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The Watch Room

The Watch Room, Southwold, Suffolk

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Rural Retreats

Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £621.00

The Watch Room is a custom-built beach house designed to blend in with its natural surroundings. Looking out towards the sea and Southwold Pier, the property sits in one of the county's most peaceful locations, yet you're just 15-minutes' walk from Southwold.

Comfortably sleeping four in two double bedrooms, The Watch Room is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, and the whole living space is arranged around a modern open plan living and dining area that opens out onto a decked terrace. The Watch Room is built at the end of a private track on the site of a World War II watch station, where Royal Navy Wrens listened out for German submarines.

It's the ideal location for enjoying the vast Suffolk skies and watching the birds and the wildlife from your window. In the morning you'll be gently woken by the sounds of the waves on the shore and the skylarks. Why not relax over that first cup of coffee while watching the fishing boats out at sea? Although it might feel like you're in the middle of beautiful nowhere, the Watch Room puts you just a 5-minute cycle ride away from the delights of Southwold, a bustling and iconic seaside town with plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs.

There is easy access to the quiet, peaceful beach just a 5 minute walk along the cliff. Travel further afield and you'll find even more to enjoy during your holiday, with anything from tennis and golf through to birdwatching and water sports on offer. The area is steeped in history too, and you'll find stately homes and historic towns all waiting to be explored.

The Watch Room can be booked together with The Listening Station, which accepts one small well behaved dog, 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.

  • Sorry, no pets.
  • 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
  • Baby Welcome
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • On Site Parking
  • Wifi
  • Pub Nearby
  • Beach nearby
  • Children Welcome
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Walking
Approximate Location

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

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Southwold area.

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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