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Long Beach Estate, Norfolk & Suffolk

Property Ref:6464b

'Dawn' is our super, dog and child friendly holiday bungalow with a fully enclosed and gated wrap around garden located on the Long Beach Estate.


Property Ref: 6464b

Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Smoking Allowed: No
Pet Friendly: Yes
Disabled Facilities: No
Linen Provided: Yes
Double Glazing: Yes
Central Heating: Yes
Passes Included: N/A
Short Breaks: Yes

'Dawn' is the name of our brand new, super dog and child friendly luxury holiday bungalow for hire on the Long Beach Estate on the border of Hemsby and Winterton-on-Sea in Norfolk.

The property is a detached bungalow set inside a fully enclosed and gated, wrap-around garden, laid mainly to lawn with a patio area and lots of nice plants and trees. The sea is visible from the front of the property and is a few minutes' walk across a grassy valley. It's so close that you can easily make out seals bobbing about on the surface of the sea from the sitting room windows.

Dawn is one of a row of look-out cottages, built in the 1930s to watch for danger across the North Sea. The houses are now a mix of holiday lets and residential homes; there are camping pitches dotted about too. Everyone is really friendly here; people have been visiting the area for decades and love to stop and chat. It is at the end of a single track private road and there is no through traffic or nearby public roads so it is perfectly peaceful and quiet.

There is a clubhouse/pub a few minutes' walk away, which is dog-friendly, serves meals and has live entertainment (open March - October). It also offers a grocery shop and small play park. It is a fun environment for children as there are play areas where children on holiday make friends. There is an indoor swimming pool a ten minute walk away (£4 a swim).

Dawn was derelict last autumn (2015) and we have spent more than a year renovating her, right down to replacing the foundations, the walls and roof! The only original things that remain from the original building are the Edwardian doors and handles, which we really liked, the retro sliding door into the bathroom and the chimney. We have removed the fireplace as it leaked smoke everywhere and have had a log burner fitted. There are eco-heaters in all the rooms except the conservatory, which has an electric log burner.

The bathroom has a bath with overhead power shower and has been fully tiled.

The kitchen has a dishwasher, tall fridge/freezer and plenty of cupboard space.

The bedrooms have large wardrobes and dressing tables, a double bed in one and two singles in the other, all with memory foam toppers. Both bedrooms also have a full HD LED 32" Smart TV with wi-fi and a sea view.

The lounge has a 50" full HD with wi-fi and a DVD player, 2 large reclining sofas and 2 armchairs, plus a dresser full of board games, toys, colouring things, books and DVDs.

Dawn has free, unlimited super-fast fibre broadband - (superfast for Norfolk!).

The dining room has a table with 4 chairs and enough space to fit the 2 kids-size cube beds we have bought in case a family of 6 would like to stay – these could go I any room and each fit a child up to around 12. The dining room leads into a conservatory with reclining sofa, chair and table (great for board games on a sunny evening) and then patio doors lead from the conservatory onto the back garden.

The garden is fully enclosed with 4' fences at the front and rear and 6' fences at the sides, along with secure closing gates and a driveway for one car. Additional cars may be parked on the road. The garden is mainly laid to lawn and is well-tended - we have a sundial patio with table, chairs, parasol, and BBQ, with comfy deckchairs stored away in an outside container. There is an outside laundry building too, with washing machine and dryer.

We have planned Dawn with our dogs in mind so the floors are all either tiled or have super tough wooden and laminate floors. Our dogs love lazing in the sun in the garden and running on the beach - they love seal-spotting and swimming in the sea.

Dawn is available all year round, with Monday to Friday, Friday to Monday or Friday to Friday rental options.

All main supermarkets deliver to the door.


Dawn is in a quiet, peaceful place - we scoured the whole country to find somewhere as peaceful. There is no traffic noise for miles, but you might get woken up by a cheeky blackbird and we regularly have a fox visiting the garden.

Directly opposite the house is the Winterton Valley, which stretches for miles in both directions. The dunes back onto the valley and the beach is soft golden sand.

Hemsby's main amusement centre is a fifteen minute stroll along the valley, beach or along a footpath - there are bars, food places and arcades open all year round. The Lacon Arms allows dogs and children in the bar and has a very well-priced , all-you-can-eat carvery.

Winterton-on-Sea is a thirty minute walk in the opposite direction - the Fisherman's Return is a lovely, dog-friendly pub that serves yummy desserts. There is also a beachside café that bird-spotters love going to.

A fifteen minute car drive will take you to Horsey Beach, famous for its protected seal colony, where you can watch seals and their pups on the beach from around November to February.

Great Yarmouth is a 7 mile drive, with its amusements and retro shopping arcades, Sea Life centre, leisure centre and pool, roller skating rink and the Fun fair. Don't forget the snail ride from when you were a child - it's still there!!

We have lots of brochures at the house for you to peruse to visit the wide array of activities on offer in the area.

The bungalow is now FULLY BOOKED to the of October 2018, please email me for dates in 2019 as we have already had several weeks re-booked by this year's guests. The calendar on this site is regularly updated for cancellations/availability.

  On Site Locally
Amusements   Yes, Local Area
Bar   Yes, Local Area
BBQ Yes On Site  
Beach   Yes, Local Area
Grocery Store   Yes, Local Area
Laundry Facilities Yes On Site  
Live Entertainment Yes On Site  
Restaurant   Yes, Local Area
Swimming Pool   Yes, Local Area
Take Away   Yes, Local Area
Wi-Fi Yes On Site  

Any date periods marked in red are special offer late deals

From To Nights Price Availability Notes
Sun 20 Jan 2019 Mon 28 Jan 2019 8 £305.00 Available
Mon 28 Jan 2019 Fri 01 Feb 2019 4 £230.00 Available
Mon 11 Feb 2019 Mon 18 Feb 2019 7 £385.00 Available
Fri 22 Feb 2019 Fri 01 Mar 2019 7 £335.00 Available
Fri 01 Mar 2019 Mon 04 Mar 2019 3 £230.00 Available
Mon 29 Apr 2019 Fri 03 May 2019 4 £340.00 Available
Fri 18 Oct 2019 Fri 25 Oct 2019 7 £345.00 Available
Fri 25 Oct 2019 Fri 01 Nov 2019 7 £345.00 Available
Fri 01 Nov 2019 Fri 08 Nov 2019 7 £345.00 Available
Fri 15 Nov 2019 Fri 22 Nov 2019 7 £345.00 Available

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Property Ref: 6464b

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