Christmas and New Year availablity for 3 night stays in a king or our lovely harbour apartment from £330

King Double from from £85 per night

Selected extra nights £70. Partial harbour view upgrade available

More on my Offers Page  Email, text or use msg box, no calls please

1 night stays - Mid Week 1 night stays available off peak. Fri or Sat only bookable 24 hours in advance (but rarely available for single nights).  Sorry no dogs or children under 11 years.

   Email Avril@AnchorageWells.Com

   Text 07764 188875

   Anchorage Wells B&B and Rooms: -

   28 Blackhorse Yard, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1BN

   Anchorage Wells Harbour Apartment : -

   14 Tunns Yard, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1DF

Contact Avril

Booking is easy with just an email, text, message or reserve it by entering your dates and Avril will email a quote

We offer the best rate direct  

If you see us on booking.com it is a better rate if you book direct by email, text or using the contact box below

Some availability is only available Direct
Rates are still lower than last year and the best in Wells
See Offers and Rates Page for the latest availability

Guests Love our Location.

4 Comfortable Peaceful King Ensuites, 

Partial Harbour Sea-Views 

and a Lovely Modern 1 Bedroom Apartment with Parking

See pictures of all the rooms and info below

AnchorageWells is: - 

Peaceful and Relaxing
Comfortable king beds
Covid Clean, Safe and Contactless
Great Location

Some rooms with partial habour seaviews
Great Walks on your door step map/guides
In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,

Marsh, Pine Woods and Natural Harbour

Voted Best Beach in Britain.
Amazing Wildlife
Close to award winning restaurants
Fibre Optic Wifi
Eco friendly and focused on sustainability

Guests love our location in Wells-next-the-Sea in peaceful harbour yards, an easy flat 2 to 5 minutes walk to the shops, cafes, award winning restaurants, butchers, bakers, deli etc and a short walk to probably the best beach in Britain, Wells and Holkham.   There is a lot to see and do around our beautiful coast and safe haven harbour, you don't need to walk far to be away from everyone and enjoy the fresh air, freedom, peace and amazing wild-life.  Once you have parked the car you can leave it there and enjoy this wonderful part of the North Norfolk coast. 

Choose from 4 comfortable king double en-suite rooms, a family king suite across the whole top floor with partial harbour sea-views or choose our lovely well equipped 1 bedroom apartment with parking a few steps from the quay. 
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Your Hosts

Your hosts have lots of local information to share with 40 years of Travel Industry Experience discovered Wells by boat, a Marine Mammel Medic, Coastwatch Keeper, previously Harbour Commissioner, Local Boat and Harbour Users, Wildlife enthusiasts and Founder of Wells-next-the-Seals a new group helping to protect our resident harbour seals and give them a safe place to haul out in the enclosure on Wells beach so that locals and visitors can enjoy watching them from a safe distance. See Wells-next-the-Seals page.

Below is our AnchorageWells Harbour Apartment followed by our B&B Rooms

Anchorage Wells Harbour Apartment

A few steps from the harbour, lovely 1st floor 1 bedroom modern apartment with king bed, shower room, well equipped kitchenette, dishwasher, oven and hob, lounge diner, comfy lounge and shared terrace with a partial seaview of the harbour.

The shared terrace at the front has partial views of the harbour just a few yards from you and there is a bistro table and chairs that you can take to the terrace and watch the world go by including the fishing and leisure boats.
Wifi installed Dec 20. Good speed but streaming and netflix not guarenteed, just in case.

Top Deck Suite

Anchorage Wells Top Deck Attic Suite with Partial Harbour View

2 Adjoining rooms with En-suite across the whole top floor

King bedroom with a small sofa and double aspect partial seaviews across Wells to the harbour, Albatros, Blakeney and the pine trees. Favourite room with many of our guests.  

2 Singles in adjoining cabin style room, ideal for 2 people wanting separate sleeping rooms are not made up except on request and supplements apply.

Both rooms and en-suite shower built into sloping attic roof with low doorway between the 2 main rooms.  It is a powerful shower.

Norfolk winder staircase with 2 flights of steeper than normal stairs.

Full 6.5 feet walking height through all the rooms, into the shower room and 6.2 feet in a part of the shower with sloping roof.

Suitable for 2 adults and/or with 1 or 2 children over 11. Or 2 adults in separate rooms.

