Southwold Holiday Home
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 9
The house has been restored to a high standard with modern amenities whilst retaining many original features and has only just come to the market for holiday letting in July 2012. Built in 1906, it is an Edwardian double-fronted house located in a prime position, just a few metres from Southwold, High Street and the Common and just a short stroll from the beach.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Southwold 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich, Nearest railway: Darsham|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom 1 with king-size bed
Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds
Bedroom 3 with double bed
Downstairs room with large sofa bed
In the kitchen/breakfast room there is a 4 ring gas hob with double electric oven & extractor hood, microwave, large fridge/freezer, Washing machine/Dryer, dishwasher. Well stocked with all cooking utensils, toaster, kettle, serving dishes, crockery & cutlery.
3 seater and 2 seater sofas, flat screen tv with Freeview & dvd player, original fireplace & flame effect gas fire for cosy evenings. Dining room comfortably seats 8. Both rooms with original stripped and sealed wooden floors and large bay windows.
Upstairs is the family bathroom with bath with shower, wash basin and wc.
Downstairs is a cloakroom with wc and hand basin.
Bed linen and hand towels included. Bath and beach towels are not. The house will be cleaned between stays. A cot bed and high chair are available on request. Camp bed available on request.
|Further details outdoors|
Enclosed courtyard garden with table, chairs, bbq, garden shed and private gate.
On street parking surrounding house.
well behaved dog accepted for £15 per booking
The East Anglia region
Suffolk is a beautiful county with lots of place sof interest and great days out with the kids.
Suffolk is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in East Anglia, England. It has borders with Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south. The North Sea lies to the east.
The town of Newmarket is the headquarters of British horseracing - home to the largest cluster of training yards in the country, many key horse racing organisations, including the National Stud, and Newmarket Racecourse.
Southwold is situated in the heart of the Suffolk coast and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. With its beautiful sandy beach, the town is famous for its brightly coloured beach huts which stretch along the shore. Other famous landmarks in the town include:
St Edmunds Church
Museums and Amber Museum
There are many local golf courses, the nearest in Southwold is a nine hole golf course and welcomes non members.
Southwold Golf Club, The Common, Southwold,
Rookery Park Golf Club, Carlton Colville, NR33
Bungay and Waveney Golf Club, Bungay, NR35
Thorpeness Golf and Tennis Club, Thorpeness,
Aldeburgh Golf Club, Saxmundham Road, Aldeburgh,
Woodbridge Golf Club, Bromeswell Heath, Woodbridge,
Because of the central location of the house, everything is within walking distance and you will only need a car if you choose to explore other areas within Suffolk.
Walking; close to the Cottage there are many pretty walks including: towards the River Blyth and to Walberswick or across the marshes/heath.
Coastal Voyager; take an exhilarating ride along the coast on the Coastal Voyager.
Pubs & Restaurants; visit any of the pubs and restaurants close by and sample some of the local ales brewed at the Adnams Brewery.
Golf; play golf at the 9 hole course which is a short walk from the Cottage, or any of the challenging 18 hole courses at Thorpeness, Aldeburgh or Woodbridge.
The cottage is close to an excellent range of small shops including: bakery, tea shop, various art galleries, greengrocers, family butcher, delicatessen, and the Adnams Cellar and Kitchen store.
The house is also a short walk away from several restaurants and pubs, the Electric Picture Palace cinema, and golf course. There is also easy access to the common and a nearby footpath takes you down to the harbour with a foot ferry to Walberswick (summer only).
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24 Jun 2014
"Great location, lots of space"
The house was a great location, less than ten minutes walk from the beach down the main street, meaning you could pass the shops, pick up whatever you needed for the day en route to the beach.For a th… More
30 Jul 2013
"Great house in the perfect location!"
This is a good sized house, with 3 large (double) bedrooms, a fantastic dining space and a nice living room. It's a fabulous location, just a minute or so walk from the high street one way, and just behind the church on the same street you are straight onto the common: it couldn't be more central!
It's a maximum of 10 minutes from the beachfront, and if you follow the road down the side of the water tower you'll reach the harbour (and the Harbour Inn!) in about 15 mins walking. It's very easy to explore Southwold and the surrounding areas from this property.
This property has pretty much everything you could need for a holiday in Southwold: the street it's on is pretty quiet and the property allows a well behaved dog. There is a small backyard with a gas BBQ supplied, the only point to make on this area is that it is quite walled in so while its nice to sit in, it isn't a sun-trap!
One thing the property could do with is a few more serving dishes/platters and we would have appreciated a few ice cube trays too as all the shops had sold out of ice cubes in the heat! Other than that the only downside is 1 bathroom for so many adults, although there is a wc downstairs.
If eating out do try Coasters on the high street near Tesco Express (but book as it is very popular!) and you must also discover the gorgeous beer garden behind Sutherland House.
Finally, a mention to the owner who was incredibly pleasant and helpful to deal with throughout, these things really do make a difference!
We will undoubtedly return to Southwold soon and I will definitely try to book this property again.
10 Jul 2013
"We didn't want to leave..."
Fantastic property in an excellent location. The house looks good in the pictures on the internet but in reality it's even better. We (party of 7 adults) stayed for the first weekend in July an… More
30 Jun 2013
"Very spacious house in an excellent position."
This was a very spacious house in a fantastic position almost on the high street but backing onto the common via a short path. The beach is 5 minutes away. The house had an elegant feeling about it with a large dining room, especially good for families and a table in the kitchen to eat breakfast. A small courtyard with a bar-b-que if the weather is nice. Our dog was very good and plenty of room to put our cage up for her to sleep in. I would definitely go back to this property and it would be lovely for my grandchildren.
24 Jun 2013
"Spacious house in a great location"
We (four adults and one child) stayed for a weekend in May and really enjoyed our time in Southwold. The house is well equipped, very spacious and perfectly located at the end of the High Street. It's just a short walk to the beach, we would also recommend walking further along the beach to the harbour and Walberswick. The owner Charlotte was very responsive and straightforward to deal with. We would definitely return.
18 Jun 2013
"Perfect Family Cottage"
The Perfect Family Seaside Cottage
If you're looking for the perfect 'holiday cottage' in the most idyllic and unspoilt 'middle England' seaside town…then look no further.
As soon as we, two families (4 adults 5 kids) walked in we felt at home and had a wonderful stay here in end of May 2013. Plenty of space for the kids to explore and run around, allowing the grown ups time alone.
I really don't think the write up or the photos on the site do the cottage justice… even the map on the site at the time of writing shows the cottage is out of the village, when it's just off the high street.
The family bathroom upstairs and the loo downstairs have both been replaced to a fairly high standard and thankfully with a real over the bath shower (not nasty slow electric thing).
The Master Bedroom is quite elegant with lots of room and a king-sized bed. The lounge is much nicer than looks in the photos. However, our favourite room has to be the dinning room, with its grand table, which seated 9 with ease, and a polka dot plastic cover so we didn't have to worry about the children making a mess.
Although there is no garden, (there is a small yard with patio table, chairs and a gas BBQ, which is fine). BUT who needs a garden when you have a beautiful traditional High Street (with a Costa if you miss the 21st century), an amazing seafront with the famous coloured beach huts and the splendid Southwold Pier …all in your back garden.
Also in 'your back garden' (or just around the corner) is the wonderful “Adnams Cellar & Kitchen Stores” which is well worth a visiting as they do far more than just beer. http://cellarandkitchen.adnams.co.uk/page/our-stores
As Southwold is the home of the Adnams brewery – every pub has great beer and my excuse to visit them was FREE WiFi. (We also had Free Wifi outside Costa when they where closed).
This was all topped off by a very a very friendly owner Charlotte. Although we've never met, she answered all my questions by both text and email, and it was like texting a friend. (Also there maybe a deal to be done too).
Walk to Walberswick Beach
From the front door turn left and follow the path behind the Church. Walk across the common and golf course and head to the Harbour Inn (the right hand side right on buildings). Walk through the Blackshore harbour (extremely fresh and smoked fish and best fish and chips in Southwold at Mrs T's). Enjoy the pace of being hand rowed ferry across the River Blyth (90p each) to Walberswick. Head behind the first buildings you'll find a lovely sandy beach and sand dunes. The children loved the walk (about 2 miles each way) over little foot bridges and had an amazing good old fashioned day on the beach (no amusement's) and a little crabbing on the Walberswick bridge… a day full of memories to last a lifetime.
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