Serena Cottage

Shottisham, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star
  • Serena Cottage is an ideal cosy getaway for a couple or small family looking for the idyllic Suffolk getaway. With The Sorrel Horse pub right on your doorstep serving fantastic food and local ales, Serena Cottage offers charming character features in a lovely village location.

You can book this property from:

  • £431 per week
  • £62 per night
  • 4 Star


With its cosy woodburning stove, wealth of beams, private country garden and prominent village position, Serena Cottage ticks all the boxes. This pretty holiday cottage located in the popular village of Shottisham near to the Suffolk Coast is perfect for a holiday at any time of year. The cottage is ideal for a couple or small family looking for a cosy place to stay whilst exploring all that Suffolk has to offer. Being pet-friendly and only a few footsteps from the village pub which serves excellent food, Serena Cottage is the number one choice. Shop: 2 miles Pub: 100 yards.

Sitting Room/Dining Area: Samsung TV, DVD, woodburner, dining table and chairs, oak flooring.
Kitchen: Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, microwave, washer dryer.
Shower Room: Shower cubicle, washbasin and wc.
Garden Room (accessed through the garden): A peaceful haven perfect for reading and relaxing including a sofa, TV and freezer.

Steep spiral cottage stairs to
Bedroom 1: Double bed with goose down mattress topper and duvet.
Bedroom 2: Single bed.

Garden: Private patio garden with furniture.
Parking: Private for two cars.
Heating: Electric plug-in heaters and woodburner.
Pets: One well-behaved dog welcome.
Notes: Wi-Fi, Laura Ashley towels, bedding and White Company mattress topper for the winter season provided. A starter pack of wood for the woodburner is also provided. Highchair available to use.

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Shottisham is a pretty village situated between Bawdsey at the mouth of the River Deben and the busy market town of Woodbridge; it is also just a short distance away from the coast at Shingle Street. There are many public footpaths to explore in this area of Suffolk and after getting out and about why not enjoy a well-earned drink in the fantastic village pub called the Sorrel Horse which hosts many social events throughout the year.


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 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: Between 09:50 and 09:50
  • Check out: After 09:50


Thank you for a wonderful stay in Sottisham. The cottage is lovely. We really appreciated the treats left for us in the fridge & bathroom. The place was spotless. The Sorrel Horse was a lovely pub and had lots of fun exploring this part of Suffolk. We would definitely recommend anyone staying here! Thank you so much-Vicky, Nick & Jacob

Past Customer,

Thank you Serena Cottage. This week the cottage was lovely. We liked the house so much and the village. We went for lots of nice walks. We loved the Summer House and the garden. The bedrooms were lovely. We definitely want to come again- Rob, Caroline Florance (age 7) & Reily (the dog) xxxx

Past Customer,

Thank you Serena Cottage, we had a lovely week. The cottage was very clean and we appreciated the treats left in the fridge. It was our first visit to Suffolk and found it to be a beautiful county-Sharon, Stuart & Bethan. Rutland.

Past Customer,

The cottage and village are delightfull. We have had a wonderful week exploring a corner of Suffolk we somehow have missed. Highlights include: Iken Church & Cliffs, Shingle Street, great food at The Sorrel Horse & the Summer Theatre at Aldeburgh was a must and is highly recommended. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.- Steve, Becky & Sally (the dog)

Past Customer,

Many thank as always, really enjoyed our stay!- Tooth Family

Past Customer,

Super week in a great cottage. Suffolk never fails to deliver, we have loved every minute. Archie loved the dog treat and had a fabulous dogs holiday roaming Suffolk. We all loved it!-Debs, Phil & Archie (the spaniel). Coventry

Past Customer,

This is our fourth visit to Serena Cottage and we have had a lovely time. Our top tips from this trip are: Bentwaters cold war museum, Orford Ness Lighthouse, Ramsholt Arms & Thorpeness. We will be back!-Love Matt, Helena & Monty (the pointer)

Past Customer,

Had a lovely relaxing week. We've found the cottage very comfortable and appreciated the fresh flowers and goodies in the fridge. We have been very welcome at The Sorrel Horse and enjoyed quiz night with the locals. We have enjoyed having walks direct from the cottage & trips to Sutton Hoo, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh & Felixstowe. We didn't know Suffolk before and have said we must come back. Thanks very much-Vicky & Chris

Past Customer,

A lovely week in Serena Cottage and I really enjoyed whiling away the time in the garden room. A really good base for exploring Suffolk. Serena Cottage is lovely, thank you and great food at The Sorrel Horse by the way! Shelagh

Past Customer,

Thank you, lovely clean cottage. Very comfortable bed and scones etc were lovely. Very peaceful setting for our short break-Sue, Richard & Missy (the terrier). Norfolk

Past Customer,

Thank you very much, we have just had our second holiday at Serena Cottage and it has been lovely. Suffolk is a lovely county and we enjoy visiting very much. Now looking forward to going to the pub, Again!- The Bagnalls & Moscoe the border terrier, Kent

Past Customer,

We have had an excellent week here in Shottisham and we have widely explored mid-Suffolk. Thanks for the scones and the dog biscuits & Thanks for the cottage-John, Caroline & Lizzie

Past Customer,

Another lovely stay in Serena Cottage. We appreciated the welcome pack, flowers and treat for the dog. We don't usually revisit the same place more than twice but this was our fourth visit so that says it all!! Thank you- Anna-Maria, Symon & Radley the beagle

Past Customer,

Our second visit to this lovely cottage. Sorrel Horse does some very good food & are friendly. Thank you very much for the goodies & flowers. Back in November- Charles & Shelia, Buckinghamshire

Past Customer,

Lovely cottage in lovely quiet location.

Mr David C,

We were very happy with the property. It exceeded expectations

Mrs Karen B,

lovely cosy cottage

Mr Vincent P,

Lovely little cottage, fire great, not far from anywhere. Thank you, will come again.

James P,

Thank you for the items in the fridge. Lovely cottage, nice walks and plenty of good pubs to eat in.

Previous Customer,

It was excellent value for money and suited our needs perfectly. Really appreciated the little added touches like the welcome pack for both humans and dog.

Ms Catherine C,

A wonderful cottage, cosy and ticked all the boxes. Lovely log fire and excellent pub and restaurant next door.

Mrs Claire G,

Our first visit to Serena Cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Such a lovely cottage and great food at The Sorrel Horse.

Previous Customer,

How wonderful to be back again at Serena Cottage. It may be cold outside, but sitting by the woodburner all cosy and warm in this delightful cottage is really special. A welcome break to switch off. Thank you so much again for all your thoughtful goodies. Until next time.

Linda and A,

The food you left in the fridge was a wonderful surprise and the extras such as Prosecco and chocolates were very unexpected and very welcome. Also finding the fire laid and ready to light was wonderful.

Mrs Jenifer R,

Serena Cottage was a splendid getaway location, with an added bonus of good food a few doors away at The Sorrell Horse. Recommended.

Ms Jill H,

We have really enjoyed staying at Serena Cottage. Beautifully clean with everything we could have wanted. So nice to walk in following a fairly long journey to fresh flowers and welcoming treats. The village is so peaceful and quiet. We have had several really enjoyable meals at The Plough and Sail in Snape and great fish and chips at 'The Sorrel Horse'. Thank you for a wonderful week in Suffolk

Miss M K,

Thank you for the lovely scones and fresh butter they were wonderful. As were the delightful homemade preserves. We have stayed at 5 holiday lets over the past several months and Serena Cottage was by far the cleanest! It was immaculate, which makes a huge difference. The cottage is in a beautiful location and all of the special touches (fresh flowers were lovely)really set Serena Cottage apart from the crowd. We very much enjoyed our stay. Thank you. Rebecca, Suffolk

Mrs Rebecca F,

Our second stay at Serena Cottage this year! Again, a lovely clean cottage, a very nice welcome pack - flowers, goodies for us and for Radley the Scottie. Beautiful weather so up early and visiting favourite places, exploring new ones, then back in the afternoon to relax in the summer house. (what a treat for Mr A - both World Cup and wimbledon on!) Hope we come back for a third stay.

Previous Customer,

The property in a lovely quiet location. Great location for the dog as plenty of local walks.

Mrs Susan W,

Excellent all round especially the nice little touches, fresh flowers, dog treats etc. Loved the sun room!

Barbara & B,

Thank you for the welcome pack and pretty flowers. Serena is peaceful and relaxing. We have loved Suffolk.

Sue & B,

Really enjoyed our week in Suffolk. The cottage is a great base for good days exploring this part of the world. Thank you for the welcoming treats, a nice surprise. A lovely cottage in a lovely village.

The R,

Enjoyed a lovely sunny weekend at this lovely cottage. A wonderful base for touring the beautiful locations of Suffolk. Each day ending with a sundowner in the local pub.

Barbara & D,

With a record breaking sunny weekend we had a fantastic stay in the beautiful cottage. Perfect base for exploring the Suffolk villages and coastal resorts. Cosy, homely and immaculately clean. Our 11 yr old daughter loved the Wii game console too much. Thank you for the treats. Would recommend.

Mr B,

A lovely cottage, so well equipped and maintained. The flowers and goodies were a lovely surprise, Thank you.

Mr T,