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Birdwatching in Suffolk

Suffolk is one of the best areas in the UK for birdwatching all year round, with a wide variety of habitats producing a long list of species.

The coastal marshes are well known for breeding Bittern, Bearded Tit, Marsh Harrier and Avocet.

The RSPB reserve of Minsmere is perhaps the best known of the wetland reserves, but many other sites invite exploration, including the newly created Hen Reedbeds just outside Southwold.

Heaths along the coast (often adjoining the marshes) hold Wood Lark, Nightjar and Dartford Warbler.

Away from the coasts, the countryside often boasts large and extensive hedgerows and provides excellent walks between attractive villages.

See our Suffolk Reserves guide for more information.

Other useful Suffolk sites;
Bungay Town Guide
Southwold Scene

 

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Suffolk - Self Catering Accommodation for birdwatchers

A range of self catering accommodation all in or close to the Suffolk countryside with its wealth of excellent birding sites - ideal for the visiting birdwatcher to Suffolk. See also the section on serviced accommodation ~ hotels and b&b (bed and breakfast)

 Suffolk Self Catering Accommodation
 
self-catering Lavenham Priory - Lavenham  

Water Street, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9RW Tel: 07970 190182 or 01787 248305   email    website

Lavenham PrioryLavenham Priory is a remarkable Grade 1 listed, medieval half-timbered house dating from the 13th Century set in 3 acres of picturesque grounds in the heart of the beautiful and quaint Suffolk village of Lavenham.

Lavenham Priory offers luxury self-catering accommodation in one of two adjoining cottages which are ideal for either a couple or groups of 6.

Lavenham is the perfect base to explore Suffolk’s Coast and Heaths and estuaries where there is a variety of landscapes full of wildlife.

 

 
self-catering The Garden Cottage - nr Southwold  

The Garden House, Blackheath, Wenhaston, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 9DH Tel: 01502 478 202   email    website

The Garden CottageThe Garden Cottage sleeps 2 and is set in the grounds of the Garden House in a beautiful and tranquil 1.5 acre garden. It has been renovated and refurbished to a high standard.

The Cottage is in a semi-rural setting with nearby heaths, marsh and woodland providing varied habitats for local and migrant birds, which at times include the Cuckoo, Nightingale, Willow Warbler and Barn Owl.

It is also conveniently located for Southwold, Walberswick, Alderburgh, RSPB Minsmere bird sanctuary and the beautiful nature reserve near Dunwich. The area is excellent for walking and cycling.

 

 
self-catering Bridget's Cottage Reydon nr Southwold  

1, Seaview Road, Reydon, nr Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6RL Tel: 07890 883067   email    website

Bridget's CottageA minutes walk from the marshes and the scenic path by Buss Creek leading to North Beach and the Pier, Bridgets Cottage is on a quiet road, ten minutes walk to Southwold High Street and the sea. Reydon Smere is within a mile and Minsmere is a short drive away. The cottage sleeps up to 6.

Numerous paths across the marshes provide countless opportunities for bird watching all year round. Opposite this charming cottage is a village store offering a range of fresh produce including artisan bread and local meat.

For more information please click on this link: www.ownersdirect.co.uk.

 

 
self-catering Plough Cottage nr Yoxford 

Heritage Hideaways, Suffolk IP18 6JL Tel: 01502 724782   email    website

Plough and Harrow CottagesPlough Cottage, sleeping 4, is hidden away in beautiful Suffolk countryside a mile from Yoxford, accessible by footpath or road which offers restaurants, pubs, a post office and a corner shop. There are walks from the cottage, making it a great location and further afield is RSPB Minsmere, the coastal village of Dunwich and the seaside delights of Aldeburgh and Southwold.

Carefully restored to preserve the original character of the barn, the cottages provide open plan kitchen/dining room, sitting room with log burner, 1 double, 1 twin, with ensuite bathroom and shower room. Plough Cottage is adjacent to Harrow Cottage and can be booked together for a larger familyy group.

Pets and children welcome.

 

 
self-catering Suffolk Secrets - Suffolk 

Suffolk Secrets, The Old Water Tower, The Common, Southwold, Suffolk. IP18 6TB Tel: 01502 722717    email    website

Four Seasons Lodge Four Seasons Lodge a chalet bungalow sleeping 6, is situated in rural Middleton with its green, pub and lovely church, and overlooks the nature reserve of Minsmere and Westleton Heath.

It is an ideal property from which to explore the delightful Suffolk countryside with an excellent opportunity to spot rare birds in your own back garden.

 
self-catering Hare Lodge Holidays - Suffolk 

Rose and Apple Tree Cottages, Sibton Green, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 2HL Tel: 01728 660242    email   website

Rose Cottage, Sibton These 4-star approved charming 18th century cottages set in peaceful and pretty gardens ,sleeping 2 and 3 guests. Cycle route no 1 winds it's way down the quiet lane ,past the garden gate .

