The Old Post Box

Halesworth, Suffolk
+44 (0)7973 335450
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£85 - £155
per night
£570 - £1100
per week

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

£85 - £155 per night

£570 - £1100 per week

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 welcome treat 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.

The Old Post Box - Gallery

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 cottage stairs to the bedrooms might not suit those with a disability
  • 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


Nightly price
from £85
Weekly price
from £570
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From £854 beds3 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 3pm Friday
Check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Had a lovely stay with our 3 generation family of 6 in this delightful cottage. It is very cosy, with many endearing features. Easy reach of Southwold and various good pubs. It is very well equipped with everything we needed for our 3 night stay. Beds very comfortable, and all in all, an excellent find.

Jennie, Bedford

Such a lovely place to stay, you feel at home as soon as you walk in, the cottage has a lovely warm and welcoming feel, it’s clean, well presented and cosy. The beds are super comfy and the lounge area is a lovely place to relax in the evening. We were well placed to visit lots of local attractions and were spoilt for choice when it came to places to explore with the dog in tow. Some excellent pubs for lunches on the doorstep. A really lovely break, will come again!

Katie, Hertfordshire

Lovely warm, pretty and cosy old cottage. Has everything you need for a comfortable holiday stay. Ideally located to visit all the local sights and beaches, with something to do for all generations. Well worth a visit.

Jude, Derbyshire

Had a lovely stay at this warm and welcoming cottage. The cottage has all you could wish for and is immaculately presented - a superb base to explore the local area - we also really appreciated the tips from the owners on things to do/see/eat!

Ellie, Warwickshire

The Old Post Box is a lovely cottage and the important things work very well: good beds; lots of hot water; a well equipped kitchen; a comfortable living room and a very pretty cottage garden, which was a sun trap when we were there. The location is great - the coast is very close, and so is the beautiful Waveney Valley - and there’s a great choice of places to eat and drink nearby. It made a perfect base for our long weekend and we would definitely return.

Beverley, London

Our second consecutive Easter stay at The Old Post Box and we loved it even more this time around if that’s possible!! A great base for coast and county, a beautiful cosy cottage that has ample room for our growing family of five. Us and the children settle in to our home from home, light the fire and the kids grab down cluedo from upstairs and we settle into our cosy nest. So close to the peaceful and beautiful beaches of Covehithe and Dunwich and gentile delights of Southwold, it’s pier and gelato the size of one’s head!! Cannot wait to return to our fave little bolt hole.

Lindsay, Bishops Stortford

Our second visit to the post Box was just as satisfying as the first. A beautiful cosy and comfortable cottage in an area of outstanding beauty. Thank you.

Jenny, Tamworth staffs

Enjoyed our return visit to The Old Postbox. The comfortable, cosy cottage has everything we need for a lovely relaxing stay. Its location is ideal for exploring the nearby coastal towns and countyside. We’ll definitely be back!

Margaret, Loughborough

We enjoyed our first visit to the Old Post Box, it's a beautiful cosy cottage within lovely surroundings. We walked into Halesworth and enjoyed a few drinks and a lovely meal at the Angel. We visited nearby Southwold, Framlingham Castle and Thorpeness and had a lovely weekend.

Sally, Coalville

We had a lovely stay in Liz and Paul’s cottage. So much to see and do within easy access from the village and lovely to be able to head back to such well maintained accommodation after a busy day out and about. Lots of helpful tips on things to do both near and far are included and the local farm shop is a real treat. We look forward to coming again!

James, Royal Leamington Spa

We absolutely loved Liz & Paul’s cottage. We are a family of four with two young children and a dog & we couldn’t have been happier in such a cozy place. We felt instantly at home on arriving & my kids loved exploring all the nooks and crannies of such a character filled home away from home. We played games in the deceptively spacious sitting room & read in cosy corners. It was really hot the weekend we were there, but the house stayed cool & being so near the sea was a treat. We loved exploring the coast & went crabbing for the first time which was so fun. We’d go back in a heartbeat!

Molly, Melbourn

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

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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. Check out Yoxford Antiques Centre and Marlesford Mill. 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.