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Wells-next-the-Sea

The seaside village of Wells-next-the-Sea is a bracing, mile-long walk from the sea. With its brightly painted beach-huts, colour-washed houses and Victorian shop fronts, Wells is evocative of another age and a popular destination to visit. It can be found on the north Norfolk coast road, close to the villages of Burnham Overy Staithe, Morston and Blakeney. Wells-next-the-Sea is popular with those who enjoy sailing and water-skiing as well as those who love walking and bird-watching. The salt-marshes and channel waters up to the harbour, attract a variety of birds throughout the year, such as Terns and Brent Geese. The raised causeway takes you parallel to the channel and marshes and is accessible to buggies and wheelchair users, having a smooth path and ramps at intervals. There are plenty of activities for children including the old-fashioned childhood pursuits of building sandcastles, creating damns at the mouth of the channel, (although pay attention to the tides), playing pitch and putt, fishing for crabs on the quayside and playing in the penny arcades. Staithe Street is a narrow, mainly pedestrianised street, with several quaint shops selling craft items, antiques and clothing and there are some nice teashops. Boat trips are available to see the seals and leave from the harbour. On the harbour you can also buy crabs, mussels, samphire and fish and chips. The Old Granary, next to the harbour, is now a theatre and community hall. The original school is now used as a study centre by school children. St Nicholas Parish Church, a 2 minute walk from Staithe Street, was destroyed by fire in 1879 but was rebuilt on the same site, largely to the same design. To the left of the church, you can see one of Wells' original water pumps.

Tourist Attractions in Wells-next-the-Sea

Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall

Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea Norfolk
NR23 1AB

01328 710227

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Holkham Hall is considered one of the finest stately homes in the country. It was built by Thomas Coke (first Earl of Leicester), in the mid 18th century. Since then, seven generations of Earls of Leicester have lived in the hall. There is a stunning marble hall and magnificent state-rooms, and the 3,000 acre park is home to roughly 800 fallow deer. The deer park is open every day apart from Christmas day, with free unlimited access. As well as wandering around the house and park, visitors can also look at the stables, coach house, a working pottery and a museum of vehicles, with rural and domestic bygones.

Wells & Walsingham Railway

Wells & Walsingham Railway

The Station, Wells-next-the-sea Norfolk
NR23 1QB

01328 711630

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The Wells and Walsingham Light Railway is the longest 10¼" narrow gauge steam railway in the world. Visitors can see the unique Garratt steam locomotive "Norfolk Hero" and take a trip from the seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea to the pretty village of Walsingham.

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Accommodation in Wells-next-the-Sea

Algerine Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A lovingly refurbished, spacious, dog friendly cottage located in an ideal spot within 100 yards of the quay in the stunning harbour of Wells-next-the-Sea, close to local shops and amenities.

Curlew Apartment

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A spacious ground floor apartment with an outside seating space in the heart of Wells’ charming conservation area, in a super location and within a two minute walk to the quayside and local amenities.

36 High Street

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A beautiful period property with lots of original features and a great layout, the result of it having originally been two cottages. Just five minutes’ walk from the quay.

Arnica Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

This delightful traditional cottage, located in the centre of Wells-next-the-Sea is warm and cosy, wth a pretty south-west facing courtyard garden. Beautifully and thoughtfully decorated and furnished throughout, it's close to all the pubs, restaurants and shops in this popular seaside town.

Lantern Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A lovely detached property just a short walk from shops, pubs and restaurants and looking onto the harbour with magnificent views and beautiful beaches beyond.

Mulberry

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A stylish and contemporary three storey property situated in the unique Mainsail Yard development in Wells. It is ideally located, just a few minutes’ walk from the quay, shops and restaurants, and is particularly suited to families with children. This property allows one well-behaved dog over the age of 12 months.

Beach Hut 193, Wells Beach

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Beach Hut on the Holkham end of Wells beach. Gas ring, beach toys and chairs.

Burnham Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A lovely character cottage which is stylish, welcoming and comfortable throughout. Featuring a cosy sitting room with wood burning stover, an open-plan kitchen/dining area and a pretty cottage garden with views across to the pine woods.

Harbour View Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A lovely old fisherman's cottage just bursting with character and charm only minutes away from the Quay and the heart of this popular seaside town.

