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Skimming Stones

Southwold - Southwold

A contemporary holiday cottage, beautifully renovated and close to the town and beach. The whole of the ground floor is designed for wheelchair access.
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
£1015 - £2125 per week *


With wonderful views across Buss Creek and a truly stunning interior, Skimming Stones is a beautiful holiday cottage in the Edwardian town of Southwold on the Suffolk Coast.

The owners have created a house with great attention to details, beautifully styled and completely refurbished.  The spacious light-filled living space combines kitchen, dining and sitting areas and overlooks a designer landscaped garden; it is the perfect room for relaxing and entertaining.

On the ground floor is a large twin bedroom with seating area and views over the nature reserve to the North.

The whole of the ground floor including the living areas, twin bedroom, family wet room and the garden lower deck is designed for wheelchair access (M2 accessibility level) and is suitable for guests of all ages.

There are three more charming bedrooms designed and decorated to add a touch of luxury to your holiday. Each has an en-suite bath or shower room, along with comfortable beds and great views over the garden or open countryside.

This holiday cottage offers a truly wonderful family holiday experience - with all the delights of Southwold on your doorstep. It is within 10 minutes walk of the High Street and five minutes to the pier, the sandy beach, boating lake and to the nearest of many fine pubs and restaurants.


Entrance Hall:
On one level from the garden path, door to wet room and twin bedroom.
Cupboard with iron and ironing board, combined washing machine and dryer, water softener.

Living area:
Open plan with views over garden.

Living area comprises:

Kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven and induction hob, microwave, under counter fridge and separate freezer, toaster, kettle and larder/pantry.

Two three-seater sofas and one two-seater sofa.
Refectory style dining table and eight chairs.
Polished concrete flooring with underfloor heating, inset wood burner.
40" TV with Netflix films available, BBC I Player and digital terrestial, Blue Ray/DVD.
Hi-fi system with iPhone/iPad dock.
Folding patio doors opening fully, level access to south facing contemporary oak decked area.

Ground floor twin bedded room with seating area with two armchairs and large bay window, TV, clock radio.There is a downstairs wet room adjacent to this bedroom.

First Floor
Master Bedroom with 5' bed and ensuite shower room, WC and hand basin, extensive views over Buss Creek and surrounding countryside.

Double bedroom with 5' bed and ensuite shower room, WC and hand basin, views over garden.

Twin bedded room with 3' beds and ensuite bathroom with roll top bath, WC and hand basin, heated towel rail and views to the west and Buss Creek.

All bedrooms have blackout blinds or blinds and curtains.

Imaginatively designed and created by the owner of the house who has exhibited his sculptures at the Chelsea Flower Show for 18 years, this garden is a delight throughout the year. Access is through the patio doors or via garden path from the front of the house, onto decking with steps up to the garden. An open-sided garden room with a living green roof, provides a covered seating area positioned to enjoy the views of the setting sun. The garden has oak decked sitting areas and access paths and is mainly planted with shrubs and small trees.


There is parking for a small car or secure bike storage in a small garage behind the back garden.

Egyptian cotton bed linen, bath and hand towels and energy costs are included.  All duvets and pillows in Skimming Stones are microfibre.  Travel cot and highchair provided.

High speed unlimited broadband is available at Skimming Stones.

This holiday cottage has underfloor heating with radiators in the bedrooms, together with a wood-burner in the living area. One small basket of logs is provided for the wood-burner on arrival in the winter months (November-March). 


  • Sleeps 8
  • Bed linen included
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 4 Single beds
  • 2 King size/super king size beds
  • WiFi
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Travel cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair



Skimming stones is a lovely cottage to stay in, it had everything we needed. Everyone had a place to disappear to. We loved the fact that the kitchen, dining room and living room are open planned. Southwold has happy memories for me and my family. It never disappoints us. We're always sad to go home.Natasha Tamblyn - 17th August 2018
Very enjoyable holiday! Very quiet and easy to park and the house was very comfortable and spacious. The owners had left scones, jam and clotted cream which was very welcoming. We have been to Southwold many times as it is a great holiday location. We would highly recommend Skimming Stones as it is a wonderful holiday property with its large kitchen/ dining/ living room which is great for a family gathering. We would highly recommend this property!Mrs Cook - 6th July 2018
Lovely house, lovely town, perfect break! Wonderful well thought out property suitable for everyone. Lovely entertaining space connecting through to the garden.Mr Lee - 16th February 2018


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