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Our dog friendly holiday accommodation
Following the government's recent "Road out of lockdown" announcement, Wagtails will re-open for guests from 12th April.
We will continue with the Covid-safe cleaning protocols between guests to protect the safety of our guests and staff.
'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.
Kirstin, Heather & Merlin
Another fantastic holiday at Wagtails, thank you. It was made even more special because of being unable to come last year. We’ve walked on the Wells beach and at Brancaster. The weather has been on our side too. The changes to the garden are great – I’ve already recommended it to a friend! Thankyou for being so generous in letting us carry our holiday over from 2020 to 2021 – its’ a very much appreciated gesture in a challenging time. Merlin loved it here for his first time too.
The Gibbs Family
Very comfortable, well equipped, brilliant garden for dogs – properly secure.
Thank you, after 2 ½ weeks of cancellations just brilliant to be back. Hopefully by September we’ll be able to eat out, or rather inside, as bit cold this week. Thank you again
Noel, Judith & Morrissey
Absolutely fantastic to be back, after missing out last year. Everything as comfortable as ever. Thank you for making everything so safe and making us feel secure. Really enjoyed our first break for 20 months! Looking forward to our next stay
John + Sharon West, Jean and Charlie
Lovely to be here at last – thank you for the re-schedule! Great facilities, we have been so comfortable and happy – the garden is perfect and safe for Charlie too x
Mary, Nigel, Ozzy & Maisie
What can we say but yet again another wonderful holiday at Wagtails and the weather has been kind. Sunny and warm. Love this place xx
Diana & Tessa
We have had a really good week – passed far too quickly. After being at home for so long it was lovely to be out and we were very lucky with good weather.
We visited Fakenham + Walsingham, went to Sheringham + East Runton.
Also Blakeney – had a lovely walk.
So pleased with all the facilities at Wagtails.
Everything we could possibly need. Loved the Summer House.
Thank you Nigel and Fran for supplying so much stuff for us. It was so good you were able to transfer our holiday from last year.
2020 – March 2021
Due to Covid-19, the visitors book and other frequently touched items were removed from Wagtails to prevent any possibility of cross contamination
Graham & Wendy
A perfect get away for us and the dogs. We all enjoyed the thoughtful touches which made our stay special. Thanks! PS Love the eco friendly touches!
Francine & Steve
Our first stay at Wagtails and will definitely return. A perfect ‘home from home’, everything we could need and loved all the attention to details especially for our dog. Weather was generally very good. Some lovely days on the beach at Wells & Holkham. Would recommend ‘the steam train’ from Sheringham to the pretty town of Holt. Thankyou
Pat & Jane
Lovely clean & well catered for dog friendly cottage. Highly recommend – thankyou!
All prior entries from 1998 to the start of the ones above are in the original Guest books kept at Wagtails.
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.
Book with confidence
We at Wagtails DO NOT advertise on any other booking sites like Airbnb, Booking.com etc. which add booking fees or commission to the cost of your holiday.
Some of these sites have recently been involved in booking scams from "cloned" genuine holiday cottage web sites.
You can ONLY book your stay directly through this web site and through the owners.
We have been letting Wagtails since 1998 and each year more than 70% of our bookings are from returning guests.