Loom No 6 (Sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms)
Bedroom 1 has a double bed, bedroom 2 two single beds. Both rooms are very comfortable, with ample duvets/bedding. The boiler is located in one of the wardrobes in the dble bedroom. Hair dryer available.
1 downstairs bathroom, with bath, wc and power shower. Shower switch is outside the bathroom door.
Fully fitted kitchen/diner with a washer/dryer/electric hob/double oven/microwave/toaster/fridge/ice box. (Appliances all electric). There is seating for four, and a stable door which leads to the outside yard. Door giving access to upstairs.
Entering via the front door, the lounge has 1 red comfy bed/settee, 1 other settee, 1 comfy chair/ 1 footstool/ a large bookcase/ a 32 ins flat screen tv (Freeview)/Blu Ray DVD player. There is an attractive fireplace, with a large mirror. Leads to small, bright lobby area with small window/area for coats/understairs cupboard with hoover etc. Property has full electric central heating, eco friendly. Free WiFi, not guaranteed in event of breakdown.
Loom Cottage is easily accessed from The High Street, past the Blythe Hotel (after crossing Mights Bridge), then turning right at John Bennett's Architect's shop straight into Spinners Lane. At the end of Spinners Lane, lies 'Rope Walk' where rope and fishing net twine was made in the mid 19th century.There are 2 semi detached white-washed cottages (can be booked as a pair or on their own) on the right as you enter the Lane, and Loom Cottage is the furthest cottage, it is compact and comfortable, with a real 'home to home' feel. There is an outside area to the front of the property, where it is perfect to sit and watch the world go by, and many homely additions, including a really good book and dvd collection. We welcome dogs (for a small additional charge), on the proviso they stay downstairs! The property is very old, but it has been sympathetically updated, with comfy furnishings. Spinners Lane has only 7 other properties, and the garage is just 15 metres down the Lane. There is a small back yard, no 5 has access across the rear of the property. The pubs, shops and beach are all within 10 mins walk away, fish & chip shop 2 mins walk! The cottages can be booked individually or as a pair, and throughout the year/short breaks/ weekends etc (although these would be mainly out of season). Weavers Cottage (nearest to you in the picture) is very similar (see pictures) and it's hard to choose between the two! The garage for Loom is clearly marked, and in the lane and there is parking in the lane (subject to availability) for Weavers occupants. We always manage to park in the lane! It is always possible to load and unload right outside the cottages, which is very convenient. There is additional free parking on the common, just 2 mins walk away! There is a bed settee so cottage can sleep 6 at a push...
Top Traveller Review
Cosy, comfortable cottage
Our aim is to provide a cosy and comfortable base from which to enjoy your holiday, so we are pleased Loom Cottage suited you all!
We try to add little homely touches, so thank you for noting that Loom has charm, we do our best!
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write this review, and thank you for awarding us top marks, Hooray!
About the Owner
About Kerry Pace
For generations, my family have had connections with Southwold and my grandmother retired to Walberswick. It was my dream to live in Southwold one day and my husband Steve and I moved to St George's Square, Reydon in 2015 from Warlingham, in Surrey! We both worked in nearby (the joy!) Croydon and decided (practically on a whim) to chuck it all in and manage Loom and Weavers Cottage ourselves! It has proved a great decision! We go back to London often as we have friends and family there, but not for a moment do we regret giving up our full time jobs. We keep busy because we are far too young to actually retire! We eat better, love the walks, the people and everything about Southwold; the pier, the fish & chips (Marks' & Mrs T's), The Electric Picture Palace, The Crown, The Swan (Sunday roast in the bar), Southwold Common, the marshes (walks and views), the harbour, the surrounding areas; Walberswick, Minsmere, Snape, Beccles, Norwich and (further) Woodbridge, the locals, Adnams, the beach huts, the lovely grand houses, the smaller quirky/quaint houses. I even love the wind and the weather now..less rain than our other coasts, hence 'the sunshine coast' tag.
Kerry Pace purchased this cottage in 1996
Why Kerry Pace chose Suffolk
I never thought we could buy a property in Southwold, but with much 'shuffling of finances' I persuaded my husband it would be a perfect place to unwind, away from the stresses of normal life. I have a real family connection with the area, and the journey from London was another factor, which meant that within 2 1/2 hours we could be in another world...I love the landscape of Suffolk, the beautiful light and 'big' skies, plus the lovely areas for walking. Southwold boasts excellent cuisine, bijou shops, has a Summer theatre and a 'grandness' about it, but it is also completely unspoilt, with a real 'old world' charm. There is much to enjoy in nearby Aldeburgh, Snape is ideal for music lovers, Minsmere is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and there's always a sup of Adnams !!
