The Thatched Cottage

Walberswick, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

You can book this property from:

  • £930 per week
  • £133 per night
  • 8 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking


This beautiful cottage has been in the owners' family for generations and is a much loved family home. With exposed beams and brickwork, a cosy sitting room with wood-burning stove and sea views from several of the upstairs bedrooms, The Thatched cottage is a charming holiday retreat in a wonderful coastal location.

The cottage is situated in the idyllic village of Walberswick which has a fascinating history with links to the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century and a thriving artistic community in the village and surrounding area today.

This spacious holiday home has a contemporary style whilst staying true to its Arts and Crafts origins. It sleeps eight people comfortably in five bedrooms, together with a bathroom, two shower rooms, sitting room, dining area and galley kitchen.

Outside you will find an enclosed pretty garden with a footpath at the left of the cottage leading to the beach via the countryside route. There is also off-street parking for three to four cars.


Entrance lobby and cloakroom.

Galley style with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge and freezer and washing machine.

Dining area:
Dining table and seating for eight people, glazed door to garden.

Sitting room:
Overlooking the pretty garden; L shaped seater modular sofa, Jotul log burner, TV and DVD.

Ground floor bedroom:
Zip and link twin beds/Super-king and ensuite shower room, WC, handbasin and heated towel rail and glazed French doors to steps down to garden.

Family bathroom:
Bath, shower over, WC, handbasin and heated towel rail.


WC and hand basin.

First Floor:
Two single bedrooms, oak bed frame with storage drawers under plus chest of drawers, hanging space and mirror.
One twin bedroom, oak bed frames with storage drawers under and cupboard, sea views.
One double bedroom, king sized bed, oak bed frame with storage drawers under, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, table and mirror, sea views.

First Floor Bathroom
One shower room with shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.


Enclosed cottage garden with lawn and mature shrubs and trees, together with a sunken terrace with a stunning slate table and chairs and sheltered loggia against the house.

There is a firepit in the rear of the garden along with a barbeque which is perfect guests to enjoy the lovely garden on summer evenings.

There is a gated driveway with parking for 3-4 cars.

The area:

The Thatched Cottage is within easy walking distance of all that makes Walberswick special: the beach, the River Blyth and the rowing boat ferry (in high season), wonderful walks and cycle paths over the river to Southwold or further afield to Dunwich, together with two excellent pubs within walking distance, a variety of tea rooms and other shops selling a wide range of products plus a well stocked grocery shop. The cottage is ideal, either for family beach holidays, couples or groups of friends planning to visit the Suffolk Heritage Coast to walk, cycle, play golf or just to relax and explore this pretty village and the iconic seaside town of Southwold.


The cottage has WiFi, Superfast Fibre Broadband, Blue Ray DVD and Smart TV. There is also a Playstation 4.

Bed linen, towels and energy costs are included. One small basket of logs is provided on arrival in the winter months for the wood burning stove in the sitting room  (November-March). The cottage has electric underfloor heating on the ground floor plus, storage radiators upstairs and on the ground floor which will be switched on for arrivals in the winter months.

Please note that there is an un-fenced pond in the garden - the pond has a re-inforced metal mesh just under the surface.

Sorry, no pets.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 4 single beds
  • 1 single Zip&Link bed (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 bathrooms
  • 5 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden, courtyard or patio
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing


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

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


We are regular Walberswick visitors- First time in this lovely cottage. We all very much enjoyed our stay- Peaceful sleeping arrangements for our four children! Well equipped kitchen, clean throughout- Great showers! Just the sofa needs updating, so uncomfortable! Walberswick and Southwold are as lovely as ever.

The Roberts Family,

Very happy with the service Heritage provided and we have already reserved an apartment with you for later in the year. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week. It helped that all our party (eight adults) all enjoy long walks and were able to get out and about right from the doorstep and 'do our own thing'. The close proximity of the supermarket and deli, plus two good pubs also added to the experience. The modern bathrooms were very welcome. Plenty of parking for cars. Beds very comfortable. The biggest problem we had was the very small freezer, which for eight adults over the Christmas period was quite inadequate and meant we had to waste a certain amount of food.

Mr Benbow,