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Riverside CottageSyleham, Southwold & surrounding area

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Riverside Cottage is the end terrace of a converted watermill on the banks of the River Waveney on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Set in the heart of a conservation area, with river frontage and fishing rights, Riverside Cottage is the perfect holiday location for a secluded, romantic retreat. It also makes an ideal cycling base, situated on National Cycle Network route 30.

It has a private jetty, a four person rowing boat and a small, private island accessed via a wooden bridge. Visitors to the garden include swans, deer, kingfishers, ducks and numerous other bird species. Fish include chubb, pike and perch. The river runs the full length of the garden and along the bank are bulrushes, water iris, lilies and reeds. There is a public house within walking distance, The Old Kings Head with origins dating back to the 14th century incorporates a bar and restaurant.


BathrobesBed LinenDishwasherDog FreeEnclosed Garden/CourtyardFour Adult BicyclesFridge/freezerLog Burner / Open FireMicrowaveParkingRange cooker with gas hobSkyStereo system for the TVTelevisionTowels providedTumble dryerUnderfloor heatingWashing MachineWiFiBarbecueCD player with attachment for MP3sDVD player


Ground Floor
Open plan living space with wood burning stove, adjoining dining room and kitchen, utility room. Wet-room with shower and wc.

First Floor
Double bedroom with 5' bed and balcony, double bedroom with 4'6 bed, single bedroom with 3' bed. Bathroom with bath, twin basins and separate shower.

Enclosed garden with seating overlooking the river.
River frontage with fishing rights. Fishing from the river bank or boat. A rod licence is usually required (please note that between 15th March and 15th June the season is closed for coarse fishing).
Private jetty with a four person rowing boat and a small private island accessed via a wooden bridge.

Please note that due to the riverside frontage, children over 9 years of age and a baby in his/her own moses basket are welcome. Sorry, no stag/hen parties and no commercial vehicles.

Surrounding local area

Made famous by Ed Sheeran, is the perfect town for a stroll, shop and glimpse of history – there’s even a Town Trail marking all the primary sites of historic interest.
Market Hill is the Town’s centre and hosts markets on Saturday and Tuesday offering great local produce together with trinkets and collectibles. There are excellent range of independent shops, cafés, tea shops, pubs and restaurants.

Bury St Edmunds
Is one of Suffolk’s largest and most important market towns, with a richly fascinating heritage and a distinctive visual charm. The town combines medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious Cathedral and Abbey gardens.

A quintessential seaside resort, famous for it well maintained, colourful beach huts. Start at the pier, where there are gifts shops and The Boardwalk café, before passing through the old fashioned penny arcade. Outside is the sandy beach on one side and a boating lake for pedalos, a crazy golf course and a small children’s park on the other. View the beach huts as you walk on the promenade towards the town. In the town there are old fashioned sweet shops, gift stores, art galleries and plenty of cafes and pubs as well as butchers, bakers, grocery stores and a cheese shop. There is a passenger ferry (a rowing boat!) to cross to Walberswick. The lighthouse is occasionally open for tours and for beer lovers, the Adnams brewery books tours as well. The brewery has a store and café at the far end of town. Keep walking to see the Water Tower in the midst of an open field overlooking the sea.

One of Suffolk's hidden gems, Walberswick is tucked away across the River Blyth from the much higher profile Southwold. The village is most famous for its annual crabbing competition - The British Open Crabbing Championship. The person who caught the single heaviest crab within a period of 90 minutes was declared the winner. The event had to be stopped after 2011 as the village couldn't cope with the influx of visitors. However, there's nothing to stop you trying your hand anytime and there are many crabs to be caught and returned to the water. With a lovely sand dune backed beach this is probably one of the best beaches in the area for sandcastles. Either along the beach or through Walberswick’s Nature Reserve you can walk to Dunwich.


Rural walks
Thornham Walks stretch over 12 miles and are open to the public every day, for more information see Thornham Walks

For golfers with handicaps, Diss and Bungay have wonderful courses, but they must be booked in advance.

Highly recommended for an alternative to go-karting.
Flo-ridaz Hovercraft is easy to access from the A140 and there's an excellent deli/café really close by (at the old Chilli Farm) for a drink or lunch, so you can make a day of it.

Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.


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