About the cottage..
Garden Cottage is a self-catering cottage in Staithe Street, which is the heart of the town of Wells-next-the-Sea . At the bottom of Staithe Street there is the busy working Quay, with many fishing and leisure boats. Much fun is had, with families sitting on the quay wall, gillying (catching crabs with bait), with onlookers amazed at the amount of crabs in their buckets.
At the Quay you will find the old Dutch Clipper called the Albatros, which nowadays is opened to the public, where Real Ale and Dutch Pancakes can be partaken either below decks or sitting in the sun on deck, watching the hustle and bustle of the holidaymakers, some sitting on the Quay wall enjoying their fish and chips.
Staithe Street, itself has a charm of its own, with craft and gift shops, clothes shops, galleries and cafes, with restaurants and much more. At the top end of Staithe Street you will find The Buttlands, a quiet green surrounded by Lime trees and Georgian houses. Also set on The Buttlands are two establishments serving fine food, one is The Crown Hotel and the other is The Globe.
About the area..
Wells-next-the-Sea has a beautiful beach, backed by colourful beach huts, sand dunes and pinewoods; this beach merges with the famous Holkham bay, used in many film sets. The pinewoods and surrounding area are superb for bird watching.
A trip to the historic town of Walsingham can be taken by one of the two, small gauge steam trains, which runs from Wells, the other runs to the beach via the Pinewoods Caravan Park.
There are many stately houses to visit, the closest being Holkham Hall, which is the seat of the Earl of Leicester and is easily reached either by foot or by cycle.
Wells is also ideal for walkers, where you can walk from village to village, stopping for lunch at a local pub. Also, in this area, is the Peddars Way, which trails through areas of outstanding beauty.
Take a trip from Morston Quay to see the seal colony; you will also see the seals bobbing around the boats, looking at the visitors. You can disembark from the boat, for an hour, to have a look around Blakeney Point, with its small museum.