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Sole Bay Cottage occupies a prime position on South Green, offering views of the sea over the Green and is neighbour to the Red Lion public house. The house provides ample accommodation for up to 10 persons and is available for rent. Subject to availability it might be possible to rent a friend's beach hut to coincide with bookings. The hut is close to the steps to the beach at South Green.

On the ground floor are the Sitting room, Dining room, Kitchen, a Shower room and a separate WC. On the first floor there is the double Bed/Sitting room, a double Bedroom, the "TV" room with a double futon and the single Bedroom; the Laundry room, Bathroom and the Shower room. The front basement room has three single beds.

There is full gas central heating with instant hot water, TV points in most rooms, two colour televisions, a DVD/CD player, radio and a cot are provided. As of Autumn 2016, free WiFi is available in the house.


The interior is painted entirely in pale ochre, blues and white with strong colours gained from the upholstery of the furniture, cushions and Oriental rugs throughout all the rooms. The furniture is almost all of light timber, Oak and Beech, resulting in a casual and relaxing feel.

There is no garden, but the house is one of the few in Southwold with access to the beach without crossing a road. The rear yard is excellent for the storage of bicycles.  We do insist on non-smoking tenants and unfortunately are not able to accept any pets.


The house is entered via a couple of steps up from the roadway round South Green, into the long entrance hall. From this the Dining and Sitting rooms open, with a door to the stairs down to the basement. The Sitting Room has two large sofas, cabinets, an oak gateleg table, coffee table, DVD/CD player, television and radio. The Dining room is furnished with an oak extending table at which all the house guests can dine at one sitting, sideboard, cupboard and folding serving trolley. Through the swing door at the rear of the hall is the kitchen, fully equipped; gas hob with extractor fan, electric oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge and fridge-freezer and a powerful Vent Axia fan if needed. The floor of the kitchen is quarry tiled and a door leads out into the yard from here. This yard, approached through the courtyard of the Red Lion, offers access and lockable storage for bicycles and a way in with muddy boots after walks over the marshes or with shopping! Behind the other door, at the back of the kitchen, is the shower room and separate WC. Both these have wash basins, ventilation fans wired into the lighting circuits with times over-runs and lino flooring, as do the bathing rooms upstairs.


The basement Bedroom, with a window to the front, has three single beds, ideal for children, with clothes hanging space and toy storage under the stairs.

The Bed Sitting room, for two, has plenty of storage in a wardrobe, "tallboy" and the bedding drawer under the bed. There is also a sofa and a folding table. The rear bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe, dressing table and a wash basin. The "TV/Bedroom" has a double futon bed, wardrobe and bedside cabinet with the second television. It is through this room, down two steps, that the laundry, shower and bathrooms are reached. The laundry room has an automatic washing machine, tumble drier and sink. The Bathroom has a wash basin, bidet and WC and the shower has a WC and basin.


Floor plans of the house are available online - please click on the image below for a larger version.

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