Southwold Stays

Owl Cottage

Victoria Street

Refurbished to a high standard in 2020 Owl Cottage is a delightful Georgian cottage located on Victoria Street just behind the Swan hotel. Only a 2-minute walk to Southwold High Street and Southwold beach.

Dating from 1850 Owl Cottage has many period features including exposed timbers and an original winder staircase. In refurbishing the property much use has been made of solid oak fittings and fixtures.

About Owl Cottage

Living Room

The living room has a 3-seater leather sofa, an armchair and log burning stove. It has a Smart TV and there is a work desk with USB charger.


The kitchen has Smeg appliances including a gas hob, extractor fan and single electric oven and fridge. It also has a coffee machine and microwave. There is also a Ruark DAB radio

Utility room

The utility room has a Smeg dishwasher and Miele washing machine. A large butler sink useful for wet beachwear.

Ground floor shower room

The shower room has a walk in shower, WC and Basin.

First floor bathroom

The first floor bathroom has a cast iron roll top bath from the Cast Iron Bath Company. It has a WC and basin.

Water pressure in the bathroom and shower room is excellent being supplied by a large Joule water cylinder.

First floor Bedroom

The first floor bedroom has a king sized bed with a Simba mattress. Either side of the bed are wall mounted Anglepoise lamps and there is a Sony TV.

Second floor bedroom

The Second floor bedroom has two single beds also with Simba mattresses.

Courtyard Garden

Outside there is a courtyard garden with a great view of the iconic Southwold lighthouse. There is a table and chairs seating four.


Fibre Broadband and Wi-Fi is provided and there is a boaster to ensure a strong signal can be accessed throughout the house.

Linen and Towels

One set of Linen is provided for all the beds. Bath towels are provided together with towels for the beach. If the duration of your stay is longer then arrangements can be made for a linen change mid-stay for a modest extra charge.


There is unrestricted parking on Victoria Street. If you cannot find parking in Victoria Street there is plenty of unrestricted parking on many streets surrounding the cottage and in Southwold generally. In the event that it is not possible to find on street parking there is a Long stay parking next to Southwold Pier.

Other things

Energy costs are included. We have no baby facilities – bring your own cot, hi-chair, safety gates, changing mats. No smoking in the property or pets allowed.

Owl Cottage Photos


We have been letting the property through Airbnb and have received some really good reviews

“Absolutely lovely cottage! Done up very well, spotlessly clean, comfortable furniture, and smelled really good throughout! The patio in the back garden was a lovely little sun trap, perfect for enjoying the afternoon sun and drinks! The beds were incredibly comfortable. The location is perfect, making everywhere easily walkable. I could not have enjoyed my time there more. ”

Matt, May 2023

“A really cosy cottage, renovated to a high standard and really stylishly done. Has everything you would need with the wood burning fire, wifi and all mod cons in the kitchen. Great location, loved our stay here, hope to stay here again in the future.”

Digby, December 2020

“Great place to stay. Perfect central location. Nick was very quick to reply to all of our questions. The house is finished to a very high standard and has everything that you would expect. Wood burner is especially good in the evening. Would definitely return to Owl Cottage & Southwold.“

Neil, October 2020

“Really beautiful cottage, right in the centre of town, super easy to walk everywhere, including the beautiful beach. Decor of the cottage was perfect, original features with great modern design accessories. Would really recommend.”

May 2023

“Nick’s cottage is beautifully appointed and much thought has gone into the decoration and facilities. We had super stay there and would certainly return.”

Kate, October 2020

“Owl Cottage is very stylish with top quality decor and fittings, and also really homely with everything you could need for a perfect stay. Southwold beach is a minute away at the end of the road. I loved it and would very happily stay again!”

Rebecca, October 2020

Owl Cottage Availability

View the calendar to view which dates are available to rent.

If you wish to be added to a cancellation list, please email.

Owl Cottage Prices

£185 per night Sunday to Thursday
£220 per night Friday and Saturday

Minimum stay two nights
Minimum of six nights stay during school holidays
Contact us for out of season discounts.

Please get in touch with Nick or Sally for bookings or any other enquiries 

Terms and Conditions

Please arrive after 4pm and depart before 10.30am.

30% deposit is required at the time of booking, we don’t charge a deposit for breakages but trust that you will pay for any damages or try to buy a replacement. Balance is due 10 weeks before start of holiday.

Any cancellations made 10 weeks or less from the start of your holiday will be charged at the full rate, unless we can re-book those dates, in which case we will refund the full amount minus the deposit amount. The deposit is non refundable.