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Elgin Cottage is a Cosy Three Story House in the Beautiful Wells-next-the-Sea

Elgin Cottage is a cosy, Grade 2 listed, three story house in the beautiful town of Wells-next-the-Sea. Located on the historic high street, the cottage is just moments from the shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, 450 yards from the bustling harbour and within walking distance of the beach. Perfect for a family holiday or a get together with friends it provides the ideal base to explore this stunning area of North Norfolk.

Wells-next-the-Sea is a wonderful place to stay. Its long sweeping beach bordered by pine woodland is stunning and within easy reach of the town, which has independent shops, pubs and restaurants. The harbour is the heart of the town with its small fishing boats and families fishing for crabs.

The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, and can also accommodate a family of five. For more information on the accommodation and booking details see below.


Elgin Cottage is a two bedroom, Grade 2 listed cottage in the historic high street, just moments from shops, cafes and restaurants. The harbour is just 450 yards away and the buses Coastal Hopper and Norwich express stop just around the corner. The building is on three floors arranged as follows:


Downstairs is a living room with comfortable seating and a dining table. There is a TV (with freesat), wifi and a DVD player. The kitchen is well equipped and contains an oven, dishwasher, microwave. A door from the kitchen leads to the courtyard garden.


Stairs from the living room lead to the master bedroom with views over the High Street. A bathroom with a shower is also on this level. Stairs accessed via a door from the master bedroom lead to a large room with three beds, tucked away at the top of the house. Please note that although the cottage can sleep five, this is recommended ideally for a family with three children, not five adults.


A door from the kitchen leads to a courtyard garden and an outbuilding with a washing machine and tumble drier, toilet and power shower.

The cottage is thoroughly cleaned before each stay, beds are made up and a bath towel and hand towel are provided for each guest. Central heating is included in the rental price.

Sorry, but no pets!

The cottage is strictly no smoking.


Things to see and do



The beautiful sandy beach with its colourful beach huts set against a backdrop of pine trees and sand dunes is easily accessible from the town. Take a walk from the harbour or catch the miniature steam train. The busy quay is a popular place for crabbing and watching the fishing boats. Take a boat trip to explore the harbour or to spot some seals.

Holkham Beach

1.5km down the coast from Wells is Holkham. Deservedly designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the wide beach with its rolling sand dunes is home to oystercatchers and ringed plovers.

Coastal walks

The 42 mile long Norfolk Coastal Path runs from Hunstanton to Cromer, passing through Holkham, Wells, Blakeney and Cley-next-the-Sea. Walking the path is a wonderful way of enjoying this stunning stretch of coast. The coasthopper bus service shadows the Norfolk Coast Path National Trail all the way along from Hunstanton to Cromer, so it’s really easy to take the bus, get off for a good walk, and rejoin the bus a bit further along the route.

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