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:

  • £563 per week
  • £80 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: Newly refurbished galley-style with electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, Zanussi washing machine, dishwasher, 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: 10:00am


'Well appointed and perfectly positioned cottage! With nothing to spoil the pease and quiet.Loved the quirky bookshops in the village and the choice of 2 pubs. So many lovely places to walk to straight from the front door.'

Past Customer,

'Very enjoyable week in this fantastically located cottage with all amenities. Blessed with wall to wall sunshine - perfect for Minsmere x 2 days and 3 days cycling. :)'

Past Customer,

'What a lovely cottage with all the equipment one could need! Beautiful!! Such a great location to enable us to enjoy parts of the Suffolk coast that we wanted to visit, and to walk. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us all.'

Past Customer,

'Clean cottage in good location'

Past Customer,

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,