Nightjar Formerly Coastguard Apartment 3

Saxmundham, Suffolk

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 010002

About Nightjar

Once home to the Coastguards, now a beachside apartment with facilities for disabled visitors.

Nightjar is a ground floor apartment at the Coastguard Cottages on Dunwich Heath. The apartment enjoys wonderful views across the heathland nature reserve and beyond. This open-plan, single level apartment offers a.beachside retreat with the golden sand dunes of Minsmere just below. 

Wake up early and go for a stroll, across the colourful heathland and through surrounding woodland. After a hike, treat yourself in the neighbouring tea room and gift shop or visit the pub and cafes in Dunwich village.

Discover more of the local area and visit the cathedral cities of Cambridge and Norwich. Both are just over an hour’s drive from the cottage and offer a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants. 

Availability & book

Preferred changeover day
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  • Booked
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  • Changeover day

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available


Some wheelchair access


  • Ground floor

    An open plan room with kitchen/dining/sitting/sleeping area (1 twin, which can be a 6’ double bed on request) and separate shower room with lavatory.        

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

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). 

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Garden: Shared grass area in front of apartments. There is also a small courtyard with picnic table outside this apartment which is for the sole use of Nightjar guests. 

Access: A mobility vehicle for heathland trails can be booked in advance. 

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free entry to selected local National Trust properties during their stay, listings can be found in the cottage welcome folder.

Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm at this cottage

Please note: On occasions some sound may be heard from the apartment above.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

Availability & book

Preferred changeover day
  • Selected dates
  • Booked
  • Unavailable
  • Changeover day