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Charming 4* Holiday Cottages In historic Town Location Close to Heritage Coast - Chapel 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 Chapel Cottage , 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Chapel Cottage has been renovated to provide guests with modern comforts and conveniences, and has many period-style features. It is quite small, but very lovely, and is suitable for a single person holidaying alone or for a couple. Open-plan living/dining room with a small kitchen area off - with oven, hob, and small fridge-freezer. Upstairs, the bedroom has a (4') double bed. The bathroom room has a 5' bath with shower attachment over the bath, and shaver point.

For longer stays, a separate outbuilding Laundry Unit housing a washing machine, tumble dryer, plus iron & ironing board, can be made available.

'Chapel Cottage' is fully equipped for a comfortable stay. The bedroom has hanging and drawer space, and a hairdryer. The bed is made up before your arrival, and fluffy towels are provided. The kitchen is equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery & glasses, and tea towels, plus initial supplies of tea/coffee are provided.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • 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 near a lovely part of Suffolk coast

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely: small, but perfectly renovated with very tasteful furnishings that reflect the colours of the Suffolk coast. For 1 or 2 people with a small dog (in this case, my Cairn terrier) it is a great place to stay as long as you don't want to be indoors all day. We had wonderful weather and so didn't spend much time chilling out inside, rather, we visited various coastal villages, towns and sites of historic interest (e.g. Sutton Hoo). The location within Saxmundham is very convenient: you can walk to the town centre within 10 minutes. The cottage has all you need in terms of facilities; the owners are very welcoming, and there is even a dog box in case you forget to bring a doggie essential! Suffolk has lovely pubs nearly all of which are dog friendly, so it is perfect if you want a pet-friendly holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Easter break in Saxmundham

  • 5 of 5

A simple one-up, one down (plus lovely bathroom and well equipped kitchen!) cottage in Saxmundham. Cottage was lovely and cosy in March. It was easy to find, and parking available on street - although it is also a short walk from the rail station. The town has everything you need. I was in the area to visit Sutton Hoo; plus bracing walks on the nearby Suffolk coast line. I would visit again, perhaps coming up by train in future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely- just big enough for my husband, the dog and me. Nice touch with treats for the dog left in cottage as well as a few homely items for the grown ups.

We would got there again as it was round the corner from the friends we was visiting. We did go last May 2015 .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early Winter
4 Nov 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 - 2 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late WINTER (2017)
3 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
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 Fridays for weekly bookings or Weekend Breaks, and Mondays for Mid-Week Breaks.

Short-breaks - charged at 75% of the Weekly Rate:
3-Night Weekend breaks - Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
4-Night Mid-Week Breaks - Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs nights

Notes on prices:
Phone for details of any 'late availability' offers, or 'Block-Booking discounts', or visit our website: www.AllSeasonsCottageBreaks.com

Discounts are given on extended stays of 4 weeks or more.

A deposit of 25% of the total cost (or £250 - whichever is greater) 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 only).

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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
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • 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


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower over the bath
  • The bathroom is decorated in a seaside theme, with starfish border-tiles and pebble-design flooring. There is a modern white bathroom suite (bath, basin & toilet), with a shower over the bath. There is a shaver-light over the basin mirror, a medicine cabinet, and plenty of storage space for your toiletries. It has a large window to the rear, which makes it light and airey.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, The bed is a small (4 ft) double bed
  • The bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a gun-metal grey chandelier, which are real features and give the room a spacious feel. The bed has a pine frame and good quality sprung mattress, made up with freshly laundered bedlinen - ready for your arrival.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Free WiFi (wireless broadband internet access) for all guests. 'Flint Cottage' (one of the 2-bedroomed cottages) has a log-burning fire, for cosy winter evenings. There is also, of course, full central heating in all three cottages. Family pets are made very welcome in all 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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