3 Bedroom (Sleeps 6) Cottage in Wells-Next-The-Sea

Wells - Next - The - Sea, North Norfolk
At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi.
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Owner: Heidi Ashford
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  • Property Type: Cottage
  • Location: Wells-Next-The-Sea
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum nights stay: 3
  • Low season price per week: £600
  • High season price per week: £1000
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (2 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


3 Bedroom Cottage in Wells-next-the-Sea
Character cottage in the heart of Wells -next-the-Sea

At a glance: Child Friendly, Outside Area


Wells-next-the-Sea offers sweeping sandy beaches fringed with colourful beach huts and shady pine woods. The harbour has a small working fishing fleet, families can enjoy boat trips and crabbing (gillying) from the quayside.

This area of Norfolk is wonderful for birdwatching, take a dawn or sunset stroll along the coastal footpath with views over the salt marshes.

There is an excellent visitor information centre at the Wells Maltings with details of places of interests and family activities in the surrounding area, events at Holkham Hall and Pensthorpe Natural Park. Cycle hire, including electric cycles, is available.

Wells has a varied selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants, with lots of picnic goodies at the bakers and deli’s. Temptations include freshly caught seafood, fish and chips, locally made ice-cream and Whin Hill Cider from the traditional ciderworks.

Walk from Wells along the beach or through the Pine Woods to Holkham Bay, there are refreshments and facilities at Wells and Holkham beach car parks, and at Holkham Hall. This is a lovely walk, if you want to shorten it catch the Coast Hopper bus for your return trip.

The Cottage

According to a local historian the cottage is one of the oldest properties in Wells, pre-dating 1586. The building used to be an Inn called 'The Grapes'. It is centrally located just a few steps from the bakers for your morning croissant or bacon butty! The quayside is a short walk away.

The cottage is full of character with a cosy wood-burner, timber beams, window seats, handmade kitchen and other handmade furniture. To the rear there is a small paved area for sitting outside.

We often park for free on the street in Bolts Close a short walk away.


Ground Floor
Lobby area for coats and shoes.
Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining with wood burner, TV with built-in DVD & Freeview channels, table and 4 chairs (plus 2 additional folding chairs and bistro table), sofa, and window seat.

First Floor
Bedroom 1 - double bed, dressing table, large wardrobe, window seat, hairdryer, iron and table top ironing board.
Bedroom 2 - small bunk room with blanket chest storage and peg rail hangers for clothes, window seat, suitable for 2 children or 1 adult.
Bathroom - with WC,wash basin vanity unit, roll top bath, washing machine within vanity unit.

Second Floor
Bedroom 3 - double bed, wardrobe, small en suite WC/shower/wash basin, hairdryer.

Bedlinen is provided. Hirer to bring towels which are not provided.

As you would expect of such an old building there are some quirks to be aware of, like the very low backdoor and a small step in the 2nd floor bedroom.

As we do not have a garden we are unsuitable for pets.
No smoking.
Friday changeovers, arrivals after 3pm and departures before 9.30am to facilitate cleaning.

2 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

First Class in every way!

By Nikki Taylor on 28-May-2022

We have just returned from a fabulous 4 night stay. The cottage is fantastic, spotlessly clean and tidy and beautifully decorated. Equipped with everything you need, fresh clean bedding and super comfy beds. The cottage is in prime location, within footsteps from a quirky high street, great bakers and butchers. Walking distance to the quay, beach, restaurants and pubs. We honestly could not fault a thing. The owners are so lovely, nothing has been to much trouble and we were even greeted with a delicious bottle of red. Thank you so much, we feel like we’ve found a little piece of happiness and will most definitely be back soon!

5 of of 5

August 2021

By Christina Lewis-Pond on 16-Aug-2021

This was an idyllic property.Clean and beautifully presented.A peaceful island right in Wells’ heart but only a step from the quayside and more roomy than the photographs suggest. To discover that there were so many varied well stocked shops as in an “old fashioned” but pedestrianised high street plus a theatre was quite amazing ! A truly memorable holiday.

5 of of 5



Children Welcome


Wood stove
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Ironing Board


Tourist attractions