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Hillside Cottage, Winterton-on-Sea

Hillside Cottage, Winterton-on-Sea

Ref: 6031

Sleeps: 5 (3 Bedrooms)

An immaculate semi-detached cottage close to the dunes

Tucked away at the end of a private lane, Hillside Cottage is an immaculate semi detached cottage. With a wonderful large garden and glimpses of the dunes from upstairs, it's five minutes walk from the beach. 

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Property Details

Hillside Cottage is an immaculate semi-detached cottage just behind the dunes, tucked away down a small private lane. With a fabulous enclosed garden it's the ideal location for a holiday with friends or family. Access to the dunes is via a track nearby, and you can be on the beach in just five minutes. It's also close to all the village amenities including the local pub, fish & chip shop, post office and village store.

Downstairs, the comfortable lounge has a wood burning stove and Smart TV including Netflix. The conservatory has a sofa and dining table, with double doors opening onto a patio and the fabulous back garden. The well equipped kitchen has an electric cooker, hob and microwave. In the entrance lobby you'll find the fridge, a washing machine and a slimline dishwasher. There is an additional fridge/freezer in the garage along with a tumble drier. The downstairs bathroom is newly refurbished and has a shower over the bath, washbasin and WC. 

Steep stairs with a handrail on each side lead up to the three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a comfortable king size bed and is at the front of the cottage. Bedroom two has a nautical theme with a 4ft bed suitable for one adult or two children. Bedroom three has a 2'6" single bed, and is at the back of the cottage from where you can see fishing huts on the dunes. Because the double bed in bedroom two is only 4ft wide the cottage can only sleep a maximum of four adults.

Outside, the large back garden is fully enclosed and has a choice of seating areas. There is a picnic table and parasol at the front of the cottage. Please note there is a small pond in the back garden and therefore young children must be supervised at all times. The cottage also has wifi and parking for two cars outside, and there are two adult bikes and one child bike as well as two folding picnic chairs and two folding stools in the garage available for guests to use. One dog is welcome at Hillside Cottage.



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Have you stayed at Hillside Cottage? Please leave us a review!

  • Our four night stay was very relaxing and enjoyable for both humans and the canine! The cottage is clean and well-equipped and very comfortable. The garden is beautiful and it is walking distance across the dunes to the sea. Thank you for everything to Julie and Michael - including the cake, eggs and fresh asparagus you left for us!

    — Frances and Michael Marx , 17 Jun 2022
  • We loved this place! The cottage is beautiful and kitted out with anything you would need. Walking distance to beach, cafe, shop and pub. The cottage and town are very dog friendly, and the back garden is huge! Less than 10min drive away from Horsey beach where you can see the seals. We also enjoyed the short drive to Hemsby to play mini golf and eat yummy fish and chips. Julie and Micheal are very quick to respond with any questions or suggestions :)

    — Louise Simmons, 06 Jun 2022
  • Beautiful house could not fault it, nicely decorated and furnished lovely welcome note and fresh eggs milk and cake. Very relaxing place with beach 5 minutes along the road. Dog friendly area.

    — Carole Element, 29 Apr 2022
  • Just come back from a wonderful Easter stay in this lovely cottage. The hosts Julie and Michael have taken a great deal of care throughout the cottage with a quality feel and made us feel comfortable and welcome. The welcome pack itself was tailored to our family which was a lovely touch and much appreciated. The Cottage is well equipped and there wasn't anything we could have asked for more. Lovely enclosed garden and off road parking, close to the dunes, sandy beach, seals, local pub, Post office, chip shop and easy access to the east coast. We will definitely come back and thank Julie and Michael for their warm welcome.

    — Gabriel and Vicky Murray , 20 Apr 2022
  • Just returned from a week at Hillside Cottage. Without a doubt this is a lovely homely cosy cottage which has quality fixtures and fittings and is a real home from home but by the sea. We loved it and the owners Julie and Michael obviously take great pride in ensuring their guests have a wonderful time here. We will be back.

    — Robin and Anne Mead, 02 Apr 2022
  • A beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly wish for! Warm, cosy and inviting even on the coldest of nights. Excellent location with the dunes on your doorstep and a couple of minutes walk to the shops, chip shop and the pub. Julie and Michael made us feel very welcome.... and the chocolate cake was delicious! I would thoroughly recommend this cottage and hope to return soon

    — Julie Fell, 27 Feb 2022
  • A beautiful cottage in a perfect location, we couldn’t have wished for more. Warm and cosy, beautifully decorated and furnished and the owners have thought of everything you could possibly need. Wonderfully located a couple of minutes walk to the dunes and over to the sea. Chippy, shop and pub serving the best fish pie just a stroll away. We would not hesitate to recommend and will certainty be returning 🥰😊

    — Jane, 14 Feb 2022
  • Hillside Cottage is simply gorgeous and the attention to detail and quality of furnishings etc, is top notch. Julie and Michael were so accommodating, friendly and helpful at every stage, it was like talking to friends. Despite storms Malik and Corey blasting during our stay, we were snug and warm in this lovely cottage. The week flew far too quickly and we would have loved to have stayed there forever. We hope to return when we can make better use of the lovely garden which is the largest we have seen from the other cottages we have stayed at previously in Winterton.

    — Cheryl Owen, 07 Feb 2022
  • Hillside Cottage was wonderful - from the exceptional cleanliness of the cottage to the perfect welcome hamper on arrival. The hosts could not be more helpful and had thought of everything possible to make our stay perfect, the children loved the games box. The location added to this- everywhere welcoming our dog - walking distance (2 mins) onto the sand dunes from the most incredible views of 100 of seals (and pups) and max 5 min walk to the local village pub with open fire and lovely pub grub! Highly recommend this diamond of a cottage we definitely will be back.

    — The Jordans, 06 Jan 2022
  • We had a wonderful week at Hillside Cottage. The cottage is so welcoming and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. It is spotlessly clean and has a lovely enclosed garden which was great for our little dog. The beds, linen, towels & furnishings are of a high quality and help make this cottage such a special holiday home. It is really close to the dunes and beach too. Thank you for the welcome tray, flowers & cake. We hope to return soon.

    — Tracey and Andrew Mawby, 10 Oct 2021
  • Had a wonderful holiday all thanks to Hillside Cottage. The cottage and garden was so clean, tidy and really welcoming with every convenience.
    Highly recommended!!

    — Rob and Rachel Baldwin , 03 Oct 2021
  • Beautiful well-equipped cottage. I particularly liked the conservatory! Very good location - a quick stroll to the beach. Unfortunately we didn't have the sunny summer weather we were hoping for, but we still had a lovely break. Great coastal walks, the Horsey seal colony was our highlight for the week and a day on Norfolk Broads was very enjoyable too. Lovely owners!

    — Marike Du Toit, 11 Aug 2021
  • Wow, what a wonderful place and cottage in a great spot. We have just returned from a week & cant wait to return, the location is a minutes walk before you enter the sand dunes & you finally come to a beautiful beach where we would see seals most days popping up. Julie & Michael are so welcoming and have given Hillside cottage a quality finish & lovely furnishings, local food good and the Smokehouse which is a short drive is worth a visit. 10/10 & definitely will look to return.

    — Paul & Judith, 23 Jul 2021
  • We had an amazing week at Hillside Cottage. The owners, Mike and Julie, are so welcoming. The cottage is beautiful and sparkling clean. This was our second visit and we would have no hesitation in recommending a stay here. I'm sure we will be back!

    — Sue Soley, 20 Jun 2021
  • Just back from a second visit to this wonderful cottage. WOW. Impeccable, everything you could want and more. The owners should be very proud of what they have here -delightful. Worth 5* rating.

    — Gill and Neil, 27 Apr 2021
  • Thank you for a fantastic stay ! After what has been a very difficult time it was so lovely to arrive at such a comfortable and cosy cottage. It is incredibly well equipped and peaceful. It has a lovely conservatory to relax and look over the beautiful garden and has the added advantage for a dog owner of being totally secure. It is also conveniently placed to either walk to the village centre or for a great walk along the beach to spot the seals. Julie and Michael are great hosts and I hope we are lucky enough to stay with them again in the future.

    — Jenny Oakley, 19 Apr 2021
  • We were lucky enough to stay at Hillside Cottage for Christmas 2020. After such an awful year it was everything we had hoped for and so much more. All set up for Christmas with a tastefully decorated tree in the conservatory, a room that we spent a lot of time in as even on a wet day the garden was still beautiful. As soon as we had arrived it was impossible not to feel totally at home. As said in all previous reviews the cottage is so well equipped, the owners have though of everything. We loved the bed linen so much I ordered identical in the January sales and can't wait for it to arrive. Like sleeping in a silky soft cloud :)
    We hope to be returning to this little gem on the coast real soon.
    The Cooks from Norwich

    — Jacqueline Cook, 02 Jan 2021
  • We have just had a 3 night stay at Hillside Cottage and it won't be our last! It is one of the very best we have stayed at. It is beautifully decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The beds are extremely comfortable and the bed linen is excellent quality. Thank you for making it look so festive. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is everything you could possibly need. The garden is lovely too, being large and fully enclosed for our little dog. It's position, so close to the dunes and the beach is a bonus too. Many thanks Julie and Michael. The seals too are amazing. We highly recommend this lovely property.

    — Jayne and Andrew Rose, 07 Dec 2020
  • A beautifully and tastefully decorated cottage, clean and cosy. Everything you need is here. Lovely big enclosed garden for a furry friend and the dunes and beach are a minute walk away at the end of the track. The owners could not have been more helpful and obliging, even leaving us a lovely fresh cake and items to make a hot drink on arrival. The little personal touches made it all the more special. All the amenities in the village are a short walk away. Do be aware that it is a typical cottage with a lovely downstairs bathroom and the carpeted stairs are narrow and steep. A delightful place to stay and we would certainly recommend it.

    — Angela & John Kenny, 08 Nov 2020
  • Really enjoyed our stay here. Our hosts really understand how the quality of beds, linen, towels and furnishings ensure maximum comfort. The cottage is beautifully furnished and equipped and also has a charming garden and off road parking. The use of the garage for the fishing gear was really helpful although the seals seemed to have had more than their fair share! Delightful to sit and bird and seal watch and fish on the beach as well enjoy all the walks and amenities Winterton has to offer. Thank you!

    — Judi & Jeremy, 04 Sep 2020
  • We have just returned from a fabulous fortnight at Hillside Cottage. This was our 4th visit and we cannot recommend it enough. Michael and Julie have a beautiful cottage that is a true home from home with everything you could possibly need. It is immaculately presented and comfortable throughout. We thoroughly enjoy the suntrap out front in the evening for soaking up the last of the day's sun rays. The back garden is a good size and well presented too plus it is perfect for chatting to the friendly neighbours. We also spent a lot of time in the conservatory playing games at the table or enjoying the morning sun with our coffee. There is so much in and around Winterton to do. We felt thoroughly at ease with the measures put in place due to Covid-19 and spent a lot of time at the cottage due to the current climate, even had our shopping delivered. We will return again, without question.

    — Jo, Dan, Aidan and Lucas plus Toffee, 02 Aug 2020
  • We stayed at Hillside Cottage from 6th-10th July 2020. This cottage has to be one of the best we've stayed in at Winterton. The cottage is tucked away in a quiet corner with parking for one family sized car. It was exceptionally clean with the most beautiful soft furnishings, you can tell that no expense has been spared, its very understandable that they only allow one very well behaved dog. The garden is stunning and weather permitting you could spend you're evenings very comfortably in it soaking up the sun. With the new Covid rules in place, they had left us enough crockery which had been freshly washed in the Dishwasher on our arrival, Also hand sanitizer and other antibacterial disinfects for us to use around the cottage. We felt very comfortable staying at Hillside Cottage and we will have no problems in recommending to our friends and family.
    Thanks Julie & Michael for a lovely stay.

    — Mark & Claire Smedley, 11 Jul 2020
  • A true home from home. Mike and Julie are excellent hosts and it's obvious from their attention to detail to make their guests stay, comfortable and memorable. We found Hillside a warm, cosy and spotlessly clean cottage, beautifully styled and decorated. On arrival a thoughtful welcome pack of treats a waited for us! The kitchen was so well equipped, we loved sitting in the warm conservatory with charming garden views. I don't think you could beat the location. Just a short walk from the dunes and beach, in a very magical spot in Norfolk. Even though we only stayed 3 nights, it felt longer because we felt so comfortable and relaxed. Our short stay was therapeutic. Winterton is an amazing village with a great pub, fish and chips and a few lovely local shops. We have stayed in many self catering cottages over the years but Hillside has been the top of the list! Thank you Julie and Mike for sharing Hillside. It felt like a privilege to stay there. We really can't wait to return!!

    — Evi & Family, 12 Dec 2019
  • Stayed for a week in November - Hillside is a real gem of a place; lovely, warm, comfortable and homely, brilliant location. A real treat, and I definitely hope to return next year. Thank you so much to the owners Mike and Julie.

