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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "First appearance the holiday property looked clean and comfortable but certain areas needed more attention."

    Under bed in main bedroom was dusty, baking trays in oven were dirty, hole in fence was supposed to be mended Spring 2023 but had just been filled in with brown wheelie bin and empty plant pots which our dog soon discovered. But at least we got fresh milk and chocolate biscuits Thank you. A WhatsApp message giving us details on bin days, local amenities etc was useful. A mop would have been useful has we had quite a few days of rain and we could have mopped the kitchen floor. On the whole we had a lovely holiday just the few issues mentioned earlier.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2023

  • "All round lovely place."

    Only minor gripe no washing bowl in the sink and the plug was broke. Other than that beds really comfy and living room was really nice

    Reviewed by GaryOct 2023

  • "The property is very comfortable however many small items missing and no instructions on using some appliances."

    TV and cooker. No hooks in bathroom Whilst enclosed garden at back very small for accompanying pets is difficult to walk on due to large gravel stones covering the area No line to dry towels etc Think a gate to the front important as very busy road and this is the best area for sitting

    Reviewed by PennyOct 2023

  • "I have sent a letter to your head office, as there were a number of items with which we were not happy"

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2023

  • "We read some pretty negative reviews about this property before we arrived, but I have to say they were all totally unfounded, a lovely cottage, very clean and spacious, ideal location for the village amenities and nice walk to the beach, with a glorious church overlooking the property, would highly recommend, and there were even plenty of wine glasses !"

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2023

  • "We have just had a lovely week away here at Winterton-on-sea staying at Carathon."

    Our party consisted of 3 adults, 2 children (10 and 6 years) and 2 dogs. Positives Wow what lovely neighbours - as you look at the house the neighbours to the left were so friendly and lovely. They always chatted to us - adults, kids and dogs alike! Ideal location - a lovely beach which is within walking distance, although due to health we did drive! £7 all day parking and dogs allowed without restrictions! Hemsby, with its plentiful arcades and gift shops as well as yet another lovely sandy beach which dogs are again allowed on without restrictions is only a 5 minute drive away! £5 all day parking by the beach! Also less than 5 minutes drive is a small supermarket, pharmacy and takeaways! Local amenities are withing a short walk from the property and include a post office, convenience store, pub and chip shop! We had chips, sausage and pies etc on our first night from here and they were delicious! Ample space for our party size to use as a base for our holiday - we didn't feel as though we were on top of each other! Good size front garden and nice enough to spend time in. Ample off road parking for 2-3 cars Plenty of crockery and utensils in the small but workable kitchen. Finally on first impressions the bungalow was clean and tidy upon arrival and met our needs and requirements nicely. Just a few notes for consideration - The rear garden is rather small and stoney so wasn't really useable for our dogs and children. We didn't use it at all. There was no washing line (which would have been handy) but we did find some pegs. We would recommend investing in some fly traps, especially in the porch area, as due to its location the bungalow had flies in abundance! Some small little finishing touches could be added to provide more comfort such as pegs/hooks/rails for the hanging of towels etc in bedrooms. On closer inspection it was revealed that the bungalow could do with a good deep clean (especially the bath drain plug - water was not going down very well on our first day so we decided to clean this ourselves and found it blocked with matted hair and grime). As said previously, it's a lovely size front garden, both our dogs and children spent lots of time out there, but this could easily be made better by adding a simple gate at the end of the driveway! This would help to make it safe for pets and children alike! Luckily we always take our metal fence away with us and so were able to make the garden secure for our stay! On the hole we were really pleased with our accommodation and stay here! We have had a lovely week away and would happily return and recommend to family and friends!

    Reviewed by JenJul 2023

  • "If you don’t read anymore of this review AVOID THIS PROPERTY is all you need to know."

