Secret Cottage

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Stay in a real Suffolk Secret! Secret Cottage is perfectly located and furnished for a party of 2-3 looking to explore all the delights of Southwold. Within walking distance of the beach, eateries and shops and finished to a high standard. 

You can book this property from:

  • £618 per week
  • £88 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Perhaps one of Suffolk's best kept secrets, Secret Cottage is discreetly tucked away yet within a stone's throw of the beach. Newly renovated, Secret Cottage has everything you could possibly desire for your next self-catering holiday to the Suffolk coast at Southwold. Designed with the holidaymaker in mind, muted modern interiors really showcase this property in it's best light - greys and whites reflect the coastal location whilst striking light fittings and carefully selected furniture make this a holiday cottage with a difference. 

The front door opens onto an open plan living area - the well equipped kitchen will blow you away - a real example of a small but perfectly formed retreat! Here you'll find a double oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge - perfect for cooking up a storm or washing soggy beach towels. A ground floor shower room is again an added bonus. On the first floor, two lovely bedrooms await - each with built in storage, the master bedroom also has a pretty feature fireplace. 

You really are so close to the heart of the town when you stay at Secret Cottage. With both the lighthouse and Sole Bay Inn pub at the end of the road - there is so much to explore within walking distance. Coastal walks along the prom, a relaxing cycle or perhaps a paddle in the sea... start dreaming of your relaxing holiday today. 

So are you captivated by Secret Cottage's charm? You'd better be quick as this secret won't stay quiet for long! Pub: 100 yards. Shop: 100 yards. Beach 350 yards.

Why we love this property: Secret Cottage is such a fantastic hidden gem. Instantly welcoming as you walk through the front door it is utterly ideal for weekend and week long bookings year round. 

Open Plan room 
with Kitchen area: Dishwasher, washer/dryer, rangemaster style cooker with 5 ring induction hob, fridge with icebox, Living/Dining area: Table and chairs for 3, sofa, armchair, Smart TV with DVD player and electric effect fireplace. The stairs to the first floor lead off from this room. 
Shower Room: Shower unit, WC, basin and heated towel rail. 

Bedroom 1: King bed, built in wardrobe and feature fireplace. 
Bedroom 2: Single bed, built in airing cupboard with hanging space. 
Cloakroom: WC and basin. 

Parking: Roadside. 
Heating: Electric.  
Pets: One well-behaved dog welcome.
Notes: Wifi and towels available. This property has no private garden. There is a courtyard at the front of the cottage which belongs to the neighbour. You will walk through the courtyard to access the property. 

Southwold Pier - It is often said that nothing changes in Southwold. However, the much-acclaimed pier was rebuilt in 2001 and was the first to be constructed in England in over 50 years. It now fits in well with the painted beach huts, promenade and colourful flowerbeds. There is a shop, cafes and an alternative amusement arcade there. The selection of properties' hereabouts makes it an ideal location to stay in Southwold if you require quiet accommodation that is also close to the beach, town centre and the many footpaths across the marshes leading you to the less explored areas of the town.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.05 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


We spent a very enjoyable week in Secret Cottage, it is so well situated and is well equipped and stylish.

The Whitbread family,

Absolutely beautifully done out.

Mr Christian F,

This is a perfect space for a couple looking to be in the center of Southwold - maybe a ten second walk from the Sole Bay Inn (excellent food, though frequently busy), a minute into the centre of town, and half a minute to the beach. It's well fitted out, with a TV/DVD player, shower, two loos, a kitchen good enough to cook in, and two bedrooms. Recommended.

Past Customer,

A great little gem in the heart of Southwold. Beautifully clean and welcoming with a generous food hamper to get the holiday off to a perfect start. So much countryside to explore without having to spend ages in the car. We (and the dog) loved it!

Miss Jenny C,

It was the first time that we rented a property and the Secret Cottage exceeded all our expectations. We will certainly book it again.

Mrs Margie W,