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Charming Character Cottage A Stone's Throw From Southwold

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday cottage in Reydon, Nr. Southwold, Suffolk, England - Peaceful Location, A Minute From The Marshes And 10 Minutes Walk From Southwold High Street And Pier

Bridget's cottage is a cosy Victorian cottage situated a stone's throw from the marshes and the scenic path along by Buss Creek that leads to North beach and the Pier.

In the Summer the cottage is flooded with light and you can eat outside in the sunny garden from first thing in the morning until the sun disappears. In the Winter you can curl up in front of the cosy wood burning stove.

Opposite this charming cottage there is a village store offering a wide range of fresh produce including artisan bread and meats from a local butcher. Lovers of good food and local beers will find a range of pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance. Situated on Suffolk's Heritage Coast, with endless opportunities for walking, cycling, bird watching and painting, home to RSPBs flagship reserve, Minsmere. You can also explore lovely characterful villages like Walberswick and Dunwich, where you can enjoy the sand dunes, go crabbing and have a picnic or pub lunch by an open fire.

Bridget's Cottage has all you need for a lovely holiday by the sea and is ideal for families, friends and couples to enjoy

More Details

Judy Cullen-Moore
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2017

About Judy Cullen-Moore

Some friends invited us to stay with them in their cottage in Reydon back in 2005. We fell in love with the area and visited as often as possible. We dreamt of having our own place here. When my mum sadly died two years ago we were able to use her legacy to realise our dream. The cottage is named after her. We've enjoyed renovating it, adding our stamp and making it as cosy and homely as possible. It gives us the perfect chance to do what we love best: walking, cycling, sitting by log fires in lovely pubs or settling in for the evening in front of our woodburner with friends and family. We hope you enjoy coming here as much as we do.

Judy Cullen-Moore purchased this cottage in 2013

What makes this cottage unique

We love the fact that we can pop to the shop when we need things without having to plan in advance or can send our son when we're cooking and find we're short of something vital. We love eating al-fresco in our secluded and sunny garden. Even though you can't see the sea you know it's not far when you spot the top of the lighthouse from the front bedroom.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Southwold in Waveney District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor bathroom. Bath with shower over, washbasin, wc, storage unit
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Iron double bed with memory foam mattress, feature fireplace and built in wardrobe, Bedroom 2: twin beds and wardrobe, Bedroom 3 (leading off Bedroom 1): 2 ft 6 bunk beds with memory foam mattresses, and built-in wardrobe.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Families and one small well behaved pet welcome. Welcome pack provided. First fire laid and starter basket of logs provided Winter. Easy parking on the road. No Smoking anywhere in the property. Outside: Lovely sunny enclosed garden. Lockable summer house with electricity, suitable for bike storage. Table and chairs, barbecue. 2 childrens' body boards, windbreaker and crabbing gear available for guests to use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, one hand towel, bath mat, tea towel and oven glove provided. The main bedroom duvet is feather and down. All pillows and other duvets are synthetic. The property is cleaned on Fridays between bookings and by arrangements for longer bookings.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

Charming Character Cottage A Stone's Throw From Southwold
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews

Beautiful character cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is well equipped. Really nicely decorated and clean. The well stocked shop opposite is useful.

It is a walk to a lovely town and beach. There are so many nice shops and restaurants in southwold it's a lovely place for a holiday.

Judy was also great to liaise with.

We had a lovely time! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Katherine for this lovely review. We're so glad you loved Southwold as much as we do! Hope to hear from you again soon. All the best Judy and Ivan
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  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place,everything you need and such a convenient location,didn't want to leave😂

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is lovely, clean, tidy and with everything you need for a stay of any length.

  • 5 of 5

The owner Trudy is very communiactive and accommodating, we arrived in Southwold early and she kindly let us know the property had already been cleaned and we could have access early (although appreciate this would not be the case for all visits). The property is lovely with everything you will need with a small shop across the road for ad hoc necessities with the town centre a short walk away. The town and beach itself are beautiful, you would be hard pushed to beat and for me one of the best places I have stayed, the mini heat wave this weekend just topped it off.

Would definitely recommend the cottage and the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much carolyn for this lovely review. Ee're so glad you loved Bridget's Cottage and Southwold as much as we do. Hope to hear from you again soon. All the best Judy and Ivan
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Charming well situated cottage with everything you could possibly need

  • 5 of 5

A lovely base to explore both Southwold and the local area. Only 10 minutes along the river to the sea or down the main street to the main town area. We walked to the harbour area and ate in the Sole Bay Fish restaurant, took the row boat ferry to Walberswick, drove to Dunwich Heath which is beautiful with the purple heather and sparkling sea, walked from Aldeburg to Thorpeness which is very pretty - so much to do yet such a haven of peace in the cottage. Thoughtfully set up with everything you could need for a great holiday - even a rainy day was well catered for with a big selection of games, books and DVDs but luckily we only had 1 of those!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tina, thanks so much for this really lovely review. So nice to see your pic! Looking forward to hearing from you again soon. Very best wishes Judy and ivan
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Lovely clean cottage had everything you need close to everything walking distance

  • 4 of 5

I was very impressed I went with family we had everything we needed I had a great night sleep in that lovely bedroom would love to go back soon

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Geraldine - we're so pleased to hear you had everything that you needed and especially pleased about the great night's sleep - so important!! We'll look forward to hearing from you very soon. Very best wishes Judy and Ivan
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Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

Every convenience here in this very clean and well-kept property. We enjoyed our long weekend in Reydon, with our two dogs. Lovely walks and, fortunately, lovely weather!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this lovely review Barbara. Really pleased you had good weather! Look forward to welcoming you again soon. All the best Judy and Ivan
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Nearest Airport
135 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Kilometres
Randolph Hotel
Nearest Ferry
62 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1.2 Kilometres
Southwold Golf Club
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Kilometres
Randolph Hotel
Nearest Beach
1.2 Kilometres
Southwold North Beach


Around 10-15 minutes walk to North Beach and Southwold's traditional pier via a variety of routes including a scenic footpath over the marshes along side Buss Creek. The promenade, with its picturesque beach huts and cafes, stretches all the way to Southwold's sand dunes. Beyond the dunes is the working harbour where you can buy fresh fish from one of the fish huts or go crabbing. There are boat trips along the coast and a little ferry across to Walberswick.


Southwold is 10 minutes off the A12. If coming by rail the nearest station is Darsham, a 15 minutes taxi ride. There is a regular train service to Darsham via Ipswich from London Liverpool Street. Alternatively, you can come to Halesworth, where there is a bus service to Southwold.


Norwich is just under an hour away. Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings Concert Hall 35 minutes drive. Orford 45 minutes drive. Walberswick 5 miles by road, 3 miles walk/cycle over the footbridge at Southwold Harbour. Given the variety of footpaths you can easily get to a lots of lovely coastal and rural locations on foot or by bike.

Further Details:

There's an excellent village shop opposite the cottage where you can buy everything you need from butcher's meat to wine and woolly hats! In the unlikely event that you can't find what you need at Barbrookes , there are 2 supermarkets in town and many independent shops, not to mention the cafes, pubs, delis and restaurants if you don't feel like cooking! There's also a traditional fish and chip shop and an Indian take away.

Apart from walking, cycling, swimming in the sea and exploring the stunning coastline, there are many other things to do in Southwold and the local area. There are tennis courts in Southwold and the recreation ground in Reydon (with childrens play equipment and exercise bikes). A little further afield, there is the Lido outdoor pool in Beccles, an indoor pool (with flume) in Bungay and Afica Live at Kessingland. You can also visit places of historical interest such as Sutton Hoo and Framlingham Castle.

Music lovers can enjoy live music at times during the summer on South Green, folk music in the Harbour Inn or the Latitude Festival (in July).

There is also an excellent Summer Theatre in Southwold.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Southwold, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer
21 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
8 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
October Half Tem
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Cleaning and laundry £50

Booking Notes:
Bookings run from Friday to Friday. Contact owner - preferably by email - to check availability. A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. We require a an additional £100 security deposit.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Friday. The cottage is available from 4 pm and should be vacated by 10 am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week and in UK pounds. Weekend breaks (2 or 3 nights) out of peak season from £255. Four nights charged at 85% of weekly price. Five nights at 90%. Six nights at 95%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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