Lodge | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Sandlings is a luxurious 2 bedroomed self catering holiday rental located overlooking the beach with fabulous sea views from its large private decked verandah. It is double glazed with full central heating. A truly all seasons holiday rental in a quiet and peaceful location but close to all local amenities in the town of Leiston. Escape and unwind in real luxury, whether you just want to put your feet up or get out and enjoy the fresh air on coastal walks to Thorpeness, Aldeburgh, Minsmere and Dunwich the choice is yours. Pet friendly too.
This luxury self-catering holiday rental overlooks the beach on the Suffolk Heritage Coast in the heart of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The lodge provides first class, all year round holiday accommodation for self catered holidays and short breaks on the Suffolk coast. Conveniently located between RSPB Minsmere Reserve and Thorpeness, Sandlings provides the perfect base for visiting all the popular local areas of interest which include Aldeburgh, Snape, Dunwich, Southwold, the Suffolk Coastal & Heritage Path and, naturally, Sandlings Walk.
There are marvellous sea views from the verandah and living/dining areas. The verandah has comfortable outdoor furniture consisting of a sofa, 2 armchairs with comfy cushions, a coffee table and 2 matching sun loungers. The large, raised verandah can only be accessed via the French doors from the living room or through a lockable side gate. It provides privacy for adults and a safe environment for young children and pets. The beach, 50 metres away, is easily accessed via a footpath on the site. There are no restrictions on walking dogs on the beach, even in peak season. There is easy access to a number of walks including the Suffolk Coastal and Heritage Path and the Sandlings Walk. The location also gives easy access to the beautiful Suffolk coast and surrounding area including the coastal towns and villages of Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Southwold, Thorpeness, Snape, Walberswick and Minsmere Nature Reserve. Ipswich, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Norwich are within easy driving distance. Sea fishing off the beach is popular.
The lodge is situated in the Beach View Holiday Park, 50 metres from the beach and the Suffolk Coastal Path on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. The Holiday Park nestles between Thorpeness and the RSPB's Reserve at Minsmere, where you can enjoy stunning views and see some of our rarest wildlife. The Suffolk Heritage Coast is renowned for its beautiful countryside and coastal towns and villages, steeped in history. The Sandlings Walk passes close to the Beach View Holiday Park and runs for 58 miles from Southwold to the outskirts of Ipswich!
The Beach View Holiday Park is a friendly family run site which has an onsite Clubhouse Bar and Family Games Room (March to September). The town of Leiston is less than 2 miles away with all the usual facilities and amenities including pubs, cafes, cash machines, a wide range of takeaways, a cinema showing the latest releases, a supermarket and local museum. You will find a wide range of seasonal events and activities in the other neighbouring towns and villages of Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Snape, Dunwich and Southwold. The major resorts of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth are within easy travelling distance. Further details of these as well as the local attractions and current events can be found in the maps, leaflets and brochures at the lodge or in the Clubhouse Bar. The owners are happy to provide any additional information or details on request
The lodge is built to the highest specifications. It is fully fitted with all mod-cons and provides first class luxury accommodation for all seasons for up to 4 people for a relaxing and trouble-free holidays. FREE WiFi and Internet access, but this is the Suffolk coast and you may find it considerably slower than you are used to! Children are welcome. Dogs welcome - maximum 2. There is parking for 2 cars in front of the lodge. A full pack is available covering the working of all appliances including central heating but we are available and happy to answer any questions or deal with any problems, if they arise, either before or during your stay.
The accommodation consists of:
Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed, bedside cabinets, large his and hers wardrobes, chest of drawers, TV/DVD and door to attractive, fully fitted en-suite shower room.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, bedside cabinet, TV/DVD, double wardrobe and chest of drawers.
En-suite shower room to the master bedroom has WC, pedestal basin, cabinet and large walk-in, fully tiled shower.
The family bathroom has an attractive white suite with bath and shower attachment, WC, pedestal basin and cabinet.
The spacious, fitted kitchen is fully equipped with all mod-cons including a large fridge/freezer, integrated oven/grill with gas hob and extractor fan, microwave, washing m/c, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery, glasses etc.
A wonderfully spacious, fully carpeted open plan living and dining area with a vaulted ceiling. Oak dining table, 4 chairs, 2 bar stools, 2 comfortable sofas, an oak nest of tables, wall-mounted LED TV/DVD with FreeSat and wood burner style electric fire.
Full height windows show off the wonderful sea views and double French doors open onto a large, private, decked verandah overlooking the sea. An outdoor sofa, armchairs, coffee table and 2 matching sun loungers to make the most of the lovely sea views. Parking for 2 cars.
All bed linens, towels, tea towels and general guest supplies are provided along with a welcome pack on arrival. A professional housekeeping service is available if required at a modest additional cost if staying longer than a week. A child's travel cot is also provided.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich Airport 65 km, Nearest railway: Saxmundham 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The East Anglia region
Welcome to East Anglia.
It's time you visited East Anglia. We have everything from beach holidays, rural escapes and cultural experiences all within easy reach. Our coastline is endless and unique, from the breathtaking sands of north Norfolk to quaint Suffolk pebbled beaches and the family fun of Essex's coastal towns. An array of historic cities, towns and villages to explore. Numerous attractions, stately homes and gardens.
East Anglia has a diverse mixture of vibrant cities, individual towns and villages, beautiful countryside and idyllic seaside - and all within easy reach no matter where you are travelling from.
Based around the ancient kingdom of East Anglia the three counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex form the well-known 'hump' on England's eastern side.
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Places to visit in East Anglia include; stately homes, engaging museums, unique family attractions, festivals, galleries, nature reserves, coast, countryside, cultural cities, excellent shopping, fish and chips, award-winning food producers and restaurants, fruit picking, crabbing... and the list goes on.
All sounds too much? Well, you can always decide to rebel, kick off your shoes, sit back and enjoy a pint of local ale or wine as you watch the sun set and the tide roll in.
East Anglia attractions offer great days out to suit all ages, with a wide and varied range of attractions, activities, food and drink, events and shopping.
Visit one of our amazing treasure houses, or discover Britain's largest collection of cathedrals. Re-live the area's rich history at fantastic museums, then come back up to date with state-of-the-art galleries. Enjoy the spectacular colours of some of Britain's finest gardens.
Visit attractions in East Anglia for family fun, travel through time (from dinosaurs to Norman castles), jump aboard a real steam train, ride a scary rollercoaster at the seaside, or go on a wildlife safari. Get back to nature at country parks and bird reserves. See our talented craftspeople at work, then relax with tours at vineyards and breweries.
Get active... jump on your bicycle and explore the countryside, with some of the best cycle routes suitable for everyone. Put on your shoes and explore with some of the best walking routes suitable for everyone, as well as many interesting guided tours. Enjoy the thrills and spills of motorsport, take to the skies with gliding and hot air balloon flights, or see the area on horseback. Then get onto our unspoilt coastal and inland waters, with some of the country's best sailing.
Retail therapy? Why not shop till you drop with some great retail therapy at our major shopping centres. Whatever your choice of activity you will be sure of a warm welcome and a great time in East Anglia, and being so easy to explore, we're sure you will fit in lots of things while you're here.
The Leiston area is at the heart of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Whether you love nothing more than a long walk beside the sea, a brisk stroll before lunch, cycling along quiet lanes, sailing iconic estuaries, or spending hours quietly watching some of the UK's rarest wildlife, the beautiful landscape of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has it all.
The Suffolk Sandlings make up one of our most important landscapes. An area of grassland, gorse, scattered trees and heather, found on some of the poorest, most acidic soils in eastern England, the Sandlings support rare birds and a range of characteristic heathland plants and animals.
