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Old Dairy

Southwold - Southwold & Surrounding Villages

A fabulous Southwold cottage bursting with character yet incorporates contemporary touches, The Old Dairy is located in one of the most desirable positions in the town...
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • No private parking
  • WiFi available
£890 - £1545 per week *


The Old Dairy is a Grade II listed cottage situated in a sought-after location in the seaside town of Southwold. This nineteenth-century cottage which incorporates a former eighteenth-century dairy is the perfect blend of historic charm and modern day living. Inside the cottage, you are welcomed into a long hallway with the original brick floor. There is a beautifully serene garden room which is used as the sitting room and dining room with big windows allowing natural light to flood through and a delightful window seat for relaxing. In addition to this sitting area there is a separate cosy snug room with desk and chair should you need to do some work on a holiday and there is also BT Sport available if you fancy catching up with the outside world!

A real bonus with the property is its south-facing garden accessed via French doors from the garden room. Here you can catch the morning sunrise and make use of the garden furniture supplied. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a barbecue available for summer dining with all the family. The kitchen comes with all modern appliances most of which are Neff and a handy utility room – the perfect way to enjoy self-catering in your holiday home. On the first floor are the bedrooms where guests can choose from a double, twin or single bedded rooms, with the double and twin rooms being particularly spacious. The Old Dairy also has two bathroom facilities, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor which adds to the ease this cottage brings to holidays. Shop: 140 yards Pub: 125 yards.

Why We Love This Property
Having undergone a fabulous renovation the owners have carefully retained the cottage’s character and charm including the original brick floors, flint walls and brick fireplace which really adds to the cosiness of this Southwold holiday home.

Room By Room Overview
Entrance Hallway: Long hallway with original brick flooring, an area with hooks for coats and a painted bench seat for popping footwear on and off.
Garden Room (Sitting Room/Dining Area): Panasonic Smart TV with DVD player, decorative fireplace, leather sofas. There is also a large dining table and chairs, and plenty of windows providing natural light and a delightful window seat. French doors open out onto the garden. This room has wood flooring throughout.
Snug Room: TV with BT Sports package, DVD player, books, desk and chair, sofa, wood flooring.
Kitchen: Neff oven, gas hob, fridge and dishwasher, Corian work surfaces plus a small farmhouse table and chairs, original brick flooring.
Utility Room: Freezer, microwave, washing machine.
Shower Room: Large shower cubicle, washbasin and WC with underfloor heating.

Bedroom 1: Double bed.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds.
Bedroom 3: Single bed.
Bathroom: Bath with hand-held shower attachment, washbasin and WC.

Garden: Delightful south-facing rear garden with a patio area and a choice of garden furniture sets. Good sized lawn with barbecue. There is also a large shed available for bike storage. A back garden gate provides convenient access for bikes and access to the South Green area.
Parking: Roadside.
Heating: Gas heating.
Notes: Wi-Fi and towels provided. Travel cot and highchair available to use. Please be aware there are various steps throughout the ground and first floor.
Security Deposit: A £150 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 greengrocers with fresh local produce, family butcher and delicatessen. The popular Red Lion Inn overlooking South Green is even closer.


  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • No private parking
  • 3 Single beds
  • 1 Double bed
  • WiFi available
  • 4 Stars
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Travel cot available
  • Bath towels included
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a washing machine



Fabulous property - have stayed in it for 3 years running and have already booked for next year! Mrs Michelle Folds - 26th August 2018
We love this property and have booked it again for next year.Helen Drake - 23rd July 2018
The Old Dairy was a beautifully appointed cottage, perfect layout for our family of 5 with three kids under 7, with a brilliant location right near the beach and South Green - we will be back!Mr James Rounds - 4th June 2018
Excellent property in perfect location for Southwold town and beach.Mr Stephen Hawthorne - 8th April 2018
We loved staying at The Old Dairy. It was beautifully decorated, full of character, incredibly comfortable and with a wonderful collection of books. The location was perfect and it was the perfect place to stay. We can't wait to come back.Mrs R Jerram - 30th October 2017


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