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Wells-Next-The-Sea has a sweeping beach, a small fishing harbour and is one of the most picturesque towns on the North Norfolk Coast.

This unspoilt seaside destination is perfect for peaceful, relaxing holidays without the crowds you might find in bigger coastal resorts. As you wander through the town browse the independent shops before stopping at the quay for some fish and chips while you watch the boats coming and going. In town there are fine restaurants and cosy traditional pubs to be found.

The clean sandy beach here goes on for miles; great for beach combing and family days by the sea. To get there, just hop aboard the miniature steam train that travels from the town down to the beach and you could always walk back along the raised path, which offers great views over the channel and salt marshes.

The surrounding area also has lots to offer, including beautiful unspoilt countryside, family walks, excellent bird watching and of course watersports. This area is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the Holkham National Nature Reserve. In fact viewers of BBC's Springwatch and Autumnwatch might be interested to know that Pensthorpe, where the filming took place, is close by.

For a photo opportunity with a difference take the kids alpaca trekking; you get to walk these animals along the clifftop path, while the owner tells you a little about the history of the local town, coast and countryside.

Beachside Britain at its best; search Wells-Next-The-Sea cottages today.

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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

Just a few yards from the quayside, tucked away in the heart of the popular seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea, this magnificent Grade II* listed character cottage, built circa 1595, boasts a beamed interior and its own viewing turret, where guests can enjoy unspoilt views over the harbour and salt marshes. Excellent sandy beach, 1 mile, with seaside attractions and miniature train (seasonal) travelling to and from the quayside. Ideal for larger family groups, the cottage has been very comfortably furnished and restored to retain its wealth of character, and include all ‘modern day’ living comforts making it a perfect choice for all year round holidays. Excellent bird watching and coastal walks available. Fishing and family boat trips to visit the basking seal colonies, wind surfing, sailing and boat tuition available. Holkham Hall, Walsingham Abbey and Shrine ruins nearby. The Royal Sandringham Estate and museum, 17 miles, open to the public when the Royals are not in residence. Blakeney Quay, 8 miles. Market towns of Holt, 12 miles, and Fakenham, 10 miles. The Norfolk Broads are an hours drive with daily boat hire and river trips. Restaurants nearby. Shops and pubs 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Beams throughout. Shower room with toilet. Steep, winding stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep, winding stairs to second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional double futon, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet (connecting doors to bedrooms). Third floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single (for alternative sleeping).

Woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. travel cot. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small, enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Viewing turret. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£1043-£2663
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Powell’s Yard Ref: CCCR

Nestled in a prime position within the sought after village of Brancaster, this holiday property provides the perfect accommodation for discerning guests. At just ½ mile from beautiful Brancaster beach, Powells Yard is a light and airy property, and is very well positioned to explore all that the area has to offer. Standing detached, the property also has a spacious rear garden and an outdoor seating area. There is ample parking for guests with spaces for four cars on site and additional parking in the village by the church.
Nearby, visitors can find excellent bird watching and walking opportunities within National Trust marshes and along coastal pathways, along with a sailing club and a golf course. Also available from the harbour is water skiing, windsurfing and sailing, with courses available for all ages and ranges of abilities. Having worked up an appetite, foodies will be spoilt for choice, with restaurants and gastro pubs aplenty, many of which offer the catch of the day. The whole coastline is famous for its uncrowded sandy beaches, which offer sunbathing activities in high season and fabulous bracing walks year round. There are also a series of nature reserves on the doorstep, including RSPB managed Titchwell Marsh, with lagoons providing a home to nesting birds such as marsh harriers, bitterns and avocets. There are also boat trips available to Scolt Head from the pretty harbour at Brancaster Staithe.
There are many National Trust properties and stately homes to visit too, including Houghton Hall, Holkham Hall, a fine mansion close to Holkham Beach where Shakespeare In Love was filmed, and Sandringham Estate, which is open to the public when the Royals are not in residence. For more traditional seaside fun, head to Hunstanton with its beach, which really does seem to stretch for miles, trips out out to see the seals, a Sea Life Centre and fun fair. In the other direction, and in sharp contrast, lies the quaint quay resort of Wells-next-the-Sea with its artisan shops and tea rooms. The bustling town of Burnham Market is just 5 minutes away, with antique shops and boutiques aplenty. Beach ½ mile. Shop ¼ mile, pub 200 yards.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, French doors and wooden floor. Inner hall/second sitting area with French doors and wooden floor. Large, beamed, well-equipped kitchen with island, dining area, TV, French doors and tiled floor. Utility. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and TV. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with zip & link beds (can be 6ft double) and additional single truckle bed (each for +1). Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • Travel cot
  • Two high chairs
  • Four Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Blu-ray
  • Radio/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Combi microwave/oven/grill
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Gas barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£1942-£3657
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Hornbeam Ref: CYG

A perfect property for large families and discerning groups, with every bedroom boasting en-suite facilities. Lying just a few minutes’ drive from the magnificent coast, this impressive modern detached holiday property is tucked away within easy walking distance of bustling Burnham Market with its shops, cafes and restaurants. Furnished and decorated to an excellent standard, offering spacious accommodation, it makes a unique opportunity for guests to enjoy a very special property. The living room with large sofas boasts a wood-burning stove, and French doors from the dining-room and well-equipped kitchen lead into a large conservatory/garden room; a perfect place to relax with doors opening to an enclosed lawned garden and seating terrace. This area of North Norfolk is a haven for wildlife, with excellent walking and bird-watching amid the nearby salt marshes and sand dunes, a must for any enthusiast. The sailing village of Burnham Overy Staithe is just 2 miles. An RSPB nature reserve, Blakeney Quay and Morston are all nearby; trips are available to visit Blakeney Point Nature Reserve and the basking seal colony. Holkham Hall and excellent sandy beach backed with pine wood, plus the traditional seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea with its sandy beach and working fish harbour are 7 miles. The lively seaside resort of Hunstanton is 8 miles. Golf enthusiasts will welcome the rare opportunity to play on the world class golf course at Brancaster. Connoisseurs of fine food will find award-winning pubs/restaurants within easy reach. Tennis available locally. Good walking and cycling from the doorstep. Shops 50 yards, pub 300 yards.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Large conservatory/sitting room with TV. Spacious dining room with tiled floor, leading to children’s retreat. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with Aga (for cooking), breakfast area and tiled floor. Utility. Double bedroom with four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. All bedrooms with TV.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Eight TVs
  • Video (small library)
  • DVD (small library)
  • Playstation
  • CD
  • Oil Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 3 steps in
    garden

Note: The property will accept a maximum of 4 children

WAS
NOW
£964-£2879
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
8
Pets
3
Little Barwick Ref: 18648

Situated just 6 miles from the North Norfolk coastline, with beautiful beaches, nature and bird reserves, this attractive attached period home can welcome the larger family party. Surrounded by its lawned garden with views across unspoilt countryside, it is comfortably furnished with modern comforts combined with charm and character including open fires, wood floors, original panelled walls and impressive large stained glass window. Burnham Market, 41/2 miles, for an array of shops and well known award winning Host Arms Inn. Excellent beaches can be found at Brancaster, Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea. Coastal path and RSPB salt marshes offer excellent walking and bird watching. Boat trips can be taken from Morston Quay to visit the basking seal colony and Scolt Head Island reserve. Livelier seaside resort of Hunstanton, 9 miles, for sandy beach and rock pools, watersports, amusements, fun fair, pitch and putt, sea life centre and sports leisure centre with indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Easy drive of stately homes, including Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall, and the Royal Sandringham Estate, open to the public when the Royal family are not in residence. Shops 41/2 miles, pub 1/2 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with French door. Kitchen. Utility room. Snug. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 7 bedrooms: 2 double, 3 twin, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 2 single. 2 bathrooms with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two cots. Two high chairs. Video. DVD. CD. Oil Aga. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Four steps in garden.

WAS
NOW
£861-£2160
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

Just 2 miles from the sea, this enchanting period detached holiday property is surrounded by its own large lawned garden and is a perfect choice at any time of year for large families and discerning groups wishing to holiday together. Beautifully furnished to a high standard and well-equipped throughout, it boasts a wood-burning stove in the living room and sheltered decked terrace overlooking the garden - a perfect spot for enjoying outdoor dining or just simply relaxing. The property provides ground floor sleeping accommodation with twin bedrooms and a bathroom for guests wishing to avoid stairs. The area of North Norfolk is a haven for wildlife, with excellent walking and bird watching amid the nearby salt marshes and sand dunes, a must for any enthusiast. Lavender Cottage is centrally located to explore Norfolk’s amazing coastline and attractions and the popular seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea is 2 miles with an excellent wide sandy beach, picturesque fishing port (great for crabbing, fresh shell fish) and town centre with many excellent bistro inns, cafes, restaurants and shops. Holkham Hall and an excellent sandy beach backed by pine trees are 6 miles. Boat trips are available to the seal colony, RSPB and nature reserves at Morson Harbour. Bustling villages including Blakeney Quay, the historical market town of Holt, and Burnham Market are an easy drive. The medieval village of Walsingham (2 miles) is rich in archaeological treasures, historical and religious interests whilst Wells and Walsingham light railway is well worth a visit. The Norfolk Coastal Path offers excellent rambling opportunities, and is an invigorating way to see Norfolk’s smooth green belt. Shops and pub 2 miles.

Step to entrance. Spacious, beamed living room with wood-burning stove and French doors. Dining room/kitchen area with electric range (for cooking). Double bedroom with interconnecting door to twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Steps between some rooms.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel October-March included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • X-box 360
  • Radio/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with covered decked terrace and furniture
  • Ample parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Steps in the garden. Steps between some rooms

WAS
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£1103-£2613
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