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Charming Norfolk roundhouses with thatched roofs providing self-catering accommodation next to the beach at Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk.

It's not often you get to see a traditional Norfolk roundhouse, let alone stay in one! Luckily, your chance has arrived...

The Hermanus is a popular holiday park near Winterton-on-Sea, on Norfolk's east coast.  With beautiful sea views, undulating sand dunes and a friendly, family atmosphere, it's no surprise that some visitors have returned for 20 years and counting!  The park offers a range of accommodation, including bungalows, apartments, and chalets, but its roundhouses are undoubtedly the most unique holiday homes on offer.

With their amazing thatched roofs and soft pastel exteriors of yellow, green, pink and blue, the roundhouses appear as if from a storybook.  A white front door and windows either side, coupled with the conical roof, give a characterful appearance - a warm welcome on your arrival or your return.

Although the exterior is a blast from the Norfolk past, the interiors have been fully modernised, refurbished and tastefully decorated to afford the most comfortable stay. Double glazing and central heating keep you toasty all year round, and both the lounge and bedroom have their own flat-screen, wall-mounted TVs.

Self-catering in your roundhouse is as easy as could be, with a fully-fitted kitchen complete with an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge.  There's also everything you'll need in terms of crockery and cutlery, as well as a dining table to enjoy your meal!

There are two styles of roundhouse available, depending on how much space you need.  The 13 deluxe roundhouses sleep two in a comfortable double bed.  Five of these are also pet-friendly, so bring your four-legged friend along for the fun! The bathroom has a convenient walk-in shower for added ease.

If you're visiting with a family and need a bit more space, opt for one of the three double roundhouses instead.  As the name suggests, this consists of two roundhouses fashioned together for twice the space and twice the charm, as the owners say!   One side houses a spacious lounge and kitchen area, and the bathroom.  In the other half, you'll find the bedrooms - a large double room and one twin room, sleeping four in total.  Whichever variety you choose, you can guarantee the same level of comfort and high-quality finish.

Even better, as well as the bonus of staying in a totally unique, utterly charming roundhouse, you get to enjoy everything Hermanus Holidays has to offer.  If you're visiting between May and September, start your day with a dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool, or maybe relax back on the patio with a coffee and paper.  Summertime visitors can also enjoy evening entertainment at least four nights per week, as well as an amusement arcade with pool tables, air hockey and fruit machines.

All year round, guests can dine at The Highwayman, the outstanding onsite restaurant.  Popular with both visitors and locals, it offers an extensive menu, daily specials and a delicious Sunday carvery.  Work off your meal on the expansive sandy beaches, where you may even encounter the seal colony that 'lives' a little north of The Hermanus!

The ancient fishing village of Winterton-on-Sea offers a post office, general store and fish and chip shop.  Further afield, Great Yarmouth and all its attractions are just under eight miles away, while the bustling city of Norwich is about a 40-minute drive.  Nature lovers can visit a range of reserves in this part of Norfolk, and no trip is complete without a visit to the Norfolk Broads! While away the day as you explore this stunning county via its legendary waterways.

However you choose to spend your stay, a holiday in a traditional Norfolk roundhouse could be one of the most unusual trips added to your list!  And it won't be long before you're booking your next one...

Things to note

A selection of pet friendly roundhouses are available on request at £10 per pet per part week or £20 per full week, but no pets permitted during the main 6 week school holidays. Dogs are also allowed on Winterton beach all year round. Bedding provided but please bring your own towels.

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The basics

Region: Winterton-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth
Cost (from): £75 per night
Sleeps: 2-4 per unit
Bedrooms: 1-2 per unit
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 1 night (off peak)
Property ref: 162

Facilities

Deluxe roundhouses include central heating and double glazing, double bedroom with flat screen TV, linen included, walk-in shower room, fully equipped kitchen with amenities for self catering and electric oven, hob, microwave, refrigerator, lounge with flat screen TV. 

Three double roundhouses are available for larger groups/families, and feature one double bedroom and one twin in one house with hallway leading to the second house which contains a lounge/kitchen diner and bathroom. Central heating, double glazing, linen included, bathroom with walk-in shower, lounge with colour HD TV and kitchen diner with electric oven, hob, microwave, refridgerator.

Site facilities include outdoor heated swimming pool, childrens play area, restaurant, parking, launderette, WiFi in main building, bar and lounge, Sunday carvery, plus family entertainment and amusement arcade during high season.

Local Activities

Beaches, coastal walks, Norfolk Broads, bird sanctuaries, nature reserves, fishing, cycling, golf, railways, hiking, mountain biking, boating, seal viewing.

At a glance

  • Traditional Norfolk roundhouses offering self-catering accommodation
  • 13 deluxe roundhouses available, sleeping 2 (5 are pet-friendly)
  • 3 double roundhouses available, sleeping 4 between one double room and one twin room (2 are pet-friendly)
  • Excellent onsite amenities, including outdoor heated swimming pool, bars, amusement arcade and popular restaurant
  • Stunning sea views, beautiful sand dunes and well-kept grounds
  • Perfectly located for exploring Norfolk nature reserves, the Broads, Great Yarmouth and Norwich
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