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“Another wonderful stay at this delightful cottage”
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Greylag Cottage - traditional listed 1825 flint cottage
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Greylag Cottage - traditional listed 1825 flint cottage
Lounge with woodburner Smart TV added Summer 2018
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Very good
37 reviews
Greylag Cottage - traditional listed 1825 flint cottage
Lounge with woodburner
Smart TV added Summer 2018
Comfy leather suite added April 2018
Dining area
Cosy evenings with the woodburner
Roaring fire for those cold evenings!
Double room
Linen and towels included
Chocolate!
Beach hut deatail - double room
Twin bedroom overlooking the garden - can be configured as a double
Looks inviting
Towels provided
Well equipped kitchen with lots of little extras
Welcome tray - all part of the service
Bathroom with over- bath shower
All needs catered for
Garden looking back towards the summer house and cottage
Country garden
Cosy cottage
We must go down to the sea again.....
Christmas at Greylag
Summer house - ideal for Spring and Autumn breaks
Summer house
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
Mackerel fishing from Wells Quay
Wells Beach Cafe
Certificate of Excellence 2017 / 2018
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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sheffield
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Another wonderful stay at this delightful cottage”
Reviewed January 4, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Excellent 2 bedrooms cottage. Our second stay was as lovely as the year before......
Tea, coffee, milk, wine and chocolates provided. Very clean and very well equipped kitchen. Bedding and towels provided.
Highly recommended
Thanks

Date of stay: January 2016
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Management Response
Jan 6, 2016
Thanks once again for taking the time to review Greylag Cottage. Great to hear that you had another good New Year at the cottage and that everything was to your liking. Always good to hear that the little extras make a difference. Great to hear the cottage was clean - my lady Rachel will be very pleased to hear your comments.

If you are planning a North Norfolk New Year in 2016, let me know, though the cottage is only available from NYE itself this year.

Thanks again.

Jessica

P. S. The starter pack is provided for all guests, including the welcome choclates, but the wine is just at Christmas and New Year! Don't want to disappoint my other guests!
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LoonyLoo
Sleepy Suffolk
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Absolutely perfect!”
Reviewed December 14, 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.

Date of stay: December 2015
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Liked best: The comfort and ease of being there, home from home, and it's location.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
Dec 15, 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
39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wells not quite next to the sea”
Reviewed September 13, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
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.

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: location
Liked least: Cramped eating area
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
Sep 14, 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 July 21, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
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!!

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: Summer house
Liked least: Dining area was a bit cramped - OK for three of us
Traveling 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
Sep 14, 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
57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic little cottage”
Reviewed July 5, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
2
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.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Traveling 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?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 6, 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 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed February 26, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
2
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.

Date of stay: February 2015
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 27, 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 February 7, 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.

Date of stay: February 2015
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 11, 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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