Dating from the early 1600s but given a Georgian facelift late in the next century, No 3 Queen Street originally formed, with its neighbour, a single residence which has, in its time, been home to Mrs M Rayley, founder of the Sailor's Reading Room, Dr Collings, founder of Southwold Museum, and the Blairs - you may have heard of their son, aka George Orwell! Grade II Listed, today it's a comfortable holiday home with a wealth of period features and plenty of space for a party of six... plus an unbeatable central location.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
Well-chosen furnishings and fine detailing set the scene for peaceful slumbers here. On the first floor you'll find lavish window treatments, an en-suite shower room and enticing king size in the first bedroom, while in the second there's an attractive double bed and feature floorboards. Climb an open staircase to the top floor and there's a twin-bedded room full of original interest, including structural beams and a fireplace. A ground floor bathroom brings the conveniences to full complement.
Cooking and dining
Force yourself away from the squashy sofas and magnificent open fireplace in the panelled sitting room and you'll find a kitchen that's ultra-modern, well equipped and equally colourful. Clean lines and clever design deliver everything a cook needs, including electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. A separate dining room has feature floorboards and space for all to eat with ease.
Doors from the dining room lead onto a private paved courtyard garden complete with furniture for outdoor living.
Roadside parking is available nearby and one well-behaved pet is welcome. There's a travel cot and highchair for younger guests' use, and a starter pack is provided for the open fire.
- Friday changeover day
- Sleeps 6
- Bed linen included
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 1 pet allowed
- No private parking
- 2 Single beds
- 1 Double bed
- 1 King size/super king size bed
- Open fire/woodburner
- Travel cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
We had a very good week there, and hope to return next year. Thank you!Mrs K Glisson - 17th July 2017
A fabulous property, well set out and having everything we needed. We loved it!Mrs Ruth Tissington - 26th March 2017
Simply perfect for a long weekend with fabulous friends in lovely Southwold!Mr Jeremy Ford - 22nd May 2016
The service we received from So Southwold was excellent and we would highly recommend them to our family and friends.Mr P Cullinan - 18th May 2016
Six adults, a baby and a dog and we didn't feel crowded at all.Mrs Ruth Tissington - 12th March 2016
Really lovely house in a fantastic location - thoroughly recommend.Mrs Lesley Thompson - 22nd February 2016
We were very happy indeed with this property. Best things were the location, large comfortable reception rooms, a very nice courtyard at the back where we were able to eat and a lovely welcome tray and fresh flowers.Mr A Duggan - 26th June 2015
Great weekend in a lovely house - home from home.Mr Tranham - 17th November 2014
Loved the cottage, the location was excellent. The furnishings and layout are superb.Ms Boysen - 2nd November 2014
Had a fantastic visit. Property has been really lovely, will definitely be returning!Mr Aldridge - 6th October 2014
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