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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Super cozy cottage with a lovely feel to it."

    Must be one of the best equiped kitchens that we have ever had. Herbs, spices and condiments galore. Spotlessly clean. Owner and Sykes Cottages were very quick to respond to a couple of issues that we had. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Hi Lillian Thanks for this & for staying with us as we got the wrinkles out of the Wi-Fi & the kettle sorted too. Sykes as ever came to rescue too so very much a team effort & glad to have given you a good week. All the best, Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lilian5.0Oct 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage everything you need was provided The weather was ..."

    A very comfortable cottage everything you need was provided The weather was great which made sitting outside under the patio roof very enjoyable A short walk to the beach and pub Plenty of places to visit our favourites were Southwolid and Adelbough Thank you for a wonderful stay highly recommended to anyone

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Oct 2023

  • "Very Nice property in ideal location, really enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely and the location is great as it’s a two minute walk to the beach."

    Overall we were really pleased with the cottage and had a super time. But there are a couple of things that can easily be improved: overall cleanliness wasn’t as good as other cottages we’ve rented, with dust and an old sock under one of the beds. Doesn’t take much to sort that out. Kettle needs replacing as the on/off switch is temperamental. The patio area needs weeding and the lawn needs mowing. General housekeeping stuff which is easy to fix. But a great place nonetheless.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week."

    It was just what we needed a week by the sea. We are Norfolk people and know the area. We picked it for a peaceful time and we certainly got that. The garden was ideal for our dog as was the beach a hop and skip away. It was spotless infact I was so pleased I left the cleaner a box of chocolates in recognition of the fact. My only suggestion would be a bread knife. We went to the local bakery and bought a loaf of bread , the knives in the cottage wouldnt cut it and alas no bread knife

    Hi Lynda Thanks for your fabulous feedback & for the chocolates too - Steph looks after the cottage for me & she’ll be tickled by the feedback. I’ve added bread knife to the seasons input in things to add & so thanks for letting me! Glad you found Bushells bakery too - they are a recent addition to the village so will add them to the guest guide. Thanks for staying too & while Norfolk has its charms I hope you’ll come back to Suffolk too. All the best, Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and location, dogs loved the closeness of the beach!"

    All good within the cottage, easy to keep dogs downstairs as a door to close, however having access to the living room and no blind/curtain on the long window meant an up at sunrise dog barking at everything they could see! Also blind in main bedroom lets in light early too on the right hand side of the blind, however that's something personal to us. Just some cobwebs to be cleared in patio area but otherwise no problems at all. We didn't cook as a short stay but it looked like the owners had thought of everything. Loved the kitchen, having plenty of space to put our own stuff and plenty of room upstairs. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Marina5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect stay!"

    We swam every day, the beach being only a very short walk from the garden. I saw a seal on the beach one early morning which made my day! The house is a perfect base for exploring the area - we went to Norwich for shopping and the cinema and Southwold for lobster and chips at Sole Bay fish and chip co. The house is very comfortable and generously equipped with everything one might need, which was much appreciated. We very much look forward to returning!

    Hi Laura Congratulations on joining the daily swimmers club & thanks for your lovely feedback too. Glad everything went swimmingly & you’ll be back again. All the best, Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2023

  • "Nicely furnished and well presented."

    Great location for exploring in the area. Location to the beach was great. Kitchen was very well equipped- thank you. It was great being so close to a dog friendly beach. Would book again. Only suggestion would be another lamp in the sitting room to give some extra light without having to have the main light on. Loved the colour scheme. Friendly neighbour next door.

    Hi Sue Thanks for staying with us & for your feedback too. It’s a fab spot too & so glad you enjoyed it & Pete next door. Come again please as we are doing a few tweaks in the quiet time ahead & the lighting on my list ! All the best, Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very nice cottage and everything we needed apart from no tea pot!"

    Also no extractor fan in the bathroom. Both front and back garden need some TLC. Lots of weeds and unloved plant pots where the plants had simply been left to rot. Apart from that the cottage itself was very comfortable.

    Hi Sandra, Thanks for taking the time to give your feedback & for letting me know about the tea pot, the gardens & the extractor fan. Its been a very wet few months and so the garden has taken over with a mind of its own & so clearly its in need of some input . The tea pot is now in hand & we will update the guest handbook to ask that the extractor is not switched off at the isolator - it will though be checked at handover too so no excuses my side as we want to be on too. The feedback is always welcome so that can get straight on to make things better & so that so thanks for letting me know. All the best, Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.1Jul 2023

  • "Loved the location and the accommodation was perfect."