    — Hannah, 22 Nov 2019
  • Have just returned from a weekend in this beautiful property with my husband and dog We have stayed in many self catering properties and this was definitely one of our favourites. Perfect location and amazing comfy cottage a real home from home, we will definitely return and hopefully stay longer. Thanks to the owners for keeping such a well maintained and clean property.

    — Ruth Cross, 11 Nov 2019
  • Thank you Julie and Mike and of course Hillside Cottage for such a lovely two week break. Like others before us we have stayed at various cottages in Winterton and can certainly attest that this is the best yet. We have already booked our stay for next year and will continue to do so as long as we are fit and able. The cottage is truly wonderful and we loved the privacy of the garden when not going for long walks over the dunes and beach. Meals out were nice and staying in with excellent fish and chips (cooked while you wait) were also a highlight.

    — Lesley and David Evans, 21 Sep 2019
  • We had the most lovely stay in Hillside Cottage this August. Quality fixtures, fittings and furnishings ensured a really comfortable stay. I would book again without a doubt. Oh, and the neighbours (permanent residents) are very nice, too!

    — Jackie ross, 10 Sep 2019
  • This is a perfect holiday home from home. A truly lovely cottage which is fully kitted out with everything you should need whatever the time of year. Located in a very quiet cul-de-sac close to the dunes and beautiful beach. The soft furnishings are all perfectly coordinated and each room is comfortable and welcoming. Really friendly neighbours too. We will definitely be returning soon to this wonderful cottage in such a superb Norfolk village.

    — Jo Philpott , 31 Aug 2019
  • Just back from a week at Hillside, what an amazing cottage beautiful inside and out in a fantastic location can’t wait to revisit

    — Natalie Wells, 02 Jun 2019
  • We have had a wonderful week at Hillside, which is probably one of the best self catering cottages we've had. It wanted for nothing at all and was extremely comfortable and oh so quiet. The cottage could not be any closer to the beach and all the lovely walks. Our visit to Horsey was in a "hurricane" and no seal worth his salt would have dared to surface. Better luck next time. And there most certainly will be a next time.

    — Liz and Chris Boys and Bene, 25 May 2019
  • We've just had a lovely relaxing bank holiday weekend at Hillside Cottage. We booked at the last minute so were very lucky to have found such a wonderful place to stay and felt at home as soon as we walked in the door. Have stayed in various cottages in Winterton but this cottage beats them all! It's so clean and well maintained with lots of beautiful homely touches. The sand dunes and beach just behind the cottage are great for walks and we thoroughly recommend The Fisherman's Return pub for meals. Enjoyed watching seals in the sea too. Hope to return later in the year when the weather improves. Thank you to Julie and Michael for making us so welcome.

    — Judith and Mark, 07 May 2019
  • WOW! Hillside Cottage is the perfect 'family with dog' cottage. The cottage is so homely, very well appointed and laid out and has a luxury feel. The owners are excellent hosts and eager to help and support during your stay! We have already booked for next year and personally I can't wait! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful home with us.

    — Lucy Brown, 01 May 2019
  • We have just returned from a lovely week at Hillside Cottage, we were so lucky with the weather. This was our first visit to Winterton and it won't be our last. The cottage is in a perfect location only a few minutes walk down a quiet lane to the dunes and the gorgeous beach. The cottage is very clean and well looked after by Michael and Julie, home from home. We loved seeing the seals on the beach at Horsey and hiring a boat at Wroxham. We would highly recommend this cottage and location and hopefully we will be returning very soon.

    — The Murphy family, 28 Apr 2019
  • For our third stay at Winderton on Sea we chose Hillside Cottage. This is a brilliant cottage, located close the beach and in a lovely secluded little lane. The cottage is equipped with everything you could possibly need and some lovely thoughtful treats. The garden is large and secure, would love to re-visit this lovely holiday home again.

    — Allison Groom, 09 Jan 2019
  • Stayed for a weeks holiday. The cottage is lovely, has everything you need and a few things you didn't realise you wanted. It's warm, comfortable and quiet. I enjoyed feeding the fish in the garden pond. The welcome pack was much appreciated. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone.

    — Ruth Halling , 26 Nov 2018
  • We booked Hillside Cottage for a long weekend on 12th October 2018, what an amazing cottage beautifully furnished to a very high standard the owners left a lovely unexpected welcome pack both myself my husband and my little cocker spaniel thoroughly recommend this cottage great location close to the beach, tranquil relaxing and truly beautiful thank you so much we will be back next year!!

