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Greylag Cottage - traditional listed 1825 flint cottage
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Greylag Cottage - traditional listed 1825 flint cottage
Traditional flint cottage refurbished to a high standard
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34 reviews
Greylag Cottage - traditional listed 1825 flint cottage
Traditional flint cottage refurbished to a high standard
Comfy leather suite added April 2018
Dining area
Cosy evenings with the woodburner
Roaring fire for those cold evenings!
Linen and towels included
Beach hut deatils - double room
Twin bedroom overlooking the garden - can be configured as a double
Looks inviting
Well equipped kitchen with lots of little extras
Welcome tray - all part of the service
Bathroom with over- bath shower
Garden looking back towards the summer house and cottage
Country garden
A stone's throw from the Quay
Summer house - ideal for Spring and Autumn breaks
It's Christmas!
Wells beach - nothing quite like it and in easy reach from cottage
Holkham Beach - just a few miles from Wells. Great for walks, riding, kite flying, zorbing!
Greylag Cottage is only a stone's throw from Wells quay
Beach huts on Wells beach
Holkham Hall - great day out with something for everyone
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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LoonyLoo
Sleepy Suffolk
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Absolutely perfect!”
Reviewed 14 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Greylag Cottage is a pretty, warm and cosy cottage with everything anyone could possibly need. It's wonderfully equipped (didn't even need the rolling pin we'd brought just in case!) and the decor is attractive. A lot of thoughtfulness has gone into making it a lovely place to stay. It was a perfect refuge from the rain during our visit! The shower is very good, double bed very comfortable, there's lots of storage space, plenty of coathangers and hooks in useful places.

Close to the quay and a minute more to Staithe Street all the shops are within easy reach, and Staithe Street still has useful ones - butcher, baker, deli, hardware store and much more, as well as gift shops and galleries. Wells is a pretty town and a great place to stay with walking - use the Coast Hopper bus to go as far as you like and walk back to Wells - and fabulous birds nearby.

We'd certainly like to stay in Greylag Cottage next time we visit north Norfolk. Thank you.

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Liked best: The comfort and ease of being there, home from home, and it's location.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
15 Dec 2015
Many thanks for your review of Greylag Cottage - it's great to know that the little extras make a difference to our guests so thanks for sharing that feedback.

I know the rolling pin would come in useful one of these days!

I am pleased that you had a good week and it sounds like you did quite a bit of exploring both in Wells and along the coast. The Coast Hopper is a real bonus and great if you don't want to drive.

I'd certainly like to welcome you back to Greylag Cottage again so please do keep in touch.

Jessica
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iain h
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wells not quite next to the sea”
Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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person found this review helpful

The cootage is well equiped & centrally located just along from the Quay. I think it would be a little cramped if 4 adults rented it. The problem with the TV was rectified the day after i reported a fault - excellent service, We thouroughly enjoyed our week here. Great walking & birdwatching. Even managed to see seals from the beach along the coast. I can recommend the local butchers & bakery. It was a bonus that the North Norfolk Food & Drink festival at Holkham Hall was on the Sunday of our visit. Well worth a visit to get an insight just what is available in North Norfolk. On street parking might be a problem in high season but it was OK in September.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: Cramped eating area
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
14 Sep 2015
Thanks for your comments about Greylag Cottage and Wells as a whole. I'm glad you had an enjoyable stay in the area - there is such a lot to do. Apologies again for any inconvenience regarding the TV/Freesat but very pleased that this was resolved promptly and didn't impact too much on your holiday. I do hope that if you holiday again in North Norfolk, you will consider Greylag Cottage.
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David_dpc
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great cottage, great location”
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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person found this review helpful

We found the cottage perfect for us. Great location close to the village centre so easy to walk in for the croissants and pick up the paper in the morning! Lovely rear garden overlooking the marshes and a super summer house to relax, browse the paper, read a book and have the occasional meal. The water softener much appreciated by us northerners!!

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Liked best: Summer house
Liked least: Dining area was a bit cramped - OK for three of us
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
14 Sep 2015
Many thanks for your kind comments about Greylag Cottage and sorry not to reply earlier! I hope that I will be able to welcome you on another occasion.
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Grumpygra...
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fantastic little cottage”
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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people found this review helpful

Found it to be just as described, a true home from home. If you want to prepare a meal it's all there.
It's just off the main quay about 150/ 200 metres away. An ideal location.
Towels are provided.
If you arrive early in the morning or any morning you can park your car directly opposite as no restrictions. We left ours there all week and used the coast hopper whose bus stop is 50 m away.
Lots of walking all accessed by the buses in both directions every 30 minutes.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
6 Jul 2015
Thanks for taking the time to review Greylag Cottage and really pleased to hear that you liked it! Good to hear that you found the kitchen well equipped - I try to stock it with utensils etc that I might use when I am up at the cottage and add the extras as they are suggested by guests. Most recently added at the suggestion of keen cooks, some kitchen scales! Also good to hear that the Coast Hopper bus was useful and I am sure other guests will find that useful to know so thanks for that.

I do hope that we'll see you again next year!

Jessica, Owner
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jonix2015
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed 26 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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people found this review helpful

Staying at Greylag was a superb experience in every way. The tastefully furnished cottage is in a great location, and has been very generously equipped. We very much appreciated the quantity of elegant crockery and cutlery. Having stayed in many holiday cottages over the years, I have never found one with such attention to detail, even providing batteries and string!
Wells is a wonderful base for the beautiful North Norfolk coast, with great walking from the door a delightful old fashioned high street of shops and good places to eat. We will be back.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Feb 2015
Thanks so much for taking the the time to review Greylag Cottage and for your kind comments. It's really good to know that the little extras are appreciated. I always base things on what I'd like to find in somewhere that I stay with my own family and, to me, Greylag is my home from home. Only difference is that Greylag has a dishwasher and I don't! Your also right about the position of the cottage being good for exploring locally. There really is such a lot on the doorstep and you can do an awful lot without driving for miles. I hope that I can welcome you back again soon.
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bob w
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“warm and well equipped cottage”
Reviewed 7 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
1
person found this review helpful

When we arrived at Greylag cottage it was freezing cold February day,but as we opened the front door we were greeted by a house that was warm through out.The cottage was clean and well equipped,right down to matches and fire lighters for the log burner.Walk on the beach to Holkham village and have coffee and cake at The Vic.Eat and drink at The Golden Fleece on the harbour.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Feb 2015
Thanks so much for taking the time to review Greylag Cottage and for your kind words. You certainly needed the wood burner so I am glad that you were able to make use of it. I hope to be able to welcome you back to the cottage on another occasion.
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touristSh...
sheffield
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
99 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
1
person found this review helpful

very lovely cottage in fantastic location
Spotless, very well equipped with lots of lovely touches including welcome pack, wine biscuits, milk, tea coffee and chocs! Very welcoming.
Cosy in winter
Beds comfortable, singles a bit narrow but no problem
Bathroom downstairs
Would highly recommend

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Management Response
5 Jan 2015
Happy New Year to you! Many thanks for taking time to write a review of Greylag Cottage. I'm so pleased that you like the cottage and particularly pleased to hear that you found it spotless. Yes, the beds in the twin room are 2 foot 6 inches which can feel a bit narrow but I hope this didn't mar your stay. I hope you enjoyed your New Year celebrations and look forward to welcoming you back to Greylag Cottage in the future.
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