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Tinkers Cottage

Saxmundham, Suffolk
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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Highchair available
Travel Cot available
Towels included
Family friendly
Fishing on site / nearby
Internet access
Enclosed garden / patio
Downstairs bathroom
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • A characterful cottage with scenic walks and a beach on the doorstep
  • Dine alfresco in the well-manicured garden
  • Indulge yourself with beauty treatments for an ultra-relaxing stay

Property code: OC-TNK

This Grade II-listed cottage at the heart of historic Dunwich is only 50 metres from the beach and has one of the area’s best loved inns on the doorstep. Full of period charm, it has three bedrooms, an enclosed garden and is pet-friendly – stay here and you can enjoy a different dog walk every day!

Known as ‘Suffolk’s Atlantis’ after 13th-century storms swept away most of its buildings, Dunwich is the epitome of postcard-pretty, its main street lined with picket fences and, behind them, characterful cottages – including this lovely three-bedroomed abode. Step inside and you’re immediately into the living room, where sofas sit before a large inglenook feature fireplace and, to their rear, there’s a dining suite where guests can catch up over good food and drinks. You’ll likely want to eat at the nearby inn – its reputation draws customers from far and wide – but the kitchen here has all the essentials for an effortless self-catering stay. Sharing the ground floor layout is a traditional family bathroom, while typically steep and winding cottage stairs lead to the upper storeys. On the first floor, there’s a spacious king-size bedroom with stunning views across Walberswick Bay to Southwold; off here is a single bedroom with a pretty, low-level window and stair access to a twin bedroom on the second floor. Exposed roof timbers add character to this twin room, but the stairs may deem it unsuitable for very young children. A small cottage garden sets the property back from the road, while at the rear, there’s a fully enclosed garden with patio furniture, a lawned area and secure storage for bikes should you wish to bring them.

Dunwich is mid-way along the Suffolk Heritage Coast and, within 50 metres of your doorstep, the huge National Trust-owned beach, which is set in a break between the cliffs, is where you’ll find small boats pulled up on the sand and a popular tearoom. The surrounding countryside is teeming with wildlife; Dunwich Heath offers a true sense of being at one with nature and in summer, it is a patchwork of pink and purple heather and coconut-scented gorse. Stroll around the village and you’ll discover the remains of a medieval friary. Walk further and you’ll reach Westleton, another pretty village with a dog-friendly inn. For adventures further afield, visit Walberswick (6 miles) and, across the River Blyth, the bustling seaside town of Southwold (8 miles).

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 single, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, shower and WC
  • Cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • Welcome pack
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • TV, DVD player and CD player
  • Fully enclosed garden with outdoor furniture
  • Roadside parking
  • Bike storage
  • Shop 2 miles, pub and beach less than 0.5 miles
  • Twin room may be unsuitable for very young children due to the cottage-style stairs
  • Mobile manicures, pedicures and massages can be arranged by the owners during your stay
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 1 dog allowed. Additional charges may apply

Darren Williams

This property is personally managed by Darren.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Simon 13th July 2024

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Reviewed by Robert 27th June 2024

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Delightful, delightful, delight...great accommodation, great location, fantastic time being so close to the coast!

Reviewed by Carol 15th June 2024

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Just spent a lovely week at Tinkers cottage. Very well equipped kitchen, good bathroom, comfortable furnishings. Be aware of steep stairs and access to further bedrooms. It was perfect for two, but would also suit a family with not too younger children. Positioned in Main Street, easy walk to beach, pub nearby serving food, also beach cafe for gRead morereat full english or lunch. Lovely walks from doorstep . Lots to discover. , Hide

Reviewed by Claire 16th April 2024

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Fantastic location. Quaint cottage.

Reviewed by Hannah 6th April 2024

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Reviewed by David 31st March 2024

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Reviewed by Shirley 19th March 2024

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Reviewed by Karen 2nd March 2024

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Reviewed by Caroline 15th January 2024

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This a nice cottage, comfortable sofas, the main bed was also good, the main bedroom is superb. Totally dog safe in the back garden. Lovely views and peaceful. To access the top room and single room it is necessary to walk through the main bedroom, which is not made clear in the information. Tons of hot water to bath or shower. The top room is vRead moreery cold (we were there in January). We wouldn't recommend staying in winter, but other times, especially for families would be wonderful. You can hear the sea. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 26th November 2023

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We've stayed at Tinkers Cottage twice and hope to return. The cottage is quiet, cosy and well equipped. The beach and Greyfriars monastery are close by as are lots of footpaths. We found new ones this time! Southwold is 20 minutes drive away, or a walk via Walberswick. The excellent Ship Inn is just up the road. The food was very good and serRead moreved by friendly staff. We had a relaxing time and didn't want to leave! Hide

Reviewed by John 7th October 2023

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Reviewed by Lynn 23rd September 2023

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Homely, comfortable cottage in the heart of Dunwich just a very short walk to the pub and chippy/cafe. A good location for exploring the area by bicycle or on foot. Heaths, coast and nature reserves all nearby. We park the car and dont use it until its time to go home.

Reviewed by Fe 17th September 2023

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Reviewed by Keith 5th August 2023

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Reviewed by Philip 25th June 2023

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Reviewed by Andrew 21st May 2023

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Reviewed by Judith 28th February 2023

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Reviewed by Rachael 15th October 2022

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Reviewed by Pauline 8th October 2022

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Reviewed by Derek 2nd October 2022

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Reviewed by Lynn 24th September 2022

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 3rd September 2022

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