Saxmundham, Suffolk

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 010001

About Woodlark

A white-washed apartment with views of Dunwich Heath and Beach from every window.

Woodlark is a first floor apartment at the Coastguard Cottages on Dunwich Heath. Once the home of the coastguards, this cosy, comfortable apartment enjoys wonderful views across the heathland nature reserve and over the cliffs to the North Sea beyond

If you’re a wildlife watcher you’re in for a treat. The cottage is right next door to RSPB Minsmere’s coastal lagoons and reedbeds. Keep on the lookout for rare and migratory birds such as bitterns, marsh harriers and avocets, as well as otters and red deer. Warm up in the village pub just a mile from the cottage. 

Further afield, we have a number of properties on the Suffolk coast, Orford Ness and Sutton Hoo,that are just a 30 minute drive from Woodlark. Flatford Mill, Melford Hall, Lavenham Guildhall and Ickworth House are around an hour away. 

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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


Not accessible


  • First floor

    Kitchen/diner, sitting room, shower room and lavatory, two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin).

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: Parking in designated area.

*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. 

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.

Late check out on Sunday’s 12.00 midday at this cottage.

Short breaks bookable within 4 weeks of the start date all year at this cottage.

Please Note: Please note that Woodlark 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. Woodlark is not a stand alone single holiday cottage.

The apartments are accessed via a shared stairway.

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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.

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