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Stunning Cottages With Distant Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottages in Wells Next Sea, Nr. Holkham, North Norfolk - Small Select Development Just A Short Stroll To The Quay, Shops And All Amenities Of Wells Next Sea

The Moorings and The Boat House are charming cottages in a fabulous location just a short stroll from the quay. Newly-built with a tiled ground floor, 3 bedrooms, and a bespoke kitchen they have everything you could want for a family holiday. The striking first-floor living rooms, with a full-height balcony window, has all the refinement of a Parisian apartment. Nearby is the beautiful Hokham Hall and parkland, the Georgian town of Burnham Market and the beautiful Norfolk beaches.

Barbara McCumiskey
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Barbara McCumiskey

I live in England and have been successfully running a luxury holiday homes business at Wells Next Sea, North Norfolk.

I have also drawn on these experiences to make Mainsail Villa in Cyprus a perfect holiday home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Moorings - thank you for a super, fantastically equiped house. It was a real joy having so much space. March 2011 Tully family - Leicestershire.

`The Moorings` is very comfortable, well equipped, beautifully presented and in a great location. For bird watches – 35 species seen from the decked area in the back field! B Family May 2009 The Moorings.

We have had a lovely time. Your house is delightful – lovely decor, very well equipped and a fantastic location. Already looking forward to coming back!
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Wells-next-the-Sea in Wells-Next-the-Sea

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Sleeps 6 + travel cot. 3 bedroom cottage with distant sea views, in a wonderful select location in Wells, just a short stroll from the quay. A charming cottage with real warmth, combining traditional seaside character with all the luxuries of a newly-built house. Outside: The Boat House has a court yard area with outside seating and BBQ. Parking for 2/3 cars. The Moorings has a decking area with outside seating for 7.


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Stunning Cottages With Distant Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Lovely, spacious and well equipt property.

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for us. Clean, modern and just down the road from the beach. Couldn't have picked better. Had a fab holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Fantastic property, lots of space, very clean and in a great location, would highly recommnend.

  • 5 of 5

The propert was perfect for our stay, lots of space and all perfectly clean. The terrace overlooking the river was beautiful. Short walk into Wells and space to park 2 cars. The fresh homemade cake and the bottle of prosecco left to greet us was a lovely personal touch. Already planning a return trip. Cannot fault it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Moorings - Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

On arrival the house was absolutely spotless everywhere the owner left us welcome gifts which were much appreciated.

This property was absolutely perfect for our family and was beautifully presented, we cannot find one fault with it, there was nothing missing.

Location is excellent for Wells, few minutes stroll to the town. We found it easier to walk to the train and get on the train to the beach.

I would definitely recommend this property to everyone wanting to stay in Wells.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous property, excellently located

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything we could have wished for - and more! Barbara had thought of everything for the kitchen and it was a lovely, relaxing new year stay. It is very well situated just a short walk to the town and beach/harbour, and a great fish restaurant 200 yards up the road! The property is very spacious, immaculately clean and we have already booked to go there again! Can't recommend it highly enough - thanks Barbara!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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More Than Words Can Say

  • 5 of 5

What wonderful accommodation. The town house layout was perfect and so roomy. All of the rooms beautifully and tastefully decorated and furnished. This really is a home from home. There wasn't a single item that we wanted in the kitchen that we couldn't find. Loads of books. Great flat screen TV. Decked patio area, and as you come to expect, tasfully furnished, plus a gas barbecue, with extra gas bottle - just in case. Comfortable spacious bedrooms. The first floor bedroom with a large shower room and the two bedrooms on the second floor shared a family bathroom. All bedrooms and bathrooms absolutely spotless as was the rest of this wonderful house. Well within easy walking distance of the main centre shops and beach, which is so handy when you see the grid lock that Wells produces on sunny busy days. I did ask Barbara if we could buy it, but her very firm "NO" was non-negotiable! I can't blame her. We had a wonderful faultless stay and will be coming back - I forgot to mention the enormous Victoria sponge waiting for us on the dining table when we got there plus the cold wine in the fridge - a lovely touch.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wells Next The Sea - The Moorings

  • 5 of 5

I have lost count of the number of occasions we have stayed at The Moorings - Wells Next The Sea. As a rule we generally don't go back to the same place over and over but there is a special magic that comes with Wells the surrounding areas, Holkham estate and the comfort of The Moorings that compels us to keep coming back. Although not a twitcher - (there is an incredible range of birds here - we have seen twitchers travel from all over to enjoy the bird life here) We simply enjoy the abundance of wild life. beautiful country side, woods and deserted beeches that this wonderful place offers. We frequently go jogging early mornings where often you will find Seals on the beech and long walks in the afternoons through the pine forest and paths that lead to Holkham Estate and beech. A hot chocolate in the winter to warm after a brisk walk on the beech or a pint of something cold to quench the thirst - local to the area can be found in many of the array of pubs & restaurants - The Victoria at Holkham and the Hoste Arms in Burnham Market are two particular favourites. A walk up Wells high Street with its wide range of traditional shops selling local produce is time well spent or a short journey to Burnham Market to experience the hospitality of the Hoste Arms or buying some fresh oysters from Gurney's Fish Shop as an appetiser for dinner. Barbara & Colin the proprietors always provide a warm welcome of a delightful cake with a bottle of wine and if there have been any questions they are instantly on hand to help and provide guidance. We have stayed at both The Moorings and The Boat House which are always clean , tidy and well equipped with all modern conveniences. I could go on and on ....this is a treasure trove of experiences. As always many thanks to Barbara and Colin for another wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Wells Next Sea
Car: recommended


Only a few minutes walk from the quay, 15 -20 minute walk to the beach. Wells beach is a mile from The Moorings and The Boat House, it is a beautiful sandy beach, with the famous beach huts. Holkham beach is a 5 minute drive away. All are in an area of outstanding natural beauty.


About 1 hour from Norwich airport, two hours from Cambridge. A car is recommended - but only to get here! Once you are in Wells, you will have no reason to leave. Excellent local shops, and restaurants, numerous activities for the family, and Britains best beach only 15 minutes walk along the beautiful sea-wall path.


Holkham Estate and famous beach 5 minutes in car.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk & The Broads

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Short breaks available out of season. Credit/debit cards accepted. £10.00 Booking fee.

Changeover Day:
Friday 4pm to Friday 10 am, can be flexible out of season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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