    On arrival we found the property was dirty the floors were filthy and not clean, there was black mould on window frames, windows were dirty inside and out. There was no mop and bucket for cleaning floors we did find the hoover in the porch cupboard. The kitchen had a cupboard door which came off the bottom hinge which was due to a poor previous repair and ill fitment. There were no side plates only dinner plates and the fridge wasn’t working properly initially and after fiddling with the thermostat got it to cool. The flush in the toilet is the only one I have ever seen that you need to firmly hold the button for 4 seconds then push very firmly again to flush. There wasn’t even a toilet roll holder. It was clear under the bed hadn’t been cleaned properly, the pillows were totally flat and we had to add the ones from the other room. Externally the rear yard area is very small although relatively secure it consists of broken fences an old shed which appears to be full of old furniture and a dirty table and chairs. To top it off the oil tank for the heating is in the yard and makes it impossible to spend time in the yard due to the smell of fuel. The front garden is not secure as there are no gates on the drive or path. We left early due to seeing rats in the front garden. All these points have been highlighted to Sykes and the owner during our stay with nothing being rectified and the owner thinking that because the property has dogs the floor shouldn’t be clean. However we were sent a 10% refund which was derogatory to be honest. If we hadn’t travel for nearly 9 hours to get to the property we probably wouldn’t have stayed. The property is well situated for the village and beach.

    Reviewed by DennisJun 2023

  • "We had a lovely time."

    Everything was excellent. Thanks

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Carothan, clean and fresh."

    All things you need for a holiday break , Near to the great beach, lots of place to walk to, lovely village pub, people were so friendly,

    Reviewed by KimMay 2023

  • "A lovely bungalow, with good neighbours adjoining, very comfortable stay."

    One or two things that need to be changed though, 1. Rear garden needs some work doing on it urgently. 2. Lack of crockery, no side dishes so have to use big plates for everything. 3. The one that really needs sorting, on stripping the beds on leaving we found the mattress on both beds was very badly soiled. I Would have to throw them out if it was mine, not a pleasant suprise on the leaving day.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2023

  • "Not very clean, floor in bathroom lots of hair in the floor, sofa in living room filthy"

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2023

  • "Having stayed at the Carothan on several occasions we were disappointed."

    While the property looks clean and refreshed it has lost its apppeal this is due to no personal touches. No welcome note, no pint of milk in the fridge

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2023

  • "Very clean,comfortable,and well equipped bungalow."

    Very nice private outside space, good coastal walks five minutes from accommodation, shop and chippy two minutes walk. quiet and peaceful part of Norfolk. Easy to book with Sykes cottages and good telephone communication with owner. would love to go back in the future

    Reviewed by TonyNov 2022

  • "When we arrived at the property it was very clean, warm and welcoming."

    There was two of us with two dogs so plenty of room. Beds were very comfy, kitchen was well equipped and lounge was very cosy on some wet evenings. Location is fantastic being so close to the beach. The only things that needed some attention was the lights in the garden which have gone (think it’s just the bulbs), the back gate needs looking at as think it swelled with all the rain. And the bit of fence that I know you are aware of. We really enjoyed our time in Winterton on sea. Thanks again :)

    Reviewed by AmyNov 2022

  • "Was disappointed with this trip."

    Garden secure except a fairly large gap in fence meaning my dog had to be on a lead in the garden. Cleanliness poor - half used soap left in shower and hairs in fold down bed questions whether the cottage was actually cleaned before our arrival. No hoover or mop to clean. Note 3rd bedroom is a single size, if the bed is used (its a fold down bed) the bedroom door does cannot open to even 90 degrees as the bed is too big! Kitchen sparsly equipped compared to other similar priced properties.... no wine glasses for example. Pans filthy on arrival, ditto glasses and crockery. Shower leaks onto floor due to failed seal. Only one very tired hand towel for a family of 4 was a first, and no tea towels at all so we had to go out to buy. Great location, but property needs a deep clean and a bit of money on basics and tidying bathroom which is tatty. Neighbours lovely. Shame as it could be great.

    Reviewed by CharlotteOct 2022

  • "Nice property in a great position."

    Did everything it said on the tin but just a few very minor things that would have improved our stay. Hoover only worked intermittently. No floor mop provided which would have helped us to maintain cleanliness throughout our stay. No wineglasses. No hook for clothing on back of bathroom door. Only very minor I know but would have made a difference for us. Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by NolanSep 2022

  • "We reached out to the owner/caretaker during our stay who was very helpful."

    Overall we enjoyed our stay at Carothan. Location was amazing - 12 minute walk to the amazing unspoilt beach and a 2 minute car journey. Positives - lovely decor - high quality furnishings. Good tvs and internet. Enjoyed all the framed art and photos. Well equipped kitchen and all easy to use. Really appreciated the washing machine. Dining room table pulled out so loads of space to sit around for family dinners. Drawbacks - Missed a welcome pack with general info, bin days etc. Under the beds were very dusty, especially in the master bedroom. Bin and fridge were dirty. Pillows were shocking (but this was rectified when we rang). Problem with hot water pressure and we lost practically all hot water by end of the stay. Would’ve appreciated an airer or washing line in the garden. Garden wasn’t very appealing to sit in - needed some tlc. Overall had a lovely week at Carothan.

    Reviewed by AnnaAug 2022

  • "Property was dirty, surfaces were dirty along with oven, fridge and shower."

    Dust and debris under beds, floors were visibly dirty. Previous holiday makers washing still in radiator. Property needed a deep clean. Contacted landlord in first day of stay and was told a discount would be added to amount payed, still not received. Only contact with landlord was to ask if cooker hood could be fixed whilst we were staying as previous holiday maker had reported it broken.

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, 2 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire and pull out bed that can sleep an extra two guests.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • 2 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed* rear garden with gravelled area and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.7 miles

The property

Carothan is a homely, semi-detached bungalow located in Winterton-On-Sea, Norfolk.

Sitting a stone's throw away from the beach, this three-bedroom bungalow is a great base for families, friends, and couples to explore the coast, with off-road parking, an enclosed dog-friendly garden, and ground-floor living.

The living areas include a well-equipped, contemporary kitchen where you can prepare your favourite home-cooked meals, along with a living/dining room, where the electric fire will keep you warm on cooler nights, whilst relaxing in front of the TV or dining at the table for six.

The bedrooms all feature minimal, clean decor, and include a king-size with TV, another double, and a snug double room with a fold down bed, all served by the family bathroom.

In the morning, start your day in your private garden where you can breakfast alfresco whilst planning the day's adventures.

Start by exploring Winterton-on-Sea where you can stop for food and drink at the Fishermans Return, stock up at the local convenience store, and marvel at the golden sands of Winterton Beach, a popular spot for dog walkers and seals!

You'll find plenty to explore nearby with The Broads National Park within easy reach, along with the atmospheric Somerton Church Ruins, Martham Broad National Nature Reserve, and the local National Trust landmark of Horsey Windpump, close to Horsey Beach.

There are a choice of family-friendly days out such as Lost World Adventure Golf, Hirsty's Family Fun Park, and Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, home to a variety of animals.

Further afield, you'll find the resort town of Great Yarmouth where Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, Britannia Pier bustling with classic entertainments, and the National Trust's Elizabethan House Museum are just some of the superb activities on offer.

Book your stay at Carothan for a holiday by the sea in Norfolk.

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About the location


Great Yarmouth 8 miles.

The quaint village of Winterton-on-Sea lies on the picturesque Norfolk coast, just 8 miles from Great Yarmouth. Set apart from the more commercial seaside locations, Winterton-on-Sea has a vast and unspoilt sandy beach and a peaceful nature reserve that has attracted colonies of Terns and rare Natterjack toads. Boasting old fishermen's cottages, thatched roofs and a village church dating back to the 12th century, the village makes a perfect base for a relaxing holiday. The nearby popular seaside resort of Great Yarmouth offers a change of pace with many shops, one of Britain’s largest open air markets, numerous museums and the popular Pleasure Beach! A holiday location blending tranquillity and activity - there really is something for everyone!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas