Shakespeare's view of kitchenOur new log burner for those cozy Winter nights in. Logs and kindling provided!
Cosy getaway nr Southwold. 15 min walk to beach
Cosy getaway nr Southwold. 15 min walk to beach
5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
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Semi-detached, unique artist's house with linen & towels. Log burner. Large kitchen diner with all mod cons inc. dishwasher & washing machine. 2 double beds, 1 single, 1 child's. Large flat screen. DVD player & Netflix, Amazon etc (note: NO terrestrial TV channels), Excellent Wifi and printer, free use of bikes, games, Playstation, a collection of DVDs & GOOD books. Parking. Short walk/ cycle ride into Southwold. Large garden. BBQ. Sauna (small cash contribution to use!). Shower & bath.

The space

(NB: should you wish to book the whole house for a large family group up to 8-9 people, check out my other listing. The house is warm and quirky - wooden flooring throughout and tastefully decorated. A well-equipped and modern kitchen with washing machine, fridge, cooker. A spacious sitting room with large, flat screen TV - access to Netflix and the internet. Good Wifi! There is a large and lovely woodburning stove which comes supplied with a small basket of kindling and logs (during colder months) - enough for a fire or two. Additional logs can be purchased for £4.99 per bag from the local shop (under a minute's walk!).
Upstairs you will find two very comfortable bedrooms with hair dryers and towels as standard as well as closet and drawer space.
The 'little William Morris Room' is a light, small double room with a super bed with a very comfortable mattress opposite is a spacious bathroom.
The 'Childrens' Room' is a good-sized, charming room with one comfy double bed, and one child's single this leads through to the Wigwam room with one comfy single bed. There is a bathroom loo between the two bedrooms and another downstairs toilet and power shower. Modern, controllable heating system! You have your own spacious half of a garden, laid to lawn & flower beds - with a basic BBQ and a selection of great bikes. There is a sauna too. If you wish to use it we would appreciate a cash contribution of ten pounds. (Sorry, but it is very very expensive to run and hence we have to cover costs!)
We are in an area of outstanding natural beauty. For music lovers, we are not far from Snape Maltings and Latitude festival. We have the Southwold pier close-by as well as a lovely beach 8 minutes bike ride away. Plenty of super walks, amazing restaurants, and fun stuff for children. Your hosts live next door some of the time and will leave you in peace!;) We don't mind if you want a bit of a party and we are always there to help you in person, or over the phone if we aren't there! White Gables is set back on a relatively quiet residential road with plenty of free parking - though it can get a little busy during rush hour and school run times. 3 minutes drive into Southwold town. Local, well-stocked corner shop is a few seconds walk away (turn right out of the gate and it's on the corner, there's a lovely 'hotel pub' in walking distance and a regular shuttle bus which can take you into town.

Guest access

Access to Netflix, a selection of bikes with locks, BBQ, all of garden, Wifi, a big basket full of games & toys, plenty of art books and good novels. Use of Wood-burner (starter pack with logs, kindling & firelighters in colder months). Basic breakfast cereals, teas, coffees & goodies. Controllable heating. Please note there will be nobody else staying next door.

Interaction with guests

As little or as much as you require. I offer a warm, friendly and informative service and am knowledgeable about the area. I live 25 minutes drive away if there's an emergency.

Other things to note

Don't forget to check out our House Manual (now also online!) which I keep in the kitchen. It's full of helpful information, restaurants we recommend, walks, things to do, emergency numbers, how the house works... in fact, the works! I also supply plenty of leaflets regarding events and things to do in the locality and beyond. Check out our online manual for favourite foodie places, pubs, golf courses, walks, art centres, and amusements. Please note, there is no normal TV so if you want to keep up with the latest episode of Strictly, then please think twice before booking!!!! Please note there will be nobody else staying next door. If you wish to use the sauna then we would ask for a cash contribution (to be left in the china beach hut in the bathroom) ;)

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Free parking on premises

Extra people $67 NZD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $162 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $200 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

• Check-in time is 3PM.
• No parties or events
• Not suitable for pets
• No smoking

Please park on the OPPOSITE side of the road to the house.
I'd really appreciate if you remove your shoes (if they're muddy :) when going upstairs.
Strictly No smoking in the house, please.
ON DEPARTURE: I DO NOT charge a cleaning fee, so please could you kindly place your used bath towels by the washing machine and we'd really appreciate it if you don't leave the beds (especially the nice 'throws') in a crumpled mess just out of respect for our cleaner when she strips the beds ;) please leave the bedding on so she knows what belongs where, thanks.
Glass bottles go in a box by the bins, recycled paper etc in the blue bin and household rubbish (black bags) in the black bin. ALL BINS ARE IN THE GARDEN.
Please could you properly wash and dry your mugs, plates and glasses and place them back in the cupboard and ensure that the oven is clean. Let us know if there is anything missing, broken (or wrong) via email on your departure or any time during your stay.
If the heating's been on, please could you turn the thermostat OFF and check that the gas cooker is OFF too.
The last request please please could you leave the cooker clean (inside and out) I am afraid I will be giving poor cleanliness ratings to those who leave the cooker covered in grease.
Many many thanks again for your booking and we wish you a really pleasant stay. Let us know if there's anything you need. I really hope you enjoy your stay. Warm regards, Celeste


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

90 Reviews

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Jodie User Profile
August 2017
Celeste is an amazing host - very welcoming and great at communicating (it was our first airbnb so I was a bit nervous!) The house is beautiful, so well equipped from good books to kitchen utensils and condiments, welcome biscuits/cakes/wine/milk, coffee & teabags, tea towels. Great beds, good bathrooms, huge kitchen! lots of space. We were also provided with a brilliant supply of local information and the location of the house is super. Could not recommend enough.
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Response from Celeste:
Thanks so much, Jodie. You would be very welcome to return (at a discount). Lovely having you all x
August 2017

Amelia User Profile
August 2017
really enjoyable stay and area, house had everything we needed great kitchen to cook in.

Simon User Profile
August 2017
Great location - fantastic walk into Southwold. Beautiful period house - very homely and quirky. We def book it again. Thanks !

Jennifer User Profile
July 2017
The host canceled this reservation 29 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Natasha User Profile
May 2017
We have just returned from a hugely enjoyable stay at Celeste's house in Reydon, Suffolk. The house is a charming (Edwardian?) cottage set in a large English cottage garden: the setting is delightful! Inside, the house is sun-filled with plenty of space and large patio doors leading out to the garden. The house is decorated with beautiful William Morris wallpaper and has lots of original works of art on display. The house is warm and welcoming and full of Celeste's character and we all really enjoyed being in such a beautiful house. We were attending a birthday celebration in Southwold and we were coming and going all the time. It is an easy 15 minute walk from the house into Southwold and we were always able to park on Pier Avenue. All in all, a charming, spacious cottage with a beautiful garden in a tranquil spot, highly recommended.
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Response from Celeste:
Ah, thank you for your lovely review. Welcome back anytime x
May 2017

Belinda User Profile
May 2017
Celeste was a lovely and committed host who made this trip work for us. We loved the house and location was perfect for exploring the coastline. Love the area and hope to be back.
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Response from Celeste:
Belinda it would be lovely to have you back again. Thank you.
May 2017

James User Profile
May 2017
Very clean. A lot of individual touches. The feel of someone's home rather than a holiday rental.

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Celeste User ProfileCeleste is a superhost.

Celeste works in media in London and Suffolk. She's the 'host next door' who's always happy to help you and enjoys sharing her knowledge of the local area. Loves music, travel, film, books, design, nature and literature. Hobbies are flying and all things Art.

Languages: English, Français, Русский
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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