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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...

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...

If you’re planning a trip to Norfolk for February half term, I bet you might be wondering what there is to do this time of year. The answer is that there’s still plenty going on, and it’s a lovely time of year to visit. Here are some suggestions for a stress free half term, with something to keep every member of the family occupied! Beaches Winterton-on-Sea has a fabulous beach, which stretches fo...

Blogging is one of those things that I should be doing regularly, but gets consigned to the bottom of the ‘to do’ list when other things come along. And as I haven’t written a blog post in so long it kind of begs the question ‘what on earth have I been doing instead?’ This year has been a busy one at Winterton Cottages. We’ve taken on six new cottages since January, making a total of 10 either in ...

It’s been so hot here in Norfolk – not that I’m complaining! Ideal weather for al fresco dining, so here are some of our favourite suggestions for eating out by the water. All of these are on the Norfolk Broads and within easy driving distance of Winterton-on-Sea. Both the Boat House at Ormesby and it’s sister restaurant Waterside at Rollesby are on our favourites list. The latter does lunches and...