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Cosy Grade 2 Listed Cottage on the historic High Street of Wells-Next-The-Sea

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

2 bed cottage in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea, walking distance of beach.

Located on the historic high street, Elgin Cottage is just moments from the shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, 450 yards from the bustling harbour and an easy walk (or v short drive) to the beach. Perfect for a family holiday or a get together with friends it provides the ideal base to explore this stunning area of North Norfolk. The cottage is full of character and furnished to a high standard. The building is on three floors. Downstairs is a well equipped kitchen and a comfortable living room with a fold-out dining table. A door from the kitchen leads to the courtyard garden. Stairs from the living room lead to the master bedroom with views over the High Street. A bathroom with a shower is also on this level. Stairs accessed via a door from the master bedroom lead to a large room with three beds, tucked away at the top of the house. A door from the kitchen leads to a courtyard garden and an outbuilding with a washing machine and tumble drier, toilet and electric shower.

Please note that access to the second bedroom is via the master bedroom. Although the cottage sleeps 5, please bear in mind that the living room is not large, so up to 4 is the ideal number. Families of 5 are very welcome but it is probably not ideal for 3 older children (i.e. teenagers).

NB We are very happy to do short breaks out of the main holiday season, but please ignore the quote Owners Direct give you as they just divide the weekly rate by seven and multiply by the number of days. It doesn't take into account extra cleaning and laundry costs. Please send an enquiry and we will provide a quote. All rates are listed on our website at www.elgincottage.co.uk

More Details

Property Manager
Fiona Lake
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Fiona Lake

Elgin Cottage is owned by Richard and Fiona. We love this area of Norfolk with its stunning coastline and huge skies and enjoy visiting with our two children.

Fiona Lake purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Fiona Lake chose Wells-next-the-Sea

Elgin Cottage is ideally situated in the centre of Wells-next-the-Sea - pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops are all around the corner and the beach is a short stroll away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wells-next-the-Sea in Wells-Next-the-Sea

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath with high pressure shower.
  • Bathroom with bath/shower and WC. There is also an outhouse with an additional WC and electric shower (perfect for getting sandy children clean after a day at the beach!).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (+1) (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with three beds. Although the cottage sleeps 5 as the living room is fairly small, this is recommended for a family and not for 5 adults.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
Notes on accommodation: Elgin Cottage is furnished to a high standard to provide the perfect break. Outside: Elgin Cottage has a courtyard garden with a table and chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier, WC, electric shower. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed weekly. I'm sorry, but we don't allow pets.


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Cosy Grade 2 Listed Cottage on the historic High Street of Wells-Next-The-Sea
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews

Central Location, Home-from-home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three stayed here in late August. The house is so central and there are so many thoughtful touches in the house that you know Fiona and her family have travelled and understand what people want when they are away.

The house is cosy, comfortable and perfect for relaxing after a day out. It is ideally placed for all the shops, restaurants and bars and parking is really easy. We may well book again next year, so get in quick!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. It's great to hear that enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back soon!
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Lovely cottage, superbly located

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely break in Wells. The cottage was comfortable, well furnished and in a superb location for exploring North Norfolk.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Compact and Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything we expected. Small but comfy and cosy. Very close to all that's going on in Wells such as shopping, eateries, coastal walks.

Surprising how much was going on this time of year in the general area. Only the local Stately Homes were closed but we were aware of that. However the gardens of most were still open as were the shops attached to them.

The North Norfolk Coastal Path is easily accessed going north or south and takes you to some interesting nature reserves, ideal for dedicated 'twitchers'.

The accommodation was fine for us two and I would imagine adding a couple of young children would not cause undue problems but 4 adults may find it a bit too 'cosy'. As long as you are aware of what you are renting and it's restrictions we have no hesitation in recommending this lovely little property, suitable for any time of year.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy cottage, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely long weekend at the cottage. Very comfortable, well equipped and the ideal location, right in the centre of Wells and within walking distance of everything in the town. There is so much to do and see in this beautiful area of North Norfolk that we are planning to return to Elgin Cottage in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was easy to find and very centrally located. The beds were comfortable, the linen good and generally there was everything we needed. It had a lovely homely feeling so it was easy to settle. It was fine for a weekend but too compact for longer for us as we are a family of 5. The loft bedroom is accessed through the master which was a pain. Also there is no designated eating area so we ate out or on laps. For this reason, it was great for a weekend but not for longer. Location perfect. Right in the centre of everything.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well situated cttage

  • 3 of 5

We really enjoyed our visit to north Norfolk. Wells is an excellent base with plenty of restaurant options and an attractive harbour. We had a wonderful meal at Sands restaurant. The beach at Holkham is amazing! The cottage itself was a bit disappointing, though very conveniently situated. The decor is dated and areas were very grubby. Not up to the standard we have had in recent years in various parts of the country.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review and I'm really glad that you enjoyed your stay in Norfolk. I was concerned about your comments regarding the cottage being 'grubby' and I have taken this up with our housekeeping team. I'm really sorry that the cleaning wasn't up to its usual standard on this occasion. Also (from a separate email) you noted that the window in the living room was in need of repair. This window is being completely replaced in early November, and the surround also repaired and redecorated.
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Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended


The bustling harbour is 450 yards away. Wells has a beautiful wide sandy beach with colourful beach huts set against a backtrop of pine trees and sand dunes. Either drive, take a walk from the harbour or catch the miniature steam train (very popular with children!). The stunning beach of Holkham is just 2.5 miles away.


A car is ideal to allow you to explore this beautiful area of North Norfolk. There is a frequent Coast Hopper bus that runs along the coast road so it is easy to walk to other places and bus back or just visit other places without using the car

By bus

Services run from King's Lynn, Norwich, Fakenham and Sheringham.

By train

The nearest train station is at Sheringham - larger stations with main line connections are located at Norwich and King's Lynn.


Wells-next-the-Sea beach - 1.5 miles

Holkham Hall (beautiful beach and magnificent estate) - 2.5 miles

Cley-next-the-Sea (pretty village and wonderful birdwatching) - 10 miles

Seal trips at Blakeney point - 6 miles

Pensthorpe nature reserve (featured in BBC's 'Springwatch') - 12 miles

Sandringham Estate - 20 miles

Titchwell Marsh RSPB Reserve - 12 miles

Wells and Walsingham Light Railway - 0.6 miles

Sheringham - 17 miles

Further Details:

Staithe Street with a plethora of local independent shops and cafes is just moments away. Around the corner from Elgin Cottage is the Buttlands, a quiet green lined with lime trees and elegant Georgian and Victorian houses. The name originates from the days it was used for archery practice. It is now home to The Crown Hotel, a former coaching inn from the 16th century, and the recently renovated Globe Inn - both fabulous places to eat and drink.

You will be spoilt for choice for things to do in this beautiful part of North Norfolk. It is a wonderful destination whether you're looking for a family holiday, or a place to unwind and relax. From birdwatching to building sandcastles on some of the country's most beautiful beaches, bracing coastal walks to visiting stately homes, there is plenty to do and explore and Elgin Cottage provides the perfect base!


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter low season
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
4 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
February half term
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
17 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late spring
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May half term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early summer
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please see our website www.elgincottage.co.uk for a list of all of our rates.

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is required to secure the booking, with the balance paid 8 weeks before the holiday start date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Weekend breaks and short breaks are available out of high season. An additional £40 is charged for Sunday changeovers to cover extra cleaning costs (as they charge double rates on Sundays).

Notes on prices:
Weekend and midweek breaks are available - please note that the prices quoted by Owners Direct are an estimate only. Please enquire for the actual price.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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