Exterior | Pirates Lookout, Wells-next-the-Sea
Open plan living space | Pirates Lookout, Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Cottage
  • Wells-next-the-Sea
  • 31177

Pirates Lookout


out of 10

  • 9

  • 4

  • 3

  • 3

Enclosed Garden / Patio
Pub within 1 mile

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

Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 3: With double bed with single bed, 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.

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.


  • Customers' Choice 2021



Coastal within 1 mile

Cycle Store

Decorated at Christmas

Detached Property


Enclosed garden / patio

Fishing nearby

Garden or Patio

Golf nearby

Horse Riding nearby

Internet Connection - Internet Wifi

Pub within 1 mile

Sea View

Shower Cubicle

Train Station within 1 mile

Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:30
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 3 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site parking unavailable

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 28 reviews


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Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Singapore

  • Family (the eldest child is at school)


out of 10

What a spectacular house in an amazing location with the quay literally on your doorstep. This is a perfect holiday home for large families and groups of friends to enjoy. The owners are very friendly and helpful also.

5 Aug 2022


  • Leeds

  • Family


out of 10

The location of Pirates Lookout is outstanding . We had a superb week exploring Wells next the sea , it’s fabulous cafes, shops , local pub and along the coast. Some days sightseeing , using the super coast liner buses which were so efficient! The views from the living space were unbelievable and everchanging due to the changing tides of the sand banks. The local beach is delightful and facilities there superb, though rather expensive. We rented a beach hut for the day and have a wonderful memorable day! We will definitely be returning to the area as there’s so much to see and the boat trip , seal spotting near Blakeney was a highlight. First impression was that the garden when we entered the gate was not pristine as appeared on photos. Garden was overgrown and needed a sweep, in fact there was dog poo in the garden. . A rather large tatty wooden table and benches took up most of the space, therefore it wasn’t suitable to sit out with the children and let them run around . We were however very pleased to see that there was a washing line, so we used the highly efficient washing machine and bought some pegs and hung washing out to dry each day. The bedrooms were spacious, with comfy beds. Pillows were of a very cheap quality as were the bedding. Towels were very small, poor quality and brown in colour, not what we expected for the £5 per person rental that we had to pay. The brown carpets on the ground floor and stairs didn’t feel clean, though understandably practical due to the property being dog friendly. The whole house would benefit from a deep clean . The two bathrooms with double showers were perfectly adequate. The ensuite bathroom was very old and needed a refit as it was a struggle to close shower door. Kitchen was exceptionally well equipped . The oven was superb . Fridge/ freezer was a great size and perfect for us. The whole of the living space on first floor was wonderful with outstanding views of the park and the sea . One of the sofas was extremely hard, undersized and tatty .

22 Jul 2022


  • Corby

  • Family


out of 10

This was a lovely holiday rental property and we would go again. I’m sure it is used very frequently and some bits show slight signs of wear (sofas, especially the leather one). The kitchen was fantastically stocked with equipment which made life so easy. The only down side for us was 2 of our party needed to ‘work from home’ while they were there and the Wi-Fi downstairs (where the bedrooms are) is not great. The location in Wells is wonderful. The communication with the hosts was good. We had a super week and would highly recommended this holiday home.

10 Jul 2022

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