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Compass Cottage Pretty Thatched Cottage, close to sandy beach

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 4 - pets welcome & free WIFI

Situated in the quiet and picturesque village of Winterton on Sea, Compass Cottage is detached and has been refurbished to a very high standard including a luxury fitted kitchen, with double and twin bedrooms. Only ten minutes walk to the sandy beach (with children and buckets and spades), 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.

Compass Cottage & its sister cottages, Admiral 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. See them all 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 detached cottage comprising hallway, living room with 2 large sofa's, dining room, kitchen, conservatory, bathroom with electric shower over bath. Upstairs are two bedrooms – master with king size bed and freeview colour television and twin bedded room with en-suite toilet and basin and freeview colour television.

Services include oil-fired central heating all year, double glazing, bedding, bed linen, duvets, bath robes and fluffy white bath sheets are provided. Parking for two cars on drive (note - no access to the garage for guests). Electric cooker with ceramic hob and extractor fan. Washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave. Televisions - 46'' SMART TV in lounge, Digital TV also in both bedrooms, DVD player (with selected DVD's), CD player/radio, WIFI, hairdryer. Secluded garden with furniture. Selection of toys and games, high chair, cot & stairgate. Welcome pack on arrival. Pets welcome at no extra charge, no smoking.

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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Winterton-on-Sea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 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
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    En suite - toilet , twin room en-suite
  • En suite toilet & sink to twin bedded room in addition to famility bathroom.(Bath with electric shower over). Note there is no separate shower cubicle.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Luxury monagrammed bathrobes available for the master bedroom guests during your stay at Compass Cottage. Fluffy white towels are provided for all guests; one hand towel and one bath sheet per person.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Pets are welcome and the rear garden is fully enclosed. We ask that pets are not allowed on furniture or upsatirs and are not left alone in the cottage. There is no extra charge for pets.


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Compass Cottage Pretty Thatched Cottage, close to sandy beach
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Christmas idyll

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing Christmas in this wonderful cottage. The welcome pack was very tasty and a nice touch to welcome us. The cottage is very well equipped and we wanted for nothing. The position of the cottage couldn’t be better, being in the centre of the village and just opposite the pub! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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A charming cottage, beautifully presented and well equipped for a family of 4.

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful week staying in Compass Cottage. The cottage itself is lovely - a perfect size for a family of 4 and well equipped. The en-suite in the double room was an added bonus, and we found everything very comfortable. We will definitely be returning to stay at Compass Cottage soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

On arriving we were so impressed by the cleanliness and the homely feeling of the property the situation was ideal as it was close to the beach dunes and coastal path. We enjoyed our stay very much and would not hesitate to book again at this beautiful cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for one week with our dogs. We all had a great time in Winterton and rest of Norfolk. Great location to walk the dogs on the sand dunes or the beach. Although you have to pay to use the car park. The cottage was near to the pub and not too far to walk to the chip shop or shop.

Cottage garden fully enclosed, although a little small.

This is the 2nd time we have stayed at the owners property and would thoroughly recommend. Will need to book early.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Leighton Buzzard

Lovely cottage and stay in Winterton

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely stay at Compass Cottage with everything you need for a peaceful break by the sea, ideally located near the pub with good food, fish and chip and corner shops. The cottage itself has been tastefully decorated and all linens were clean and provided. The garden is great for dogs as is completely enclosed and not overlooked. Fully kitted out kitchen with everything you need and a welcome pack which is a nice touch.

The beach is lovely and 5-10 mins away we preferred to walk right and along the coastal path for 5 minutes away from the cafe (not impressed) to avoid crowds, saying that beach is huge and plenty of space even in the height of summer. We went to the Fishermans local pub and had good meals each time and also Nelson Head at Hornsby where the seals are - we were very lucky to see so many seals. We also stopped at Poppylands cafe for cream tea which was a nice vintage cafe.

We had days out to Yarmouth for the rides, Wells (1.5 Hours with traffic) for the town , Cromer pier and sea front (1 hour). We hired a day boat from Sutton Staithe boatyard highly recommend a beautiful day - we had the whole day 7 hours for £90 so went up and down the Broads 4 of us plus 2 medium size dogs and was just right. Our teenage daughter also enjoyed steering!

Overall a lovely quiet beach holiday in a great village we will definitely revisit and hopefully to Compass Cottage, only room for improvement would be Wifi as this was pretty rubbish but with so much to do it's not a hardship.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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A wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in Compass Cottage-so well-equipped,comfortable and clean. It's situated in a lovely village too.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Miss Samantha White
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

starWe have just enjoyed a wonderful stay at Compass Cottage, 5 mins from dunes and gorgeous Winterton beach and 30 seconds from the fabulous pub! The cottage has everything you could hope for and more with a lovely complimentary goodie bags and fluffy dressing gowns to wear for the stay, and every other thing to make it an amazing home from home. Great location too, we enjoyed crabbing at Walberswick and lovely days at Southwold, Thetford Forest and Dinosaur Adventure! Great fish and chip shop in the village too we will be back!
Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Fisherman's Return two mins walk
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Great Yarmouth
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Fisherman's Return two mins walk
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Winterton on Sea

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rentals normally run from Saturday to Saturday. Short breaks not usually available during high season - (March to October & school holidays) Compass Cottage is available from 3pm on the day of arrival and should be vacated by 10am on the day of departure. Full terms and conditions will be sent on completion of booking. Pets welcome, No Smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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