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Luxury 2 Bedroom Self Catering Holiday Rental. Beach Front Location With Fantast

Bedrooms 2
Space 760 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Holiday Lodge in Sizewell Common, Leiston, Nr. Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England - First Class, Luxury Holiday Accommodation In A Tranquil Location, Overlooking The Beach & Sea

Sandlings is a stunning 2 bedroomed luxury self catering holiday rental located overlooking the beach with fabulous sea views from its large private decked verandah. It is double glazed with full central heating. A truly all seasons holiday rental in a quiet and peaceful location but close to all local amenities in the town of Leiston. Escape and unwind in real luxury, whether you just want to put your feet up or get out and enjoy the fresh air on coastal walks to Thorpeness, Aldeburgh, Minsmere and Dunwich, the choice is yours. Snape Maltings, a world class concert hall and associated shops, are close by.

Nigel Perks
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Nigel Perks

Nigel and Jenny Perks live in Suffolk and have close family connections with Thorpeness, Aldeburgh and Lowestoft.

Nigel Perks purchased this chalet in 2012

Why Nigel Perks chose Suffolk

We love the Suffolk coast and surrounding area. We recently retired and decided to look for a place to allow us to spend more time there. After looking closely at a number of locations along the coast we believe we have found the perfect spot. Beach View Holiday Park is a family run business in a the quiet, rural location overlooking the sea and beach. We love to walk our dogs and unlike the busier coastal resorts there are no restrictions on walking your dogs on the beach, in any season.

What makes this chalet unique

Sandlings is a spacious, modern holiday lodge with all the comforts and conveniences of home but with fabulous sea views, great walks and all that this area of outstanding natural beauty has to offer on your door step.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for such lovely comfortable accommodation. We have really enjoyed our stay at Sandlings. This is one of the nicest accommodations we have stayed in." - April 2013

"First class accommodation. Everything was A1." - 12 April 2013.

"Thank you for the lovely stay, we enjoyed the spectacular sea views.' - 28 May 2013.

"Lovely time in this lovely lodge - smashing views with a gorgeously appointed lodge - what more could we need. Many thanks to Mr Perks for his excellent service - very helpful + friendly - Thank you." (28 June 2013)
Mar 2013
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Leiston Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • En-suite shower room to the master bedroom has WC, pedestal basin, cabinet and large walk-in, fully tiled shower. The family bathroom has an attractive white suite with bath and shower attachment, WC, pedestal basin and cabinet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 bedroom. Sleeps 4 (+ travel cot and Aerobed) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed, bedside cabinets, 2 large wardrobes, chest of drawers, TV & DVD and door to fully fitted en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2: Twin beds (Travel cot & Aerobed available), bedside cabinet, TV/DVD, double wardrobe and chest of drawers.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
Notes on accommodation: The lodge is built to the highest specifications. It provides first class luxury accommodation for all seasons. Free WiFi and Internet access, although this is the Suffolk coast and you may find it is considerably slower than you may be used to! Children are welcome. Dogs welcome - maximum 2. The large, private decked verandah has a lockable side gate to provide a safe and secure environment for young children and pets. No smoking please. There is parking for 2 cars in front of the lodge. A full pack is available covering the working of all appliances including central heating but we are always available and happy to answer any questions or deal with problems, should they arise, either before or during your stay. Outside: There are marvellous sea views from the verandah and living/dining areas. The verandah has comfortable outdoor furniture consisting of a sofa, 2 armchairs with comfy cushions, coffee table & 2 matching sun loungers. The large, raised verandah can only be accessed via the French doors from the living room or through a lockable side gate. It provides privacy for adults and a safe environment for young children and pets. The beach, 50 metres away, is easily accessed via a footpath on the site. There are no restrictions on walking dogs on the beach, even in peak season. There is easy access to a number of walks including the Suffolk Coastal and Heritage Path and the Sandlings Walk. The location also gives easy access to the beautiful Suffolk coast and surrounding area including the coastal towns and villages of Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Southwold, Thorpeness, Snape, Walberswick and Minsmere Nature Reserve (BBC Spring Watch). Ipswich, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth are within easy driving distance. Utility Room: Modern condensing boiler supplying a full radiator central heating and hot water. Dyson vacuum cleaner; clothes airer; ironing board and iron; mop, bucket, broom, dust pan and brush. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linens, towels, tea towels and general guest supplies are provided. A travel cot and high chair are also available for young children. If staying longer than a week a housekeeping service is available, if required, at a modest additional cost. Other: Full height windows show off the wonderful sea views. French doors open onto a large, private, decked verandah overlooking the sea. An outdoor sofa, armchairs, coffee table and 2 sun loungers to make the most of the lovely sea views. Parking for 2 cars.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Luxury 2 Bedroom Self Catering Holiday Rental. Beach Front Location With Fantast
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had booked for 5 days but enjoyed it so much asked to stay an extra night, which luckily wasn't a problem.

Nigel is always quick to respond to any question.

The lodge itself is extremely well maintained and has everything you could ever need, like home to home. The actual site is extremely clean and tidy.

The surrounding area is perfect, pubs, fish and chips we even found the local Indian delivered!

We took our dog which was lovely as you can walk to Thorpeness and further on to Aldburgh which are both lovely villages.

A short drive and you are in Southwold which is also lovely with a traditional pier.

So all in all definitely worth a visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased you enjoyed your stay so much you decided to prolong your stay. We love the site and the area and it is always great to hear from guests who do also.
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Fantastic as always. Our third stay at this fabulous, dog friendly property.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a long weekend at Sandlings. It was our third stay at the property and it won't be our last. The owners have made it so homely, with every comfort and facility you could need. It is spotlessly clean, warm and beautifully furnished. The kitchen is very well equipped.

We always take our dog along with us and the beach and surrounding area are a dog walkers paradise. Thorpeness is under an hours walk away and there is a lovely pub there (The Dolphin) which is dog friendly.

During our stay, we witnessed some fantastic sunrises and a full moon over the sea one evening from the lodge deck area which overlooks the beach.

If you are considering staying at Sandlings, don't hesitate. I can't recommend it highly enough. My husband, our Springer and I love staying there and hope to do so many more times.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review. Really pleased all went well for you. A thousand apologies for the online review I did for you. I must have completed the boxes back to front. Meant to give you a 5 star rating for all boxes and will try and amend now. Kindest regards, Nigel
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Superb stay in Suffolk

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at sandlings .the accomadation was excellent with everything you needed for a comfortable stay .

We stayed in September to celebrate my Wife's birthday .Just us two and our two small dogs .

My wife , Barbara wanted to stay at luxurious accomadation next to the beach .with a sea view and good walking routes nearby .

Sandlings met all those requirements .perfect.

We would definetly recommend this property to anyone .with or without dogs ,as you would not know .dogs have been in the property .

And the Area is a great area for sight seeing and exploring .

Many thanks Mike Wilde

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike for such a great review. It also describes perfectly why we chose this lodge in this location and why we and our family always enjoy our own stays. Kind regards, Nigel Perks
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absolutely tremendous

  • 5 of 5

What an excellent find. The Lodge was very well equipped, spotlessly clean and very quiet. It was a splendidly positioned for the dog walks.

Weather was awful but a great place to return to

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay despite the weather. Will try and do better next time!
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Relaxing Accomodation

  • 4 of 5

Superb accomodation in a great position for travelling & walking. Cannot fault it. Went for relaxation which i got plenty of...... so did not experience attractions & restaurants. Definitely recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous accommodation, Dog Walkers Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Sandlings is situated on a small, tidy site which we found to be very quiet. The lodge itself has a wonderful verandah terrace, with outdoor seating, overlooking the sea. The lodge was spotlessly clean and very well maintained, with lovely decor and soft furnishings. The accommodation surpassed our expectations. The bathrooms are large and there was plenty of hot water on demand. All towels and linen is provided and of very good quality. The kitchen is very well equipped and spacious. One evening during our stay, the weather turned chilly, so we put the heating on briefly. The heating is excellent, and the lodge heated up in minutes. I wouldn't hesitate to stay during the winter months now knowing this. There is parking for two cars directly next to the lodge.

