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We are reopening on the 1st August 2014 as the honoured and privileged new owners of this lovely character B&B.


This is a temporary page whilst we create our new website.

Welcome to

Merchants Barn 

Bed and Breakfast 






NR23 1BN


Tel:  01328 710924

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View from the house
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Simon and Avril welcome you to Merchants Barn, a very old character cottage, parts of which date back to the 14th century.  Long ago it was two cottages, each with a room downstairs, and a bedroom above, now modernized and extended.  You will occupy the old part and have your own front door to come and go as you please.  

The Price

A Double room is £70 per night and includes home cooked breakfast, Wifi, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. 

We are dog friendly for well behaved and sociable ones (£5 per night per dog).

During your stay you have exclusive use of the guests dining room which has a fridge for chilling the beverages that you can enjoy on the terrace that captures the evening sun.

Much sought after private parking is available.

Minimum of two nights during August and weekends.


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


Wells is also popular with birders as it is 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.


Click on the link and the pointer on the map locates the house  Map,.

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Merchants Barn 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.