'Flint Cottage' is a charming single-storey holiday cottage in the quiet, friendly market town of Saxmundham just 4 miles from Benjamin Britten's concert hall at Snape Maltings and 8 miles from the ever-popular seaside town of Aldeburgh on the Suffolk Heritage Coast.
Inside, the rooms are light and airy with high ceilings and lots of character. The living room has a log-burner, for cosy wood fires on winter evenings, TV/DVD/CD/radio and small library of books, films and card/board-games.
The kitchen is fully equipped with (electric) cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave and a good range of utensils, small appliances, etc., plus plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses. There is also a washer/dryer, iron and ironing board, and a washing line in the courtyard garden at the back of the cottage. There are initial supplies of tea, coffee, etc., plus fresh milk on arrival.
There is a separate dining room, which comfortably seats 4 adults and overlooks the pretty courtyard garden. The bathroom has a bath, and a power-shower over the bath.
'Flint Cottage' comfortably sleeps 4, in 2 bedrooms - one double bedroom and one king size double, plus a travel-cot and highchair are available by arrangement.
Saxmundham is an ideal base for exploring the region and its many and varied attractions. There are plenty of interesting places to visit within approximately a 30 minutes drive (or accessible via the excellent local train/bus network) - including Southwold, Woodbridge, Framlingham, Orford, Walberswick, Dunwich, Halesworth.
There is so much to see and do locally, such as, birdwatching at RSPB Minsmere (approx 5 miles), golf (several excellent courses to choose from - all within approx 10 miles), horse riding (within 5 miles), angling (choose from rivers, shoreline or fishing from the pier/quays), cycling (cycle-hire within 5 miles) and boating (Beccles is on the edge of the Broads, from where you can hire boats for the day).
Close to the unspoilt Suffolk Heritage Coast.
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The 'Blue Room' has a kingsize double bed
Living room - with logburner for cosy winters
Sunny Dining Room - overlooks the Courtyard
Pretty Courtyard garden - perfect in summer!
Disabled Facilities: No. There are no specific disabled facilities but 'Flint Cottage' is single-storey, so all the accommodation is on one level - which would help any visitors with mild mobility problems.
Linen Provided: Yes. All the linens are provided free - including bedlinen, towels & tea towels.
For allergy-sufferers... there are 'feather-free' duvets and pillows on the beds, and non-biological washing powder is used for the laundry.
Pets Allowed: Yes. Pets are made very welcome at 'Flint Cottage'. Canine essentials (plus a few treats) are provided - so you don't have to pack your own. Suffolk is a very dog-friendly county and a great place for holidays with your dog. There are many woods, heaths, park-lands and beaches open to dogs all year round, and they are welcome in most Suffolk pubs.
Central Heating: Yes. Fuel type: Gas
Open Fire: Yes. Fuel type: Wood
Smoking Allowed: Yes. Smoking is permitted in the cottage, but please don't smoke in the bedrooms.
Outdoor Facilities: Yes. Outdoor Facilities: Yes. There is a secure, enclosed garden at the front (very useful if you have children/dogs!), and a pretty courtyard garden at the rear, with table & chairs (perfect for al fresco lunches or a relaxing drink on a warm summer's evening).
Local Services: Flint Cottage is a 'town cottage' - the advantage is that everything you need is close by (5 mins walk away) - just 500 yards from the High Street, with a great range of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. It is also within 250 yards of rail/bus/taxi services (but don't worry, there is no train noise in the cottage). There is an excellent public transport network in the area, and you can go on many great days out without the car by using the local bus/train services.
Less than 1 mile from the A12 (between Ipswich and Lowestoft), along the B1119. Approx 70 miles from the M25 J28 (1 1/2 hours journey time). Parking is roadside, and it is usually possible to park within 50-100 yards of the cottage. (Visitors can park directly outside to unload bags, etc., before parking up properly.)
There is a direct rail service from London-Liverpool Street (journey-time approx 1 1/2 hours) and from other parts of the country. Saxmundham railway station is approx 250 yards (just a few minutes walk - on the flat!) from 'Flint Cottage' (no train noise can be heard from the cottage!!)
The nearest airports are Norwich and Stansted;<.u>
There is a regular coach service from Stansted airport to Ipswich, from where there are regular trains to Saxmundham.