Sleeps 4 in two Double Bedrooms With
En Suite facilities

Priced From £758

Listening Station - Outside
Outside deck and seaview
Listening Station - Outside
Deck with sea view
Listening Station - Dining
Dining area
Listening Station - Relaxing
Relaxing with a sea view
Listening Station - Bedroom
Bedroom 2
Listening Station - Bedroom
Bedroom 2
Listening Station - Bathroom
Shower room
Listening Station - Bathroom
Listening Station - Bedroom
Bedroom 1
Listening Station - to living
Listening Station - living
Listening Station - kitchen

A unique custom-built beach house located in a secluded and stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Finished in July 2018 to a very high standard, with stunning views towards the cliffs and beaches of Covehithe, The Listening Station is a contemporary property designed to blend in with its natural surroundings.

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 / dining area opening out on to a decked terrace. With only a low-lying cliff-edge and a near-private beach separating you from the sea, sit outside and enjoy the changing light of Suffolk’s big skies and appreciate nature at its best.

The Listening Station is located on a track in a private estate on the site of a World War II listening station – a location once used by Royal Navy Wrens for listening out for German submarines. It is a mere 5-minute cycle ride or 15-minute walk on a private track from the charming seaside town of Southwold with its iconic beach huts, lighthouse and pier. It is also possible to drive this track into Southwold town.

With a beautiful, secluded beach on your doorstep, an easy walk or cycle into Southwold, lovely coastal walks and amazing birdlife just outside your windows, this really has to be the perfect place to appreciate all that Southwold has to offer whilst giving the peace and seclusion in which to really relax.

  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Close to coast
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Mobility friendly
  • Sea views
  • Smart TV with FreeView
  • 15 mins walk to pub
  • 4G WiFi
  • Bed linen
  • Dishwasher
  • BBQ & garden furniture
  • Nespresso coffee
  • Sonos sound system
  • Washing machine
  • 15 mins walk to shops
  • Electric blinds
  • Central heating
  • Electric cooker
  • Microwave
  • Private deck
  • Towels provided
  • 5 mins walk to beach
Steven Cherry & Mable

October 2021

“Absolutely loved this place: peaceful, cleverly thought out, beautifully decorated and in a perfect location. 

Morning sunrises, moon lit sea and the deserted beach loved by us and Mabel means we have to return in the spring!”

The O’Brienss

November 2022

“This is such a special place!

Highlights for us were watching a barn owl circling and hovering over the field at dusk for several minutes, and this morning no fewer than 4 sky larks ascending, singing,  in to the almost cloudless sky.”

The Embleton-Smiths

April 2019

“Location, location, Location. Terrific property in easy walking distance of Southwold and lovely long sandy beach we had never discovered on (many) previous visits. Still felt brand new and generous provisions set a nice tone. Very pleased with our stay”

The Clemes

April 2019

“Fabulous stay. Great accommodation in a lovely spot. Quality fixtures and fittings throughout which make such a difference. Brilliant shower and heavenly beds. Lovely walk into Southwold and great to be able to drive down the track to the pier if weather inclement”

Listening Station Layout


Open plan living area:

Kitchen/Dining Room – With an electric cooker, fridge-freezer, compact microwave, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine. Table and chairs for four.

Sitting Room – With widescreen Freeview TV and Sonos smart speaker.

Bedroom One – With a king-size bed, sea views and ensuite bathroom containing bath with shower over. 

Bedroom Two – With a super-king or twin beds, sae views and en-suite shower room.

Utility Room – A separate room on the end of the property, containing washing machine/drying area and store area.

Outside – A decked terrace with sea vies and garden furniture and barbecue (in season – approx April-October)

Beach cart with windbreak and picnic chairs


Additional information

Please note that the property is set on a cliff top and outside space is not enclosed. Children should be supervised at all times.

The Listening Station welcomes one well behaved dog (or cat – yes we have had one once).

Motorised blinds at the large windows and pull down blinds on the small window and doors.

Whilst infants are welcome, due to the space they are included within the total number of guests for the property (4).