Westward House in Wells-next-the-Sea
The accommodation, which sleeps 3 plus a baby, is a beautiful newly-converted small barn attached to the owners' 18th century house. It is only a couple of minutes on foot from the centre of Wells-next-the-Sea (the town green or Buttlands, and Staithe Street, the shopping street leading down to the quay) but it has off-street parking and, set well back off the road, it is peaceful and secluded.
One child and / or a baby are welcome. Travel cot and high chair available.
The private entrance door from the front drive and parking area leads into a small hall, tiled with local Norfolk pamments. The kitchen, facing west, is newly fitted-out to a high standard, with electric cooker, fridge-freezer, washing machine and microwave. Across the hall, the living room, with tiled floor, faces south: French doors open onto a patio and small private lawn. There are books and games, TV and DVD player, a dining table and comfortable seating. Free Wi-Fi.
Upstairs, the large, light double room faces south over the garden. It has a king-size bed, plenty of drawers and wardrobe space, chairs and TV. Soft rugs on wooden floor, old beams. The bathroom, with bath and over-bath shower, is across the landing.
For those looking for family accommodation, there is a small bedroom, facing west over the front garden, with a single bed and bedside chest of drawers. There is room here for the travel cot if the bed is not in use; otherwise there is space for the travel cot in the double bedroom. There is a stair gate at the top of the stairs.
On chilly days, electric radiators and double glazing throughout the annexe welcome you back to a cosy base at the end of the day. Winter short breaks, perfect for bird watching and walking, available.
The kitchen and bathroom are kept stocked with basic requirements and there are beach toys in a small shed.
Sorry, we do not accept dogs.
No smoking in house or garden.
We are unable to take payment by card.
1 kingsize, 1 single, travel cot.
The house is set well back from the road on the north, with off-street parking in our front drive, handy for the guest entrance.
French doors from the sitting/ dining room open onto a small patio and lawn, south and west facing, with patio furniture, picnic table and barbecue: a peaceful oasis in the town centre..
Wells-next-the-Sea is a small port with great character, a lively little holiday resort in summer and good for bird watching and walking in winter.
There are several great pubs and a couple of restaurants within a few minutes walk of Westward House, all offering good food, and plenty more to try in neighbouring villages. The shopping street, leading down to the quay, is two minutes away; the family-run bakery, supermarket, deli, fish shop and greengrocers add to the fun of self-catering.
The wide sandy beach, dunes and pinewoods are a mile away, reached by car, or on foot along the seawall, which gives you marvellous views across the channel and marshes. 'The Maltings' puts on films, shows, concerts, quizzes - see their website.
There are lots of interesting places, from stately homes to nature reserves, to visit in the neighbourhood, and a choice of wonderful beaches. Further afield, the beautiful city of Norwich is about an hour away by car, and the old university town of Cambridge about two hours.
If you're travelling or exploring by bus, Westward House is just a few steps from the Buttlands bus stop. The Coasthopper bus is great for bringing you back from walks along the Norfolk Coastal Path.
Stiffkey (3 miles away)
Great Walsingham (4 miles away)
Little Walsingham (4 miles away)
Burnham Thorpe (4 miles away)
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