"Dawn" is the name of our brand new super dog/child friendly holiday bungalow. It is situated on the border of Hemsby and Winterton-on-Sea - there is no direct road access to Dawn from Winterton (only a footpath), but that is the Parish we pay our Council Tax to. We get mail addressed to both villages, so its a bit vague!! Dawn is set along the country lane of Kings Loke, and is fully accessible via this road which is in Hemsby. The property is a detached bungalow set inside a fully enclosed and gated wraparound garden, laid to lawn with a patio area and lots of nice plants/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. We also see a lot of beautiful garden birds and a fox regularly comes in the garden.
Dawn was derelict last autumn (2015) and we have spent more than a year renovating and extending her, right down to replacing the foundations, the walls and roof. The only things that remain from the original building are the Edwardian doors and lockable 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 logburner. The bathroom has a bath with overhead power-shower and has been fully tiled. The well-equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, tall fridge/freezer, plenty of cupboard space. The bedrooms have large wardrobes and dressing tables, a double bed in one and two singles in the other, both with memory foam toppers; both have fully HD LED 32 inch smart tvs with wifi and a sea view. The lounge has a 48 inch fully HD with wifi and a dvd player, a powerful logburner which heats the whole house, 2 large reclining sofas and 2 armchairs, a dresser full of board games, toys, colouring things, books and dvds. We also have a large retro electric fire which fits on the hearth for people who don’t like the fuss of a logburner. 1 basket of logs is supplied and further bags are stored at the bungalow for a small extra charge per bag. Dawn has high-speed fibre broadband. The dining room has a table/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, table – great for board games on a sunny evening.
The garden is fully enclosed with 4 foot tall fences at front and rear and 6 foot fences at sides, secure closing gates and a driveway for one car. Additional cars may be parked tucked well in on the road. The garden is mainly laid to lawn, it is well-tended, we have a sundial patio with table/chairs/parasol/BBQ, and 4 comfy deckchairs are stored away in an outside container. There is an outside laundry building 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, Mon-Fri/ Fri-Mon or Fri-Fri. There is no extra charge for (any number of) dogs; but we ask that you bring towels for them and throws if you would like them to go on the sofas/beds please, also to clear up after them and don’t allow them to chew anything up! We provide poo bags/ water bowl.
Please note: 2018 is starting to get booked up now - please plan ahead to secure your holiday dates!!