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The Cottage

  • Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

from £ 535 to £ 875 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


The Cottage is a delightful one bedroom traditional cottage in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea, which has recently been refurbished. It's ideally situated just a short walk to the bustling quay with its fishing boats and a great selection of shops and places to eat.

This cosy cottage has a comfortable living room, a well equipped kitchen area and upstairs there's a pretty bedroom and contemporary shower room.
It's perfect for an all year round stay with lots of lovely walks close by and the sandy beach which may be reached on foot or car.


  • Short walk to the quay side and independent shops
  • Easy distance from the vast sandy beach at Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Comfortable cottage in a convenient location


  • Please be aware that there is a traditional Norfolk winder staircase which is fairly steep.
  • The duvet and pillows are all hypo-allergenic.
  • There is no private parking space, there are no parking restrictions outside the cottage

Ground Floor

Entrance from the front door into:

Sitting area: with a comfortable sofa and two armchairs, gas fire, TV with DVD player

Kitchen: a well equipped kitchen with cream painted units, electric oven and hob, slimline dishwasher and washing machine. There's a kitchen table to seat two.

Please be aware that there is a traditional Norfolk winder staircase which is fairly steep.

First Floor

Bedroom: Attractive room with a wrought iron double bed with hypo-allergenic duvet and pillows, bedside table and chest of drawers.

Shower room: Large shower with overhead shower and hand-held attachment, hand basin and WC.


Whilst there is no private parking space, there are no parking restrictions outside the cottage and it is usually to park nearby.

The home owner is happy to accept one dog.


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 a well furnished, well equipped cottage, within easy walking to all parts of Wells. As bird watchers we visited Titchwell and Cley Marshes. We also walked along the Holkham woods to Burnham Overy Staithe. We had delicious fish and chips from French’s and a Good meal at Bang.

The Fellow's, 23rd of August 2023

We had a lovely stay, the cottage was very clean and bright and comfortable, with everything you could need provided. There was a very generous welcome pack which we enjoyed very much. Situated in a great location, less than 5 minutes to walk down to the Quay or into the town, where there are lots of lovely individual little shops. A great place to stay.

The Roberts, 23rd of June 2023

Lovely location as never been to Wells next to the Sea, perfect for our dog Woody. The Cottage was like home from home so made our stay very memorable. Beach was beautiful as was the weather and great places to eat and drink. Well done to all...The Cottage is a little gold mine. Sowerbys Holiday Cottages gave excellent service. Thank you, see you again soon.

Simon and Debbie Sleath, 20th of April 2023

Great location and lovely cottage, close to all amenities and in good condition. Cottage was clean and homely. In a quiet area. Peaceful and relaxing.

The Boyle's, 20th of April 2023

Very tidy and well-equipped cottage in central location. Wells has a good range of restaurants and shops.Very good meal at Globe. We enjoyed the high tides in Wells. Bird life especially geese and curlews

David & Caroline, 23rd of September 2022

Just what we want, perfect for us & walking distance to the town & harbour. Got on well with neighbours opposite.

The Norwood's, 2nd of September 2022

Just what we want, perfect for us and walking distance to the town and harbour.

The Norwood's, 2nd of September 2022

At The Cottage We liked the location, comfort and it was pet friendly. Quirky and sweet cottage close to the seafront but set in a quiet yard.

The Parrish's, 3rd of September 2021

At the Cottage the kitchen is excellent- spacious, modern and well-equipped.

The Fillingham's, 20th of August 2021

Fab break at The Cottage in Wells, we liked the location & although in town very quiet. thank you & thank you for allowing our dog as had a great time on the beaches!!

The Pressling's, 9th of July 2021

The Cottage was nicely decorated and carpeted throughout (excepting kitchen and bathroom of course). We would also score the cottage 10 out of 10 for the cleanliness.

The Wilkinson's, 7th of May 2021

The Cottage was better than expected - Private, quiet, dedicated parking and the location. We would stay here again!

The Campbell's, 21st of April 2021

A perfect cottage for two, Good location, warm and cosy and very well equipped.

The Hooper's, 19th of April 2021

The Cottage is warm and comfortable, good location and good wifi. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to be able to return next year sometime

The Hooper's, 5th of October 2020

The Cottage was clean and well equipped to a high standard. Lovely cottage, we will definitely use again if in the area and is available, would recommend to friends as well.

The McBrien's, 28th of September 2020

The Cottage has obviously just been refurbished and the standard of fixtures & fittings was superb. The overall condition, it was as bright and shiny as a new pin!

The Fillingham's, 29th of August 2020
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 17 May 2024Thu 23 May 2024£705 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£590 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£705 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£875 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£705 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£590 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£580 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£705 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£535 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£875 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£550 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£685 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 15 May 2025£595 / week
Fri 16 May 2025Thu 22 May 2025£725 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£605 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£725 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£900 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£725 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£605 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£595 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£725 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£550 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£900 / 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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