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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely fabulous , can’t fault it ."

    a great family holiday cottage with great views and amazing walks from the doorstep . The beach is fantastic great for little ones . Plenty of space and everything you need . The photos don’t do it justice . Would love to visit again .

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jun 2024

  • "We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Drifters, a wonderful comfortable and very well equipped house, in an outstanding location with fabulous views to the sea."

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful house, everything top notch."

    Location great.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fabulous property."

    Location is super for the beach and lovely walks. Walking towards Winterton and beyond is lovely. House is well appointed and comfortable. Loads of space. We would like to return in the summer because the patio hot tub and conservatory room are all great. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely house ,fantastic location very comfortable could not fault"

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had an amazing time at Drifters."

    The house was beautiful, immaculately clean and very well equipped. It is very spacious, for a house that sleeps 8, this was perfect as we did not feel like we were on top of each other. Bedrooms were lovely and had really comfy beds. Excellent communication from the owner, I had a query prior to arriving and he responded very quickly and was really helpful. Finally, the location was AMAZING! The view from the house was unreal and no picture will do it justice. A walk down some steps and you are on a huge stretch of dunes, and beach access. We were so lucky that we got to see 100’s of seals and pups, an amazing experience. The local pub is around 10 minute walk, the chippy just a little bit longer and a co-op 5 minute drive away. Took around 25 mins to drive to Great Yarmouth. Overall, an excellent stay that we would absolutely consider booking again.

    Reviewed by Dannielle4.7Dec 2023

  • "Property was spacious and exceeded out expectations, with lovely furnishings ."

    Everybody said how comfortable the beds were with lots of room in the bedrooms , a very large lounge and tv , fantastic conservatory with lovely views of the sea . We all loved our stay and would love to come back again .

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Dec 2023

  • "Nice house however would not rebook , as price I feel for next year is way over the top to be honest"

    Reviewed by Ian3.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week celebrating my husband's 60th Birthday."

    My two sons, their partners and our baby grandaughter all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The two dogs loved the walks. We will really miss the tranquility and views. Will definitely be back. Just Amazing!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Drifters has an outstanding position with a great sea view and is a beautifully appointed and equipped house."

    We could have spent the entire time there without going out, enjoying the views from the garden and conservatory as well as the hot tub. We expect to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved this property - so much so that we are about to book it again for next year."

    There was one minor thing missing when we arrived, but Tom the owner responded immediately to my WhatsApp query and arranged an Amazon Prime drop-off the next day. Full marks!

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great for 3 related families covering 3 generations."

    Great location for access to beach, dog walks and strolls to the pretty village of Winterton. The property has been thoughtfully appointed, has a wow factor hallway, and really works well for large groups. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Drifters."

    The house was absolutely beautiful, lots of attention to detail, the decor was gorgeous. It was clean and comfortable. The view was amazing too. We would highly recommend and would indeed go back ourselves too.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Drifters."

    The house is stunning, the sea view from the garden is stunning. The house is very spacious, ideal for a family holiday. Loved sitting in the conservatory, eating around the table, looking at the sea. The area is nice and peaceful, would love to come back here. The beach is just over the dunes at the back of the property, the beach is quiet, you can walk either way. We loved everything about our stay.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0May 2023

  • "We were a part of 6 adults and the accommodation was ideal for us."

    Plenty of room and a wonderful view of the sea

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful and well thought-out property in a superb location."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Carry5.0May 2023

  • "We’ve been going to Winterton for over 20 years and this is by far the best place we’ve stayed."

    The house was spacious, clean and really well equipped with amazing sea views. The hot tub was a welcome addition to a very enjoyable family holiday. Thank you

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2023

  • "What a hidden gem in a property."

    Really really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful house,so much so that we have booked for next year already. We found everything clean and tidy and well presented throughout. Thank you very much for letting us share your home

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2023

  • "A superb property in a fantastic location we had a great family holiday in the perfect holiday home."

    We will return in the future and miss the views and walks along the beach.

    Reviewed by Will5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic property, the accommodation was amazing and the views and beach/sand dunes access was amazing."

    We would love to come back and my pet dog Ringo the beagle had the time of his life, he still misses Drifters every day.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "Enjoyable stay."

    Great walks and views.Five star property.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Mar 2023

  • "An excellent property in a fantastic location."

    We would no hesitate to return

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful; lovely large rooms and immaculately clean."

    Fantastic location with the dunes (an AONB) right outside the garden gate leading to the beautiful beach. We went to see the seals at Horsey Gap and hired a boat for the day on the Broads. It's just a short trip to Great Yarmouth too. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Feb 2023

  • "The only reason I didn't give big smile on 1 of the ratings was because of the steep steps going down to the sand dunes."

    It was only because I had read previous reviews after we had booked it that I realised but the pictures and description were a bit misleading. It wasn't much of an issue for myself and my dog but think it would be only fair to let people know before they book. Anyway apart from that the house was amazing, couldn't fault the cleanliness and would definitely like to return again one day. The beach was magnificent and it was so lovely to see the seals

    SueNov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Drifters, we were lucky with the weather."

    Being able to walk the dogs on to the dunes from the garden was fantastic. The house was very comfortable and we had a very relaxing week.

    JaneNov 2022

  • "Drifters proved to be a very comfortable holiday stay."

    Being within easy travel of a variety of venues meant there was no rush to leave in the morning. Beach lovers had a maximum of 10mins to reach the sand and sea, with direct access from the garden. The property and amenities were clean and well maintained. As a group of 4 we had plenty of room!!

    DianeOct 2022

  • "What a beautiful house in a beautiful setting, it was perfectly clean with welcome gifts on our arrival, such a nice touch."

    We LOVED our stay and would definitely recommend to family and friends. Being right on the beach as well as a hot tub was just perfect.

    DeniseOct 2022

  • "Overall our stay was absolutely lovely."

    One thing that we were disappointed with and only because I took my elderly parents with me was that there were step stairs down to the beach area, this made it impossible for them to reach the beach from the house. The pictures of the back garden looking out to sea are very mis-leading. May be some tv’s in the bedrooms would be nice to.

    DeniseSep 2022

  • ""Wow!" everyone in our group exclaimed when they arrived at Drifters, and the house matched up to our first impressions: it was spacious, comfortable, clean and well equipped."

    The close proximity of the property to the sand dunes and beautiful beach made the location very special. We were all constantly absorbed by the sea views - especially from the swing seat at the end of the garden - and it was so easy just to pop out for a quick swim in the sea. Seeing a curious seal swimming alongside us was awesome. We would highly recommend Drifters, but do have just one qualification: there were several glass internal doors that we did not think were glazed with safety glass. The space makes the house a wonderful place for children to have a holiday, but we were concerned about the dangers of a small child running into one of the glass panes and having a serious accident. The owners were very helpful concerning a broken TV, so we feel sure that they would like to be made aware of this possible issue.

    RuthJul 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor bunk room, bunk beds are suitable for adults
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • First-floor snug
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV with Sky package, Wi-Fi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Driveway parking for three cars
  • Garden with lawn, patio, hot tub and furniture (table and chairs) with sea views
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.6 miles, beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: This property only accepts one infant
  • Note: Check in time 5pm, check out time 10am.

The property

Offering incredible, far-reaching views of the sand dunes and sea at Winterton Beach, Drifters provides stunning accommodation for a family or group wanting to escape to this relaxing coastal Norfolk Village.

Drifters is a spacious, detached property on a private road in Winterton-on-Sea with a driveway offering parking for up to three vehicles and a small lawned area at the front of the property.

A key box code is required to get inside the property, where you will be met with a grand entrance hall with lovely wooden flooring, leading through to a spacious sitting room which has two sofas and an arm chair, each positioned around the Smart TV with Sky package, perfect for unwinding at the end of the day, there are two sets of French doors that provide lots of light and lead into the huge conservatory, which spans the length of the back of the house.

This is one of the highlights of the property, offering uninterrupted sea views, as well as a sofa from which to admire them and a dining table and chairs where you can enjoy home-cooked meals together and take in the incredible scenery.

The generously-sized kitchen has lovely white cupboards with dark work tops and provides plenty of space for preparing meals, or perhaps a picnic to take to the beach, there's even a dishwasher so you don't have to give the washing up a second thought.

The ground floor features two bedrooms, a king-size double and a bunk room, both overlooking the front of the property, both are very spacious and offer plenty of storage space for your belongings.

A shower room with nautical-style decor of white tiled floor and blue wood panelling provides a walk-in shower and means there will be no fighting with people upstairs to use the bathroom!

Heading up the carpeted staircase, there are a further two bedrooms on the first floor; the master king-size overlooks the sea and has an en-suite shower room for added convenience, while a twin bedroom with ample storage and more incredible sea views completes the line up.

A charming snug can be found sandwiched between the two bedrooms, with a feature window that looks out to sea and a bookcase filled with books, it's the perfect spot for a quiet moment to sit back and enjoy a book, or simply to just admire your coastal setting.

The family bathroom completes the layout and has a bath with shower over, so you can choose how you wish to get ready for each day.

You can access the rear garden through the conservatory's French doors, where you'll be met with a patio area with table and chairs, ideal for alfresco dining whilst listening to the waves and enjoying the fresh sea breeze, there is also a large lawn and concrete steps that lead to a gate and down a path that takes you through the sand dunes and straight onto the sandy beach in less than five minutes.

Winterton Beach is right on your doorstep; take advantage of walks along the sand, dip your toes in the cool waters or take your four-legged companion to stretch their legs as there are no dog restrictions.

Winterton-on-Sea is a quiet and charming village, a couple of miles north of Great Yarmouth, and hosts a selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, a post office, beach-side café and award-winning fish and chip shop.

The village is steeped in history, and dates back as far as the Doomsday book, while its Holy Trinity Church has elements that date back to the 13th century.

Animal lovers will relish in a visit to Winterton Dunes National Nature Reserve , home to a host of wildlife including seal colonies and Natterjack toads.

Head down the coast for a greater selection of beaches, such as Caister-on-Sea, while Great Yarmouth is just over eight miles away, famed for its glorious sandy beach and Time and Tide Museum.

And you can't come to Norfolk without spending time exploring the magnificent Broads, hop on a boat and discover more than 125 miles of waterways with some unique scenery providing the backdrop.

Drifters is an incredible holiday home to return to each day after exploring the best of Norfolk's coastline, it's somewhere you'll want to return to time and time again.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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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!

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