Weavers No 5 (Sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms)
Bedroom 1 has a double bed, bedroom 2 has two single beds. Both rooms are comfortable, with ample spare duvets/bedding. The boiler is located on the stairs, there is full gas central heating. There is a hair dryer available.
1 downstairs bathroom, with bath, wc and excellent micra shower over bath. Fully fitted kitchen/diner with a washing machine/electric hob/double oven/microwave/toaster/fridge. There is seating for four(and some spare chairs), and a stable door which leads to the outside yard. Door from kitchen giving access to upstairs.
Entering via the front door, the lounge has 1 red comfy bed/settee for additional visitors (discuss), 1 other settee, 1 comfy chair/a bookcase/nest of tables/ a 32 ins flat screen tv (Freeview)/dvd player. There is an attractive fireplace, with a mirror above. Leads to the hallway. Great dvd and book collection(in both cottages).
Small hallway area with an area for hanging coats and an under stairs cupboard containing hoover etc. WiFi available.
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 ,cute cottage with everything you need for a perfect holiday.
This is a lovely review, and it was great to see you back for a second visit.
Your friends in Loom (also staying with us) said that they really enjoyed the Birthday Party on The Pier on Saturday night, it sounded great fun!
Just so pleased you like Weavers Cottage and that you had a memorable 60th!
Here's to the next party!
We love the 5 stars, thank you so much...
Kerry and Steve.
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 £50.00 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).
(14 traveller reviews)
Cosy ,cute cottage with everything you need for a perfect holiday.
This is our second visit to the cottage. I decided to celebrate my 60th birthday in Southwold this year. The cottage is in a perfect location,quiet yet within easy walking distance of shops common,beach and all manner of places to eat. It is brilliant!
A 'special place'.
A well appointed, comfortable 'home from home' containing everything needed to make my first 'cottage holiday' such a pleasant experience. The welcome gift from Kerry and Steve came as a complete surprise and made us feel really 'special'. The information pack was comprehensive, helping us find places to enjoy coffees and excellent evening meals. The proximity to the Common and Beach proved popular with Smudge a Cocker Spaniel who enjoyed the sand and sea! We look forward with anticipation to our next visit.
A PERFECT COSY COTTAGE IN AN IDEAL LOCATION. WE FELT AT HOME FROM THE FIRST MINUTE . WILL DEFINETELY COME BACK .
Clean, cosy and convenient
We spent 5 days at Weavers Cottage and found it a perfect base for our stay in lovely Southwold. Only a few minutes walk from all the attractions of the town, the cottage has the added bonus of access down the lane straight on to the common and into the countryside. It's well-equipped and warm with comfy beds, and although the wifi is a bit ropey, we enjoyed the range of DVDs on offer. Kerry the owner was very friendly and helpful at all stages of the booking. Highly recommended, as it is also great value for money.
Lovely property in an ideal location, it had everything we needed!
This is the first time that I had been to Southwold and also the first time I had been away for Christmas in the UK with my Mum and our two small dogs. The cottage is as described, very cosy and we felt at home straight away. Its location is fantastic with being at the beginning of the High Street and so close to the Common with a lovely stroll through the High Street to the Beach. A nice touch was the Christmas Hamper that we were left with some yummy contents which was so unexpected. A special thanks also for all my questions being answered so promptly by Kerry prior to our stay. We will definitely be returning again, hopefully in the not too distant future!
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..!”
- Dining Area
- 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 (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Golf ...
- 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.