Suffolk self-catering made easy

Fox Inn Garden Room 1

Darsham - Southwold Coast

The perfect holiday cottage for a couple keen to explore the Suffolk coast.  Small but 'perfectly finished'. RSPB Minsmere, the ancient city of Dunwich, Dingle Marshes, Dunwich Heath (NT) are all close by.  Cyclists and walkers will love it
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • Parking
  • No WiFi
  • Friday changeover
£335 - £470 per week *


A delightful pied a terre style Suffolk holiday cottage hidden down a quiet country lane in the pretty village of Darsham, just 4 miles from the Suffolk coast at Dunwich (often dubbed ?Britain?s Atlantis?). Self cater or eat at the Fox Inn just a few steps down the road.

WESTLETON 1 mile (1.5 km), DUNWICH 4 miles (6 km), ALDEBURGH 10 miles (16 km), SOUTHWOLD 12 miles (19 km)

About the property: This simple but nonetheless gorgeous property is perfect for a couple seeking an idyllic getaway, free from the stresses of everyday life. It has everything you might need for a Suffolk coastal break; a luxury king-sized bed ideal for some rest and recuperation, comfortable chairs in which to relax and a flat screen TV for first-class viewing. A small but well-equipped kitchen area is well-suited for all your self-catering needs, along with the dining area, perfect for cosy nights in over a bottle of wine. Guests can also enjoy the lovely west-facing deck equipped with functional table and chairs, fantastic for coffee and breakfast out in the garden or sun-soaked barbeques in the evening.

The Fox Inn Garden Rooms (there are two separate properties) are ideal for those who want comfort and simplicity in a lovely part of Suffolk just 4 miles from the National Trust coastline at Dunwich and RSPB Minsmere. It?s a perfect base for exploring all of what Suffolk has to offer, with the popular seaside destinations of Dunwich, Aldeburgh and Southwold only a short drive away.

Ideal for: A couple seeking a relaxing getaway near the Suffolk coast. The property is also dog-friendly, so feel free to bring along your canine pal for some seaside fun if he or she is well behaved.

Parking: Off street parking is available for your convenience.

Exploring: The Fox Inn Garden Room is perfectly placed in the heart of the beautiful Suffolk countryside, with easy access to neighbouring towns and villages. The property provides the ideal combination of a quiet country escape with the opportunity to visit the picturesque seaside towns of Aldeburgh, Dunwich and Southwold. Why not try a brewery tour at Adnams, both fun and educational, or a trip to the iconic Southwold pier? You can even let loose your childish side with crabbing, your creativity with pottery-painting and your thirst for adventure with a voyage on a high-speed trip out to sea, all unique to the Suffolk coast.

For more information on the surrounding area, including restaurants, activities and culture, please visit our sites dedicated to Southwold, Aldeburgh and the Suffolk Coast.

Self Catering: The Market towns of Beccles and Halesworth are a short drive away with a variety of independent stores, grocers and butchers. Market day in Halesworth is on a Wednesday and rural Suffolk is littered with farm shops so you won't need to travel far for great local produce. Wangford Farm Shop or Southwold Farmers Market are definitely worth visiting.

Thorpeness has a traditional village shop providing the community and holidaymakers with locally sourced fresh food. The shop stocks all the essentials, as well as a good selection of wine, local cheeses from the deli counter and local fudge from Olga.

Aldeburgh has two Co-op stores with one situated on the High Street. Several shops sell top quality local produce - Lawsons delicatessen is a must as is Aldeburgh Market. Fresh fish, lobsters and crabs can be bought from the sheds on Aldeburgh beach. With an Independent wine shop, butcher and baker, Aldeburgh caters for most needs! Snape Maltings is a few miles away with The Food Hall and Farmers Market.

Eating and Drinking out: Perhaps the most convenient aspect of this holiday home is that the Fox Inn is a mere stroll away; enjoy a traditional hearty Suffolk dinner with a pint of Adnams in hand in a glorious rural setting, surely the best (and only) way to experience Suffolk?s cuisine! After your relaxed dinner, make sure to walk off your meal in the tranquility of the countryside, and bathe in the serenity of this quaint little village.

If you fancy venturing out of Darsham, you will be spoilt for choice: with Dunwich a mere 4 miles away from the property, dine out at the Ship Inn or grab some fish and chips before a walk on the atmospheric beach. With Aldeburgh so close by you also have the wealth of the seaside town?s foodie delights to choose from, with a variety of pubs, restaurants and tearooms. The White Lion Hotel has sea views and a traditional menu, and Prezzo provides a relaxed, friendly atmosphere for all ages. For slightly more formal dining try Regatta or The Lighthouse. However, no trip to Suffolk could be complete without trying the town?s world-class fish and chips: there are two great fish and chip shops in Aldeburgh high street, both with a fantastic reputation... you may have to queue at busy lunchtime periods but it will be well worth the wait.


  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • Parking
  • No WiFi
  • Friday changeover
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 0.7 mile
  • Nearest pub 0.1 mile
  • 9.4 miles from the coast
  • Barbecue
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Ground floor bedroom



  • Pied a terre in style, all accommodation is on the ground floor with a smart shower room at the front of the property and a spacious bed sitting room with large french windows opening onto a private decked area and small lawned garden with rural views beyond.
  • A luxurious king sized bed is the centre-piece of this room which includes easy chairs and a small dining table beyond which is a compact kitchen area to one corner. There is a large wall-mounted flat screen TV.
  • The kitchenette is equipped with a fridge with icebox, a microwave/combi oven, kettle and toaster.
  • The bathroom has a large corner shower, wash basin and w.c., table and chair
  • The west facing verandah creates an extra space in clement weather - ideal for enjoying sundowners!


  • The Fox Inn Garden Rooms have electric heating and have been designed and built with the most stringent insulation spec so they are extremely cosy in all seasons.
  • If you prefer to prepare your own meals rather than use the excellent cuisine that the pub next door offers then there is the use of a microwave/combi oven, kettle and toaster. Do remember that as well as the Fox Inn on your doorstep there is also the Crown (AA 2 Rosette restaurant award) is just down the lane at Westleton .
  • Or, of course, you can simply have a bbq in the garden.
  • The Fox Inn - tel. 01728 668436 for meal reservations only. Please note that the Fox Inn is not open on Sunday evenings or all day Monday.
  • The Crown, Westleton - tel. 01728 648777. Please note some rural pubs have closed down in recent months with little or no notice - so please do check the status if this is a criterion for your choice of property
  • Bed linen and towels are provided. If using the travel cot, please provide your own bedding for it.



Very nice and well cared for didn't want to leave! Absolutely loved Suffolk and will certainly be back asap, the area is beautiful and the people are amazingly friendly. So much to see a week certainly isn't long enough!Mr Robert Mason - 10th July 2017


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