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5 Pauls Maltings

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

from £ 695 to £ 1,275 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


5 Pauls Maltings is a stunning penthouse coastal apartment which is part of the original maltings on the quay, with absolutely breathtaking panoramic views across Wells harbour and out to sea from the large bay window. It has a superb sociable light and airy open-plan dining/sitting area with original character beams and two good sized bedrooms making it perfect for one or two couples, or a family to stay.

This is 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
  • Lovely views from the king-size bedroom


  • On the 3rd floor with access via external and internal staircases, so not suitable for less mobile guests
  • There's the advantage of a designated parking space
  • Literally steps away from the sea and all the shops

The apartment is accessed via an external brick staircase (with railings) around the back of the Maltings. Once inside the Maltings there are two further flight of stairs to reach number 5 on the top (third) floor.
Please note there is no lift and so not suitable for less mobile guests.

Open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area a large spacious room with character beams and windows giving stunning views across the harbour. There is wifi available through the apartment.

Kitchen: fitted cream units and well-equipped with an electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with an ice-box and dishwasher. (Please note there is no freezer).

Dining area: set in a large bay window which enjoys wonderful views overlooking the harbour. Has a large dining table with six comfortable dining chairs.

Sitting area: overlooks the harbour with two large comfy sofas, coffee table and Smart TV, there is a further little cosy reading area with chair and stools with picture windows overlooking the quay

Bedroom 1: Has a lovely harbour view from the side window. With a king-size bed, bedside lamps and side table, chest of drawers and mirror over, occasional chairs and coat stand.

Bedroom 2: With twin beds, bedside table and lamps, chest of drawers with mirror over and a wooden cot.

Bathroom: With a shower over the bath, 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.



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 stay, the flat was spacious, very comfortable and with a well stocked kitchen. Fabulous views across the harbour and the Saltmarsh. Having a smart TV with several streaming services on hand was also a bonus.

Vicki, 19th of April 2024

We spent another lovely week at this superb apartment. It was delightful in every regard and that view! - as always, it was spectacular and mesmerising. Apartment was clean, warm and a home from home with everything you could need. The view! Walking down to the beach and back again Browsing the shops on Staithe Street Eating at the Crab House, The Globe and numerous other great restaurants along the coast including The White Horse at Brancaster Staithe.

The Bird's, 12th of March 2024

Loved every minute of our stay. The flat was well equipped for our needs with comfy beds and sofas. The view was superb and kept us well entertained! Excellent dinner at the Crown. Exploring the independent shops of Holt

The Edward's, 25th of January 2024

Spacious apartment with fabulous views. Welcome gifts were well received and appreciated. North Norfolk is a wonderful area for walks, wildlife especially birding and has the embracing vibe of seascape.

The Grundy's, 16th of October 2023

The apartment was wonderful with spacious bedrooms and an amazing open-plan living area. Relaxed, tasteful decor and very comfy sofas and beds. Then best of all was the box window in the dining area with the most jaw-dropping, panoramic views of Wells harbour and way into the distance. We spent a lot of time at that dining table just gazing out of the window at the tides and the ever-changing scene. As above - gazing out of the window! Also the apartment is perfectly located for exploring the many wonders of Wells town (such as the shops on Staithe street) and the world's best beach is just a healthy stroll down the walkway.Wells Crab House is close by with excellent food and service but need to book in advance. Similarly the White Horse in Brancaster Staithe is a fantastic restaurant but again need to book. The food at the Globe pub on the Buttlands was also very good indeed.

The Bird's, 15th of August 2023

Fantastic light and airy Penthouse Apartment. Very Comfortable Beds and Sofas. Great Smart TV and WiFi. Plenty of room. Lots of Stairs to get to the apartment with no lift available and once in a few low beams to be careful of. Neither of these detract from the loveliness of the apartment but may be things to consider when booking. Will book again. Highly recommended.

Elizabeth, 14th of July 2023

The very ordinary entrance off Tunns Yard doesn't prepare you for the "wow factor" of the incredible view from the open plan living area over the harbour and the marshes. All the beds and furniture were comfortable and the crockery, utensils and kitchen equipment were good quality Sitting at the dining table watching the activity in and around the harbour Visiting the lifeboat station The narrow gauge train to Little Walsingham and the Abbey Visits to the various nature reserves along the coast Not needing to use the car with the excellent bus services.

The Peace's, 10th of July 2023

Lovely apartment, The views from the living room were excellent. It was fascinating watch the changing tides and boat movements.

The Brinley's, 27th of June 2023

Beautiful flat, very comfortable beds, amazing views from every window.
Stay Highlights: The swimming at the local secondary school, very warm and often not busy, a hidden gem! Walking the Alpacas was such a great experience. Usual walking to Holkham and to the beach, followed by a pint at the Globe.

The Stewart's, 26th of May 2023

Lovely property had everything we needed. The best views from every room. Walks from the doorstep. We will be back. Sitting and watching the tides roll in and out and the wonderful walks.

The Hatch's, 5th of April 2023

We loved this light and airy loft style apartment, and found it to be very clean and well equipped, everything within the apartment was good quality. Although it was very cold when we stayed, the apartment was lovely and warm. It had such great views, far better than we anticipated! Much relaxing time was spent watching seals and fishing boats bringing the catches in, comings and goings on the quayside from our own private viewing window! It very much felt like staying in someone's home rather than a holiday let. We really did enjoy our time here. The excellent views from the apartment.
Walking to Wells - Holkham beach, the most amazing beach we had ever seen.Dinner at the Crab House.

The Peek's, 10th of March 2023

Great apartment with lovely views. All that we needed. Loved the views and could even see the owl flying from there. Lots of great walks and places to see near by and we tried most of the mentioned restaurants.

The Soulsby's, 7th of March 2023

We have been staying Paul’s Maltings for a number of years now and it never disappoints. The flat is bright, airy, comfortable and has wonderful views. As long as you can cope with quite a lot of stairs, it’s fantastic.

The Robertson's, 25th of November 2022

Well worth the 48 steps to reveal the beautiful views in a lovely flat.

The Kearney's, 28th of October 2022

The flat is stunning and relaxing, it feels like home from home, very spacious and everything you need with a beautiful view for perfect stay. We loved watching the boats come in, people watching, going swimming at the local pool which is never busy, and biking to Holkham.

The Stewart Family, 21st of October 2022
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 12 Apr 2024Thu 23 May 2024£800 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£1115 / week
Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£955 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1115 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1275 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1115 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£955 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£800 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£955 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£695 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1275 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£715 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£985 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£825 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1150 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£985 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1150 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1310 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1150 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£983 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£825 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£985 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£715 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1310 / 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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