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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Ostlers Cottage

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Ostlers Cottage

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Ostlers Cottage is in the heart of the delightful seaside village of Winterton on Sea and its famous dunes are less than 2 minutes walk from the front gate. It is newly refurbished and offers well equipped, comfortable accommodation for families and small groups alike.


Downstairs the cottage has a lounge/diner with TV/DVD and stereo, a multi-fuel burning stove and comfy seating for 6. There is a sunny kitchen with fan oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher & fridge-freezer; bathroom with shower; separate wc and a utility/boot room with washing machine & tumble dryer and space for coats, boots etc.

The spacious ground floor bedroom can have either a superking-sized bed, or two singles. It has original beams, en-suite shower & WC, its own sofa and TV and patio doors onto the garden.

WiFi is provided and both TV's can be connected to a laptop (please bring your own HDMI cable).

First floor: Double bedroom and twin bedroom, both with ample storage space. WC.

Bed linen, towels and tea towels are supplied and there will be enough firewood for an evening or two; more fuel is available locally. There is an iron, ironing board and a rotary dryer with pegs, plus hoover and basic cleaning supplies. Hairdryers are also provided. The heating can be programmed to meet your needs.


The dining room has patio doors leading to a courtyard garden. This area has a raised pond (with suitable safety net) and a table and chairs for al fresco dining. A gate leads to a larger area, mainly lawned. The front garden is accessed from the parking area via a gate that secures the entire garden.


A high chair and travel cot are available but please bring your own cot bedding. Removable stair gates are installed at the top and bottom of the stairs and there is a fire guard to protect toddlers. Some games are provided for older children too.


Dogs are welcome and the village is very dog-friendly. Please do not allow dogs upstairs or on the beds or furniture.

Accessibility Statement

Due to the age and style of property the cottage is not suitable for wheelchairs. There are internal steps between rooms downstairs and some doors have a threshold strip ( cm high) which might be difficult for anyone who has mobility problems. Similarly the shingled front drive and garden could be problematic. Please call the owner to discuss if this is of concern.

Winterton on Sea

The dunes are a nature reserve and an Area of outstanding Natural Beauty with SSSI and SAC status. They cover a huge area and are shared and enjoyed by bird watchers and walkers as well as families. Wildlife includes a colony of terns, natterjack toads and (thankfully rare) adders. The beach is vast and uncrowded and a colony of seals have made the beach to the north of the village their home.

The pretty and very friendly village has an excellent pub, boasting up to 5 guest ales and cider, good food and a varied menu with frequently updated "specials" menu. Well behaved dogs are welcome and will usually get a biscuit and a drink, too. The Hermanus holiday centre with its picturesque round houses is a few minutes walk from the cottage, it serves excellent food with a sea view and is open to non-residents. The village also boasts a Post Office + General Stores, a Chip Shop and a mini-mart. There is also the brilliant Dunes Cafe for breakfasts, ice creams, "proper" coffee, lunchtime specials, superb cakes, .. (I could go on...!) as well as beach essentials.

Further afield

Great Yarmouth is a typical English seaside town with a wide range of amusements, it also has a golf course, dog track and race course, cinemas, swimming pool, Sea Life centre, casino as well as plenty of bars and restaurants. The Norfolk Broads are on the doorstep and the historic city of Norwich is a short drive away. Bewilderwood, a "Curious treehouse adventure" is 30 minutes away, as are several National Trust properties.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Winterton on Sea 250 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

About this location

The East Anglia region

Norfolk is a real gem; miles of uncrowded sandy beaches, unspoilt countryside, historic waterways, pretty villages and market towns steeped in history. Hire a boat for the day and discover the Broads, hike or bike along the many trails and discover England at its best.

In the 11th century, Norwich was England's second city and is a delight to visit; see the Norwich 12 - from heritage sites dating back to 1067 to important modern buildings.


Winterton-on-Sea is a traditional seaside village that has managed to avoid over-commercialisation. It has its share of holiday accommodation, but retains its individual character. The village itself is a Conservation Area and the dunes between the village and the beach is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Site of Special Scientific interest. The dunes are covered in grass, moss and heather and make for an enjoyable walk, aside from any interest you may have in the wildlife. A colony of seals "reside" on the beach to the north of the village and can often be seen playing in the waves along the coastline.

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Review 1-9 of 9

8 Nov 2014


"Excellent accommodation in excellent location"

Very well appointed accommodation with everything you could need for a relaxing stay. Just across the car park from the local pub serving excellent local beers. Fantastic for dogs - we took three gold… More

29 Sep 2014


"Comfortable cottage close to beach"

We booked to stay here during the summer holidays In July. The cottage is located within walking distance of the beach. Down side is being located next to the pub car park. Landlord needs to tell his … More

10 Sep 2014


"Lovely relaxing week, great dog-walking on the beach."

We had a week at Ostler's Cottage at the end of August, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were with 2 friends and had 3 dogs between us, who had a wonderful time!The cottage is comfortable, cle… More

30 Jun 2014


"Relaxing break"

Spacious clean cottage in perfect location , 3 mins to pub , 5 mins leisurely stroll to unspoilt dog friendly beach.
Cottage has all you would need , master bedroom is huge with a really comfortable bed.

29 Jun 2014


"A wonderfully relaxing weekend"

What an idyllic location. A short walk to the dunes & shoreline. Beautiful beaches. The cottage was a great choice for our girlie weekend - tastefully decorated throughout. I can imagine it being very toasty in the colder weather with the log fire burning. I shared the downstairs bedroom, which was large and had its own ensuite shower room and doors to the patio. Definitely somewhere we'll be going again.

31 May 2014


"Spacious, comfortable and a relaxing place to stay"

Ostlers Cottage proved to be a great pace to stay. I stayed for a few days with friends and really enjoyed the place. It is sited in the middle of the village close to all amenties, yet was tranquil a… More

27 May 2014


"Well equipped spacious cottage, great location"

Ostlers Cottage is in the heart of Winterton, an attractive seaside village. There were 4 of us and we had loads of space. The house is fully equipped and very comfortable. The location is perfect, ad… More

27 May 2014


"Ideal base for village and beach"

House is decorated and furnished to a high standard and has the feel of one that has been recently given some attention to bring it up to the required standard. Spacious and comfortable with more than… More

24 May 2014


"Very comfortable and spacious cottage in great location."

With 3 friends I stayed at the cottage for a walking weekend . The cottage was very comfortably furnished with plenty of space to relax and spread ourselves out. Having 3 loos and 2 bathrooms was very accommodating for the daily ablutions, even for four blokes!

The décor was in good order and there were all the facilities you would need especially for a longer stay.

The cottage is in a quiet lane and very close to the local amenities. The villages shops, local pub, very nice beach café (thoroughly recommended) and the beach are only a couple of minutes walk away. The pub has good beer and decent pub grub, but the café was our favourite, sitting outside enjoying the view over miles of sandy beach.

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