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2 Smugglers Cove

  • Wells-next-the-sea
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

from £ 570 to £ 1,065 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


2 Smugglers Cove is a ground floor apartment which is part of a high specification, select development in the heart of Wells. It has been furnished to a high standard in a light coastal style and is all on one level with a spacious living room and contemporary fitted kitchen leading out to a sunny shared courtyard garden. This is a perfect place for 1 or 2 couples, or a family of 4, to stay throughout the year. It is only 5 minutes walk from the picturesque quay via the quaint Jolly Sailors Lane and a short stroll from the great selection of shops and places to eat in Wells. The beautiful sandy beach is easily reached on foot, or via the miniature railway, with the splendour of Holkham Hall and beach only 5 minutes drive away.


  • Excellent location tucked away in the heart of Wells
  • Contemporary kitchen and light and airy sitting room
  • 2 private allocated parking spaces


  • It's only 5 minutes walk to the picturesque quay and shops
  • There's an outside table and chairs in the shared courtyard garden for Smugglers Cove residents
  • All the bedding is hypoallergenic

Smugglers Cove is a secluded development of 4 apartments and 2 houses set back from the road, amongst trees and a landscaped private driveway.

Entrance to the apartment is via a glass fronted light and airy hallway with stairs off to the 2 upstairs apartments.

The apartment is all on ground level.

Entrance hall: oak floored with coat hooks and a porthole mirror.

Kitchen: Contemporary cream kitchen with solid oak work surfaces, fan-assisted electric oven with gas hob, integral dishwasher, integral washing machine, microwave, large cafetiere and a full height fridge/freezer. There is a breakfast bar with 2 barstools and a patio door leading out to the shared courtyard garden.

Living Room: Spacious room with oak flooring and a large bay window. There is a sitting area containing 2 sofas, coffee table, bookcase with a selection of books and games, freeview flat screen Smart TV, DVD player, Wifi and an i-pod docking station. At the other end is a round dining table with designer chairs seating 4. Decor includes pictures by local artists and the owners of Wells scenes.

Bedroom 1: Beautifully presented with a king-size wrought iron bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, wall mirror and built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 2: Stylishly presented with twin beds, bedside table and lamp, wardrobe and full length mirror.

Hypoallergenic bedding.

Bathroom: Contemporary bathroom with coastal features, bath, hand basin, separate walk-in shower and WC.


There are 2 private allocated parking spaces at the front of the apartment and a secure bicycle rack for use by residents.

There is a sunny south west facing rear shared garden which is completely enclosed and mainly paved. There is a picnic table and a charcoal barbecue for use exclusively by 2 Smugglers Cove residents.


With its big blue skies and sandy beach, Wells award-winning beach is a popular family destination about a mile from the quay. It's well known for its long stretch of sand, iconic row of beach huts, sand dunes and pine woods.


It's a delightful unspoilt historic town on the North Norfolk Coast with a jumble of old buildings and lanes still existing from its heritage as a port and former maltings industry. The picturesque quay and waterfront is still very much a working port with fishing boats still berthed in this small harbour and stalls selling locally caught shrimps, crabs and whelks. A popular place with sailors with many sailing and leisure craft here and local sailing tuition available. A distinctive landmark on the quay is the granary building with its overhanging gantry. Children enjoy the facilities round the quay and the challenge of crabbing (gillying) from the steep harbour wall.

The main shopping area of Wells is Staithe Street, a narrow, mostly pedestrianised lane with surviving Victorian and Edwardian shop fronts, that runs from the water's edge right up to the top part of town. In the centre of the town is The Buttlands which is a large rectangular green lined with Georgian and late Victorian houses, which used to be used for archery practise in mediaeval days. Now it is home to the excellent Crown hotel and restaurant which is run by Kiwi celebrity chef Chris Coubrough, as well as the popular The Globe Inn.

The quay has become one of the North Norfolk’s most popular and well-loved seaside destinations with a great selection of shops, galleries and places to eat, including the award winning French's fish & chips.


The name derives from the spring water which rises up through the chalk area. Guella is the name given in the doomsday book and later derived from Wella meaning spring. The supply of corn and grain was the main trade for the town of Wells, its seaport dates back to the fourteenth century. Wells was also known for the supply of malt, the town boasted to have up to twelve maltings and in 1750 this equated to a third of the exports of malt from the country. Wells port widely relies on the tides to gain access to the harbour as there is not a river running through it. Between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries its mariners were the first to bring herring and cod in large quantities from Iceland.


Only a couple of miles away along the coast road is Holkham Hall with its impressive 18th century Palladian architecture and 3,000 acre deer park. This is a must visit location for all the family with many lovely events taking place at Holkham throughout the year. There is also a nature reserve in and around the Holkham which includes all manner of wildlife habitats, flora and fauna. You can visit the Lookout for panoramic views whilst enjoying a cuppa located at the top of Lady Anne’s Drive. The beach at Holkham is absolutely beautiful and has often been used as the location for many films and music videos including ‘Shakespeare in Love’ and ‘The Duchess’. You will often see families with their four-legged friend or even weekend horse riders, or if you are lucky the Household Cavalry at the beach.

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Guest reviews

We really enjoyed our stay in this well appointed apartment. As it was mid March we were very pleased that the apartment was warm and comfortable. Very quiet and easily accessible to all the local amenities. We were pleased with the parking space, we never used the car for the whole week due to the fantastic nearby bus service. Everything was great, we enjoyed the whole week! Thank you!

The Clay's, 26th of March 2024

We enjoyed our stay at Smugglers Cove very much. The property was very well equipped and had everything we needed. It is in a perfect position and very quiet, with parking at the door. An easy walk down to the quay for shops and cafes. The heating was very efficient, and because the weather was quite warm during our stay, we didn’t need to put it on very often. Altogether a lovely week. We have been to Wells many times, and usually enjoy a meal at the Crown in the Buttlands. Also enjoy trips to Blakeney, Burnham Overy Staithe and Brancaster.

Juliet, 19th of February 2024

Another enjoyable stay in this comfortable flat in a quiet part of town. We always visit Wells in the winter for birdwatching and were lucky to have fine weather, lots of sunshine and wonderful light. Enjoyed visits to Brancaster Staithe and Cley.The new bistro at Glandford is worth a visit.

The Dowley's, 5th of February 2024

Lovely clean warm and cosy accommodation, all necessary things in place.

The Harringtons, 15th of January 2024

Lovely apartment in a quiet location but with everything in Wells within easy reach. Great parking in the town is a real bonus! Clean, well equipped and warm (as the weather turned cold). Great place 😊 Lovely stay - thank you!

The Hart's, 30th of November 2023

We were able to have a good look around the North of Norfolk because of our situation. This was highly regarded by my colleague.

Mr Smith, 13th of November 2023

Another really lovely stay at the apartment. It is in a great location, quiet and yet close to all amenities. The advantage of trouble free parking is invaluable! The outside space and drying area is also a huge advantage.
We really enjoy staying at the property when visiting Wells. Comfy bed and pillows. Weather was perfect, which makes a difference. Wells an ideal location for exploring lots of different areas along the coast. Lots of lovely cafes and pubs to enjoy.

The Lait's, 18th of September 2023

once again we have enjoyed our stay, great location , modern property ,very quiet.

The Joys, 1st of September 2023

We have stayed here on several previous occasions and always enjoy our visits. The accommodation is pleasant, comfortable, warm and ideally located. It is also suitably quiet at night.I do not doubt that it will not be long before we return once again. Despite increasing years we were motivated to walk to Holkham and back on the beach. There was much rain forecast but we seemed able to find much fine, dry and sunny weather during our stay. I hope it will not be long before we return.

The Wilson's, 24th of August 2023

A lovely well equipped quiet ground floor apartment, very convenient, just five minutes walk to the quay.
A big bonus was having two secure parking spaces in Wells next the sea. Plenty of maps and local attraction information provided. We enjoyed our stay, look forward to visiting again next year. thank you

The Wragg's, 4th of August 2023

A lovely ground floor apartment which was perfect for my mum who has some mobility problems and is close enough for her to be able to easily walk down to the quay. Two off road parking spaces is a great added bonus!

The Freeman's, 14th of July 2023

Lovely property, warm and comfortable with everything you could need for your stay. Fantastic location and very quiet (I loved hearing the owl hooting in the night !). Hubby very happy that he had parking outside

The Kelly's, 17th of May 2023

Lovely property, warm and comfortable with everything you could need for your stay. Fantastic location and very quiet (I loved hearing the owl hooting in the night !). Hubby very happy that he had parking outside

The Kelly's, 5th of May 2023

lovely apartment, comfortable and well equipped,great location. Convenient for dining out only couple of minutes to quayside,in a quiet location.
Wells is a lovely small place and central to visiting.

The Richmond's, 29th of March 2023

Literally last min booking, hours before arriving. Juliana was a star sorting this out for a sad visit. We have stayed at number 2 many many times and it is always a pleasure. As always allows us space and freedom to live without the constraints of being in a hotel room. It was perfect on this occasion for my Mum who is extremely unwell and making a last visit to her home and family 😔. As always. Perfect. Staying in number 3 in May so 🤞for just as good.

The Brown's, 1st of March 2023

The whole place is excellent, far better than Pinewoods!! I believe that 2 smugglers cove is the perfect holiday accommodation. It hasn’t really got a garden, the bit of shrubbery was neat and well kept though.

The Ashforth's, 7th of October 2022

Well appointed, light airy apartment. Lovely place to stay thanks. We Like having the ability to park securely and patio doors to a seated area

The Lait's, 26th of August 2022

It was bigger than we thought it would be and was just perfect.. It was very clean, We liked how spacious and light it was and how well equipped it was.

The Cole's, 19th of August 2022

A beautiful apartment in a great location, close to shops, bars, restaurants and beach.

The Inman's, 6th of June 2022

Lovely flat in a great location with good attention to detail for guests needs. Well stocked with utensils etc. Also things like washing up liquid, hand wash. Close to the centre, nice furniture and good TV.

The Harrison's, 9th of May 2022

Been twice before and loved it. Good to see the high standards have been maintained Love it! Clean, well maintained, comfy beds, perfect location and great decor.

Ann & friend, 25th of March 2022

2 Smugglers Cove was very well equipped - had everything we needed, we liked the location and high quality decor. The maps and local information provided were very helpful.

The Wileman's, 23rd of April 2021

Everything looked new and clean. The facilities were really good. Bedrooms were small but the beds were very comfy. We took our own fans from home and needed them. We enjoyed the stay in Wells and it was lovely to return to a lovely ‘holiday home’ property each evening.

The Lait Family, 14th of August 2020

Better than Expected - We liked the Furnishings, decorations, quiet location within 5 mins walk of the town, quay , chippy and supermarket. There was a good collection of cleaning materials , kitchen paraphernalia. I loved all the seaside ornaments!

Kay , 4th of July 2020

Better than Expected - Bigger than it looked in photos. Very clean, spacious and safe for my 1 year old

Smith Party, 14th of February 2020

Better than Expected - Some significant improvements since our last stay. We liked the location, facilities, cleanliness. Another enjoyable break at 2 Smugglers Cove

The Wilson's, 24th of January 2020

2 Smugglers Cove has parking for two cars which we like. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and 10 out of 10 for the garden. Our fav apartment, would book every time if free!

The Browns, 20th of September 2019

2 Smugglers Cove was beautifully decorated and exceptionally equipped. We liked the property for the quiet location within walking distance to harbour and we would stay again!

The Byrnes', 1st of June 2019

We really like the comfort, space, warmth and extremely good location in Wells our second stay and we shall almost certainly come again.

Peter Wilson, 28th of January 2019

Repeat Visit, so convenient, excellent car parking we hope to return again in the future.

Longley Party, 11th of May 2018

Excellent - we had a great time.

Havard Party, 10th of November 2017

A lovely, clean and comfortable apartment.
We really appreciated the outdoor courtyard which is a safe outdorr place for out toddler grandchild.

Dugmore Party, 22nd of September 2017

One of the best rental properties we have stayed in.
It was very nicely presented and well equipped and in a really convenient location.

