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Kelsale - Suffolk Coast and Heaths

With beautiful period features, this 18th-century cottage is the perfect retreat for four and their furry friend in the small village of Kelsale, close to Aldeburgh and RSPB Minsmere.
  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
£415 - £780 per week *


Exposed beams, a wood burning stove and carefully retained original features all combine to make the perfect English cottage. Guests will feel like they’re in a Suffolk fairy tale as they walk up the path which runs alongside wildflowers and ends at the 18th century home with its thoughtful, peacefully decorated interiors and modern amenities while still retaining its characterful wonky walls.   Inside there are many original paintings by a local artist and some amusing vintage artwork. 

Brookside’s living room is the epitome of cosy with its big sofas and wood burner. Warm your fingers and toes by the fire whilst watching some tv or enjoying a family board game around the coffee table. Guests will find a spacious and welcoming kitchen and dining area on the same floor. All the modern amenities needed to enjoy a self-catering holiday cottage are provided including a gas oven and hob alongside original exposed beams and calming green and grey tones.

Continuing upstairs guests will find a charming and luxurious family bathroom and two generously sized bedrooms. The master bedroom has an exposed brick wall and the twin bedroom has a charming low original window that looks over the front garden. The property's garden at its rear comes complete with garden furniture. Guests can enjoy resting outside and listen to the birds sing in the quiet Suffolk countryside. Shop: 1.5 miles Pub: 0.5 miles.

Sitting Room: TV, DVD, wood burner.
Kitchen/Dining Area: Gas oven and hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, table and chairs.
Cloakroom: Washbasin and WC.

Steep stairs to
Bedroom 1: King size bed.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds.
Bathroom: Bath, shower cubicle, washbasin and WC.

Garden: Enclosed front and rear garden with garden furniture. Outhouse for your bicycle storage
Parking: Private for one car, also on street parking and a free public car park 150 yards from the house 
Heating: Gas heating.
Pets: One well-behaved pet welcome.
Notes: Wi-Fi and towels provided. Travel cot and highchair available to use. Please be aware there are very low beams throughout the property and the stairs are narrow and steep.

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. The Poachers Pocket pub is around half a mile away and there is excellent cycling and walking paths available. The village has a social club which is part of the village hall. Kelsale is also closely located in the historic market town of Saxmundham which has many shops (including Tesco and Waitrose) as well as a train station with direct access to both Ipswich and London.


  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 2 Single beds
  • 1 King size/super king size bed
  • WiFi available
  • 4 Stars
  • 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



Brookside cottage was like walking into a big hug it had such a lovely feel to the place I had a lump in throat when we left. I'd definatley recommend your company everything went smoothly.Miss Emma Garrett - 4th April 2018
Quaint, well-equipped and exceptionally clean. Great location, lots to do in Suffolk.Mrs Jayne Jarvis - 4th September 2017
An older property that did not disappoint. Wonderful We expected quality and were not disappointed. Excellent all around!Rev Roy Hutchinson - 2nd September 2017
Very welcome to stay in a property that was very well equipped and very clean, the contours of the floor took some time to get used to but it all added to the charm of the property, well worth another visit. The Poachers Pocket public house, the landlord and his wife were very welcoming and the food good.Mr Nicholas Steele - 27th July 2017
We were delighted with this cottage, the village and the owner who could not have been more welcoming. The weather was excellent and we will hopefully book this cottage again in the next couple of years. Thank you.Mr R Hendy - 24th July 2017
Cleaning absolutely first class. The best cleaned cottage ever with Suffolk Secrets. A wonderful holiday, owner very helpful and cottage wonderful too. We will book this cottage again.Mrs M Fekete - 29th March 2017
Property was very comfortable and location very peaceful.Mr C Thompson - 30th June 2016
Really enjoyed our stay. It was a lovely place to be based, friendly locals and very comfortable.Mrs H Khan - 6th June 2016
Great character cottage which has been tastefully modernised.Mr K Vinyard - 24th March 2016
Amazing!Mr Ian Jones - 15th January 2016


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