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The Listening Station

Reydon, near Southwold, Suffolk (SU088)
All of our properties are no smoking
Ground Floor Bedroom
No Pets Allowed
Enclosed Garden
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
Games Room
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Swimming Pool
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The Listening Station holiday home details

The Listening Station is a contemporary property that has been designed to blend in with its natural surroundings, offering wonderful views towards the cliffs and beaches of Covehithe. With only a low-lying cliff edge and a near private beach separating you from the sea, The Listening Station lies in a truly special location where you can enjoy the changing light of Suffolk’s huge skies, experience spectacular sunrises and sunsets, hear the sounds of the waves and appreciate nature at its most idyllic.

As with its sister property, the Watch Room, it sleeps four in two spacious double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The central area of the property is a comfortable living and eating area that opens out onto a decked terrace. The property’s name comes from the fact that Royal Navy Wrens listened out for German submarines in World War II right from this very shoreline.

This truly secluded hideaway comes with a beautiful, secluded beach on your doorstep, lovely coastal walks and amazing birdlife just outside your windows. Yet the vibrant and buzzing town of Southwold is just an easy walk or cycle ride away. Despite the seclusion, you’ll find plenty to do in the immediate area, with anything from birdwatching through to boating and watersports on the agenda.

The Listening Station can be booked together with The Watch Room which is pet free, as The Watch Houses (sleeping eight guests).

This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps four guests.
  • Two double bedrooms, one en-suite bathroom and one en-suite shower room.
  • Open plan accommodation, all on one level.
  • Stunning sea views.
  • Decked terrace.
  • WiFi.
  • Parking.
  • Children and infants welcome.
  • One small well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).
  • Minimum three night stay.

Additional features

  • Electric cooker.
  • Fridge freezer.
  • Washing machine and dishwasher.
  • Widescreen television with Freeview.
  • Sonos Smart speaker.
  • Nespresso coffee machine.
  • Garden furniture.
  • Barbecue.
  • Beach cart with windbreak and picnic chairs.

Attractions and nearby amenities

  • Stay at the Watch Room and one of the first things you’ll want to do is get out and explore the Suffolk coastline, with its miles of sand and dunes as well as those vast skies. It’s a birdwatcher’s paradise.
  • Southwold is just a 15-minute walk or 5-minute cycle ride away from the property. As well as having an award-winning beach, Southwold offers plenty of galleries, shops and pubs. You can also buy freshly caught fish here.
  • A bit further south you’ll find Aldeburgh, the pretty coastal town that hosts the internationally renowned Aldeburgh Festival, a high point of the year for classical music lovers. Speaking of festivals, if you’re here in July, you might be lucky enough to catch Latitude.
  • There are some superb historic buildings worth visiting nearby, including the late 12th century castle in Framlingham. Dating back to the 14th century, the remains of Leiston Abbey are very evocative and are some of Suffolk’s most impressive ruins.
  • If you’d like to get out on the water, you can hire a canoe, kayak or paddleboard and discover the creeks on the Alde estuary between Snape and Aldeburgh.

For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.

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