Scapa Lodge

Tunstall, Woodbridge and Orford

  • 4 Star
  • Just steps away from wonderful woodland walks, a perfect holiday cottage for a couples.  Deer and owls are frequent visitors, a bird watchers dream.

You can book this property from:

  • £445 per week
  • £64 per night
  • 4 Star

Description

On the edge of Tunstall Forest (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Scapa Lodge provides well designed and appointed self-catering accommodation for two. A single-storey barn beautifully extended and refurbished to create a well-insulated, cosy and comfortable holiday home. Boasting a bright, chic interior, the Lodge is perfect for a couple looking for quiet surroundings. Guests can enjoy the delights of woodland walks, bird watching and cycling without ever getting into the car.

Scapa Lodge been thoughtfully arranged to provide an open-plan living space with a well-appointed fitted kitchen, a feature apex ceiling with sky lights and a cosy sitting area for two. In the sitting area, French doors open onto a private paved patio with views over the garden beyond.

Why we love this property: The exciting contrast between the exterior and interior ignites the senses and the open plan layout is perfect for a couple’s retreat.

Room by room layout
GROUND FLOOR
Open plan living space:
two seater sofa, table and chairs for two, wall mounted television with DVD player, French doors to the patio and garden. Kitchen: Plenty of work space and storage units, microwave, dishwasher, fan oven, electric hob, fridge with freezer compartment.
Bedroom: Double bed, bedside cabinets with lamps, hanging space.
Shower Room: Large corner cubicle with electric shower, WC, washbasin

Outside: The Lodge has its own patio area with table, chairs and charcoal barbecue for guests to use. The owners live in the adjacent property and are happy for guests to use the extensive garden at the rear of the Lodge. On the opposite side of the parking area is a brick outbuilding where guests can store bikes and fishing equipment and a freezer and tumble dryer that guests are welcome to use.and their washing machine.
Parking: The driveway leads past the Lodge and opens to a large parking area
Heating: Electric radiators throughout
Notes:
Sanderson bedlinen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels. Unlimited Wifi. DAB radio with CD player, USB port and SD card port (please bring your own leads) available to use. 

Infants: If you wish to bring an infant with you, please contact Suffolk Secrets before booking this property.

Tunstall, a country village 6 miles from the Suffolk coast, is home to the Church of St Michael's, noted for its distinctive box pews. Scapa Lodge is located in the hamlet of Tunstall Common which lies half a mile south of Tunstall on the margins of Tunstall Forest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It provides walkers, cyclists (including mountain-bikers) and horse riders alike a beautiful site of ancient lowland heath to explore. Nature lovers might like to see the broadleaved trees and new coniferous plantation rife, with fauna and flora (ground nesting nightjar and woodlark, fallow deer, bell heather, milkwort, speedwell and sheep?s sorrel). Bookworms will be fascinated in the hamlet and forest; it is the setting of Robert Louis Stevenson?s The Black Arrow: A Tale of Two Roses (1888).

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 3 miles
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi

Accessibility

  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Reviews

We had a very friendly welcome from Deborah & Craig upon arrival at Scapa Lodge & were pleased with the welcome gift of tea, coffee and cookies. We have enjoyed walking from the door to Snape Maltings through Tunstall Forest and also walks from Aldeburgh, RSPB Minsmere, Rendlesham Forest, Orford & Southwold. Scapa Lodge is a very clean & cosy accommodation, perfectly located for a walking holiday - coastal, forest & heathland walks are all close by. Lynn & Kevin. Lincs

Past Customer,

Very nice accommodation - a comfy bed and good shower. Location was perfect for our first visit to Sutton Hoo and for bird watching. Thank you. Barbara & Graham. Devon

Past Customer,

My partner and I stayed at this delightful property in August 2019. It is owned by Craig and Debbie who were excellent hosts. They could not have been more helpful, advising us on where to go and what to see in the area. We were offered (and gratefully accepted) a lift to our concert at the famous Snape Maltings nearby so that we could enjoy some liquid Suffolk hospitality. The Lodge itself was spotlessly clean, warm and inviting. It was well-equipped and perfect for a short break or even a longer holiday. It is in a quiet part of the owners' garden with a small patio for sitting and enjoying the sunset with a glass of wine. We would recommend Scapa Lodge without hesitation! Nick and Isabelle.

Past Customer,

Thanks for a lovely stay. A really nice, clean, welcoming accommodation. A lovely place in tranquil surroundings. A great location to explore the area, particularly enjoyed canoeing at Iken, and great food at The LIghthouse in Aldeburgh.

Previous Customer,

lovely location plenty of walks

Mr derek o,

Thank you for a lovely stay. Nice walks and not far from the beach and Minsmere. Great to see Deer in the garden every day. Lovely clean lodge, nice wildlife.

Previous Customer,

The owners Debbie and Craig were very helpful and friendly. Property very well placed to visit the Suffolk coast from south wold in the north to Woodbridge in the south. Also constable country within the hour and snape maltings on the doorstep.

Mr Ian W,

What a lovely place to stay to explore the surrounding area. We seem to have fit so much into our week and of course the weather has been kind to us. Thank you for your kindness to us, you have a lovely place.

Previous Customer,

This property is a true gem and Debbie and Craig perfect hosts. The property is spotlessly clean and maintained to a high standard. The coast at Orford , and Snape Maltings within a few minutes drive and also superb walks in the forest on the doorstep. Perfect place to unwind.

Mr Alan T,

Very relaxing place to stay. Excellent location for visiting a super area. Accomodation first class, would love to return to Scapa for a full week. Thank you

Sue A,

Scapa Lodge was a last-minute choice for us after accommodation we had already booked was withdrawn at short notice by its owner, but it turned out to be one of the most delightful holiday properties we have ever used. It is cosy, bright and well equipped and pleasingly situated within a large, quiet garden surrounded by fields. The owners, Debbie and Craig, were friendly, welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed the constant birdsong and I was delighted early one morning to hear, distantly, the beautiful song of a woodlark coming from Tunstall Common, which is only a couple of minutes’ stroll from the cottage and the start of many heathland and forest walks (with the chance of hearing nightingale and nightjar as well as woodlark). By car the cottage is within easy reach of destinations such as Woodbridge, Orford, Snape, Aldeburgh and Framlingham, and RSPB Minsmere is only 12 miles away. We have always enjoyed visiting this area, and we intend to return to Scapa Lodge next year.

Past Customer,

We has a wonderful stay, very cosy and well equipped and the perfect location. We loved seeing all the birds especially. Thank you for being excellent hosts.

Bridgette & J,

Our hosts, Debbie and Craig Priest were very welcoming, friendly and great to talk to. Scapa Lodge was a lovely place to stay. We were very lucky with the weather as well! The lodge was very comfortable and overlooked a huge garden. Terrific!

Mr Robert H,

Lovely well equipped cottage in a super setting. Jess & Craig are friendly welcoming hosts. Lots of interesting places to visit close to the property. Peace and quiet if the area made for a very relaxing break, thank you.

Menill & S,

Amazing location, very well presented. We brought our 2 year old along, and it was perfect, lots of walking and enjoying the scenery. We will be sure to come back again.

The F,

I used Scapa Lodge as a base for cycling, for which it is ideal. There is a place to securely store your bike, and it is perfectly placed to explore all the delightful quite lanes and tracks that will take you up and down the coast or off into the equally good cycling inland. National cycle route 41 runs close by, and numbers 40 and 42 are not far off, (although bear in mind that Butley Ferry one the cycle route from Orford towards Felixstowe, only runs at weekends in the summer), although worth popping down anyway because it's a nice bit of route. Lots of local interest, Orford Ness, Snape Maltings, Aldborough etc, but in the end peaceful and beautiful quite lanes, with pretty historical villages are the main attraction. Craig and Debbie friendly and helpful if you need any advice.

Mr Steven H,

Very clean and pleasant property. Had everything we needed and allowed us to relax.

Mr Will C,

Thanks to Craig and Debbie for the warm welcome. Suffolk was a lovely surprise especially Sutton Hoo, Orford Castle and Woodbridge. We usually walk for most days on holiday but the weather was too hot this time would love to return and do some walks on the beautiful coast.

Mr Stephen P,

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