Ideal for bird watching and walking with easy access to Minsmere, North Warren and Dunwich bird reserves, also Blythburgh Estuary and the Hen Reed Beds at Southwold.

Available all year round the cottages are fully equipped with both central heating and wood burning stoves, There is also ample parking and free wifi.

 
self catering Gypsy Hollow - nr Halesworth

One of our lodgesValley Farm, Butts Road, Westhall IP19 8RN Tel: 01986 780995     website

Escape to the romantic rural Suffolk Countryside, where in the grounds of our Grade II * Suffolk farmhouse, a unique glamping experience awaits you in the gypsy wagon. The clear sound of rural life mixed with a part working farm is sure to let you relax and unwind and take in the quiet rural lifestyle.

Your accommodation is completely private and exclusive - with only one wagon, all the facilities including the summerhouse (a lovely place to sit and eat or relax), the newly refurbished kitchen and bathroom with spa, are all yours to enjoy. Bikes are provided for leisure rides or to visit the pub and shop just 10 minutes away in Westhall village.

 
self-catering Aldeburgh Seaview - Aldeburgh 

Heritage Hideaways, Suffolk IP18 6JL Tel: 01502 724782   email    website

Seaview CottageAldeburgh Seaview A stylishly furnished apartment in the iconic seaside town of Aldeburgh, this holiday apartment is ideal for a small family or a romantic hideaway for two. With sea views, open plan living area and 1 double, 1 single bedrooms and shower room and open plan living area.

Aldeburgh is an ideal place to holiday with its pebble beach, historic buildings and wonderful array of shops to suit all interests.

You can easily go everywhere on foot or by bicycle for the duration of your holiday. The town has a delightful cinema, and Aldeburgh Music is based at nearby Snape Maltings.

 

 
self catering High Lodge Leisure Ltd

One of our lodgesHigh Lodge Wood, Hinton, Nr Darsham, Suffolk IP17 3QT Tel: 01986 784347   email   website

Situated in 100 acres of woodland and delightful countryside High Lodge is located in prime position just 5 miles from Minsmere Bird and Nature Reserve and approximately 10 miles from Southwold

Our self catering lodges offer a scenic and peaceful retreat from the pressures of daily life .Each lodge has its own private balcony offering views over the lake to relax whilst taking in the abundance of wild life and birds in the grassland and woodland areas.

We look forward to welcoming you.

 
self-catering Harrow Cottage - nr Yoxford 

Heritage Hideaways , Suffolk IP18 6JL Tel: 01502 724782    email    website

Plough and Harrow CottagesHarrow Cottage, sleeping 4, are hidden away in beautiful Suffolk countryside a mile from Yoxford, accessible by footpath or road which offers restaurants, pubs, a post office and a corner shop. There are walks from the cottage, making it a great location and further afield is RSPB Minsmere, the coastal village of Dunwich and the seaside delights of Aldeburgh and Southwold.

Carefully restored to preserve the original character of the barn, the cottages provide open plan kitchen/dining room, sitting room with log burner, 1 double, 1 twin, with ensuite bathroom and shower room. Harrow Cottage is adjacent to Plough Cottage and can be booked together for a larger family group.

Pets and children welcome.

 
self catering Suffolk Cottage Holidays - Suffolk Coast and Countryside

Suffolk Cottage Holidays Ltd, 1 Quay Point Station Road Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 4AL Tel: 01394 389189    email website 

Suffolk Cottage HolidaysPeriod cottages, converted barns; charming self-catering accommodation in and around Suffolk's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Choose a holiday cottage or larger house close to Suffolk's finest bird reserves including Minsmere, Dunwich, North Warren, Aldeburgh, Havergate Island, Orford, the Stour Estuary, and Wolves Wood, Hadley. Charming properties, ideal for bird watchers and walkers.

Available throughout the year.

self catering  Best of Suffolk - Holiday accommodation in Aldeburgh

Naomi Tarry, Best of Suffolk, Lime Tree Farm, Badingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 8LU Tel: 01728 638962    email  website

Best of SuffolkBest of Suffolk offers you self-catering breaks in the most stylish holiday cottages in Aldeburgh and along the Suffolk Coast.

Experience some of the luxury of a boutique hotel without the need to set the alarm for breakfast! Aldeburgh is a small, unspoilt and stylish coastal town where you can still buy fresh fish from the fishermen's huts on the beach.

Explore the beautiful Suffolk Coast, where there are many bird watching opportunities: Halvergate Island and Minsmere to name but two.

We have late availability offers and up to 20% off seasonal discounts.

self catering Sole Bay View Lodge

Beach View Holiday Park, Sizewell Common, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4TU Tel: 01728 830724 email     website

Sole Bay ViewThis stunning new holiday lodge is situated over looking the beach and offers high quality self catering accommodation. Within walking distance of Minsmere, Dingle Marshes and The Warren (between Aldeburgh and Thorpeness). It also backs onto heath and agricultural land managed by the RSPB.

A wonderfully light, bright interior, with spacious open-plan living area, 2 comfy sofas, LCD TV (with DVD and digital TV). Patio doors show off the great sea views and open out onto a private decked veranda. The modern fitted kitchen features: an integrated oven, gas hob, microwave dishwasher and fridge freezer. Double and twin bedrooms and family bathroom.

 
self catering Minsmere, Meadow and Holly Tree Cottages

Bankside, Mill Street, Westleton IP17 3BD Tel: 07941 30559 email     website

Valley FarmThree beautifully renovated cosy period cottages, an easy walk from Minsmere. All have large gardens, log burners, WiFi, excellent birdwatching, and dogs are welcome.

Holly Tree Cottage is adjacent to Westleton Common, with shop, pubs etc 200 yds - hear nightingales, bitterns, nightjars from the garden, and see Dartford warblers, stone curlew on the heath .Minsmere and Meadow Cottage are close to the well-known Eel's Foot pub in Eastbridge, and the large gardens overlook water meadows and across the Minsmere valley.

Barn Owls, Marsh Harriers, and many garden birds can be seen from the cottage, plus interesting visitors nearby - Glossy Ibis resident this summer.

Please see our website www.suffolkcottages.info for details.

 
self catering The Old Dairy - Middleton, nr Saxmundham

Valley Farm House, Middleton, Nr. Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 3NA
Tel: 01728 648217
email     website

Valley FarmOn the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and brand new in 2011, our cosy holiday cottage annex sleeps 2 with king size bed, kitchenette and en-suite shower room.

There's a flatscreen TV/ DVD player, easy chairs, and a private patio with garden furniture. The well equipped kitchenette has a breakfast bar, fridge, mini-cooker and microwave.

Near the RSPB Minsmere, it is also handy for Aldeburgh, Snape, Southwold, and the beautiful Suffolk coast. All linen and towels included.

 
self catering 2 Lyndon Cottages - Eastbridge

Lyndon2 Lyndon Cottages, Eastbridge, Suffolk IP16 4SJ. Tel: 020 8423 7569   email   website

Lyndon Cottage is two bedroom cottage, newly refurbished to a high standard.Sleeps 4 Set in a very quiet village within walking distance of Minsmere and the beach.

The cottage is well equipped with all linen and towels included in the price. The living room has an open fire and there is electric central heating. Private front and rear gardens with parking. Dogs welcome.

 
self catering Minsmere Holiday Accommodation - Minsmere Nature Reserve  

Scotts Hall, Minsmere, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP 17 3BY  Tel: 01728 648329    email website 

Scotts Hall FarmSituated within the RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve, Scotts Hall Farm offers three Grade II listed farm buildings, renovated and equipped to very high standards as self-catering accommodation.

The Coach House and The Dairy each accommodates 2 guests, with The Dairy having an extra single bedroom ideal for a child.

The West Wing offers accommodation for 6 guests.

Minsmere, together with the many surrounding places to visit, offers a relaxing and enjoyable retreat.

20 minutes walk to the beach from Scotts Hall Farm. Aldeburgh, Southwold and Snape are all nearby.

 
self-catering Minsmere Holiday Accommodation - nr Minsmere  

Contact: Longacre, Church Road, Theberton, Leiston, Suffolk. IP16 4SF
Tel: 01728 833447
email    website

Warren Lodges, nr Leiston, SuffolkA SHORT WALK to RSPB MINSMERE RESERVE. Situated in their own private nature reserve are two cottages Granary Cottage (slps 2) and Elm Tree Cottage (slps 6) and a group of four warm and spacious Timber Lodges which are situated in a sheltered hollow at the end of a farm track and surrounded by our farmland,

The area abounds with wildlife, which the owners have encouraged with conservation management and a tree planting programme.

Marsh Harriers, Barn Owls, Kestrels and Sparrowhawks hunt regularly overhead, Hear Minsmere's Bitterns booming and Skylarks and Nightingales in the season.

 
bed and breakfast Colston Hall Cottages - Woodbridge
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Colston Hall Badingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 8LB. Tel: 01728 638375  email website

Colston Cottage Colston Hall is a sixteenth-century farmhouse and cottages offering both self-catering and B&B holiday accommodation.

We are the perfect choice for couples and groups looking for somewhere quiet and convenient to stay in rural Suffolk, with real history and character. Whether you want a restful getaway or a more active holiday, you can find it here. We’re ideally situated for enjoying beautiful Suffolk by car, by bicycle or on foot.

You can explore the peaceful market towns of Woodbridge, Framlingham, Halesworth and Debenham or discover the scenic Suffolk Heritage Coast at Aldeburgh, Southwold and Dunwich.

Take a look at our website for bird watching opportunities - click here

 
self catering Gates Lodge - Fressingfield, Suffolk - (Sleeps 4)

Gates Lodge Gates Lodge, Jolly Farmers, Fressingfield, Suffolk, IP21 5SJ   Tel: 01379 586166    email website 

Birdwatcher's dream outside the village of Fressingfield situated on a 500 year old untouched common and ponds within a nature conservation area and SSSI.

Detached self contained 19th century former Cart-Lodge and Stable on the site of a 16th century former Farmhouse and Inn. Converted in 2011. Oak beams, solid oak floor and wood-burner.

Nestled amongst thousands of acress of farmland, gardens and surrounding area support Owls, Woodpeckers, Cuckoos, Kingfishers, Waxwings, Turtle Doves and more.

RSPB Minsmere, Dunwich and Broads nearby. We also offer bed and breakfast accommodation at The Jolly Farmers - click here for details

 
self-catering Coppins Farm - nr Dedham Vale 

Coppins Farm, Alphamstone Bures Suffolk CO8 5HE
Tel: 01787 269297
email    website

Coppins FarmShowman's Living Van and Victorian Railway Carriage.

150 acres of woodland .wetland, grass and wild flowers on the edge of the Dedham Vale area of outstanding natural beauty.

The farm has 90 acres participating in the defra countryside stewardship scheme and 35 acres are designated as county wildlife sites.

Lots of tiny lanes and a very quiet village. Come and stay. May and June are the best months to see the wild flowers.

 
self catering Badger Cottage - Sweffling, Suffolk - (Sleeps 4)

Badger Cottage Low Road, Sweffling, Suffolk IP17 2BB   Tel: 01728 664178    email website 

Badger Cottage is a cosy beamed barn conversion sleeping 4 in two galleried bedrooms. Recently restored to a high standard throughout, this charming and unusual cottage offers self catering holiday accommodation featuring a woodburning stove, a Victorian roll-top bath and a private courtyard with seating and a BBQ. The cottage is situated on the outskirts of the village of Sweffling, amongst farmland and a smattering of houses, and has a village pub just half a mile away serving good food and tasty ales.

Nestled in the heart of the Suffolk countryside – yet within easy reach of Suffolk’s diverse coast – Badger Cottage is perfect for those wishing to explore it’s stunning surroundings. Footpaths nearby take you through farmland, villages and woodlands – and, being situated on the popular National Cycle Network route 1, the area is perfect for exploring on two wheels as well.

 
self catering Long Summers House - Reydon, Suffolk - (Sleeps up to 7)

Long Summers House 20 Hillfield Court, Reydon, Suffolk IP18 6RU. Tel: 01953 488072    email website 

Self catering holiday home sleeping up to 7 people (smaller groups welcome). Views to Southwold. Great location for access to the Suffolk coast and marshes and the Hen Reed Beds.

This luxury house with free WiFi internet connection is furnished to a high standard and set in a small quiet and private square. Within walking distance of the beautiful unspoilt seaside town of Southwold. Winter discounts and weekend breaks available. Two double bedrooms, one twin bed room and one single bedroom. Parking for 2 cars.

 
self catering Orwell View Barns - Snape, Suffolk - (Sleeps up to 13)

Orwell View Hill House Farm, Wades Lane, Shotley, Ipswich, IP9 1EW, Suffolk. Tel: 01473 788497    email website 

Enjoy glorious views across the River Orwell whilst relaxing in your brand new eco barn conversion at the end of a private country lane in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on our 700 acre conservation award winning farm. Choose from 3 luxury barn conversions sleeping 6, 5 & 2.

On site: hot tub, games barn, football & grass area, animals, fishing, South Suffolk Cycle route B, internationally acclaimed bird watching, riverbank walks past hidden creeks to pubs & Pin Mill.

 
self catering Mole End - Woodbridge, Suffolk - (Sleeps 2)

Mole End Mole End, 18 Cobbold Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1 HA. Tel: 01952 884398    email website 

Mole End is a small house with one sitting room, a tiny kitchen and up the spiral staircase, one doubl bedroom and a bathroom with a shower.

It is a ten minute cycle or twenty minute stroll from the centre of Woodbridge on the north shore of the River Deben in th Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

It is close to the A12 for easy access to Minsmere, Havergate Island, Snape etc and is ideal for boating, cycling and walking.

 
self catering bed and breakfast The Summer House - Snape, Suffolk - (Sleeps up to 8)

The Summer House The Summer House, Abbey Farm, Snape IP 17 1RQ Tel: 01728 688750    email website 

Holiday cottage with annexe, can sleep up to 8 people. Adjacent to Snape Marshes RSPB Reserve. It can be B&B or self catering and a baby-sitter can be booked in advance.

Dog and child friendly.

Wonderful walks on doorstep.

See website for further details or ring 01728 688750

 
self catering Strawberry Hall Cottages - Willisham, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk - (Sleeps up to 10)

Strawberry Hall Cottages Tel: 01473 658354 or Mob: 07876 442187   email website 

Three self-catering cottages that sleep 1 to 10 people in comfort can be rented on a weekly or weekend basis. They are newly renovated farm buildings and retain their original character with beams and brick walls.

