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Harbour Heights

  • Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • 9
  • 4
  • 3

from £ 2,735 to £ 2,735 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Harbour Heights is a luxurious detached 3-storey seaside townhouse, with far reaching panoramic views out towards the sea. It is conveniently located in the far corner of the small select Mainsail Yard development, and cleverly designed so that all the spacious living areas and all but one of the bedrooms enjoy the views. This beautifully presented house has been furnished and equipped for use as a second home. It comfortably sleeps 9 people with its 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms, together with a light and airy first floor sitting room and spacious ground floor kitchen/dining room. It's situated just a minutes walk from the picturesque quay and bustling town centre of Wells, with its great selection of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. This is an ideal place to stay throughout the year with its lovely views, off-street parking and proximity to the superb sandy beach.


  • Parking for up to 3 cars.
  • Close proximity to the sandy beach and quayside.
  • Plenty of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance.


  • Rangemaster induction cooker, so guests with pacemakers should avoid using the induction hob as this can interfere with the device.
  • There is a fixed stair gate at the bottom of the stairs and a movable one kept in the utility room of the property.
  • There's a table and chairs for 8 and a Weber barbecue on the outside decking.

Ground Floor

Large entrance hall with a stone tiled floor. Cloakroom: with hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Kitchen/Dining room: views across to the pine woods and out to the sea beyond. A lovely light and spacious room with a high quality cream kitchen at one end and a dining area at the other. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped and has a Rangemaster induction cooker, dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer with ice dispenser and a microwave. There is a wooden curved breakfast bar and two barstools which separate the kitchen from the dining area: which has a large dining table with 8 chairs, a sofa and glazed French doors leading out to the decked seating area.

Utility room: a spacious room with a Belfast sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and additional storage space. There are dog beds and a cage available if required.

Sun-room: a useful additional room with an L-shaped sofa, digital freeview TV and glazed doors opening out to the front shingled private parking area.

There is a fixed stairgate at the bottom of the stairs and a movable one kept in the utility room of the property.

First Floor

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

Sitting Room: panoramic views across the pine woods and out to sea from the double aspect windows, one of which has a small balcony. This is a wonderful spacious room which comfortably seats up to 10 people with two separate seating areas:- one area has a sofa and 2 tub-chairs, with the larger area having two large sofas, a snuggler chair and a 44" freeview digital HD TV, DVD player and a CD player. There is the advantage of Wi-fi in the house, plus a selection of books and games.

Bedroom 4: has lovely views out towards the sea. It has a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe and a tub-chair. There is an en-suite shower room: walk-in shower, vanity basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Second Floor

Bedroom 1: fantastic master bedroom with stunning double aspect views across the pine woods and out towards the sea. It has a king-size bed and is beautifully furnished with Venetian glass bedside tables, chest of drawers, dressing table and wardrobe. There is a wall-mounted digital freeview TV. Has a large en-suite shower room: with walk-in shower, vanity unit, WC and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2: has lovely views out towards the sea. It has a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, armchair, dressing table and a seating area with sofa.

Family bathroom: Has a bath with a shower over, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 3: perfect for children with bunk beds where the lower bunk is a double size and the top bunk is a single size. There's a large bean bag, wardrobe and a chair.


There is a five bar gate leading to the private shingled parking area at the front of the house where there's room for up to 3 cars.

Around the sides and back of Harbour Heights is a decked area, There's an outside table and chairs for 8 and a Weber barbecue. It's only a short walk to the quay, shops and beach.

A new addition to the area this season is the Freeman Street car park offering addition parking for any visitors and guests.



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

This house is perfectly situated close to the harbour and all amenities, just a short walk away.Ample parking for a larger family with more than one car. The gate from the decking/garden area was ideal for the children to go to the skate park and amusement arcade. Also ideal for walking the dogs across the back fields.House was well stocked with good quality household goods for all our needs etc. Bigger house than expected, which filled every need for our family, children and grandchildren

The Hulland's, 29th of August 2023

We had a fantastic time at Harbour Heights. The house is very comfortable with fantastic views. The house was very clean and spacious. We had 3 children with us and they loved the house and outside space. It was a short walk to the town, play park and harbour for crabbing. The parking area is also a bonus in Wells.

Mrs Ward , 26th of August 2023

Absolutely massive house with high quality furniture, appliances, decoration. Amazing view from the Main bedroom.

The Sellmen-Bartlett's, 13th of July 2023

Harbour Heights has so much space, ideal for 4 single ladies. Great for bird watching, very well equipped. Love its proximity to town. Wells just get's better and better!

The Bleasdale's, 26th of June 2021

More homely than I had imagined and absolutely everything we needed had been provided.Good location and layout, there nothing at all to dislike about Harbour Heights. We loved this house, i didn't want to leave. thank you.

Jane Crowther, 26th of May 2019

Well presented accommodation very suitable to our needs. Very spacious and gave our large family group own space

The Underdowns, 14th of September 2018

Hi .. Just a note to thank you for you excellent customer service prior to and during our holiday .

Your approach to our difficulty in firming up our dates was greatly appreciated, without your patience we would have probably lost the availability and not been able to be in Wells for half term.

You answered all our queries promptly and dealt with our small domestic issue during the week again without delay.

We found the property ideal for our family needs and will be aiming to return at some point in the future .

Britland Party, 20th of October 2017
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Wed 1 Jan 2025Fri 3 Jan 2025£2735 / week

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The changeover day for this property is Saturday.

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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