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:

  • £486 per week
  • £69 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 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • 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: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Lovely week, cottage was perfect, good weather. We brought our bikes and enjoyed some excellent days out exploring the area. Breakfast at Blue Rabbit cafe excellent. Sorrel Horse lovely and Ramsholt Arms perfect in the evening!

Mrs Joanna E,

Our second stay at Serena Cottage and we didn't expect a heatwave! But the daily swim at Shingle Street made it tolerable. Emie the spaniel really enjoyed sea swimming. We walked to Ramsholt and up the river passed the Ramsholt Cliffs. Excellent lunch at The Sorrel Horse, pizzas one evening too! The Blue Rabbit cafe/smallholding is a real gem. - The Batchelar family

Mr Peter B,

A wonderful cottage in a wonderful location - so peaceful and a variety of fabulous walks straight from the door, highly recommend the circular walk to Ramsholt. We have been extremely fortunate with the weather and have had some delicious meals sitting outside The Sorrel Horse, The Ramsholt Arms and the magnificent 'Table' in Woodbridge. The local wildlife has put on quite a display with sightings of deer, hares, seals and a range of birds including spoon bills and a black swan at Ramsholt. The cottage has been the perfect place to explore the Deben Peninsular - already one of our favorite areas. For us highlights have been visits to Snape (particularly the boat trip to Iken from Snape Maltings) Orford, Shingle Street, Woodbridge (of course!), Bawdsey Quay (including a ferry trip to Felixstowe Ferry for a drink at The Ferry Boat pub) and a walk on the beach from Aldeburgh to Thorpeness. Many thanks for the Welcome Pack, it was very much appreciated - The jam was delicious and the various flower displays just beautiful! We would hope to be able to make a return trip to Shottisham in the future! - The Hallion family

Mrs Jane H,

We've had a wonderful week here in Suffolk. Serena Cottage has been perfect for us - and we really appreciated the lovely flowers and provisions on arrival. Our four year old has loved skipping down the country lane, and returning to the cottage after wonderful days out. Highlights have included, a couple of swims at Shingle Street, a sunset supper at The Ramsholt Arms, a trip to Framlingham Castle and a walk to Felixstowe Ferry. Thank you for helping us have such a relaxing break! - The Bacon Family

Ms Victoria B,

A true Suffolk gem

Mrs Jan P,

A wonderful short break in this lovely cosy cottage. Thank you for leaving welcome treats, much appreciated. Sorrel Horse worth a visit, good food and friendly locals. Excellent circular walk along the Deben with Ramsholt Arms to give a welcome stop on the way. Hope to be back. Jan, John & Beretta .

Past Customer,

In the words of Tina Turner “Simply the Best”! Thank you. Sam, Jac & Daisy.

Past Customer,

Lovely stay over Christmas, catching up with relatives. Quiet and secluded, great pub and long country walks from the house. Nice to arrive and light the fire after a 5 hour drive ending up with flooded roads all the way from West Yorkshire. The dog enjoyed the seaside.

Previous Customer,

We weren't disappointed with Serena Cottage - beautiful! Only regret was not having nearly enough time to explore the area more. Thank you for all the little extras.

Previous Customer,

Another lovely week in Serena Cottage. Thank you so much for all the lovely goodies and also the flowers. We had mixed weather but still managed some good walks. We had a nice evening in the Sorrel Horse with entertainment and a nice meal. We will be back again next year.

Previous Customer,

I can only echo what everyone else has said. Serena Cottage lives up to her promises and is warm, welcoming, comfortable and well equipped. The garden room was a sun trap even in October. Had some lovely walks through the church and over the fields. Homemade jam was delicious. We made some happy memories this week.

Previous Customer,

A fantastic 4 day break. Just one day of rain, but stayed by the fire and played games. Good walking by the river and crazy golf at Congo Rapid in Woodbridge. Good meals in the pubs. Thank you for the gifts on arrival. Our grandson Daniel enjoyed the summerhouse.

Previous Customer,

Had a lovely stay, a home from home and a lovely clean cottage. Woodbridge, Snape Maltings, Shingle Beach & Southwold are all favourites. And thank you for the lovely gifts. We would come again as the cottage is perfect. The garden was a little small for our labrador but he coped! Lovely walks on your doorstep!

Previous Customer,

This was our first visit to Serena Cottage but what a lovely cottage. All the amenities that you could need and so close to the Sorrel Horse. Thanks also for the bits left in fridge & bathroom. Absolutely wonderful old cottage and a joy to stay in. Very relaxing week had by my wife and I. Many thanks,

Martin & J,

Thank you for kitchen treats and bathroom goodies. Lovely cosy warm rustic cottage. Love the woodburner, positively tropical when that's lit!! Local pubs are good, friendly and with good food. Sutton Hoo and Orford with its bakery are both worth a visit, as is the castle.

Previous Customer,

Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings. Weather has been kind. Lovely walks around the village. Will definitely be visiting the area gain. Many thanks,

Previous Customer,

Thank you for the gifts. The cottage is a lovely base to come back to at the end of the day.

Dr. M. S,

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,