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Bliss Cottage

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

from £ 685 to £ 1,260 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Bliss Cottage is a luxurious part of a period listed building close to the picturesque quay and bustling town centre of Wells. Great care and attention has been taken to create this stylish contemporary holiday home, beautifully appointed furnishings and fittings throughout.

Downstairs there's a stunning open plan kitchen/sitting area and a separate dining room/TV room, with two gorgeous bedrooms upstairs each with their own modern bath/shower room. Plantation shutters and thermostatically controlled underfloor heating and radiators ensure that guests will be warm and comfortable throughout the year. Outside there's a courtyard garden and the advantage of being able to explore the delights of Wells and its gorgeous sandy beach on foot.


  • Perfectly located in the heart of Wells just off the quay.
  • The owner is happy to reimburse a weekly Pay and Display car parking ticket with proof of purchase.
  • Beautifully presented throughout with both bedrooms having their own bath/shower room
  • Sociable open plan contemporary kitchen, dining and sitting area


  • There's thermostatically controlled underfloor heating throughout the cottage
  • The west facing courtyard garden is perfect for catching the evening sunshine
  • All the bedding is hypo-allergenic
  • Care should be taken if you have a pace-maker as there's an induction hob

Ground Floor

Has thermostatically controlled underfloor heating.

: a stylish contemporary well-equipped kitchen with integral appliances which include a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, double electric oven with an induction hob and a washing machine. There is a breakfast bar with four comfy bar stools.

Sitting area: has a charcoal grey large corner sofa and a wall-mounted Smart TV with a DVD player.

Dining/TV Room: Has a dining table with four chairs, a sofa and a wall-mounted Smart TV. An ideal room for children or those wishing to escape from everyone else!

First Floor

The staircase leads up from the sitting area and is not steep with a hand rail.

Bedroom 1: a beautifully presented room with a king-size upholstered bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, armchair and a chest of drawers. There are two steps up to the en-suite shower room: superb contemporary walk-in shower, vanity basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2: a lovely high-ceilinged room with twin upholstered beds (which may be pushed together), bedside tables and lamps and a chest of drawers.

Bathroom: a spacious contemporary bathroom with a bath with fixed overhead shower, vanity basin, WC and chrome heated towel rail.

All the bedding is of a high quality and is non-allergenic.


There is a west-facing courtyard garden which is shingled with a variety of pots. There is an outside table and chairs and a barbecue for guests to enjoy dining al-fresco.

Unrestricted, on-street parking is available nearby on neighbouring roads or there is a public (Pay & Display) car-park less than 50m away. (The owner is happy for us to reimburse a weekly Pay and Display ticket to guests who send us proof of purchase)

It only takes a minute to walk to the picturesque quay and the great selection of shops and places to eat on offer 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

We had an enjoyable stay at Bliss Cottage which was clean and well appointed. It is well situated in Wells and a good starting off point for visiting elsewhere on the North Norfolk coast. My sister and I are birdwatchers so the highlights for us were hearing the skeins of winter geese flying over the cottage in the early hours and then seeing them in the harbour and at Holkham.

The Walker's, 5th of December 2023

It is a very comfortable, warm cottage. The location is ideal for the coastal bus which we made good use of, also the Crab House, the beach bus, the East Quay and Staithe Street . I love Wells.

The Hale's, 19th of October 2023

The location and the contemporary style of the cottage were great . We loved being within walking distance of the town and its amenities, but far enough away from any noise. Very clean, comfortable and well maintained . Great location, being so close to picturesque villages, beaches, coastal walks, pubs, restaurants etc. Roads are comparatively quiet.

The John's, 21st of June 2023

Lovely warm cottage. Beautifully equipped & great position

The Morleys, 31st of March 2023

Comfortable & conveniently located cottage. Well equipped kitchen. Good for an out of season break. A visit to the Crab Shack seafood restaurant and its proximity to Bliss Cottage on a wet evening!
Visiting the many bird-watching locations on the North Norfolk coast, walking the coast, cycling through the quiet picturesque villages. Eating at Thornham Deli, and the Two Magpies Bakeries in Blakeney and Holt, and the best lunch at the Tuscan Farm Shop in Burnham Market

The Armstong's, 15th of March 2023

Excellent cottage. Comfortable and clean. Pity it did not have parking. Weather was good for late September

The Johnson's, 17th of September 2022

Exactly as the photos and description - quality property.Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Stylish decor and furnishings. Small courtyard outside was a bonus.

The Kemps, 29th of April 2022

It was just as we had remembered it from our stay before. We love the location of the property, and the quality of the furniture and equipment.

The Wright's, 17th of January 2022

Bliss Cottage had lovely bathrooms and bedrooms. Really nice property which is close to the town centre. It completely matches the online photos and description so very happy with that.

The Fyfe's, 2nd of July 2021

A very nice property, in a very good location. Bliss Cottage was better than we expected and we would stay again!

The Young's, 30th of April 2021

Bliss Cottage was cosy and warm and the bed was really comfortable. We would stay again!

The Gosling's, 23rd of April 2021

Bliss Cottage was just a lovely property deco and everything about it .Very clean was spotless and we very much liked the location and parking The property is stunning you have everything you need for a lovely break, it’s so warm ,beds are so comfy and everything is provided just perfect.

Patricia , 29th of February 2020

Absolutely immaculate, everything catered for and so close to centre of town. This is one of the best self catering houses we have used and will definitely return.

Towning Party, 28th of December 2019

Absolutely perfect in every way.... Delightful accommodation and location.... Will be back!!!

Karen, 29th of November 2019

We loved out stay at Bliss Cottage and are booking again for next year. Better than Expected - 10 out of 10 for cleaning and 10 out of 10 for garden. Everything - well thought out in terms of how the space will actually be used. We have been coming to Wells for 7 years and this is the first cottage we have wanted to return too.

Pieri Party, 2nd of August 2019

"Bliss" is a most appropriate name for this perfect cottage; many congratulations to the owners on creating this house. Beautifully designed, everything worked, cottage well equipped, lovely, spotless, white linen and added bonus of a garden.

Strick Party, 27th of July 2019

Great layout, modern and fresh and great location, Better than Expected the standard and maintenance was fantastic

Rachel, 2nd of June 2019

Everything you need, very modern.... In town too! Cleanliness 10 out of 10 and garden 10 out of 10. Looking forward to our return!

Karen Hughes, 26th of May 2019

Better than Expected 10 out of 10 for the cleanliness 10 out of 100 for the garden. Loved the decor and how comfortable it was... Had everything we needed. Nothing to dislike about Bliss Cottage! Fabulous place to stay, beautifully decorated. Definitely a bit of luxury in Wells!! Warm and cosy for our winter break, very homely stay! Couldn't have wished for anywhere better. Thanks so much!

Karen Hughes, 29th of December 2018

Better than Expected Photographs don’t do it justice. 10 out of 10 for house cleanliness and the state of the garden A wonderful warm & comfy cottage perfectly situated in Wells

Jane Seals, 2nd of November 2018

Lovely cottage all small details have been thought of making it a home from home..

Copas-Candy family, 19th of October 2018

10 out of 10 for the cleanliness and the garden space. It is beautifully presented throughout, immaculately clean and fresh, superbly furnished and modern.It is walking distance to beach, restaurants and shops. We all enjoyed our stay, thank you.

Bridget, 6th of July 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bliss Cottage and hope to return in the future. The location is brilliant and the property itself is a complete delight.

Norton party, 29th of June 2018

we really liked the location, decor of the property and all the items to use in the cottage were lovely. The courtyard was a very good space for drinks.

Gibbons party, 8th of June 2018
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1130 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1260 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1130 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£940 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£810 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£940 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£685 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1260 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£705 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£995 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£935 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1160 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£965 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1160 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1295 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1160 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£965 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£830 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£965 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£705 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1295 / 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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