A feature of Southwold's seafront for many years, The Craighurst has been both a hotel and a 'crammer' - Eric Blair prepared for his Indian Police Service exams here before he became better known as the writer George Orwell. Today it's home to the noteworthy No 9, a stunning duplex with spectacular sea views.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
On the second floor, a beautiful king-size room plus another with twin beds both enjoy uninterrupted sea views - open the windows and you'll be woken gently by the sound of the waves! Also off the spacious landing here, a double-bedded room has views across the rooftops to the lighthouse and St Edmunds Church. The family bathroom is fresh, bright and decorated in cheerful coastal colours; it has both a bath and a separate shower cubicle.
Cooking and dining
Your first-floor kitchen/dining room which is large and spacious, is exceptionally well-equipped with plenty of storage space. Whilst every home must-have is included: electric hob and oven, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. A spacious dining suite is set before the period fireplace and flooded with light thanks to the large kitchen window and glazed double doors which lead into the sea-facing sitting room. A small study provides an additional space with a small sofa should two of the party want to relax in another area of the property; there are also doors opening out onto the balcony.
This is a large comfortable room with high ceilings and a big bay window. It has magnificent views of the sea and pier. It still has it's original elegant marble fireplace. There is a fully glazed door leading onto the balcony. There is a Smart TV and DVD player.
With the beach on its doorstep, 9 The Craighurst is perfectly positioned for a buckets-and-spades holiday. But you can enjoy a bird's eye view of the day's activities from your own private balcony, which is accessed through fully-glazed doors from the sitting room and study.
There's plenty of space for buckets and spades, wellies and waterproofs in the entrance hall, so bring what you need, whatever the weather! Wi-Fi is provided, and there are TVs in both the sitting room and king-size bedroom if you need a night in. Roadside parking is available nearby. Please note a refundable security deposit is required upon booking. Regret no pets.
- Sleeps 6
- Bed linen included
- 3 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom
- No pets allowed
- No garden/courtyard
- No private parking
- 2 Single beds
- 1 Double bed
- 1 King size/super king size bed
9 The Craighurst is excellent self catering accommodation in a superb location in Southwold. Southwold itself is absolutely delightful, as is the Suffolk coastline generally. We have visited the area a number of times and will return again in the future.Mrs Karen Weber - 8th October 2018
We enjoyed it so much, we've booked for next year.Dr Michael Handford - 7th August 2018
The email correspondence was so helpful prior to our arrival, and I stopped by the new location in Southwold to share my thanks in person, which were warmly welcomed. We feel very comfortable working with this company to rent holiday homes and hope to see you all again soon!Ms Christina Schulz - 26th July 2018
Just a lovely property to stay in. Loved the sea views and veranda. Mrs Sharron Bingham - 25th May 2018
It is our eighth visit to this property and we have booked for next year - enough said !Mr Colin Garrett - 26th March 2018
We loved it, the perfect place for a cosy weekend, gorgeous views and comfy sofas from which to enjoy them! Will be back! Mrs Hannah Howard - 6th December 2017
Lovely flat with fantastic views.Mr Melvin Davis - 12th October 2017
Unfortunately weather was a bit unsettled but it didn't spoil our holiday. Property offered everything we needed and more. Kitchen was exceptionally well equipped. Southwold is a particular favourite with the family so we will be back. Mrs Eileen Bray - 7th August 2017
We were a party of four with a small child - we were very comfortable in the flat which is spacious and light. It was a treat to be facing the sea and so close to the beach. Because the owners stay at the flat themselves every comfort was considered - even the first Thomas the Tank Engine books which my grandson loved! Thank you for a lovely stay. Ms C Webster - 17th July 2017
Excellent location, with a great sea-view, and good standard of equipment and furnishings.Mr Ray Elgy - 26th April 2017
Fabulous view, clean, comfortable and very central.Mrs S Cooper - 21st April 2017
Love the property and the location, very special. Mrs D McLean - 12th February 2017
Very pleasantly surprised, thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would recommend to anyone!Mrs S Brooks - 19th November 2016
The best holiday apartment we have ever stayed in.Mr Peter Chapman - 19th September 2016
Good location, close to the beachMr John Smith - 3rd August 2016
Magical location. Stunning dawn views. Family feel to the property. We had a very happy week. We would like to return.Mrs J Stead - 14th February 2016
Outstanding - Having stayed in many properties in Southwold this was up there with the best!Mr R Thoubboron - 27th October 2015
Fantastic service. Straight forward booking. Perfect location, beautiful spacious apartment with a luxurious feel for a large family and great for small children.Mrs ICJ Hearn - 13th July 2015
It was very well and thoughtfully equipped.Mrs Jill Reddish - 22nd June 2015
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