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Seaborne Penthouse

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

from £ 1,005 to £ 1,940 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Seaborne 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 double beds), each with their own contemporary 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.

There are potentially external works at the development being carried out between January 2023 - February 2023. The works will involve scaffolding being erected and minor disruption to guests.


  • 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 double)
  • 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.

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, free-standing small freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Bosch coffee machine (please bring your own pods).
Doors open out to the back balcony.

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

Sitting area: overlooks the harbour and decorated in a contemporary coastal style with two comfy sofas, armchair, coffee table, large Smart TV with Freeview and DVD player and an electric flame-effect fire. Glazed doors open out to the front balcony.

Bedroom 1: Lie in bed and enjoy the lovely harbour view! With a super king-size (6ft) bed, bedside lamps, overhead ceiling fan, built-in wardrobes. There's a door opening out to a small balcony overlooking the harbour.

En-suite shower room; newly installed with large shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2: With Velux window enjoying harbour views from the double (4'6" ft) bed, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Shower room: Newly fitted with a shower, 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

We had a lovely stay in Seabourne Penthouse. We were very comfy in this beautiful apartment even while the weather raged around us during a big storm. The views across the Quay were fabulous and the location was great for coastal walks and the town. Considering its central location and how busy the town was at the weekend it was surprisingly quiet. The view, the comfort of the furnishings, especially the beds which were super comfy! The high quality kitchen appliances with enough space to eat at a table.

The McLaughlin 's, 22nd of April 2024

A flat in a wonderful position with a marvellous ever changing view. Very comfortable and well equipped. A great place to stay. Winter walks down to the beach.

The Partridge's, 20th of February 2024
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£1600 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 18 Jul 2024£1800 / week
Fri 19 Jul 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1940 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1730 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1315 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1730 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£1005 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1940 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£1060 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1730 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1600 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1730 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1600 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 17 Jul 2025£1800 / week
Fri 18 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1940 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1650 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1730 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1315 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1730 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£1005 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1940 / 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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