We’ve just returned from a lovely stay in Wells Next The Sea, Norfolk. We always opt to stay in a cottage as it’s generally easier when travelling with dogs. We chose 10 Brig Square because of its close proximity to the town centre. Previously when we’ve stayed in Norfolk, we’ve stayed in cottages which have been at least a 10/15 minute drive to the closest town and whilst it was peaceful, it was a pain having to drive everywhere. So the cottage in Brig Square was perfect for us!
The cottage was located a 2 minute walk away from the quay, so it had a really central location, perfect for exploring the town of Wells by foot. There’s just one parking space directly in front of the property (which is ample for most) however if you’re travelling in two or more vehicles you’ll have to park in one of the towns car parks at an additional cost. There’s one literally a 30 second walk away.
You’re allowed to bring up to 2 dogs with you at the cottage. Downstairs the cottage has wooden/tiled flooring throughout, so there’s no need to worry about staining any cream coloured carpets with a sandy, soggy dog on return from the beach (phew). The only downside to the cottage is, is that there’s isn’t a garden or anywhere you could let the dogs out for the toilet. They’d have to be walked to the nearest patch of grass which is about a 5 minute walk. Generally not a problem, but slightly annoying when you’re about to get into bed and realise you’ve forgotten to take the dogs for their bedtime wee, so you have to get dressed and head back into town to take them. This wouldn’t stop us revisiting though, it’s just something to be aware of and plan into your day.
Downstairs consists of a lounge/diner, kitchen and bathroom. In the lounge area, you’ll find a very comfy sofa, free view tv, wifi & lots of information and flyers containing information about the local area and what there is to do. The kitchen is bijou but does everything you’d need it to. Whilst on holiday, you don’t really need a large kitchen anyway. It has an oven, microwave, fridge with small freezer, plates, pots, pans etc, (everything you’d expect). It even has a washer/drier in it, so perfect if you need to freshen the dogs towels or want to get a head start on the holiday laundry.
The bathroom, which is downstairs and accessed just off the lounge, was again bijou but perfectly adequate. The bath was a good size and comfortable if you wanted a nice long soak. The shower was hot (perhaps maybe a bit too hot so be aware of that) and very powerful. If you entered the property via the back door, you’d come straight to the bathroom, so in that respect it was perfect if you needed to shower down any soggy dogs. The bath wasn’t too low, but it was low enough for the dogs to able to jump in independently.
The first floor housed bedroom number 1, a very generously sized room. This bedroom has the option to either be 2 single beds or 1 king, so adaptable to suit the needs of those staying at the time. The beds in both bedrooms were very comfy. I’d say slightly on the softer side, but they were still supportive. This bedroom had ample storage, which included both a chest of draws and a built-in wardrobe/cupboard.
Bedroom number 2 could be found in the attic of the property. Slightly smaller than bedroom 1, but still very roomy. The room was dual aspect, and blessed with some beautiful views of the quay. This room had a king sized bed, and like the room downstairs had a built in wardrobe/cupboard and chest of draws. Both bedrooms had very good black out curtains, which allowed you to have a lie in, but also helped to keep the rooms cool as they blocked out the morning sun.
To the rear of the property, there was a small courtyard with some seating. You could leave the backdoor open for the dogs to come and go as the please, as although the courtyard was only small, it was secure. There was also an outside tap in the courtyard, so if you needed to, you could wash off any muddy boots.
Overall, we had a great time staying at Number 10 Brig Square. The whole property was clean and comfortable, bright and welcoming. It had everything you needed & acted as the perfect base to return to & relax in after exploring the north Norfolk coast line. We felt is was very well priced too. You can book via this website or alternatively you can call the owner, Laura Webb, on 07790 772174.
Have you been to Norfolk before? Let us know! Perhaps you have a recommendation or somewhere to visit!
Thanks for reading,
E & P x