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Henry's Cottage - a place to make you smile

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Winterton-on-Sea Holiday Cottage

Henrys’ is a cosy relaxing cottage, sleeping 4, it's well equipped and contains, an entrance lobby, downstairs shower room, brand new and much extended dining kitchen and lounge, upstairs are two double bedrooms and is ideal for families and couples alike wanting a seaside holiday or to use as a base for exploring the broads and this delightful area.

A suntrap garden, multifuel stove and open fire make this an ideal holiday cottage all year round.

Pleasantly situated in the small village of Winterton-on-Sea Henry's cottage is just 5 minutes walk from the beautiful sandy beach and dunes. The village also boasts an excellent local pub, shop, post office, fish and chip shop and beach cafe all close by.

Henry's is a former fisherman's cottage that dates back approximately 150 years with comfortable lounge, fabulous newly fitted kitchen dining room seating 4, shower room and two double bedrooms, with draws, wardrobe or hanging space. (one also has a cot bed suitable for a small child). As an old cottage I have tried to remain sympathetic to it's rustic character and charm, allowing you to enjoy it's relax and unwind in pleasant surroundings.

Outside there is parking for two cars and pleasant gardens both front and back, a decking area with garden furniture to enjoy the first cup of tea of the day, a brick built barbecue and sun loungers available for the most relaxing of days.

Situated in the heart of the village there's always someone to talk to, and you're never far from anywhere, in addition to the pubs and shops there is an excellent children's playground for a change from the beach, while on the edge of the village is a beautiful church dating back to the 1500's and seals often seen on the beach and playing in the sea, meaning that there is always something to do or somewhere to visit.

More Details

Property Manager
Marie Ungless
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Marie Ungless

Although I live in Nottingham I've owned the cottage for a while now and this is my 'special go to place' where I have had many happy times. The cottage is named after my son who is now 14 but has been going all his life - it was his first holiday! We have spent many wonderful days in the cottage and exploring the surrounding area regardless of the weather! I'm sure you'll have a fabulous holiday too.

It was fate when I found the cottage, (I wasn't even looking at the time), but a series of events led me to the cottage and to buying at auction - one of the best decisions of my life - other than having my son and marrying my second husband!

Marie Ungless purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Marie Ungless chose Great Yarmouth & Coast

Henrys cottage is in the heart of the village and is a wonderful homely place that immediately welcomes you, allowing you to relax and unwind ready for your holiday adventure. Open fires make it cosy in winter and the fantastic sun trap of a garden make it the ideal relaxation spot on a sunny day on the sunloungers provided. The garden has a seating area and BBQ with parking for upto 2 cars.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is essentially a two up two down fishermans cottage, with a unique feeling that wraps itself around you - its a house that makes you smile. It's not the poshest or the most modern but it's warm and welcoming and the moment you walk in the door, you start to relax and unwind - the perfect holiday destination. Set in a friendly village with just enough facilities to satisfy your needs but not so many that it overwhelms.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We've spent 4 wonderful nights in beautiful Henrys Cottage - it's too cosy! Thank you
Mar 2013
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Winterton-on-Sea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Two double comfortable rooms (one with cot bed suitable for our younger guest) with draws and either hanging space or wardrobe. Bed linen & towels provided. Hairdryer available
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
Ideally suited to Families, Couple or just friends wanting to get away together, In a fabulous area with something to suit everyone whatever the interests and ages. Walking, cycling, birdwatching, sailing, fishing, National Trust, family adventure parks and attractions, beaches, beautiful Norwich and small sleepy villages and tradional seaside towns with all the bright lights you'd expect.


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Henry's Cottage - a place to make you smile
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 15 reviews

Fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

Great location for the beach and the dunes - they're practically on the doorstep. Also close to the Broads and other attractions so we didn't have to travel too far to get to anywhere.

