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Pirates Lookout

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Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms3
Pets 3
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Description

This beautiful getaway offers a great base for a large family or friends alike, and boasts breathtaking views.

In a fantastic setting, enjoying stunning views across the harbour, quay and marshes to the sea and pine woods beyond. The detached Pirates Lookout provides a great base for discerning guests seeking a well-appointed getaway, with a great mix of style and home comforts. This detached holiday property has been thoughtfully designed so that the living space, from which the views are simply breathtaking, is on the first floor, the vaulted living room offers patio doors on to a Juliet balcony so you can breathe in the sea air while taking in the vista. Thoughtfully designed, all the living areas and bedrooms have USB charging points fitted into a variety of well-placed sockets and all the bedrooms have their own LED TV with Freeview and DVD player built in! Double designer, digitally controlled shower room letting the temperature of the shower be pre-set before entering. The double shower with multi-head showers allows for plenty of room.
Wells-next-the-Sea is popular with tourists and locals alike and offers a mix of traditional seaside and artisan shops and cafés, amusements and a narrow gauge railway that runs virtually from Pirates Lookout and takes you past the pitch and putt golf course down to the pine woods and beach, voted one of the best in the country. The much photographed quay is also a staging post for boat trips including fishing expeditions, booking boat trips to see the seals and is famous for its ‘gillying’ catching small crabs by hand line from the quay wall. Wells also has its own 9-hole pitch just 300 yards away and the two Links cliff top gorgeous golf courses, the Sharingham Golf Club and the Royal Cromer Golf Club. Horse riding is also available at the North Norfolk Riding School just 5 miles from the cottage, as well as various schools and stables along the coast.
The harbour is also the home of Wells Sailing club, Water Ski Club and other water sports and visiting yachtsmen from far and near. Wells offers something for all the family, including the 19th century ‘Albatross’ Dutch sailing barge on the quay, now used as a restaurant and bar with live eclectic music on Fridays, Saturday and most Sunday lunch times. A large well-appointed children’s playground and adjoining skate park, the cinema and theatre on Staithe Street and the myriad of boutique, craft and traditional shops, as well as the ever popular with children amusement arcades for rainy days. Why not try the local horse and cart rides or alpaca trekking along the fields and marshes? An experience the whole family will enjoy.
For all the fun of the fair, head to Hunstanton but making sure you take the time to explore the pretty seaside villages along the way. Enjoy the Sea Life Centre, visit the small fun fair or just relax on its beach with its famous cliffs and rock pools. There are National Trust properties and stately homes to explore too, including Holkham Hall and The Sandringham Estate, both of which host events throughout the year. Bird watchers will also be spoiled for choice with Norfolk being described as the ‘birdwatching capital of the UK’ and there are marshes and nature reserves aplenty to explore, including Titchwell Marsh, which is just a short drive away. With ample cycling routes and walks, water sports, fishing and golf, as well as great places to eat and to just potter around and unwind in, you really will be spoilt for choice. Children will also love the playground nearby. And, after a fabulous day out, you can kick off your shoes at Pirates Lookout, enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun go down while planning your next adventure. Shops 60 yards.

Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With double bed, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 4: With double bed with single bunk over, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Living/dining room: With Freeview Smart TV, DVD player Blu-ray player, CD player, selection of books and board games, vaulted ceiling, beams, wooden floor and patio doors leading to Juliet balcony.
Kitchen: With gas range with 3 ovens and 6-rings, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and wooden floor.
Bathroom: With double-ended bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Digital gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Towel hire, £5per person. Welcome pack. Enclosed walled courtyard garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture, table, benches, comfy chairs and barbecue. Juliet balcony. Bike store. On road parking; additional parking in car park adjacent (permit £5 per day, £27.50 per week). No smoking. Please note: Holidaymakers only.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle


Customer Comments

  • 9

    09/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    This is a beautiful cottage within easy walking distance of amenities. We were a 4 generation group and we were all happy. Great Grandma loved looking out from the Juliet balcony over the children's playground to the light railway beyond. The children loved the close proximity of the playground, and the rest of us enjoyed the well equipped kitchen and the comfortable beds. The only reasons I didn't give 10/10 are 1. No bath towels are provided. Luckily we took beach towels 2 The beautiful playground, which provided such fun during the day, was often filled with youths in the evening forcing us to close the windows to shut out the noise. Early every morning a chap litter picks the playground and surrounding area so it is always immaculate.


  • 9

    29/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    Well situated and well equipped holiday cottage. We had a lovely holiday.


  • 8

    21/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2018
    Had a great time. Perfect for children. Like Brancaster beach the best but not far to drive to. Parking busy but managed to get parked on returning each day. Bathrooms maybe could do with either replacing or a deep clean, but that's being picky. Kitchen well equipped and nice sponge cake was waiting for us, a nice touch. Holy Hocks in courtyard might upset dogs tummy if they are nibblers.


  • 8

    07/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 01/07/2018
    Lovely house, for the price I would have expected towels to be included. Perfect location!


  • 7

    03/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Pirates lookout is perfectly situated to enjoy the best of Wells, with great views of the quay.


  • 9

    28/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    Good cottage only pain is the parking but that applies for the whole of Wells . Good for dogs


  • 10

    09/02/2018
    Confirmed guest, 27/01/2018
    Fantastic cottage near to beautiful beaches. Plenty of great places to eat nearby.


  • 10

    17/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/01/2018
    We hired Pirates Lookout for a friends birthday weekend and had a fabulous time. The cottage is in a great location, it’s very well furnished, clean and has a very well equipped kitchen perfect for our big breakfasts before walking to the beach. Park the car and forget about it with restaurants, pubs, shops and the beach all within very easy walking distance we couldn’t fault our stay at all. We’ll definitely use this cottage again and I can highly recommend it.


  • 8

    05/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2018
    Lovely accommodation but disappointed by lack of welcome pack as advertised


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