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:

  • £497 per week
  • £71 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: 4:00pm
  • 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.


Serena cottage, although small is perfect in every way . Well equipped very comfortable Great location for the most wonderful walks 4th visit, and already looking forward to the 5th

Mrs M,

Thank you for having us at Serena Cottage! The cottage was in a great location and was very clean. Had some lovely walks and trips to the beach.

Miss Rosie K,

Though cut short by the new lockdown we have enjoyed our stay - warm and comfortable. Thanks for the provisions on arrival. A wonderful chance to savour the coast in all its moods and the autumn peace which has descended on Shottisham. A return in April is planned.

Previous Customer,

Thank you Serena Cottage, we have had a lovely stay. The cottage has been perfect for our family and puppy. Thank you for the extras, a really nice touch. We really enjoyed exploring the beaches at Shingle Street and Aldeburgh. Thorpeness was a delight and a great walk at Sutton Heath. We enjoyed meals at the Sorrel Horse, Ramsholt Arms and the Unruly Pig - all pubs super dog friendly too. Shottisham is a great base to explore the area and would love to come back.

Dr Andrew S,

A really lovely week - great cottage and area. Fab walks - Shingle Street, Woodbridge and Thorpeness to Aldeburgh circuit Best food by far at the Unruly Pig but also enjoyed the Sorrel Horse -who wouldn't enjoy being 40 paces from a pub. Overall, loved being in this area.

Mrs Linda H,

Lovely week in a great cottage. Thanks for the welcome treats. Great walks and lovely to explore Suffolk.

Ms Philippa P,

A comfortable and very well appointed cottage which enhanced our brief stay here in Suffolk. We even slept well! Sutton Hoo was definitely the highlight of our stay, the weather was rather damp and bleak but it just added to the atmosphere. We finished our trip with an excellent meal at the Sorrel Horse - highly recommended.

Mrs Jo H,

Delightful spot for a short break. Took the advice to take the ferry across to Old Felixstowe - worth doing. Minsmere is also an excellent day out.

Mrs Joanne S,

Another lovely time at Serena - our 6th! Great weather, walks and food at the Sorrel Horse - what more could we ask for! Back again in 2021.

Previous Customer,

Thank you for a wonderful week. We used many of the recommendations listed by previous guests and explored nearby beaches and towns. All meals at the Sorrel Horse, the Wilfred Bridge and the Ramsholt Arms did not disappoint. We also took advantage of the cottage and ate in.

Rowenna & S,

A delightful cottage, cosy and comfortable. The location is peaceful with some lovely walks and cycle rides from the front door. There was easy access to local points of interest and attractions. Bawdsey Quay is a must see! Plus a quick ferry ride across the river to Old Felixstowe. A very enjoyable stay.

Caroline & T,

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,