Stonechat formerly Coastguard Apartment 2
Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk+ Add to favourites
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Staying in Stonechat, for bird watchers, is like having their own hide as it enjoys wonderful views over the nature reserve of Dunwich Heath and Beach. This apartment offers a cosy, comfortable space for two in what was once home to the Coastguards.
A highlight is its close proximity to neighbouring RSPB Minsmere that is home to rare and migrating birds, on the coastal lagoons and reedbeds, such as bittern, marsh harriers and avocet. The area also offers excellent walking along the beach, across heather strewn heath and through surrounding woodland.
After a hike, treat yourself in the neighbouring tea-room and gift shop or for a change of scenery the pretty seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh are a short drive away. For further inspiration for National Trust places to visit and events during your visit to Suffolk click on the ‘Nearby’ tab above.
The cottage's layout
- First floor
- kitchen/dining/sitting/sleeping area (1 double), shower room and lavatory.
Heating: Night storage heating included.
Garden: Shared grass area in front of apartments.
Parking: Designated parking for one car.
Offers: Holiday Cottage guests have free entry to Sutton Hoo and selected local National Trust properties during their stay, listings in cottage welcome folder.
Things to see and do nearby
- East Anglia
The ancient kingdom of East Anglia has preserved much of its unspoilt character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions with attractions ranging from the University city of Cambridge and the Cathedral city of Ely, to glorious, often deserted, sandy beaches, lots of seaside fun, outdoor pursuits and the unspoilt waterways of The Broads. National Trust places in East Anglia are equally varied, ranging from the magnificent Blickling Hall in Norfolk, the impressive rotunda at Ickworth, near Bury St. Edmunds, the elegant Anglesey Abbey, to the dramatic coastline at Dunwich Heath, with its neighbouring RSPB sanctuary and the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site at Sutton Hoo.
- Current cottage
- Holiday cottage
place to visit
- Cluster of pins Shows number of grouped pins. Zoom in to see individual pins
- RSPB Minsmere
- bird watching
- nature trails
National Trust places to visit
- Dunwich Heath: Coastal Centre and Beach
- Coastal lowland heath sandy cliffs and beach, rich in wildlife, offering tranquillity and excellent views
- Orford Ness National Nature Reserve
- Internationally important nature reserve, with a fascinating 20th-century military history
- Sutton Hoo
- Awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site
- Elizabethan House Museum
- Delightful treasury of 16th-century domestic history
Comments from past visitors
- February 2014
- North Yorkshire
- February 2013
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email email@example.com to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.