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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...

Most people enjoy a tipple while they’re on holiday.  A nice Beaujolais in France; a glass of ouzo in Greece; a warming grappa in Italy...But what of Norfolk? What can you have to really get a taste of the place? We may not have a regional speciality, but we are home to some amazing local gins, some award-winning beers and a wine which was voted the best in the world. We also have our own whisky. ...

“I’m booooooooored….” It’s a common refrain from the younger members of the family – even on holiday. Even building the best sandcastle for miles, finding something ‘enormous and scary’ in a rockpool and jumping over the waves can get tiresome after a while. So it’s everyone in the car for a day out. Here at Winterton we are spoiled for choice for places to take the little (and not so little) ones...

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 ...