Dunwich & The Coach House
Published: Wednesday 20th Aug 2014
Written by: Suffolk Secrets Team
Once the Anglo-Saxon capital of East Angles (East Anglia), the Dunwich of today is a much sleepier, coastal village and is the perfect place for a cottage holiday. Set within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), our Dunwich cottages are the perfect choice for wildlife and nature lovers due to their close proximity to both RSPB Minsmere and National Trust Dunwich Heath. Dunwich Heath is a beautiful reserve and is home to many wildlife species and birds including ant-lion, adder and the mysterious Nightjar. RSPB Minsmere Reserve – home of BBC Springwatch 2014 - offers a myriad of birdwatching opportunities and also supports one of England’s largest herds of red deer. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB also offers an enviable choice of walking and cycling trails - so if you're visiting this beautiful area, don't forget to bring your boots (and bicycle!).
If you’re searching for a Suffolk cottage that can accommodate a large family group, The Coach House is a wonderful Dunwich holiday home that sleeps up to 8 people. This coastal cottage is located in a fabulous position, not far from the beach. It offers 4 bedrooms, private parking, a large garden and boasts some breathtaking views over the marshes and sea. For more details on The Coach House in Dunwich click here.
Whilst staying in your self-catering cottage, you might like to find out a little more about the history of Dunwich. Dunwich Museum offers a fascinating exhibition which illustrates an amazing history that spans millennia.
Dunwich offers several places to eat out. The Ship Inn offers good food and drink and Flora Tearooms is well known for its fish and chips. Alternatively, walk to Dunwich Heath and visit their tea rooms. If you start from the beach car park, follow the walking trail past Greyfriars Ruins and you’ll be lead through forests and heathland before reaching the Dunwich Heath Coastal Centre.
LEGEND OF THE CHURCH BELLSLegend says that if you stand on a particular stretch of beach where the original city of Dunwich once stood, you can still hear the tolling of the church bells underwater – although the original church was lost to sea many years ago.
RSPB MINSMERE – “2 FOR 1 + KIDS GO FREE” VOUCHERAll Suffolk Secrets’ customers receive a link to a “2 for 1 plus kids go free” voucher* that allows reduced entry into RSPB Minsmere. (Upon settlement of your final balance). For more details of lots of other money-saving vouchers that we have negotiated for our customers, please click here.