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The Listening Station

The Listening Station, Southwold, Suffolk

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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £621.00

The Listening Station is a unique, custom-built beach house located in a stunning location with a secluded beach on your doorstep and lovely coastal walks. The seaside town of Southwold is only a 15-minute walk away.

The Listening Station is a contemporary property that has been designed to blend in with its natural surroundings, offering wonderful views towards the cliffs and beaches of Clovehithe. With only a low-lying cliff edge and a near private beach separating you from the sea, The Listening Station lies in a truly special location where you can enjoy the changing light of Suffolk's huge skies, expecience spectacular sunrises and sunsets, hear the sounds of the waves and appreciate nature at its most idyllic. As with its sister property, the Watch Room, it sleeps four in two spacious double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.

The central area of the property is a comfortable living and eating area that opens out onto a decked terrace. The property's name comes from the fact that Royal Navy Wrens listened out for German submarines in World War II right from this very shoreline. This truly secluded hideaway comes with a beautiful, secluded beach on your doorstep, lovely coastal walks and amazing birdlife just outside your windows.

Yet the vibrant and buzzing town of Southwold is just an easy walk or cycle ride away. Despite the seclusion, you'll find plenty to do in the immediate area, with anything from birdwatching through to boating and watersports on the agenda. The Listening Station can be booked together with The Watch Room which is pet free, as The Watch Houses (sleeping eight guests).

This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps four guests.
  • Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom.
  • Open plan accommodation, all on one level.

  • Stunning sea views.
  • Decked terrace.
  • WiFi.

  • Parking.
  • Children and infants welcome.
  • One small well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).

  • Minimum three night stay.

Additional features

  • Electric cooker.
  • Fridge freezer.

  • Washing machine and dishwasher.
  • Widescreen television with Freeview.
  • Sonos Smart speaker.

  • Nespresso coffee machine.
  • Garden furniture.
  • Barbecue.

  • Beach cart with windbreak and picnic chairs.


  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Lodge
  • One Dog
  • Baby Welcome
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Dog Friendly
  • On Site Parking
  • Wifi
  • Pub Nearby
  • Beach nearby
  • Children Welcome
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Walking
Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Southwold, St Edmund's Church - 1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Walberswick, St Andrew's Church - 2.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Covehithe, St Andrew's Church - 2.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Blythburgh, Holy Trinity Church - 4.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dunwich Leper Chapel - 5.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dunwich Greyfriars - 5.1 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Blyford, All Saints Church - 5.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Wenhaston, St Peter's Church - 5.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Sotterley, St Margaret's Church - 5.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Westhall, St Andrew's Church - 5.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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