Woodlark

Saxmundham, Suffolk
The exterior of Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk
The whitewashed exterior of Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Suffolk
The sitting room at Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk
The family kitchen and dining area at Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Su
The kitchen and dining area at Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk
The large double bedroom at Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk
The twin bedroom at Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk
The shower room at Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk
Local views around Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk
Pretty local views around Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk
The view from Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk
The stunning view from Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk
The exterior of Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk The whitewashed exterior of Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Suffolk The sitting room at Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk The family kitchen and dining area at Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Su The kitchen and dining area at Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk The large double bedroom at Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk The twin bedroom at Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk The shower room at Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk Local views around Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk Pretty local views around Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk The view from Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, Saxmundham, Suffolk The stunning view from Woodlark, Dunwich Heath, 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

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • First floor

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

Notes for guests

Access: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

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 all National Trust properties during the period of their stay. Full details in the confirmation email upon booking.

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

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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