Not suitable for anyone that is not fully mobile.  Please do not book this room if you don't like steep stairs or might be concerned about the low doorway between the rooms and beams.

For maps, directions and Parking click here 

Booking Form - just testing - coming soon

Starboard King En-suite

Anchorage Wells Starboard King En-suite

King bed with top quality mattress.

Traditional oak furnishings and a small sofa.

Slightly bigger en-suite enclosed, step up into, shower room with new power shower.  

Accessed by a Norfolk winder staircase where steps are steeper than normal
The room looks out onto our quiet yard and is the size shown in the pictures,  smaller than Port.

The B&B:-

Booking is easy

with just a couple of emails or text and Avril will email all the info.  
You can check availability by entering your date in the box above, this will not book, Avril will email info.

Port King En-Suite

Anchorage Wells Port King En-suite 

Comfortable King bed per reviews.

pine and shabby chic furnishings. 

We worked on this room all the way thru lockdown and made many improvements.  It now has a walk in shower, partial harbour view and normal flushing water (used to be a macerator).

Partial Harbour view 
2 lovely comfy chairs and a normal staircase.

Home is where the Anchor drops!

The definition of Anchorage being an area on the coast or harbour that is a suitable, secure and safe place to stay. 

See my page for Wells-next-the-Seals to see a bit about some of our seal rescues

We can help you plan a great day out

on our beautiful coast - whatever the weather, recommending the best walks, pubs and restaurants or maybe a trip out to see seals (an amazing experience boat trip), around 4000 pups born this season. See Wells-next-the-Seals page to see some seal rescue and seal family pictures :-)

Well Deck King En-Suite

Anchorage Wells Well Deck King En-Suite
New king double ensuite on the ground floor with a new narrow ensuite and a walk in shower. It has a window straight onto the front terrace, which we make private to this room, and comfortable king bed (same as Port).  There are still a few steps within the property to access this room.

For new bookings there is a low deposit/booking fee of £100 which is non-refundable except for cancellation due to government lockdown advise to not travel for your dates or if we need to close due to Covid.  It will be taken off the balance when you pay on arrival or we will move the dates for you. This way you are paying only a deposit until you arrive and it won’t cost you anything if the government advises that travel is not possible.  

About our Bed and Breakfast, Rooms and Apartments 

The Covid-19 page supersedes some of the info below.

All our doubles are king size with a nautical theme and oak or shabby chic furnishings on bed, breakfast, self catering or discounted without breakfast during peak season or we are not able to serve breakfast.  

Most check-in days during this summer will be on a Monday for 4 nights or on a Friday for 3 nights. In off peak we do less nights.

The Port King En-suite room has 2 comfortable chairs, good sized flat screen TV, its own private staircase and large window where you have a partial harbour and street view where you can see the sun rise.  We have extended the en-suite to include a walk in shower and feature pebble wall with round de-misting mirror light.  The other side of the room looks out onto our quiet terrace and yard.  There is a supplement to reserve this room.

The Starboard king en-suite room with the best quality king bed is traditionally furnished in oak and is accessed via a Norfolk Winder staircase built into a former chimney with stairs steeper than normal.  The enclosed ensuite shower room is slightly larger than Port room and has a power shower.  It has a good sized flat screen TV and a small sofa.

The Well Deck king en-suite room is on the ground floor.  Featuring spot lights and reading lights.  It has a long narrow en-suite with a walk in shower and pebble feature wall with round de-misting mirror light.  The ground floor window looks onto our quiet yard front terrace that we will make private for Well Deck use.

Our Top deck attic family suite is a favourite with many of our guests and has 2 separate bedrooms and en-suite shower room. It has a king bed in the main room, 2 single beds (one full size and the other 2.6 feet and just above floor level) in a separate cabin style room and is all built into the sloping attic roof. This room is accessed by 2 flights of a Norfolk Winder staircase with stairs steeper than normal.  There is a low doorway between the rooms, a sofa, a sitting area and dual aspect partial view of the Harbour, Blakeney and Holkham pine trees.  See the sun set on one side and the sun rise on the other.

There is full head height clearance of 6 foot 5 inches through the middle of the rooms and 6 foot 2 inches in a part of the shower (the rest of the shower is sloping).  Full height in the rest of the en-suite.

