The Martello Boathouse sits within the grounds of the Martello Tower at Shingle Street, one in a chain of such towers built to defend the coast against Napoleon. The tastefully converted Boathouse, situated literally yards from the beach, has uninterrupted views over the marshes from all rooms and from its private, secluded garden. The tiny hamlet of Shingle Street, spread out along the shingle ridge of Hollesley Bay, lies in an isolated position on the unspoilt Suffolk coast. It is within an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and is also an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) due to its wealth of rare coastal and saltmarsh plant and birdlife, consequently it is a haven for bird watchers. The Martello Boathouse is in a fantastic setting and provides all you need for a tranquil and relaxing break. Shop: 2 miles Pub: 2 miles.
Open Plan Room with Sitting Area: TV, woodburner. Dining Area: Table and chairs. Kitchen: Cooker, fridge with ice box, microwave, dishwasher, washer dryer.
Bedroom 1: Double bed.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds.
Bathroom: Bath, overbath shower, washbasin and wc.
Garden: Surrounding garden at rear with furniture.
Parking: Private parking.
Heating: Electric heating.
Pets: One well-behaved pet welcome.
Notes: Wi-fi and towels provided.
Security Deposit: There is a Security Deposit of £100 payable to Suffolk Secrets which will be required four weeks before your holiday.
Shingle Street is an iconic and unique place on the Suffolk Coast. Located at the entrance to the Alde Estuary leading up to Orford and Aldeburgh, Shingle Street is an seaside hamlet situated on a shingle beach facing the North Sea. It comprises an eclectic mix of houses huddled along the beach beside one of the majestic Martello Towers which are dotted along the Suffolk coastline. The flat, panoramic landscapes of the sea and the beach to the front and the grassy marshlands to the rear provide vast expanses of sky and great views. This remote location is an ideal base for those wishing to get away from it all and to take in the abundance of fresh air but with the convenience of having the bustling market town of Woodbridge only 9 miles away.
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 1 Pet allowed
- Private parking
- 2 Single beds
- 1 Double bed
- WiFi available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Bath towels included
- Bed linen included
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- All on one level
|Date Range||7 night price *|
|21 Jul 17 - 8 Sep 17||£715|
|8 Sep 17 - 15 Sep 17||£645|
|15 Sep 17 - 22 Sep 17||£590|
|22 Sep 17 - 20 Oct 17||£520|
|20 Oct 17 - 27 Oct 17||£590|
|27 Oct 17 - 3 Nov 17||£520|
|3 Nov 17 - 22 Dec 17||£470|
|22 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18||£715|
* Please note: The prices displayed are guide prices and do not include optional items such as pet charges.
Shingle Street is very peaceful: a perfect retreat from the bustle of everyday life.Mrs B Wade - 7th November 2016
If you want complete quiet with no distant traffic noise and no intrusive street lighting then Shingle Street is the place to visit.Ms S Levenson - 18th September 2016
Lovely setting/ peaceful/ nice owners would and have recommended to friends.Mr D Richardson - 4th September 2016
This is the first time we have spent a holiday in Suffolk - we are most definitely intending to return next year!Mrs L Lane - 22nd August 2016
We love this place. It was our third visit.Dr D Halsall - 7th August 2016
We thought the boathouse was lovely. Suffolk is a beautiful county with so much to see and do. Great service and a beautiful property in a remarkable location.Mrs L Parker - 5th June 2016
Absolutely wonderful place to stay, the wildlife just came to us including a pelican!! For a completely restful experience this is the place, right on the beach as well. Cannot praise highly enough.Mrs Dinah Tiller - 15th May 2016
Simply superb! We will most definitely be returning.Mr Richard Boyd - 4th May 2016
We enjoyed walking, what an amazing situation next to a Martello tower on Shingle Street. Ideal place for quiet location. Ideal for bird watching and watching sunsets. So peaceful!Mr Jackson - 25th April 2016
It was our second New Year there, we really like it and it was comforting re-visiting somewhere we'd already been and liked. Overwhelmingly positive.Mr Hendrik Bossman - 7th January 2016
I can highly recommend Suffolk Secrets. They provide an excellent service of care and make the booking process painless. The standard of accommodation was excellent and I look forward to my next trip to Suffolk and another stay with the Company. We had a very happy time in the cottage and will be returning to stay again in the new year. Thank you very much for all your help. Deborah ForsytheMrs Deborah Forsythe - 30th December 2015
A well-equipped comfortable property, but the main reason to stay here is the fabulous remote location!Mrs K Hunter - 9th August 2015
The Boathouse is a lovely place to stay, this is our second trip, and we are hoping to be back next year.Dr D Halsall - 2nd August 2015
Highly recommend this private, quiet and well appointed property.Miss S E E Robson - 19th July 2015
The Boathouse is in a lovely location and had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Lots of good footpaths to walk and not to far from a lot of beautiful places to visit. Orford and Snape were our favourites :)Mrs L Willis - 8th June 2015
An absolutely wonderful place! A lovely place to stay and it is right next to the beach. Some really nice walks around and some brilliant places to visit in the surrounding area. Thank you for letting us stay and so sad to leave! Perfect place with perfect people.Mr Walters - 11th February 2014
Many thanks for a great weekend - lovely place, well-equipped and comfortable.Mrs Wicks - 2nd February 2014
What a breathtaking location to spend a week away from London. Both blue skies and storms... we had amazing walks on the shingle, in the wind. Cosy evenings inside the Boathouse, romantic star-gazing moments, a happy time in a special place.Miss Allsworth - 3rd January 2014
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