|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
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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...
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
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 !!
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..!
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.
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
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.
Our second family visit to Loom Cottage with our dog Harry. It remains as wonderful as ever, for Harry it's perfect with the common being two minutes walk away. Southwold is so dog friendly - there are loads of walks! However if you haven't got a four legged friend the cottage has no evidence of their stay. Southwold itself is amazing although part of me want to say different so as to keep it secret! You would not regret visiting Loom Cottage its clean, cosy and comfortable. Nearly every cooking utensil, pot, pan etc is supplied! Go and enjoy!!!
Loom cottage is very smart and tidy and has several little touches that make you feel welcome and cared for. The Christmas decorations were up, there are shampoos etc in the bathroom, milk and tea ready for you and it is very spick and span. Great location near the centre of Southwold which is a lovely seaside village to visit and close to the common for exercising the dog. it is a very nice place to stay for a few days and all the admin relating to the cottage was completed in a professional and friendly manner.