What people tell us about their stay at Lighthouse View

Ton Van Esch
Saturday 10th 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 can’t 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.


Bill Cobbold
Sunday 10th December 2017

Hi Russell

We had a lovely time and I am sure we will be back soon

All the very best

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.
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