The Maltings

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Nestled just behind the high street in the popular seaside town of Southwold, a stay here will mean you are just a stone's throw from the fabulous high street and its independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. 

You can book this property from:

  • £1,166 per week
  • £167 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


With a central location, nestled away just behind the High Street, The Maltings is a beautifully renovated Mews Style House in the heart of Southwold. Located moments from the High Street and Southwold’s excellent pubs, restaurants, and shops, The Maltings boasts beautiful architecture, set within Southwold’s conservation area. Bright and spacious, this large property offers flexible accommodation and is ideal for bringing family or friends together to enjoy a memorable self-catering stay.

A former Malting House – indicative of Southwold’s famous heritage as the home of Adnams brewery - this unusual 19th century brick and pantile Grade II listed holiday home is deceptively spacious and offers versatile accommodation for 8 guests (with the addition of sofa beds/futons should you be looking for space for a few extra guests). With high quality fixtures and furnishings throughout, The Maltings Yard offers the perfect fuse of contemporary living with charming features. The property has been thoughtfully converted, retaining many of its original features, including exposed beams and beautiful oak staircases; whilst also providing a contemporary and stylish home away from home.

This delightful property offers guests spacious accommodation set over two floors but in an unconventional way being a converted Maltings building. The unusual layout makes it a great option for two families looking to holiday together as the separate spaces offer a good level of privacy. On the ground floor the generous kitchen is fully equipped with all you need to whip up some home-cooked meals. Doors lead out onto the stone-paved courtyard enabling alfresco dining. A large open plan living/dining area on the first floor offers the perfect space to bring your party together to make a memorable stay. There are four bedrooms and three modern bath/shower rooms and one cloakroom. Unusually two of the bedrooms can be found on the ground floor and both have access to ground floor shower rooms. The vaulted open plan living/dining room and the cosy snug are both equipped with Smart TV’s enabling you to enjoy your favourite apps including Netflix, Disney+ and iPlayer. The private sun trap patio provides the perfect spot to relax with a drink and BBQ after a busy day exploring the beautiful Suffolk coastline.

Situated in the heart of the popular seaside town of Southwold, you are just a stone’s throw from the marketplace and the common, and just a short stroll from the lighthouse, the renowned sandy beach and quirky pier. You won’t be short of something to do here!

What we love about this property: Deceptively spacious and bright inside and offers a unique space with stylish décor. A multi-generational party home that offers flexible accommodation. We love its closeness to all those things that Southwold is so renowned for!

Beach: 0.3 miles Shop: 0.1 miles Pub: 0.1 miles


Entrance Lobby: A small entrance lobby for stowing away coats and boots. Fold-up trolley to assist with unloading. The lobby provides access to the snug room and through to the kitchen.
Snug: A cosy room equipped with Smart TV with Netflix and iPlayer, DVD player and seating that can convert into two single sofa beds if required. If the sofa beds are required please let us know at time of booking.
Kitchen: Fully equipped with a large dual fuel 6 burner hob with double oven. Fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Dolce Gusto coffee machine (capsules not included), 4 slice toaster and kettle. A large family breakfast table with seating for 8-10 people and a highchair available. From the kitchen doors lead out to the courtyard patio area. Stairs in the kitchen lead up (stair gate available for wandering toddlers) to the large landing area, bedroom 1 and the vaulted living room and formal dining area.


Bedroom 1: This room offers a king size metal frame bed, bedside tables, dressing table, fitted wardrobes, exposed beams.
Ensuite bathroom with a beautiful roll top bath, walk in shower, WC and basin.
Open Plan Living Room/Formal Dining Area: The double height vaulted living room has exposed wooden beams and roof trusses. It has a wood burner effect gas stove, a large smart LG television, Sonos speaker with comfortable and various seating options. The extendable dining table can seat 12-14. Access from this room leads to the East wing first floor cloak room and airing cupboard / boiler room, and stairway leading down to the East Wing bedroom number 2.
Cloakroom: WC and Basin


East Wing Bedroom 2: a large room with twin beds, bedside tables, wardrobe, dressing table and space for a travel cot (please note: travel cot not provided) a Futon sofa bed (please enquire at time of booking if this is required for your stay).
East Wing Lobby: The lobby leads away from the East Wing bedroom 2 to the ground floor shower room and the washer/dryer, airer, ironing facilities and the Annexe.
Shower Room: Shower cubicle, WC, basin.

THE ANNEXE, Bedroom 3: The Annexe is the perfect space for those who want a little more quiet away from the main part of the house. Bedroom 3 is furnished with a king size bed, wardrobe, bedside tables, comfy armchair. Open stairs lead up from this room to bedroom 4.
En-suite twin-head walk-in shower, WC and basin.


The Annexe, Bedroom 4: Annexe Bedroom 4 cosily offers twin beds, wardrobe and bedside tables. Open staircase leads down to bedroom 3.
Outside: Doors from the kitchen lead out to the split-level stone-paved courtyard with raised seating area. A delightful sun trap area with alfresco dining and casual seating for 12/14. An undercover storage area for bicycles, crabbing lines, bucket and spades, drying lines for wetsuits, surf boards and the like. With locked double gate, bin store and access to the East wing lobby of the Maltings. Please note: The courtyard acts as a fire exit for the Squires Coffee Shop and Bookshop, giving them a right of way.
Parking: Roadside parking only in nearby streets, or nearby public carpark. The Common car park located on Godyll Road being the closest.
Heating: Gas central heating
Pets: 2 well behaved pets welcome. Please advise at time of booking.
Notes: Linen, towels and wi-fi are included.

Please Note: Woodleys Yard is a privately owned thoroughfare from the High Street to Gardners Road, shared by the Maltings, Constitutional Club, the Hall and some cottages. Access is narrow. The Maltings is next to The Constitutional Club which is a private members only social club with snooker table and a very friendly Steward named as Bob. Visitors to the Maltings are most welcome to become temporary members.

Southwold Central - The property is located in central Southwold and is within minutes on foot of the market place, with the elegant Swan Hotel, an excellent range of small shops including a greengrocer with fresh local produce, family butcher and delicatessen. The upper promenade is ideal for a peaceful stroll at any time of the year and provides quick access to the beach and of course, the lighthouse in the town is a good landmark. There is also easy access to the Common, and a nearby footpath takes you down to the Harbour with the foot ferry to Walberswick (summer only). Don't forget that the beach is never very far away!


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 4 single beds
  • 3 sofa beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Combined fridge/freezer
  • Freezer


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


  • Family friendly
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.4 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Surfing
  • Golf


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

Important - please note

House Rules

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


This was a well-appointed property with a very unusual layout which worked well for the three couples sharing it

Mr H,

The Maltings was extremely comfortable, spacey and well-located in the centre of Southwold, perfect for the wonderful bakery, beach and fish and chips! The house is really interesting and had everything that we needed. The common is about a minutes walk away, good if you have dogs and need a quick stretch. There is a courtyard which catches the sun and no garden but with the common and beach so close there are lots of places to sit and watch the world go by.

Mrs C,