Close to the sea, a large yet cosy rose bedecked traditional Suffolk holiday cottage ideal for the larger family.
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PLEASE NOTE THAT EAST LANE COTTAGE IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS A SLEEPS 4.
About the property
East Lane Cottage has been extensively refurbished over the last couple of years. Both spacious and cosy with rustic character, the cottage provides extremely adaptable accommodation making it ideal for friends or family. The ground floor twin bedroom has an en-suite shower room with w.c and basin making it suitable for anyone who may not wish to negotiate stairs, while the summer house makes a peaceful retreat. The cottage is busy and homely and reflects the owner's love of embroidery, textiles and art.
In the tiny coastal village of Bawdsey just half a mile from the sea and the mouth of the Deben Estuary, where there is a lovely sandy beach, a foot ferry and sailing school, East Lane Cottage is very popular with cyclists and walkers. A selection of old bikes are available for your use via prior arrangement with the owner.
Here there is something for everyone; fine walking along the Suffolk coast and across the heaths, quiet byways for cycling and horse riding, sailing on the Deben estuary and RSPB reserves at Havergate and Minsmere and National Trust sites at Sutton Hoo and Orford Ness. East Lane beach, Bawdsey quay and Orford Island are all very popular with anglers providing fishing marks for cod through the Winter and bass in the Autumn. This stretch of beach is rich in fossils but you may need to sieve the clay, great fun for all the family.
For those who simply want to get away from it all and relax in or overlooking the delightful garden, there is the choice of the family sitting room, and a splendid summer house. The typically English country garden, complete with wildlife pond, is full-to-the-bursting with colour during spring and summer and makes for a truly wonderful place to enjoy all year round.
Self catering eating and drinking
Grocery deliveries are available from the major supermarkets and Alderton is a five minute drive away and has a lovely little village shop selling all your essential provisions plus freshly grown local fruit and veg. There are plenty of farm shops and independent grocers selling locally sourced produce, scattered across the Suffolk countryside, Five Winds Butchers at Melton is excellent, supplied from a local farm, and Woodbridge Farmers Market is worth a visit.
The nearest pub is The Swan, Alderton only 1.5 miles away, serving authentic Indian food either in house or to take away. The Sorrell Horse Inn, is a delightful pub, just 15 minutes drive away in the pretty village of Shottisham, a traditional Suffolk pub, serving real cask ales, simple fresh food and a very warm welcome.( wi-fi available)
For a real treat you must visit The British Larder, offering a top quality, contemporary British menu.
The Market town of Woodbridge has an abundance of pubs and restaurant to suit all tastes and is only 20 minutes by car. The Anchor, has an interesting menu and usually includes an excellent authentic Malaysian dish. There is also two fine Indian restaurants, Prezzo, and a popular Chinese restaurant all within easy walking distance of the Quay Point car park. The Riverside theatre and restaurant is a traditional picture house showing the latest films and the adjoining restaurant is excellent.
Don't forget beach towels, fishing rod, crabbing lines, bucket and spade.
Hall with hanging space
Fully fitted and well equipped kitchen with large fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, built in electric cooker
Dining room open to kitchen with circular dining table and 8 chairs, arm chairs, cupboards, and open fire
Small lobby leading to bedroom with twins beds, chest of drawers, TV and loads of books
Shower room with electric shower, wash hand basin and wc. The shower room has been completely re-vamped and having no step is easier for those with mobility problems
Utility room with washing machine
Sitting room with two sofas, armchairs, occasional tables, lamps, flatscreen TV (Freeview) and DVD
Large double aspect bedroom with king size bed, bedside tables and lamps, two chests of drawers, chair, TV/video, views of the sea
Bedroom with king sized bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers.
Twin bedded room with bedside table and lamps, chest of drawers, large table and two chairs
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, w.c. and vanity basin.
Separate w.c. and wash basin
Small curtained room at end of corridor with full size wooden cot. This area has as a radiator, shelves with books, games and puzzles
Large cottage garden busting with colour
Table and chairs for outside dining
Summer room perfect for reading or enjoying a tipple or two
Quiet places to sit and ponder throughout
Shed with selection of old bikes, available for use via prior arrangement with owner
PARENTS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN AND DOG OWNERS SHOULD NOTE THAT THERE IS A WILDLIFE POND WITH SURROUNDING FENCING. ACCESS IS VIA A SMALL GATE.
There is a fence and gate between the car park area and the garden to prevent small children or pets from straying into the lane.
Please note bedlinen and towels are provided. Please bring own beach towels.
Parking for two cars in the drive, which is separated from the garden by a fence and gate.
Central heating included
In consideration of other holidaymakers smoking is permitted outside the cottage only
There are electric blankets on all but the upstairs twin beds
Both Catering and Activities can be arranged at or from this property
A limited broadband / wi fi service is provided. Internet reception can be patchy and the connection provided should NOT be relied on for work use and is unsuitable for games or downloading of films. Please bring connection cables as you may have to attach your laptop to the router. Excessive use of the internet will be charged at cost.