The Finest Holiday Homes

Shell House

Southwold - Suffolk

Shell House is set a couple of streets back from the shoreline, but this fabulous holiday home is full of seaside influence.
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • No pets allowed
  • No garden/courtyard
  • No private parking
  • WiFi
£545 - £1415 per week *


The owners of this much-loved holiday property have really nailed the coastal theme - every room has furnishings, fabrics and accessories specially chosen to remind you that the seafront is just a short walk away! A cool blue-and-white colour palette enlivened with clever fabric and accessory choices sets the scene for a comfortable family break, whilst period fireplaces, stripped wooden floors, a dream kitchen and even dreamier roll-top bath seal the deal style-wise.

Bedrooms and bathrooms
All on the first floor, Shell House boasts a master bedroom complete with super king-size bed plus flatscreen TV/DVD, and two further rooms with twin beds. Period detailing in the family bathroom includes an elegant roll-top bath and wc with a high-level cistern, whilst on the ground floor there's a generously-sized, modern shower room too.

Cooking and dining
Light, bright and begging to be cooked in, the kitchen here features a butler sink and stainless steel gas range cooker complete with a five-burner hob. A large fridge/freezer and microwave add to the ease of catering for your holiday party, and there's a table and chairs here for kids' meals or impromptu snacks. For more formal dining, the open plan sitting and dining room includes a lovely table with seating for six.

Park outside and it's just a couple of steps through a low-walled front garden to your holiday cottage. French doors lead from the dining area into a paved courtyard at the rear, with outdoor furniture and high fencing for added privacy.

You'll enjoy free Wi-Fi here as well as modern must-haves such as a DVD player, iPod dock, dishwasher and washing machine. We include a starter pack of logs for the open fire in the sitting room too - lovely on those cooler evenings!


  • Sleeps 6
  • Bed linen included
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • No pets allowed
  • No garden/courtyard
  • No private parking
  • 4 Single beds
  • 1 King size/super king size bed
  • WiFi
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • 4 stars



Lovely house. Very well equipped. Appreciated the toy cupboard and the welcome pack. House in excellent location. Near beach, pier, pub and shops. Also fantastic children's playground just a short walk away.Mrs Judith Monaghan - 20th July 2018
Everything else was excellent. A great weekend - thank youMrs Susan Down - 20th June 2018
Lovely house close to the sea and town. Very spacious and good for a family. Nicely and comfortably furnished.Sarah Varley - 13th April 2018
Great position, very comfortable and clean. Well done Suffolk Secrets - when we had a leak under the kitchen sink it was sorted same day as reported and did not spoil our enjoyment.Mr Michael Daniels - 15th March 2018
We loved Shell house. It was perfect for our needs, well maintained and clean. Mrs Helen Greenwood - 21st February 2018
The property was very comfortable and in an excellent location. This is the second annual visit to Southwold that Suffolk Secrets have arranged for us and we cannot speak highly enough of the service we received.Mr B Woodford - 4th January 2018
We had a great time and hope to rebook this property for next year. Ms Sam Pearman - 2nd October 2017
Lovely well located property with good pub at the end of the road. Well furnished. Ample heat and hot water. Nice welcome pack.Mrs S Kerr - 9th January 2017
Fabulous clean property with friendly service from the Water Tower team.Mrs Jamie Tidball - 31st August 2016
A really comfortable house, excellent decor and felt at home straight away. Great location close to the beach and also the town. Would love to stay here again.Mrs Christina Potter - 3rd July 2016
Lovely property to stay in. Clean, tidy and everything you needed. Will book again for sure.Mrs Lucy Howe - 25th April 2016
Really homely, our second visit to the property.Mr Lincoln Fox - 23rd February 2016
Brilliant property, really loved it, our new favourite place in Southwold. Fantastic service from Suffolk Secrets, really quick efficient service from them.Mr Jamie Cousins - 22nd February 2016
We love Southwold and have been going for 15 years and intend to visit regularly.Mr Phil Moretti-Greene - 4th January 2016
Brilliant in every wayMrs PM Knight - 11th November 2015
We had a great holiday in Southwold and Shell House and would happily recommend both to family and friends.Ms Mavis Kilby - 7th October 2015
Enjoyed a very comfortable, peaceful stay at Shell House. Good location - near the pier, beach and also near the town. Good Wi-Fi. Well equipped kitchen and very comfy super-king bed in main bedroom. Would return.Mrs Carole Thomason - 20th September 2015
Shell House is the most gorgeous holiday house, the decor is next to non - real home from home. It is extremely comfortable and has got everything you could possibly need, all in a prime location. Highly recommended!Dr S Schaeli - 9th July 2015
Lovely house in a beautiful town.Mr P Smith - 7th June 2015
Some of us have been coming to Southwold for over 40 years and Shell House ticked all our boxes. It is an excellent base for another week here - our first time with a wi-fi connection!Mr and Mrs Stevens - 9th May 2014
Thanks for a wonderful week. Amazing welcome pack - spoilt us. It is a beautiful home with so many lovely touches from the pretty embroidered cushions to all the jolly seaside crockery. Loved the roll top bath and spacious shower.Mr and Mrs Blyth - 25th April 2014
We really enjoyed our stay. NOT LONG ENOUGH! Lovely house in a brilliant location and near to the sea.Mr and Mrs Shaw - 7th April 2014
We will miss the house and the area. It was a wonderful birthday present from my daughter but we will be back!Ms Squires - 14th March 2014
Great house, always have loved Southwold and very lucky with the weather!Ms Christian - 1st March 2014
We have been holidaying in Southwold for over 20 years! We LOVE it. This is one of the best houses we have stayed in - so comfortable! We don't want to leave!Mr Sumner - 22nd February 2014
A wonderful holiday in a lovely house. We love Southwold!Mr Martin - 5th January 2014


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