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Charming 4* Holiday Cottages In historic Town Location Close to Heritage Coast - Corner Cottage



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
1 & 2 Bedroom 4* self catering Holiday Cottages in Saxmundham, Suffolk Nr. seaside town of Aldeburgh, on the Heritage Coast, England, UK (Town 5 mins walk, Coast 8 Miles)

Three charming holiday cottages with many period features. Two 2-bedroomed single-storey cottages, and a 1-bedroomed two-storey cottage on the same site. Book whichever one best suits you, or book more than one cottage if holidaying with friends/family. Each of the cottages are fully equipped for a comfortable stay, and Rated 4-Star by Visit Britain. Saxmundham is an ideal base for exploring the unspoilt Suffolk countryside and coastline and the many attractions of East Anglia. You will be within 30 mins drive of Southwold, Halesworth, Woodbridge, RSPB Minsmere, National Trust Dunwich Heath (AoNB), the English Heritage castles at Orford and Framlingham, and much more... It is the perfect place for a relaxing break - at any time of year. Just 4 miles from Snape, and 8 miles (15 mins drive) from the popular seaside town of Aldeburgh on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Ideal location for walkers, bird-watching, golfing holidays. Only 90 mins from London by train - making it perfect for short breaks too. Just 500 yards from shops, pubs, cafes, and award-winning restaurants. Small, well-behaved dogs made very welcome (at no extra charge).

Details for holiday cottage Corner Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Corner Cottage has just been totally refurbished, and has many characterful period features throughout - such as vaulted ceilings with exposed beams.

Its open-plan living room and kitchen/dining area is divided by its stunning central feature fireplace. There is a farmhouse-style kitchen with dual-fuel range-style cooker, butler sink, large fridge-freezer and a dishwasher. The oak dining table seats 4 people.

The main bedroom is off the living room, and has a double bed - antique pewter style metal bedstead with sprung & Memory-foam mattress. The 2nd bedroom can be made up as either a kingsize double bed or as twin single beds.

The Bathroom has a bath, with Power-Shower over, shaver point, and heated towel-rail (for cosy, warmed towels). There is a full-length mirror is in the lobby.

'Corner Cottage' is fully equipped for a comfortable stay. Laundry facilities and a Courtyard at the back can be provided as optional extras for longer stays

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We love Suffolk! And we want you to come and enjoy it here too.

Our aim is to provide a comfortable and homely place for you to stay whilst you enjoy all that the beautiful and unspoilt Suffolk Heritage Coastal Region has to offer.

Many previous guests have described our self-catering holiday cottages as a real 'home from home' - so we've adopted that as our motto!

Several guests have even asked if they can buy the cottage they were staying in! But, they are not for sale. They are here to enjoy while you holiday in Suffolk.

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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

A cosy little cottage. Fully modernised, clean and very well equipped with good storage. Handy location for shops, restaurants, train station, beaches and local attractions. Dawn was most helpful without intruding on our privacy.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Excellent Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at the Corner Cottage. Excellent accommodation and made to feel very welcome by the added touches. Great base for exploring the beautiful surrounding area and minutes walk to the train station. Saxmundham is a lovely town and will definitely be back. Will be recommending to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Wonderful time

  • 4 of 5

Tired and delayed by the joys of the Dartford tunnel, Corner cottage was an oasis of calm serenity. The comfortable beds and cosy kitchen provided a place to feed, water and rest two tired boys and Molly our dog snuggled up in the doggie blankets and gratefully nibbled on the doggie treats provided. We enjoyed our holiday in Suffolk very much, and Corner cottage provided a wonderful base to explore castles, saxon burial grounds and beaches. We would definitely recommend it to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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From the Owner

Saxmundham is such a great location - it's an ideal holiday base. With such good transport links, within a half an hours drive (or less) you can get to all the popular places to visit. There are good local bus services too. And the train station (Lowestoft to London-Liverpool St Line) is a few minutes walk away. (But don't worry - there is no train noise at the cottages!) We love the peace and quiet. The friendliness of the people. The wide open spaces. The unspoilt nature of the countryside, coast and heathland... and the local, seasonal food.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Stansted OR Norwich Airports at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Saxmundham (town & High Street) at 0.25 Miles Nearest Ferry : Felixstowe at 20 Miles Nearest Golf : Aldeburgh & Thorpeness (15 mins drive away) at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Saxmundham at 0.25 Miles Nearest Motorway : A12 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Saxmundham High Street at 0.25 Miles Nearest Beach : Aldeburgh (shingle beach) - 15 mins drive away) at 8 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

There is Clay-pigeon shooting locally (approx 20 mins drive), where you can also book a beginners' 'have a go' session if you've never tried it before.

There are two vineyards within 30 mins drive - offering tours and wine tastings of some fabulous English wines.

There are several Literary events and Book Fairs locally, plus annual Literature and Poetry Festivals.


Aldeburgh, on the Suffolk Heritage Coast, is just 8 miles away (approx 15 mins drive), and the sandy beaches at Southwold, Dunwich and Walberwick are only around 30 mins drive. Beccles (approx 40 mins drive) is on the edge of 'the Broads', where you can hire boats for the day or half day - whether you prefer a motor launch, row-boat or canoe. You can watch the yachts from the historic harbour at Southwold or the quay at Woodbridge.


250 yards from Saxmundham railway station (don't worry, no train noise at the cottages!). Direct rail service from London-Liverpool St. (journey-time approx 1½ hours) and rail services from all other parts of the country. The cottages are less than 1 mile from A12. 70 miles (approx 1½ hour drive from Junction 28 of M25).

Airports: Stansted or Norwich. Excellent public transport service locally - buses, trains, taxis to all places of interest in the Suffolk Heritage Coastal Region/East.


Places of interest in the region include the ever-popular coastal towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold, the riverside town of Woodbridge, the historic castles at Framlingham and Orford, Halesworth, AONB Dunwich, RSPB Minsmere... all are within approx 30 mins drive of the cottages. Aldeburgh 8 miles. Thorpeness 7 miles. RSPB Minsmere 6 miles. (National Trust) Dunwich Heath (AONB) 6 miles. Benjamin Britten's concert hall at Snape Maltings 4 miles. Leiston (Long Shop Museum, abbey ruins, etc) 5 miles.

Further Details:

Book more than one cottage to accommodate up to 10 people - perfect when holidaying with friends or family.

All three cottages are just 500 yards (5 mins walk) from the High Street, where there is a wide range of interesting independent shops and galleries to browse around, plus those catering for all essentials - a bakers, butchers, newsagents, opticians, chemist and hairdressers. Plus... banks with cashpoints (HSBC and Barclays), Post Office, florist, hardware store, pet shop, an old-fashioned haberdashers shop, off license, several bookshops, two art galleries, a museum, organic produce shop, two supermarkets (Waitrose and Tesco - both open 7 days), several pubs, a wide choice of cafes, take-aways, etc., and an award-winning restaurant.

There is a street-market on Wednesdays - with fresh fish/shell-fish stall. There are several interesting farm shops in the area, each selling local home-grown/home-made produce. The most local is around 1 mile out of the town. There are also a number of events in or around the town during the year, such as: food fayres, craft markets, antiques fairs, literary and music festivals, food and drink events, country and game fairs, dog shows, open-air theatre / concerts.

There is a quaint local pub - called: the 'Poachers Pocket' (10 mins drive, or a pleasant 30 mins walk through the County Park), which is family-run and serves home-cooked traditional meals and local real-ales.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4 Nov 2016 - 8 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Dec 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
WINTER (2017)
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Full details, specific information about the town, clear directions & Postcode for SatNav route, and a 'Booking Confirmation' is sent to you in plenty of time.

Changeover Day:
Changeover-day is Friday for weekly bookings and Weekend Short-Breaks, and Monday for Mid-Week Short-Breaks.

3-Night Weekend breaks - Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
4-Night Mid-Week Breaks - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights.

Notes on prices:
Phone for details of any 'late availability' offers, or 'Block-Booking discounts'. Discounts are given on extended stays of 4 weeks or more.

Booking Notes: A deposit of 25% of the total cost (or £200 - whichever is more) on booking will secure your holiday dates for you, with the balance to be paid 8 weeks before the start-date of your holiday/short-break.

Payment can be made by direct bank transfer, Credit/Debit Card (over the phone), Barclays Pingit, or cheque (for advance bookings).

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From the Owner

The cottages are just 5 mins walk from the town's High Street, so very convenient for an evening meal out... or just to pick up a newspaper in the morning. The supermarkets are open 7 days a week, until late in the evening. And, there are lots of independent little shops to browse around too.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 1 m²


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Towel-radiator, shaver-socket, and light above the mirror.
  • The Bathroom is fully tiled on the walls, with an attractive beach-pebble theme. The floor is tiled also. There are grip-handles on the side of the bath, a shower-screen, and plenty of shelf-space for your toiletries. There is a roof-window which makes the room light, and makes optimum use of the space. The towel-radiator heats the room and also dries your bath-towels. A separate hand-towel is provided.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Can be arranged as a Twin room - two 2ft 6ins single beds.
  • The bedrooms have plenty of hanging and drawer space, and are each equipped with a hairdryer. The beds are made up before your arrival, and fluffy towels are provided: 1 x hand-towel and 1 x large bath-towel per person. There are blackout curtains. The double-glazed windows ensure that there is no noise inside the cottage.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Portable fan provided for very hot weather. Free WiFi (wireless broadband internet access) for all guests. Flint Cottage has a log-burner, for cosy winter evenings. There is also, of course, full central heating in all three cottages. Family pets are made very welcome at the cottages. Suffolk is a very dog-friendly county, there are many woodlands, heaths and beaches open to dogs all year round and they will be welcome in most pubs. Outside: At 'Flint Cottage' there is a secure, enclosed garden at the front - surrounded by a white picket fence. At the back of 'Flint Cottage' (accessed via the kitchen), there is a pretty (private) Courtyard garden with pot-plants and garden furniture and parasol for very warm days. At the back of Chapel Cottage, there is a small Courtyard with a table & 2 chairs which can be made available to guests.

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