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Nowadays, visitors tend to see Great Yarmouth just as a seaside resort. The Pleasure Beach, amusements, theatres and other attractions which make it such a fun place for a holiday. But there are many stories and events from long before the bright lights were first turned on along the Golden Mile – things many visitors (and even locals) don’t know. The town of Great Yarmouth was built on a three mi...

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. ...

It usually starts as soon as the suitcases come out. Following you around the house, big brown eyes beseeching: “Take me with you.” It’s no fun being the only member of the family left behind when everyone else is off for a week or two of fun and games – which is why we love you to bring your dog with you when you come to stay in Winterton. Most of our cottages welcome pets and the area is just pe...

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 ...