Southwold & Surrounding Villages Cottages
Southwold ticks all the boxes as a perfect seaside holiday destination. With its stunning seafront, iconic pier, striking lighthouse, traditional seaside architecture and brightly painted beach huts, Southwold really is the picture-postcard tourist destination.
Southwold's the perfect destination for a holiday with friends or family. Its iconic pier houses one of the most eccentric amusement arcades in the country and its shoreline prom hugs the beautiful coast all the way to Gun Hill. Book one of our Southwold cottages to discover why this Suffolk gem continues to be so popular, generation after generation.
What is Southwold like?
When you think of Southwold, images of its blue flag beach, boating lake, golf course, lighthouse and pier spring to mind. Adnams Brewery, an abundance of pubs, and a fabulous high street brimming with galleries and boutiques, all add to making Southwold a truly special holiday location. These elements all ensure that Southwold offers something for everyone whether it's a seaside holiday for all the family, a romantic weekend away for two, or a fun-filled dog-friendly holiday for you and your four-legged friend.
Where can I stay in Southwold?
We have a fine selection of holiday cottages in Southwold to suit all tastes and requirements including family friendly cottages near to the beach, cosy cottages with quirky interiors and stunning seaside apartments. Boasting a varied portfolio, we are able to cater for both romantic holidays for two or for bigger parties at our larger cottages which sleep up to 15 people. So no matter what your party size, we can cater to your specific requirements and ensure you have the very best holiday in Suffolk. Our portfolio has been put through its paces to ensure all properties meet VisitEngland's stringent criteria, therefore any customers booking with us can be confident they are staying in a quality cottage.
Do you have any holiday cottages in the villages surrounding Southwold?
We have a great choice of cottages in the towns and villages surrounding Southwold including Walberswick, Reydon, Wangford, Wrentham, Beccles, Blythburgh, Frostenden, Henham, Oulton and Henstead. Don't hesitate to call us if you would like to book a Suffolk cottage in any of these lovely destinations in the Southwold area.
What can I do in Southwold?
The high street offers an eclectic mix of shops, galleries and boutiques in addition to a fascinating amber museum. You'll also find a wonderful choice of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms on the high street alongside a selection of delis and specialist grocery shops. These are perfect places to stock up on provisions for your self-catering cottage or for a gourmet picnic!
For hours of family fun, why not spend a morning or afternoon on Southwold's fabulous blue flag beach. From sandcastle competitions to cooling paddles in the sea, a spot of good-old fashioned beach fun is sure to keep the kids amused! During the Summer months, Southwold operates a seasonal lifeguard service on the south side of the pier so don't forget to swim in between the flags!
There are lots of lovely walking paths to explore in and around Southwold, including a lovely trail that leads towards the harbour and crosses over the river towards Walberswick. When you return towards the harbour area, don't forget to visit Mrs T's for some delicious fish and chips - a very tasty treat whilst on holiday in Southwold. Then for a post-walk refreshment, take your pick from a selection of charming Southwold pubs (many of which are dog-friendly!), such as The Lord Nelson run by publican David Sanchez.
Come and say “Hello!”
If you have any queries during your holiday, please do pop along to our office in The Old Water Tower. We're happy to offer you advice on things to see and do in the area and assist with any queries you may have during your stay with us. The Old Water Tower - is certainly worth a visit and offers stunning 360-degree views over Southwold and the Suffolk coast from our top floor. We are lucky to work in such an unusual and stunning building.
Local Legends: Fish & Frights!
If you fancy a little “fishy on your dishy”, Sutherland House in Southwold offers a delicious choice of seasonal seafood dishes such as halibut, lobster, sea bass and Deben Mussels. However, if you're visiting at the end of May don't be surprised if you see visions of a ghostly red haired lady peering from one of its upstairs windows. Legend says that this flame-haired apparition - a former maid at Sutherland House - is waiting for the return of her lover; Admiral Edward Montagu, the first Earl of Sandwich.
Montagu, commander of the HMS Royal James, was killed in the Battle of Sole Bay on the 28th May 1672, but had met the maid whilst staying at Sutherland House. Since his death, it is claimed that that the haunted vision of the red-haired maid appears on the 28th May each year – the anniversary of Montagu's death.