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Bridge Farm Cottage


Saxmundham, Suffolk

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This attractive, little semi-detached cottage sits beside a quiet country lane with gently sloping views down across grass meadows towards Dunwich village and the sea. Set in an enclosed garden it is warm and welcoming with comfortable accommodation and a real coal fire to put your feet up in front of.

It is in a walkers' paradise, behind the cottage the road meanders gently up into pine forests and heathlands with numerous way-marked trails open for public access, perfect for dog walks and for spotting the local wildlife. Another highlight is the amazing bird life on the heath and at RSPB Minsmere that is home to rare and migrating birds, on the coastal lagoons and reedbeds, such as bittern, marsh harriers and avocet.

A gentle short walk will bring you to the village pub, The Ship Inn and beyond that to the vast sweep of Dunwich beach. For a change of scenery the pretty seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh are a short drive away. If you are looking for other ways to entertain your family during your stay we run events and activities here and at many of our Suffolk properties throughout the year. For inspiration click on the ‘Nearby’ tab above.

Here are some other cottages in the same region that you might also be interested in Deben View and Meadowside.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Small hall, sitting room with open fire and kitchen/dining room.
First floor
Two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) and bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Parking: Parking is available for two cars.

Garden: A small enclosed garden on three sides of the house.

Offers: Holiday Cottage guests have free entry to nearby Sutton Hoo and other selected East of England National Trust properties during their stay (listings in cottage welcome folder).

Short breaks bookable within 4 weeks of the start date all year at this cottage.

Please note: There is a honey bee nest in a disused chimney at Bridge Farm Cottage, the small bees are non aggressive and can be seen outside flying around the chimney top, particularly on warmer days.

Occasionally, a few stray bees may drop down the wrong chimney during the day. Should this happen they may be found on the hearth or on the carpet near to the open fireplace.

If required we can seal the fireplace with a board but, unfortunately, this would mean that use of the open fire would be difficult.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

East Anglia, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire
A view of Blakeney Point landscape, showing the estuary south of the point © Joe Cornish

The ancient kingdom of East Anglia has preserved much of its unspoilt character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions with attractions ranging from the University city of Cambridge and the Cathedral city of Ely, to glorious, often deserted, sandy beaches, lots of seaside fun, outdoor pursuits and the unspoilt waterways of The Broads. National Trust places in East Anglia are equally varied, ranging from the magnificent Blickling Hall in Norfolk, the impressive rotunda at Ickworth, near Bury St. Edmunds, the elegant Anglesey Abbey, to the dramatic coastline at Dunwich Heath, with its neighbouring RSPB sanctuary and the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site at Sutton Hoo.

Cottage location
Current cottage
Holiday cottage
National Trust
place to visit
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  • RSPB Minsmere
  • bird watching
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • nature trails
  • walking
National Trust places to visit
Dunwich Heath: Coastal Centre and Beach
Dunwich Heath and Beach Coastal lowland heath sandy cliffs and beach, rich in wildlife, offering tranquillity and excellent views
Orford Ness National Nature Reserve
Orford Ness National Nature Reserve Internationally important nature reserve, with a fascinating 20th-century military history
Sutton Hoo
Sutton Hoo Awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site
Elizabethan House Museum
Elizabethan House Museum Delightful treasury of 16th-century domestic history


Comments from past visitors

  • Mr Lott
    • March 2017
    • Hertfordshire
    We'll be back!

    Bridge Farm cottage lived up to our expectations of a National Trust cottage. The fact that we will almost certainly be back again some time in the future says it all.

  • Richard Pearce
    • April 2016
    • Essex
    Comfortable cottage

    Cottage much improved since our last visit 12 years ago, at which time there were several problems. Now a comfortable cottage in a pleasant and convenient area, with good places to visit within easy reach.

  • Anonymous
    • April 2016
    • Unknown
    Well supplied kitchen

    Lovely cottage, loved having plenty of big fluffy towels, well supplied kitchen - tea towel, hand towel, washing up liquid etc etc. Fire laid, clean and tidy. Warm.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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