Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • 3 Star
  • With divine sea-views and located just a stone's through from the popular Southwold promenade and amenities, Spyglass is ideal for those looking to rest and recharge their batteries in Suffolk. 

You can book this property from:

  • £761 per week
  • £109 per night
  • 3 Star


You’ve dreamed of a cottage by the sea… it doesn’t get much better than Spyglass. Divided from the shoreline by a footpath to the beach, Spyglass enjoys beautiful views of East Cliff and the lapping sea from the Master Bedroom, as well glimpses from the sitting room. Comfortably furnished, we couldn’t think of a better base from which to enjoy the lovely town of Southwold. This picturesque corner of Suffolk offers much for all ages. Spyglass too has a very useful ground floor bedroom and ensuite, ideal for those who may find stairs daunting, meaning that the whole family can come and enjoy all that the east coast has to offer. Packed full of charm from the sash windows to the wooden floors, Spyglass harks back to its’ roots to provide a memorable self-catering stay at whatever time of year.

With all amenities within walking distance, we recommend booking Spyglass quickly to avoid disappointment! Pub: 170 yards, Shop: 170 yards.

Please note: This property is considered to be more suited for five people, but the owner is happy for six people to stay if they wish.

Why we love this property: So close to the sea, Spyglass adds a magical touch to any self-catering holiday.

Sitting Room: Comfortable seating, Smart TV (films on Netflix-restricted access), sea views.
Kitchen/Dining area: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, fold out table and chairs for 4.
Bedroom 1: Double bed (please note one side of the bed is against the wall), wardrobe and tallboy.

Ensuite Shower Room: Shower unit, w.c., basin and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2: Double bed, chest of drawers, sea views.
Family Bathroom: Small bath and handheld shower, w.c., basin and heated towel rail. Cupboard containing washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 3: Bunk beds - more suited to children.

Parking: On-street.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Pets: 1 well behaved dog welcome.
Notes: Wifi, bed linen and towels provided. The main staircase has restricted head height and the treads are quite steep.  

Southwold Central - The properties located in central Southwold are all within minutes of the market place, with the elegant Swan Hotel, an excellent range of small shops including a greengrocers with fresh local produce, family butcher and delicatessen. The upper promenade is ideal for a peaceful stroll at any time of the year and provides quick access to the beach and of course, the lighthouse in the town is a good landmark. There is also easy access to the common and a nearby footpath takes you down to the harbour with the foot ferry to Walberswick (summer only). Don't forget that the beach is never very far away!


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

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


Spyglass is situated in a perfect location - close to the beach and close to shops and pubs. It is very well equipped, but best of all it was perfect for my elderly mother as it has a downstairs bedroom, complete with ensuite shower room. We have rented this cottage every year for 3 years and hope to return again!

Mrs E,

Perfect location with sea views. The downstairs room with ensuite was perfect for elderly parents. A short walk to shops and pubs. Very cosy at any time of year. We'd love to return.

Miss H,

This was an ideal property for my 95yr old Mother to have a short break, especially with the ground floor en-suite bedroom. She was able to negotiate the small steps between rooms OK. The back door and lobby were ideal to park a mobility walker. The sea views were lovely.

Miss B,

A lovely house in a perfect location, feels like a proper family Southwold house with character and charm rather than too modern and soulless (which some are now unfortunately). Great to have downstairs room and lovely shower room for Grandma. Sea view is to die for. Convinced me I need an induction hob! This was our second stay, will certainly be back: if it had a woodburner you would never get me out!

Dr R,

An amazing cottage with stunning views of the sea and gentle sound of the waves Very comfortable and well equipped Super beds and so welcoming

Mrs M,

Spyglass is a very comfortable cottage, ideally situated close to the beach with wonderful views of the sea and the pier, yet within close proximity of the High Street. It is very well equipped. Best of all, it has a downstairs bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, which was ideal for my elderly mother.

Mrs E,

A really lovely property. Very cosy and very well equipped. Lovely views of the sea. Only downsides were an unfathomable oven (extremely difficult to work out) a slightly unfathomable shower and wooden saddles on the floor of the doorways thus creating potential trip hazards. A member of the party was elderly and we took the property because of the downstairs bedroom (which was wonderful) so felt disappointed by the interior raised levels. However, a very warm and comfortable cottage nonetheless.

Ms C,

A very welcome break. A very cosy property in a glorious central position in Southwold. Loved having morning tea in bed looking out over the sea. Superb!

Mrs W,