Ground floor: Large barn style kitchen/dining room with large doors to open outside to patio and back gardenGround floor:  Sitting room with wood burning stove
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10 guests
5 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
10 guests
5 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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Laylands was the first building on the road to Wells-next-the-Sea and one of the earliest buildings in the 15th century town. It was originally built as an inn offering shelter to the drovers from the north bringing cattle and sheep to catch boats to the continent. The old settle where the drovers drank their ale still remains in the corner of the house.

Laylands enjoys an elevated position with views over a green belt conservation area. The house is detached with secluded front and rear gardens. The large rear garden, which is walled and south facing, has mature fruit trees and a large patio, perfect for outside dining.

The house is situated just a five minute walk from the harbour and the sea. Wells beach, with its famous white sand dunes and beach huts, is easily reached by a 15-minute walk through the pine wood. Having recently undergone a complete renovation which is sympathetic to the historic heart of the house, it also encompasses all the conveniences for modern living.
This holiday at a glance

Sleeps ten guests.
Five bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms and one family shower room.
Please note that one bedroom, although private, does not have a door and is more suitable for older children and adults.
Wood burning stove.
Front and rear gardens with patio.
Onsite parking for four vehicles.
Please note that the maximum occupancy for this property is 10 adults and one baby.
Sorry, no pets.
Minimum of three night stay.

Additional features

Underfloor heating in some parts of the property, wood burning stove in the sitting room.
Large range cooker, microwave, American fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
42" flatscreen TV, BT vision TV package including Netflix.
Travel cot, high chair and stairgates available upon request.
Catering can be arranged through Julie Abbs Catering.

Attractions and nearby amenities

The house is situated just a five minute walk from the harbour and the sea.
Wells beach, with its famous white sand dune and beach huts, is easily reached by a 15 minute walk through the pine wood.
Wells-next-the-Sea is an atmospheric Norfolk town with a maze of narrow streets, old alleys and yards, filled with an eclectic mix of shops, pubs and cafes and there are many listed and interesting Georgian and Victorian buildings.
Situated in one of the UK's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the heart of the North Norfolk Heritage Coast.
Holkham Woods are one of the UK's designated Nature Reserves, and walkers and bird watchers can enjoy the North Norfolk Coastal Path, creeks and marshes.

Other things to note

Three bedrooms have 6' zip and link bed which can convert to two 3' singles upon request

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet
Indoor Fireplace

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
1 king bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM


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Established in 1983, the Rural Retreats portfolio represents the cream of self-catering luxury holiday cottages throughout the UK and Ireland. With over 400 stylishly presented country houses and cottages to choose from, each carefully selected to meet our high standards of comfort, Rural Retreats makes it easy to find just the holiday home you are looking for.

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