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It’s not just holidaymakers who return to Norfolk again and again. Birds also flock to our part of the world every year to raise their families in the summer or to sit out the winter. And it’s these feathered visitors which make it the perfect place for birdwatchers – all year round.  Internationally-renowned sites such as Cley, Titchwell and Minsmere are not too far away, and are rewarding for th...

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...

There is one thing that everybody knows about Norfolk. No, not Alan Partridge; not Bernard’s bootiful turkeys; not even Delia’s impassioned “Let’s be ’avin’ you” rant at Carrow Road. It’s that it’s very flat – which makes it the ideal place for cycling. Go at your own pace along country roads and specialist cycling tracks and enjoy the countryside, birdsong and those big, big skies that we are als...

“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...