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7 Church Street, Southwold

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets? YES

Main Features


7 Church Street is a quintessential seaside self-catering cottage with a secluded garden which has been beautifully restored for Best of Suffolk guests to enjoy. 7 Church Street is a Grade II listed property which dates back the early 1700's, built by French Huguenots escaping from France to avoid Religious persecution. The main structure of the property is made from oak beams which were salvaged from ships, and supported by local red brick. The property is located in an excellent position for Southwold’s fashionable high street and just a couple of minutes walk to the beach and sea, the owners are successfully combining contemporary luxury with period features, including an inglenook fireplace and a wonderful beamed ceiling.

Sleeps 4 | 1 Double | 1 Twin | 1 Bathroom

What our guests say

"Amazing week spent her in this gorgeous cottage. We felt immediately at home and it's a perfect base for lovely walks and exploring.  Brilliantly well equipped and cosy.  The best placed we've stayed in on all our trips to Southwold". - April 2022

" A lovely four days here.  Sorry we had to go.  A very beautiful cottage" - May 2022

"We've had a really relaxing stay in this beautiful cottage. The location is ideal and the cottage is equipped with everything we needed. Thanks" January 2022

''We've had an amazing time in your beautiful cottage! We loved the house and the area and we hope to be back very soon!'' - May, 2021

''Beautiful cottage! First escape of 2021 and a very lovely one too. Some gorgeous sunsets on the beach, good walks and lots of home cooked food in this cosy cottage in the evenings. Perfect!!'' - April, 2021 

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7 Church Street at Southwold

On the ground floor there’s a wonderful open-plan living room leading through to the kitchen/breakfast room, with a delightful garden room at the back which has a door to the garden. The family bathroom is also on the ground floor and accommodation on the first floor comprises a double and a twin room, both with original oak floors and exposed ceiling timbers and charmingly furnished.

7 Church Street is a Grade II listed property which dates back the early 1700's, built by French Huguenots escaping from France to avoid Religious persecution. The main structure of the property is made from oak beams which were salvaged from ships, and supported by local red brick.

Ground floor
The ground floor of 7 Church Street is open plan with an oak floor running throughout; offering a great space for friends and family to enjoy each other’s company.

Living Room
Guests are welcomed from directly into this charming room from Church Street. The room retains wonderful period features with the handsome inglenook brick fireplace housing a wood burner and exposed ceiling timbers. The owners have furnished it in a contemporary style with comfortable sofa, two armchairs and coffee table it is equipped with a Smart TV with DVD, Freeview, iPlayer and iPod docking station. A corner cupboard is ideal for storing coats and muddy or sandy footwear.

An open door frame nicely divides the living area from the kitchen and there is an additional opening above the butler’s sink, allowing the ‘scullery maid’ to chat to guests whilst preparing a meal!

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
Beautifully fitted with painted wooden units and oak work surfaces, the kitchen is well equipped with integrated slimline dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, washer/dryer, wine cooler and freestanding microwave. The chef of the family can prepare meals on the dual fuel cooker with electric oven and separate rotisserie, five ring gas hob plus extractor fan, and a circular table with four chairs are provided for guests wishing to enjoy breakfast or dine in the comfort of the cottage.

The room is particularly light with a skylight and opening into the garden room/conservatory.

Garden Room
This is a great place to relax with a book at any time of the year. A door opens onto the garden for the summer months and the room is fully heated and double glazed so ideal in winter too, with conservatory-style sloping roof and wall of windows giving ample light. There are a couple of cane chairs and a footstool.

Family bathroom
This ground floor bathroom has a tiled floor and a panelled bath with wall mounted shower above plus shower screen, WC, small washbasin, and heated towel rail.

First floor
A door opens from the living room directly onto the original wooden, steep and angled stairs with handrail, leading to the first-floor landing with sloping ceiling. Both the double and twin rooms open off the landing and the first floor has the original oak floor running throughout. There is a blanket chest for owners’ storage exclusively.

Master bedroom
This charming dual aspect bedroom has views over Church Street and the garden. It's furnished with a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, plus a built-in wardrobe and ornate chest of drawers with mirror, giving ample storage space.

Twin bedroom
This cosy twin has plenty of character with a stained glass window onto the landing, it’s beams and brick fireplace housing a chest of drawers. Furnished with twin beds with metal frames and a bedside unit with lamp, the room has a window overlooking the garden.

7 Church Street is a mid-terraced holiday cottage on a relatively quiet street near the heart of Southwold. There is no allocated parking however, guests can offload outside the cottage where there are single yellow lines and park in a nearby car park, where short stay passes are available, or on a nearby road where there is unrestricted parking.

At the rear of the cottage is a small delightful gravelled garden where guests can relax and enjoy the sea air with a beautiful wooden table and four chairs - perfect for dining alfresco. The garden is surrounded by a painted fence giving privacy; there are attractive planted pots, a shed for the owner’s use and a gate giving access to a rear walkway

Whats Included?

All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, heating and electricity, plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.

This contemporary terraced self-catering holiday cottage is equipped with gas central heating and appliances include a TV with Freeview, DVD, iplayer, ipod docking station and CD player. The kitchen is well equipped with integrated fridge with freezer compartment, win cooler electric oven and separate rotisserie, gas hob with five rings, washer/dryer, slim line dishwasher and a free standing microwave.

A travel cot and high chair are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.
7 Church Street is located just a few minutes walk from Southwold high street which has a great choice of excellent restaurants and cafes, as well as a range of galleries and independent shops, including bakeries, delicatessens, butchers and convenience stores. Home to Adnams Brewery, the town boasts many great pubs, including The Lord Nelson where you can try a range of Adnams bitters.

Southwold’s sandy beach is a couple of minutes away, adorned with a string of colourful beach huts that lead along to Southwold Pier at one end and towards Southwold Harbour at the other end.

There is a pretty walk through the harbour and over a footbridge to the picture-postcard village of Walberswick, home to two good pubs (The Anchor and The Bell) and a long sandy beach. Fresh fish can be bought from the fishermen’s huts along the harbour.

The area boasts a wide variety of attractions, amongst which are the renowned RSPB bird sanctuary Minsmere, many countryside and coastal walks and the internationally renowned Aldeburgh Music Festival.
A small and well-behaved dog is welcome downstairs. If you wish to bring a dog it must be mentioned at the time of booking on the booking form and is subject to our conditions of booking. If you would like to bring more than one well-behaved dog, please contact Best of Suffolk for the owner’s approval, including an additional charge.

Sorry, no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers.

Please note that 7 Church Street is a period cottage with the original stairs which are steep and angular, so may not be suitable for guests with a mobility problem, although a handrail has been installed.

Once you have filled out the online booking form, you will be given the option to pay by credit or debit card, or by BACs transfer. A 25% deposit is requested at the time of your booking to secure your booking. The balance and a returnable good housekeeping deposit are due six weeks before your holiday commences. Please click here to see our full terms and conditions of booking

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