Scapa Lodge

Tunstall, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star
  • Special offerTake a winter break up to the end of Feb, including Christmas and New Year with 10% discount.

You can book this property from:

  • £515 per week
  • £74 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 3 miles
  • 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: 5:00pm
  • 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.


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,

“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,

“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,

“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,

A very well appointed and comfortable barn. Tunstall forest is a dream - envy your everyday access. We've had a lovely time - thank you both for a warm welcome. Debbie & Craig

Colin & V,

Scapa Lodge is a brilliant base to explore Tunstall Forest and reach the coast. We loved our NYE break here, from Debbie & Craig's warm welcome to the fizz & mince pies. The Lodge is cosy, warm and comfortable, and there is a good chance we will be back. Sarah & paul

Past Customer,

We had a very friendly welcome from Deborah & Craig upon arrival at Scapa Lodge & were pleased with the welcome gift of tea, coffee and cookies. We have enjoyed walking from the door to Snape Maltings through Tunstall Forest and also walks from Aldeburgh, RSPB Minsmere, Rendlesham Forest, Orford & Southwold. Scapa Lodge is a very clean & cosy accommodation, perfectly located for a walking holiday - coastal, forest & heathland walks are all close by. Lynn & Kevin. Lincs

Past Customer,

Very nice accommodation - a comfy bed and good shower. Location was perfect for our first visit to Sutton Hoo and for bird watching. Thank you. Barbara & Graham. Devon

Past Customer,

My partner and I stayed at this delightful property in August 2019. It is owned by Craig and Debbie who were excellent hosts. They could not have been more helpful, advising us on where to go and what to see in the area. We were offered (and gratefully accepted) a lift to our concert at the famous Snape Maltings nearby so that we could enjoy some liquid Suffolk hospitality. The Lodge itself was spotlessly clean, warm and inviting. It was well-equipped and perfect for a short break or even a longer holiday. It is in a quiet part of the owners' garden with a small patio for sitting and enjoying the sunset with a glass of wine. We would recommend Scapa Lodge without hesitation! Nick and Isabelle.

Past Customer,

Thanks for a lovely stay. A really nice, clean, welcoming accommodation. A lovely place in tranquil surroundings. A great location to explore the area, particularly enjoyed canoeing at Iken, and great food at The LIghthouse in Aldeburgh.

Previous Customer,

lovely location plenty of walks

Mr derek o,

Thank you for a lovely stay. Nice walks and not far from the beach and Minsmere. Great to see Deer in the garden every day. Lovely clean lodge, nice wildlife.

Previous Customer,

The owners Debbie and Craig were very helpful and friendly. Property very well placed to visit the Suffolk coast from south wold in the north to Woodbridge in the south. Also constable country within the hour and snape maltings on the doorstep.

Mr Ian W,