Oyster Cottage

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Returning to our portfolio, the formerly named Barton Cottage is welcomed back to Suffolk Secrets with a new name! So centrally located to enjoy all the delights of Southwold.

You can book this property from:

  • £561 per week
  • £80 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Oyster Cottage, the hidden pearl in the heart of Southwold. Oyster Cottage blends all modern conveniences with the property's old world charm and was completely redecorated in 2018. It was built in the 17th century by French Huguenots fleeing France in the 1690s from religious persecution. The beams would have been recycled from old boats which was common practice at the time. Oyster Cottage is ideally situated just yards from the seafront and High Street. It provides a wonderful retreat all year round, and has the added benefit of a courtyard garden. Shop: 100 yards Pub: 100 yards.

Why we love this property 
Oyster Cottage truly is cute-as-a-button. It has been lovingly refurbished to provide all the comfortable mod-con's a 21st century holidaymaker could desire. 

Sitting Room: Wall mounted Smart TV with Netflix (guests will need to use their own login) and JBL speaker and bluetooth music receiver, inglenook fireplace with woodburner, sofa and armchairs.
Kitchen/Dining Area: Electric oven and hob, fridge and free standing freezer, Lavazza Pod Machine and milk frother, Nutribullet, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, dining table and chairs.
Shower Room: Shower cubicle, washbasin and wc.

Winding stairs leading to
Bedroom 1:
Double bed.
Bedroom 2: Double bed (4ft) and En-Suite Cloakroom with washbasin and wc.

Garden: Rear courtyard garden with table, chairs and coal barbeque.  
Parking: Roadside (please be aware there is no parking available in Church Street).
Heating: Gas heating and woodburner.
Pets: 1 well behaved dog welcome, downstairs only please
Notes: Wi-Fi, towels and a starter pack of wood for the woodburner are provided. Please be aware the property has low ceilings and winding stairs therefore it is unsuitable for small children. Duvets are all natural goose down, but hypo allergenic ones are available on request.

Southwold Central - The property is located in central Southwold 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). Remember that the beach is never far away!


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly


  • Garden

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4.00 pm
  • Check out: 10.00 am


As we came in the front door, our holiday began, such a welcoming place so thank you

Past Customer,

Very happy with both the house and garden. Everything we could possibly want was there. Superb location. Imagine parking could be difficult in the summer.

Past Customer,

lovely inside and out, loved every minute, location fantastic, like home from home

Miss Tina S,

We have had a wonderful weekend here. One of our favorite cottages in Southwold. We enjoyed a perfect sunny weekend BBQing in the garden. Perfect location & all your extra touches made our stay extra magical. We must get our next weekend stay in the calendar!

Past Customer,

This cottage was in an ideal location and the standard of furnishing and equipment was excellent. We really enjoyed the garden. We would definitely book this property again on future visits to Southwold.

Ms Susan B,

Oyster Cottage is a delightfully decorated and furnished quaint little cottage with an interesting modern twist! The courtyard garden is a little oasis.

Mrs Georgina C,