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Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells-Next-The-Sea has a sweeping beach, a small fishing harbour and is one of the most picturesque towns on the North Norfolk Coast.

This unspoilt seaside destination is perfect for peaceful, relaxing holidays without the crowds you might find in bigger coastal resorts. As you wander through the town browse the independent shops before stopping at the quay for some fish and chips while you watch the boats coming and going. In town there are fine restaurants and cosy traditional pubs to be found.

The clean sandy beach here goes on for miles; great for beach combing and family days by the sea. To get there, just hop aboard the miniature steam train that travels from the town down to the beach and you could always walk back along the raised path, which offers great views over the channel and salt marshes.

The surrounding area also has lots to offer, including beautiful unspoilt countryside, family walks, excellent bird watching and of course watersports. This area is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the Holkham National Nature Reserve. In fact viewers of BBC’s Springwatch and Autumnwatch might be interested to know that Pensthorpe, where the filming took place, is close by.

For a photo opportunity with a difference take the kids alpaca trekking; you get to walk these animals along the clifftop path, while the owner tells you a little about the history of the local town, coast and countryside.

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  • The Old Blacksmiths

    Burnham Market

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CHD

    This small single-storey holiday cottage is pleasantly set on a back road and boasts its own small, enclosed garden with patio, shingle garden and picnic bench. Standing at the end of a row of cottages converted from an old maltings, it is just a short walk away from the heart of the village with its range of specialist shops, pubs and restaurants. Within the immediate area are Holkham Hall, Burnham Thorpe (with its Admiral Lord Nelson connections), the small town of Wells-next-the-Sea and several fine, open sandy beaches. Sailing at Burnham Overy and Brancaster Staithes. Leisure centre and swimming pool at Hunstanton. Shops 100 yards.

    Entrance into living room with dining area. Swing doors to small galley-style kitchen. Double bedroom. Small single bedroom (2ft 6in bed for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity fire
    • Electricity, ‘Economy 7’ NSH and bed linen included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Radio
    • Microwave
    • Freezer
    • Small enclosed shingled garden with patio area and wooden picnic bench
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No children under 5 years
    • No smoking

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  • The Barn

    Stanhoe, nr. King’s Lynn

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 2937

    This delightful three star, spacious cottage stands on the edge of the village in a quiet and peaceful position and makes a splendid base for a relaxing holiday, with lots of opportunities to discover the North Norfolk coast. The sailing village of Brancaster Staithe is 4 miles. There are magnificent beaches at Brancaster, Holkham and Wells and the beach resort of Hunstanton is just 20 minutes by car. There are bird sanctuaries at Titchwell, Scolt Head and Blakeney and within easy reach are golf courses at Brancaster, Sheringham and Hunstanton and many historical buildings including Houghton Hall, Holkham, Oxburgh Hall, Blickling and Felbrigg. Pub ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Garden and chairs. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Kingfisher

    Wells-next-the-Sea

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC689

    Situated just a few steps away from the picturesque quay and bustling Staithe Street, Kingfisher is nestled in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea. Lying in a quiet area, this holiday apartment provides an excellent place from which to relax and unwind after a fun filled day exploring. Those wishing to park up at Kingfisher and leave their car for the duration of their stay will find much to do within Wells-next-the-Sea. The much photographed quay offers boat trips to see the seals, fishing trips and the local pastime of “gillying”, which is catching crabs by hand line. A small narrow gauge railway takes you down to the wide sandy beach with its pretty beach huts. Pitch and putt and seaside amusements are also to be found here and you can pass away an hour or more exploring the quaint mix of artisan and traditional seaside shops and cafés that line pedestrianised Staithe Street.
    Those wishing to explore the coastline can literally head east or west to find quays, marshes, beaches and pretty seaside villages. To the east lies the Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Cley Marshes, Cromer with its Edwardian seafront and famous pier and Sheringham with its bustling market and shingle beach. Head west and you will find Holkham, with its famous hall and beach, Brancaster and Hunstanton, where you will find all the fun of the fair and a wide sandy beach that literally seems to stretch on forever. History lovers can explore Blickling Hall, The Sandringham Estate, the medieval city of Norwich and the Hanseatic Old Quarter of Kings Lynn. Bird watchers will be spoilt for choice too, especially as Norfolk was recognised as “the bird watching capital of Europe”. After a busy day of exploring, you can relax and unwind at Kingfisher and dream of adventures yet to come. Beach 1 mile. Shop 20 yards, pub and restaurant 75 yards.

    9 steps to entrance.
    All on the first floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With 42" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and 24" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and additional pull out bed.
    Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Small courtyard with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Cobbly Cottage

    North Creake, nr. Burnham Market

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 23561

    This 17th-century holiday cottage neighbours the inn in the heart of the village of North Creake on the road leading to Burnham Market, 3 miles, and the coast. Sandy beaches at Wells Next The Sea, Holkham and Brancaster. The lively seaside resorts of Hunstanton and Heacham, nearby. Market town of Fakenham, 7 miles. Golf at Brancaster. Golf driving range, pitch and putt 6 miles. Stately homes and halls of Houghton, Holkham and Royal Sandringham Estate easy drive. Shop 3 miles, pub 5 yards.

    Ground floor: Step down to living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with beams. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, step to 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Small enclosed courtyard and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: Low doorways in living/dining room.

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  • The Shepherds

    Great Walsingham, nr. Wells-next-the-Sea

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29462


    The Shepherds is a charming two bedroom, Grade II listed, 17th-century, typical North Norfolk flint cottage that is literally brimming with character. Situated in the picturesque and peaceful village of Great Walsingham, close to the famous National Shrine of our Lady in Walsingham, it provides the perfect year-round base from which to explore all that the region has to offer. This includes the popular resort of Wells-next-the-Sea with its pretty quay and quaint mix of artisan and traditional seaside shops, which is just 4 miles away. Also worth a visit is Blakeney Quay, which offers boat trips to see the seals and Pensthorpe Nature Reserve. The cottage is also ideal for visiting National Trust properties, such as Blickling, Sheringham and Cley Beach, as well as stately homes such as Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall and Sandringham. A little further afield lies the traditional seaside town of Hunstanton, which offers lots of attractions including a Sealife Centre and a wide, golden beach on which to relax and enjoy an ice-cream or some traditional fish and chips. With bird watching opportunities galore, great cycling routes and picturesque walks on offer, plus the impressive Thursford Collection with its famous Christmas Spectacular close by too, this really does offer something for everyone. The property is ideal for golfers, with Brancaster and Norwich courses nearby, and just a 10-minute walk from the property is a tearoom with Wi-fi. Beach 3 miles. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Steps to dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric woodburner in kitchen included. Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine and tumble dryer in outside utility. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared courtyard. Summerhouse and furniture. Chiminea. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 10 years old.

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  • Crown and Anchor

    Wells-next-the-Sea

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 24821

    This splendid spacious first floor holiday apartment is located in the heart of bustling Wells-next-the-Sea, within easy walking distance from the shops, cafe and inns, and just a short stroll from the picturesque quay and small fishing harbour. Comfortably furnished with its own seating terrace makes it an ideal choice at any time of year. Ideal for a family holiday by the sea and exploring the beautiful Norfolk coastal villages and beaches. Sandy beach 1 mile. Sailing, windsurfing, boat trips, riding, cycling available locally. RSPB bird and nature reserves close by. Holkham Hall, parkland and beach 2 miles. There is a beach hut available Jun-Aug payable locally. Shops 10 yards, pub 500 yards.

    Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room. Step to kitchen with beams. Four steps down to 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Roof top terrace and furniture. Car park (10 yards). No smoking.

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  • Mallards

    Wells-next-the-Sea

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 11089

    This semi-detatched holiday home is in a quiet side road of similar homes, an easy walk from the picturesque harbour of this pretty fishing village and small working port, with wide beaches (Wells beach 11/2 miles). It has lawned gardens and offers a good base for couples and small families exploring the wealth of beaches, bird reserves and the livelier resorts of North Norfolk. Sandringham 12 miles, and historic King’s Lynn and the Broads around 30 minutes drive. Shops 30 yards, pubs and restaurants 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. Open stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity and bed linen included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and chairs. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Anchor Cottage

    Wells-next-the-Sea

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 25699

    Situated in Wells-next-the-Sea, this holiday cottage is just a few yards from the picturesque quayside, perfect for fresh shell fish and crabbing, and a short walk from the town centre with several shops, restaurants and popular seaside attractions. Just 1 mile away is an excellent sandy beach with a seasonal miniature train travelling to and from the quayside. Boat trips are available for visiting the basking seal colony and there are many RSPB nature reserves within a short drive. Sailing, fishing, bird watching and walking available from the doorstep. Holkham Hall and beach 2 miles, bustling Burnham Market 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms accessed by separate, steep narrow staircases. 2 shower rooms both with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Car park 150 yards. No smoking.

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  • Wherry Cottage

    Wells-next-the-Sea

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 26378

    This traditional flint and brick semi-detached holiday cottage is tucked away in a small courtyard of four properties in the heart of this bustling seaside town, within walking distance of the harbour, well known for its fresh shellfish, the many shops, cafes and inns. Excellent sandy beach 1 mile from harbour. Ideal for a family holiday by the sea and exploring the beautiful North Norfolk coastline. Sailing, windsurfing, boat trips, riding and cycling available locally. RSPB bird and nature reserve close by. Holkham Hall parkland and beach 2 miles. Sandringham Royal Estate and museum 10 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurant 800 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture (20ft from property). Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Merlins

    Burnham Market

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CBBG

    Located on the edge of Burnham Market with the coast only a 5-minute drive away, this detached, single-storey property, with enclosed rear garden and patio, is an ideal base for a peaceful holiday. Burnham Market has a good range of shops, restaurants and renowned Hoste Arms (Egon Ronay’s Pub of the Year 1996) all within ¼ mile. Easy reach of sandy beaches, RSPB nature reserves, coastal path, Wells-next-the-Sea (6 miles) and Hunstanton (10 miles). Holkham Hall and vast beach is
    4 miles. Golf available at Brancaster, Royal Sandringham Estate, 12 miles. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

    Large living room with electric woodburner and patio doors to conservatory. Kitchen with breakfast area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Cycle store
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Two Ways

    East Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CAAS

    Situated adjacent to the harbour, this 400-year-old character holiday cottage forms one of a row. The harbour is great for crabbing and a miniature train ride (operational during summer season) visits the excellent sandy beach, 1 mile. Within walking distance are shops, cafés, inns and seaside attractions. Boat trips are available for visiting the basking seal colony. The Norfolk Coastal Path offers excellent rambling opportunities. Holkham Hall and beach 2 miles. Sandringham Royal Estate, Hunstanton Sea Life Centre, Norfolk Lavender, Blakeney Quay, Holt, Burnham Market and RSPB nature and bird reserves are an easy drive. Sailing and fishing available locally. Shop and pub 100 yards.

    Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen area. Steep stairs to first floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
    • Electricity, underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • No garden
    • Roadside parking (out of season); additional parking 800 yards
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Adjacent to harbour

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  • Little Pharaoh

    North Creake

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: ATH

    In an elevated position with views over open farmland, this delightfully traditional holiday cottage lies on the edge of the village of North Creake on the road to Burnham Market and the coast. It features a heavily beamed interior and its own enclosed paved garden, with patio and small garden room, to the side. The end one of a little row of brick and flint cottages, it is an ideal base to tour North Norfolk, with the pilgrimage village of Walsingham and picturesque Burnham Market both nearby. Wells-next-the-Sea and the fine sandy beaches at Burnham Overy Staithe, Holkham and Brancaster are within easy reach. Sailing at Burnham Overy and Brancaster Staithe. Golf at Brancaster and Old Hunstanton. Leisure centre with swimmimg pool at Hunstanton. Shops 21/2 miles, pub ½ mile.

    Entrance into hall with cloakroom and toilet. Fitted kitchen with two steps down to large, beamed living room with multi-fuel stove and small step up to dining area. First floor: Landing with steps to double bedroom, twin bedroom and bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Multi-fuel stove (available November-March) – fuel available locally
    • Electricity fire included
    • Electricity, four NSH and bed linen included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Small enclosed garden with garden room
    • Parking
    • No smoking

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