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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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Sunbather...
Sheffield
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“WOULD BE PERFECT IF.................”
Reviewed 4 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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We stayed at this lovely cottage in April 2016. We booked with 2 of our friends who stayed in Juanperi cottage which is next door. Both of us took our dogs. We liaised with the owners of Juanperi cottage for both cottages, which included booking the dates, payment etc. When we booked we were given an amount to pay in total, this wasn't broken down per cottage which we thought was absolutely fine.

I'll start with the positives. This cottage is beautiful. It has a lot of character and original features. The internal doors are so in keeping with the cottages age and character they really contribute to the overall feel.

The location is also second to none. Literally a stones throw away from the beach, shop, post office, pub and the lovely Dunes Café. If you are planning on visiting this cottage with your dogs the location couldn't be better. Our dog literally had the time of his life.

There is a lovely spiral staircase leading to the bedrooms & bathroom. I could say that this wouldn't be appropriate for anyone who had mobility problems as it was very steep and would be difficult to navigate if you had issues.

The outside area is beautiful and a real haven for birds. It was lovely to sit outside and watch the blackbirds pull up worms in the garden.

The kitchen is well equipped with a good oven and hob as well as plenty of utensils.

This cottage had all the potential to be perfect but for a few things.

We arrived at the same time as our friends as we were in convoy. In Juanperi cottage they had a lovely welcome pack which included tea, coffee, tin of biscuits, a selection of cereal boxes, a bottle of wine and treats for the dogs.

In our cottage we had a pack of chocolate digestives and a half drunk bottle of red wine which was in the fridge. A bit underwhelming. Given that we'd booked the cottage together and paid exactly the same per cottage I found this discrepancy really disappointing.

In our cottage the only heating we had was via plug in wall heaters. We visited at the end of April where the weather was a bit wild to say the least. For the first 3-4 days we were absolutely freezing. We put the electric fire on in the living room and the wall heaters then watched with dismay as the £20 credit on the metre started to dwindle. If we wanted any hot water we had to put the immersion heater on for 1 1/2 hours. We couldn't even wash the pots without filling the kettle a couple of times in the morning. We only put the immersion on in the late afternoon to have a shower when we got back from a day of walking. If you had a family of four or more then the £20 credit wouldn't be nearly enough, especially if you were staying in the colder months. We had to put an additional £5 into the metre.

On the first night we tried to put the heater on in the bedroom but this wouldn't work. Cue an absolutely freezing night. To be fair we contacted the owners the next morning and a new heater was fitted the same day.

As we had travelled with our dogs we didn't intend to go out much at night. We had a couple of nights in the pub but we were so exhausted from all of the walking that we tended to stay in with a bottle of wine. The cottage has wifi which was great and a tv that had freeview.

Now I don't come on holiday to sit in front of the tv all day, but when we're away with the dog, we tend to stay in at night. Our friends in the cottage next door had sky tv, apple tv & Netflix. All of this with a vast array of DVD, board games and even a playstation. Given that we'd paid exactly the same amount each for the cottage we were a bit miffed as we had absolutely none of this.

I appreciate that Prospect Cottage has 3 bedroom & 2 bathrooms compared to 2 bed & 1 bath at Juanperi but when you are booking cottages together and paying the same amount of money you do expect a similar kind of experience.

We really did enjoy our week in Winterton but felt that but for the heating, hot water & other issues this would have been a five star review. I would stay in Winterton again but wouldn't stay at this cottage except for middle of summer when it wouldn't be quite so cold.

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Liked best: the location
Liked least: no central heating
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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gaynor542
Towcester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonerful Cottage”
Reviewed 24 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Just had a lovely weekend break in this beautiful little cottage. Location is perfect just a stones throw from Beach, pub, shop and chippie. Took four dogs with us and they all had a brilliant time. Communication with the owners was excellent. Would definitely return.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Julie M
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Cottage - Ideal Location”
Reviewed 15 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
1
person found this review helpful

I recently stayed here with my 2 dogs for 3 nights. The location was ideal and the village was lovely and quiet. Amenities are a stones throw away and the dunes are a mere 3 minute walk away from the cottage gate if that.
The beach is fantastic and you can walk for miles in either direction. Again, ideal for exercising dogs.
The cottage itself was very clean and had everything I needed in it. It was very comfortable both downstairs and upstairs. The stairs are steep so it may not suit those with mobility problems. Recommend for a quiet getaway and will stay here again.

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Liked best: Location so close to the beach
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 35-49
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Malcolm M
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great cottage”
Reviewed 10 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This cottage was ideal for us as it had everything you could ask for in it's self but also the location was perfect because shops and pub where only a minute or two walk away and probably three minutes walk to Winterton dunes and nature reserve, ideal for dog walking.
Recommend.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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210isabel...
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely dog friendly cottage”
Reviewed 16 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The cottage was lovely, well equipped and clean. Perfect for us with our two dogs. The stairs are awkward and steep not suitable for infirm or less mobile, difficult with large suitcases!!
Winterton is perfect for dog walks in the dunes and on the beach. Dog friendly pub (as are others in the local area) dog friendly cafe, friendly people. We had a lovely break.

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Liked best: Dog friendly cottage, village, pub and people.
Liked least: Could have done with more information in the property about how to use appliances and heaters and emergency contact numbers . However we managed fine!
Travelling group: Friends
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sue275776...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect for a dog friendly holiday”
Reviewed 3 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We have just returned from a very happy week at Prospect Cottage. The accommodation was full of character and well laid out; we especially enjoyed soaking up the sun in the front garden while the dogs watched the world go by from behind the picket fence. There are beautiful walks along the beach and in the dunes and heath behind - we saw seals in the water nearly every day. Winterton has a small supermarket, post office, and lovely food available at the Dunes Cafe and Fisherman's Return (both dog friendly) so the car only came out when we fancied a change of scene. All in all, a great location - can't wait to return!

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Liked best: Perfect location for walking
Liked least: Uncomfortable mattress in double room
Travelling group: Friends
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Gladys S
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“great stay would highly recommend it only prob was the stairs hard to get up if eldery”
Reviewed 25 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
2
people found this review helpful

the cottage was very comfortable ,stairs were very steep ,was surprised there was no BBQ ,but overall a great place to stay

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Liked best: location
Liked least: stairs
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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