The Perch

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • 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.

You can book this property from:

  • £830 per week
  • £119 per night
  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


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 has also been featured on 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. 
Please Note:  Regrettably, adults only at this property due to the different exterior levels and marshland.

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.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Balcony
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.01 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles
  • Shop 0.4 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views


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

Important - please note

House Rules

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


A beautiful comfortable property in a great location in Southward

Mrs Wendy P,

We loved our stay at The Perch and all our expectations were met.

Past Customer,

Fab place to stay, everything thought of, we don't want to go home and will definately be back.

Previous Customer,