Smugglers Retreat

Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk Coast

  • 4 Star
  • Feel the sand between your toes and discover the soft sandy dunes against a backdrop of colourful beach huts; with coastal walks in abundance!

You can book this property from:

  • £938 per week
  • £134 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 3 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • Electric car charging point

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Smart TV
  • Electric car charging point

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • This property sleeps a maximum of 8 people. Six adults as a maximum.
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


Smugglers Retreat is a charming semi-detached house set over three storeys and decorated in a contemporary style yet full of charm with plenty of original features. With exposed beams and narrow staircases much of the character has been retained including the original bread oven; the spacious sitting room has a large fireplace oozing character and warmth with a cosy wood burner adding to the ambience; perfect for year round gatherings with family and friends. Smugglers Retreat has all the comforts of modern day living and is just 2 minutes walk from the popular Quay and harbour where children and adults alike can enjoy making memories and enjoy "crabbing” on the quay. The Holkham Estate is moments away by car; families will enjoy the adventure playground, woodland walks amongst the deer herd and with cycle tracks and hire available there is plenty to explore.
Shops: 5 minutes walk Pub: 5 minutes walk.

Ground Floor:
Sitting Room with comfortable seating, Smart TV, woodburner and exposed beams
Kitchen/Dining Room fitted with quality cupboards, exposed brick work and feature bread oven, gas range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer and dining table and chairs
Cloakroom with washbasin and wc

First Floor:
Bedroom 2 with beams, feature fireplace and a double bed
Bedroom 3 with twin beds
Bedroom 4 with a 1 3/4 child bed & 1 small toddler's bed
Bathroom with large walk-in shower, vanity washbasin and wc

Second Floor:
Bedroom 1 accessed via steep narrow stairs - room has sloping ceiling with exposed beams, double bed, walk-in wardrobe with cold water wash basin

Garden: Fully enclosed courtyard, small patio area with table and two chairs
Parking: Driveway to the side of the property for one large car with additional roadside parking nearby.
Heating: G.F.C.H. Woodburner
Also Provided: Towels. Wifi. Books and games. 
Pets: Not allowed.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile signal - weak. Please note there is a mixture of feather filled and synthetic pillows.. Property sleeps 8 - maximum of 6 adults. Please also note that there is an outdoor camera at the property, this can be turned off if guests prefer but this must be turned back on at the end of the stay. 

Wells is a popular town set behind a small harbour on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast. Take a ride from the town by narrow-gauge steam railway to the soft sandy beaches against a backdrop softly coloured beach huts. The coastal footpath runs adjacent to the harbour and is approximately a mile long and a perfect spot to take a pew and peruse the sailing boats depart the harbour at high tide and an enjoyable walk with family and friends. Upon reaching the iconic lifeboat station take a stroll and explore the pine woods beyond the beach where car parking is available too and a family-friendly cafe; a perfect place to enjoy a hot beverage ‘year round’. This part of the coastline has a variety of birdlife and is famed for ornithology with many coastal paths and trails to discover. The pretty town has a variety of independent shops to explore; a theatre, galleries and for the youngsters there are amusements to visit, there is also a supermarket, petrol station not forgetting some great pubs serving great food located on the ever-popular Buttlands. Pubs/Shops/Beach: within walking distance


Very comfortable house in close proximity to Wells town, playground, mini railway to beach, coastal bus services and many other places close by eg Holkham, Holt, Pensthorpe Natural Park. Lovely bedrooms and spacious lounge and good sized kitchen. Just right for 7 of us including 3 children.

Mrs P,