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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Lighthouse View in Southwold is our holiday home! It is a comfortable and welcoming holiday cottage sleeping four people in two bedrooms. This early-Victorian cottage is by St.James' Green in the very heart of this attractive coastal town. From the front door it is just yards to the promenade and sea. A working lighthouse is located directly over the rear wall of the property and the lights rotating from this iconic monument can be seen clearly from the rear bedroom at night. It will delight children and adults too!
Children over 4 years are welcome as is one well-behaved dog.
Lighthouse View is light and fully modernised, with gas central heating to radiators throughout, but retaining many period features such as latch doors, cottage stairs with stairs door, fireplaces and sash windows. There are framed items of interest and paintings throughout.
Lounge: A homely room with stripped floorboards and central rug. Wall-mounted bookcases. Feature fireplace housing a gas coal-effect fire together with fireguard. Two sofas, nest of tables and table lamps. Flatscreen TV with Freeview and DVD facility. A DAB radio with ipod dock is also provided but is only compatible with iphone 4 & 4s.
Dining Room: With stripped floorboards and rug. Window overlooks rear courtyard. Central pine table and chairs for four. Pine dresser containing crockery and cutlery. Cottage stairs lead up behind latch door. Understairs cupboard housing domestic items.
Kitchen: A galley Kitchen with both floor and wall units, well-lit by spotlights. French windows open on to Courtyard. Feature bow window overlooks courtyard in addition to sash window. Tiled Kitchen floor. Facilities include gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, freezer, washing machine, fridge and overhead pan rack.
Courtyard: A useful area with high walls which wraps around the rear of the cottage. Wonderful view of lighthouse proudly towering above. There is a table with 4 chairs and immediately behind there are feature wall tiles. Secure gate to side passage. The Courtyard could be handy for bicycle storage and also for those sandy buckets and spades, ready for the next visit to the beach.
Carpetted cottage stairs lead up from the Dining Room to a landing off which are the three upstairs rooms.
Front Double Bedroom: Carpetted with 'feature' bath and fireplace (not in use) and high ceiling. Benefits from the morning sunshine. Plenty of built-in storage plus additional bedroom furniture, long mirror and flatscreen TV. Two bedside tables with lamps. For extra comfort a king-size bed, medium vi-sprung mattress and new bedding has just been added too - August 2014.
Rear Twin Bedroom: Carpetted and with window overlooking courtyard and lighthouse. Twin beds with central table and lamp. Built-in storage. Mirror.
Bathroom: A contemporary bathroom with wc, hand basin and shower. A shaverpoint is also provided.
Wifi is available at the property.
Open all year. Weekly bookings are Saturday 3pm - Saturday 10am.
Short Breaks, three nights minimum out of season at a starting cost of £160. For short break prices please contact Russ & Sue direct.
One well-behaved dog welcome, at additional charge. Not to be allowed on furniture or upstairs, nor left at the property alone.
Children aged over 4 years welcome.
Tariff includes linen, but please bring own beach towels.
Gas central heating. Gas hob and electric oven. All heat and power included.
Car parking is freely available in the immediate area on a first-come first-served basis.
Please note that due to cottage stairs Lighthouse View is unsuitable for those with limited mobility.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||200 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The East Anglia region
The Suffolk Coast
The nearby Suffolk Coastal area abounds with great wildlife and outdoor experiences, to be explored on foot, by bicycle or by car. There are super views from Dunwich Cliffs (National Trust) to Southwold and also over RSPB's Minsmere Nature Reserve, deer and Dartmoor ponies in Dunwich Forest, several local nature reserves in the care of Suffolk Wildlife Trust, open commonland in Westleton, Wenhaston and Walberswick ....... Come and see for yourself from your comfortable base at Lighthouse View in Southwold.
Southwold is situated on Suffolk's Heritage Coast for a traditional beach-centred family holiday, or for those who are child-free just to enjoy the relaxed pace of life in this unique town with its many attractions. Ice-creams and fish-and-chips are never too far away!