The cottages are settled in an elevated position with magnificent views and glorious walks can be taken around the farm.They are an ideal base for walking, cycling, painting, reading, fishing, bird watching or only relaxing and enjoying the Suffolk countryside.

Excellent road links make touring and sightseeing very easy, with many local places of interest nearby, such as Bury St Edmunds with its Cathedral, the pretty medieval village of Lavenham, Newmarket for the races, Cambridge with its Universities, Dedham Vale, made famous by John Constable and more, much more.

 
self catering Knottebu - Westleton, Nr Southwold, Suffolk - (Sleeps 4)

Knottebu Tel: 01728 638962   email website 

This detached single storey holiday cottage is situated in the picturesque village of Westleton, close to RSPB Minsmere (2 miles), the Hen Reed Beds and historic Dunwich (2.5 miles) on the Suffolk coast. The area is rich in wildlife and has a network of footpaths. Just a few minutes walk away you'll find two pubs including the award-winning The Crown, and a village stores. Westleton is roughly about halfway between the seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh which makes it an ideal location for exploring the pretty heritage coastline and ancient villages. Darsham mainline train station is around 3 miles away, with several direct trains to London Liverpool St.

Just around the corner you'll find an excellent pub serving freshly made local produce and a village stores, and the pretty village green that hosts the famous annual barrel rolling fair. Inside there's an open plan living/kitchen/dining room with a contemporary wood-burning stove and glazed folding doors leading out to the garden. There are two ground floor bedrooms and outside there's a patio with a table and chairs in the summer, a lawn, and off road parking for one car.

 
self catering The Nook- Nr Halesworth, Suffolk - (Sleeps 2)

The Nook Tel: 01728 638962   email website 

Contemporary Loft Living meets the Suffolk countryside at the Nook, which has been skilfully created from a period outbuilding at Packway Farm, a historic farmhouse in a stunning rural location a short drive from the Suffolk coast. The owners, from the world of fashion and design world, have created a stylish and fresh interior under a vaulted ceiling - making this the perfect countryside pad for couples to relax a while in.

The beautiful historic coast is just a short drive away, including the sandy beach at Southwold, picturesque Walberswick (both around 20 mins drive) and the Hen Reed beds. Heaths along the coast (often adjoining the marshes) hold Wood Lark, Nightjar and Dartford Warbler. Away from the coasts, the countryside often boasts large and extensive hedgerows and provides excellent walks between attractive villages.

 

 
self-catering Primrose Cottage - Otley Bottom, nr Woodbridge  

Primrose Cottage, Otley Bottom, Nr Woodbridge/Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 9NG Tel: 01473 785320 email    website

Primrose CottagePrimrose Cottage is a pretty holiday cottage in a quiet off-road location surrounded by 1.5 acres of established gardens. The self catering property makes the perfect holiday retreat and offers character and style along with all the benefits of modern facilities to provide a comfortable self catering holiday for 6 - 7 people

This rural retreat is situated 7 miles north of Ipswich in the heart of the Suffolk countryside near Woodbridge. Nature reserves in the area include Arger Fen in Dedham Vale, an area of ancient coppice woodland and wet meadows, RSPB Minsmere with its protected nesting Little Tern colony and the National Trust Orford Ness National Nature Reserve, a shingle spit with habitats ranging from brackish lagoons to grazing marsh, an important location for breeding and passage birds.

 
self-catering Park Farm - Sibton, nr Saxmundham  

Park Farm, Yoxford Road, Sibton, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 2LZ Tel: 01728 668324 email    website

Park FarmFour delightful single storey cottages, well equipped and in a beautiful location seven miles from the sea. Double or twin beds with linen, towels and heating provided. All have wheelchair access. Games room, barbecue and laundry room. Park Farm is ideal for visiting the beautiful Heritage Coast, Minsmere, Snape, Orford, Aldeburgh and Southwold.

Good local pubs and restaurants.

See little owls and kingfishers on the farm walk.

Perfect for a relaxing, all season holiday.

 
self-catering Gamekeeper's Cottage - Brampton nr Beccles  

Stoven Wood, Southwold Road, Brampton Beccles, NR34 8DW Tel: 01767 261 407 or Mobile 079 156152 07 email    website

Gamekeeper's CottageOur cottage is unique having 4 acres of woodland in a 100 acre wood. It accommodates 5 sleeping; a cot is also available. We have many birdwatching and nature loving customers but also those visiting the coast and other attractions.

Minsmere reserve is within easy reach.

Available all year round except at Easter For full information including pictures of the house and surrounding areas please look at the website. Do contact us if you require any other information.

 
self catering Thorpeness Cottage - Thorpeness, Suffolk - (Sleeps 6)

Thorpeness Tel: 01473 625875 / 07970 710710   email website 

Recently refurbished cottage in the beautiful village of Thorpesness. Close to Aldeburgh, Snape, Leiston, Sizewell and Minsmere. Short stroll to village shop, pub and beach.

Three bedrooms (2 king-size beds, 1 bunk beds), full bathroom upstairs, shower room downstairs. Two comfortable lounges, one with a wood burner. Sky free-sat TV. Fully equipped kitchen/diner. Enclose rear garden. Off-road parking.

 
 West Ring - Middleton, Suffolk - (Sleeps 10)

(nr RSPB Minsmere & Suffolk Coast) Tel: 01728 638962   email website 

The West RingThis chic and stylish large five bedroom house is an ideal venue for bringing together families and friends. Inside you’ll find three large reception rooms, spacious bedrooms and lots of space to play, whilst outside there’s a 1¼ acre garden with mature trees and a vast lawn and patio, ideal for lazy summer’s days. The house, newly renovated to exacting standards, is tucked down a quiet lane, just a pretty 5-minute walk from the village pub in the heart of picturesque Middleton.

Middleton is a picturesque village situated halfway between Southwold and Aldeburgh and so it’s an ideal base to explore the beautiful Suffolk Coast. The centre of the pretty village of Middleton is less than a 5 minute walk down lanes and through the pretty grounds of the historic parish church where a single sheep often mows the lawn during the summer months! .

Visitors could spend the afternoon walking around the perimeter of RSPB Minsmere, one of the UK’s premier bird-watching sites.  Pass through woods, along the beach and through heathland, visiting the National Trust’s tea rooms on Dunwich cliffs along the way.

 
self catering The Old Stables - Wissett Lodge, nr Halesworth  

Wissett Lodge, Wissett, Halesworth, Suffolk. IP19 0JG
Tel: 01986 873173   
email website 

The Old StableFour holiday homes superbly converted from Victorian stables around a courtyard garden. Two sleep 2 and two sleep 4. All have open plan living/dining area with well equipped kitchens, including dishwasher. All bedrooms have ensuite facilities. Fleetwood has wet room - Mobility Level 2. Shared laundry room.

Set in 300 acre arable farm, ideal for watching birds from Yellowhammers to Barn Owls! We also have a Nature Trail and a Museum of Farmlife.

From £220 per week Friday start. Short breaks from £150. VisitBritain 4 star.

 
self-catering The Garden Cabin - nr Alton Water  

36 Lemons Hill, Tattingstone, Suffolk IP9 2NH Tel: 01473 328371 email   

Garden CabinOnly a minute from the waterside of Alton Water: with its birdhides, wide water and inlets, scrub and woods.

Nightingales, egrets. Lovely cabin, kingsized bedroom, sleeps 2 plus sofa in living room. Enclosed courtyard and sundeck, dogs accepted. Short breaks ok. Simple kitchenette. Powershower.Near Stour and Orwell estuaries. Mudflats, open fields.

One minute to walking/running/cycling routes. Secure storage for gear. All year. 30-45 per night.5 per night per dog. .

 
self catering Whitehouse Barns - Blythburgh, Southwold

Contact Address : 66 Queen Elizabeth Walk, London N16 5UQ Tel : 0208 88026258    email  website

Whitehouse Barns on the Blythburgh EstuaryTwo beautiful well appointed four star barn conversions in a spectacular location with French windows and terraces overlooking the Blyth estuary.

In an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and an S.S.S.I., the estuary is famous for its rare birds including Avocets, Egrets, Little Owls and Barn Owls, Woodpecker and occasional Osprey and Merlin

Minsmere about 10 miles, Southwold and Walberswick beaches 4 miles. Families welcome. Wood burning stoves and under floor heating. Sleeps 8 / 9 with mid-week reductions for couples.

self catering hotel Thorpeness Hotel and Apartments - Thorpeness, Suffolk

Thorpeness, Suffolk IP16 4NH Tel: 01728 452176  Fax: 01728 453868    email  website

Thorpeness SuffolkOnly a short drive from Minsmere Thorpeness offers 30 en suite rooms or selfcatering apartments, restaurant and bars and a terrace overlooking the Meare.

An ideal location for bird watchers, the hotel also offers golf on our own 18 hole course, tennis, croquet, snooker and cycle hire.

For large parties or special events and seminars private dining and conference facilities are available.

self catering Grove Farm - Bramfield, nr Halesworth, Suffolk

Grove Farm, Bramfield, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 9AG
Mob: 07751 268 180   
   email  website

Grove Farm SuffolkGrove Farm House & The Milking Parlour are situated in a beautiful secluded rural setting within 6 miles of the sought after Heritage coast and close to the attractions of Southwold, Walberswick, Minsmere wildlife sanctuary and Aldeburgh.

This beautiful 16th century farm house and converted Milking Parlour both restored to a high standard by their owners can provide accommodation for up to 17 people.

Grove Farm house will sleep 13 people in 6 bedrooms and The Milking Parlour sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms.

self catering Swallow Barn - nr Halesworth, Suffolk

Valley Farm, Bungay Road, Holton, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8LY
Tel: 01986 874521  
   email  website

Swallow Barn SuffolkRecently converted to a high standard Swallow Barn is now a delightful single storey cottage. Guests may use a private indoor heated swimming pool.

It has two bedrooms, a double and a twin, a large sitting/dining room and a well equipped kitchen. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom.

Swallow Barn is less than one mile from the centre of Halesworth for shops, restaurants and pubs and is a short drive from the RSPB reserve at Minsmere and the unique Suffolk heaths and wetlands.

Surrounded by open space it is a comfortable base both Summer and Winter. For medical reason (severe allergy) we regret no smokers or animals, including working dogs.

self-catering Cottages at Thatched Farm - nr Woodbridge, Suffolk 

Thatched Farm Woodbridge Road, Waldringfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4PW
Tel: 01473 811755
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Thatched Farm CottagesJust 5 minutes south of Woodbridge the Grade 2 listed Thatched Farm is surrounded by peaceful countryside and footpaths yet only 5 minutes from local pubs and the A12.

We are ideally situated to explore the Heritage Coast and all its birding opportunities.

2 newly furbished cottages in the grounds of Thatched Farm
Daffodil Cottage sleeps 3 (4).
Bluebell Studio sleeps 2

Laundry facilities on site plus ample parking and beautiful gardens to enjoy.
English Tourist Board 4 Star Rating. Free Wireless Internet access

 
self-catering The Lookout - Aldeburgh       Sleeps 6  

High Street, Aldeburgh
Tel: 01728 831488   
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The Lookout AldeburghMake your visit to Aldeburgh, even more memorable by staying at "The Lookout". Just a stones throw from the beach and the famous 16c Moot Hall.

This stunning 3 bedroom Georgian Maisonette with it's own small private courtyard is situated on the High Street, enjoying spectacular panoramic views of the Sea and coastline. The Lookout has been refurbished to a very high standard and is well equipped to ensure a comfortable stay..

Free on road car parking nearby. Super location one minute from the beach for that early morning dip for the adventurous!

 
self-catering Drift End Cottage - Eastbridge / Minsmere      Sleeps 4  

Drift End Cottage, Eastbridge Tel: 01728 830981      website

Drift End CottageDrift End Cottage, newly refurbished with style and to a high standard, is a quiet, very comfortable semi-detached period property on the edge of this small village and close to Minsmere RSPB Bird Reserve, with stunning, uninterrupted views over meadows and marshes towards the sea.

The cottage is very well equipped throughout and all linen and heating is included. The sitting room has a woodburning stove for winter evenings, and the conservatory and private garden have long views over the countryside.

 
self-catering Rookyard Cottage 

Valley Farm, Bungay Road, Holton, Suffolk IP19 8LY
Tel:01986 874521
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Valley FarmRookyard Cottage is a newly built eco-friendly, timber framed house which has solar hot water, rainwater harvesting and recycled newspaper insulation.

Guests may use the owners private indoor heated swimming pool It has two bedrooms, a double and a twin, each with an en suite bathroom. The sitting/dining room is furnished in a modern style with a log burning stove and it has a very well equipped kitchen.

Rookyard Cottage is less than one mile from the centre of Halesworth for shops, restaurants and pubs and is a short drive from the RSPB reserve at Minsmere and the unique Suffolk heaths and wetlands. Surrounded by open space it is a comfortable base both Summer and Winter.

For medical reason (severe allergy) we regret no smokers or animals, including working dogs.

 
self-catering Watsons Farm - in the heart of rural Suffolk  

Watsons Farm, Cratfield Road, Fressingfield, Eye, Suffolk. IP21 5SH.
Tel: 01379 586295
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Watsons Farm, SuffolkSituated between the villages of Fressingfield and Cratfield , near Eye, in the heart of rural Suffolk, this 17th century timber framed cottage offers peace and tranquility in idyllic surroundings.Situated a third of a mile from the road,in the middle of fields, and with paddocks immediately around the property, there are attractive views and no noise of traffic. The accommodation is comfortably furnished with oil fired central heating, and a log fire in the sitting room.

The immediate area around Watsons Farm has proved popular with cyclists for its quiet country lanes and softly undulating countryside and the coastal area is an unspoilt, mixture of estuaries, marshes and forests - ideal for walkers and bird watchers.

See our website for more details.

 
self-catering Old Hall Farm Cottages - Walpole 

Old Hall Farm , Walpole, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 9AU
Tel: 01986 784345  
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Old HallThree delightful barn conversions into holiday accommodation, sleeping from 3 to 6. All are full of character with many exposed beams and stylish furnishings and facilities. Shared Swimming Pool and Games room with table tennis, pool and indoor football pitch! Great for kids of all ages.

The barns overlook fields and meadows with rookery, barn owl nesting box, and nature trail. Easy to reach Minsmere, Blythburgh estuary, Hen Reedbeds, Walbersick and Dunwich Heath on the coast and Thetford forest and the brecks inland.

 
self catering  The Old Rectory - Flixton, nr Bungay, Suffolk

The Old Rectory, Abbey Road, Flixton, Nr Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1NL Tel: +044 (0)1986 893133  Fax: 01728 453868    email  website

The Old Rectory, Flixton nr Bungay SuffolkRelax in the tranquil surroundings of a Victorian Rectory. Situated on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, the property lies in grounds of almost seven acres - and is surrounded by farmland on three sides, the grounds are a haven for wildlife.

The four newly converted one bedroom holiday homes have been decorated and furnished to a very high standard, whilst retaining period features where possible

Well behaved dogs welcome Short breaks and meals available The village pub is a short stroll away. Quality in Tourism 4* rated.

self catering Suffolk Farm Holidays - Uggeshall, nr Southwold

Mark and Dawn Pleasants, Manor Farm, Uggeshall, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8BD
Tel: 01502 578367, Fax: 01502 578155   
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Suffolk Farm HolidaysMark and Dawn look forward to welcoming you to Suffolk Farm Holidays, an ideal base to explore this unique part of Norfolk and Suffolk from the Norfolk Broads to the Heritage Coast.

Manor Farm, a handsome red-brick house at Uggeshall near Southwold, Suffolk offers self catering holiday accommodation in two stylishly converted barns, one with four bedrooms, the other with three.

Just 4 miles Southwold, Manor Farm is home to grazing horses and a well stocked fishing lake.Suffolk Wildlife Park, Dunwich Heath, RSBP Minsmere and boat hire on the Broads are all within 10 miles.

self-catering Cravens Manor - Sleeps 13, nr Southwold

Contact: Hugh & Sue Roberts, Tel: 07960 518603 email  website  

Cravens ManorCravens Manor blends the charm and character you'd expect of a house over 400 years old with all the modern facilities you want in your holiday accommodation.

The large farmhouse kitchen, superb dining room and two sitting rooms let you enjoy every day you and your family and friends spend together. In the grounds, you can relax, play tennis or, during the summer, swim in your own private pool.

The house stands in about 2 acres, all for your exclusive enjoyment. Situated right in the heart of the Suffolk countryside but not far from the coast, the Broads, the National Trust heathlands and of course the RSPB reserve at Minsmere.

self catering St James' Green - Southwold

Contact Address : Jacquie Atkinson, 128 Conway Road, Southgate, London N14 7BJ
Tel : 0208 3721677 Mob : 07986 669731
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St Jame's Green, SouthwoldCharming period cottage. Sleeps 4. Secluded courtyard. Excellent location near Lighthouse, beach, shop, Sole Bay Inn, overlooks St James Green. Perfect holiday base in area of outstanding beauty. Ideal for families, walkers, cyclists, fishing, golf.

Particular local interest for birdwatchers, Pier, Marshes, Common; south along sea front to open marshes, River BIyth estuary towards 'cathedral of the marshes', National Nature Reserve at Walberswick; Minsmere RSPB reserve.

Small dog welcome by arrangement. Central heating. Availability throughout year; winter short breaks. No smoking.

self-catering Outney Meadow - Bungay, Suffolk

Outney Meadow, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 1 HG    Tel: 01986 892338
Tel: 01986 873365
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Outney Meadow Caravan Park, BungayOutney Meadow is a family run camping park in the Waveney Valley countryside within easy walking distance of the historic market town of Bungay ideally situated between the river Waveney on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.

The camping area is grass with some trees for shade and shelter. There are 45 pitches, some with electric hook ups set in eight acres of ground and the park is open all year round. Dogs are welcome at the park but must be kept on a lead and exercised on the signed dog walk.

Outney Meadow is an ideal base to explore East Anglia's coast and towns. Within easy traveling distance is the Suffolk heritage coast, the lower Waveney Valley and the quiet beauty of the North Norfolk coast.

 
self-catering Aldeburgh Cottage - Aldeburgh 

High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
Contact Naomi Tarry Tel: 01728 638962  
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Aldeburgh Cottage, Aldeburgh, SuffolkAldeburgh Cottage is a traditional fishermans cottage on the High Street at Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast less that 100 yards from the beach but close to great pubs and restaurants.

The cottage sleeps 4 people (1 double, 1 twin) and is available year round for weekly rental and weekend breaks.

Situated near the river estuary between Walberswick and Southwold and the RSPB reserve at Minsmere there is also a circular walk from the cottage to Thorpeness via the beach and a nature reserve.

 
self-catering Southwold - Family holiday home near beach  Sleeps 6 

 25 Stradbroke Road, Southwold, Suffolk.    Contact Vivien Tolfree
Tel: 01502 722582      Fax 01502 722117
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Stradbroke RoadA comfortable, well equipped, centrally heated Victorian family home with self-catering accommodation for six. Located in one of Southwold's prime residential roads and managed by the owner. The beach is just around the corner… lighthouse and Sole Bay Inn (Adnams) at the end of the road… shops and market square just a stroll away.

Winter breaks available. Children welcome but - sorry - no smokers and no pets. For details see our web site.

Please mention Birds Of Britain when contacting our accommodation clients!

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