From Lowestoft in the north of the Heritage coast to Felixstowe at its tip, Suffolk Secrets, the largest holiday lettings agency in Suffolk has over 750 gorgeous coastal holiday homes on its books, from lovely lofts and pet friendly properties to huge beach front villas to house several families at once.
Along the fifty mile stretch, which includes the holiday hotpots of Southwold and Aldeburgh, the foodie town of Orford, the celebrity hang-out of Walberswick and the multi-beach port town of Felixstowe, the holiday lettings specialist, which hosts over 60,000 stay-cationers a year, has cherry picked its favourite beach-side boltholes for summer 2019.
From houses with wild swimming pools and home cinemas to the best views in the county, find out where you could be holidaying this year.
Best for couples / small families
The Lighthouse Loft, Southwold
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, 1 pet allowed
Price from £535 per week
Yes, there are properties in Southwold that are more upmarket or have better sea views. This, though, a shabby chic, light filled loft space has the best view of the town’s iconic lighthouse AND sea views! Watch the sea sparkling in the sunshine from the bright and spacious open plan living area or from the beautifully furnished master bedroom. As for being in a handy location, the blue flag beach, shops and pub are all within 0.1 mile.
Best for dog lovers
The Coach House, Dunwich
Sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 pets allowed
Price from £865 per week
Is this the most pet friendly holiday home in Suffolk? We think so, allowing three dogs, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, on a beach which is open to dogs year-round and with heathland behind. According to the owners, having had problems finding hi-spec, upmarket accommodation that took pets themselves was an integral part of the design process: the ground floor is entirely wooden or tile -laid, ideal when four-legged friends come in fresh from a sea frolic. Similarly, the large garden beyond the conservatory is fully enclosed. No wonder it’s the most popular pet friendly holiday home on Suffolk Secrets’ 750 plus strong portfolio.
Best for families
35 Crag Path, Trinity House, Aldeburgh
8 guests in 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Price from £695 per week
All that separates this home-from-home holiday property from Aldeburgh’s famous shingle beach is the hard surface ‘crag path’, hence the name. Huge bay windows on the ground and second floor afford sea views, the same that inspired the upmarket coastal town’s most famous resident, Benjamin Britten, where you can sit in the window seat and watch the sea-gulls, the fishermen coming in with their catch and fellow holiday makers strolling along the path. A small courtyard garden also enjoys sea views.
Best for large groups
Beach House, Kessingland, Suffolk
Sleeps 15 in 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 1 pet allowed
Price from £1,350 per week
Watch the sunrise over the ocean at one of the most easterly points in Britain, Beach House is a magnificent, beach-front bolthole for large groups and families holidaying together. Just fully refurbished, the huge house is spread over four floors with panoramic sea views. Whilst stylishly decorated with hi-spec fixtures and fittings, in summer, it’s the large, sea-facing terrace with plenty of room for fifteen which is where you’ll probably spend most time, perhaps enjoying a BBQ while the kids play on either the lawn or beach in front, whilst a second, south facing terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy a few sundowners. In the basement, a home cinema and pool table provide entertainment for all.
Best for families with teens
The Owls at Oxley, Shingle Street
Sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 pets
Price per week from £1,370
That this flexible property looks over the sea and marshes is just one of its charms, the heated outdoor ‘wild’ swimming pool, hot tub, games room, outdoor communal ‘dining barn’ and converted ‘Drovers Hut’ (a self-contained space for teens to hang out or sleep) being some of the others. New for 2019, The Owls comprise of two semi-detached, black weatheroard properties, Little Owl and Barn owl, linked by gardens, as well as the standalone ‘Owl Hut’ (Drovers Hut). A converted farm barn, the properties have been aligned to capture the very best of the stunning views of the sea and Ore estuary, an ideal location for birdwatching, stargazing, kite surfing, fishing or sailing.
To book any of the above, please contact Suffolk Secrets www.suffolk-secrets.co.uk T. 01502 722717