What makes this cottage unique
We bought both Cottages for the location,(Weavers first 14 years ago) and have spent many happy holidays with numerous family members since. It's amazing how many people fit into each front room for a get-together (10 last year!). We chose this area because it's so central, but 'far from the madding crowd' and not right 'on the road'. I've been visiting Southwold all my life but never knew Spinners Lane existed, it's hidden from the main road and blissfully quiet, with the tranquillity of the common on the doorstep. Cottages are compact, and the rooms are well-proportioned, so four people can comfortably enjoy their stay.The garage(Loom) and the parking availability for both are a real asset. We also love the seated areas at the front, a great vantage point to watch the world go by..!
Leave 10.00 am.
Arrival time from 2pm.
50% deposit required at time of booking (within 1 week), plus £30.00 damage deposit. Full payment is due 8 weeks prior to booking, unless booking made prior to this. Short breaks/weekends out of season considered. Dogs= £25.00 each (£10 for a short break). Prices:-£240 for 3 nights usual rates! Usually these would apply in Jan, Feb, March (poss), Nov. Can do 'deals' especially for weekdays out of season.
Saturday changeover.Normal arrival time from 2pm, departure time 10.00 am.
Short breaks out of season/ arrival dates flexible/3 nights usual/2/1 night/s considered. Midday arrival/ mid/late afternoon departure so a good full break (subject to bookings) !
Notes on prices:
Usual price for a 3 night stay (usually only available out of season) = £240.00 can sometimes be flexible with dates/times subject to other guests arrival/departure) plus returnable £50.00 damage deposit and £25.00 pet(dog) fee, (£10.00 for a short break).
Jan/Feb/March/Nov/Dec are considered out of season, although no harm in asking, it's all subject to availability!
SPECIAL RATES FOR SHORT BREAKS IN JANUARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Especially weekdays (rather than weekends).
(16 traveller reviews)
Cosy, comfortable cottage
My family really enjoyed our 3 night stay in Loom Cottage during February half term. The cottage is really cosy and comfortable and has lots of charm. Southwold is a lovely town and we found lots of nice walks and places to eat. I would thoroughly recommend both Southwold and Loom Cottage.
Lovely cottage with everything you need for a relaxing break.
Well appointed, fully equipped and cosy cottage in a great location for everything. A really enjoyable stay.
Comfortable well equipped cottage
The cottage is small but more than enough space for four people. It is well furnished and the kitchen is exceptionally well equipped. The location is ideal for the beach and the local shops all within walking distance. The Broads and the larger seaside towns of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft are only a thirty minute drive. I certainly would recommend as a great place to stay.
loom cottage southwold
clean tidy well maintained well equipped cottage , southwold locals great, weekenders not so, good food everywhere
Wonderful cottage in an ideal location, we were within walking distance of everything. The owners were lovely and couldn't have been more helpful. When (not if) we return we will be sure to contact Kerry, the cottage is just lovely and has everything you could possibly need from kitchen utensils to games and DVD's.
Thank you for letting us stay.
Sarah and Adam xx
Brilliant stay in Southwold
Everything was perfect ,even the weather. The cottage was warm and cosy when we came in from the cold and frosty January weather. We enjoyed the variety of places to eat in Southwold. Will try and return next January.
From the Owner
“I never thought we could buy a property in Southwold, but with much 'shuffling of finances' I persuaded my husband it would be a perfect place to unwind, away from the stresses of normal life. I have a real family connection with the area, and the journey from London was another factor, which meant that within 2 1/2 hours we could be in another world...I love the landscape of Suffolk, the beautiful light and 'big' skies, plus the lovely areas for walking. Southwold boasts excellent cuisine, bijou shops, has a Summer theatre and a 'grandness' about it, but it is also completely unspoilt, with a real 'old world' charm. There is much to enjoy in nearby Aldeburgh, Snape is ideal for music lovers, Minsmere is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and there's always a sup of Adnams !!”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
The area is a prolific bird watching spot (visit Minsmere Nature Reserve), there are cultural events held at Aldeburgh, and the area is swamped with literary and music festivals. Southwold has a Summer theatre, Snape is a haven for music lovers. Norwich is a 30 min drive, with an excellent shopping centre. Woodbridge is a charming town, beautifully positioned on the river. See 'the house in the sky' at nearby Thorpeness. Beccles and Saxmundham (a historic market town) are worthy of a visit. Walberswick is a lovely village, with two good pubs with lovely gardens. Dunwich (which boasts a small museum) has some lovely sights. It's a great area for walking and cycling.
Maximum 10 minute walk to the beach and pier, Southwold has a lovely sandy beach, famous for it's colourful beach huts and award winning quirky pier. In recent years the pier was voted 'Pier of The Year' by Coast magazine, well worth a visit. There is a boating lake right near the pier, and also more traditional amusements.. Neighbouring Walberswick also has a lovely, natural beach and is also home to the annual crabbing competition. Check out the 'Voyager' boat trips from the harbour...
Car not necessary if staying in Southwold/Reydon.
The nearest airport is Stanstead, approx 1hr 15 mins.
Nearest Railway Station, Darsham/Halesworth.
Beccles...20 mins drive, Dunwich.. approx 6 miles (20 mins drive).
Walberswick..(15 mins drive), approx 6 miles in car/can walk over the bridge, just 10 mins walk/or ferry from the harbour.
Dunwich 6 miles
Norwich 20 miles
Southwold has a Tesco Express(open late), and a Co-op Supermarket.
There are numerous boutiques, restaurants, tea shops, antique shops, two really good hotels, and many b & b's. There is an Indian takeaway, several art galleries, a quality deli, a renowned butchers, a bakers, Coffee Shops, and several newsagents, including Smith's. There is a unique 'Picture Palace' and a Summer Theatre season. If you're a 'foodie' then there is The Swan Hotel for fine dining (the Sunday roast was listed in The Sunday Times top 30 in England) and The Crown. You can eat in the bar in The Swan in you prefer a more informal setting, and The Crown is child friendly...both are cheaper than London prices. The Nelson provides a good standard of pub food, and is very popular, and the fish and chip shop does a roaring trade! The Pier will soon be revamped and an 'Art Deco' style hotel built at the front..with lovely terraces to sit out and enjoy a tipple!
From the Owner
“We bought both Cottages for the location,(Weavers first 14 years ago) and have spent many happy holidays with numerous family members since. It's amazing how many people fit into each front room for a get-together (10 last year!). We chose this area because it's so central, but 'far from the madding crowd' and not right 'on the road'. I've been visiting Southwold all my life but never knew Spinners Lane existed, it's hidden from the main road and blissfully quiet, with the tranquillity of the common on the doorstep. Cottages are compact, and the rooms are well-proportioned, so four people can comfortably enjoy their stay.The garage(Loom) and the parking availability for both are a real asset. We also love the seated areas at the front, a great vantage point to watch the world go by..!”
- Away From It All
- Garage ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Microwave ...
- Oven ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Video Library ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- near the sea
- live theatre
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- golf pass optional
- pier fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Very comfy mattress.
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, New comfy mattresses
- Bed Settee downstairs
- Golf ...
- Veranda ...
- Notes on accommodation: Children and dogs welcome. Dogs welcome but to be kept on leads in the lane, and downstairs access only. Departure time 10am, arrival 2pm unless by prior agreement (mini breaks may differ). Short breaks offered out of season, special offers for january! Free WiFi available, (service not guaranteed in the event of a breakdown). 3 nights inc (weekend = £225), weekday break less out of season! Outside: Bench in front of Loom, table and chairs at front of property of Weavers, lovely area to sit and watch the world go by for occupants of both cottages. Enclosed area with table and chairs behind Loom, accessed via a wrought iron gate at the side of the property. Small enclosed yard at rear of Weavers, pedestrian right of way allowing access across the rear of 6 Spinners Lane. However, right of way usually only used to wheel bins around the side on a weekly basis. Garage available with Loom( in the lane) and parking subject to availability also in the lane for Weavers ( we have never failed to find a place) otherwise parking also available on nearby Southwold Common, just 2 minutes walk away. Southwold Common and Southwold's renowned 9 hole Golf Course are literally on the doorstep.