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Gull's Nest

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our 3rd stay and once again thanks for a lovely stay at gulls nest, we have had a lovely Christmas in pakefield."

    The welcome pack was a very nice touch thank you, we have already booked to come back very soon.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Dec 2023

  • "Nice welcome pack."

    Very much appreciated. Info on table nice touch but out of date. No plug in sink

    Thank you Steven. There must a a Phantom Pakefield Plug Pilferer as this was replaced only a couple of weeks ago! We will sort it out. Always happy for guests to update local information and we will update and check everything ourselves. I hope this didn't spoil your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Oct 2023

  • "Property had not been by 3pm."

    When cleaners arrived they didn't vacuum or mop floors at all, just changed sheets/towels and dusted. They were gone within 20mins. Windows, paintwork, floors very dirty. List of small maintance jobs need doing Nice little house nice area spoiled by lack of attention

    Dear Josephine, I am truly sorry about this experience. As you know we spoke on your arrival and the there was clearly an unprecedented problem with the cleaners. The past reports on cleanliness of the cottage have been very complimentary in the main and any reports have been actioned as soon as possible. If you had raised these concerns with me during your stay - before publishing on the web site - I would have arranged to get everything fixed there and then. As it is, a thorough deep clean has now been arranged for the whole property in addition to the weekly one. Once I again I do apologise and hope that despite this you were still able enjoy your stay in one of the most beautiful and unexplored areas of our coastline. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josephine2.2Sep 2023

  • "We had a really nice stay here, perfect location."

    We did stay with two young children , which was a little challenging without a stair gate but we managed just fine. Parking was never an issue and always managed to find a spot outside. Would definitely stay again, and it was really nice having a secluded area office as we did need to work when we were away. WiFi was all really good too. Thank you.

    You are most welcome and we look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nastassja4.4Sep 2023

  • "Very nice stay,everything close by very nice walks and most places welcome we'll behaved dogs."

    Nice welcome pack and cleaning pack supplied a nice touch! Would be happy to return for another stay.Would benefit from having a plug in the sink and maybe a new bin in bathroom as one in there now is visablely rusty.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm not sure why these things have happened but it is now being sorted and do apologise. You are very welcome to return and hopefully give us a better score next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful place to stay the property was lovely definitely a home from home, welcome basket and lots of nice touches."

    Location is fab when you are staying with dogs so quick to the beach and dog friendly places to eat and stop for a cheeky drink

    Cheeky or not cheeky it's a marvellous local tradition! Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay - the area is indeed very dog-friendly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Gulls nest was lovely and comfortable and very clean."

    it had every thing we needed and the welcome packs and bottle of wine were lovely. We had a lovely stay and wouldnt hesitate to go back

    Thank you - you are always welcome! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely little property."

    Well turned out had everything we needed for a short stay. Well equipped kitchen. Very small yard all concrete ok for our little dog as we were out all day everyday but might not be enough for a large breed. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you so much for your review. Yes the back yard is a little sun trap - nice for sitting out in to have breakfast - but not for exercising dogs. Fortunately, as you will have found, the coast and beach are literally just 3 or 4 minutes walk away - ideal for exercising your loved ones! We do hope you enjoyed your stay and would be pleased to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great stay, minutes walk from the beach."

    Lovely part of the country to stay. Plenty of places to visit. House comfortable and felt we could relax with our dog. Very quiet area if you want to relax but fab places to eat nearby if you don't want to cook Parking on the street but not not a problem for us.

    Thank you for your review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay - we do love Pakefield! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor4.4Mar 2023

  • "This was our second stay at gulls nest."

    We have had a lovely week, it’s in a perfect location near our family. The cottage is lovely, clean and comfortable, we will definitely be returning.

    Wonderful - thank you - we are continually trying to improve things so hopefully it will be even better on your return! So glad you had a lovely week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really have enjoyed our stay at gulls nest, very comfortable place to stay, so close to all amenities and the beach, it was a perfect location for us so much so we have already booked to come back."

    And we'll be delighted to have you back! So glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to be able to stay at Gull's Nest ourselves again soon - to make a few little improvements and carry out maintenance for the winter season. It's so nice to hear your feedback. We want keep the cottage a safe, comfortable , enjoyable and happy place for those important breaks away from the hum drum of everyday life. Pakefield is such a peaceful and relaxing place and we want Gull's Nest to reflect that special atmosphere. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Nov 2022

  • "Accomodation great."

    We thought the could have a few more utensals,and a iron and board no point having a washing machine then nothing to iron with.

    Thank you and Good Point! We will get replacements soon. Glad you liked the accomodation - we try had to make it clean and comfortable - it is such a relaxing place to be and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Francis4.1Jun 2022

  • "We had a great week at this lovely cottage."

    Perfect, quiet location with a 2 minute walk to the sea and 2 excellent pubs. A great base to visit several villages and beaches with plenty of independent shops, cafes, etc and always friendly people. Would love the chance to stay at Gulls Rest again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. You are most welcome - Pakefield is a little Gem of a seaside location - not widely known but much appreciated by all who visit. When we ourselves stay at Gull's Nest we always find it so relaxing. You a very welcome to stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely light seaside cottage."

    Cosy and comfy. Perfect for a little doggie too. The welcome gifts of wine, milk, crisps, cookies and bottled water was a very thoughtful touch. Quiet and peaceful location. Just a short stroll from the lovely Pakefield beach. The cordoned off steep-stepped private area of the cottage was at first intriguing to my doggie but first step up I said no and he didn't bother with it any more. I would say that if anyone is travelling alone, and likes to check out all of the house for peace of mind, no bogie man lurking etc , then this may not be for you with the cordoned off, but not locked away, upper floor. This wasn't a problem for me but could be for others. A lovely Sunday to Wednesday stay in early May! Thank you.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback Claire - and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Many Thanks - Ray and Rosamund Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2022

  • "Had a great week, this was my 4th visit to this village."

    The CH did not appear to come on until c7.75/8pm - an additional room heater would have been useful, but this was not an issue. I would not hesitate to spend another week in this cottage.

    Thank you Brian - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our lovely cottage. You can adjust the c/h settings at anytime with the electronic switch on the wall on the stairwell. It is quite easy to use. We only ask that - given the recent massive increase in our energy bills - the c/h is used sensibly and it is turned down when you leave. We would be pleased to have you return anytime and hopefully the above will help next visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Mar 2022

  • "Enjoyed our time at Gulls Nest."

    Good location, near the beach. Local shop/ 2 good pubs serving food nearby. My only criticisms would be: lack of a vacuum cleaner/broom. Wasn’t possible to keep floors very clean as there was only a long handled brush and dustpan. It would have been good to at least be able to remove dog hairs and any crumbs etc regularly. Also, instructions for the induction hob would have been useful.Not everyone has one at home !! we never did work out why it kept turning itself off during cooking !!!! Overall our stay at Gulls Nest was very enjoyable. It was well maintained and nicely decorated.

    Dear Betty So Glad you enjoyed your stay. There is a vacuum cleaner now under the stairs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Betty4.4Sep 2021

  • "Great place and location, perfect for morning swims in the sea."

    Would use again.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Aug 2021

  • "A great cottage in a nice area - just moments from the beach."

    Clean and tidy and stylish -- very happy!

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jul 2021

  • "Comfortable and tastefully decorated terraced-house a two minute walk from the beach."

    Pakenham itself has an understated charm. We thoroughly enjoyed our few days in Suffolk

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2021

  • "Wonderful little hideaway, has everything you need, close to the gorgeous beach, local pub, and easy walk to facilities in Lowestoft."

    Lovely owners who go above and beyond to make you feel welcome, and dog friendly! Just perfect, thank you for a wonderful break.

    Reviewed by Svetlana5.0Apr 2021

  • "Good location"

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Oct 2020

  • "Lovely place, very clean and nice set up!"

    Close to the beach, to some shops and easy to get around to explore. We enjoyed our stay very much and would like to stay again in the future. And great to be able to bring our dog as well!

    Reviewed by Malin5.0Sep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner with electric fire
  • First-floor snug
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Unrestricted on-street parking
  • Small courtyard with decking and astro turf with seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There is a second floor in the property but this is locked off due to the steep stairs
  • Note: The snug room is accessed via the double bedroom
  • Please note: bookings must fall between a Saturday and Saturday due to cleaning availability

The property

A lovely mid-terrace house resting in the village of Pakefield, Gull's Nest is a delightful property on the Suffolk coast, perfect for a family of four to enjoy.

With a bright open-plan living space, an enclosed courtyard and even a cute snug room, Gull's Nest is perfectly positioned for exploring the likes of Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and even some of the Norfolk Broads, as well as the beautiful beaches.

Enter into the open-plan living and dining room to find a pretty blue sofa, and an armchair resting before the electric stove-effect fire, perfectly positioned for enjoying the TV in the evening.

A contemporary dining table with bench seating sits to the back of the room, ideal for coming together at the end of the day for a family meal, before you head into the excellent fitted kitchen.

Discover all the appliances you need for a self-catered stay, including a fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, and a washing machine.

Continue to the very back of the property to find the ground-floor family bathroom, with a bath and shower over to serve the property.

The pretty courtyard is great for stepping outside for some fresh air in the evening with a drink before you head out for dinner in Pakefield or Lowestoft, with outdoor seating to relax on.

Head upstairs to find the two bedrooms, coming first to the twin room with lovely decor and matching bedding, and then to the double bedroom which benefits from a large walk-in cupboard space for hanging your things.

From the double bedroom you can find the sweet snug room, set up with a chair and desk space, great for anyone who has to bring the office with them on holiday, or a good space for the travel cot to be placed for little ones.

Everything you need can be found within a short stroll from Gull's Nest as well as historic pubs, a cliff-top church and the beautiful Pakefield Beach dotted with fishing boats, you can enjoy lovely walks along the Victorian promenade and pebbley sands.

Discover the UK's most easterly town, Lowestoft just a few miles north of Pakefield, famous for being the first place to see the sunrise in the UK and home to many attractions.

Let the children run through the 74 jets of the Princess Royal Fountains, browse the high street which lies in a historical part of town, discover the maritime history at Heritage Quay and the Maritime Museum, and visit Lowestoft's beaches popular with families.

Head to Oulten Broads and hire a boat from Oulton Dayboats to coast along the waters, coming to waterside restaurants and looking out for all kinds of wildlife.

Take a memorable trip to Africa Alive!, a walking animal safari with an African theme, home to wonderful animals like rhinos, lions and ostriches!

If you're a family of thrill-seekers then head to Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park where rollercoasters, rides, animal shows and laser tag offer endless entertainment for all ages.

Settle in at Gull's Nest and enjoy a holiday full of adventures with your loved ones on the Suffolk coast.

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About the location


Lowestoft 1 mile; Beccles 8 miles; Southwold 10 miles.

Located on the Suffolk coast, Pakefield is a suburb of Lowestoft, however it was historically a village in its own right and is home to the parish church of All Saints and St Margarets. Pakefield has a selection of shops, bars and restaurants as well as a real fish and chip shop, and is home to The Seagull Theatre, as well as an art gallery. Nearby Lowestoft is a traditional seaside resort with a wide range of amenities including the Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park, whilst south of Pakefield is the coastal town of Southwold, famous for its pier, busy harbour and the colourful beach huts which line the seafront. Pakefield is a good touring base for all of East Anglia including the Norfolk Broads and the cathedral city of Norwich.

Please note: bookings must fall between a Saturday and Saturday due to cleaning availability.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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