Suffolk self-catering made easy

Apple Store

Westleton - Southwold Coast

Landscape garden designed by Chelsea Flower Show prize winner Sue Townsend, The Apple Store is a charming single storey self catering cottage on the edge of the village green in one of the most sought after villages on the Suffolk coast.  Close to Dunwich beach and Southwold you can enjoy walks to RSPB Minsmere, long leisurely cycle rides across the lanes and byways to the sea or simply relax in the garden with family or friends.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Friday changeover
£590 - £930 per week *


The Apple Store has been imaginatively transformed to create a delightful and characterful single-storey cosy cottage, overlooking Westleton's delightful village green. Featured in English Gardens magazine, the property is surrounded by beautiful, lush gardens - just stunning. A family-friendly property sleeping up to 4, all accommodation is located on the ground floor. The property also benefits from being just a short drive away from the sandy beaches at Southwold - a convenient location for day trips and exploring.

SOUTHWOLD 9 miles (14.5 km), ALDEBURGH 8.5 miles (14 km), DUNWICH 2 miles (4 km), ORFORD 18 miles (29 km), WOODBRIDGE 20 miles (33 km)

About the Property: This quirky property is set in a traditional Suffolk village, perfect for families wanting to be within short distance of the coast. The real benefit of The Apple Store of course is that all accommodation is on the ground floor, perfect for those who may find stairs difficult. The comfortable bedrooms sleep 4 in 1 double and 1 twin. Carefully furnished, there is everything you could possibly need here, ideal for a relaxing getaway. The excitement continues into the garden, a real joy. Landscaped perfectly, the stunning layout has featured in the English Gardens magazine - you may even spot the odd sculpture or two. 

This property is ideal for: Anyone who enjoys walking, bird watching, cycling or simply exploring Suffolk's fine beaches. Surrounded by ancient heath land in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Westleton has something for everyone. Well known for its Barrel Fayre and open-air screening of a classic film on the green, it is just a couple of miles from the world famous RSPB Minsmere as well as Dunwich's heath, beach and "lost" city. 

Southwold, Aldeburgh and Snape (home of the Aldeburgh Festival) are about eight miles away. Walberswick, renowned for its National Crabbing Event with its long sandy beach, is just 10 minutes by car.

Westleton is typical of the best of Suffolk villages; it lists large a village green with duck pond, beautiful mature trees, picture postcard cottages and a fine old coaching inn amongst its features. The thatched church, built in 1340, is well worth a visit. The village also boasts an excellent local shop and post office and a fascinating second hand bookshop. There is a large outdoor playground for children of all ages within walking distance of the cottage. 

With Darsham and its railway station (London in two hours) within a couple of miles and loads of country lanes and byways to explore, The Apple Store makes for a superb base.

Self Catering: Most well known supermarkets will deliver to Apple Store, but for quality local food do head to local Peasenhall and of course Southwold for a vast range of independent food shops.

Eating and Drinking out: The Anchor, a local pub, serves fine seasonal food and great wine. Just a short walk from the house is The Crown and across the road, The White Horse - both lovely Adnams Pubs selling top quality pub food. Westleton also boasts an excellent restaurant and a rather nice tea shop. The village shop is 'TARDIS' like and certainly sells everything you could want for your holiday.

Dunwich has another excellent pub - The Ship Inn - and a great fish and chip shop. Southwold, Halesworth, Yoxford and Aldeburgh all have lovely pubs and excellent restaurants. Fresh fish can be purchased from the fishermen's huts at Aldeburgh, Dunwich and Southwold. There are two supermarkets in nearby Saxmundham - Waitrose and Tesco - and a Co-op in Leiston.

For more information on the area please look at our own online guide Visit Southwold.


  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Friday changeover
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 6.2 miles
  • Nearest pub 0.1 mile
  • 9 miles from the coast
  • Barbecue
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Ground floor bedroom


All accommodation is on the ground floor

  • Double french doors open from the garden into the sitting room with sofa, chairs, occasional tables, lights, writing desk and flat screen TV with FreeSat and DVD and radio CD player and iPod dock
  • There is a dining table and four chairs and a second writing desk to the left of the french doors
  • Two steps take one into the kitchen, newly fitted with large fridge / freezer, electric oven and hob, washing machine / tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and electric kettle
  • A further two steps from the kitchen take you to a hall off which is a twin bedded room (the twin beds can be made into a double by prior arrangement), bedside table and lamp, hanging cupboard and chest of drawers
  • The walk in shower room has shower, wash hand basin and w.c.
  • The double bedroom is located to the right of the sitting room and has double bed, bedside table, chest of drawers and wardrobe
  • Beside the bedroom is a bathroom with bath, overhead shower, wash basin and w.c.
  • Between 1st December and 28th February the art deco drawing room is available, with sofas and chairs, occasional tables, lamps and open fire

The Garden

  • From the village green a wooden gate opens into a large walled garden which has been designed to provide a very private sunny patio enclosed with scented planting and a lawn. The main path dividing with one branch leading to the owner's house, the other to the Apple Store
  • Garden table, chairs and charcoal barbecue


  • Full central heating
  • Bed linen, towels, heating etc included in the price. If using the travel cot, please provide your own bedding for it
  • In the interests of holidaymakers, visitors are asked not to smoke in the cottage
  • There is ample parking in the lane to the front of the cottage and space for one vehicle at the rear of the cottage
  • An unlimited wifi connection is provided
  • The Westleton Crown - 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
  • This property has Sammy's Seal of Approval for being a family friendly property. On your arrival you will find a Sammy toy for the children to take on adventures and a story book, Sammy the Suffolk Seal - the perfect introduction to the wonders of this region and places to visit
  • Other equipment provided includes: iron and ironing board, hairdryer and a hoover



The property was an absolute gem to find. Having the Village Green on its doorstep was an added bonus as the kids could spill out onto it to play football etc.Mr M Magyar - 14th August 2017
Wonderful relaxing place to holiday, beaches super, I come here every year.Mrs Ann McKillop - 2nd August 2017
The property was clean, warm and comfortable and the owners delightfully hospitable and friendly.Jane B, Norfolk - 11th August 2016


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