Southwold holiday house rental with internet access, TV and DVD

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
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  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed

From the owner

Thimble Cottage is a beautiful Suffolk fisherman's period cottage, believed to date back to around the 1800's. It's a delightful two-storey holiday cottage in the heart of Southwold, 350 yards from the beach. This traditional seaside fisherman cottage sleeps 4 people and offers the perfect cosy retreat for families and couples seeking a relaxing holiday or a romantic break. Thimble cottage is just a stone's throw from the beach, perfect as a base for touring the picturesque suffolk coastal area.

A gorgeous haven for couples and families, it is a wonderful holiday base throughout the year, with coast, countryside, culture & food on the doorstep. Days at the beach, sailing, horseriding, fishing, birdwatching, relaxing galore!

This lovely Victorian fisherman's cottage is in the heart of Southwold in the high street, 350 yards from the beach and 5 yards from Southwold quirky shops and mouth-watering eateries. Thimble cottage is a lovely cosy cottage, full of character and exceptionally comfortable, clean and well-equipped, including the use of unlimited Wi-Fi and super fast broadband.

Thimble cottage is close to an excellent selection of shops, restaurants, characterful pubs, excellent art galleries, a cinema and a theatre. The cottage is also a few paces from one of the most famous Brewery shops in the country – the Adnams shop.

There are excellent restaurants just a couple of minutes walk away - the Sole Bay Fish Co, Sutherland House and the Adnams Cafe are all excellent as well as several others.

As you step out of the cottage door the promenade and beach are a few paces in one direction, and the high street just yards away the other way. Despite the central location, the cottage is delightfully peaceful.

There is also public parking just outside at the back of the cottage.

The cottage has been re-furbished in a light but luxurious style and has been brought into the 21st century, with contemporary kitchen and bathroom and very comfy furnishings. On the ground floor it has a lovely open plan living room - dining space with a well-equipped kitchen and a ground floor guest bedroom. There is a shared sunny courtyard with outside furniture too.

On the first floor it has a master bedroom, which is spacious and peaceful with Victorian sash windows and a solid wood frame double size bed. There is also a guest bedroom, which is furnished with a single bed made of wood frame and superior quality mattress, covered with natural linen. There is also a newly fitted shower room.

Thimble cottage is a lovely fisherman's cottage, full of character and exceptionally comfortable. We provide complimentary toiletries and essential pantry items such as coffee, tea, sugar, biscuits, salt and pepper. We also provide household essentials such as washing up liquid, cling film wrap, foil paper and cleaning products.

Property type:House

Accommodates: 4

Bedrooms: 3

Bathroom: 1

Beds: 3

Check In: 4:00 PM

Check Out: 10:00 AM

Early check in or late check out available by request (additional fee applicable).

Guest access

Public parking for one or two vehicles are available outside Thimble cottage in York road at the back of the cottage. During the holidays parking can be limited. In that case there is free public parking 2 minutes walk in York Road car park - along the Southwold golf course and a play and display car park 5 minutes walk from Thimble cottage in Southwold Pier car park.

Interaction with guests

We live not far from Thimble cottage so generally will be available to welcome guests. On occasions when we are away, arrangements will be made to let you have a key. We will be available by phone or by email during your stay for any questions.

We want your stay to be as enjoyable as possible so please let us know at the time of booking if you have any specific requests as well as through your stay. A welcome pack, including of fresh milk, laid eggs and freshly baked bread is provided for stays longer than three nights. If we are away it's often not possible to provide the welcome pack.

We can stock the fridge with breakfast essentials for late arrivals or arrange flowers, chocolates and champagne for romantic, valentine or anniversary breaks (additional fee applicable). Early check in or late check out available by request (additional fee applicable).

Other things to note

This beautiful period fisherman's cottage is compact in its size but full of charm and character. Please note that as with many cottages built in this era, the steps to the 1st floor are quite steep, care needs to be taken. Please check the photographs before booking.

The neighbourhood

Tim And Lucy’s home is located in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Southwold is a picturesque seaside market-town (market-days: Monday and Thursday) on the East Suffolk Coast. Southwold is a beautiful English seaside town, set in a time warp and preserved perfectly.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3: Single Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.
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25% refund25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

House rules

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at this time.

The cottage is a no smoking area.

Unfortunately the cottage it's not suitable for children under 4. This is due to the cottage's original steep stairs. But we are happy to make an exception providing the parents bring their own equipment.

There are no disabled facilities.

The cottage accommodates four guests maximum.

Check-in and Check-out times are strict.

Early check in or late check out available by request (additional fee applicable).

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About the owner

Tim And Lucy W.
Average reply time:
51 minutes

Calendar updated:
24 May 2022

Years listed:
6

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian
This House has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Aug 2017. Located in Suffolk, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £962.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 May 2022.
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Martin W

Great little cottage on the High Street.
May 2021

Booked this cottage for my wife and I as a first short break after the Coronavirus lockdown. A great little cottage very clean and tidy and very well located just a few minutes walk from restaurants, … More 

Reviewed 31 May 2021

Owner's reply:
it was an absolute pleasure hosting Martin and his wife. Martin was absolutely wonderful with communication. He very kindly kept us up to date with arrival and departure plans and wrote a lovely note on departure. Thimble cottage was looked after beautifully and left in immaculate condition. Thank you Martin. We hope you had a wonderful time together at our Seaside Fisherman Cottage Southwold. All our very best wishes, Tim and Lucy
Rosie P
Norwich, United Kingdom

Perfect seaside cottage.
Jul 2020

We needed a base for completing our Suffolk Coastal path walk. Thimble Cottage was compact, but had everything we needed and prettily decorated in a nautical style. There is free parking a couple of m… More 

Reviewed 19 Jul 2020

Owner's reply:
it was an absolute pleasure hosting Rosie and Robert. Rosie was absolutely wonderful with communication. She very kindly kept us up to date with arrival and departure plans and wrote a lovely note on departure. Thimble Cottage was looked after beautifully and left in immaculate condition. All hosts would be thrilled to have such a lovely couple to stay. Thank you Rosie. We hope you had a wonderful time at Thimble Cottage. All our very best wishes, Tim and Lucy
Pippa A
Wivenhoe, United Kingdom

A perfectly positioned, characterful cottage!
Sep 2019

The position of Thimble Cottage was perfect, easy reach of shops, pubs, places to eat and the beach!

Reviewed 22 Sep 2019

Owner's reply:
Pippa and her family were the most wonderful guests. They looked after Thimble Cottage as though it was their own, sent considerate messages regarding travel arrangements and left a very thoughtful departure note. We would absolutely love to have them to stay anytime. Thank you Pippa. We hope you had a very special family time. All our very best wishes, Tim and Lucy
sarahsargent15
Derby, United Kingdom

Quaint and quiet cottage
Jun 2019

We stayed here as a group of four adults for a short break. The cottage is beautifully kept, very clean and tidy. The tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival were welcomed after a long journey. The cott… More 

Reviewed 26 Jun 2019

Owner's reply:
Sarah and her family were fantastic guests. Great communication, friendly and considerate. Thimble cottage was kept in excellent condition and left clean and tidy on departure. Thank you for having been such great guests. We hope you had a wonderful time in Southwold. All our very best wishes, Tim and Lucy - Seaside Fisherman Cottage Southwold
julialhearn
Seminole, Florida

Heavenly!
Jun 2018

We loved Thimble Cottage! It was close to everything and within walking distance of the seaside. The cottage was perfect, nicely furnished, warm & cozy. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the … More 

Reviewed 17 Jun 2018

Owner's reply:
Dear Julia, Thank you for staying with us at Thimble cottage I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Should you wish to return to Suffolk please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. Kind regards Lucy - Southwold Seaside Cottages
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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Tim and Lucy (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Tim and Lucy (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Tim and Lucy (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Tim and Lucy the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Tim and Lucy (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Tim and Lucy (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Tim and Lucy (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Tim and Lucy (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Tim and Lucy (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Tim and Lucy (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Tim and Lucy (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Tim and Lucy (the owner) a message.

If Tim and Lucy (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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