The site has a club house which serves snacks and drinks, including local Adnams beer on draught. This, too, has a verandah which overlooks the sea. It also sells sweets and bits and bobs for kids should you be travelling with them.

Sizewell beach is beautiful. We travelled with our dog and she loved it. There are fantastic walks in the area. It's a dog walkers paradise! One day we walked from the lodge to Aldeburgh and back (approx 8 miles I think), visiting a lovely pub in Thorpeness on the way back for lunch (The Dolphin). Beautiful scenery, flora and fauna and the dog was allowed on the beach for most of the walk with the exception of small areas at Thorpeness and Aldeburgh itself. Both very interesting places. On another day, we drove to Southwold, which I would recommend. A beautiful coastal town. There is a Co-op there where you can pick up provisions. We didn't go into Leiston itself, so I can't comment on it.

Communications and information from the owner, Nigel, was very efficient and I would recommend the property to friends and relatives. We will definitely be going back!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a comprehensive and complimentary review. Kind regards, Nigel
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Car: recommended


The lodge is 50 metres from the beach and the Suffolk Coastal Path on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. The holiday park nestles between Thorpeness and the RSPB's Reserve at Minsmere, where you can enjoy stunning views and see some of our rarest wildlife. The Suffolk Heritage Coast is renowned for its beautiful countryside and coastal towns and villages, steeped in history. The Sandlings Walk passes close to the Beach View Holiday Park and runs for 58 miles from Southwold to the outskirts of Ipswich!


Use of a car, whilst not essential for enjoyment of your holiday, is strongly recommended if you want to take full advantage of all that this part of the Suffolk Heritage Coast has to offer. But if you just want to escape and unwind in real luxury, find a quiet and peaceful location in which to put your feet up or get out and enjoy the fresh air on coastal walks to Thorpeness, Aldeburgh, Minsmere or Dunwich then Sandlings is for you.


The town of Leiston, with all its facilities and amenities, is approx. 2 miles away by car. Thorpeness is 3 miles, Aldeburgh 4 miles, Snape 5 miles, Minsmere 4 miles, Dunwich 7 miles and Southwold 14 miles. Further afield, Ipswich is 25 miles, Lowestoft 24 miles, Great Yarmouth 34 miles, Norwich 38 miles and London 105 miles. All by car.

Further Details:

The Beach View Holiday Park has an onsite Clubhouse Bar and Family Games Room (March to September). Sea fishing from the beach is popular. The town of Leiston is less than 2 miles away with all the usual facilities and amenities including pubs, cafes, cash machines, a wide range of takeaways, a cinema showing the latest releases, a supermarket and local museum. You will find a wide range of seasonal events and activities in the other neighbouring towns and villages of Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Snape, Dunwich and Southwold. The major resorts of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth are within easy travelling distance. Further details of these as well as the local attractions and events can be found in the maps, leaflets and brochures at the lodge or in the Clubhouse Bar. The owners are happy to provide any additional information or details on request.


Rates & Availability

Leiston Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Early May Bank Holiday
Apr 28 2017 - May 4 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Spring Bank Holiday
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 29 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 27 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 28 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
August Bank Holiday
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 2 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Late Autumn
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please check availability and full booking conditions with us prior to booking. A deposit of £50 of the cost of your holiday will be required together with a signed booking form. The balance will be due and payable within 6 weeks of the start of your holiday. Rental rates are all inclusive of electricity, heating and water together with FREE WIFI and Internet access. Small additional charges are payable in respect of each dog (£5 per night). Bank transfer or cheque are our preferred methods of payment.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day in peak season is a Friday, arrival after 3pm, departure by 10.00am. Short breaks Friday to Monday; Monday to Friday, arrivals after 3pm, departures before 10.00am. We try to be as flexible as possible so call us to discuss your own needs.

Notes on prices:
Not available for New Year bookings.
Short breaks Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday will normally be charged at up to 75% of the weekly rate in peak season and are negotiable at other times. If you require different periods, whether longer or shorter, these can be negotiated on an individual basis. We will be as flexible as possible depending on availability and the time of year. Please call us to discuss your requirements. If you prefer you can text or email for further information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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