Self-catering holiday accommodation
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Our dog friendly holiday accommodation
It is with huge regret, but after much discussion, we have decided it would be best to close Wagtails until at least July, when we will review the situation. Our local MP has recently issued a statement requesting holidaymakers not come to Norfolk, and reluctantly we agree with his sentiments. Take care of yourselves - and we look forward to welcoming guests in, hopefully, the not too distant future.
'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.
Hazel, Roy, Louise & Maisy
All we can say is ‘wow’ – Wagtails has been the perfect place to spend New Year. It’s a really home from home, you have literally thought of everything, not just for us humans but also for the doggies too. Wells is a lovely seaside town and so much to see and do, we only ventured out in the car once. Amazing beach too, which Maisy absolutely loved 🙂 We were very lucky with the weather too, so lots of great walks, all wrapped up in our hats and gloves. I feel pretty confident to say we will be back to stay at Wagtails in the future xx
Peter, Sam, Holly, Maddy, Mike, Sue and Stanley & Jett (the pooches)
Most dog friendly place we have stayed, a lovely touch with the toys, towels & treats – they’ve had a ball. As for us we’ve had the best time eating, drinking and basically relaxing!! We will be back.
Pam, Paul, Stephen, Steph & Boe
Had a fabulous week, weather was incredible. Wagtails great as always, love the summer house. Thankyou
We’ve stayed in many different places while visiting Wells and Wagtails is by far the best!! Couldn’t ask for anything more …. 🙂
Noel, Judith & Morrissey the black Labrador
Out fourth visit to Wagtails – love all the improvements – garden is lovely! We love the Wells area so much it is a pleasure to be here – we love Wagtails too – home from home! Already looking forward to our return. Thanks again!
Sharon & Phil, Rhian & Paul, Joshua & Erin
Another fantastic week in Wells. Beautiful new kitchen and garden addition since we last came. We have all loved out time on the beach this year and caught lots of crabs 🙂 thanks again 🙂
MaCleods & Watsons
Lovely bungalow, with lots of amenities. Will definitely return! Summer house great for the children and appreciate all the contents of the kitchen & garage! Thankyou
Fabulous little place with everything you need for a little break. So home from home and a lovely relaxed feel. We will be back!! Thankyou 🙂
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.