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The Coastal Cottage

Kessingland, Suffolk
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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As the name suggests, The Coastal Cottage is located less than a 5-minute walk from the beach and the Suffolk Heritage Coast.

Step to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living room:
With 32" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player, selection of DVDs, books and board games, wooden floor and patio doors leading to garden.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With double bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a step in the garden.

The Coastal Cottage is a delightful, ex-coastguard terraced cottage that has been thoughtfully renovated and is tucked away in a quiet location in the beautiful village of Kessingland. With a large open plan kitchen/dining room and cosy living room, it has patio doors leading to the sun trap patio and lawned garden, ideal for families and couples. The property is situated between Lowestoft and Southwold on the Suffolk Heritage Coastline and is only a short walk away from the beach. This award-winning 27-mile stretch of coastline is perfect for summer and winter holidays alike. The Suffolk Coast is ideal for walking, fishing, photography, nature and culture. Within the quiet coastal village of Kessingland you will find the fantastic Africa Alive! (African animal adventure park). In different directions, the beach, shops, pubs, takeaways, tea rooms, children’s park and restaurants are all just a 5-minute walk away. Beach 100 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 22/04/2019
    A lovely break in a beautifully maintained cottage situated in the perfect location for a quiet beachside break. The Sailors Home, fish and chip shop and the sweet treat tea shop all provided fabulous food at fabulous prices.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/04/2019
    A beautiful cosy little coastguard cottage, very clean, tastefully decorated with period features. Comfortable beds. The welcome tray with wine and biscuits was a lovely touch too. A great location, the beach is fabulous and just a few steps away from the cottage. All in all we had the most amazing weekend, the weather was fabulous and our pooch had a great time. We will definitely be booking again. We highly recommend this lovely cottage.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/03/2019
    Lovely clean cottage very close to dog friendly beach.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/03/2019
    3rd visit to this cottage, still our favourite.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 15/03/2019
    Comfortable cottage in lovely spot

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/03/2019
    Lovely cottage in a great location.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/02/2019
    Great base from which to explore the Suffolk coastline. Pub, takeaway (great fish n chips) and pub nearby. Great walking. Southwold 15 mins for ships and fab delicatessens.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 21/01/2019
    Lovely cottage, clean, comfortable and dog friendly

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/12/2018
    Lovely stay, pet friendly and great location

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/11/2018
    A very warm and comfortable cottage in a very quiet spot, literally a couple of minutes from a very dog friendly beach. Would definitely stay here again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/11/2018
    We were a couple with 2 small dogs who stayed for a week in November. The cottage was cosy, comfortable and warm and the garden was fully enclosed for the dogs. The situation was great for walks by the sea and very close to both Southwold and Lowestoft. Both the pubs in the village served very good food although we didn't try The Waterfront restaurant but it did look very nice. The cottage was fine for two adults and possibly two children but I think it would be slightly cramped for 4 adults. However, we would definitely book again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2018
    The cottage itself has been beautifully refurbished. It looks classy and contemporary with fresh, neutral colours throughout. The windows are all double glazed and the heating works well so the cottage felt very warm and comfortable. The bathroom had a powerful shower and a decent amount of space too. We've been in cottage bathrooms that were smaller and less comfortable. The cottage is situated very conveniently for the beach - it's only two minutes away. So we very much enjoyed a walk along the beach every day. The main bedroom bed was wider than a standard double (perhaps a queen-size but not a king?) and comfortable. The lounge and kitchen are cosy (i.e. nicely designed but not massively spacious). We found that it was perfect for us as there were only two of us. However, I suspect that both the lounge and kitchen table would be a little squashed (but manageable) if there were four of you. I have three niggles. One was about the supplies that were (or weren't) provided. We've stayed at eight other cottages with this cottages website in just over a year. And every single one of them provided enough dishwasher tablets for the entire stay. The Coastal Cottage only provided 2 dishwasher tablets for our 4-night stay. Along similar lines, every other cottage we've been in had kitchen foil (but not this cottage). The Coastal Cottage also provided us with only one toilet roll - whereas every other cottage provided a couple of spares. Other cottages have always provided a cheap bottle of handwash in the bathroom, but not this one. I mean, a bottle of Aldi handwash costs 55 pence - I'm not saying it has to be a top-of-the-range product. The Coastal Cottage is rated as a Grade 4 property on cottages dot com, but even the two Grade 3 properties we have stayed at within the last 18 months provided us with these small things. I have a suggestion for the owner: either provide these small things (that every other cottage we've stayed in has had) OR be clear in your response to this email that you will NOT be providing these things so that visitors can come suitably equipped. Either option is fine, so long as you manage people's expectations. We also had problems with the internet service. After 24 hours of switching the router off and on many, many times, I phoned the owner. She was very pleasant and suggested a different wifi connection and password. Unfortunately, this one didn't work terribly well either. I didn't want to be on the phone sorting these sorts of things out so gave up. But it was somewhat limiting when I wanted to check work emails, watch Netflix and so on. The final difficulty we had was with the washing machine. I carefully read the manufacturer's booklet for the washing machine and put a small load of laundry on the "Mini 30" wash, which was supposed to last 29 minutes. It actually lasted around 90 minutes! So be careful to leave much, much more time if you have to use the washing machine at all. However, both the relative lack of supplies and perhaps a problem with the washing machine timer were minor niggles. The lack of reliable internet was more irksome but not too problematic for us. And overall we had a lovely time.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments and score of 9, so glad you found the cottage warm, comfortable and well located for the beach. In response to your other comments, it is a self-catering cottage but we like to provide a starter pack of some essentials in case guests have forgotten something important and prevent them having to go immediately to the shops. Sorry there was no hand wash, this is usually left in the bathroom but had been overlooked. Lastly, we appreciate how important Wi-Fi is, so we have changed suppliers and will have a brand new hub installed shortly; in the meantime, Wi-Fi is available. Thank you again for your comments and so glad you enjoyed your stay.

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 35 reviews collected by Reevoo
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