5 Sea View Walk
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
The two storey house in Pakefield enjoys a lovely position overlooking a large grassed area to the beach and sea beyond. Having the footpath in front of the house means it's safe for children and cars don't block the view. The sand and pebble beach in front is only a few steps away. Pakefield is a quiet village just south of Lowestoft which has a wide, sandy Blue Flag beach and is within easy walking distance along the sea promenade. It's also the home of the Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park.
A short drive takes you along the beautiful Suffolk heritage coast to Southwold, Walberswick, Minsmere, Dunwich and Aldeburgh. Norwich with its shops and historic attractions is within easy reach by car or train. Oulton Broad, 2 miles, offers excellent facilities for boat trips on the Norfolk Broads. Shops 200 yards, pubs 100 yards. Parking at the rear of the house in a quiet cul-de-sac (off-road).
Although we are new to www.holidaylettings.co.uk, the house has been let as a holiday cottage for the last 15 years and many guests return year after year.
Porch and hallway lead to:
Lounge: One 3-seater settee, 3 armchairs, small flat-screen TV with DVD player and Freeview, parquet flooring and coal effect gas fire, shelves with local books
Back room: - well equipped kitchen with medium sized fridge-freezer, radio, microwave, electric oven and hob, washing/ drying machine, lino flooring
- dining area with round dining table & chairs, dresser with games
Sliding porch door leads from back room to enclosed back garden, mostly paved and with garden furniture. The front garden is a great place to sit and enjoy the view and any sun shine!
Bathroom with toilet, sink and bath at the top of the stairs. Bath has a basic shower controlled by the bath taps
Twin bedroom (back of the house) with two adult single pine beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers, bedside lamps
Double bedroom with fantastic sea view, normal size double bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, beside tables and lamps
Single bedroom with fantastic sea view, adult single bed, small flat-screen TV, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe
Upstairs is carpeted (except for the bathroom)
The central heating and coal effect gas fire in the lounge means the house is also very cosy in the colder months of the year.
Cot and high chair available (please specify); please bring your own cot bedding
Dogs welcome (additional charge applies).
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich Airport 50 km, Nearest railway: Lowestoft Train Station 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
The East Anglia region
Pakefield is on the coast of Suffolk, which is one of the six counties which make up the area of East Anglia. East Anglia has a diverse mixture of vibrant cities, individual towns and villages, beautiful countryside and idyllic seaside. The region has preserved much of its unspoilt character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions.
Suffolk is characterized by its large skies and small villages of pastel coloured houses nestling amongst large swathes of agricultural, forest and heathland. The area is amongst the driest in the UK. The majority of the coast south of Pakefield is undeveloped and forms the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
If you love walking, cycling or horse riding, then Suffolk's low lying, gentle landscape is excellent. A predominantly agricultural county you'll find fields enclosed in low hedges, crops of cereals and sugar beet alongside cattle and pig farms, and belts of ancient woodland to explore. For bird watchers and nature lovers, there are many special places.
Pakefield is a small, peaceful village, just south of the larger town of Lowestoft, with its golden sandy beaches. The two places are joined by a sea front esplanade, lined with beach huts, which makes for a pleasant stroll. The beach towards Kessingland has a very different atmosphere, as no houses line the wild cliffs.
When one is not on the beach, the area has plenty of other things on offer for all ages. 'Africa Alive' wildlife park (3 miles) and 'Pleasurewood Hills' theme park (5 miles) are two of Suffolk's top rated attractions. Crabbing is a popular pastime at the harbour mouth of the picturesque villages of Walberswick and Southwold. During the summer holidays, Southwold also has a 'maize maze' with play area, which makes for a great outing. Dunwich Heath (National Trust) is a good place for walking, with trails for children and even free geocaching on offer. Slightly further afield, there is Fritton Lake Adventure park, which offers land and water based adventurous and sporting activities, Bewilderwood and Pettits Animal Adventure Park. To entertain the children at times of wet weather, there are two indoor play centres locally, and a roller skating centre on the pier. Oulton Broad offers excellent facilities for boat trips on the Norfolk Broads (2 miles).
For bird watchers, there are many interesting places, such as Westleton Heath, Walberswick, Sizewell Belts, Walberswick Minsmere, Dunwhich Heath, Blyth Estuary, Benacre Broad. Because of the variety of landscapes (shingle beaches, inter-tidal mud flats, grazing and coastal marshes, heathland and woodland) one can expect a huge variety of different birds with over three hundred species in the area's checklist, amongst which are the avocet, bearded tit, bittern, and marsh harriers.
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