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5 Monteagle

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

from £ 565 to £ 1,020 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


5 Monteagle is an immaculately presented, light and airy 2 bed-room apartment on the top floor of Monteagle, a prominent Grade II listed house. The apartment is maintained to an extremely high standard by its owners and great care and attention has gone into furnishing and equipping their second home.

A fantastic location in the heart of Wells on the prestigious green and leafy Buttlands, with the living room and master bedroom enjoying lovely views across the green. Ideally situated within a short walk of all of Wells' amenities and the quay, and only a few steps from The Crown and The Globe, two of Wells' best places to eat and drink, making this the perfect place to stay throughout the year.


  • Ideally located in the centre of Wells.
  • Great care and attention has gone into furnishing the apartment to a very high standard throughout.
  • The master bedroom enjoys wonderful views across the green


  • No designated parking but there are no parking restrictions around the Buttlands in Wells
  • Within walking distance of 2 very popular public houses on the Buttlands (The Crown and The Globe ) and numerous shops.
  • Well maintained communal entrance with a wide sweeping staircase to the upper floor

Communal entrance hall: Well maintained communal space with wide sweeping carpeted stairs to the upper floors.

The apartment has been furnished and equipped to a high standard and has a spacious open plan sitting, dining and kitchen area, 2 bedrooms and a spacious modern bathroom.

Sitting/Dining Room: Spacious room with original stripped floorboards, sloped ceiling, an ornamental fireplace, flatscreen freeview digital TV & DVD player and a selection of books, DVDs and games. There is a round dining table with 4 chairs. There are 2 chairs by the window where you can sit and enjoy the view across The Buttlands - perfect for watching the world go by!

Kitchen: Newly fitted cream kitchen, well-equipped with an induction hob and electric fan-assisted oven, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and microwave.

Bedroom 1: Beautifully presented with lovely views overlooking The Buttlands, with double bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers.

Bedroom 2: Another lovely room having twin beds, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bathroom: Spacious room at the back of the property with a bath with shower over, hand basin and WC. Delightful roof top views across Wells and towards the church and countryside beyond.

There is a hairdryer in the property.


Although there is no designated off-street parking, there are no parking restrictions on The Buttlands and it is usually possible to park outside. It is just a few steps to the renowned Crown Hotel and also The Globe Inn. This is a fantastic location right in the heart of Wells within walking distance of numerous shops and the quay.



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

Pleasant comfortable well equipped accommodation in a pretty location. Walk on Wells Beach. Afternoon Tea at Morston Hall.

The constantinou 's, 20th of April 2024

Fabulously thoughtful to let us know the apartment was available early and provide fizz and snacks. Super quality accommodation in wonderful location we enjoyed our stay very much. We did buy a shower mat because we wanted an extra non-slip assurance when showering as there is no grab rail either. This comment is just in case it would help another guest. We thoroughly enjoyed our break. Thank you for consistently excellent experiences.

The Bechelet's, 26th of March 2024

A very enjoyable stay. So many lovely walks near by and Wells next the Sea is an interesting town . The apartment suited us completely. So clean and warm and everything you need for a weeks holiday. The beaches, the walks and the pubs and cafes. A pleasure to stay in this apartment and such good value.

The Willmott's, 29th of February 2024

Brilliant stylish classy apartment fully equipped fantastic location. Being in great location and the flat great place to hang out.

The Smith's, 8th of January 2024

Our 4th visit to Monteagle 5 and just as cosy and comfortable as its predecessors. We like its location overlooking The Buttlands, with a pair of director's chairs offering a grandstand view of life going on across the green. Staithe Street's just a hop, skip and a jump away; near enough to get you egg & bacon rolls back piping hot from Howells Bakery. This time the 'highlight' has to be a one-way ride on the Welcome Ferry out from Burnham Overy Staithe to Gun Hill, where a seal pop watched our arrival with mingled amusement and disdain.

The Pearson's, 6th of November 2023

It’s our third stay at 5 Monteagle. We love it. Fish and chips on the beach, fun times in our beach hut. The kids playing on the Buttlands.

The Thomas's, 14th of September 2023

We really enjoyed our stay at Monteagle. A beautiful airy and nicely decorated property. Spotlessly clean and in a really lovely prime location for all the beautiful sites of Wells. You do have to be prepared for some noise at night due to its close proximity to the most popular pubs on the village Green, but that didn’t put us off and we loved our stay.Wells itself is a beautiful, with lovely shops and a beautiful beach. We also walked to Stiffkey from Wells. It was a long walk but a lovely one taking in the views of the surrounding salt marshes. We are very lazy when it comes to nature watching, but still managed to see little egrets, oyster catches, and curlews without even trying which was really nice. We would definitely come back to wells and stay at 5 Monteagle again.

The Tamplin's, 1st of September 2023

Fantastic stay! Couldn’t fault anything. The location is perfect. The apartment was so spacious and clean. We had such a lovely time and would highly recommend.

The Fender's, 25th of August 2023

Excellent property, great location our 6th stay! Property remains very high quality, fixtures and fittings are very good, fantastic weather added to a great week.

The Towersey's, 4th of July 2023

We had a lovely week at 5 Monteagle. The apartment was spacious, well furnished and well appointed. We would definitely stay here again and recommend to friends. Seal watching boat tour Watching the lifeboat launch from Wells Lovely shops on Staithe Street Eating at Socius in Burnham Market Cycling at Holkham Hall.

The Redmayne's, 29th of June 2023

Stylish apartment in a lovely old property in a beautiful area of Wells

the Harris's, 3rd of April 2023

Well equipped with quality furnishings. Handily placed with great views from the front windows.However no reserved parking and the being on the second floor the stairs might be a problem for some. We enjoyed sitting looking out over the Buttlands from the lounge window.

The Clydesdale family, 28th of October 2022

Comfortable third floor apartment with views across The Buttlands. We enjoyed walks at Holkham and Burnham Overy Staithe. Breakfast at Byfords in Holt. Cakes from Picnic Fayre at Cley. Fish & chips from Plattens on the quay at Wells. Our second stay in six weeks, which should be recommendation enough!

Jacqueline and James, 21st of October 2022

The directors chairs in the window were a brilliant vantage point to watch the Buttlands from. The decor was lovely. Sofas super comfy.

The Thomas's, 27th of August 2021

Flat 5 Monteagle is a perfect position on The Butlands, fairly spacious for 2 with view of the Butlands, comfortably furnished and nicely decorated. Appeared very clean throughout and was also well equipped. We had a very enjoyable stay

The Pointons', 25th of September 2020

5 Monteagle was better than we expected - Spotlessly clean extra touches very nice etc coffee tea and prosecco just like home from home. We felt very safe in these unprecedented times. We would like to thank you for a wonderful stay and we will want to book again next year if possible.

The Smiths', 31st of July 2020

A well equipped spotless cottage. Good view across the Green. Very well equipped.Nothing extra needed. I have never seen so many hangers in a rented property. Excellent The guest information was also excellent. The owner had added lots of helpful information and everything was to hand

Tublin, 20th of September 2019

This was our second visit. We like 5 Monteagle for it's position. The view over Buttlands. How well appointed it was for a small flat. Plus nice colour schemes. We had a perfect, relaxing holiday and reluctantly returned to, a busy working week.

The Lings', 6th of September 2019

10 out of 10 for cleanliness It was really clean and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the apartment was excellent. It was clean and comfy and we felt at home. The extra goodies were a lovely touch. The apartment is in a perfect location too. We also liked that there wasn’t too much clutter in the apartment, this was particularly important for us as we have a very curious and lovely 18month old! We would definitely stay again and will recommend to our family and friends. Thanks again.

Fletcher, 13th of July 2018

Cosy and well appointed. Great location.

Holmes Party, 6th of April 2018

I expected something good, but was particularly charmed by this flat.
I loved the location and the position of the flat in the eaves of the house.
There was everything I needed and it was comfortable and attractive.

Staples Party, 17th of November 2017

It looked good on the Internet but looked even better when there.

Marlow Party, 21st of October 2017

This is our fifth stay at the property, we love this holiday apartment and intend to book again in the future.

Riley Party, 4th of August 2017

Better than expected, in very good decorative order and very nicely furnished.
Nice position above Buttlands and very pleasant ambience in the flat.
Perfect for our needs.
Would love to come back

Schrank party, 7th of July 2017

Really enjoyable stay in your flat, 2nd stay for us and hope to be back again soon. Thank you.

Sally, John, Samuel & Jacob , 14th of April 2017

Had a great time, very relaxed just what we needed. Apartment has everything and more. Thank you.

Darren & Louise, 25th of November 2016

Our 4th time in Monteagle as we love Wells and this cosy flat. Our favourite plans are Wells beach walk to Holkham, Brancaster Beach, Steam trains to Sheringham and Walsingham, Holkham Park to see beautiful deer. Its been a great getaway and we have relaxed after a busy year. Thanks to the owners, cleaners and Sowerbys.

Ann & Simon, Essex, 7th of October 2016

Really enjoyed the apartment. Great location and it had everything we needed. We have been coming to Wells for over 30 years and it never disappoints. This one exceeded our expectations, thank you for providing an excellent place to stay.

Burgin, 4th of July 2014

Wonderful stay, lovely apartment and fantastic weather too! Lots of walking, a train journey and a boat trip, fantastic time. Many thanks.

Smith, 19th of May 2014
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£910 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1020 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£910 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£750 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£625 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£750 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£565 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£990 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£580 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£785 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£640 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£925 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£750 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£935 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1050 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£935 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£770 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£640 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£770 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£580 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1015 / 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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