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21 Florence Road

Pakefield, Suffolk (Ref. 1026362)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

26 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely, it looked like a well loved home rather than a holiday rental."

    It was clean and comfy. The outside space was very private and very welcome in the lovely weather. I thought it was absolutely perfect for two. Very close to the beach and local shops/pubs. The cottage was a gem.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to send such a great feedback. I'm so glad you loved the cottage. Hope to see you back one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2022

  • "Parking was awkward because of having to mount the kerb."

    Thank you for your feedback. I do agree but unfortunately the council can't approve the kerb to be lowered because of a fire hydrant. However there is on road parking in the immediate area if guests prefer. I hope it didn't cause too much of an issue during your stay. Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage in a great location with shops and places to eat nearby."

    The rear courtyard was a pleasure to sit in with lots of plants and rustic furniture. Inside was cosy with an easy to use kitchen. The stairs were very steep which wasn’t too much of a problem for me but might be if you have any joint or mobility issues. The owner was easy to contact when I needed some help and nothing was too much trouble for her. I definitely want to return. The locals are friendly too and you can take your dog on the beach year round I believe.

    Thank you for your great feedback. Great to have you stay. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by YvonneJul 2022

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable."

    In a good position for local shop and easy , flat , walk to the coast. It was well equipped and the owner was very friendly and helpful .

    So glad you enjoyed the cottage and our lovely beaches. Thankbyou for feedback really appreciate it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in this cute and beatifully decorated house."

    Location was fabulous with the beach at the end of the road. Several pubs within walking distance. Comunication with host very easy and friendly. The little touches were much appreciated and we had a fantastic stay. Tim, Hayley and Cody.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm so glad you all, including Cody, had a lovely stay. Hope to welcome you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by TimApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely week with our dog in this cottage at the end of April."

    It's attractive, comfortable and well-equipped, and the sand and shingle beach is just a few minutes' walk away, so it is wonderfully situated for long walks with the dog, either along the coast or into Lowesoft. The area is quiet but there are shops and takeaways conveniently nearby, and also an interesting art gallery. The thatched church is also worth a look round, if you're into old buildings and local history. (There are also several pubs around, but we never went to any of them so I can't comment!) The owner, who lives nearby, was very helpful but not intrusive. The house was warm, and the woodburning stove was an added bonus for the still chilly nights. The bed was comfortable, although proper reading lamps for both sides of the bed would have been appreciated. I would concur with other reviewers that the stairs are a bit steep, but perfectly manageable unless you have a mobility problem. Those with mobility issues should be also be mindful that the bath is quite high-sided to step into when having a shower, and that there is no in-bath mat to prevent slipping. All in all, it was a lovely place to stay and I would recommend it.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2022



    Thank you for taking the time to comment. It was a shame the weather changed. It was good to meet you and glad you were able to enjoy the cottage and our lovely walks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandraMar 2022

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    In a great location. Would thoroughly recommend..

    Reviewed by DebbieFeb 2022

  • "I highly recommend this little dollshouse cottage."

    It has been laid out well and furnished with great taste. The owner is very helpful and goes out of her way to make your stay comfortable. So close to the beach, easy walks into lowestoft, pubs on your doorstep, shops close by. Everything you need. We had a fantastic week and will most certainly return.

    Thank you for your great comments and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to welcoming you all back Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaddyFeb 2022

  • "Amazing cottage everything you need."

    Beautiful beach and surrounding area. Shops a few minutes walk. Would definitely return and recommend it. Wonderful hosts too.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to have you stay for several weeks. Hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichelleJan 2022

  • "Had a lovely Christmas break in the cottage."

    Its well equipped with everything you could need. The stairs are a bit quirky but not difficult for us personally. You are literally just round the corner from the beach with lovely walks and the town itself provides all essentials. A note about the owner. She went above and beyond during our stay, was contactable anytime if needed and the generous extras she provided for New Year were very gratefully received. All in all a good area for exploring or just relaxing with the beach on your doorstep, in a very comfortable house.

    Thank you so much for your great feedback. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your Christmas/New Year break. You were most welcome to a few treats to celebrate the New Year in! Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2021

  • "Nice cottage in a great location."

    On the whole the property was well equipped, we thought the duvet was very well used and would benefit from a new one. . The owner was very easy to deal with.

    Thank you for your feedback Janette it's really assured the duvet was new this Summer but ironically recently back from the cleaners and the filling perhaps suffered so I have replaced it as you suggested. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetteDec 2021

  • "So nice to stay in such a well thought out cottage which has it’s on true character."

    There was everything I could have needed and friendly, welcoming text’s from the owner. The location was a short walk to the coast and to local facilities. Loved having my own parking space and exploring the Suffolk Coast. My dog had a fantastic time and loved the vast freedom the beach walks provided….. she wasn’t ever that keen to come back on the lead! I’d definitely recommend if you want a home away from home and a well loved cottage. It was immaculate x

    Thank you so much for your feedback and so glad Flipflop enjoyed the beach! I know it's a long way but maybe we can welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolDec 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage well placed for the beach , shops and pubs it has ..."

    This is a lovely cottage well placed for the beach , shops and pubs it has everything you need for a nice stay sky tv Wi-Fi and smart tv in bedroom the one thing you have to think about is the stairs to the bedroom they are very steep so if you have mobility problems it might not be for you apart from that I would recommend it we are hoping to go back later next year

    So pleased you both had a lovely stay! Look forward to welcoming you back next year Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanDec 2021

  • "Great little property, close to the beach."

    A excellent base to explore Suffolk or just to relax. Owner was very friendly and was available if we had any issues ( which we didn’t).

    Lovely to have feedback, so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and all the area has to offer. You would be very welcome to return Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobbieNov 2021

  • "Loved the cottage, quirky, and cosy."

    Would love to be there in the summer to enjoy the lovely courtyard. The plants and flowers in gardens were lovely too. Location was great, less than 5 mins to beach. And very quiet.

    Reviewed by ChristeenNov 2021

  • "It was a lovely warm, cosy cottage that was very well equipped."

    The car parking was good, being a dedicated space in front of the property. The location was excellent for accessing many places to visit and it’s closeness to the coast was lovely. The owner was easily contactable, if needed, and was very helpful.

    Reviewed by DeniseOct 2021

  • "We felt welcomed and we were happy to be so near the beach"

    Reviewed by HeatherSep 2021

  • "Lovely property and owner extremely helpful and friendly"

    Reviewed by SharronSep 2021

  • "The cottage was cosy and had everything we needed."

    The location is perfect for wslking, or visiting the east of England. Friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by JayneAug 2021

  • "Could have done with more accessories such as bin liners spray Cleaner etc just a few extra cleaning things"

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "We thought the owner was very helpful and informative, the property was very clean and well equipped."

    we would recommend it to anyone for a quiet holiday,

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2021

  • "The property was in a great location for us and felt it was even better than it looked on the listing."

    The letter was lovely and we couldn’t have been more helpful

    Reviewed by MitchJul 2021

  • "Proximity of cottage to the Suffolk coast, Broads ,local pubs and stores could not be bettter."

    Two mins walk to the beach meant early morning and evening strolls were part of every day. We focused on the Suffolk coast from Lowestoft to Aldeburgh including Snape Maltings, plus Beccles, Oulton Broad and the gardens of Somerleyton Hall. We ate out every evening in the local pubs/hotels in Pakefield ( no car needed) where we were spoilt for choice....good pub grub to fine dining. We were well looked after by welcoming staff especially as this was our first venture out since the outbreak of the epidemic. A brilliant holiday for two 75 year olds!

    Reviewed by BasilJun 2021

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed at."

