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Channel Cottage

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

from £ 515 to £ 850 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Channel Cottage is a period coastal cottage, newly renovated throughout to create a luxurious retreat for two. It's quietly located tucked away in Red Lion Yard, only steps away from Wells-next-the-Sea's bustling quay with its fishing boats and a great selection of shops and places to eat.
Downstairs this lovely cottage has a superb well-equipped kitchen and a separate attractive sitting room with a wood-burning stove. Upstairs there's a beautifully presented bedroom with a king-size bed and a contemporary newly created shower room. Simply the perfect place to treat yourself to a stay throughout the year with the beauty of the North Norfolk coast literally on your doorstep and the advantage of the use of a lockable shed and outdoor dog shower.

The adjoining cottage, Channel View, may be booked to provide accommodation for an additional 2 guests.


  • Luxurious newly renovated period cottage
  • Lovely king-sized bedroom with new shower room
  • Excellent location in the heart of Wells


  • The staircase is fairly steep.
  • The bed has a medium mattress one side and a firm one the other
  • Easy to park at nearby Stearman's Yard car park
  • Channel View next door may be rented for another 2 guests

Ground Floor

Entrance from Red Lion Yard into the kitchen.

Kitchen a well equipped new kitchen with a pamment tiled floor. There's an electric oven with gas hob, microwave, built-in fridge with ice-box, built-in washing machine and a Belfast sink.

Sitting room: has a feature stone fireplace housing a wood-burning stove, comfy striped sofa, armchair, coffee table and a large Smart TV. There's a dining table with two chairs which may be extended to seat four (two additional fold-up chairs are stored in the downstairs cupboard).

Please be aware that there is a traditional Norfolk winder staircase which is fairly steep and has a solid hand-rail.

First Floor

Bedroom: beautifully presented spacious room with a king-size bed. To accommodate different needs one side of the bed has a medium mattress and the other side has a firm mattress. Beautifully furnished with bedside tables, USB chargers and lamps, an ottoman, a dressing table and stool, built-in wardrobe with hanging and drawer space, full-length mirror.

Shower room: contemporary new shower room with walk-in shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.


Whilst there is no private parking space, there are opportunities to park nearby at no cost, or there's paid parking available only 300m away in Stearman's Yard public car park.

The beauty of staying here is that there's no need to use the car as everything is within walking distance.

There's the advantage of an outdoor shower attachment with hot and cold water, ideal for rinsing off muddy dogs or sandy feet!

Outside the cottage there's a bench where guests may sit and enjoy the view, or savour the excellent local fish and chips!

A lockable shed is available for guest's use - ideal for storing bicycles.



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

Cottage is in an excellent location. It was a lovely touch of the owner to leave a welcome gift.Thank you. The owner had thought of some helpful things like the emergency toileties , night light and dog bowl blanket bed outdoor dog/ boot shower etc. Overall a lovely clean cosy cottage. Location of cottage, Wells next sea is great place and super for walks.

The Roper's, 3rd of June 2024

A lovely bijou cottage a stones throw from the quay. We so enjoyed being in the heart of the town, enjoying walks from the door and being able to pop round the corner for fish and chips. The sunny weather throughout our stay, Walking to Holkham through the woods and Sunday lunch at the Victoria.

The Porter's, 20th of May 2024

What a lovely cottage. So well thought out and equipped. We arrived stressed and tired and have re turned home relaxed and happy. Kitchen had everything you need if you enjoy cooking. Comfortable front room and good selection of TV to watch of an evening. Very comfortable bed. Bathroom small but spotlessly clean. The cottage is tucked away down a little lane but just a skip and jump from the harbour. We had a marvellous time. Have been quite blown away with Norfolks beautiful coast and little villages. Spent a very special unplanned day visiting Walsingham the Abbey and shrine. Very spiritual and healing place. Thanks to you the agent all as advertised. The shop keepers in Wells friendly and chatty. It’s been a revelation after the grumpy Cornish we have been used too. We will be back very soon. Kind regards Helen F x Also lovely to find so many individual little shops not big brands. Have gone home with most of my birthday gifts for friends and family for months to come. The cottage was spotlessly clean. Everything you needed and more. Comfy sofa and useful cupboards to tuck your muddy boots away. We will be back soon xx Happy Easter and hope you have a good summer x

The Forsey's, 8th of April 2024

Enjoyed the cottage and surroundings.Great walks.

The Capon's, 26th of February 2024

What a lovely cosy cottage. All the little things that had been thought of were great. Thank you again.

The Taylor's, 11th of November 2023

Cosy cottage for two in superb location right on the front in Wells. Being in the centre of Wells with so much within a few minutes walk. Very well equipped and we didn’t struggle for anything Maintenance Required.

The Wiffin's, 26th of October 2023

Home from home! Delightful cottage, spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfortable and cosy. We would go again! We loved the area, the shops and the walking. We went to Holkam Hall where my daughter and granddaughter tackled the High Ropes!

The Cranes, 14th of July 2023

Channel Cottage was a very well equipped, clean, cottage in a wonderful location in Wells. We loved being able to do long coastal walks from the door. There is really no need to use the car. Wells is a lovely place with great shops, lovely places to eat and also lots of local and seasonal foods available.

The Hatch's, 19th of June 2023

Lovely property in a fantastic location. Had everything I needed for my stay, and a great homely feel

The Dunn's, 2nd of June 2023

Lovely cottage with everything you needed inside. Great central location, extremely close to the quay and all the local shops and bars.Walking along the uncrowded beaches nearby and a visit to Holkham Hall.

The Perkin's, 17th of May 2023

Fabulous comfortable cottage conveniently located in a quiet lane only a few steps from the Quay. Equipped and decorated to a very high standard. Perfect for a cosy spring break. Great walks from Wells-next-to-sea, especially the Norfolk Coastal Path. Good bus service, so visiting other locations along the coast, both ways, is easy. Would definitely book again.

David and Maureen, 2nd of May 2023
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£665 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£770 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£850 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£770 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£665 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£590 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£665 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£515 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£850 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£535 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£685 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£605 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£790 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£685 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£790 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£875 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£790 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£685 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£605 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£685 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£535 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£875 / 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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