Cottage Holidays in Southwold, Suffolk, England

Southwold is one of Suffolk’s premier seaside resorts.  This coastal town has quite an upmarket feel with a number of greens, grand Victorian buildings and an attractive seafront.  The High Street has art galleries, tea shops and a variety of independent shops.  There is also a sandy beach with colourful beach huts, pier and harbour.  Whether you are planning a romantic self-catering break or a family holiday by the sea, we hope you enjoy browsing through the cottages shown below.

Advice on Cottage Holidays in Southwold


As one of Suffolk’s main coastal resorts, Southwold has lots to offer for self-catering breaks.  There is a boating lake near the pier and the pier itself has a variety of attractions from cafes to amusements and arcades.  Guided tours are available of Southwold Lighthouse.  Boat trips operate from the harbour and from the river.  The town also has a golf course.  Open in the summer time is Southwold Maize Maze where you can enjoy exploring a total of 8 acres of puzzles. If you enjoy visiting gardens then you may want to visit the gardens nearby at Melford Hall or at Ickworth House. 

In terms of family attractions, Pleasurewood Hills is located just north of Lowestoft and has a range of rides and attractions.  Adventure Island Play Park is at Lowestoft and the award winning Easton Farm Park with its soft play area is located near Woodbridge.

Southwold has its own museum and Tourist Information Centre.  We recommend that you visit the Information Centre for free advice on how to get the best out of the area.

Whether you are looking to rent a large country house or a coastal cottage, we trust that you will enjoy browsing through our choice of self-catering accommodation.

Book a Southwold cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Suffolk on holiday.

10 rental properties

Grove Farm, Bramfield, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

14 bedroom Large Country House, Southwold 7 miles away

sleeps 4 - 29 guests
4 - 29
14 bedrooms
14
7 bathrooms
7
no dogs allowed

There are four stylish holiday homes with charming original features at Grove Farm, all in a lovely rural setting close to Southwold and the Heritage coastline.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £650

Warren Lodges, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

2 bedroom Pine Lodges, Southwold 7 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

A collection of four comfortable family-friendly log cabins situated in a tranquil location by a private nature reserve very close to Minsmere Nature Reserve and just a few miles from Aldeburgh.

Weekly Price from: £315

Fordley Cottage, Middleton, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Southwold 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Pretty pink country cottage nestled in an acre of gardens in a rural hamlet in Suffolk, family-friendly and just a short drive from the coast, this holiday home is well equipped for a relaxing holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £315

Mill Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Southwold 9 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Gold award winning cottage in a tranquil setting backing onto four nature reserves and overlooking the Mill pond where guests can go ‘wild swimming’, beautifully furnished to a high standard with badger watching hides and an owl tower on the grounds.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £399

Wheatacre Hall Barns, Beccles, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

3 bedroom Farmstay Accommodation, Southwold 11 miles away

sleeps 2 - 7 guests
2 - 7
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
5 star

For when only the very best will do, a stay at one of these gold award winning 5 star holiday barn conversions by the Waveney Valley could be the place for a taste of rural bliss, with a games room with pool table, table tennis, table football and air hockey on site, plus a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub and a fitness barn this is a great place to relax and unwind and the Norfolk Broads and Suffolk coast are both within half an hours' drive.

Special features: free internet access, games room, indoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £440

Bruisyard Hall, Framlingham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

12 bedroom Large Country House, Southwold 12 miles away

sleeps 2 - 24 guests
2 - 24
12 bedrooms
12
10 bathrooms
10
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4
5 star

Elegant historical country house situated within a private 700 acre Suffolk estate, with many fine features this fantastic property is ideal for special celebrations, parties and corporate events (this property is a Licensed wedding venue), hen parties and stag parties welcome.

Special features: free internet access, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £4000
Next availability:
from 09 July to 10 July 20 from 13 July to 17 July 20

Cissy's Cottage, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, Southwold 13 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

A special place to stay, this historical country cottage is nestled in greenery and located by a nature reserve close to Snape.

Weekly Price from: £487

Laundry Cottage, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Southwold 13 miles away

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage

Luxurious and featured in the Sunday Times ‘Coolest 100 cottages’ list, this one of a kind Jacobean character cottage is surrounded by a beautiful nature reserve and is filled with wonderful antique furniture such as an oak four poster bed and an amazing Breton bed built into the wall.

Weekly Price from: £567

Mendham Mill - a fabulous holiday home over a river, Mendham, Harleston, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

4 bedroom Unusual, Southwold 16 miles away

sleeps 2 - 8 guests
2 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Nestled in a beautiful valley and surrounded by over 250 acres of water meadows in the grounds of one of England’s most historic watermills, these five award winning cottages even have a rowing boat and canoes on site to fully experience the beauty and serenity of this picturesque river valley.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £400

Sandpipers, Snape, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Southwold 16 miles away

sleeps 2 - 7 guests
2 - 7
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Country cottage sleeping up to 7 people in 3 bedrooms in a tranquil edge of village location close to Tunstall, just 3 miles from Snape and 9 miles from Aldeburgh and the scenic Suffolk coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £375
Next availability:
from 08 July to 18 July 20 from 15 August to 12 September 20