Reading Room Cottage, Southwold

Prices from £665 - £1,365 per week

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
No Dogs

Beds and Baths

  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • WCs 1

Kitchen & Utilities

  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer


  • Private parking
  • Courtyard
  • Enclosed garden/courtyard


  • No Dogs
  • Sea views
  • Wi-Fi

For Families

  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor shower

Useful Information

  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Walking distance to the beach
  • Walking distance to the pub
  • Property ref: 565418
  • Check in time: 16:00
  • Check out time: 10:00

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 and two twins room with full size single beds suitable for adults or children. 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: Twin beds, lounge chair, cupboard, chest of drawers.

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).

Sorry, we have no offers or discounts at this time.
  • The cottage is in an ideal location, a stones throw from the beach and the pub next door. Despite lots of wind and rain we had a perfect cosy stay in Southwold.
    20 Oct 2023 - Name: The S Family
  • The cottage is in the perfect location, we have had a wonderful holiday. Thank you.
    26 Aug 2023 - Name: S, L & C
  • Been to Southwold many times but at last have found the perfect cottage for us. Will be back.
    15 Jul 2023 - Name: L W
  • I loved the side garden, to sit and chat to passers-by
    15 Jul 2023 - Name: P W
  • Perfect location, great for family holiday and ideal to have the parking which is hard to find in southwold! Will definitely return.

    3 Jul 2023 - Name: T B
  • A pleasant house in a good location we have stayed there on many occasions.
    8 Apr 2023 - Name: M S
  • Been coming for years and it never disappoints. Sound of seagulls and the sea has topped up our souls. Thank you for another wonderful trip.
    1 Apr 2023 - Name: T & N
  • Cottage quite charming, lovely views,have enjoyed morning coffee by the sea. Highly recommend the cottage to anyone, a perfect holiday spot. Many thanks!
    13 Mar 2023 - Name: H E & D E
  • What a beautiful cottage perfectly placed to enjoy Southwold
    27 May 2022 - Name: H F
  • We loved the house - it’s location was amazing and it felt so cosy to come back to.
    23 Oct 2021 - Name: Mrs H E
  • Absolute fabulously located property. We loved our stay!
    11 Sep 2021 - Name: A D


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