The Finest Holiday Homes

The Old Drapery

Southwold - Suffolk

This apartment offers everything for the perfect family escape - stunning sea views, private parking and walking distance to the town and beach
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
£510 - £1530 per week *

Special Offers: Last minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)


Perfectly designed and dressed to impress, this high-quality, eco-conscious apartment has so many holiday must-haves... it's perfect for a family or group of friends and even offers private garage parking!

Bedrooms and bathrooms
Two first-floor bedrooms offer the ultimate in night-time convenience; their super-king and king-size beds can be converted to singles so just tell us which configuration you're most comfortable with and we'll make sure it's sorted! A spacious bathroom on this floor features a roll-top bath with double-headed shower overhead, washbasin and wc. On the second floor a king-size bed sits beneath the eaves, while a Velux window to each side of the bedroom offers spectacular views - you'll never tire of the seascape! - and there's a second stylish bathroom here too, also with a roll-top bath.

Cooking and dining
The apartment may date back to the 1900s, but the kitchen here is most definitely a la mode... think bold colours, white cabinets and all the appliances you'd choose for your own home, including a Neff double oven and five-ring gas hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer! There's a table for two within the kitchen, but for bigger mealtime get-togethers you'll use the sturdy dining suite that's in the sitting room - enjoy the view as you eat!

Just a short stroll from the seafront, The Old Drapery has plenty of open space on its doorstep, but you can enjoy some special moments of Southwold seclusion in your very own courtyard garden - accessed from the kitchen, it comes complete with furniture to seat six comfortably.

Two - yes, two! - private parking spaces are a real bonus this close to the seafront... and one of them is inside a garage! There's so much more to get excited about here too: BT Infinity WiFi, a Smart TV with Netflix, Bluetooth radio and a shed stocked with beach equipment cater for all your entertainment needs, and for those travelling with youngsters we also provide a travel cot, highchair and stairgates. If eco credentials are high on your must-have list, we can tick that box too - the gas heating and electricity here are supplied by Ecotricity from green sources.

Winter and Early Spring Short Stays
The Old Drapery is offering reduced prices for a one or two night stay in winter and early spring 2019; please call the office to book a one night stay.


  • Sleeps 6
  • Bed linen included
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 1 King size/super king size bed
  • 4 Single zip & link beds
  • WiFi
  • Travel cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • 4.5 stars



A great place to stay with everything provided. The welcome package was most welcomed! - 20th February 2019
Quality ! Fantastic !! Thanks !!! - 9th February 2019
Beautiful place - great location and very comfortable and homely. We found Southwold very friendly and welcomingThe Rothwells - 20th January 2019
A really comfortable and warm apartment, we had a very relaxing week here discovering Southwold and all it has to offer - 1st December 2018
Everything one could possible need had been thought of ! An excellent apartment for discovering Southwold - 14th November 2018
A very well appointed flat, with multiple hairdryers, board games and welcome goodies all much appreciated - 15th October 2018
Lovely property in a good location with parking !! We will be happy to return to The Old Drapery Hollowell's - 24th September 2018
Lovely attention to detail; very comfortable. Mrs Ann Checkley - 8th September 2018
Excellent attention to detail, everything carefully considered. Lovely welcome packThe Checkleys - 5th September 2018
Lovely apartment beautifully presented and extremely well equipped with everything that one would need for a family holidayMrs Lesley Elliott - 3rd September 2018
Very comfy, everything we needed or wanted was here including the weather!The Illes Family - 25th August 2018
Lovely apartment, great to be so near to the beach and sea views. Our 4 year old enjoyed the lego, toy cars and play area near the Church. We had a lovely meal at the Sole Bay, and Coasters Restaurant and rowed over to Walberswick - 18th August 2018
A fab apartment with everything one could want for a seaside holiday. The welcome bag was particularly nice especially the chocolate from Orford. Many thanksJames & Sharon - parents of Emily - 10th August 2018
Thank you for a comfortable and lovely time in your holiday home. We were lucky with the wonderful weather and to have our extended family staying with us!Wrighton Family - 10th August 2018
I think the welcome bag at The Old Drapery is really kind and I give it 5 gold stars and I think it is a lovely place to stay Emily - aged 7 - 10th August 2018
Wonderful home in beautiful town. Location perfect for long walks to Dunwich and Walberswick.Wakefields - 7th April 2018
Fantastic well equipped and comfortable house, grandchildren enjoyed all the toys thoroughly! - 24th November 2017
Lovely house & position neat to the town and pier. Comfortable surroundings for an enjoyable stay! - 18th November 2017
very very nice property in good location with great sea views.Ward-smith - 28th October 2017
The little touches really do make a massive difference; welcome tray, candles, ceaning products, lots of towels, 100% clean everywhere!Perez - 21st October 2017
Had a comfortable fine time in this clean house! Lots of time at the beach!The Dinsdales - 5th August 2017
Very comfortable and well appointed!Katie + Diane Bellinger - 10th June 2017
Lots of 'wow factor'. Lovely finishing touches and appreciated the milk in fridge & other foodie bits left. Mrs S Nash - 18th April 2017
We had such a lovely time and the little touches made this place 5 star!!Bowden family - 17th April 2017
Beautiful property very well maintained with all the elements we requiredMr David Rothwell


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Holiday Extras

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