    — Jayne Hegley, 18 Oct 2018
  • Myself and daughter plus two grandchildren spent a glorious week at this lovely appointed cottage. It had every convenience and more. Easy walking to the nearby beach for the children and access to many more visitor sites within easy reach. Would definitely recommend a visit to Horsey to see the seals, especially for children - they were fascinated! I would recommend this cottage to anyone, both families and couples, it is gorgeous, cosy and welcoming any time of the year. We will definitely be returning.

    — Linda Kerr, 03 Oct 2018
  • We have just returned from a lovely week at Hillside Cottage. This is the third cottage we have stayed at in Winterton and was the best so far. Loved the conservatory and the lovely back garden. In a perfect location only a few minutes walk down a quiet lane to the dunes and the gorgeous beach. Highly recommended and will definitely return!

    — Mrs Johnson, 04 Aug 2018
  • We stayed at Hillside the first week in June, we had a fantastic lovely relaxing week. We absolutely loved the house and garden and will certainly be booking to return again.

    — Amanda, Cathy and Hamlet the dog, 03 Jul 2018
  • We have just had a lovely week in Hillside Cottage. The cottage is immaculate throughout and really is a home from home. The cottage is well equipped and the back garden is beautiful, secure and a really good size. The welcome basket was lovely and so thoughtful. The cottage is in a great location for all the village amenities and you are a short walk to the dunes to visit the cafe and beach. We would highly recommend. Thank you so much.

    — Nicola Lanfear , 29 Jun 2018
  • we have been coming to Winterton for 10 yrs and stayed in many cottages. We have just stayed at Hillside for a week it is by far the best cottage we have stayed in for many years. Our golden retriever loved the garden and so did we. Perfect location and really well equipped and spotless with loads of room, and 'normal stairs' not steep as in many other places we have stayed. what more can we say except we will be back to Hillside next year.

    — Annie Marson, 18 Jun 2018
  • Hillside Cottage is a wonderful place to stay, we found it in every way perfect. Plenty of long walks on the dunes which our dog Molly enjoyed, then back to the cottage. Woodburner lit and time to take it easy with a glass of wine or a cup of tea. The Nelson Head Pub has good food and is dog friendly. We hired a Picnic Boat for a day on the Broads,fab. All in all a great holiday. Hillside cottage has everything and more - we are back in October!

    — Michael, Brenda and Molly the dog, 16 Apr 2018
  • Hillside is a gem of a cottage! We booked Friday to Monday which was the weekend of the the mini 'beast from the east' so due to the incredibly strong and bitterly cold wind we didn't venture out much and were extremely grateful for the woodburner which was on all day every day and kept us so cosy. We got extra wood from the local shop which had all basics we needed. The cottage is fully equipped and so comfortable. The back garden is perfect and our Layla loved it although didn't spend long in it due to the cold. We managed to walk around the beautiful village and visited the Fisherman's Return pub a couple of times and really enjoyed the food and hospitality of the very friendly staff. Dogs are allowed in too. We will definitely return as we couldn't get passed the dunes for walks due to the wind and we are desperate to see the beautiful beach.

    — Alex and Ian Ridsdale, 22 Mar 2018
  • Just returned home from a lovely 4 night break at Hillside. The cottage was lovely and clean, well equipped with every thing you would need for a self catering cottage.
    The welcome pack left by the owner was much appreciated and the eggs were delicious. The garden at the back was a really good size and when the weather improves this will be a huge benefit. The weather for our holiday wasn't too good but there is some interesting reading about the history of Winterton which I enjoyed. Our dog Monty loves Winterton on Sea as much as us and we will be back again soon.

    — Cindy and Paul Little, 12 Feb 2018
  • Beautiful cottage. It had everything you needed for a fantastic stay. Furnishings are first class and it was spotless. A few yards to the sand dunes which my dog loved. Would highly recommend this cottage

    — Susan Lampkin, 30 Oct 2017
  • Delightful cottage, very well equipped. Enjoyed our holiday on the beach and the dunes. Weather was kind to us. Thank you very much. 5 star plus!

    — A & J Vrolyk, 29 Sep 2017
  • Beautiful village, wonderful cottage, lazy days spent on the beach. Lovely walks, typical English weather but didn't dampen our resolve. Thank you for the loan of your home.

    — A & J Hendry, 15 Sep 2017