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Channel View

  • 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 View is a bijoux period coastal cottage with stunning harbour views, newly renovated from top to toe to create a luxurious bolt-hole for two. It's conveniently tucked away in Red Lion Yard, steps away from Wells-next-the-Sea's bustling quay with its fishing boats and a great selection of shops and places to eat.
This boutique retreat has been cleverly planned to make the most of the available space and the channel views. Upstairs there's a superb bedroom with a specially designed king-size bed carefully positioned so guests can laze in bed and enjoy gorgeous coastal views, and a contemporary newly created shower room. Downstairs the cosy room has been cleverly designed to include a well-equipped modern kitchen, a table for 2, luxurious velvet sofa and wood-burning stove. Simply the perfect place to treat yourself to a short break ( 2 night stays available) throughout the year with the beauty of the North Norfolk coast literally on your doorstep.

If you are a single traveller visiting friends, on pilgrimage or just enjoy your own company then Channel View can be booked for one person with a discount of 20%. And you still get the whole complimentary bottle of wine- but all to yourself! Valid any time of year


  • Luxurious newly renovated bijoux cottage
  • Stunning channel views from the bedroom
  • Excellent location in the heart of Wells


  • The staircase is very 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

Ground Floor

Stable door entrance from Red Lion Yard. There is one bijou beautifully presented room, with a beamed ceiling, which includes the kitchen, dining and sitting area.

Kitchen area: a well equipped new kitchen cleverly planned to include all you need, with an electric oven and induction hob, built-in microwave, fridge, cupboard housing a washer/dryer, sink and even a built-in phone charger.

Sitting area: has a newly installed eco wood-burning stove, a luxurious velvet sofa to sink into after a busy day, foot-stool and a wall-mounted Smart TV (please be aware this television is only compatible with internet streaming services e.g. Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ITV hub, All 4, through which live television may be watched).

There's a dining table with two chairs.

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

First Floor

Bedroom: Lovely room with stunning views across the harbour. The king-size bed has been specially made to be higher than usual so guests may enjoy the channel views from the comfort of 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 and lamps, a dressing table and stool, built-in wardrobe with hanging and drawer space, full-length mirror.

Shower room: Fabulous harbour views from this contemporary new shower room with walk-in shower, hand basin 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.

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



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 little cottage! Quaint yet all you need for modern life -and comfortable. Very well placed for all that Wells can offer- and for everywhere that the excellent coastal bus service offers too. Visiting small villages and other 'fond remembered places' on foot and by bus. Also- Holkham, Walsingham bluebell woods- French's Fish and Chips are excellent- good value too. The bakeries are first class- good to visit the one in Staithe Street again. Thank you to all.

Alison Richardson , 30th of April 2024

Proximity to harbour and local amenities. Visit to holkham hall was lovely Beautiful beaches.We enjoyed our stay here. The cottage was in a fabulous position for exploring north Norfolk. We will be returning.

Jane Lynch, 23rd of April 2024

We really enjoyed our stay and the cottage was perfect for our mini break both cosy and comfortable and in a super location next to the E Quay for heading out on foot along the beach and the Norfolk Coast Path. We walked to Hokham beach and back which is a favourite walk of ours in Norfolk

The Dalton's, 20th of April 2024

Lovely compact cottage. Fantastic location. Perfect for 2 people. Cosy and beautiful. Walk from your doorstep. Couldn’t have been better. Walks, stunning cottage, well equipped and comfortable.

The Hatch's, 4th of March 2024

Lovely little place in a perfect location. Had everything you could need for a weekend away. Super comfy bed. Great weather, great cottage.

The Lawrence's, 20th of February 2024

Absolutely beautiful property, well presented, warm welcome, Sea view in bedroom, close to amenities, kitchen well stocked.

The Cundy's, 30th of November 2023

Very cosy. Loved the view from my bed. Walking along the beach to Holkham, a choice of decent coffee close by, Two Magpies Bakery.

The Corbishley's, 16th of November 2023

Excellent location, comfortable,cosy and well equipped. The location is just perfect and although tiny is very well thought out. Sofa and bed very comfortable. Nice touches eg the plug in night torch and obviously the height and position of the bed allowing the view of the channel. We had a jolly nice few days.

The Clarke's, 1st of November 2023

Pleasant cottage with Chanel view from top floor.

Mr Hammond, 12th of October 2023

Comfortable and cosy cottage. Well situated. Highlights the weather! The two Magpies bakery. Early morning swimming.

The Parry's, 11th of September 2023

Another enjoyable stay at this lovely cottage which is ideally situated for Wells & other local places of interest. It is ideal for a couple, or like myself, a single person. The view from the bed first thing in the morning of the channel. Being carnival week there were lots to join in with.

Valerie, 10th of August 2023

Lovely cottage. Good location thank you for the welcome wine. Much appreciated.

Jill, 29th of June 2023

Lovely and cosy cottage, very conveniently situated. We parked in the Buttlands for free. Highlights, Holkham and Wells Beaches!

The Bently's, 29th of June 2023

We really enjoyed our stay at Channel View. The bijou cottage was the perfect base to explore Well's with all shops, restaurants & pubs all within walking distance.The cottage is literally a stone's throw from the harbour & it's about a mile walk along the river wall to Well's beach & famous beach huts.It was lovely to have the wood burner going in the evenings after being out during the day.The bed was very comfy & was perfectly positioned for gazing out at the view.

The Bacon's, 21st of March 2023

Great central location and yet very peaceful. Property well equipped with high-end appliances. Fantastic walks without having to drive anywhere, and a good choice of local produce.

The Brierly's, 2nd of March 2023

Stayed here in December 2022. Perfect for a cosy winter break. Well equipped to a very high standard. Amazing view of the channel from a very comfy bed. Quiet Location. Perfect for walks along the Norfolk Coastal Path, even in the winter time. Wells-next-the Sea is a lovely place to visit. it was quiet when we went and had a lovely Christmas atmosphere. Can highly recommend this cottage. Looking forward to a return visit.

Goldings, 9th of December 2022

Excellent location. Very clean & tidy. Returning in July.

The Kerrison's, 25th of November 2022

Channel View was comfortable, warm and compact.. A great location for birdwatching and walking, excellent bus services.

Brenda, 19th of September 2022

Taking breakfast out to sit on the Quay wall to watch the world go by in the early morning was closer than going to the end of our garden. And the chips arrived before the table was laid. Perfect Luxury!

John and Sally, 15th of July 2022
Key Booked Arrival date


Save 20% up until the end of August if booking for just one person - perfect if you are a single traveller, on pilgrimage or just enjoy your own company!


Fri 12 Apr 2024Thu 23 May 2024£590 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£770 / week
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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