FREE WiFi. Loom (no 6) and Weavers (no 5) are both lovely character cottages, pre dating 1840. They can be booked individually or as a pair (great for extended family breaks allowing privacy yet close proximity at the same time). Weavers and Loom Cottage are located in central Southwold, off the High Street and Southwold Common.Accessed from The High Street, past the Blythe Hotel (after crossing Mights Bridge), then turning right at John Bennett's Architect's shop straight into Spinners Lane. At the end of Spinners Lane, lies 'Rope Walk' where rope and fishing net twine was made in the mid 19th century.There are 2 semi detached white-washed cottages (can be booked as a pair or on their own) on the right as you enter the Lane, and Loom Cottage is the furthest cottage, Weavers is the cottage closest to you in the photos, both are compact and comfortable, with a real 'home to home' feel. There is an outside area to the front of each property, where it is perfect to sit and watch the world go by, there is a bench at the front of Loom, table and chairs at the front of Weavers. There are many homely additions indoors, including a really good book and an impressive dvd collection featuring up to date releases. We welcome dogs (for a small additional charge, 2 is OK), on the proviso they stay downstairs! The property is very old, but it has been sympathetically updated, with comfy furnishings. Spinners Lane has only 7 other properties, and the garage is just 15 metres down the Lane. There is a small back yard, with table and chairs, just outside Loom kitchen. No 5 (Weavers) has a smaller back yard and access across the rear of the Loom. In reality this is usually only applicable to take the bins round to the front. Both back yards are enclosed. The pubs, shops and beach are all within 10 mins walk away, fish & chip shop 2 mins walk! The cottages can be booked individually or as a pair, and throughout the year/short breaks/ weekends etc (although these would be mainly out of season). Weavers Cottage (nearest to you in the picture) is very similar (see pictures) and it's hard to choose between the two! The garage for Loom is clearly marked, and in the lane and there is parking in the lane (subject to availability) for Weavers occupants and additional Loom residents. We always manage to park in the lane! It is always possible to load and unload right outside the cottages, which is very convenient. There is additional free parking on the common, just 2 mins walk away! There is a comfy roll up double mattress we can supply on request for Weavers and Loom has a sofa bed in situ downstairs, so the cottage can sleep 6 (discuss first, 5 would be much easier) at a push. We can also provide a travel cot on request. Staircase in Loom is enclosed, with a handrail, not very steep at all (not like some cottage stairs we have seen which can be scary). Just 10 stairs in Loom, 9 in Weavers. We do welcome children and pooches, we allow 2 (fees apply) but we must know the breed/s. We have a travel cot which we can supply on request. We are very flexible out of season offering stays from 1 night minimum.
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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 St George's Square, 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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Check-in: 1:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great break in a delightful cottage which is our third time.
Weavers is a cosy cottage with an impressive selection of DVDs for cosy nights in . Facilities for self catering are excellent. Location is brilliant,just down the lane from the Common and 5 minutes to the shops, 2 minutes to Adnams for a bacon breakfast treat! We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Southwold.
Thank you so much Patricia! You are a star! Glad you like the DVD collection, they are constantly updated so all the top new releases are there for our guests to enjoy!
We think it's a good idea for cosy nights in, especially out of seaason!
We think the location is fab, we're so glad you like it and find everything convenient for your stay! You are great guests and we're just glad you keep coming back. We're changing the lounge furniture soon, so there'll be something different for you to see next time!
You are 5 star guests!
Excellent in EVERY way.
Communication from owner excellent from the moment of booking. Warm, comfortable cottage with everything needed to have a relaxing and enjoyable break. Ideally situated, great for dog walks, the town and the beach. Kerry goes the extra mile to make sure your stay is everything you want it to be.
Well, I am speechless (which doesn't happen often)! This is really, really nice, thank you Annie! You have said some lovely things, and they are so appreciated. We do try really hard to pay attention to detail, and we do want our guests to get the max out of their holiday, as relaxation time is so important. It's great that you noticed our efforts!
I LOVE the title and I LOVE the 5 stars!
Thank you again, and we hope you come back so we can give you another warm welcome!
Cosy ,cute cottage with everything you need for a perfect holiday.
This is our second visit to the cottage. I decided to celebrate my 60th birthday in Southwold this year. The cottage is in a perfect location,quiet yet within easy walking distance of shops common,beach and all manner of places to eat. It is brilliant!
Thank you so much Patricia.
This is a lovely review, and it was great to see you back for a second visit.
Your friends in Loom (also staying with us) said that they really enjoyed the Birthday Party on The Pier on Saturday night, it sounded great fun!
Just so pleased you like Weavers Cottage and that you had a memorable 60th!
Here's to the next party!
We love the 5 stars, thank you so much...
Kerry and Steve.
A 'special place'.
A well appointed, comfortable 'home from home' containing everything needed to make my first 'cottage holiday' such a pleasant experience. The welcome gift from Kerry and Steve came as a complete surprise and made us feel really 'special'. The information pack was comprehensive, helping us find places to enjoy coffees and excellent evening meals. The proximity to the Common and Beach proved popular with Smudge a Cocker Spaniel who enjoyed the sand and sea! We look forward with anticipation to our next visit.
Well, thank you so much, what a lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to have you all to stay. As for Smudge, top marks, you wouldn't even know he'd visited!
There are some lovely people in this world, and Gloria I'm sure you're one of them!
You, Sheila and Smudge are all welcome back!
I am very pleased you found all the information useful, I find it's always helpful to have a few personal recommendations. Southwold really has some great eateries, we are lucky!
The award of 5 stars has made me and Mr.P very happy people.
A PERFECT COSY COTTAGE IN AN IDEAL LOCATION. WE FELT AT HOME FROM THE FIRST MINUTE . WILL DEFINETELY COME BACK .
Well, this is definitely one of my all time favourite reviews! Thank you for taking the time and trouble to relay your comments to us and thank you for leaving everything so clean and tidy, and for the 5 stars! Hoorah!
The heading is absolutely perfect, and we love it! What can I say, except SUPERB is just the best heading we could wish for! You have both given us something to smile about!
Come back and see us sometime!
Clean, cosy and convenient
We spent 5 days at Weavers Cottage and found it a perfect base for our stay in lovely Southwold. Only a few minutes walk from all the attractions of the town, the cottage has the added bonus of access down the lane straight on to the common and into the countryside. It's well-equipped and warm with comfy beds, and although the wifi is a bit ropey, we enjoyed the range of DVDs on offer. Kerry the owner was very friendly and helpful at all stages of the booking. Highly recommended, as it is also great value for money.
Thank you Jane for taking the time to write this review. Not quite top marks ( I love my 5 stars I'm afraid! ) but lots of positive comments, which is great!
It may be that the internet was playing up that week as we
have never had any negative feedback before.
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. Coast/Beach: 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... Travel: Car not necessary if staying in Southwold/Reydon. The nearest airport is Stanstead, approx 1hr 15 mins. Nearest Railway Station, Darsham/Halesworth. Distances: 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 Aldeburgh..13 miles Norwich 20 miles Further Details: 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!
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Leave 10.00 am. Arrival time from 2pm. 50% deposit required at time of booking (within 1 week), plus £50.00 damage deposit. Full payment is due 8 weeks prior to booking, unless booking made prior to this. Short breaks/weekends out of season considered. Dogs= £25.00 each (£10 for a short break). Prices:-£240 for 3 nights usual rates! Usually these would apply in Jan, Feb, March (poss), Nov. Can do 'deals' especially for weekdays out of season. Changeover Day: Saturday changeover.Normal arrival time from 2pm, departure time 10.00 am. Short breaks out of season/ arrival dates flexible/3 nights usual/2/1 night/s considered. Midday arrival/ mid/late afternoon departure so a good full break (subject to bookings) ! Notes on prices: Usual price for a 3 night stay (usually only available out of season) = £240.00 can sometimes be flexible with dates/times subject to other guests arrival/departure) plus returnable £50.00 damage deposit and £25.00 pet(dog) fee, (£10.00 for a short break). Jan/Feb/March/Nov/Dec are considered out of season, although no harm in asking, it's all subject to availability! SPECIAL RATES FOR SHORT BREAKS IN JANUARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Especially weekdays (rather than weekends).