Scapa Lodge

Tunstall, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star
  • Just steps away from wonderful woodland walks, a perfect holiday cottage for a couples.  Deer and owls are frequent visitors, a bird watchers dream.

You can book this property from:

  • £498 per week
  • £71 per night
  • 4 Star


On the edge of Tunstall Forest (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), 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.

It is also the perfect spot for all you stargazers. With little light pollution here at Scapa Lodge,  just standing outside the patio door, on a clear night the skies can be full of stars and planets for you to admire. 

Scapa Lodge has been thoughtfully arranged to provide open-plan living space with a well-appointed fitted kitchen, a feature apex ceiling with skylights 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.

Why we love this property: The exciting contrast between the exterior and interior ignites the senses and the open plan layout is perfect for a couple’s retreat.

Room by room layout
Open plan living space:
two seater sofa, table and chairs for two, wall mounted television with DVD player, French doors to the patio and garden. Kitchen: Plenty of workspace and storage units, microwave, dishwasher, fan oven, electric hob, washing machine & fridge with freezer compartment.
Bedroom: Double bed, bedside cabinets with lamps, hanging space.
Shower Room: Large corner cubicle with electric shower, WC, washbasin

Outside: The Lodge has its own patio area with table, chairs and charcoal barbecue for guests to use. The owners live in the adjacent property and are happy for guests to use the extensive garden at the rear of the Lodge. On the opposite side of the parking area is a brick outbuilding where guests can store bikes and fishing equipment and there is an additional freezer.
Parking: The driveway leads past the Lodge and opens to a large parking area
Heating: Electric radiators throughout
 bedlinen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels. Unlimited Wifi. DAB radio with CD player, USB port and SD card port (please bring your own leads) available to use. 

Infants: If you wish to bring an infant with you, please contact Suffolk Secrets before booking this property.

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). Bookworms will be fascinated in the hamlet and forest; it is the setting of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Black Arrow: A Tale of Two Roses (1888) of which there is a copy of in the lodge for you to read.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • Towels provided


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Thank you for making us so welcome. The lodge has been a great place to stay – within easy reach of Snape Concert Hall, where we’ve been enjoying some wonderful concerts. Thank you for going to so much trouble to prepare the lodge. It is spotlessly clean – which made us feel very safe. Everything is well thought out and we had just what we needed.

Past Customer,

We have had a lovely time at the lodge. The place is well equipped and spotlessly clean and comfortable. Debbie and Craig are excellent hosts, they recommended the riverside walk from Melton into Woodbridge which was a lovely start to our holiday. Great days out in Southwold, Aldeburgh, Dunwich and Orford Ness. Thank you.

Past Customer,

Lovely peaceful cottage with everything we needed. Enjoyed our chats. Isolated feel looking out in the garden but good to know someone at hand if needed. Sunsets wonderful, castles worth a visit and lovely walks. Thanks.”

Past Customer,

Great welcome, lovely accommodation. Very peaceful and a great location to explore Suffolk.

Past Customer,

Thank you Craig and Debbie for being the perfect hosts! Scapa Lodge is simply wonderful – you have put a lot of thought into the layout and furnishings etc. A great base for exploring beautiful Suffolk. We will long remember the great walks, visits to Aldeburgh, Orford, Flatford and beyond to Duxford museum. “Arrived guests – left as friends”

Mr Douglas M,

Scapa Lodge has been a comfortable and peaceful haven and the perfect base for exploring this beautiful county. Thank you Debbie and Craig.

Mr Paul S,

A return visit to this very convenient and well equipped lodge. We always enjoy this lovely part of the country and getting a dose of the sea. Favourite places include Woodbridge and Shingle Street.

Mr Graham R,

The peace and quiet, seeing a muntjac playing in the garden in the late afternoon, bramblings feeding and a rabbit. The area is well known to us as we have had short breaks in Aldeburgh for over 15 years. This cottage was a wonderful find, well appointed, lots of sockets in all the right places, loved the décor but floor mats/rugs should go as too slippy on laminate floor. Hosts very friendly.

Jan and R,

Lovely accommodation. Very peaceful garden. Excellent centre for cycling & walking. Wonderful weather!

Kathy and T,

Thank you for making us so welcome. We have had a lovely break and especially enjoyed the fantastic walks around Iken, Snape and Orford – plus hearing the nightingales on the edge of Tunstall Forest!

Barbara and R,

Lovely rural break. We enjoyed staying in your bright well equipped lodge and enjoyed talking to you. Plenty to see and do around the area. We would recommend the ‘Green Man’ in the village for an excellent Sunday lunch. We were made to feel very welcome by Debbie & Craig.

Gloria and M,

We enjoyed our break at Scapa Lodge and really appreciated how cosy and clean the lodge is. Although we know this part of Suffolk quite well it was lovely to be able to spend quality time in the area. Thank you Debbie & Craig for your foresight for this haven. We hope to return in the autumn.

Keith and H,

Scapa Lodge is a wonderful find! It is very clean and well equipped. A lot of thought has gone into providing everything for a comfortable stay. We have had a very peaceful and relaxing break. Debbie & Craig have made us very welcome. Thank you

David and F,

We have loved our stay in Tunstall in this beautiful lodge. Lovely and clean and everything provided. Brilliant location with wonderful countryside all around. Thank you

Alison and N,

Thank you for making us feel so welcome in your beautiful lodge. A special place for us to make special memories. (Hugging our new granddaughter was the icing on the cake!) An idyllic retreat. Thank you again.

Lin and D,

The Lodge was very clean and well equipped with everything that we needed provided. The owners, Debbie and Craig made us feel very welcome. We felt entirely at home and were able to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the secluded garden.

Mr S,

Just what we wanted – a nice place to explore Suffolk from. Our highlights were the tour at Orford Castle, Constable’s Flatford Mill and sitting on the pier at Southwold. Framlingham Castle is also worth a visit – you can walk nearly all the way around the castle walls. Loved all the wildlife in the garden! Barbara & Geoff

Past Customer,

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Scapa Lodge and have been delighted with the wildlife we have seen in the garden:- muntjac deer, pheasants, various garden birds, hawk and a greater spotted woodpecker today! Wonderful! Thank you for letting us stay in such a cosy retreat! Fay & Frank

Past Customer,

“We had a lovely time in Scapa Lodge, thank you. Great place and location. Recommend the Unruly Pig at Bromeswell & The Galley in Woodbridge” The Robinsons.

Past Customer,

“Thank you so much for letting us stay in your comfortable cottage. It was all very clean and convenient and you, Craig and Debbie, were perfect hosts” Roger & Kathleen from Leicestershire

Past Customer,

“We have so enjoyed our stay. Excellent quality cottage with everything one wants. Lovely friendly couple. Yummy tomatoes! Would highly recommend a stay. Thank you for our lovely stay, Pam & Stuart”

Past Customer,

“Cool, calm, clean, comfortable & cosy. Near countryside & culture. What more can we say? Thank you. Debbie & Craig – such friendly & helpful owners” Anne & Richard from London:

Past Customer,

“We have loved your perfect little lodge. Thank you for making us feel so welcome” Dawn & Rob

Past Customer,

“My hosts were hospitable and also informative about birds and wildlife that could be seen within ½ - 10 miles radius. There were a wonderful variety of birds in the garden and a muntjac turned up one evening. Two great spotted woodpeckers and a chiffchaff were in front of kitchen on the grass. Little owls and Barn owls also occasional visitors. All in all a smashing base for a Suffolk chillout” Stephen

Past Customer,