Loom Cottage No 6 Central Southwold /GARAGE(Sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms)
About Kerry Pace
For generations, my family have had connections with Southwold and my grandmother retired to Walberswick. It was my dream to live in Southwold one day and my husband Steve and I moved to Reydon in 2015 from Warlingham, in Surrey! We both worked in nearby (the joy!) Croydon and decided (practically on a whim) to chuck it all in and manage Loom and Weavers Cottage ourselves! It has proved a great decision! We go back to London often as we have friends and family there, but not for a moment do we regret giving up our full time jobs. We keep busy because we are far too young to actually retire! We eat better, love the walks, the people and everything about Southwold; the pier, the fish & chips (Marks' & Mrs T's), The Electric Picture Palace, The Crown, The Swan (Sunday roast in the bar), Southwold Common, the marshes (walks and views), the harbour, the surrounding areas; Walberswick, Minsmere, Snape, Beccles, Norwich and (further) Woodbridge, the locals, Adnams, the beach huts, the lovely grand houses, the smaller quirky/quaint houses. I even love the wind and the weather now..less rain than our other coasts, hence 'the sunshine coast' tag. As we now live in St George's Square, Reydon, we are just up the road, so we can be on hand should guests require our assistance.
Kerry Pace purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Kerry Pace chose Southwold
Well, the cottages really are in a perfect position. They are situated in a private road, which has parking and privacy and yet it is just off the High Street! It's great to be able to step out and be seconds away from Southwold Common, and minutes away from everything you need in Southwold. Everybody comments on the location, it is lovely! Great for walking, and absolutely fab if you have pooches! I didn't even know Spinners Lane existed, it's so tucked away! It's really giving you the best of both worlds because it's also so central!We never thought we could buy a property in Southwold, but with much 'shuffling of finances' I persuaded my husband it would be a perfect place to unwind, away from the stresses of normal life. I have a real family connection with the area, and the journey from London was another factor, which meant that within 2 1/2 hours we could be in another world...I love the landscape of Suffolk, the beautiful light and 'big' skies, plus the lovely areas for walking. Southwold boasts excellent cuisine, bijou shops, has a Summer theatre and a 'grandness' about it, but it is also completely unspoilt, with a real 'old world' charm. There is much to enjoy in nearby Aldeburgh, Snape is ideal for music lovers, Minsmere is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and there's always a sup of Adnams !!
What makes this Cottage unique
We bought both Cottages for the location,(Weavers first 14 years ago) and have spent many happy holidays with numerous family members since. It's amazing how many people fit into each front room for a get-together (10 last year!). We chose this area because it's so central, but 'far from the madding crowd' and not right 'on the road'. I've been visiting Southwold all my life but never knew Spinners Lane existed, it's hidden from the main road and blissfully quiet, with the tranquillity of the common on the doorstep. Cottages are compact, and the rooms are well-proportioned, so four people can comfortably enjoy their stay.The garage(Loom) and the parking availability for both are a real asset. We also love the seated areas at the front, a great vantage point to watch the world go by..! It is rare in Southwold to have such good parking availability, and fab to be able to unload so close to the property without having to park on a yellow line!
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What a lovely little cottage. Everything it said it was. Would go back again.
Perfect cottage and location
Excellent clean fully equipped cottage. Comfy bed all needs catered for. Perfect location for our first visit to Southwold. Beautiful seaside village. Will definitely pay a return visit
Thank you so much for leaving this great review. We are so pleased you had a great time in lovely Southwold and that you had a happy stay in Loom Cottage (thanks so much for your lovely comments). We would certainly love to see you return for a second visit!
Little GEM !
What a fantastic time we had in beautiful Southwold, and staying at this hidden gem!.
Loom cottage is very well situated in the centre of the town, very good parking and access facilities. Kerry met us on arrival and is such friendly host, she is just lovely.
The cottage is extremely well equipped with high end comforts (lovely bedding and towels)
We had marvellous weather and walked for miles, enjoying the excellent range of pubs along the way.
This is a fab review, thank you so much! We are so pleased you had such a good time! Thanks for mentioning the towels and bedding, we like our guests to be comfortable, so it's great you noticed! You have made some lovely comments, and we really appreciate your kind words. We would certainly welcome you back anytime, and we will give you a 5 star welcome!
Clean, tidy, welcoming and very well appointed. It was so quiet and nice and warm. Excellent.
Owing to work commitments, we were both exhausted when we arrived at Loom Cottage. It is well situated and was just what we wanted for a few days' rest and peace and quiet. We very much hope to go there again. It is certainly worth every star of the five we have awarded!
Thank you both so much for coming to stay, and for writing this very favourable review, it's much appreciated! We are very pleased you managed to recover your energy levels and enjoyed a welcome rest in tranquil surroundings. Thank you so much for these kind words, and it's great to hear that you would like to visit us again! We are very happy indeed to be awarded 5 stars, especially so graciously! Thank you again!
The Ideal Cosy Cottage
We made a good choice when we picked Loom Cottage for our stay in Southwold. We had vouchers for an Adams Brewery tour & had tried the local hotels with no luck on a number of different dates. This cottage turned out to be a much better choice, especially with so many nearby establishments offering food. The owners were very helpful, parking wasn't a problem ( despite a 10k race on that day!) & the cottage was immaculate, very comfortable, tastefully furnished & with some thoughtful touches ( box of truffles & a pint of milk). Southwold is gorgeous & the tour was good. Can't wait to stay here again!
Thank you so very much for this very kind review. It was our pleasure having you to stay, you were perfect guests! So glad you felt you made the right choice, and we would certainly love to see you all again.We really appreciate your lovely comments, we work hard to ensure our customers enjoy themselves (and feel welcome and at home) no matter how short their stay! Thank you again, much appreciated! We love the 5 stars! Smiles all round!
Lovely little character cottage
Had a lovely stay in this delightful cottage. Very clean & helpful owners.
Rosie and her family were absolutely lovely customers, and we are so happy they enjoyed their stay. Not quite full marks for us (yummy 5 stars) but it's hard to improve on 'delightful' and 'lovely' and we do try our best to be helpful,so it's great that was mentioned. It's also perfect to hear Rosie thought the cottage was very clean, music to our ears! Thank you!
Special interest holidays:
Visit 'Out of Africa' in nearby Pakefield (can take a bus), it's well worth a look!
The area is a prolific bird watching spot (visit Minsmere Nature Reserve), there are cultural events held at Aldeburgh, and the area is swamped with literary and music festivals. Southwold has a Summer theatre, Snape is a haven for music lovers. Norwich is a 30 min drive, with an excellent shopping centre. Woodbridge is a charming town, beautifully positioned on the river. See 'the house in the sky' at nearby Thorpeness. Beccles and Saxmundham (a historic market town) are worthy of a visit. Walberswick is a lovely village, with two good pubs with lovely gardens. Dunwich (which boasts a small museum) has some lovely sights. It's a great area for walking and cycling.
Maximum 10 minute walk to the beach and pier, Southwold has a lovely sandy beach, famous for it's colourful beach huts and award winning quirky pier. In recent years the pier was voted 'Pier of The Year' by Coast magazine, well worth a visit. There is a boating lake right near the pier, and also more traditional amusements.. Neighbouring Walberswick also has a lovely, natural beach and is also home to the annual crabbing competition. Check out the 'Voyager' boat trips from the harbour...
Car not necessary if staying in Southwold/Reydon.
The nearest airport is Stanstead, approx 1hr 15 mins.
Nearest Railway Station, Darsham/Halesworth.
Beccles...20 mins drive, Dunwich.. approx 6 miles (20 mins drive).
Walberswick..(15 mins drive), approx 6 miles in car/can walk over the bridge, just 10 mins walk/or ferry from the harbour.
Dunwich 6 miles
Norwich 20 miles
Southwold has a Tesco Express(open late), and a Co-op Supermarket.
There are numerous boutiques, restaurants, tea shops, antique shops, two really good hotels, and many b & b's. There is an Indian takeaway, several art galleries, a quality deli, a renowned butchers, a bakers, Coffee Shops, and several newsagents, including Smith's. There is a unique 'Picture Palace' and a Summer Theatre season. If you're a 'foodie' then there is The Swan Hotel for fine dining (the Sunday roast was listed in The Sunday Times top 30 in England) and The Crown. You can eat in the bar in The Swan in you prefer a more informal setting, and The Crown is child friendly...both are cheaper than London prices. The Nelson provides a good standard of pub food, and is very popular, and the fish and chip shop does a roaring trade! The Tap Room (The Swan) is a must go!