Hiraeth, 20 St James Green

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star
  • Stay in this little slice of Suffolk pink... just a few steps from the Southwold seafront, newly renovated and with comfortable accommodation for up to four people looking to stay in the centre of this coastal town. 

You can book this property from:

  • £795 per week
  • £114 per night
  • 4 Star


Pretty in pink ...newly renovated in 2018...

This lovely pink washed fisherman's cottage has a wonderful location in Southwold, just one minute's walk to the sandy beach and with lovely views of both the sea and Southwold Lighthouse. Sleeping four guests, Hiraeth is ideal for couples and family holidays on the Suffolk Coast throughout the year.

In the heart of Southwold, Hiraeth is in the older part of this seaside town on St James's Green and looks out on to traditional fishermen's' cottages, with the Sole Bay Inn and the confectionery shop at 1 St James's Green close by.  The cottage has been sympathetically renovated to offer a bright, modern, open plan living/dining/kitchen room downstairs and two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one bathroom on the ground floor and a stylish en-suite shower room off the master bedroom.

Entrance into the sitting/dining room/kitchen
Sitting area with a two seater sofa and 2 arm chairs, TV with Freeview, and Blue-ray DVD, lamps and coffee tables and ornamental fireplace.

Kitchen/Dining area with gate legged table and chairs for four guests, generous wall cupboards, electric cooker, induction hob with extractor hood, dishwasher, freestanding fridge freezer, toaster, kettle. Washer/dryer.  Please note that there is no microwave. Patio doors to courtyard.

Bathroom: bath with electric shower over, large hand basin, WC, tiled floor and walls, electric towel rail, underfloor heating.

Stairs to first floor: please be aware that the stairs are steep; there are two good hand rails.

Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with double bed, hanging cupboard, bedside tables and lamps, window with view of Southwold Lighthouse.

En-suite shower room accessed via the main bedroom with spacious walk-in double shower, large hand basin, wc, mirrored wall cupboard, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

Bedroom 2: Twin bedded room, bedside table and lamp, range of built-in cupboards, drawers and clothes hanging facility, ornamental fireplace.

Courtyard with table and chairs and climbing plants on rear wall.
There is unallocated free parking outside the cottage and in bays around St James' Green, as well as along the promenade side of North Road.


10% discount for customers who have stayed at Hiraeth before - please mention at time of booking.

Bed linen and towels are provided.

The cottage has gas central heating and both the bath and shower rooms have underfloor heating.

The cottage has wi-fi.
One small dog is permitted, but please adhere to the 'house rules': Pets are not allowed on the furniture nor upstairs in the bedrooms and must not be left alone in the cottage.

... and in case you are wondering about the name of the Cottage, Hiraeth is a Welsh word that has no direct English translation but it encompasses the bond one feels with one's home country when away from it or a spiritual connection to a long forgotten sense of something that is deep in your being, at times triggered by the present, a deja vu moment in time.


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


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


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

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

Special Features

  • WiFi

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Golf


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Returning guests are offered a 10% discount from the owner. Please ask at the time of booking.
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Such a lovely warm and welcoming cottage which is spotlessly clean and well equipped. The owners had thought of everything to make our stay special. Perfect location. We have loved our stay and will definitely return to this lovely cottage.

Mrs W,

The cottage is in an excellent location and we had a brilliant stay here with our two small children. We loved being so close to the beach, despite the lack of sunny weather! The cottage was very well equipped and had everything we needed.

Mrs A,

Hiraeth is a terraced cottage located on a small green steps form the promenade and gun hill sitting under Southwold's famous lighthouse, so location is great. The bathrooms and kitchen are more recent additions and are very nice, spacious and bright. Overall the standard is good and the kitchen is well stocked although a few more plates and cutlery would be useful not having to run the dishwasher all the time. Spacewise its quite compact, especially upstairs so not sure how it would be with small children or staying for longer than a week end.

Mrs G,