Southwold is one of Suffolk’s most picturesque seaside towns. Our selection of holiday cottages to rent in Southwold are all near to the Adnams Brewery and offer many places of interest to visit, including the elegant pier, the harbour, a lighthouse and more! With so many cafes, shops and restaurants to choose from, self catering in Southwold couldn’t be easier. Be sure to check out the fantastic pier at Southwold, located near to our holiday cottages.
Holidays in Southwold
Southwold lies in a beautiful area of Suffolk, sitting on a hill with the sea on one side and the Blyth Valley and Buss Creek on the others. This has meant that the town has limited development potential and therefore retained its traditional charm.
The town is popular throughout the year, with winter especially being a time for cosy pub lunches, bracing beach walks and the opportunity to wander around the town and shops without the summer hustle and bustle.
Southwold is famous for its beach huts that line the promenade, some of which we have available for rent. Southwold’s beach is well maintained and regularly wins blue flag status, so it’ll be a hit with the whole family.
Further along the seafront is the Victorian pier, home to quirky arcade machines, a water clock, restaurants, cafes and stunning views from the far end. The town lighthouse is also worth a visit; built in 1890 it stands 101 feet above the town, with a beacon reaching 17 miles out to sea. If you climb to the very top, you’ll be rewarded with views across the town and beyond.
Within the town, Southwold offers an impressive selection of pubs, restaurants and shops to explore and enjoy. With such great choice, self-catering holidays in Southwold cottages couldn’t be easier.
Our Self-catering Southwold Suffolk Cottages
Self-catering accommodation in Southwold Suffolk is easy to find with Best of Suffolk. We have 46 cottages to rent in Southwold town alone, ranging in size from sleeping 2 people up to 12. If you need a little more space, we have other large properties within this area that can sleep over 20 people! We also have a number of cottages in Southwold with sea view, what more could you ask for?!
Cottage Holidays in Southwold to suit your needs
We’re confident that we have the right cottages in Southwold Suffolk to suit the needs of you and your family.
Many of our properties have additional facilities such as swimming pool, wi-fi, open fire, ground floor bedroom and bathroom and low occupancy discounts are possible. We have a number of luxury and unique cottages to rent in Southwold, including romantic retreats, barn conversions and historic Grade II listed holiday homes. Read on to see some of our best Southwold self catering holiday accommodation.
Southwold Beach Cottages
If the beach is calling, choose one of our cottages in Southwold with sea view, such as:
The Pink House – This large holiday homes sleeps 12 people and is a short walk from the town centre or Southwold’s sandy beach. The owner’s beach hut Windrush can also be rented with a 10% discount (subject to availability). Typical of many Southwold properties, the pink house is a Victorian terrace, but has been completely modernised inside and equipped with state of the art appliances.
3 The Sandlings – is a small contemporary property, very close to Southwold Pier and the beach. Ultra luxurious, it features a sizable master bedroom with separate dressing room and both bathroom and shower rooms. Downstairs is open plan, with a south facing courtyard garden and private parking. If you’re looking for Southwold holiday cottages with added luxury, 3 The Sandlings is perfect for a romantic Suffolk getaway.
These two apartments can be booked separately or as a pair, offering a total occupancy of 12. Set mid-terrace on Trinity Street, these holidays homes are just steps away from the beach and Southwold’s high street.
Kestrel is on the ground floor, hosting 2 bedrooms and a landscaped garden to the rear. Osprey is on the first and second floors, with four bedrooms. The owners of both properties have children themselves and as such, have gone to great lengths to ensure both Kestrel and Osprey are extremely child and baby friendly and that parents can pack light for their holiday. An extensive list of baby equipment can be requested, including safety gates, travel cot, highchair, baby bath, monitor, steriliser, crockery and cutlery…the list goes on!
In addition, local beauty and holistic therapist Amanda Smith is available for a range of spa treatments that can be carried out within the holiday homes.
Dog friendly Southwold cottages
Can’t bear the thought of a holiday without the family dog? Neither could we, so we’ve ensured there are plenty of dog friendly cottages in Southwold, such as:
The Old House and Cottage – with plenty of room for both a large family and pets, the Old House and Cottage are two separate properties connect together to sleep 10 people. The Old House is an impressive and spacious home, featuring 4 bedrooms, reading room, drawing room and dining room. There is also a Garden Room, complete with bar billiards table, garden furniture, bbq and drinks fridge.
The Cottage is a little more cosy, yet still spacious enough for two people. Both properties have open fires, access to a good sized garden and off-road parking.
Parsley Cottage – a lovely period holiday cottage in the heart of Southwold town, close to the High Street, lighthouse and Adnams Brewery. The cottage is adjacent to the famous Sole Bay Inn, named after the Battle of Sole Bay in 1672. Parsley Cottage is just a few yards from the beach, making it perfect for early morning dog walks (or a swim!) The cottage sleeps 4 people and also has an outdoor seating area at the front; perfect to sit and watch the world go by.
Pebbles Cottage – a charming mid-terrace holiday cottage, perfect for couples and their furry friends! Pebbles cottage has great attention to detail and all mod cons. The ground floor has tiled floors throughout with underfloor heating and the kitchen/dining room features bi-fold doors that open up to a secure private courtyard. The cottage is also a short walk from Southwold high street and just around the corner from the famous Adnams Sole Bay brewery.
If you would like a cottage for a short break, or looking for weekend cottages in Southwold please let us know. Many of our properties are available for under a week, and we also have a number of special offers available.
The Best of Suffolk team are all Suffolk locals, so we can help with recommendations on places to go and things to do. We have plenty of ideas of fun things for the whole family to do, where to eat and drink and even where your dog will be welcomed. Our guests can often receive discounts on local restaurants and facilities and are rewarded for repeat bookings with our loyalty scheme.
About Best of Suffolk
It has always been our mission to bring boutique hotel standards to self-catering properties and we represent over 400 properties in Suffolk. We’ve always stood for stylish properties and high standards that are consistently maintained. All of our properties are regularly checked and must reach our brand standards, which include proving items such as crisp cotton linen, oversized bath towels, highchairs and cots. It’s these small details that show our commitment to delivering outstanding holidays to our guests.
Self-catering Southwold cottages offer the perfect base from which to explore the town and surrounding areas. If you’d like to be close to the sea, we have a great selection of seaside cottages in some of the most popular locations. Alternatively, if you prefer curling up in front of an open fire in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, we have some beautiful holiday cottages near Southwold with stunning views, wildlife and country walks on your doorstep. We also have many pet-friendly holiday cottages which accept dogs.
The Best of Suffolk team are all local to the area, so if you need a little advice on where to go and things to do, we can help! We know the best places to eat and drink, fun things for children to do, options for older guests and even where your dog is welcome.
If you’re looking for weekend cottages in Southwold, or a longer stay to fully explore the area, then a Best of Suffolk holiday cottage is perfect for you.