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Wellfleet Cottage

  • Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2

from £ 650 to £ 1,150 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Wellfleet Cottage is a period coastal cottage, with character and rustic charm in a superb location close to the Wells-next-the-Sea quayside. Downstairs there is an entrance hall full of original beams and wooden floorboards leading to the kitchen, separate shower room and attractive sitting room. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, with a king-size bedroom, double bedroom, single bedroom and a bathroom. It's quietly located tucked away in Red Lion Yard, only steps away from Wells-next-the-Sea's bustling quay with its fishing boats and a great selection of shops and places to eat. Simply the perfect place to stay throughout the year for couples or a family with the beauty of the North Norfolk coast literally on your doorstep and the added advantage of a private off street parking space to the front of the cottage.


  • A character period cottage with rustic charm
  • Advantage of one private off street parking space
  • Excellent location only steps away from Wells quay


  • There is a high-chair stored in the utility area and a travel cot in bedroom 2
  • Easy walking distance to shops and the quayside
  • Channel View next door may be rented for another 2 guests

Ground Floor

Entrance from Red Lion Yard with four steps up into the spacious entrance hall leading into the kitchen.

Kitchen: a well equipped rustic kitchen with wooden floorboards. There's a table and chairs seating five. Equipped with an electric oven with gas hob, microwave, built-in fridge with ice-box, dishwasher, mini Nespresso coffee machine and a Belfast sink.

Sitting room: a light and airy room with original feature beams, two comfy sofas, coffee table, radio and a Smart TV.

Shower room: with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. There's access to the utility cupboard.

Utility cupboard: with washing machine and storage.

First Floor

The stairs are not steep, with a hand rail, which split at the top leading to bedroom 1 on the right and bedrooms 2 and 3 on the left.

Bedroom 1: a large spacious room with a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe and a chest of drawers.

Bedroom 2: a good sized room with a wrought iron double bed, wardrobe and a chest of drawers.

Bedroom 3: with a single bed and a chest of drawers.

Bathroom: a traditional bathroom with bath, hand basin and WC.


There is a one private parking space in front of the cottage, there are further opportunities to park nearby at no cost, or there's paid parking available only 300m away in Stearman's Yard public car park.

The beauty of staying here is that there's no need to use the car as everything is within walking distance.



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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Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1150 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£980 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£865 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£760 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£865 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£650 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1150 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£650 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£865 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£760 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1035 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£865 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£980 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1150 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£980 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£865 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£760 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£865 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£650 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1150 / 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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