The Avocet

Sizewell, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 3 Star
  • In a peaceful, cliff-top location, by the edge of the beach, The Avocet is a charming single level apartment so perfect for a couple looking to escape to the restful Suffolk coastline.

You can book this property from:

  • £548 per week
  • £78 per night
  • 3 Star


In a peaceful, cliff-top location, by the edge of the beach, The Avocet is a charming single level apartment so perfect for a couple looking to escape to the restful Suffolk coastline. Situated at Wardens Hall near Ness House, The Avocet is just seconds from the beach via a small pathway; a true beauty all year round and so popular with all ages. A coastal footpath runs along the top of the cliff edge meaning you can take a gentle stroll towards Thorpeness and Aldeburgh should you wish to explore on foot - the views from this high vantage point are breathtaking and really will make you feel 'on-top-of-the-world'. Be sure to stop off at The Dolphin pub halfway for a spot of lunch or perhaps a warming tipple on your way or on your way home ! Keen fishermen may wish to try their luck in the North Sea, whilst others may wish to sit and paint, read, bird watch or sunbathe.

This lovely apartment is part of Wardens Hall (Wardens Trust) and is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It offer wonderful opportunities for cycling enthusiasts, birdwatchers and those interested in its natural flora and fauna and wildlife. Surrounded by an abundance of footpaths, it has become a popular area for keen walkers and hikers.

With the beach within walking distance, you really couldn't be closer to the sea. A bracing walk or a jog is a must to enjoy this breathtaking surrounding. Of course, those who wish to travel further afield will be pleased to know that the likes of Dunwich, Walberswick, Southwold, Woodbridge, Orford and Snape are all within driving distance - making The Avocet an ideal year-round escape.
So for a memorable holiday in a friendly, welcoming environment, be sure to book your stay at The Avocet. Pub: 1 mile. Shop: 2.5 miles.

Why we love this property: With an instantly welcoming vibe, with the added bonus of being close to the sea, The Avocet is a truly hidden gem.

The Avocet is accessed down a private drive and has its own private entrance. It has a gentle ramp with handrail leading to the front door - making it accessible for wheelchair users.
Open plan room with comfortable sitting area: 2 armchairs, sofa and woodburning stove, TV with Freeview, DVD player and CD player, Kitchen area: electric oven and 4 ring hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, table and chairs for four. and a hanging cupboard for coats and wellies.
Bedroom 1: Sleeps two and has a zip & link Super King/twin beds (Please specify at time of booking how you wish for the bed to be made up), with dressing table, chest of drawers, chair, and clothes hanging area.
En-suite bathroom: Bath and wet room shower and w.c. (fully equipped for those with disabilities)
Outside: Small enclosed garden with furniture and sitting area facing west.
Parking: Parking for 2 cars directly by the garden gate with access to the front door..
Heating: Biomass boiler.
Notes: Wifi, bed linen and towels are provided. The Avocet is a small extension to Wardens Hall, where a range of activities takes place for young and elderly people often with disabilities. From time to time there may be occasional noise travel.

Accessibility: Situated at Wardens Hall, near Ness House and its two cottages, the Avocet has been thoughtfully designed to be as accessible as possible. With wide doorways and level thresholds, paired with low mounted kitchen appliances and foldaway kitchen table; the furniture and layout has been carefully planned. The bedroom for two comes complete with convenient en-suite bathroom and wet room shower. (additional equipment including riser chairs and single variable height profiling bed - can be hired on request at the time of booking)

The Avocet is situated one and a half miles south of the small fishing village Sizewell in the civil parish of Leiston on the heart of the Suffolk coastline. Peacefully tucked away, Sizewell has an amazing sandy beach running north to Dunwich with no dog restrictions, and is a perfect place for walking, picnicking or a spot of sea fishing. To the south of The Avocet, a mile, away lies the well known village of Thorpeness famous for its boating lake The Meare, the Country Club, Golf Course and The Dolphin pub. Beyond that is the ancient seaside town of Aldeburgh with its Lifeboat Station, fishing boats and fishing huts.
The situation makes it an ideal location for those looking to explore yet avoid the hustle and bustle of the main tourist honeypot sites.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 2.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


Wonderful location. The cottage is very clean and has everything you need. Homeowner is very nice and helpful . It's our second stay here and will definitely be returning.

Mr C,