Wells-next-the-Sea on the North Norfolk Coast has something for everyone to enjoy at any time of year.
This delightful seaside town has a lovely Georgian green, and in the heat of the summer this is a welcome place to enjoy a picnic in the shade of the trees which surround it. The town’s Staithe Street is home to several traditional and contemporary shops, places to eat, galleries and the newly renovated Maltings; here you will find interest in the history of Wells, exhibitions, a bar and café. The Maltings also shows films throughout the year to delight the locals and visitors alike.
The quay is a wonderful place to watch people and boats, come and go. Still a working fishing port, you can take a trip out to sea to try your luck at catching some supper. If you prefer to stay closer to the shore, you can enjoy a boat trip round the harbour or catch crabs from the quay, known locally as ‘gillying’. Wells Sailing Club provides entertainment during the summer, racing beautiful old wooden sailing boats out on the water at weekends during the high tide. If you feel peckish whilst taking in the local action, you can tuck into fish and chips on the quay wall and enjoy the wonderful views out to sea, but keep an eye on the sea gulls! If you prefer to eat indoors, Sands Restaurant offers a great menu and wonderful views across the harbour.
A walk along the beach bank will take you to the picturesque beach, with bordering pine forest and colourful quirky beach huts, where you can rent our beach hut on a daily basis throughout the year.
Wells-next-the-Sea is set in North Norfolk’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is part of the largest coastal nature reserve in England and Wales. As such it is a perfect location for bird watchers where the wide expanse of marshes provides the perfect habitat for wading birds and winter geese.
If your holiday is during Wells carnival week, you will be treated to a wonderful variety of family events including live music on the Butlands, a large procession of floats through the town, food and craft stalls and children’s competitions which include a duck race, sandcastle building and gillying.
Wells-next-the-Sea is perfectly positioned on the North Norfolk Coast to access all that this wonderful part of the country has to offer. Our cottages, Haran Bank Annexe, Clementine Cottage, No.1, No.2 and Blackbird Barn, are all within walking distance of all that Wells town has to offer.
Our properties in this area
Blackbird Barn is positioned in a quiet location in the centre of the much-loved Wells-next-the-Sea. This dog friendly retreat sleeps 4 in very spacious accommodation with an open plan living space and cosy wood burner for the winter, In the summer, the courtyard is a wonderful place to enjoy al fresco dining.
Clementine Cottage is a beautiful Grade 2 listed property in the heart of the much-loved seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea. Dating back to the 1500s, it possesses character and charm in abundance but is cleverly combined with modern convenience and comfort. With two bathrooms it is an ideal base for couples sharing with friends or family at any time of year.
Haran Bank Annexe is a beautiful and recently refurbished bungalow, in the much-loved seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea. Tucked back from the road behind the owner’s property, but within easy reach of the pubs and shops, this tasteful bolthole sleeps 2 guests comfortably.
Tastefully renovated in the Summer of 2022, this beautiful fisherman's cottage is spaced over three floors and oozes charisma and style. With parking for one car and in a quiet courtyard, it is perfectly situated to enjoy the seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea and surrounding areas all year round.
Situated in the popular seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea and nestled in a quiet courtyard with private parking, this cosy fisherman’s cottage dates back to the 17th century. Tastefully renovated in 2022, this dog-friendly cottage offers quirky accommodation for 2-4 guests over three floors.
Wells beach hut is a traditional hut on the dog free end of the beautiful sandy beach of Wells next the Sea. It is one of many wonderful and quirky colourful huts lining the edge of the award-winning beach with the pine woods standing tall behind them.
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