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Seal Cottage

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

from £ 660 to £ 1,325 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Seal Cottage is a lovely, contemporary holiday home. Downstairs has been opened up to provide a light and spacious sitting/dining and kitchen area, decorated in a fresh coastal style, with the advantage of a garden room. Upstairs there are three comfortable bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms, making this an ideal place for a family or two couples to stay throughout the year. It's ideally located in the quiet old High Street in the heart of Wells, with the added advantage of a private parking space. Just minutes walk from The Buttlands with its green and the excellent Crown Hotel and Globe Inn, and the bustling quay with its fishing boats and keen crabbers of all ages!


  • Ideally located in the heart of Wells within walking distance of the quay, shops and places to eat
  • Sociable open plan downstairs living space
  • A private covered parking space at the back of the cottage


  • The newly created garden room provides useful extra space to escape to
  • The parking space is fairly tight but can fit a large car
  • The washing machine is located in the understairs cupboard

Ground Floor

Entrance hall with plenty of useful space for coats and boots storage. Cloakroom: with hand basin and WC. Understairs cupboard housing the washing machine.

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

Sitting area: has a brick fireplace with a wood-burning stove, 2 comfortable leather sofas, flat screen freeview TV, DVD and a selection of books & games. Glass doors open into the garden room.Dining area: has a dining table seating 6 and a large wall map, very useful for planning your days's activities!

Kitchen area: modern fitted cream kitchen with granite work tops, well-equipped with gas hob and electric double oven, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso Coffee machine (using standard pods, sorry these are not provided) and fridge.

Garden room: with glass doors opening out to the terrace and also through to the sitting area. This is a superb addition to the cottage, furnished with a comfy sofa and a flat screen TV, giving guests an additional room to relax in.

There is a travel cot available to use if required.

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

First Floor

Bedroom 1: King-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

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

Bedroom 2: Twin beds, bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers and a wardrobe.

Bedroom 3: Full-size bunk beds, bedside lamp and a chest of drawers.

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


There is a private covered parking space for one car around the back of the cottage. Please note that it is quite a tight space but does have room for a large car (as per photo). There is a rear terraced area with an outside table, umbrella and chairs, as well as a charcoal barbecue. This area may be completely enclosed. Sorry, but dogs are not permitted to stay.

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 miniature railway.



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 house, very well equipped and excellent fire safety measures. Fantastic showers, comfy beds and perfect situation in Wells. Beach and sun, great meal at White Horse, The Globe and Crab House. Amazing Anthony Gormley installation at Houghton Hall, and exquisite walled garden, quite a nice lunch too.

The Hackett's, 20th of May 2024

The cottage was sparklingly clean very well equipped. we wanted for nothing. very close to everything.

The Schadla-Hall's, 23rd of April 2024

Comfortable cottage. Everything we needed. Lovely stay. Walks from our doorstep.

The Hatch's, 5th of January 2024

We had a great time at seal cottage. It is well equipped and a good space. The car port is quite tight but very handy to have available.

The Ricketts, 25th of August 2023

Had a really lovely stay at seal cottage.Clean, with everything you need.Comfortable bed and cosy fire.Great location in wells and helpful having a car parking space. Cosy fire perfect for our Christmas stay. Cosy, home from home welcoming cottage.

The Jeffrey's, 12th of January 2023

A very comfortable cottage which we have stayed in several times before. Wells beach on what was like a summer day, Holkham bird hide at dusk with Pink-foots and Marsh Harriers (no Barn Owl this year). Coffee in town and fish and chips.

The Toynton's, 21st of October 2022

Beautiful, well equipped cottage with added bonus of parking on site.Have stayed in Wells for many years and it never disappoints. Very helpful when the heating was not working, caretaker out within 20 mins

The Lauder family , 14th of October 2022

Cottage looked lovely. The milk and cake were very much appreciated. We like the little extra room which was beautifully sunny at times

Toynton, 29th of October 2021

Fabulous cottage. Really has been home from home. Couldn't have asked for anything more. Location perfect for our first stay in Wells. We will definitely be back.

Marshies, 15th of October 2021

Spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The perfect holiday cottage! Will definitely recommend to others.

perkins, 24th of September 2021

Seal Cottage was more spacious than expected. Very clean, comfortable and homely. Extremely well equipped. Had a wonderful stay, felt at home straight away. Thank you for the milk and delicious cake very nice welcome.

The Blackburn's, 10th of September 2021

Seal cottage is excellent, love the open plan and has everything you could possibly need.

Long, 10th of September 2021

Another week in this lovely cottage. Wonderful walk in glorious weather and delicious cake to enjoy with a good cuppa. Perfect!

Woodbridge, 3rd of September 2021

Wonderful cottage. Great location. Thank you for a wonderful week.

Elser, 6th of August 2021

We’d not stayed in that part of wells before but it was lovely. The cottage was welcoming and warm with everything we needed. Great location, great amenities, lovely touches (cake, games, etc)

The Hiller Family, 23rd of October 2020

Seal Cottage was comfortable, spacious and centrally situated. We cannot fault it. this was our second visit to the property and would return. There is no garden at this property but the patio was nicely equipped with table and chairs.And there is the bonus of a parking space.

The Robinson's, 25th of September 2020

Lovely cottage, bathrooms etc like, or were, new. We had a great time, thank you. I would definitely use your services again, faultless !

Adams Family, 14th of September 2020

Seal Cottage was better than expected, location is excellent, quiet but very close to the town centre. A great week. Thanks.

