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Durrants are the original holiday cottage company for Southwold. We started in 1905 (as HA Adnams), a time when visitors would rent a self catering property for a season and bring butlers and maids with them in true Downton style. Our experience of offering holiday cottages benefits from over 100 years of trading history and a longstanding association with the area.

Times may have changed, but our commitment to maintaining the highest standards certainly hasn't. We want our home owners to know that their properties are being managed expertly, and we want our guests to have the best holiday possible.

Durrants Holiday Cottages features more than 60 holiday properties in Southwold and the surrounding villages, ranging from traditional seaside cottages and Victorian townhouses through to modern luxury apartments. Courtyard gardens, sea views and beach access - you can find it all with Durrants.

Perfect for families, lots of our properties sleep 4+ and provide essentials like cot hire and high chairs. We also have ideal accommodation for couples looking for a short break or a romantic getaway, perfect to cuddle up and get cosy in front of the fire.

Don't leave your four legged friends at home! Dogs are welcome in a number of our properties, just look out for the paw print logo on each property page or use the Advanced Search function.

For those who love the outdoors, a wealth of coastal and countryside walks, cycle paths and trails are waiting to be explored and RSPB Minsmere is only a short distance away.

Why not book a beach hut with Durrants? The perfect base for traditional fun by the sea on Southwold's Blue Flag award-winning beach.

Our friendly staff have a wide knowledge of all our properties and are happy to give advice to find the optimum accommodation for your holiday needs.

So whether you are hoping to hire a quintessential cottage or book a beach hut, Durrants bring expert advice and personal service to holiday makers looking for their perfect break on the Suffolk coast. We look forward to welcoming you soon,

The Durrants Holiday Cottages Team

About Us

Meet the team

David Jones
David Jones
Holiday Cottages Manager

David has being in the property industry since 2000 and has experience in a vast number of fields. Prior to joining the team in Southwold he managed holiday cottages in the bustling seaside town of Sheringham where he really enjoyed working with customers with service being his pride. When not dealing with our properties you will find him at a Shed Seven gig or in the crowd watching Everton be it in the UK or abroad.

Kathleen Stammers
Kathleen Stammers
Administration Manager

Joined H A Adnams in 2003 as a personal assistant. In 2005 she became manager, joining Durrants in the same position when they acquired the business in 2007. Working with home owners and the holidaymaking public since 2005 has enabled Kathleen to manage the day to day running of a busy holiday cottage business with confidence.

Abi Charter
Abi Charter
Marketing Manager

Abi joined the team in 2017 and has brought with her a wealth of experience in destination marketing and regional tourism promotion at Waveney District Council, events management at the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and a first class degree in tourism. Abi's main focus is improving brand visibility through the production of the brochure, keeping the website updated whilst continuing to review its functionality and gaining a stronger presence on social media.

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