Vine House

Walberswick, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Situated in a privileged position in Walberswick, with views over "The Green", Vine House is full of character and charm. All the village amenities, the harbour and the beach are just a stone's throw away!

You can book this property from:

  • £1,413 per week
  • £202 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


In a prime location, close to the beach and overlooking the quintessential village green in Walberswick, Vine House is a relaxing, spacious, beautifully extended, multi-generational home from home.  It can easily be used as two separate self-contained spaces if required, with their own entrance and garden areas, so is able to accommodate 2 separate, but related, households of 6 and 4.

Vine House, a detached property, thought to date back to the mid-19th century, was formerly 2 victorian cottages which have been sympathetically extended and updated to create extensive, and private, accommodation for 10 people.

The property has been architecturally designed to allow privacy and individual space whilst at the same time having a large family dining area, offering the ideal space for your whole group to gather and socialise.

The large family dining area is east/west facing and dual aspect capturing the morning and evening sun. The large bi-folding doors allow wide, open, access to the front and rear patios in the summer months, bringing the outside in and allowing for “al-fresco” dining. In winter, the underfloor heating keeps you cosy whilst the extensive glazing allows interrupted view over the front and rear patios/gardens.

A downstairs shower-room with access from the front patio allows children (and adults) to go straight in from the beach, emerging clean and refreshed into the house.

Two different seating areas allow for individual space, privacy and noise containment.

Charnwood wood burning stoves in sitting rooms 1 and 2 bring a cosiness to winter week-ends.

On the first floor the property offers extensive accommodation ensuring a high degree of privacy, storage and comfort.

Externally the front garden offers a hidden oasis of calm from the Green. Ideal to sit out and enjoy the afternoon sun. The rear patio/garden is ideal for morning coffee and evening barbecues.

All the village amenities, pubs, the harbour and beach are within a stone's throw, making Vine House an ideal place to stay at any time of the year.

Pub:50 yards. Shop: 50 yards.

Why we love this property:

Vine House is ideally located and uniquely combines multi-generational living, whilst allowing for some privacy and personal space; all the essential components for a happy family/group holiday. Truly a property like no other, and ideal for crabbing or summer barbecues on the beach.


Sitting Room 1: Dining Area: TV, Pure Airplay Speaker, Wood-burner, breakfast table and 6 chairs.

Main Kitchen: Neff electric dual oven, electric hob, sink, under-counter fridge, microwave, 2 Miele dishwashers, water softener, double doors to Prep Kitchen: Sink, induction hob, secondary oven, fridge freezer, Miele dishwasher, coffee bar with 19-bar Nespresso coffee machine and integrated aeroccino. Sliding doors to courtyard patio/garden.

Cloakroom: Toilet and washbasin

Sitting room 2: TV with YouView, DVD, CD radio, Pure AirPlay speaker, wood-burner (door to steep stairway leading to first floor and direct access to Bedrooms 3, 4, 5 and 6).

Large Family Dining Room: Dual aspect, Family table with 10 chairs. Bifold doors to courtyard patio garden at the back and patio overlooking pond at the front.

Wet Room: Shower, Washbasin and WC.

Utility Room: Central Heating boiler, Washing machine.

Garage: Boot and bike storage.  Larder fridge, larder freezer, 10kg condenser tumble dryer, central heating boiler.  Door to Cloakroom and Kitchen. 


Bedroom 1: Dual aspect. King size bed, TV, views over The Green.

Shower Room 1: Shower cubicle with electric shower, hand basin, wc.

Bedroom 2: Twin beds with zip and link option which can convert to a king size bed, please specify at the time of booking. (Interconnecting lockable door to Bedroom 3). Views over The Green

Bedroom 3: King size bed (with interconnecting lockable door to Bedroom 2). Views over The Green

Bedroom 4: Single bed. Distant views over the garden to sand dunes and sea

Bedroom 5: Single bed. Views over The Green

Bedroom 6: Double bed. Views over The Green.  Can be made en-suite with bathroom if required by closing corridor pocket door.

Shower Room 2: Shower cubicle, basin, wc.

Bathroom: Bath, overhead shower attachment, basin and WC.  Can be made en-suite with Bedroom 6 if required by closing corridor pocket door.

Outside: Enclosed, south-east facing garden with patio, pond (fenced off) grassed area and garden furniture. External mood lighting. Separate, enclosed, rear courtyard patio garden with furniture, barbecue and external lighting.

Parking: Private for two/three cars.

Sleeps: 10 in 6 bedrooms.

Pets: Two well-behaved dogs welcome (permitted on the ground floor only).

Heating: Oil fired central heating. Underfloor heating in ground floor extension. Wood burning stoves in both front sitting rooms

Notes: Unlimited 67mb high speed fibre WiFi, bedding and towels provided. Travel cot and highchair available to use. Please be aware there is a pond in the grounds. Although this is, tastefully, fenced off, children should be supervised at all times. Garage available to use for bike storage.

Walberswick is a hidden gem, a picturesque Suffolk coastal village located just across the river from Southwold. There are no amusement arcades or candy floss to be found here, but simply families seeking pleasure in the peace and quiet of the beach, river, marshes and heathland. Quieter than Southwold, this pretty, unspoilt, Georgian seaside village is the perfect place for a bucket and spade holiday, followed by a hearty pub lunch or cream tea or a quiet, romantic break during the winter months.

The village has a long sand and shingle beach stretching for miles, backed by grassy dunes and surrounded by marsh and heathland. The nature reserve, which follows the River Blyth estuary, covers over 1,000 acres, combining mudflats, meadows and marsh; it is home to otters, deer and a wide range of bird species. It offers many delightful walking trails through the reed beds and heaths.

Walberswick is also a famous spot for crabbing due to two tidal rivers converging here. It is the self-appointed capital of crabbing: until 2010 the World Open Championships were held here every August, when the village was packed full of hopefuls bearing crab lines dangling bacon. Nowdays, you can just take along a bucket and a net for fun and spend a lazy day catching crabs.

Considering its size, the village has long attracted celebrities. Philip Wilson Steer and his circle of English Impressionists fell in love with the landscape, as did Charles Rennie Mackintosh and many resident artists today.


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 5 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.01 miles
  • Pub 0.07 miles
  • Shop 0.4 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


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

Important - please note

House Rules

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


Excellent property for a large group. Having 6 bedrooms, there was ample room for all 10 of us and the dog. Also having two lounges and two kitchens meant we were never on top of each other. Kitchen was fully equipped so we had everything we needed for the stay. Would definitely stay here again.

Mrs S,

Excellent cottage for an extended family group, well decorated and plenty of space. Nice and close to the sea and to the local shops and pubs The rear patio is great for breakfast and gets the sun through to the afternoon. The village green opposite was great for the young children in the party.

Mr P,

This is a comfortable and cozy cottage despite being able to sleep 10. Perfect location on the famous Walberswick green so a stone’s throw from the village pubs and tea shops....our waistlines suffered! Thankfully the many local walks from the cottage saved the day!

Mrs S,

One of the best locations, close to beach and facilities. Quiet with an attractive secluded front garden. Parking for 2 cars in front and one in driveway.

Mr B,