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We hope all our guests feel that they get the red carpet experience when they stay with us – but did you know our village played a starring role in the winning of three Oscars? In 1976, the makers of the film Julia – starring Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep and Jason Robards – were looking for a location which could pass for the American resort of Cape Cod in the 1930s. Their location s...

Think about a beach. What comes to mind? Miles of soft white sand lapped by gentle turquoise waves? Sun on your skin? A parasol moved by a soft breeze? Making sandcastles; eating ice cream; paddling in the shallows; sunburned shoulders? Sounds lovely. But some of us yearn for a different scenario. Our beach is wide and empty. There are miles of soft sand, but ours is pounded by rolling surf. The s...

It’s nearly St Valentine’s Day – and while today we might dismiss it as a marketing gimmick, it has always been a very big thing in Norfolk. In Victorian times, people could spend as much money on February 14 as they did at Christmas. As well as buying sweets for their sweets, people would walk through their villages with bags of ‘love tokens’ to give away to others that they met on the way.    An...

Instead of making a resolution to join a gym this year, make a resolution to get out and about. And, as brand ambassador Digby would tell you, a long walk in the winter sunshine when you’re wrapped up warm, with the promise of a hot chocolate or pub lunch at the end of it, is a lot nicer than an hour on a treadmill in a sweaty gym. Winterton is an ideal location to help you keep on track as you’re...

The wide open sands of our local beaches aren’t attractive only to our visitors – from November to early February, hundreds of grey seals choose them as the perfect place to breed. And staying in Winterton gives our guests a fabulous opportunity to be part of the whole amazing spectacle. The females arrive first and, within a day or two, the white, big-eyed babies everyone wants to see are born. ...