Pilot Cottage, Southwold

Prices from £960 - £2,650 per week

Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Dogs 1

Beds and Baths

  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • WCs 4

Kitchen & Utilities

  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge
  • Freezer


  • Courtyard
  • Enclosed garden/courtyard


  • Dogs 1
  • Wi-Fi

For Families

  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Travel cot available
  • Stair gate available


Useful Information

  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Walking distance to the beach
  • Walking distance to the pub
  • Property ref: 565429
  • Check in time: 16:00
  • Check out time: 10:00

Durrants Cottage of the Year – Gold Award Winner 2022
This award is based on feedback scores provided by guests during 2022. Feedback covers such aspects as facilities, decor and cleanliness.

Pilot Cottage is a beautiful and deceptively spacious cottage located in the heart of Southwold, only a short stroll to the beach and the popular Lord Nelson Inn. This pet-friendly cottage benefits from much sought-after off-road parking and comes with bundles of traditional cottage charm.

The cosy sitting room is the ideal place to relax and unwind with original brick fireplace housing the woodburning stove. This large room offers guests plenty of space and seating to curl up with a good book or a glass of wine and relax by the glow of the fire. The room has been extended with a large television in the garden side of the room with French doors opening onto the impressive paved courtyard garden – a real suntrap and hidden oasis.

The modern kitchen and dining area is a lovely space for entertaining. Decorated in neutral grey tones, this wonderfully bright space is equipped with everything you could desire for self-catering. The dining area also boasts patio doors which lead out onto the garden.

All bedrooms of Pilot Cottage reside on the first floor of the cottage with the master bedroom having the added benefit of an En-Suite shower and plenty of storage for clothes. There are a further two double bedrooms one of which also has another En-Suite and one bunk bedded room, great for family or friends holidaying together with little ones. The contemporary family bathroom has a bath with electric shower.

The owners of Pilot Cottage have gone the extra mile to ensure guests feel at home in this wonderful cottage with a great selection of family games and reading material, perfect for keeping the family amused when the weather isn’t so pleasant!

Pilot Cottage is in lovely spot just off the main High Street with its abundance of gift shops, bakeries, restaurants and boutiques. Just a short stroll away takes you to the seafront with its iconic candy-coloured beach huts and popular food outlets such as Harris and James gelato ice creams and fish ‘n’ chips are within a stone’s throw from the cottage.

What we love about this property
Those who choose to visit during the summer months will be lucky enough to see the most beautiful spread of roses adorning the front of this brightly coloured Southwold cottage which really sets the mood for a cheery holiday with your loved ones.


Sitting Room: Large U-shaped area with plenty of soft seating, brick fireplace with woodburning stove, Roberts digital radio with docking station, large Smart TV with access to Netflix and Amazon Prime, cupboard with books and games, French doors into the garden.
Kitchen/Dining Area: Eye-level double electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Belfast sink, dining table and chairs, French doors into garden.
Cloakroom: Washbasin and WC.
Garden: Large enclosed courtyard garden with garden furniture, a lovely spot for enjoying the sunshine.

Master Bedroom:
Double bed, large wardrobe and En-Suite Shower Room with shower cubicle, washbasin and WC.
Bedroom 2 (accessed by separate internal staircase off the dining area): Double bed and En-Suite Shower Room with shower cubicle, washbasin and WC.
Bedroom 3: Double bed.
Bedroom 4: Bunk beds (suitable for children 12 years old and under due to the height of the sloping ceiling).
Bathroom: Bath with over-bath shower, washbasin and WC.

Need to know
All bed linen and towels are provided.
The property has gas central heating.
One well-behaved dog is welcome.
There is one private parking space at the rear of the cottage.
Please note due to the age of the cottage there is a low ceiling at entrance to kitchen.
Please bring your own logs if you wish to use the woodburning stove.

Sorry, we have no offers or discounts at this time.
  • We have been fortunate to enjoy Pilot Cottage for many visits over the years. The owners take great care & put a lot of thought into updating & decorating the property enabling visitors to feel very comfortable, ‘home from home’, Thank you. Welcoming, comfortable & well appointed a beautiful property. The ladies at Durrants are always pleasant & very helpful. So nice to arrange bookings with people that give that personal touch.
    21 Jan 2023 - Name: J H
  • Omg this is the best holiday cottage ever as the lovely owner has thought of everything to make your stay perfect. Pilot for us is simply the best for location being close to the lovely high street plus it is just fabulous ensuring a relaxing stay for everyone as everything is thought of. Thanking the owners.
    22 Oct 2022 - Name: M W
  • Just to say a big thank you to you all for our latest stay in Pilot Cottage and great to see you again. Your customer service goes above and beyond and we love the Durrants family.

    It was great to be back in Pilot as a glorious gem of a holiday cottage and one of our absolute favourites with the parking space an added bonus. The beds and variety of sofa's/chairs are all so comfortable. The light and airy kitchen fabulous to cook and eat in and extremely well equipped. Plus the girls (doggie's) loved the outdoor space too, quiet, secluded and a great sun trap. Wow the new garden table and benches very comfortable and fits in perfectly with the nearby beach. Obviously Pilot is well cared for and loved by the owners. A big thank you for the most welcome bottle of Prosecco and dog biscuits #it'sthelittlethings.

    30 Apr 2022 - Name: Mrs W
  • Lovely homely cottage that we feel very privileged to 'borrow'! Thank you
    11 Dec 2021 - Name: Mrs A A
  • We loved the location of this property right near all facilities, pub, shops, beach etc. There were plenty of places to get a meal or a take away as well as an excellent butcher, greengrocers and numerous bakeries.
    9 Oct 2021 - Name: H E
  • We had an fantastic time and Pilot Cottage is just fabulous as extremely well equipped for self catering. Our son and daughter in law fell in love with it too. The location is perfect tucked away off East street and the back garden a tranquil little oasis. It is one of our favourite holiday rentals and thank you all as you are an amazing team:)

    Looking forward to seeing you next month.

    17 Jul 2021 - Name: M, R, J, S, E, R, W.
  • A fantastic cottage, beautifully equipped and furnished, having easy access to beach and shops. Enjoyed by four generations within our family.
    10 Mar 2020 - Name: L K
  • We loved staying in the centre of Southwold with everything on our doorstep and Pilot Cottage suited our needs perfectly. The kitchen was particularly well equipped.
    8 Jun 2019 - Name: J S


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