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Charming renovated cottage, sunny enclosed garden, dog friendly, parking, Wells

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk, England - Quiet Location, 10 Min Walk To Quay With Beautiful Wells Beach Beyond

The house is a delightful brick and flint cottage which sleeps 4+baby in 2 bedrooms. Fully centrally heated and recently renovated, the house has a wonderfully sunny, south facing enclosed garden with a patio in which to relax in after a busy day on the beach. The house is dog friendly and we accept one well behaved dog. The cottage comprises of sitting room, kitchen and conservatory with dining room table downstairs and upstairs there are two good sized bedrooms and a large family bathroom which has a separate bath and shower. There is off street parking, books, games, toys and wifi. The house is situated within minutes of the Buttlands where there are fantastic award winning gastropubs. Wells Quay is a few minutes walk away where you can watch the local fishermen bring in their catches and children can have great fun fishing for crabs off the 'Albatros' clipper boat. From here you can take the miniature steam train down to Wells beach with it's brightly painted huts and if you are lucky, spot a seal or two. There is so much to do here from sailing and bird watching to enjoying the outdoor cinema at Holkham. What about booking a chocolate making workshop at the Chocolate Deli in Walsingham! Wells Carnival in August and the Pirate Festival in September are also great fun. There is wonderful Christmas shopping in the area. Burnham Market has some fantastic shops and Christmas is celebrated with pretty lights and a skating rink on the green. Father Christmas arrives In Wells Quay by boat, under a display of fireworks at the beginning of December, there are also craft tents on the Buttlands too.

HOT TUB RENTAL now available. £195 for long weekend, £250 for a week.

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Jane Wilson
Member since: 2015
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Jane Wilson

Grey Seal Cottage is owned by Jon and Jane. We live in Norfolk and love coming to Wells with our 3 children and our dog Nelly. We spend many happy hours on the beautiful beach here and enjoy exploring the wonderful North Norfolk Coast. We always leave the cottage feeling a lot more relaxed than when we arrived!

Jane Wilson purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jane Wilson chose Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells is fantastic for it's 'bucket and spade' lifestyle. Our children love to wander about the town, buying sweets from the sweet shop, fishing off the quay and swinging off the ropes in the woods next to the beach.


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: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Large family bathroom with roll top bath and walk in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Laura Ashley double bed. Bedroom 2 with Iron Bed Company twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Changeover day is Friday. Strictly no smoking. One well behaved dog welcome but please keep downstairs and off the furniture, oh yes and please clean up after them! The garden is enclosed. One car parking space to front of property. Outside: Lovely sunny south facing garden with pretty outhouse which has a supply of buckets and spades as well as nets for crabbing. There is a patio, outdoor furniture and a barbecue too. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels and bedlinen plus tea towels and dishcloths are all provided in the price. All the beds are made up and cleaning at the end of the stay is included in the price. Please bring your own beach towels. Other: Conservatory with dining table and chairs which looks out over south facing garden.


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Charming renovated cottage, sunny enclosed garden, dog friendly, parking, Wells
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

The overall style and decoration of the cottage was fabulous. The garden was secure for my dogs and very pretty, only problem was one dog couldn't cope with walking on the pebbles. Only comment re provisions, there was no breadboard, and more containers would be helpful for storage. I have no issues regarding my holiday per se, it was lovely. I would comment that I felt the cost per week in April exceeded it's proximity to the town and main centre. None the less, I had a wonderful time. Thank you. Lynne

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage on picturesque Norfolk coast

  • 5 of 5

If you love the traditional English coast, you'll definitely love staying at Grey Seal cottage. Situated in Wells-next-the-Sea, this charming, brick-built property exudes charm and comfort in equal abundance. Refurbished throughout with tasteful coastal chic-style décor and accessories, it is surprisingly roomy with plenty of space to accommodate four people. The fully fitted kitchen opens onto a conservatory that serves as a sunny dining area. The lounge is fitted with two sofas and an open fireplace can make the atmosphere extra cosy.. Upstairs, there's a modern shower/bathroom with a double bed bedroom and two single beds in the other bedroom. All linens and soft furnishings are bright and cheerful adding to the cottage's charm. Perfect for self catering and as a base to explore the delightful north Norfolk coast and surrounding area cottage boasts a car parking space. Definitely a bonus in Wells. I can guarantee you'll want to make a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another Fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

