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Hector’s Hideaway

  • Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 6
  • 3
  • 2

from £ 950 to £ 1,940 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Hector's Hideaway is a contemporary single-storey coastal holiday home, part of the high specification Staithe Place development in the popular town of Wells-next-the-Sea. This lovely coastal retreat has been tastefully furnished and is all on one level with a modern fitted kitchen/breakfast room leading into a conservatory overlooking the fully enclosed safe lawned garden.

This is a perfect place for couples or a family (with or without their four-legged friends!) to stay throughout the year, with 3 comfortable bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms. It is within walking distance of the great selection of shops and places to eat in Wells and the picturesque quay. The beautiful sandy beach is nearby, with the splendour of Holkham Hall and beach only 5 minutes drive away.

****?Formally known as The Dog Kennel****


  • Hector's Hideaway is located in a quite no through road within the Staithe Place Development.
  • Located about a mile away from wells quay
  • With in walking distance to the Buttlands which houses the Crowns and The Globe


  • All the bedding is hypo-allergenic.
  • There are 2 private allocated parking spaces at the front of Hector's Hideaway.
  • The back garden is lawned and is fully enclosed by a high wooden fence, making it safe for dogs and small children to play.

Hector's Hideaway is located in a no through road within the Staithe Place Development. The property has gas central heating making it warm and cosy throughout the year.

All Ground Level

Entrance hall: a spacious, welcoming entrance hall with console table. There is free Wifi available.

Sitting Room: comfortably furnished with a large sofa, two armchairs, foot stool, Smart TV with Sky Q, gas wood-burner effect fire with a fender. There are glazed (non-opening) doors overlooking the garden.

Kitchen/Breakfast room: contemporary kitchen which is well-equipped with double electric oven, separate gas hob, integral dishwasher, integral washing machine, microwave, Kitchen Aid cooker/mixer and a full height fridge/freezer. The dining end has a wooden table with six chairs and leads into the...

Conservatory: with two wicker chairs and a wicker sofa overlooking the garden.

Bedroom 1: Beautifully presented with a super king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and built-in double wardrobe.

En-suite shower room: with a shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and a heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2: with a king-size bed, bedside table and lamp, built-in double wardrobe.

Bedroom 3: with twin beds, bedside tables and lamps and a built-in double wardrobe.

Bathroom: family bathroom with a bath with shower mixer tap, hand basin and WC.

All the bedding is hypo-allergenic.


There are 2 private allocated parking spaces at the front of The Dog Kennel.

The back garden is lawned and is fully enclosed by a high wooden fence, making it safe for dogs and small children to play. There is a patio area with a wooden table and chairs (with cushions and a parasol) and a charcoal barbecue.



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

A lovely large dog friendly comfortable bungalow in a quiet residential area. Everything there that you need. Felt very at home. Our dogs loved the garden too. 15 minutes walk to the quay. Loved all the little shops. Sadly it rained every single day but we made the most of it and loved Wells next the Sea and surrounding area. We loved all the great pictures and ornaments scattered around the house. So interesting! We had a really lovely week! beautiful beaches and everywhere dog friendly!

The Howe's, 3rd of June 2024

Fabulous place and extremely comfortable. Great weather and able to sit in garden!

The Smith's, 23rd of May 2024

A superb bungalow accommodation, beautifully furnished and maintained, with enclosed garden for dogs, bonus of parking for two cars.

The Mitchell's, 8th of September 2023

Perfect....a really comfortable, cosy, warm ,well equipped bungalow. Has everything you need, great kitchen diner , enclosed garden perfect for the dogs.We hope to return.
Fabulous bungalow, great walks , Wells beach, Holkham beach.Recommend The Bowling Green Inn, nice lunch there.Co-Op really useful.
Coffee pod machine is a lovely touch...and the kitchenaid.

The Richard's, 1st of March 2023

Spacious,clean,light modern property. Very well equipped and easy walking distance from town. The weather! It was just perfect for walking, boat trips etc. sunny breezy and not too hot.

The Lloyds, 24th of October 2022

Thank you for a lovely stay this weekend, it was the perfect base for us for our weekend away. Plenty of space for us all and in a good distance from the centre of wells. Lovely quite cup de sac too

The Young Family, 9th of September 2022

Perfect property for us sharing with friends, family and especially our dog. We always rent cottages/houses on holiday as love the freedom to be 'home from home' The Dog Kennel is one of the best we've ever had the pleasure to stay in and the location should be highlighted as perfect if you want a quiet spot yet so close to such a vibrant little town - Wells next the Sea. Plus for dog owners the walks direct from the house to Holkam Hall ( the most doggy friendly place ever ) are perfect.

The Kennard's, 20th of May 2022
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£1365 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1750 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1940 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1750 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1365 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1095 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1365 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£950 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1940 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£975 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1490 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1125 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1800 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1405 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1800 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1995 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1800 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1405 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1125 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1405 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£975 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1995 / 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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