The best self catering holiday cottages in Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk

By Fabulous • Homes feature

Planning a holiday in Wells-next-the-Sea on the North Norfolk coast?

Discover the perfect self catering cottages for you and your family with our showcase of some of the best cottages we have in town!

Best Self Catering Cottage Holidays In Wells-Next-The Sea

Wells-next-the-Sea is an idyllic seaside town perfect for a family holiday. Explore our collection of the best cottage holidays in Wells and discover your dream getaway in one of our top UK destinations.

A classic English seaside resort, Wells next the Sea is located on the stunning North Norfolk coast in East England. Its beach, which forms part of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a mile stretch adorned with pine trees and beach huts. Visitors can admire the 10-foot Lifeboat Horse sculpture at the harbour, made from barrels and steel bars, a testament to this port’s past commercial power in grain and malting industries.

You can also ride on the new, pioneering fully electric shuttle bus from the beach to town and wander around Staithe Street with its independent retailers, cafes and restaurants or meander the streets of The Buttlands, a green oasis surrounded by trees and houses from the 18th & 19th centuries, along with a former coaching inn where you can stop for a refreshing drink or enjoy a meal made with locally sourced ingredients.

Wells-next-the-Sea has a fabulous bucket-and-spade beach, a mile from the lively town, famous for its vast, sweeping beach and colourful beach huts. There are few better places to relax, unwind and enjoy the sea air and wide open space. 

Located between Holkham beach and Stiffkey, Wells next the Sea beach is vast, unspoilt and beautiful. Famous for its vast, sweeping beach backed by pine trees, sand dunes and collection of fabulously colourful beach huts and one of the most photographed beaches in the UK.

Below you’ll find a selection of our newest cottage holidays in Wells next the Sea.

  • Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk • Bedrooms 3
    Mill Cottage

    Tucked away on a quiet side road in the ever-popular coastal town of Wells-next-the-Sea, and yet only a few minutes’ walk away from everything it has to offer – Mill Cottage is Ideal for families or friends looking for a coastal escape.

  • Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk • Bedrooms 3

    Contemporary living at its very best at this super coastal retreat. High tech and high spec, without impacting on the comfort factor, this stylishly presented coastal home in one of Norfolk’s favourite resorts, charming Wells-next-the-Sea.

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    Curlew Cottage

    Contemporary, three-storey holiday home on the fringes of the bustling coastal town of Wells-next-the-Sea on the North Norfolk coast, this modern retreat makes a great base for a small family or group of friends.

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    Granary Barn

    A luxurious holiday retreat nestled in the picturesque north Norfolk countryside. This stunning property offers a perfect blend of modern comfort and rustic charm, making it an ideal choice for a memorable getaway.

  • Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk Coast • Bedrooms 3

    A comfortable, contemporary style house with fabulous open marsh views from the sitting room and open deck area. Springbank features a stylish open-plan kitchen and dining room and has its own courtyard garden with hot tub.

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    Owl Cottage

    Close to Wells-next-the-Sea and Stiffkey, this holiday cottage is an ideal base for exploring both these local charmers and the rest of the North Norfolk Coast!

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    Peewits Penthouse

    Perched above the quay and offering exceptional views, Peewits Penthouse is a superb bolthole that puts you in the heart of the Wells-next-the-Sea heritage harbour.

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    Queenie’s Cottage

    A pretty period cottage situated on Church Plain, a quiet street close to the town’s magnificent St Nicholas Church, and within easy walking distance of all that Wells-next-the-Sea has to offer.

With its beautiful sandy beach, quaint harbour, and vibrant high street, Wells next the Sea offers something for everyone. Enjoy a stroll along the scenic beach, the sunsets can be amazing, explore the town’s fab independent shops and cafes. The town is also surrounded by picturesque countryside, including the nearby Holkham Estate, which is home to the stunning Holkham Hall and nature reserve.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing seaside break or an active outdoor adventure, Wells next Sea is a wonderful holiday destination all year round.

Yes Wells-next-the-Sea is definitely worth visiting! It’s a charming coastal town in Norfolk, with a beautiful beach, a picturesque harbour, and plenty of shops and restaurants to explore. It’s also a great base for exploring the surrounding area, including the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are biased, it’s where Fabulous Norfolk used to be based.

Wells-next-the-Sea is famous for its stunning beach, colourful beach huts, pine woods, and picturesque harbour. It’s also known for its seafood, particularly its famous fish and chips. Visitors can also enjoy walking along the coastal path, exploring the town’s independent shops and cafes, and taking a ride on the Wells and Walsingham Light Railway. It’s our top holiday destination in Norfolk.

Wells-next-the-Sea beach is just a short walk from the town centre, approximately 1 mile away. You can walk there along a a raised footpath with fabulous views over the marshes.  At the beach end of the path you’ll find toilet facilities and the beach cafe run by the Holkham estate.

yes, dogs are allowed all year round at Wells-next-the-Sea beach subject to certain restrictions. While a small area of about 200 yards at the entrance of the beach, clearly signposted after this the largest stretch is completely dog friendly offering pooches plenty of opportunity to run free.

The harbour is protected by salt marshes behind a sand bar. Because it is a natural safe haven from the unpredictable North Sea weather the Port of Wells was one of England’s major harbours in Tudor times and a thriving, centre for shipping and maritime industry in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The main street in Wells next the Sea is Staithe Street, which is lined with independent shops, cafes, and restaurants. It leads down to the quay, where you can watch the boats and enjoy views of the marshes and sea.

The distance between Wells-next-the-Sea and Cromer is approximately 23 miles by car, and it takes around 40 minutes to drive between the two towns.

Yes, you can walk from Wells-next-the-Sea to Blakeney along the Norfolk Coast Path. The walk is approximately 7 miles and takes around four to five hours depending on your pace. It’s a beautiful coastal walk with stunning views of the North Sea and the salt marshes.

The walk from Holkham Beach to Wells-next-the-Sea town is approximately 2.5 miles and takes around 45 minutes to an hour, depending on your pace. It’s a beautiful walk along the coast and through the pine woods, with stunning views of the sea and the surrounding countryside.

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