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Charming cottage for two close to Suffolk Heritage Coast



Updated: 14-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage for a couple planning a peaceful countryside retreat

Situated in Yoxford, just off the A12 this quiet village is equal distance to Aldeburgh and Southwold, and four miles from the beaches of Dunwich, and Walberswick. It is perfectly located for easy access to the delights of the Suffolk Heritage coastline with its low marshes, and reed beds interspersed with beaches of sand, and shingle.

There are RSPB nature reserves at Aldeburgh, Orford, and Minsmere, where you can see avocets, bitterns, and marsh harriers, as well as numerous butterflies, and wildflowers.

The cottage is an ideal country retreat for a couple planning to escape from the pressures of everyday life, and who would welcome a change of pace.

Yoxford village has a first rate restaurant, a tea shop, two pubs, and a well stocked newsagents/corner shop.

Almost two hundred years old, School Cottage is located out of sight, on a drift-away, just off Yoxford’s High Street. It can be accessed by car via a narrow drive way, or a short pedestrian path located either side of Main’s Resturant.

The cottage’s front door opens onto a compact, well equipped kitchen/dining room off which is a curtained doorway leading to the sitting room with soft furnishings, multi-fuel wood burner, TV with DVD player, and BT WiFi available to guests. To the right of the kitchen is a door way leading to the staircase to the first floor.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms. The main bedroom features a king size bed with views over the cottage front garden.

The shower room is equipped with a large walk in shower cubicle, toilet, and wash-hand basin. It is situated between the main bedroom, and the second bedroom. Although the cottage has two bedrooms we feel it is ideal accommodation for a couple as it comfortably sleeps two in its king size bed, pre-made for your convenience, and comfort with 100% cotton bedding, duck down quilt, and pillows.

The smaller bedroom is used primarily as a dressing room. When pre-booked it can be supplied with a single fold-out bed for an additional guest - an older child, or young adult perhaps.

As the upper floor is accessed via a typical Suffolk cottage staircase that winds steeply behind the chimney it is unfortunately not suitable for young children, or those with compromised mobility.

We have endeavoured to equip the cottage with all the home comforts and conveniences that we, ourselves appreciate when we come here to stay.


KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: The front door leads into a compact kitchen/dining room with a stable style back door leading to a small yard where the washing machine is housed. There are three tall chairs, and an oak block kitchen surfaces with a modern white basin. Appliances include a four ring gas cooker and oven, slimline dishwasher, fridge with a freezer compartment, a microwave.

SITTING ROOM: This lovely room has a multi-fuel wood burner, a sofa, wooden cottage arm chair, coffee table, a flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, and BT WiFi hub.

FIRST FLOOR: Cottage stairs from the kitchen/dining room lead up to the first floor landing.

MAIN BEDROOM: There's a king size bed and two side tables with bedside lamps. The room overlooks the front garden. The small cottage bedroom windows have wooden shutters.

SMALL BEDROOM / DRESSING ROOM: Here is where the guest wardrobe and chest of drawers are found. It is also where the ironing board, and iron are stored. When pre-booked this room can be supplied with a single fold-out bed for an additional guest - an older child, or young adult perhaps.

SHOWER ROOM: There's a large shower cubicle shower, hand basin, w.c. There is constant hot water.

COTTAGE GARDEN: Has a decking area and table and chairs for outdoor dining. There are also two garden chairs.

PARKING: Off road parking space for School Cottage is accessed via a narrow one car wide approach to the left hand side of Main’s Resturant. We rarely use it as it can be tricky to manoeuvre so we park on Yoxford High Street which is unrestricted. You then approach the cottage via a narrow pedestrian walk way to the right hand side of the restaurant.

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About the Owner

Sally Baker
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

About Sally Baker

We both love Suffolk and have been taking our holidays in various rented cottages and barn conversions for many years. We feel lucky that we've been able to buy our own little bit of Suffolk. We've tried to equip and make the cottage as cosy and as comfortable as we always hoped to fine our rented accommodation.

The bedding and towels are all high quality and we've found excellent local people to tend the garden and refresh and clean the cottage between lets.

Our favourite things to do in Suffolk are to just stop and relax which is not always that easy with busy city lives. I'm a full time therapist and Arnie is a painter with a studio near our London home in Deptford. His art adorns the walls!

The cottage is centrally heated so is cosy in the winter and ideal for lets the whole year through. We've installed BT wifi which is available for guests. There is even desk space in the alcove off the living room for those that travel with their lap tops as we always seem to.

We hope you enjoy spending time here as much as we do. Sally & Arnie

Sally Baker purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Sally Baker chose Suffolk

It's a country retreat but with the amenities of a convenient local newsagents/store to buy newspapers etc. Close by is

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : two pubs in the village at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : There is a golf course Aldeburgh at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Darsham Railway station to Ipswich at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : two resturants in village and tea shop at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Southwold, Walberswick, Dunwich, Aldeburgh at 4 Miles Car: recommended

Most household provisions and basic foods at the village supermarket including extra coal and kindling wood. Organic meat and vegetables at Emmerdale Farm, about 1 mile away. Live traditional English folk music at The Eels Foot Pub in Eastbridge 2 miles away plus pub food. Also food served at both village pubs. Excellent lunches and afternoon tea at Darsham Nursery - also about 1 mile away, just across the road from Darsham Railway Station. There's a Waitrose at Saxmundham and a large Co-op Store in Leiston too plus a barn at Middleton for local farm produce

Prices and Availability

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3 night minimum stay
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 14-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Dining Area


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only