Holiday Cottage in Reydon, Nr. Southwold, Suffolk, England - Short stroll to Southwold, Large Pretty South Facing Garden, Ideal for Families, Friends & Couples
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About Elizabeth Simpson
I was very lucky to have spent many idyllic and unforgettable family childhood holidays in Southwold. We took our own children camping here about 10 years ago and we knew instantly it was a place we wanted to bring them back to time and time again as well as bringing our own parents here to stay. With Sunnyside we wanted to create a cosy base from which family, friends and visitors could enjoy and explore the beautiful beaches and town and take happy memories of the area away with them. We like beach walks, cycling, cosy pub lunches and picnics by the sea, building sand castles and crabbing and then curling up in front of our open fire or having a BBQ in the evening sun whilst our kids play in the garden. We hope that you'll enjoy Southwold and Sunnyside as much as we do :-)
Elizabeth Simpson purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Elizabeth Simpson chose Reydon
We love being a stone's throw away (10 minute walk) from Southwold's shops, pubs and beaches whilst also benefiting from a quieter location and a feeling of space away from the crowds. As a former Adnam's gardener's cottage, we really appreciate the historical connection of Sunnyside with Southwold's famous local beer.
What makes this Cottage unique
Guests regularly comment about what a great location Sunnyside is in, our large sunny garden and our private parking. Our drive leads directly out onto a Suffolk Coastal Footpath. A 10 minute walk along side the marshes is all it takes to the beach, the famous colourful Southwold beach huts and the Pier. We are close to Southwold but away from the crowds and with our large gated driveway, there is ample parking. It's 2 minutes to the friendly village shop, selling locally sourced vegetables and meat and freshly baked artisan bread. Our large south facing garden is fabulous for dogs and allows children (and adults!) ample space to wind down and play after a hard day at the beach, whilst dinner is cooked on the BBQ in the relaxing evening sun.
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We had five days in the cottage with my daughter and her family. The property is extremely well equipped particularly in the kitchen, all the utensils you would need. A lot of thought has gone into providing beach and garden equipment for children. The garden was secure for our dog. Such a great location, we walked everywhere. Many thanks, I am sure we will return.
Very happy to get this cottage for two nights as we only booked the day before! Lovely clean, cosy cottage, only a short walk to Southwold and the many Adnams pubs!
Thrilled you managed to get a short break in the Southwold sunshine! Come and stay with us again soon. Elizabeth
Excellent walking opportunities
We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed the proximity of the coastal path and Southwold.
Very well equipped property.
Beautiful cottage and idyllic garden in a very special location
Sunnyside is a beautiful cottage with idyllic garden. Our children and spaniel pup loved the beautiful garden so much it was difficult to get them to leave the garden to explore the area! The cottage was very well presented, comfortable and the kitchen was well supplied with everything we needed to cook family meals.
The location of the cottage is simply perfect for exploring Soutwold and the surrounding area.
Elizabeth was so helpful when enquiring about my booking (the first I've made using this site) and answered all my pre visit questions. She also gave me lovely recommendations for the area. As a family we are very keen to stay again at Sunnyside!
Hi Samara. Really glad you had a lovely time and the birthday celebrations went well! Please come back and stay again soon. Elizabeth
Loved location for our dogs to walk direct to the beach and town
Really loved the location ideal for out dogs didn’t want for anything in cottage will come back again
Thanks for your lovely feedback Dave and glad you loved walking the Suffolk Coastal footpath to the beach with your dogs :-)
The beach is a 10-15 minute walk away, via a number of scenic routes. The Suffolk Coastal Footpath at the end of Sunnyside’s drive, takes you to North Beach, the Pier and promenade, via the marshes giving a panoramic view of Southwold’s colourful beach huts. Southwold Pier Beach (Blue Flag status May 2017) sweeps around into picturesque sand dunes and then to the working Harbour. Here there are fresh fish to buy, coastal boat trips, a seasonal foot ferry to Walberswick and crabbing sites.
Southwold is 10 minutes from the A12. Darsham the nearest train station (services from London Liverpool Street via Ipswich) is a 15 minute drive away and serviced by Southwold taxis or there is a bus service from Halesworth Station. Once in Southwold, a car is not essential as there are many beautiful places to visit within walking distance or by bike.
Southwold is a 10 minute walk away. Walberswick is 5 miles by road or a 3 mile walk or cycle via the Harbour footbridge. Dunwich Heath & Minsmere RSPB reserve 20 minutes drive. Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings Concert Hall are 35 minutes drive. Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge and Orford are 45 minutes drive. Norwich and Ipswich are under an hour away.
The village shop sells a wide range of goods (locally produced speciality bread, locally sourced meats, fresh fruit and vegetables, a wide range of groceries, wine, beer and newspapers). Southwold has 2 supermarkets as well as a fantastic range of independent food shops, delis and bakeries selling artisan bread. There are many fantastic restaurants and cafes or try the super fish and chips. Adnams have numerous pubs selling their famous locally produced beer. We would recommend The Harbour, The Bell in Walberswick and The Nelson ('The Nelly') in Southwold. There are several banks and cash points..
Southwold has so much to do! Swimming and surfing in the sea, crabbing, painting, cycling along the many bridleways, exploring the nature reserves, golf, tennis and skate park as well as beautiful coastal or inland walks. The boutique and antique shops and the market (Monday and Thursday) make Southwold town a buzzing place to be.
The summer Maize Maze on the main road into Southwold will delight children as will the nearby Africa Alive safari park Kessingland, the outdoor Lido pool in Beccles, the indoor pool at Bungay with a flume and Bewilderwood (The Curious Treehouse Adventure) near Norwich which we can highly recommend.
Beccles the 'Southern Gateway to the Norfolk Broads' is about 20 minutes drive away. There are cinemas in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth as well as the Southwold Electric Picture Palace showing seasonal art house films.
The area is steeped in history including such attractions as Sutton Hoo (National Trust), Framlingham and Orford Castles (English Heritage). Southwold holds an annual Literature Festival (November) and hosts an annual summer theatre. The Latitude Festival (family friendly, music, comedy, performance art, literature, debate) is held at nearby Henham Park each July. The Aldeburgh Music Festival is held in June at Snape Maltings.