- £405 per week
- £58 per night
- 2 Guests
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bathroom
- No Pets
- Private Parking
On the edge of Tunstall Forest (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), yet only ten minutes by car from the coast, Scapa Lodge provides well designed and appointed self-catering accommodation for two. A single-storey barn beautifully extended and refurbished to create a well-insulated, cosy and comfortable holiday home. Boasting a bright, chic interior, the Lodge is perfect for a couple looking for quiet surroundings. Guests can enjoy the delights of woodland walks, bird watching and cycling without ever getting into the car.
SNAPE 2.5 miles ORFORD 5.4 miles, ALDEBURGH 8.4 miles, WOODBRIDGE 9.8 miles, DUNWICH 15.5 miles, SOUTHWOLD 20 miles
About the Property: Scapa Lodge has a rustic wooden facade in contrast to the bright, stylish and comfortable interior. It has been thoughtfully arranged to provide an open-plan living space with a well appointed fitted kitchen, a feature apex ceiling with sky lights and a cosy sitting area for two. In the sitting area, French doors open onto a private paved patio with views over the garden beyond. The one large double bedroom has a double sized bed and hanging space, and the shower room has a spacious corner shower. With everything on one level and wide doors, the property would suit some wheelchair users.
Parking: There is plenty of private parking beside the Lodge.
Sleeps: 2 in one double bedroom, also large enough to accommodate a travel cot.
Setting: Tunstall, a country village 6 miles from the Suffolk coast, is home to the Church of St Michael's, noted for its distinctive box pews. Scapa Lodge is located in the hamlet of Tunstall Common which lies half a mile south of Tunstall on the margins of Tunstall Forest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It provides walkers, cyclists (including mountain-bikers) and horse riders alike a beautiful site of ancient lowland heath to explore. Nature lovers might like to see the broadleaved trees and new coniferous plantation rife, with fauna and flora (ground nesting nightjar and woodlark, fallow deer, bell heather, milkwort, speedwell and sheep's sorrel). Bookworms will be fascinated by the hamlet and forest; it is the setting of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Black Arrow: A Tale of Two Roses (1888).
This property is ideal for: Couples looking for a relaxing weekend in the countryside. At Scapa Lodge, you are perfectly situated to enjoy the best of both worlds; the property is in close proximity to the thriving music and art scene at neighbouring Snape as well as the quaint seaside town of Aldeburgh. For the more sporty, this area has much to offer with bike trails, an equestrian centre, canoe hire at nearby Iken and some of the best fishing marks at Bawdsey, Orford and Aldeburgh.
For keen golfers there are challenging courses at Aldeburgh, Woodbridge and Thorpeness.
Eating and Drinking Out: The nearest pubs are the The Crown, Snape, The Plough & Sail at Snape is certainly worth booking, especially if there is a concert and the newly re-opened The Oyster Inn, Butley which has a small village shop and micro brewery and is very popular with locals and visitors to the area.
Orford is only 10 minutes by car and a comfortable cycle ride along some very scenic country lanes. En route you should detour to The Froize, another renowned restaurant and pub. Orford offers plenty of options for eating out; The Crown & Castle for more formal dining and both The Jolly Sailor and The Kings Head for great traditional pub meals and local ales.
Further afield, Aldeburgh has some great restaurants too. The Regatta, The Lighthouse and Aldeburgh Market all specialise in fish dishes and there are plenty of tea rooms dotted along the High Street.
Self Catering: To sample the local produce, there are several good farm shops nearby, Friday Street Farm Shop on the A1094 just before you get to the A12 and The Farm Cafe and Food Market, Marlesford. There is also a great deli and tea room at Snape Maltings. The nearest supermarket is an East of England Co-op in Wickham Market, and all the main superstores will deliver to this address.
For more information on places to eat and things to do in the area, please take a look at Visit Snape.
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 1 double bed
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- 1 bathroom
- Towels provided
- Garden, courtyard or patio
- Private parking
How far to ...?
- Pub 3 miles
- Shop 3 miles
- On one level, no stairs
- Ground floor bedroom
- Ground floor bath/shower room
Scapa Lodge was a last-minute choice for us after accommodation we had already booked was withdrawn at short notice by its owner, but it turned out to be one of the most delightful holiday properties we have ever used. It is cosy, bright and well equipped and pleasingly situated within a large, quiet garden surrounded by fields. The owners, Debbie and Craig, were friendly, welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed the constant birdsong and I was delighted early one morning to hear, distantly, the beautiful song of a woodlark coming from Tunstall Common, which is only a couple of minutes’ stroll from the cottage and the start of many heathland and forest walks (with the chance of hearing nightingale and nightjar as well as woodlark). By car the cottage is within easy reach of destinations such as Woodbridge, Orford, Snape, Aldeburgh and Framlingham, and RSPB Minsmere is only 12 miles away. We have always enjoyed visiting this area, and we intend to return to Scapa Lodge next year.