The cottage is quaint, homely, quiet and warm. It had everything we needed (other than a washing basket and an airer!). It was great to have some basic supplies (condiments/cleaning supplies/dishwasher tablets etc) - a really nice touch. Also liked that there were buckets & spades etc as it saved us bringing them with us. Beautiful and well-kept gardens.

On the downside, the kitchen was modern, but was slightly worse for wear (e.g. a cupboard door was falling off). The microwave wasn't working, which we managed without, but we would have used it if it had been working.

Overall, this was a lovely place to stay and we had a relaxing few days there.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Helen, Thank you for your lovely review. I apologise about the 2 small problems of a faulty hinge & the microwave, unfortunately the problems were only found just before your visit (the previous guests hadn't informed us of problems which meant I was unable to sort them before you went in, but I can assure you that the hinge has been reattached & the microwave replaced. I'm very sorry if it spoilt your enjoyment of the cottage. Thanks for the suggestion of airer & clothes basket & I'll consider it but as there is a rotary dryer in the garden & space in the cottage limited it may not be practical. Hope to welcome you again. Marie x
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Very pleasant and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Winterton is a very well-kept village, and the property is very close to the beach and to the useful shops nearby. The pub across the road serves reliable food in a friendly atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely spot and lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, the village is amazing. Great beach that goes on for miles and it was great to see all the seals.

The village fish and chip shop was very good, the pub ok.

The cottage is great, they have thought of everything. Just be warned the staircase is not very easy to get up and down.

All in all an amazing spot.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy little cottage full of character.

  • 5 of 5

Great location in the heart of the village just 2mins from the dunes and beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review!
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Cosy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in July at Henry's Cottage. It is ideally situated within the village with the beach a five minute walk away with the pub, supermarket and fish and chip shop also nearby.

The cottage is cosy and comfortable and although we had a small problem with the induction hob (which was quickly rectified with the help of Marie - thank you) has everything to make an enjoyable short break.

The beach is just as we remembered it when we used to visit some 30 years ago when our son was small. The only change is the refurbished beach café which is worth a visit.

Our break was restful and as the weather was at its best made the most of the loungers in the garden.

It is a place to make you smile and certainly worth a visit again.

R & P

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so pleased you had a good time in Henrys Cottage & I certainly hope to see you again. Marie x
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A lovely family country cottage

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my 2 children had 4 lovely relaxing days at Henry's cottage.

Our half term holiday was perfect (despite the fact that it was February and a bit chilly)

The cottage was warm (electric blankets a great touch) and cosy, with plenty of DVDs and games for the kids at the end of the day or on a rainy afternoon.

With Winterton beach a 5 minute walk away and Great Yarmouth a 30 minute drive the cottage is perfectly placed.

Everything you need is there, all you have to take is clothes and food,and Marie the owner could not have been more welcoming or accomodating.....none of us wanted to leave!!

We will certainly return

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  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Fisherman's Return
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Great Yarmouth
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Great Yarmouth
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Hermanus or Fishermans Return
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Winterton on Sea
Car: recommended

Winterton-on-Sea is a small, quiet and historic fishing village on the east coast of Norfolk on the edge of the broads, and is approximately 8 miles up the coast from Great Yarmouth.

Unspoiled sand dunes and beautiful beaches make it ideal for relaxing seaside holidays. For those looking for a bit more activity the dunes nature reserve is within an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (SSSI and SAC), and is ideal for bird watching and walkers. What's more an large seal colony has made it's home just north of Winterton, and are a delight to visit.

Winterton also provides easy access to the broads with numerous place locally to hire boats or exploring the broads.

And if you fancy a change of pace Great Yarmouth is only 20 mins away with all the bright lights and entertainment you'd expect from a large traditional seaside town with lots of varied activities to keep the whole family entertained.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rentals are normally for the week and run from Saturday to Saturday from April to October. Short breaks and week lets available between October and April by agreement with the owner. Henry's Cottage is available from 4pm on the day of arrival and should be vacated by 10.30am on the day of departure. Sorry no Pets or Smoking allowed.

Wifi is available at an additional cost of £10 per let

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.