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Secret Cottage, Southwold

(Ref. 1119735)

Southwold, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "The Secret Cottage was perfect for our needs."

    Conviently close to the shops, restaurants and pubs of Southwold and a short stroll to the pier, beach and promenade. The property is cosy, well equipped and tastefully decorated throughout.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a great setting right next to the lighthouse."

    All the little extras were very welcome after a long drive, including the wine! We will definitely be back!!

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really enjoyable stay for 4 nights at Secret Cottage."

    Adequate acommodation for 2 people. Beds very comfortable. Very little cupboard space. Neighbours seem to be using the dustbin. They came over twice during my visit. Have left a note for owners. Best feature of the property is its proximity to the sea front. Also very near high street.

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Jul 2023

  • "We’ve had a great holiday in Southwold and already booked for the end of July in a different property and the following comments are nitpicking really."

    The property location is very good for the beach and all amenities, good pub a few yards away. We were lucky to find a solitary parking spot a short walk to the property ( don’t look for the black gate as a reference point the door is permanently open so can’t really be spotted from your car), but I can imagine that parking would be difficult in high season. The courtyard is strictly off limits other than to go to the bin or peg washing out which is a bit disappointing and felt a bit like you were trespassing as soon as you stepped out of the door. The property itself was ‘compact’

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Jun 2023

  • "The property was advertised that the courtyard which it was in was not part of the cottage and could only be used for access."

    Not clear as to whether or not you could use the courtyard to leave belongings outside and dry items of clothing during your stay. There was a lack of cereal bowls available and also the flooring in the kitchen area beneath a rug seemed to spring under foot like the floor joist beneath had rotten. If the floorboards do give way at some point whoever is using it at the time will have a nasty accident. The handrail on the stairs only had a top handrail and no mid rail this would be a potential issue to young children falling through the banister into the kitchen / lounge below.

    Reviewed by Jason3.8Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the secret cottage."

    Perfect location. Really comfortable and clean. We would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2023

  • "The Cottage was lovely and cosy."

    On arrival it was very clean and warm. It was in a great location the beach and shops were both within a few minutes walk. A great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay, it wasn’t that clear on the website about the count yard and I constantly worried about the dog making a mess and upsetting the neighbours."

    Very beautiful town and the cottage was lovely and very central

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Feb 2023

  • "The Secret Cottage."

    ... wow, what a hidden gem of a place to stay in Southwold. This cosy, comfortable, well-equipped cottage can be found in a courtyard off a road just off the seafront. It is just 200m from the pretty promenade and a superb sandy beach and just a short stroll to Southwold's award-winning pier. It is also just 20m from a popular well-run pub and an easy walk to the many attractions (plenty of coffee shops to choose from) on Southwold's main high street. The cottage's kitchen is well everything you might need to cook rather than go out to eat. The two bedrooms, a double and a single, are on the second floor accessed via a fairly steep staircase, which may be a consideration for some guests. We had a superb stay in February and loved Southwold being so quiet. We will be back.

    AnnonymousFeb 2023

  • "We stayed at the property in January 2023."

    It was cold outside but the cottage was lovely and cosy. For 2 adults and our small dog the property was ideal and had everything we needed. And its in a nice quiet location close to the Sole Bay pub, beach and lighthouse. We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jan 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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating
  • Range style electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washer/dryer, dishwasher, toaster
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Roadside parking for 1 car
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: The courtyard is owned by the neighbouring property, please do not store items here, in addition we ask that you refrain from smoking here
  • Note: If you wish to bring a dog it must be mentioned at the time of booking
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Resting in the seaside town of Southwold, Suffolk, Secret Cottage is a quaint family holiday home close to local amenities and just a stone's throw from the beach.

Park on-road beside this picturesque property and unpack with ease, making your way into the open-plan living area where wooden flooring and a theme of blue décor stretches throughout.

Recline beside the woodburning stove and enjoy a coffee, or if you are feeling peckish, why not cook up a storm in the amply fitted kitchen, enjoying it at the dining table.

On the ground floor you can also find a contemporary shower room where you can soak the sand from your hair, before cosying down for the night in one of the two bedrooms, a king-size and a single.

Southwold is a fantastic seaside town with attractions such as Southwold Pier, Southwold lighthouse and the Denes Beach, a large sandy beach where you can enjoy a family picnic or try out wild swimming or water sports.

There is a great many eateries and independent shops, so why not try out local produce and enjoy a glass of your favourite beverage in the sunshine?

For a historical day out, travel a little further to Framlingham, where you will be able to visit the impressive Framlingham castle.

Enjoy a Family getaway to the seaside with a stay at Secret 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 courtyard is owned by the neighbouring property, please do not store items here, in addition we ask that you refrain from smoking here.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas