The Old Post Box

Halesworth, Suffolk
+44 (0)7973 335450
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Cosy terraced cottage in a small village near lovely pubs, restaurants and independent shops; Southwold, Aldeburgh and the coast are near


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

This traditional Suffolk cottage is believed to have been built in 1650 as a smithy and extended in the 1870s and 1970s; the original layout has been opened up without losing its snug feel. Liz and Paul will leave you a cake made locally and a bottle of wine, and as they stay here often you’ll find all the necessary basics too.

Choose a book and settle in a sofa in front of the the wood-burner in the huge old fireplace. One bedroom overlooks an enclosed little garden leading off from the kitchen, and there’s a shaded loggia for eating outdoors.

Find several pubs nearby, and within half an hour’s drive along the coast there are Southwold, Walberswick, Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings with its world-renowned concert hall, Dunwich and Orford – all with pubs and restaurants offering excellent food and ales. Visit the internationally important and beautiful Minsmere nature reserve.

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We think you'll love

  • Being so close to the coast, good little shops, fine dining and excellent beers
  • So much is walkable from the house
  • Bringing your dog too
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You should know

  • There's no pub in the village itself
  • The bedrooms are all upstairs
  • Holton is an old village but is effectively joined to Halesworth by a built-up road


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm Friday
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £87
Weekly price
from £520
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From £874 beds3 bedrooms


What an amazing gem! A fabulous cottage, extremely comfortable and well equipped, perfectly positioned for visiting coast and countryside. Lovely small courtyard garden, dog friendly, peaceful and just right for relaxing.

Gavin, Canterbury

Absolutely lovely little cottage. We explored lots of places nearby. Nice walks. Great for kids and dogs. All new and clean. V much recommended.

Lisa, Lindon

A cosy hideaway in the Suffolk countryside - Liz's cottage is perfectly located to explore Southwold, Walberswick and Aldeburgh. We also took Liz's advice to visit Framlington and its castle. The cottage itself has character thanks in part to its eclectic decor of antique pieces. The beds were also supremely comfortable!

Jessica, LONDON

We loved Liz and Paul’s pad in Suffolk. It’s beautiful, well thought out, great location and a real home away from home. We had an excellent week exploring the area with so much on our doorstep. We loved the beaches, local farms, mini golf, crabbing and great food. The treats left for our arrival were also much appreciated. Would totally recommend this place for a great base on the East Suffolk coast!

Clare, London

We had a very lovely stay - the cottage provided a great spot to explore the surrounding area. It's a very cosy home with a well equipped kitchen and very comfortable beds.

Laura, London

I’ve just recently stayed at The Old Post Box, Halesworth in Suffolk. The cottage Is as described and situated in a quiet pretty village. There’s a farm shop within a few minutes walk. We shopped there twice. The cottage was clean and very well presented. The beds and pillows very comfy. This cottage is of period with exposed beams. It has a retro vibe. It has everything you would need and is a home from home. It is conveniently situated with access to all of the coastal resorts. Liz had left a manual of how everything works in the cottage. We had a wonderful holiday and would recommend.

Jacqueline, Long Melford

A beautiful cottage; well-equipped and cosy. We had such a wonderful stay in Suffolk with this lovely 'home from home' giving us an excellent base to explore from. Our excellent hosts made the booking process straightforward and we enjoyed the delicious welcome treats which were awaiting us! Highly recommended! And thanks again!

Sara, Bath

A lovely cottage with everything g we needed and a charming little garden behind. Rather Tardis-like - small from outside bu tokenty od room inside! We didn’t need the wood vienibf stove as had a week of warmth and wall to wall sunshine but loved the idea of visiting in autumn and cosying up with a good book in front of it. Great to have good dog walks just up the sandy lane, and to be so well situated for exploring this beautiful part of Sussex. We loved it!

Jo, London

My family and I really enjoyed our stay here. The cottage was cosy and spacious enough. There are lots of lovely walks in the local area and just a short drive from lovely beaches and towns. Liz had recommended pubs etc prior to the stay which was so helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone hoping to stay in the area.

Daisy, Chippenham

We had a fantastic stay at the Old Post House , it is comfortable , spacious and has character .It was spotlessly clean and Liz provided us with lots of tips of where to go and good places to eat. The cottage is in a great location near to all amenities , the coast and places of interest.We took our dog Finn who was welcomed with doggie treats and we were treated to wine and cake which was very much appreciated.Just behind the cottage are some lovely walks for the dog or an evening stroll .We look forward to staying again .

Debra, London

A lovely cosy and comfortable cottage, with all you need for your stay. Our 6 foot 3 son banged his head a few times so watch out if you are tall!

Chris, New Mills

We had a really lovely stay in the cottage. It is beautifully decorated and has such a cosy feel. It was exactly what we wanted after lockdown! The garden is very pretty and well- kept and we loved the outdoor dining area. The area is great for dogs and humans alike- lovely walks from the cottage and so close to the beaches. Such a picturesque part of the country. Excellent communication with the owners in advance and during our stay. We would definitely recommend and would love to experience the cottage in the winter.

Marion, York

Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. Comfy, cosy beds, a roaring fire and everything we needed! So much to do locally, we've had a brilliant time.

Lisa, London

A lovely, cosy cottage in a beautiful area - what more could we ask for? We’ve had a great weekend despite the weather. So many places to visit and lots of village pubs to sample. We’ll definitely be back and be telling our friends to visit.

Margaret, Loughborough

An amazingly beautiful cottage with incredible views of Suffolk. A peaceful and quiet area with lots of greenery and wildlife, many walking trails. Lovely bedrooms with lots of space and a warm and cosy lounge with traditional fireplace. The cottage had everything we needed. Overall an amazing place to stay.

James, London

The decor is comforting, stylish and cosy. A pocket of calm in a gorgeous area with lots of interesting places to explore. Halesworth is a delightful little town with a good greengrocers and bookshop. What a treat!

Paul, London

The Old Post Box is a traditional Suffolk country cottage, with its historic features preserved and the natural cosiness enhanced by sensitive refurbishment. It provides quiet comfort and a perfectly situated base to explore the beauties of the Suffolk coast.

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The neighbourhood

Holton has the feel of a traditional Suffolk village, though these days it’s linked to Halesworth, a small town with a medieval main street and independent shops selling antiques, gifts, and clothes, as well as a proper butchers and grocers; a farm shop is only two minutes' walk from the cottage. The Angel in Halesworth offers pub food and The Wenhaston Star is a good drinking pub.

Local points of interest from Liz & Paul

  • Covehithe beach is a beautiful and quiet sandy beach just 10 miles away
  • Walberswick has not one but three fab pubs for food and drink - The Bell, The Anchor and the Harbour Inn
  • Holton's Farm Shop and Garden Centre is a few minutes walk from the cottage, and sells fabulous homemade cakes, as well as frozen pastries and pies and the usual milk, veg, eggs and more
  • There is much wildlife to be spotted - in the nature reserves of Minsmere, Benacre and Dunwich Heath, around the marshes of Blythburgh and even in our garden where we have a resident Tawny Owl!
  • You are just 15 mins drive from Southwold. En route, why not stop at Old Hall which offers nature walks, a cafe, a children's playground and even a maize maze.
  • Vintage furniture lovers are spoilt for choice. From Yoxford Antiques Centre to the monthly brocantes held in Halesworth. Early birds should make their way to the Friday Street car boot on Sunday morning. Check out our blog for more details


Liz & Paul

Liz and Paul began to know Suffolk from visiting friends, and eventually decided to buy their own house here. They live for much of their time in London – Liz works in higher education and Paul works for a small dog food manufacturer, having previously owned a pet shop – but escape to the house whenever they can, and want the cottage to be loved and lived in when they're not there.