North Norfolk Coastal Holiday Cottage

Norfolk Coastal Holiday Cottage | Dog and Family Friendly

Melinda Cottage – Self Catering – Dog Friendly

Norfolk Coastal Holiday Cottage | Dog and Family FriendlyThis delightful Norfolk coastal cottage that sleeps up to 5 people and is dog and family friendly.

This is a lovely end-terrace Victorian cottage, in a tucked away corner, of this once traditional fishing village. East Runton is located between  Cromer and Sheringham on the North Norfolk coast.

This North Norfolk coastal cottage has become a firm favourite over the years for those wanting to enjoy a traditional seaside holiday on the North Norfolk coast.

About us

Melinda Cottage, was originally built as a fisherman’s cottage, and is the  perfect base for couples or families looking to enjoy a peaceful holiday with all the coastal benefits nearby, whether its building sand castles on our blue flag beach with the children, or paddling and swimming in the sea.

The cottage is just 2 minutes walk from the beach, local shops, pubs and restaurant.  There are plenty of nearby walks and golf courses to test your skills!!

Cromer is famous for its Cromer crabs, so be sure to indulge yourself, whilst Sheringham is home to the North Norfolk steam railway and a superb selection of local shops, bars and restaurants.

Explore the harbours and beaches at Wells and Blakeney and book a boat trip to see the famous seal colony at Morston, or indulge in a spot of birdwatching at the RSPB reserve at Titchwell Marsh, or the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Reserve at near by Cley.

The National Trust properties of Felbrig Hall and Bickling are nearby and plenty of family activities in neighboring Cromer, Sheringham, Holt and Blakeney. You could also choose the Norfolk Broads or Norwich for a day out.

North Norfolk is just waiting to be explored, and you can discover it all from this fabulous Norfolk coastal cottage.

Your dog will enjoy the enclosed garden and the thoughtful treats the owners leave for him or her!


This North Norfolk coastal cottage is furnished with a practical touch, but with luxury and relaxation in mind. There are three superbly furnished bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (can be double on request), 1 x adult single bed. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC.  Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and lounge area with a cosy woodburner.

    • Fully inclusive of all utilities, central heating
    • Wood-burner stove
    • Linens (excluding beach towels)
    • Electric Oven & hob
    • Fridge and freezer
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • TV with Free Sat
    • DVD player and DVD  library
    • Books for adults and children
    • Nintendo wii with games
    • iPod dock /CD player
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Hairdryer
    • Welcome Hamper
    • Dog Bed and bowl and towels
    • Smoke free house
    • Off street Parking
  • Complimentary unlimited broadband WiFi

This cottage is not available for hen or stag parties.  Bookings are not accepted from those under 21.

Lovely Holiday Cottage, Great Location

Fantastic holiday weather was perfect, lovely cottage, great location. Constantia restaurant was great, really good food. Walked to Cromer and West Runton along the beach. Coasthopper bus to Sheringham, then steam train to Holt is a must. We had a… Read more “Lovely Holiday Cottage, Great Location”

Totally Awesome Time

We have enjoyed a totally awesome time at Melinda Cottage. A true home from home. Thank you for the welcome pack and the ready prepared fire which was very cosy. We enjoyed a walk to Cromer and then Sheringham followed… Read more “Totally Awesome Time”

Thank you for a lovely break

The cottage was fantastic with all that was needed for a refreshing break.  Great location, central to all Norfolk’s gems. The garden was lovely and enabled us to spend time with our family in the beautiful sunshine. Phil and Louise… Read more “Thank you for a lovely break”

Melinda Cottage more than lived up to expectations

Robert 29 Dec – 2 Jan 2019 We booked Richard’s lovely cottage for a family get-together (with dogs) over New Year. After falling in love with North Norfolk earlier in 2018, and reading the wonderful reviews of this cottage we… Read more “Melinda Cottage more than lived up to expectations”

“Beautiful little cottage.”
Melinda Cottage TripAdvisor

March 2014 I always want to say beautiful little cottage but it isn’t really as it sleeps 6. Its in a lovely location, really handy for the beach and a couple of nice bars/restaurants. You need to be good at… Read more ““Beautiful little cottage.””

“One of the best”
Melinda Cottage TripAdvisor

March 2014 A true gem. Warm and cosy. Everything had been thought of, for a comfortable stay. Spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated, we instantly felt at home. Dog friendly too. Owners very helpful, we honestly couldn’t have wanted for anything.… Read more ““One of the best””

An amazing Cottage

May 2018

This is a wonderful cottage

October 2018

A Beautiful Cottage

October 2018

Happy, relaxing holiday!
Melinda Cottage TripAdvisor

Cottage ideally located in East Runton, close to the beach, family friendly pubs and a traditional fish and chip shop. Enjoyed walks into Cromer, and trips into nearby Sherringham. Kids enjoyed the Red Arrows and the firework display as part… Read more “Happy, relaxing holiday!”

Lovely little place.
Melinda Cottage TripAdvisor

An amazing little cottage. It is a home from home. It has practically everything you need. The local beach is great especially if you like exploring for critters.

AMAZING cottage
Melinda Cottage TripAdvisor

We have just returned home from East Runton Norfolk. Melina cottage was a perfect base for what was an amazing holiday. The house was fully equip with everything we needed and even little extras that we didn’t know we needed!!… Read more “AMAZING cottage”

Great location lovely cosy cottage
Melinda Cottage TripAdvisor

Had a wonderful week in Melinda cottage – dogs loved the beach as well as the lovely walks through beautiful countryside. Cottage very comfortable – parking a little tricky.

Melinda cottage is a fabulous base for beautiful Norfolk
Melinda Cottage TripAdvisor

We have been regular visitors to Norfolk since 2006 – it’s a great place to take children and no motorways! It’s our first stay at Melinda Cottage and it was a good choice. The children are now grown up but… Read more “Melinda cottage is a fabulous base for beautiful Norfolk”

Tastefully furnished, well equipped, great location
Melinda Cottage TripAdvisor

Had a fabulous week in wonderful North Norfolk. Melinda Cottage makes a great base to explore this lovely part of the world. Extremely well equipped kitchen (even good cooks knives, a bugbear of mine in many self-catering places), plenty to… Read more “Tastefully furnished, well equipped, great location”

Lovely Thank you
Melinda Cottage TripAdvisor

We have just returned from a lovely week at this cottage. 4 adults, 2 toddlers and dog managed to squeeze in comfortably! The cottage has everything you need (apart from blackout curtains) and is very close to the pubs, chippy,… Read more “Lovely Thank you”

Another fabulous week in this lovely cottage
Melinda Cottage TripAdvisor

A first rate rental, in a perfect location. This is the second year we have spent Easter at Melinda Cottage with our two jack russell terriers. As ever made to feel entirely welcome. We will definitely be back next year.

Wonderfully presented cottage with everything you could need, dog friendly too.
Melinda Cottage TripAdvisor

Fantastic location, tucked away in pretty village with good amenities. Plenty to see and do in the area, from visiting historic houses and museums, exploring the coast, boat trips for seal watching, to just chilling out on the beach which… Read more “Wonderfully presented cottage with everything you could need, dog friendly too.”

Melinda Cottage TripAdvisor

Lovely clean cottage. A proper rural getaway. We love the Norfolk coast so we’re likely to be back. Thank you 😃

A complete and utter gem
Melinda Cottage TripAdvisor

The cottage, its location and the whole area far exceeded our expectations. Exceptionally well presented and well located, quiet yet close to small row of shops, superb fish and chip shop and local pub. Even had an outdoor shop store… Read more “A complete and utter gem”

Beautiful Cottage, perfect for a small group!
Melinda Cottage TripAdvisor

We have stayed in another cottage in this row but this was far superior. You step into a lovely furnished and modern open living space which is perfect for a small group and ensures whoever is on cooking duty, does… Read more “Beautiful Cottage, perfect for a small group!”

Little Gem
Melinda Cottage Facebook

Our third year. Fantastic little gem of a cottage. We are never disappointed.

Lovely Cottage
Melinda Cottage Facebook

We’ve just returned from our third visit to this lovely cottage. It’s as good as it looks in the photographs, is in a convenient location and is reasonably priced.

Highly Recommend
Melinda Cottage Facebook

Amazing time at the very beautiful Melinda cottage .. highly recommended .. great location would love to return x

Lots of Extras
Melinda Cottage Facebook

Fantastic cottage with lots of extras. Will be sad to go home

“lovely place to stay”
Melinda Cottage TripAdvisor

January 2015 The property was lovely clean with everything thought of including the dogs. The only downside was the parking and the bathroom being downstairs. Would definitely recommend one of the best cottages we’ve stayed in 🙂