Lowestoft, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • 5 Star
  • A truly welcoming cottage in the heart of Pakefield - completely refurbished to a high standard to provide comfortable accommodation for up to 6!

You can book this property from:

  • £1,004 per week
  • £143 per night
  • 5 Star


A truly wonderful semi-detached cottage in the centre of the coastal suburb of Pakefield, not far from Lowestoft, Carisbrooke has been lovingly refurbished by its owners to provide high quality accommodation for guests to enjoy. Ideally located for families, friends and couples, you can reach the sea and sand dunes in just 10 minutes on foot; so perfect if you long for a 'car-free' holiday. 

Every effort has been made to put the holidaymaker first in this charming property. From the carefully selected Farrow and Ball paints, to the Canadian Hot Tub and Pizza Oven in the rear garden - you can rest assured that a stay here will be of the highest indulgence! In the cooler months, look forward to time spent in the sitting room; with comfortable seating, surround sound system and log burning stove; you can enjoy watching your favourite programmes on the 40 inch Smart TV. 

Carisbrooke is attached to the owners house but it has its own private entrance and garden area which are fully enclosed. The owner is a keen beekeeper for Adnams and is happy to show anyone with an interest his collection of beehives! For a special treat, a private chef, the owner, is also happy to visit the property to cook up a storm on your private pizza oven; simply register interest at time of booking and the cost is £60 to include four pizzas. (Please note this is only available for use by the owner). Pub: 500 yards, Shop: 0.5 miles. 

Why we love this property
With exclusive use of a hot tub (1 hour use each day) - this holiday home is truly 'a cut above' - you'll be booking a return visit whilst you're there! 

Sitting room: Sofa, 2 Stressless recliner chairs, SmartTV with BluRay player, woodburning stove, surround sound system.
Dining room: Table and chairs for 6 and dresser. 
Kitchen: Washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, double oven and induction hob, microwave, water softener and Tassimo coffee machine. 
Cloakroom: W.c. and basin. 

Bedroom 1: King size bed with dressing table and stool and clothes rail. En suite bathroom: wet room style shower, w.c. and basin. 
Bedroom 2: Twin beds with chest of drawers and clothes rail.  
Bedroom 3: Double bed with fitted cupboard storage and clothes rail.
Bathroom: Wet room style walk-in shower with rainfall shower head, hand-held shower head and fold down wooden seat, w.c., basin, heated towel rail.

Garden: Enclosed garden with patio and furniture, 4 seater hot tub (max 1 hour use each day) and pizza oven.
Parking: Private parking for two cars. 
Heating: Gas fired central heating.
Notes: WiFi, towels and all bedding included. The property benefits from Amazon Prime. Water softener fitted. An electric car charging point is available for guests use (costs to be arranged with the homeowner on arrival). Also use of a mobility scooter charging point in a sheltered unit is available. 

Pakefield lies on the edge of the coastal town of Lowestoft. Lowestoft, situated at the most easterly point in the British Isles, was developed in the mid 1800's into a fashionable Victorian seaside resort by Sir Morton Peto, the entrepreneur and civil engineer who built Nelson's Column and the Houses of Parliament. The town has two piers located on the south beach. The southerly pier, called Claremont Pier, originally served as a port of call for steamers traveling to and from London. It now provides a music venue, amusement arcade, roller-disco, fish and chip cafe and a separate, contemporary fresh fish and seafood restaurant and bar. There are many places of interest in the area including Pleasurewood Hills theme park to the north of the town, the East Anglia Transport Museum, Africa Alive, Oulton Broad, Belle Vue Park and Nicholas Everett Park with its pet corner. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has a residency at the Marina Theatre in town and the Seagull Theatre is just a short walk away from the property. There are three blue flag beaches, several good pubs and restaurants, ten-pin bowling, indoor swimming-pool and sports complex, riding school, cinema, theatre and an annual festival.  The Norfolk broads and the pretty towns of Beccles and Southwold are less than 30 minutes away by car, as is the excitement of Great Yarmouth's pleasure beach and unique Hippodrome circus


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Electric car charging point

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.6 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles
  • Shop 0.7 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Hot tub
  • Welcome pack
  • Electric car charging point

Nearby activities

  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Ground floor WC
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Lovely home to stay in. Steve and Maureen on hand if needed. Beautiful property, central to everything we wanted to do. A secret haven - thank you.

The Dobie Family,

This property has everything you need, the kitchen is well stocked including washing up liquid, the dining room and lounge are comfortable, there is very good WiFi, and the tv has Netflix/Amazon prime. The owners are right next door and there if you need them. They had lots of local knowledge and left us a lovely welcome gift with milk, eggs and home baked bread and cakes. The property is behind gates that are closed at night so safe, private and really quiet. You can walk to a bus stop in 10 minutes to get a bus into Lowestoft, Kessingland or Southwold. This was a lovely property that we would recommend.

Mrs D,

Have had a wonderful week in your very well equipped house. The garden is lovely with all the different seating areas. Thank you for all the goodies. We were very interested in Steve's apple pressing - the juice was lovely. The Jolly Sailors was excellent for dinner and the weather superb. Thank you!

Previous Customer,

We had a lovely two week stay, our hosts were very welcoming and Carisbrooke was really clean, comfortable and well equipped. No hesitation in recommending.

Mrs B,

Wonderful welcome, very friendly and helpful host, lovely welcome pack, of fresh bread and cakes a very nice touch. Hot tub was great, rooms very comfortable, All in all a 5 star place - thank you Steve & Maureen.

Previous Customer,

Steve and Maureen many thanks for your warmth and hospitality you have given us during our stay. We have had a great time in your lovely cottage - appreciated all the help, information and extra touches.

Previous Customer,

Thank you so much Steve and Maureen for your very warm welcome and extra touches that made us feel so at home. We have had a really wonderful week staying in this beautiful part of the world and staying in this superb and well equipped house. We would love to return. Thank you.

Previous Customer,

We have experienced many holiday properties over the years, This was the Very Best & our thanks to the owners who were so welcoming & helpful.

Mr W,

We had a great one week stay at Carisbrooke, Steve and Maureen were fabulous hosts. On arrival they had baked us bread, cake and a rhubarb crumble all very delicious plus they had left us some eggs from their allotment and homemade jam. The house is a good size, well laid out, quiet, comfortable, nicely furnished with everything you could possibly need. The bedroom were comfy and plenty of hot water and decent showers! The kitchen is really well equipped, we cooked a few nights but also had a few take aways, the fish and chips shop is just down the road. The garden gets the sun in the afternoon and the hot tub was great after a day of exploring. Important to note that to get the pizza oven going there is an extra charge as well as the fire place in the lounge. We walked along Pakefield beach one day all the way to Kessingland (some steep steps leading up to a cliff top where you can have lunch overlooking the north sea), beautiful clean beach our daughter enjoyed searching for sea glass and shells. Lots of friendly dog walkers and the beach is sand and pebbles. Days out included Southwold, Alderburgh (best fish and chips is here), Holt, Thrigby Hall, (great wildlife park) Norwich, Thorpeness. Loved our stay in Suffolk and would recommend Carisbrook for future bookers.

Previous Customer,

Thank you Steve & Maureen for such a warm welcome and a beautiful house to stay in. We have had a lovely stay. Hope to come back in better weather. Such a friendly welcome, house is amazing. Everything really comfortable and all here you could possibly need. Really enjoyed our stay and definitely will come back

Previous Customer,

Superb break in your first class house. Everything and more provided for us. Just what we needed in these COVID times. Many thanks Steve & Maureen for your personal touches and attention, much appreciated.

Past Customer,

Thank you for a fantastic holiday house which is superbly cared for with so many little extras added in. Thanks Steve and Maureen for all the goodies - they were much appreciated. A great family holiday and sorry to leave. We will definitely be back again!

Previous Customer,

Thank you both for a wonderful 60th Birthday celebration, we could not have hoped for more, your house is beyond beautiful, our thanks again x

Mrs Sandra J,

This place is brilliant! Thank you for everything!

Past Customer,

Thank you for the fantastic hospitality! The house is beautifully clean. Thank you for the lovely cake, fresh bread, jam and the honey! You have really made us feel welcome and nothing was too much for you! We will be back!

Past Customer,

Thank you for a lovely stay. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Olivia has already asked to come back so hopefully see you next year. From Keiren, Helen, Olivia and Jesse

Nicholls Family,