful to see them bobbing up and down. The Mississippi boat trip was great too!  The beaches were lovely and sandy and not crowded along the dog friendly area. Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel we have really enjoyed our stay. Julie, Ben, Ryan, Elsie and Dougie (the cavapoo). P.S The welcome basket of goodies were yummy.

31.7.2020 Wonderfully relaxing week- just chilled out mostly. Very comfortable cottage. We are looking forward to returning in September next year. Many thanks Paula, Peter and Weasel for making us so welcome. Andy, Jane and Merlin ( woof woof)

25.7.2020 It has been a few years since we visited Church View Cottage, so it was lovely to see Paula, Peter and Weasel once again. Like always, they gave us a lovely welcome with a gorgeous sponge cake, cream biscuits and home made doggy biscuits. Billie and Humphrey got on well with Weasel and they enjoyed playing and running around the garden. Fortunately the weather has been dry and sunny which was good as our granddaughter came with us this time and has had a brilliant time. On two occasions we went to The Kings Head  Hotel at Wroxham. We have visited Sheringham and had a wonderful time on the steam train. We also went to Happisburgh and Sea Palling beach. We saw the seals at Horsey beach which was amazing. We also went to Horning and went on the Mississippi boat, which was great. The skipper gave his commentary all about the Broads and the beautiful houses we past on the way, on the way back he played relaxing jazz music. Everything about our holiday was brilliant. It has been a great holiday, Thanks to Paula, Peter and Weasel for making our holiday brilliant. We hope to be back soon. Love from Mary, Dave, Madison, Billie and Humphrey. xxxx

18.7.2020 Well first guests after re-opening and I can say Paula and Peter have gone above and beyond to make everything safe for us. Weather has been very kind to us and the dogs. Everywhere we have been for food and drinks we have felt very safe with all health and safety in place. Poppylands, The Lighthouse Inn, Smallsticks café, Poachers Pocket and Fairhaven Garden to name just a few. Also went on Ross's wildlife boat trip at Horsey with friends and six dogs, great fun. Paula and Peter are so welcoming and friendly nothing is too much trouble even when we broke the washing line twice! Love it so much we have booked another two weeks next year. Love Lynne, Julie, Topy, Kizzy and Alfie xx

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9.3 2020 Thank you all for another brilliant holiday at your lovely cottage. It's been a lovely relaxing break from all the madness going on around the world. We could walk on deserted beaches for miles and come back to a warm and cosy cottage to have a glass of wine by the fire. It was lovely to stay a little longer this time, the only down side is want to go home even less than normal - it really feels like home! Thanks again and see you in November. Diane and Poppy x

3.2.2020 Annette and myself have had a great 4 days in this lovely, comfy cottage. We've walked every day and have seen some lovely beaches and sea along the way to Mundesley. We had a very tasty lunch at the Royal Hotel and highly recommend it. We have had varied weather but mostly sunny skies and little rain and it was a pleasure to come back to this lovely cottage to re-energise for the next day. Sad to go but we've got lovely memories to take back home! Patricia x

22.2.2020 Fabulous time as ever. The alterations are great, bedroom even cosier. Took the girls to the beach and the woods but mainly chilled out. Thanks Paula, Peter and Weasel for making this place so  special. Sheila, Tony , Lola and Ellie

15.2.2020 Fantastic stay, thanks for all your hospitality and advice. Lovely cottage in a great location. The seals at Horsey were our highlight! Mad good use of the log burner on the cold windy nights. All in all a great holiday. Ian, Debbie and Jamie

10.2.2020 A spacious, well furnished cottage in a quiet location. The cottage was spotless , has a large very secure garden which Lola loved. Thank you Paula and Pet for a lovely break, See you both in June.

5.1 2020 We have had numerous holidays at Church View Cottage but this has been our first winter break. As always we were welcomed with big smiles, yummy cakes, biscuits for the dogs and several other goodies. Our short break has been so relaxing and coming back to the warm and cosy cottage after a bracing walk on the beaches has been delightful. We got to use the log burner big time this holiday and it is simply mesmerising gazing in to the flames whilst sipping on a glass of prosecco....bliss! Oh, if only we could stay here forever!! Alas, our time to leave has come all too quickly but we will be back to test out the new revamped look. Thank you so much Paula and Peter for your wonderful, never ceasing hospitality and considerate thought for your guests. We hope 2020 is a brilliant year for you. All our love, Gill, George, Merryn and Raymond.

Twixmas Our first visit to Church View Cottage and it won't be our last! Paula, Peter and Weasel made us feel very welcome. The weather was kind to us, staying dry, even with a glimpse of the sun! We had lovely walks on Happisburgh beach, Cart Gap and Bacton Woods. We also visited Horsey beach to see the seals-  a lovely experience and not too busy. We had dinner at The |Lighthouse Inn one evening and was made to feel very welcome, even with our dog Rosie. We are off to the Star Inn tonight, New Year's Eve for dinner! The cottage is lovely and cosy, with everything you need. Great enclosed garden for the dog, beautiful clear skies, so you can see the stars without any light pollution. Looks lovely with the thoughtful decorations. We thoroughly enjoyed our welcome hamper too! Thank you so much! Love Lisa, Pam and Rosie. xxx

Christmas 2019 Thank you both for making Christmas such a wonderful time. Christmas day was a bright sunny day and Bailee had a great time playing with the other dogs on the beach. The cottage was great. Many thanks for the Christmas decorations. See you again in the near future. Frank, Barbara and Bailee.

16.11.2019 This was our fifth holiday in Church View Cottage but our first time staying here in the winter. The weather has been very kind to us and we had an absolutely fantastic week! We have been on long beach walks every single day. My fit bit is showing 105,000 steps and 42 miles! Our beach walks included Wells Next The Sea, Walcott, Cart Gap, Happisburgh and Winterton on Sea where we saw the seals. It has been lovely to come back to the cottage in the evenings to get cosy by the fire with a glass of wine..... Thank you so much for the super welcome basket of goodies, the boys especially enjoyed their cheesy biscuits. Hope to see you next year.... Alison. Jon, Bertie and Jack.

2.11.2019 We have had a lovely week although the weather has been a bit rough at times. Dogs have enjoyed their walks on various beaches and we have enjoyed meals at local pubs in Lessingham and the White Horse at Brancaster Staithe courtesy of Norfolk Restaurant Week- great idea! Cottage very comfortable and welcoming. Many thanks to Paula and  Peter for help and advice. Greatest bonus has been the quiet which has saved our collies sanity away from the fireworks! Hope to be back sometime. Love from Emma, Doris Taz, Pepper and Merit.

27.10.2019 Oh Weasel it's not looking good- mum is packing things in bags and saying it's tie to go home! I've seen it before - it doesn't matter how much I sit and sulk in the chair we still have to leave. We have both been so happy here this week. We've had lots of sunny walks on beautiful beaches and so many friendly dogs to speak to. My first visit to How Hill to walk by the river and the Autumn colours in the secret garden were beautiful. My favourite day was my play date with Weasel at Winterton, a run on that lovely sandy beach and then a tasty sausage roll in Poppy's Cafe (very well named I thought!) The perfect day to every day was coming back to our lovely homely cottage to one of Paula's home made dog biscuits ( mum enjoyed the cakes too) and the restful sleep in front of the wood burner. So tell me how can going back to work be better than all that, I just don't understand! My only consolation is that mum tells me we are coming back in a few months time. So I look forward to seeing you again then, Weasel, Paula and Peter. Thanks for a brilliant week. Poppy and Diane xx

26.10.2019  Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for our 10th fabulous holiday. The cottage with its recent improvements is even better if that's possible. After circumstances keeping us away for 12 months we did wonder that we were wearing rose - tinted glasses, but we have to say it's better than we remembered. Thanks once again for your brilliant hospitality and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Lots of love Sheila, Tony, Ellie and Lola xx

19.10.2019 Thank you Paula, Pete and Weasel for another great week at Church View Cottage, the cottage was immaculate as usual and although the weather wasn't great we had a great time searching around the antique shops, walking on the beach and for the first time visiting another side of Norfolk we're not used to seeing Great Yarmouth. We had some lovely meals out meaning no cooking at night for me, a great break. Looking forward to our next visit. Thanks again Chris, Cheryl and Plum

12.10.2019  Another great week here, our fourth year and still loving every minute. The basket of goodies went down well for us as well as the dogs. Have had some lovely walks on the beaches. Rueben and Teasha have enjoyed every minute, two happy dogs. We have had a lovely relaxing week but it has gone too quickly. Looking forward to coming back again next October. Thanks again Lots of love Sue, Sarah, Reuben and Teasha xx

5.10.2019 Thank you Paula, Pete and Weasel. This was our second visit to Church View Cottage this time our new addition George came too. Our visit was every bit as enjoyable as the first. Lots and lots of off lead walks on un spoilt beaches. We went to Pigneys Wood and Sheringham Wood this time as well - wonderful. Nobby, Marley and George loved playing with Weasel in the garden. The boys have run their legs off and slept every evening in the cosy lounge- can't beat it. Norfolk is such a dog friendly place we hope to be back in 2020. Sue, Derek, Nobby, Marley and George. 

28.8.2019 Another lovely week here, cannot fault the cottage or Pete and Paula, who give their all to accommodate guests. Have really appreciated the woodburner on a few occasions. Enjoyed walking the coastal path from Cart Gap to Happisburgh for the first time. Walcott beach is amazing now it has been sandscaped. The dogs have had a great time, we will be taking 2 very tired cocker spaniels home! Great meals as ever at the Wayford Bridge, Lighthouse Inn and the Star at Lessingham. Thank you so much for having us. see you in April 2020. Jenny, Jules, Teddy and Angus.

21.9.2019  Once again, big, big thank you to Paula and Peter for making Church View such a great place to come and stay...... so comfortable and cosy. A week in Norfolk is like the best therapy.... feel so relaxed, just don't want to go home. Norfolk is a great place to unwind in, made even better by the fact that everywhere is dog friendly. Our houndies have had a great time..... Will be back again next September for our 6th visit. Martin, Jeanette, Finn and Isla.

14.9.2019 Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for such a lovely welcome and the amazing treats for both humans and dogs. This is our second visit to Church View Cottage. We have been very lucky with the weather. The dogs have loved the beaches. We went to Happisburgh, Bacton, where the sandscaping scheme has just been completed and Winterton on Sea with the fantastic Dunes Cafe with it's " Dog Houses". We also visited Poppy's cafe in Winterton. It is a lovely quaint old fashioned cafe and served lovely cakes. We visited Sheringham park and Felbrigg Hall. Both National Trust properties with lovely tea rooms. We had a trip to Horning and a very tasty lunch at The New Inn watching the boats go by. We also went to Horsey Windmill and to see the seals at Horsey. This has been a lovely relaxing week and has gone by much too quickly. Hope to be back again next year. Carole, John, Ellie and Snowy.

7.9.2019 Many thanks Paula, Peter and Weasel for making us so welcome at Church View Cottage for our 1st visit. We was met by the happy and friendly Paula and Weasel who made us feel at home, especially the lovely cakes and biscuits for the pups. The cottage is home from home and it was so nice that Daisy, Dylan and Dexter could play in the safety of the secure garden and enjoyed making a new friend with Weasel. We all had a great week exploring and eating our way round Norfolk! Had a lovely visit to Horning and a boat trip along the Broads on the Mississippi boat. The dogs loved all the attention. A nice stroll around the lovely town of Holt, Daisy, Dylan and Dexter got new toys from "Woofers and Barkers" Very posh dog boutique! Followed by a fantastic lunch at Rocky Bottoms and a coastal walk from the restaurant gardens. Took the Park and Ride to Norwich had a nice time here. Great fun was spent at the beaches and lovely brunch at Smallsticks. Great time had by all. Karen, Hazel, Daisy doddle, Dylan and Dexter.

30.8.2019 Had a great time at Church View Cottage. A Lovely welcome, very relaxing especially with our dogs. The cottage is so comfortable and well set out and the garden is just right for the dogs and us. Paula gave us so much information about the area which helped us choose the right beaches for our great walks with the dogs. The weather has been good, we have been so lucky. Would definitely recommend Church View Cottage to our friends and family at it is ideal and every time we went out we looked forward to getting back to the cottage. Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel ( we have not got friendly dogs so they couldn't play) Jean, Helen, Saffy, Max, and Lily xxx

24.8.2019 This was my first holiday at Church View Cottage and what an amazing time I've had! A busy week from little walks at Cart Gap to getting caught in the rain at Sheringham park! had the best ice cream from the little ice cream van at Cart Gap. If you're interested in going for a little boat trip take a ride to Wroxham for a Broads Tour. Thank you to Paula, Pete and Weasel for a very warm welcome and a wonderful time. I'll be back don't worry! Love Lou xx

17.8.2019 We had an amazing holiday. We have climbed Happisburgh Lighthouse for the second time, amazing view. Biked around Blickling Hall Estate and went on a boat trip to Blakeney Point on the Ptarmigan to see the seals. Kids had a fantastic time at Bewilderwood, 3 rd visit! We spent a rainy day a Hunstanton Sealife Centre. Spent the day at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens and went on a boat trip to St Benets Abbey. Stopped at Cart Gap for a play on the beach and fish and chips from Small sticks Cafe. Family came to visit and spent the day on Mundesley beach sea fishing and building sandcastles. Have had a lovely week. Love Helen, Dean, Connor and Maddie xxx

10.8.2019 Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! We loved exploring this area- Thrigby Hall and How Hill where we had a fab boat trip on the electric Eel. We built a great den at bewilderwood and loved discovering great places to eat. Burgers at he beach at Happisburgh. Fish and chips from the Kingfisher at Walcott and the amazing Rocket Pizza van. We hope to be back! Thanks again, Kate, Russ, William and Sandy.

3.8.2019 1st visit to Church View and loved it! A warm welcome from Peter, Paula and Weasel. Thank you for the basket of goodies! Went down a treat and the dogs loved the biscuits. Found the place very relaxing and loved the garden. BBQ was great! Happisburgh - Cart Gap -  a great walk along the front with a visit to Smallsticks cafe recommended. Thanks Paula for recommending Bacton woods and local walks. The beach at Sea Palling was fantastic. Great fish and chips at Walcott and Winterton on sea, cafe on the sea front highly recommended! Even saw a seal on our last evening at Cart Gap. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. See you at Easter. Thanks again Andy, Marie, Kieran and Euan. ( Bertie and Skye)

27.7.2019 Thank you once again for your wonderful hospitality during our stay at your lovely, welcoming cottage. A lovely 21st birthday surprise on arrival for our son Nathan was truly appreciated and such a special and kind thought, along with all the goodies in the welcome pack. As you know, we absolutely love this little part of England and have visited frequently. Thankfully we have visited most of the sites before so haven't felt the need to charge out every day. It's been lovely to just relax in this current heatwave. This weeks consistently high temperatures in excess of 30 degrees has not been great for the dog but we have thoroughly enjoyed our early morning and late evening walks along the beaches. Something new for us this week was a trip to the Rocket Pizza Van which is highly recommended. So thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for another memorable week. You can sure we will be back ( For a 5th visit!) Gill, George, Nathan and Merryn.

20.7.2019 Lovely cottage - thank you - super bed. Everything here we needed. Hope we will come again soon. So much to see and do in the area. The garden for the dogs is a bonus and Weasel is so calm with all the visitors. Thanks see you again soon. Charlie, Gill , Vicki, Hamish and Skye.

