Church Cottage

Wangford, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star
  • Special Offer10% off holidays starting on or before 16th July 2022 in our Early Summer Sale

You can book this property from:

  • £640 per week
  • £91 per night
  • 4 Star


A wonderful, truly Suffolk, retreat awaits you here at Church Cottage in the charming village of Wangford. Ideally located near to the Suffolk coast and paired with the essential comforts and commodities, we think Church Cottage is a holiday cottage you’ll be longing to return to.

If you’re looking for a cottage brimming with character, then Church Cottage certainly ticks that box! Believed to date back to the 1600s, this is an authentic Suffolk cottage retaining many of its original features, with timber beams, inglenook fireplace and exposed brick. The charm of this cottage is fused tastefully with the modern aspects too; a contemporary kitchen ticks all the boxes for whipping up homecooked delights. This is a true home-from-home which has been lovingly furnished to make your holiday a perfect getaway.

The detached cottage is deceptively spacious and offers generous accommodation for six. On the ground floor, there is a beautiful sitting room to relax in, but the separate snug makes a great breakout space for a bit of quiet. The dining space is a well-equipped for sharing memories over dinner and a  garden room offers views over the prettily planted courtyard. The walled space here is private and peaceful, perfect for enjoying those longer summer evenings and a bit of star gazing. With so much to pack in during your stay, you need the perfect spot to recharge your batteries and the three bedrooms on the first floor offer just that!

Church Cottage is ideally located to explore all that Suffolk has to offer, from coast to countryside! Wangford itself is a pretty village with friendly pubs, a well-stocked village grocery shop, and a beautiful church that can be seen from the cottage (hence the name). For days at the seaside, Southwold is just 3 miles away and can be easily reached using the regular bus service that runs from the village or travel inland along the River Blyth and visit the wildlife haven that is the tidal lagoon at Blythburgh. You will also find yourself conveniently positioned to enjoy the likes of the RSPB Minsmere, the surrounding Areas of Outstanding National Beauty, and networks of wonderful walks - there’s plenty of exploring to be done!

What we love about this property? Comfortable and convenient, Church Cottage is sure to make a stress-free stay for families, friends or couples… but leaving might not be quite so easy!

PLEASE NOTE: The stairs to the first floor are quite steep and may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.


Entrance: entrance hall leading to principle rooms and timber stairs to first floor. Space for coats and shoes.

Garden Room: Breakfast bar with two stools, sofa, occasional chair and coffee table, bi-fold doors leading to the garden, door to the front entrance path,  further access via the kitchen and entrance hall.

Kitchen: Contemporary kitchen overlooking the garden. Fitted with an integrated electric oven, four ring induction hob and extractor fan, separate under counter fridge and three drawer freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and free standing microwave. Copper saucepans are provided for cooking alongside a good range of kitchen equipment, cutlery and crockery.

Dining Room: dining table and seating which is a combination of original church pews with cushions and antique chairs.

Sitting Room: Sofa and footstool, occasional chair, wall mounted Smart TV and inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove. Large window looking over Church Street, with stylish plantation shutters.

Family Room/Snug: a second sitting room which has been set up with children in mind with sofa and footstool, TV and DVD player.

Shower Room: On the ground floor with WC, handbasin, towel rail and large shower cubicle.

Stairs to the first floor which are quite steep and may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.


Bedroom 1: Spacious bedroom with low king sized bed, bedside tables and lamps, hanging rail with shelf above,  chest of drawers and antique chair.

Bedroom 2: Double wrought iron bed, bedside tables and lamps, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bedroom 3: The twin bedroom is at the back of the cottage with a Velux window. Furnished with twin beds, bedside table and lamp and a bookcase.

Bathroom: Electric shower over bath, WC, hand basin. Plantation shutters on the windows.

Outside: The garden is paved, with mature plants and climbers, garden furniture and a barbecue.

Pets: one small dog welcome, but not upstairs or on furniture please. 
Parking: Parking is available in Church Street in front of the cottage and the front door is reached by a path at the side of the cottage.
Notes: Bed linen and towels are provided. WiFi is available at the property.

Wangford is only three miles from the beaches and from Southwold town centre and yet is within easy access of the A12 and the many other attractions of the Heritage Coast. Wangford has its own farm shop and village store plus a lovely play area for children and tennis courts, a great place to unwind whilst enjoying your Suffolk escape.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 3.6 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

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


This was our second visit to Church Cottage and proved to be even better with the new improvements to the kitchen area and patio. Lovely welcome of fresh bread and homemade jam. The cottage is truly delightful, cosy and comfortable with all you could need of an excellent standard. We will certainly be back again.

Mrs C,

Great quirky cottage, good location nice peaceful location but only a short drive or bus ride into Southwold.

Mr M,

Excellent value for money. Located in a beautiful village with all amenities at hand including pub, shop, & even a bus route. Close to coast & main A12. Property itself had great facilities, & was excellently equipped & clean. A thoroughly wonderful week's holiday with the weather to back up. Would hopefully visit again in the future.

Mr H,

The cottage has character and provides comfortable accommodation. It is in a good location with easy access to Southwold by car or bus and the surrounding area. Excellent food at the nearby Angel Inn and also a well stocked village stores.

Mr H,

Delightful and very comfortable cottage in a lovely village. Very attractively decorated and the standard was very high. We very much appreciated the tarts and bread, milk and butter left for us. The courtyard garden was lovely, very sheltered and private. It did have very low ceilings and quite difficult stairs, but it wasn't a problem for us and added to the charm of the cottage.

Mrs C,

We had a lovely weekend at Church Cottage - very clean and a charming property, conveniently located for Southwold, Aldburgh and Snape Maltings.

Ms B,