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Sea View

(Ref. 991701)

Kessingland, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay and have this accommodation for May"

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Dec 2023

  • "A wonderful bungalow in a great position."

    It was clean and comfortable although the kitchen had little space for food storage, but little could be done to change this. We loved the space generally but then there were only two of us. The welcome pack was well received after our long journey, thank you. We loved visiting the surrounding area.

    Thank you for your kind feedback and pleased you could have a quick cup of tea or coffee on your arrival ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.4Sep 2023

  • "I booked this bungalow for my son and his family who live in Arizona to stay in, I didn't stay here."

    It's a lovely place with great views over the sea, it's clean and comfortable and altogether very nice. They are looking to come back next year and stay here again. Just one niggle, the kettle was caked with limescale despite having a filter on it. Suffolk has extremely hard water so perhaps the kettle could be descaled once a month - just saying.

    The filter is a Brita one for pure drinking water, not for actual limescale, so I will look into this. Thanks for drawing my attention to this. Normally I do this myself but for personal reasons I’ve not been able to visit much this year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Sep 2023

  • "Perfect from start to finish."

    Sylvie was very informative with her email before we arrived. Property was perfect and had everything we needed for our stay. Perfect location. This is our second stay and would highly recommend this property. Thank you Sylvie

    You’re more than welcome and it’s always lovely to have guests such as yourselves returning. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Well equipped even provided paper kitchen towels never seen that before !"

    Lovely place quiet nice view just lovely roomy etc!

    Thank you and would love you to visit again some other time. I do try to provide as many household essentials as possible even though I’m not required to. You don’t want to go shopping for those type of things while on holiday!!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the seaside cottage."

    The cottage was clean and big for our family. Right at the beach for our daily dog walks. The whole area is very dog friendly which was the biggest bonus to our stay. Large communal garden was perfect for playing badminton, football and water fights. I could pick on few little things like having no bath mats in front of the shower and no fly nets on the bedroom windows, supply more then 1 roll of toilet paper for a week stay, but it would not bring our star feedback down. The cottage is suitable for relax holiday which was exactly what we needed as the area is very calm and chilled.

    Thank you for the good feedback and so pleased that you had a good stay and you found everything fine and suited your family and dog. . I’ve always left extra toilet and kitchen rolls in the lobby cupboard, but maybe they’ve got used up. In actual fact Sykes does not require us to provide these but I’ve always done so. Would love to have you visit again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Imona5.0Aug 2023

  • "Seaview is a wonderful property."

    very comfortable and just a short walk from the sea. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you Jon and so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay. Lovely to have you there and hope to have the pleasure of your visit in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very comfortable, had everything we needed."

    Access to the sea was a bit more difficult for some of us, but fine for the able bodied. The property was very clean and well equipped and the owner was very communicative. All very good.

    Thank you Caroline and it was a pleasure having you all stay x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous bungalow."

    Very clean . All furnature in exclent condition and very comfortable. All anyone could want for their holiday accommodation with beautiful coastal view. Sylvia the owner was very helpful and kind . I would Recommend sea view to anyone.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was just as advertised."

    Facilities were fine. An ideal place to take your dog for a walk along the dunes, or by yourself. Thinking of going again later in the year.

    Thank you and so pleased you enjoyed your week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Mar 2023

  • "We wanted a family Christmas away from our own homes for the first time."

    After some research we found this cottage which ticked the boxes for us in relation to location, cost, facilities and availability. It proved to be the case for the 3 nights we stayed and it had everything we wanted. The owners were very accommodating with good communication.

    Reviewed by John4.7Dec 2022

  • "A lovely clean property."

    Lots of information given about the local area. Thank you, this was well used. A bit tight for 4 adults but perfect for a weeks stay. It was great to have the beach on our doorstep, not much sand for sandcastles (20minute car journey to Lovely Southwold for this) but great for walks, watching sunsets, collecting pebbles for rock painting and kite flying of an evening. The only thing we really missed was a dish washer!

    Reviewed by Rachael4.4Jul 2022

  • "The property had a lovely outlook over the sea and was well located to visit the surrounding area, although Kessingland front is very disappointing."

    It was very clean with three good sized bedrooms. The living area and kitchen was compact. Unfortunately sockets were often difficult to reach, especially the one for the fridge which was located in a cupboard meaning one had to get down on one's hands and knees and reach to the bottom rear to switch it 'on' and 'off' as per the instructions left. Very difficult for the elderly or less able and unnecessary as the fridge would only be off for a few hours between guests.

