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Peewits Penthouse

  • Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

from £ 1,060 to £ 1,990 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Peewits is a luxurious penthouse quayside apartment with absolutely breathtaking views of Wells harbour, with a gorgeous balcony at the front overlooking the sea and a second south facing balcony at the back. No expense has been spared in furnishing and equipping this stunning light and airy coastal apartment with underfloor heating and air-conditioning throughout making it the perfect temperature in all weather conditions. Cleverly designed so guests can enjoy a sociable open plan living space with wonderful views, together with two beautifully presented bedrooms (with super king and king size beds), each with their own contemporary bath /shower room.This is the ultimate coastal location situated on the quay within walking distance of the beautiful coast and all of Wells' shops and places to eat, plus the added advantage of lift access for the less mobile and a designated parking space.


  • The breathtaking views across Wells harbour
  • Having the luxury of north and south facing balconies to enjoy the view
  • Two beautifully presented en-suite bedrooms (one super king and one king-size)
  • Beautifully appointed, comfortable open plan living space


  • There's a private allocated parking space
  • Access is via a lift or staircase to the penthouse at the top of Quayside Court
  • Thermostatic controls in each room with the advantage of underfloor heating and air-conditioning units
  • Literally steps to the quay and shops

The penthouse is accessed via a private parking area (through an archway next to The Granary building) on the Quay.There is an entrance lobby where guests may choose to use the lift or a wide staircase to access the top floor.

Each room in the apartment has underfloor heating heating with thermostatic controls, together with remote controlled air-conditioning units. There is a Sonos music system and Wifi available.

Open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area with large glazed windows giving stunning views across the harbour.

Kitchen: contemporary well-equipped kitchen, generously supplied with outdoor melanin tableware, plenty of crockery and glasses. Contains an electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, under counter fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer and a second fridge with ice-box. Doors open out to the back balcony.

Dining area: overlooks the harbour and has a large dining table with four chairs.

Sitting area: overlooks the harbour and decorated in a contemporary coastal style with a large comfy corner sofa, day-bed sofa, coffee table, Smart TV with Sky package and an electric flame-effect fire. Glazed doors open out to the front balcony.

Bedroom 1: Has a lovely harbour view with a small balcony. With a super king-size (6ft) bed, bedside lamps, overhead ceiling fan, built-in dressing table & stool, TV, built-in wardrobe with mirrored doors. En-suite shower room; with shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2: Situated at the back of the apartment with a king-size (5ft) bed, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bathroom: With a bath with fixed shower over, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.


Front balcony: A fabulous place to sit and watch Wells harbour - simply magical at any time of the year! There are two high tables and stools with wall-mounted heaters to keep you warm on chilly evenings.

Back balcony: A south facing suntrap overlooking the back of Wells. Has two outdoor lounger chairs and wall-mounted heaters for warmth.

There is the advantage of a designated parking space for one car in the private Quayside Court parking area. .

It is literally steps to the quay and a short walk to the great selection of shops and places to eat in Wells-next-the-Sea.



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 is such a beautiful place to wake up and watch the sea. Beautiful apartment with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Everything is close by. Shops, pharmacy, garage, supermarket, pubs etc and a lovely walk to the beach. The Golden Fleece does good food and drink but its best to book.
We had a fantastic holiday. The balconies are the highlight if the apartment. You can't stop watching the tide go in and out.Great to watch birds in the harbour and people walking back and forth to the beach.

The Brook's, 17th of April 2024

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be booking again soon. Peewits was fantastic, so clean and tidy and had everything we needed, topped off with such wonderful views. Looking forward to enjoying it again soon. The sea coming in each day and covering the land, and then receding. We never tired of watching this.

The Armour's, 18th of March 2024

We greatly enjoyed our time at Peewits. It is a lovely apartment beautifully fitted out. We had good weather, cold but no rain and managed several walks and saw some spectacular birdlife especially at Snettisham after a very high tide. We also had 3 white tides in Wells which were marvellous. We ate out at various Pubs each evening so we did not really use the kitchen facilities.

The Hedderwick's, 25th of January 2024

Our second visit to Peewits. Convenient location with parking.

The Blower's, 8th of January 2024

Well appointed apartment with stunning views.Stay highlights, Norfolk as a whole.

The Foster's, 19th of December 2023

We cannot thank you enough, yet again, for letting us have your wonderful apartment. Perfect Peewits seems to tick all the boxes. The Wells Santa Christmas Tide was a terrific added bonus, watching Santa arrive and the fireworks from your wonderful balcony.

The Smith's, 24th of November 2023

Superb location, fantastic views from the front and back balconies. Comfortable beds,very well equipped kitchen. Walking the alpacas was a great experience. Lunch at the White Horse, Brancaster Staithe. Bus trip to Blakeney to eat at the Blakeney Hotel. The walk down to the fantastic beach.

The Childerly's, 23rd of October 2023

Superb view from the apartment. Spacious layout. Appreciated Sky on T.V. Position in Wells unrivalled. Parking a plus.

The Clarke's, 17th of October 2023

This is an excellent property with beautiful views across the harbour. Well furnished and plenty of cutlery, cooking utensils etc. We stayed a couple of years ago and have already booked for next year. We had such lovely weather that we could sit out on the balcony for most of our break. The first day we were treated to a display by the Newfoundland Dog Rescue group which was fundraising for the RNLI - this took place right opposite our balcony. We visited the new Lifeboat Station. The Deli is a favourite of ours as is The Maltings. Lovely property with stunning views.

The Mitchell's, 8th of September 2023

Without doubt the finest place to stay in Wells. Theft views are outstanding. We will book again next year. The views, watching the fishing boats come and go. Ticks all the boxes and then some.

The Steele's, 14th of July 2023

Second visit here and the apartment was clean and views lovely . Looking over the balcony watching the activity and the access to local walks without having to take the car out.

The Sleath's, 4th of July 2023

Looking over the balcony watching the activity and the access to local walks without having to take the car out. Second visit here and the apartment was clean and views lovely.

The Sleath's, 4th of July 2023

Very well appointed, comfortable property. View is special.

The Thomlinson's, 27th of June 2023

our third stay at Peewits, and Wow! the best weather. A beautiful apartment, sensational views of Wells harbour, great location for restaurants and shops, no need to take your car out.
We have booked for next summer and we will be back in November this year.

The Smith's, 23rd of June 2023

Fabulous place with beautiful seaviews… comfortable and well equipped and clean. Tastefully decorated and your thoughtful welcoming prosecco 🥂and snack. Watching the fabulous sunrise and walking the coastlines and woods… the interrupted sea views.

The Duncan's, 11th of May 2023

We found Peewits Penthouse more than lived up to expectations. It was warm, well equipped and had very comfortable beds. The views were superb and we never tired of them at all stages of the tide. Highlights were Birdwatching from the balcony.

The Nelson's, 29th of March 2023

We loved the view and the walks. We are coming back in November!

The Ralph's, 14th of January 2023

An attractive, light, airy open-plan lounge, diner and kitchen with a large balcony and excellent views over the marshes and beyond. Outdoor lighting, heating and a BBQ! A secure and private setting with a large-sized sofa and a wooden bench with cushions. Large beds with a hardwood base.Great for entertaining.The highlights of our stay was, the space, the light, the views. Fairly comfortable and very private. Thank you for the Christmas tree!

The Roger's, 12th of January 2023

Fabulous views from a beautiful apartment, our 2nd visit this year. Perfect location. Fabulous apartment in perfect location with stunning views, we so enjoy our holidays here whatever the weather.

The Smith's, 2nd of December 2022

Lovely apartment. We always enjoy visiting Wells so hope to be back again soon.

The Dolamore's, 4th of November 2022

A lovely apartment with stunning views over the quay, it was amazing to watch the variety of landscape with the changing tides. On the whole comfortable and well equipped. The location was great and convenient. The parking space was fine for our car but I wouldn’t have wanted a larger car as that would have proved tricky.

The Pilsworths, 21st of October 2022

The property was excellent, five stars all round.

Boyes party , 18th of February 2022

This property was just as we expected, the description and photographs on the website are spot on. The view from the property is stunning and the beds were very comfortable and furnished to very high standards. We have already booked for 2022 but we can't wait to book for 2023.

The Mitchell's, 24th of September 2021

I would recommend this apartment to anybody it is stunning..Fantastic position with amazing views which we liked along with the huge beds with one en suite.

The Sutton's, 13th of August 2021

A fantastic property for a holiday. The location in Wells and the wonderful view.

The Penny's, 30th of July 2021

Peewits Penthouse is by far our favourite apartment in the block stunning views and sun trap balconies We like the large front balcony for the superb views of the harbour.

The Johnson's, 28th of May 2021

Peewits Penthouse is Spacious, well equipped clean great beds Lovely apartment, well situated, well equipped. Friends have already booked next year from our recommendation.

The Bonsall's, 2nd of October 2020

All in all a fantastic property - we really enjoyed our stay. We liked the the open plan living space, the balconies and the view!

Sarah, 14th of August 2020
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 12 Apr 2024Thu 23 May 2024£1655 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£1785 / week
Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£1655 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 18 Jul 2024£1785 / week
Fri 19 Jul 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1990 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1785 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1370 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1785 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£1060 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1990 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 27 Mar 2025£1060 / week
Fri 28 Mar 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£1060 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1785 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1655 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1785 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1655 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 17 Jul 2025£1785 / week
Fri 18 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1990 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1785 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1370 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1785 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£1060 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1990 / 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 Flexible.

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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