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6 The Granary

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

from £ 595 to £ 1,040 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


A wonderful light and airy one bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor of the iconic Granary building on the quay, with stunning views across Wells harbour, the salt marshes and out to sea. With panoramic views from both the sitting/dining room and the spacious double bedroom, this is the ideal place to stay throughout the year to watch the fishing boats on the quay and the ever changing tides.

Conveniently situated on the quay front close to an excellent deli and within a short walk of the independent local shops, The Crown Hotel and Globe Inn, as well as the coastal path down to the glorious sandy beach with the iconic row of brightly coloured beach huts.


  • Stunning views across the harbour and out to the sea.
  • Steps away from Wells centre with its excellent shops, bars and restaurants.
  • Lovely spacious dining room with seating ideally positioned to enjoy the views


  • Private off street parking at the rear of the building.
  • There is a lift to the second floor apartment.
  • Perfect for winter breaks too

Entry to the apartment is via the well-maintained communal lobby where there is a lift or stairs to access the 2nd floor.

The apartment is all on one level and has been comfortably furnished for use as a private holiday home. It is carpeted throughout and has gas central heating.

Sitting/dining room: lovely spacious room with breathtaking views across Wells harbour. There is a sofa, 2 armchairs, coffee table, freeview digital TV and a dining table with 4 chairs ( ideally positioned to enjoy the views!)

Kitchen: well-equipped fitted kitchen with an electric oven with hob, integral fridge, integral freezer, washing machine.

Bedroom: wonderful views from the large bedroom which has a super king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, a TV, dressing table and built-in wardrobe.

Bathroom: good-sized modern bathroom with a shower over the bath, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.


There is private off-street parking in the designated spaces at the back of The Granary building.

Being situated on the quay, it is only steps away from the local shops and path leading down to the sandy beach.


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 apartment with stunning views. Everything we needed for the holiday was provided. Plenty of space, comfy bed, and well equipped kitchen. Everything in Wells was within walking distance, and having a parking space behind the apartment was a real bonus.Views over the estuary. Boat trip round the harbour in the Lucy Lavers. Visiting local stately homes and gardens. Oh - and excellent fish & chips. Can also highly recommend the coffee at Wills of Wells, which is virtually next door to the apartment.

Pauline, 15th of June 2024

The view was amazing watching the ebb & flow of the tide . The fishermen were fascinating watching them off load their catches at the end of a long day & watching them leave in the early hours too .

The Winfield's, 27th of May 2024

Lovely apartment for our short break to Norfolk. Very comfortable, spacious and well equipped apartment. The views from both the bedroom and lounge are spectacular. Just to sit back and watch the life on the Quay go by from the comfort of the apartment is very special. For those less able the lift to the second floor is great. Also the big bonus in Wells is to have onsite parking. The views are amazing. The apartment is so well situated for the shops and also to walk the mile to the beach but also very quiet being on the second floor. Lovely to watch the fishing boats go out and come back with their catch. Highly recommend The Wells Crab House if you love fish and seafood although you have to book well in advance.
Sowerbys were extremely helpful with all aspects of our booking and arrival process and very efficient.

The Barker's, 17th of May 2024

An excellent and roomy one-bedroom flat, with a perfect location on the waterfront. There was always something interesting to watch. As always, Wells next the Sea is an excellent and central base for enjoying the North Norfolk coast and the countryside inland from it. It is also easy to get about by bus, and we didn't use the car much at all. Good walking.A coastline that never fails to be stunning.Good birdwatching.Watching the coming and going of the fishing boats, according to the state of the tide.Good food in a selection of cafes and pubs. The Jolly Sailors at Brancaster Staithe is always a favourite. Being only a few steps from French's chippy is also very useful. As they give a 10% discount for Blue Light and Defence Discount card holders, we just had to patronise them twice in the week. Thank you, Sowerbys, for your efficiency. this is the second time we have done business with you - last year it was 2, Smugglers Cove.

The Rose's, 1st of May 2024

Second visit to the Granary and had yet again wonderful hol.The views were magnificent and the excitement of the tidal surge from above was memorable.The apartment was in fine shape and we hope to return. Highlights were the dining out at The Crown and Crabhouse.The coastal path walks,the wildlife and the wonderful weather considering the forecast from the previous week. Thanks to all once again.

The Thompson's, 29th of April 2024

We really enjoyed our week in this property. The rooms are large, light, and comfortably furnished. The apartment is very well equipped with a lot of bits and pieces that you'd have in a home but often don't get in a rental eg scissors, matches and candles. There were also some 'Welcome' items which were much appreciated. The location is excellent - right in town, but also just on the edge, so quiet. View is superb. We were relieved that there is excellent parking on site. Wells is a great place to stay. There are some shops, pubs, buses etc so we were able to have some car free days. Lovely walks in both directions.

The Gregory, 11th of April 2024

As always a lovely relaxing few days just watching the world go by. There was everything needed to cook etc.

The Hudson's, 26th of March 2024

Watching the tides and boats. Good walks directly from the property.We thought it was a very well positioned property with great views, comfortable and generally well equipped. Definitely hope to stay again.

The Flood's, 21st of March 2024

We had a lovely stay here, the Granary is a fabulous location, the lift to the 2nd floor was very much appreciated, for the views of course, and for all other places we wanted to visit. We're quite foodie people so, naturally we had a booking for Wells Crab Restaurant, and also managed to have a spectacular fish supper supplied by French's. The obligatory Sunday was at the Globe, and we visited the war Memorial social club to watch football both Saturday and Sunday, and they were very friendly and looked after us well. The Granary apartment itself was great, everything we needed, it did take us a little while to recognise the bottle opener that was supplied, we'd never seen one like that before. The bathroom was lovely and big, the home was lovely and warm, bed was great, and dropping off the keys back to the other village wasn't really a problem as it was on the way home to Suffolk anyway. All in all a very good stay, and I'd recommend it.

The Memorys', 8th of March 2024

A lovely apartment that feels like home-from-home, with amazing views over the quayside and beyond Great location with stunning views. Lift access was very helpful.

The Lilpop's, 5th of February 2024

The apartment is spacious and very comfortable, equipped as a home with everything you might need. Its location, not only in Wells, such a nice town, but also so central on the quayside meant it was easy and quick to get around nearby. Although not used, the bus service and coastal hopper bus was available very close by. Car parking very close to the apartment entrance was very useful and convenient. The apartment being on the second floor (the lift was very useful) meant there were wonderful unbroken views to the North and East. It was interesting to watch the fishing boats at close quarters depart and return with their daily catch. Our second day, unexpectedly, coincided with the Wells Xmastide day: large craft fair, live music, food stalls, parades, Xmas lights turned on, a flotilla of lit up fishing boats cruising the harbour the last of which has Father Christmas for the kids and finally, a large firework display.

The Smith's, 5th of December 2023

3rd. visit to 6 The Granary. We had a lovely few days including a visit to Thursford Christmas show, fairly kind weather and great fish & chips!! Wells was lovely and peaceful and we were able to appreciate it without the crows that summer brings.

The Murry's, 20th of November 2023

The location is unbeatable, the views over the harbour and out to sea are wonderful. The views and walking on the coastal path and through Holkham . Many lovely places to eat as well.

The Dack's, 11th of November 2023

We had yet another wonderful week staying at 6 the Granary- it’s the 12th time we’ve stayed there so you can guess that we really love staying there - sadly it may be the last time we stay there as the owners have put it on the market . The apartment is really lovely & feels very homely so each time we stay it’s like going home !!! If the new owners decide to continue to rent maybe you could let us know? The ease of parking is an asset as is the lift to get our stuff up to level 2 & down when you leave . When you step into the apartment you instantly feel at home . The views from every window are spectacular so we’ve spent many hours looking out at the ever changing scenes , tides etc . The welcome gifts are very thoughtful & much appreciated. . The apartment is very well stocked with all you need for cooking & the bed is extremely comfortable. All in all it’s a wonderful place to stay & we will really miss being able to stay there . It’s very close to everything you need for shopping, bus service, coastal paths etc etc .

The Stewart's, 19th of October 2023

As always a lovely apartment, warm and homely with superb views whatever the weather.

