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Grey Seal Cottage

A delightful brick and flint cottage minutes from Wells Quay

Sleeping four, Grey Seal Cottage has a wonderfully sunny, south facing large garden where you can relax and barbecue after a busy day at the beach. It has a patio with an outdoor dining set plus a pretty pergola with  comfortable sofas.

The cottage comprises of sitting room, kitchen and conservatory with dining room table downstairs and upstairs there are two good sized bedrooms and a large family bathroom which has a separate bath and shower.

There is off street parking, books, games, toys and wifi.

The house is situated within minutes of the Buttlands where there are fantastic award winning gastropubs. Wells Quay is a few minutes walk away.

The cottage sleeps 4+baby in 2 bedrooms. 


From Grey Seal Cottage you can wander down to the quay and watch the local fishermen bring in their catches whilst children enjoy fishing for crabs off the ‘Albatros’ clipper boat. Wells has a fantastic butcher, greengrocer, deli and baker plus a supermarket, 5 minutes walk away from the house. There is a great selection of pubs and restaurants all within walking distance.

From Wells Quay you can take the miniature steam train down to Wells beach with its brightly painted huts and if you are lucky, spot a seal or two. The beach cafe serves lunches, teas and coffees and prides itself on its dog friendliness. There are many other beaches in the area to explore plus lots of pretty inland villages which are best visited by bike if you fancy a slower pace of discovery.

There is so much to do in Wells and North Norfolk from sailing and bird watching to walking or just relaxing and taking it easy.


Cottage Layout

Downstairs the cottage has a sitting room, kitchen and conservatory with dining room table. 

Downstairs Grey Seal

Upstairs there are two good sized bedrooms and a large family bathroom which has a separate bath and shower.

Upstairs Grey Seal


Wells next the Sea is in the middle of the North Norfolk coast, approximately an hour away from Norwich.

It is easy to reach by car from London and the South East via the M25, M11 and A1065 or from the Midlands and North by the A1, A47 or A17.

We will send detailed directions nearer the date of your arrival.


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Changeover Day: Fridays. Dog fee: £25 per dog per stay.

Grey Seal 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