The Finest Holiday Homes

Montague House

Southwold - Suffolk

Follow in the footsteps of one of our foremost literary figures with a holiday at this fine, Grade II Listed family residence. 
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • No private parking
  • WiFi
£855 - £1695 per week *


George Orwell was a frequent guest in the 1930s when this was his parents' retirement home... today Montague House is a characterful holiday cottage full of contemporary-style comfort.

Bedrooms and bathrooms
Montague House sleeps up to seven people in four light-filled, cosy bedrooms. All on the first floor, you'll find two double-bedded rooms - both featuring period fireplaces - promising a perfect night's slumber. One of these leads to the single room - though, with additional access via a staircase from the utility room, this doesn't have to be used - and there is also a twin room. A stylish corner bath with shower steals the show in the fully-tiled upstairs bathroom, and for extra convenience there's a spacious shower room on the ground floor.

Cooking and dining
A cheery beach hut-blue and crisp white colour scheme accentuates the dark-wood floor and clever use of space in the kitchen, and a separate utility area features the all-important washing machine and tumble dryer. The dining room continues the property's coastal theme with stripped pine and painted furniture, whilst picture rails and built-in cupboards further hint at the building's history.

Enjoy food, drinks and family fun in the privacy of your very own walled garden. A spacious patio complete with table and chairs leads on to a lawned area edged by flower borders, whilst St Edmund's Church is glimpsed through the surrounding trees.

Situated at the lower end of the High Street, Montague House is beautifully-placed for a car-free break - park your vehicle nearby as everything is within walking distance! A cot and high chair are available for guests' use.


  • Sleeps 7
  • Bed linen included
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • No private parking
  • 3 Single beds
  • 2 Double beds
  • WiFi
  • Cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • 4 stars



The family had a great week in Southwold,helped along by having a very comfortable base to return to each day..Mike and Rita Peacock. (bank of Mum and Dad)!!! Christmas Day in Southwold was wonderful. Sea swimming, pubs open and this year, fantastic weather!Mrs B Teece - 3rd January 2019
Friendly, efficient and courteous service from Suffolk Secrets and Southwold is a gem as ever. Ideal location and an excellent standard of accommodation.Mr Tim Bird - 22nd June 2017
We have stayed in many properties in Southwold over the last 22 years and this was by far the best. It was extremely comfortable and well equipped for 7 adults.Mrs H Read - 29th April 2016
We really like Montague House (and have stayed there three times now). It is very pleasantly arranged, and clean.Mr Jeremy Stone - 12th April 2016
2nd time we have used Suffolk Secrets and extremely happy both times.L E Jermy - 21st October 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

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.

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%.

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...

Food & Drink

Lady Florence Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant

Experience the river from a totally different angle with a trip on the Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant. Enjoy a leisurely lunch or sunset supper on board ...

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. 

Attractions & Experiences

Sue Hudson Sue Hudson’s Bread Workshops

Norfolk based Sue is well-known bread skills tutor, her workshops take place throughout East Anglia and sometimes beyond!  Sue has gained a reputation for her ...

Attractions & Experiences

Southwold Golf Club Unlimited Golf Packages at Southwold Golf Club

Enjoy unlimited golf at this lovely seaside golf course with our exclusive packages from only £49 per person.

Attractions & Experiences

Valley Farm Vineyards Vineyard Tour and Tasting

Take a tour of this charming Suffolk vineyard, meet the owner and enjoy a bottle of their latest vintage and a picnic amongst the vines.