The Hudson's, 13th of October 2023

We yet again had a wonderful holiday @ 6 the Granary - everything about the property is excellent & if it feeels like we’re coming home every time we stay ( eleven times now !!! ) Fabulous views , comfortable bed , right on the coastal path , great bus service on the doorstep & fantastic places to eat & shop !!!

The Stewart's, 27th of June 2023

Comfortable,clean and spacious, well equipped apartment . Lift and parking are ideal. Superb view from all the windows of the tidal quay.

The Stafford's, 6th of June 2023

Fantastic views, even better than expected. Very comfortable flat bed.

The Ferguson's, 20th of April 2023

This was our third visit to this lovely apartment. We always find it very clean, comfortable, light and airy. Love the views.Always find our visits to Wells and the North Norfolk coast very relaxing, despite the weather being rather unfriendly at times. Just being somewhere different, away from usual routines. (Mainly hospital visits!!)

The Whitling's, 6th of April 2023

Stay highlights were the the view from the appartment.

The Pearl's, 1st of March 2023

Very comfortable flat in a perfect position with a stunning view. Private parking. All amenities close by. Wonderful walks from the door. Birdwatching excellent. Good bus service.

The Copperwheat's, 14th of February 2023

We had a brilliant stay at 6 The Granary & luckily the weather was good so we did lots of walking . We’ve stayed at no6 for about 10 times now and just love staying there as when we walk through the door we instantly feel “at home “ the apartment is very well appointed & feels very much that it’s” a home “ the kitchen is great & has everything you need to make lovely meals . The huge bed is extremely comfortable & the lounge is nice & comfy in fact the whole apartment is great and the views are amazing from every window .. We are already booked to come again in June & September as we just love stays here !!! Fantastic views , very comfortable apartment, stepping out of the door & going straight onto the coastal path & safe parking for the car ( which we don’t have to use during our stay )

the Stewart's, 14th of February 2023

Local walks, the constantly changing views from the windows, French’s chippy, We can’t wait to go back!

Rev Martin Upton, 4th of February 2023

Very nice stay again. Lovely apartment, now the heating system has been fixed it was pleasantly warm despite very inclement weather outside. Some wonderful bird watching despite awful weather -gales. Lots of wintering geese this year for a change.

The Hedderwick's, 24th of January 2023

Well equipped apartment. Very comfortable bed. Jigsaws appreciated.

The Storm's, 17th of January 2023

A lovely apartment and very comfortable
Nice welcoming touches. The ever changing view from 6 Granary was a reminder that even in the winter months the coast provides endless interest

Sindall, 10th of December 2022

Nice flat, fantastic views. Recommend Wells Crab House, Bang in Wells, Wells Deli and Golden Fleece as places to eat out. We have stayed a few times before and hope to visit again.

The Whitworth's, 18th of November 2022

A very comfortable and well presented apartment with a fantastic view. Very central with very good access and connections to all local amenities. Would recommend to friends.

The Wood's, 14th of November 2022

Lovely warm, spacious & comfortable apartment. We loved the amazing views. Long walks & yummy meals out. Parking was a great bonus. A lovely apartment. Fab stay.

Mary and Caroline, 4th of November 2022

We had a great holiday. Have been many times before and hope to come again next year. The flat is great, comfortable and well equipped. Lovely views too. We mostly enjoyed walking and birdwatching. Lovely area and autumn colours made it especially beautiful.

Colin and Ros, 30th of September 2022

This is the 8th time we’ve stayed at 6 the Granary & feel very “ at home “ every time we come . The views are fantastic & the apartment is very well appointed. We love coastal walking & we were lucky that the weather was kind to us so managed to walk every day & we went for a lovely evening meal at The Globe - very delicious & the service is really good - we usually go there for an after walk drink too !!! he welcome pack was very nice especially the delicious lemon cake & the wine went down very well.

The Stewarts, 23rd of September 2022

Second stay at the property and we love it.

The Turner's, 29th of April 2022

6 The Granary was very comfortable and clean, with fantastic views. Good to see Wells in the summer. We always visited in the Winter months before. Stunning views all round.

Juliet , 24th of July 2020

Better than Expected - Very comfortable and clean, with fantastic views. Good to see Wells in the summer. We always visited in the Winter months before. Stunning views all round.

Juliet , 24th of July 2020

At 6 The Granary we liked the Sea views , comfortable bed and a well equipped kitchen. A well appointed throughout home from home. We love coming to stay in number 6 the granary and will continue to do so as long as it’s available.

Josephine , 21st of February 2020

Our 3rd stay in the apartment - can't get any better. We would give 10 out of 10 for the cleanliness of 6 The Granary, we like the space, comfort, views and plenty of parking. Brilliant !

The Davies', 30th of December 2019

Just as lovely as last year! The views are wonderful. Everything one could possibly want is there. We would stay again. Absolutely perfect.

The Sturge's, 20th of December 2019

We know it very well !!!! The views, off road parking, very well equipped kitchen, extremely comfortable bed, all in all a lovely apartment right in the centre of Wells. We’ve already booked up for 2020 & it will be our 6th visit to this apartment so that shows how much we love staying here !!!

The Stewart's, 27th of September 2019

We have Been before. A lovely place we like it for the comfort, location and views. We return quite often as a brilliant place to stay.. Thank you

Hedderwick Party, 20th of September 2019

Better than Expected, lovely apartment, great views of the harbour 10 out of 10 for cleanliness

Dawn Wapples, 30th of November 2018

We thought the views and the overall layout of the apartment were superb

The Grimes, 17th of September 2018

We had a wonderful, relaxing week – a real chance to recharge the batteries. The apartment was delightful; very well appointed, extremely comfortable, lovely bed linen and yummy welcome goodies!

The Giles, 24th of August 2018

I would happily buy it if ever available!!!!

The Hudson party, 20th of July 2018

Lovely, comfortable and generally well equipped flat with a fabulous outlook.

Hedderwick Party, 4th of May 2018

Great Views, Hope to stay again next year.

Harrison Party, 27th of April 2018

We enjoy a winter break at the coast and this apartment ticks all the boxes.

Prior Party, 19th of January 2018

We thought the apartment was very homely and obviously much loved.
We felt very much at home there and would love to return.

Maul Party, 4th of December 2017

Can't wait to stay in 6 The Granary again!
Thank you!

Hunt Party, 17th of November 2017

The views are spectacular - the bed extremely comfortable - the kitchen very well equipped - Very well appointed.
This was the third time we've stayed at no 6 The Granary and we are booked in for 2018, so that says how much we like this property!!!!

Stewart Party, 29th of September 2017

This is a lovely comfortable, warm, welcoming property. Very homely and well equipped. It exceeded expectations. Great views. Very clean.

Mrs J Barnes, 28th of April 2017

We love the apartment, we have been before and really like it, and would come again.

Rober & Susan Crossett, 24th of March 2017

The Apartment was wonderful, very warm, comfortable and well equipped and has amazing views. The location is excellent. We hope to return soon.

Tracy Cox, 17th of February 2017

Your lovely flat came up to expectations, the comfortable furniture and the views. Over a busy bank holiday with lots of sunshine we could relax, enjoy the view and watch the crowds walking along the quay. Thank you for a great relaxing week!

The Morlings, 2nd of May 2014

Very much enjoyed our stay! We have stayed elsewhere in Wells and feel this will be hard to beat with wonderful views. Such a well equipped apartment with all one could possibly want after coastal walks and birdwatching! Many thanks for your hospitality and we hope to come again.

The Harris', 18th of April 2014

Had a wonderful opportunity to stay in your apartment. We felt we could quite literally just remain glued to your armchairs and watch the ebb and flow of Wells, alas no room service so had to venture out!! Thank you for the experience, we truely enjoyed our stay. Thank you again.

The Templemans, 3rd of February 2014

The flat is ideal for a mid-winter break, cosy, quiet and those wonderful views!

The Smiths, 3rd of January 2014

Wonderful relaxing weekend break. Apartment perfect for us. Loved the views and the paintings. I am sure we will return.

The Watkins, 22nd of November 2013
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£950 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1040 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£950 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£920 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£825 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£920 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£595 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£950 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£610 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£845 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£760 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£965 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£945 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£975 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1070 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£975 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£945 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£845 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£845 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£610 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£975 / 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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