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Staying in Stonechat, for bird watchers, is like having their own hide as it enjoys wonderful views over the nature reserve of Dunwich Heath and Beach. This apartment offers a cosy, comfortable space for two in what was once home to the Coastguards.
A highlight is its close proximity to neighbouring RSPB Minsmere that is home to rare and migrating birds, on the coastal lagoons and reedbeds, such as bittern, marsh harriers and avocet. The area also offers excellent walking along the beach, across heather strewn heath and through surrounding woodland.
After a hike, treat yourself in the neighbouring tea-room and gift shop or for a change of scenery the pretty seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh are a short drive away. For further inspiration for National Trust places to visit and events during your visit to Suffolk 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.
Garden: Shared grass area in front of apartments.
Offers: Holiday Cottage guests have free entry to Sutton Hoo and selected local National Trust properties during their stay, listings in cottage welcome folder.
Please note: Stonechat 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. Stonechat 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.