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❤️Seaside Fisherman Cottage ❤️ Southwold⛱️

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Thimble Cottage is a beautiful Suffolk fisherman's period cottage, believed to date back to around the 1800's. It's a delightful two-storey holiday cottage in the heart of Southwold, 350 yards from the beach. This traditional seaside fisherman cottage sleeps 4 people and offers the perfect cosy retreat for families and couples seeking a relaxing holiday or a romantic break. Thimble cottage is just a stone's throw from the beach, perfect as a base for touring the picturesque suffolk coastal area. A gorgeous haven for couples and families, it is a wonderful holiday base throughout the year, with coast, countryside, culture & food on the doorstep. Days at the beach, sailing, horseriding, fishing, birdwatching, relaxing galore! This lovely Victorian fisherman's cottage is in the heart of Sou...Thimble Cottage is a beautiful Suffolk fisherman's period cottage, believed to date back to around the 1800's. It's a delightful two-storey holiday cottage in the heart of Southwold, 350 yards from the beach. This traditional seaside fisherman cottage sleeps 4 people and offers the perfect cosy retreat for families and couples seeking a relaxing holiday or a romantic break. Thimble cottage is just a stone's throw from the beach, perfect as a base for touring the picturesque suffolk coastal area. A gorgeous haven for couples and families, it is a wonderful holiday base throughout the year, with coast, countryside, culture & food on the doorstep. Days at the beach, sailing, horseriding, fishing, birdwatching, relaxing galore! This lovely Victorian fisherman's cottage is in the heart of Southwold in the high street, 350 yards from the beach and 5 yards from Southwold quirky shops and mouth-watering eateries. Thimble cottage is a lovely cosy cottage, full of character and exceptionally comfortable, clean and well-equipped, including the use of unlimited Wi-Fi and super fast broadband. Thimble cottage is close to an excellent selection of shops, restaurants, characterful pubs, excellent art galleries, a cinema and a theatre. The cottage is also a few paces from one of the most famous Brewery shops in the country – the Adnams shop. There are excellent restaurants just a couple of minutes walk away - the Sole Bay Fish Co, Sutherland House and the Adnams Cafe are all excellent as well as several others. As you step out of the cottage door the promenade and beach are a few paces in one direction, and the high street just yards away the other way. Despite the central location, the cottage is delightfully peaceful. There is also public parking just outside at the back of the cottage. The cottage has been re-furbished in a light but luxurious style and has been brought into the 21st century, with contemporary kitchen and bathroom and very comfy furnishings. On the ground floor it has a lovely open plan living room - dining space with a well-equipped kitchen and a ground floor guest bedroom. There is a shared sunny courtyard with outside furniture too. On the first floor it has a master bedroom, which is spacious and peaceful with Victorian sash windows and a solid wood frame double size bed. There is also a guest bedroom, which is furnished with a single bed made of wood frame and superior quality mattress, covered with natural linen. There is also a newly fitted shower room. Thimble cottage is a lovely fisherman's cottage, full of character and exceptionally comfortable. We provide complimentary toiletries and essential pantry items such as coffee, tea, sugar, biscuits, salt and pepper. We also provide household essentials such as washing up liquid, cling film wrap, foil paper and cleaning products. Property type:House Accommodates: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathroom: 1 Beds: 3 Check In: 4:00 PM Check Out: 10:00 AM Early check in or late check out available by request (additional fee applicable). Guest access Public parking for one or two vehicles are available outside Thimble cottage in York road at the back of the cottage. During the holidays parking can be limited. In that case there is free public parking 2 minutes walk in York Road car park - along the Southwold golf course and a play and display car park 5 minutes walk from Thimble cottage in Southwold Pier car park. Interaction with guests We live not far from Thimble cottage so generally will be available to welcome guests. On occasions when we are away, arrangements will be made to let you have a key. We will be available by phone or by email during your stay for any questions. We want your stay to be as enjoyable as possible so please let us know at the time of booking if you have any specific requests as well as through your stay. A welcome pack, including of fresh milk, laid eggs and freshly baked bread is provided for stays longer than three nights. If we are away it's often not possible to provide the welcome pack. We can stock the fridge with breakfast essentials for late arrivals or arrange flowers, chocolates and champagne for romantic, valentine or anniversary breaks (additional fee applicable). Early check in or late check out available by request (additional fee applicable). Other things to note This beautiful period fisherman's cottage is compact in its size but full of charm and character. Please note that as with many cottages built in this era, the steps to the 1st floor are quite steep, care needs to be taken. Please check the photographs before booking. The neighbourhood Tim And Lucy’s home is located in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Southwold is a picturesque seaside market-town (market-days: Monday and Thursday) on the East Suffolk Coast. Southwold is a beautiful English seaside town, set in a time warp and preserved perfectly.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at this time. The cottage is a no smoking area. Unfortunately the cottage it's not suitable for children under 4. This is due to the cottage's original steep stairs. But we are happy to make an exception providing the parents bring their own equipment. There are no disabled facilities. The cottage accommodates four guests maximum. Check-in and Check-out times are strict. Early check in or late check out available by request (additional fee applicable).
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Tim and Lucy W
Hosting since August 2015
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (11)
Mary L
Mary L
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Proprietor withholding money
Just a word of warning for future guests at this property. I booked a stay 24-26 December but unfortunately had to cancel due to a bereavement suffered by two of the party and the property considered as being too expensive for the remaining two people. Booking.Com’s cancellation deadline was 18th December and I cancelled on 13th December. Booking.Com took no money for the stay. I had paid directly to the property a £40 late check out fee. They were not prepared to refund me the £40 as they had set their own cancellation deadline of 8th December. Therefore a different cancellation policy to Booking.Com which I think is unfair and not good practice. I have paid for a service I didn’t receive. No goodwill or customer service from the proprietors. I have informed Booking.Com and asked them to help me to recoup the money.
Visited December 2023
Written December 20, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Janet H
Janet H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect retreat
Booked Thimble Cottage as a suprise for my partner who had been to Southwold before. The cottage was brilliantly located just on the High Street away from most of the commercial enterprises but close to the shops, pubs, restaurants, beach and the pier. Free parking by the Common is close and easy. The cottage was beautifully furnished, clean, tidy and fully equipped for our stay with a cute courtyard out the back. We would return.
Visited May 2023
Written May 30, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BoardingPass594437
BoardingPass594437
Janet and her husband were the most wonderful guests one could hope for. They were lovely people and ever so friendly. It was just lovely to deal with them. They looked after the cottage beautifully and left it in immaculate condition. Thank you Janet! It was such a pleasure to have you to stay. We hope you had a brilliant time in Southwold. Please visit us again and we would be delighted to welcome you. All our best wishes, Tim and Lucy.
Written June 8, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dianamaryarnold
dianamaryarnold
Havelock North, New Zealand13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Disappointing stay
* great descriptions but the reality was far different * No master suite - just one bedroom slightly bigger than the other upstairs * No car parking other than what you have to find yourself * Busy road & in front of a busy bus stop * the name Seaside Fisherman's cottage isn't accurate - real name Thimble Cottage- and it's very small * Furnishings showing their age. Exterior poorly kept * I thought given the price & glowing description I was booking something special - sadly I got it wrong
Visited August 2022
Written September 22, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BoardingPass594437
BoardingPass594437
Immediately after booking this guest strongly complained about the price. For that reason we offered the option to cancel the reservation. We explained the cottage is a Victorian period property, on the cosy side and has Victorian steep stairs. We are transparent about the description of the cottage. The cottage is re-decorated every few weeks and the furniture is as per the photographs. Unfortunately after this guest's stay our professional cleaning agency complained to us about the state this guest left the cottage in. We reported these guests to the agency. In our opinion, from the outset this guest did not come to us in good faith and was set on looking for problems with the cottage.
Written June 8, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Martin W
Martin W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great little cottage on the High Street.
Booked this cottage for my wife and I as a first short break after the Coronavirus lockdown. A great little cottage very clean and tidy and very well located just a few minutes walk from restaurants, shops and sea. We parked in the public car park at the back which was a couple of minutes from the cottage. The communication from the owners was brilliant and the information provided was comprehensive. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and couldn't have wanted for anything more. Thanks
Visited May 2021
Written May 31, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BoardingPass594437
BoardingPass594437
it was an absolute pleasure hosting Martin and his wife. Martin was absolutely wonderful with communication. He very kindly kept us up to date with arrival and departure plans and wrote a lovely note on departure. Thimble cottage was looked after beautifully and left in immaculate condition. Thank you Martin. We hope you had a wonderful time together at our Seaside Fisherman Cottage Southwold. All our very best wishes, Tim and Lucy
Written November 29, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rosie P
Rosie P
Norwich, United Kingdom15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect seaside cottage.
We needed a base for completing our Suffolk Coastal path walk. Thimble Cottage was compact, but had everything we needed and prettily decorated in a nautical style. There is free parking a couple of minutes away and only moments from the beach and other Southwold facilities. Due to Coronavirus restrictions, most food and drink were take aways. This was not a problem. There was a little shared courtyard where we cooked our own mini bbq. Southwold footpaths are marked up for one-way walking which most people adhered to. It is a beautiful seaside town, well worth a visit.
Visited July 2020
Written July 19, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BoardingPass594437
BoardingPass594437
it was an absolute pleasure hosting Rosie and Robert. Rosie was absolutely wonderful with communication. She very kindly kept us up to date with arrival and departure plans and wrote a lovely note on departure. Thimble Cottage was looked after beautifully and left in immaculate condition. All hosts would be thrilled to have such a lovely couple to stay. Thank you Rosie. We hope you had a wonderful time at Thimble Cottage. All our very best wishes, Tim and Lucy
Written July 20, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pippa A
Pippa A
Wivenhoe, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A perfectly positioned, characterful cottage!
The position of Thimble Cottage was perfect, easy reach of shops, pubs, places to eat and the beach!
Visited September 2019
Written September 22, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BoardingPass594437
BoardingPass594437
Pippa and her family were the most wonderful guests. They looked after Thimble Cottage as though it was their own, sent considerate messages regarding travel arrangements and left a very thoughtful departure note. We would absolutely love to have them to stay anytime. Thank you Pippa. We hope you had a very special family time. All our very best wishes, Tim and Lucy
Written December 9, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah S
Sarah S
Derby, United Kingdom27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Quaint and quiet cottage
We stayed here as a group of four adults for a short break. The cottage is beautifully kept, very clean and tidy. The tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival were welcomed after a long journey. The cottage is well placed, with all shops within a few minutes walk and the sea front just beyond the shops. The area is lovely and it was so nice to take an early evening walk after most people had left for the day. A great place for a few days of rest to spend time with family and get away from the normal daily life.
Visited June 2019
Written June 26, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BoardingPass594437
BoardingPass594437
Sarah and her family were fantastic guests. Great communication, friendly and considerate. Thimble cottage was kept in excellent condition and left clean and tidy on departure. Thank you for having been such great guests. We hope you had a wonderful time in Southwold. All our very best wishes, Tim and Lucy - Seaside Fisherman Cottage Southwold
Written July 11, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

julialhearn
julialhearn
Seminole, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Heavenly!
We loved Thimble Cottage! It was close to everything and within walking distance of the seaside. The cottage was perfect, nicely furnished, warm & cozy. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the cottage and our stay! Thank you Tim and Lucy!
Visited June 2018
Written June 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BoardingPass594437
BoardingPass594437
Dear Julia, Thank you for staying with us at Thimble cottage I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Should you wish to return to Suffolk please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. Kind regards Lucy - Southwold Seaside Cottages
Written July 28, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

omnibus6
omnibus6
Milan, Italy1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place!
What a great find. Thimble Cottage was ideally located on the Southwold High Street. It was well furnished with all the facilities and amenities we would have expected and more. Every bedroom and the lounge area has DVD/TVs, there's and iPod docking station with the stereo. The kitchen was well equipped, having everything you would expect - so able to make some delicious suppers for the family. The property was clean, and plenty of information supplied in the welcome pack. Tim and Lucy were great hosts, communicating quickly and being available to answer any questions - with ease and speed. Definitely a property to recommend.
Visited February 2018
Written February 20, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BoardingPass594437
BoardingPass594437
Maria and her family were an absolute delight to host. They were very charming and looked after Thimble cottage as their own. Thank you so much for leaving your kind comments. We very much hope to host you again in the future. Best wishes Tim and Lucy
Written February 21, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bob B
Bob B
Ware, United Kingdom73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thimble Cottage
Lovely cottage superbly refurbished, very modern and spotlessly clean. Has everything you need and ideally situated in Southwold.
Visited January 2018
Written January 16, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
BoardingPass594437
BoardingPass594437
Bob and his family were absolutely lovely and perfect guests. They left us a nice message following their stay. They were very friendly and left the cottage extremely tidy. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Thimble cottage. We very much hope to host you again in the future. Thank you Bob! Best wishes Tim & Lucy
Written January 20, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
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  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
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  • Stereo system
  • Television

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Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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❤️Seaside Fisherman Cottage ❤️ Southwold⛱️ is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

❤️Seaside Fisherman Cottage ❤️ Southwold⛱️ has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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