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The Bolt Hole

Southwold - Southwold & Surrounding Villages

The Bolt Hole is located in the South Green Area of Southwold. The property is quaint but fully equipped for a seaside break.
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • No private parking
  • WiFi available
£345 - £885 per week *


The Bolt Hole lives up to its name! It is an ideal escape from the world but it is also well positioned for the town centre and beach. The property provides a comfortable base from which to explore this lovely part of the world. Shop: 400 yards Pub: 150 yards.

Sitting Room:
 TV, DVD, micro Hi-Fi with iPod dock.
Kitchen: Electric cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher.
Bathroom: Bath, shower attachment, washbasin and wc.

Steep and winding stairs to
Bedroom 1:
Double bed, washbasin.
Bedroom 2: Single bed, additional pull-out single bed, washbasin. Please advise at time of booking if you would like use of the pull-out bed.

Garden: Enclosed courtyard - outhouse housing washer dryer and outdoor furniture.
Parking: Roadside. Secure bike storage (in the side passage).
Heating: Night storage heaters.
Notes: Wi-Fi provided. This property is set up for three people however it is fine if four people decide to stay. Please note the steep stairs lead directly to the bedrooms as there is no landing.

Southwold South Green Area - Properties here enjoy one of the best locations in town. From many of them you can look across South Green towards Gun Hill and the sea and the properties are 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 popular Red Lion Inn overlooking South Green is even closer.


  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • No private parking
  • 2 Single beds
  • 1 Double bed
  • WiFi available
  • 3 Stars
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Equipped with a washing machine



Good location. Very comfortable and we would go again. Excellent. Just what we needed, some relaxation. - 29th August 2018
We love the Bolt Hole and the bedrooms are great. Heating works very well and bathroom good. We will be back there in September. Mrs Anna Sutton - 20th May 2018
A nice compact and welcoming little cottage...well located for the town, beach and harbour.Ms K Thompson - 27th February 2017
Excellent location.Mrs K Thompson - 12th June 2016
The Bolt Hole is well situated in a quiet neighbourhood overlooking the marshes, a short walk from the beach and the town centre. The Suffolk Secrets team were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. There are lovely local walks across the marshes, along the beach and estuary and across the old railway bridge to Walberswick. The Alfred Correy lifeboat museum is very interesting and the fish stalls in the harbour are good quality and value for money. Good local places to visit include the pretty town of Woodbridge with its working tide mill and interesting local shops, Aldeburgh with its Scallop shell sculpture on the beach, Orford with its historic castle and church, the strange 1920's planned village of Thorpeness and Dunwich with it's little museum about the town lost to the sea and excellent RSPB reserve. The house and gardens at Summer Leighton are also worth a visit.Ms Shirley Harris - 15th May 2016
The property was very clean and nice. We enjoyed the good beds and blankets. We will happily come back.Mr C Kjaeldgaard - 7th April 2016
This is a lovely cottage with easy access to the town and beach.Perfect for a getaway.Mr Laurence White - 17th March 2016
Very cosy and warm - Super for late DecemberMrs Diane Hickmore - 8th January 2016
The Bolthole is a very cute cottage. Good location.Mrs K Horler - 3rd December 2015
Very cosy property in a good location away from the main town centre. Would certainly come back. First time we have used Suffolk Secrets and were very impressed with their service.Mr A B Cheetham - 13th November 2015
This is a delightful, well equipped cottage in a perfect location. Snug, cosy and compact this is an ideal property from which to explore both Walberswick and Southwold without ever having to get in the car. For a short break, this house has everything you could need.Mrs Sam Adams - 30th October 2015
It is a great location and comfortable to stay in. I have family in Suffolk and have been going on and off for years, I love it. It has wonderful beaches, walks and skies.Mrs R Annesley - 28th September 2015
Southwold is unique in its character and location.Mrs H Harrison - 2nd September 2015
The Bolt Hole is a very individual property in a great location!Mrs Julie Procter - 9th August 2015
I wish we'd had the opportunity to stay longer.... Loved Southwold, the cottage and it's fab location.... So close to both beach and town!Mrs Rachel Moss - 23rd June 2015
What a lovely cottage. So pleased I booked The Bolt Hole. Had a fantastic holiday and hope to come back.Miss Flood - 31st October 2014
The Bolt Hole is lovely - small but perfectly framed and equipped to a very high standard. Perfect weekend getaway.Mr Dickinson - 8th September 2014
Wonderful seaside break! Perfect little Bolt Hole hideaway - can't wait to come again.Mrs Elton - 14th July 2014
Another wonderful stay at The Bolt Hole. A great place to celebrate my birthday! As always we hope to return soon.Mrs Fearnley - 20th June 2014
Lovely, cosy cottage - well equipped and in a super spot.Mr Sharpe - 18th March 2014
Thank you for a wonderful stay in this perfect cottage. Beautifully placed and the owners have thought of everything. We were so grateful for the Suffolk-themed welcome pack too - a lovely touch.Dr Lapwood - 23rd February 2014


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