Decked sun terrace
Garden leading to decked area
Views over open fields
Arched entrance to cottage
Curlew Cottage is the cottage to the left handside of the archway
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15 / 15  Curlew Cottage is the cottage to the left handside of the archway

Curlew Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Lovingly updated by the owners to create a stylish holiday retreat
  • Beautiful views across fields to the coast from the cottage’s decked sun terrace
  • Excellent location within walking distance of Wells-next-the-Sea’s town centre, and a pleasant walk to the beach
Property code: KT050

A beautifully styled holiday cottage with fantastic countryside views which lead out to the coast. In the heart of popular seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea, offering an easy walk to the town centre and a plethora of attractions nearby.

This property enjoys a fantastic position, just a few minutes’ walk from all the amenities of Wells-next-the-Sea, and yet backing onto open fields across which glimpses can be caught of the sea. Wells is a historic harbour town, situated on the estuary, nestled between the sandy beaches of the Holkham Estate and the tranquil creeks which meander through the marshes. The town itself has an excellent range of shops, making it easy to stock up on supplies as well as spend a pleasant afternoon browsing for gifts and souvenirs to take home. There is a fantastic choice of places to eat in the town, many of which serve the delicious local seafood for which the area is known. The beach, which lies just over a mile from the town centre, is a wonderful stretch of sand which is backed by pine trees and makes up part of the Holkham Estate belonging to nearby Holkham Hall.

Guests approach this cottage via an archway which takes them along a private covered alleyway at the side of the house and to the main door. Once inside, they will find the spacious open-plan living space which runs the full length of the property. The lounge area of the room is located towards the rear and has two plump sofas which sit next to the double patio doors and allow guests to easily relax at the end of a busy day, perhaps with a favourite programme on the TV. The dining table seating six is situated in the middle of the space, beyond which the kitchen has been finished with some carefully chosen pieces which reflect the cottage’s position close to the coast. There is a good range of equipment for those guests who want to eat-in, including an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. On the first floor of the cottage, guests will find the house bathroom with its bath having a hand held shower attachment, WC, as well as two of the property’s three bedrooms. The first of these is a king size  boasting views towards the coast, whilst the second is a pretty room which can be set up as either a single or a twin, thanks to the pull-out trundle bed. A further set of stairs leads up to the master bedroom suite on the second floor, a delightful room with a king-size bed and an en-suite shower room with WC.

To the rear of the property, there is a decked sun terrace for which there is garden furniture and a BBQ provided and which offers panoramic views across open fields and beyond to the coast.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 king-size and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with bath having a hand held shower attachment, WC
  • En-suite shower room with WC to the master bedroom
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave
  •  Fridge-freezer,
  • Dishwasher and washing machine
  • Towels included
  • Bed linen
  •  Heating included
  • Sea Views
  • Travel cot available (please bring own bedding)
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub, shop, and beach all within walking distance
  • Sunday changeover is not  available

This property is personally managed by Liz.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Janette 10th February 2020

Lovely cottage in fabulous location. Would recommend

Reviewed by Alison 4th January 2020

Central location and because we went at an out of season time of year it was very peaceful which we loved. However, many places take a holiday in North Norfolk from 6 Jan until early Feb so many tourist shops and restaurants are closed at this time.

Reviewed by Gabby 8th November 2019

Lovely cosy cottage in a great location. Perfect size for 4 adults and 2 small dogs. The secure back garden was great for the dogs. Very close to the seafront and the town but still quiet, although it was November when we stayed. We will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Julie 12th October 2019

Great location, but it goes downhill from there. The cottage is tired and needs TLC. A barbarue with no gas bottle, but disposable one provided. Don't step on the wood in the garden when wet, it's dangerous slippy! Cottage not clean enough, had to hoover behind the headboard, cupboards & along the carpet skirting. Found clothes, toy, dirty towel & Read moreshampoo. Long list of repairs need doing. Would return to Wells-next-the-Sea, but not this cottage! Hide

Reviewed by Sally 27th July 2019

Great place to stay location perfect kitchen well equipped and beds comfortable.

Reviewed by Annmarie 29th June 2019

This is our 6th visit to Curlew cottage. The owners are very welcoming and maintain the property to a high standard. It is in a perfect location close to the Quay yet with a quiet garden. It is now home from home for my family. We have stayed in Summer and winter. It is well equipped and comfortable. It is very dog friendly as well. A great base foRead morer a North Norfolk holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 22nd June 2019

Overall with the exception of the road noise etc the property was clean, comfortable, bright and met our needs for the week.

Reviewed by Alison 15th June 2019

The cottage is in an ideal position, just a one mile walk to the beach and 2 minutes from the quayside.

Reviewed by Helena 13th April 2019

Great location- car park across the road was brilliant but am not sure how easy it would be to get a place in high season. Lovely little house right in the town- nice secure garden for kids and dogs alike!

Reviewed by Paul 30th March 2019


Reviewed by Robert 14th February 2019

great location car parking should be included in price. good to have long stay car park close to hand for packing & unpacking cars.great for families & two couples with pets .

Reviewed by Caroline 19th December 2018

We've stayed in a few cottages in Wells and this is by far our favourite. Well equipped, great location, comfortable, clean and no strict rules regarding dogs! It's perfect for a family or to share with another couple. Highly recommended, we'll definitely be back again.

Reviewed by Annmarie 13th December 2018

Our 5th visit to Curlew Cottage and it is like home from home. The owners make it really comfortable and welcoming.

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