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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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  • Fisherman’s Cottage

    Wells-next-the-Sea

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CZV

    Peacefully located at the end of a row, this pretty cottage makes an ideal holiday retreat at any time of year. The open-plan accommodation is comfortably furnished and boasts wooden floors throughout. Situated just a few yards from the picturesque quayside of Wells-next-the-Sea, it is a short walk from the town centre with several shops, restaurants and popular seaside attractions. Excellent sandy beach 1 mile. Boat trips are available for visiting the basking seal colony and there are many RSPB and nature reserves within a short drive. Sailing, fishing, bird watching and walking are available from the door. Holkham Hall and beach 2 miles. Bustling Burnham Market 5 miles. Shops and pubs ¼ mile.

    Living/dining room with kitchen area. First floor: Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small sitting-out area with furniture. Parking (for 1 car); additional roadside parking 50 yards. No smoking.

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  • Crab Cottage

    Wells-next-the-Sea

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CQR

    Peacefully located in a courtyard setting, this end-of-row town house makes an ideal holiday retreat at any time of the year. Situated just a few yards from the picturesque quayside of Wells-next-the-Sea, with distant views to Wells island and harbour, the property has been comfortably furnished throughout with open-plan living accommodation and a sunny outdoor seating terrace – perfect for relaxing in the evening. Within walking distance, visitors will find several shops, restaurants and many popular seaside attractions as well as miles of sandy beaches close by. Boat trips are available for visiting the basking seal colony and there are many RSPB and nature reserves within a short drive. Sailing, fishing, bird-watching and walking available from the doorstep. Shops and pub 200 yards.

    Steep steps to entrance hall. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Open-plan living/dining room with fitted kitchen area. Second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Small TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Patio with furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • No smoking
    • No children

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  • Vixen’s Retreat

    Wighton, near Wells-next-the-Sea

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CBBT

    Just 3 miles from the north Norfolk coastline, this enchanting Grade II listed 18th century, detached period holiday cottage stands within its enclosed lawned garden centrally situated in the peaceful coastal village of Wighton. Discerning guests will delight at the truly spacious and comfortable
    accommodation with high importance attributed to make your holiday memorable. The seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea, 3 miles, offers excellent wide sandy beach, picturesque fishing quay, bistro inns, cafes and shops. Holkham Hall and stunning sandy beach, 4 miles. Boat trips available from Morston Harbour and Blakeney Quay. Shops and pubs 3 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player, CD player and beams.
    Dining room: With beams.
    Kitchen: Farmhouse style with breakfast area, cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Pantry/boot room.
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    Bathroom:
    With shower over bath, and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom: With king size bed.
    Dressing room.
    Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Welcome pack. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 18 years old.

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  • Shrimp Cottage

    Stiffkey, nr. Wells-next-the-Sea

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30719


    Shrimp Cottage is a sweet little holiday retreat for those wishing to get away from the stresses and strains of every day life and relax in cosy coastal comfort. Pronounced by the locals as ’Stew-key’, Stiffkey is a picturesque village offering access across salt marshes to the sea and is famous for Stiffkey Blues, which are plump and tasty cockles. Just along the coast lies the quaint seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea, with its narrow gauge railway, pretty quayside and mix of artisan and traditional seaside shops. A scenic coastal drive away lies Blakeney, where you can wile some time away in the ancient pursuit of crabbing and Morston, where you can take a boat trip to see the seals. Further afield lie the bustling seaside town of Sheringham, with its shingle beach and North Norfolk Steam Railway and Cromer, with its famous pier and promenade. If you would like to potter and admire some independent shops and cafes, head to the popular town of Holt, or, for all the fun of the fair, head to Hunstanton with its endless beach. History buffs will be spoilt for choice with Bickling Hall, Houghton Hall, Holkham Hall and the Sandringham Estate within easy reach. And if you’re visiting at Christmas don’t forget to book for The Thursford Christmas Spectacular, which is also within easy reach. With bracing walks and bird watching literally on the doorstep, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where to visit next. Beach 1/2 mile. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with single sofa bed/kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor central heating (ground floor), electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Bluetooth speaker. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Blacksmiths Cottages - Forge Cottage

    Stiffkey

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CGR

    A short walk from saltmarshes, beaches, creeks and sea, and an excellent area for exploring, walking, birdwatching, sailing, observing seal colonies or simply relaxing. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and adjoining England’s largest coastal nature reserve, these two attractive beamed holiday cottages stand in the pretty conservation village of Stiffkey, near Blakeney. Comfortably furnished and well-equipped they are set within a half-acre, south-facing natural garden with fruit trees and beautiful views across rolling countryside. Four steam railways, Sandringham and Holkham Halls all within an easy drive. Village shops and post office 50 yards, good pub 300 yards.
    Please note: These two cottages can be interconnected via an adjoining door to sleep up to 10 people. When booked together, they qualify for a price reduction of 10% (except July, August and bank holidays).

    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With open fire, TV, DVD player, CD player and beams.
    Kitchen/dining room: With open fire, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Shower room: With double shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    Electric night storage heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire £2per person. Wi-Fi £10 per week, £5 per short break. Fuel for open fires available locally. Highchair. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Large enclosed shared garden with barbecue. Private parking.

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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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  • 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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  • Creek Cottage

    Wells-next-the-Sea

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CHE

    With lovely sea views from most rooms, this attractive whitewashed cottage stands on its own across the main coastal road from Wells-next-the-Sea’s picturesque quayside and just a mile from its sandy beach. Very comfortably and carefully furnished throughout, and with its own small courtyard patio, the cottage is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, pubs and seaside attractions. The town has much historic interest and freshwater springs can be seen in the harbour at low tide. Holkham Hall (2 miles), is a splendid mansion with tree-filled grounds, ornamental lake and lavish state rooms. Hunstanton and Cromer are both within half an hour’s drive. Sailing and fishing locally. Shops 100 yards.

    Beamed, open-plan fitted kitchen/dining room. Attractive beamed living room with gas stove in inglenook fireplace. Bathroom. Separate toilet. Steep turning staircase to first floor: Two bedrooms with sea views; one double with French doors and one twin. Large shower room with toilet.

    Electricity, full gas central heating, gas stove and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. TV. DVD. Cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Courtyard with furniture. Garage (width 2.1m).

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