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Enchanting English Country Cottage Near Southwold

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage Near Southwold, Suffolk, England - Peaceful Village Location

Situated in the quiet but beautiful village of Wenhaston in Suffolk, within a short walk of two village pubs and just a short drive to the coastal towns of Southwold, Aldeburgh and Dunwich, close to an area designated as outstanding natural beauty. Explore Suffolk's heritage coast from Aldeburgh to Southwold and beyond. Weekly bookings welcome and bookings for shorter periods and weekends. Well behaved dogs are also welcome.

Charlotte Ling
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We had a great week at Rosemary Cottage. Clean, tidy, and beautifully situated to enjoy what we think is the very best of Suffolk – Southwold, Walberswick, and all the lovely villages round about. The woodburner is a crowd-pleaser and the cottage itself is cosy but spacious. The owners were friendly, attentive and easy to deal with. Highly recommended.” Simon Feeney
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wenhaston in Wenhaston with Mells Hamlet

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Family bathroom with bath and thermostatic electric shower, toilet and basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with double bed Bedroom 3 with single bed Folding camp bed available Cot and travel cot available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Notes on accommodation: Sorry, strictly no smokers. Outside: Front and rear garden and large detached garage and car parking for 3 cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning between stays included in price. Linen and towels are not included in the price.


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Enchanting English Country Cottage Near Southwold
average rating of 3.0 based on 4 reviews

Tired house for short people

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I've just stayed at Rosemary Cottage and had a thoroughly unpleasant time!

It's a very tired little house and the second double bedroom (in the roof) is 5' 7'' at it's tallest point so no good for grown-ups. The stairs are a death trap, so don't even consider staying here with children under 5. The microwave doesn't work and the cold water pressure is only a dribble for the bath, which is a problem when bathing children although the shower is okay. There is also no wifi or phone signal so you're completely cut off.

All in all I deeply regret booking!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that you didn’t enjoy your stay. Our cottage is a 16th century cottage with beams and character, which is clearly described as such in the particulars and the photos which can be seen on the website. If you are looking for a modern house, then Rosemary Cottage is not for you! We have never had any bad reviews about the staircase or the double bedroom ceiling height. We have 3 young children who regularly use the staircase without any problem and it is certainly not "a death trap"! The attic bedroom is also suitable for adults. In relation to your comments about our cottage, these are not consistent with the facts as borne out by the other reviews that we have received. For example "The cottage has charm and appeal due to it's age. The kids loved the narrow staircase up to the attic room (their den!).” and "Beams aplenty, very good local pub 5 minutes walk away and the Suffolk coast a few miles drive. Perfect location for a holiday or weekend break.” Finally, the microwave does work but the plug needs turning on to the side of it and the water pressure is fine for running a bath if needed, and is also good when using the shower, which most people tend to use.
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Old world cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

Beams aplenty, very good local pub 5 minutes walk away and the Suffolk coast a few miles drive. Perfect location for a holiday or weekend break.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Character cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage has charm and appeal due to it's age. The kids loved the narrow staircase up to the attic room (their den!). Clean and homely but is in need of some work and repairs. This is reflected in the price really. Great that we could take our dog.

We needed to use the camp bed for our teenage son but it was not very suitable. Padded out it was bearable for a few nights.

Situated in a lovely village with easy access to the coast. Walking distance to the pub which served good food.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We have since spoken and the minor repair work which you mentioned has been undertaken. The camp bed has also been replaced. We agree that our cottage is in a great location, close to the sea and our kids love playing in the upstairs bedroom too!
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Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary


The cottage is a short drive (5 miles) to Southwold which is the nearest beach.


Trains are only three miles away at Halesworth or Darsham. Regular bus services run through the village to Southwold, Lowestoft and Aldeburgh.


The coastal resort and nature reserves are all within easy reach. The southern broads and many inland beauty spots can be found within half an hour's drive.

The historic city of Norwich is approximately 30 miles away, Framlingham Castle approximately 12 miles, Suffolk Wildlife and Rare Breeds Park approximately 12 miles, Otter Trust near Bungay is approximately 12 miles.

Further Details:

Sightseers may take the short drive to Dunwich to visit the remains of the former capital of East Anglia, or the pretty coastal village of Walberswick, or the Blyth Estuary. For bird watchers the award winning bird reserve at Minsmere is close by. The elegant coastal towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh are also within easy reach, with many interesting shops, pubs and restaurants. Aldeburgh and Southwold have a cinema. Superb golf courses at Woodbridge, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. Excellent beaches at Southwold, Walberswick Covehithe and Aldeburgh. There are excellent walking areas between the cottage and the coast and around Dunwich Heath, Westleton Heath, and the marshes and coast between Southwold and Dunwich.

There are 2 pubs within the village itself and also a number of excellent restaurants and pubs serving food within a short drive of the cottage.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wenhaston, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer holidays
14 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
We accept last minute bookings, and the house is also available for short breaks and weekends. Please contact me for availability and prices.

We require a £150 security Deposit.

A well behaved dog is also welcome at an extra charge of £15 per booking.

Changeover Day:
During the school holidays, the changeover day is Friday but this can be flexible, please ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.