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Apostle Cottage, Southwold

(Ref. 1116856)

Southwold, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "I didn't want to leave this review but I'm so annoyed with the reaction to my reasonable comments/ complaint to Sykes Cottages that I feel compelled to make the effort to expand on here."

    The cottage is in central Southwold and nicely furnished. However, none of the cottage details on Sykes' website (or any other reviews) happen to mention that the bells at the adjacent church ring on the hour, every hour, 24 hours a day. That's twelve chimes at midnight, four chimes at 4am etc. It wouldn't be so bad if the property had double (or secondary) glazing and/or black out curtains - the flimsy see-through blinds in the main bedroom along with single glazing meant we may as well have been trying to sleep in a tent in the church grounds. During a 7 night stay I think the most sleep I managed to get was about 3 hours. Some "holiday". I reported this back to Sykes Cottages who took 9 days to respond, simply telling me "as this is an external disturbance and has nothing to do with the overall of property (sic) we wouldn't look to compensate you nor would the owner of the property" (I wonder how they know the owner's thoughts?). They go on to say "Also please be aware that the rental contract for the property is with the owner of the property and not Sykes Cottages as we are solely the booking agent". Fantastic customer service there and of course I will never be booking through Sykes again. If the property owner reads this feel free to contact me with your thoughts.

    Reviewed by Nick2.2Jun 2024

  • "Even on a cold autumn day, the coziness of the house and wonderful open fire, meant we had a lovely & relaxing stay."

    We loved being able to walk into restaurants, pubs and shops - in particular the amazing Lord Nelson!

    Nov 2023

  • "A beautiful and well thought out house in a great location for the town and sea."

    We particularly liked the views out to the green and church, and our son loved his room which looked out towards the lighthouse

    Oct 2023

  • "We loved the interior design and attention to the small details, which made this a real home from home."

    Thankyou for the Prosecco & biscuits on arrival

    Oct 2023

  • "We have had a wonderful stay in this lovely house, which is a short walk to the centre of beautiful SouthWold."

    Sep 2023

  • "We love this property and have stayed a couple of times."

    Furnished well, cosy and feels like home. Well equipped kitchen, and our girls love sitting on the kitchen floor due to the underfloor heating. Nice touch .

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 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 king-size, 1 x king-size (zip/link), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Central heating and open fire
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with FreeSat, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Rear courtyard garden, patio furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Step up to the porch with original floor tiles and part glazed door to the entrance hall with original wooden floorboards and stairs to the first floor, the living room is pleasant light room with bay window seat where you can sit and enjoy the view of Bartholomew Green and offset views of St Edmunds Church, reputed to be one of Suffolks finest churches with ample space to relax in the two leather sofas and enjoy a fire in the original working fireplace with tiled hearth and cast iron insert; equipment includes a flat-screen TV with FreeSat channels, leading down the hallway into the kitchen/ diner which is an extremely stylish bespoke kitchen with wooden worktops; equipped with Bosch electric oven, ceramic hob with extractor, under counter fridge and separate freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine flowing into the dining area at the side is ideal for meals with friends and family with a handmade wooden table with two benches and two chairs with a stable door opening to the courtyard and the wet room is located off the dining space making it ideal for a quick shower after a trip to the beach, there is a walk-in shower, basin, and WC. The carpeted stairs lead to a landing with the three bedrooms, all with original wooden floors, and the bathroom opening off it, the master bedroom id a beautiful bright bedroom with bay window overlooking Bartholomew Green with original fireplace with cast iron inset is a feature as are the original lime-washed floorboards with a bespoke king size bed sits between bedside cabinets and there is a wardrobe with drawers and hanging space plus an upholstered chair, the second bedroom is at the back of the house with views over the rooftops towards the Lighthouse, this room has the original feature fireplace with cast iron insert, is furnished with handmade oak king size zip link beds which can be configured into two 2ft6 singles on request with a bedside table and wardrobe, next is a good sized single room with a distant view of the Lighthouse from the window; beautifully furnished with a single bed and chest of drawers, the modern family bathroom comprising of bath with shower over, low-level WC, pedestal wash basin with heated towel rail makes is ideal for all the family Apostle Cottage is tucked away in a cul de sac next to the beautiful St Edmunds Church with Bartholomew Green, to the rear of the property is a small courtyard area from where you can see both the church and the lighthouse, pedestrian access to adjoining properties, while there is no allocated parking for the cottage, there are usually spaces outside the cottage restricted to an hours parking and there are bays next to the church with unrestricted parking on a first come basis. Take a stroll into Southwold and visit the beach and spot the iconic brightly coloured beach huts for which the town is known with a great selection of shops and eateries as well as a range of captivating coastal and countryside walks, the area boasts some fascinating attractions well worth a visit which include Snape Maltings, RSPB Minsmere, Adnams Brewery, Africa Alive Zoological Reserve, Easton Farm Park and Framlingham Castle.

Apostle Cottage offers a stylish and rustic home-from-home in the heart of Southwold.

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: The king-size (zip/link) bed can be a 2'6" twin on request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas