3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, parking, wi-fi, close to quayside
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Ideal for families with small children - no stairsIdeal for families with small children - no stairs
No pets - SORRY! we DO NOT accept pets...SORRY! we DO NOT accept pets...
No smoking - Smoke outside in the rear courtyardSmoke outside in the rear courtyard
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
- 3 Night Minimum Booking
Great cottage in lovely location. Really enjoyable stay.
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...
The perfect stay
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!
Thanks for your lovely review Julia. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Mousetrap in the near future...
Everything we need from a holiday home- clean, good beds, great location and everything worked.
Wells is a good base for a break in north Norfolk
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.
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.
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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?