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


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.

Pamper & Relax

Visiting Spa Company Bespoke Treatment Package

Make your holiday extra special by tailoring a luxurious pamper treatment package to suit your exact requirements. We’ll contact you to agree details and pric...

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...

Pamper & Relax

Visiting Spa Company Escape & Unwind Treatment Package

Couples, groups or individuals can book a 2, 3 or 4 hour treatment package from as little as £22 per person and enjoy some blissful indulgence and relaxation.

£175.00 - £265.00

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 ...