Holiday homes in Halesworth
Choose a self-catering holiday cottage in Halesworth, a lovely town situated 10 miles inland from the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Found to the west of Southwold, Halesworth is a great combination of town and country. Central to the town is a street called Thoroughfare; now by-passed and pedestrianised, this leads to the Market Place where some lovely old buildings stand and, beyond, St Mary’s Church and the old almshouses which, until the 1960s, provided separate accommodation for the town's poor.
Local attractions in the town include The Cut Arts Centre, a converted maltings where, in autumn, the annual two-week long Halesworth Arts Festival presents the majority of its events. A railway bridge at the end of Quay Street carries the main line from Lowestoft to London, via Ipswich. On the other side of the bridge is the end wall and embankment of the narrow-gauge Southwold Railway which ran from 1879 to 1929 between Halesworth and Southwold, stopping at Wenhaston, Blythburgh and Walberswick en route. There were other historic links between the towns too – in the middle of the 18th century the river was made navigable and wherries and keels would sail regularly from Halesworth to Southwold and then along the east coast and into London, their cargo consisting of corn, coal, iron, bricks and timber. The combination of the silting up of the river and railway transportation put an end to local industry and the last trip was made in 1882.
Book a break at one of Halesworth holiday homes for an unforgettable holiday in Suffolk. We have properties of all sizes to cater for you and your loved ones, whether you are looking for Halesworth holiday accommodation in a converted barn or farmhouse with your family or are planning a romantic break in on of our secluded boltholes for two, we have the best place for you. Bring your dog along too, because many of our Halesworth holiday properties are dog-friendly. Book a holiday in Halesworth today.