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.
- Sleeps 14
- Bed linen included
- 6 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
- No pets allowed
- 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
Exceptional property especially for a big family gathering.Mr John Daniels - 28th December 2018
Fantastic property in an excellent setting.Mr Gareth Metcalf - 5th August 2018
Fabulous holiday. Great house, very well equipped - 15th June 2018
Chelsea Villa is a beautiful home in an idillic location. The homeowners left beautiful welcome gifts for us and their homeware. I would definitely recommend this heavenly home to anyone who is looking for a luxurious break in Southwold. Mrs Jane Spriggs - 6th June 2018
A beautiful house - home from home. Thank you for an amazing stay! - 1st June 2018
Beautiful property would go there again and very near all amenitiesMrs Mavis Daines - 24th May 2018
Beautiful house. Lovely weekend celebrating 70th birthday with the family. - 20th May 2018
Wow, what a beautiful house! Thank you for a fantastic stay. We have enjoyed a very special family weekend of 60th birthday celebrations. One we will remember always. Would love to come back. Thank you x - 11th May 2018
The property was fabulous, only one minor thing - 2 kettles and a larger T-pot would have been handy for large groups - otherwise it was the best property we have stayed in over the last 17 years! Excellent service and property would highly recommend Suffolk Secrets.Mrs Janis Taylor - 6th March 2018
This has been a great Christmas at Chelsea Villa, A home to remember forever. Thank you - 29th December 2017
Thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful home to celebrate Christmas with our entire English family + friends, we will be back! - 29th December 2017
We have had the most magical Christmas at Chelsea Villa. The house has everything you need and more. The house will always hold a special place in my heart as we got engaged Christmas day! Thank you for everything.Erin, Dan, Ruby, Imogen and Cam. - 25th December 2017
Thank you for letting us have your beautiful house for Christmas. Our family had the best time and we celebrated a wonderful engagement. Thank youCheryl and Duncan Spindler - 25th December 2017
A perfect weekend away thanks to this beautiful house. - 17th December 2017
Weekend to celebrate my 50th with friends. Fabulous, fabulous house! - 10th December 2017
We absolutely loved Chelsea Villa. It is one of a kind and a place we will treasure for ever! We will be back!The Gilbert's - 2nd December 2017
Beautiful house, stunning location to celebrate 30th birthday! lots of happy memories made, the perfect home away from home. - 20th November 2017
We all absolutely loved the property, it really was amazing! Mrs Liane Rumble - 2nd November 2017
Amazing lots of thoughtful extras.Mrs Alison Harston - 30th October 2017
What a fabulous house! Amazing location. Perfect weekend away. We will be back. - 29th October 2017
What an absolutely fabulous house in a lovely location in beautiful Southwold! The attention to detail is excellent. We all felt most welcome in what has been one of the very best holidays with my family that we have ever had! Thank you - 27th October 2017
Absolutely beautiful property - the owners seem to have thought of everything!Mrs Elizabeth Ivey - 12th October 2017
Beautiful room, house and location - definitely hope to be back! - 11th September 2017
A beautiful house, perfectly positioned! We have all ad such a wonderful week, thank you :) !The Jack, Wrycroft, Feetham and Howe family. - 18th August 2017
Beautiful house. Fabulous kitchen! Everything you could possibly think of was provided. House worked really well for adults & children, bunk room was a big hit. Great location.Mrs Materna - 14th August 2017
we have had a lovely stay at Chelsea Villa- what a wonderful setting for a remarkably wonderful week!Materna and Brady - 4th August 2017
absolutely loved our stay at this stunning house. Wonderful sea views + miss the sound of the sea!Neale family - 30th June 2017
Had a fantastic holiday in this beautiful house.Jones - 22nd June 2017
Beautiful house, wonderful spot. What more could you ask for? We'll be back!Haines family - 21st June 2017
Lovely 40th Birthday + Easter weekend- beautiful house! - 14th April 2017
fab house! Great time, will be back.Gibbons - 10th April 2017
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
A perfect setting fr a 70th birthday of family and dear friends. I'm sure we will be back!Jones's family
This house is definitely five stars and I would recommend this to everyone.
50th Birthday bonanza! Perfect house, weather, company and ample booze!The Dormers and Shelly party
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