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Stonechat formerly Coastguard Apartment 2

Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk

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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.
Visitor notes

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.

Cottage details
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Let starts
Friday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
010003
Acorn rating What's this?
2
Features
  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

East Anglia
A beautiful day at Kings Marsh, at Orford Ness. A former salt-marsh, it is now enclosed by river walls and provides habitat for both waders and wildfowl. © Joe Cornish

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.

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place to visit
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Attractions
  • RSPB Minsmere
Activities
  • bird watching
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • nature trails
  • walking
National Trust places to visit
Dunwich Heath: Coastal Centre and Beach
Dunwich Heath and Beach Coastal lowland heath sandy cliffs and beach, rich in wildlife, offering tranquillity and excellent views
Orford Ness National Nature Reserve
Orford Ness National Nature Reserve Internationally important nature reserve, with a fascinating 20th-century military history
Sutton Hoo
Sutton Hoo Awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site
Elizabethan House Museum
Elizabethan House Museum Delightful treasury of 16th-century domestic history

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Andrew Moulson
    • February 2014
    • North Yorkshire
    Beasutiful location

    Appreciated the welcome pack: tea/coffee, milk, biscuits, flowers. Beautiful location

  • Steve Whitfield
    • February 2013
    • Essex
    Another fabulous weekend

    Just had to contact you again having just returned from yet another fabulous weekend at Coastguard Cottages, Dunwich, Suffolk. This was a continuing saga of my ongoing 50th Birthday celebrations (four of us were at apartment 1 back in October 2012) and again we introduced new people to the area. We had apartments 1 & 2 this time and the thumbs up was given from everyone !!! Even though the weather was bracing and with snow flurries, it did not stop us venturing out for long walks to Dunwich on the Saturday and then again on the Sunday but this time across Minsmere Bird Reserve to Eastbridge....yes both to local pubs for lunch !!! That's 9 people apart from my wife that we have now introduced to these fantastic properties and already some have been and re-booked on their own account !! Anyway, just to say, once again....we were not disapointed, what a great weekend to round off my 50th Birthday celebrations....and for sure we'll be back again later in the year !

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  • VAT at the current rate
  • Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

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  • 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
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