Crab Cottage Wells-next-the-Sea
Sleeps 4, from £420 to £765 per week
Crab Cottage is a quintessential Norfolk flint and brick mid-terrace cottage, quietly located away from the road, with a surprisingly large delightful garden. It has been refurbished with a new kitchen and bathroom and is comfortably furnished with the advantage of full gas central heating and a conservatory opening onto the lovely garden. It's conveniently located within walking distance of the picturesque quay and bustling town centre of Wells, with its great selection of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Crab Cottage is accessed on foot via a stepped pathway that runs along the side of the neighbouring cottages.
Kitchen: recently refurbished and well-equipped kitchen with an integral freezer, fridge, dishwasher, double electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, washing machine and a Belfast sink. There is a step down to the bathroom.
Bathroom: with a bath with shower mixer taps, walk-in shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.
Sitting Room: has stripped wooden floorboards with rugs, a working open fireplace and is comfortably furnished with a sofa, Edwardian armchair, digital freeview TV, DVD player and a well-stocked bookcase. There is a dining table with 4 chairs. This room leads into...
Conservatory: with wicker furniture and doors to the lovely garden.
The stairs are not too steep and there is a hand rail. From the landing window there are distant sea views across the salt marshes.
Bedroom 1: pretty room overlooking the garden with a beamed ceiling and an ornamental fireplace. There is a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, a chest of drawers, a hairdryer and clothes hanging hooks.
Bedroom 2: overlooks the garden and has twin beds, a bedside lamp, chest of drawers and a boat bookcase.
Cars can be parked on Warham Road close to the access path to the cottage. There are no parking restrictions along Warham Road and it is possible to park throughout the year.
There is a large, well maintained, mature garden . The garden is mainly lawned and has a good variety of mature trees, shrubs and plants. There is a patio area with an outside table, chairs and parasol, as well as a summer house where garden cushions, sun loungers and a barbecue are stored.
The open gardens at the rear of the cottage give a spacious feel to the property and are rarely used by neighbouring cottages.
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Our second time in Crab Cottage this year, and a very welcome retreat from the fast pace of London life. Both the cottage and Norfolk are as lovely in Winter as in Summer. The cottage is so comfortable, quiet and cozy, it really is a pleasure to stay here. It's such a wonderful place to come back to after a long beach walk.
We are sad to be leaving and with definitely be back.
Sarah and Graham - 29/12/2016
We have really enjoyed our stay in your very comfortable, cosy cottage, Ideally situated for our walk along the coast path. We love the "feel", the buzz of Wells and have enjoyed exploring the area. Made good use of the excellent bus service! All in all, cottage and area - 5 star rating!
Sue, Jenny, Evelyn and Judy - 23/09/2016
We have loved our stay in Crab Cottage. It is great to have tasteful art work and a pretty garden as bonuses to a comfortable home. I feel sad whenever we leave Wells so hoping we can return soon.
Sheena and Finlay - 31/08/2016
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in lovely and tranquil Crab Cottage. It was our first holiday with our 9 week old son "Harry" and the well equipped cottage made our stay a breeze. We have loved spending time in the beautiful garden too. We recommend this cottage and Wells and will be back.
Chris Julianne and Harry - 12/08/2016
We have had a fantastic stay at Crab Cottage. This was our first visit to Norfolk with our baby and a 3 year old. We had a wondrous experience made all the better with lovely accommodation.
The Colcloughs Party - 22/07/2016
Lovelly cottage with a beautiful garden. The kids loved watching the bunnies in the evening.
We had a lovely stay in Crab Cottage and a wonderful time in Wells. Thank you!
The Keats party - 15/07/2016
Thank you for this cottage - we thoroughly enjoyed everything about it, especially the garden and the conservatory. This is our 4th trip to the area in recent years, and Crab Cottage is most definitely the best place we have stayed - great location, quiet, very comfortable and with the added bonus of bunnies in the garden.
We will definitely be back again!
Thank you for sharing your holiday home.
S & G ( London) - 08/07/2016
We were "blown away" from the moment we walked through the door!
Lovely garden to sit in (weather permitting!). Having an open fire was so cosy and relaxing in the evenings. Everything we needed here for a thoroughly enjoyable break.
Paul and Carolyn - 27/05/2016
Lovely to stay in with some charming finishing touches. Nicely situated away from the busy (Bank Holiday) centre of Wells but within easy walking distance. Wells is a perfect base for bird watching visits to Tichwell and Cley. The conservatory was lovely to sit in and relax. A great holiday all round!
Pete and Edna - 30/04/2016
The cottage was better than expected. Well furnished, clean, very comfortable and a nice welcome bag. Liked the homely feel and everything such as kitchen and bedding were nice quality. Would stay again!
The Masons - 11/09/2015
We’ve had a really lovely stay at Crab Cottage. It was warm and cosy with the fire in the evenings. We loved the well stocked , fully equipped kitchen and the hot showers.”
The Davies Family - 29/11/2013
“What a lovely home from home. Crab cottage is very comfy, a lovely feel, nice and welcoming. Thank you for an excellent stay.”
The Maltbys - 25/10/2013
“Had a fantastic stay! What a classy home from home. The cottage has a lovely feel to it. Crab cottage has the comfiest bed I have ever slept on (in the world!). will definitely be back.”
The Gathercoles and the Murphys - 27/09/2013
“Really lovely stay- brilliantly equipped and the garden is a real bonus with a small child. Very cosy and welcoming. Would definitely recommend.”
The Killingleys - 30/08/2013
“Garden is a dream and a gentle stroll to town. Crab Cottage is so well equipped and wants for nothing. Can recommend this place.”
Chris , Jim and Judy - 26/07/2013
“ What a gem of a cottage.. The garden is a dream..the kitchen is fantastically equipped. We loved our stay here and would definitely recommend the cottage and hope we will return soon.
The Snowdens - 19/07/2013
“Have discovered a gem and will definitely come again”.
Simon , Katie and Henry - 28/06/2013
“A magnificent week. The house is beautiful. The garden a delight. A very special house obviously created with love…Thank you- we hope to re book for a later date”
The Simpsons - 31/05/2013
“Beautiful home (and it does feel like a home, thank you);lovely garden space; comfortable living areas and beautiful objects. Kitchen very well appointed and facilities all high quality and very clean”
Lara and Jos - 24/05/2013
Wells-next-the Sea is the runaway winner of the first Sunday Times "Beach of the Year" award. It's a delightful unspoilt historic town on the North Norfolk Coast with a jumble of old buildings and lanes still existing from its heritage as a port and former maltings industry. The picturesque quay and waterfront is still very much a working port with fishing boats still berthed in this small harbour and stalls selling locally caught shrimps, crabs and whelks. A popular place with sailors with many sailing and leisure craft here and local sailing tuition available. Children enjoy the facilities round the quay and the challenge of crabbing (gillying) from the steep harbour wall.
The main shopping area of Wells is Staithe Street, a narrow, mostly pedestrianised lane with surviving Victorian and Edwardian shop fronts, that runs from the water's edge right up to the top part of town. In the centre of the town is The Buttlands which is a large rectangular green lined with Georgian and late Victorian houses, which used to be used for archery practise in medieval days. Now it is home to the excellent Crown hotel and restaurant which is run by Kiwi celebrity chef
The sandy beach flanked by pine forest is about a mile from the quay and can be reached by road, on foot along the causeway or via the miniature railway.
Holkham Hall with its impressive 18th century Palladian architecture and 3,000 acre deer park is only a couple of miles away along the coast road.
If you would like to see more of our holiday homes in and around the Norfolk coastal town of Wells-next-the-Sea, please click here.
3 night break: 70% of full week price
4 night break: 80% of full week price
5 night break: 90% of full week price
3/4/5 day short breaks are not usually available during school holiday periods.
Prices may be subject to change.
Please note that where dogs are permitted the standard charge is £20.00 per week or part week; however some cottage owners request a higher amount and this will be specified in the individual property description.
|Fri 17 Feb 2017||Thu 30 Mar 2017||£420 / week|
|Fri 31 Mar 2017||Thu 20 Apr 2017||£565 / week|
|Fri 21 Apr 2017||Thu 25 May 2017||£485 / week|
|Fri 26 May 2017||Thu 1 Jun 2017||£660 / week|
|Fri 2 Jun 2017||Thu 29 Jun 2017||£565 / week|
|Fri 30 Jun 2017||Thu 13 Jul 2017||£675 / week|
|Fri 14 Jul 2017||Thu 31 Aug 2017||£765 / week|
|Fri 1 Sep 2017||Thu 14 Sep 2017||£675 / week|
|Fri 15 Sep 2017||Thu 28 Sep 2017||£595 / week|
|Fri 29 Sep 2017||Thu 19 Oct 2017||£460 / week|
|Fri 20 Oct 2017||Thu 26 Oct 2017||£565 / week|
|Fri 27 Oct 2017||Mon 18 Dec 2017||£420 / week|
|Tues 19 Dec 2017||Thu 4 Jan 2018||£710 / week|
How to Book
If you require our Booking Form you can download it here and post it completed to us: Booking Form
Please also read our Booking Conditions before completing the Booking Form.
The changeover day for this property is Friday.