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Lovedays

  • Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 6
  • 3
  • 2

from £ 635 to £ 1,240 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am

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Lovedays is a charming period cottage, refurbished by its owners for use as their family holiday home: aptly named by their children as they "love days in Wells!" Downstairs has been opened up to create a sociable open plan living area with a wood-burning stove, a super kitchen and the advantage of a separate utility area. Upstairs there are 3 comfortable bedrooms and 2 contemporary bath/shower rooms, making this an ideal place for a family or 2 couples to stay throughout the year.

Ideally located in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea, only a short walk to the bustling quay with its fishing boats and close to the great selection of shops and places to eat, including the excellent Crown Hotel and the Golden Fleece.

THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Great position in the heart of Wells within walking distance to the quay and shops
  • The sociable open plan living area with a wood burning stove
  • The superb kitchen with useful utility room

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Outside space is limited to a small paved area at the front with table and chairs
  • It's possible to stop outside to unload, but cars must be moved and parked in a nearby street or public car-park
  • All bedrooms are light and airy with wooden floors

Ground Floor

Entrance hall with plenty of space for coats and boots storage. Cloakroom: With hand basin and WC.

Open-plan sitting/dining/kitchen area: A sociable living area with oak flooring throughout furnished in a contemporary style.

Sitting area: has a wood-burning stove, 2 comfortable leather sofas, armchair, bean-bag, wall-mounted smart digital TV (wifi enabled), and a selection of books & games. There is the advantage of wireless broadband.

Kitchen area: contemporary kitchen with granite work tops, well-equipped with halogen hob and electric oven, integral dishwasher, integral microwave and integral fridge. There is a kitchen table with 6 chairs.

Utility Room: a really useful area which contains a fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes airer, Belfast sink and additional space for coats and boots storage.

The gently curving wooden staircase (not steep) leads up from the sitting area and has a hand rail.

First Floor

Bedroom 1: A light and spacious room with oak flooring and an ornamental fireplace. There is a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobe and a chest of drawers.

En-suite shower room: Walk-in power shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Bedroom 2: Has original beams and twin beds, bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers, a built-in cupboard and a wall-mounted smart TV.

Bedroom 3: Has twin beds, bedside table and lamp, a built-in wardrobe and a chest of drawers.

Bathroom: Lovely spacious bathroom which has a separate shower cubicle with a power shower, a large free-standing bath, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Outside

There is space to park immediately outside the cottage for loading/unloading, however cars should not be left here for long periods. Unrestricted, on-street parking is available nearby on neighbouring roads or there is a public (Pay & Display) car-park less than 30m away.

At the front of the cottage is an enclosed paved area with an outside table. Sorry, but dogs are not permitted to stay.

With such a great central location it is only minutes walk to Wells' varied selection of independent shops and places to eat, as well as the quay. The beach may easily be reached on foot, or via the miniature railway.

Floorplan

Beach

With its big blue skies and sandy beach, Wells award-winning beach is a popular family destination about a mile from the quay. It's well known for its long stretch of sand, iconic row of beach huts, sand dunes and pine woods.

Village

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. A distinctive landmark on the quay is the granary building with its overhanging gantry. 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 mediaeval days. Now it is home to the excellent Crown hotel and restaurant which is run by Kiwi celebrity chef Chris Coubrough, as well as the popular The Globe Inn.

The quay has become one of the North Norfolk’s most popular and well-loved seaside destinations with a great selection of shops, galleries and places to eat, including the award winning French's fish & chips.

History

The name derives from the spring water which rises up through the chalk area. Guella is the name given in the doomsday book and later derived from Wella meaning spring. The supply of corn and grain was the main trade for the town of Wells, its seaport dates back to the fourteenth century. Wells was also known for the supply of malt, the town boasted to have up to twelve maltings and in 1750 this equated to a third of the exports of malt from the country. Wells port widely relies on the tides to gain access to the harbour as there is not a river running through it. Between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries its mariners were the first to bring herring and cod in large quantities from Iceland.

Visit

Only a couple of miles away along the coast road is Holkham Hall with its impressive 18th century Palladian architecture and 3,000 acre deer park. This is a must visit location for all the family with many lovely events taking place at Holkham throughout the year. There is also a nature reserve in and around the Holkham which includes all manner of wildlife habitats, flora and fauna. You can visit the Lookout for panoramic views whilst enjoying a cuppa located at the top of Lady Anne’s Drive. The beach at Holkham is absolutely beautiful and has often been used as the location for many films and music videos including ‘Shakespeare in Love’ and ‘The Duchess’. You will often see families with their four-legged friend or even weekend horse riders, or if you are lucky the Household Cavalry at the beach.

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Guest reviews

Superbly appointed cottage, very well equipped.

The Aitkin's, 11th of September 2023

very handy for the town centre only minutes to walk.The house is lovely well thought out, Everything you need . Thanks for the wine and cake. The cottage/ house is very clean and tidy it was lovely.

The Whittall's, 16th of June 2023

Great place had everything needed for a comfortable stay.

mellor, 29th of March 2023

This was our fourth stay at this cottage. We love the location and the cottage. There is plenty of room and the utility room is great for storing beach stuff and cool boxes etc. The bedrooms are spacious and the kitchen is very well equipped. Thank you for the wine and the cake which was much appreciated.
We love being in the centre of Wells. We enjoyed visiting Holkham and the beautiful beach. We ate at Bang again and as always the food was amazing, as was the service. We visited Sandringham again and walked in the park.

The Shepperd's, 15th of March 2023

This is a lovely spacious cottage. Well located for walking, birdwatching and the beach. The kitchen is well equipped making meals at a real possibility. The utility room was a real boon for us walkers. Having a mid-stay clean was very welcome and the staff were very efficient .

The Fellow's, 9th of September 2022

A good property with plenty of space 10 out of 10 for the cleanliness. We would stay here again!

The Robbins', 30th of April 2021

Lovely home, well kept and very well equipped. Thank you too for the lovely cake and wine. Very thoughtful and hugely enjoyed for my birthday! It really was spotless - thank you. We liked the location was fab! ....and we also liked the open plan kitchen/living room. We would stay at Lovedays again!

The Finney's, 23rd of April 2021

A fantastic property, everything & more included, a very big thank you to the owners, will recommend & hope to be back.

The Pocock's, 18th of October 2019

Was much bigger than the photos seemed to show, all very modern and clean.
Lovely home.

Suzie, 4th of May 2018

We enjoyed a fabulous week at Lovedays.
The cottage was lovely with a great location within Wells.
It was very well equipped, very clean and had very comfortable beds!
We would definitely recommend it as the place to stay in Wells.

Williams Party, 2nd of March 2018

Cosy and good location.
Lovely stay Thank you

Deacon Party, 29th of September 2017

Great cottage. Very relaxing!

Tim, Wendy and Theo, 15th of May 2015

Nice place. Good time. Will come again!

Sutton family, 6th of May 2015

We have had a lovely weekend in a lovely cottage. Will definitely come again.

The Neale Family, 16th of March 2015

Our second stay at Lovedays was just as lovely as our first stay!

The Young family, 30th of December 2014
Key Booked Arrival date

PRICE GUIDE

Fri 5 Jan 2024Thu 28 Mar 2024£635 / week
Fri 29 Mar 2024Thu 11 Apr 2024£935 / week
Fri 12 Apr 2024Thu 23 May 2024£735 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£1095 / week
Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£840 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1060 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1240 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1060 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£875 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£735 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£875 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£635 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1190 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£650 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£960 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£755 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1125 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£860 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1090 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1275 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1090 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£900 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£755 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£900 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£650 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1225 / week

Prices shown includes a £30 booking fee.

Booking information

If your required start date is not the usual changeover day, then please call us on 01328 730880 or email.

Please also read our Booking Conditions.

The changeover day for this property is Friday.

Deposit Payable - 33% of total rent

Balance payable 28 days prior to arrival

Please note that smoking is not permitted in any of our cottages

All Sowerbys holiday cottages are supplied with bed linen and towels and the cost of heating is included in the rental price.

Electric Vehicle charging

Cars may only be charged if there is an EV charging point fitted at the property. The cost of electricity is NOT included in the rental price and Sowerbys Holiday Cottages must be notified if the charger is used and an additional surcharge will be made. Due to insurance purposes, guests must never charge their car using a standard outdoor plug or an extension cable linking to a domestic plug. This is not permitted because of fire regulations regarding wiring, earthing rods and voltage restrictions; it poses a serious fire risk to standard 13 amp sockets and there is a real danger that the body of the vehicle could become live.

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