Wells-next-the-Sea offers miles of sandy beaches, sand dune walks and pine tree forests. The most famous features of the town are the multi-coloured beach huts and the granary with its overhanging gantry. Built in 1904, the granary now hosts luxury apartments with stunning harbour views. The busy quay is a perfect spot to watch the fishing boats come and go while eating fish and chips after taking the ‘mile walk’ from the beach to the quay.
Wells-next-the-Sea boasts Georgian and Victorian terraced homes, brick and flint built houses, luxury apartments in the converted granary and maltings, plus more modern bungalows and family homes.
What you’ll get for your money
A one-bedroom apartment in Wells-next-the-Sea will cost around £195,000 while larger detached family homes can exceed £1,000,000. If you’re looking to let, then a two-bedroom apartment will generate £150 per week, whilst a four bedroom end-of-terrace home will achieve £345 per week.
What else can you expect from Wells-next-the-Sea?
The town is charming, with narrow streets that are home to busy independent bakers, butchers and grocers. There are numerous galleries, restaurants and cafés as well as fine dining in pubs surrounding the green. Wells is a stone’s throw from Holkham Hall and Cley Marshes Nature Reserve – one of the finest bird-watching sites in the UK.
Wells-next-the-Sea is on the A149 coast road and is served by the Coasthopper bus service, linking it to other North Norfolk coastal towns and King’s Lynn. The nearest railway station is Sheringham, which offers local services to Norwich. Mainline services to London King’s Cross can be accessed at King’s Lynn.
North Norfolk District Council is the local governing authority. Council Tax bands for the area can be found here.The town has one primary school and one secondary school. Hunstanton’s Glebe House School is within easy reach as are independent schools in Holt, Norwich and Wisbech. Performance league tables can be seen here.
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