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Admiral Cottage, Cosy Thatched Cottage Close To Sea & Sand Dunes

Bedrooms 2
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Cosy Cottage Close To The Sea

Situated in the quiet and picturesque village of Winterton on Sea, Admiral Cottage has been fully refurbished in 2012 to a very high standard including fitted kitchen, spacious confortable lounge with traditional Norfolk Winder staircase up to double room with ensuite shower room ( see photo of steep stairs). Off the lounge is a twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Only ten minutes walk to the sandy beach (with children and buckets and spades), beach cafe, shop, fish and chips and local pub nearby (families & dogs welcome). Close to broadland villages offering boat hire or Hemsby and Great Yarmouth for more lively entertainment for all the family.

Admiral Cottage & its sister cottages, Compass Cottage and Beachside Cottage are all in the heart of Winterton on Sea old village and are within a short walk of the beach, pub & shop. Pets are welcome at no charge. See all 3 at

Set in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, Winterton on Sea offers a base to explore wildlife, is ideal for cyclists and walkers, and is well situated for visits to many historical sites including National Trust and privately owned estates. There is also a wealth of family entertainment in the surrounding areas including theme parks, outdoor activity centres, steam trains and country parks as well as many things to see and do inside as well as out.

A pretty thatched cottage with parking on driveway. Comprising entrance lobby, living room with Multifuel log burner & SMART TV, kitchen with dishwasher & washer, 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Outside is a patio area with furniture and grassed area. Garden is fully enclosed.

Ground floor, twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom, with power shower over bath, digital television. Upstairs (steep stairs) master bedroom – with king size bed, Digital television with en-suite shower room.

Services include Multifuel log burning stove (1st supply provided), Thermostatic electric panel heating all year, double glazing. Bedding, bed linen, duvets, bath robes and fluffy white bath sheets are provided. Parking for one car on drive (note - no access to the garage for guests unless by arrangement to store bikes/canoe). Electric cooker with ceramic hob. Washing machine, dishwasher, under counter fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave. Televisions (SMART TV in living room and bedrooms), Digital TV, DVD player (with selected DVD's), CD player/radio, WIFI, hair-dryer. Enclosed garden with furniture. Selection of toys and games, high chair & travel cot. Welcome pack on arrival. Multiple pets welcome, no smoking.

Please note that Admiral Cottage is a traditional cottage with many original features which include a steep staircase to master suite and lower than usual height internal doors. The room heights are not reduced just doorways. There is also one step between rooms on the ground floor - Porch to lounge, lounge to kitchen and lounge to twin bedroom. The cottage is therefore not suitable for guests with restricted mobility, for any further information or to discuss further please call.

Winterton on Sea is ideally placed to explore the Norfolk coastline with its quiet sandy beaches, picturesque villages, bird sanctuaries and nature reserves. Nature lovers will find the Norfolk Broads a great attraction, as will walkers and cyclists. Above all, Winterton provides an opportunity to get away from it all as its beaches and tranquillity are what make it so special. Compass Cottage lies in the heart of the village and is nearby the local pub, The Fisherman’s Return, a 300 year old establishment offering local ales, good food and facilities for families, including a large safe garden. Historic Norwich lies 20 miles to the West with its fine cathedral, ancient cobbled streets and great shops. Only 25 miles north is the North Norfolk Coast and the well known towns of Cromer, Sheringham and Wells next the Sea and ten miles south lies Great Yarmouth for family entertainment, amusements and all that is traditional for a lively English seaside resort.

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Miss Samantha White
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful holiday cottage, we have stayed at many holiday properties big & small, the owners have gone to a lot of trouble to make sure everything is provided, even down to little things like cotton wool balls in bathroom and spare light bulbs. This cottage is delightful from the time you enter the cosy lounge.

Not far from beach so wonderful for the dogs, they had a great time. Good Beach cafe with sumptuous cakes! Winterton is a lovely village, lots of thatched cottages and roses round the doors. Although in a quiet village not far from the rest of the world!

Sue, Steven & Becci + the two hounds
Sep 2013
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Winterton-on-Sea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 1 is en-suite to 1st floor master suite accessed by very steep stairs Bathroom 2 is en-suite to the twin bedded room on the ground floor Both bathroom have luxury power showers Luxury monogrammed bathrobes available for the master bedroom guests during your stay at Admiral Cottage. Fluffy white towels are provided for all guests; one hand towel and one bath sheet per person.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 - Master suite with en-suite shower room is on first floor which is accessed by very steep stairs. Not suitable for children, elderly or infirm. Bedroom 2 - Twin bedded room with en-suite bath room (shower over bath) is on ground floor Both bedroom have colour digital TV Hair-dryer provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
Pets are welcome and the rear garden is fully enclosed. We ask that pets are not allowed on furniture or upstairs and are not left alone in the cottage. There is no extra charge for pets. There is a drop leaf dining table and 4 chairs in the lounge.


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Admiral Cottage, Cosy Thatched Cottage Close To Sea & Sand Dunes
average rating of 4.68 based on 55 reviews

Clean, comfortable and cosy

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed in Winterton at the Admiral cottage on 2 occasions now.

Cozy and comfortable with plenty of character.

Would recommend to anyone.

Ideal for two, with good local amenities and also close to the beach.

Weather was not too bad for time of year (January), so managed to fit in a couple of long coastal walks, ideal get away from all the stresses of work ♥️

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Excellent property, good size and has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised on arrival at the property as it was larger than we expected. The welcome pack was a lovely touch as we had been travelling for a while and it was nice to be able to have a cup of tea with fresh milk.

The cottage was really warm and we loved the log burner. A small supply of wood was also provided which was another lovely touch.

The kitchen was stocked with everything you would need.

It was a very clean property and had plenty of space. The shower was really powerful and I struggled to get my husband out of it!

The location was perfect for the beach and travelling to places in the area. The pub behind the cottage was lovely and served good food.

We would happily return again.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Brilliant as ever

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous quaint cottage. Go at least two times a year. Hate writing our reviews as the cottage always seems booked up now when we want to go!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Magical cottage and location WONDERFUL happy times!

  • 5 of 5

We simply loved our stay! We spent Christmas 2017 in the Admirals cottage wich was decorated very tastefully. Comfortable chairs and couch, roaring fire which was well stocked with wood kindling and lighters.

Everything worked, the hot water was strong and hot. Beds we comfy with fluffy pillow and puffy duvets all super clean criusp and really pretty.

The garden was well kept anmd safe for our doggies to go out play and have a bathroom break.

Parking is off road and safe fitsd a 6 seater with ease.

The kitchen is cute and well thought out with everything we needed we even cooked Christmas lunch, set the dining table in front of the fire and enjoyed.

Internet coverage was perfect we watched out Netflix s with ease

All in all the best break we have had in years! Friendly pub behind the property the Fisherman's Return and the doggies went with us too.

We were very luck the seals has pups on the beach behind the cottage so we went to see them. They even put doggy towels for their feet in the vestibule as you go in so we could wipe their feet from the beech - *****WONDERFUL THANK YOU TO SAM*****

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Super base to enjoy the miles of unspoilt beach and cheeky seals

  • 5 of 5

Admiral's Cottage is just so relaxing. Very quiet, peaceful oasis. The little shops in the village met all our needs and the beach cafe does a better chowder than most French restos. This is a place for soul rebuilding.

Don't miss the dunes - a sheltered, sun trap.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Fishermans return
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Great Yarmouth
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Winterton on Sea
Car: recommended

The area around Winterton provides a great variety of different activities to suit different tastes. From coarse fishing, sailing, golf, birdwatching, horse riding and walking for those seeking outdoor pursuits, to National Trust properties and historic Norwich or family entertainment, theatres, horse racing, greyhound race track, fun fairs and amusements in Great Yarmouth (ten miles south).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund