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4 Pauls Maltings

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

from £ 585 to £ 1,070 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


4 Pauls Maltings is a lovely second floor coastal apartment which is part of the original maltings on the quay, with absolutely breathtaking views across Wells harbour and out to sea. It has been furnished in a contemporary style and has a sociable light and airy open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting area with three windows overlooking the harbour.

With two double bedrooms, this is a perfect place for one ot two couples to stay with, being the ultimate coastal location situated on the quay within walking distance of the beautiful coast and all of Wells' shops and places to eat, plus the added advantage of a designated parking space.


  • Panoramic coastal views across Wells harbour and out to sea
  • The sociable open plan living space with sea views
  • The designated private parking space


  • Is on the 2nd floor with access via external and internal staircases, so not suitable for less mobile guests
  • There's an induction hob so guests with pacemakers should take note
  • Literally steps away from the harbour and shops

The apartment is accessed via an external brick staircase (with railings) around the back of the Maltings. There is an entrance lobby where bicycles and prams may be stored. Once inside the Maltings there is a further flight of stairs to reach number 4 on the second floor. Please note there is a further apartment above.

Open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area with three windows giving stunning views across the harbour.

Kitchen: fitted cream units and well-equipped with all integral appliances which include an electric oven, induction hob, combi microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.

Dining area: overlooks the harbour and has a glass dining table with four comfortable dining chairs, and an illuminated display cabinet.

Sitting area: overlooks the harbour with a large comfy corner sofa, two armchairs, coffee table, freeview digital flatscreen wall-mounted TV and an electric flame-effect fire.

Bedroom 1: Has a lovely harbour view from the side window. With a king-size bed, bedside lamps, built-in dressing table & stool, TV, built-in wardrobe with mirrored doors.

Bedroom 2: With a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Shower room: With a shower cubicle, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.


There is the advantage of a designated parking space for one car in nearby Tunns Yard. It is literally steps to the quay and a short walk to the great selection of shops and places to eat in Wells-next-the-Sea.

Please note that this property is not suitable for young children.


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

Lovely flat with a great view over the quay. Beautiful view. Excellent location. Easy parking. Near to shops etc.

The Phillip's, 18th of June 2024

Such a lovely apartment. Great views and incredibly comfortable. The flat was immaculate and the location is stunning.

The Brealin 's, 3rd of June 2024

Beautiful apartment we enjoyed our stay. Great location and views.

The Breslin's, 3rd of June 2024

Wonderful views, cleanliness of the apartment, lovely welcome basket, comfortable furniture and furnishings, dedicated parking space, well-equipped kitchen, good internet access, spaciousness, great location for accessing shops etc

Paula, 31st of May 2024

Nice apartment in a fantastic location, great for bird watching and the changing tides. Stay highlights the view.

The Gorner's, 20th of April 2024

Pauls Maltings certainly came up to our expectations and we agree with everyone else that the views from the windows are delightful for the scenery, weather watching and for observing all that is happening outside.

The Ralph's, 12th of April 2024

The apartment was excellent and very clean. We appreciated the ‘welcome basket of goodies’ a very nice touch. Fire was lovely in the evening. T V worked very well, everything we wanted in the apartment. Heating was excellent. Thank you, a lovely property.

The Atwood's, 8th of April 2024

A lovely apartment with a fantastic view from the window. Particularly nice out of high season when Wells is fairly quiet. Lots of nice walks and not too far from Blakeney Point, Holkham Lookout when walking. Highlights of our stay were being able to walk to Holkham Beach from the apartment, looking from the window to see seals in the harbour. Also the presence of Spoonbills along the East Quay and being able to see them in the evenings. The parking spot was particularly convenient, with no parking issues (as sometimes happens with holiday accommodation!).

The Dupelock's, 26th of March 2024

The flat was very clean with lovely views. Everything was provided, from hand soap to kitchen roll - it was extremely well-equipped. Sowerbys were very helpful and made sure that the heating was on and the flat was lovely and warm. We had a wet week unfortunately but we’re happy that we had a very nice flat to come back to, when we were cold and wet! Would definitely recommend. The cleanliness, the equipment and the lovely views. Wells itself was as picturesque as ever and even looked good in the rain!

The Page 's, 26th of February 2024

Another lovely stay, very comfortable apartment, views outstanding. Looking out over the harbour and sea each day. RSPB Titchwell and Norfolk Wildlife Reserve at Cley were fantastic to visit.

The Beale's, 19th of February 2024

Stunning location and view so whatever the weather you are in for a treat. Lots of walks in the area. Made good use of the Coastliner and Coasthopper buses. Sitting in comfort just looking out of the windows and doing the walks we did using the buses to get back. we've had a lovely week.

The Long's, 12th of February 2024

Another fabulous week at 4 Pauls Maltings. We love Wells and this apartment has everything we need - great position by the harbour, comfortable and well equipped, and it has a fantastic view from the living room. It's the perfect base for a week of walking on the coast. We walked along the coast every day, using the local bus services to get to Blakeney, Cley and Burnham Deepdale when we wanted to start our walks further afield.

The Naylor's, 27th of December 2023

Lovely, warm, comfortable apartment with fabulous views even in December. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise. The apartment had everything we needed and was lovely & quiet as I don't think any of the others were occupied while we were there.Great to have parking included & very close to all amenities. You could certainly park the car & leave it .The Two Magpies bakery downstairs was a great addition to the area if not our waistlines!We would certainly book this again. We had great meals at The Crabpot & at Bang in Wells. Both excellent. The walk to the beach is great for wildlife spotting as is the reserve at Holkham. Holt is lovely & we went to Titchwell, Sheringham & Cromer.

The Kirkbride's, 19th of December 2023

Highlights definitely the views and also very comfortable and warm.

The Mcardle's, 15th of November 2023

At Sowerbys Francesca and the rest of the team could not be any more wonderful, and 4 Pauls Maltings we had been before and we will aim to go again very soon and also recommend to family and friends, its a beautiful apartment with everything you need and the View just takes your breath away, just love it. Thank you so much to the Landlord that was so understanding and kind with our change of dates. Thank you again. Perfect place, perfect view.

The Martin's, 9th of November 2023

Lovely property in a great location, right in the town and lots of places to visit nearby. Great views from property. A bonus having a parking space. Nice places to eat out and all within walking distance.

The Easterbrook's, 23rd of August 2023

Brilliant location, lovely views. Apartment very clean. Wells next to sea and surrounding area excellent.

the Strother's, 11th of July 2023

Beautiful views from the flat. The welcome pack is a really nice gesture. The flat was spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfortable.

The Breslin's, 19th of June 2023

The apartment has a great location with a superb view of the harbour. We slept well in the comfortable beds and found the flat very well equipped. The welcome pack was very generous. Thank you! We loved sitting in the living room and watching the water in the harbour. Also, the apartment is a perfect base for walks along the coast.

The Beck's, 24th of April 2023

Amazing view, very good location along the coast , apartment very comfortable. Highlights were the closeness to Titchwell reserve and Cley.

The Beale's, 1st of March 2023

We loved the apartment and especially the views. We have stayed in this apartment a few times. The weather was extremely good for the time of year so we were able to get out every day.

The Driscoll's, 14th of February 2023

The view was definitely a major reason why we booked this place and we spent quite a bit of time looking at the changing tides.

The Killingworth's, 12th of January 2023

The view from the windows was a real highlight. we loved it so much weve booked again for next year.

The Desborough's, 12th of December 2022

This was our second stay at 4 Pauls Maltings and the view from the lounge windows was as stunning as we remembered it. As well as the great view, the flat had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and it made a good base for a week of walking along the coast. Wells has good independent food shops and during our stay we discovered a handy short-cut from Tunns Yard to Staithe Street. Thanks to the frequent buses, we left our car untouched in the car park all week.
Highlights of our week included walking along the coast path and across the marshes; spotting a huge variety of migrating birds both during our walks and from the apartment windows; dinner at the Wells Crab House.
Improved or would have liked in the property: The flat was very comfortable, it had everything we needed and the heating problems we experienced last year had been sorted out.

The Naylor's, 18th of November 2022

The apartment is situated in an ideal place right on the Harbourside, complete with a parking space which is a premium in Wells. The apartment was well furnished with everything we could want warm and comfortable. The highlight must have been eating fish and chips on the harbour knowing we were only a few steps away from the apartment

Robert & Glenda, 17th of October 2022

Lovely property,everything we needed for a nice holiday, we loved the view from the property

The Oakeys, 14th of October 2022

Thank you for another lovely holiday, we hope to come again. - It is comfortable and the view of Wells Harbour is amazing! We have been a few times now and can remember where things are and how the appliances all work!

The Leathersich's, 25th of June 2021

4 Pauls Maltings ......We knew we had paid for quality but the superb panoramic views surpassed our highest expectations. Everything we needed was available. It is our intention to try and book the same apartment same time next year. First time in North Norfolk an we loved every minute of it.

Wright Party, 6th of September 2019

The lounge was lovely and light and the view from all three windows never failed to make me say WOW each time I went in!
It was in a very convenient place and the views were amazing. The apartment was well equipped but the views were the best thing for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you

Leathersich Party, 6th of July 2019

Better than Expected Beautifully presented accommodation 10 out of 10 for cleanliness We loved the sea view from all windows We would definitely stay again

Wendy Lamin, 11th of March 2019

The views were superb. The living room was spacious and well appointed. Speedy response by Sowerbys. The flat was warm. WiFi worked. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness

Cormac Quigley, 26th of October 2018

Better than Expected 10 out of 10 for cleanliness. High spec fixtures and furnishings and very comfortable he owners are to be commended for the way they have put a lot of thought into making the apartment comfortable and well equipped for us, well done!

Carol Marston, 15th of October 2018

Beautifully decorated. Exceptionally well equipped. Fantastic views

The Alexanders, 12th of October 2018
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£830 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£945 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1070 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£945 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£830 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£680 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£830 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£585 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1070 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£600 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£825 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£700 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£970 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£855 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£970 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1100 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£970 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£855 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£700 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£855 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£600 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1100 / 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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