What people tell us about their stay at Lighthouse View

Julia Luckins
Friday 13th October 2017

Dear Russ and Sue,

Thank you for your email.

I had a lovely stay in your cottage, I could not fault it at all.

It was the first holiday on my own after losing my husband last year and it was the perfect place to go with relaxing and peaceful accommodation and surroundings.

I would like to return in 2018, I am just waiting for an operation on my knee, once I know when this is I will then be able to look at dates and get something booked in.

I would highly recommend your beautiful cottage.

Best wishes

Julia and Rowan (the dog)

Keith Gatfield
Monday 11th September 2017

Hi Russ,

Just a short note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Lighthouse View. It was everything we could have wished for, a beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Everything was spotlessly clean with all facilities to hand. We had lovely food (and Adnams) in the Sole Bay Inn, lots to see and do in the vicinity. Southwold is a beautiful town with none of the shouting, chanting drunks, and aggressive beggars that you find at many larger seaside resorts. A shame we don't live nearer, we would visit far more often.

Once again, thank you for enabling us to have a memorable holiday and we will definitely be returning in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,


Roger & Anne Golding
Monday 3rd July 2017
Hi Russ and Sue

We had a lovely holiday at Lighthouse View and enjoyed being so conveniently situated for the beach, the pier, the town, Sole Bay Inn etc., etc. We also enjoyed looking through the photo album showing all the stages of hard work you put in renovating the cottage from its original state. The only issues we had were a couple of light bulbs giving up on us but we left a note for the housekeeper so they could be replaced.

Our daughter and her partner loved the cottage too and were so pleased to be able to bring Elbie the budgie. He sat in pride of place inside the front window and we were very amused to listen to some of the comments of people who stopped to read your letting notice and noticed him there. Some were wondering if you give a free budgie with every letting. Now, there’s a novel idea! I have attached a couple of photos for you to see but the lighting is not all that good.

If we plan to stay in Southwold again we will be in touch.

Thanks for a lovely holiday.

Roger & Anne Golding

Carole Parker
Tuesday 30th May 2017

I've had a wonderful holiday in Southwold thank you. So lucky with the weather too, what a bonus.

Your cottage is amazing, you are so fortunate to have a charming place so near to the sea & town.

You have done a brilliant job in the refurbishment, it was great to have the photographs to look through.

My first visit to Southwold - I shall definitely be back!

Thank you once again.

Best wishes


Justine Hammond
Monday 17th April 2017
Hi Russell

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful cottage. It was very well equipped and perfect for us. Buddy loved the beach and so did we.

The location was great with the beach over the road and the pub almost next door!!

We will definitely return to southwold, we loved it!

Kind regards

Justine Hammond and family
Debbie & Steve Hutton
Sunday 19th February 2017

We had a wonderful stay at Lighthouse view, a lovely cosy cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday exploring Southwold and found some interesting walks. It has been a pleasure.

Of course we would love to come back in the future and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to our family and friends.

Best wishes

Debbie and Steve.
Val Kerrison
Friday 27th January 2017

Dear Russ & Sue,

We had a lovely time in Southwold & at Lighthouse View Cottage. The cottage was so clean & tidy & well equipped. We will most definitely re-book another break there.

Many thanks for making our weekend so good.

Regards Val & Danny.
Bill Backler
Thursday 10th November 2016

Dear Russell,

Thank you for your e-mail, your cottage is an absolute delight, you cannot believe how much we enjoy staying there. The position of your cottage for the Town/Pier/Sole Bay inn (for me) is excellent. Having knowing Southwold all my life, your cottage I rate one of the best. Is there any improvements you could do, according to my wife a small clock on the mantel piece in the front room, and a small lamp in the dining room. We struggled to come up with those two, we are already talking about our return next year, and hopefully the year after.

Best Wishes

Bill and Bev
Lynne Turner
Monday 24th October 2016

Dear Russell,

From the moment we arrived at Lighthouse View, with the moonlight reflecting on the sea and the mesmerising trace of the Lighthouse ,we loved it!

The cottage had everything we needed and we all enjoyed the stay very much. We didn't need the car to get around Southwold because of the location and when we returned to the cottage it was warm and cosy. We all slept well on the comfy beds and enjoyed the shower experience ! We couldn't fault it.

Booking the cottage was straightforward and easy too. We'd love to return in the future!

Thanks again,

Julie Large
Tuesday 4th October 2016

Both myself and my husband thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your cottage. We fell in love with Southwold and will definitely return again one day.

The location was excellent and the cottage had everything we needed. It was spacious, and great that it had a lovely little courtyard for us to enjoy a bbq in the great weather we had.

The bed was very comfortable and the only thing we both commented on was the sofas weren't that comfortable but it was only a minor thing.

We look forward to visiting again and send our regards to both you and Sue.

Julie & David
Wendy Hall
Sunday 25th September 2016

Perfectly located home from home.

This lovely holiday home is in a perfect location. There is the novelty of it being directly outside/under the lighthouse but it is also a stones throw from the sea front. I enjoyed early morning walks every day we were there.

Inside is lovely, well decorated with sea themed decor. It has all you could need for you're holiday stay. If you are disabled or have mobility issues the stairs could be difficult but other than that no problems.

There is no parking included but the on street parking wasn't a problem.

We will be back and will recommend to anyone wanting to visit Southwold.
Annette Howe
Saturday 16th July 2016

Dear Mr & Mrs Hall,

We have had a fabulous week in your lovely cottage, the weather was warm and sunny for the majority of the time.

We enjoyed many trips out that we never had time to do when we stayed in Southwold last year. The accommodation is first class, the best we have ever stayed in, and we have been on many trips away over the last 5 years. Cleanliness is number 1 on my list when we go on holiday, and you did not disappoint. The quality of the fixtures and fittings were of a very high standard. We enjoyed looking through your photo album of the restoration of the cottage. The layout of every room has been done very good. The icing on the cake was definately being able to see our beloved lighthouse. It was open this year, we were told by the people running it that it took 6 weeks to paint it last year instead of 3 weeks because of the high winds, that's why it was closed for so long.

I always spend quite some time on the internet when searching for the 'right place' to stay in on holiday. We stayed in Grace cottage last year which was splendid, and we knew we wanted to come back to Southwold this year, but I had set my heart on wanting to stay in Lighthouse view. I see you are already quite full for next year, but we would love to visit again in 2-3 years time. We have our own building work going on next year, so it will be tough to get away at all! Apologies, I forgot to write in the visitors book.

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