The top deck is suitable for 2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 or 2 children over 11 years. Great if your child wants to sleep in a separate room.

Or it can be used as 2 single rooms sharing the en-suite for 2 adults that want to sleep in separate rooms. 

Supplements apply to reserve this room and for extra people or making up extra beds. 

Your Own Entrance

You will have your own entrance from the front terrace and porch that is used for boots and outdoor gear. This leads into the guests dining room that has a fridge with fresh milk for your tea and coffee.  You can also use it for storing your snacks and chilling drinks.  

From the dining room the two staircases are accessed for the 3 guests rooms and an entrance into our area at the back making the front of the house exclusive for guests so that you can come and go as you please without disturbing anyone.  The dining is closed until it is safe to open as it is too small to social distance.  It is only used to access the rooms or the Guests own fridge.

We do not accept dogs in the B&B. 1 small to medium dog may be accepted in the apartment if agreed with Avril before booking (and not after) as conditions apply.  

The Harbour Apartment is a couple of minutes walk from the B&B, closer to the quay and just a few steps from the harbour.  It is a lovely 1st floor 1 bedroom modern apartment with king bed, shower room, well equipped kitchenette, lounge diner, comfy lounge and shared terrace with a partial sea-view of the harbour where you can take the outdoor table and chairs to watch the fishing boats go by. 
The good sized parking space is opposite. 
Free Wifi - unlimited broadband currently has a very good spead.  Due to Wells getting so busy we do not guarentee it and advise guests to not rely on it for heavy downloads such as netflix. We have the best wifi available but still get regular drop outs that probably doesn't happen in main towns. It is also a BT wifi hotspot for free wifi and there is a good vodafone signal.

Rates and check-in days on request by email although you can check if it is available by entering your date in the box at the top of this page.  We ask that the apartment is left as found.

1 small to medium dog may be accepted if agreed with Avril before booking (and not after) as conditions apply, such as leaving the apartment with no trace of dogs... unlike most other accommodation providers.  See more about the dog policy below.  We are not accepting dogs due to the extra time needed on changeovers but please enquire for off peak times.

The shared terrace at the front has partial views of the harbour just a few yards from you and there is a bench that you can use on the terrace and watch the world go by including the fishing and leisure boats and wildlife that come to life when the tide comes in.


To ensure a quick, easy and smooth check in we email the information 1 to 2 days before arrival. If you haven't received this by the day of your arrival email Avril as you will need the information to check-in.

  • Our check-in time is between 4 and 5pm (moves to 5 and 6pm at peak times). If you would like earlier or later just let me know when booking, although this is not guarenteed and we do not charge..
  • Text Avril before 9.30am on arrival day with your estimated arrival time and I will reply with the door code.
  • Please text and not call as calls often don't come through but I always receive text and and reply quickly.  
  • If you have difficulty with text or need assistance with check-in it is important to let me know and I am only a text away.
  • The key will be in the box in the porch for the hour you arranged to arrive. It is then removed for security purposes.
  • There will be check in notes and guest informtion book in your room so that you have all of the information you need for a lovely stay.  Avril will be available and reply to text if you need any further info.
  • We use text as it is the most reliable form of communication, I always receive texts and reply quick. Calls often dont come through. You need to text me as my number does not change and it ensures I text the code to the right person.
  • Check-in Time Change - if you are going to be late. The key is removed for security purposes to prevent night check ins and deturbance to other guests. Late check ins must be arranged.
  • We plan many activities around Anchorage Wells, including activities in the community as I am a Coast Watch keeper, marine mammal medic on call for seal rescue and a harbour commissioner, so please let me know with as much notice as possible if it changes as the key will be removed for security purposes. 
  • During covid we are offering takeaway breakfast at £6 per day, a great picnic breakfast.  Subject to demand.
  • We do not accept bookings with a night check-in if it is your first time with us.

Early Check-in:  

Early check-ins are free of charge but cannot be guarenteed as it will depend on the previous bookings, maintenance that might be needed or planned and turning the rooms around on the day.

I do like to do early check-ins so that you can get your bearings, so please advise this when booking. Then text with your arrival time before 9am so that I can reply with the code in the afternooon and confirm when the room will be ready. If I dont hear in time it will be ready for 5 to 6pm as people often change their minds.

Its nice to receive a text when you have checked in and when you check out.


Check-out is by 9.30. Sometimes later on request which can sometimes be arranged if you text Avril the day before departure.

Rates and Supplements

  • You can check availability and see rates by entering your date in the search box above. This will not book the room. Avril will hold the room and email the information. The room will be released within 24 hours if you do not reply.
  • We prefer email and always give a quick response as I cannot always get to the phone when with guests or working around the B&B. I also answer text quickly.
  • We use a number of reservation sites but the best price is always by booking direct with us by email. We are the best price on booking.com for a king room in a comparable area as we are a small independent B&B running just 2 to 3 rooms as efficiently as possible whilst providing a friendly, homely, clean and comfortable experience for our guests.
  • Rates range from £85 in low season to £120 in high season.  
  • Saturday nights is a minimum of 2 nights and in holidays it is a minimum of 3 or 4 nights except where less nights can be fitted in with other bookings. The apartment is a minimum of 7 nights in peak season.
  • There is a supplement for 1 night stays from £5 when they are available which is rare
  • Prices based on two adults in a king bed.  It is £20 to £30 per extra person in single beds.
  • Port has a supplement of £10 and the top deck suite has a £15 supplement per night (as it is 2 rooms sleeping 4).  
  • 2 people can book the whole top deck and have a king and single in separate rooms at £10 per night (the person in the single cabin style room must see the pictures before booking).  Great for 2 people travelling together but want separate sleeping rooms.
  • Rooms are booked with breakfast, or discounted room only without breakfast, or on self catering in the apartment. 


The bed and breakfast price includes a set locally sourced home cooked full English breakfast served every day if you booked with breakfast.
When you book it clearly states whether breakfast is included and an email is sent straight away confirming details and options. When we are able to delivery breakfast click here for details.

Due to activities in the community in peak season we do a discounted no breakfast option (even though we are already the best price in Wells for a king in comparable areas). Ideal for those visiting, early or late starts or just want to eat out. This is clear before you book and see the rates and we will confirm it with you when you book by email. If you book with breakfast included we will be serving breakfast on those days, but please do not book without breakfast if you want breakfast on site. We are only 2 minutes walk from the nearest cafe serving full English and only 5 minutes from other cafes, a delhi and bakers - so there is lots of breakfast choices that you can enjoy in Wells.

For B&B guests help yourself to the wide choice for breakfast whilst I prepare the freshly cooked food served at the agreed time between 8.30 and 9am and ordered on arrival by completing the menu list. Including cereals, nuts, fruit and seeds, orange juice, 3 types of fresh bread for toast, jams, marmalade etc. and top up your pots of tea and fresh coffee as often as you want.

Earlier or later breakfast of toast and cereals may be available by prior arrangement. I can only do one sitting for cooked breakfast 08.30 to 9am.

Our set full English includes local butcher Howells sausage and bacon, field mushrooms, Heinz beans, grilled tomatoes and local free range scrambled eggs. On some days I include my favourite triple cooked potato bites or hash browns.

Room Facilities

King comfortable beds in every room

All rooms are En-suite

Free fibre optic Wifi in all rooms and the apartment

Heated towel rails

Flat screen TV with freesat

Crisp white linen

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and fruit teas

Caramel biscuits


Hot water bottles


Dark towels, tea cloths and cleaning cloths to avoid stains on the whites (charges will apply for extra cleaning)

Sofa's and chairs in every room

Iron and alarm clock on request.

The apartment has a well equipped kitchenette table and chairs and lounge which also has a sofa bed.

Other Facilities

Guest’s dining room with a fridge that contains fresh milk for your tea and coffees (toped up in the morning), filtered water and can be used for chilling your own beverages and snacks. (removed during covid per guidelines)

No food is allowed in the rooms. Avril is allergic to fish (how annoying) so please do not bring anything back from our excellant fish and chip shops. Extra charges will apply for beverage and food stains. You are welcome to use the dining room and terrace but please leave it as found. (Dining room not available during covid per guidelines)

The porch has lots of towels for removing the sand and mud (into the pots outside) as our 16c drainage cannot cope with the extra and our linen and towels are white.

Hose pipe for rinsing off the sand and mud (we use it for Dido too)

Dark hand towel to help keep the bath towels white especially if you use hair dye like myself.

We want our guests to feel at home, so if you need anything in your room or service please let us know as it is your private room while you are here, otherwise we do not go in your room again so no need to tidy while you are here.  

Guests have their own furnished terrace that captures the early evening sun.

Cleaning and Damage Policies

To help me to maintain our properties and offer the best I can for our guests I now ask that guests agree to the cleaning and damage policy as a condition of booking. We do not charge extra fees for cleaning as we ask that you leave it as clean and as found with no trace of dog or food, well aired and no drinks or food stains. We also have this policy due to my dog and food allergies, I manage it single handed and will need to turn it around for the next arrivals in the apartment and the B&B rooms. We are not taking deposit but will do if we feel it may be needed.

We do understand that accidents happen, so, please let us know direct if there is anything that needs attention so that it can be sorted before the next guests arrive. I have a lot of respect for someone that will let me know rather than it be hidden or just left. Damages or extra cleaning will be charged.  We may arrange to view before check-out.

House Keeping and Room Servicing

We want you to feel at home, so just let me know if you need anything in your room as we do not go in the rooms again until your check-out.

Deposit and Payment

For new bookings there is a low deposit/booking fee of £100 which is non-refundable except for cancellation due to government advise to not travel for your dates and it will be taken off the balance when you pay on arrival or we will move the dates for you. This way you are paying only a deposit until you arrive and it won’t cost you anything if the government advises that travel is not possible.  

The outstanding amount can be paid by cash on arrival or, if you want to do this by bank transfer it needs to be done at the same time as the deposit. This is so that I only have 1 bank transfer to follow up on.

Cancellation Fees
  • CANCELLATIONS: A special cancellation policy is in place at the moment, if you decide not to travel it will only cost the £100 deposit, although, out of curtesy I hope that guests will give us more than a couple of weeks or as much notice as possible so that it can be booked by someone else.
  • PAYMENT: The outstanding amount is due by Cash on arrival that will be placed in an envelope and put in a safe place for us to pick up
  • If you would like to pay the full amount by bank transfer it will be due with the deposit at the time of booking so that there is just one transaction and subject to normal cancellation fees, which is now non refundable. We do not accept bank transfer at a later date.
  • For you, cash on arrival means that you don’t need to worry about paying before you actually arrive which is then too late for us to accept a bank transfer. For us, cash on arrival means that we don’t need to worry about refunding if there is another lockdown or we have to close.
See the Covid-19 updates for bookings during this difficult time and to see our local updates.

Dog Friendly

Sorry no dogs during these strange times when there is extra cleaning needed as there is no time for extra cleaning after dogs (even though we ask it is left with no trace of dog).

Enquire about the below for off peak times as we are no longer able to complete a changeover after a dog in peak times.

We accept 1 small to medium dog in our apartment if you give us the dog details and check with us BEFORE booking.  We will not accept a dog if you have already booked.   This is clearly stated on all booking systems.
We do not charge fees for dogs as we ask you to agree to leave the apartment with no trace of dog, as clean as, as found, and you all accept the dog policy.  This policy is working well so far as it means we can continue to take dogs in our apartment and have had some lovely dogs and their owners stay with us.  Sorry we can no longer take dogs in the B&B. The dog policy may seem strict but it is only what we expect to do when staying with our  well travelled pointer. 


Dog Policy: -

We love dogs, but most accommodation providers do not accept them so please help us to continue to take dogs in the apartment by you all complying to the below:-

  • Avril is allergic to dogs, so we can only accept them if you can leave the apartment as found by removing all traces of dog and airing the room as much as possible. For this reason we are not charging a fee for dogs.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the furniture or on the bed (Dido can always tell)
  • You will bring their own bedding, towels and utensils
  • A dog will never be left alone in the apartment
  • The grounds or parking space will not be used for toileting and all areas including the steps and porch will be left clean
  • A minimum of £50 will be charged, for any trace of dog and then each instance for extra cleaning where needed Or the cost of replacement. (its really important for you to let me know before the check-out day so that any issues can be resolved). We may arrange to view the apartment before check out.
  • If either of you don’t agree with anything on here I hope it is something we can resolve, if not I will release the reservation per the policy.
Sir Tom, named after Covid Heros, rescued in a bike trolley during the 1st lockdown. Released Nov 20