Refined, restful and rich in reassuringly luxurious finishing touches, this beautifully-refurbished seafront residence offers a sumptuous setting for big group gatherings
Bedrooms and bathrooms
Five bathrooms and six sumptuous bedrooms - all featuring works by the famous Victorian authors after whom they're named - are spread across the first and second floors, and there's a ground floor cloakroom for added convenience. On the first floor, the Trollope Suite boasts a super-king-size bed, USB charging ports and spectacular sea views. An ensuite Sbordoni shower room has a large shower cubicle with rainfall shower plus a separate Lefroy Brooks hand-held shower attachment. Also with an ensuite shower room is the Dickens Suite, where the super-king-size bed can convert into twins - so please tell us which you'd prefer - plus a feature fireplace. The Gaskell Suite offers a similar choice of sleeping arrangements, and also on this floor there's a spacious Ashton and Bentley bathroom complete with roll-top bath and a separate large shower cubicle - the Cole and Son Fornasetti wallpaper in here is statement-making and guaranteed to make you smile! On the second floor, both the Bronte Suite and the Hardy Suite feature super-king-size beds which can convert into twins, conversation-piece wallcoverings and stunning views over the sea, and there's a separate shower room at this level with a double-head shower, washbasin and wc. Younger guests are not forgotten - they'll adore the Carroll Suite where two sets of cabin-style 3ft-wide beds will accommodate four comfortably. Bedtime fun is guaranteed thanks to a 49-inch LED Panasonic TV, Xbox One and Samsung Blu-Ray player (just don't expect them to doze off too early!) and there's an ensuite bathroom with a hand-held shower attachment over the bath - perfect for sandy toes and sun-kissed noses!
Cooking and dining
Exceptional in every way and with a full roll-call of high-end equipment, the open plan kitchen/dining area here is a cook's dream - the grey and cream colour scheme of the snug is continued in the central island unit and cabinets, contrasting cleverly with an elegant wooden dining suite. Catering for a crowd is effortless thanks to the Viking Professional double oven with four-ring gas hob and two large hot plates, Smeg combi microwave and American-style fridge freezer, separate wine fridge, Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine and - for music while you cook - Sonos Wi-Fi sound system. On warm mornings and mellow nights, French doors open onto the rear garden where there's an equally inviting dining option with plenty of elbow room for all.
A Victorian-style tiled pathway leads through the small paved front garden to your front door, just a few steps from the sands and seafront promenade. Once inside, you may never want to leave the lavishly-presented sitting room - which has splendid sea views - and the sanctuary-like 'snug' which meets every entertainment need (there's even a jukebox!), but wander into the enclosed courtyard to the rear of the property and you'll find Mediterranean-style topiary, paving and a water feature along with a large table and chairs… perfect for a private suntan session or an al fresco dinner party.
High speed Wi-Fi, towels, L'Occitane toiletries and hairdryers in all bedrooms are provided for your convenience, along with travel cots and highchairs for any younger guests. An ExtraKlasse washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility area take care of any laundry needs, and to ensure that you make the most of your time at the coast, you'll find deckchairs, crabbing lines, buckets and spades, picnic blankets, coolboxes and fishing nets in the lobby area… along with brollies just in case there's a shower! There are binoculars various bedrooms with a sea view so you can watch the yachts and ships that journey past, parking is roadside and there's gas central heating. Please note that a £500 security deposit is required four weeks prior to your holiday.
- Friday changeover day
- Sleeps 14
- Bed linen included
- 6 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- Sorry, no Private parking
- 1 King size/super king size bed
- 4 Single bunk beds
- 8 Single zip & link beds
- Travel cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- VisitEngland Gold Award
|Date Range||7 night price *|
|21 Jul 17 - 8 Sep 17||£3,885|
|8 Sep 17 - 15 Sep 17||£3,695|
|15 Sep 17 - 22 Sep 17||£3,325|
|22 Sep 17 - 20 Oct 17||£2,950|
|20 Oct 17 - 27 Oct 17||£3,325|
|27 Oct 17 - 3 Nov 17||£2,950|
|3 Nov 17 - 22 Dec 17||£2,385|
|22 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18||£3,885|
|22 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18||£3,885|
|6 Jan 18 - 9 Feb 18||£2,435|
|9 Feb 18 - 23 Feb 18||£3,010|
|23 Feb 18 - 23 Mar 18||£2,435|
|23 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18||£3,390|
|13 Apr 18 - 25 May 18||£3,010|
|25 May 18 - 1 Jun 18||£3,965|
|1 Jun 18 - 13 Jul 18||£3,390|
|13 Jul 18 - 20 Jul 18||£3,770|
|20 Jul 18 - 27 Jul 18||£3,965|
|27 Jul 18 - 10 Aug 18||£4,165|
|10 Aug 18 - 7 Sep 18||£3,965|
|7 Sep 18 - 14 Sep 18||£3,770|
|14 Sep 18 - 21 Sep 18||£3,390|
|21 Sep 18 - 19 Oct 18||£3,010|
|19 Oct 18 - 2 Nov 18||£3,390|
|2 Nov 18 - 21 Dec 18||£2,435|
|21 Dec 18 - 28 Dec 18||£3,965|
|28 Dec 18 - 6 Jan 19||£4,365|
* Please note: The prices displayed are guide prices and do not include optional items such as pet charges.
What an amazing property! Everything had been thought of! Decor was to such a high standard, location couldn't have been better and we had the perfect stay!! The so Southwold team were brilliant on the lead up to our stay helping me with all my questions and additional cots and high chairs!!! Thank you, we wouldn't hesitate to use you again and we defiantly will be back to stay again!Mrs Frances Dorren - 8th March 2017
We could not fault this property. It was beautifully presented and catered for all ages. We all have very fond memories of a perfect weekend. Thank you.Mrs Kim Daley - 1st February 2017
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