We has a wonderful stay, very cosy and well equipped and the perfect location. We loved seeing all the birds especially. Thank you for being excellent hosts.
Our hosts, Debbie and Craig Priest were very welcoming, friendly and great to talk to. Scapa Lodge was a lovely place to stay. We were very lucky with the weather as well! The lodge was very comfortable and overlooked a huge garden. Terrific!
Lovely well equipped cottage in a super setting. Jess & Craig are friendly welcoming hosts. Lots of interesting places to visit close to the property. Peace and quiet if the area made for a very relaxing break, thank you.
Amazing location, very well presented. We brought our 2 year old along, and it was perfect, lots of walking and enjoying the scenery. We will be sure to come back again.
I used Scapa Lodge as a base for cycling, for which it is ideal. There is a place to securely store your bike, and it is perfectly placed to explore all the delightful quite lanes and tracks that will take you up and down the coast or off into the equally good cycling inland. National cycle route 41 runs close by, and numbers 40 and 42 are not far off, (although bear in mind that Butley Ferry one the cycle route from Orford towards Felixstowe, only runs at weekends in the summer), although worth popping down anyway because it's a nice bit of route. Lots of local interest, Orford Ness, Snape Maltings, Aldborough etc, but in the end peaceful and beautiful quite lanes, with pretty historical villages are the main attraction. Craig and Debbie friendly and helpful if you need any advice.
Very clean and pleasant property. Had everything we needed and allowed us to relax.
Thanks to Craig and Debbie for the warm welcome. Suffolk was a lovely surprise especially Sutton Hoo, Orford Castle and Woodbridge. We usually walk for most days on holiday but the weather was too hot this time would love to return and do some walks on the beautiful coast.
Great small property off the beaten track but not too far from large parts of Suffolk.
We have loved our stay here, so clean, comfortable and quiet. Location was perfect for everything that we wanted to see. Thank you for the goodies on arrival. We would have no hesitation in recommending 'Scapa Lodge' tour family and friends.
The Lodge, beautifully designed and in a lovely area. Have enjoyed our stay and will return. We were made very welcome by our host and the lodge is a credit to them.
We had a wonderful break here at the Lodge. Everything was just perfect for us, very well equipped and quiet and plenty of wildlife from the front door. We will be back.
We found Scapa Lodge comfortable, cozy, spotlessly clean, quiet and conveniently located for visiting the coast and countryside being right on the edge of the Tunstall forest. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. We would stay again.
What a pleasant surprise Scapa Lodge turned out to be, cosy, comfy, bright and peaceful. Surrounded by birdsong and beautiful countryside and only a few miles to the coast and very pretty villages and other places of interest to visit. We have seen boxing Hares, Deer, Bats, Marsh Harrier, various songbirds and glimpsed an Owl, oh and two minor celebrities whilst we have been out and about! We've had a great time.
Scapa Lodge is conveniently located being only 5 or 6 miles from the coast but situated in peaceful countryside surroundings. The lodge itself is very comfortable, spotlessly clean, modern and cosy. Listening to bird song from dawn to dusk is magical. The hosts are very welcoming and approachable but respect your privacy. We would not hesitate to book this holiday accommodation again.
We have had lovely weather until today and some of the views and vistas have been simply wonderful in the sunshine. Thank you for a really comfortable and relaxing week . Our canary was also very happy! Beautifully quiet and peaceful.
Cosy cottage for two ,quiet location and very convenient for this part of the Suffolk coast. Kitchen has everything you need, if you want to cook, but plenty of good pubs and eating places around the area ,not to mention the availability of fresh fish. Good bakery at Snape a few minutes drive away. Good base for walking and wildlife spotting as well as access to beaches.
The property had a bright and cheerful seaside them for its decoration and fittings. I never expected the to have virtually exclusive use of the large and private garden. Lucky with the weather. The resident owners very friendly and helpul. Intend to return
Thank you Deborah & Craig. We have had such a great time, lovely lodge in great surroundings. So fantastic to hear the birdsong. Suzies cafe on front at Southwold was very good - a great sun trap. Harbour Inn good for seafood especially the Fish Pie. Loved the Galleries in Southwold - do visit Southwold & Blythburgh Churches for the magnificent Angel ceilings.
We are biased because we have been blessed with the most incredibly good weather. The only downside was the insects making a meal of us whilst we sat on the lawn reading. A variety of birds kept us company, this is the place to unwind .