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No Pet Policy

The Reasons Why I Operate a No Pets Policy

I’m sorry but, for a number of reasons, I operate a strict no pets policy in Henrys Cottage.

Nowadays all of us recognise the tremendous difficulties in reconciling wildlife conservation with modern day living. Winterton-on-Sea is a haven for both migratory and native birds with Winterton Dunes being listed by RSPB as one of a number of protected wild bird sanctuaries located in Norfolk. In addition there is now a thriving colony of Grey Seals which is growing year on year. The Dunes are also home to a number of other endangered species including adders and the rare Natterjack Toad.

Winterton-on-Sea and its idealic beaches are a boon to dogs and dog lovers, with many visitors bringing their beloved pets along with them in addition to many local dog owners. This is their choice and they are free to do so without restriction but this does put tremendous strains on the local wildlife, particularly the bird life and the seals.

To help reduce the impact of the ever growing number of dogs in the area I have chosen to exclude them from Henrys Cottage. I realise that most people consider their pets well behaved but if you are a dog owner then please take time to discuss the growing problem with the RSPB and the owners of the Seal Hospital Sanctuary. Both have wardens in the area and will happily talk with you regarding the impact of domestic pets upon Winterton Dunes and the Grey Seal colony.

Perhaps more importantly, many holiday visitors also prefer a pet free environment for health reasons such as allergies and smells. I offer this option as an alternative to other holiday facilities in the village which do encourage visitor’s pets.

If you are a pet owner seeking holiday accommodation then I will endeavour to assist you by putting you in touch with property owners who do allow pets.