What people have told us about their stay at Lighthouse View Cottage, including some useful tips for exploring Southwold.

Bill & Bev Backler
Saturday 30th March 2019
Just a short note, many thanks for the use of your cottage again. We were blessed with excellent weather, the dogs needed a week to get over the amount of walking they did.

Cheers Bill & Bev
Rachel Palmer
Sunday 10th March 2019
Hi Russ,

This email is just to let you know we had an amazing time and everything about the cottage is just perfect, absolutely loved it. We will be in contact soon about rebooking.

Kind Regards,

Anita Miller
Friday 18th January 2019
Dear Russell

You will not need to tempt me back - I'm DEFINITELY coming back because I had the most wonderful time in your idyllic cottage. Amidst walks, bird watching and parliament watching (!) I even managed to go to a fascinating lecture on Orwell at the Methodist Church up the road....

What a peaceful place Southwold is in January. Thank you so much for making the booking so smooth and for creating a snug seaside nest!

Kind regards, Anita
Katie Slater
Monday 10th September 2018
Hi Russ,

Thank you so much for another lovely stay, it certainly didn't disappoint.

Our 5 year old found the lighthouse being so close just as magical as before. It was lovely and clean again, all was perfect.

We just love Southwold and sure we will be back.

Many thanks,

Joan and Arthur Brigshaw
Wednesday 14th November 2018
Dear Russ

We just wanted to say thank you for the use of LV again. We had a lovely stay, and the weather wasn't too bad either! The cottage was as welcoming as ever.

We felt like it was our home from home rather than just a rented cottage. Pity it isn't available for our visit next year but we will look around and hopefully will be able to get back into LV in 2020.

Best wishes

Joan and Arthur
Paul and Sue Rennie
Monday 1st October 2018
Hi Russell,

We had a grand week in your beautiful cottage! Just right for us.

We will certainly try to get back and recommend it to friends. Everything well thought out and finished off. We loved the bath and bed! The shower was very efficient and easy to use.

One other thing, is the five days of wall to wall sunshine standard? We never even unpacked our macs.

Thanks for a lovely time.


Paul and Sue
Susan Chandler
Saturday 14th April 2018
Hi Russ,

I hope you're well. Just a note to thank you for letting us stay at Lighthouse-View.

What a fabulous house, such a lot of thought has gone into fitting it out, it definitely felt more like a home than a holiday home (if that makes sense!)

Mum and I had a really lovely week - the weather was so-so (wish we were going this week instead as it looks like it's going to be warm and sunny the whole time!) but the cottage was so lovely for just sitting and relaxing in. We both loved it.

Thanks again and best wishes,

Zara Meacham
Friday 13th April 2018
Hello Russ,

We had a fabulous stay thank you!

The cottage is charming and had everything we could ever need, and it was spotless. The location was perfect too for beach, town, pier. This was our first visit for Southwold and we plan to come back!

We will keep your details for our next trip!

Many thanks

Fran Harper
Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Hi Russell

We had a lovely stay in your cottage at the weekend thank you.

We loved the location of the cottage, and found it to be very well equipped as well as warm and cosy. It was also spotlessly clean. The beds were very comfortable and everything worked. There were no issues to report, I hope you'll find that we left the cottage in good order.

We'll certainly be in touch if we wish to book again and will let our friends and family know about Lighthouse View.

Kind regards

Fran, James and Chessie
Katie Slater
Friday 16th February 2018
Fantastic Cottage!

Such a beautiful cottage with lots of charm. When we arrived we were able to park right out side, the cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. You couldn't ask for a better location, the sea is literally on the doorstep and all amenities a short walk. The beds are extremely comfy with quality bedding, and we loved the feature bath in the main bedroom.

The owner was great to deal with and very accommodating. We love this cottage and will definitely be back.

Thank you.
Ton Van Esch
Wednesday 28th February 2018
Very much enjoyed our stay.

Certainly can recommend this cottage. Very clean,. Shows lot's of thought, care and time has gone into the restoration and upkeep of this small house. Everything you need is there: comfortable bed, nice bathroom, shower and bath, kitchen is well equipped.

Recommend to buy some fresh fish at Samatha K's along the Southwold harbour and cook it up in this very "cute" kitchen; amazing how much you can pack into a small space. Beach is only 3 min away. In town plenty of places to shop, eat and taste the now extensive variety of Adnams offerings. Does get a bit busy on the weekends and during season but a wonderful get away other times.

Excellent walks along the beach and into the marches. And you always find your way home having the lighthouse in the garden.

Host is great in responding quickly and answering questions.
Ian Best
Sunday 28th January 2018
Hi Russell

We are fans of your cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our second stay. It was cosy and warm on a miserable January weekend and met all our expectations.

We tried to book a week in the summer last year,having first stayed at the cottage in July 2015, but left it too late and had to accept inferior accommodation locally instead. Typically we like to visit Southwold every other year but we enjoyed last weekend so much that we might book a weekend away in the winter again.We would like to book again for summer 2019 and wonder when the booking window would open?

Kind regards

Ian Best
Keith Devine
Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Hi Russ,

Our stay at Lighthouse was amazing, the cottage was exactly what we wanted for our winter seaside escape.

Many thanks

Anne Sillett
Friday 5th January 2018
Good morning Russ

We had a delightful stay at your cottage.

Everything from the first contact with you was very professional and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was just what we were looking for and you had everything covered even down to a last minute present on Christmas Eve that needed wrapping - found some sellotape in the draw!

My favourite evening delight was a soak in the free-standing bath in the bedroom, and I slept so well in your comfy bed. Made me think about putting a bath in our bedroom now. As I was cooking Christmas dinner I was unsure what to take but everything was there to make use of so I need not have worried. Even used the slow cooker which was a great bonus.

It was extra special to be able to see the lighthouse from the bedroom window - we didn't close the curtain as we enjoyed seeing a small shadow across the ceiling as the light came round to us but really you cant notice much at all. And, I nearly forgot it was spotlessly clean which is very important. Would love to have stayed longer but hopefully we will return. Thank you once again.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018.

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