    Lovely interior, very well presented with lots of thoughtfully presented features. The only difficulty is that the stairs are steep and awkward and could be a challenge for some people. Great for local food and pubs within walking distance. Also easy to explore local area by car. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2021

  • "Very welcoming and helpful host"

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2021

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  • 1 x double bedroom with TV, Bathroom with roll top bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sunroom/dining room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking for one car
  • Enclosed rear patio with seating
  • Small front garden with table and chairs
  • One dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Neighboring property has shared access through the courtyard but this is only used minimally
  • Note: Stairs are steep, please take care.

The property

Just a few minutes' walk from the Suffolk coast in the peaceful village of Pakefield is 21 Florence Road, a cosy end-terrace cottage, ideal for singles or couples wanting to enjoy some quality time together by the sea.

Parking is available at the front for one car, and as you enter the front garden through the white picket fence, you will discover a bistro style table and chairs that you can sit out on with a morning coffee.

Head inside the property into the porch, where you can leave coats and shoes, before heading into the inviting sitting room, where the woodburning stove placed within the exposed brick fireplace is very much the centrepiece of the room; settle down on the couch or armchair and enjoy the warmth from the fire as you choose a film to watch on the wall-mounted TV.

The well-equipped kitchen is kitted out with all of the appliances you could wish for during your self-catering holiday, with a soft green décor that brightens the space and even a dishwasher to take care of any washing up.

Enjoy a romantic dinner for two in the sunroom, which offers dining seating and a French door that opens onto the enclosed patio, where you can relax with a glass of wine on a warm summer's evening.

Venture upstairs to the first floor to find a generously sized double bedroom with ample storage for your belongings and a TV, along with the bathroom suite that boasts a roll top bath with shower over, Explore your surroundings and wander into Pakefield village, which offers a range of shops, historic pubs, restaurants and takeaways within a few minutes' walk of the property, while the beach and picturesque Suffolk coast are less than half a mile from the front door.

Spend the day exploring the pebble and sand beach, enjoy a walk along the Victorian promenade, paddle in the blue waters and grab some lunch at a nearby café.

Visit the pretty cliff-top church, take in a show at the Seagull Theatre, browse the creative art work in the art gallery and pay a visit to East Anglia Transport Museum, where you can admire vintage buses and trams.

Venture towards the popular seaside resort of Lowestoft, England's most easterly town, and enjoy an afternoon at its award-winning beach, cooling off at the Princess Royal Fountains, which has 74 jets you can run through, browse a wide selection of shops and visit a host of family-friendly attractions, including the Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park and the maritime museum, while evenings can be spent at the cinema, bowling alley or snooker hall, followed by a bite to eat and refreshing beverage at one of many pubs and restaurants in the area.

Head to Oulten Broads and hire a boat to explore the coastline, looking out for fascinating wildlife along the way, while Minsmere Nature Reserve is also within easy reach and an ideal stop off for wildlife lovers.

Venture south to the village of Kessingland for a memorable experience at Africa Alive!, an African-themed walking animal safari with rhinos, lions and ostriches.

Head north to the bustling Great Yarmouth, with its 15-mile stretch of pristine sandy beach, along with attractions that include the pleasure beach, SEA LIFE Centre and Time and Tide Museum, while the cathedral city of Norwich is approximately a 45-minute drive away, offering a bustling city atmosphere, should you wish to spend a day inland.

21 Florence Road is perfectly placed for discovering some of East Anglia's top attractions.

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About the location


Lowestoft 1 mile; Beccles 8 miles; Southwold 10 miles.

Located on the Suffolk coast, Pakefield is a suburb of Lowestoft, however it was historically a village in its own right and is home to the parish church of All Saints and St Margarets. Pakefield has a selection of shops, bars and restaurants as well as a real fish and chip shop, and is home to The Seagull Theatre, as well as an art gallery. Nearby Lowestoft is a traditional seaside resort with a wide range of amenities including the Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park, whilst south of Pakefield is the coastal town of Southwold, famous for its pier, busy harbour and the colourful beach huts which line the seafront. Pakefield is a good touring base for all of East Anglia including the Norfolk Broads and the cathedral city of Norwich.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas