Laylands - Spacious Holiday Home, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Laylands was the first building on the road to Wells-next-the-Sea and one of the earliest buildings in the 15th century town. It was originally built as an inn offering shelter to the drovers from the north bringing cattle and sheep to catch boats to the continent. The old settle where the drovers drank their ale still remains in the corner of the house.

Laylands enjoys an elevated position with views over a green belt conservation area. The house is detached with secluded front and rear gardens. The large rear garden, which is walled and south facing, has mature fruit trees and a large patio, perfect for outside dining.

The house is situated just a five minute walk from the harbour and the sea. Wells beach, with its famous white sand dunes and beach huts, is easily reached by a 15-minute walk through the pine wood. Having recently undergone a complete renovation which is sympathetic to the historic heart of the house, it also encompasses all the conveniences for modern living.

Check in/ Checkout Times

Check in: 4:00 pm | Check out: 10:00 am

Accommodation Description

Ground floor:
Utility room and large wet room with shower, wash hand basin and wc. Large barn style kitchen/dining room with glazed doors to the patio and rear garden. There are two steps from the kitchen to the open plan family room with 42" flatscreen TV. Family room, sitting room with wood burning stove. Snug with gas log burner, separate wc.

A staircase from the family room leads to a double bedroom with a 6' zip and link bed which can convert to two 3' singles upon request. Please note that this bedroom, although private, has no door and is to the rear of the property. This bedroom would be more suited to older children and adults.

A second staircase leads to the first floor:
Master bedroom with a 5' sleigh bed and a large en-suite bathroom with a shower and separate Victorian style bath.
Second master bedroom with a 6' wooden bed and an en-suite bath with shower over.

Second floor:
Two large twin bedrooms both with two 3' zip and link beds.
Shared shower room.


Gas-fired central heating, underfloor heating in some parts of the property, wood burning stove in the sitting room.
Large range cooker, microwave, American fridge freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine and tumble dryer.
42" flatscreen TV, BT vision TV.
Travel cot, high chair and stairgates available upon request.

  • Beach Nearby
  • Child Friendly
  • Cycling Friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Family Friendly
  • High Chair Available
  • Internet
  • Luxury
  • Near a Shop
  • Near Coast
  • Near Walks
  • Open Fire / Log Burner
  • Parking Available
  • Pub Nearby
  • Short Breaks Allowed
  • Travel Cot
  • Washing Machine

About the area

Attractions and nearby amenities

The house is situated just a five minute walk from the harbour and the sea.
Wells beach, with its famous white sand dune and beach huts, is easily reached by a 15 minute walk through the pine wood.
Wells-next-the-Sea is an atmospheric Norfolk town with a maze of narrow streets, old alleys and yards, filled with an eclectic mix of shops, pubs and cafes and there are many listed and interesting Georgian and Victorian buildings.
Situated in one of the UK's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the heart of the North Norfolk Heritage Coast.
Holkham Woods are one of the UK's designated Nature Reserves, and walkers and bird watchers can enjoy the North Norfolk Coastal Path, creeks and marshes.