13.7.2019 Had a lovely stay. Thanks to a last minute cancellation we were about to come early which has made is to so much more relaxing than just a week. Weather has been excellent, lots of time on the beaches. Dogs are currently staging a sit in- they know it's home time and they don't want to go! Thank you for the lovely welcome pack, the dogs absolutely loved their biscuits and we loved the homemade jam and cakes. Sad to go but will no doubt see you again before too long. Thank you both, Vicky, Tony, Gracie, Barney and Tilly. xxxx

16.6.2019 Our first visit to this part of Norfolk, we both loved it and so did the dogs. The weather was awful for June but we managed to get a good long walk each day without getting wet! We have spent time at Happisburgh, Bacton Woods, Horsey, Waxham and Winterton either walking on the beach or on the dunes. The food in this area is excellent and we have eaten in many beach cafes at lunchtimes and at the Star Inn and Hill House which is our favourite. Love Church View Cottage, cosy, well equipped and we have had excellent , friendly help from Paula and Peter when needed. Thank you for the delicious cakes, eggs and dog treats and for the fresh strawberries. Definitely a cottage to revisit soon and on to recommend to doggy friends. Janice, Denise, Storm, Aoife, Buddy and Bella xx

8.6.2019 We had a lovely holiday thank you- Jean and Gayle had a great time too. Punk is worn out but he had a great time on his various trips to the beach and his boat trip on the Broads. Thank for looking after us so well. Lorna, Gary and Punk.

1.6.2019 Wow! Don't want to go home, weather has got better as the week went on. Our second stay at Church View and better knowledge of the but still managed to get lost a few times! Paula and Pete deserve a medal for sorting us out, always cheerful and helpful. The dogs loved the beaches, especially Cart Gap also the woods at Bacton. Enjoyed a visit to Fairhaven gardens, dog friendly. Had a lovely relaxing week, dogs sad to leave. We are all looking forward to coming back next year. Judy, Jane, Jazz and Darcey. xx

25.5.2019 Another fab holiday here, which started with a warm welcome including yummy edibles enjoyed by us and Ollie our lovely lurcher. We had everything we needed and more at the cottage including very comfy beds, so we slept like logs! So many great places to explore nearby; beautiful dog friendly beaches for Ollie to race along and dabble his paws in the waves. Favourite beaches were Happisburgh, Horsey ( with fabulous Popplylands 1940's cafe for a great lunch) and Mundesley beach. retail therapy in the pretty Georgian town of Holt where Spout Hill is well worth a visit. Good meal out at Hill House Inn at Happisburgh. Once again, a lovely relaxing holiday, so we will be sad to go, but we will be back. Thank you for making our stay so much fun. Andrea, Dave and Ollie xx

18.5.2019  Thanks to Paula, Peter and of course Weasel, we have had another super week here at Church View. Weather has been lovely, not to hot for the dogs. lots of walks on the beaches and in Bacton woods. 1940's themed Poppylands is well worth a visit and the bubble and squeak is really nice. As usual all the treats left for us and the dogs went down very well. Thanks again to Paula, Peter who are so welcoming and friendly. We will return again. Lynne, Julie Alfie, Kissy and Topy xx

11.5.2019 Met by a smiling Paula who gave us a lovely welcome- though have to say our pooch Harry got the most attention! Had a lovely welcome basket with delicious homemade cakes, eggs, bread and jam. Paula then showed us around their lovely cottage and gave us information on best places to go - for Harry of course! Such a lovely dog friendly place. So lovely and clean with comfy bed and a large garden. just right for Harry! Then met Peter who was just as friendly as Paula and the icing on the cake was Harry met Weasel. Paula invited him into the garden and they had a lovely play together. So thank you so much Paula, Peter and Weasel for a lovely week- we will be back. Love Sue, Keith and Harry ( of course!)

4.5.2019 Lovely welcome! Such a beautiful and tranquil place! Felt "at home" quickly. Lady and Jasper settled and loved the garden - cakes delightful! I feel rested and would love to re-visit. I can't believe a week has gone already. Thank you for sharing a place you have created so well. Blessings and love Josie, Madeleine, Lady and Jasper. xx

20.4.2019 Arrived Easter Saturday. Teddy and Angus enjoyed searching the garden for Easter bunny biscuits that Paula had very kindly baked. The dogs have loved every minute. Playing ball on the beaches and going for long walks. we visited places that we hadn't been before. Recommend The Pleasure Boat Inn at Hickling broad. Taste buds Cafe in Scratby. The Little Deli on the quay front at Wells. The Shambles Cafe/ bistro at North Walsham. All very doggy friendly. As always Pete and Paula were excellent hosts. Thank you for the lovely welcome pack and all your advice. And than you Weasel for playing with Angus and Teddy. The cottage was perfect. The night light in the walkway was very much appreciated. See you in September! Jenny, Jules, Angus and Teddy.

20.4.2019   Many thanks Paula, Peter and Weasel for making us so welcome ( and for the treats) We have come from winter to summer in a week! Some great walks - Waxham beach, including the coast path to Horsey, Eccles beach, North gap also Bacton wood and estate trail at Felbrigg. We went to Norwich for the day- great city, covered market, lots of independent shops and cafes, cathedral and castle. I went to the fabulous East Ruston Vicarage Gardens and booked one of their monthly tours b one of the owners ( plus delicious lunch) Well worth a visit if you are interested in gardening and literally on your doorstep at the cottage. NB no dogs allowed. Loved both Cooks Farm shop and Truly Local. All in all a fantastic week. Thank you. Teresa, Lexi and Oife x 

13.4.2019 Wow, just where did that week go! Was very relaxing but now we are at the end we are shattered! - Especially the dogs! lovely cottage, had everything, would have loved to have used the garden more - weather permitting. We all clocked up some miles every day visiting beaches, Pigney woods, Bacton woods and Weavers Way. We decided we are useless at following walking trails but had some fun making it all up as we went along. Thank you for our welcome goodies and card- such a personal touch. As you know Chris loved the fire! Shower was amazing for my aching body! See you again soon! Chris, Paula, Vinny and Lola

25.3.2019 Our few days with you was just great. A fabulous find! Our short stay in your fabulous accommodation  was just a  wonderful experience for us both Maggie and I ( Not forgetting Hattie and Ginnie) We were warm, cosy and extremely happy with just about everything. The cottage was beautifully clean and welcoming. Everything one could want and your hospitality was second to none. We WILL be back and we will surely recommend to our friends in the dog world. Well done and thank you. Pete and Maggie.

23.3.2019 WOW! What a great week. A lovely, quirky , warm and welcoming place to stay. hank you for the welcome pack. G&T cupcakes, bread, eggs, jam and doggy treats. We have "holidayed" in this area before but this is our first time to Church view. We hope to be back ASAP. Great walks at Horsey and Sea Palling beaches. A lovely walk at Sheringham Park. Popped in to a familiar favourite Felbrigg. Nice shops in Holt, stocked up on gin after sampling five new ones. Nice lunches at Hill House in Happisburgh, Fur and Feathers at Woodfordes brewery. Both dog friendly. As always an evening meal at The Star in Lessingham was great. All this and a quite day in the garden too. So many places still to see so we shall be back. Millie, Tilda and Dougie loved it. Thanks! Julie, Michael and the Dogletons.

7.3.2019 We have had a relaxing few days in your cottage and the time has flown by! Thanks for our yummy gift pack Paula. Winnie loved her doggie biscuits. The cottage is so comfortable .... a quirky home from home. We just loved  your eye for detail.... the toilet seat mirror is fantastic. Dog tags are great too. Norfolk is a beautiful part of the world. This is Winnie's first holiday and she really enjoyed herself. Thank you NORFOLK!  Karen, Dave, Sophie, Jake and Winnie. 

