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Rest Cottage

Southwold, Suffolk Coast
Original Cottages

This property is managed by our sister brand Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Highchair available
Travel Cot available
Towels included
Romantic
Internet access
Downstairs bathroom
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • A cosy yet bright cottage located in the heart of this popular coastal town
  • French boutique-style interiors with many original features, such as exposed wooden beams
  • Shared courtyard garden with outdoor furniture for al fresco dining in the fresh sea air

Property code: OC-REST

This chic, unusually spacious cottage is located just off the high street in Southwold and provides a warm welcome for couples or solo travellers holidaying in this idyllic seaside town. All the attractions including the working lighthouse, beach huts, award-winning pier, busy harbour, cliff top cannon and, of course, the long sandy beach combine to make Southwold a quintessentially English resort town. The beach runs for over a mile alongside rows of the famous Southwold beach huts to the pier which houses gift shops, a boardwalk cafe and the bizarre ‘Under the Pier Show’. The town is steeped in maritime history, and its museum and Sailor's Reading Room provides a fascinating insight into the town's past. the high street is the perfect location for some retail therapy alongside cafes and restaurants that serve quality food washed down with local ale. Take in the sights of the harbour and walk along the banks of the River Blyth, where you will find the bridge or foot ferry that will take you across the estuary to Walberswick. Surrounded by heath and marshland, Walberswick is home to a village green, tea rooms, pubs, craft, art and gifts shops. Wander at your leisure, watching local fisherman land their catch or have a go at crabbing yourself, a favourite pastime for visitors and locals alike. Further afield, visit the picturesque village of Thorpeness (16 miles) with its mock-Tudor-style houses and wonderful man-made lake known as the Meare. Take a rowing boat out on the lake and explore the Peter Pan-themed islands and enjoy the sound of tranquil waters lapping against the hull.

In a quiet town centre location, this charming home adjoins a larger property which together were once one house. French patio doors open into the wood-panelled kitchen/diner, complete with everything you’d need for a dinner for two and even space for a couple of guests. The hallway leads to a spacious living room with sofa seating, exposed wooden beams overhead and a decorative feature fireplace. There is also a cloakroom on the ground floor. A large light-filled bedroom with a king-sized bed can be found on the first floor, alongside a stylish panelled bathroom.

The courtyard garden, shared with the adjoining property, is where you will find an outdoor table and chairs, perfect for a morning coffee in the fresh Southwold air.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, and WC
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Welcome pack
  • Travel cot, highchair
  • TV
  • Shared courtyard garden with table and chairs
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Pub and beach 100 metres, shop 20 metres
  • One Well behaved Dog Welcome 
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 1 dog allowed. Additional charges may apply

Fleur Chorlton

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Fleur.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris, 11th November 2023

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Reviewed by Richard, 26th October 2023

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Reviewed by Rosemary, 14th October 2023

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A lovely centrally located cottage with a garage is a good thing to have in an area with very limited parking facilities.

Reviewed by Philip, 9th October 2023

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Reviewed by Carol, 7th October 2023

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Reviewed by Gillian, 1st October 2023

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Reviewed by Ann, 17th September 2023

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Reviewed by Paul, 4th September 2023

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Reviewed by Ann, 5th August 2023

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Reviewed by Beverley, 23rd July 2023

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Reviewed by Vivienne, 10th July 2023

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The property is ideally located, close to beach and shops. It was very clean and nicely decorated. The garage was very useful, although the door is a bit difficult and really needs some attention. We did need to call out the maintenance team for a flood in the hallway due to a blocked drain, but they came out promptly with towels to dry it up. The Read moreoperative was very helpful as I mentioned we had no corkscrew (we brought wine with us) and he went and bought one for the us/the cottage. The only disappointment was we had no welcome pack which was mentioned in the cottage details and commented on by previous people on how appreciative they were of it! Hide

Reviewed by Fiona, 25th June 2023

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Beautifully decorated cottage in ideal location, right in the centre of Southwold & within very easy walking distance to all the shops, pier, beach & harbour.

Reviewed by David, 11th June 2023

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In the main, we were happy to have stayed at Rest Cottage with a few exceptions. First, and most important, the hot water was scalding hot. Not just hot, but scalding. There were no warning signs. It is beyond dangerous and needs urgent action. No radio in the kitchen seemed a bit mean to us. And finally, the owner might consider taking the toasterRead more along to The Antiques Roadshow. Joking apart, please get the hot water fixed or signposted. It's an accident waiting to happen. Thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Philip, 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Gil, 24th May 2023

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Ideal location, secure car parking, within walking distance of the sea, sand, shops and pubs.

Reviewed by Ian, 1st May 2023

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Reviewed by Elizabeth, 22nd April 2023

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Reviewed by Paul, 4th April 2023

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Very comfortable cottage in the heart of Southwold, excellent location from which to explore the area. Lovely soft bedding, slept like a dream after long beautiful walks!

Reviewed by Susan, 1st April 2023

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Rest Cottage is ideally situated in Southwold, the bonus is it has a parking space/garage. Its quirky in layout with the bathroom on the ground floor but there is a toilet a few steps down from the bedroom which is beautifully large.with lots of hanging/ drawer space. The towels are large and fluffy. The kitchen is well equipped with fridge freeRead morezer and dishwasher. Lots of books available and some games especially a solitaire board. A smart tv would be nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Jim, 22nd March 2023

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Ideally situated, close to the seaside, the shops and inland walks. Lots of space for two people and very comfortable. Very helpful to have a garage for parking the car, though the access is quite tight. Really appreciated the welcome 'goodie bag'.

Reviewed by Rebecca, 23rd October 2022

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Reviewed by Teresa, 10th October 2022

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Reviewed by David, 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous, 1st October 2022

Fantastic house, stay and weather!

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