Skylark – Winterton

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms


“What a wonderful, quiet week we had here!  Every morning we walked through the dunes to the huge beach.  We had plenty of cakes and coffee sat outside the Dunes Cafe and we enjoyed the village pub too.” 

This is a little different from some of our other properties….a simple, neatly fitted out chalet on a quiet private estate in Winterton.  But it is the same in that it is totally dog welcoming!  What we (and the guests!) love about this little place is the peacefulness and tidiness of the estate, the clean simplicity of the chalet and, most of all, the fabulous location! It’s no more than a couple of hundred yards away from the wonderful dunes valley and the beach.

You can easily walk to the dunes and into the village itself with the dog friendly Fisherman’s Return pub. There’s a small supermarket and fish and chips and a post office/newsagent plus yet another little café.

The estate doesn’t have any clubhouse or shared facilities so remains quiet and peaceful. It is very well looked after and charming and has a wonderful large expanse of grass for everyone to use at the edge of the valley.  There are miles of walks both along the coast in both directions and inland in the acres of stock free countryside. If you have children then there are two small areas of play equipment on the estate.

The chalet is small but very well laid out, clean and well decorated with some very thoughtful touches and lovely seaside and beach themed pictures and decorations. A very restful space.

When you arrive…. There is plenty of parking in marked spaces just off the road (10mph max) through the estate and you can easily park within yards of Skylark with just a short walk across the mown lawn to get there.  The key is in a keysafe to the left of the French doors so you can let yourselves in to the …

Living/kitchen/dining area: This is a small but very well thought out space. There is a sofa and chair, tv, DVD player. Dining table for 4 and a really well fitted out kitchen area with oven, hob, microwave, toaster, fridge/freezer and dishwasher (please bring your own tablets!). For such a small space there is an astonishing array of cooking utensils (that’s of course if you don’t want to eat at the pub, café or fish and chip shop in the village!) Off this is a small hallway with a useful storage cupboard with airer, hoover, some games etc.

Double bedroom: Again, another well thought out space. A double bed with storage built up to the sides and above, giving you room to hang and store clothes. A chest of drawers also fits in and a tv too!

Bunk bed room: Substantial bunk beds in this room with large single mattresses so comfy enough for adults. Clever and tidy storage space. Please note that the top bunk is not suitable for children under 6 but we do have a put-up bed that could be used instead. When you book you can select this from the choices on the booking form. There is room for a travel cot also.

Bathroom: Skylark is currently having its bathroom upgraded. Once complete there will be a shower, WC and sink. Please note – there will no longer be a bath. One completed photos will be added.

Outside: There is a dedicated area outside the back and a table and chairs that can be taken out to sit on.  The owners have recently had the patio extend.


  • Arrivals from 4pm and check out by 10am please.
  • There is no enclosed outside area for dogs but there are two rings attached to the walls, front and back, should you wish to use them.  There are also windbreaks to construct a temporary outside secure area (stored in the outside storage box) and a stair gate so you can have a door open but use it as a barrier to keep your dogs in if you need to.
  • There are heaters in every room bar the bathroom – the chalet does heat up quickly and throughout when these are on.
  • There is no wifi available at this property. Please check your mobile phone provider for coverage here.
  • Please do select the pull out bed option when booking if you have two children under 6.
  • Whilst we appreciate that this is not going to be ideal for all dogs, the lovely location of this chalet will certainly be suitable for many quieter, well socialised dogs and the walks from the door are fabulous! And then there is the dog friendly cafe… the dog friendly pub too.
  • The park is closed between 31st October- 24th March. However in December it is open 18th-30th. But it is only allowed to be occupied for 7 days/6 nights so please let us know which nights you would be interested in during this period.

We Provide:

This is how dog friendly we are!

  • Bowls (2 small metal)
  • Sofa throws
  • Windbreaks to form secure outside areas
  • Stairgate to block off doors to outside if you want them open
  • Fabulous grass play areas and walks from the door!

What else we provide for you!

  • All bed linen and towels
  • Plenty of crockery and cutlery
  • Comprehensive welcome folder with walks

Max No. of dogs: 2/3 depending on size


“What a wonderful, quiet week we had here!  Every morning we walked through the dunes to the huge beach.  We had plenty of cakes and coffee sat outside the Dunes Cafe and we enjoyed the village pub too.  The chalet was immaculate and we were really surprised how quiet the chalet park was… and everyone we met was so friendly.  We really didn’t need to get in the car all week!  We loved sitting outside in the morning with our breakfast too.  We hope to come back next summer.   Thank you!”


“The estate this chalet is on (Winterton Valley) is known as Doggie Heaven, and rightly so, and this chalet is one of the best I have stayed in, over 6 years visiting twice a year. I absolutely love this site and this chalet in particular, and so do my two small dogs, who positively skip when they get out of the car and realise where they are again.”

“The chalet itself is spacious and light, with virtually every need catered for; fitted with everything you could possibly want to make your stay as good, or better than a hotel. There are obviously all the usual things, but also lots of windbreaks, to create a sense of seclusion for your outside space, there are door guards so you can make the place secure for your dogs, whilst still enjoying maximum air circulation, there is even a dishwasher.”


“What more could you wish for? We will certainly be returning in 2020 and more than once!”

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Location & Directions

How To Find Us:

Approaching Winterton from Great Yarmouth/Hemsby:
Before you reach the main part of the village you will see a sign to the Winterton Valley Estate, turn right down this road, get to the bottom and enter the park, following the road round,past the main house, until you see Chalet 250 across the grass. Park in any one of the parking bays.

Approaching Winterton from Martham:
Do not enter the main part of the village (ie where the church is) but follow the road round to the right, heading towards Hemsby. After a short while you will see a sign to the Winterton Valley Estate, turn left down this road and follow the instructions above.



Some of the fabulous comments from the Skylark guest book...

Reviews also on the Up Front Reviews website

"We had a brilliant holiday thank you the chalet was really good the location was spot on the walks on the dunes and the sea walks were brilliant scenery outstanding and to see the seals in there natural environment was great would defiantly go back to Winterton again." - Kindest regards Doug & Susan Harborne.

"I stayed in Tony and Marion’s chalet on the Winterton Valley estate during the first week of June 2019. On arrival I found it to be exactly as described, beautifully clean and impressively equipped, there was nothing missing that I could have possibly needed. The double bed was extremely comfortable, as was the furniture provided and all appliances worked efficiently. The large TV in the lounge and DVD player were also great. A welcome folder was available which was thorough, accurate and informative, giving suggestions for local walks and information on the dunes and nearby Grey Seal colony."

"The park was very well maintained with the grass being cut frequently and, due to the site rules in place, was very quiet and relaxing. The beach is beautiful and accessed from the site via the dunes, there are benches along the top of the valley where you can relax and enjoy the views. Winterton village is only a short walk away (10 minute’s max) and has shops, a pub and fish and chip shop. The Dunes ‘Best Beach café’ is also easily accessible. There are several walks around the village and its surroundings as well as a number of National Trust and other interesting locations to visit within a reasonable driving distance."

"I would thoroughly recommend the chalet for a quiet and peaceful break away; in fact I enjoyed it so much that I have already booked a return visit in September!"

“Our first time at Hidden Gem but not East Ruston Cottages.   The cottage is absolutely wonderful and has a very homely feel.  We have had a really relaxing holiday in a stunning location and Hidden Gem is like a home from home.  The beach and dunes are beautiful and the garden has been perfect for our two hounds!  A very dog friendly holiday cottage. All the extra little touches and the welcome gifts have been much appreciated!  We will definitely be back!! "

Phil and Clare with Pepo and Molly
Testimonial for Hidden Gem (Dog friendly holiday cottage in Norfolk)

“Our first stay at Red Roofs and we will definately be returning. Beautiful house and location. Garden is perfect for the dogs, house is well equipped and the welcome pack is a great gesture. We will be back next year ..... just hope you aren't fully booked!"

Vicky and Colin
Testimonial for Red Roofs

“Thank you so much for allowing us to be your first guests in Corner Cottage. My first impression was "WOW!". The cottage is amazing, you have thought of everything (even supplied fantastic weather!). The decoration is lovely, beds so comfortable. It was so nice to be able to bring the dogs so they could have a holiday with us and experience the beach for the first time."

Sandra and Steve
Testimonial for Corner Cottage
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