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Carpenters Cottage

A pretty rural cottage in lovely Wighton

Carpenters Cottage is a beautiful grade two listed cottage, recently renovated which sleeps two (plus baby) 

Carpenters Cottage has a large fenced garden, great for dogs to run around in, which looks out towards fenced paddocks and the church beyond. The cottage has its own parking space at the rear of the property.


Carpenters Cottage is in a lovely position in Wighton. It is next to the newly opened Carpenters Arms pub which serves locally sourced food and drinks. After a long day at the beach, it is a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy a coffee or a pint of Woodfordes Wherry. There are lots of beautiful walks and cycle tracks in the area.

The cottage has a large fenced sunny garden. It looks out towards fenced paddocks and to the church beyond. A herd of cows grazes here of Temples cheeses fame (certainly worth trying!) and an owl can often be seen hunting at dusk. The surrounding area is wonderful for country walks before or after a delicious meal at the Carpenters Arms. The pub also welcomes dogs and the staff are very friendly.

There is a bike hire company in the village (On Yer Bike) where you can hire bikes to explore the area beyond. Wells next the Sea is a 5 minute drive away and has a very beautiful beach which was voted the best beach by the Sunday Times in 2016. The beach is huge and sandy where you can walk for miles. Pine woods and the iconic painted beach huts line the beach. There is a great cafe here where you can rest for coffee and lunch. In the summer it has Friday night barbecues. Wells has lots going on, including festivals, triathlons and the fantastic Wells carnival at the beginning of August.

Holkham Hall is close by too and is an impressive stately home that is well worth a visit. It has a large lake where you can hire boats and there are lots of walks in the park, plus cafes, shops and a wonderful walled garden. Seal trips are a very popular from Morston Quay too and there is a fantastic bird reserve at Cley Marshes. There are a wonderful array of pubs and restaurants to eat in the area including Wiveton Cafe (Of ‘Normal For Norfolk’ fame), Morston Hall, The Anchor also at Morston, The Crown and Wells Crab House both in Wells (a few of our favourites!). An evening on the Albatross, an old Dutch barge in Wells is also fun watching the sun go down over the sea.

The cottage has it’s own parking space (gated) at the rear of the property.

Hot tub hire is available. We use a hot tub company to deliver, fill and heat your tub which sits on the patio outside the cottage.

Cottage Layout

Downstairs, there is a cosy sitting room with wood burning stove and a kitchen with room enough to sit and eat in.

From the kitchen you can walk out to the sunny patio which has comfortable garden furniture. 


Downstairs Carpenters

Upstairs there is a double bedroom with a kingsize Loaf bed and a lovely bathroom with shower bath. 

Upstairs Carpenters


Wighton is situated some 3 miles south of the town of Wells-next-the-Sea, 7 miles north of the town of Fakenham, and 28 miles north-west of the city of Norwich. 

The medieval pilgrimage centre of Walsingham lies 2 miles to the south.


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Changeover Day: Low Season: Mondays and Fridays. High Season: Fridays. Short breaks available all year. Please ask for prices and availability. Dog fee: £20 per dog per stay.

Carpenter's Cottage Enquiry

Hello from Jane

My name is Jane and I was born and brought up in lovely Norfolk. I live here with my husband and children, along with a gang of dogs, chickens, guinea pigs, and rabbits. I hope you enjoy this wonderful part of the world as much as we do!

Please get in touch if you would like to enquire about booking a break with Grey Seal Holidays. I am very happy to help with enquiries about the local area and any specific requirements which will make your holiday extra memorable. We welcome dogs and are very family friendly in three of our properties. 

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Debbie, March 2020