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14 guests
6 bedrooms
12 beds
5 baths
14 guests
6 bedrooms
12 beds
5 baths

The Normans is a three storey holiday townhouse situated in the centre of Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk, just a two minute walk from the harbour and the sea. A high wall totally encloses the picturesque rear garden and patio area of this self catering luxury rental house. The house was originally built for the town's wheat merchant, who, it was rumoured, was also a smuggler. At the top of the holiday house there is a spy window, from which the merchant watched his boats come in and apparently the house had tunnels running beneath leading to various locations in the town. The spacious bedrooms have impressive views across the coast from Holkham to Stiffkey.

Wells-next-the-Sea is a popular Norfolk town set behind a small harbour on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast. The town has a maze of narrow streets, old alleys and yards, filled with shops, pubs and cafes and there are many listed and impressive Georgian and Victorian buildings.
This holiday at a glance

Sleeps twelve guests plus two guests.
Six bedrooms, four en-suite bathrooms and one en-suite shower room.
Open fire.
Enclosed, walled garden.
Parking for four vehicles.
Sorry, no pets.
Minimum of a three night stay.

Additional features

Electric oven with induction hob, microwave oven, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
TV, DVD player.
Travel cot and high chair available on request.
Garden furniture and charcoal barbecue.
A swinging seat and petanque pit in garden.
Should catering be of interest, it can be arranged through Julie Abbs Catering

Attractions and nearby amenities

Wells-next-the-Sea is within one of the UK's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the heart of the North Norfolk Heritage Coast.
The beautiful sandy beach, with its pine trees, sand dunes and colourful beach huts, can be reached using a miniature steam train from the harbour.
Enjoy the quay with its active fishing fleet and sailing club.
An ideal outdoor holiday break as both Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham Woods are one of the UK's designated Nature Reserves.
Walkers and birdwatchers can enjoy the North Norfolk Coastal Path, creeks and marshes.


Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Indoor Fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 super king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
4 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
1 super king bed
Bedroom 6
4 single beds

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM


1 Review

Ian User Profile
May 2018
Lovely spacious accommodation in a terrific location. It suited us down to the ground for a family reunion (18 adults, 12 of whom stayed at The Normans). The large dining room and table comfortably accommodated us all so were able to dine in when we wanted. Fortunately we had goo…

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