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5 Blackshore, Southwold

(Ref. 1117074)

Southwold, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a really comfortable holiday in No."

    5 Blackshore. It was lovely (after a long journey) to arrive to a warm ,cosy and welcoming cottage.The wine,tea,coffee and biscuits were a delight! The cottage is well equipped, lovely and warm with fantastic views. Overall, a fabulous stay.! Thank-you. Only one criticism....the internet was a problem.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Oct 2023

  • "It’s a bit tired but we’ve been coming here for so many years we can forgive it!"

    If the owners were wanting to improve things and only if - the bed in the main bedroom just needs a decent mattress lose all the toppers it’s like a princess and the pea bed! The sofas in the lounge I know are a good 15 years old and could do with replacing … The damp is coming through quite badly and it does smell damp … The shower in the main bathroom doesn’t work at all … There was no outside parasol! Which was a problem as we were blessed with glorious weather and no shade there was one last year? Having said all that we absolutely love the place and would like to re book if you can contact me for a deposit same week next year

    Reviewed by Caroline3.1May 2023

  • "This property was in an excellent location and we enjoyed lovely walks from the door."

    However, the cottage was uncomfortable and nowhere near the usual standard of a rental like this. The beds were all uncomfortable, the sofas in the sitting room were very lumpy and dirty with throws put over them to cover the many marks and stains. The carpet in the sitting room had many dirty marks as did the rug in the conservatory and the latter in particular was grubby and not a pleasant place to sit. The kitchen was well equipped but two of the cupboard doors had broken hinges and one in particular was hanging loose. The worst part though was a problem with the heating. On our first night the heating came on and was very noisy in the sitting room with sounds of running water and gurgling. This was worse in two of the bedrooms including the only double room. The pipes there are next to the headboard and not boxed in so the sound was loud. I recorded it and took a decibel reading which was between 30-45 depending on the amount of churning so not great to sleep next to. I reported the problem the next day and a plumber was sent around when we were out which was good. However this did not sort out the problem and we realised that the thermostat was probably broken and the water was seriously overheating. We turned the boiler off and rang the next day to be told that there was nothing they could do and they didn't have any other properties to move us to. They rang back later and said we could go home and have a refund but we had builders in our house and had arranged to be away when our own house was going to be unusable. I messaged again and asked to speak to a supervisor as i could see on the website that there were similar priced properties nearby which were available for letting. I was told that there was nothing more they could do and we would just have to sleep in another room. I pointed out that two of the rooms were affected by the heating noise and we had to make the choice between heating and sleeping which wasn't acceptable. The property is meant to be for 6 people and we had paid for it as such even though there was just two of us so being told to move to another room and sleep in single beds si not acceptable. As far as the company was concerned they had followed their protocol and weren't prepared to do anything else to resolve the problem - just bad luck for us. We left early in the end as it was too cold and too uncomfortable. I would not recommend the cottage or the company and have sent in a formal complaint.

    Reviewed by Bridget1.6Apr 2023

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This property is part of the Best of Suffolk collection.
Best of Suffolk is an award-winning, local holiday cottage lettings agency, bringing the experience of a boutique hotel to self-catering cottages in Suffolk.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower and basin, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory sitting room
  • Oil heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, kettle, toaster
  • TV, 4G EE home router
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Parking at harbour a short walk from the property, subject to availability
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property does not have WiFi
  • Note: Parking subject to availability

The property

A semi-detached cottage resting in the picturesque seaside town of Southwold, Suffolk, 5 Blackshore is ideal for a family looking to explore the coast and countryside scenery.

When it comes to relaxing with a cup of tea and a good book, 5 Blackshore has you covered, with the option of settling down beside a welcoming woodburning stove in the sitting room, a fantastic conservatory room with a view across the local scenery and seas of natural light, and there is also a patio sporting a table and chairs, ideal for enjoying the sunshine and dining alfresco.

5 Blackshore has an amply fitted kitchen, where you can cook a heart-warming meal, and enjoy it in the sitting room, with wooden furniture painted green and countryside paintings, this space is full of coastal cottage character.

When sleep calls, freshen up in the bathroom before choosing one of the three bedrooms to settle down for the night in, beginning with a double with an en-suite, as well as two twin rooms.

Southwold is a fantastic coastal town with so much on offer for guests, beginning with the extensive Denes Beach, where watersports, wild swimming and walks in the salty air can be enjoyed, and why not take a picnic and soak up the views?

Southwold has an array of independent shops and tasty eateries, so you can sample local produce and enjoy a glass of your favourite beverage in the sunshine.

A little further from the property you will find RSPB Minsmere, where beautiful scenery and plentiful wildlife will encourage you to take a walk through the countryside.

Explore the coast of Suffolk with a stay at 5 Blackshore.

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

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About the location


  • Lowestoft 13.4 miles
  • Ipswich 35.1 miles

Southwold is a seaside town situated along the East Suffolk coast within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and resting between Lowestoft and Ipswich. Southwold is known as the home of Adnams Brewery which was established in the town in 1872 and it also has its own lighthouse, a museum and a picturesque pier which has a selection of colourful beach huts and which plays host to the regular Southwold Model Yacht regatta. The town boasts a number of excellent restaurants and eateries with a particular nod to its seaside location so there is always plenty of seafood and fish on the menu. Southwold has some fantastic independent shops, boutiques, galleries and pubs which are great for a browse and to stock up on essentials for your holiday. Just outside Southwold there are a number of great attractions for the whole family including Africa Alive Zoological Reserve, RSPB Minsmere and Dunwich Museum as well as scenic towns such as Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Leiston and Lowestoft to visit.

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Note: This property does not have WiFi. Note: Parking subject to availability. Note: No unaccompanied teenagers permitted at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute