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Bailey Wick Cottage

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

from £ 650 to £ 1,110 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Bailey-Wick Cottage is a quirky Norfolk flint and brick period end-terrace cottage, ideally located on the old High Street, in the heart of Wells, only moments from The Buttlands with its green and the excellent Crown Hotel and Globe Inn. This gorgeous cottage has been fully renovated to provide all the bonuses of modern living with a cosy stylish interior and the advantage of gas central heating. It is conveniently located within walking distance of the picturesque quay and bustling town centre of Wells, with its great selection of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

One small dog may be considered at the owner's discretion.


  • Lovingly renovated stylish period cottage with wood burner
  • Great location in the heart of Wells close to all amenities
  • Warm and cosy throughout the year - perfect for 2 or a small family


  • While there is no dedicated parking, parking is usually possible outside the cottage or on sections of the high street or nearby streets where parking is free and unrestricted
  • The enclosed outside area is at the front of the cottage
  • Fully renovated from top to toe in 2021

Ground Floor

The ground floor is all open plan

Kitchen: well-equipped kitchen with an integrated, fridge with icebox, dishwasher, double electric oven, halogen hob, washing machine, microwave and a Belfast sink.

Sitting Room: has stripped wooden floorboards with rugs, a wood-burner and is comfortably furnished with a sofa and armchair and digital Smart TV. There is a dining table with bench seating and three chairs.

First Floor

The stairs are not too steep, straight and there is a hand rail.

Bedroom 1: beautifully presented room with an ornamental fireplace. There is a double bed, bedside table and lamp, a chest of drawers, full length mirror, armchair and a wardrobe.

Bedroom 2: has full-size twin beds, a bedside table and lamp and a chest of drawers.

Shower room: with a large shower with drench and hand held shower attachment, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

There is a hairdryer for use in the house.


Please note that there is a security camera that covers the entrance and the key box.

There is sole use of a small fully enclosed outside area at the front of the cottage with a bistro style dining set and bench.

While there is no dedicated parking for Bailey-Wick Cottage, there are sections of the high street or the adjoining streets where parking is free and unrestricted and it is usually possible to park in front of or near the cottage. There are also a number of paid car parks around Wells, where a longer stay ticket can be purchased.

Bailey Wick cottage is ideally located within walking distance of the picturesque quay and the fabulous selection of independent shops, pubs and restaurants in Wells.



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

House was perfect, couldn’t ask for anything better.

The Harris's, 6th of June 2024

Lovely well presented cottage, ideal for wells and also to explore the surrounding area. The cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing stay.

The Swift's, 12th of May 2023

Very nice cottage, fitted out to high standard, great location. Highlights were visiting holkham beach. Excellent cottage.

The Thomas's, 30th of March 2023

It had been lovingly decorated and was beautifully appointed. As well as providing a beautiful cottage there was a welcome card and gift of wine and apple juice. So thoughtful.

The Williams's, 20th of May 2022

Lovely cottage - We have been very comfortable here. Nice quite location within easy reach of all amenities. Thank you for the welcome drinks and crisps. We have lovely food at the Golden Fleece. Pattens fish and chips is a must! The bowling green pub round the corner is also good for food. Brancaster beach is lovely and was nice and quiet when we went. The Jolly sailor pub on the way back had lovely food and local beer.

Mr and Mrs Wakefield, 8th of April 2022

Fab cottage! Very welcoming and cosy, we will return! The weather was wonderful! So many places to visit . Love the food at the Globe. Deli at Cley was wonderful. We enjoyed the coastal walks and beaches.

Sam, Anne and Caroline, 11th of March 2022

Gorgeous cottage, cosy and warm. Perfect base for the 2 of us for a week in Norfolk. We visited Wells Crab house, The Crown, Bang-in-Wells and had lovely coastal walks.

Adrian & Louise, 11th of February 2022

Beautiful Cottage, Love the stone wall! Made so welcoming and cozy, thank you! Despite the gales we have a had a wonderful time - crabbing, fish and chips from Frenchies and milk shakes from Wells Deli, Delicious!! We'd love to come back in the summer.

The Walkers, 4th of February 2022

Bailey Wick Cottage was clean and nicely styled. Lovely but small great setting and beautifully renovated

The Tegerdine's, 9th of July 2021

Bailey Wick Cottage is close to amenities and very well equipped. A very well equipped and beautifully presented cottage with quality furnishings. We would stay here again!

The Hubbard's, 7th of May 2021
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£850 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1005 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1110 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1005 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£850 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£745 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£890 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£650 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1110 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£665 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£875 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£755 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£980 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£875 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1030 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1140 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1030 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£875 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£765 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£915 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£665 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1140 / 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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