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Sandton House

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

from £ 830 to £ 1,675 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Sandton House is a superb newly renovated coastal house, conveniently located close to Wells quay with off-street parking for one car. The new owners have created a light and spacious contemporary holiday home with a beautifully presented open plan downstairs living area with a modern kitchen. Upstairs there are three good-sized bedrooms and two contemporary bath/shower rooms. Outside there's a private east facing enclosed garden at the back and the advantage of being able to park off the road in the front drive. It's ideally located just a stones throw from the bustling quay and within walking distance of the great range of amenities that Wells has to offer.


  • Excellent location in the heart of Wells, close to the quay, shops and places to eat
  • Light and contemporary open plan downstairs living space
  • All 3 bedrooms are generously sized and beautifully presented
  • Off-street parking for one car at the front


  • The garage provides useful storage space for bicycles, paddle boards and kayaks
  • The rear courtyard garden is completely enclosed and faces east
  • Easy to park your car and everything in Wells is within walking distance!

Ground Floor

Entrance hall with plenty of useful space for coats and boots storage.

Door leading to garage: with additional storage space for bicycles and water sports equipment.

Boiler room: is accessed via the garage and contains the boiler and fuse board.

Cloakroom: with hand basin and WC.

Open-plan sitting/dining/kitchen area: Wonderful light and spacious, sociable space with doors opening out onto the courtyard garden. It has wooden flooring and is decorated in a contemporary coastal style.

Kitchen area: modern fitted kitchen with wooden work tops, well-equipped with a Cuisine Master gas range cooker, integral fridge and freezer, integral dishwasher, washing machine and a microwave. There is a breakfast bar with two stools.

Sitting area: has a large comfy L-shaped sofa, footstool, armchair and a wall-mounted Smart TV.

Dining area: has a dining table with six chairs. French doors lead out to the garden.

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

First Floor

Bedroom 1: Lovely room with a double bed (4'6"), bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, armchair, hairdryer and a TV.

En-suite shower room: walk-in shower, hand basin and WC.

Bedroom 2: Good-sized room with twin beds, bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers and a large built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 3: Another spacious room (over the garage) with twin beds, bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers, armchair, sky lights and a clothes rail.

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


There is space in the front driveway to park one car.

At the back is an east facing walled garden with an outside table as well as a charcoal barbecue.

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 an electric classic "Charabanc Bus"



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 immaculate . Everything about it is perfect from the pillows , beds, bedding , fluffy towels, comfy sofa, fully equipped kitchen to the lovely welcome pack. We had the most relaxing week and felt very at home . The comfy beds , the social kitchen /lounge area and how homely it felt . The finishing touches are all perfect .

The Young's, 6th of June 2024

We read enjoyed our stay. Location is perfect on a quiet street but very near the front. The house is decorated beautifully with high quality well equipped kitchen and lovely bathrooms.We would definitely stay there again when we visit Wells.

The Giles, 23rd of May 2024

Sandton House is a beautiful, well designed and equipped holiday property in a great location.We regularly visit Wells and this is definitely the best property we have stayed in and found it perfect for our needs. We hope to be back very soon. We loved the interior design and layout of the property which really worked for us. Perfectly Pure did a great job as the house was spotless. Many properties we have stayed in have sadly been let down by the standard of housekeeping. Lovely to receive a welcome pack with local goodies. Everyone was very impressed with the property.

The Butterworth's, 20th of May 2024

A wonderful place to stay. Very central and easy to find. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. Very spacious but cosy and homely at the same time. Just a nice, relaxing family holiday. Can't wait to book again, many thanks!!

The Inger's, 17th of April 2024

We had a wonderful stay at Sandton House. The welcome pack with local produce was a lovely touch. The property was in a great location, a minutes walk to the quay, with the advantage of parking. The interior was immaculate , very well presented and well designed. We loved the open plan living area.
The garage was excellent for storing our bikes.Overall we had a fantastic statin a lovely property.

The Pecherska 's, 17th of April 2024

Excellent property, great facilities and conveniently located for Quay and town centre This was our 10th stay in Wells - the first at Sandton House. We come for the bird watching, dog walking and general rest and relaxation. As ever and excellent property sourced through Sowerby's.

The Burness Benyon's, 19th of February 2024

My wife and daughter both wrote a review in the book provided Lovely house in a fantastic location. We loved not having to drive anywhere. Everything we wanted to do and see during our stay was easily accessible on foot. Great walks with lots of variety including birdwatching (sadly we forgot to pack our binoculars, future guests please don't!). A great place to spend Christmas with the family including my grandson. We will always have special memories of his first Christmas spent together at Sandton House.

The Terry's, 8th of January 2024

This is simply the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed at! Superbly decorated, contemporary styling and top notch, high quality fittings. A lot of thought had gone into providing everything you could possibly need for your stay from umbrellas to a wonderful selection of local produce. The location is perfect to explore the town with a large 24 hour car park nearby. The drive was long enough to fit both our cars though. I highly recommend this property and will hopefully return in the future as so special. Really appreciated the lovely selection of complimentary local produce. Beds were super comfy and everything was wonderfully clean and tidy.

The Harper's, 9th of November 2023

Very clean and tidy, quiet and nice to relax, lovely and close to the town at this time of year.

The Poynter's, 23rd of October 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sandton House. The house is of a high quality spec and was lovely and clean when we arrived. We loved the downstairs open plan living space and the amazing kitchen area….Stunning. Decor and blinds also a quality touch. Loved the open plan living space, outdoor area although not used, natural light. Beds very comfortable and bedding excellent. Perfect location and own parking space. The fully equipped stunning kitchen area. The blinds in the kitchen, stairs and bedrooms a great touch as well. The little touches, welcome gifts, info, tea coffee, apple juice, cake, crisps, biscuits and milk and having washing up liquid, cloths, toilet rolls everything has added to our stay.

The Hobson-Davie's, 17th of October 2023

Very well equipped House. High standard showers and beautiful decor good standard of Appliances. Excellent location and great to have car parking space Wonderful walks

The Rudlin family, 29th of September 2023

Loved the house. Everything you could wish for. Perfect position so close to the Harbour.

The Sandbach's, 14th of September 2023

Great holiday in Sandton House, a well equipped beautifully refurbished home in a perfect location. We do hope to return and will definitely recommend to others. Well equipped kitchen. Great location. Comfortable beds.

The Bridge's, 14th of September 2023

Beautifully restored house, stylish decoration and extremely well equipped. Central position near all amenities. Lovely welcome gifts of local produce. We appreciated all the effort and attention to detail that has gone into the renovation of the cottage. Everything had been meticulously planned and executed and all the fixtures and fittings were stylish and modern.

The Goodby's, 25th of August 2023

Lovely spacious house in a great location. Well equipped, clean and comfortable. Within easy reach of a lovely town and coastline.

Trevor, 24th of August 2023

Sandton House is a lovely property beautifully decorated and furnished. It has a well equipped modern kitchen with a large island in the middle. Great location in Wells with parking. Definitely having Fish and Chips! Walking on the beautiful beaches of Wells, Holkham and Brancaster. Would recommend using the coast hopper bus too.

The Jame's, 23rd of August 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Sandton House. The property is well equipped with everything you need. It was spotlessly clean and it is in a great location close to all the shops and restaurants. The highlights of our stay were visiting Holkham Hall Estate , Seal spotting , crabbing down at the Quay.

The Macatee Family, 21st of July 2023

Fantastic house! Had everything you could possibly need for a great holiday. Beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and a great parking space on the driveway. Perfect. The highlight for me was being able to park the car up for the week and explore the local area by foot or by coast liner buses. After a day out it was great to have such a lovely house to return to for a quick shower, stroll to the pub (The Globe was good) and back to the lovely kitchen/lounge/diner for lazy, leisurely suppers.

Alison, 27th of June 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this well presented house.The property was furnished to a high standard and being well equipped. The added bonus of private parking was a must have for us. The proximity to the quay along with the wonderful coastal walks made our holiday.

The Edmett's, 19th of June 2023

We've had a wonderful stay in your fabulous house. Really beautiful - and you've thought of everything. Thank you! Close proximity to the harbour and town. Clean, exceptionally well appointed modern kitchen, and comfortable bedrooms and living space.

The Hoggett's, 4th of May 2023
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£1125 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1390 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1675 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1390 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1125 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£970 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1125 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£830 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1675 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£850 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1285 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£995 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1430 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1155 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1430 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1720 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1430 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1155 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£995 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1155 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£850 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1720 / 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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