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

from £ 1,200 to £ 2,200 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Tides is a truly exceptional coastal holiday home, enviably located with absolutely stunning uninterrupted views of Wells harbour. This contemporary "upside-down" house with a stylish interior has a sociable first floor open plan living space with a wood-burning stove, enjoying picture-perfect views of the harbour in comfort, perfect whatever the time of year. There are three beautifully presented bedrooms, en-suite shower room and family bathroom all located on the ground floor. It's literally steps to join the Norfolk coastal path along East Quay and a short walk to the highly renowned Crown Inn, Globe Inn and a great selection of local shops . For those looking to venture further, there's the advantage of two off-road parking spaces.


  • Amazing location with stunning views overlooking Wells harbour
  • Sociable open plan 1st floor living space enjoying the spectacular views
  • Steps away from the quay with off-street parking


  • All 3 bedrooms are on the ground floor
  • There's a garage where bikes may be stored
  • You can step out on to the Norfolk coastal path and walk for miles!

Ground Floor

Entrance hall: large entrance hall with tiled flooring, beautiful oak staircase and glass balustrade. There's plenty of spaces for coats and boots.

Bedroom 1: Has a lovely harbour view from the front-facing window. With a king-size bed, bedside lamps, antique-effect wardrobes and chest of drawers and wall-mounted TV.

En-suite shower room: with shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2: A second bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bedroom 3: A cosy twin room with two single beds.

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

First Floor

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

Kitchen: contemporary well-equipped kitchen, generously supplied with plenty of crockery and glasses. Contains an electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and a coffee machine.

Dining area: overlooks the harbour and has a large industrial style dining table with six chairs.

Sitting area: With the views over the harbour as the focal point, there is a large L-shaped corner sofa, coffee table, contemporary wood-burning stove and wall-mounted TV.


Please note that there is a security camera by the front door.

The front of the property is a versatile shingled space, creating either off-road parking for two vehicles or a single parking space with a perfect area to enjoy al fresco dining whilst looking out over the harbour. There are two small tables, four chairs and a barbecue.

There's a garage throughout the archway where the outside furniture is kept and bicycles may be stored.

Tides is located along East Quay which is literally on the Norfolk coastal path so perfect for walkers.



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

Wonderful house with a fantastic view - particularly wonderful for sunsets. The listing doesn’t highlight the view as much as it should. It’s kind of a showstopper and everyone who walks by looks up to see who has that great view. It’s lovely to leave the French doors open and feel really connected to the landscape. Also parking for 2 cars is very special in Wells.

The Wanless 's, 12th of June 2024

Nicely located and very clean. Kitchen needs a better selection of glasses. I have travelled all round the world you cannot beat watching the sunset in Wells from the quay or Tides living room. Fantastic.

The Shelton 's, 29th of May 2024

Fantastic light, spacious property with an incredible view from the upstairs living space. Really enjoyed our stay. Canoeing exploration of the creeks.

The Framp's, 8th of May 2024

What a wonderful location Tides is in, perfect for us to celebrate a special birthday...we and our friends spent hours just looking out across the coast. The property is well equipped and the beds were very comfortable! Also well situated for the town, lots of walks on the fab beaches, and the Coastalhopper bus was so convenient. Good to meet our neighbour Billy who was very helpful with local knowledge. The highlight is most definitely the view!!

The Heath's, 23rd of April 2024

Great stay, great property. All as advertised. Thankyou.

The Butler's, 11th of April 2024

Lovely house with fabulous views and easy access to the centre of Wells. With the added bonus of parking. Walks from the door. Loved the wood burner.

The Perfitt's, 26th of March 2024

Our second stay at Tides at a very different time of year. Just as enjoyable and made good use of the Woodburner. Will definitely book again. Highlights were the ever changing view from the lounge window.

The Jewers , 29th of February 2024

A beautiful house with stunning views and perfectly located. Enough of a walk to walk off a toast from the Crown and shorter walk to grab things from local shops. The wood burner was fantastic so easy to use and to sit overlooking the water with the wind blowing and fire alight was a real treat. Beds super comfy and slept really well.

The Wydell's, 25th of January 2024

A wonderful weeks holiday at Tides, stunning views and long walks. Very comfy and cosy a real home from home will definitely book again.

The Smith's, 12th of January 2024

We had a fabulous time at Tides, fantastic house, amazing views and very clean. The beds were extremely comfortable. A great location for the plans we had. We would definitely rebook.

The Perry's, 2nd of January 2024

Tides is ideally placed on East Quay with wonderful views over the Marshes and Harbour from the lovely open plan upper floor.

The Young's, 8th of December 2023

We had a wonderful stay at Tides; beautiful accommodation in a great location. It felt very much like a home from home. We will definitely return! The amazing, ever changing view from the lounge window was a highlight of our stay. The weather was very kind to us and we took advantage of the great walks right on our doorstep including a lovely walk to Holkham - our furry friends loved the fantastic beach! We will be booking for a return visit next year!

The Gilt's, 16th of November 2023

Amazing views and a very comfortable and clean property.

The Pilsworth, 20th of October 2023

Amazing week spent at Tides. Will definitely rebook.

The Jewer's, 16th of September 2023

The best thing about Tides is the beautiful view from the second floor lounge that looks out across the marshland to the sea, it really is stunning and relaxing. The property is spacious and well set out, great location - we loved our stay.

The Capper's, 11th of September 2023

Amazing views and good parking. Good decoration and very clean. Very good kitchen and we would definitely stay again.

The Hill's, 23rd of August 2023

We absolutely loved the cottage for its views and its position away from the main drag. Fascinating to watch the tide coming and going. The beach at Wells, once we found it, was absolutely amazing. I have never seen so many beach huts in one place. We went when the tide was out and could hardly believe how far you could walk in the sand.

The Bayly's, 10th of July 2023

We enjoyed our week at Tides with our 3 little dogs. At the end of a cul de sac so no through traffic, the house is stunning with glorious views. There is noise from the early fisherman preparing their nets. Wells is quaint and the beach was fantastic. Fresh crab from the stall on the quayside is a must. Overall we loved it.

The Richardson's, 24th of May 2023

The ever changing views from the large windows are undoubtedly the best thing about this property. Its modern clean and everything you need.......

the symond's, 17th of April 2023

Lovely place with fantastic views over the marshes and convenient for walks and shops. The place was clean and warm. Highlights of our stay were watching the birds on the marshes.

The Dowe's, 5th of April 2023

We’ve just had a lovely relaxing week at Tides enjoying being so close to the centre of Wells and discovered some wonderful walks - the ever changing view from the upstairs sitting room was incredible. Discovering the coastal path and seeing a pair of owls was fantastic. Loved the location and the view

The Bank's, 15th of March 2023

The property was excellent - superb location, stunning views and a very friendly neighbour - which is always nice. We are very familiar with Wells , but we are new to Tides - and look forward to a return visit

The Beynon's, 10th of February 2023

Best view in Wells Next the Sea, modern, good location and parking

The Nichols', 12th of November 2022
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£2200 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1875 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1650 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1450 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1650 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£1200 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£2200 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£1235 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1695 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1490 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£2055 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1695 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1930 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 28 Aug 2025£2265 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1930 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1695 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1490 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1695 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£1235 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£2265 / 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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