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Smugglers Retreat is tucked away on a quiet lane in the centre of Wells-next-the-Sea, within easy walking distance of all the local amenities and the quay.

It is a charming three-storey cottage able to accommodate up to six adults and two children in four bedrooms. On the ground floor is a kitchen with good-sized dining table and range style oven, and a large comfortable sitting room. On the first floor are three bedrooms and a family bathroom, with a further double bedroom on the second floor. The cottage retains many original features including exposed beams and narrow staircases and benefits from an enclosed courtyard area to the rear and off road parking for one car.


Garden/Courtyard (Enclosed)BBQBed LinenCentral Heating Close to coast Close to pubDishwasherDVDFreezerGarden FurnitureGarden/CourtyardMicrowaveTowels providedTumble DryerTV Washing MachineWiFiParkingNo Dogs 15 mins walking distance to beach5 mins walking distance to pub5 mins walking distance to shop



Ground Floor

Entrance Hall & Cloakroom
Accessed from rear garden, small porch with space for coats and boots.

Downstairs WC
With WC and wash hand basin

Kitchen / Dining Room
A lovely room to the rear of the cottage, with windows out over the courtyard garden. Features include exposed brickwork and original ornamental bread oven. The modern kitchen has plenty of storage, and a fantastic range cooker with six ring gas hob and double oven. There is also a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washer/drier.
The dining area comprises a large table and eight chairs.

Sitting Room
A very large and comfortable room to the front of the property with exposed beams in the ceiling. There is a three seater sofa, three armchairs and a two seater sofa, coffee tables and wood burner (decorative only). TV with freeview, DVD player and CD player.

First Floor

Double Bedroom
Solid oak double bed, bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe with drawers beneath, armchair, exposed beams, ornamental fire place and window.

Children's Room
Sweet room with a 2ft 6in single bed and a pull out bed beneath, bedside table with lamp, chair and bookshelf. These beds are narrower than a standard single bed and only suitable for children under the age of 10 years.

Twin Room
Twin standard size single metal frame beds, bedside tables with lamps, fitted cupboard and built in shelving with dressing table. Exposed beams and window.

Shower Room
Shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

Second Floor
Steep cottage stairs

Double Bedroom
Charming eaves room with sloping ceiling, exposed beams and velux windows. Wrought iron double bed, bedside tables with lamps, walk in wardrobe and cold water wash hand basin.

Situated on a quiet lane, off the main road, there is no passing traffic. To the rear of the cottage there is a completely enclosed, small courtyard garden with a bistro table and two chairs, charcoal BBQ, an outside tap and a shed (possible to store one bike if required).

There is a parking space for one car; further vehicles can be parked in the main public car park and weekly tickets can be purchased from the tourist information office on Staithe Street at £27.50 in 2016. These tickets enable free parking in other coastal towns too - like Cromer and Holt (see the North Norfolk District Council website for more information).

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Smugglers Retreat holiday cottage location

Surrounding local area

Wells-next-the-sea is a charming, traditional seaside town with sandy beaches protected by a pinewood forest. A visit to Wells wouldn't be complete without trying your luck at a spot of crabbing on the quayside, or simply relaxing and watching the world go by whilst sampling the best in local fish and chip cuisine. Bicycle hire is available on the quayside. Great local pubs include The Crown Inn, The Globe and The Victoria at Holkham.

Guest reviews

We had a fantastic holiday here. Would certainly recommend this property. Was pleasantly surprised to see beach toys for our grandchildren in the shed. For its money it's a very large cottage which was great as there was 8 of us plus a dog. Only had one minor problem which was a lack of large saucepans for cooking meals for 8 people. But it certainly made it interesting and fun cooking in shifts. Definitely will stay here again another year.

Taylor Family, August 2018
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Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.

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