Lobster Pot Cottage
Wells-next-the-Sea • Sleeps 4 • Dogs welcome
Lobster Pot Cottage is simply perfect for sandy seaside holidays on the North Norfolk coast! This bijou retreat is only a short walk from the bustling quay and award-winning beach and offers quiet and comfortable accommodation that is both stylish and in an idyllic location to explore the surrounding countryside and all it has to offer. This property is perfect for couples or families looking for a peaceful coastal retreat, and it is dog-friendly, so your pampered pooch can tag along too!
This home away from home is warm and welcoming from the moment you arrive! Furnished to a high standard and thoughtfully designed using artwork from local artisan producers, Lobster Pot Cottage offers a peaceful coastal retreat in which to relax while still being close to the action. Conveniently located within walking distance to the vibrant quayside, award-winning beach, children’s parks, shops, amusements, and renowned pubs and restaurants, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained right on your doorstep! If you want to venture outside of the town, you needn’t even use your car, instead you can jump on the Coast Hopper bus and tour the stunning Norfolk coastline. Dogs are welcome to join you on your seaside holiday but must be kept downstairs in the property.
Living Space and Kitchen
Upon entering Lobster Pot Cottage, you find yourself in the lounge at the front of the building. Here you will have plenty of comfortable seating for your party to gather on and relax after a long day of exploration. The room also provides a TV with NOW TV including Netflix access, a DVD player and has an electric imitation wood-burner.
Rather conveniently, you also have a ‘boot room’ in which you can store your outside clothing and sandy shoes.
The open plan kitchen and dining area offers a well-lit and restful space, ideal for a coffee with the morning paper. Included in the inventory, you have the use of a Nutribullet, Tassimo coffee machine (pods not included), in addition to the gas oven, hob, large fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and a built-in washer/dryer.
The dining area is beautifully light and offers a dining table capable of seating 4 hungry guests while looking out onto the rear courtyard. Here you will also find a range of items for you to use making it feel like a real home away from home, including picnic stuff, games for the children, books to read and binoculars to use.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Both bedrooms are found on the 1st-floor landing and are only a few steps from the master bathroom.
The master bedroom offers a comfy double bed and is decorated in relaxing seaside tones. Ample storage is available for those with large suitcases! The room also has a window overlooking the front of the property, from which you can glimpse the pinewoods lining the edge of Wells beach.
The cosy second bedroom also overlooks the front of the property and features two small single beds and is perfect for youngsters.
The master bathroom is furnished with a large bath with handheld shower attachment, a separate large shower, WC, hand basin and a heated towel rail. Please be aware that the ceiling height in parts of this room is restricted to 5 ft. but the use of the bath and shower is relatively unimpeded. Built-in speakers also service the room, allowing you to create a haven away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Special mention must go to the lovely ceramic floor tiles (a particular favourite!).
Adjacent to the dining table, you have a small set of steps that take you up to, and then out of, the large bifold doors that lead to the enclosed courtyard at the rear of Lobster Pot Cottage. The courtyard garden is a real sun trap and is well protected from the sea wind, making it the perfect place to relax. Offering privacy from neighbouring properties, the courtyard is especially good for al fresco dining in the warmer months. Fire up the charcoal BBQ and enjoy those long summer evenings relaxing in peace and quiet on the garden table and chairs.
There is off-road parking at the front of the property for 1 car while additional roadside parking can be found at the entrance from the main road, with the extra option of the pay and display car park just a little further up the road.
Wells-next-the-Sea is one of North Norfolk’s larger coastal destinations, offering visitors a wide variety of ways to while away the hours either exploring the vast beach or the town. Formerly a major port for the export of grain, its harbour is now used by smaller craft offering fishing cruises and boat tours. The Albatross, found on the quay, is a relic from grain trading with the continent, possibly the last of the commercial vessels to use sails.
Children love Wells for its many amusements, shops and its beach hut lined sands. Take a mini steam train ride to the beach where the day can be easily filled, and it is often a favourite spot for families. If the beach isn’t for your little one, perhaps they would enjoy trying out the local tradition of ‘gillying’ off of the quay. The Wells to Holkham Walk is worth a special mention as it takes you through the North Norfolk Area of Natural Beauty where there are wonderful bird/nature watching opportunities.
Several dining highlights await; The Crown and The Globe, both of which are on ‘The Buttlands’, are excellent gastro pubs, Sands Restaurant on the quay offers excellent dining with an exceptional view across the harbour, or for a taste of locally caught seafood you cannot do better than the Wells Crab House Cafe.
The community of Wells is very active and friendly. There are always lots of organised events and festivals taking place throughout the year. Special mention must go to the annual summer Carnival Week and the Wells Christmas Tide – these are definitely events not to be missed!
At a glance
1 Double & 1 Twin Bedroom
Stunning Coastal Location
Walking Distance to the Quay & Beach
TV with NOW TV
Electric Imitation Wood Burner
Enclosed Walled Garden
Charcoal BBQ (fuel not provided)
1 Dog Welcome
Off-Road Parking For 1 Car
Complimentary Barefoot hamper
Bathrobes & Slippers
White 5* Towels & Linens
Arrival Day: Friday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
7/14 night stays and 3 night short breaks start on a Friday 4 night short breaks start on a Monday
Short breaks are priced at 80% of full-week price. Alternative start days may be possible outside peak weeks.
|Dates||7 night price||Short breaks*|
|29th May 2020 → 18th June 2020||£895||£716|
|19th June 2020 → 25th June 2020||£925||£740|
|26th June 2020 → 2nd July 2020||£995||£796|
|3rd July 2020 → 23rd July 2020||£1095||£876|
|24th July 2020 → 27th August 2020||£1250||£1000|
|28th August 2020 → 3rd September 2020||£1095|
|4th September 2020 → 10th September 2020||£895|
|11th September 2020 → 24th September 2020||£775||£620|
|25th September 2020 → 15th October 2020||£740||£592|
|16th October 2020 → 29th October 2020||£825|
|30th October 2020 → 5th November 2020||£740||£592|
|6th November 2020 → 20th December 2020||£595||£476|
|21st December 2020 → 3rd January 2021||£1250|
|Later dates||Please contact us for details|
|Rates shown do not include £20 booking fee.||*available outside peak weeks|