Self-catering holiday accommodation
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Our dog friendly holiday accommodation
Due to unexpected circumstances week commencing 6th July is now available. Please contact us for further information.
'Wagtails' is a modern fully equipped, dog friendly and family friendly, centrally heated, 3 bedroom, 2 bath/shower rooms, self catering holiday bungalow situated in a quiet residential cul-de-sac on the southern side of Wells town, it is suitable for up to 6 people and up to 2 dogs. The property has its own garage and driveway with parking for 2 cars plus a fully enclosed, dog friendly rear garden.
We welcome up to 2 well behaved dogs at no additional charge.
All the accommodation is at ground floor level and suitable for those guests with some mobility issues. Please note that the bungalow is not suitable for wheelchair users.
We understand the importance of your holiday and strive to ensure that your stay at Wagtails is as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.
We live close by and are always on hand with local knowledge and help should you need it
Wagtails is a short distance from the Mermaid Dialysis Unit at Wells Community Hospital that offers holiday dialysis.
What our Guests say
A selection of comments from our Visitor's Book.
Liz, Andy & Chris – Dorset & London
Another good stay and had nice weather! Always love coming up to Norfolk, here’s to next year. Thanks for the accommodation! Very smart new kitchen, we managed to find the cutlery draw!!
Marina, Jo, Pascal, Mariella, Theo, Georgia, Buddy & Harley – Martlesham
Amazing!! What a great find ‘Wagtails’ is so well equipped and comfortable house in a quiet location. We can’t wait to return.
Noel, Judith & Morrisey
Such a comfortable home – loved the new kitchen – great week for us re-visiting our favourite walks and discovering new ones. We love this house and this place. Hoping to be re-visiting next year. Thank you Nigel & Fran
Sue, Carl, Stef & Liz, Sasha, Zack & Lolly
Another lovely week in Wagtails with wonderful weather & all the home comforts. Really like the new kitchen, looking forward to returning again soon.
Marie, Russ, Mike, Debs, Amelie & Abbie & Bailey
A lovely week although weather a little cool at times. Bungalow was as comfy as usual and new kitchen is lovely. See you again soon!
Terry, Janet & Baxter – Ipswich
Completed our 7th visit to Wagtails. Accommodation could not be better, usual high standard. Good week weather wise, hope to be back in 2019
Kirstin, Heather & Humbug
Super setting – the bungalow was very clean and well equipped – once we found the cutlery drawer. Hope to come again when all are well. Thank you
Julie, Brian & Squeak
?17th stay at Wagtails and still amazing. Very good weather, except for packing the car this morning! 23 weeks before we’re back again, can’t wait!!!
Nigel, Mary, Ozzy & Maisie
2nd time here and again another great week at Wagtails. Love the new kitchen, especially ‘find the cutlery draw’ game
So home from home, can’t wait for next year.
Julie & Laurence
Our first stay here, very enjoyable despite weather. We have been impressed by the overall attention to detail for both comfort and use. I’m sure we will come again. Thank you
David & Stacy and Liz
Lovely & comfortable stay. Like the kitchen a lot. A lot of attention to people’s needs. Great location, would definitely come back. Thank you for sharing your home.
Well what a wonderful welcoming sight a Christmas Tree all tastefully decorated.
A most enjoyable stay for my 70th birthday from my family at lovely Wagtails – everything you could wish for.
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Wells-next-the-Sea is situated on the North Norfolk coast, midway between Hunstanton in the West and Sheringham in the East. Located in the centre of an area of outstanding natural beauty Wells-next-the-Sea is an ideal location for walking, bird watching or experiencing a traditional seaside holiday. The National Trust bird reserve, at Blakeney Point, and the Peddars Way coastal path are a short distance away.
The historic town of Wells’ distinctive landmark is the granary with its overhanging gantry on the quay. It has a maze of narrow streets with shops and cafes, pubs and places to eat, all built around the picturesque harbour which has a long maritime history both as a port and as home to its own fishing fleet. More recently its modern role is a marina for pleasure craft and base for the Sheringham Shoal wind farm.
The stunning dog friendly beach with rows of traditional beach huts is a mile from the main town and can be reached by walking along the scenic beach bank, by taking a trip on the narrow gauge railway or by car. Whilst most of the beach and pinewoods are dog friendly, there are some areas which are designated dog free and you should always ensure that you walk your dogs on the dog friendly part of the beach.
The beach is backed by dense pine woods, which are also extremely dog friendly, and is managed by Natural England in partnership with Holkham Estate.
The main shopping area can be found on Staithe Street, but prior to the 1960’s commercial premises were also found along the High Street which leads south towards St Nicholas’ Church. The church was rebuilt after a lightning strike raised it to the ground in 1879. John Fryer (Royal Navy officer) who was Captain William Bligh's sailing master on HMS Bounty was born in Wells, and is buried in the churchyard.
The town is very dog friendly with all of the pubs and inns welcoming both you and your dogs, the cafés are also dog friendly with some of them providing treats for your dog while you enjoy your break.
In the centre of the town is a large green, ringed by lime trees, which is known as The Buttlands. Down the hill at its south-west corner you can see Ware Hall, which was rebuilt over a period of years from the 1970s by Miss May Savidge, who brought it in parts when she moved from Ware in Hertfordshire.