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Longview Cottage

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

from £ 770 to £ 1,400 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Longview Cottage is conveniently located just a stones' throw to Wells-next-the-Sea's picturesque harbour and a great selection of shops and places to eat. Outside it has a fabulous terrace with far-reaching views across the playing fields to the harbour, as well as further outdoor space on ground level. Deceptively spacious and set over three floors, the ground floor has been opened up to create a sociable and stylish open plan living area, a well-equipped modern kitchen/breakfast room and dining area. There is also a useful wet room with walk-in shower. The first floor has two well-presented bedrooms and a cloakroom, with a third lovely bedroom and en-suite shower room located on the top floor.

Please note, the stairs leading to both the first and second floors are steep and may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues.


  • Great position in the heart of Wells within walking distance to the quay and shops
  • The sociable open plan living area
  • A fabulous terrace with distant sea views


  • The front of the property is accessed via a shared passageway
  • Stearmans Yard is the closest Public Car Park to the property. Weekly tickets can be purchased.
  • The stairs to the first and second floors are steep and have no handrail. There is also restricted head height on the second floor stairway

Ground Floor

Open-plan sitting/dining/kitchen area: A sociable living area with tile flooring throughout and furnished in a contemporary style.

Sitting area: has two large comfortable sofas and an additional armchair, SMART TV (wifi enabled), and a selection of books & games. There is the advantage of wireless broadband.

Dining area: A wooden dining table with six chairs and sideboard.

Kitchen area: modern shaker-style kitchen, well-equipped with gas hob and electric oven, integral dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine with freestanding microwave. At the far end is a kitchen table with bench and a wide glazed doorsleading to the garden.

Wet Room: A generous walk-in shower with hand basin and WC with chrome heated towel rail.

The staircase leading to the first floor is located behind a closed door within the living room. please note the staircase is steep and winding.

First Floor

Bedroom 1: A light and spacious room with views across the terrace. There is a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobe, freestanding dressing table and armchair.

Cloakroom: Hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Bedroom 2: Has twin beds, bedside table, compact chest of drawers and recessed wardrobe with hanging rail.

There is a door to the second staircase which is also steep and winding, with restricted head height.

Second Floor

Bedroom 3: A lovely light room with a sloped ceiling (care should be taken to avoid bumping your head at the sides!). Beautifully presented with twin beds, bedside tables and lamps, a built-in storage cupboard and desk with two chairs.

En-Suite Shower Room: Walk-in shower with hand basin and WC.


Unrestricted, on-street parking is available outside the cottage, however this operates on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be guaranteed. Further on-street parking is available nearby on neighbouring roads or there is a public Pay & Display car-park (Stearman's Road) less than 30m away, where weekly tickets may be purchased.

At the back of the cottage is an enclosed shingled garden with a decked area. From here a spiral staircase leads up to the terrace.

Terrace: fabulous decked area with far-reaching views over the playing fields towards the harbour. There's an outside table and chairs, sun-loungers and outdoor sofa - simply the perfect place to relax!

With such a great central location it is only minutes walk to Wells' varied selection of independent shops and places to eat, as well as the quay. The beach may easily be reached on foot, or via the local bus service


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 warm cottage to come back to after out walking all day.

The Jackson's, 18th of March 2024

Great location, clean, well equipped, comfortable and an ideal stay location in Wells. Easy access to beach an town.

The Tompson, 12th of January 2024

A lovely cottage ideally situated for Wells and surrounding area. Had a great time with the family. Cottage well equipped and had a great stay.

The Craig's, 11th of September 2023
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1400 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1250 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£995 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£895 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1075 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£770 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1400 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£790 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1105 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£920 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1285 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1020 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1285 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1440 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1285 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1020 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£920 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1105 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£790 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1440 / 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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