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The Admirals Retreat

Shotley Gate, Suffolk (Ref. 1088045)



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  • Icon/Feature/EVChargePoint Electric car charging
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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1 Customer Review

  • "Admirals Retreat was very clean, beautifully presented with good quality furnishings and a real contemporary home from home holiday accommodation."

    The kitchen was extremely well equipped, the owner had thought of everything. Good comfortable beds especially the King Size one on the ground floor with nice spacious en-suite and good house bathroom upstairs. Super views from the first floor sitting room balcony across to Felixstowe, great for watching the Stena Line ... Continue reading

    The kitchen was extremely well equipped, the owner had thought of everything. Good comfortable beds especially the King Size one on the ground floor with nice spacious en-suite and good house bathroom upstairs. Super views from the first floor sitting room balcony across to Felixstowe, great for watching the Stena Line ferries coming and going. We were hoping to see some action from the Shotley Sailing Club which the property overlooks but sadly they didn't sail any of the days we were there. Jennifer from North Yorkshire.

    Thank you very much Jennifer, And you left the house spotless which I very much appreciate. Thank you for the wonderful review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JenniferDec 2021

The property

The Admirals Retreat is a contemporary, end-terrace house resting in Shotley Gate, Suffolk.

The property sits in a picturesque spot, boasting lovely sea views in tranquil surroundings and access to a private beach for residents - perfect for a group get-together or a family retreat to the vibrant coastline of Suffolk.

With off-road parking for two cars, plus an electric car charging point, The Admirals Retreat allows you to settle in immediately; head upstairs to the open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area, with a large Smart TV for movie nights and a well-equipped kitchen to rustle up a hearty breakfast before your first day of sight-seeing.

There are also patio doors leading to a terrace, where you can relax on the outdoor seating with a cold glass of wine and admire the sunset over the Rivers Stour and Orwell.

Throughout the house, you will find smart, contemporary décor, artwork and the luxury of underfloor heating.

The ground-floor king-size bedroom is spacious and boasts plenty of storage space, access to the rear terrace and an en-suite shower room with a heated towel rail for extra warmth.

Two double rooms lie on the first floor with clean, minimal décor to unwind and unpack your belongings for your stay; find the family bathroom just next door with the option of a large walk-in shower, or a relaxing bath.

For longer stays, The Admirals Retreat has a ground-floor utility with a washing machine and iron so you can pack light and not worry about muddy or sandy walks.

For dining alfresco and appreciating the panoramic views, the rear terrace has outdoor seating overlooking the water, as well as plenty of storage room for bikes or hiking gear.

Shotley Gate is home to pubs for delicious dinners out, a Post Office shop for the essentials and Shotley Heritage Park for exploring the local landscape and wildlife.

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic property, there is plenty to explore in the surrounding area; Ipswich is a busier town with a variety of shops and eateries to try, along with popular sights such as the spectacular Christchurch Park and Mansion, and the picturesque waterfront where you can take boat trips along the river.

For a traditional seaside town, pack your towels and head to Felixstowe for sandy beaches and pastel coloured beach huts, where visitors can stroll through the Seafront Gardens or enjoy a game of golf at Ferry Golf Club.

The historic Harwich is easily accessible from Shotley Gate via the ferry, where you will find an abundance of restaurants and cafés, the Blue Flag Dovercourt Beach, or for history enthusiasts, visit the Harwich Museum located inside a fort built in 1808 and the Victorian Halfpenny Pier.

In a great location for escaping the hustle and bustle, whilst a short journey away from busier towns, The Admirals Retreat is a wonderful dwelling for holidaymakers to call home.


  • Reverse-level
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with balcony, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating with electric underfloor heating on first floor
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two complimentary toiletry packs provided
  • Highchair available on request
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 7 amp Type 2 electric car charge point for 1 car
  • Enclosed patio with decking and furniture
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.1 miles, shop/post office 2.5 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Ipswich 10.4 miles; Felixstowe 21.1 miles

Shotley Gate, Suffolk is a settlement at the tip of the Shotley peninsula between the Rivers Stour and Orwell. The village is home to a Post Office with a shop, a few pubs and fantastic views across to Felixstowe, where you can watch giant cargo ships being loaded up before they sail all over the world. For walking and exploring the coast, Shotley Heritage Park has outstanding views of Parkeston Quay, Harwich, and across the River Stour to the County of Essex. The woodland on the cliff is home to a variety of species of flora and fauna, including a number of deer living in the area. Shotley Gate is a great location for exploring nearby destinations, such as Ipswich, a bustling town with beautiful parks, museums and an abundance of shops, and the picturesque Felixstowe, a seaside town with pretty coastal walks, pastel coloured beach huts and plenty of local eateries to try. From local history to cultural pusuits, you will find plenty to explore in Shotley Gate.

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