The Old Post Box

Halesworth, Suffolk
+44 (0)7973 335450

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

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


  • 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
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £65
Weekly price
from £350
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From £654 beds3 bedrooms


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.