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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 newly refurbished, spacious, dog friendly cottage. It’s 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. There is a lovely enclosed courtyard garden with plenty of space for dining.

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. The apartment has been recently refurbished to provide modern comfortable accommodation in a super location and within a 2 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. It is a fantastic family home with special touches designed to make younger guests feel welcome. It’s just five minutes’ walk from the quay. Please Note: This property will accept a maximum of 4 adults.

Arnica Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

An elegant, superbly refurbished, traditional cottage with central heating and double glazing. It is conveniently located in the centre of Wells, a couple of minutes walk from the quayside. This fine cottage provides the convenience and comfort of modern living whilst retaining its original character.

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. The property itself has fabulous accommodation and rear garden is fully enclosed with plenty of space for children to run around!

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 log burner, an open plan kitchen/dining area and a pretty cottage garden with views across to the pine woods, it is only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Wells.

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. The accommodation is very spacious with a large sitting/dining room and the kitchen has a Juliet balcony overlooking the shared courtyard terrace.

Apartment 5 (Staithe Place)

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A newly built first floor apartment a short walk from the town centre of Wells. It is laid out in a contemporary style with an open plan kitchen diner and sitting area and is well equipped and comfortably furnished to give you a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

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. It has one double bedroom and a twin bedroom, ideal for children, and has a lift for easy access. It is conveniently located for the beach and local amenities including cosy pubs and lovely local shops.

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 stunning contemporary conversion of a fine old boathouse, just a short walk from Wells quay. It provides a quiet holiday hideaway whilst still being in the centre of this bustling seaside town and has its own pretty garden equipped for dining at the rear.

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

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A comfortable apartment in the centre of the much-loved seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea, enjoying stunning views over the quayside. It is comfortably furnished and perfectly situated for all the local amenities including the fabulous fish and chips and great pubs on the Buttlands.

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 spacious for a two bedroom property with good sized bedrooms and living accommodation and it’s also beautifully finished with an enclosed garden.

Holly House

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Situated on the picturesque Buttlands green in Wells, this charming house offers accommodation for up to eight people. It has a large open plan kitchen/dining area, a sitting room and a snug, both with french doors out to the rear patio and enclosed rear garden.

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. Very comfortably furnished, this fantastic hideaway is in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea with all its attractions and amenities.

Fulmar

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A modern semi 3 storey property in the exclusive Mainsail Yard development just 5 minutes’ walk from the ever-popular Wells quay. It comes with a stylish beach hut located on nearby beautiful Wells beach which was recently given the award for ‘Best beach in Britain’.

Daisy's Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

This traditional cottage has been completely renovated to provide comfortable accommodation with charming, quirky styling. It has a delightful enclosed courtyard, accessed from the kitchen. The kitchen is bright and spacious and the sitting room is cosy with a log burner for the chilly nights.

2 Brig Square

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A comfortable, traditional cottage in the centre of Wells-next-the-Sea. It is conveniently situated a few minutes walk from the quay and all the local shops, restaurants and amenities. The famous beach with its brightly coloured beach huts is within walking distance.

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. Castle House is a real gem - comfortable and stylish accommodation for six, parking space for two cars, a private enclosed garden - all right on the doorstep of this popular seaside town.

Driftwood

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A superb modern first floor apartment in Wells. The accommodation has been recently refurnished with excellent attention to detail, making it a very comfortable and stylish place to stay. It is also 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. There are two sets of french doors out to the garden to the rear.

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

A delightful 200-year-old, south-facing fisherman’s cottage in gorgeous Wells-next-the-Sea, oozing with character. Albert's 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 in a fab location and close to glorious Wells beach.

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 log burner and light sitting room with french doors to the patio. It has its own enclosed garden with lawn and patio and it’s 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 with a pantiled roof and flint frontage and it is 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

Experience coastal living and book a stay at Fisherman’s Cottage. 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, plus 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. Sleeping 8 and taking dogs, 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! Picture perfect for loved-up couples or a small family.

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 it is big and beautiful inside and out yet cosy enough to feel relaxed and chilled from the moment you step inside. Coastal-themed and furnished in an eclectic and contemporary style it is a true seaside haven.

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. 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 with its sheltered south facing patio garden, which is a real sun trap. The location really is fantastic! Just 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. Bingo!

Coxswain's House (4)

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

A beautiful, spacious refurbished character property. 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 with its sheltered south facing patio garden, which is a real sun trap. The location really is fantastic! Just far enough away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough so that everything is at hand.

The Old County Police Station

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 Old County Police Station and you will be arrested straight away - by its charm, warmth and inviting welcome!

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