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Situated In The Centre Of Southwold-A Bright, Cosy & Comfy Flat with Parking



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
Apartment in Southwold, Suffolk, England - Well-equipped Self-catering Apartment In A Highly Sought After Location Close To Sea Front

Sleeps 4/6. Two bedroom bright, clean and quiet first floor apartment in the heart of Southwold's picturesque high street. Close to the beach. Dedicated off-street parking at entrance to apartment. Children catered for. Ideal for year round breaks. Restaurants, pubs, tea rooms, shops, banks and the beach all within five minute walk. Beautiful 9 hole golf course nearby. Free unlimited wifi. Flatscreen digital TV/DVD in living room and TV in main bedroom. Suitable for those with allergies - wood floors, eco cleaning products used, no smoking or pets, new Hypnos mattresses. Recently renovated to a high standard, this apartment is both modern and comfortable.

The apartment is ideally suited to a maximum of 4 guests but can accommodate 2 more small children on the small double sofa bed in the living room. This is a new high-quality sofa bed with a comfortable mattress.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

Jonathan and Catherine purchased 53a High Street in February 2015. Jonathan is originally from Suffolk and used to come to Southwold regularly as a child. Catherine is from Canada but has lived in the UK for over 20 years, and in Suffolk for the last 10 years. Our children love to play on the beach, go crabbing and buy fresh fish from the harbour.

Originally, the building was a shop known as Hurrs which sold fishing tackle, leather goods and all sorts of other curiosities from 1896 to 1971. When it closed down, an Optician’s opened up.

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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was a real find. It is very well equipped with just about everything one could ask for. It was immaculately clean and the beds were very comfortable. Would highly recommend and hope to stay here again ourselves if we visit Southwold in the future.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

We live nearby in Wenhaston, 10 minutes' drive away. We come to Southwold all the time and have a business there. Southwold is such a unique place - a beautiful town with a gorgeous beach and lots of great shopping.

Activity and Interests


The cottage is less than five minutes’ walk along the high street to Southwold's outstanding sandy beaches with colourful beach huts. Southwold is a stunning Victorian town with excellent restaurants, cafes & pubs. There are many high-quality independent clothing & gift shops as well as art & craft galleries and excellent food shops and markets. There are many village greens and a very large common with views over the sea. The harbour, selling fresh fish, is a short drive or 20 minute walk away.


Norwich/Airport 31 miles, 1 hour

Stansted Airport 84 miles, 1 hour 45 mins

The nearest rail stations are at Darsham and Halesworth, 9 miles away or 15 minutes’ drive. These go to London Liverpool Street. There is bus service from Halesworth Station to Southwold but it doesn't meet every train arrival or departure - please ask for details.

It is a 1 hour 30 minutes' drive to Harwich where there is a ferry service to Holland.


Halesworth – 15 mins drive

Dunwich – 15 mins drive

RSPB Minsmere – 20 mins drive

Aldeburgh/Thorpeness – 30 mins drive

Beccles – 30 mins drive

Snape – 30 mins drive

Framlingham - 30 mins drive

Norwich - 1 hour drive

One of the great pleasures of Southwold is that there is so much of interest in the town that once you arrive you can leave your car and walk everywhere.

Further Details:

The harbour offers a variety of boat trips all year round on the Coastal Voyager. There is a rowing boat ferry in high season or small foot bridge you can cross over to get to Walberswick, with its fabulous beach and two great pubs. Southwold has a unique ‘Picture Palace’ cinema. The professional Summer Theatre runs from July to September. There is a Literature Festival every November and the Southwold Arts Festival in late June/early July.

Halesworth is a small, friendly market town with pedestrian high street and independent shops, 15 minutes’ drive away.

Africa Alive in Kessingland, is an African-themed wildlife discovery centre, about 15 minutes’ drive away.

Dunwich is a small village with a big history. Most of the village has disappeared due to coastal erosion and there is a small museum where you can learn about its history. There is also a pub, fish & chip/tea room in the beach car park and a tea room on your way in. Further along is Dunwich Heath, a National Trust property with a café, small shop and lots of great walks on the beach or in the heath. Dunwich is about 15 minutes’ drive away.

RSPB Minsmere, one of the UK’s premiere bird watching sites is about 20 minutes’ drive away.

Aldeburgh is a beautiful coastal town on the River Alde, known for its Blue Flag shingle beach, fishermen’s huts selling fresh fish, numerous art galleries and fantastic independent shops. You should also visit Moot Hall. It is also famous for its fish & chips. It’s about 30 minutes by car.

Thorpeness, just outside of Aldeburgh, features a large family boating lake, windmill and the House in the Clouds near the golf course.

Framlingham has a fantastic medieval castle, 30 minutes' drive.

Snape Maltings is internationally famous for its concert hall and performing arts. It also has great shopping and eating. There are also short walks from here, or longer walks to Aldeburgh along the river. It’s about 35 minutes' drive.


Rental rates

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14 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
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28 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
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20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
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3 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
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10 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
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24 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
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31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
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21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
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26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
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2 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
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21 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
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Rate 32
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please see the calendar for availability and email/call to request. We will send out a booking form to be signed (electronic signature accepted) along with a 20% deposit to confirm booking, payable by bank transfer or cheque. When these are received and funds have cleared, we will mark the booking as confirmed. Full payment is required six weeks before the booking begins. When this clears, we will send out directions and information about the handover of keys.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday, flexible in low season. Arrival is after 4pm and departure by 10am. This can be flexible by prior arrangement if there are no other bookings so please ask if you would like this.

Notes on prices:
Please note that in 2016, changeover will start and end on Tuesday for Christmas and New Year bookings (20-27 December 2016 and 27 December-3 January 2017).

NOTE ON QUOTES: Owners Direct are now giving out quotes. Unfortunately quotes on short stays do not include cleaning and laundry costs as these are only incorporated into weekly stays. Therefore, you will need to add £60 to any Owners Direct quote for a stay less than 7 nights. Sorry for confusion but the website does not currently allow this to be managed any other way. (Example: if you are quoted £300 by Owners Direct for a 3 night stay, the actual cost will be £360. This does not apply to weekly bookings. If you are unsure please email me and I can give you the exact cost).

Please see the calendar for availability and email/call to request. We will send out a booking form and require a 20% deposit to confirm booking, payable by bank transfer or cheque. When these are received and funds have cleared, we will mark the booking as confirmed. Full payment is required six weeks before the booking begins. When this clears, we will send a final confirmation and entry info

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From the Owner

The property is right in the centre of Southwold so it's very central, yet very quiet. The apartment is above a shop. The beach is less than five minutes' walk down the picturesque high street. The apartment has two bedrooms, but also a new and very comfortable sofabed, bought from Highly Sprung Sofas in London with a proper mattress. You can keep the sheets on it all of the time so it's very convenient. It's a small double so suitable for one or two small children.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town


  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • 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
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom was renovated in 2012. There is a WC, hand basin and small bath with a shower, heated towel rail and a triple soap dispenser containing shampoo, conditioner & body soap. A small bar of new, wrapped hand soap is provided. There is a skylight so it is nice and bright.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is a double bedroom with bedside tables, lamps, dressing table & chair, built in closet, television, hairdryer, safe. Bedroom 2 has two twin beds, bedside table with lamp, chair, built in closet, travel cot & high chair in closet. Wood floors.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: This is a small apartment. We accept a maximum of four adults. If six people were to stay here, at least two of them should be small children (under 6). The apartment is suitable for people with allergies. We have painted the property using Ecos VOC-free paints so there is no odour. We have installed wood flooring throughout the property with area rugs which are regularly cleaned. No pets are accepted and smoking is forbidden. Eco cleaning products are provided for use. We provide a high chair, travel cot with sheets, changing pad, children's dishes and cups, buckets/spades and a selection of games, toys, books & DVDs for children. There is also use of a Radio Flyer Pathfinder wagon which is fantastic for pulling two children or your beach provisions. Welcome pack provided. Outside: This is a first floor flat with a small garden which can be used as such or as a parking space. It is not fully enclosed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality linen and towels are provided. The flat is cleaned once every week using eco clearning products and the linen is changed at the same time. Beach towels can be rented at an extra cost. Other: There is a very useful, private entrance hall downstairs where you can leave bikes, pushchairs, buckets and spades, fishing roads, wellies & other outside paraphernalia. There is a Radio Flyer wagon with two seats or can be used to tow children or beach provisions. There is a bag full of children's beach toys available for use.

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