Herring House

Winterton on Sea, Norfolk
Herring House is a stunning barn conversion in Winterton-on-Sea.
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Herring House is an absolutely stunning ‘upside-down’ barn conversion in the gorgeous seaside town of Winterton on Sea.  The cottage is only a 10 minute walk from the lovely sandy beach and dunes (and The Fishermans Return dog friendly pub and a smashing local fish and chip shop.)

Winterton really is one of Norfolk’s prettiest coastal villages, and as Herring House is so close to the glorious sandy beach and dunes, it really is a fab place to spend a short break or a week long holiday.


2 Star Reactive Dog

Reactive Dog 2 Star

This property has a 2 star reactive friendly award. Please read below for further details

5 dogs welcome

2 bedrooms

Sleeps 4 (6 if sofa bed in living room used)

Bedrooms Downstairs and Living Room Upstairs

Smoke Free Property

Broadband & WiFi

Off road parking for 1 car

We have all, both humans and canines had a lovely time at Herring House.  Winterton is a very beautiful part of the Norfolk coast.  Fantastic long walks over the dunes and cosy nights in the cottage.  Thank you, as always for the amazing hospitality.
See you again very soon
Mel, Sara, Charlie 🐾& Shade 🐾

Cottage Details

When you arrive

When you arrive outside Herring House, park your car in the designated parking space just outside the gate.  (There is further free parking on the road outside if you have more than one car).  Whilst the courtyard garden is not large, there is plenty room for several dogs to have a good wander and sniff around.  The fencing is around 5 feet high and solid.

Entry into the cottage opens out into the hall and eating area.  The stairs to the upstairs living room are directly ahead of you.

Turn left to

Dining /Seating Area

This lovely area has tiled floor and gorgeous Norfolk brick walls.  There is ample room to pop outdoor items, hooks for outdoor coats and under stairs storage.  To your left is the dining area which has a table for 4 and has a lovely unit with cutlery, crockery etc on the opposite wall.

Go through the feature brick archway into the


This modern and very well equipped kitchen has everything you need. A  fridge freezer to your right, dishwasher, cooker, hob, microwave,  washer/dryer, a feature unit, and double aspect windows . There is a good selection of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery etc.

Exit the kitchen to the main downstairs hallway.  Turn left into

Bedroom 1

This is is a spacious and airy with a beautiful king sized bed. Lovely feature walls and private door to exit to driveway.   There is a sideboard dresser, bedside cabinets and lovely bedside lamps.

En-Suite Bathroom

This modern bathroom room adds another touch of luxury to your holiday.  Feature walls with bath (with shower over the bath), toilet and sink

Back into the hallway, turn right into

Bedroom 2

This room has substantial bunk beds and a private door leading onto the communal driveway.

Back into the hallway, turn left, into the :

Main Bathroom

A modern bathroom comprising matching bath (with shower over the bath), sink and toilet

Exit the bathroom, back to the kitchen and dining area and turn left to go upstairs to the

Living Room

This large upstairs living room with floor-to-ceiling windows  occupies the entire first floor.  There is ample seating for 6 people and has a stunning woodburner.  Feature beams and Norfolk brick walls add charm and character to this spacious and comfortable room.  Smart TV with Netflix, DVD player, coffee table and books and games.

There is a fabulous new and extremely comfortable sofa bed which can be hired for £10 a night to accommodate two more hooman visitors.

What we provide

  • Tea, coffee, milk and sugar
  • All bed linen and towels
  • Free wifi throughout house
  • (Games, jigsaws, dvd’s)
  • Walking maps and books)
  • Crates on request
  • Hairdryer
  • Dog bowls, basket, towels/dog blankets, holiday dog tags, furniture throws and toys

Please note

  • That Herring House is a non smoking cottage and we would be grateful if you could respect this.
  • Herring House has a refundable security deposit of £100
  • We will provide you with a welcome pack for your arrival (please let us know if you have any allergies) consisting of cake, fudge, milk, tea, coffee and sugar (and some treats for pooches).

Reactive Friendly Award Details

2 Star⭐⭐

Herring House is a 2 star Reactive Friendly Pack Holidays cottage. Here are the reasons why, but also more importantly, what aspects of the cottage may not be suitable for your reactive. 

Herring House is situated in a quiet area of Winterton village.  There are neighbours around in the surrounding cottages and a cottage next door that shares a dividing wall.  The height of the courtyard wall and fences is between 5 and 6 feet high around, and the courtyard is accessed via the main door.

Parking is in a designated parking space outside of the courtyard, so do secure dogs when exiting from the car until you are in the courtyard.   
There are quiet walks nearby (some local bridle paths and access to the dunes, via a pathway at the end of the lane.   As it is in the village, there is no surrounding farmland and no reports of hearing bird scarers at all.

As there is a path to the dunes at the end of the lane, you may well see other people / dog walkers taking this route.

Location & Directions

18 Cabbell Road, Cromer, NR27 9HU


Herring House, Empsons Loke, Winterton on Sea, NR29 4AP


On arrival in Winterton village (via Somerton Road from the north, or Hemsby Road from the south), turn into Black Street (main road into the village). Follow the road past the church (on your left) and take the next left into Empsons Loke. The communal driveway to Herring House is on your first right. Follow this private driveway around the building and park in the designated parking space. Herring House is right behind you.

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Lovely holiday.  There were 4 dogs this year.  Max is a black poodle about 1 year old – he was found abandoned in a skip along with his two brothers.  We couldn’t resist him, he loved the beach and the sea.  The other three, Lucy, Mylo and Tilly couldn’t keep up with him.  Thank you from them all !   Doggy paradise
Horne Family

Herring House, Winterton on Sea

A lovely holiday for us two and our four flat coated retrievers.  Loved the dunes and the beautiful pristine beach with seals close to the shore and bobbing up as if they wanted a game with the dogs.  Best visit was the gardens at East Ruston Old Vicarage and we enjoyed Cromer (fresh crabs) and Thrigby Hall walled garden.  Herring House was lovely and had all we needed

Clive and Deirdre

Herring House, Winterton on Sea

We have all, both humans and canines had a lovely time at Herring House.  Winterton is a very beautiful part of the Norfolk coast.  Fantastic long walks over the dunes and cosy nights in the cottage.  Thank you, as always for the amazing hospitality.
See you again very soon
Mel, Sara, Charlie 🐾& Shade 🐾

Herring House, Winterton on Sea

Had a woderful time helped by great weather,  Local beach fantastic for walking with Stan.  Travelled inland to Reedham and walked along the river to the Mill.  Nice pub on the riverside there just people-watching.  Cromer and the beach at West Runton are well worth a visit.  The cottage is very well equipped and clean.  As promised all the throws and dog equipment were more than adequate.  

Trish and Family

Herring House, Winterton on Sea

Brilliant Cottage everything you need in it for humans and dogs.  Easy walk to the beach over dunes. 

We’ve had a lovely holiday.  Thank you for letting us stay.

Lindsay, Eddie, Paipala, Dorothy, Winup & Dogs

Herring House, Winterton on Sea

Lovely cottage, beautiful weather and stunning location. We enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing holiday in very pleasant surroundings. Lovely food at the pub, very friendly village. Poppyfields at Horsey is well worth a visit.

Thank you for a lovely holiday

Jim, Penny, David, Jo +Tia

Herring House, Winterton on Sea

Lovely week, lots of attention to details, dog beds and biscuits. A lovely cake as well as the weather which was incredibly hot, speaking to the locals it always is lol.

Lovely place, lovely village, lovely people.

Bev, Mike, Archie, Bert, Sid + Stan

Herring House, Winterton on Sea

Loved our stay here, love Winterron, what a great location. This homely, beautiful cottage had everything we and our 3 pooches needed.

Thank you for a great holiday.

The Hibberts

Herring House, Winterton on Sea

Lovely relaxing week. The walk down Low Rd across the dunes to the beach then coffee at the cafe was a daily treat. Two happy, well exercised pooches + two relaxed but tired “humans” so peaceful!
Janet, Ken, Bella and Pippa

Herring House, Winterton on Sea

Lovely cosy week here at Herring House. Coffee and Norfolk shortcake at The Dunes cafe, amazing shellfish at Dabs Crabs and huge portions at The Fishermans Return pub. Many thanks from us all. PS What a great idea to have dog tags for use during the visit!! xx
Geoff and Ginny and Blue

Herring House, Winterton on Sea

An exceptional cottage superbly furnished and all hooman and doggy needs thought of. We have stayed in three Pack Holidays cottages and each has its own wonderful charm and exquisite location. Very highly recommended
Colin and Lorna

Herring House, Winterton on Sea

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