Returned to this wonderful cottage the same week as last year. Sparkling clean on arrival, nice welcome pack to greet us. We arrived a little early but the cottage was already available. Very well equipped,cosy and warm, even more so when we got the fire going. Fabulous huge bath to soak in after our long walks. Wells is a lovely town with lots of nice independent shops, a fab butchers, lots of great places to eat out. A large Co-op just around the corner for all your essentials if you decide to stop in.

Great walks from the doorstep. Walk along the spit to the beach, all the way to Holkam bay, up to Holkam hall and around the grounds, then back again, (a pint in the Victoria half way!).

Did a lovely circular walk setting off from Sheringham park, (left the walk print out in the red box), 8 mile circular taking in the forest and parkland of Sheringham, Weybourne, the coast path and back again. Walked the coast path to Stiffkey, Red Lion for lunch, (very good), also onto Blakeney, lunch at the Kings Arms, also good. Holt is a nice day out, cute market town with some nice retail therapy for a change. Did Brancaster bay, spectacular huge beach, if you turn left as you get on from the car park and walk up to the creek, then follow that inland for a few hundred metres, you will come to a couple of big ponds, if you sit and wait the 3 seals that live there will pop out and come see you for your own private show. What a treat! Other nice places to eat out, The George at Cley is very good, a real treat is the Dabbling duck at Great Massingham, just off the A148, about 20 mins drive, well worth it.

The North Norfolk coast is well worth a visit, great for families, great for couples, great for dogs. Lots and lots to do. If you do go, stop at grey seal cottage, it really is a wonderful place to stay and Jane the owner will do anything to make your stay a memorable one.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Festive Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at this cottage but also stayed at one of Jane’s other cottages.

What can we say that we haven't already it just the best place to stay we fell in love with this cottage and Wells last Xmas and will always return why ever Jane will have us.

The cottage is clean comfortable and everything you need is supplied or close to hand.

Jane is brillliant with anything you need to know or want.

This year we stopped a extra day due to enjoying New Years Eve in Wells and it wasn’t a mistake.

Our son and his partner also joined us and it was Natasha’s first time in Wells and at the cottage like us she fell in love with both.

Jane thank you so much for helping us enjoy a fabulous Xmas and New Year while creating amazing memories.

Love The Williams 💖😘

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage - a real home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at Grey Seal cottage. It was beautifully clean, fresh crisp linen and even fresh flowers in the bedroom which was a lovely touch. The secure garden was perfect for our dog and hired in hot tub (also recommended). Great location in wells as only a short walk to the Main Street, shops & pubs with a good sized Co-op round the corner. The owner Jane kindly left a pack of local biscuits and bottle of white for our arrival, again a lovely touch. Overall a super stay and would highly recommend to others - SD

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in Wells

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in this cosy cottage. It was well equipt, very clean and comfortable and really well located for walking into Wells centre. We really appreciated the welcome pack which even included a treat for our dog. I'm sure we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wells beach is just over a mile away. You can walk, drive, cycle or take the miniature steam train. It has a wonderful beach, pine forest walks and a fantastic beach cafe. Holkham beach is a 3 mile drive away.


A car is handy to have in this part of the world to properly explore the delights of the area. However there is the Coasthopper bus service which runs the length of the coast.


Wells-next-the-Sea beach - 1.5 miles

Holkham Hall (beautiful beach and magnificent estate) - 3 miles

Cley-next-the-Sea (pretty village, galleries 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

Splash Leisure Centre for rainy days Sheringham - 17 miles

Further Details:

We are still lucky in Wells to have independent shops including bakeries, butchers and fruit and vegetable shops who sell great local produce. A new Coop has been built a few minute's walk away which is very handy, past the Church and the field of alpacas! There are several fantastic restaurants in Wells, it is worth booking in the high season.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Fridays and Mondays.

Notes on prices:
Midweek and weekend breaks are available outside of high season. Please enquire for details.

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