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Church Farm is a beautiful holiday home in the laid-back seaside village of Winterton-on-Sea in Norfolk. The substantial red brick property has recently been refurbished in a chic coastal style with lots of space for 16 people to enjoy a holiday on the coast. It is ideal for four families or multi-generational families to share. Children of all ages will love the games room, while adults can enjoy the steaming waters of the hot tub in its own log cabin. There's a friendly pub, the Fishermans Return, and a great fish-and-chip shop within a short walk of the house, and you're also within strolling distance of the village shop, post office, tea shop, and the beautiful sandy beach.
Winterton-on-Sea is a place locals like to keep to themselves. Less-savvy holidaymakers may overlook it, favouring its glitzier neighbour, Great Yarmouth. Still, locals and long-time visitors prefer the more peaceful setting of Winterton for their traditional holiday. Not only is the beach spectacular, but the dunes are a recognised nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. A sandbar and a reliable breeze make favourable conditions for windsurfing. Walk towards Horsey to see the seals and their pups in winter. Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round, but you'll need to keep them on a lead when near seals and other wildlife. A benefit of Winterton is that it's so big it never feels busy. Mundesley, Holt and Sheringham are also close.
Norfolk has lots to keep everyone happy in all seasons. The beaches are incredible in all but the wettest weather. They're great in summer, and there's a lot to be said for a blustery winter's walk to blow away the cobwebs and work up an appetite for a big pub lunch or dinner. In addition to award-winning beaches and designated nature reserves and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Norfolk attractions include historic houses like Holkham Hall, Blickbrigg, and Sandringham Royal Estate. Specialist museums include the Mickleburgh Military Collection and the Thursford Collection of steam engines and organs, whose Christmas events are an extravaganza of light and sound, and the Caister Castle & Car Collection. You're right on the edge of the Norfolk Broads National Park and just over half an hour's drive from Norwich, the best-preserved medieval city in the UK.
Guests who stay at Church Farm love that it's spacious and homely, in a great location, and comfortably furnished with all they need for a self-catering stay. Bookings are welcome all year round.
Sarah Wiles joined Independent Cottages in May 2022
Church Farm is an extended Georgian property with a smart blue front door, elegant proportions, and accommodation over two levels.
Outside: The house has large grounds with a barbecue, and a hot tub in its own log cabin. There is lots of parking in the driveway with free parking on the street outside the house. The back garden is full fenced.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Guests to bring beach towels and cot bedding if required. Up to four dogs are welcome by arrangement. The property is strictly non-smoking.
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