Nelson Party, 17th of September 2017

This cottage was just what we wanted, it was bright modern and we liked the patio garden at the back. So nice to be near to town and Quay.
If we come to Wells again we will defintiely stay at 2 Smugglers Cove

Bleasdale party, 4th of September 2017

This is a lovely apartment so clean and comfortable.

It exceeded our expectations.

It was great access to Wells Quay and had parking!!!!

Lait Party, 24th of August 2017

We have had a wonderful week here in wells. The apartment has been perfect - beautifully presented and with lots of personal touches to make it feel like home. Thank you for the apple juice and biscuits - a lovely welcome. Fabulous location too - easy and quick to get to the shops, quay or the beach. Thank you for a lovely stay.

The Smiths, 12th of July 2017

The property was the icing on the cake for a great holiday.

Cologne party, 7th of July 2017

Great first impression. Apartment nice and central to all of wells. Nice to have the courtyard as outdoor space

The Shepherds, 5th of July 2017

On the hottest weekend of the year so far, we couldn't have picked a nicer place to stay. The apartment is beautiful and our little girl felt instantly settled. A fab location and well equipped holiday home. We hope this will be our first of many trips.

The Wards, 16th of June 2017

A really lovely apartment in a very quiet location. We have really enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning later in the year. Our daughter is in a wheelchair and the apartment worked perfectly for her needs. Many thanks!

The Perrens, 5th of June 2017

The apartment is just perfect, so comfortable and in ideal location, with everything you could need. Definitely the best of the many properties we have stayed in over the years in wells.

The Browns, 23rd of December 2016

Smugglers cove is a lovely modern apartment. Well located, no car needed all weekend.

The Birchs, 23rd of September 2016

Lovely apartment in brilliant location.

The Joys, 9th of September 2016

Because of its location, cleanliness, modern decor we can say with all honesty what a little gem smugglers cove is. We have had a truly lovely holiday so much that we would love to return some time in the future.

The Thompsons, 2nd of September 2016

We've had a great time here in wells. I can't recommend this place highly enough. The flat has been perfect - everything we needed and a little bit more. We just wish we could stay longer. Already planning a return trip!

The Dales, 2nd of May 2016

We've had the most wonderful stay in wells - thank you. The apartment has just been perfect - everything we needed at hand and it feels like home from home. Lovely touch to have the gifts on arrival. We will be back!

TheToules, 24th of April 2016

Lovely well presented apartment, comfortable and warm and superbly located for this north Norfolk coast. As birdwatchers and walkers it's perfect for us, we've tried many cottages over the years this has to be one of the best.

The Leatts, 10th of April 2016

Great accommodation. Really spacious and well equipped.

, 1st of April 2016

We are so very happy with this flat - very comfortable and well equipped, we even found spare batteries for the remote control in a drawer! Lovely and peaceful, yet very close to the town and harbour. Great to have use of two parking spaces. All round a lovely, peaceful and restful visit.

, 25th of March 2016

Great accommodation. Really spacious and well equipped.

The Hatfields, 25th of March 2016
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£745 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£950 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1065 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£950 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£775 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£630 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£745 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£570 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Tue 31 Dec 2024£1065 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£585 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£795 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£645 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£975 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£765 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£975 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1095 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£975 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£795 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£645 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£765 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£585 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1095 / week

Prices shown includes a £30 booking fee.

Booking information

If your required start date is not the usual changeover day, then please call us on 01328 730880 or email.

Please also read our Booking Conditions.

The changeover day for this property is Friday.

Deposit Payable - 33% of total rent

Balance payable 28 days prior to arrival

Please note that smoking is not permitted in any of our cottages

All Sowerbys holiday cottages are supplied with bed linen and towels and the cost of heating is included in the rental price.

Electric Vehicle charging

Cars may only be charged if there is an EV charging point fitted at the property. The cost of electricity is NOT included in the rental price and Sowerbys Holiday Cottages must be notified if the charger is used and an additional surcharge will be made. Due to insurance purposes, guests must never charge their car using a standard outdoor plug or an extension cable linking to a domestic plug. This is not permitted because of fire regulations regarding wiring, earthing rods and voltage restrictions; it poses a serious fire risk to standard 13 amp sockets and there is a real danger that the body of the vehicle could become live.

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