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The Old School Rooms

Gisleham - Southwold & Surrounding Villages

The Old School Rooms is a cosy self-catering cottage located in a rural area ideal for exploring the Suffolk Heritage Coast.
  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
£420 - £650 per week *


The Old School Rooms is part of the converted Gisleham Old School and offers detached ground floor accommodation. The property is located in a rural position surrounded by arable farmland yet only a fifteen minute drive to the popular seaside town of Southwold. This property presents very well with attention to detail and is a great base for exploring all local attractions in the area with the benefit of private parking and also a woodburner for a winter break. Shop: 1.8 miles Pub: 1.5 miles.

Sitting Room/Dining Area: Smart TV with DVD, CD radio with iPod dock, woodburner, dining table and chairs, ceiling beams.
Kitchen: Electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.
Bedroom 1: Double bed.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, French doors to garden.
Shower Room: Shower cubicle with double head shower, washbasin and wc.

Garden: Shingle garden with garden furniture and brick-built barbecue.
Parking: Private for two cars.
Heating: Gas heating and woodburner.
Notes: Wi-Fi, towels, beach towels, outdoor children's games and a starter pack of wood and kindling for the woodburner all provided. Travel cot and highchair available to use.

Gisleham is a small village located between Kessingland and Carlton Colville and just a few miles to Lowestoft - a seaside town known for its former fishing industry. Gisleham's name descends from the Gislingas who were Norsemen (Vikings). In 880AD, Gisli the Viking settled in the village of Gisleham close to the Suffolk Coast, however, one of his sons travelled west into rural Suffolk and settled in Gislingham. Gisleham has lots of open fields and countrysideas well as a primary school and the Holy Trinity Church is one of a few existing round-tower churches. There are some great pubs and restaurants close by including Five Bells Inn at Wrentham and The Bell Inn in Carlton Colville. You can also find the nearest supermarket less than two miles away. Gisleham is also a short drive from the Waveney Broads at Oulton Broad as well as just a fifteen minute drive to the seaside town of Southwold and therefore provides a great central base to many different Suffolk areas.


  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 2 Single beds
  • 1 Double bed
  • WiFi available
  • VisitEngland Gold Award
  • 4 Stars
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Travel cot available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bath towels included
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • All on one level


Band Date Range 7 night price *
2nd June 2017 - 14th July 2017 £555.00
14th July 2017 - 21st July 2017 £620.00
21st July 2017 - 8th September 2017 £650.00
8th September 2017 - 15th September 2017 £620.00
15th September 2017 - 22nd September 2017 £555.00
22nd September 2017 - 20th October 2017 £490.00
20th October 2017 - 27th October 2017 £555.00
27th October 2017 - 3rd November 2017 £490.00
3rd November 2017 - 22nd December 2017 £420.00
22nd December 2017 - 6th January 2018 £650.00

* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.


The owners were very helpful and friendly.Mrs B O'Hara - 13th May 2017
The property was very clean, well equipped and super child friendly. The owner really thought about things that are needed on a break and all the extras like children's games. The property itself is beautiful. Ms H Butt - 19th April 2017
This is a fabulous property, easily the nicest and best equipped we've stayed in in over a decade of this type of holiday. Worked brilliantly for our 8,6 and 1 year old boys, my only issue was that it was so nice i was afraid they would ruin the place! lovely location near to all the local attractions. Highly recommended.Mrs S Cody - 16th September 2016
Lovely, well equipped, clean cottage in quiet country lane with easy access to the coast and The Broads.Mrs J G Vine - 12th September 2016
What a wonderful cottage, fantastic location and views, everything we needed and spotlessly clean. This cottage is perfect for anyone with mobility issues, the wet room is first class. The local area is beautiful with lots to do. Julie the host is on hand if you need her, the cottage exceeded all our expectations. Would definitely come back again. Thank you for a lovely stay.Ms Dawson - 1st July 2016


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