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

Bill & Sara Cobbold
Saturday 25th November 2023
Hi Russell

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at lighthouse view in your charming cottage.

Typical British weather did nothing to spoil our stay. Found cooking on the new push button electric hob a challenge!

We will certainly be returning next year

All the best

Bill and Sara
Jean Simmons
Saturday 7th October 2023
Hi Russell

Thanks for another lovely week at Lighthouse View..Weather was brilliant too! Plenty of walking with lots of stops in support of local business.

Lighthouse View is perfectly situated within metres of the sea and directly under the Lighthouse. The cottage is a cosy home from home, well equipped and a great base. Numerous footpaths are easily accessible from the front door as are the shops, pubs and restaurants. Further afield are RSPB reserves and National Trust heathland as well as more charming villages and towns such as Aldeburgh and Walberswick.

Best wishes

Louise Phillips
Saturday 18th February 2023
Our favourite bolthole in beautiful Southwold!

Thank you Russ and Sue for another wonderful stay in beautiful Lighthouse View Cottage.

As always, it was absolutely perfect, and we can't wait to come back!
David Vickers
Thursday 9th February 2023
We had a lovely stay in Southwold. Russ was great to deal with, arrival was straightforward and the cottage is really comfortable and well located.

We will return.
Luc & Ivan Nulens
Saturday 17th December 2022
3 – 17 December 2022

This was our second stay in your lovely cottage. We had a fabulous time in Southwold. Cold but lots of sunshine. Your cottage at the foot of the lighthouse is very well equipped and feels very homely. We found everything we needed to be there. A stone’s throw away from the beach and shops. We fell in love with Southwold some 15 years ago and we’re glad we found ourselves a new home away from home. We will be back in December 2023.

Luc, Ivan and our dog Laika.

Alken, Belgium
Helen Drake
Sunday 8th January 2023
Hi Russ

Yes we very much enjoyed our stay at Lighthouse House View. It had everything we needed and there were no problems at all.

Thank you again,

Shirley Fisher
Monday 28th November 2022
November 2022

Light House View Southwold Suffolk was a delightful stay.
The Light House is almost in the garden....A magnificent site indeed!

A charming terraced cottage just a few hundred yards from the sandy beach!
Fully equipped with everything you need. Warm and cosy with everything on your doorstop.

Nestled between the local brewery, and a short stroll from independent shops, restaurants, art galleries and more.

A short walk to the harbour for fresh fish sales, or the best cooked fish and chips ever!
Perfect for our long walks, fine food and to recharge.

Cannot wait to return!

Shirley Fisher
David & Jean Simmons
Saturday 5th March 2022
Hi Russell

Just a note to thank you for another lovely week at Lighthouse View. The sun shone and Spring was definitely in the air. We just love staying there. Thanks again and we’ll be on to you again soon to book the next trip.

All good wishes

Jean and David
Julie & David Large
Saturday 11th September 2021
Hi Russ

Many thanks for your email and yes we had a fabulous time in Southwold - even better that the weather was amazing!

The cottage was just as lovely as we remembered from last time. Lovely and clean and had everything we needed. After day tripping or being on the beach it was great to return to a comfortable cottage and a great bonus that the TV was smart so able to utilise our Netflix & Amazon Prime accounts.

We would have no hesitation in coming back again in the future.

kind regards

Julie & David Large
Claudio Fattore
Saturday 28th August 2021
Hi Russell & Sue,

Lovely to hear from you!

As ever our stay in Light House View and Southwold is high light to our year, especially the last couple of years as we have all needed a break form the daily grind!

The place is always bright and clean and always looks newly painted and decorated. The addition of the new sofas was a plus too!

We are already counting down the days to our next visit in 2022!!..

If there is to be a negative, it would be that mattress in the main bedroom felt like here was not a lot of support, and left us both feeling a little achy.

But apart from that 10/10!!!!….

Kindest regards,

Claudio, Louise and family.
Malcolm & Margaret Hassall
Saturday 17th July 2021
Hello Russell

Well we just love your little house and have nothing but praise for everything. It is a perfect size, in a perfect position and has all the amenities for a very comfortable stay.

Many thanks

Malc & Margaret
Sue Carter
Saturday 24th July 2021
Wow! What a lovely little terraced property this is for a staycation right by Southwold beach.

This clean and well-equipped house is perfect for a couple or small family. Thank you to Russ and Sue for dealing with a small issue so efficiently during our stay. Parking was a bit of a struggle, as were restaurant bookings this year, but that has not stopped us booking another visit to Lighthouse View next year.

Sue and Nick.
Mo Skeggs
Saturday 10th July 2021
Hi Russ,

We were extremely happy with the cottage and, despite there being three of us for much of the week, we didn't feel short of space at all.

We did enjoy our stay in Southwold, although the weather could have been better. Nevertheless, a good time was had by all.

Should we consider Southwold as a holiday stay in the future, rest assured I shall be in touch.

Very best wishes and thanks,

Paul Robins
Thursday 15th April 2021
Just a quick note to say we had a wonderful stay lovely cottage great location everything we needed. Only downfall was we only booked three days we will definitely be booking again.

Many thanks Paul
Jean & David Simmons
Monday 24th February 2020
Hi Russell

Just to say many many thanks for another lovely week in Lighthouse View. What a gem of a cottage! We’ve had a great time battling the winds and rain but thoroughly enjoyed every minute. We’ve done rugged yomping over to Walberswick in pouring rain and gentle ambling all over Dunwich Heath in lovely early spring sunshine. We whizzed up to Norwich to look at a car ( decided against it in the end!) and met some good people in the Lord Nelson and the Anchor at Walberswick. Also had another great day on Minsmere. Lighthouse view is perfect for us, so well equipped and a real home from home. David ( a far better chef than me) has cooked some cracking meals, local mackerel from the fish man on the market and delicious faggots and calves liver from your butcher. Lots of lovely veg from the fresh veg shop on the square too. All the things we love to enjoy!
Thanks so much. We shall look to book again please.

Best wishes

Jean and David Simmons

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Mandy Adams
Friday 31st January 2020
Hi Russ,

We loved staying in Lighthouse View for a long weekend. It is a cosy cottage with real character and charm and a luxurious master bedroom. It is very thoughtfully equipped and the location is stunning with the Lighthouse, Beach and High street all reached within minutes. We would definitely book again.

Best wishes,

Anita Miller
Friday 24th January 2020
Dear Russell

It was a lovely stay in the cottage! Thank you again and I hope to return next January.
Best wishes

Pat Jerome
Saturday 18th January 2020
Hi Russ & Sue,

We had a great time in your cottage, my brother and sister in law joined us for the weekend, and it was great to catch up with them, they loved the bath in the main bedroom!.

I do think Lighthouse View is a really lovely cottage,and it’s such good value for money, you are one of the few people left, not using an agent.

We will definitely stay again, if cottage is free.

Thanks again,

Pat Jerome
Monty & Jenny Brittain
Monday 2nd December 2019
Hi Russell,

We had a very enjoyable stay in your super cottage, have been coming to Southwold for over 25 years and this cottage is one of the best. Will be booking again in the New Year. Happy New Year to you both.

Kind Regards,

Monty & Jenny
David Merry
Saturday 19th October 2019
Hi Russell,

Just a note to say how we again enjoyed our visit (now our 4th) to Light House View.

Really feels like home from home, so comfortable and clean, every -thing you need supplied, and of course the beauty of Southwold and surrounding area.

Thank you very much Dave,Pat and Frazzle.
Colin Beck
Saturday 28th September 2019
Hello Russ,

We had a great time at Lighthouse View, everything we needed, very comfortable. Great shower.

Bound to be back sometime before to long.

Thoroughly recommended.

All the best,

Elaine Glover
Sunday 14th July 2019
Hi Russ,

Thanks for a lovely holiday, cottage was very nice only thing that was inconvenient was having plates and bowls in dresser in dining room.

Otherwise splendid.

Many thanks

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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