Dressmaker's Cottage

Wrentham, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • 3 Star
  • Special Offer10% off holidays starting on or before 16th July 2022 in our Early Summer Sale

You can book this property from:

  • £796 per week
  • £114 per night
  • 3 Star


This Grade II Listed cottage is situated in the pretty village of Wrentham, a five minute drive from the unspoilt beach of Cove Hithe on the Suffolk Heritage Coast and just ten minutes away from the Edwardian seaside town of Southwold.

Dressmaker's is full of character and has been renovated whilst retaining a wealth of original features in fireplaces, exposed beams and oak flooring. With four bedrooms, this spacious cottage is ideal for a large family or group of friends wishing to enjoy a short break or longer holiday not far from the coast. 

The cottage features a large, open plan kitchen/dining area with dining table to seat nine as well as a lovely lounge with cosy wood-burner. On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms with one ensuite, a bunk bedded room and family bathroom. A second staircase leads to an attic bedroom with three single beds.  Please note that due to the age of the cottage, there are steps and changes of level between some of the rooms and some of the doorways are lower than modern doorways.

Outside, there is off-road parking for two cars and a pretty mature garden and garden house/cabin with sofas and SmartTV.


Living area:
2 x 3-seater sofas.
SmartTV, Netflix and Freeview, DVD, music centre, board games.
Wood-burning stove.

Table and chairs seating 9.
Gas range (cooker and hob), dishwasher, fridge and separate freezer, microwave, toaster, Nespresso machine.
Washing machine and tumble dryer.
Iron and ironing board. 

Bath with hand held shower, separate shower cubicle, WC and hand basin. 

2 double bedrooms, 1 with king-sized bed and ensuite hand basin and wc.
Bunk-bedded room.
Attic bedroom with 3 single beds.  


There is off-road parking for two cars at Dressmaker's Cottage. The driveway with a slight incline and a large hedge at the front of the garden provide shelter from the main road which runs through the village. (This is the A12 but the speed limit is 30mph).  

In addition there is a spacious wooden garden house, the 'cabin', which has sofas and a SmartTV. To the rear of the cabin is an area of land (not owned by the property) where there are very friendly rare breed goats.  

The enclosed garden is well planted and mature with a brick and cobbles patio area facing south west, with attractive garden furniture and is ideal for outside entertaining.  

The area: 

Wrentham is a delightful village close to Southwold on the Suffolk Heritage Coast and with a good range of amenities including a village shop and post office, two pubs serving good food and fish and chip shop and Chinese takeaway. The unspoilt beach at Cove Hive is just a five minute drive away and a further five minutes by car will take you to the renowned coastal town of Southwold, with its sandy beach, colourful beach huts, iconic pier and lighthouse and a great selection of restaurants, pubs and shops as well as the Adnams Brewery.


There is WiFi at the cottage and cabin - please note this can be intermittent

Bed linen, towels and energy costs are all included.   Gas central heating, supplemented by the wood burner. One small basket of logs is provided on arrival for the wood-burner during the winter months (November-March)

A cot is provided but is used at guests' own risk. 

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at the cottage.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 3 single beds
  • Bunk bed to sleep 1


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 1.6 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 4 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing

Important - please note

House Rules

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


Lovely cottage, lots of quirky touches which I like. I really enjoyed the good size communal areas and there was more outdoor space than I realised, even a cabin which I didn't even use in the end. Location is pretty good, definitely check out Covehithe beach nearby. There was space for 3 cars in the drive. Southwold only 15 minutes away.

Mr S,

Wonderful property ideal for 2 families - 4 kids and 2 dogs. Plenty of space especially with the garden play room. Very secure sun trap. Very close to the lovely Cove hithe beach. We will return!

Mrs N,