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Crab Cottage - Wells next the Sea

(Ref. 1112953)

Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (7)
  • cottage (6)
  • location (6)
  • garden (6)
  • dog (6)
  • bed (5)

15 Customer Reviews

  • "Crab cottage is in a lovely quiet location with parking."

    Disappointingly we found the inside not so good. The floors settee and chairs were clean, could see the hoover lines, beds nicely made with clean towels on them but that was it. The cutlery was filthy, as was the cutlery tray inside the drawer, plates, mugs and glasses were similar, so we spent the first hour washing up. The bathroom blind and window sill were also dirty, so more cleaning required. The oven is not fixed so can and did slide out when opening the door, this is very dangerous for obvious reasons, it works very well, just need securing in place. The general standard of decor was ok but it lacks the finishing touches, architrave not finished on loft hatch and a couple of doors, screw heads showing on skirting board, random storage space in twin room, cobbled together from three different units and screwed to the wall, doors and drawers don't close properly on wardrobe in main bedroom. We have stayed in a lot of places over the years and usually there a few basic provisions in properties, tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper etc, everything here was empty, apart from a bottle of vinegar! I understand none of this was advertised as being available but it's another tick in the wrong box! I hope the owners see this as constructive criticism, and not just a moan. Crab cottage could be so much more with just a little more work and thought. Steve and Michelle.

    Reviewed by Stephen2.8Nov 2023

  • "We found the front door step very high."

    It could do with a proper slab type step. The rear door was difficult as the narrow sleeper was wet, narrow and slippery. The oven was not fixed to the casing unit and was easily pulled out unintentionally. Some of the finish to the door frames in particular was unfinished.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Oct 2023

  • "Garden overgrown needs some attention accom was not ready at3pm!"

    inadequately provided cooking utensils no jugs egg cups sofa uncomfortable had to buy batteries for the remote control for tv before it would work no instructions to operate hob/cooker hv hired many Sykes cottages this was my gd front bedroom window sill dropped bricks exposed also hatch for access to roof hacked in front broom ceiling not finished off!

    Reviewed by P2.8Sep 2023

  • "This property was filthy,broken window cills,dirty stained settee ,damp smelly bed ,back garden unseable due to full of dog crap and full of weeds,a terrible property."

    Reviewed by James1.3Sep 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Listed as a cottage we felt it was more of an apartment. This did not impact on your lovely stay. It was certainly big enough for two of us & our dog. Well decorated & furnished & well appointed to get into Wells itself within a few mins walk. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Jun 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage, very clean and well maintained."

    Had everything we needed for our stay. Enclosed garden safe for our dog. Nicely decorated and furnished, owners have out a lot of thought in. Small but comfortable and well-positioned for access to the town.

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0May 2023

  • "I think four adults sharing would find the cottage rather cramped- only a two seater sofa and a small swivel chair."

    No washing machine could be an issue. Great location for shopping/supermarket/ eating.

    Reviewed by Mike4.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow in excellant location for quay and town."

    Nice enclosed secure garden for pets.Clean inside with all you need just few home comforts like lack of shelves and racks in bathroom but that doesnt distract what lovely holiday let it is and we will book again. We did meet the owner who was very nice and cheers for the beer

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Clean and comfortable. Unfortunately no mop available. Had wet weather and a muddy dog. So I had to clear up on hands and knees. Might be helpful for others staying.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Mar 2023

  • "Really nice bungalow."

    Well equipped. Positioned within walking distance of sea and town. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely modern property in an excellent location with most things within walkable ..."

    Lovely modern property in an excellent location with most things within walkable distance - I would say slightly more suited to two adults/two children as opposed to four adults

    Reviewed by Tracy4.4Jan 2023

  • "I think this property is new to Sykes and looking at the other reviews I believe the owners are taking on board the recommendations, which is good."

    The property is in an excellent location in Wells, close to town centre and an easy walk to the harbour. It has a great enclosed garden for the dog and would be lovely to use in the summer. The main bed is very comfortable. The house was easy to heat but the hot water in the shower could do with being a bit warmer in November. The welcome pack was some beer which my husband enjoyed, thank you. A tea towel would be useful and maybe a small coffee table too. There was no mirror in the bathroom but one appeared whilst we were out, which made me feel a bit uncomfortable to know someone had entered the property during out stay, a call to let us know would have been preferable. This property has great potential but it needs a bit of tweaking, ie splash backs by kitchen sink, some hooks over doors. I would stay here again as I’m sure the owners will make the recommended improvements over time.

    Reviewed by Vanessa3.8Nov 2022

  • "I have already left listed suggested improvements."

    None of the appartments are either numbered or named and so are not easy to identify upon arrival (without a photo of the property). The remote control for the heating had not been updated for the clock change which meant heating came on not at the most convenient times. It lacked basics like a cafetiere, bread knife, cheese grater or sieve. The shower head was very half hearted. However, these things are easily remedied. The beds were very comfortable and the property is ideally situated within the town.

    Reviewed by Pippa4.1Nov 2022



    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7Sep 2022

  • "Nice cottage in an excellent location with the benefit of a totally enclosed garden which was brilliant for the dog and off road parking."

    Unfortunately the key code provided by Sykes was incorrect as was the owners phone number. Luckily the contact the owner function on the app had the correct number. Once I had managed to contact the owner she was very helpful. The cottage was missing an instruction manual for appliances and any local information, maybe due to previous Covid restrictions but would have been useful. The previous occupants had not cleared dog mess from up in the garden, which I had to do to ensure my dog didn’t tread in it. The TV was internet only, no live TV channels which was annoying especially when the internet was slow in the early evening and all programmes were buffering. The internet connection needs to be upgraded. I think that maybe this is a new property and certain things were lacking, mattress protectors, a decent sized kitchen bin, kitchen scissors, and a hoover to tidy up especially as dogs are allowed.

    Dear Nicky, Many thanks for staying with us and for your feedback. Just to let you know that, as per our previous feedback, we have managed to install the normal TV chanells and now there is live TV available at Crab Cottage. We are so sorry that the lack of live BBC, ITV and Chanel 4 , and provision of TV through the internet so severelly spoiled your holiday in Wells . The internet at Crab Cottage is provided by the superfast BT internet. It is the fastest and most powerfull internet awailable in the area. We also will pass your comments to BT and will wait for their reply. We are very sorry that the previous guests have not checked thoughroughly the garden and some poo was left at the garden. and this significantly spoiled your holiday. We will make sure the cleaners will check the garden more thoroughly. The instruction manuals were awailable at the lower draw, in the kitchen. We are ever so sorry that lack of instruction of how to use the standart cooker and the fridge have made your holiday uncomfortable. We also will make sure that we will leave the scissors and a hover at the Crab Cottage, and are very sorry that you were unable to tidy up with the dustpen and brush provided, and it have made your holiday not very comfortable. We are really preased that you have found the cottage to be nice , in excellent location and with benefit of private enclosed garden, and hope to welcome you at Crab Cottage soon. With best wishes , Jim and Inna . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicky3.4Sep 2022

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  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (no wardrobe space in the twin room)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car with additional parking on request
  • Front courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles, beach 1 mile

The property

Crab Cottage is a fantastic ground-floor apartment resting in the popular coastal resort of Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk.

Set within the exceptional surroundings of the Norfolk Coast AONB, with the local restaurants, bars and the beaches just moment’s away, Apartment 2 is an ideal dwelling for couples or a family of four.

This apartment enjoys its own off-road parking space and a private garden, perfect for savouring dinners alfresco.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space, where you will find and inviting sitting area with plush seating and TV, perfect for relaxing with loved ones after a day of adventure.

Impress your guests with delicious meals whipped up in the well-equipped kitchen, ready to enjoy at the dining table for four over a celebratory bottle of fizz.

Continue through to find a well-appointed shower room, where you can wash away the day, before retiring to one of two beautifully decorated double bedrooms, one of which features its own en-suite shower room.

For a memorable stay in Norfolk, look no further than Crab Cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1112565 and 1112954, together sleeping up to 12 guests.


The Wells-next-the-Sea Apartments consists of three fantastic apartments resting in the seaside resort of Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk. This collection offers well-presented accommodation just moment’s away from the village centre with well-equipped kitchens, light and airy living spaces, private gardens, and off-road parking, making them a lovely base for couples, families, and friends. The surroundings enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Norfolk Coast AONB, with its rolling countryside and beautiful beaches Within Wells-next-the-Sea you will find the Pitch and Putt Golf Courses, the idyllic hiking area of North Point Pools, the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway, and Wells Bike Hire for scenic cycles along the coast. If you don’t fancy cooking, treat your loved ones to fresh seafood at Wells Crab House Seafood, hearty pub fare at Golden Fleece Wells, or tasty fish and chips from French’s Fish Shop, followed by a delicious cider from Whinhill Norfolk Cider. Within easy reach of the village is Holkham, where you will find the attractions of the stunning Holkham Hall with woodland play area, walled garden, and courtyard café, along with the Holkham National Nature Reserve. Further afield is Sheringham, home to the North Norfolk Railway, Beeston Regis Priory, Sheringham Golf Club and Sheringham Beach. An escape to Norfolk doesn’t get much better than with a stay at the Wells-next-the-Sea Apartments.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


  • Holkham 2.6 miles
  • Burnham Market 5.7 miles
  • Fakenham 10.1 miles
  • Sheringham 16.9 miles

The beautiful seaside resort of Wells-next-the-Sea is a bustling port town resting on the North coastline of Norfolk, complemented by a sandy beach, colourful harbour, and bordered by stunning pinewoods, making for the perfect family-friendly beach holiday. The town is situated within the exceptional Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on the edge of Holkham National Nature Reserve. Local attractions include a historic harbour, the Buttlands town green, the dramatic Holkham Hall, and the Wells and Walsingham Light Railway, as well as an attractive selection of boutique shops, supermarkets, gastropubs, fine dining, delis, and traditional fish and chips at the Quay. The town is the perfect spot to explore Norfolk's beauty at popular destinations including the Norfolk Coastal path, Holkham village, Burnham Market, and the Norfolk Broads and Norwich city centre further afield.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas