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Heron House, Southwold

(Ref. 1116809)

Southwold, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved Heron House, it is a really beautiful house with great facilities and is in a fantastic position for easy access to the town and the beach."

    It was beautifully furnished and very well equipped, especially the kitchen. We particularly loved the bed linen and white, soft fluffy towels. The book of instructions and information is one of the best we have come across. There was a problem with a blocked drain which meant the dishwasher wouldn't work properly, but we reported this and the next day a charming young man came and sorted it all out. We were very impressed.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Apr 2024

  • "A very good property in a great position."

    Very comfortable and easy to relax in. Cleaning generally good but details missed (eg shelves in kitchen dusty, table mats not clean). Some maintenance issues, manageable but unsatisfactory (eg kettle leaks, oven thermostat faulty). Street parking: always able to park in sight of house, visiting in September, but might be a bit unpredictable on busy days.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Sep 2023

  • "Very nice property, close to the beach."

    Down side is the parking, especially as we had 2 cars with us. Also greasy finger marks on the kitchen units. Bedrooms good. The outside is disappointing. I think the term ‘patio’ is a misnomer….. I’d call it a back yard. 4 chairs going rusty and a minuscule table.

    Reviewed by Joan3.8Aug 2023

  • "First class property, had everything we needed for an excellent holiday in Southwold."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "We were staying with two other couples who are well travelled and have very high expectations so it was a bit nerve wracking for me but I needn't have worried - they were all very impressed with every aspect of the property."

    The location was exceptional of course but the standard of fixtures and fittings, cleanliness and the overall ambience of the property together made for a very special holiday. Nothing but compliments from us! Thank you for allowing us to share your home.

    AnonymousMay 2023

  • "Superb location, the lighthouse is almost in the back yard, Well appointed accommodation, very suitable for mixed generation holiday."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "This was the fourth time we have stayed at Heron House will be coming back next year"

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Nov 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.


  • Over four floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x second-floor twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Third-floor play room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs with FreeSat, Bluetooth speaker, Dam/FM radios, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Unallocated roadside parking
  • Patio, patio furniture
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Access to the top floor is via a steep staircase so may not be suitable for anyone with limited mobility
  • Note: This property cannot accept Sunday arrivals

The property

Close to the beach in Southwold, Suffolk, Heron House is a spacious, period property, ideal for a family or get together of family and friends.

The house boasts a wealth of beautiful features and has been tastefully furnished to create a truly inspiring holiday home.

The holiday begins as soon as you step into the delightful sitting room, which comes complete with a charming window seat and an attractive open fire, creating a warming hub to the room and helping to establish a really welcoming ambience.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed to produce delicious food for everyone in the holiday party and the rustic dining table is just made for gathering around and enjoying long, lingering meals together.

On the top-floor, there is a great alternative play space for the children.

With comfy beanbags, a coffee table and a flat-screen TV, there is plenty to keep you entertained if you get bored of the captivating views of Southwold lighthouse!

When it’s time for bed, there are four immaculately presented bedrooms and the bathroom facilities offer the ultimate in opulence with a feature roll-top bath and enormous walk-in shower, so whether you like a refreshing shower or a relaxing soak in the bath, we’ve got it covered at Heron House.

Kitchen door opens out on to a small patio area outside kitchen with table and four chairs.

This area is suitable for drying clothes, storing beach gear or having a cup of coffee.

The location of Heron House is just perfect being close to the beach and amenities of the town of Southwold and yet tucked away in a quiet residential street.

Spend awhile in Southwold checking out the beach, the pier and the lighthouse or go beach hut spotting and enjoy a tour of the famous Adnams Brewery.

A little further afield find attractions such as Yoxford Antiques Centre and Gardens, Halesworth Museum, Framlingham Castle and RSPB Minsmere.

Meander along the coast to seaside towns such as Thorpeness, Walberswick and Aldeburgh, which all offer a delightful outing and sample the best fish and chips anywhere!

Get at one with nature with a visit to Orford Ness Nature Reserve and take a stroll anywhere within Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For the ultimate holiday destination in the heart of Southwold, book a trip to Heron House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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: Access to the top floor is via a steep staircase so may not be suitable for anyone with limited mobility.
Note: Either or both sets of twin (zip/link) beds can be joined to make a super-king-bed on request.
Note: This property cannot accept Sunday arrivals

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas