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Ostlers Cottage

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
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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. The cottage has been updated both internally and externally for this season (2020) and offers well equipped, comfortable accommodation for families and small groups alike. Accommodation 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-s...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. The cottage has been updated both internally and externally for this season (2020) and offers well equipped, comfortable accommodation for families and small groups alike. Accommodation 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. Outdoors: The dining room has patio doors leading to a courtyard garden. This area has a table and chairs for al fresco dining. This leads to a larger area, mainly lawned. The front garden is accessed from the parking area via a gate that secures the entire garden. Children 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. Pets 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 (4 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.More
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John P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
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Reviewed 3 November 2019 via mobile

We have visited this cottage 3 times now purely for the location to the area, however it was one too many visits. The interior of this cottage is falling apart, sad worn out furnishings throughout and damp patches in certain places. In need of desperate...More

Date of stay: October 2019
1  Thank taffy_9
Happiness628403, VR Owner at Ostlers Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2020

Thankyou for your honest assessment of the property. I have closed the cottage for bookings over the next two months so that all of the issues that you mention are dealt with. Far from being greedy, I am afraid that due to some personal issues...More

Reviewed 27 October 2019

Really dissapointed with the condition of the property. It is quite obvious that it has been some time since any money has been spent on the property which is such a shame as this could be a wonderful place. The sofa and chair were ripped...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Happiness628403, VR Owner at Ostlers Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2020

Thankyou for your honest assessment of the property. I have closed the cottage for bookings over the next two months so that all of the issues that you mention are dealt with. I am afraid that due to some personal issues over the past year,...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2019 via mobile

Lovely comfortable cottage. Well equipped and very warm. Ideal for dogs. Only critism is the garden could do with a tidy.

Date of stay: October 2019
1  Thank diane k
Reviewed 24 September 2019 via mobile

We had a lovely time at The cottage it’s our second time we stayed here, it’s has everything you need and only 5 minutes to the wonderful beach and the dunes and of course 2 minutes to the pub .

Date of stay: September 2019
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Reviewed 14 July 2019

Date of stay: July 2019
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Water Park Nearby
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Getting around
There are buses into Lowestoft (along the Suffolk coast) and Great Yarmouth; thence trains to Norwich and from there trains or coaches to the rest of the UK. However, a car is essential for local journeys. There is parking for one car on the front drive, and another can be parked on the road outside (boxing it in). There is also free parking in the village.
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