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...
3 bedroom, 3 bathroom lodge in rural North Norfolk
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Mar 2019
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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
We stayed here for part of the February half term (it helped that the weather was fabulous) and were very impressed. The house was lovely and big, clean and very well equipped. The location was good for us, not far from beaches and Holkham Hall and very peaceful . Also, lots of wildlife in he area. On one night, we had Thai takeaway from the nearby crawfish restaurant which was delicious. I would definitely recommend this place.
Perfect, relaxed and beautiful property
A wonderfully equipped and well proportioned property in a quite country setting.
Our hosts couldn’t have been nicer, with welcome goodies, Christmas Tree and decorations to ensure we had a perfect New Years getaway.
Great location to access the beautiful North Norfolk coastline and surrounding villages.
The only negative...we didn’t stay longer and a return to work couldn’t be avoided.
Wonderful lodge and location for xmas break
Can't fault the lodge (our 3rd stay!). Lovely to see Maureen and George when we arrived. We wanted to see Holt's xmas lights and weren't disappointed. Lodge really cosy and well equipped. Thanks Victoria for a lovely break.
We absolutely loved the lodge and it’s surroundings and would love to come back again.
We had a wonderful week at Ruston Lodge, such a gorgeous lodge in a beautiful location.
Only feedback is it wasn’t overly clean in some places when we arrived (lots of cobwebs) but that didn’t put us off. we’d love to return for another holiday in the future.
Everything you need in a great holiday home
Well placed for visiting many of the areas attractions and marvelous beaches. The area itself picturesque, and rural, but having necessary amenities nearby. Just a few miles to local supermarket in Fakenham but others available in nearby resorts.
Great service and meal at the Thai restaurant just 5 mins up the road and we had a lovely meal at Kings Head Restaurant about 10 - 15 mins away.
The lodge is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, with generous outside area which our three children made good use of after a day out. Victoria the owner swift to answer any queries and I’m sure would be helpful if required. Many little personal touches like fresh flowers on table and a generous welcome pack for when you arrive in need of a nice cup of tea.
The Thursford Collection a 5 min walk away is well worth a visit, Our children loved the beach at Hunstanton as a favorite, but also loved Wells -Next- Sea and Sheringham. Another fab day out was Sandringham with plenty to see and do.
We love Norfolk for family hols and will definitely stay at Rushton lodge again if it’s available for our next visit.
A lovely lodge in a quiet location.
Rushton Lodge is a lovely comfortable lodge in and ideal location for exploring North Norfolk. Very friendly owners who left treats out for us on our arrival. Would recommend.
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.
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.
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.