Ruby Gem for your dog friendly stay in Norfolk!
Winterton-on-Sea boasts a whole host of holiday properties but we’ve got one you really should visit. A perfect village location and just minutes from the famous dunes and beach which welcomes dogs all year round. Ruby Gem offers peace and tranquility as well as having everything on hand that you don’t even have to jump in your car your whole stay unless you want to.
We know you will have read all the information on the Ruby Gem property page to get a feel for this cottage, but we want to let you know what’s in the surrounding area so you can get a real feel for your holiday.
It’s got to be in the top 3 reasons why you chose Norfolk, right? Dog friendly all year round, wide sandy views in each direction for miles and miles? Well, Winterton Beach is one you really have to see for yourself. The best part is, you get a bit of everything. Soft sandy beaches for your toes to enjoy, easy paddling (when its warm enough!) Then you’ve got the dunes, the valley and the nature reserve which has almost a lunar appearance with it’s undulating surfaces.
Winterton village itself has lot to offer. The Fisherman’s Return – a great dog friendly pub serving everything from fresh fish to hearty homemade favourites. Numerous draft beers and ciders and even a substantial gin menu for guests after something a little more refreshing. The pub sometimes even offers live music for those who like that sort of thing.
There is also Poppy’s Tea Rooms located just inside the village post office. They also serve coffee and cake to go if you prefer to take it with you on a walk or even back to your cosy cottage. There is also a lovely selection of local crafts for sale here including beautiful pieces of jewellery and post cards.
Fish and chips are available from Debs and her team every say through the summer. That smell can turn anyone’s tummy a’rumbling!
Loomes store has everything you may need to top up your holiday nibbles. They have a great selection of essentials too which you may need to top up – like toilet roll, bread, milk, wine…
Meet the owners – Chris and Penny Harcourt
We are recently retired from teaching and looking for a new adventure which involves finding somewhere to live permanently nearer to our cottage. We have lived in Suffolk for a number of years, although Chris was born in Norfolk and has a strong connection to the coast where he volunteered as a lifeguard as a teenager.
Chris and I don’t have a dog at the moment, we lost Alfie a poodle collie crossbreed a couple of years ago, but I still get my doggie fix by boarding dogs from local families. But, when we are walking along the dunes or the beach here in Winterton, we really miss having a dog beside us and often bring the dog that is staying with us.