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7 The Craighurst

Southwold, Suffolk Coast
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This property is managed by Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Apartment
Waterside Views
Sky TV
Towels included
Fishing onsite / nearby
Internet access
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • Romantic beach-front property for two with incredible sea views
  • Modern, open-plan living space with private waterfront balcony
  • Mere metres from Southwold’s pubs, cafes and boutiques

Property code: OC-AA7THE

Offering breathtaking views out to sea, this delightful apartment is perfect for couples and solo travellers looking for a relaxing holiday base in the heart of the thriving seaside town of Southwold. Ideal for a romantic break, or for exploring the glorious coastline, the first-floor property has ample space for one or two guests seeking a relaxing retreat just a few metres from a golden sandy beach. Featuring a charming open-plan living area and a private balcony, this spacious getaway is perfect for walkers, nature lovers and beach fans discovering a stunning part of Suffolk.

Entering this charming property, stairs lead up from the shared hallway to the apartment on the first floor. Inside, you will find a stylish and inviting open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with a big bay window with glorious views over the beach and out to sea. The cosy lounge has a wood burner effect electric fire and comfortable seating, perfect for snuggling up to watch a movie in the evenings. The dining area is over by the windows, providing a lovely spot for a romantic meal for two, which you can rustle up in the fully equipped kitchen to the side of the room. There’s also an invigorating shower room and a tastefully furnished double bedroom decorated in cool, soothing shades. A door opens out from the main bay window and out onto a sweet balcony.

The apartment is ideally situated for making the most of Southwold. The beach is just across the road, with the lighthouse, model boat pond and pier all nearby, along with a fantastic choice of great places to eat and drink. The town is home to the Electric Picture Palace and the Southwold Sailors’ Reading Room, with other local attractions including Southwold Maize Maze, Henstead Exotic Gardens and RSPB, all within 12 miles.

  • 1 double bedroom 
  • 1 shower room with shower cubicle and WC
  • Fridge/freezer, electric oven and induction hob, washing machine, microwave
  • Night storage heaters
  • TV with DVD player, CD/Radio
  • Balcony
  • On-street parking
  • Shop 300 metres, pub 300 metres, beach 300 metres
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Tracy Marriott

This property is personally managed by Tracy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jane 8th February 2024

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Reviewed by Sandra 28th January 2024

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Reviewed by Colin 27th August 2023

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Reviewed by Katrina 5th August 2023

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Reviewed by Jack 15th July 2023

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Reviewed by Barry 1st July 2023

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We had a very enjoyable time here for the second year running and would recommend it. The following notes are meant to be helpful rather than complaints: We couldnt use the TV because we couldnt get any sound. The treatment of the round table leaves it unpleasantly sticky. It would be useful to have two sets of keys. It would be useful to have Read morea top sheet on the bed for hot nights when you dont want a duvet. The bed is not long enough for anyone over six foot. Hide

Reviewed by Douglas 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Stephen 12th June 2023

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Reviewed by Alan 23rd May 2023

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We greatly enjoyed our stay in this comfortable first floor apartment.The location couldn't be better, being close to the town centre and having wonderful views of the sea and pier. The welcoming goody bag was much appreciated and there was plenty of helpful practical information and suggestions for outings.

Reviewed by Claire 12th May 2023

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A few weeks ago I raised some concerns with you regarding the property as a result of a review I had seen referring to a number of issues they had allegedly raised with you. It appears that this was either not followed up or we have different standards as to what is acceptable. I wrote to you by email yesterday to highlight the rusty kitchen equipmRead moreent (oven tray, sieve and grater) and the rusty bathroom bin. This is just lazy and cheaply fixed. The bedside tables and small tables in the living room also have rust marks, although some may class these as shabby chic. In addition 2 of the dining chairs need some attention. There is evidence of an attempted fix with glue but something more is required before someone does them-self an injury. There are a number of badly chipped plates in the cupboard. There are plenty of them so they wouldnt be missed. Purely personal opinion, the TV is too small. We had to move it closer to the sofa to watch it. Marks on the floor suggest that others have maybe moved the sofa towards the TV in the past. We have stayed in a lot of UK self catering properties over the years and this is the first time I have felt compelled to write to the agent in such detail. Usually the welcome pack is enough to balance out small niggles, but not this time. This is a reflection on Suffolk Secrets rather than the cleaner who I suspect will be on a time limit so can only do so much. Equally the property owner can only respond to feedback if it is passed on by the agent. The information written by Suffolk Secrets was great, really useful thank you. But the folder was tatty and overflowing with the instruction manuals. The small box of leaflets is always welcome but most were very old and duplicated. The shower is well overdue to be repealed. The black marks are very off putting. The general cleanliness was ok but some areas need some attention especially the convector heaters under the storage heaters. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 16th April 2023

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The apartment is perfectly situated, clean , bright and airy. I would recommend anyone to stay there. In my opinion it is badly let down by a few things. The crockery is a mish mash of items that look like they have come from a house clearance . Does a flat for 2 people need over 20 plates, 20 cups and half a dozen jugs? The bed and sofa were Read morecomfortable although well used. The side tables in the sitting room and bedroom were metal and they are rusty . There are odd things like a fabric magazine rack that appear to have been put in place because ther was a gap . The dining apple would seat 6- 8 comfortably. Again, it is a flat for 2 people . A much smaller table would maximise the beautiful window space. The shower worked well . The shower cubicle was very old and tatty looking ( albeit clean) . It could definitely benefit from an upgrade . A great apartment which could easily be a fabulous apartment. We had a great week in Southwold. Hide

Reviewed by John 1st April 2023

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Reviewed by Anthony 23rd March 2023

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First class service, lots of information. Super position .

Reviewed by Tania 12th March 2023

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Reviewed by Stuart 8th March 2023

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Reviewed by Sarah 6th March 2023

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The only small niggle we had were the towels provided were poor quality and were very small for a bath towel. The location and the rest of the property were excellent and will rebook

Reviewed by Kath 21st February 2023

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Reviewed by Bryan 16th February 2023

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This property is of a poor standard with the decor and fittings being very tired and we have notified the management team with photographs to show the areas of concern. Otherwise the size and location of the flat was very good.

Reviewed by Denise 11th February 2023

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Reviewed by Sue 8th February 2023

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Reviewed by Sandra 22nd January 2023

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Reviewed by Mr Robert 2nd December 2022

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Have given equipment a lower score because I felt certain essential items were missing, ie a chopping board to avoid damage to the nice worktops. Only a small dishwashing sponge provided whereas a cleaning cloth would have been useful to wipe down properly. A lack of oven proof dishes if guests wanted to cook in and enjoy the view. Overall, veryRead more good and would book again. Hide

Reviewed by M 29th November 2022

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Stayed before location great only thing to say is we think the bathroom needs updating

Reviewed by Jackie 15th November 2022

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We felt at home as soon as we walked in. Nice clean comfortable flat with fabulous sea views

Reviewed by David 9th November 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 1st October 2022

7 The Craighurst. Thanks very much for organising my stay, it was a lovely flat with a great view please pass on my gratitude to the owners.

Reviewed by Janet 13th August 2022

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The open plan kitchen/dining/seating area has obviously been upgraded and was perfect for enjoying the view ONCE I HAD CLEANED THE WINDOWS ! The outside windows/door had obviously not been. Leaned for quite a while. The carpet in the property was stained. The towels were old and being dark grey impossible to tell how clean they were. The property Read morehad no dishwasher so only providing a very small scrap of washing up sponge seemed rather mean. The shower room obviously needs upgrading, although it was usable. Hide

Reviewed by Vanessa 27th March 2022

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Reviewed by Susan 14th March 2022

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Absolutely perfect holiday. The flat has a fantastic view yet is very central to the pier and town. Southwold is a hidden gem of a place and sells itself. The flat was cosy, comfortable and had everything necessary to make the holiday very pleasant. We will return again and again.

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