Gabriel Cottage

A self-catering holiday cottage in Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk

About the Area

Distances to places of interest within the town

Gabriel Cottage is close to most places of interest and necessity in Wells, listed below are some examples:

We have all experienced the ‘It’s only a few minutes walk to…’ description so:


The Quayside – the water’s edge: 175m/191yards where there is still room for children, and their  grown-ups, to gilly for crabs.

Staithe Street: 112m/122yards. The main street (known as ‘the street’ by locals) where you will find shops to serve all your needs: mini-markets, butcher, baker, fruit and vegetables, delis, gift shops, tea rooms…..

Financial Services: The Post Office: 205m/224yards. The Post Office thrives – it’s open 0900 hrs to 1730 hrs Monday to Saturday offering a wide range of services for Personal Banking and Business Banking working in co-operation with a large number of Banks. For further information phone 0345 6112970. A cash machine is available in the Co-op. Additionally Leftley’s and a number of shops in the town offer cashback.

Previous visitors to Wells please note that Barclays Bank has now ceased trading in the town – thus their cash machine has also been taken out of service

Medical Centre: 200m/218yards. Catering for local and visitors’ health needs

Supermarket: 275m/300yards. Leftley’s Costcutter – the larger of the shops in Staithe Street.  A more recent addition to food outlets in the town – and the location of an ATM – is The Cooperative Food-store on Polka Road – using Google Earth I judge this to be 450m/ 492yards from the cottage. Parking available here.

Bus stop: 300m/330yards. For Norwich, Kings Lynn, Coasthopper/Coastliner

For more information about Wells Harbour search:

The North Norfolk Area

The North Norfolk coast is a popular area for relaxing, visiting, or engaging in activities such as: bird-watching, sailing /sail-boarding / boating, sketching / painting, walking, power / stunt kiting. Our visitors find Wells forms an ideal base from which to explore the many picturesque coastal communities and countryside areas of outstanding natural beauty. The area is rich with Historic Homes: Holkham Hall and Estate, Blickling Hall, Felbrigg Hall, Oxborough Hall, Bayfield Hall, Houghton Hall, Sandringham House and Estate are all within easy distance for those who enjoy seeing how the other half lived – or still live!

Other places of interest include: Cromer pier, Titchwell marsh (RSPB), Sea-Life (Hunstanton), Walsingham Abbey, Walsingham (Anglican) Shrine, Walsingham (RC) Shrine, the Norfolk Coast AONB (Area of Ouststanding Natural Beauty), Seals (Boat trips). Thursford Steam Engine Museum, Wells-Walsingham Narrow Guage Railway.

Also there are innumerable places to eat within the town and its surrounding villages check out: or

Wells Community Hospital ( can offer holiday kidney dialysis thus allowing those requiring regular treatment to have a holiday at the sea-side without the inconvenience of having to travel great distance during their vacation.

At Gabriel Cottage you would normally find details of varied activities and places to visit. Since Covid-19, leaflets about local attractions can be collected from the Tourist Information Office in the new Maltings Building in Staithe Street. Check out Wells Maltings Trust 01328 711378 or