"We've had a really relaxing break in this cottage. The village is very friendly and in such a great location. We've done all the usual places – Dunwich, Southwold, Walberwick and Aldeburgh.. Somewhere worth a visit if you are in need of retail therapy is Beccles. There's a lovely vafe that serves light meals and handmade chocolates. Thanks"
"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage. Walked most days locally with fine weather. A very pleasant part of Suffolk. The cottage is well stocked and comfortable. Would recommend a meal at the 'Eels Foot' in Eastbridge. Good menu and competitively priced with exceptional staff and service, very friendly. Nice walks to be had in and around Dunwich and Middleton all from the front door. Would be happy to return at a later date."
"Had a truly lovely time here! Brilliant that we could have our little Rupert here with us too. Not many places as nice as this would be dog friendly. Beautiful little villate, and a bucket of apples for £2.50 just down the road – BARGAIN! Looking forward to coming again and having more lazy days in Suffolk! Many Thanks"
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, one with an ample double (not king size through), a twin, an en-suite shower room and a family bathroom. Outside there’s a patio with a table and chairs in the summer, a lawn, and off road parking for one car.
The name 'Knottebu' is Norweigan for 'small mountain cabin', as the appearance of the cottage reminded the owner of the cabins he stayed in on numberous skiing trips there!
The main side entrance leads into a skylight-lit hall where you can turn left to enter the open plan kitchen/diner/lounge, right into one of the bedrooms or straight on to the bathroom and second bedroom.
Open plan kitchen/diner/lounge: This spacious rectangular room has a cooking, dining and a sitting & relaxing area with modern folding glazed doors to the patio.
Lounge: Here the full wall of bi-fold and tri-fold glass doors give a calming view of the charming back garden. There’s a free standing wood-burning stove for winter nights, a generous sofa and armchair, a flat screen TV with surround sound, Sky & Freeview channels a DVD player and an iPod docking station.
Dining area: This has a glass topped table to sit four people.
Kitchen area: There is a Bosch oven and hob, a dishwasher, a combination Miele Dryer/Washing machine, a microwave and a larder fridge with ice box. Directly above the cooking area there is a generous skylight giving the area a natural uplift during the day and can be remotely operated to open.
Bedroom 1: This room feels spacious with its vaulted ceilings. There is an ample double bed, wardrobe and drawers, TV with Sky/Freeview, docking station and Clock Radio.
En-Suite to Bedroom 1: This has a corner shower, a hand basic, W.C. and a heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: There are twin beds, built in wardrobe, clothes storage, a TV with Sky and Freeview and a Clock Radio.
Bathroom: This has a bath with shower over it, a hand basin, a heated towel rail and a w.c.
Outside: There’s an enclosed patio with a colonial style table and chairs in the Spring and Summer, and a lawn in a private garden to the rear of the property. There is off road parking for one car at the front, and further on road parking close by.
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 detached self-catering Suffolk country holiday cottage is equipped with underfloor heating downstairs and an eco-efficient boiler and sedum roof. There is a large winter log store which is for guests to help themselves from, however the owners do ask you to be considerate and purchase your own if you wish to use the wood burner excessively.
Appliances include a large flat screen TV with Sky ( including Sky Sports) & Freeview TV channels and DVD player, a stereo system with DAB radio, CD player and iPod docking station, WiFi internet access, a built-in electric hob and oven, a larder fridge with ice box, and a microwave. A travel cot and high chair are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.
This detached single storey self-catering Suffolk country holiday cottage is situated in the picturesque village of Westleton, close to RSPB Minsmere (2 miles) 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.
Our top five tips for exploring the area:
1. Walk across historic heathland to RSPB Minsmere, one of the UK’s premier bird-watching sites.
2. Take a drive to seaside Aldeburgh for its famous fish and chips.
3. Take a walk around Westleton’s historic village green, pick up the weekend newspapers and have lunch at The Crown.
4. Visit the historic seaside town of Southwold and take a stroll down Southwold Pier for coffee and stunning views back of the town.
5. Hire bicycles from Darsham (2.5 miles) and explore the network of country lanes in the area.