Swan House

Wangford, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • Deceptively spacious, this charming self-catering bolthole enjoys a beautiful village setting; being within walking distance of a pub and within driving distance of the sea at Southwold. 

You can book this property from:

  • £580 per week
  • £83 per night
  • 9 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking


This gorgeous village house, within three miles of the seaside town of Southwold, has everything ... great character and charm, spacious living areas, four bedrooms and three bathrooms, wood burning stove and a garden and all within a few minutes of a great village shop and a well equipped children's playground.

Swan House is a pretty Grade II listed and detached cottage in the pretty village of Wangford which is only three miles from the popular Edwardian seaside town of Southwold and is perfect for family holidays during the school holidays or as a great base for couples or groups looking to explore the Suffolk Heritage Coast either by car, bicycle or on foot.  Swan House was originally a public house and has an interesting layout and some original features.


Entrance: into hall with tiled floor and storage for coats and shoes, doors to spacious dining room and separate living room.

Living room: spacious room with views to the village church, wood burning stove, sofa and chairs, large flat screen TV with Freeview and DVDs.

Dining room: with long table, pew seating and chairs for 8, sofa and music centre, sideboard and open fire.  This room is open plan with the kitchen and the rooms are linked with 7 steps leading down from the dining area to the kitchen.

Kitchen: fully fitted kitchen cabinet with central island unit, electric hob and built in oven and microwave, dishwasher, fridge with small freezer, kettle, toaster, sink and small table with chair and bench, making it ideal for children's tea time.  Door to rear hall and glazed door to rear of the cottage and garden.

Utility room: washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, storage units and sink.

Cloakroom: with WC and hand basin. 

Storage room: with ironing board and iron, travel cot and drop sided cot.

The bedrooms are on two floors:

Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with 5' iron bedstead, bedside tables and lamps, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, en suite shower room with shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail, view to the church.

Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with king sized iron bedstead, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and built in wardrobe, en suite shower room with shower, hand basin and WC and heated towel rail, view to the garden.

Bedroom 3: Single bedroom with space for a cot, bedside table and lamp, built in wardrobe, view to the garden.

Bedroom 4: Two sets of bunk beds make this an ideal room for children, although the bunk beds are adult sized.  Good storage and bookcases with toys and games.

Family bathroom: with free standing, cast iron bath, WC and hand basin.

Outside: the cottage has a small, gated front garden and a terrace at the back with a gas BBQ, together with a larger garden at the back which is partly paved and laid to lawn.  There is also a pond which has a metal grill on top for safety purposes. 


Swan House has full central heating plus the wood burning stove and an open fire in the dining room. A small basket of logs and kindling is provided on arrival in the winter months (November-March).

Bed linen and towels are provided but please bring your own beach towels. 

Wifi is available.

A garden shed is available for storage of bicycles.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed
  • 2 bunk beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


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


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden, courtyard or patio
  • Barbecue
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 3.6 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


We had a lovely time at Swan House. The mixture of an open plan kitchen/dining room and other separate spaces worked well for our party of two families. The house is full of quirky charm and is very homely. It is also well connected, meaning it was easy to get out and visit many of the wonderful places nearby. The village shop in Wangford is a great bonus:well stocked and staffed by friendly people.

Rowena W,

Lovely, quirky cottage with many unusual features. Ideal for a family get together. The children enjoyed the children's room/play room and some of the toys. There was plenty of room for all and everything we needed.

Brian D,

Thank you so much for the fantastic time we had at Swan House! Everything was so perfectly organised and the chocolate cake was absolutely delicious! The house is beautiful and such a perfect base for a family holiday in Southwold. We have stayed in lots of holiday houses so I really noticed all the touches like dish washer tablets and toiletries! Thank you again.

Ms C,