The unspoilt Georgian town of Southwold on the Heritage Coast of East Anglia boasts beautiful sandy beaches, lots of sunshine (though we cannot guarantee it every day…) wide panoramic views and a promenade decked with the famous beach huts. In the town, there are many independent shops and boutiques selling food, craft, antiques, gifts and clothes. There are art galleries, beautiful churches, restaurants, cafes and tea rooms and, of course, Adnams' pubs.
Southwold still has a thriving fishing industry and you can buy fresh fish down at the harbour or enjoy fish and chips in a variety of different places.
There are many leisure and entertainment facilities in and around Southwold and very close to the house, including the pier, a boating lake, model yacht pond and a putting green. A little further away, there are tennis courts and a golf club, whilst at Walberswick just across the River Blyth the annual crabbing championships are a delight to children of all ages. Crabbing itself is a favourite pastime in Southwold Harbour and Walberswick (if you can find an empty spot).
In the summer you can go to the theatre, the cinema or even the circus in Southwold, there is music in nearby Snape and Aldeburgh and a host of tourist attractions for all ages within a short drive of Southwold. Surrounded by peaceful Suffolk countryside, Southwold is a haven from the demands of modern society and visitors return time and time again to savour its unique charm.