Lighthouse View is centrally placed for the seafront with its beach and award-winning pier, all with the backdrop of colourful beach huts. Try a paddle before breakfast! The art of sandcastle-building thrives on Southwold beach, with frequent breaks in construction for a refreshing paddle in the sea.
To explore this thriving and lively town just step out from the front door of Lighthouse View. Nearby there is so much to enjoy. The working Lighthouse opens its doors to visitors from around Easter to Autumn with the admission fee benefitting Southwold's Millennium Trust. You can climb to the very top to take in the impressive view.
Nearby is the Sole Bay Inn, the Adnams Southwold pub which is the one closest to the Adnams Brewery. Learn more about Adnams' award-winning products on one of their Brewery Tours. The town Museum in Victoria Street is packed with items of interest as is the clifftop Sailors Reading Room. Among the independent shops in the High Street the fascinating Amber Museum is contained within The Amber Shop. There are art galleries and tea rooms too. Divert from the Market Place to South Green and Gun Hill, complete with the clifftop line of cannon all facing out to sea.
Stroll on to Southwold Harbour for fresh fish and seafood, or a visit to the Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum. From the tearoom or The Harbour Inn you can watch many types of boat coming and going.
Our Suffolk skies tempt you to get out and about. For children there is play equipment on Tibby's Green next to St.Edmund's church. Near the Pier find the Putting Green and the Model Yacht Pond where visitors are welcome. The Common is home to football, rugby and golf clubs, but there is plenty of space to play chase, catch a frisbee or fly your kite.
Southwold is a lively and independent town which loves a celebration. Various long-established outdoor Fairs take place on its Greens and Common in the warmer months. In December Southwold heralds the forthcoming festive season with an evening Christmas Lights Switch-On Event on the first weekend of the month. Santa always finds time to come along too.
All year round there are a range of indoor events including theatre, lectures, cinema, exhibitions, concerts and talks held in Southwold's various meeting halls, churches and tiny cinema. You will be most welcome to come along and join in!
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31 Dec 2014
"Great Location with stunning views!"
This was my first visit to Southwold and it certainly won't be my last! The lighthouse view is a well equipped cottage located almost along the sea front and close to all amentities. I particula… More
Many thanks for your kind review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and Lighthouse View!
If we can assist in future then please do let us know.
All the very best for 2015!
Russ & Sue
14 Oct 2014
"Very well located, cosy, well-equipped and comfortable cottage."
Southwold is a wonderful, under stated, uncommercialised, characterful seaside town with interesting buildings built in Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian times. The pubs are good for beer and food and… More
Many thanks for your feedback, we are pleased you had an enjoyable stay and would be delighted to welcome you back!
Thank you for the 'minor criticisms' too. We are intending to refresh the pots and pans soon and have spoken with our handyman too re: extra hooks / shelving being placed in the cupboard under the stairs. We have been deliberating here as we have been considering having a downstairs cloakroom installed, but speaking with some guests they have indicated that they would prefer to have more coat space. This issue should be resolved by the end of February!
Russ & Sue
31 May 2014
"Fantastic weekend in Southwold"
A perfect cottage in the heart of Southwold. Only a stone's throw from the beachand close to the Pier, this pretty little cottage had everything you could ask for. Clean & beautifully furnished … More
13 May 2014
"Cosy Cottage in a great location!"
We stayed with friends and our dog for a long weekend, and we really enjoyed it. The location is excellent- pretty much next door to the Sole Bay Inn, and (as the previous poster said) about 100 yards… More
27 Apr 2014
Lighthouse view is splendidly situated. You walk out of the front door to a view of the sea.We were happy for the children to walk to the beach unsupervised. 50 metres down the road is the Crown - a c… More
Many thanks for your kind review. We are so pleased that you all had a super break and look forward to welcoming you bak in future! Russ & Sue