The Old Drapery

Southwold, Suffolk

  • 4 Star Gold
  • This apartment offers everything for the perfect family escape - stunning sea views, private parking and walking distance to the town and beach

You can book this property from:

  • £510 per week
  • £73 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


The Old Drapery is an interior-designed holiday apartment over the first and second floor with fantastic sea views from the first floor lounge and second floor bedroom. The location is ideal, being very close to the Southwold Pier and the seafront. It is has been newly refurbished throughout and all the furnishings are of a very high standard. This historic holiday apartment which dates back to around 1900 provides everything you would need for a Suffolk holiday - 150 metres from the beach with private parking for two cars and two bathrooms for the three bedrooms. On the second floor you'll find a relaxing little haven with a sumptuous king size bed and also a bathroom, including fantastic views from the Velux windows across Southwold towards the Pier and the sea. Outside the courtyard garden is ideal for catching the afternoon sun and offers enough space for dining. The Old Drapery is a lovely home-from-home Southwold apartment and an ideal choice for a holiday along the Suffolk Coast. Shop: 0.5 miles Pub: 0.5 miles.

Why We Love This Property
You can absorb fantastic views of the pier - Southwold's most iconic feature from the large sitting room windows and Velux windows on the second floor.

Entrance: Hallway with area for coat and shoe storage.

Stairs to
Sitting Room/Dining Area: Smart TV with Netflix, radio with Bluetooth, wall-mounted gas fire, bookcase with books and games, three piece suite, dining table and chairs. There are also two lovely large windows with views of the sea and Southwold Pier.
Kitchen: Neff double oven, Neff five ring gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, tall glass table and two stools. From the kitchen door you can go down the steps which lead to the courtyard area.
Bedroom 2: Super king size bed which can convert into twin beds (please specify your preference at the time of booking), fitted wardrobes and dressing table.
Bedroom 3: King size bed which can convert into 2'6 twin beds (please specify your preference at the time of booking). This is a compact room and provides hanging and shelving space for clothes.
Bathroom: Spacious bathroom facility with a roll top bath, over-bath double head shower with rainfall shower head, washbasin and wc.

Stairs leading to second floor (stairgate provided on both sets of stairs)
Small Landing Area with a cosy chair to soak up the views from the large Velux window of the sea and Southwold Pier.
Bedroom 1: King size bed, eaves with a Velux window to each side of the bedroom with one boasting views of Southwold seafront. A dressing table is provided along with a chest of drawers and wardrobe.
Bathroom: Roll top bath, overbath shower, washbasin and wc, ample storage space.

Outside: Courtyard area with garden furniture to seat six.
Parking: Private for two cars (one inside garage and one in front of garage).
Heating: Gas heating and electricity supplied by Ecotricity from green sources.
Notes: BT Infinity Wi-Fi and towels provided. Travel cot and highchair available to use. There is a shed under the exterior steps with beach equipment available to use.

Just a flying winter visit? The Old Drapery is available to book at a reduced rate for one or two nights in winter and early spring 2019; please call the office to book a one night stay.

Southwold Pier Area - 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 fifty 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
  • 4 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.3 miles
  • Shop 0.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Sea or coastal views


A great place to stay with everything provided. The welcome package was most welcomed!

Past Customer,

Quality ! Fantastic !! Thanks !!!

Past Customer,

Beautiful place - great location and very comfortable and homely. We found Southwold very friendly and welcoming

The R,

A really comfortable and warm apartment, we had a very relaxing week here discovering Southwold and all it has to offer

Past Customer,

Everything one could possible need had been thought of ! An excellent apartment for discovering Southwold

Past Customer,

A very well appointed flat, with multiple hairdryers, board games and welcome goodies all much appreciated

Past Customer,

Lovely property in a good location with parking !! We will be happy to return to The Old Drapery

Previous Customer,

Lovely attention to detail; very comfortable.

Mrs Ann C,

Excellent attention to detail, everything carefully considered. Lovely welcome pack

The C,

Lovely apartment beautifully presented and extremely well equipped with everything that one would need for a family holiday

Mrs Lesley E,

Very comfy, everything we needed or wanted was here including the weather!

The Illes Family,

Lovely apartment, great to be so near to the beach and sea views. Our 4 year old enjoyed the lego, toy cars and play area near the Church. We had a lovely meal at the Sole Bay, and Coasters Restaurant and rowed over to Walberswick

Past Customer,

I think the welcome bag at The Old Drapery is really kind and I give it 5 gold stars and I think it is a lovely place to stay

Previous Customer,

Thank you for a comfortable and lovely time in your holiday home. We were lucky with the wonderful weather and to have our extended family staying with us!

Wrighton Family,

A fab apartment with everything one could want for a seaside holiday. The welcome bag was particularly nice especially the chocolate from Orford. Many thanks

Previous Customer,

Beautiful property very well maintained with all the elements we required

Mr David R