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Parsley Cottage, Southwold

(Ref. 1117055)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay at an iconic cottage in this lovely town."

    Furnished to a very high standard. Very comfortable clean and everything worked as it should. Only downside is the stairs. Visitors should note the stairs are very steep and narrow as its its an old property. Otherwise super location, was able to park right outside and the pub was actually quite quiet of an evening.

    Reviewed by Sharon And Ian4.7Apr 2024

  • "The cottage was beautiful, we had a lovely relaxing stay."

    The cottage was in a perfect position, we walked everywhere. Hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Mar 2024

  • "Sweet cottage but not really dog friendly with the lack of enclosed private garden."

    The stairs are very steep and care always has to be taken. On Sunday night we could not get the oven to work even when reading the operating manual. First time I have been to a rental where the welcoming package does not include milk and basics which would be a proper welcoming package. Great location to pub and beach and quiet eve though next to pub.

    Reviewed by Francesca4.1Oct 2023

  • "Central location, 2 minutes from beach and High Street."

    The Sole Bay Inn being next door was fine. Really well equipped kitchen. Parked immediately outside for the week. Comfortable rooms and beds with adequate storage for family of 4. Being able to open the living room window would be ideal.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2023

  • "We did very much enjoy our stay, it's a lovely property and so special to spend time in the heart of such a wonderful town."

    Visit the Electric Palace if you can and definitely go on the new tour up the lighthouse. But there were a few things we picked up on... - Cutlery, plates, bowls etc were not clean and had not been checked (lovely set though) - It felt uncomfortable not being able to open the sitting room window (painted shut) - both in terms of not being able to get some air flow without opening the front door (difficult when you have the dog) plus from an escape route point of view - Wheelie bin missing wheels, so very difficult to move - you just have to drag it (commented on by bin men) - No recycling facilities or dedicated bin - doesn't look good in this day and age - Lovely tiles in bathroom, but state of paintwork very poor - flaking off due to high humidity; it just loses the property that 'premium' feel - Fridge very unergonomic layout - Freezer still full of out of date food, plus it is in desperate need of defrosting - only 50% capacirty left due to icing - Broken pane of glass in dining room (acknowledged by owner) - Cooker clock and lounge clock not set correctly (attention to detail) - Very noisy sound coming from pub in rear bedroom resulting in poor sleep (possibly their cooling - outside of your control) - 24/7 bright light coming from sweet shop resulting in poor sleep - conflict between warm nights needing open curtains and bright light needing curtains closed (outside your control) - I'm afraid we found all the matresses to be rather uncomfortable - Missing set of towels and bath mat upon arrival (brought over after a day or so) - Something for the future perhaps? An external power socket (or even a charging point) for electric vehicles... - Our experience, not in anyway feedback or criticism - we were luckly enough to be able to park direclty outside the house for the week. Problem we had was that people still squeeze between the car and the picket fence, regardless of how much room you leave, resulting in a dented door and a deep scratch from a pushchair. Plus my black car was practically white by the end of week! And the seagull poo doesn't do your paintwork any good. My advice to anyone staying in Southwold is wash your car as soon as you can! But relish your time there, there's nowhere quite like it....

    Reviewed by Mark3.8May 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Pleasantly surprised by lack of noise from adjacent pub! Very clean and tidy. Emma Bridgewater crockery a nice touch. Would recommend! Many thanks

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, very well presented, comfortable and cozy."

    It had all we needed to make our stay very enjoyable and relaxing. It’s proximity to the beach and town’s facilities make it an ideal location for a stay in Southwold

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely break in Southwold."

    Cottage was clean, cosy, classy and comfortable! Absolutely faultless.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Parsley Cottage; clean and furnished to a high standard, with comfortable beds and high quality linen."

    Such a perfect location, with everything Southwold has to offer on the doorstep. This was our first visit to Southwold and we loved it!

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Mar 2023

  • "The house was fabulous only one thing we could not get the fire in living room to stay glowing an instruction manual for the remote would be great."

    We didn’t need it for heat but lovely to have a a cosy glow.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Oct 2022

  • "Parsley Cottage was an absolute delight."

    The facilities, location and furnishings were all top class. The kitchen was beautiful. Bedding was extremely comfortable. The heating/weather system was extremely useful. Welcome gifts always very much appreciated. Just a couple of points for the owner - the WiFi login details in the Welcome Pack were incorrect (we found the correct info on the router in the lounge). The stairs are extremely narrow and very steep - perhaps that should be outlined in the ad; anyone with a slight mobility issue would struggle. A bathmat in the shower room would be very nice (other guests had also requested that). The floor is stone cold tiling - not very comfortable. We have an electric car and discovered the charging point about 20 m away, by the Adnams Brewery. Perfect. A mention of that in the ad would I'm sure be a bonus to other EV owners. All in all - a delightful stay in a town that we know and love very much, thank you!

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautifully decorated cottage spotlessly clean not enough light inside for my liking but that’s just a personal thing everything you may need for a break in lovely Southwold the only negative for me and my husband was the stairs really steep and narrow ."

    We struggled a bit .

    Reviewed by Eileen4.7Sep 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, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge with ice box, slim-line dishwasher, toaster, kettle
  • Smart TV, Freeview, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The property is located next to the Sole Bay Inn which has benches outside the front
  • Note: Steep steps and low ceilings make this property not suitable for those with mobility issues or babes in arms
  • Note: This property can only accept Friday to Friday, Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday bookings
  • Note: This property only allows for one small dog

The property

A traditional holiday cottage refurbished to house a family, Parsley Cottage is settled into a fantastic spot in the coastal town of Southwold, Suffolk.

Be welcomed into a homely sitting room where an eye-catching white woodburning stove rests in a bare brick fireplace, and there is a selection of sofas for you to relax with a coffee as you plan the day ahead of you.

When mealtimes call, a kitchen with ample amenities and contemporary décor allows for family cooking, and you can enjoy your masterpiece in the dining room.

Freshen up in the shower room before settling down for the night in one of the two bedrooms, a king-size with an ornamental fireplace and blue décor and a beach themed twin, perfect for children.

Outside you will find a vibrant table and chairs where you can enjoy the salty air.

Southwold is a wonderful town boasting a fantastic sandy beach, range of eateries, independent shops and iconic pier, so why not explore local artwork and produce, before enjoying a walk across the shoreline, or even trying out watersports?

A short distance from the property further walks can be found at the picturesque Dunwich Forest and RSPB Minsmere, and if you travel to Halesworth you can enjoy countryside scenery.

Explore the coast of Suffolk with a stay at Parsley 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: The property is located next to the Sole Bay Inn which has benches outside the front.
Note: Steep steps and low ceilings make this property not suitable for those with mobility issues or babes in arms
Note: This property can only accept Friday to Friday, Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday bookings
Note: This property only allows for ONE SMALL dog.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas