Super self-catering accommodation for six close to beach and town centre

A comfortable, well equipped, centrally heated Victorian family home with accommodation for six in Southwold, Suffolk.

It is located in one of Southwold's prime residential roads and is managed by the owner, Vivien Tolfree.

The beach with the famous pier is just around the corner. The lighthouse and Sole Bay Inn (Adnams) are at the end of the road. Shops and Market Place are just a few minutes' stroll away.

  • Children welcome but - sorry - no smokers and no pets.
  • Spacious, fully equipped family kitchen/dining room
  • Dishwasher, washing machine, microwave
  • Cosy sitting room with woodburner, TV/DVD/Video/Freeview.
  • Wi-fi
  • Big, bright master bedroom
  • Bed linen and bath-towels included in the price (please bring your own beach towels)
  • Modern bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. Additional separate toilet
  • Short breaks may be available out of season


At the end of Stradbroke Road is our famous lighthouse, the Sole Bay Inn selling perfect Adnams from the brewery across the street, and an old-fashioned corner shop. Apart from the beach there's lots for families to do in the vicinity - such as crabbing at the harbour, Southwold Museum, Africa Alive, the Southwold Maize Maze and climbing the lighthouse.



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Appliances are not guaranteed in the event of breakdown but every effort will be made to remedy faults as quickly as possible. Unlimited wifi is now available at no extra charge. If you require a high chair, please let the owner know.


Gas central heating throughout. A small log-burning stove is provided in the sitting room. Smokeless fuel and logs are usually on sale from the Co-op in the Market Place.

Linen & cleaning

Duvets, pillows,bedlinen and bath towels are provided and included in the price but you will need to bring your own beach towels etc. Please supply mattress protection, as appropriate, for small children. Our cleeaner visits betwen lets but we do ask you, please, on the day of departure, to leave the house clean and tidy, paying particular attention to kitchen and bathroom.

Guest comments

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"Here we are again - 6th visit - enjoying our week in this well equipped, comfortable and roomy house." CLICK PHOTO

'Fantastic location'

"Very comfortable and lots of room for everyone. Fantastic location, right next to the beach" CLICK PHOTO

'Great House'

"Fantastic to be back in this great house in Southwold. Love the art and books!" CLICK PHOTO

'Central for everything'

"Lovely, comfortable house and central for everything - pier, crabbing, sailing, beach... Oh, and beer!" CLICK PHOTO


"Spacious, comfortable home. I'm sure we'll be back." CLICK PHOTO

'Such a great time'

"Our first time in Southwold. I brought my Mum on our first holiday together and we had such a great time." CLICK PHOTO

Conditions of booking

Number of guests
No more than six people (non-smokers only) are permitted to stay in the property. The number must be entered on the booking form and must not be exceeded. An exception may be made in the case of small babies sleeping in cots.

We reserve the right to terminate the hire without notice and without refund for a breach of this condition.

Wi-fi connection is available free, with unlimited usage but service is not guaranteed.

Not guaranteed in the event of breakdown but we will do our best to repair or replace as quickly as posiible.

Pets are not accepted. For the sake of guests with allergies, no exceptions can be made to this rule.

No smoking is permitted in any part of the house.

To secure your booking you must request a booking form and return it, duly completed, together with a non-returnable deposit of 20% of the total holiday rental within five days of your telephone/email reservation. We will hold the property for you for those five days only. The balance of the rental is due 28 days before the start of your holiday.

Collection and return of keys
The property will be available from 3 pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10.00 am on the day of departure. Keys may be collected between 3 pm and 4 pm from the owner's house (2 minutes' walk away) and returned on departure.

Should the holiday be cancelled, every effort will be made to re-let the property but, if this is not possible, you will be liable for the full cost of the holiday. If we are able to relet the property, then your deposit will be refunded less an administration charge of £30.00. It is recommended that you take out holiday insurance.

Bed linen and towels are included in the price but you will need to bring your own beach towels. Please supply mattress protection in the case of small children.

Windows and doors must be kept securely closed and locked at all times when you are not in the property.

Please contact Vivien Tolfree (01502 722582) to report any damage or breakages which occur during your holiday. Damage over £10 will be charged

We do not accept any liability for loss, damage, injury or accident to the tenant or any of the party, or to their property.


call 01502 722582 or email



Rents and availability

Weekly rents 2018 - 2019

Saturday to Saturday. Short lets (min 3 nights) are available outside holiday periods..

Please contact Viv Tolfree for prices and availability




call 01502 722582 or email