Mark , 10th of July 2020

We made a really good choice with Seal Cottage, we’ve been very happy and comfy here. The sun has shone every day, with the last one being really hot too!! The cottage is very well equipped and tastefully decorated. Excellent shower(s), beautiful curtains and towels (which actually “wrap around” nicely). Plenty of real ales available, but the Crown and the Globe most expensive. Give the Lifeboat a try – quirky (closed Monday). Edinburgh okay too – a visit to Crabbies crab shop, at Salthouse recommended: good value “platefuls” – lots of choice. We’ve seen thousands of pink-footed geese, even flying over the cottage. Thank you for our cake too – it was very welcome with a cuppa after a long walk.
P.S. We’ve donated a washing up rack for when there’s only a bits to wash!!

Mr Darrell Bramley, 3rd of December 2019

We liked Seal Cottage as it had attention to detail - a range of kitchen equipment, comfy furnishings and excellent showers. We had lovely sunny weather, so was able to sit in the garden early in the morning with a cup of coffee!

Savage Family, 13th of September 2019

Had a lovely time here. Beautifully clean and well appointed. The cake was most welcome! Thank you.

Joanna Speller, 2nd of August 2019

Third year here and just as pleased, nothing to fault but the weather, hope to be back next year.

Mrs Janet Corcoran, 28th of June 2019

Seal Cottage was better than expected, spacious and comfortable, 10 out of 10 for cleanliness. We had a nice relaxing holiday and the cottage certainly was an important part of that!

Mary, 26th of May 2019

Better than expected, very spacious living accommodation with no short-cuts taken by owners in terms of provisions. The cake & wine were the icing!! 10 out of 10 for the cleanliness, it was all spotless! lovely property and we would definitely return

Lakhani, 20th of February 2019

Great cottage, Great location, very clean and well equipped.

Brown Family, 21st of October 2017

This is a beautiful cottage refurbished to a high standard and well stocked with all the basics you could need, add to that the close proximity to the town and quayside.

O'Leary Party, 16th of September 2017

Thank you - lovely cottage in lovely Wells.

Kirkpatrick Party, 21st of July 2017

Loved it - Thanks so much.
Lovely cottage- super nicely renovated and clean. Worked very well for our family.
Close to everything we needed, but far enough off the harbour to be quiet and peaceful.

Work Party, 5th of June 2017

A lovely week once again in this warm, cosy, well equipped cottage. Thank you for the milk, bread and butter on arrival - so practical to arrive to when turning up late with hungry kids. We will be back. Many Thanks.

Howarth Family, Herts, 19th of February 2016

Another great weekend away, thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home. Chocolate Deli was as good as ever and the walk along the beach was as windy as ever. See you next year!

, 12th of February 2016

Lovely house in a lovely area couldn't fault it. Would recommend Golden Fleece on the Quay for food, french's on the quay had great fish and chips. Will definitely be back.

Lyn & Ted Chelmsford, 11th of January 2016

Lovely week - lots to do -saw Father Christmas arrive by boat with penguins! Lovely well equipped cottage - love wells. Thank you!

, 21st of December 2015

I had so much fun making chocolates at the Walsingham Deli and going to Norwich was great. The beds are the most comfortable in the world.

, 11th of December 2015

Thank you for a very enjoyable stay in this comfy cottage. A great base for a Christmas shopping weekend. Loads of nice places to eat out. Also appreciated the speedy response to our light bulb issues!

The Chard Girls, 28th of November 2015

Another enjoyable stay here. We really appreciated the loaf of bread and milk left for us so we celebrated with a slice of toast and a cup of tea. Never seen such a well equipped holiday cottage. Really comfortable twin beds. We engaged in our usual activities: pumpkin trail in the walled garden on the Holkham Estate, a meal on the Albertros on the sloping deck - all part of the fun.

Toynton/Warrington Family, 30th of October 2015

A really lovely stay - Well equipped, clean and comfy beds - We will come back. Great meals out and in the cottage too, thank you We loved the Albratros - such fun and different to anywhere we've ever been!

Atwins - Hertfordshire, 25th of October 2015

A wonderful week in wells in a wonderful cottage! Excellent facilities and we felt very at home straight away! We will definitely come back and recommend this place to friends and family. Thank you.

McClaren family and Grandma Dizzy, 11th of September 2015

OMG we love Norfolk! One of the most beautiful beaches we’ve every seen. Great cottage and we loved the chocolate deli in Walsingham - would highly recommend.

, 26th of January 2014

Lovely warm cottage with everything that was needed. Many thanks.

, 13th of January 2014

Everything we needed in the cottage. Excellent location. Great week. Thanks.

, 11th of January 2014

Back again in this lovely cottage. Brilliant week.

, 4th of October 2013

We have had a lovely sunny week and agree with all previous comments about Seal Cottage.

, 30th of August 2013

Seal Cottage is lovely and very well equipped. We would definitely come back. Thank you.

, 1st of August 2013

What a lovely holiday cottage. Very well equipped and nicely done out. This is our second visit to Wells and we’re sure we will be back and we would definitely re-book this cottage.

, 19th of July 2013

Had a great time in Wells. Seal Cottage was perfect for a break away from the City. Everything was lovely.

, 4th of July 2013

Lovely cottage, easy to live in, well equipped, good location, would definitely recommend it.

, 15th of June 2013
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£890 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1095 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1325 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1095 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£890 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£765 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£890 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£660 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1325 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£675 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£980 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£785 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1195 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£915 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1125 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1360 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1125 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£915 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£785 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£915 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£675 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1360 / 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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