Ivy Lodge

Tunstall, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star Gold
  • A glorious and unique home with history, charm and character in abundance.

You can book this property from:

  • £623 per week
  • £89 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Ivy Lodge is a beautiful Grade II listed architectural gem, hidden in the Suffolk countryside and close by to the wonderful waterside villages of Orford and Aldeburgh. Formerly a gate house to Rendlesham Hall, this incredible flint and stone building dates back to the 19th century with the stone alleged to come from Butley Abbey.

Steeped in history and boasting many of its original features, this magnificent home has been transformed into a luxury, modern holiday home for four, whilst maintaining much of its character and charm. The grand castle-like tower, adorned with lead-lined and sash cord windows, and its hexagonal shape are just some of the wonderful features of this home. This beautiful bolthole plays host to two gorgeous bedrooms both with their very own bathrooms. The living room has sumptuous sofas and a roaring log burner for those chiller days, as well as a bright sunroom to escape to and enjoy a good book.

Perfect for romantic retreats, a family getaway or a girlie weekend, Ivy Lodge is the ideal spot for your next Suffolk staycation. Immerse yourself in the exquisite interior design throughout, enjoy a morning coffee in the glorious garden or venture further afield and explore the lovely local area.

Why we love this property: A glorious and unique home with history, charm and character in abundance.

Fully fitted kitchen with electric oven, induction hob, slimline dishwasher and fridge freezer.
Dining Room: Dining table with seating for six guests.
Sitting Room: Plenty of comfortable seating, wood burner and smart television with access to streaming services.
Sunroom: Comfortable seating, egg chair, views across garden and French doors leading to patio area with garden furniture.
Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and cleaning supplies.
Shower Room: Large rainforest shower, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed, bedside tables with reading lamps, chest of drawers, open wardrobe, and smart television with access to streaming services.

Bedroom 2:
Twin single beds, bedside tables with lamps, built in wardrobe storage, chest of drawers and smart television with access to streaming services.
Bathroom: Bath with shower attachment, wash basin and WC.

Outside: Large enclosed garden with lawn and patio areas. Garden dining set and BBQ.
Parking: Private parking for up to 4 cars.
Pets:  Up to 4 well behaved dog welcome.
Heating: Central heating and wood burner.
Notes: Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi provided. Please bring your own beach towels.

Tunstall is a small village located between Woodbridge and Aldeburgh near to the Suffolk coast. Just on the outskirts of the village is Tunstall Forest which has now been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are many footpaths to explore in this area and the neighbouring Rendlesham Forest is great for cycling and other outdoor activities. Other notable hot spots nearby include the foodie destination of Orford, and the classical music capital of Suffolk, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home of Aldeburgh Music.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath


  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 4 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Shop 1 mile

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Smart TV

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


A very unique and lovely holiday home, in the most tranquil settings, beautiful garden with a lovely backdrop of trees. Tastefully furnished. A very generous hamper left for us. One of the nicest holiday homes we have stayed at.

Mr R,

Amazing place, really clean and very comfortable. Lovely welcome pack and very helpful owner when we had car trouble! Have already booked to return in 5 weeks time!

Miss W,

The owner has made the house so comfortable, clean and incredibly well appointed - we had an amazing time. The house and garden are wonderfully unique and our son loved sleeping in a turret! The owner went above and beyond to ensure our stay was absolute luxury and a joy to rest in at nighttime.

Past Customer,

Ivy Lodge is a wonderful place to stay, very close to heathland, forests and the coast. Loved the sun room and the wood burner in the lounge.

Miss B,

We really enjoyed our stay at Ivy Lodge. The furnishings and decor are of the highest quality. The welcome pack was extremely generous, the best we’ve ever had at a holiday let. The scented candles and fresh flowers were a very nice touch too. Thank you

Mrs L,

This is a beautiful cottage. We loved the welcome hamper and the gifts in the fridge, and the lovely welcome note from the Owner - thank you! Everything was very clean, well equipped and freshly decorated.

Mrs P,