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The Pilchard is a beautifully presented and spacious seaside property on the very popular Mainsail Yard development. It is a short stroll to the Quay and town centre providing a fabulous base for a great family seaside holiday. The accommodation is over three floors, with a large kitchen and dining space downstairs, sitting room and one bedroom on the second floor and three bedrooms on the third floor. All the furnishings and fittings are of a very high specification, with French antique furniture and leather sofas.


Towels not providedBed LinenCentral Heating Close to coast Close to pubDishwasherDVDFreezerGarden FurnitureGarden/CourtyardHigh ChairMicrowaveSea ViewsTravel Cot / CotTumble DryerTV Washing MachineWiFiParkingNo Dogs 25 mins walking distance to beach5 mins walking distance to pub5 mins walking distance to shop



Ground floor

French doors from front to

Kitchen / Dining Area
Superb bespoke fitted kitchen, granite work tops, American style fridge freezer, integral microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer machine, electric cooker, TV/DVD. Dining table with 8 chairs overlooking courtyard. Limestone flooring. A very spacious and sunny room for family meals.

Bathroom 1
With bath, separate shower, low level WC, basin.

Doors to outside deck
Lovely sunny deck, with fence, making it safe and enclosed. Garden furniture.

Stairs to first floor:

Sitting Room
Large and airy sitting room with full length windows and Juliet style balcony. Two large sofas, comfortable chairs, flat screen TV with DVD player. Electric woodburner style feature stove. Wooden floor.

Bathroom 2
Shower, WC and Basin

Bedroom 1
Double bed with wonderful views over the saltmarshes.

Stairs to second floor

Bathroom 3
Bath, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2
A pretty room with twin carved pine beds. Views over the salt marshes.

Bedroom 3
Twin room with 2 single beds, antique pine wardrobe, views towards the harbour.

Bedroom 4
Double bed with French antique wardrobe and chest of drawers, views towards the harbour.

There is an enclosed decked area to the side and a paved parking space for two cars, to the front with gates.

Floor plan

The Pilchard 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

Excellent holiday house at Wells Next The Sea. The Pilchard was a great choice for our summer holiday. It had plenty of room for eight adults. We had friends come and stay for a few days, and they all loved it. It had everything we needed to make use of in the kitchen, three separate bathrooms, huge lounge, and a sunny outside terrace. Parking for two cars, and our other guests parked nearby with no problem. I know it was June but it was a very quiet area. We took the car down to the beach car park, but we could easily have walked it. We hired a beach hut for three days, which worked very well, went to Normal for Norfolk and had lots of walks around Wells. A great holiday!

Gwynneth Muskett, June 2018
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Really enjoyed our stay at the Pilchard. We were lucky to have beautiful weather. The house was perfect for us with 6 adults and a child! Lovely size kitchen and lounge to relax in! Plenty of places to visit nearby! Would recommend to friends.

Samantha Andrews, June 2018
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We had a lovely stay at The Pilchard. There was plenty of room for 7 adults and 4 month old twins . We took an extra travel cot. The one provided was fine too. The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable. Had a brilliant stay.

Irene Stratford, June 2018
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Another enjoyable visit to The Pilchard. We have stayed in The Pilchard on previous visits to Wells and as always we have had a very enjoyable time. The house is well looked after and beautifully clean and tidy.

Raymond Langridge, February 2018
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Our second holiday in this lovely house. The weather was lovely most days & we enjoyed our stay. See you soon.

Sam & Asia, October 2017
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We all had a great week at The Pilchard. We hoped to come back next year but it was already booked for the week we wanted! We are trying another house next year in Wells.

Terry & Christine King, Wendy Cornwell, Martha, Nancy Sophie and Damien, August 2017
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Another great visit for the 5th annual Clark holiday. Still managed 4 days on the beach even though the weather wasn't perfect. Lovely trips to Holkham and Walsingham. We'll be back next year for the 6th visit. Thanks Annette, The Pilchard is as wonderful as always.

The Clark Family, July 2017
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What a lovely house to use as our holiday home! Kitchen has everything you need, plenty of bathrooms and a great location. We've had the best time - the improvement in 4G coverage recently meant we didn't miss out too much! I'm sure we'll be back. PS: Recommend The Lifeboat for lunch - very very good food.

The Anthonys, Bridges, Crisps, Stvertsens and Whites, July 2017
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We have had a great stay here. Lovely property - great location. We had a family get-together for my father's 90th birthday. Wells beach is fantastic, Holkham is amazing. Weather varied - we weathered Storm Doris. Had a good meal in The Golden Fleece, Wells. Well-equipped. Thank you.

Fiona Richards, February 2017
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The Pilchard is a fantastically located property that is well maintained, and equipped with everything that you will need to enjoy your stay. Located in a quiet development just a few minutes walk to the Quayside, I would not hesitate to recommend staying at the Pilchard for a break in Wells.

Horton Family, January 2017
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“Dream Spring Break. Booked this house for the week Saturday to Saturday purely from the brochure description, for a party of 7. Arrived early and parked outside until 4.00 pm. Key left in a coded box on the outside wall and received a text with the code prior to arrival. Entered the property at the stated time and the wait was well worthwhile. The property is stunning. Set over 3 floors, ground floor big kitchen(with every type of plate, cup,glass utensils etc), dining room with settee and TV and massive shower room with WC and bath. Outside decked patio with 2 tables with 8 chairs and a brolly (under stairs). Up the stairs to a , double bedroom, bathroom and massive lounge area with 2 massive settees, table, TV with DVD player and mix of films, and CD's. In the drawers selection of books for all ages and games. Up stairs to 3 double bedrooms with a bathroom.This house is stunning and I would highly recommend it for a larger family. Its is only around 10 mins walk to town and to cap it all the weather was great. Everyone loved it. Thanks Norfolk Hideaways.”

Dave Rimmer, May 2016
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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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