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Holiday Cottage, Wells next the Sea / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,097 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, parking, wi-fi, close to quayside

Nestled opposite, historic St Nicholas Church, the Mousetrap is a comfortably furnished barn conversion cottage, sleeping 6. Located behind the Quayside, the Mousetrap offers an easy 10 minute walk to the harbour, shops, pubs and cafes of this vibrant seaside town - voted the second best seaside resort in Britain by Holiday Which magazine.

The Mousetrap is a single storey property at ground floor level, with walled courtyard and the added bonus of parking space for two cars. Making it ideal for a wide range of guests.

Families looking for a summer holiday base, will appreciate the internal space and rear courtyard - outdoor hanging for those wet sandy towels and beach gear! Families with toddlers and older guests will appreciate the absence of stairs. The tiled entrance porch and plentiful coat hanging is convenient for winter bird watchers, who may come home a little windswept and damp after a wonderful day of wildlife spotting! Whilst cyclist exploring the Norfolk Coast Cycleway have a secure rear area to store cycles and other equipment.

Beaches, walking, wildlife spotting, sports activities, visiting stately homes, arts & crafts, or simply chilling! Whatever your reason for visiting Wells and the wider North Norfolk coast the Mousetrap is a well equipped and superbly located holiday base.

During 'High Season' (Mid July-Early Sep), Mousetrap only accepts full week bookings. At most other times we accept bookings for Long Weekends (Fri-Mon) and Mid Week Breaks (Mon-Fri).

More Details

Property Manager
Mousetrap Owner
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018

About Mousetrap Owner

It's my intention to make the Mousetrap the best holiday home it can be, so that every guest who books with us will want to return. I worked in the hospitality industry for many years and apply my knowledge to make the Mousetrap a clean, comfortable, functional and attractive holiday home. I'm very mindful of the value of peoples holidays and breaks. Family holidays and leisure time spent with friends, should be wonderful and memorable. I want everyone to have a wonderful and memorable time in Wells next the Sea. I'm always happy to receive feedback from guests, as it helps me to continually improve the Mousetrap, fulfilling my goal of making it a great holiday home.

Mousetrap Owner purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Mousetrap Owner chose Wells-next-the-Sea

The first time I visited Wells next the Sea with my family, I fell in love with the area. There is something special about the it's the quaint harbour and quayside, where tourists catching crabs, mingle with working fishing boats? Perhaps it's the 'big skies' and wide open, pine fringed forests. Or maybe it's the warm welcome you receive in all the pubs, cafes and restaurants - even when you're with your dog! Perhaps it's all these things and the enjoyment on kids faces, experiencing the freedom, they don't always get in a large city. You just have to come and experience it for yourself...I want the Mousetrap to be your home from home, while the magic of the place seeps into your soul!

What makes this cottage unique

The Mousetrap has a number of benefits over other central Wells holiday properties - especially space and car parking.

It's great being able to walk to the quayside in just a few minutes, whether it's for dinner in one of the many pubs and cafes, or just to buy a loaf of home baked bread from the High street bakery.

Our enclosed courtyard allows days on the beach to be extended - have a bbq, or just relax in the evening sun with a glass of wine. If you're visiting Wells for sports or other leisure activities, it provides an area to hang wetsuits, store bikes, or just the buckets, spades and other stuff of a family beach day?


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wells-next-the-Sea in Wells-Next-the-Sea

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1097 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Hand basin, shaving point, mirror, towel rail/radiator
    En-suite Shower - Shower Enclosure , Electric shower, separate toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Plover - 1 Large Double Bed , Hanging and drawer storage, window onto courtyard
    Sandpiper - 2 Single Bed , Drawer storage only, window onto enclosed courtyard
    Teal - 2 Single Bed , Window onto front drive, en-suite shower
  • All bedrooms are light and airy, with windows. All beds contain: high quality mattresses on slatted frame bases (medium-firm support), 2 pillows per person, with duvets. Mattresses have protector covers as well as regular sheets and pillows have protectors and pillow cases.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Sorry! we DO NOT accept pets...


