Wells beach

Luxury Accommodation in Wells-next-the-Sea

We have sold our previous holiday let (The Firs in Briston) and are in the process of getting our new cottage (Coastguard cottage in Wells-next-the-Sea) ready for the new season. As soon as we have more details, we will update our website but feel free to Contact Us in the meantime.

Some of the information below (and on other pages) still reflects the Firs!

For our loyal customers who have previously stayed at The Firs, we will offer the same loyalty discount at Coastguard Cottage.


Coastguard cottage is a spacious, semi-detached, family and dog-friendly, 3 bedroom cottage which can accommodate up to 6 people (and a baby). 

Unusually for Wells, we have off-street parking for up to 3 cars and accept dogs (we have an enclosed garden).

Having run a successful holiday let for over 15 years nearby, we have moved closer to the sea so that you can park your car and walk everywhere (including the beach).

We offer free, fast internet as well as high chair and cot.

Coastguard Cottage is located in Wells-next-the-Sea just a short walk from all the restaurants, shops and pubs that Wells offers.  The famous beach at Wells is a one mile walk from the town centre along the sea wall or a few minutes drive with a large car park available at the end.

You can walk to Holkam Hall along the Wells beach or it is a short drive from the Cottage.

Other beaches are close by as is the historic market town of Holt, the Norfolk Broads and the historic city of Norwich.

2020 weekly rates have not been set yet but please Contact Us for more details.

Bookings are taken throughout the year for weekly lets. Short breaks (both weekend and midweek) are available except during the high season. Longer lets are available during the winter season.

All prices are inclusive of electricity, gas, heating, linen and towels.


Below are a selection of reviews from Tripadvisor and Airbnb for our previous cottage that we rented out:

Janette (July 2018) – Relaxing

Lovely bright sunny holiday home with everything you need and more. We thoroughly enjoyed our break here.

Matt (July 2018)

Excellent property – we enjoyed our stay. The owners are clearly passionate about the local area and provide lots of information and tips for good restaurants and places to visit. The property was clean and in good order. Plenty of useful items available for guests use.

Paula (June 2018)

This was our first Airbnb booking so we were a little unsure of what to expect, particularly as there were no previous reviews on Paul’s place. We needn’t have been concerned though as the house was just perfect for our needs. 

It was clean, tidy, well presented and the bottle of wine which had been left in the fridge for us was very welcome after a long journey from Cheshire! The gardens were a great size for the kids to play in although the weather was cold and misty all week (when the rest of the UK was basking in hot sunshine!). 

It was our first trip to Norfolk and we certainly didn’t see it as its best but Paul’s house was a great place to return to after days of exploring the area. Literally everything has been thought of, it’s very very well equipped and I really appreciated the little notes saying “help yourself to this if you’ve forgotten something”. 

We always try and go well prepared on holidays but it’s nice that the owners have left things which can often be overlooked when you’re rushing to pack for your holiday. Overall we enjoyed our stay and I’d have absolutely no reservations about returning to Paul’s house. Next time though Paul, please arrange some sunshine for us! 🙂

Tracey (Jan 2017) – Lovely pet friendly bungalow

This bungalow was perfect for us as a group of six plus dog visiting family near by. Quiet location, Plenty of room for privacy if required and good size garden. Owners very helpful. Butchers, bakers & local shop within the village plus the lovely town/village of Holt a short drive away with a good selection of shops & cafes. 

A drive to the beach (of which there are plenty to choose from) is a good day out or your can take the Steam Train from Holt to Sheringham. Would definitely stay here again if visiting as a large group