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The Hive, Southwold

(Ref. 1116965)

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely apartment in a perfect position."

    Brilliant to have our own parking space. Very comfortable beds. Cosy underfloor heating. Lovely welcome gift of cookies and Prosecco. Only tiny negative was that the bathrooms seem a bit ‘tired’ and could benefit from a refresh. We still had a lovely stay and would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Oct 2023

  • "Good location, spacious apartment."

    We really enjoyed our stay in Southwold.

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Sep 2023

  • "I rated our stay very low because we came home after after three days, unfortunately I am physically disabled, needing equipment to get around, The Hive didn’t really lend it self to this."

    It was entirely my fault, I should have looked into it more. The other factor was it overlooks a huge children’s play ground, which comes right up to the lounge window, we were trouble with inquisitive people, mostly adults peering in.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Sep 2023

  • "Upon arrival we were pleasantly struck with how clean the property was and beautifully presented!"

    We absolutely loved the central Southwold location (just a short walk to all of the shops, cafes and the beach) and the parking space, which is a real bonus given parking is at a premium locally. Our lively 6 year really enjoyed being able to run straight out of the back door into a big playpark! We also really appreciated the pingpong rackets and balls. Just a couple of minor issues to flag - We found it initially very hard to open the master bedroom garden door and the backdoor in the kitchen/lounge was consistently tricky to open and shut so may need looking at. We also felt that in contrast to the beautifully presented interior the outside space at the back overlooking the playpark was definitely in need of some TLC and some weeding! The description had described it as a spot for a morning coffee and yet the bench seat is broken and there are weeds all over the ground, so it could do with a bit of a tidy up and could be made every bit as lovely as the inside of the apartment with very little effort. The Adams Fizz and oats biscuits welcoming us on arrival were a lovely touch, and overall we really enjoyed our stay in the Hive, and will definitely be back, thank you!

    Reviewed by Gemma4.4Jul 2023

  • "Really lovely apartment- a lot more space than we expected."

    Very helpful and detailed instructions on where everything is and how it worked. Had a wonderful weekend break and already looked to book again next year (though noted the prices have significantly increased)!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2023

  • "A great property in a fabulous location for exploring Southwold."

    Thank you so much for a great stay.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 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.


  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Utility
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop miles, pub 0.1 0.2 miles
  • Note: There will be a welcome gift of wine and biscuits on arrival
  • Note: No unaccompanied teenagers please

The property

Resting in a sought-after location in the heart of Southwold in Suffolk, The Hive is perfect for families and guests of all ages.

There is a playground close by which is great for the children and the single-storey, ground-floor nature of the accommodation makes it perfect for older guests too.

The open-plan living space is light and airy with an ample seating area positioned alongside the patio door which leads outside, helping to create a really warm and inviting ambience.

The well-fitted kitchen comes equipped with everything needed to prepare delicious food for the whole family and when ready, meals can be served up at the extendable wooden table, where you can imagine spending many a happy hour eating, drinking and enjoying each other’s company.

The outside patio area offers a great alfresco space to step outside and admire the views overlooking Tibby’s Green.

When it is time for bed, the master bedroom is particularly welcoming with a sumptuous king-size bed and a patio door opening to the outside; great for throwing open in the morning and enjoying a morning coffee while overlooking the adjoining greenery.

The twin bedroom is just as attractive and comes with plenty of storage space.

No queues for the bathroom at The Hive with the master bedroom having an en-suite and there is an additional shower room which completes the accommodation.

The Hive is a great base from which to explore the delights of Suffolk with Southwold on the doorstep where you will find a good selection of amenities as well as Southwold Pier which is famous for its brightly coloured beach huts.

The chocolate-box village of Walberswick is within walking distance and a short drive away are attractions such as RSPB Minsmere, Snape Maltings where the Aldeburgh Music Festival is held, Africa Alive Zoological Reserve, Framlingham Castle and Halesworth Museum.

For a holiday with a real buzz, take a trip to The Hive.

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: No unaccompanied teenagers please

This property offers the following short breaks:

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