On the edge of Tunstall Forest (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Scapa Lodge provides well designed and appointed self-catering accommodation for two. A single-storey barn beautifully extended and refurbished to create a well-insulated, cosy and comfortable holiday home. Boasting a bright, chic interior, the Lodge is perfect for a couple looking for quiet surroundings. Guests can enjoy the delights of woodland walks, bird watching and cycling without ever getting into the car.
SNAPE 2.5 miles ORFORD 5.4 miles, ALDEBURGH 8.4 miles, WOODBRIDGE 9.8 miles, DUNWICH 15.5 miles, SOUTHWOLD 20 miles
About the Property: Scapa Lodge has a rustic wooden facade in contrast to the bright, stylish and comfortable interior. It has been thoughtfully arranged to provide an open-plan living space with a well appointed fitted kitchen, a feature apex ceiling with sky lights and a cosy sitting area for two. In the sitting area, French doors open onto a private paved patio with views over the garden beyond. The one large double bedroom has a double sized bed and hanging space, and the shower room has a spacious corner shower. With everything on one level and wide doors, the property would suit some wheelchair users.
Parking: There is plenty of private parking beside the Lodge.
Sleeps: 2 in one double bedroom, also large enough to accommodate a travel cot.
Setting: Tunstall, a country village 6 miles from the Suffolk coast, is home to the Church of St Michael's, noted for its distinctive box pews. Scapa Lodge is located in the hamlet of Tunstall Common which lies half a mile south of Tunstall on the margins of Tunstall Forest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It provides walkers, cyclists (including mountain-bikers) and horse riders alike a beautiful site of ancient lowland heath to explore. Nature lovers might like to see the broadleaved trees and new coniferous plantation rife, with fauna and flora (ground nesting nightjar and woodlark, fallow deer, bell heather, milkwort, speedwell and sheep's sorrel). Bookworms will be fascinated by the hamlet and forest; it is the setting of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Black Arrow: A Tale of Two Roses (1888).
This property is ideal for: Couples looking for a relaxing weekend in the countryside. At Scapa Lodge, you are perfectly situated to enjoy the best of both worlds; the property is in close proximity to the thriving music and art scene at neighbouring Snape as well as the quaint seaside town of Aldeburgh. For the more sporty, this area has much to offer with bike trails, an equestrian centre, canoe hire at nearby Iken and some of the best fishing marks at Bawdsey, Orford and Aldeburgh.
For keen golfers there are challenging courses at Aldeburgh, Woodbridge and Thorpeness.
Eating and Drinking Out: The nearest pubs are the The Crown, Snape, The Plough & Sail at Snape is certainly worth booking, especially if there is a concert and the newly re-opened The Oyster Inn, Butley which has a small village shop and micro brewery and is very popular with locals and visitors to the area.
Orford is only 10 minutes by car and a comfortable cycle ride along some very scenic country lanes. En route you should detour to The Froize, another renowned restaurant and pub. Orford offers plenty of options for eating out; The Crown & Castle for more formal dining and both The Jolly Sailor and The Kings Head for great traditional pub meals and local ales.
Further afield, Aldeburgh has some great restaurants too. The Regatta, The Lighthouse and Aldeburgh Market all specialise in fish dishes and there are plenty of tea rooms dotted along the High Street.
Self Catering: To sample the local produce, there are several good farm shops nearby, Friday Street Farm Shop on the A1094 just before you get to the A12 and The Farm Cafe and Food Market, Marlesford. There is also a great deli and tea room at Snape Maltings. The nearest supermarket is an East of England Co-op in Wickham Market, and all the main superstores will deliver to this address.
For more information on places to eat and things to do in the area, please take a look at Visit Snape.
- Sleeps 2
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bathroom
- No pets
- WiFi available
- Friday changeover
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- No smoking
- Nearest shop 3 miles
- Nearest pub 1 mile
- 8.4 miles from the coast
- Ground floor bathroom
- Ground floor bedroom
Accommodation is all on ground level
- Front door into hallway with coat hooks and room for shoes or boots. The bedroom, shower room and open plan living room are all accessed from the hall
- The open plan sitting room has a two seater sofa with views from the french doors over the patio and to the extensive garden beyond. There is a small table with two chairs, floor standing lamp and a wall mounted flat screen TV with integral DVD player. The kitchen area is bright with contemporary units, plenty of work surface and is well equipped with a microwave oven, dishwasher, fan oven, electric hob, extractor fan and fridge with freezer compartment (extra freezer space available - see below).
- The bedroom has a double bed, bedside cabinets and lamps and hanging space.
- The shower room has a large corner cubicle with electric shower, WC, heated towel rail and inset wash basin with a mirror with light above.
- The driveway leads past the Lodge and opens to a large parking area. The Lodge has its own patio area with table, chairs and charcoal barbecue for guests to use. The owners live in the adjacent property and are happy for guests to use the extensive garden at the rear of the Lodge. On the opposite side of the parking area is a brick outbuilding where guests can store bikes and fishing equipment. There is a freezer and tumble dryer that guests are welcome to use.
- Electric radiators throughout.
- Bedlinen and towels are provided but please bring your own beach or sports towels.
- Unlimited Wifi is provided, DAB radio with CD player and USB port, SD card port, please bring your own leads.
- In consideration of other holidaymakers please do not smoke in the house
- Welcome goodies!
The property was spotlessly clean and freshly decorated. The furnishings, fittings and fixtures were of a high quality. The inclusion of reading material and a DVD library was appreciated. In particular, the owners were extremely welcoming and very helpful during our stay.Mr Larsson - 11th September 2017
Congratulations on providing such great accommodation. Beautifully decorated and appointed. Love the location for both walking and driving access to so many places. I think we will be back!!Victoria H, Essex - 10th October 2016
It's a fine, well-equipped new property in a quiet area, near the forest. For nature lovers and walkers there is plenty to do in the immediate area.A previous customer - 4th August 2016
We had a lovely week in Scapa Lodge. It had everything we wanted, including very friendly owners! It's very quiet and we loved the birds in the garden. We walked in Snape, Orford, Minsmere and the forest. We are looking forward to returning in Spring!A previous customer - 2nd August 2016
A very comfortable and convenient place to stay and very near to Snape for the Aldeburgh Festival!A previous customer - 21st June 2016
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