Arts and Entertainment - Here to Entertain You!

We hand-pick only the best self-catering holiday cottages, so we know how hard it will be to drag yourselves away… but Suffolk has a wealth of venues just waiting to give you a good night out.

There’s always something happening at Southwold Arts Centre, the town’s entertainment hub that has a year-round programme of events. A useful Visitor Information Point, St Edmund’s Hall hosts Southwold Arts Festival in June, the ever-popular Summer Theatre from July to September, the Ways With Words literary festival in November and seasonal productions by a local panto group… plus it’s a meeting place for a Jazz Appreciation Society, the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and Southwold Decorative and Fine Arts Society.

Just a short stroll from here, The Electric Picture Palace is one of the most stylish independent cinemas in the county. Seating just 70, it evokes the heyday of cinema-going – you’ll be greeted by a commissionaire, usherettes and a front-of-house manager, a ‘Tiny Wurlitzer’ organ rises during the interval and the National Anthem is played at the end of each screening.The title of Suffolk’s oldest independent cinema belongs to Leiston Film Theatre, which opened in 1914 and has traded continuously ever since. But just slightly further south, Aldeburgh Cinema has been screening films since 1919 – threatened with closure in the 1960s, a group of locals including Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears banded together to purchase and run it for the benefit of the community. 

On the subject of Britten, don’t miss the chance to visit Snape Maltings, home of the Aldeburgh Festival, a world-famous classical music event founded by Benjamin Britten in 1948. Seaside theatres are found at both ends of the Suffolk coastline. The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft started life in the 1870s as a roller-skating rink – after the owners erected a makeshift stage it was renamed it The Rink Theatre and today it offers an eclectic programme with everything children’s productions to shows streamed live from the National Theatre in London. And to the south, Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion – originally opened as The New Floral Hall in 1909 – has survived Second World War bombing damage and dereliction and now hosts a range of stage and music events. 



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Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

BEA1

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£306 - £401
per week
From £239 for a 3-night stay
  • A British seaside classic - The Doll's House Beach Hut is situated in a superb position just below the Sailor's Reading Room in Southwold.
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • No Pets

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MAYF

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£291 - £371
per week
From £227 for a 3-night stay
  • The Mayflower Beach Hut is a perfectly positioned colourful beach hut on Southwold promenade.
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • No Pets

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

BEA2

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£216 - £281
per week
From £171 for a 3-night stay
  • The Glory Hut, located north of Southwold Pier, is a lovely beach hut fully equipped with all the necessities needed for happy days by the sea.
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
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Pakefield, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

POPK

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£176
per week
From £141 for a 3-night stay
  • The perfect accessory to your coastal retreat, this beach hut is a treasure-trove of everything you could need to make fun days at the beach extra special and stress free.
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

BEA5

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£291 - £376
per week
From £227 for a 3-night stay
  • Two Fat Ladies beach Hut is the perfect place to spend fun days by the seaside with your loved ones!
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • No Pets

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

BEA4

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£291 - £371
per week
From £227 for a 3-night stay
  • Roaring Boys is a delightful pale blue beach hut located in prime position on Southwold seafront. Complement your Southwold holiday with a fabulous beach hut for lazy days enjoying the sunshine!
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • No Pets

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

HHOLE2

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£246 - £366
per week
From £194 for a 3-night stay
  • This perfectly located Beach Hut on Southwold's iconic promenade is available to rent with Holeystone Cottage or separately if not hired by the guests.
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 0 Bathrooms
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

BEA3

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£301 - £376
per week
From £235 for a 3-night stay
  • Fantastic example of a Southwold Beach Hut just moments away from the much loved Suzie's Cafe and of course The Pier!
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • No Pets

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

MED

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£626 - £1316
per week
From £479 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Platinum
  • If it’s high-end luxury accommodation you are looking for, for your next self catering holiday look no further than Mole End. Lovingly restored in 2019, this delightful one bedroom Victorian cottage is in idyllic location in the heart of Southwold.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • On-street parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Eye, The Suffolk Countryside

WLO

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£441 - £786
per week
From £340 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • A luxurious and contemporary lodge for two, perfect for a couple's escape in the heart of rural Suffolk.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 1.3 miles

Ufford, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

STABU

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£441 - £751
per week
From £340 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • The perfect couples retreat. The Stables is furnished to a very high standard and has the added bonus of a cosy woodburning stove.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.9 miles

Woodbridge, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

PHW

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£1031 - £1681
per week
From £782 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • A luxury top floor apartment which has been beautifully furnished and has the most spectacular views over the River Deben.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Beach 16 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
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