This traditional Suffolk cottage enjoys a wonderful rural setting with views of the sea, just a couple of minutes walk from the beach. Perfect for holidays at any time of the year.
WESTLETON 2 miles, WALBERSWICK 2.5 miles (on foot), SOUTHWOLD 4 miles (on foot)
Style: A traditional Suffolk gamekeeper's cottage (semi-detached), just a few yards up the road from the fascinating seaside village of Dunwich.
Setting: Perfect! Up a quiet country lane just a couple of minutes walk from the sea, Bridge Cottage has views over Dunwich heath and Dunwich forest in three directions and the beach and the sea in the other.
The garden is populated by ancient apple trees, rabbits and visiting deer. There are woodpeckers, bullfinch, nightingale, kestrel and marsh harrier overhead and numerous country walks from the doorstep.
The House: There are three good sized bedrooms on the first floor, all with fantastic views over the surrounding heaths, forest and sea. There is a straight staircase with hand rails on both sides leading down to the hall, and from there into the sitting room with two sofas, open fire and the kitchen/dining room. The bathroom is on the ground floor, just off the kitchen.
Sleeps: 6 in 3 bedrooms.
Ideal for: Anyone wanting a really relaxing holiday. A place for winter walks, toasting chestnuts in the grate, reading good books (there are loads in the cottage) and playing chess or scrabble (there is a large table in the sitting room perfect for Christmas dinner or that never ending Monopoly game).
Bridge Cottage is not big on "boutique" but it is cosy and well equipped, the perfect holiday home for people with a love of the countryside and the coast. Walkers (with or without dogs), cyclists and birdwatchers (there is a bird hide just down the road) will love it. This is a stunning coastline in summer, thrilling in winter.
Children: Youngsters will love it: toys in the cupboard, big garden to play in - holidaying as it was 30 years ago, but not great for anyone who wants to spend their entire holiday surfing the net rather than the waves! Even the pier at Southwold has penny slot machines - a great day out.
Entertainment: There is a radio/CD player and a TV and DVD player in the sitting room. At nearby Aldeburgh and Snape you can enjoy concerts, ballet and opera throughout the year.
Blythburgh Church (a couple of miles) hosts Aldeburgh Festival concerts and there is a wonderful Summer Theatre at Southwold - a treat for all the family.
Once one of the most important towns on the east coast, Dunwich has, over the centuries, lost most of its churches, houses and its port to the sea. Now Dunwich is made up of a village street with excellent pub - The Ship - and museum (an absolute must for anyone staying at Bridge Cottage). The village has some fascinating church ruins and stunning crumbling cliffs, a couple of shops and an excellent fish and chip restaurant. The beach is shingle with sand at low tide.
RSPB Minsmere and Dunwich Heath (National Trust) are both just a short walk south along the coastal path. Follow the coastal path north and you will soon reach Walberswick (known by many as Chelsea-on-Sea for the many actors, directors, writers and painters who enjoy second homes in the village), and beyond it Southwold.
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 2 Pets allowed
- Private parking
- 2 Single beds
- 2 Double beds
- WiFi available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Travel cot available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Bath towels included
- Bed linen included
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a washing machine
Cottage is excellent location for walks and wildlife The price for this cottage in comparison with others nearby is reasonable value for money Mrs Joy Marriott - 20th May 2018
Just gorgeous, thank youMr Howard Thompson - 16th March 2018
Lovely, comfortable cottage in a cute Village, May 2017 - 2nd August 2017
Really lovely place to stay. Had a lovely BBQ, great weather. We liked the beach at Walberswick - 2nd August 2017
Thank you for the use of your lovely cottage for the weekend. What a lovely and peaceful setting. The cottage is warm and cosy and the whole family enjoyed the stay including our 2 dogs. We shall certainly come back again.Hughes Family - 21st October 2015
Your cottage is lovely. Just right for a walking holiday. Dogs have had a ball and so have we. Hope to come back next year.A previous customer - 22nd September 2015
Loved the cottage and especially the views across the field - rabbits, foxes, owls.... Set out on walks most days without using the car.Piper Family - 29th May 2015
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