25.2.2019 Just a few days here during ( who would have thought it) a February heat wave blue skies and endless sunshine. Cottage has been perfect for our two dogs and we so appreciate the effort Paula, Peter have gone to on dog - behalf, especially the peanut butter biscuits. Also on our behalf too - a welcoming and comfortable place to stay, a lovely garden , amazing light in the morning, very comfy beds......Everywhere we went, everywhere! dogs were more than welcome to the extent that it seemed a disadvantage not to have one with you when walking in to a pub, cafe or shop. Borrow one if you can! Thank you for making our stay here so enjoyable and for the delicious cakes that welcomed us. Sandra, Keith Bella and Charlie

20.2.2019 Thank you so very much for such a warm welcome. Huxley very much enjoyed his welcome biscuits, as we did the cakes - very yummy! :) We have had a wonderful time walking on the beach, seeing the snowdrops at Walsingham Abbey and admiring the seals at Horsey Gap. The cottage has been warm and cosy. This was our first visit to Norfolk and we have thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you. Alison, Neil and Huxley 

16.2.2019 Well unfortunately its come to an end of another brilliant holiday at our home from home. The cottage, as always, was so warm, relaxing and comfortable and we don't want to go home! Thanks Paula, Peter and Weasel for making us so welcome again. Poppy loved playing with weasel, they are so lovely together. We have had some great weather this week and saw the beaches at their best, even got to sit in the garden with a cup of tea and a book- in February! We have visited Horsey- still lots of seals, Sea Palling, Cart Gap ( more than once!) Mundesley, Holkham and the snowdrops at Walsingham. Thanks for another brilliant week. We will be back. Love Diane and Poppy

01.2.2019  Our fourth visit to Church View / Norfolk - becoming a bit of a habit - but a good one! This visit our first during winter - just as good as the previous ones. Big thank you to Paula and Peter for making this a perfect place to stay. So very cosy and comfortable. You just don't want to go home! Norfolk in the winter is just as beautiful as it is in the summer and autumn.- although quite different. Very  quiet, which is good for relaxing the mind. Lovely walks on deserted beaches- with exception of the seals. Great visit to Walsingham Abbey and Snowdrop Walk. Will be back in September. Jeanette and Martin Bass.

28.1.2019 Thank you for a lovely stay. The birthday cakes for Carol were scrummy and the dogs really appreciated the treats too. We enjoyed our walks at Sea Palling, Horsey Gap and up at Salthouse and Wells. Norfolk is still beautiful and I am sure we will be back! Thanks for having such a special place and sharing it with us. Chris and Carol 

1.1.2019 Thank you Paula and Pete again for a lovely break away from it all. Cozy and warm and very relaxing. The girls have enjoyed their long, long walks on the beach and at Bacton Woods. Weather was kind and no rain. Hope to visit again soon. Big hugs, licks and thanks Sharon, Dazz, Ruby and Gracie (springer spaniels)

16.12.18 Well! What can we say. There's only one word I would use to describe this weekend " superb". I'd say a few more though The cottage is great 5 Star. Absolutely fabulous. Thank you so much for all your kindness and hospitality. We have had a wonderful time and have got lovely memories. We'll definitely come again. Thanks again Marg and Derek.

30.11.2018 This was our first visit to this lovely cottage and our first visit to the area. Hopefully it won't be out last. Paula, Peter and Weasel made us feel very welcome and the goodies were delicious. After reading some previous visitors reviews we went to Horsey to see the seal. Wow! We were overwhelmed by the number of seals and babies. We also had a lovely walk in Bacton Woods. Lovely area and lots more to see. We and the dogs loved it. Thank you very much. Carole, John. Ellie and Snowy from Wirksworth.

 

24.11.208 Thanks Paula, Peter and Weasel for another fantastic week in our true home from home. The cottage is so warm and cosy  (even if Poppy did want to check out next door!) Loved the prosecco and choc chip muffins and Poppy loved her biscuits so much I had to hide them! We've had some lovely walks on beaches, at Felbrig and at Whitlingham all resulting in a sleepy dog in front of the wood burner. See you all again soon, Diane and Poppy.

10.11.2018 This was our first visit- what can we say- it was a perfect week. The cottage is beautiful. Paula and Peter have thought of every minute detail of what you would need. The welcome goodies were great, the chocolate brownies scrumptious and the boys enjoyed the dog biscuits. We didn't realise how dog friendly Norfolk is and we've booked our next stay already. Sue, Derek, Nobby and Marley the doodles.

3.11.2018 The Ramsdens from Sheffield!! Mummy, Daddy, Myles, Barny and Humphrey the doodle! 

Somethings require few words. Church View Cottage is one of those.....PERFECT!!

27.10.2018 Another great week at Church View Cottage, plenty of seafront and beach walks, great antique hunting and wonderful hosts. Plum really enjoyed herself although not too sure of the sea. Couldn't believe the weather for this time of the year, really made the week special and great. Many thanks Cheryl, Chris and Plum.

20.10.2018 We have had a very enjoyable week. Thank you for the goodies for us and Beauty. We visited lots of beaches and had a fun day on the Bure Valley Railway, Wroxham, Sea Palling, Blakeney Point, Cromer and Blickling Hall. Enjoyed the open fire on our first weekend which was wet and cold. Thank you for everything. Barbara, Sean and Beauty xx

13.10.2018 This is our third visit to Church View. It's just like home from home. Just don't want to go home. Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for your welcome. We have had a fabulous week. Lot's of beach walks, fabulous weather. Couldn't ask for more. Thank you for the lovely treats for us and the dogs. Looking forward to coming back next year in October. Many thanks Sue, Sarah, Reuben and Teasha xxx

5.10.2018 Our third visit to Church View and we didn't want to go home. Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for making this such a perfect place to stay and your hospitality and friendship. Will be back for our fourth stay in September 2019 - Just can't wait! We have had a great time: * Good walks * good beaches * good weather * good pubs and cafes" Dog Friendly" Martin and Jeanette plus Willow and Finn ( The Houndies)

 

29.9.2018 We have been blessed with glorious weather this week on our return to our favourite place. A week of total relaxation and total de-stress in our little oasis called Church View Cottage. Thank you once again for the opportunity and privilege of staying here. Thank you for the lovely  goodies that greeted us on arrival, as ever the cake was delish! We will miss the wonderful sea air and warm sunshine on our backs but look forward to returning next year hopefully. many thanks Gill, George and Merryn. 

22.9.2018 Back again, everything as fabulous as ever. This time we found Trimmingham beach, great for dogs. New pathways in Bacton Woods, great for dogs. Beautiful scenic drive through Ludham, Hoveton and Coltishall. Stopped at the deli at Throwes in Ludham - good selection of cheeses. Went to the Butchers in Swafield, great pies and burgers. Came home via Timeline Antiques- well worth a visit. Thanks Peter and Paula for everything, it's always good to come back. See you in March.

8.9.2018  It was good to be back, it fells like our second home! Thank you for our lovley welcome goodies, went down very well. As always a lovely welcome when we arrive, it's our fourth time here and have booked for next year. The doggies have enjoyed the beaches and lovley pub lunches. Had a lovely meal at the Lighthouse Inn. Went to visit the seals again which we could watch all day. Had  a trip to Bacton Woods, Sea Palling and a lovely day out at Great Yarmouth. As always the doggies have had a brilliant time and are worn out. sad to be going home but it was a much needed realaxing break. Thank you from all of us again. See you next year. Nicola, Andy, Harry, Honey, Harvey, and Holly

1.9.2018  Thank you very much for the lovely warm welcome with the homemade brownies ( which went down really well) not to mention the lovely homemade jam mmmm....We had a lovely, well needed and relaxing week. Dogs loved the garden, See you soon Mary, Dave, Jack and Lena

25.8.2018 Our 5th visit and already booked for next year! Another fantastic time and still able to find different things to do with Paula and Peter's help- hire a boat for the afternoon at Whispering Reeds and a lovely pub lunch at The White Horse. The dogs thoroughly enjoyed themselves on the beaches and Bacton Woods. Thank you Paula and Peter for our lovely 25th wedding anniversary cake, you always manage to surprise us. See you next year. Paula, Gordon, Harry, Dotty and Tiggy 

18.8.2018 Our second visit here to the cottage and we were welcomed by Paula, Peter and Weasel and some very yummy cakes. We visited Sea Palling, Cart Gap and Happisburgh beach to collect some stones to paint. We were very lucky to be able to climb Happisburgh Lighthouse which was amazing. We spent a day beach fishing and playing at West Runton with family. We hope to visit again next year. Helen, Dean, Connor and Maddie.

9.8.2018 What a fantastic holiday setting! We felt at home immediately due to all the personal and thoughtful touches in and around the cottage. The whole setting, with lovely garden were perfect for us and the dogs. We certainly enjoyed Cart Gap both first thing and for an evening stroll. Paula and Peter- what can I say- Perfect hosts. They made our stay a pleasure- thank you! We had a great week here = hope future guests enjoy it as much as we did!  Andy,  Diane, Jasper and Ralphie. 

Just to reiterate what Diane and Andy have written. We have had a great and relaxing break. Enjoyed every minute , been very comfortable. You have been lovely hosts and have provided us with local advice. Keith, Joy and Geoff.

4.8.2018 Another lovely week, felt right at home as soon as we walked in again. Cottage is so spacious, ideal for our greyhounds and has everything you need. Lovely garden with much appreciated shade in this hot weather. The sea is so warm this year and crystal clear, the beaches are very clean. Sad to be going home but I think the next occupants don't really want squatters! Hope to see you next year, Vicky, Tony, Gracie and Barney ( Who tries hiding under the bed so we didn't have to go home!)

28.7.2018 Another great week ( 2nd visit). Weather was so hot, not good for the dogs. But we found lots of shady places. Fairhaven Water  Gardens, as recommended by Paula was lovely, lots of shade and the staff even moved tables to get shade for the dogs. Mississippi boat trip at Horning well worth a visit. This cottage is just so nice, everything you need plus perfect garden. The thing that makes it special are the owners Paula ans Peter who go out of their way to help with everything. Thanks Lynne, Julie, Alfie, Kizzy and Topy.

21.7.2018 Lovely cottage with many quirky touches, for example toilet seat mirror in bathroom. Beds are very comfy. Enjoyed seeing places of interest on North Norfolk. Glorious weather helped to make it such a wonderful week. Paula and Peter provided everything we could wish for to enable us to have a wonderful holiday and we would recommend the cottage to anyone with or without dogs. Peter and Hilda.

7.7.2018 This was our fourth stay here and we have enjoyed another perfect week..... We have visited our favourite places including Felbrig, Winterton on Sea and the superb local beaches. Cart Gap beach for a sunset walk with the dogs was stunning! We visited Holt Country park for the first time which was lovely and shady for the dogs as we have all struggled with the heat this week. We didn't manage to find any seals on the beach this year but there were plenty bobbing around in the sea at Horsey Gap. At the end of such a fantastic week we are very reluctant to go home but we will definitely be back. Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for being so welcoming and for the excellent welcome basket. Alison, Jon, Bertie and Jack.

15.6.2018 What a lovely holiday we have had in a very relaxed and dog friendly setting. Lovely cottage, with everything we needs and delicious home baked goodies. Paula, Peter and Weasel were lovely, welcoming hosts. Lots of lovely beaches on our doorstep, including Waxham Sea Palling and Cart Gap. Ollie loved playing on the sand and dipping his paws in the sea. Great shopping in quirky, arty and independent shops in Holt whilst the other half enjoyed a lovely walk around scenic Spout Hill with Ollie. Enjoyed a tasty fish dinner at The Lighthouse Inn. Sat in the massive dog friendly beer garden. Fab break, we definitely hope to return. Andrea, Dave and Ollie

9.6.2018 Our second holiday at Church View Cottage.  Our labradoodle Ruby was sooo excited when we turned in the drive and she realised we were back here. All three dogs settled down straight away. The welcome pack was lovely - thank you. We went to Cart Gap every day. There were very few people around. Hope to see you again soon.  Peter, Diane, Meg, Ruby and Polly.

2.6.2018 Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel. Have had a fab week, very warm welcome, lovely goodies. The cottage is home from home and had a another fantastic week. We love Happisburgh beach , Sheringham is gorgeous, a must visit. Coco has settled so well and took herself to bed every night by 8 as has been shattered from a full day out! Hope to see you all again soon. Many thanks Paula, Craig and Coco.

26.5.2018 A wonderful relaxing week at Church View Cottage, welcomed by Paula, Peter and Weasel, with lemon drizzle cake and homemade raspberry jam. The weather was great which added to our enjoyment. A highlight for us was the Southern Comfort boat from Horning, so relaxing and different. Jazzy was welcomed on board and made a fuss of. For eating pleasures we highly recommend  the Popplyland 1940's Cafe at Horsey, an experience not to be missed, also The Star Inn - wonderful food. Both within a short distance from Church View. A great week enjoyed by all. See you again!!! Jean, Judy, Jane and Jazz x 

19.5.2018 Thank you for a lovely stay. The welcome nibbles were really good and we appreciated the extras for the dogs including holiday name tags. Some great walks on the beach, despite the wind and on the Weavers Way. Richard, Val, Otto and Lily

11.5.2018 Our first week to Church View and indeed Norfolk. Everything was absolutely perfect! Paula, Pete and Weasel made us feel at home from the start, home cooked goodies for all and a huge garden to explore. We took our lead from suggestions given by Paula and peter and spent every day doing as much as we possibly could. So much so we actually wore out our dogs! Bacton Woods, boating on the broads, Horsey Windmill, The Lighthouse, the Radar Museum and beaches, beaches, beaches! We even saw seals and deer! Thank you so much, what a wonderful holiday! Julie, Mark Peggy and Gracie

5.5.2018 Another great week at Church View Cottage. Rain and wind at the start of the week didn't put us off walking and exploring. Sun at the end of the week gave us a chance to sit back and enjoy the boats on the Broads. Peter, Paula and Weasel great hosts as ever and Pete's supply of antiques will probably pay for the holiday! Once again many thanks for all your help and look forward to seeing you soon. Cheryl, Chris and Plum.

28.4.2018 Time to leave already! Another great holiday. Thanks as always to Paula, Peter and Weasel for making our time here so fabulous. We are running out of things to say about all the good things about this place. 4 days spent in the hot, sunny garden. Walks in Bacton Woods and on the sand dunes at Horsey gap. Lots of seals on the beach. Back in September, we'll be counting down!! Sheila, Tony, Ellie and Lola.

14.4.2018 Home from home. A lovely welcome and Bess LOVED her homemade biscuits, as much as we loved the brownies and jam. A cold week but still made the most of the beaches; and nice to return to the cosyness of the cottage to warm up and have a brew. Definitely a place that is so dog friendly and Bess loved to chill out and also make sure the local bird life didn't rest too long in the garden. Thank you for a brilliant stay. We will be back. Helen, Ellen and Bess 

7.4.18 Again a lovely visit to Church View. Very warm and cosy during the wet and horrible Easter Bank Holiday. Brilliant hamper enjoyed by all! Thoroughly enjoyed Sea Palling beach. Discovered Biddys in Aylsham a dog friendly tea shop. Southwold - great beaches, pubs and BONKERS pier! Thanks again to Paula, Peter and Weasel for making us feel so welcome. Hope to see you again next year. Dave, Lorraine and Charlie and Boo xxx

30.3.2018 Our first stay at Church View but we will be definitely be coming back. The cottage is lovely and properly dog friendly. The dogs loved the local beaches and there are plenty to choose from. We tried Cart Gap, Sea Palling and Walcott. Beaches all had good car parks and toilets. The cottage is cosy and well situated, with a good "escape impossible" garden although who would want to escape from here. :) Sarah, John, Ollie, Tiny and Eric 

24.3.2018 Our first visit to Church View and we have enjoyed a fabulous week. We arrived in snow and howling winds from the East but received a very warm welcome and a lovely hamper of cakes and other goodies. By Monday the weather started to improve and by Wednesday it was very Spring like. We have walked every day. Our Jack Russel Punk has enjoyed several muddy walks at Bacton Woods and numerous visits to the beach @ Cart Gap and Sea Palling. Getting muddy and playing ball on the each are two of his most favourite things. We spent a fabulous day at Blickling Hall - dogs are  not allowed in the hall or formal gardens but there are acres of Parkland to explore.. We also enjoyed three hours on a small boat- exploring the Broads from Wroxham down to Horning and back. Several dog friendly cafes in Horning- we recommend The Gallery. We are sad to be going home, we could have stayed for several more weeks and not be bored- so many places to explore and walks to do. Return visit for 2019 already booked. Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel. From Lorna, Gary and Punk.

17.3.2018 This is our third visit to Church View and we are back in September, we love it here and is home from home. Thank you for our welcome basket, lovely as always. My four doggies have had a lovely week, lovely walks along the beaches; Sea Palling, Mundesley and even too a drive to Holkham, a little further but well worth it as stunning beach and woodlands there. First time to Bacton Woods, well worth a look as beautiful walks. Thank you Paula and Peter. See you in September Weasel! Nicola, Andy, Harry, Honey, Harvey, Holly  P. S Booked 2019's holiday  as well! 

9.3.2018 We've had a lovely time here and Sam loved his dog treats. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. We have walked miles along great beaches, some we had to ourselves, but the highlight was seeing hundred of seals at Horsey. An amazing scene. The Starr Inn made us feel very welcome and we enjoyed some lovely meals there. Over all a brilliant break away. Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel. Rachel, Paul and Sam.

28.2.2018 We have had a lovely time at the cottage for Olly's first ever holiday!  The welcome hamper went down great and Olly loved his treats. We were nervous as Olly had never been away before but the cottage and area are so dog friendly he loved it! Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel.   Jess, Ryan and Olly dog xx

24.2.2018 Where has the last seven days gone? - I demand a recount! Had another brilliant week at our home from home and the end has come far too quickly. As always we have had some lovely walks on the beaches and today a lovely meal at The Ship Inn at Mundesley. Your welcome basket as ever was greatly appreciated and very much enjoyed by humans and dogs alike! Thanks Paula, Peter and easel for your lovely warm welcome. We will see you again soon. Diane and Poppy X 

17.2.2018 Enjoyed a lovely week at Church View Cottage, had great meals at the Star, the Lighthouse and Poachers Pocket. We went to some lovely beaches that we ran the dogs on especially the one called Mundesley, that was my favourite. From Emily, Elizabeth, Simon and George.

9.2.2018  We've really had a great time this week in a very cosy and well equipped cottage. Enjoyed the wonderfully bracing sea walks and the dogs were almost run off their paws at the weekend. Fab food enjoyed at the Star Inn and the homemade goodies were a welcome sight when we first arrived. Many thanks to Paula and Peter for making our holiday that extra bit special. Di, Dave plus Totty, (Kat, Kate and Tinker at the weekend)

2.2.2018 Our first of three holidays booked this year at Church View Cottage and our first winter break. We can't remember how many times we have stayed at this amazing place. Everything as fabulous as before and we also got to use the log burner. See you in 10 weeks! Sheila, Tony Lola and Ellie xx

5.1.2018 Our first visit to this cottage. We were very welcomed by Paula. Rocky road cakes was the best that I have had. It's like she knew what  i like! This cottage is in the best location as easy to get around. We went to Sea Palling a couple of times as the dogs love it there. The cottage is very relaxing and homely. Once again a big thanks. Jo, Mary, Buddha and Whisky.

29.12.17  This was our second Christmas here and have loved it again! The cottage is perfectly set up for dogs and the welcome pack was much appreciated. Thanks for the lend of the mustard! It's great to know help is on hand if we needed it it without being intrusive. The dogs have had a blast on the beaches and we have managed to explore some new walks too. Many thanks Donna, Rachel, Teddy, Tryp and Sky.

 

2.12.2017 We have had a relaxing week. The dogs loved playing on the beach at Sea Palling. We went to Horsey gap to see the seals. We must have the only agoraphobic dog that asks to be put on her lead on the beach but now its time to go to go home she has just got used to it. Enjoyed having the log burner- not lived in a house with a chimney since 1999! Peter, Diane, Meg and Ruby.

25.11.17 Thank you for the lovely stay! Your recommendation for Horsey and the seals were very much appreciated- was amazing to see! We loved Waxham and Winterton beaches. Thanks for the delicious scone and jam- the dogs will also expect homemade treats from me now! Thank you Charlotte, Graham, Woody and Stanley xx

18.11.17 We have had such a relaxing time! Thank you so much for all the welcome treats - very much appreciated. We had the good fortune to see seal pups being born at Horsey yesterday and have had wonderful walks at Happisburgh and Waxham. Already looking forward to our next visit! thank you for everything. Alison, Nigel and Sox.

11.11.17 Our fourth visit to Church View Cottage has come to an end, and we don't want to go home! Many thanks Paula and Peter for your hospitality and for the welcome basket- loved the chocolate brownies. Hopefully we will be back again. Thanks Pat and Ailsa.

4.11.17 Our second visit to Church View Cottage- this time just as good as the first. Another big thank you to Paula, Peter and Weasel for making this such a brilliant place to stay. Like it so much that we will be back in September 2018- can't wait! Once again many thanks Jeanette, martin, Clive and Kerry plus Willow and Finn.

28.10.17 Our second visit to Church View Cottage and just as lovely as we remembered. Our heart felt thanks to Paula who catered for our sons allergies and welcomed him ( and us if we could get near it!) with a very tasty dairy and nut free Victoria sponge cake, as well as all then other delights- Paula this meant the world to us and its what makes you and this cottage so special xx Norfolk we still love you ( can we retire yet?) We enjoyed the gorgeous beaches of Sea Palling, Horsey ( to see the seals) Waxham, Sheringham and Happisburgh. Golfed at Mundesley. Took a boat ride at Wroxham. Visited Holt, Holkham. We mainly cooked at home but you MUST go the the Bucket List at Overstrand beach- the best bucket of posh chips and toppings you will ever have- delicious!  So Norfolk and Church View Cottage we will miss you, you have left us contented, slept well in comfy beds, cosy fires and happy family times. Lots of love Lindsey, Dave, Carlie, Alfie and Sunnie. xxxx 

21.10.17 Were do we start? Church View Cottage is just perfect in every way. It's our first visit and definitely won't be our last. Thank you Paula and Peter for such a warm welcome and giving us the opportunity to have a fantastic holiday. We have had great food at The Wayford Bridge, The Star at Lessingham and not forgetting the Cliff Top Cafe at Overstrand for the fresh crab lunch. All of which were dog friendly supplying our boys Ted and Angus ( cocker spaniels) with dog treats. Hot Rocket Pizza is a must at Mundesley! We have loved the beach walks at Cart Gap, the boys have run their hearts out and we managed to find a painted pebble. We have seen the seals at Horsey which was a bonus too. We will definitely be coming back, Ted and Angus have a play date with Weasel. Thanks again Paula for the fab welcome pack it was much enjoyed by all! Many many thanks again. See you in 2018 ( Just hope someone cancels) Love Jules, Jen, Carol, John , Angus and Ted.

14.10.17 Sadly our second holiday at Church View Cottage has come to an end. We have ad a great week. Lots of lovely beach walks with the dogs Reuben and Teasha. Thank you to Paula, Peter and Weasel for the warm welcome and the goodies. Looking forward to returning again next year.

7.10.17 Thanks to Paula and Peter for the goodies and the very warm welcome. Lovely cottage, everything you need, proper home from home. Lots of lovely walks, beaches, woods and open fields. Loved seeing the seals at Horsey. Bella very interested! We hope to return as soon as we can. Thank you for having us. Love from Debbie, Dave and Bella Boo x

30.9.17 Sadly our second week long holiday @ Church View Cottage has come to an end all too quickly. We love this cottage which provides everything anyone could want and its our home from home place to be. Huge thanks to Paula and Peter for their fantastic hospitality and providing us wit an opportunity to fully relax and escape the urban chaos we usually face on a daily basis. Merryn, our golden retriever has thoroughly enjoyed her walks on Winterton, Happisburgh and Walcott beaches in some glorious warm autumn sunshine. We definitely intend to return as soon as we can and there can be no better testament to the experiences we have had over the past 7 days. With many, many thanks Gill,  George and Merryn xxx

23.9.17 This is our second holiday here at Church View Cottage and what a fantastic week we have had. We got to do all the things we never had time for last year and there is always something new to try and see. We went on the Mississippi Boat Trip's a must, beautiful trip and doggies loved it and our four dogs. We did a 6 mile walk from Happisburgh to Sea Palling on the stunning beach and had lunch. We walked back too. We have had a fantastic holiday with 4 worn out doggies. They have ad a brilliant time and such a dog friendly place and all the pubs we ate in were so friendly. A BIG thank you to Paula and Peter for the friendly welcome and the basket of goodies. We have booked to come back next September but couldn't wait tat long so we booked in Marc too! You cannot fault anything about this cottage or location. We are so in love with it and are sad our week has come to an end. See you next year. Nicola, Andy, Harry, Honey, Harvey and Holly.

16.9.17 Our third visit this year. We absolutely love being here. thanks again Paula and Peter for the fabulous welcome pack and for letting us be part of this place if only for a short time. See you in January. Love from Sheila, Tony, Lola, Ellie xx

2.9.2017 Had a great week a Church View Cottage. Beautiful walks along Happispurgh beach to Cart Gap, the East Ruston/Horning circular walk and all around the Felbrig Estate. Also a trip to the amazing East Ruston Vicarage gardens and on to Fairhaven Water Gardens where dogs are welcome. Favourite eating places are Sugar and Spice cafe at Bacton, White Horse at Neatishead and The Swan at Ingham. Also enjoyed a walk around the market at Norwich. We will be back next year. Keith, Jane ,Toby and Kipper

19.8.2017 Well what can we say that hasn't been said already by everyone. Absolutely beautiful cottage, a real home from home. Lovely warm welcome and our basket of goodies. Only had one problem, the jam was so nice we could have done with more. Jack and Lena so enjoyed their cakes and chews. Normally the dogs have us up at 5.30 am at home and we got to have a well deserved lie in, they slept till 8.30 one morning. Lots of lovely walks on the beaches up and down the coast. Just a shame it wasn't cold enough to put the log burner on! hank you Paula, Peter and Weasel. Dave, Mary, Jack and Lena xxx

11.8.2017 We had a lovely relaxing week at Church View Cottage. Thank you Paula and Peter for being so welcoming and giving us tips on where to go and eat. Apart from Wednesday when the weather was horrendous,  a day for a good book and glass of wine. We have been very lucky and would highly recommend walks along Happisburgh beach to Cart Gap cafe. We also enjoyed walks at Sea Palling  and Mundesley. We also recommend The Star In at Lessingham and The House on the Hill in Happisburgh, both were very good with our dog and food excellent. Thank you Paula for the excellent welcome pack; delicious jam and cake and Bailey loved his treats. The cottage is perfect for a relaxing dog friendly break. Thank you Martin, Michelle, Sophie and Bailey the Basset.

5.8.2017 Lovely week at gorgeous Church View Cottage! Lucky with the weather and the gorgeous beaches. Thank you Paula and Peter for the goodies and the warm welcome. Dogs are very reluctant to leave. Hopefully will be back soon! Thank you again, Tony, Vicky , Gracie and Barney.

29.7.17 What a welcome, scrummy cake and other treats, homemade by Paula! ( Birthday cake for Phoenix~) We have enjoyed our week exploring the lovely beaches etc in Norfolk, the weather was just right for us and our GSD Phoenix. For us Phoenix Winterton- On- Sea the most accessible for old folk and 12 year old. We loved Church View Cottage and everything that went with it, all the thoughtful touches everywhere. Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel. Alan, Helen, Sally and Phoenix xx 

22.7.2017 A lovely warm welcome from Paula, Peter and Weasel on arrival at Church View Cottage. The cottage was beautiful inside and out, the garden was just right for Billie and Humphrey, they loved the freedom. Loved the welcoming basket of goodies for us, and dog treats for Billie and Humphrey. The weather was great for the whole week, which went so quickly because of all the places we visited. The walks and the beaches were amazing. Sea Palling stood out, Billie and Humphrey loved the walks, the sand and sea and meeting other friendly dogs on the way. Visited various places each day, but the places that stood out were Sheringham, Wroxham plus the Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden Centre we all had a 50 minute relaxing boat trip, with views to die for. Hope to be back soon, Thanks Paula, Peter and Weasel. Love Mary, Dave. Billie and Humphrey.

15.7.17 This is a super cottage made all the more special as you can bring your dogs and know they are in a secure garden. The beds are just so comfy. The welcome basket was very appreciated, the chilli jam was lovely. All the dogs loved the peanut butter dog biscuits. Paula and Peter are lovely friendly people (Weasel is great as well). The beaches in this area are great for dog walking. Hope to return. Thanks Lynne, Julie and Alfie, Kizzy and Topy. 

8.7.17 Another lovely week at Church View (our third holiday here now) We visited all of our favourite places plus a few new ones this time; Walcott beach, Waxham Sands( where we found seals basking in the sun) Horsey Dunes and Holkham Beach. We also found two new places for a bite to eat at lunchtime; Waxham Barns and Poppyland Tea Rooms. We enjoyed a fabulous walk at Winterton - on -Sea followed by lunch on one of the super little beach huts ( especially for dogs) at the Dunes Cafe. Felbrigg ( National Trust) has a lovely woodland walk which was very welcome on one of the very hot days. Thank you to Paula, Peter and Weasel for the fantastic basket of goodies on arrival- all much appreciated..... Alison and Jon Jack and Bertie 

17.6.2017 Big Thank you to Paula and Peter - not only for making this a fantastic ( cosy and comfortable)  cottage to stay in but also for the welcome and hospitality. The goodies for our arrival were very much appreciated.......particularly the chocolate brownies....very yummy! This is a really great part of Norfolk...The beaches both here and along the North coast are amazing! Hope to be back SOON. Jeanette, Martin Willow and Rosie ( The Houndies) xxx

10.6.17 Another fabulous holiday. Thanks Paula, Peter and Weasel for the great welcome and lovely goodies. See you, yet again! In September. Lots of love, Sheila, Tony, Lola and Ellie

3.5.17 Our first visit to Church View Cottage was lovely. Connor and Maddie loved their boat bed as they called it. Thank you for the yummy fresh cream and strawberry sponge and the yummy Mars bar cakes, they were a hit with Dean and the kids. We visited Happisburgh, Wells, Cromer and Sherringham beaches. We spent days out at Dinosaur adventure and Bewiderwood. They are fantastic days out for the family. We visited two national Trust houses /estates, Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall. Both are very beautiful and lots of open spaces to let the kids run wild! Love Helen, Dean, Connor and Maddie.

27.5.17 This is our first visit to this part of Norfolk and it is a truly beautiful area and a doggy's paradise with so many beautiful beaches and meeting so many other friendly dog owners. Our great Dane, Marnie, nearly 2 years old, enjoyed herself very much and loved the garden. We have had the  hottest week of the year, which combined with the lovely cottage and welcoming Paula, Peter and Weasel as combined to make it a truly relaxing holiday. You should try the take away chips from Smallsticks Cafe, at Cart Gap on Friday evenings ( 4-7pm). Very nice! Ron and Linda and Marnie.

20.5.17 We had a lovely relaxing week. Thank you for all the goodies. The dogs loved the biscuits and fish treats. We loved the cake (delicious) and the flowers. Even when the weather wasn't very kind we were comfy in the cottage. Thank you Jan, Mick, Lucy, Mac, Twizzle and Ozz. P.S Ozz sends his apologies if we made a bit too much noise occasionally. 

13.5.17 Thanks for a lovely welcome Paula, Peter and Weasel. The goodies were a lovely idea, beautiful cottage, everything that you needed, a home from home. Excellent location , beautiful beaches, especially Sea Palling and Horsey where you can see the seals laying on the beach. Also a little further Wells next to Sea, the beach is to die for. All dog friendly. Excellent pubs especially the Star inn. Lovely welcome. Paula is very knowledgeable about the area. Thanks for a lovely week. David, Sue, Pat and Ruby, Rufus and Ralf. 

29.4.17 Thank you Paula and Peter for your welcoming hospitality. We agree with everything said previously. Even the weather has been kind to us! We have been amazed at how friendly everyone has been, not something we get at home! Thanks again Shirley, Tom, Scamp says WOOF!

22.4.17 Had a very relaxing week. Thank you very much for all the goodies. Cottage very clean and well equipped. All going well we will see you next year. Ray, Jeanne, Kess and Wren.

15.4.17 Lovely relaxing week, as ever delighted to be here. Paula, Peter and Weasel are so welcoming. Cottage was lovely and warm, well stocked with Paula's goodies! Brilliant dog friendly beaches. Thank you for having us, we'll see you again next year. Lorraine, Dave, Charlie and Boo.

8.4.17 Lovely week, lovely cottage, enjoyed by all. Lots of walks with our dogs. Stiffkey Marshes to Wells harbour and back was a highlight and one we didn't get lost on! Really liked Horning and The Swan Inn made us all welcome including biscuits for the dogs. Helen, Mike, Monty and Hamish.

1.4.17 Had another fab week relaxing, walking on the beaches and chilling in the garden. Thanks Paula and Peter for a beautifully clean cottage, great goodies and warm welcome. See you in 9 weeks!  Sheila, Tony, Lola and Ellie.

25.3.17 many thanks Paula and Pete for our third stay at Church View Cottage; great time as always. Good to see that Ailsa was friendlier to Weasel this time. Weather has been good and have made the most of beach walking- and the ride on the Mississippi steamer at Horning. Thanks for the welcome basket of goodies. Ailsa loved the peanut butter biscuits. Hope to see you all again soon; will keep or eyes open for any more cancellations! Thanks Pat and Ailsa.

18.3.17 Thanks for a very comfortable and well equipped cottage, a home from home for a week. We had great weather for us and the two dogs Alfie and Millie. I enjoyed my bike riding around the quiet lanes of Norfolk and this was a great base to explore from. Enjoyed some of the circular walks and dog friendly pubs, cafes etc in the vicinity. Walking along side the Dilham canal and Honing Loch was really peaceful and we were lucky enough to have most of Holkham beach to ourselves to throw the ball for the dogs. Sea Palling is also a great beach with miles of sand. If the don't mind the smell of the seals then Horsey Gap is a good walk too. Thanks Paula, Peter for dog goodies, cake ,jam, bread and eggs, very tasty. Chris, Carol, Alfie and Millie ( N.Yorks)

11.3.17 Beautiful cottage. So comfy, clean and well equipped. Thanks Paula and Peter for the great welcome basket with homemade goodies for us ( John and Pauline) and our dogs ( Monty  and Woody) We are very familiar with this area of the country, the sandy beaches and the feeling of space and peace. We brought our friend Eric and he loved it here too. Recommended beaches Cart Gap to Happisburgh, Waxham and Horsey. We saw hundreds of seals at Horsey. Loved the Star at Lessingham, Gunton Arms and Hill House. A  new place for us was Fairhaven Woodland and Water garden = fabulous. Also went to Sheringham. Try the fish and chips at Bacton! Thanks for everything Paula and Peter! John, Pauline, Eric, Monty and Woody.

4.3.2017 A great week in a lovely  cottage. This was our 7th visit to Norfolk in 3 years but our first to Church View Cottage and hopefully won't be our last! The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break but is also well situated for exploring. Always highly recommend the Hill House pub in Happisburgh for its welcome for both dogs and humans - in that order! And its food and beer. The beach huts at the Dunes Cafe in Winterton are a great idea - had a yummy cake there after a sunny walk along the almost deserted beach. Thank you Paula and Peter for the warm welcome, the lovely goodies and for providing a perfect cottage. Sorry to easel for Holly's barking! Anne, John, Holly and Bracken.

25.2.2017 Lovely cottage- so clean and well equipped. As a non dog owner I could not notice any smell of previous dogs. Lovely warm and comfy bedding too. Paula and Peter were very considerate towards my two year old. We had a lovely wander and cake at Wroxham, Happisburgh and Sea Palling. A lovely few days away. Sarah, Charlie. Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for another fantastic holiday. Diane and Poppy  x

13.2.2017 Very honored to be the first guests of the year! Absolutely spotless cottage and the smell of new carpet was lovely. The homemade brownies were scoffed within a day and the dogs loved the biscuits. The weather was so cold that we read and played games in front of the woodburner, only venturing out for a bracing walk at Sea Palling and a delicious Sunday lunch at The Star. We were really impressed with the food and how the staff made such a fuss of the children and the dogs. Thank you very much for having us. Hannah, Kelvin, Mollie, Nell, Todd and Titch. 

3.1.2017 Happy new year from Sam and Alvin. We had a lovely time at Church View, peanut butter cookies were nom, nom. We had a long run at Sea Palling and met lots of friends. Our humans particularly liked the log burner, comfy beds and bottle of fizzy stuff, it made them laugh a lot. Thank you for the supply of logs. Lots of love Sam and Alvin and human entourage of Sharon, Alan, Gemma and Sean.

 

 

 

 

 


Our 9th holiday here and it still feels as special as the very first time we stayed 🖤
We visited all of our favourite beaches and locations; we also went to Fairhaven Water Gardens for the first time which was a lovely discovery.

Unfortunately our last day was a bit of a wash out due to the stormy weather but it was so nice to have a cosy afternoon in the cottage with the fire on relaxing and snoozing.

The dogs, as always have had a fabulous week and are looking forward to a rest next week.

We all thoroughly enjoyed the basket of goodies and the cakes were delicious.

Thank you Paula, Peter and Weasel for everything and we’ll see you next year
-x-

Alison Hall

21 Oct 2023

Well what can we say? We arrived arrived tired, looking forward to our Norfolk break, what we experienced when we arrived for our first CVC stay was such a warm welcome. It was a wonderful start to our stay and we hadn't even opened the door! The welcome basket was a delight and the surprises in this cottage kept coming. I was abale to catch up with some tv dramas, practice my lie dancing and cook a beautiful meal in the slow cooker. These were wonderful additions so after some exploring, shopping, walks and laughter the cottage helped us unwind us further. Oh adn the bed was a dream. Best hostess at any holiday accommodation we have stayed in with a dog. Complete home from home. Will we be back? Oh yes! Thank you we are leaving refreshed and well Millie she just loved it all. How will I wean her off the doggy biscuits I don't know. She loves them.

Paul, Trish and Millie.

18 Mar 2023

I now have a theory that CVC must be some kind of secret time machine- it's the only way I can explain that out week is already at an end, I'm sure we only arrived yesterday! Looking back at my photos though we have visited some great places. Ha Ha Farm at Blofield was a great Halloween experience for children as was Great Yarmouth. We also visited Horsey and just sat and watched the seals for a while and Holkham Hall = very dog friendly in the park etc, as well s enjoying walks o all the local bleaches. As ever though the things that made our holiday so good was the cottage, the welcome basket and the warm welcome form Paula, Peter and Weasel- couldn't ask for more. It's been lovely spending time with you all. See you in March.

Diane and Poppy

22 Oct 2022