ON OUR DOORSTEP
Visit... ‘The gorgeous gardens at East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens (e-ruston-oldvicaragegardens.co.uk) for a good stroll. We also love heading along the coast from Bacton to Cart Gap Beach. It’s a lovely, unspoilt sandy beach and rarely busy.’ Shop at... ‘Marshes & Flint (marshesandflint.co.uk) in North Creake is a treasure trove of beautifully designed toys, books and clothes for children. Another place I spend a lot of time at is Holt Antiques (holtantiquesandinteriors.co.uk). I’ve bought quite a lot of pieces for the house from here.’
Go for a meal at... ‘The first time we viewed the cottage, we stayed at a 14th-century coaching inn nearby called The Ingham Swan (theinghamswan.co.uk). We decided then that if this was going to be our local, we’d have to buy the house!