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Apostle Cottage, Southwold

Southwold, Suffolk (Ref. 1116856)

3.6

Best of Suffolk rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Nick

    “I didn't want to leave this review but I'm so annoyed with the reaction to my reasonable comments/ complaint to Sykes Cottages that I feel compelled to make the effort to expand on here.”

    The cottage is in central Southwold and nicely furnished. However, none of the cottage details on Sykes' website (or any other reviews) happen to mention that the bells at the adjacent church ring on the hour, every hour, 24 hours a day. That's twelve chimes at midnight, four chimes at 4am etc. It wouldn't be so bad if the property had double (or secondary) glazing and/or black out curtains - the flimsy see-through blinds in the main bedroom along with single glazing meant we may as well have ...

    The cottage is in central Southwold and nicely furnished. However, none of the cottage details on Sykes' website (or any other reviews) happen to mention that the bells at the adjacent church ring on the hour, every hour, 24 hours a day. That's twelve chimes at midnight, four chimes at 4am etc. It wouldn't be so bad if the property had double (or secondary) glazing and/or black out curtains - the flimsy see-through blinds in the main bedroom along with single glazing meant we may as well have been trying to sleep in a tent in the church grounds. During a 7 night stay I think the most sleep I managed to get was about 3 hours. Some "holiday". I reported this back to Sykes Cottages who took 9 days to respond, simply telling me "as this is an external disturbance and has nothing to do with the overall of property (sic) we wouldn't look to compensate you nor would the owner of the property" (I wonder how they know the owner's thoughts?). They go on to say "Also please be aware that the rental contract for the property is with the owner of the property and not Sykes Cottages as we are solely the booking agent". Fantastic customer service there and of course I will never be booking through Sykes again. If the property owner reads this feel free to contact me with your thoughts.

    - Nick, June 2024

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x king-size (zip/link), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Central heating and open fire
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with FreeSat, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Rear courtyard garden, patio furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

The hall flows through to the attractive bespoke kitchen at the back of the house has a separate dining area with door to the courtyard and wet room – ideal for a shower after the beach. The cottage is opposite Bartholomew Green with St Edmunds’ Church, considered to be one of Suffolk’s finest churches, to the side and both can be seen from the beautiful bay windows in the living room and the master bedroom on the first floor. Additional accommodation consists of a single room and zip and link bed which can be made into twin or king-size with the bathroom located for easy access from all three bedrooms. A secluded courtyard style garden at the back has a bistro-style table and four chairs. There is no allocated parking for the cottage, however you can park for an hour opposite or in a bay by the church which is unrestricted on a first come basis. Ground Floor Step up to the porch with original floor tiles and part glazed door to the entrance hall with original wooden floorboards and stairs to the first floor. There’s a door to the living room and the hall leads directly to the dining/kitchen. Living Room A pleasant light room with bay window seat where you can sit and enjoy the view of Bartholomew Green and offset views of St Edmunds Church, reputed to be one of Suffolk’s finest churches. There’s ample space to relax in the two leather sofas and enjoy a fire in the original working fireplace with tiled hearth and cast iron insert; equipment includes a flat-screen TV with FreeSat channels. Kitchen An extremely stylish bespoke kitchen with wooden worktops; equipped with Bosch electric oven, ceramic hob with extractor, under counter fridge and separate freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. The dining area at the side is ideal for meals with friends and family with a hand made a wooden table with two benches and two chairs. A stable door opens to the courtyard. Wet Room Conveniently located next to the back door so ideal for a quick shower after a trip to the beach, there’s a walk-in shower, basin, and WC. First floor The carpeted stairs lead to a landing with the three bedrooms, all with original wooden floors, and the bathroom opening off it. Master bedroom Beautiful bright bedroom with bay window overlooking Bartholomew Green & with offset views of St Edmunds Church. The original fireplace with cast iron inset is a feature as are the original lime-washed floorboards. A bespoke king size bed sits between bedside cabinets and there’s a wardrobe with drawers and hanging space plus an upholstered chair. King Size zip link bedroom At the back of the house with view over the rooftops towards the Lighthouse, this room has the original feature fireplace with cast iron insert, is furnished with hand made oak king size zip link beds which can be configured into two 2'6" singles on request. There’s a bedside table and wardrobe. Single bedroom A good sized single room with a distant view of the Lighthouse from the window; beautifully furnished with a single bed and chest of drawers. Bathroom Modern bathroom comprising of bath with shower rose over, low-level WC, pedestal wash basin with heated towel rail. The window gives natural light. Outside Apostle Cottage is tucked away in a cul de sac next to the beautiful St Edmunds Church with Bartholomew Green in front making this one of the quieter locations in central Southwold. To the rear of the property is a small courtyard area from where you can see both the church and the lighthouse. Pedestrian access to adjoining properties. There’s no allocated parking for the cottage, however there are usually spaces outside the cottage restricted to an hour’s parking and there are bays next to the church with unrestricted parking on a first come basis.

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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

SOUTHWOLD

Lowestoft 13.4 miles; Ipswich 35.1 miles

Southwold is a seaside town situated along the East Suffolk coast within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and resting between Lowestoft and Ipswich. Southwold is known as the home of Adnams Brewery which was established in the town in 1872 and it also has its own lighthouse, a museum and a picturesque pier which has a selection of colourful beach huts and which plays host to the regular Southwold Model Yacht regatta. The town boasts a number of excellent restaurants and eateries with a particular nod to its seaside location so there is always plenty of seafood and fish on the menu. Southwold has some fantastic independent shops, boutiques, galleries and pubs which are great for a browse and to stock up on essentials for your holiday. Just outside Southwold there are a number of great attractions for the whole family including Africa Alive Zoological Reserve, RSPB Minsmere and Dunwich Museum as well as scenic towns such as Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Leiston and Lowestoft to visit.

Note: The king-size (zip/link) bed can be a 2'6" twin on request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas