Gorse Cottage

Westleton, Suffolk Coast and Heaths

  • 3 Star
  • A delightful self-catering cottage which is ideally positioned only a short drive away from the RSPB Minsmere. Gorse Cottage is the perfect holiday escape for nature lovers.

You can book this property from:

  • £549 per week
  • £78 per night
  • 3 Star


Gorse Cottage is ideally located on a quiet lane and it is a small traditional mid-terraced cottage. There are many footpaths from the doorstep which go for miles in every direction. The RSPB Minsmere nature reserve is only 2.5 miles from this cottage and for those who enjoy walking and sightseeing only 45 minutes on foot.

Apart from the beautiful countryside and walks you are perfectly located between the popular seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold with each of them only a twenty minute drive away and there are many more attractions to explore.

Set in this lovely village location, only 2.7 miles from the nearest coastline in Dunwich, Gorse Cottage has a rear garden, which can be accessed by the French doors in the conservatory area. There is also a peaceful paved area with bench seating and garden furniture supplied to enjoy the outside and listen to the wildlife. In walking distance you will find the village pub and also an award winning restaurant.

Inside Gorse Cottage built over 150 years ago, is an entrance hall area providing coat and shoe storage which opens to the galley-style kitchen where the stairs lead to the first floor. The sitting room is a peaceful area for relaxing with a brick open fireplace for those cosy winter evenings, and a dining conservatory area with doors leading to the garden. Upstairs you will find a double bedroom and also a room with quirky built-in cabin style beds.

Gorse Cottage is an ideal choice for those who are looking for a traditional Suffolk cottage in a village location. Shop: 200 yards Pub: 200 yards.

Why We Love This Property
Gorse Cottage is the perfect holiday choice for countryside lovers with footpaths on the doorstep and birdwatching at RSPB Minsmere within easy reach.

Entrance Area: Coat/shoe storage, access to
Kitchen: Galley-style with electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, Zanussi washing machine, wall-mounted one bar electric heater and stairs leading to the first floor.
Sitting/Dining Area: TV, with FreeSat, DVD, two comfortable sofas, coffee table and side table, electric organ, brick open fireplace, dining table and six chairs in the conservatory area, French doors that lead out to the rear paved garden. There is also a door to
Bathroom: Bath, over-bath electric shower, vanity washbasin, WC, heated towel rail and wall-mounted one bar electric heater.

Bedroom 1: Double bed, dressing table and chair, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
Bedroom 2: Two built-in cabin style beds, designed for adults or children with two drawers under and a wardrobe (please note part of the lower bed sits underneath the top bed).

Garden: Paved rear garden with bench seats and garden furniture.
Parking: On grass verge opposite cottage.
Heating: Storage heaters with the kitchen and bathroom having a wall-mounted one bar electric heater in each.
Notes: Wi-Fi and towels provided. Travel cot and highchair available to use.
Pets: One well behaved dog is welcome at the cottage

Westleton is a pretty village midway between Aldeburgh and Southwold, with the coast at Dunwich only two and a half miles away. Centred around a large green, Westleton is one of the most popular places to stay on the Heritage Coast. It is an ideal base for the beach or for Minsmere, as well as the coastal heaths and forests. There are two good pubs, a restaurant and well-stocked village store/post office - all in the village centre. Much of the area around the village is accessible open heath or mixed woodland.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.3 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


A lovely, cosy cottage in a beautiful location. We enjoyed visiting Southwold, Walberswick and Aldeburgh and spent a few afternoons on Dunwich beach. Excellent fish and chips at Flora's beach cafe and delicious food at the White Horse in Westleton.

Mrs C,

A warm comfortable cottage in an excellent location. We have already booked to return next year.

Ms R,

We enjoyed our week at the cottage, very relaxing with plenty of walks on the doorstep and a short drive away. Couldn’t visit Minsmere unfortunately as we had our dig with us, but that didn’t detract from our stay.

Mrs P,

Quite a wet and windy week, but the cottage stayed dry and warm. We used the sofa blanket for extra warmth. Good local walks to Minsmere and Dunwich Heath and enjoyed good food at the Bell (Middleton) and the Anchor at Walberswick

Alex & M,

A delightful cottage, clean and well equipped and in a lovely location. Can recommend the walk to Dunwich via the footpath opposite. Many thanks for the laminated map in the folder - invaluable! Good food and beer at the White Horse and at the White Hart, Blythburgh. Lunch sitting at the end of the cottages garden under the pine tree is also highly recommended!

Previous Customer,

Despite the rain we have had a really lovely holiday. Lovely to be able to walk from the cottage without using the car. Thank you for a clean and comfortable cottage, loved the fire.

Mary & R,

A lovely cosy and comfortable cottage. Excellent location. RSPB Minsmere is an absolute must -went nearly every day! Lots of other nice walks from the village. The White Horse Inn was very friendly and welcoming local pub.

Tom & B,