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Scapa Lodge

Tunstall, Suffolk
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This property is managed by Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Romantic
Fishing on site / nearby
Internet access
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Pub nearby
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At a glance

  • Comfortable wood-clad lodge in a converted and extended single-storey barn
  • Let the outside in by opening the French doors to the exterior space
  • Beautiful countryside setting and a private patio for al fresco dining and stargazing

Property code: OC-SFSLT

On the edge of Tunstall Forest (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in the picturesque Suffolk countryside, this lovely wooden-clad property is a perfect retreat for couples looking for a peaceful holiday. The evening skies here are spectacular and on clear nights it is the perfect place for stargazing. The garden is a haven for nature with wildflower gardens and frequent visits from muntjacs and birds. You can enjoy the delights of woodland walks, bird watching and cycling from the doorstep.

This single-storey barn is warm and welcoming, and you'll feel right at home as soon as you step through the door. The stylish and bright interior exudes a vibrant energy, creating a cosy and comfortable home-away-from-home. The lodge has been thoughtfully decorated in a coastal theme, and there is a lovely open-plan living area with comfortable seating and plenty of natural light through the French doors. Spend the evenings watching your favourite box set on the Smart TV. The contemporary kitchen has all the appliances you need to prepare romantic meals. When it's time to sleep, there's a double bedroom and shower room. Outside is a sunny terrace with a table, chairs, and a BBQ for al fresco dining.

Located in the hamlet of Tunstall Common, you can enjoy woodland walks in Tunstall Forest right from the front door. Food lovers will want to visit Orford (5 miles), home to several delicious eateries, including an award-winning  Pump Street bakery and an oak-smoked fish specialist, afterwards hop on the boat (book ahead) over to explore the peace and wildlife of Orford Ness. The Suffolk coastline is a must-see and the nearest beach is at Aldeburgh (9 miles). This traditional seaside town is perfect for a stroll along the beach. Afterwards, admire the galleries and sculptures, and taste some of Aldeburgh’s delicious fish and chips.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 shower room with a large shower enclosure and WC
  • Fan oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with freezer compartment (additional freezer available to use in outhouse)
  • Smart TV with Netflix, DAB radio with CD player, USB port
  • Please bring your own beach towels
  • Patio with garden furniture and charcoal BBQ, large gardens shared with the owner of the property who lives adjacent
  • Outbuilding to store bikes and outdoor gear
  • Private parking
  • Storage for bikes and other equipment in the outbuilding
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile, beach 6 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Lawrence Kenny

This property is personally managed by Lawrence.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 47 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Pamela 8th July 2024

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Lovely lodge, ideal location for visitor attractions. Clean and well equipped. Friendly and helpful owners.

Reviewed by Sylvia 2nd July 2024

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The cottage is really comfortable and has everything necessary for a stress free break. Lots of shady outside space to relax in. The owners are helpful and friendly should you need them. it is just a short drive for excellent places to eat, should you not wish to self cater.

Reviewed by Carole 25th June 2024

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We loved our stay at Scapa Lodge. It was well equipped and substantial to our needs. We enjoyed visiting the area. The owners were very welcoming, friendly and helpful with regards to what could be found locally. We visited The Plough & Sail pub in Snape for our wedding anniversary meal - the homemade food was delicious and the service excellent. WRead moree visited Aldeburgh and the Scallop Sculpture, Woodbridge, Orford Castle and Quayside, Sutton Hoo, Tunstall Forest and Thorpeness. We hope to return to the cottage another year. Hide

Reviewed by Mary 13th June 2024

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Reviewed by Nathan 11th May 2024

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Beautiful, cosy and clean lodge in a lovely location. No faults/issues/problems at all with the lodge or location. Very peaceful and homely. Definitely recommend anyone to stay here.

Reviewed by John 6th May 2024

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Scapa lodge is kitted out with everything that you require for a relaxing holiday, immaculate inside and out, located in a scenic area with good coastal and rural walks, also Debbie and Craig were perfect hosts, there if needed but other than that left us totally alone. All in all great holiday.

Reviewed by Mark 6th May 2024

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Very enjoyable stay, very clean and well equipped accommodation, friendly and helpful hosts. Beautiful location.

Reviewed by Steven 10th March 2024

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A reasonably priced, warm, comfortable and spotlessly clean holiday home in a quiet location a short way from the coast, Orford, Iken and Woodbridge. The owners are really helpful and friendly. We will definitely be returning in the future.

Reviewed by Andrew 7th February 2024

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An enjoyable stay in a cottage a very short walk to the forest and heath. Warm, clean and a quiet location.

Reviewed by Anonymous 30th October 2023

Thank you for welcoming us back for a second visit to Scapa! Walked between Aldeburgh and Thorpeness this time, had a visit to Snape Maltings and a trip to Wroxham for a browse round Roys(!) and a ride on the train to Aylesham. Have loved sitting outside the back doors first thing in the morning with a cup of tea!

Reviewed by Anonymous 27th October 2023

Comfortable cottage in perfect location for easy access to beautiful landscapes. Highlights were the wonderful evening light on the river at Woodbridge and spotting the Marsh Harriers and Bearded Reedlings at Walberswick Marshes. Thanks to Debbie and Craig

Reviewed by Anonymous 7th October 2023

Our second year here at Scapa, so lovely to see and chat with Craig and Debbie, always so welcoming. A thoroughly enjoyable week with such nice weather. Visited Sutton Hoo, Minsmere, Woodbridge and just enjoyed this beautiful part of the country. We will be back again soon.

Reviewed by Anonymous 30th September 2023

Thank you for your warm welcome and thoroughly enjoyable stay at Scapa Lodge which we found both comfortable and well equipped. We have had a wonderful week riding our bikes and rambling the lovely Suffolk countryside along with visits to Sutton Hoo, Framlingham and Orford Castle. Luckily the weather has been very good everyday which has furtherRead more enhanced our holiday experience. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 23rd September 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Suffolk. Great base for exploring the local areas, Snape, Southwold, Aldeburgh, Sutton Hoo, Guildhall at Lavenham. Small buy perfectly formed and well equipped lodge.

Reviewed by Chris 18th September 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 15th September 2023

A Suffolk lad returning to Gods Country to celebrate our diamond wedding. Wonderful weather not the best time of year for birdwatching, but the Barn Owls at Boyton Creek were a treat. If you do not mind a 30min drive fully recommend The Queens Head at Dennington, food superb and reasonably priced, need to book.

Reviewed by Anonymous 8th September 2023

Its our first time in this part of the world as it is quite a trek from home but we are glad we made the effort. We will remember the history of Framlingham Castle (and the sausage sandwiches in the Crown!), the peace of the river at the Maltings (and the boat trips) and watching the boats at Orford. We have been comfortable here at Scapa. ThankRead more you. Hide

Reviewed by Deanne 2nd September 2023

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Wonderful cosy and very well equipped cottage in a quiet location but conveniently located for Suffolk cost locations, including nature reserves and lovely towns and villages. Owners were friendly and helpful with recommendations of places to visit. Hope to stay again!

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st September 2023

A wonderful stay in a well equipped cottage in a lovely location. We have had super walks locally around Snape, visited Orford Ness and Minsmere and explored Dunwich, Southwold and Aldeburgh, all with walks. The wildlife has included lots of birds on the estuaries including Curlews, and a Seal. Fabulous! We hope to return!

Reviewed by Anonymous 25th August 2023

A wonderful location and a very cosy cottage. Its been a real tonic during difficult times. Thank you for your hospitality. We enjoyed finding out about the local wildlife from you both.

Reviewed by susan 22nd August 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 14th August 2023

Weve thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Scapa Lodge. an ideal spot to explore this wonderful region. Although close to the main house we never felt imposed upon (previous experience!) but it was lovely to meet our hosts and know they were there if needed. We found everything comfortable and spotlessly clean. Many Thanks.

Reviewed by Lynn 5th August 2023

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Scapa Lodge was excellent! Spotlessly clean, cosy and very comfortable. The hosts Debbie and Craig were very welcoming and friendly. Would highly recommend. 10/10

Reviewed by Anonymous 31st July 2023

What a great week we have had on our first visit to Suffolk. We have loved our stay at Scapa Lodge, thank you Debbie & Craig for making us feel so welcome.

Reviewed by Delia 28th July 2023

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Cosy, comfy cottage, spotlessly clean and attractive location.

Reviewed by Anonymous 20th July 2023

A very welcoming lodge, very clean and well equipped. Good base to see the area. We had a wonderful holiday. The Green Man Pub is very friendly, good food and worth a visit.

Reviewed by Michelle 18th July 2023

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We love this property. It is just the right size for two, well equipped and yet cosy. Debbie and Craig are delightful - very concerned that their guests should be happy but not intrusive. Having the use of the garden and a private patio is an added bonus. This was our second visit and we will definitely go back next year.

Reviewed by Anonymous 17th July 2023

Our second visit. As nice as we remembered! Had a lovely week. We will be back!

Reviewed by M 8th July 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 7th July 2023

Good base to see the surrounding areas. Very clean and well equipped lodge.

Reviewed by Frederick 2nd July 2023

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cottage as described,very clean and tidy,well equipped.owners very freindly and welcoming,also very helpfull with information on where to visit.would reccomend

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st July 2023

We found the cottage very clean and well equipped with very friendly and knowledgeable neighbours thanks Debbie and Craig, it was superb.

Reviewed by L 27th June 2023

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Scapa Lodge was just perfect, so peaceful and relaxing. It's in easy reach of beautiful villages and coast line. The owners made us feel very welcome also giving information on places to walk and visit. The Lodge was spotless, beautiful stay. Being pet free was a great bonus.

Reviewed by Anonymous 23rd June 2023

Thank you Debbie & Craig for a lovely stay in your spotless clean lodge, very cosy and comfortable. The patio is a lovely bonus to sit for a morning cuppa and a glass of wine in the evening. We loved our stay here and would recommend it to our friends. Nice to meet you both and thank you for all the information on places to walk and visit.

Reviewed by Anonymous 16th June 2023

Another stay in our favourite Suffolk Hideaway! (Our 5th visit to Scapa Lodge)

Reviewed by Julie 25th April 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 24th April 2023

Delightful accommodation, warm, welcoming and very clean. Debbie and Craig were very friendly and very approachable. A successful holiday.

Reviewed by Jane 7th March 2023

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Spotlessly clean, warm and cosy

Reviewed by Anonymous 6th March 2023

Thank you for a delightful stay in your warm, spotlessly clean and cosy cottage

Reviewed by Anonymous 20th January 2023

We very much enjoyed our stay in this spotlessly clean and cosy lodge. Great base for exploring the area. Debbie and Craig made us feel very welcome. Tunstall Forest has some good walks and there is plenty to see in the area.

Reviewed by David 1st November 2022

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Reviewed by G 2nd October 2022

A wonderful week here in at Scapa Lodge, has had all we needed for our stay, warm cosy and spotlessly clean. Beautiful walks just on the doorstep, which we enjoyed so much. Visited Minsmere but for us the highlight was Sutton Hoo and highly recommend visit. Thank you Craig and Debbie for our lovely chats the treats on our arrival and the extra treaRead morets.Also, for being the perfect hosts Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 17th September 2022

We came looking for a peaceful & restful break, we certainly found it here in your Cottage & surrounding areas. We particularly enjoyed the Red House in Aldeburgh and seaside towns of Woodbridge and Orford and a trip on board a boat at Snape Maltings.Its a pity the Green man pub is shut for 2 weeks. Thank you so much Debbie & Craig for being so welRead morecoming and for the use of your lovely Cottage an dall the info you gave us. Also many thanks for the welcome gifts. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 9th September 2022

Relaxing stay , we particular loved the Robin that paid us a visit every day .Comfortable bed and all the facilities you need .Thank you

Reviewed by Michael 31st July 2022

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The accommodation and friendliness of the owners was excellent. We were less happy with your management of our booking. 1. Requiring full payment two months prior to holiday date. 2. Constant weekly drip feed of info, rather than give us all the data in one go as if we couldnt absorb more than one fact at a time. 3. Requiring a 6 (originally 7) hoRead moreur time for change-over on the Saturday. It meant that we effectively only had a SIX DAY HOLIDAY !! Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 30th July 2022

Thank you Debbie and Craig for the loan of your clean, comfortable and well appointed lodge for us to enjoy with plenty of walks and places to visit on our doorstep. We particularly enjoyed the castle at Framlingham, exploring Sutton Hoo, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, Woodbridge and Orford. What a lot to see in a small area of Suffolk. Our week wasRead more well and truly filled. We hope we shall be able to return. Thank you once again for your hospitality Hide

Reviewed by Ina 18th July 2022

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Perfect bolt hole for two in a rural setting with easy access to forests, villages, and the coast. Good for walking and cycling.

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