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Truncheon’s Reach

  • Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

from £ 695 to £ 1,250 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Truncheon's Reach is a superb contemporary single-storey holiday home quietly tucked away in the heart of Wells. It has the advantage of two private parking spaces and is all on one level, making it ideal for less able guests. With its well-equipped kitchen and sociable sitting/dining room opening out to the fully enclosed private garden, this is a perfect place for one or two couples, or a family, to stay throughout the year. Both bedrooms are beautifully presented with feature wallpaper, all new furniture and new bedding: there's a lovely spacious twin room and a king-size room with an en-suite cloakroom. It is only a few minutes walk from the picturesque quay and a short stroll from the great selection of shops and places to eat in Wells. The beautiful sandy beach is easily reached on foot, or via a vintage bus, with the splendour of Holkham Hall and beach only 5 minutes drive away.


  • Excellent location tucked away in the heart of Wells
  • Newly redecorated in contemporary style
  • 2 private allocated parking spaces
  • Fully enclosed landscaped garden


  • Safely located behind Well's police station!
  • The en-suite for the king-size room has a loo and wash basin only
  • It's only 5 minutes walk to the picturesque quay and shops
  • Modern gas central heating system

Truncheon's Reach is quietly located in Fryers Close, set back from the road.

All on ground level

There is oak flooring throughout with the advantage of gas central heating. There is free wi-fi provided.

Entrance hall: with coat hooks and shoe storage unit.

Kitchen: contemporary kitchen which is well-equipped with a full-height integral fridge/freezer, integral washer/dryer, microwave, gas oven with extractor hood, integral dishwasher, Nespresso original coffee machine (please bring your own pods).

Sitting/Dining Room: light and airy room with glazed doors opening out to the garden. Decorated in a contemporary style with two sofas and an armchair, bookshelves with books and games, Smart TV. There is a wooden dining table with two chairs and a long bench seat.

Bedroom 1: beautifully presented room with all new Cotswold Company furniture including a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, a wooden clothes rail and a wall-mounted Smart TV. There's an en-suite: with WC and hand basin.

Bedroom 2: lovely spacious room with all new Cotswold Company furniture including full-size twin beds, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, a wooden clothes rail and a wall-mounted Smart TV.

Shower Room: contemporary walk-in shower with a drencher head and hand-held shower, hand basin, WC and a heated towel rail.


There are two private allocated parking spaces in the shingled drive outside the house with plenty of space to park and turn. A paved walkway leads through pebbled beds planted with grasses, low shrubs and a lovely flowering cherry tree to the entrance porch, with only a small step for access.

The rear garden is fully enclosed with a high wooden fence, making it secure for small children. The attractive private south east facing garden is fully paved with limestone tiles with shrub borders and has a garden table and chairs, a charcoal barbecue (please clean after use) and further garden chairs.



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

Ideal location for exploring Wells and surrounding areas. Very comfortable, modern property with good facilities.Visits to towns and villages with walks along parts of coastal path and beaches. Recommend visits to Hindringham Hall Gardens and Natural Surroundings Gardens.

The Thurston's, 8th of May 2024

We enjoyed our stay in the cottage. It was very comfortable and cosy. Tucked away and quiet. Ideal with parking so could stroll into Wells were there was plenty to see. Easy to stock up with provisions, CO-OP, a few steps away. Appreciated our welcome pack, very tasty. Enjoyed doing the jigsaw puzzles when weather was inclement!! We enjoy our visits to Norfolk, enjoyed a boat tour of the Salt Marshes at Wells, visited Holkham Hall, Hindringham Hall and Oxburgh Hall. Also enjoyed a trip on the Wells to Walsingham Train line. Plenty of places to eat, French's chip shop, The Golden Fleece and the local Chinese were sampled.

The Lincoln's, 20th of April 2024

We were not sure what to expect as it was our first visit to Truncheons Reach. Really can’t fault the accommodation at all.It is newly renovated to the highest standard that we have seen in all the places we have rented from Sowerbys over the years.Every detail was spot on and no expense spared.Everything was new and quality.It was very comfortable and warm and the big bonus for Wells properties was the easy and generous parking provided.No doubt it will prove very popular and difficult to book in the future.

The Mcardle's, 30th of March 2024

A lovely bungalow with everything you could ask for.The welcome pack was a really nice touch.

The Billing's, 14th of March 2024

Lovely bungalow in ideal location . Just a short walk to shops and harbour where you can watch boats ,people,or do a bit of crabbing. Lots of great walks along costal path and you can use bus to return if necessary . Lots of good places to eat Good pies at three horseshoes Wareham. We have been to this area several times , we do a lot of cycling , nice track along behind the pine woods to Holman park and many tracks all around park and lake .lots of deer to see and a good cafe for coffee and cake. If you like wild life ,walking and the outdoors it is an ideal area.

The Smith's, 9th of October 2023

Lovely little bungalow ..nice size rooms with very good decor .. loved the features in bathroom and en suite little shelf in shower and the built in mirror all beautifully done .The patio garden was also a lovely feature. We have been in wells area for many years on and off ..,what is nice is that it hasn’t change to much over the years not to commercialised ,but there is plenty to do if you like the outdoor life .. lovely cycling to holkham and around the park .you can catch the costal bus to clay ,skiffkey etc and walk back on costal paths.

The Smithe's, 9th of October 2023
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 12 Apr 2024Thu 23 May 2024£795 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£1125 / week
Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£895 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1125 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1250 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1125 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£950 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£795 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£895 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£695 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1250 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£715 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£975 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£815 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1155 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£920 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1155 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1285 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1155 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£975 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£815 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£920 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£715 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1285 / 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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