1 Tunns Cottages, Beccles

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets? YES

Main Features


Dating back to the 18th Century, this quintessentially English country cottage has been beautifully restored from its former life as a pub on the route from Lowestoft to Norwich. Many unique period features have been retained and complemented by comfortable furnishings with a modern kitchen and bathroom to provide a super holiday property for short breaks or a holiday within easy reach of the Suffolk Heritage coast. An additional treat here is the use of one of the iconic beach huts at the Gun Hill side of Southwold beach and there's a large garden and parking to come home to.

Sleeps 3 + 1 I 1 Double I 1 Single I 1 Truckle bed I 1 Bathroom I 1 Cloakroom

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1 Tunns Cottages at Nr Beccles

1 Tunns Cottages is ideal for any time of the year with sunny garden/utility room and large but cosy living room on the ground floor, together with the kitchen/breakfast room, tap room for storage and modern bathroom. Both bedrooms on the first floor have great views of the surrounding countryside, the master with a double bed and single with a pull out which can be set up for you in the master for a child; there's also a convenient cloakroom on this floor.

This end of terraced cottage sits back from the road with steps to the front door, off road parking for one car and a side gate to the large fully enclosed garden, mostly laid to lawn, with a patio furnished for outside dining.

Ground floor:
The porch opens into the lovely living room with doors to the kitchen, bathroom and stairs. The living room’s carpeted, as are the stairs; the wonderfully wonky brick floor remains in the back hall, the kitchen has a wooden floor and bathroom has slate tiles.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
Step down to this double aspect room, full of character with the door set in the pub’s original external brick wall. Units sit against two walls, housing an electric oven, four ring ceramic hob with extractor, fridge with three drawer freezer underneath and a slim-line dishwasher.

Living Room
A warm and rustic room with massive fireplace with wood burner, beams and a serving hatch dating back to the time when the property was a pub (hence the name!) dating from 1750. An L shape sofa is well positioned to warm yourself by the fire with the TV and DVD player beside it and large coffee table in-front and a handsome antique desk with chair, plus a corner cupboard and cabinet with jigsaws and games in for you to enjoy. A couple of stairs take you down to the back hall.

Garden/Utility Room
A handsome stable door opens into this handy room which has a washing machine and sink – ideal when you come in from a muddy or sandy walk! There’s a door to the garden and a couple of chairs here so you can sit and enjoy the view of the garden and countryside beyond.

This modern bathroom with an under-floor heated slate tiled floor, has a P shaped bath with both a fixed rain shower head and adjustable hand shower, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and window giving natural light. A door to the original bread oven is a quirky feature too.

First Floor
A door opens into a small hall with quirky storage room to the right, originally be the tap room in pub days. Steep carpeted stairs with rail rise to the first-floor landing where both carpeted bedrooms are, as well as the cloakroom.

Single Room
There’s a lovely view of the fields from this cosy bedroom with single bed, bedside drawers and a second chest of drawers. There's also a truckle bed which can be pulled out and set up for you in the master bedroom, at a charge of £15, as the space is too restricting in this single.

Master Bedroom
Enjoy the rural landscape from this room which has a double bed, bedside tables and a dressing table with chair.

Convenient for both bedrooms with WC and wash-basin.

As you step out of the utility room there’s a patio with outdoor dining furniture and steps down to a stretch of lawn which has a chain link fence making it secure for children and dogs. The cottage sits on a corner of two relatively quiet country roads with an off road parking space next to the cottage for one car, a side gate to the garden and there's additional unrestricted parking on the road. An additional luxury here is the use of one of the Victorian Bathing Huts named Queenie on Southwold's beach for just £25 per day (subject to availabiility). The hut is almost next door to the cafe, very conveneint for drinks and snacks, and it's equipped with deck chairs and beach toys.

Whats Included?

All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, heating and electricity, plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.

This self-catering holiday cottage is equipped with central heating and appliances include a TV, DVD player and Wifi. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven, four ring ceramic hob with extractor, fridge with three drawer freezer underneath and a slim-line dishwasher.

A travel cot and high chair are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.

There is a full sized truckle bed under the single which can be pulled out and set up for you for an additional £15 charge; as the single's short of space we recommend that we put this in the master bedroom for you.
1 Tunns Cottages is in the village of Rushmere in the Waveney district, approx five miles south-west of Lowestoft and 5.5 south-east of Beccles, a central spot for exploring all that Suffolk has to offer.

The Benacre National Nature Reserve is also only five miles away, on either side of the village of Covehithe, where there are reedbeds and lagoons plus woodlands and heathlands on higher ground and over 100 breeding bird species, including marsh harrier, bearded reedling and a variety of ducks.

Kessingland, with a fantastic zoo, Africa Alive (formerly the Suffolk Wildlife Park) is just under three miles away and the fashionable seaside town of Southwold is approx eight miles away with iconic pier, string of colourful beach huts, independent and high street shops, golfing, sailing and an excellent choice of eateries.
A well-behaved medium/large dog or two small dogs are welcome downstairs. If you wish to bring a dog it must be mentioned at the time of booking on the booking form and is subject to our conditions of booking.

The stairs are typical of a period cottage, steep, narrow and with a turn, however they are carpeted with a handrail to steady you.

To book the beach hut please choose the option when you make the booking, put a note on your booking to state your preferred date and the owner will be in touch to arrange the delivery of the key.

Sorry, no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers.

Once you have filled out the online booking form, you will be given the option to pay by credit or debit card, or by BACs transfer. A 25% deposit is requested at the time of your booking to secure your booking. The balance and a returnable good housekeeping deposit are due six weeks before your holiday commences. Please click here to see our full terms and conditions of booking http://www.bestofsuffolk.co.uk/terms-and-conditions
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