A Grade II Listed building, Reading Room Cottage dates back to the 1870s, and sits proudly between the Sailors Reading Room and The Nelson Inn, keeping close watch over the North Sea. A stay here offers a real opportunity to capture the essence of Southwold’s history.
The kitchen/dining area is the hub of the home here. Its traditional brick floor, wood clad wall and ‘oil lamp’ lighting make the cottage’s history palpable – you can imagine the great stories told by fishermen and sailors of days gone by in this very room. There’s also a bright and comfortable sitting room with modern home comforts including Smart TV, plus the shower room and WC is on the ground floor.
Upstairs, the accommodation is simple but comfortable. There’s a large double bedroom boasting front row sea views, a twin room with full size single beds suitable for adults or children, and a bunk room. Each room has ample storage space for all the luggage needed for a traditional British seaside holiday.
There’s private parking at Reading Room Cottage – in such a prime location in Southwold this is a real plus. To the rear of the cottage is an enclosed courtyard garden with dining table and chairs. This is an ideal spot for a quiet drink or bite to eat, but with the benches on the promenade just a few steps away, you might prefer to use the courtyard for storing beach equipment or bicycles. To the front of the property is a small terrace/patio area with locally built furniture made from reclaimed wood; a pleasant and sheltered spot to sit and watch the world go by.
Sitting Room: Comfortable sofas and lounge chairs, Smart TV, feature fireplace with electric fire. Wi-Fi.
Kitchen/Dining Area: Electric hob, slim-line dishwasher, microwave, double oven and hob, dining table and chairs.
Pantry: with fridge and small freezer.
Shower Room: Large shower cubicle, washbasin and WC, washing machine.
Garden: Rear courtyard with garden furniture. Small terrace to the front with attractive garden.
Steep stairs with handrail, one step either side at top of stairs, leading to
Master Bedroom: Double bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers and mirror. Cupboard with hanging space. Sea views.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, chest of drawers. Cupboard with hanging space. Sea views.
Bedroom 3: Bunk beds, lounge chair, cupboard, chest of drawers. (Large enough for adults.)
Need to know
All bed linen and towels are provided.
The property has gas central heating.
There is parking next to the cottage (please note sufficient room for access to neighbouring Cliff House is required at all times).