    Just myself and my husband and our two dogs. They loved being able to walk 100 yds down to the vast open beach. Little touches like providing a wash bowl and towel for muddy paws, and throws for the sofas made you feel very at home. Very sleepy village which suited us although everyone we met was super friendly.

    Hi Kerry - very glad to hear you have enjoyed the stay, the beach & the locals as its a special place & quiet backwater compared to the hoards at Southwold ! Hoping to keep it that way as long as we can & so glad you enjoyed it. All the best, Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very well presented and comfortable."

    I would only have 1 criticism - a brighter light in the living room would be an improvement. Everything else was excellent.

    Hi Annette, Thanks for giving your feedback as its important we hear from everyone & their time at No 6. Happy to take on board the brighter light needed in the living room & so we'll get a new bulb in there to up the wattage. Glad too overall that it was 100/100 & so many thanks :) All the best Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Well maintained and equipped. Great location with easy access to the beach and an enclosed garden which was great for our dog. Pub and fish and chip shop within easy access and other takeaways will deliver.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great base for the suffolk beaches."

    Reviewed by K5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely position close to the beach."

    Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Feb 2023

  • "Location was the big draw."

    We were told (by Sykes) that the property had a full size freezer so were disappointed to discover there was only as small freezer compartment in a fridge-freezer. The living room light was very dim. However, otherwise, the cottage was great and we very much enjoyed our Christmas stay there.

    Reviewed by Rob4.4Dec 2022

  • "Have stayed at this cottage 4 times via the previous owner & have always enjoyed staying there."

    The new owners have refreshed the property & added the outside shelter to keep wet coats & boots outside. The location is ideally located for the beach and village amenities & most places are dog friendly. We will look to book again soon.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Nov 2022

  • "Everything about the cottage was fine."

    It is an excellent venue for two people to enjoy a peaceful short break. The information booklet was very helpful and my only recommendation would be to update the information to note that refuse collections are now Wednesday not Tuesday

    Thanks David - glad you enjoyed the stay & everything worked well ! Booklet updates on the way too & so thanks for this. All the best, Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2022

  • "A relaxing cottage with a short walk to the beach."

    First class amenities, decor and cleanliness. Loved the covered patio for chilling in at the end of the day. If you like a soft bed this is for you. Really nice neighbours. Great local fish n chip shop. Highly recommended.

    Morning Edwina Really glad you enjoyed your stay at No 6 & so thanks for your feedback as it’s our job to make your stay the best it can be. All the best, Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edwina5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is a lovely, cozy spot, and an easy walk down to Kessingland beach."

    The kitchen is really well equipped and everything you need for a break away from home. The porch is lovely to sit outdoors and the owner provided an outdoor bowl and towel to clean the doggos after their running around on the beach. Owner provided excellent directions and other info and generally a lovely break.

    Hi Ruth - thanks for your fab feedback & really glad you enjoyed the cottage & your stay. All the best, Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need for a relaxing break Close to the beach which is dog friendly and extensive."

    Definitely will be back.

    Hi Jane Thanks for this & glad you enjoyed your stay !! We’ll look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stayed for a great week at the 6 coastal cottages and it was more than we ..."

    Stayed for a great week at the 6 coastal cottages and it was more than we expected a pleasure to stay and a every thing you need plus the local areas around suffolk are great to explore especially look in the info book in the cottage its packed with info

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "This cottage is wonderful."

    Very clean, Nicely decorated, and comfortably furnished throughout...outside furniture is better than on the photos! Sheltered outside at back is sunny suntrap for breakfast listening to the seagulls! Appliances all worked well. Fridge a little small, but totally satisfactory for our week. Soooo quiet, day and night. Dogs safe in garden, lovely dog friendly neighbours! Rental property on other side. Dog walk to beach took 3 minutes, owners answered all queries within minutes. Would totally recommend for a peaceful dog friendly break. I think everyone in village owns a dog!!! Pub good, restaurant always full or closed. Vets in packfield excellent! Thank you so much !

