Avondale Guest House
Four Poster Bedroom

Avondale Guest House

Lovely old Victorian Guest House with 7 large bedrooms


  • Sea Views

Avondale is a Victorian Guest House built in 1894. It is situated right on the sea front of the traditional holiday resort of Southwold and within easy walking distance of the town, pier and harbour.

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Avondale is the oldest established guest house in Southwold!

Avondale has lovely views of the sea, beach and Southwold pier. There are seven bedrooms, four of which have sea views with two back bedrooms and a ground floor bedroom. All rooms have television and tea and coffee making facilities. Breakfasts are served in our ground floor dining room which also boasts wonderful views of the sea.

Our Rooms

Room 1
Is situated on the second floor. It has a wonderful sea view and a small balcony. It is a double or twin bedded room with en suite which consists of shower, toilet and wash hand basin. 

Room 2
Is situated on the second floor next to Room 1 with a wonderful sea view. It is a double or twin bedded room with a shower and sink and it has its own bathroom just across the corridor with a toilet and a second shower. 

Room 3 
Is situated on the second floor opposite Room 1. It is a very quiet room with views to the rear of the house. The room has a double four - poster bed with en suite.

Room 4 
Is situated on the first floor. It has lovely views of Southwold Pier and Sole Bay. This room has a small double bed with a shower and wash hand basin and a private toilet across the corridor. We can offer this room for single occupancy.

Room 5
Is situated next to Room 4 on the first floor. This room is our most popular as it has a large bay window with wonderful views of the sea and pier. This room has a pine double four - poster bed with en suite.

Room 6 
Is situated next to Room 5 on the first floor. This is a large back room with a view of the rear of the house and is a very quiet room. It has a double four - poster bed and is en suite.

Room 7 
This large room is situated on the ground floor. It can be a double or twin bedded room and has a bathroom and toilet.

Our Breakfasts

Breakfast is served in our ground floor dining room which has wonderful views of the sea. Vincent has worked in the Southwold area for many years and ran Drifters Bistro with Jo for eight years. 

During that time he sourced the best local suppliers and this is reflected in our delicious breakfasts. We have free range eggs from Sayers Farm, Henstead. Bacon & sausages from probably one of the best butchers around, John Groom at Bungay and tomatoes & mushrooms from Wangford Farm Shop. 

Our breakfasts are cooked on an Aga. We are happy to cater for vegetarians and any other dietary requirements.

Our Prices

Rooms 1 & 5 - £85 per night (room rate including full English breakfast)
Rooms 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 - £75 per night (room rate including full English breakfast)

We do not have any single rooms, but rooms 3 & 4 are available as single occupancy for £50 per night if available. 

Please note:
Minimum of 2 nights stay at a weekend. 

Our House Rules

1. Avondale is a non smoking establishment. If you wish to smoke, we have a seating area at the front of the House. 

2. Breakfast is served between 8 am – 9 am. We are happy to cater for any dietary requirements as long as we are made aware of them in advance. 

3. Arrivals are normally accepted between 3 pm and 6 pm although arrangements can be made outside these hours. It would be appreciated if you would kindly telephone us near the date of your stay to give an indication of your estimated time of arrival. 

4. Vacating rooms – We would like guests to vacate rooms by 10.30 am. 

5. Bookings - When booking we require a deposit and a confirmation letter. Cheques should be made payable to Avondale Guest House.

6. We accept cash, cheques and most major credit cards.

7. Cancellations – We would appreciate it if you could let us know as soon as possible if you have to cancel your booking. Deposits will only be refunded if we are successful in reletting the room/rooms, less 15% service charge.

8. Children – We have no facilities for babies or small children but we will do our best to accommodate older children. 

9. Dogs – Unfortunately we are unable to take dogs, much as we love them, as we must consider future guests.

Our Town

The delightful seaside town of Southwold can justly claim to be an oasis of calm and charm in an increasingly stressful and volatile world. It lies at the centre of the Suffolk Heritage Coast, an area of outstanding natural beauty that is a paradise for the walker and the nature lover, but also, has plenty to offer anyone looking for a memorable and fun-packed holiday away from the hustle and bustle of modern living. 

Visiting Southwold is like stepping back in time to an age when life was enjoyed at a much gentler pace. Its architecture is a uniquely attractive blend of styles, some with a distinctly Dutch and Flemish influence. Picture-postcard houses are grouped around the famous greens, with something to catch the eye and have you reaching for your camera around every corner. 

The town, home to the famous Adnams brewery, is dominated by the 100ft-flint tower of a glorious 15th century church and by the much-photographed working lighthouse. The impressive High Street is lined with interesting, high-class shops and there is a generous scattering of characterful pubs selling a wide range of delicious food and drink. The multi-coloured beach huts on the promenade look down on the award-winning beach and the recently completed Southwold Pier is a much-loved addition to the attractions. A short walk to the south of the town lies the picturesque harbour at the mouth of the River Blyth, a haven for boat lovers and an ideal place to buy freshly landed fish or master the art of crabbing. The pretty village of Walberswick is just across the river.


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Contact Details

Avondale Guest House
18 North Parade
IP18 6LT
T: 01502 724806