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This ground floor open plan apartment, that was once home to the Coastguards, benefits from the wonderful and peaceful cliff top setting above Minsmere beach. This comfortable apartment for two has a private entrance and courtyard as well as use of the small enclosed garden adjacent. The neighbouring café and gift shop is perfect for those holiday treats and cream teas.
There are numerous walks from the door along the coast and across the colourful heath, ideal if you are bringing your dog along. As well as the amazing birdlife at Dunwich Heath and adjacent RSPB Minsmere the area also attracts herds of red deer and is home to some shy otters.
For a change of scenery the pretty seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh are a short drive away. If you are looking for further inspiration during your stay we run events and activities here and at many of our Suffolk properties throughout the year, for details click on the ‘Nearby’ tab above.
Heating: Night storage heating included. The night storage heaters are linked to a sensor on the exterior of the building and will be activated when the temperature falls below 16 – 18° C.
Parking: Designated parking for one car. There is a level path to the cottage door which is screened from the adjacent gift shop entrance (open daily).
Garden: Shared grass area in front of apartments. There is also a small screened courtyard with picnic table outside this apartment which is for the sole use of Nightjar guests.
Accessibility: A mobility vehicle for heathland trails can be booked in advance.
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)
Please note: Please note that Nightjar is part of a conversion of former coastguard cottages consisting of 3 holiday apartments, privately let accommodation, a café and a visitors’ centre. As such the building may be occupied by other parties at the same time. Being apartments, there may be some noise from other guests coming and going, although the property is sound proofed. Nightjar is not a stand alone single holiday cottage.
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.