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Holiday Cottage, Wells next the Sea / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage in lovely location. Really enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive review Dave. Hope you liked the refurbished bathroom. We enjoyed hosting you and your family and look forward to welcoming you back to the Mousetrap...
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The perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Mousetrap for 4 nights. I wish we had more time to spend there as our stay was so lovely. The house is fantastic, well equipped, very cosy, spacious, quiet, well located and we really felt like at home. Location is great as everything you need is in walking distance. Some great pubs around the corner! And North Norfolk is just beautiful. We had some questions before our stay and the Carl was really helpful and responsive.

Overall, we couldn't have wished for more - fantastic stay!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review Julia. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Mousetrap in the near future...
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Everything we need from a holiday home- clean, good beds, great location and everything worked.

  • 4 of 5

Wells is a good base for a break in north Norfolk

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and feedback you provided. We agree, Wells next the Sea is a wonderful place for a break in North Norfolk. We're glad you chose the Mousetrap as your base and enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Bowling Green Inn
Nearest Ferry
800 Metres
Wells Harbour Tours
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Royal West Norfolk Golf Club
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Kings Lynn (hourly to and from London)
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Bowling Green Inn
Nearest Beach
1.6 Miles
Wells Beach
Car: recommended

The Mousetrap offers a super holiday base to explore and experience Wells next the Sea and the wider North Norfolk Coast. Nestled opposite, historic St. Nicholas Church and centrally located behind the Quayside, The Mousetrap offers an easy 10 minute walk to the harbour, shops, pubs and cafes of this vibrant seaside town – voted the second best seaside resort in Britain by Holiday Which magazine. The town has a maze of narrow streets, old alleys and yards, filled with shops, pubs and cafes and there are many listed and impressive Georgian and Victorian buildings. A Co-Op supermarket is 100 metres walk through the church yard and for the evenings when you just can’t be bothered to cook, The Bowling Green pub is no more than 50 metres walk. They serve good pub food most evenings.

Wells next the Sea has a picturesque harbour and excellent sandy beaches. Sailing, windsurfing, boat trips, riding and cycling are just some of the activities available locally. It’s an area of outstanding natural beauty and nationally important for is wildlife. Nearby Blakeney Point is home to England’s largest Grey Seal colony. Boat trips to view the seals can be taken most days (tides and breeding season dependant).

The beautiful sandy beach, with its pine trees, sand dunes and colourful beach huts, can be reached by foot, by car or by using a miniature steam train from the harbour. Or, just enjoy the Quay with its active fishing fleet, sailing club, bars, cafes and even a former Dutch cargo ship built in 1899 as a North Sea clipper – now serving delicious pancakes, snacks and drinks. If you have kids – a couple of quid buying a crab line and bucket will be one of the best investments, you can make. They can then join the dozens of other folk ‘Gillying’ – catching shore crabs. Hours of innocent fun guaranteed!

Both Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham Woods are designated Nature Reserves, and walkers and birdwatchers visit the area to enjoy the North Norfolk Coastal Path, creeks and marshes. The area is excellent for bird watching and RSPB bird and nature reserves are close by.

There are a number of nationally important ‘stately homes’ in the area. Sandringham is the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen, and has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862. The house, set in 24 hectares of stunning gardens, is perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk and is at the heart of the 8,000-hectare Sandringham Estate, 240 hectares of which make up the woodland and heath of the Country Park, open to the public free of charge every day of the year.

Holkham Hall is home to the 8th Earl of Leicester. The Hall is open to visitors March to October. With its splendid Palladian architecture, William Kent designs, vast collection of paintings, sculptures, books and manuscripts, private guided tours of Holkham Hall offer visitors a unique experience. The grounds offer a serene setting and can be reached by bicycle from The Mousetrap. The National Cycle Network – Wells and Holkham circuit – passes through the park from the north to south gates. The sweeping park that surrounds the Hall is home to a large herd of Fallow Deer and a small herd of Red Deer. The evergreen oaks, that are such a feature of the park, are Mediterranean in origin and were brought to Holkham from Italy. Designated walks allow visitors to explore the 3,000-acres grounds and take a closer look at prominent landmarks, such as the monument to Coke of Norfolk and the obelisk.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £29
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

During 'High Season' (school summer holidays) Mousetrap can only be rented for full weeks - changeover day is Saturday.
Outside 'High Season' we also offer short breaks.
Weekend Breaks = Friday to Monday
Midweek Breaks = Monday to Friday
Mousetrap can also be rented for full weeks Friday to Friday.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.