James Cottage

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Fully refurbished to make the most of this deceptively spacious footprint, James Cottage is a charming self-catering cottage in the heart of Southwold. Ideal for family, friends or couples!

You can book this property from:

  • £1,133 per week
  • £162 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


A beautifully renovated and historic cottage in Southwold. 

With views to the Lighthouse and situated just off St James's Green, this lovely cottage is in a perfect location for family holidays and weekends away throughout the year.  James' Cottage has recently been sympathetically renovated by the same family who have owned it for the last 40 years, which means that many of the traditional and attractive features of the cottage have now been blended with stylish and comfortable furnishings for the five bedrooms and three lovely bathrooms.  All bedrooms have TVs with Netflix and there is a blue tooth speaker in the kitchen and an Alexa in the house.

Entrance via gate and covered passage way to main door of the cottage: 

Small hall with carpeted stairs to first floor, doors to sitting room and dining room.

Sitting Room with a 3 seater sofa and a 4 seater sofa, coffee table, window seat with cushions, brick chimney breast with electric woodburner style heater, Smart TV with SKy Q and Netflix, DVD player and an Alexa.  The sitting room has secondary double glazing on the window, carpeted flooring with rug, standard lamp and two USB ports in electric sockets.

Dining Room: 

Table, chairs and bench to sit 10 people, double glazed 'Crittal' style window overlooking courtyard, Karndean wood effect flooring and door to kitchen.  There are two USB ports in electric sockets. 


The newly fitted galley style kitchen is bright and well designed with dishwasher, microwave, integrated fridge/freezer, Aeg electric double oven and grill, Aeg induction hob with extractor hood, kick board heating, water softener, Blue Tooth sound bar, airing cupboard, recycling bins, pantry cupboard and 'Crittal' style windows and glazed door to courtyard.  Karndean tiled flooring which extends to the cloakroom, utility room and hall at the back of the cottage.  There are two USB ports in electric sockets in the kitchen.

Cloakroom with hand basin and WC situated in the middle hallway of the cottage with a second, carpeted staircase to the first floor. 

Utility Room with condensing tumble dryer and washing machine, enclosed with cupboard doors.  The utility room leads into a small hallway which gives access to the ground floor bedroom.

Bedroom 1 - ground floor 

With two shallow steps from the hall into this bedroom which has an ensuite white tiled shower room, with white tiled shower cubicle and folding door, hand basin with mirror above, heated towel rail and WC.  Standard double bed (4'6"), built in wardrobe with shelving, bedside tables with lamps, carpet flooring, wall mounted Sky Q TV with Netflix, half glazed door to courtyard, with blackout blind.  There are two USB ports in electric sockets.

Bedroom 2 - Master bedroom 

This bedroom is light and spacious and overlooks the Lighthouse and Stradbroke Road with king (5') sized bed, built in wardrobe with hanging space and shelves, original fire place with mirror above, Smart TV with Netflix, bedside tables and lamps, carpet flooring, secondary double glazing on windows with black out blinds and curtains.  There are two USB ports in electric sockets.

Bedroom 3 

This is a twin bedded room with 3' wooden frame beds, large Critall style window overlooking the courtyard, with restrictors on opening casements, with Sky Q TV with Netflix, chest of drawers, bedside tables with storage and lamps.  There are two USB ports in electric sockets.


Jack and Jill style bathroom which is spacious and bright with pretty wall tiles and practical floor tiles.  Double-ended roll top bath, large glazed shower cubicle with rain head shower, WC and hand basin and heated towel rail.  Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 all have easy access to the bathroom with locks on both doors.

Bedroom 4 

A further twin bedded room with 3' wooden frame beds, large 'Critall' style window overlooking the courtyard, chest of drawers and hanging rail.  There are two USB ports in electric sockets. 

Bedroom 5 

This cosy double bedroom is at the back of the cottage with a window overlooking the courtyard, has a double bed (4'6") with bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and built in hanging space and a stylish ensuite shower room, tiled throughout with shower cubicle and folding glazed door, hand basin with mirror over, heated towel rail and WC.  There are two USB ports in electric sockets.

Bed linen and towels, travel cot and wooden high chair provided. 


Paved courtyard garden with door to front of the cottage via the covered passageway, outside tap, washing line, table and chairs for al fresco dining, glazed doors to kitchen and ground floor bedroom. 

Please note that whilst there is a ground floor bedroom and shower room, there are some changes in levels between rooms on both the ground and first floor.

The property has Wifi and bed linen and towels are provided.

One dog is allowed, to be kept off the furniture and on the ground floor only.

Formerly a barber's shop upstairs and a stationery shop on the ground floor, hence the picture window overlooking Stradbroke Road and Southwold's Lighthouse, the family have added some historical notes of the house in their 'information' file which we hope guests will find of interest.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 double beds
  • 4 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


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


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • 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
  • Sky TV

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


Beautiful accommodation in a great location. Southwold is one of the prettiest places I have visited. Something for everyone and all in walking distance. My friends and I were so impressed at how well kept everywhere was, not always the case in seaside towns. James cottage is fabulous. So comfortable and spacious.

Previous Customer,

James Cottage was a fabulous place to stay especially for a larger family or group of friends. It catered for every need and a in a prime location to all amenities. Southwold is not a rowdy place anyway but being three doors away from The Sole Bay pub was not a problem at all - and quite handy really!! We hired James Cottage as we were getting married at The Swan and it was a short walk from there - on a beautiful sunny day - we were able walk to a venue making it all the more special. Would highly recommend.

Ms F,

Fabulous stay at James Cottage with some girlfriends for the weekend. Great location for walks, shopping and eating and the beach

Mrs B,

Great location for exploring all the pubs. Surprisingly spacious and well equipped house. Perfect for a group.

Mr J,

Very convenient location, extremely close to the beach and High Street but still very peaceful.

Miss D,

Wonderful location near the beach and very well equipped and comfortable. Three generations of family had a great time.

Mrs B,

This was the second time Our family rented this property we love the location and the house we will definitely try to come back again

Mrs H,