    Thank you for your comments and I’ll find out if the fridge socket can be moved to make it easier but the fridge does have to be defrosted and cleaned between visits which is why it has to be turned off . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lewis4.7Jun 2022

  • "Have oiled the porch door runner which has improved it somewhat."

    A three seater sofa would add to relaxation in evening. Air con would improve comfort in the warmest weather. Enjoyed stay. Beach stonier and not much sand at sea front. Grounds well kept and managed to use steps down to the front. Not a beach for sun worshipers but dog enjoyed his first look at the sea. We tried bed at the front on the first night, but favoured the rear double. Nice to have had a choice. All in all a well managed property. No complaints. Well done.

    Thank you for your nice comments and for oiling the stiff porch patio door. As I explained in my email sent a couple of days before your holiday there was also the other patio door that could be used for entry and exit. However I’m pleased to say that the new doors to the porch were fitted last week, after waiting since April, at I might say some considerable cost but I think future guests will be pleased with them. Different doors entirely. As regards having air con installed, we’d have to save for quite a considerable time to be able to afford that, not to mention the very high electricity costs nowadays!!! Maybe something to consider though if we continue to have these heatwaves often in future. We did have a new ventilation system fitted early this year when we had new carpets and redecorations etc.. Try to do one expensive thing each year to maintain to the standard we like for our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jun 2022

  • "Stay at this property fairly regularly, owners keep it up to date and is always very welcoming, Will be back again asap."

    I know that you have to keep a balance between security etc but the sliding outside door weighs an absolute ton and at 73yrs old its a bit of a problem

    We’re always pleased to have you return. Yes the door was a problem and we’ve had to wait since April for new ones to be installed. I’m pleased to say that these were installed last week, French doors this time which I hope you’ll find very satisfactory if we have the pleasure of a visit from you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.1Jun 2022

  • "This is our second visit and was even better than our first time staying here."

    The accommodation is fresh, clean and comfortable and is very well equipped. It is peaceful surroundings and we will not hesitate to book Sea View again.

    Thank you so much and always a pleasure to see you returning. Hope you liked the new redecorations we’ve recently finished. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, fine sea views"

    Thank you and pleased the weather was good for you . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Mar 2022

  • "Cottage was very well equipped, very comfortable, well presented Felt like ..."

    Cottage was very well equipped, very comfortable, well presented Felt like home from, well situated, if visit that area again would book again

    Thank you for your kind comments and hope your Mum had a good week. Would love to see you back some time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ingrid5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent well provided bungalow, very comfortable with throws and cushions and extra's that you would not normally get."

    It was lovely to open the door in the morning and experience the sea air and the view. Sylvie the host was very accomdating and was at the end of the phone if any queries. To future guests, don't do a me and not read the leaflets provided and phone to ask how to switch on the Fridge !!! I would stay again as I enjoyed it very much, my only reservation "I would tell people staying that it is feather duvets and pillows" which were lovely but not if your allergic to them. Overall I would give a 5* star review because I felt it was excellent value for money.

    Thank you Margaret but I wished you’d rung me about the feather duvet and pillows as we do have others there which would have suited and I could have told you their whereabouts. . Hope it didn’t spoil the week too much x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Mar 2022

  • "Clean and comfortable."

    Good location. Ideal for families.

    Thank you and hope you enjoyed your week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Feb 2022

  • "Great little place a bit tight for a wheelchair bound person but we managed ok ."

    Fine for partially mobile people .

    Reviewed by Shaun4.4Nov 2021

  • "Seaview in a good position for the beach and walking, also near to many Suffolk towns and villages."

    As in many holiday lets we find beds not to be the most comfortable, but the facilities were good and bungalow was very clean and tidy, we would stay again.

    Hello - we were a bit surprised to read your comment regarding the beds as a guest has asked me where we bought the bed in main bedroom as she wished to purchase one the same and in March last year we bought 2 new, quite expensive, Slumberland mattresses for the single beds. However thank you for your other comments and hopefully we’ll have the pleasure of welcoming you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Oct 2021

  • "Very comfortable well equipped cottage in an excellent location"

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was in a great position for exploring Suffolk."

    We hired a day boat from Waveney river centre and explored the river and Oulton Broad. We also visited Southwold,Walberswick, Thorpness and Benacre all within easy reach. The cottage was small but we had 6 adults and a dog staying and it wasn’t uncomfortable. It was well equipped and decorated tastefully. There was a sea view and it was nice hearing the birds and waves during our stay. There is a steep set of steps down to scrubland and then a little walk to the sea. Because there is limited access, the beach was generally deserted. Small areas were fenced off for nesting birds. I would definitely recommend this cottage for anyone wanting to visit Suffolk.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jul 2021

  • "Delightful bungalow with everything needed for an enjoyable holiday."

    Some pleasing touches to make the accommodation comfortable and friendly.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jul 2021

  • "Sea View is a great property."

    It is comfortable, well equipped and was immaculately presented on our arrival. It is obviously the owner's much loved family retreat and has many homely touches. The bungalow is situated on the cliff top, looking out to sea, and, although there is access to some steep steps down to the beach, we walked a short way along the lane to some easier steps or a ramp. Kessingland is well situated for visiting many of Suffolk's places of interest and is an excellent base.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "It met all our requirements and was very handy for all the local attractions."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2021

  • "Nice cottage overlooking the sea with an interesting beach to walk along, especially if you have a dog."

    Reviewed by Lynne3.8Dec 2020

  • "This property is in a good location for exploring the Suffolk coastline, the bungalow was very well equipped and felt cozy."

    We had a very enjoyable week and would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Great facilities. Good sea view. cottage is equipped with everything you might want. Owners very helpful and accessible.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely week in this beautiful cottage which is very well equipped."

    A sea view is an added bonus on a sunny day, so relaxing sitting on a well placed bench admiring the view. Would highly recommend this charming cottage.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "As usual this is a really good well equipped and comfortable chalet."

    Used it before and will again. The only minor fault i could possibly mention is that this chalet does allow one dog and it has a what looks like a permanent slight plumbing leak to the washer which has some stagnant water build up which a vigilant dog could find. Other than that absolutely perfect

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2020

  • "The location and beautiful bungalow."

    What a view, The quiet and unspoilt beaches. Places to visit, such has Southwold, Thorpeness and Kessingland beach itself. Thank you and thanks to the owners of this lovely home from home.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2020

  • "We were very dubious about going away after lockdown, but Seaview felt very safe."

    There was hand sanitizer in every room and it was spotless. The owner, Sylvie, was most welcoming and helpful, which we really appreciated. Perfect location too - lots of interesting places within driving distance, and you couldn't wish for a better view than the one we had from Seaview. Please pass on our thanks to Sylvie, we had a super time in her lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely bungalow, well equipped and in a great position with access to the nearby beach."

    And perfect as a base to explore the nearby coast and other attractions. The owner, Sylvia responded quickly and in a friendly manner to any questions I had. Would recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Mar 2020

  • "We had a superb holiday at Seaview."

    Everything was as we hoped it would be the beach was perfect for walking the dog We were perfectly situated for local areas southwold gt Yarmouth. The broads etc and a dog friendly pub where we could eat Lovely view from the cottage over the sea and everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had the impression from the photo that this was a bungalow attached to a house but actually it's attached to other holiday homes on a small holiday park."

    It's a well-kept site and there was plenty of parking in February. Although we couldn't get the beach gate open with the key, I found the other set of stairs a little way down the lane and there is a ramp further on. The beach is naturally wild and beautiful and Kessingland has good amenities - Africa Alive, fish and chip shop, Coop supermarket and pub selling food. Sykes impressed me with all the info / communications prior to the stay and it was very easy to get in and set up. The bungalow did smell of damp on arrival and was chilly but it was very early in the season. We soon warmed everything up with the electric radiators. As this is a family holiday home, it was incredibly well equipped and looked more like a home than a bland holiday let. It had everything you could possibly need! The showers were not that hot but usable. Apart from that, we had an excellent stay and felt the owners had really taken great care to make their guests feel at home.

    Reviewed by Cheryl3.8Feb 2020

  • "Lovely clean and well equipped bungalow, owner was so helpful,and answered some queries promptly, and cheerfully,even though it was her Christmas holiday."

    Lovely to see the sea from the window. Would definitely recommend this place

    Reviewed by joan5.0Dec 2019

  • "The small bungalow looks out on to a well kept grass area and then over the dunes to the sea."

    It was a comfortable place for the three of us to stay with bathroom and toilet, shower and toilet and three bedrooms. The kitchen is very small but well equipped. The dining area is narrow and in our view would be a squeeze for 6 people. The WiFi was particularly good. There is no dishwasher and the bathrooms do not have shaver points. The TV is quite old now. The sitting room is comfortable. We were happy to water the flower pots outside.

    Reviewed by John4.1Jun 2019

  • "The bungalow is in a perfect position with views out to sea."

    The area is very dog friendly, both shops and restaurants welcome your pet. This is our fourth visit to Kessingland Cottages but the first to this property. We would gladly return to this bungalow with no hesitation whatsoever.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2019

  • "Nice small bungalow and does look over the sea, could be a little cleaner especially the on suite shower room floor."

    The private garden for dogs is across the lawn with a locked gate and no key, and is very small and overgrown so not suitable at all. Plus 68 steps to the beach but with a good hand rail again locked gate but with a key in the bungalow, not really suitable for the older person or anybody who is not fit. All in all a great location for places to visit Lowerstoft and Great Yarmouth is great for children with sandy beaches and nice and flat for walking along the proms.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I am really sorry that you did not feel the property is not clean. All floors are vacuumed and then washed at each clean, and other comments left, particularly in our Visitors' Book, mention the words 'spotless on arrival'. It is very strange to see your comments about the 'private dogs garden' being small and overgrown, locked and without a key. There is NO 'private dogs garden' and the area to which I believe you are referring to belongs privately to the site owner and is where he stores the mown grass cuttings and hedge trimmings, prior to his disposal of them. As it's out of the way it doesn't interfere with guests in any way and it has never been suggested before that it is anything but what it is!! It is locked and without a key as it is a private area. The whole of the communal grounds can be used for walking dogs but in common with most holiday sites, dogs are requested to be kept on a short lead. Along with the unlimited freedom of the beach for dogs, there is a small wood situated just a couple of hundred yards northwards along the lane from the car park which is ideal to let dogs have a run. The steps to the beach are clearly mentioned in the description of the bungalow. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet3.4May 2019

  • "A good location, and excellent parking facilities."

    A warm, comfortable and disabled-friendly property. The propoerty was well-equipped, and trhe owners were extremely helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7Feb 2019

  • "I went away with my sister and our children aged 13, 13 and 9 for her birthday."

    The cottage was located in a nice quiet area with a few steps to the coast. The owner Sylvie was really accommodating we arrived quite late as we booked the cottage on the same day Sylvie was really accommodating we called her quite late in the evening and she didn't mind at all. I would recommend this cottage we enjoyed it so much we stayed an extra night. We have definitely found our stay-cation and will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Amina4.7Oct 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin and 1 x double with en-suite shower room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric heaters, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with box top freezer, washing machine
  • TV with Freeview, WIFI, DVD, hair dryer, stereo
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking in car park
  • Shared use of communal grassed grounds with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1.3 miles, beach 2 mins walk
  • Note: Dog to be kept on a short lead when outside the property anywhere on the Kessingland Cottages site
  • Please note: Due to site rules the owner is unable to take any bookings for working parties
  • Please note: No stag/ hen or similar.

The property

Just minutes from the beach and with coastal views this three-bedroom bungalow offers comfortable and spacious accommodation.

A perfect property for friends, families and those less mobile who are looking for a coastal get away with this property just two minutes’ walk from the beach.

Parking is adjacent to the property making it easy to park up and unload.

The property is accessed via a small sun room/entrance porch, a perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee while planning your day.

Step in to the light, bright, open-plan sitting area with dining and kitchen, an ideal place to relax after a day out exploring with lovely views over the grounds and to the sea beyond.

The master bedroom is off the living room and has an en-suite shower room.

There are two further bedrooms, a twin and a double with a shared bathroom, all completed with touch lamps.

Guests can enjoy the communal gardens and access to the dog friendly beach is via a steep set of private steps.

The village of Kessingland has a quiet promenade with a cafe, seafood restaurant and a public house.

Nearby attractions include Africa Alive, Pleasurewood Hills, Minsmere Nature Reserve and the stunning stately home of Somerlayton Hall.

The popular and vibrant seaside town of Southwold is a short drive away and well worth a visit.

This holiday property really is an ideal base to explore this wonderful area of Suffolk for couples, friends and families.

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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.

Please note: Due to site rules the owner is unable to take any bookings for working parties.