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12 Bucklesham Park

(Ref. 1072663)

Bucklesham near Trimley St Martin, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (19)
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  • well (15)
  • comfortable (15)
  • clean (15)
  • quiet (14)

47 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely lodge, really comfortable and clean."

    I would stay there again for sure.

    Reviewed by Dennis4.4Mar 2024

  • "Very well appointed lodge on a very quiet site."

    Everything you could want is provided. Ideal to get around due to its location. Will definitely consider again when back in the uk

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jan 2024

  • "The property was excellent, a little remote."

    We were visiting relatives and attending a wedding in a near by area. The lodge served a perpose, how ever an enjoyable stay, we would recommend to anyone who lives a little closer to the area, as it was a big journey for us.

    Reviewed by Morris4.7Dec 2023

  • "Cosy, homely, clean & well equipped."

    Christmas decorations were a lovely touch.

    Jacqueline, Thank you for your feedback we endeavour to provide the best experience possible, which is helped by your kind comments. Philip & Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely property and great week."

    Only problem was Sykes giving us the wrong gate number. Luckily another resident let us in as we rang Sykes and left a message with e mail address and phone number but no one came back. Fortunately I managed to speak to owners before they boarded a plane but didn’t get a response from Sykes all week.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Oct 2023

  • "We loved it here and would love o come again!"


    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Luxury accommodation."

    Phil is a really nice, sociable and helpful host. We didn’t meet Debbie, which is a pity, but I believe she’s as nice and sociable like Phil. It really is a home from home. Great place to explore Suffolk from. Would definitely recommend! Thanks again Phil and Debbie

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at 12 Bucklesham Park a real home from home , very comfortable, clean everything you could need ."

    A very nice welcome pack and much appreciated. We will definitely be back.thank you.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great place to stay, lovely location."

    Lodge was very homely, great layout.

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation, well equipped and comfortable."

    Located on a very quiet site within driving distance of many places of interest.

    Anne, thank you for your kind post, we are glad you enjoyed your visit & our lodge met or exceeded your expectations. Kindest regards Philip & Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Could do with better mattresses otherwise it is a great place to go to quiet , ..."

    Could do with better mattresses otherwise it is a great place to go to quiet , well located for travelling around , Phil and Debbie are great and if anything not in lodge just tell them and it's there the next day , also the wine milk act if a brilliant touch for when you arrive

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2023

  • "The lodge was spacious, comfortable and very well equipped - just needed a shelf in the shower cubicle."

    Air-con was a much needed bonus. Phil & Debbie were friendly & helpful and the welcome pack of Wine, OJ & Milk was a nice touch too. Great location with lots to see & do within a short distance. Would definitely holiday here again.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jun 2023

  • "Accommodation really superior to any other’s have been to."

    well equipped kitchen and great idea being separate with utility room . Debbie and Phil great

    Thank you so much for your generous comment’s, really appreciated. Hopefully you may visit us again , Phil & Debbie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Jun 2023

  • "When booking a holiday home, we all have an idea in our heads of a perfect holiday home."

    For us No 12 was just that. Very clean, modern, like a home should be. Most importantly, Debbie & Philip, our hosts, could not be more caring. They provided the little touches that make all the difference. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Doris5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation in quiet surroundings."

    Well equipped and comfortable.

    Eric, Thank you for your kind comments much appreciated. Hopefully you may visit again as many of our visitors have returned. Thank you Philip & Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable every thing you could need very clean nice welcome pack would ..."

    Very comfortable every thing you could need very clean nice welcome pack would recommend it very highly only one thing the key safe is to low down my husband who is 73 had to get on his knees to put code in other than that perfect

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2023

  • "Quiet site away from it all."

    Whilst we knew facilities were available ie cooker, oven, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer we had no need to use them purely because there were so many places to eat out and only away for a week. Chosen as all one level once inside the property. Very warm no need for heating except for the electric fire in the evening. Key safe a good idea but low down to access and difficult to see in the dark. Will use again.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very nice modern and clean accommodation set in very quiet holiday park."

    Lots of nice places nearby to eat including a lovely Sunday roast in Hand to Hand, Trimley St Martin and the Ship, Levington

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a great relaxing holiday amongst friendly people."

    The quality furniture and fittings were very comfortable. We liked the way the lodge was set out, with the kitchen separated from the lounge/dining room. I was unable to work out how to get the shower in the bathroom cool enough, but otherwise, everything was perfect and we look forward to going back

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "In a beautiful location No."

    12 is a brilliant and stylish lodge which is well equipped with everything you need for a perfect relaxing holiday (and a full-size kitchen). Philip and Debbie are a lovely approachable couple and were always available when advice was needed. After busy active days in the open air the amazing power-shower was a very welcome soothing and easy to control 'must do' and never went too hot or too cold! The double bed was one of the most comfortable we'd ever slept in so we were always well recharged for the day ahead! All in all a great experience we can recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent standard if style, cleanliness and decor - e."

    G. top quality curtains with matching lampshades.

    Thank you for your review, we are glad you were pleased, we try to present the lodge and amenities to meet all our visitors expectations. Again thank you for visiting & maybe see you another time? Kindest regards Philip & Debbie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great place to stay."

    Only snag was the key safe being at low level meant arriving after dark on a wet night made spotting and opening it trickier than most.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very well equipped every thing you need and spotlessly clean and comfortable ..."

    Very well equipped every thing you need and spotlessly clean and comfortable plenty to do in the area only could be better is places to eat in the in the information book but overall a wonderful holiday would certainly go back

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic property based on a beautiful site, was very comfortable and clean, Debbie and Phil provided a much appreciated welcome pack and if you needed anything you just had to let them know and it appeared."

    They could not do enough to help you in any way. Would definitely go back and would recommend to anyone.

    Susan, thank you for your kind review, it was a pleasure to have you both stay. We try our best to present the lodge in a way that would meet both our visitors and our own expectations. We would be delighted to see you again. Best wishes Phil & Debbie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "An ideal place to spend a week visiting Suffolk and Essex, clean, quiet and comfortable."

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we are delighted that you both enjoyed the location & the comforts of the lodge. Philip & Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very high standard, clean and comfortable property."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2022

  • "The lodge was immaculate,modern and very spacious."

    I even found an electric can opener! The welcome pack was lovely and we enjoyed sipping our bottle of wine they left us on the decking. The owners Phil and Debbie were very warm and friendly and so helpful. We will be back to stay at lodge 12 again!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2022

  • "A delightful and spacious lodge with easy access to the A12 and then either east to the many picturesque coastal fishing villages, or west to Constable country."

    Debbie and Phil were wonderful hosts and very generous in the selection of provisions which they had left. We hope to return !!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2022

  • "The lodge was immaculate with everything you needed."

    The welcome pack was a lovely surprise too. Would highly recommend this to anyone.

    Chris thank you for your lovely review, very much appreciated and maybe see you again, Phil & Debbie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2022

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by L5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a great stay at 12 Bucklesham Park, very clean, bright and airy, equipped with everything you need."

    Lovely quiet place in a good location for exploring the area. Thank you Phil and Debbie you have a lovely place. From jennie and Steve

    Thank you for your feedback, its very much appreciated, hopefully you may visit again? Kind regards Philip & Debbie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2022

  • "The stay was very comfortable."

    Amenities were excellent. Quiet surroundings. The owners have attended to fine details. Overall we had a lovely time. Hoping to return.

    Reviewed by Binodh5.0Feb 2022

  • "A modern spacious comfortable lodge, clean and very well equipped on a secure gated community."

    Lovely welcome pack provided by owners was very much appreciated. No hesitation in recommending this accommodation to others. Mr.& Mrs. Shaw

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely week, nice location and very comfy."

    Only slight challenge was not being able to get out the gates as apparently someone had changed code. Rectified really quickly but did make me feel a little uneasy had we have been coming in late at night.

    Pauline, sorry the gate was an issue, it has highlighted that we need to make it clear that a fob for entry or departure is attached to the house key. Kind regards Philip & Debbie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jan 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Lodge 12."

    The property is furnished really well, is comfortable and includes everything we needed for a home away from home experience.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4Nov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the holiday lodge."

    All facilities were available and very neatly presented. There was a pleasant surprise in the form of welcome pack when we arrived. Phil and Debbie are wonderful hosts and are just round the corner if help is needed

    Reviewed by Sohini5.0Oct 2021

  • "We found the surrounding area and its people most welcoming, there are two pubs close by with excellent food and service, the Kirton fishing lake is a good place to relax and fish five minutes from the park."

    This was the first time we had experienced a gated holiday on a park which is neat tidy and well managed. The site owner and lodge owners are always available when assistance is needed. We hope to return in the future. P&R

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Oct 2021

  • "The chalet was absolutely beautiful, the furnishings, the cleanliness and comfort were spot on."

    The owners left a welcome pack that was much appreciated. Bucklesham Park is a new complex that was in a gated area that was very quiet enabling us to totally relax. We have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation to anyone wishing to visit Suffolk. Places to visit: Sutton Hoo (Nat Trust) Dunwich (Nat Trust) Minsmere (RSPB) Aldeburgh (Sea front walk) Felixstowe (Sea front walk) Woodbridge (River Walk)

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2021

  • "We have booked a return visit as the property meet our requirements perfectly."

    Well placed for exploring Suffolk from a quiet rural setting.

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent holiday lodge , beautiful in every way everything was so bright x spotlessly clean a lovely food hamper x really was like home from home."

    Nice to meet the owner would certainly go again

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0Sep 2021

  • "The lodge was furnished to a very high standard and was really well equipped."

    The welcome pack of groceries on arrival was a lovely touch. The site was well looked after and very peaceful and quiet. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Aug 2021

  • "Our accommodation was spotlessly clean and left a brilliant 1st impression."

    We also met our hosts, Debbie and Phil and they were very welcoming and approachable. They left us a welcome goodie pack/hamper and it was fabulous. Along with a comprehensive set of guides and things to do in the area too. The site itself is quiet, a gated community, with no real facilities on it. This was fine for us, as there were shops, restaurants and pubs all within 5 miles of the site. Lovely accommodation, lovely area to explore. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Aug 2021

  • "All the little treats that were there when we arrived including the games in the shed for the kids to play with."

    Really clean, comfy and was home from home.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.4Aug 2021

  • "Situated on new site where several chalets yet to be installed, with the bases prepared ready."

    Pleasant grounds with plenty of open grass and trees. Area is quiet although local visitor attractions within easy reach.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Was really impressed with this luxury Lodge, it was spotless and had everything you needed."

    Definitely a home from home and was lovely coming back to every day after venturing out and exploring lovely Suffolk. The owners made us feel very welcome leaving goodies for when we arrived which was a lovely touch. Would highly recommend this property and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owners couldn’t be more helpful or welcoming."

    This was our first visit to Suffolk and staying in such pleasant accommodation with everything that we needed ensured a relaxing and very enjoyable holiday. We would love to stay here again!

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2021

  • "We were the first to rent this lodge of the couple, they could not do enough to ensure all our expectations where met."

    We had a fantastic stay in this lovely lodge on bucklesham park and will definitely return to stay again

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Jun 2021

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  • All-one-level
  • Two bedrooms with Smart TVs: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Air Conditioning in Lounge/dining room
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x Smart TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road-parking for one car
  • Bike storage
  • Garden with decked area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 1 mile
  • This property only accepts children 12 and over, no babes in arms accepted

The property

Located in the small village of Bucklesham lies this contemporary detached lodge, 12 Bucklesham Park.

All-one-level and sleeping up to four guests in two double bedrooms, this property is the perfect retreat for two couples looking to explore the picturesque East Anglia.

Upon arrival, you're welcomed by an impeccably presented lawned garden and decked area, as well as a convenient off-road parking space and a secure bike storage for guests looking to experience the nearby cycle routes; for the more adventurous, there is also Twisted Oaks mountain biking trail around half a mile from the property.

Step into your new home away from home and settle in on one of the sofas in the open-plan living/dining area, flicking on the Smart TV to enjoy your favourite show whilst you relax by the warmth of the electric fire.

The traditional yet contemporary charm of the property continues into the amply-equipped kitchen where you can cook up a storm for your group before gathering around the dining table to catch up; no need to worry about washing up, load the handy dishwasher and enjoy more quality time together.

Boasting two bathrooms, you're able to enjoy a glass of wine whilst you soak in the bath with an overhead shower or wash off the day's adventures in the en-suite walk-in shower.

As the night draws to a close, retire to one of the two double bedrooms, both featuring Smart TVs so there's no arguing over what to watch whilst you snooze off.

Step outside and enjoy your morning coffee on the decking in the peaceful setting of Bucklesham Park, or pop into Cups & Cakes onsite tea room whilst you plan the day ahead.

Take a stroll into Bucklesham village, why not stop off to enjoy some comfort food and a crisp pint of real ale at the local Shannon pub.

Jump in the car and spend the day at the nearby seaside villages or towns of Felixstowe, Orford, Walberswick, Aldeburgh, Southwold & Thorpeness where you can visit the quaint shops, restaurants or alternatively enjoy Minsmere the RSPB Coastal nature reserve with woods and wetland, 7 bird spotting hides, nature trails and a tea rooms, If that's not choice enough, then maybe book a trip on a river cruise down the Deben or Alde or visit the Norfolk broads, there's something for everyone.

Discover the history of Suffolk with a visit to Ipswich museum where you can learn of 50-million-year-old geology, Saxons, Romans and more.

Sutton Hoo (recently featured in the film the Dig) is open everyday including the High Hall exhibition, Tranmer House, the gift shop and the café, which is serving a limited takeaway range of hot and cold drinks and snacks.

If fishing is your relaxation then Kirton Hall Lakes within 5minutes of the lodge, a beautiful six acre lake with carp to 26 pound, Tench to 9 pound and many smaller coarse fish, day passes can be purchased through Kirton Hall lake website.

12 Bucklesham Park makes for a wonderful getaway to make memories that will last a lifetime, whatever the weather.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Felixstowe 3 miles; Ipswich 8.8 miles; Colchester 25.4 miles

Resting between the rivers Orwell and the Deben, the waterside village of Trimley Saint Martin is a wonderful base for an escape to Suffolk. Sitting on the long, narrow tongue of land known as the Colneis Hundred, taking you from Ipswich to Felixstowe, it makes a grand touring base for exploring this exciting area of East Anglia. Best known for its imposing church adjacent to that of the neighbouring village of Trimley Saint Mary, constructed as the result of a historical family feud, there's plenty of history to discover here too. The village is home to a selection of shops, one being a charming farm shop, garden centre and café named Goslings, as well as another café, a butchers and plenty more to assist you on a self-catered stay. The seaside town of Felixstowe lies within easy reach, boasting a wider selection of shops and eateries as well as a fantastic golf course, a picturesque promenade home to Seafront Gardens, a leisure centre, children's park and a beautiful beach where you can while away the hours with your loved ones, followed by some traditional fish and chips. Visit Ipswich, a charming town rich in maritime history with its very own Ipswich Museum where you can learn of 50-million-year-old geology, Saxons, Romans and more, as well as Christchurch Mansion, a Tudor mansion with an impressive art gallery, river cruises and fantastic shopping experiences, while Colchester, Britain's first city, is the perfect place to explore enticing history with its impressive castle, Roman ruins, medieval buildings alongside family-friendly attractions such as a zoo, trampoline park and so much more. Perfectly positioned for exploring the Suffolk Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty too, Trimley St. Martin makes a fantastic base for all matters of attractions whilst on an escape to East Anglia.

Please note: No hens, stags or similar group stays.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas