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Castle Keep

Southwold - Southwold & Surrounding Villages

A luxury detached holiday cottage with impressive views over Southwold Common and beyond to Walberswick, Castle Keep is sure to make memorable holidays.
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • WiFi available
£1710 - £3200 per week *


This impressive Southwold holiday home stands proudly on Skilmans Hill – a fabulous location within this seaside delight which is a much sought-after location. Castle Keep is truly luxurious on all levels and comes with private parking as well as stunning views over the marshes towards Southwold Harbour and beyond.

Castle Keep is mesmerizing from the moment you park the car where you are greeted by a fantastic outside space which includes a raised decked area with garden furniture which gives a sense of a rooftop setting.

Inside this self-catering holiday home guests are lavished with a large kitchen and dining area for entertaining with your loved ones. Plenty of natural light pours in from the many windows, doors and Velux window. Grey coloured soft-close kitchen units and a generous sized kitchen island are the perfect combination for meal preparation alongside the highest quality kitchen appliances, some of which are Bosch and Neff branded. The oval-shaped dining table with colourful dining chairs is perfectly positioned by the bi-folding doors which open out onto the outdoor space. 

The sitting room oozes comfort with an array of comfy sofas and enticing bay window. With wood flooring throughout the sitting room is a great place to relax and unwind after a day by the seaside.

Also available on the ground floor is the first of the many bedrooms Castle Keep has to offer. This double bedroom has the added benefit of bi-folding doors which also open out onto the outside area for blissful mornings with a cup of coffee breathing in the seaside air. This bedroom has a luxurious En-Suite which comes with a large shower cubicle, oversized, lustrous dome shower head with LED lighting and additional shower.

Upstairs guests are presented with three additional bedrooms for the perfect night’s sleep. A spacious double bedroom comes complete with plenty of storage, fabulous views of Southwold marshland and beyond as well as another luxury En-Suite shower room. The twin bedroom is versatile having 2’6 beds which can be linked together to make a king size bed – the choice is yours. For the smaller guests of your holiday group, kids will love the bunk bedded room with a solid bunk bed frame and plenty of space to play. Each bedroom has Sonos speakers and quality fabrics. The family bathroom also resides on the first floor and is furnished to the same luxury standard as the En-Suites.

From Castle Keep’s location there’s plenty to see and do. A short stroll takes you to the Harbour or in the opposite direction the town centre with its fantastic shops, restaurants and pubs. The beach is only moments away where the iconic colourful huts sit proudly. 

Everything has been thought of at Castle Keep with emphasis of space, light, comfort and opulence. This self-catering holiday home is a fabulous choice for families and friends looking for something extra special on the Suffolk Coast. Shop: 250 yards Pub: 175 yards.

Why We Love This Property
Memorable seaside holidays are sure to be created here. We couldn’t think of anything more special than cooking up a feast in the kitchen and popping open the bi-folding doors for a sunny al-fresco dining experience utilising the garden area with all your guests.

Room By Room Overview
Sitting Room: Large Panasonic Smart TV, DVD, surround sound Kef speakers, plenty of soft furnishings, wood flooring.
Kitchen/Dining Area: The real wow factor! The kitchen area comprises of Neff double oven, large island with five ring induction hob, American style double fridge, three drawer freezer, Bosch microwave, Jura J90 coffee machine, dishwasher, wine fridge, washing machine, drying cabinet for laundry, tiled flooring, French doors to the garden. The dining area comprises of an oval dining table and eight colourful chairs, bench seat with colourful cushion, wall-mounted television, bi-folding doors to the garden. A bench seat with cushion seating makes it sociable along with the wall mounted television. The kitchen and dining area boasts numerous windows, doors and Velux windows makes this large area ooze with natural light.
Bedroom 1: Double bed, wood flooring and bi-folding doors to the garden. Luxurious En-Suite Shower Room with large shower cubicle, oversized dome shower head with LED lighting, additional shower, Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware including washbasin and wc, mirror with sensor lighting. 

(retractable stairgate to the bottom and top of staircase)
Bedroom 2: Double bed, wonderful views over the marshland and beyond. En-Suite Shower Room with large shower cubicle, oversized dome shower head with LED lighting, additional shower, Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware including washbasin and wc, mirror with sensor lighting.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds (2’6) which can be made into a king size bed (please specify your preference at the time of booking).
Bedroom 4: Spacious room with 3ft bunk beds.
Family Bathroom with luxury whirlpool bath and hand held shower, Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware including washbasin and wc, mirror with sensor lighting.

Garden: A fabulous open plan area to enjoy with raised decked area and garden furniture with one side of glass balustrades as well as a lovely patio area with further garden furniture provided.
Parking: Private for two cars.
Heating: Underfloor heating on the ground floor, central heating to the first floor.
Pets: Two well-behaved pets welcome (permitted on the ground floor only).
Notes: Wi-Fi and towels provided. Travel cot and highchair available to use. A £400 security deposit is required four weeks prior to your holiday.

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 green-grocers with fresh local produce, family butcher and delicatessen. The popular Red Lion Inn overlooking South Green is even closer.


  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 2 Double beds
  • 2 Single bunk beds
  • 1 Single zip & link bed
  • WiFi available
  • 5 Stars
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Travel cot available
  • Bath towels included
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a washing machine



Amazing house and fantastic location. Staff at Suffolk secrets very helpful. Thank you Mrs Jane Nicholls - 3rd July 2018
Castle Keep was so well situated that we didn't go out in the car once. Excellent coffee shops,restaurants, good butchers and green grocers. The house itself was equipped to a very high standard.Mrs Jayne Glover - 25th June 2018
was a beautiful property, the dream home! We will definitely be back. thanks again!Miss ashley ferguson


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