House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
This modern, recently refurbished two storey corner house in Pakefield enjoys a lovely position with views across a large grassed area to the beach and sea beyond. The sand and pebble beach in front is only a few steps away. Pakefield is a quiet village just south of Lowestoft with its wide, sandy Blue Flag beaches. These which are within easy walking distance along the sea promenade lined with colourful beach huts. 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).
The house has been let as a holiday cottage on www.holidaylettings.co.uk for the last 6 years, but has recently changed ownership. Although much of the house remains unchanged, we've taken the opportunity to introduce some new settees and other items of furniture for your comfort.
A bright and spacious open plan kitchen/diner leads to a ground floor twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom (=shower room). There are two lounges at the front of the house. The original lounge has a flat-screen 30" TV, gas fire, comfortable 3-seater settee, coffee table, book case and two armchairs. The sun lounge (part of the extension) has large windows on two sides, which make it a lovely bright place both winter and summer to relax in and enjoy the views. The sun lounge is furnished with two two-seater settees, a small book case and a large doll's house for children to play with.
Upstairs, there is a bathroom with a bath and electric shower. The twin bedroom at the rear of the house contains a pine wardrobe, pine chest of drawers and blackout curtains to help any little ones get off to sleep. The front bedroom contains a double bed in which you will wake up to a view across the sea. A great place for breakfast in bed! It has a small built-in wardrobe, set of drawers, bedside cabinets and black-out curtains.The single bedroom at the front of the house (with sea view) has a built-in wardrobe at the foot of the bed and a bedside cabinet.
The house is carpeted upstairs (except for the bathroom) with wood-effect flooring downstairs.
Wi-Fi, Freeview and a selection of books, games and toys for young children are all supplied for your enjoyment. New gas central heating in all rooms provide comfort and warmth in winter months. Ample parking space. Although the house is not fully adapted for wheelchair users, it should be suitable for people with limited mobility when using the bedroom and bathroom downstairs. There is ramp access for wheelchair users from the garden to the rear of the house. Please contact the owner to check the suitability of the property if in any doubt. The house is surrounded by a large secure private garden, equipped with wooden garden furniture.
Cot and high chair available (please specify); please bring your own cot bedding
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||in front of the house, access by sloping footpath|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich Airport 50 km, Nearest railway: Lowestoft Railway Station 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The East Anglia region
Pakefield is a small village located 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.
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, the nearby RSPB of Minsmere is a wonderful place.
The majority of the coast south of Pakefield is undeveloped and forms the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
North-west of Pakefield, across the border of Norfolk, lay the Broads.
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. We find that being on the coast, Pakefield enjoys its own microclimate. Often when it's raining or cloudy further inland, the skies above Pakefield are clear.