Bon Amis

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star Gold
  • A holiday home set in short walking distance of Southwold Pier on the Suffolk Coast. A place you can truly relax and unwind boasting a beautiful garden which is perfect for watching beautiful sun sets and dining alfresco.

You can book this property from:

  • £938 per week
  • £134 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


A truly welcoming house which will have you bursting with excitement on your arrival. Set on Pier Avenue, the name speaks for itself – boasting a short walk to the renowned Suffolk favourite that is Southwold Pier. A must to visit while you are here! What’s more, this wonderful retreat comes with a beach hut between May-September, giving you a prime spot to enjoy the beach with ultimate ease!

This stunning property has been renovated and furnished to an exceptional standard and you are sure to be wowed by the special touches and spacious accommodation that it provides. An ideal base for families or a friends’ retreat to the coast, this delightful house doesn’t compromise on space and everything has been thought of to ensure you have a wonderful stay.

The entrance hallway (perfect for sandy feet!) will lead you seamlessly to the beautifully presented galley kitchen, well equipped with all you need and more for the perfect self-catering experience. Well stocked with crockery and glassware, and integrated appliances means you’ll have easy access to everything you’ll need during your stay.

With two comfortable seating areas, one in the open plan living/dining area and one in the separate lounge, you have the perfect space to both entertain or to recuperate after a long day enjoying the sea breeze. The lounge area is well equipped with a smart TV which includes Freeview and a guest Netflix account to help the whole family relax.

This property brings the outside in with perfect access to a gorgeous garden which can be accessed through both the living/dining area and the kitchen. The private garden boasts various seating areas, which are on different levels, to ensure you can always have the best spot, it’s well maintained with beautiful borders, making for a wonderfully tranquil space to relax in on those warm summer evenings, watching the sun set. Or perhaps you would like to enjoy some alfresco dining? You’ll find the perfect outside dining area to really make the most of this serene space.

Upstairs you’ll find three beautifully presented bedrooms and a roomy family bathroom, equipped with bath and shower over the bath. King size beds can be found in two of these spacious bedrooms, accompanied by ample storage. The third bedroom provides bunk beds, making for an exceptionally child friendly property.

Beach: 0.3 miles Shop: 0.4 miles Pub: 0.3 miles

What we love about this property: A fantastic property and a location to match, the cherry on the top is the added extra of the beach hut (at £150 p.w.) which is available between May and September, ensuring you can use this coastal retreat to its fullest potential.



Separate lounge area: Soft furnishings, smart TV with guest Netflix

Open plan living/dining area: Large dining table and chairs for 6 guests. Boasts an additional seating area with corner sofa, smart TV and looking out over the garden with French doors for access onto the patio area.

Kitchen: A galley kitchen with integrated and newly installed appliances including Bosch fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Cooker with 4 induction hob rings, extractor fan and butler sink. Microwave and Bosch Tassimo coffee machine are also available and pods for the coffee machine can be purchased from the nearby supermarkets. The kitchen is beautifully laid out with ample Quartz worktop space and the owner has thought of all your needs.

Shower room with WC: Shower room, WC, basin

Utility space: Door to access the rear garden. Space for footwear and hooks for coats.


Staircase from entrance hall leading to:


Landing: light and airy spacious area leading to the bedrooms and family bathroom. Boasts night downlighting perfect for children.

Bedroom 1: King size bed with large window and views over the garden. Featuring a spacious built in wardrobe and full-length mirror.

Bedroom 2: King size bedroom with large window and storage for clothing, overlooking Pier Avenue.

Bedroom 3: Bunk beds, cupboard storing highchair and travel cot stored under the bed.

Bathroom: Spacious family bathroom with bath and shower attachment, basin and WC. Storage for toiletries also available.

Beach Hut: This property offers use of a beach hut at £150 p.w. which must be added at the time of booking. It is number 63, North Beach, Southwold. Please be aware that beach huts are available from 1st May- 31st September and therefore use of this beach hut is available for holidays within these dates. Please do let us know upon booking if you would like use of the beach hut during your stay. 

Garden: Large rear garden which has various seating areas. Please be aware that the various patio areas are over different levels. Comfortable lounge areas and patio table and chairs but also boasts an outside dining table and chairs for an alfresco dining experience.

Parking: Private parking for one car is available at the rear of the property. On street parking is also available on Pier Avenue.

Pets: Pets are welcome – not allowed upstairs please. Stair gates are provided, and guests are more than welcome to use these for pets during their stay.

Heating: Hive heating thermostats

Notes: Bed linen, towels, WiFi and guest Netflix included. Travel cot (cot linens are not provided) and highchair are also available and can be found in the third bedroom (in the cupboard and under the bunk beds). The owners have ensured an exceptionally child friendly house, including night downlighting throughout the landing, hallway and kitchen, however, please be aware that the garden is set over different levels and therefore there is a drop between the patio area and the next section of garden. 

Tech provided: Smart TVs, WiFi throughout and guest Netflix account.

Southwold is a quintessentially British seaside town located on the stunning Suffolk coastline; famous for its iconic beach huts, towering lighthouse and Adnams brewery. The town is surrounded by water making it almost an island, with one road in and out; it is joined to Walberswick only by an old railway bridge, suitable for walkers and cyclists, which adds to the charm of this historic fishing town. There is a thriving community which keeps the town running; there are markets, craft fairs, street fairs and carnivals held throughout the year, celebrating both the history of the town and the local spirit. The 1600s were a historic era for Southwold; in 1634 the butchers, which still trades today, first opened its doors; in 1659 was the great fire of Southwold which saw much of the town burn to the ground and is the reason the town has its famous ‘Greens’; and 1672 saw the Battle of Solebay, in which both the English and Dutch claimed victory and is celebrated through local anniversary ales and spirits. With dog friendly pubs, footpaths to neighbouring villages, sandy beach, fish and chip shops, three convenience stores, fresh fish from the harbour, crazy golf, an array of restaurants, a brewery and a distillery, you will have plenty to enjoy when you visit this exciting and famous seaside town; just watch out for the seagulls pinching your chips!

Southwold Pier Area - It is often said that nothing changes in Southwold. However, the much-acclaimed pier was rebuilt in 2001 and was the first to be constructed in England in over fifty years. It now fits in well with the painted beach huts, promenade and colourful flowerbeds. There is a shop, cafes and an alternative amusement arcade there. The selection of properties' hereabouts makes it an ideal location to stay in Southwold if you require quiet accommodation that is also close to the beach, town centre and the many footpaths across the marshes leading you to the less explored areas of the town.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • On-street parking
  • Secure bicycle storage

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles
  • Shop 0.4 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Beach hut

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • The Beach Hut is available at £150 per week - please contact Suffolk Secrets to book
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Lovely property , the best we have stayed in and we have been staying in Southwold for more than 20 yrs Very quiet but still near to all facilities Lovely welcome pack and even towels for the beach hut The beach hut is worth booking as so nice to have a base next to the beach

Mrs H,

Fantastic.Brilliant location walking distance to everything.The property was spotless and really well equipped .Very comfortable beds and lovely fluffy towels. The garden was wonderful and secure for the dogs .An urn was provided to take to the beach hut which was worth hiring really brilliant addition to our holiday .We would highly recommend Bon Amis and will be going again .

Mrs C,

We had a fantastic stay at bon amis. A really wonderful home from home. Everything is such high quality, Egyptian cotton bedding, bosch appliances, Panasonic TV. Beds, blinds, furniture and fittings were all a very high standard and none of this went unnoticed. The house is a 2 min walk from the pier and beach house. Oh how we loved the beach house! Perfect in this wet weather. Thank you so much to Sandra for being attentive but not intrusive. 10/10.

Mrs W,

Comfortable, spotlessly clean and with all mod-cons, this is a lovely place to stay.

Mr S,

Thank you for a lovely base in which to spend a week. Your house provides everything for a comfortable break away from it all. Some lovely touches for our dog as well. We hope you have lots more guests to enjoy it!

The Hawkins Family,

We had the most wonderful week at Bon Amis. It really is a beautiful house - so comfortable and well appointed. We were lucky enough to have one day of sun to make use of the gorgeous gardens. The beach hut is a great addition - we sheltered there in the rain watching the surfers and seals on the beach. Thank you so much for our welcome pack and for making us feel so at home.

Amy & J,

We have had a much needed post lockdown family holiday (and 10th wedding anniversary!) stay at Bon Amis. Days spent boogy boarding, building sand castles, eating fish and chips by the beach hut by the lovely beach. We loved the house, garden and Southwold as a location.

Previous Customer,

What a lovely sunny week we have had at Bon Amis. Such a fantastic, exceptionally clean, comfortable home - a touch of luxury! Loved the beach hut and all the extra touches that made us feel safe whilst staying here. Fab welcome pack too! Thank you and best wishes.

The Cornes family,

Pandemic? What pandemic. Moving from lockdown to relaxing restrictions, the perfect place to be is Bon Amis in Southwold. A superbly appointed and comprehensively equipped house has made the move from this long period of "doing without" an easy transition. We are septuagenarians, here with an 11 year old grand-daughter, and apart from the usual challenges of the generation gap, we have all had a great time. But, sorry Sandra, the consensus of opinion is that the beach hut has been the best bit! One of us would have had every meal served there and indeed slept overnight if allowed!

Previous Customer,