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Well loved family home ideally placed to explore the Suffolk Coast

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious bright 4 bed house sleeps 7 in Westleton

A light and spacious house in a great location, with lovely walks from the front and back doors, birds, a garden and masses of things to do. Open fire, piano. 12 Heath View is a quiet, comfortable semi-detached house on the edge of the small village of Westleton in Suffolk. The house is used as a family home and facilities are not in the formal B&B style.

Westleton has a green, shop cum Post Office, 2 pubs, and a fairly famous second-hand book shop. Immediately across the road from the house is a footpath across RSPB land, with nightingales sometimes making it hard to sleep in April and May. You can walk across the heath to Minsmere (45 mins walk), Dunwich (30 mins walk), Southwold (2 hours) etc..

The area is perfect for birdwatching, walking, and cycling. There are concerts (Snape Maltings), crabbing (Walberswick), boating (Southwold, Orford), pretty coastal towns with individual shops and galleries, and some of the best fish and chips in England (Dunwich, Aldeburgh)!

More Details

Owner
Mary Anstey and Chris Goward
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

Amenities

Westleton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , great view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , great view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Well loved family home ideally placed to explore the Suffolk Coast
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews
5

Great place, perfect loacation

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay lovely old house, brilliant location shame we were there for work so no time to explore.

Great space to work in

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you there Kirsty, and thanks for your help with the router
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5

Very clean and tidy, comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Well placed for our Bird Watching trip. Ideal for long or short stays. Will certainly think of using this house again.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing weekend in a lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

The three of us had a wonderful relaxing weekend. The cottage was homely, clean, spacious and had everything we needed. The garden was a lovely size as well. Beautiful views of the heath and fantastic sounds of nature. The village of Westleton is so enchanting and the locals were so friendly and welcoming and the food at the local Adnams pub was delicious. Chris the owner is very helpful and friendly.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good weekend. And that you enjoyed the sounds of nature. The nightingales can be a bit over the top in April and May when you are trying to sleep
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4

Lovely big house, quirky, in a wonderful village

  • 4 of 5

We were after a nice property close to minsmere and dunwich and found this. we had 6 adults so needed the space. the property is big and has lots of space, small lounge with the 3 new sofas in with a open fire and TV. comfy and cozy. the kitchen is adjacent and is fairly big with a large table for 6 within. When its out, not to much room to walk around the rest but its fine for sitting eating breakfast and tea. there is a dinning room that's large and has a table for 6-8 within and a lovely piano. the room has a nice sideboard and the property is littered with interesting nik-naks of all varieties. the crockery could do with updating and replacing, its chipped and cracked and well used and looks form the 70's! it could do with some more pint glasses and half pint glasses too. in between the kitchen and dining room is a utility room and off that a laundry room with toilet and a boiler cupboard. nice area and keeps the house clean and tidy. the drains need some attention as the kitchen sink stinks when its draining away the washing up water! overall, the downstairs is nice. needs a little tidy up on the walls, fresh painting etc; if it has been done recently, it was a rushed job and it has marks all over it and seems to be old paint.it looks its age.

upstairs:

3 double rooms, 1 large master, a 2nd smaller one and then a small double and a small single. enough room, but the smallest double is small. enough room to walk in and sleep, that's about it. 2nd room is a nice size and master is big. beds are, i would say, small doubles or they were to me as i'm used to a king bed now but seemed smaller than my old double. firm mattress in the master which was lovely, 4 pillows, soft too which i personally do not like so needed 2. plenty of spare bedding etc in the closet. the master has a nice dressing table and draws the opposite side. lovely view of the front garden and heath across the way.

the toilet is separate from the bathroom which we all liked. the artwork in the toilet is something you have to see! or should i say, the toilet is the painting.

overall we really liked the stay, walk to the white horse and crown pubs is ten minutes away, nice little shop in town with nice owners and nice local cider and apple juice. the heath directly opposite the house has stunning walks and is really nice. i would stay again and would recommend for the price. a little freshen up, utensils and plates especially, would benefit. sort the drains too!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your helpful and detailed review Ian. We are too familiar with the place to notice the way things age, and will certainly have a good look at crockery and glassware. You are right that a lot of it is 70s - 60s even. And of course we will look at the drain - there must be a blockage. We are glad you enjoyed the stay, and evidently enjoyed the visit, and we hope to see you again
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4

excellent base for a relaxed family holiday

  • 4 of 5

This is not a typical "luxury holiday cottage" - and all the better for it!

A big "boot room", comfy beds, enclosed garden, and walks straight from the garden make it an ideal place for kids, dogs and muddy boots. We stayed during a very cold spell in January, the frost was beautiful, and the house warm (with variable temperature controls in different rooms). It would be great in summer.....!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Denise: it was a pleasure to meet you electronically, and we are glad the sun shone
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3

Lovely location, could be a lovely cottage!

  • 3 of 5

The location of the cottage is excellent for walking, we walked for miles without the need to use the car, but also only a short drive to lovely seaside towns for my elderly parents. The garden was also lovely, a decent size and very quiet and secluded, the dog loved being able to chase the ball on the field directly out of the back gate.

The cottage itself was a little disappointing. It was a decent size and very handy having 2 toilets for our party of 7 adults, however it is in desperate need of redecoration and a thorough deep clean. The sinks, toilets and bedding were perfectly clean, however the lounge furniture and decor was extremely grubby! Also we have never stayed in a cottage with so many creaky/squeaky floorboards! When anyone moved about upstairs the whole household knew about it. We were in the large double aspect bedroom at the front, next to the toilet, and everytime someone used the loo the creaking floorboards and squeaking door woke us up.

The local pub, White Horse is highly recommended for food, lovely quality and very friendly.

Would we stay again, in the area definately, in the cottage? Only if it was updated and thoroughly cleaned!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wake-up call! I guess we have got used to how it is over the years, a bit like a comfortable pair of slippers. So over the winter we have decorated throughout, and are only waiting for three new sofas for the living room to be able to say that it's better than ever. Not your typical holiday home perhaps, as it's a family holiday house too, but we think you would approve of the change.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Stansted
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
White Horse and The Crown
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Harwich
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Leiston
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Darsham
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A12 at Yoxford
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
The Crown, Westleton
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Dunwich
Car: not necessary

Across the road from the house is RSPB land, with nightingales sometimes making it hard to sleep in April and May. Footpaths across the road lead over the heath to Minsmere (45 mins walk), Dunwich (30 mins walk), Southwold (2 hours) etc.. There's a kids' playground 200 yards away.

The area is perfect for birdwatching, walking, and cycling. There are concerts (Snape Maltings), crabbing (Walberswick), boating (Southwold, Orford), pretty coastal towns with individual shops and galleries, and some of the best fish and chips in England (Dunwich, Aldeburgh)! The village has 2 pubs. The local village pub serves good food, and the Crown is a renowned gastro pub for more special occasions.

Other Activities: Birdwatching

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $32.18

The pet fee of £25 is to cover additional cleaning costs. If in doubt about rates, please telephone 07768867953 or 01707265213.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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