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Stylish Cosy Cottage On Suffolk Coastal Footpath 10 mins From Beach & Southwold

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


About the property

Holiday Cottage in Reydon, Nr. Southwold, Suffolk, England - Short stroll to Southwold, Large Pretty South Facing Garden, Ideal for Families, Friends & Couples

Sunnyside is a charming cosy cottage which has been tastefully decorated and furnished throughout. Situated in its own grounds and gardens giving a sense of space and seclusion, yet only a stone's throw away from Southwold's bustling High Street. From it's drive, access can be gained directly to a Suffolk Coastal Footpath which takes you over the marshes with a stunning view of colourful beach huts, to the beach and Southwold Pier. The sunny spacious garden provides ample room for eating, relaxing and playing and there is plenty of space for parking on the private gated driveway. In winter, you can hunker down in front of the open fire, with a lovely view of the garden and play a wide selection of the board games or DVDs provided. The dual aspect kitchen/diner provides a super entertaining area and all ages of the family are catered for with the downstairs bedroom being good for grandparents. Sunnyside is ideal for family groups or friends' get togethers or couples wanting a secluded and comfortable base for relaxing or touring around Suffolk's Heritage Coast. Sunnyside provides a delightful retreat at any time of the year for a holiday by the beach.

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Elizabeth Simpson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Danish
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Elizabeth Simpson

I was very lucky to have spent many idyllic and unforgettable family childhood holidays in Southwold. We took our own children camping here about 10 years ago and we knew instantly it was a place we wanted to bring them back to time and time again as well as bringing our own parents here to stay.

With Sunnyside we wanted to create a cosy base from which family, friends and visitors could enjoy and explore the beautiful beaches and town and take happy memories of the area away with them. We like beach walks, cycling, cosy pub lunches and picnics by the sea, building sand castles and crabbing and then curling up in front of our open fire or having a BBQ in the evening sun whilst our kids play in the garden. We hope that you'll enjoy Southwold and Sunnyside as much as we do :-)

Elizabeth Simpson purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Elizabeth Simpson chose Southwold

We love being a stone's throw away (10 minute walk) from Southwold's shops, pubs and beaches whilst also benefiting from a quieter location and a feeling of space away from the crowds. As a former Adnam's gardener's cottage, we really appreciate the historical connection of Sunnyside with Southwold's famous local beer.

What makes this cottage unique

Guests regularly comment about what a great location Sunnyside is in, our large sunny garden and our private parking. Our drive leads directly out onto a Suffolk Coastal Footpath. A 10 minute walk along side the marshes is all it takes to the beach, the famous colourful Southwold beach huts and the Pier. We are close to Southwold but away from the crowds and with our large gated driveway, there is ample parking. It's 2 minutes to the friendly village shop, selling locally sourced vegetables and meat and freshly baked artisan bread. Our large south facing garden is fabulous for dogs and allows children (and adults!) ample space to wind down and play after a hard day at the beach, whilst dinner is cooked on the BBQ in the relaxing evening sun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Fab week - yet again! As always thoroughly enjoyed.' Ellie, Evie, Claire and Pauline - August 2015.

'We have had a lovely week. The cottage is in such a convenient location and yet secluded. So much to do in Southwold.' Naomi and family - July 2015

'An ideal cottage for our family break.' Davies family - June 2015

'Fabulous stay in this lovely cottage. Perfectly placed to visit surrounding areas or stay local.' Richard and family - April 2015

'What a lovely cottage, quiet and peaceful, an easy walk to the beach and an evening in front of the fire.' Clare - January 2015

'We had a great Christmas here and the area was lovely.'Trudie and family - December 2014

'Wonderful long weekend. Completely chilled. Love the cottage and will definitely return.' Browns - November 2014

'Lovely stay and weather. Perfect for mum with bedroom downstairs.' Warners - September 2014

'Lovely cosy welcoming cottage. Great walks around Southwold and Walberswick. Wished we could stay longer - hope to be back.' Margaret - September 2014

'Stayed here eight years ago, wow! What a change! Even better than before. Lovely comfy house, great garden for our daughter. Another great holiday at the Sunrise Coast.' Steve and family - August 2014

'For the 5th time both the town and cottage continue to delight us - as does the weather!' Bridget and family - July 2014

'Nice spacious accommodation. Suited our family of 6.' Collett family - July 2014

'Had a lovely stay in a wonderful cottage - great location and very cosy.' Jones Family - April 2014

'Had an amazing Christmas thanks to Sunnyside Cottage'. Williams family - December 2013.

'Lovely cosy, comfortable cottage in a great spot. Love the walk to the beach.' Beale family - September 2013.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Southwold in Waveney District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ground floor bathroom.
  • Ground floor bathroom. Bath with shower over, washbasin with mirror/light above and shaving socket, WC, wall cabinet and storage unit.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , There is room for a travel cot in our double bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) plus room for a cotbed. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, feature fireplace, view over garden. Bedroom 2: Ground floor, twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, duel aspect over gardens. Bedroom 3: bunk bed, chest of drawers, built in wardrobe, view over garden.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Families and one small well behaved pet welcome. No smoking anywhere in the property. Ample parking on private gated driveway. High chair, booster seat, travel cot provided. Room to store pushchairs, coats and boots in the Utility/Boot Room. Outside: Large sunny south facing garden. Spacious lawn and patio area with BBQ, table, chairs, parasol. Small planted ornamental pond covered with safety mesh. Children's playhouse, garden games available to use eg badminton, Boules, football net. Ample space within grounds to leave bikes. 4 children's body boards, crabbing lines/ nets, kites, buckets and spades, windbreak, beach tent, beach parasol, cool box and beach BBQ bucket for guests' use. Cleaning /Towels /Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, 1 hand towel, bath mat, tea towels & oven glove provided. From January 2018, bath/hand towel provided per guest. Duvets synthetic. Pillows mix of down & synthetic. Cleaned on Saturdays for weekly bookings and by arrangement for longer bookings


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Stylish Cosy Cottage On Suffolk Coastal Footpath 10 mins From Beach & Southwold
average rating of 4.90625 based on 33 reviews

All you want, everything you need, the place to be for Southwold Town and Beach.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely 3 bedroom character cottage with all amenities.

We were just two for a short break but would recommend this for a family stay just on the outskirts of Southwold - central to everywhere along this lovely English coast.

Footpath to beach in shorts or a stroll into town for an evening meal.

Plenty of space to park 2 or 3 cars and a secluded garden to relax in.

Lovely lounge area with lots of books, good Wifi and handy music centre in the kitchen diner.

The Owner is very friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy comfortable cottage great location to stroll up to southwold.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location to walk to southwold. House is comfortable with nice garden. Great lounge to sit and relax in . Kitchen well equipt . Overall very nice house. Would definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you had a wonderful time Vanessa and thanks so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. Elizabeth and Torben.
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Beautiful house with absolutely everything you could need. Really cosy and homely. Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here. Such an easy walk into southwold and very close to an excellent little shop. I loved how it had been done up inside and we really didn't want to leave. Was great to have off road parking and was extremely pet friendly. The owner was so kind and helpful that it was a really personal experience and we felt very welcome. Our pets loved it too and the garden is well fenced in so ideal for pets. I really appreciated the quiet location too. There's nothing I would actually change only that I wish we could have rented it long term! Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Marnie. We’re so glad you and your family loved staying at Sunnyside. Elizabeth
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Warm, cozy, very welcoming cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic communication from Elizabeth, the owner. Fully equipped, comfy beds, ample room for a family of 4-6 people n small dog, we spent Christmas here, it was a perfect getaway, highly recommend Sail loft and Coasters for dinners, Enzo’s looked good but need to book, the Lord Nelson and Red Lion are great, can take kids in and dogs welcome too. We walked to Walberswick, fab little village, tea room n a few shops, The Bell Inn was a fabulous pit stop where I enjoyed a couple of mulled wines, must also mention loved Adnams beer and especially their gins!

Highly recommend this cottage and a visit to Southwold!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Hina and Chris for your lovely review and glad you had a memorable Christmas in Southwold! Hope you welcome you again soon. Elizabeth
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Great location for access to Southwold and beyond

  • 5 of 5

Really welcoming accommodation with a cosy lounge (that was without even lighting the open fire) and the centre of Southwold is just a short walk away. There is a really informative guide provided by the owners highlighting some wonderful walks so go for more than 2 nights !

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely feedback Graham. It's great to know people enjoy their stay! Your family are welcome back any time. Thanks for being great guests. Elizabeth and Torben
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What a gem of a cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful, a cosy home from home which has even inspired us to redecorate our children's room in a nautical theme as our little boy loved the boats so much. The cottage was well equipped with plenty of books and games and kitchen equipment to use as well as things to use in the garden/on the beach. The village was quiet and welcoming with a village shop just up the road for all of your essentials on arrival. A short walk to Southwold meant you didn't have to worry about parking on busy days. Absolutely idyllic. It would be useful if a temporary stair gate could be fitted at the top of the staircase, we brought our own but it wasn't compatible with the width of the walls. Apart from that, there was a cot and highchair provided which made life with a little one very easy and we improvised at the top of the stairs. Such a beautiful place, could have stayed for much longer! Thank you so much for letting us stay! X

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melanie thank you for your lovely feedback. It's so nice to hear how much you enjoyed staying there and thanks for your feedback also on the stair gate which we'll look into. Hope to welcome you back to Sunnyside again soon! Elizabeth
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Nearest Airport
83 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blyth Hotel
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
Southwold Golf Club
Nearest Train
8.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Blyth Hotel
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
North Beach via footpath at the end of the drive
Car: not necessary


The beach is a 10-15 minute walk away, via a number of scenic routes. The Suffolk Coastal Footpath at the end of Sunnyside’s drive, takes you to North Beach, the Pier and promenade, via the marshes giving a panoramic view of Southwold’s colourful beach huts. Southwold Pier Beach (Blue Flag status May 2017) sweeps around into picturesque sand dunes and then to the working Harbour. Here there are fresh fish to buy, coastal boat trips, a seasonal foot ferry to Walberswick and crabbing sites.


Southwold is 10 minutes from the A12. Darsham the nearest train station (services from London Liverpool Street via Ipswich) is a 15 minute drive away and serviced by Southwold taxis or there is a bus service from Halesworth Station. Once in Southwold, a car is not essential as there are many beautiful places to visit within walking distance or by bike.


Southwold is a 10 minute walk away. Walberswick is 5 miles by road or a 3 mile walk or cycle via the Harbour footbridge. Dunwich Heath & Minsmere RSPB reserve 20 minutes drive. Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings Concert Hall are 35 minutes drive. Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge and Orford are 45 minutes drive. Norwich and Ipswich are under an hour away.

Further Details:

The village shop sells a wide range of goods (locally produced speciality bread, locally sourced meats, fresh fruit and vegetables, a wide range of groceries, wine, beer and newspapers). Southwold has 2 supermarkets as well as a fantastic range of independent food shops, delis and bakeries selling artisan bread. There are many fantastic restaurants and cafes or try the super fish and chips. Adnams have numerous pubs selling their famous locally produced beer. We would recommend The Harbour, The Bell in Walberswick and The Nelson ('The Nelly') in Southwold. There are several banks and cash points..

Southwold has so much to do! Swimming and surfing in the sea, crabbing, painting, cycling along the many bridleways, exploring the nature reserves, golf, tennis and skate park as well as beautiful coastal or inland walks. The boutique and antique shops and the market (Monday and Thursday) make Southwold town a buzzing place to be.

The summer Maize Maze on the main road into Southwold will delight children as will the nearby Africa Alive safari park Kessingland, the outdoor Lido pool in Beccles, the indoor pool at Bungay with a flume and Bewilderwood (The Curious Treehouse Adventure) near Norwich which we can highly recommend.

Beccles the 'Southern Gateway to the Norfolk Broads' is about 20 minutes drive away. There are cinemas in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth as well as the Southwold Electric Picture Palace showing seasonal art house films.

The area is steeped in history including such attractions as Sutton Hoo (National Trust), Framlingham and Orford Castles (English Heritage). Southwold holds an annual Literature Festival (November) and hosts an annual summer theatre. The Latitude Festival (family friendly, music, comedy, performance art, literature, debate) is held at nearby Henham Park each July. The Aldeburgh Music Festival is held in June at Snape Maltings.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Southwold, East of England

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
15 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Spring 2018
12 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
May Half Term 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
October Half Term 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Pre Christmas 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 2018/2019
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
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 £80

Booking Notes:
Please contact me directly by email or phone to check availability. A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking and the balance is due 8 weeks before arrival. An additional refundable £100 damage deposit is required.Weekly bookings run from Saturday to Saturday.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Saturday (for weekly bookings). Sunnyside will be available from 4 pm. Please vacate by 10 am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week (7 nights) and in UK sterling. Weekend breaks (2-3 nights) out of peak season from £225. Four nights charged at 85% of weekly price. Five nights at 90%. Six nights at 95%.

Discounts will be considered for last minute bookings as well as booking requests for nights less than the stated minimum.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations before payment of the final balance, will result in the loss of the booking deposit. Cancellations after payment of the final balance, will result in the loss of the full amount. If we are able to re-let Sunnyside for the same dates and at the same rate, we will refund 75% of the booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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