    Hi Karen - really glad you liked it & im reminded that I need to update those photos of the outside. I was just this morning of thinking to go for a new fridge/freezer combo too ! One for the end of the season as we’re booked through the summer. Hope to see you again ! All the best, Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Cottage was beautiful and very well appointed, literally a 5 min walk to the beach, beach was a shingle beach not sandy and quite hard underfoot, Not a lot to do in Kessingland, drove to surrounding areas with Southwold being the favourite, would recommend the accommodation but wouldn’t necessarily rush back to the area."

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was very cosy with ample facilities."

    I particularly liked the dog biscuit bowl and dog cleaning facilities. The welcome bottle of Cava was a nice touch. I also loved the historical photos in every room. The inside of the cottage had obviously been recently painted to a high standard and I really liked the colour scheme. The position of the cottage was ideal for us as we wanted to visit the nearby bird reserves and quaint seaside towns. The short walk to the beach and dunes was ideal for dog walks. The enclose garden was also ideal for our spaniels. It was also touching to receive regular messages from the owner, Will, who could not have been more helpful. We has a wonderful week of great weather and some breathtaking wild life encounters at Minsmere and Dunwich Heath.

    Mike -thank you for staying with us & for your kind feedback as it’s great to have people enjoy themselves & dogs too ! Hope we’ll see you again for more birding & walking. All the best, Will. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent communication with owner and broken oven was replaced next day."

    Quiet, peaceful stay close to the sea.

    Hi cate - thank you too for flagging the problem with the oven & for bearing with the fitters ! Glad you enjoyed it all too. Many Thanks ! Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2022

  • "Very enjoyable and relaxing visit on our first trip to Suffolk."

    The property was very comfortable and well equipped and ideal for our stay. Catered well for the dog who had a great time on the beach. We had a few issues with the heating system which didn’t always seem to respond as advised. The evenings could be quite cold and heating was needed but not always available. The owner is aware and has promised to look at the situation. Not a major issue but worth mentioning. Kessingland itself is a bit limited with few facilities and looks a bit tired. However offered a good base to explore and we were able to see quite a bit of the area. The owners have provided everything to make for a comfortable stay.

    Hi Doug Thanks for your feedback & for taking the time as it’s always good to hear how each stay went & glad it was 100%. I appreciate you’ve flagged the heating as otherwise we’d have not found that the thermostat & boiler had stopped talking to each other ! All fixed & found to be back on track so much appreciated. Re the village itself it has been off the beaten track for a number of years & so great for exploring from but itself quiet in the off season & tends to wake up a little as summer comes around. With the house itself comfortable I’m glad to hear you found everything you need & I’ve also brought the BBQ out of storage now so thanks for letting me know that too. All the best, Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect cottage - one if the best we’ve ever stayed in."

    Ideally situated to visit all the pretty coastal villages and within a minute of a wild dog friendly beach. Will, the owner, was so welcoming too. Can’t recommend highly enough.

    Thank you Lyn & nice to have met you & Mick & those lovely beasts ! Glad you all had the best of times & hope Mick found that Ducati ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really can't fault the cottage at all."

    In great condition, clean and with all the comforts you need to make it a real home-from-home. Lovely little details from washing powder to salt and pepper really appreciated. Great access to the beach, just a two minute walk from the cottage. We will definitely come again.

    Thank you Sue - a pleasure to have had you & so look forward to having you back ! All the best, Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautifully decorated cozy comfortable cottage with everything we needed."

    Dog friendly garden and covered patio area ideal for sitting out whatever the weather. Only 2 mins walk from a lovely sandy beach our dogs loved it. Will is a very caring owner and the welcome treats were much appreciated. We would love to return. Many thanks Will and family.

    Hi Christina - thank you for this & for staying with us ! We’re still new to this so really appreciate your feeback & look forward to having back. All the best, Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed a sunny long weekend at 6 Coastal Cottages."

    The cottage was really homely, very well maintained and equipped. It was really dog friendly, with a spacious enclosed garden - our two had a brilliant time and it was great to be so close to the beach for long walks. Things to see and do are a little limited in Kessingland itself, but it was easy to drive to local towns like Southwold for days out. Would definitely recommend this property for couples or small groups with dogs. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Mar 2022

  • "It is a beautiful cottage in a secluded location in the heart of Kessingland, it is only a 2 minute walk from the dunes and the beach."

    With walks to the nature reserve to the south and Lowestoft to the north. The cottage is small but as a base is perfect, it has 2 parking spaces and a long garden, there is a sun porch ideal for sitting out enjoying the peace and tranquility of the area.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely cottage 200m from the sea and miles of beach and dune walks."

    Recently refurbished to a high standard, 6 Coastal Cottages is an ideal base from which to explore the Suffolk coast. Southwold and Aldebrugh are both well worth a visit. Special thanks to Will, the very attentive owner who ensured we had everything necessary for a great stay.

    Hi Charles Thanks very much for your feedback & very glad you enjoyed your stay with us! All the best, Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jan 2022

  • "We were so pleased with our stay, the owners went over and above to make us feel welcome and with our decision to stay being so last minute and close to Christmas they even went in especially to pop up some Christmas Decorations for us."

    We would definitely recommend to others and will stay again!

    Hi Lucy - lovely to have you stay at Hunters & thanks for the fab feedback. Looking forward to seeing you again ! All the best, Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Dec 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture and side courtyard
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are steps in the garden, please take care
  • 1 x Highchair

The property

6 Coastal Cottage is a delightful old coastguards cottage settled in the coastal town of Kessingland, in the picturesque county of Suffolk.

Enjoying close proximity to the glorious sand and pebble beach of Kessingland as well as the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads, 6 Coastal Cottages make an excellent base for a small family or group of friends looking to explore this desirable area.

Park up in either of the two off-road parking spaces provided before unloading your bags and making your way inside this lovely abode to begin your staycation.

A long journey calls for rest, so kick off your shoes and follow the wooden flooring through to the snug sitting room, where you can enjoy a moment of peace in front of the Smart TV.

When stomachs start to rumble, make your way through to the open-plan kitchen/diner, beautifully-appointed with a nautical blue décor, where you'll find a fantastic range of amenities to help prepare delectable dishes to be enjoyed with your loved ones at the dining table.

In the summer months, take your dining experience outdoors with a leisurely seat in the garden, where a sheltered veranda offers a delightful spot to enjoy your favourite tipple even on those rainier days.

As the dark skies draw in, retreat indoors and prepare for bed with an indulgent soak in the bathtub before climbing the stairs to the first floor to catch your rest in one of two well-presented bedrooms, with the choice between a double and a twin, each offering ample storage to unpack your belongings and make yourself at home.

Take advantage of your central location and take the short stroll into the heart of Kessingland where you'll find a wealth of local amenities to assist with your self-catering needs, including a variety of delicious eateries and both high-street and independent shopping opportunities.

The avid outdoor adventurers in the group will delight with the network of footpaths available from your doorstep, with the peaceful yet vibrant grounds of Benacre National Nature Reserve within easy reach, as well as the short walk to the glorious sands of Kessingland Beach.

Keep the little ones entertained with a trip to Africa Alive, a remarkable African-themed safari park where you can come face-to-face with rhinos, lions and ostrich to name a few!

A trip south along with coast will bring you to the seaside town of Southwold, where you can climb the spiral staircase of the 19th century Southwold Lighthouse, boasting panoramic views of the coastline from the top, or if that's not your thing, test your swing with an afternoon at Southwold Golf Club or take a step back in time with a tour of Southwold Museum.

Travelling further along, spend the day visiting Lowestoft, famed as the easternmost town in the UK, where you can easily access both the Suffolk and Norfolk Broads and explore the glistening waterways by foot or boat.

A popular holiday destination whatever the weather, whisk your loved ones away on a memorable retreat to 6 Coastal Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Lowestoft 6 miles; Southwold 8.5 miles.

The quiet Suffolk coastal village of Kessingland is nestled between Southwold and Lowestoft, on the 'Sunrise Coast' a region of Suffolk enjoying 27 miles of award-winning beaches and part of the Suffolk Heritage Coastline, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering unspoilt beaches, beautiful heath lands and a wealth of nature reserves, including NT Dunwich Heath and RSPB Minsmere, along with pretty southern Broadland market towns. Kessingland enjoys good beach fishing and local amenities include pubs, restaurants, shops, a tea room, children's park and the award-winning attraction Africa Alive. Nearby Lowestoft has two piers, an active harbour with a marina and berthing for larger ships, a golden sandy beach with attractions which include scuba diving, snorkelling, kite surfing and jet skiing, and a cinema and a theatre. Yarmouth offers lots of family fun with traditional seaside entertainments. The local surrounding area has a great wealth of places to visit with something to please every family member on a beach-side holiday.

This Owner does not accept changeovers on Saturdays or Sundays

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas