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The Perch

Southwold - Southwold & Surrounding Villages

Featured in Channel 4’s ‘Homes by the Sea’, The Perch enjoys a glorious beachside location with breath-taking views from every angle. Designed and built to the highest specification, The Perch offer stylish, contemporary, holiday living for 4 adults.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • No private parking
  • WiFi available
£765 - £1810 per week *


Designed by the owners, an architect and his wife, The Perch, Southwold was built in 2012 and has been awarded an LABC Building Excellence Award for outstanding construction and workmanship. It was also recently featured by Channel 4 on ‘Homes by the Sea’, a programme that explores amazing coastal properties brimming with individuality with a story to tell.

Don’t be fooled by the unassuming, timber façade of this heavenly 4-star holiday-home. The exterior was modelled on the original home that once stood here and was carefully designed to sit perfectly in its coastal habitat. Inside, visitors can experience an oasis of tranquility and calm, created with a spacious open-plan layout, floods of natural daylight from the rear bi-fold doors, and exceptional combinations of colours and textures.

This is no ordinary holiday cottage. The ground floor provides a truly sociable space – the dining area and stylish matt grey kitchen with every modern appliance and accessory, flows through to the lounge area where breath-taking views across the Southwold’s marshes to the River Blyth and Walberswick can be enjoyed. Outside, a decked area provides a peaceful spot for warm summer evenings, with steps leading down to a pretty landscaped garden. On the same floor are the second bedroom with luxurious king-sized bed, and the family sized bathroom.

Upstairs, you’ll discover a completely open-plan Scandinavian style bedroom area with views out to sea at the front, and across the marshes to the rear. From here you’ll find access to perhaps our favourite spot in Southwold – a delightful balcony on which to sit and watch the world go by.

The Perch sits in an enviable position, betwixt the heart of the town with its unique collection of independent shops and eateries, and the harbour mouth where the daily catch comes ashore. It is surrounded by Suffolk’s natural beauty -a truly perfect spot to enjoy a cosy holiday for two, or a break away with friends.

Why We Love This Property: A visit to The Perch is guaranteed to leave you completely relaxed. We love the top deck balcony where you can sit and look out to sea across the dunes, where birds fly and wildlife thrives.


Steps to front door and raised deck
Glazed Lobby through to;
Bright and spacious open-plan area with
Sitting Area: Smart TV and DVR recorder, DVD, award winning open flame gas fire, glass doors to garden.
Kitchen/Dining Area: Electric double oven and gas hob, large larder fridge and separate freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer dryer, water softener, table and chairs for 4 guests.
Bedroom 2: King size bed, window seats, views to front of property.
Bathroom: Bath, shower cubicle, washbasin and toilet, heated towel rail.

Open Plan Seating Area: Folding glass doors to large, fully glazed balcony with table and chairs and stunning sea views.
Bedroom 1: King size bed, window seats and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, washbasin and toilet, heated towel rail.
En-Suite Dressing Room

Garden: Large raised decked area with stylish garden furniture. Steps down to open garden area and further seating.
Parking: Roadside nearby (please note parking is not available along Ferry Road however there is a pay and display car park close by).
Heating: Gas heating.
Notes: Wi-fi and towels provided. A security deposit of £350.00 is required four weeks prior to your holiday. Due to the layout of the property the owners do not consider the property suitable for children under 12 years old. Please be aware there are original artworks within the property therefore care must be taken at all times.

Southwold Denes - Southwold Denes stretches from Gun Hill to the harbour's mouth and acts as a vital sea defence for the town. Suffolk Coast and Heaths (to whom our customer's £1 booking donation goes) are working with several agencies to restore and maintain the important area. It is the home of skylarks and little terns (please be careful not to disturb the nests) and the habitat of sea holly, sea pea and bird's foot trefoil to name a few. Our properties here enjoy the sunrise over the sea and stunning sunsets over the marshes.


  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • No private parking
  • 2 King size/super king size beds
  • WiFi available
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Bath towels included
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Equipped with a washing machine



We have now been to "The Perch" on 5 separate occasions over the past 5 years. It is the best holiday home ever! Mr Andrew Watson - 6th August 2018
Exceptional Property having stayed at the Perch on Ferry Road annually for many years. Mr Peter Coverley - 20th June 2018
Exceptionally clean property in a wonderful location. Very well equipped for all needsMr Andrew Kirk - 10th June 2018
The Perch is perfect, I wish I owned it!Mr Tim Widdas - 7th May 2018
An exceptional property which we have been very lucky to experience over many years. Thank you Suffolk Secrets and Gillian and Ian.Mr Peter Coverley - 14th September 2017
Fantastic! The best holiday cottage ever! We've been to stay at The Perch for the last 4 years and have booked up for next year already! Mr Andrew Watson - 25th July 2017
Couldn't fault the accommodation in any way! We LOVED the location and views and the standard of everything in the house was excellent. Mrs A Eason - 17th April 2017
It was such a wonderfully comfortable house- everything had been thought out so well and we felt at home straight away. It was good to see the photos of the transformation of the property and appreciate the hard work that had gone into it!Mrs A Warren - 26th February 2017
The Perch is a jewel in Southwold Treasure Chest and very much recommended. So Southwold are on the button and very helpful and set the standards Southwell itself is a relaxing [Late season goers!] place with lots to do and see for all.Mr Stewart Codd - 19th September 2016
The Perch is the perfect holiday homeMr Andrew Watson - 9th August 2016
It is superb!Ms Catriona Turner - 5th August 2016
This is one of the nicest places we have stayed in. Thoroughly enjoyable holiday.Mr David Townend - 24th May 2016
An amazing holiday home, we loved it and will definitely return!Mrs E Sedgwick - 17th May 2016
Superb in all respects. Counting the days until I can visit again. The service is outstanding: both professional and very personable.Ms Catriona Turner - 3rd April 2016
We will book this property againMr W Rayner - 29th October 2015
Just brilliant - our second visit and we have booked up again for next year. The best holiday home ever !Mr Andrew Watson - 17th August 2015


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