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7 Coastal Cottages

Kessingland near Lowestoft, Suffolk (Ref. 934012)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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Reviews & Ratings

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a very relaxing week in this delightful cottage which was extremely well equipped, well maintained, very clean, warm and cosy!"

    Our dogs also had a great time at the extensive beach which is a stones throw away from the Cottage and it provided us all with some welcome bracing fresh air and exercise. We felt our stresses melt away in the peace and quiet of Kessingland and wished we could have stayed longer. Thanks to the owners for a great stay in their Cottage.

    Reviewed by CatherineNov 2021

  • "We have just spent a lovely week at 7 Coastal Cottage."

    The location is perfect for the beach, just a couple of minutes walk. The Cottage is comfortable and well equipped. Jackie and her husband could not be more welcoming and helpful. Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by StuartNov 2021

  • "A lovely property so close to the beach , could do with some sharp knives in the ..."

    A lovely property so close to the beach , could do with some sharp knives in the kitchen was difficult to slice anything when cooking The dogs loved the garden with dog friendly neighbours which is a bonus The chocolates and biscuits were a lovely surprise and treats for the dogs too ,many thanks

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2021

  • "A great Cottage to stay in."

    Beautifully decorated, clean and everything we needed. Close to the beach, not too much to do in Kessingland but our 11 year old and 13 year old loved the cottage, beach and local pub. Easy drive to get to surrounding places to visit. Communication with the host was great, and the lovely lady left us a welcome pack which was delightful! We have two dogs and everything was easy. The only thing that some people may wish to know is there is no upstairs toilet for little ones, or for those of us that get up in the night.

    Reviewed by StephanieOct 2021

  • "My sister and I have stayed in this cottage before, we love it."

    The welcome pack, for the dogs as well is a lovely touch, it feels like a home from home and we relax as soon as we step in the door. Excellent proximity to the beach and it’s nice to have a garden to sit out in and also allow the dogs some space.

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    I think next time we'll stay a bit north or south, there was not a great deal to do unless you go some way in the car. See you again in the new year up the Glen Coe area. Thanks. Martin.

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, wonderful location, have stayed before and would do so again"

    Reviewed by RitaSep 2021

  • "Fabulous break after Covid and will return as made to measure for a break not needing a car."

    A loo upstairs would have made the facilities 10/10

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    It contained everything you could possibly need for a holiday stay. We loved sitting in the garden having breakfast or an afternoon drink.

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 2021

  • "The cottage is perfectly situated and a great place for dog owners."

    Very cosy and comfortable accommodation. The owners have clearly spent a great deal of time in meeting the needs of the holiday-makers. One problem - the dogs had more biscuits in the welcome pack than I did!!!

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2021

  • "Everything was just perfect."

    Reviewed by AdrienApr 2021

  • "Regarding 7 Coastal Cottages it is close to the Beach area ."

    Kessingland is ideally placed for visiting the other Coastal resorts and the Broads.

    Reviewed by PatrickSep 2020

  • "A very tidy clean cottage beautifully kept"

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2020

  • "Outstanding Cottage in superb location only 2 minutes from beach down a track/footpath"

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2020

  • "We enjoyed an excellent stay at the superb cottage that has been furnished and decorated to a high standard."

    Everything we needed for our stay was provided at the cottage. A thoughtful touch was the message from Mrs Schofield, the owner to make sure everything at the cottage was to our liking and all was well. Allan and Lesley Walters and Gwen our black lab, Swansea.

    Reviewed by AllanSep 2020

  • "Very clean, very comfortable, great quiet location."

    Very helpful owners. Would go again, happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by Victoria JAug 2020

  • "The cottage was quite comfortable and its position was great for the beach, pub and restaurant."

    Also a small local shop and cafe within a few minutes walk. The cottage was very clean and well equipped. Only one negative , there was no welcome pack, not even a pint of milk. We would have loved a cup of tea after a six hour drive to get to the cottage.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. Welcome packs have been removed from properties to reduce the risk of COVID contamination, information regarding this is sent to all guest prior to their arrival to ensure you take all of the items you may need during your stay with you. We hope you understand our reasons for this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarieJul 2020

  • "My sister and I have been visiting Kessingland for a number of years now, this is the first time we have been to this property but will definitely return."

    The welcome pack was a really nice surprise and the dogs loved their biscuits. We felt at home immediately, facilities are excellent access to WiFi was much appreciated, we took “Alexa” so enjoyed our pick of music...... really happy with our choice of accommodation, would recommend the property to anyone, particularly with dogs especially with the garden..

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a peaceful location, it has everything you need for a relaxing holiday, and the owners are super helpful."

    Suffolk is a very dog-friendly county, and there are so many amazing places to visit with your pooch, you are really spoilt for choice. Our dog loves it here, so we have to come back!

    Reviewed by PennyJan 2020

  • "This is a delightful cottage in an idyllic setting, fabulous beach a stone's throw away."

    Very peaceful, great pub with good food, very friendly reception from everyone. Lovely welcome pack at the cottage with owner texting to check that all is okay with us. This is our second visit and will be back next year. First stay in cold weather, cottage VERY cosy, would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "Third time for us great holiday, only down side was they failed with weather this time."

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2019

  • "This is a first class cottage for anyone wanting to visit the beautiful Suffolk coast with their dog."

    The cottage is very cosy, ample heating and hot water and very comfortable. Most unusually for a holiday let the wifi was excellent. The long secure garden was ideal for our dog to mooch in between outings and we all loved the dunes and beach just two minutes walk away. The patio was great to have morning coffee on, still catching the sun in late September/early October. You need look no further for a dog friendly holiday in this part of England, thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by PennySep 2019

  • "What a gem of a cottage tucked away and yet in a central location."

    The cottage was Very clean, comfortable and a lovely set of extra gifts provided by the owners upon our arrival, thank you. Kessingland is very dog friendly and the beach is 2 mins away along a little used lane and path. The cottage has a nice long garden and the benefit of catching the morning sun, even at the start of September this allowed breakfast out on the patio. The neighbours were friendly and the owners could not have been more helpful. The beach is made up of sand, shingle and dunes and is very large and quiet. Our dogs loved it and were happy to return in the evenings and snooze away with doggie dreams. From warm summer mornings to cosy winter nights, this cottage really is a home from home and a credit to the owners for providing an inviting atmosphere. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2019

  • "The cottage was ideal for us, very comfortable, well equipped and there were nice personal touches."

    It was very useful to have the parking space. Good location for Lowestoft and Southwold and easy access to the beach at Kessingland. The thoughtful treats on arrival were very welcome. We would stay at this cottage again.

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2019

  • "We have booked other holidays with Sykes, and they have all been brilliant."

    This cottage in particular was wonderful.

    Reviewed by CathAug 2019

  • "Cottage great just few min to beach and meals at pub great,had a few problems ..."

    Cottage great just few min to beach and meals at pub great,had a few problems but owner sorted very quick and we had great time

    Reviewed by StratfordJul 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a peaceful location and short walk to beach and pub, friendly neighbours - would I come back?"


    Reviewed by SusanJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage very comfortable and nicely decorated ."

    Nice long garden for dogs to run in and doggie treats left for them . There was also milk , biscuits and box of crocs left for us which was a nice touch . The location was very peaceful just five minutes walk to lovely beach where the dogs were allowed .. Good pub in village serving food .

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and it was evident that much thought had gone into making it as comfortable as possible for guests."

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "This little cottage was excellent."

    Very clean and everything you could ask for to provide a good relaxing holiday. We had a wonderful holiday taking our Golden Retriever, Elsa for lovely walks along the beach. We will definitely visit again soon. Angela and Richard

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2019

  • "We were so delighted with the cottage and it's quiet location so close to the beach."

    The cottage exceeded our expectations - it was gorgeous, beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and so comfortable. The enclosed garden was perfect for the dogs. The unexpected welcome treats (for humans and dogs) were a lovely touch. Kessingland is a friendly, quiet location with miles of empty beach and all the local residents we met were so friendly. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2019

  • "Delightful cottage very convenient for the sea, has everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Owner is very helpful, you won't be disappointed if you stay here.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2019

  • "This was by far the best accommodation we have stayed at."

    Perfect surroundings and a stones throw from miles of amazing walks and scenery. Cottage met our every need and nothing was not on offer. Would recommend to anyone and hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by SaraMar 2019

  • "Could not wish for better"

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2019

  • "This was a very comfortable, cosy, well equipped cottage."

    There has clearly been a lot of thought and care into making sure holidaymakers have everything they need. Location is excellent - just a few minutes walk to the beach and lots of walking. This is a great place to take dogs.

    Reviewed by CarolynFeb 2019

  • "We had a wonderful holiday, cottage had everything we needed, very clean, warm, ..."

    We had a wonderful holiday, cottage had everything we needed, very clean, warm, close to the beach, the owner left us treats on arrival very kind and unexpected, would defiantly book again

    Reviewed by MelodyDec 2018

  • "Very well located cottage."

    Had everything you need.

    Reviewed by LesleyNov 2018

  • "Loved this cottage, a welcome pack on arrival including Dog treats."

    Central for exploring. Beach a few minutes away and a Pub that allows dogs in ,that serves wonderful food. All round little gem.

    Reviewed by EileenSep 2018

  • "Another excellent cottage found via your website."

    Good communication for directions etc from owner, which was just as well as the cottage is sort of back to front i.e. Accessed from garden, with no apparent front door. Very pleasing nautical decor particularly the 2 bedrooms and comfy bed. The Kitchen had plenty of accessories including some basic condiments, even washing machine and dish washer tablets. Living area well laid out with pleasant suite, TV and DVD player and selection of books, if needed. Our dog was also very happy with the fenced garden and we were happy with the stair gate keeping her downstairs knowing she was not allowed upstairs saved us from nagging her all the time ! The location was also good for us, short walk away from garden gate to a brilliant beach of shingle and dunes which was dog friendly, our dog just ran and ran. There is a very friendly Pub off the beach with good basic pub food and dogs accepted inside plus choice of fish shops if you didn't want to travel far but the cottage is sited about half way between Southwold and Lowestoft, both good places to visit In all a good week's holiday - home from home and an extra touch was a welcome card. Chocolates, biscuits, bag of sweets and biscuits for our dog left for us - very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by HazelSep 2018

  • "Everything met the discretion, the detailed instructions on how to find cottage where brilliant, and the owner was very welcoming and helpful ."

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2018

  • "Very relaxing and peaceful."

    The cottage has everything one could wish for.

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2018

  • "This cottage was the best we have ever stayed in for, location, comfort, ..."

    This cottage was the best we have ever stayed in for, location, comfort, facilities provided beyond and above, cleanliness and the owner deserves a pat on the back

    Reviewed by RitaJun 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Extremely clean and well equipped. Would like to suggest that a grab rail on the wall above the bath would be very helpful for those of us who are getting older.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "Was great holiday just wish the fence was better as neighbours had dogs and so did we kept barking at each other ."

    Butt everything else was brilliant.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2018

  • "Need to change duvet on double bed to a summer quilt too hot apart from that every thing else was great"

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2018

  • "Excellent location with an enclosed garden very close to a dog friendly beach."

    The property had eveything we required for our stay. Would be happy to stay there again if we returned to that part of the UK.

    Reviewed by CliffordMay 2018

  • "Very well presented and immaculate for our arrival."

    Well equiped kitchen and much better than other holiday rentals we have been in. Central heating was not working on arrival but on contacting the owner it was repaired that same day. It was almost home from home...please thank the owners for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by IanApr 2018

  • "An excellent holiday for dog owners who enjoy walking them on the beach."

    A very well equipped and convenient cottage in a peaceful spot.

    Reviewed by DominicOct 2017

  • "Very comfortable cottage, exactly as described."

    Great location for the dog friendly beach.

    Reviewed by EstelleJul 2017

  • "The comfort of a well presented cottage."

    Excellent facilities. Everything had been thought of. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2017

  • "7 COASTAL COTTAGES met all our expectations."

    A lovely cottage in a great location. The cottage is very well equipped and has been tastefully modernised. The owner was more than helpful and we appreciated the welcome tray. We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage and will certainly consider a return if we come back to this area.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2016

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The property

Beautifully presented, traditional, Admirality cottage just five minutes’ walk from the wonderful beach at Kessingland.

This homely cottage is a perfect base for exploring along this wonderful coastline, tucked away in a quiet part of the town you will find this the perfect escape to enjoy your time away.

The patio doors lead in to the beautiful open plan living area with a sitting room, kitchen and dining area enjoying views over the back garden.

The bathroom and the utility are also located on the ground floor.

On the first floor there are two bedrooms, a twin room and a master bedroom looking towards the sea in the distance.

Outside, the garden is an ideal place to sit and enjoy dinner together while discussing your adventures of the day or for family and four-legged friends to enjoy the enclosed garden space.

From the small ground floor utility room there is a door to an additional gravel garden with sun chairs for enjoying a morning coffee or indulging in a good book.

From your doorstep you can enjoy a network of footpaths and just a short walk brings you to the wonderful sandy beach which offers extensive sand dunes.

Just a few minutes in the car, or even a walk, brings you to Africa Alive, a safari park offering an excellent day out for kids and big kids alike!

Just a short drive south brings you to the popular seaside town of Southwold, home of Adnams Brewery and offering excellent shopping, a range of pubs and restaurants and the wonderful pier.

Just a few minutes north takes you to Lowestoft and gives you access to the Suffolk and Norfolk Broads, where you can take a day boat out and enjoy the many waterways.

With a beautiful sandy beach and plenty to do nearby you will love this cottage whatever the time of the year!


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Private parking is available for one large or 2 small cars and is plenty of free parking 5 minutes walk from cottage
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Private enclosed garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome, downstairs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Check-in time 5pm. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100

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

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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.

Region Information

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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