About Our Cottage

Old Barnyard Cottage is a cosy Victorian cottage located in a quiet area of Wells-next-the-Sea. The cottage has been in the same family for over 30 years. Originally a barn, it was converted into 5 cottages in 1849.

With modern touches and the recent addition of a brand new conservatory, this delightful property combines comfortable accommodation with historical character and unique period features. Situated within walking distance of the quay, the cottage is a convenient base for exploring Wells and the wider Norfolk coast.


The ground floor has a spacious living room with comfortable furniture, a feature fireplace and Smart TV. Games and books are provided. The compact kitchen has a fridge, electric fan oven, ceramic hob, kettle and microwave.

A washing machine and freezer are housed in the outdoor gatehouse, along with an additional wc.

The new conservatory is bright and inviting and leads out to the garden. It has a dining table & chairs, a radio and comfortable reading chairs. It's the ideal space to eat breakfast in the morning, soak up the sun in the afternoon and enjoy early evening drinks.


The first floor is reached via a traditional Norfolk winder stair, a steep, winding staircase typical of small historic buildings in the area. There are 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

Bedroom 1 has a double bed with bedside table and lamp. The room benefits from a modern double glazed sash window. Bedroom 2 has bunk beds, ideal for children, plus a wardrobe.

The bathroom has a small bath with overhead shower, sink, bathroom cabinet and WC. It also has a modern double glazed sash window. The landing has 2 large storage cupboards including a wardrobe and shelves.

Old Barnyard Cottage can sleep up to 4 people, has gas central heating throughout and free Wi-Fi.


Entrance to the cottage is via an outdoor gatehouse, down the garden and through the conservatory.

The gatehouse has a separate toilet, sink, freezer and washing machine, and provides storage space for cycles, buggies and beach accessories. There's an enclosed lawn and patio garden with bistro table & chairs for 2.

Parking is free outside the cottage.


The cottage is located close to town being just a 5 minute walk to the Buttlands, a pretty leafy square, and Staithe Street, the main shopping street. A 10 minute walk takes you to the harbour where you'll find pubs & restaurants.

A swimming pool and other fitness facilities are just a 2 minute walk away.