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James Cottage

Southwold - Suffolk Coast

Fully refurbished to make the most of this deceptively spacious footprint, James Cottage is a charming self-catering cottage in the heart of Southwold. Ideal for family, friends or couples!
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Parking unavailable
  • Saturday changeover
£1018 - £2524 per week *


A beautifully renovated and historic cottage in Southwold. 

With views to the Lighthouse and situated just off St James's Green, this lovely cottage is in a perfect location for family holidays and weekends away throughout the year.  James' Cottage has recently been sympathetically renovated by the same family who have owned it for the last 40 years, which means that many of the traditional and attractive features of the cottage have now been blended with stylish and comfortable furnishings for the five bedrooms and three lovely bathrooms.  All bedrooms have TVs with Netflix and there is a blue tooth speaker in the kitchen and an Alexa in the house.

Entrance via gate and covered passage way to main door of the cottage: 

Small hall with carpeted stairs to first floor, doors to sitting room and dining room.

Sitting Room with a 3 seater sofa and a 4 seater sofa, coffee table, window seat with cushions, brick chimney breast with electric woodburner style heater, Smart TV with SKy Q and Netflix, DVD player and an Alexa.  The sitting room has secondary double glazing on the window, carpeted flooring with rug, standard lamp and two USB ports in electric sockets.

Dining Room: 

Table, chairs and bench to sit 10 people, double glazed 'Crittal' style window overlooking courtyard, Karndean wood effect flooring and door to kitchen.  There are two USB ports in electric sockets. 


The newly fitted galley style kitchen is bright and well designed with dishwasher, microwave, integrated fridge/freezer, Aeg electric double oven and grill, Aeg induction hob with extractor hood, kick board heating, water softener, Blue Tooth sound bar, airing cupboard, recycling bins, pantry cupboard and 'Crittal' style windows and glazed door to courtyard.  Karndean tiled flooring which extends to the cloakroom, utility room and hall at the back of the cottage.  There are two USB ports in electric sockets in the kitchen.

Cloakroom with hand basin and WC situated in the middle hallway of the cottage with a second, carpeted staircase to the first floor. 

Utility Room with condensing tumble dryer and washing machine, enclosed with cupboard doors.  The utility room leads into a small hallway which gives access to the ground floor bedroom.

Bedroom 1 - ground floor 

With two shallow steps from the hall into this bedroom which has an ensuite white tiled shower room, with white tiled shower cubicle and folding door, hand basin with mirror above, heated towel rail and WC.  Standard double bed (4'6"), built in wardrobe with shelving, bedside tables with lamps, carpet flooring, wall mounted Sky Q TV with Netflix, half glazed door to courtyard, with blackout blind.  There are two USB ports in electric sockets.

Bedroom 2 - Master bedroom 

This bedroom is light and spacious and overlooks the Lighthouse and Stradbroke Road with king (5') sized bed, built in wardrobe with hanging space and shelves, original fire place with mirror above, Smart TV with Netflix, bedside tables and lamps, carpet flooring, secondary double glazing on windows with black out blinds and curtains.  There are two USB ports in electric sockets.

Bedroom 3 

This is a twin bedded room with 3' wooden frame beds, large Critall style window overlooking the courtyard, with restrictors on opening casements, with Sky Q TV with Netflix, chest of drawers, bedside tables with storage and lamps.  There are two USB ports in electric sockets.


Jack and Jill style bathroom which is spacious and bright with pretty wall tiles and practical floor tiles.  Double-ended roll top bath, large glazed shower cubicle with rain head shower, WC and hand basin and heated towel rail.  Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 all have easy access to the bathroom with locks on both doors.

Bedroom 4 

A further twin bedded room with 3' wooden frame beds, large 'Critall' style window overlooking the courtyard, chest of drawers and hanging rail.  There are two USB ports in electric sockets. 

Bedroom 5 

This cosy double bedroom is at the back of the cottage with a window overlooking the courtyard, has a double bed (4'6") with bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and built in hanging space and a stylish ensuite shower room, tiled throughout with shower cubicle and folding glazed door, hand basin with mirror over, heated towel rail and WC.  There are two USB ports in electric sockets.

Bed linen and towels, travel cot and wooden high chair provided. 


Paved courtyard garden with door to front of the cottage via the covered passageway, outside tap, washing line, table and chairs for al fresco dining, glazed doors to kitchen and ground floor bedroom. 

Please note that whilst there is a ground floor bedroom and shower room, there are some changes in levels between rooms on both the ground and first floor.

The property has Wifi and bed linen and towels are provided.

One dog is allowed, to be kept off the furniture and on the ground floor only.

Formerly a barber's shop upstairs and a stationery shop on the ground floor, hence the picture window overlooking Stradbroke Road and Southwold's Lighthouse, the family have added some historical notes of the house in their 'information' file which we hope guests will find of interest.


  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Parking unavailable
  • Saturday changeover
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No smoking
  • Enclosed garden
  • Nearest shop 0.1 mile
  • Nearest pub 0.1 mile
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Ground floor bedroom



We had the most wonderful stay to celebrate Grandpa Pauls 70th birthday. Perfect cottage, clean and well equipped. Pod the dog fitted in perfectly, the dog capital of the UK!! Paul, Marilyn, Nick, Grace, Isabel, Luke, Baby Stella, Baby Rita & Pod the dog. - 4th February 2020
Lovely cottage, great location, well appointed with top quality items. And beautifully clean. The Windmill family - 13th January 2020
Perfect location to celebrate New Year - especially enjoyed the fireworks on the beach. Great location to enjoy the many pubs of Southwold. Fantastic cottage, well decorated and cosy for a winter escape in Southwold. Couchman, Blake, Thorne, Davis & Helman families. - 4th January 2020
A wonderful surprise to arrive here as a 60th birthday celebration for a week. This beautiful house is like a warren, so tastefully renovated. Loved everything, especially looking at your book of pictures of before and after doing the place up to the excellent standard it is today. A good time had by all ranging from 21/2 to 60 years! Jocelyn, Adam, Bethany, Geoff, Emily, Harry and Henry - 29th November 2019
Thank you for such a lovely weekend in the beautiful cottage.It was the perfect location and size for our group. Everything we needed was there and the house was decorated beautifully. A great chance to wake up by the seaside and relax with friends over gin, pizza and games, watch a film. or see the best bits of Southwold. Huge recommendation for Magpies Pizza. Pre order & collect.Sarah, Aimee, Amy, Lisa, Ellie, Alex, Chloe and Tara - 1st November 2019
Karen's 60th, what a fab weekend. You have done a marvellous job with this house. Its beautiful and a pleasure to stay in. A fantastic house with everything you might need. We had an excellent stay!Sally, Heather, Denise & Dawn - 28th September 2019
We well remember the pre-millenium cottage. A brilliant conversion job to produce a perfect holiday base. First experience of sea and sand for James while Dad & Grandpa took a swim. Town still provides good food, wines, ales and anything else you may need. We love it all.Ali, Mel, Gem, Phil & James - 20th September 2019
We all had a fantastic long weekend celebrating an 80th birthday. Perfect central location and Co-op is very convenient so made shopping easy and was open long hours. Dog friendly beach was beautiful, so much to do in the area you will be spoilt for choice. The property was finished to a very high standard and well equipped for self catering. We all thought how beautifully decorated the whole house was, with lots of finishing touches. Weather was amazing, as was rowing on the Meare at Thorpeness. We hope to make a return visit very soon!The Bailey, Days, Saunders & Mole family & Louis the miniature Schnauzer - 13th September 2019


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