Rutland House

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star
  • Special Offer10% off holidays starting on or before 16th July 2022 in our Early Summer Sale

You can book this property from:

  • £961 per week
  • £137 per night
  • 4 Star


Are you looking for your next trip by the coast? Where better than in the centre of this vibrant seaside town? With prime positioning in the centre of Southwold’s High Street, just a 5 minute walk to the beach and a 10 minute walk to Southwold Pier, you have everything for a fantastic holiday just a stone’s throw away. We think this will be a seaside retreat you’ll be longing to return to.

Rutland House is a splendid two storey apartment found above Black Olive Delicatessen and benefitting from a private entrance just off the high street. As you enter, there’s a handy storage entrance hall, perfect for all those holiday essentials. Up to the first floor and a beautifully spacious kitchen awaits you, bright and sun-lit with Velux windows and doors out onto the terrace space. The high ceilings and exposed timber beams give a true feeling of the history behind this beautiful regency apartment. You will have everything you need for a fantastic self-catering stay here, with a fully equipped and spacious kitchen perfect for whipping up home cooked delights.

At the heart of the apartment and benefiting from glorious views over Southwold’s vibrant high street, is the open plan dining space. It is the perfect place to get your party together for an evening sharing memories or playing a board game! After a long day exploring, the sitting room awaits with plush sofas and a TV for a cosy night in. Throughout Rutland House the windows frame the wonderful delights of Southwold, such as the bustling high street, St Edmunds Church and a glimpse of Southwold lighthouse too.

Up to the second floor where you will find two large bedrooms both with ensuite and fantastic views over Southwold rooftops and even views of Southwold lighthouse! Your whole party will feel spoilt with 3 bath/shower rooms to 3 bedrooms. Rutland House makes the ideal base for your holiday by the Suffolk coast.

Pub: 100 yards, Shop: 100 yards, Beach: a short walk

What we love about this property? This central location in Southwold High Street makes this a real treat. With everything on your doorstep, Rutland House is perfect for exploring all that Southwold has to offer.

Entrance space and stairs leading up to the first floor

Kitchen: Fully equipped kitchen with cooker, induction hob with four rings, dishwasher, washing machine, ample storage, velux windows. Breakfast table with seating for four and breakfast bar with two stools. Doors leading out onto small terrace.

Few additional steps leading to…

Conservatory-style space: with coffee table and seating and doors out onto small terrace
Shower room: Shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail
Open Plan Dining Room: Dining table and seating for 8, radio, overlooking Southwold High Street
Living Room: Sitting room with plush soft seating, TV, DVD player, selection of DVDs, feature fireplace (please note that the open fire is not for use)
Bedroom 1: Double bed, bedside tables, lamp and wardrobe. Feature fireplace. A single day bed is available, please let us know at time of booking if this is required.

Bedroom 2: Double bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers. Ensuite: shower, bath, WC, basin, heated towel rail
Bedroom 3: Super king bed, bedside tables, TV, tallboy, chest of drawers. Ensuite: shower, bath, WC, basin, heated towel rail

Parking: On street parking
Outside: Small terrace space with bistro table and barbeque
Heating: Gas central heating
Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed. 
Notes: Linen, towels and wi-fi are included. Please note, the property has feature fireplaces but these aren’t available for use.

Southwold Central - The properties located in central Southwold are all within minutes of the market place, with the elegant Swan Hotel, an excellent range of small shops including a greengrocers 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
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 double beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


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


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Balcony
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Important - please note

House Rules

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


Perfect location. Although a lot of stairs if it is a problem for anyone the first floor has everything (kitchen, Lounge, bedroom, dining room, bathroom). Really enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to book again or recommend this property.

Mrs N,

Rutland House is superbly situated right on the High Street - you just have to tumble out of the front door and into the baker's! The accommodation was very light and spacious, with great views over the rooftops to the lighthouse and brewery. We thought parking might be a problem on the High Street but it wasn't; there was always short-term parking opposite for loading/unloading then free parking a few minutes walk away.

Mr G,

Perfectly located and so central to town. The property gave us a great amount of space and each couple having their own bathroom was perfect with the combination of sons and girlfriends. It was well decorated and was very homely - we loved it!

Mrs F,

A very comfortable property with lots of space and character, in a great location.

Mr H,