The Finest Holiday Homes

The Old Gymnasium

Southwold - Suffolk

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • No pets allowed
  • No garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
£1450 - £2730 per week *


Once the boys' gymnasium at Southwold's Eversley School, this stunning holiday hideaway evokes comfort and convenience on a grand scale. All bedrooms boast en-suite facilities, generous sitting areas on each of the three floors afford a choice of gathering places, and there are three balconies offering unique views and outdoor living space.

Bedrooms and bathrooms
With spacious bedrooms across the first and second floors, there's a place for every sleepy head in this architecturally-stunning home. On the first floor, a king size bedroom enjoys its own en-suite shower room with double inset washbasins, while a second room features twin beds plus bunk beds - great for children's chatter long after lights out! Move up to the second floor and both bedded rooms - one king and one twin, have their own en-suite shower rooms and balconies, while for added convenience there are also cloakrooms on the ground and second floors.

Cooking and dining
Wherever you are in The Old Gymnasium, you're never too far from a refreshing cuppa - both the ground floor and second floor sitting rooms include kettles, sinks and fridges, while the open plan first floor kitchen features granite worktops, ultra-modern oven with separate gas hob and a massive fridge-freezer - plus that all-essential dishwasher to make light work of the after-dinner clear-up. For al fresco refreshments, take your tipple and nibbles to the second floor balcony, separated from the sitting room by full-width floor-to-ceiling doors.

Enjoy a bird's eye view of Southwold and the Common from each of the three balconies - a great way to get your bearings when you first arrive! 

There's parking for one car in the integrated garage, and on-street spaces available close by. The Old Gymnasium has Wi-Fi, TVs, DVD and iPod dock, plus a washing machine and tumble dryer for guests' use.


  • Sleeps 10
  • Bed linen included
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • No pets allowed
  • No garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 4 Single beds
  • 2 King size/super king size beds
  • 2 Single bunk beds
  • WiFi
  • 4 stars



We loved it . Mr Alec Burrows - 1st January 2018
Roomy, good location, lovely and warm and plenty of hot water.Mrs Wendy Adamson - 12th January 2016
Very efficient service and very approachable staff.Mr Rob Mainwaring - 26th August 2015
The Old Gymnasium had plenty of room and was very tidy and comfortable. Thank you I will certainly be using Suffolk Secrets again.Mr Dave Sherman - 17th June 2015


Holiday Extras

Holiday Extras

We've hand-picked a selection of Holiday Extras from trusted partners to make your holiday extra special. When you make your booking, you'll see all the Extras on offer at your chosen property and be able to add them to your holiday. Booking them in advance gives you more time to relax when you arrive, and remember - many of these offers are exclusive so you won’t find them anywhere else.

Food & Drink

Virgin Wines 6 Bottle Classic Wine Selection

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Food & Drink

Brasserie Bleue Afternoon Tea for Four

Sit back and relax with a truly scrumptious afternoon tea at Aldeburgh’s Brasserie Bleue. Price: £40 for four people.

Attractions & Experiences

Sue Hudson Bread Making Friends & Family Bake Off

Always wanted to make your own bread but not known where to start? Enjoy a bread making workshop for just £36pp.

Travel & Transport

Europcar Car Hire

Europcar, our preferred car hire partner, are offering you great quality UK car hire at affordable prices. With our dedicated offer you will save up to 20%.

Travel & Transport

Open Top Touring Classic Sports Car Hire & Tour

Take in the sights of Suffolk in true style with a day’s self-drive tour in a open top classic sports car. Prices from £135 to £155.

Food & Drink

Dineindulge Dineindulge - private dining service

Enjoy private dining in the comfort of your holiday property. Dineindulge offer a personal chef service with restaurant quality cuisine from only £25 per perso...

Attractions & Experiences

ACT Studios Family & Friends Photography

Make your special holidays last beautifully forever with a fun one hour professional photography session at the location you choose. We meet you there.

Outdoor & Active

Charlotte Atkinson Nordic Walking Experience with British Nordic Walking qualified instructor.

Learn the basics of Nordic Walking - an activity for everyone with multiple benefits for your health!

Pamper & Relax

Dawn Pretty Private art class - Paint a souvenir

Enjoy a 2½ hour art class at a location of your choice with leading local artist Dawn Pretty and take home your masterpiece as a souvenir. Just £25/person.

Food & Drink

Sponge Sponge Cakes

Want to celebrate during your holiday? 15% discount on award winning handmade sponge cakes delivered to your holiday cottage.