Ann Dobson, Operations Manager
I feel very privileged to work in Southwold as it is an amazing place. Not only do I have an interesting job all week, on a Sunday afternoon we love to walk over the footbridge to Walberswick, or to have afternoon tea in The Swan whilst relaxing and reading the papers. The Pier is great fun too with its ‘alternative’ amusements and wonderful views of the town. The High Street offers a good mix of independent shops – I particularly recommend The Serena Hall Gallery, The Amber Shop and the Adnams Cellar and Kitchen Store.
Angie Brown, Property Manager
Southwold is a delightful seaside town and it is a pleasure to work at The Old Water Tower which boasts views over the Common. There are many walks in the area and a favourite of mine is strolling down to the harbour where you will find the RNLI Lifeboat station, working fishing boats and a seasonal foot ferry which takes you across to Walberswick.
Carole Ladd, Reservations and Homeowner Liaison
Prior to joining So Southwold in January 2010, my background has always been in the hospitality industry both in Southwold and on the south coast. I really enjoy the variety my role at The Old Water Tower offers as I deal with everything from reservations, holiday enquiries, home owner liaison, maintenance issues and housekeeping.
One of my favourite days out would be to take the circular walk across the Common, over to Walberswick for lunch and then take in the view looking back into Southwold. It’s true we have the best, huge open skies and although I don’t see many sunrises the sunsets are just spectacular.
Southwold is definitely timeless - a place where memories are made for all the family regardless of the time of year.
Charlotte Sawkins, Reservations and Homeowner Liaison
I feel honoured to class myself as a local having spent my childhood in Southwold and Walberswick. My memories of growing up here are filled with crabbing trips, walks to the beach, cycle rides and ice creams – all reasons why Southwold is the perfect destination for all ages.
My favourite thing to do in Southwold is to take a long walk on a cold and sunny winters day and finish up in the pub with a roast. Bliss.
My best advice to anyone coming to Southwold on holiday is to truly immerse yourself in the town. Shop in the local butchers and independent retailers and eat out in some of Southwold’s amazing pubs and restaurants. Most importantly, try and not use your car for the duration of your holiday and explore this beautiful seaside town on foot or by bike!
Jonathan Bryant, Reservations and Homeowner Liaison
My working background has always involved the holiday industry. Working in Southwold offers a unique opportunity in many ways. I particularly enjoy meeting and greeting guests on arrival, many of whom are regular visitors to this historic town. There is so much for everyone to explore and enjoy. The local walks in and around Southwold and Walberswick are very interesting and can include a nice lunch at one of the many friendly welcoming pubs along the route.