1 The Firs

Kelsale, Suffolk Coast and Heaths

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

You can book this property from:

  • £505 per week
  • £72 per night
  • 3 Star


Tucked away on the outskirts of the quiet and pretty village of Kelsale, 1 The Firs is a charming countryside bolthole with easy links to the Suffolk Coast. Cosy and characterful, this 2-bedroom cottage is ideal for small families or a couple looking for a little extra space. The cottage benefits from a beautiful countryside location overlooking fields and what’s more, it is pet friendly too!

You are welcomed into a sitting room with dual aspect log burning stove which makes this property great for year-round retreats. Sink into the cosy corner sofa for a movie night in or to share stories of the days spent exploring. Into the dining room which also benefits from the warmth of that dual aspect log burning stove and offers a great space to make memories over a home-cooked meal. The well-equipped kitchen offers just what you need for your self-catering stay. Also on the ground floor is a handy utility space with washing machine and a ground floor shower room.

Two cosy bedrooms await upstairs, one with king size bed and one with twin beds. Full of character, the twin room has exposed timber beams and with eaves either side of the beds. The first floor is completed by the family bathroom with bath with shower attachment, WC and basin.

Kelsale is an idyllic location with delightful walks through Suffolk countryside on the doorstep. Pop into the local pub, The Poachers Pocket for a home cooked meal or, why not head into the market town of Saxmundham to stock up supplies for your stay. A short drive away, you can enjoy days by the coast at Aldeburgh, or Southwold and the RSPB Minsmere is also just a short drive away. Pub: 0.9 miles, Shop: 1.6 miles

What we love about this property: the countryside location and field views make for a truly relaxing location. The enclosed garden makes a great space for alfresco dining and its perfect for pets!


Entrance Porch: with space for shoes and coats
Sitting room: comfortable seating for 4 guests, dual aspect log burning stove, Smart TV
Dining Room: Dining table and with bench and chairs, dual aspect log burning stove
Kitchen: fitted kitchen with oven, gas rings, dishwasher, fridge freezer and ample cupboard space
Shower Room: Walk in wet room shower, WC, basin. Underfloor heating.
Utility Area with washing machine


Bedroom 1: King size bed, bedside tables with lamps, built in wardrobe
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, beside table, chest of drawers. Eaves so please note there is limited head height above the beds in this bedroom.
Bathroom: bath with shower attachment, WC, basin

Outside: enclosed large garden mainly laid to lawn and garden furniture. Countryside views.
Pets: 2 well behaved dogs welcome but not allowed upstairs or on furniture please
Heating: gas central heating
Parking: 2 private parking spaces on driveway
Notes: wi-fi, towels and bed linen provided. Travel cot, stair gate is fitted. Please note, this is an older cottage and therefore has steep and narrow stairs leading to the first floor where both bedrooms are found. The property is located near to a road and therefore some noise from the road is likely.

Only six miles to the coast and eight miles to the RSPB Bird Reserve at Minsmere, Kelsale is a very quiet location which is ideal for people looking for a peaceful holiday. Southwold, Walberswick and Aldeburgh are all within easy reach. The Poachers Pocket pub is around half a mile away and there are excellent cycling and walking paths available. Kelsale is only a mile from the historic market town of Saxmundham which has many shops, including Waitrose, as well as a train station with direct access to both Ipswich and London.


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 6.8 miles
  • Pub 0.8 miles
  • Shop 1.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Smart TV
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


It is a lovely cottage and very well equipped. The standard of clean was really high and the property was really well presented. It is nice and cosy and has lovely gardens.

Miss M,

We had a lovely time staying at 1 The Firs (one adult, two large dogs). The location is great with a short walk to a footpath out across open fields and many lovely walks nearby. The cottage is cosy with secure (for mine which don’t tend to jump and are too big to get through any gaps) large front garden and the rear garden although smaller has fences that are higher. The sofas are comfortable, the towels and bed linen smelt freshly washed and the shower maintained the set temperature. There was a lovely welcome pack of local produce and we felt very at home during our stay. I am currently trying to work out some dates with my friend for a return visit

Mrs K,

Lovely cottage great for our dogs. Goody bag was great many thanks.

Mrs M,