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St Michael's Cottage (Norfolk)

St Michael's Cottage (Norfolk), Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

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Sleeps a maximum of: 9

Pricing From: £1324.00

This very unique, boutique self-catering cottage, built in the 1500's, comes with a look-out-tower that offers fantastic coastal views as far as the eye can see over Wells harbour. Perfect for those wanting a very special place in a fantastic location just minutes from the harbour and beaches.

St Michael's Cottage is a truly stunning 16th Century flint and brick built former merchant's house set over four floors. Full of character it has a look-out tower at the top of the house on the fourth floor which affords fantastic views over East Fleet creek, the harbour, the marshes and sea beyond. With a telescope/binoculars supplied, this is a great space for daytime vistas to appreciate the superb coastal views and also is perfect for night-time stargazing.

Step inside this enchanting cottage and you will find two steep Norfolk winder staircases on either side of the house, a sitting room with wood burning stove, four sumptuous bedrooms plus a shower room and two bathrooms. On the third floor you will find a TV room. A convivial kitchen/dining space on the ground floor provides the opportunity to enjoy good food and conversation.

The master bedroom is beautiful and built into the converted sail loft, which has a stunning heavily beamed ceiling and exposed brickwork walls which gives a true sense of the history of the house. Beautifully refurbished, St Michael's Cottage offers relaxed but stylish living and is a fantastic quirky holiday home full of character. Suitable for both families and friends it is ideal for a short break or longer stay.

This beautiful cottage decorated in a neutral palette is set on a quiet no through road is located right in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea, on one of the narrow lanes that leads down to the quay, and comes with off-street parking for one car and its own sunny south-facing courtyard garden, with a barbecue seating area.

This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps nine guests.
  • Two double bedrooms.

  • One twin bedroom.
  • One triple room with one 3' single bed and two 2'6 single beds (suitable for children).
  • Family bathroom and 'Jack and Jill' bathroom.

  • Ground floor bathroom.
  • Wood burning stove.
  • South facing courtyard garden.

  • Lookout tower room.
  • WiFi.
  • Off-street parking for one small car (see Notes).

  • Children and infants welcome.
  • Sorry, no pets (see Notes).
  • Monday and Friday arrivals.

  • Minimum three night stay.

Additional features

  • Character building with exposed beams and winder staircases.
  • Built-in electric oven and electric hob.

  • Microwave.
  • Fridge with icebox and separate freezer.
  • Dishwasher.

  • Washing machine.
  • Television and DVD player.
  • CD player.

  • Selection of games and books.
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request.
  • Garden table and chairs.

  • Barbecue.


  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Baby Welcome
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Log Burner/Open Fire
  • On Site Parking
  • Wifi
  • Pub Nearby
  • Beach nearby
  • Children Welcome
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Cycling
  • Walking
Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Wells-next-the-Sea area.

Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Holkham Hall - 2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Holkham, St Withburga's Church - 2.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Great Walsingham, St Peter's Church - 4.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Burnham Thorpe, All Saints Church - 4.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Walsingham Abbey - 4.5 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Creake Abbey - 4.5 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Burnham Overy, St Clement's Church - 4.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Walsingham Friary - 4.6 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Little Walsingham, St Mary's Church - 4.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Binham Priory - 4.7 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

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