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Luxury Cottage with Spectacular Views and Terrace Overlooking the Creek

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Amazing views, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, terrace, enclosed garden and parking

This newly-renovated cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms - 2 of which overlook the creek and marshes. The sunny landing has a desk and is a great work/play-space. There is an upstairs bathroom with a shower over the bath and downstairs is a wet room. A boot-room/utility room with ample hanging space houses a large larder-fridge, a small freezer and a washer/dryer. The open-plan living space has a large oak table with benches, sofas and armchairs for 6, wood burner (with a supply of logs), sky tv (family bundle), dvd player, music system and a Sonos smart speaker. The well-equipped kitchen is separated from the living area by a room divider and features an electric Aga, microwave and dishwasher (but no conventional cooker). Directly opposite the cottage is an idyllic private terrace directly on the creek with tables and chairs.

Jane Chick
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018

About Jane Chick

My husband and I live a couple of hours away from Wells-next-the-Sea on the Suffolk coast and we have five grown-up (!) children.

Jane Chick purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Jane Chick chose Wells-next-the-Sea

As a child I spent the long 6-week summer holidays camping at Wells with my mum and my brother. They were perfectly idyllic times - no rules, no shoes, chocolate sandwiches for tea and a constantly changing supply of playmates. It has always had a special place in my heart and the rest of my family have had no choice but to also fall in love with it. For many years we have talked about buying a holiday cottage here and when Hampden House came on the market we simply couldn't let it go. We spend as much time here as we can.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is just a couple of minutes walk from the harbour, the pubs and the shops in Staithe Street and it only takes about 20-25 minutes to walk along the sea wall to the beach. East End is a no through road and feels like a retreat from the noise and bustle of the town - Hampden House benefits from the best of both worlds. In 2016 we completely renovated the cottage, changing the layout and maximising the views and the light. We have installed a wonderfully effective wood burner so that the cottage is cosy and welcoming even during the winter months. However, the main feature of this property is its position and the views that change constantly as the tide ebbs and flows. The terrace can be enjoyed all day long - even in the winter it's a perfect place to wrap up warm and enjoy coffee or a glass of wine. Having 2 parking spaces is invaluable in Wells, especially during the summer months. NB - until Oct 2018 guests will also have the use of a walled garden opposite the house on the other side of Jolly Sailors Yard. This is a lovely sheltered spot if the wind is a little too chill on the terrace. From 1st October 2018 the garden will no longer be available as we are building a small 2-bed flat on the site.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is a wet room - there is no shower cubicle
  • There are 2 bathrooms. Upstairs bathroom has toilet, a large bath with over-bath shower, large sink and de-misting mirror above. Downstairs is a wet-room and has a toilet and a shower ( no shower cubicle), sink and de-misting mirror.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , View over the creek
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This back bedroom is very small - but has a large bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , View over the creek.
  • There are 3 double bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - good sized room overlooking creek with kingsize bed. Bedroom 2 - Good sized room overlooking creek with 2 single beds. Bedroom 3 - small back bedroom with a kingsize bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
We let Friday - Friday during the peak season but will consider short breaks for the rest of the year


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Luxury Cottage with Spectacular Views and Terrace Overlooking the Creek
average rating of 4.9846153 based on 65 reviews

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at this lovely cottage! It feels home from home. Great location within walking distance to all lovely pubs, restaurants, beach & town centre. Will definitely be coming back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, everything you could possibly need. Fantastic location with outstanding views.

  • 5 of 5

The property is wonderfully equipt, bedding, tea towels, hand wash, dishwasher tabs, hair dryer together with a welcome pack of crisps, bottle of wine and a pint of milk in the fridge for your first cuppa after travelling down. 2 of the bedrooms have views over the harbour where you can lay in the morning watching the wildlife. The kitchen, dining and lounge area is open plan meaning everyone remains together. The wood burner keeps the place lovely and cozy and is easy to light. All kindling and wood provided. The outside terrace is a great place to sit and have a drink and watch the boats go by. We didn't use the walled garden but is nice and secluded, wonderful place for a summer BBQ. The cottage is right in the harbour and within 2 minutes of shops, pubs, restaurants and takeaways. Many many walks on the doorstep, great walk through the pinewoods to Holkham.

The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need for a memorable stay.

Thank you once again Jane, we have made some very special memories and will certainly be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect for the whole family

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So true! Jane
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my family and I had a lovely weekend in this superb cottage

  • 5 of 5

We all felt so at home in this cottage. Everything has been carefully thought about to make your stay enjoyable. We would definitely love to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you, Sue. Thank you
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Everything anyone could ever want in this lovely house.

Perfect location and a short walk from bars, shops and restaurants.

Great weekend was had by all

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come again Gina, hopefully avoiding the Beast from the East!
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Great house in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Hampden House and it was excellent again. Although the weather was cold and windy the house was warm and cosy.

Thoroughly enjoyed the stay and will be back as soon as we can book it

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to welcoming you back, Gordon.
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Wells-next-the-Sea is a picturesque and unspoiled seaside town that has a wealth of small individual shops, pubs, restaurants and galleries. Walk along the seawall to the endless sandy beaches, cycle or walk through the pine forests bordering the beach, or fish for crabs from the harbour wall. This area is a bird watcher's paradise and the coastal path runs past Hampden House. Alternatively, you can lie in bed and watch the wading birds on the mud-flats and skeins of migrating geese flying overhead. The attractions in the area include Pensthorpe Natural Park, the grade 1 listed Holkham Hall estate and the fashionable town of Burnham Market.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk & The Broads

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Standard 2018
29 Dec 2017 - 12 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
13 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Standard 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Standard 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 11 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

We let Friday - Friday

Owner'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.
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