Welcome to Merchants Barn B&B

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Homely and comfortable bed and breakfast with 2 newly decorated en-suite rooms, in a quiet yard and only 2 minutes from the quay and restaurants open all year round.

See the pictures below that show why we fell in love with Wells.

Special Offers and Late Availability

Mention the offer when you contact us: -

Prices are per double per night for 2 nights

04 to 12 March, 15 to 17 March or 21 to 25 March:-

2 nights £130 for 2 midweek

2 nights £135 for 2 weekend

1 night stays £70

Single minus £15 to £20

Bring your best friend £5pnt (see notes)

Extra person £15 to £25

To book an offer please confirm it when booking.

Includes: -

Double en-suite with full English or continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, TV freesat, tea/coffee making, use of dining room with fridge, tea and coffee and parking for 2 normal sized cars. Also, private use of lounge by arrangement.  More information below.

Check in 14.00 to 17.00.  Check-out 10.00.

Parking and leaving baggage can be arranged.

28 Blackhorse Yard, Wells-next-the-Sea,

Norfolk NR23 1BN  Tel:  01328 710924

Email: avril@merchantsbarn.co.uk 

To check Availability or To Book enter your date below,  Email or Call

For offers and discounts or dates not shown, 1 night or longer stays or the family room please call or email

Wells Harbour Webcam 2
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View from Port room entrance
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Simon and Avril welcome you to Merchants Barn B&B, a very old character cottage, parts of which date back to the 14th century.  Long ago it was the barn to Merchants House,the oldest house in Wells, it was then added to until it became two cottages, each with a room downstairs, and a bedroom above, now modernised and extended, including two staircases, one of which is a winding staircase in a former chimney breast. You will occupy the old part and have your own front door to come and go as you please.  

Bed and Breakfast Price

A Double or King bed with en-suite from £65 per night for 2 nights and £80 in peak season and 1 night stays includes home cooked or continental breakfast, free Wifi, TV with freesat and tea and coffee making facilities.  The double room has a full sized single bed and a second can be arranged.  Extra person from £15 to £25 each.

We are dog friendly for well behaved, groomed and sociable ones that wipe their paws, happy to be on a lead and do not jump on furniture or the white linen (£5 per night per dog).  We have a porch for dog food and grooming activities with a hose, dog bathing bowl and plenty of towels for cleaning off the marsh mud.  Please help us to keep the march mud on the marsh.

During your stay you have exclusive use of the guests dining room which also has hot chocolate in winter and tea coffee making facilities with a fridge for fresh milk and chilling the beverages that you can enjoy on the terrace that captures the evening sun.  The lounge, with a large LCD screen, can be made available on request by prior arrangement and we can purchase sky passes for you so that you dont miss those important sporting events.

Opposite the house is much sought after private parking for 2 average size cars.  For large cars and when this is not available we will help to arrange other parking with you.

Minimum of two nights at weekends except where there are gaps in bookings.

Payment by cash or cheque up to the value of the guarantee card.

For special occasions we can arrange for wine, champaigne or chocolates already chilled in the guests fridge.  Also we are arranging to hire out our bikes which includes a dutch ladies bike and a tandem.

For these extras please ask at the time of booking.

Starboard King Room BB
Bed and Breakfast Port Room


Wells is in the centre of the North Norfolk coast with a unique mixture of sandy beaches, salt marshes, pinewoods and sand dunes.  Wells has a small harbour, a large sandy beach surrounded by pinewoods, and thus caters for most tastes and weathers.  In summer the extensive beach and sand dunes are popular with families.  The harbour is home to a small fishing fleet, but in summer is busy with a range of vessels from kayaks to sea going cruisers with several hundred moorings, some vessels mooring here all year round.  In winter the salt marshes are home to very large numbers of geese and visiting waders.  The house is situated about 200m from the quay in a quiet, small road known locally as a Yard.



Wells next the Sea is popular with walkers as it is right on the North Norfolk Coastal Path and Peddars Way.  Merchant's Barn provides an ideal resting place as it is a few yards from the Path.  There is a secure place for your bikes and a convenient porch to leave your boots and gear.

For those walking or cycling the North Norfolk Path or Peddars Way Wells is right in the middle and an ideal base with plenty of restaurants and shops available all year round (and saves you lugging all of your luggage around and packing/unpacking each day).  The coast hopper is a great reliable bus service to use as transport to and from your start and finish points each day.  

We have had a number of guests stay with us for 2 or 3 days and we have helped them to plan their routes to make the most of their stay and see as much of the North Norfolk coastal path and this beautiful coastline as possible. 



Wells is also popular with birders, situated between the RSPB reserve at Titchwell and the NWT reserve at Salthouse.  There are also reserves at Snettisham and Welney, within easy traveling distance.  Plenty of bird books and local knowledge is availble to help with identifying wildlife spotted.



Click on the Map.  Merchants Barn is best approached from Freeman Street and we are the green house with parking spaces opposite.

Kayak wells next the sea

Merchants Barn B amd B previous host for 40 years, John Christmas, sends his best wishes to all those that visited Merchants Barn and who John refers to as friends

Below are images that show why we fell in love with Wells-next-the-Sea (in no particlar order)

Deer at Holkham Hall
Wells next the sea beach huts
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Sunset Wells-next-the-Sea
Wells next the sea
The Run wells next the sea
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Wells-next-the-Sea and Pet Friendly
Sunset Wells-next-the-Sea

Some more pictures of our B&B:-

Starboard King bed room
Port room double bed
Port room cabinet
Port room 2 singles and double beds