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The Shelduck, Southwold

(Ref. 1116840)

Southwold, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent house for a lovely family week together."

    Well appointed and comfortable. No negatives!

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Apr 2024

  • "There are two rings on the hob which would not light which made it a little difficult to cook a Christmas dinner !"

    ! The clock on the heating/ water needs putting right ( it’s about three hours out ) so we ended up just boosting when we needed water or heating. The sofa bed was extremely uncomfortable! and we did think it very strange that there is not a bigger fridge and double oven when you are hosting for ten people. Having said that it is a lovely house in a lovely location and we had a wonderful time.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are aware of the hob and as such had left a gas igniter to enable guests to light the rings. I hope you managed to use it so you could use all 5 rings. The hob is being replaced. With regards to the sofa bed, the property is not advertised for guests to use the sofa bed and I know Best of Suffolk advised you of this. However we were keen to try and accommodate your wishes. There were additional beds available for you to use if you had preferred. I am glad you enjoyed the house otherwise and Southwold. We wish you and your family a Happy New Year. As of January 2024 the hob has been replaced with a new Neff gas hob! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Dec 2023

  • "This was our fourth stay at this property."

    It is extremely well located and very well furnished and equipped. When we first stayed in 2011 the property was virtually brand new and 12 years later it is sadly starting to show signs of wear and tear, much of which we imagine has been inflicted on it by other guests. The mattresses and towels would definitely benefit from being replaced and an outside light that worked would be nice.

    Thank you for your feedback. Both outside lights have now been replaced with new stainless steel ones on light sensors. The towels and all linen are supplied by an external company and we will give them your feedback but our experience is that they are good quality and they constantly replace any worn items. We regularly repaint walls that get scuffed by guests and endeavour to maintain the high standard of decor. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Sep 2023

  • "Only one proble bed in master bedroom was not very comfortable, need a new mattress and it’s hard to handle the shower as it goes everywhere, could do with a curtain."

    We last stayed at shell duck 6 years ago and it’s still nice

    We are sorry you found the mattress uncomfortable. It is a Tempur mattress and has a topper on it. If you are unfamiliar with a memory foam mattress I understand that this may feel different to what you are used to. The shower in the master bedroom is a hand shower only to enable you to wash your hair whilst in the bath. The reason there is no shower curtain is that it is not meant to be used as a shower. There are 3 other showers in the property. Thank you for taking the time to write some feedback. We appreciate it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely house and good location within the town."

    Well equipped with everything you would need. Minor issue with the downstairs toilet which we logged early in the stay which wasn’t fixed though, and was a bit inconvenient.

    This has been fixed now. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Jul 2023

  • "An excellent property where ten of us stayed comfortably."

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is our 13th year using The Shelduck for a new year friends get together."

    The property never fails in providing a warm spacious environment for getting together whilst the luxury of each couple having a loverly bedroom with en-suite makes it feel like we have the best of both a homely and hotel environment. Thank you

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Feb 2023

  • "Clean ,welcoming, warm ,so convenient for the town, beach ,buses and all other amenities ."

    We have rented Shelduck five times and will be going back next year .

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jan 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.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor twin with 2 x pull-out single truckle beds with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor king-size with a walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Flat-screen TV with FreeView, BluRay/DVD player, iPod docking station, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • A travel cot and highchair are available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked courtyard garden, patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: If you wish a travel cot and highchair to be available request at time of booking
  • Note: There will be a welcome gift of wine and biscuits on arrival
  • Note: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers
  • Note: Please only park in allocated parking spaces

The property

Forming part of an award-winning development, The Shelduck in Southwold, Suffolk, offers spacious accommodation, perfect for a large family or gathering of family and friends.

The open-plan living space offers a particularly special area and ensures guests a warm welcome.

The ample seating area is complemented by patio doors which help the light to flood in and the spacious kitchen and dining area offer a wonderfully sociable space where the designated chef can whip up delicious food for the holiday party while guests can gather around the breakfast island or the elegant dining table and look forward to long, lingering meals together.

You might even manage some alfresco dining with the attractive gardens supporting a decking area, complete with patio furniture all ready for guests to spend time.

At bedtime, there is a bedroom to suit everyone with the master super-king-size coming with its own en-suite facilities and with four bathrooms in total, there is no need to worry about queuing for the bathroom in the morning!

Within a short walk of The Shelduck is the charming town of Southwold, where you will find a great selection of independent shops and eateries as well as a lighthouse, pier and a sandy beach with its well-known collection of brightly coloured beach huts.

Other nearby towns worth a visit include Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Walberswick and Dunwich.

Attractions for the whole family to visit include Framlingham Castle, Sutton Hoo, Go Ape Thetford, Africa Alive Zoological Reserve and Ellough Park Racing Circuit.

If you want to get active, then check out sports such as horse-riding, sailing, fishing and watersports, all available anywhere along the East Suffolk Heritage Coast.

The Shelduck boasts spacious and stylish accommodation to ensure guests get a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

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: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers. Note: Please only park in allocated parking spaces Note:Bedding will be available for the truckle beds, if you require the truckle beds to be made up please let us know.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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