Water Meadow Cottage - Suffolk - Sleeps 6

Characterful rural 16th Century cottage near coast 

  • Water Meadow Cottage exterior
  • Lounge
  • Master Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Water Meadow Cottage exterior
  • Garden and Grounds
  • Garden and Grounds
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Garden and Grounds
  • Garden and Grounds
  • Bathroom
  • Garden and Grounds
Water Meadow Cottage in Suffolk, a cottage in Suffolk and Essex: Water Meadow Cottage exterior

Gorgeous three bedroom cottage with wood-burning stove, large garden, open views

Water Meadow Cottage is a gorgeous three-bedroom period cottage nestling in Suffolk's beautiful Alde Valley, a short drive away from the popular coastal destinations of Aldeburgh, Orford and Dunwich.

The large south-facing garden, full of flowers and wildlife, includes a big secluded terrace with table and chairs, and offers lovely views of the surrounding meadows.

The comfortable sitting room is home to a large wood-burning stove that heats the whole cottage.


This pretty cottage is Grade II listed, with a newer extension, and offers family sized accommodation. It is one of three cottages converted many years ago from a 16th century farmhouse. There are beautiful oak beams in the original rooms.

The light, airy layout includes a big kitchen and a spacious sitting room with wood-burning stove. Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom and a new bathroom, all with peaceful countryside views.

To the rear of the cottage is a long lawned garden with fruit trees and wild flowers. To the front is another lawned garden and ample parking on the gravel drive.

Surrounded by fields on three sides, the cottage is ideal for families and nature lovers. The garden is fenced and safe for children. You may well see the beautiful Suffolk horses in the next field and glimpse the white barn owl hunting in the meadow at the bottom of the garden. At night, there's no local light pollution and the sky is often amazingly starry.

Even in winter, with the gorgeous East Anglia light, far-reaching views together with the smell of woodsmoke, make it a perfect getaway.

There are short, medium and long walks - for all sizes and ages of legs - right from the door.

In a small hamlet, it's a very quiet location. A car is recommended and there's plenty of room to park on the drive. The nearest pub is a 20 minute walk across countryside. You can go by pony & trap in Summer! And of course, you can bring your own bicycles.

The cottage has WiFi and an HD Smart TV with Free-sat, a Blu-Ray/DVD player, and a growing collection of great films. There are 50 Penguin Classics on the bookshelf! And an upright piano. All good for a cosy evening, after a big day.

Please click through to the website to see latest reviews and our pictures taken in different seasons.
Local attractions include:
Snape Maltings. World famous music venue: www.aldeburgh.co.uk
RSPB Minsmere. Bird-watching: www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/m/minsmere/
River trips: www.orfordrivertrips.co.uk/orford-river-trips.html
Golf: www.aldeburghgolfclub.co.uk & www.thorpeness.co.uk/golf-landing.aspx
Boating: www.themeareatthorpeness.co.uk/index.html
Sutton Hoo: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-hoo
WW2 Air Museum: www.parhamairfieldmuseum.co.uk
Dunwich: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunwich-heath
Farm Park: www.eastonfarmpark.co.uk
Cinema: www.aldeburghcinema.co.uk
Southwold: www.visitsouthwold.co.uk
Food & drink: www.aldeburghfoodanddrink.co.uk

This property has been listed with Holidaybank for 7 years

Water Meadow Cottage Property Features

Location Type
  • Coastal
  • Rural

  • Car Required

Housekeeping & Services
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Weekly Maid Service
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Telephone
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Cot
  • High Chair
  • No Smoking

Open Fire/Wood Burner
  • Wood burner
  • Multi fuel stove

  • 2 Double Bedrooms
  • 1 Twin Bedroom

Ground Floor Facilities
  • Ground Floor Toilet

  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Grill
  • Tumble dryer

Internet Access
  • Wireless Broadband

  • TV - Satellite or Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • TV
  • Radio

Leisure Equipment
  • Patio Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels

Garden/Terrace/Play area
  • Private garden
  • Terrace / patio
  • Enclosed garden / play area

Parking available
  • Off road parking

Activities within 20min drive of the property
  • Wind Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking
  • Cycling

Local Water Sports
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (indoor pool)
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
Pricing and availability unknown.
Please contact the owner for details
Key Property Details
Property Name Water Meadow Cottage
Reference 228322
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Reviews 1 Add a Review
Owner's Website www.watermeadowcottage.tumblr.com
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Water Meadow Cottage in Suffolk

Nearest TownSaxmundham - 4 miles (approx)
Nearest AirportStansted - More than 30 miles (approx)
Nearest Ferry PortHarwich - More than 30 miles (approx)

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