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Ruston Lodge, a new build lodge style property set in a tranquil rural setting

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom lodge in rural North Norfolk

Ruston Lodge is a lodge style property set on our family farm. Set in a quiet and tranquil location on the outskirts of a small rural village, the property is one of a handful of lodges built on a meadow. With beautiful views over the surrounding countryside the Lodge is surrounded by nature including our resident barn owl, various wildlife yet only five miles from the spectacular North Norfolk Coast...

Victoria Cushing
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Victoria Cushing

We are local farmers who have lived in the village for generations. We live on the family farm nearby.

Victoria Cushing purchased this house in 2003

Why Victoria Cushing chose Thursford

The land used to be a meadow but is now home to a small group of beautiful lodges.

What makes this house unique

The beautiful scenery and wonderful wildlife on the doorstep.


Thursford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suite to Bedroom 1
    Family bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sunken bath
    Ground floor shower room - toilet , shower , Ground floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Downstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , En suite with a shower
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
The lodge can also be rented alongside up to 4 other properties on the same site for large families or groups. A high chair, stairgate and travel cot can be provided and a babysitter can be arranged. The lodge is a five minute walk from the Thursford collection which has a large adventure playground and café plus a few shops which are all free to use (there is a charge to access the museum).


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Ruston Lodge, a new build lodge style property set in a tranquil rural setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A spacious, comfortable, relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Ruston lodge is part of a collection of 15 lodges on the same site, all very well spaced apart so you feel as if you're alone in the countryside. Ruston Lodge is large, with three big bedrooms and bathrooms. The lounge area is huge and the kitchen well equipped. The heating works well, the blinds block out all light, and the WiFi is pretty good. Best of all, all you can hear is the wind in the trees.

The nearest pub (The Crayfish) does some of the best Thai food I've had in the UK, and it's just a 20min walk. Taxis are very good value so it's easy enough to get to the coast and the supermarket without a car.

A great, peaceful stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Kings Lynn
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Wells on Sea

Thursford is located midway between the towns of Fakenham and Holt and only six miles from Wells-next-the-Sea. It is an excellent location for a holiday, offering visitors the chance to enjoy the peace and quiet of a rural setting but also providing easy access to the many attractions in the area. The village is best known for the Thursford Collection which is a unique assembly of steam powered engines, organs and fairground rides.

Local area:

Thursford itself is renowned for the Thursford collection a unique assembly of steam-powered traction engines, organs and fairground rides. It's also the unlikely venue every year for the hugely popular Thursford Chistmas Spectacular Shows which attract audiences from across the UK. It also has a cafe and wonderful adventure playground for children.

Our local town is the wonderful Georgian Market Town of Holt where you can explore the many antique shops. Alternatively the historic religious centre of Little Walsingham is nearby or slightly further afield the wonderful selection of shops at Burnham Market.

The coast is not far away, with sailing, coastal walks, bird-life as well as the big beaches at Cley, Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham and Brancaster. The classic 'must-do' is a visit to the 500-strong colony of wild seals on Blakeney Point. The best way is on one of the seal trip boats that run each day on the tide from Morston or Blakeney quay... it's a lovely, sheltered trip and the seals are so used to the boats that you can get very close. Tickets can be purchased on the quayside or at the Anchor Pub in Morston but it's best to book in advance.

Award-winning Pensthorpe Natural Park is a 10 minute drive which is mix of meandering nature trails, beguiling woodland walks, and a showcase for British wildlife and nature conservation. As one of the leading Norfolk attractions, it's a brilliant place to visit, with beautiful gardens, spectacular wildlife and magnificent adventure play...nature's way!

The grand estates at Holkham Hall, Felbrigg, Blickling, Houghton Hall and Sandringham are within easy reach. Or try the vintage steam train running between Holt and Sherringham.

Local restaurants:

Our nearest restaurant is The Crawfish (1 mile), a converted pub serving great Thai food. Alternatively the Chequers at Binham (4 miles) does great pub food alternatively there is a restaurant and fish and shop The Norfolk Riddle in Walsingham (3 miles). The Kings Head, in Letheringsett (5 miles) and The Wiveton Bell (6 miles) are both excellent pubs and worth making a reservation.

Alternatively do try the Old Forge in Thursford serving excellent seafood or further afield the Victoria at Holkham or Morston Hall in Morston for Michelin starred dining.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.