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.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
Amazing views, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, terrace and parking and for 2 cars
- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Oct 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.
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A beautiful house in a stunning location
The views from the front of the house and the terrace overlooking the marshes are magical and the vast sky and ever changing vista add to this. The sound of the boats at high tide along with the calls of the sea birds and wading birds are delightful. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Thank you for a perfect summary of the place, Mary!
beautiful property with stunning views
relaxing holiday with family,
This is our third visit to Hampden House. We found the cottage was as fresh, clean and welcoming as ever. The cottage location is just magical, especially when accompanied with some late September sunshine - thanks Jane for organising the weather! We very much enjoyed a glass of wine, watching the evening tide flood in, accompanied with stunning sunsets, all topped off with the Harvest moon. Highly recommended. Only challemge after departing today Is asking ourselves if it is wrong to go back to the same place four years running?! Sarah
I was thinking of you in the lovely sunshine Sarah! I've been going back to Wells for nearly 50 years - you're just a beginner!
Fabulous cottage clean n catered for superb location
Perfect place to stay.
We loved everything about this property. Friendly owners and lovely well equipped cottage in the perfect location. Being able to walk out your front door and down the slipway to paddle or swim in the estuary depending on the tide was amazing, as was being able to sit in the garden enjoying the wonderful view. We didn't want to leave and will definitely be returning in the future. Can't recommend highly enough. Thank you.
Look forward to welcoming you back, Rachel.
Thoughtfully but beautifully furnished house in an outstanding location.
We had a really lovely week even though the weather was changeable as the house was ideally located close to the town and beach. Lovely views over the estuary with lots to do for our 2 boys. Perfect place to visit with children and the dog. Something for everyone here. Best placed house in Wells!
We are glad you all enjoyed it, Mark.
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.
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