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Ella’s Cottage

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

from £ 625 to £ 1,160 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Ella's Cottage is a superb period coastal cottage, quietly located in the heart of the picturesque seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea. Great care and attention has been taken by its owners for use as their family holiday home. There's plenty of living space for four guests with a spacious dining room, charming sitting room and a lovely kitchen. Upstairs there are two beautifully presented bedrooms and a contemporary new shower room. It's beautifully appointed throughout, decorated in a contemporary coastal style.
This is a gem of a cottage with an attractive fully enclosed cottage garden and the great advantage of being quietly located, yet within a short walk of the Buttlands with the excellent Crown Hotel and Globe Inn, the gorgeous sandy coast and all of Wells' amenities. There's little through traffic here apart from the llamas on their daily walk!


  • It only takes a few minutes to walk to the picturesque Buttlands and the great selection of shops and places to eat on offer in Wells.
  • Modern kitchen opening out to enclosed cottage garden
  • Wells-next-the-Sea has glorious open beaches that connects with walks through the pine woods


  • All the bedding is hypoallergenic
  • Although there's no designated off-street parking, there are no parking restrictions outside the cottage and the road is wide enough to park on both sides.
  • Please note that the neighbouring cottage has pedestrian access through the back garden to reach the road.

Ground Floor

Entrance from the front into the large hall/dining room.

Dining Room: a spacious room with a large table which can comfortably seat six guests with four chairs and a bench seat.

Kitchen: a well-equipped kitchen with integral appliances which include a dishwasher, an under counter fridge with ice-box, double electric oven with a halogen hob and a washing machine. There is a door leading out to the pretty garden.

Sitting Room: decorated in a contemporary coastal style with an open working fireplace, two sofas,coffee table and a Smart TV.

First Floor

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

Bedroom 1: a beautifully presented spacious room with zip-linked beds giving the option to have a super king-size bed or twin beds (please advise at time of booking), bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and an upholstered window seat.

Bedroom 2: a lovely room with a king-size bed, bedside table and lamps, built-in wardrobe with shelves and hanging space.

Shower Room: contemporary new walk-in power shower, hand basin, WC and chrome heated towel rail.

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


Whilst there is no designated off-street parking, there are no parking restrictions outside the cottage and the road is wide enough to park on both sides. The owners have never had any difficulty parking outside.

There is a lovely south-east facing enclosed garden with a paved area and a small lawn.There is outside furniture for guests to enjoy dining al-fresco. Please note that the neighbouring cottage has pedestrian access through the back garden to reach the road.

It only takes a few minutes to walk to the picturesque Buttlands and the great selection of shops and places to eat on offer in Wells. The new Co-Op is literally minutes away and the quay may easily be reached on foot too.



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 cottage with easy access to the centre of Wells & the coastal path .We had a slight issue with the heating but this was resolved very quickly. Walking on the coastal path . Crab sandwiches. Very comfortable beds after a long day walking.

The Mann's, 12th of June 2024

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ella’s cottage. It was very clean and had comfortable beds and the kitchen was well equipped with plenty of crockery, pans and utensils. The garden was lovely for relaxing with a book when the weather was good enough!
We left the car at the cottage and went everywhere on the coastliner bus, which is a very good service and always on time. Then Norfolk coastal path is delightful with wonderful views and easy walking on good paths and usually flat.

Barbara, 7th of June 2024

Excellent cottage and location. Very well equipped and had that homely feelin. Plenty of garden space for a dog.

The Blackburn's, 3rd of June 2024

Perfect location Charming, Comfortable beds Plenty of hot water and heating. The staff at Sowerbys are very helpful and friendly - would book through you again too.

, 13th of May 2024

Well equipped, pleasant cottage. Coffee from Will’s of Wells and haircuts at Thomas & Co!

The Griffith's, 11th of April 2024

Wonderful stay, great location. Very clean and tidy, very spacious. Definitely would recommend. Highlights, Location, size of the property, very clean and nice fresh bedding & towels.

The Mountain's, 8th of April 2024

Over the years we have stayed in many properties both in Norfolk and Cornwall. Ella’s cottage has been our best all round experience. A very attractive property in a great location with very easy parking. Hating to sound like an estate agent the interior is very stylish,comfortable and even dog friendly.
We cook and the kitchen didn’t disappoint.Very well equipped down to kitchen knives and saucepans. The garden is very enclosed hence dog friendly. Two lovely bedrooms and the bed we used was massive. I could ramble on and will probably regret this glowing endorsement as we will probably never be able to get this place again but just go book it !!

The Wyman's, 18th of March 2024

Fantastic location. The cottage itself is lovely, cosy and well furnished. small enclosed garden. Well stocked kitchen 2 lovely bedrooms with very comfortable beds. Lots of little touches to make your stay perfect.We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing break at Ella's cottage and are already planning to visit again next year.

The George's, 18th of March 2024

Ella’s Cottage was a perfect holiday let with easy parking immediately outside.The road was quiet and a very pleasant walk through to local shops and walking to the sea. The house was cosy and had everything necessary for a relaxing holiday. It was easy to get to National Trust properties and interesting villages. We were well provided for!

The Ducker's, 15th of March 2024

Lovely stay house has everything you will need for your stay. would definitely recommend. Enjoyed all the stay.

The Dennahay's, 12th of October 2023

Fantastic cottage , high quality fixtures fittings, private garden, clear instructions for entry/ appliances etc

The Walden's, 30th of September 2023

We have had a lovely weekend away in Ella's Cottage - Parking not an issue. Very well stocked with everything you may need whilst on your holiday. Had a meal at Bang - very nice! Had drinks at the golden fleece & the crown - again very nice! Chinese from fortune house very average but maybe ordered he wrong meal choices. We will be back.

Andy, Caroline & Christine, 16th of September 2023

A greta cottage with beautiful fixtures and fittings. Wells as ever was lovely, even in the torrential rain! Comfortable beds and very cosy, look forward to visiting again.

Mandy & Annie, 15th of September 2023

A fabulous gem of a cottage, a stones throw away from the high street and water. Our two boys love watching the alpacas walk by every morning. Enjoyed the walks to the beach and crabbing! The local restaurants were great. We ate at The Golden Fleece, Frenchies & Plattens - for fish and chips, Wells Crab House (must book in advance & worth getting your name on their cancellations List). We stopped at a few towns along the coast - Old Hunstanton, Cromer, Burnham Market (new crab hut was a hit!) and on a very wet day we dropped into King's Lynn for bowling. Must visit Holkham Estate - great little play area outside! Thank you for being our home for the past week, it was well equipped, comfy and spacious!

Anna and Family, 19th of August 2023

Brilliant cottage in a great location. Beautifully furnished - every home comfort. Very comfy bed, and lovely decor too!

Pam & John, 13th of May 2023

Our third visit to this very comfortable and cosy cottage. Perfect location. We shall be back.

Sally and David, 11th of February 2023

The cottage is very nice, very roomy especially downstairs with a lovely main bedroom. It is very well located for Wells town centre and a lovely walk to the main street. Parking is normally available on the street although we parked at the end of the street in some off road parking. There are many amazing restaurants close by and overall a really enjoyable stay.

The Hines, 7th of October 2022

Really comfortable, well laid out rooms. Beds are especially comfortable with quality linen and towels. We enjoyed walks along Wells beach and as we still have to shield, Gurneys fish shop in Burnham Market has kept us very happy! Along with all the local marvellous produce in places like Walsingham Farm shop.

The Mcardles, 30th of September 2022

Beautiful cottage, nicely furnished, good location for walking into Wells amenities. Very comfortable beds and lovely bed linen. Cottage was cosy and warm.

The Raymond Party, 19th of September 2022

Comfortable, warm, cosy. Simple but Tasteful decor. Excellent location, easy parking.

Wyatt party, 11th of February 2022

At Ella's Cottage we liked the he ambience. Tastefully furnished in an uncluttered way. Cosy and comfortable. Our second visit to this property. Best cottage we have found in Wells after over 20 visits.

Sally, 1st of October 2021

We would stay again at Ella's Cottage it had a cosy sitting room and a lovely big bed.

Holland Family, 30th of April 2021

Ella's Cottage has a fantastic location, loved the decor, very comfortable. Felt like we were at home on holiday

The Wyatt's, 19th of October 2020

We have been coming to stay in Wells for 40 years. This is the best cottage so far Thank you Sally and David Wyatt

The Wyatts, 19th of October 2020

Better than Expected, Cosy and being close to all amenities, 10 out of 10 for the cleanliness, we would stay again!

Sue, 6th of July 2020

Better than Expected 10 out of 10 for cleanliness, we liked the cosy lounge and cosy beds. A very enjoyable few days break,loved it

The Holland's, 30th of September 2019

You set a very high standard and we have stayed in your properties before. We were not disappointed. It was spacious, airy, warm, with high quality beds and bedding and lovely, simple, tasteful furnishings throughout. We couldn't fault it. Having a lovely property to stay in added so much to a wonderful breakaway in beautiful North Norfolk. Thank you

B Williams, 25th of March 2019

Better than Expected. Cottage was bigger than the pictures implied. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness 9 out of 10 for the garden The location was perfect. Close to the quay and beach and right behind the Buttlands. Close to restaurants and pubs. Can't think of anything we didn't like The Prosecco and chocolates were a nice touch.

Michelle Rose, 7th of March 2019

In a very quiet area. The large bed was great. Decor very beautiful and relaxing We had a wonderful stay and will definitely return and let others know about the cottage

Theresa Pearce, 28th of February 2019

9 out of 10 for the cleanliness and garden Every thing was new and newly decorated. Very clean and tidy. Bright, warm and a good homely feel.

Ray Bowen, 2nd of November 2018
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£855 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1045 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1160 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1045 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£855 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£745 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£855 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£625 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1160 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£645 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 10 Apr 2025£940 / week
Fri 11 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£765 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1075 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£880 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1075 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1195 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1075 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£880 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£765 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£880 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£645 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1195 / 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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