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Luxury Cottage with Spectacular Views and Terrace Overlooking the Creek

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


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 and music system. 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. To the side of the cottage is a completely enclosed (and sheltered) walled-garden with more outside furniture. This area is also ideal for storing bikes, pushchairs etc. Opposite the cottage are two private parking spaces.

Jane Chick
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

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 North Norfolk & Coast

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 and if the wind is just too cold, then we can retreat to the delightful walled garden. Having 2 parking spaces is invaluable in Wells, especially during the summer months.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

Luxury Cottage with Spectacular Views and Terrace Overlooking the Creek
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Lovely house in great location

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely, homely place to stay right in the heart of Wells. Comfortable beds and thoughtfully equipped. Some great places to eat and drink within a few minutes walk - our favourite was the Golden Fleece - and lots of fantastic walks along beaches and coastal paths. The parking and 'terrace' are added bonuses. We didn't find the walled garden to be a useable space, the AGA was off for the first couple of days of our stay and the slow drain made the wet room shower difficult to use but these minor things wouldn't put us off staying again or recommending the property to anyone looking for a great place to stay

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous - inside and outside!!

  • 5 of 5

A truly lovely cottage, beautifully clean, well-equipped and well-furnished, and toasty warm on the coldest days. The location is fabulous, and close to the beach, harbour, great walks, restaurants, and shopping. Views were spectacular in different lights and at different times of the day. It is rare to find such luxury in a self catering cottage and everything we needed was provided. Having parking was a real plus in Wells as we have previously parked over half a mile from our car, and finding somewhere lovely which accepts dogs is rare. Although the cottage does have a garden, it is not adjoining the cottage so we walked the quayside in our pyjamas early morning and late night for their "comfort breaks" but with so few people around at these times, I think we got away with it. Jane replied to all our messages very quickly and was very helpful in assisting with any concerns we had before we arrived. I am already looking forward to a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just say the word - I look forward to booking you in again.
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A wonderful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed for a week at Hampden House. Its a fantastic place. The property offers everything you need for a comfortable stay including a wood burner which came in handy when the temperatures dropped. The location is just wonderful - right on the waterfront with views out over the marshes. The only downside was having to leave but we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Brilliant property in a brilliant location!

  • 5 of 5

This property is one of the nicest we have ever stayed in. Very well modernised and maintained to a high level. The owners were very helpful and responded quickly to any questions we had before and during the visit. The property location is great whatever time of year you want to visit and if you have not been to this part of Norfolk before, Wells-next-the-sea is a real gem.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I completely agree with your last comment and Wells in the winter has its own very special appeal.
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A Wonderful New Year in Wells-Next-The -Sea

  • 5 of 5

Six of us stayed in Hampden House over the post-Christmas period and had a great time. The property is superbly fitted out, warm and comfortable and in a fantastic location. We especially enjoyed having the wood burner in the the lounge which made it all so cosy. We have just arrived home but wish we had stayed in Norfolk a little longer. We would thoroughly recommend a stay in the property.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your New Year in Wells. We are in The Australian heat but part of me yearns for the the cold damp North Norfolk coast! Jane
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Excellent position with everything required. We all were very impressed!!

  • 5 of 5

Full of character, in excellent condition and what views over the creeke. Everything in such style. Definitely talking about a return stay!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked Wells in the winter! Look forward to having you at Hampden House again. Jane
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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 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Standard 2 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £20

We let Friday - Friday

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