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Dolphin Cottage, Southwold

(Ref. 1117159)

Southwold, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • great (5)
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  • well (5)
  • beach (4)
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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely layout of the cottage, well thought out, lots of character."

    Great fold out doors onto the sunny courtyard garden. Situated right in the centre of town, straight out of the door and a stone's throw away from the beach. Only 30 minutes parking outside, but enough to load/unload and then free parking for the week was not far away. Dog loved it too!

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and location."

    Perfect for a short stay. The cottage felt very homely and the kitchen was well equipped. Others had left behind washing up liquid and soap in the bathrooms, but we took our own anyway. The only issue was with parking, we had to park half a mile away and getting everything to the cottage was hard work and when we went out of Southwold finding a space when we got back took time. Southwold beach is beautiful and the sunrise was worth the early start!

    Reviewed by Becky4.7Sep 2023

  • "Another wonderful week at Dolphin."

    The cottage has had some great updates in the kitchen and bathroom which gave it a fresh feel. The garden was lovely - it’s the first time we have been in the summer and hadn’t realised the garden got sun all day. We loved the fact there were bird feeders and food provided - it was lovely to top them up each day then sit and watch the birds. The kitchen is really well equipped and comes with a generous supply of cleaning products as well as a lovely welcoming bottle of wine and cookies! A great cottage in a wonderful location.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage had a great week Very petty I know but having spent £1000 on rental you provide 1 toilet roll for the week !"


    We are very happy to hear that you loved you holiday at Dolphin Cottage, and thank you for rating it so highly for comfort! We will flag the toilet rolls with the housekeeper to ensure more are left for our guests. Best of Suffolk are always on hand to help during your stay should you need anything, and Dolphin Cottage is a few steps away from Southwolds main shops if you require any extras. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea3.8Jun 2023

  • "Dolphin Cottage was well maintained, very clean, and in a great location 60yds from beach, 40 yds from pub."

    It had everything we required and a bit more. The only criticism was the bunk beds were very hard and really unsuitable for an adult. However would definitely recommend

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave this kind feedback, and it is always good to know how much our guests have loved their holidays at Dolphin Cottage. Alot of care has gone into ensuring the property is well maintained, as well as being in the perfect location to enjoy Southwold and the sandy beaches, and hope we are welcoming you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Jun 2023

  • "Nice welcoming pack, generously equipped and carefully furnished."

    Would have liked a guide to help with how things worked but we are resourceful (eg wi-fi password found on back of router). Position of bins is a bit of a nightmare. Fortunately, I have a reputation for being incredibly skinny. Thanks to the accommodation we had a fantastic reunion with our children and grandchildren, who also rented houses in the area.

    Thank you for this lovely review. It is wonderful to hear how much you and your family enjoyed both staying at Dolphin Cottage and having a family reunion in Southwold! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luke4.1May 2023

  • "Enjoyed are short stay."

    But the shower head in the ground floor bathroom is leaking along with the kitchen tap.

    We appreciate your feedback and very pleased to know that you enjoyed your short break by the sea at Dolphin Cottage! We have since had a plumber attend and the shower head and kitchen tap have been repaired. Thank you for raising this so we could get it sorted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek4.1Feb 2023

  • "Another great week in Southwold with lots of friends."

    Fab house with all we needed and right next to the beach - perfect.

    TrevorJan 2023

  • "I can't say how fab this place is."

    I always absolutely love my stay here, a complete reset! Highly recommend a dip in the sea.

    HaroldJan 2023

  • "Well equipped property, very clean and tidy."

    We did have a minor issue with the dishwasher on the last evening, as the quick wash didn’t seem to run the programme.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Dolphin Cottage, and that everything was very clean and comfortable for you. We appreciate you flagging the issue with the dishwasher with us, and can assure you that we have had an engineer attend and the dishwasher is back up running and fully functional. We hope to welcome you back to Dolphin Cottage again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Nov 2022

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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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x bunk with mezzanine to snug
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and low suite WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Gas heating
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge with freezer box, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, Sony Multi Media player, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Non-allocated on-road parking, subject to availability
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Guests use fixed ladder to mezzanine at own risk
  • Note: This property cannot accept Sunday arrivals

The property

Settled into the seaside town of Southwold, Dolphin Cottage is a wonderful family getaway to the Suffolk coast.

Painted grey and nestled into a row of colourful terraced cottages, be welcomed into this property and make yourself at home in the sitting room, with a selection of sofas and an ornamental fireplace, rest your feet and plan the day ahead of you with a cup of coffee.

The kitchen offers ample amenities in a contemporary set up, so why not rustle up a heart-warming meal and enjoy it at the dining table, with French windows opening up onto the garden, or there is the option of alfresco dining in the courtyard.

Freshen up in the ground-floor bathroom before snugging up for the night in one of the two bedrooms, a tasteful king-size with a window seat and en-suite and a bunk room with a mezzanine area housing a snug, perfect for curling up with a good book.

Southwold is a fantastic coastal resort, with a bustling high street full of independent shops and tasty eateries, you will be spoilt for choice of where to visit first!

The Denes beach is extensive and sandy, ideal for walks with your four-legged friend, and you can visit the historic Southwold Lighthouse and pier.

For more walks, head over to Dunwich Forest and RSPB Minsmere where you will be able to enjoy the scenery and wildlife on offer.

Indulge in the seaside of Suffolk with a stay at Dolphin Cottage.

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: If you wish to bring a dog it must be mentioned at the time of booking.
Note: Guests use fixed ladder to mezzanine at own risk.
Note: No unaccompanied teenagers permitted at the property.
Note: This property cannot accept Sunday arrivals

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute