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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • no (5)
  • terrace (4)
  • stay (3)
  • great (3)
  • kitchen (3)
  • roof (3)

6 Customer Reviews

  • "Pluses - Great place to stay."

    Warm and cosy on cold days. The bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of storage for clothes. Negatives- There was nowhere to put food as all the kitchen cupboards were full. The car park space was very difficult to access and we had to approach it from the wrong direction. A large vehicle would not get into the carport at all and should be stated in the particulars. Your directions talk about passing the Kings Head which hasn't existed for about 6 years!!!

    Hi, thank you for your comments - we are pleased that you had a great stay. The flat warms up really quickly which is a real plus out of season. We will ensure that a cupboard is emptied for food storage going forward and will ask Best of Suffolk to update the directions. Thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel4.4Jan 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Skylark in Southwold."

    The apartment was very high spec and well equipped. We had no issues whilst there. We didnt use the roof terrace as the weather was pretty windy, but to be honest the view would have been obliterated by the surrounding brick wall once you were seated. Roof terraces and balconies only really work with glass fencing. But what attracted us to the flat and was worth its weight in gold was the private parking space. We had no complaints and would definitely consider returning.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are really pleased you had a lovely stay and hope that our recent changes contributed to your experience (new photos coming soon). As you say, the parking space is worth its weight in gold (the roof terrace comes into its own in Spring/Summer) and makes for a relaxed stay. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent service."

    When our freezer wasn’t working on arrival it was quickly rectified. Fresh sheets and towels for our second week which wasn’t expected. Will definitely use you guys next year. We have been coming to Southwold for 10 years and were let down last year by the rental company and changed to you guys. The best thing we did. Thank you

    We are so pleased that BOS responded really quickly. We do apologise for the broken freezer. We ordered a new one a month ago and when it arrived, it did not fit! Another one is arriving this week, let's hope it fits this time :) BOS do a great job, thank you for posting this feedback to confirm it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2023

  • "The new owners have made a few subtle improvements, the provision of an amazon stick is great on a wet day, the provision of the little things like, sugar, salt n pepper, foil etc etc, does make it so much better."

    Also their views on Southwold is helpful, we left some more local walks in their folder, as it's such a great base for a walk without getting in the car. One thing I feel I should mention, whilst we weren't overly bothered by the local birds whilst using the great rooftop terrace, and know I would be really disappointed if I couldn't use it, so prevention is the best way forward, it does need some work to do this now.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback and it is great to see that the changes we have made are making the difference. We are currently debating bird prevention measures on the roof terrace (a common issue in a seaside town) - balancing how necessary it is with how ugly it may look - like you, it doesn't spoil this lovely feature for us. Thank you for leaving walk information in the folder - very helpful to other guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margi5.0Aug 2023

  • "The listing underplayed the property, no mention of parking, the shower is supposed to be hand held over bath but is much better especially the rain shower head."

    The roof terrace is great with wonderful views. Enjoyed the well equipped kitchen and so nice to have sharp knifes. Would recommend this property.

    Thank you so much for your feedback - we have updated the listing accordingly. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jul 2023

  • "Mostly ok but a few issues."

    No handles on the kitchen and bathroom windows, so we could not open them. The wi-fi was non-existent. Between the welcome folder and a card left on the table there were three possible wi-fi connections, none of them worked. The roof terrace was disappointing. Very spartan with minimal furniture. There were no views from a sitting position. We read the visitors’ book and of complaints about seagulls, but we spent no time up there so couldn’t verify that. The general view is of a comfortable pleasant stay with just the reservations expressed above.

    Thank you for your feedback -as new owners of the property, we have made some changes already to remedy these issues and more. WiFi is now installed and working and we have also added an Amazon firestick to the TV. The window handles have been fixed. We have added new furniture to the roof terrace and have more plans that will get done over Winter. In previous years, seagulls nested on the roof but this year, it did not happen, so we have experienced the usual presence of seagulls (as normal in a seaside Town) but not aggressive activity. Thank you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike4.4May 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.


  • Second-floor apartment
  • One super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas-fired underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Flat-screen TV with FreeSat, Amazon firestick, DVD/CD player, Bose Speaker, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Roof terrace, patio furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Off road allocated parking space
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.2 miles.

The property

Boasting superb views, this second-floor apartment is ideally located close to the heart of Southwold in Suffolk and is the ideal holiday destination for a couple, looking for a romantic retreat.

The open-plan living area is bright and airy with a welcoming L-shaped sofa offering ample seating with a sleek, contemporary kitchen fitted with all the facilities needed for creating fantastic food for your loved one.

The adjoining dining area offers an intimate space and is perfect for romantic meals together.

If the sun is shining, then there is a fabulous roof terrace which gives the opportunity for alfresco drinking and dining while soaking up the beautiful views over Southwold.

Come bedtime and you can make your way to the sumptuous bedroom where a super-king-size bed awaits, for you to sink into and the Juliet balcony gives you the chance to welcome in those gorgeous views in the morning.

Skylark enjoys a wonderful setting within a short walk of the delights of Southwold with its iconic lighthouse, pier, sandy beach and brightly coloured beach huts.

Another scenic walk takes you to through the harbour and over a footbridge to picturesque Walberswick, where you can buy fresh fish and even try your hand at crabbing.

Jump in the car and head out to attractions such as Framlingham Castle, RSPB Minsmere, Sutton Hoo, Africa Alive Zoological Reserve and Suffolk Owl Sanctuary.

Take a walk or hike anywhere within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and you’ll be rewarded with some breath-taking views along the way.

A cut above the rest, Skylark offers guests a relaxing and enjoyable stay 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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas