1 Anchor Cottage

Walberswick, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • 5 Star
  • This glorious recently renovated home, so close to the beach, is the perfect retreat for your next large family or group of friends gathering. Offering 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms this property has the real 'wow' factor.

You can book this property from:

  • £2,359 per week
  • £337 per night
  • 5 Star


In prime location in the popular village of Walberswick, 1 Anchor Cottage is a beautiful recently renovated cottage. With an additional extension on what was once a traditional, small and cosy cottage the property has been transformed into a large, spacious and modern holiday home. Boasting glorious sea views and large private gardens to enjoy, this is a truly special holiday home.

On entering the property you’re welcomed into a large open hallway with an area for hanging coats, shoe storage and dog bed. The open plan living/dining/kitchen room is the real centre point of this home. Beautifully spacious and offering the ideal space for your whole group to gather and socialise. The large sliding doors cleverly slide into the walls giving a real openness and brings the outside in during the summer months. The kitchen has been equipped to the highest standard, with everything you will need and more to cook up some culinary delights and with the luxury of not one but two dishwashers no one will be slaving over the sink. A contemporary Rais woodburner sits in the corner of the room offering a cosy feel during the winter months making this cottage perfect for holiday throughout the year. There is underfloor heating throughout the ground floor area. 

At the front of the property sits a cosy snug room with another woodburner and Smart TV. The ideal space to sneak away and enjoy some quiet time. 1 Anchor Cottage also boasts ground floor facilities with a ground floor bedroom and shower room. Ideal for members of the party that may wish to avoid using the stairs.

Up on the first and second floor the property offers an additional four bedrooms. All beautifully furnished to a very high standard offering guests storage and comfort.

1 Anchor Cottage sits beautifully between a large front and rear gardens. The front Mediterranean-style garden is laid to shingle with a large decking area. Ideal to sit out and enjoy the sun. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with a patio area. Ideal space to play and enjoy the summer sun. Pub: 50 yards. Shop: 800 yards.

Why we love this property: This property has been renovated to a really high standard with everything  carefully thought through by the homeowners. The real ‘wow’ factor the moment you walk through the door. Sea views from 4 bedroom windows. Truly a property like no other!

Are you a larger party looking for some additional space? Why not take a look at neighbouring property 2 Anchor Cottages. The two properties make for the perfect base for any large group of friends or family up to 16 guests.

Coat and shoe storage.
Utility room: Washing machine, tumble dryer & microwave.
Large open plan room with Kitchen: 2x dishwashers, large American style fridge freezer, 2 ovens, drinks fridge, 5 ring induction hob. Sitting area: Soft seating, Smart TV, woodburner, CD and Bluetooth and internet enabled stereo system. Dining area: Large dining table and 10 chairs, football table.
Snug: Soft seating, Smart TV, woodburner.
Bedroom 1: King sized bed, storage for clothing.
Shower room: Shower enclosure, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2:
King bed, storage for clothing and beautiful sea views.
Bathroom: Jack and Jill style with one door leading onto landing and second door leading into bedroom 2. Electronic lock system, shower enclosure, bath, WC and basin.
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with sea view.
Bedroom 4: King sized bed, storage for clothing, beautiful sea views. Ensuite: Shower enclosure, WC and basin.

Bedroom 5:
Twin beds, storage for clothing, beautiful sea views.
Shower room: Shower enclosure, WC, basin and beautiful sea views.

Front garden: Large garden laid with shingle. Decking area with various steamer chairs and sun loungers and patio table and chairs, outside shower ideal for sandy feet or pets!
Rear garden: Patio area with table and chairs for 10. Large lawned area.  Table tennis table and Weber charcoal BBQ. 
Parking: Ample private parking.
WiFi and bath towels included - please bring your own beach/swimming towels. Hair dryers in most bedrooms. Electric car charging point.  This is a non smoking property.  
Heating: Air source heat pump/solar central heating. Underfloor heating throughout ground floor. 
Pets: 2 well behaved dogs welcome – to be kept on ground floor only.  

Walberswick is a former fishing village just across the harbour at Southwold – you can take the small ferry boat from Southwold across (summer season only) or there is the footbridge to use. Walberswick has surrounding heath and marshland which are protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walberswick is very popular with walkers, cyclists and families and is known for its annual crabbing competitions. Walberswick has attracted famous figures over the years with many famous celebrities maintaining homes in the village. The village has two pubs – The Anchor and The Bell Inn – the latter which inspired the creation of Adnams’ Ghost Ship Ale, a tearoom, art gallery and gift shop. There are some fantastic walks from Walberswick via the Suffolk Coast Path leading to the historical village of Dunwich. Other attractions nearby include the seaside town of Southwold, Blythburgh and RSPB Minsmere Reserve is just a short drive away.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 king/super-king beds
  • 4 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


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


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Electric car charging point

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.2 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views
  • Electric car charging point

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


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

Important - please note

House Rules

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


We hired the property for a family weekend to celebrate a special birthday; we loved the big open plan living room/kitchen with large dining table and comfy sofas. It was also nice and warm in February and good to have enough bathrooms for everyone, we would love to return in summer

Ms D,

Stunning house, centrally located. Great for family or a group of friends. Everything you need and more.

Mr C,

Anchor Cottage provided us with the perfect base for our annual family Christmas week together. Large open plan kitchen to cook and entertain - lots of light through the large open bi fold doors, safe secure rear garden with parking too. We all loved having the snug to sit in and watch movies with a good glass of wine whilst the log burning roared away. Powerful showers and plenty of hot water. Location perfect for walking the dog early morning on the vast sandy beach, grabbing a fresh coffee from the little shops on the way. Having two pubs and an amazing Deli in the village really helped with providing the group with those special extras! Would really recommend this property to families or friends gathering, we will be back!

Mr G,

This house is incredible. We hired it to celebrate a ‘ big’ birthday and it was perfect. It’s a special place and great for a celebration. The location is so convenient for beach, pub and deli/ shops! Everything is of a great standard. The outside sitting area at the front is beautifully done and the back garden has a big table for eating out. We were lucky that the sun shone so we could use the different areas!

Ms A,

An excellent property - ideal for a large family group. Highly recommended.

Mr H,