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Lovingly refurbished seaside house with stunning sea views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom seaside house with sea views close to high st & great Southwold pubs

East Cliff House is a beautiful Victorian cottage just a few off-road steps from the beach & the famous Southwold beach huts with glorious sea views. The house has recently been completely refurbished with new kitchen, bathrooms and underfloor heating throughout. There are 3 bedrooms; a double, a twin & a room with bunkbeds. There is a shower room, bathroom with over-bath shower & downstairs toilet.

On the ground floor you will find the re-furbished kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, gas hob and electric oven. The washing machine is in a separate pantry off the kitchen. The downstairs loo is near the back door. Walking from the kitchen towards the front of the house you will find the lovely light dining room which seats 6 comfortably and has sea views. Finally you will find the sitting room which is at the front of the house and which features the house's beautiful curved corner wall. There are 2 large sofas and a small woodburning stove for the cooler evenings. The TV offers free access to Netflix as well as the usual channels.

On the first floor there is a double room with sea views and which leads to a small landing with a comfy chair and wonderful views. Ideal for a quiet read or snooze! The twin room has two large windows with glorious views of the green and sea. The bunk bed room is situated at the back of the house and is decorated with light coloured walls and bright coloured bunting.

Outside at the back of the house is a small courtyard accessed from the alleyway at the side of the house with retractable washing line and enough space to store a couple of bikes, surf boards etc

Free wifi access is provided.

Bedlinen and towels are provided but not beach towels. A travel cot is available on request.

More Details

Penny Dawe
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About Penny Dawe

We bought East Cliff House in 2013 in a very sorry state and have loved the process of turning it into a very much loved family holiday home. We are a family of 5 and love spending time there flitting from the beach to the shops to the pubs, eating fish and chips on the beach and so much more! In the winter we love long walks along the beach and further afield and in the warmer months we enjoy swimming in the sea, surfing & relaxing outside Suzie's beach cafe which is just a few metres away from the house.

Penny Dawe purchased this house in 2013

Why Penny Dawe chose Southwold

East Cliff House is in the perfect location to enjoy everything that Southwold has to offer. The house works really well for a family with different interests - there really is something close by for everyone. The beach is just a few steps away across a green so no roads to cross. There's a fantastic Adnams pub, The Nelson, just around the corner and the high street is also just a few metres away. The house is comfortable and warm with underfloor heating throughout and the kitchen and bathrooms are all newly fitted. There is a small courtyard at the back of the house where you can stomp the sand off and hang your beach clothes and towels ready for the next day and In the Sitting Room there is a cosy log burner and smart TV to unwind in the evenings.

As a fantastic extra, there is a beach hut which can be hired separately. Please contact owner for more information.


Southwold House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - shower , Basin & heated towel rail
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Heated towel rail
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Sea views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Sea views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds - only recommended for children
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
BEACH HUT available to hire separately - contact owner for more details


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Lovingly refurbished seaside house with stunning sea views
average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Having been to Southwold for over 40 years as a family holiday I can honestly say this was the nicest property of all. To be able to see the sea in the morning and the view the infamous pier was a real delight. The house is spotless and contains everything you need for a perfect family holiday and more. Penny could not have been more helpful and providing it is not booked we will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review! Thank you and I look forward to your return visit.
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Lovely house right on the cliffs - well equipped -comfy beds and sea views. Owner very helpful too.

  • 5 of 5

The house has been tastefully decorated and is in a brilliant location for walking in to the High Street or down to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, sea view location..

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at East Cliff House. It can be difficult to to combine proximity to the centre and shops with a sea view in Southwold. This house has all options and just a flight of steps to the beach.

Check in and instructions were easy and Penny is a great communicator.

If you're feeling lazy..the beach kiosk down the steps has tables outside for great breakfasts, a takeaway service or delivery to a beach hut.

The house is well appointed and cosy. We stayed in summer but I imagine a winter's night with the woodburner on would be wonderfully snug.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jo for a lovely review. I didn't know Susie's delivered to beach huts - how decadent! Do hope you can come again....
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A lovely holiday cottage to share with friends.

  • 5 of 5

East Cliff house had everything you needed for a short break in Southwold

Shops , restaurants , and lots of great walks.

Thank you .

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 6 single adults who fitted into the house without it feeling cramped. As everyone else says, the location is perfect and the house is beautifully maintained and thoughtfully equipped.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A charming and cosy town house with fabulous sea views.

  • 5 of 5

East Cliff House was beautifully presented and continued to delight throughout our stay. Just a few steps to the beach in one direction, and to the shops in the other, it was perfectly situated for our winter break.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
The Nelson
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Swan
Nearest Beach
20 Metres


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $258.9

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.