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Wayfarer House
Wells next the Sea

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Dog Friendly, Self Catering Holiday Cottage sleeping 8
in central 
Wells next the Sea, North Norfolk
Walk to the beach, the harbour, fabulous shops and restaurants.



Norfolk Coast Cottage's second holiday cottage is Wayfarer House,  situated in the heritage coastal town of Wells next the Sea.


The detached cottage is stylish, quiet and comfortable, benefitting from it's own private driveway (parking for up to 4 cars) and pretty enclosed private garden. (a rare find for a cottage in such a central Wells next the Sea location).

It has 4 great sized bedrooms accommodating up to 8 guests.  2 doubles (1 with ensuite shower room) and 2 twin rooms.

Dog friendly accommodation (max 2 dogs).

We bought the cottage at the end of 2022 and have renovated the interior Spring 2023. New bathrooms, furniture and repainted. 

Wells next the Sea

Situated on the North Norfolk Coast (An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)  the seaside resort of Wells next the Sea has an eviable location on the north Norfolk coast. The harbour is dominated by the striking gantry jutting out from the former granary building, reminding us of the commercial power this port once enjoyed in the grain and malting industry. Also don't miss the 10-foot sculpture of the Lifeboat Horse, made from whisky barrels and steel bars.

Wells Beach is a one-mile stretch of shoreline that takes you past fishing boats integral to the livelihood of the local community.  The beach is part of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is flanked by a forest of pine trees, sand dunes and colourful beach huts. 

You can ride on an electric open top bus that runs from the beach into town, hopping off to stroll around Staithe Street with its independent retailers and cafes or meander the streets of The Buttlands, a green oasis surrounded by lime trees and houses from the 

18th and 19th centuries, along with a former coaching inn where you can stop for a refreshing drink.

The whole area is great for family holidays, walking, birdwatching, stately homes and crabbing. Wells  beach is only a short walk away. 

There are many great places to eat and drink in the villages of North Norfolk, opportunities for seal watching and sand dune jumping, as well as loads of historic buildings, gardens and steam railways. There is always something new to discover when visiting.  


THE COTTAGE in more detail

Double Bedroom 1 with ensuite


Large Double bedroom with ensuite walk in shower room.  Super comfy double bed, wardrobe and drawers. Black out blinds.

Double Bedroom 2


Double bedroom with garden view.  Double bed , wardrobe and side tables. Black out blinds. 

Bedroom 3 / Twin Room 


2 single beds. Ideal for children. Drawers, hanging space. Black out blinds.

Bedroom 3 / Twin Room 


2 single beds. Ideal for children but also adults. Drawers, hanging space. Black out blinds.

Family Bathroom

Newly installed luxury family bathroom with bath, overhead shower.  WC and double sink.

Living Room


Large living room with sofas, TV, DVD player, Smart TV including Netflix etc.

 WiFi. Selection of books, DVD's, Games for Adults and Children.

Dining Room

Dining room with large table seating 8. Overlooking pretty walled garden. Perfect for family gatherings.



Fully equipped large, kitchen with garden views. Double oven, microwave, hob, dishwasher and fridge.

Seating for 4 at kitchen table.

Utility Room


Utility room with additional fridge and freezer. Washing machine and access to rear garden. 

Downstairs WC


Separate downstairs WC. Off of the spacious hallway.



Pretty enclosed very private garden with beautiful planting.  Patio, garden furniture and  BBQ.  Safe for children and pets.

Free WiFi


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Miles of sandy beaches are all close by. Walk to Wells beach or hop on the electric bus from the harbour. Also a short drive and you'll be at Holkham Beach too.


The Norfolk Coast Path offers an ideal way to explore the natural beauty of the coastline, taking in salt marshes, working harbours and miles of sand dunes.

Seal Watching

The largest seal colony in England can be found at neighbouring Blakeney Point. Trips to see the seals depart from Blakeney or Morston Quay.

Bird Watching

Norfolk is often described at the birdwatching capital of Britain with many rare visiting birds. Cley Reserve is on our doorstep and many other reserves are nearby providing birdwatching opportunities all year round.

Stately Homes

Norfolk is a remarkable county for history with many medieval houses, castle ruins and stately homes.  On our doorstep are Holkham Hall, Felbrigg Hall, Hindringham Hall and just a little farther Blickling Hall, Oxburgh and of course Sandringham - the Royal family's rural retreat. 


We think the best crabbing or gillying (Norfolk expression) spots are Blakeney and Wells Quay. A treat to have pancakes afterwards at Wells on 'The Albatros' an 18th century North Sea sailing boat, permanently moored on the quay!

Outdoor Adventure Centre

Close by is Hilltop Outdoor Adventure Centre where activities include: High Ropes, The Big Zipper, Super Swing, Climbing Wall, Archery, Tree Top Trial & The AIR JUMP.


Paddleboarding and sailing locally.

Just hire or tuition available.

Fossil Hunting / Rock Pooling

Nearby Sheringham, East and West Runton and Cromer are great areas for rock pooling and fossil hunting. 

More information can be found on the excellent websites     

and the 'Useful Info' tab at the top of the page.



"Great place to stay and explore the local area. As an extended family of eight it was the perfect layout for us. The house has been recently refurbished and is very comfortable. There is a lovely outdoor space and ample parking. Location is great too; walking distance to shops, eateries and the beach. Recommended!"

Andrew, May 23 

Our first paying guests !

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