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An award-winning, architect-designed hideaway for relaxing holidays by the sea, with glorious Southwold views from all directions.

Featured on Channel 4's ‘Homes by the Sea', and the proud recipient of an LABC Building Excellence Award, The Perch was lovingly designed by its architect owners.

The result is a coastal holiday haven that's a genuine cut above the rest.

Perfectly situated in Southwold, in between the bustling heart of the town and its romantic, windswept harbour, a more enviable location is hard to imagine.  

Better still, you can immerse yourselves in spectacular views of the surrounding sand dunes and marshes from just about anywhere - whether you're relaxing with morning coffee on the top balcony, curling up with a good book in a cosy window seat, or savouring an after-dinner tipple in the lounge.

Everything at The Perch has been carefully designed with comfort, relaxation, and simple grown-up style in mind, from its pared-down timber façade, to its light, bright, and soft-toned interiors.  

The ground floor space is generously open plan and sociable, with a dedicated dining area, and an immaculate kitchen that's home to every appliance and accessory you could wish for.

Head for the irresistibly comfy lounge area for dreamy views across the marshes and out to the River Blyth, as you chat away with your loved ones (there's an award-winning open-flame fire to light if it gets too chilly, and a Smart TV with DVR recorder if you get bored!)  

You'll find a kingsize bedroom on the ground floor too, together with a large, indulgent bathroom.

Head upstairs to be greeted by a snug seating area, and an open plan, Scandi-style master bedroom, which features stargazing skylights, an en-suite dressing room, and access to the aforementioned top balcony - the ultimate spot to watch the world go by.

Gather everyone for summer evening drinks on the raised, furnished deck area, or simply relax in the open garden instead...the choice is yours!

If you're heading out, a 15-minute ramble will take you to Southwold Pier in one direction, or you can head for the town and browse through its many independent shops and restaurants in the other. Wildlife lovers will revel in a visit to The Denes Beach, home of skylarks and little terns, along with seawater pools filled with sea holly.

Meander back to The Perch by evening - you'll marvel at how close all those attractions were, yet how blissfully remote you feel once you're back! - and enjoy good conversation over a chilled glass of wine, as the sun sinks over the golden marshes.

With your souls soothed, and your senses fully relaxed and restored, you're sure to book a return visit just as soon as you're able to.

Things to note


Check in at 4pm, check out by 10am. A security deposit is required on booking. A booking donation of £1 goes towards conserving the wildlife-steeped Southwold Denes area.

One of the truly local brands in the Original Cottages family.  
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The basics


Region: Southwold, Suffolk
Cost (from): £765 (7 nights)
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1159

Facilities

Architect designed coastal cottage for up to four guests. Steps to front door and raised decking. Ground floor: lobby, open-plan space with lounge area, Smart TV, DVR recorder, DVD player, open flame gas fire, glass doors to garden. Kitchen/Dining area with electric double oven, gas hob, large larder fridge, separate freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer dryer, water softener, table and chairs for 4 guests. Bedroom: kingsize bed, window seats. Bathroom: bath, shower cubicle, washbasin, WC, heated towel rail. First floor: open-plan seating area with doors to furnished balcony. Bedroom: king size bed, window seats, en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, washbasin, WC, heated towel rail, en-suite dressing room. Exterior: large raised decking with furniture, steps to open garden area with seating. Roadside parking. WiFi, linen, towels and heating provided.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, beaches, shopping, town life, restaurants, wildlife, watersports, birdwatching, coastal activities.

At a glance

  • An award-winning, architect-designed coastal retreat for up to four guests, beautifully situated in Southwold, Suffolk, with spectacular views of the sand dunes and marshes. Southwold Pier is a 15-minute walk away.
  • This is an adults-only, pet-free retreat. There is a ground-floor bedroom and bathroom that are wheelchair-accessible.
  • There are plenty of spots to enjoy the diverse views, including a top-floor balcony, raised outdoor decking, and window seats dotted throughout.
  • A selection of beaches, shops and pubs are within easy walking distance.
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