4 Smugglers Cove

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A beautifully presented first floor apartment situated in a quiet, leafy residential area close to the centre of Wells-next-the-Sea.

Apartment 5 (Staithe Place)

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A recently built first floor apartment a short walk from the town centre of Wells, laid out in a contemporary style with an open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area.

Avocet Apartment

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A spacious first floor apartment in the heart of the delightful Wells conservation area, recently refurbished to provide modern, comfortable accommodation. It’s located within a two minute walk of the popular Wells quay.

High Tides (Wells-next-the-Sea)

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A third floor apartment with wonderful views of Wells quayside. With one double bedroom and a twin bedroom, High Tides is ideal for families and has a lift for easy access.

Walnut Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A beautifully restored 18th century cottage situated just five minutes walk from Wells quayside. A quintessential English cottage with beams, a pine kitchen, a free standing roll top bath and a log burner, as well as a pretty, sunny courtyard garden.

Wyndswept

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

An impressive Georgian style detached property with generously proportioned rooms throughout, and a good-sized, fully enclosed garden to the rear. This five-bedroom property is an ideal choice for large family groups. From the upstairs, you can look across the fields to the sea.

Mulberry Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

There's lots to love about Mulberry Cottage. Fabulously spacious and rather luxurious accommodation for four, in a wonderful location very close to all the amenities of Wells - and parking for two cars too. What more could you want?

Newgate Boathouse

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A cool and contemporary conversion of an old boathouse with a pretty couryard garden and parking, just a short walk from Wells quay and the centre of this bustling little seaside town. This stylish hideaway, a favourite with our guests, is set in a quiet and peaceful location yet is only a short walk to all the pubs, restaurants and shops.

Oyster Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Oyster Cottage is a wonderfully stylish and cosy little love nest just 100 yards to the harbour and sea in the pretty seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea. This gorgeous cute-as-apple-pie Fisherman's cottage will capture your heart with its stylish interior!

Quay Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A fabulous double fronted Victorian cottage close to the quay at Wells-next-the-Sea. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, it has every comfort, including double glazed windows, central heating, a complete Sky+ HD package, and USB sockets in every room. It has a private courtyard garden.

Quayside Lookout

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

This excellent apartment boasts amongst the best views in Wells-next-the-Sea. It features an open plan living space with french doors opening onto a super little balcony and a second window with uninterrupted views over the harbour, marshes and sea.

Rose Cottage (Wells)

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A newly renovated Grade II Listed cottage with beautiful views of the historic St. Nicholas Church. Comfortably furnished and well equipped, it is less than a ten minutes’ walk from the popular Wells quay and even closer to pubs and restaurants at the Buttlands.

Seaborne

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A superbly furnished penthouse apartment enjoying wonderful views, conveniently located for lovely Wells and its excellent beach. The apartment has two balconies, one overlooking the saltmarshes towards the beach, the other over the rooftops of this quaint town.

Seawood House

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A beautiful house with wonderful far reaching views to the pinewoods and sea from the upper floors.

Smugglers Retreat

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A charming traditional cottage tucked away on a quiet lane in the centre of Wells-next-the-Sea, within easy walking distance of the quay. It retains many original features including exposed beams and narrow staircases and has its own delightful enclosed courtyard area to the rear.

Springbank

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A comfortable, contemporary style house with fabulous open marsh views from the sitting room and open deck area. It features a stylish open plan kitchen and dining room and has its own courtyard garden. You can also rent the owner’s beach hut at Wells.

Staithe Street Apartment

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

This well-equipped apartment is situated above a retail unit in the centre of Wells. The flat has two bedrooms making it ideal for family holidays. This is the perfect holiday home if you want to be right in the middle of everything, with all you need on your doorstep.

Star Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A thoughtfully renovated and comfortable fisherman’s cottage on three floors in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea. The downstairs living space is open plan with french doors to a delightful courtyard garden and views to the pinewoods. It also has a fabulous deck with glazed balustrade.

The Boat House

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A well presented modern townhouse in Wells-next-the-Sea, within a few minutes’ stroll of Wells quayside. There are lovely views towards the pine woods and sea from the upper floors. The very comfortable property gives you high quality accommodation and furnishings in an excellent location.

The Cabin (Wells)

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

This pretty traditional flint character cottage is located in a picturesque setting, just yards from The Quay. The Cabin has fabulous, homely accommodation and is perfect for family holidays, adults looking for a romantic getaway as well as bird watchers and walkers.

Avocet View

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A super three-bedroom bungalow, just a few minutes' walk from the Quay, and enjoying a wonderful open view across the playing field to the pine woods in the distance.

Holly Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Holly Cottage is a very spacious, two bedroom property, beautifully finished with an enclosed garden. Situated in a prime location on the leafy Georgian square 'The Buttlands'.

Holly House

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Holly House is a beautifully refurbished period property situated on the leafy Georgian square 'The Buttlands', in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea, an historic fishing port and popular seaside resort on the North Norfolk coast.

Apartment 2 The Granary

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Situated on the first floor of a lovely old granary building, this apartment boasts amazing views over the harbour and salt marshes to the sea and pine woods.

Fulmar

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A modern semi-detached, three storey property in the exclusive Mainsail Yard development just five minutes’ walk from the ever-popular Wells quay complete with Beach Hut!

Daisy's Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

This traditional cottage has been completely renovated to provide comfortable accommodation with charming, quirky styling.

The Lookout Wells

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A beautifully presented 2nd floor apartment, situated in a fabulous location just a few minutes’ stroll from Wells quayside. It has stylish furnishings and great charm and commands wonderful views to the pine woods from the rear bedroom windows.

Castle House

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A really special, unique modern house, tucked between two period properties, overlooking The Buttlands; the lovely leafy green square in the centre of Wells.

Driftwood

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A superb, modern first floor apartment in Wells within easy walking distance of the quay with all its attraction and amenities.

Holly Lodge

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Situated on the picturesque Buttlands green in Wells, this delightful holiday home comfortably sleeps six. It boasts a lovely open-plan living area downstairs that allows the whole family to be together.

The Pilchard

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A beautifully presented and spacious four-bedroom property just a short stroll from the quay providing a fabulous base for a great family seaside holiday. All the furnishings and fittings are of a very high specification, with French antique furniture.

Albert's Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Albert's Cottage is situated in a superb location just 100m from Wells quay. Tastefully and sympathetically restored and well equipped, it offers cosy and comfortable accommodation over two floors.

Grove House

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

An impressive detached four-bedroom, three-bathroom property with a modern, comfortable interior, featuring a cosy snug with wood burning stove, within easy reach of the amenities of Wells.

Gulls Nest

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Gull’s Nest is a delightful contemporary bungalow built in typical Norfolk style, set back from the road in a quiet location and boasts exceptional off road safe parking! (A big bonus for Wells).

Tudor Cottage (10)

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Sophistication and understated elegance with a small sprinkling of contemporary and unique touches, reign supreme at this rather beautiful and lovingly restored Grade-II listed bite-size Tudor manor house, set right in the centre of Wells-next-the-Sea, a few yards from the quay and sea. This perfect seaside luxury retreat with separate annexe sleeps 10 and is ideal for either a group of friends or a larger family wanting to enjoy special times together in a unique and beautiful house and setting.

Tudor Cottage Annexe

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

This beautiful annexe is part of Tudor Cottage, a beautiful and lovingly restored Grade-II listed, bite-size Tudor manor house, set right in the centre of Wells-next-the-Sea, a few yards from the quay and sea. Sleeping 2, this modern and contemporary luxury apartment, is set in the grounds of the manor house and is ideal for a couple wanting to relax in a wonderfully quiet setting, just a few minutes' walk to the shops, pubs, restaurants and wonderful beaches.

Tudor Cottage (8)

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

With its beautiful flint façade and Dutch gable, Tudor Cottage stands proudly in its enviable location, right in the centre of Wells-next-the-Sea. This Grade II cottage is stylish with an understated elegance, with a sprinkling of the contemporary. Just a few yards from the quay and sea, this fabulous property sleeps 8 in four bedrooms and is perfect for a group of friends or a larger family wanting to enjoy special times together in a fabulous setting right on the coast.

Newgates Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A secret little hideaway right in the heart of the town, less than a minute's walk from independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

The Old Store

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

This Grade II listed 1850's former grocery and provisions store has been beautifully converted into a super, light and bright contemporary ground floor apartment with easy access to the Quay and beach.

Fisherman's Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

This lovely little characterful self-catering cottage is centrally located yet quietly positioned and features beams, painted wood, a Norfolk winder staircase and nautical charm and best of all, a sea view.

1 Honeymoon Row

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A charming 300-year-old end terrace cottage, recently refurbished to a high standard, in a super, secluded location, just a few minutes' walk from the Quayside and heart of Wells.

Heron House

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A super, secluded detached holiday house, perfect for families and friends, with plenty of space to relax and unwind, and only a short stroll away from the 'hub' of this popular seaside town.

Kipling House (8)

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Just 50 metres from the beautiful harbour at Wells-next-the-Sea, this large luxury coastal themed property is a true seaside haven. You will love the light and space this beautiful property offers.

16 The Granary

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

You really couldn’t be nearer the water or the harbour when you stay at this luxurious romantic retreat, set right in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea with unbeatable views of the harbour!

Peterstone Lodge

Holkham, Norfolk

A superb, architecturally designed contemporary lodge in a spectacular location enjoying open views across Holkham's ancient woodland. Found midway between Burnham Market and Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham beach - recently voted best beach by Sunday Times and Countryfile - is close by, and it's only a two minute walk into glorious Holkham Park.

Kipling House (4)

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Situated in a great location this beautiful luxury property is ideal for couples or a small family who want to escape to the coast at any time of year. Just 50 metres from the harbour at Wells-next-the-Sea.

Preacher's View

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A comfortable modern 'upside-down' house tucked away on the edge of town with a bird's eye view of St Nicholas Church, private parking and its own beach hut on stunning Wells beach.

The Haven

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Tucked away in a peaceful location on the edge of town, but still only few minutes' walk from the bustling, picturesque Quay and heart of the town, is this lovely secret Norfolk hideaway.

Samphire Cottage (Wells)

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A peaceful holiday cottage, in an ideal location close to the Quay, with a lovely walled garden, and private parking.

Myrtle Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

An absolutely adorable cosy detached cottage for two, just perfect for a romantic getaway.

Coxswain's House (8)

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A beautiful, spacious recently refurbished three storey character property enjoying sea and harbour views from the top floor. Just a minute's walk from the Quay, it is far enough away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough so that everything is at hand.

Tusker House

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A very attractive detached character house in a super elevated and peaceful location, with a pretty cottage garden and, what everyone wants in Wells, a parking space!

Taureans

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

An attractive modern three storey town house tucked away on the edge of town but still only a few minutes' easy walk away from all the amenities of this ever popular North Norfolk coastal resort.

Creek Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Location, location, location! You will be hard pressed to find such a super, stylish little cottage that's got a better view of the Quay than this one. And there's a parking space too.

Coxswain's House (4)

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

This lovely double fronted mid terrace house is superbly located; so close to the heart of Wells, its harbour and amenities, yet is still a haven of peace and tranquillity.

The Constable's House

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A fabulous semi-detached Victorian townhouse, with a lovely private garden, located just a few minutes' walk from the centre of this popular coastal town with its many amenities. Walk through the front door of The Constable's House and you will be arrested straight away - by its charm, warmth and inviting welcome!

St Michael's Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

This very unique, boutique self-catering cottage, built in the 1500's, comes with a spectacular look-out-tower that offers fantastic coastal views as far as the eye can see over Wells harbour. Perfect for those wanting a very special place in a fantastic location just a minutes' walk to the harbour and in walking distance of the beach.

The Coach House (W)

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A detached, upper level modern single-storey coach house situated on a peaceful residential development with the benefit of private parking and within easy walking distance of the town and Quay.

The Moorings

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

This gorgeously stylish and well-equipped seaside retreat, set over three floors with balcony and distant sea views, sits in the popular seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea and is only a five-minute walk to the quay, shops, pubs and restaurants which make this little coastal town an all-year round destination. .

Seashells

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Totally refurbished in 2018, this 1970s detached house has been extended and given a stylish, modern facelift. Located in a peaceful cul-de-sac only a few minutes level walking distance from the town's bustling centre, Seashells has private parking for three cars and an enclosed, private garden.

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