- £646 per week
- £92 per night
- 6 Guests
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 2 Pets
This traditional Suffolk cottage enjoys a wonderful rural setting with views of the sea, just a couple of minutes walk from the beach. Perfect for holidays at any time of the year.
WESTLETON 2 miles, WALBERSWICK 2.5 miles (on foot), SOUTHWOLD 4 miles (on foot)
Style: A traditional Suffolk gamekeeper's cottage (semi-detached), just a few yards up the road from the fascinating seaside village of Dunwich.
Setting: Perfect! Up a quiet country lane just a couple of minutes walk from the sea, Bridge Cottage has views over Dunwich heath and Dunwich forest in three directions and the beach and the sea in the other.
The garden is populated by ancient apple trees, rabbits and visiting deer. There are woodpeckers, bullfinch, nightingale, kestrel and marsh harrier overhead and numerous country walks from the doorstep.
The House: There are three good sized bedrooms on the first floor, all with fantastic views over the surrounding heaths, forest and sea. There is a straight staircase with hand rails on both sides leading down to the hall, and from there into the sitting room with two sofas, open fire and the kitchen/dining room. The bathroom is on the ground floor, just off the kitchen.
Sleeps: 6 in 3 bedrooms.
Ideal for: Anyone wanting a really relaxing holiday. A place for winter walks, toasting chestnuts in the grate, reading good books (there are loads in the cottage) and playing chess or scrabble (there is a large table in the sitting room perfect for Christmas dinner or that never ending Monopoly game).
Bridge Cottage is not big on "boutique" but it is cosy and well equipped, the perfect holiday home for people with a love of the countryside and the coast. Walkers (with or without dogs), cyclists and birdwatchers (there is a bird hide just down the road) will love it. This is a stunning coastline in summer, thrilling in winter.
Children: Youngsters will love it: toys in the cupboard, big garden to play in - holidaying as it was 30 years ago, but not great for anyone who wants to spend their entire holiday surfing the net rather than the waves! Even the pier at Southwold has penny slot machines - a great day out.
Entertainment: There is a radio/CD player and a TV and DVD player in the sitting room. At nearby Aldeburgh and Snape you can enjoy concerts, ballet and opera throughout the year.
Blythburgh Church (a couple of miles) hosts Aldeburgh Festival concerts and there is a wonderful Summer Theatre at Southwold - a treat for all the family.
Once one of the most important towns on the east coast, Dunwich has, over the centuries, lost most of its churches, houses and its port to the sea. Now Dunwich is made up of a village street with excellent pub - The Ship - and museum (an absolute must for anyone staying at Bridge Cottage). The village has some fascinating church ruins and stunning crumbling cliffs, a couple of shops and an excellent fish and chip restaurant. The beach is shingle with sand at low tide.
RSPB Minsmere and Dunwich Heath (National Trust) are both just a short walk south along the coastal path. Follow the coastal path north and you will soon reach Walberswick (known by many as Chelsea-on-Sea for the many actors, directors, writers and painters who enjoy second homes in the village), and beyond it Southwold.
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 2 double beds
- 2 single beds
- Washing machine
- 1 bathroom
- Towels provided
- Family friendly
- Travel cot
- Private parking
How far to ...?
- Pub 0.1 miles
- Shop 7.5 miles
- Open fire or woodburner
- Ground floor bath/shower room
House was great but the size of the garden was amazing! Great for our party of 6 for bbqs, football, tennis and sunbathing. Plus the visiting rabbits and deer. The location of this property is ideal, few minutes to Dunwich beach and pub and within easy reach of Southwold, Walberswick, Aldeburgh,etc. Would thoroughly recommend this property for a laid back family holiday.