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Large, 5* Luxury Holiday House With Panoramic views of Southwold On A Quiet Road

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Holiday Home in Southwold, Suffolk, Beautiful views within a ten minute Walk To Southwold's Boutique Shops And Beautiful Sandy Beach

The Creek House offers flexible 5 star accommodation for large groups of family and/or friends, whether it is for a week or two as a family holiday or a weekend get together for a special occasion. The house sleeps up to twelve people in five bedrooms and has two bathrooms and two shower rooms (four in total) and is Ideal for up to three families, groups of up to five couples or friends, it is well suited for all age groups. Ideally situated on a quiet private road, a ten minute walk away from Southwold's pretty town centre with it's lovely boutique shops, art galleries, hotels and restaurants. The beautiful sandy beach with it's colourful beach huts and stylish pier is within a mile of the property. The house is presented and maintained to an extremely high standard and recently achieved it's 4th 5 star Gold Award by Visit Britain for Quality in Tourism. As well as it's luxurious and stylish interior, one of the main features of The Creek House are the unrivalled panoramic views from the balconies, terrace and gardens over open countryside towards Southwold's lighthouse, church and Edwardian houses. To book this house, please go to our website www.suffolkcoastalholidays.co.uk or telephone me direct on 07949 657119 or email thecreekhouse@btinternet.com.


Owner
Julia Shorthouse
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
6 February, 2017

About Julia Shorthouse

My name is Julia Shorthouse, I first discovered Southwold in August 2006 and it was love at first sight! I was so impressed with Southwold and the surrounding area, I took my husband for a visit and managed to persuade him, without difficulty, that Southwold would be the perfect place for a holiday home where we could all spend quality time. After a year of searching we found The Creek House, which was very different to how it looks today! It was a very tired run down house which needed a full refurbishment, but it was in such a fabulous position with lovely views of Southwold. We set out to create a house which is the best of it's kind, where every detail has been thought of, and which our guests enjoy as much as we do!

Julia Shorthouse purchased this house in 2008

Why Julia Shorthouse chose Suffolk

Southwold is a beautiful town, completely unspolit, with a fabulous sandy beach. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and we can leave our cars parked on the drive at The Creek House for days and just walk or cycle everywhere. Southwold has great restaurants and pubs as well as the Adnams Brewery, really nice shops and Englands best pier. We always leave feeling refreshed, with our batteries recharged and looking at the diary to see when we can visit again!

What makes this house unique

The large sociable kitchen, living dining room is great, everyone can join in with cooking, and also enjoy eating outside or barbequeing on the garden terrace. The variety of seating areas means nobody gets under each others feet and the driveway (with careful parking) can accommodate up to 5 cars so nobody has to worry about finding a space. The house has flexible accommodation as follows:

First Floor:

Good size Sitting room with two large sofas and wall mounted TV leading onto a large balcony with fabulous views across fields to Southwold.

Kingsize room with balcony and ensuite bathroom with shower over bath.

Twin room with bathroom adjacent to the bedroom with shower over the bath.

Ground floor: (wheelchair friendly with wide doors)

2 Kingsize rooms with a third bedroom which can either be made into a Kingsize bed or two single beds with additional bunkbeds (this room can sleep up to four people).

From January 2017, there are two shower rooms on the ground floor with wide doors for wheelchair access.

With the added benefit of an additional ground floor shower room from January 2017, there are now a total of four bathrooms at the house.

The Creek House's location on the edge of Southwold means we can enjoy all the benefits of the town, its beach and harbour, and then come home to enjoy the large gardens or just chill out with a glass of wine and savour the views of the town. I love waking up to see dawn break through the large bifold doors in the master bedroom, and watching the changing skies as I savour my first cup of coffee from the terrace. Our children love bringing their friends down to stay and never say they are bored!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amazing house and lovely garden, very comfortable beds, lovely Sitting Room upstairs and great distance to Southwold. The Harrisons April 2012



We had a wonderful time here, the house is brilliant for children and so is the beach. We loved it here! The Trenchards June 2012



What a fantastic pad! Very well stocked - champagne flutes & all, amazing views. Thank you! The Roebucks



Wonderful weekend away with all my lovely friends to celebrate my 50th!! Perfect! Southwold is lovely, hopefully we will be back soon, we had a chilled, relaxing weekend, great facilities and ideal location. Mandy, Gill, Jane, Lynne, Katherine,Debby, Maria, Corienne and Julie. Sept 2011



Truly fantastic girlie weekend. Very Special house, definately a place to revisit. Lovely location and views. Sept 2011



What a wonderfully located and perfectly appointed house. We had a magical time together in temps of around 25 degrees as we passed one Peake into his 61st year! The Peake family Sept 2011
Dec 2009
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

5

Superb holiday house

  • 5 of 5

I celebrated my 60th birthday with family and a few friends at The Creek House and it went way beyond my expectations. Located in a beautiful spot with fabulous accommodation and views over the creek and fields where we watched barn owls hunting and also saw a heron. It was a ten-minute walk to the lovely little shops and cafes plus the excellent pier. Everyone enjoyed their stay and the children pronounced it the best holiday house ever! We all agreed and hope to return one day. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for large groups/families

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were great and overall the house was the perfect size for us (8 adults, 3 children and 3 infants). We loved the big balconies and views and my parents especially the big kitchen and the kids the garden apple tree and swing...!

The owner Julia was especially helpful when asked to recommend things to do and see. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Creek House is a great family house for all ages as there is plenty of room in the house for a large group to be together with areas to disappear to if you want to do your own thing. The views give an extra feeling of space with the added benefit of outdoor areas such as the large furnished balconies and generous garden for the children to enjoy.
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Very Flexible and Spacious Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

A great house with superb accommodation for all occasions and age groups. We booked the house for a significant wedding anniversary when our family including 2 young grandchildren joined us. The grandchildren loved the kitchen/dining/sitting room area as it provided much space for them to play in while the layout of the house meant all could have their own bedroom.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A terrific property!!

  • 5 of 5

Just a short note to say that we had a lovely time at Creek House. It really is a terrific property with everything you could need and made catering for a large party of 11 very easy. We were blessed with great weather so were able to take advantage of the terraces with their brilliant views and the children loved the garden. We have visited Southwold lots of times and always enjoy our visits and this was no exception.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, we are pleased you loved the house. The views, terraces and the large garden at The Creek House are what makes the house extra special and we are pleased that the good weather gave you and the children the opportunity to enjoy the outside spaces.
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Creek House was everything and more - it was a perfect house to host a 70th Birthday weekend, and we were so lucky to have great weather too. The children loved the horse swing - a lovely hidden surprise as well as the garden toys to play with. The kitchen was superbly sized and well-stocked for our party of ten and the bedrooms were large, comfortable and well designed. Easy walk into Southwold and fab views of the water tower and lighthouse. We will be back!!! Thank you for sharing your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Catherine for your wonderful comments about The Creek House and review. I am pleased that The Creek House ticked all the boxes and more for your family celebration weekend and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Colchester
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous house! The location is peaceful yet only a short walk to the heart of Southwold. It comfortably accommodated 9 of us and is very well equipped. We were blessed with good weather during our stay, so made full use of all the wonderful outdoor seating areas. We had a wonderful stay and we're looking for an excuse to visit again next year! Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Spring
20 Feb 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£945
for 3 nights
From
£315
From
£350
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,000
 
 
EASTER HOLIDAYS WK 1
10 Apr 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 4 nights
From
£400
£2,500
 
 
EASTER HOLIDAYS WK 2
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Late Spring 2017
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 3 nights
From
£400
From
£525
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,250
 
 
Late Spring
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 3 nights
From
£425
From
£525
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,350
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday week 2017
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
 
Early Summer 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 3 nights
From
£400
From
£600
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,750
 
 
School Summer Holidays 2017
3 Jul 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 4 nights
From
£450
£3,000
 
 
Early Summer
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
 
Summer holidays 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,150
for 7 nights
£3,150
 
 
Late Summer 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,110
for 3 nights
From
£370
From
£485
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,500
 
 
October half Term 2017
27 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 3 nights
From
£420
From
£485
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,750
 
 
Early Winter
6 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£350
£2,000
 
 
Christmas week
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,250
for 7 nights
£3,250
 
 
New Year 2017
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 4 nights
From
£688
£3,150
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Please note that the house sleeps up to 12 people comfortably plus a baby in a travel cot, we will not accept a higher number than this.
Celebrations of Special Occasions for booked guests only, no marquees, tents, mobile discos or firework displays. Sorry No Pets, No Smoking and No stag parties.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Friday, or Mon for a mid week stay. The house will be ready from 4pm on the day of occupation. We do ask that you vacate the house at 10am on the day of departure as the house takes six hours to clean between guests.


Notes on prices:
Please note, we let The Creek House for a minimum of three nights to arrive on a Friday and depart on a Monday at 10am(out of peak season). If you only require 2 nights, we will still charge the three night price, however you can leave the property anytime you like up until 10am on the Monday morning.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Southwold in East of England

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large shower room with good access for wheelchair users
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite to master bedroom on the first floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located on first floor adjacent to the twin bedroom
    Ground floor shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure , Installed January 2017
  • GROUND FLOOR 2 shower rooms: Large shower room with double shower cubicle, WC and basin (ground floor) with wide door for wheelchair access. Shower room with toilet. FIRST FLOOR En-suite to bedroom 1 with shower over bath, WC and basin (upstairs). Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet, basin (upstairs) next to bed 2
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Adjacent to first floor bathroom with shower over the bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Groundloor which has the use of 2 shower rooms with wcs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , First floor with Ensuite bathroom with shower over the bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor which has the use of two shower rooms with wcs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , The bed can either be kingsize or two singles, 2 bunkbeds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 king size bed and en-suite bathroom (upstairs). Bedroom 2 king size bed (ground floor). Bedroom 3 king size bed (ground floor). Bedroom 4 twin/ kingsize bed and bunk beds (ground floor). Bedroom 5 twin beds and next to it's own bathroom (upstairs) .
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The house works well for two or three families, groups of friends or a group of up to five couples and offers versatile accommodation on two floors. The twin bedded room with bunk beds is great for either two people or for a family of four and a real hit with children who want to sleep in the same room. There are a total of three bedrooms on the ground floor (thre of which have kingsize beds) making The Creek House ideal for guests who are less mobile. The house has gas central heating and plenty of hot water to accommodate the needs of 12 people. Both of the bathrooms and the shower rooms have high quality up to date fittings. The well equipped kitchen, dining, sitting room is a fantastic space to entertain in and also takes advantage of the outstanding views over the fields at the bottom of the garden towards Southwold. Outside: Outside, to the front of the house, there is off road parking for 4 cars. There is a large garden to the rear of the house. One of the main features of The Creek House is the choice of outside seating areas. A large balcony accessed via bi-fold doors from the upstairs sitting room and master bedroom has a large table and six chairs and 2 sun loungers. From the kitchen, there is a decked area with a bistro table which can seat four people and on the lower terrace there is a large table which can seat up to twelve people. There are fabulous views towards Southwold with it's lighthouse, water towers and Edwardian houses. Utility Room: A separate tumble dryer, iron and ironing board can be found in the walk in airing cupboard off bedroom 2. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide high quality Egyptian cotton towels and linen. The house is cleaned weekly. Other: The kitchen/ living/dining room is a very large open plan room which is a great communal room. It is a very light room and has fabulous views towards Southwold. Doors lead out onto the decked balcony area which leads down to the lower terrace

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