For those less active, or those who have tired themselves out exploring the area, then a cup of coffee in a seaside town or a fantastic pub meal and a pint over-looking one of the AONB's estuaries may be just the thing. A source of inspiration to countless artists, writers and musicians, this unspoilt 150 square mile stretch of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths is a landscape of subtle contrasts, combining shingle beaches, crumbling cliffs, wild heath land, forests, estuaries and rolling farmland.
The AONB is rich in art, culture and heritage, with endless locations and attractions for you to experience and enjoy. Whether you fancy a summer festival, want to see a world-class concert or play, or soak up some art on the seafront, you can do it all here.
Why not take a trip to Snape Maltings, the home of Aldeburgh Music. There you'll find an exciting programme of world-class music set against the breaktaking backdrop of the River Alde. This is after all the Centenary Year of one of our most famous composers, Benjamin Britten. Or perhaps you might want to enjoy one of the many art, music or literary festivals that take place throughout the year, such as Aldeburgh ART, Latitude, Southwold's Way With Words and many others.
The area is steeped in history, with a range of ancient buildings and heritage sites that the whole family will enjoy. Discover Sutton Hoo, an Anglo-Saxon burial site where you can learn more about our ancestors, or travel back in time at Orford Castle.
The quiet lanes, many bridleways and forest tracks make the AONB a fantastic place for cyclists, both on and off road. Don't let anyone tell you that Suffolk is flat however! There are no long steep climbs, but with the five estuaries in the AONB, there are plenty of river valley sides to descend and climb.
If you want to turn your visit into something truly special, then why not stay a bit longer? There really is so much to see and do in the area that you'll be spoilt for choice. All along the Suffolk coast and further inland you'll find prize-winning pubs, breweries, restaurants, bars, bistros and tea rooms, serving high-quality local produce.
For those of you who like to spend their leisure time on the water, there are plenty of opportunities in the area.
Sailing clubs exist on all the estuaries where sailing has become one of the main water-based activities.
Canoeing, rowing, windsurfing and other water-based pursuits can all be found within the area. Kite surfing is increasingly popular off the coast of Felixstowe. Powered water craft are also popular here
The Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB is a fantastic place to explore on foot. It's simply impossible to get more than a fleeting taste of the AONB from a car, and walking is probably the best way to experience everything the AONB has to offer. There are routes suitable for all levels of interest and ability, so whether you're a serious long distance walker or just fancy a short stroll in some beautiful countryside, there's bound to be something suitable. The wider AONB contains an excellent network of footpaths and bridleways, as well as large areas of Open Access land.
Take part in the Suffolk Walking Festival 2013 to enjoy exploring the area!
The Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB is easily accessible, both for those in the UK and those travelling from abroad, with excellent road, bus, rail, air and sea links into the area. We do ask that you try and use public transport wherever possible to help us look after the outstanding natural landscape.
You can use Traveline East Anglia to plan a trip using the local bus, rail and coach services. Traveline allows you to specify the time, destination and method of travel. It also provides timetables to download and print plus maps of the area.
Demand-responsive bus services operated by Coastal Accessible Transport (CATS) and Suffolk Links enable visitors using public transport to reach some of the most popular parts of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB. This service can collect passengers from scheduled train services to Darsham railway station and also from scheduled bus services that stop at the station and at the nearby villages of Yoxford, Blythburgh and Leiston. Up to 6 people can travel at once. The service can even carry bicycles!
The rail links into Suffolk are also excellent with stations at Ipswich, Woodbridge, Melton, Wickham Market (Campsea Ashe), Saxmundham, Darsham and Halesworth. To plan your journey visit National Rail or The Train Line.
To access rural Suffolk from the rest of the country the two easiest roads available are the A12 which comes off the M25 and the A14 which originates at Cambridge. To help you plan your journey into the beautiful countryside of the AONB you can use Google Maps, the AA or RAC route planner.
The nearest airports are London Stansted and Norwich Airport from which you can access the area via public transport links or a hire car.
There are also many links to and from the area via the Port of Harwich. This offers those from Northern Europe the opportunity to come and visit one the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB.