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Wagtail Lodge

(Ref. 1151210)

Badwell Ash, Suffolk Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "We had a fantastic weekend and would highly recommend the location."

    We are not fishers, but felt very comfortable amongst those that were. We booked our break as a last minute thing as we were after some time away from it all. We certainly managed to achieve this, the peace and tranquility we experienced was fantastic, the surroundings are beautiful. We spent many hours out on the decking watching the fish in the lake or in the hot tub with a glass of wine. Will and Sarah were fabulous hosts and did make us feel very welcome, they were very friendly and visible. We booked Wagtail lodge and found it to be very clean inside and comfortable. The furniture and linen are good quality and the dishwasher and washer dryer were only a couple of the great additional facilities. We would certainly return for another stay. We gave 4 stars as some minor visual wear and tear which is to be expected, as the lodges aren't new (marking to the outside base of the shower, discoloration to areas over hot tub, outside decking worn in areas), but the experience itself was 5 star for us personally.

    Reviewed by Carl4.7May 2024


  • Single-storey
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Shower room with walk-in multi-jet power shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, kettle and toaster, ironing board, iron
  • Smart TV, Blu Ray DVD player, Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Secure ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed, wraparound decking with furniture, gas barbecue and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.5 miles, lake - lakeside. Rejuvenating in-lodge pamper treatments available for extra charge with experienced holistic therapist
  • Contact details supplied at point of booking Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Check-in is on a Friday and a Monday
  • Note: This property does not accept children or pets unless the whole site is booked as a group
  • Note: Free use of our well-stocked fishing lakes – for residents only
  • Note: A Fishing Bait Starter Pack can be purchased from the on-site 'Tuck and Tackle' shop
  • Note: Bathrobes and slippers and complimentary toiletries
  • Note: There are a few steps up to access the lodge
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar due to the quiet rural setting

The property

Wagtail Lodge is nestled into the mature shrubs at the edges of a fishing lake in the outskirts of Badwell Ash.

With off-road parking, an opulent hot tub, and local attractions close by, this property is ideal for couples and friends looking to explore Suffolk.

Park up and unpack into a welcoming open-plan living space, filled with natural light and offering a sitting area where you can recline as you plan the day ahead of you.

When mealtimes call, head over to the kitchen and make the most of the amenities on offer, cooking a hearty meal which can be enjoyed at the dining table.

Make the most of the scenic views and local wildlife by dining alfresco, firing up the barbecue in the sunshine, before ending the day with a relaxing dip in the hot tub.

When sleep calls, choose between two double bedrooms, one with a four-poster bed, after freshening up in the bathroom.

All guests can fish year-round, day and night, from the mostly lodge-side designated swims located on Main Lake, Kingfisher Lake or Mill Pond; equipment and a valid Rod Licence are required.

Make a memorable getaway to Suffolk with a stay at the charming Wagtail Lodge, an ideal base to enjoy the wildlife especially bird watching.

Note: This property can be booked with refs; 1005332, 1143780, 1151207, and 1151212, together sleeping up to 18 guests

Badwell Ash Holiday Lodges

Badwell Ash Holiday Lodges are a group of delightful wooden lodges settled into a holiday retreat on the outskirts of Badwell Ash. With off-road parking and close by amenities, each property is ideal for friends and couples looking for a getaway to the countryside of Suffolk. Badwell Ash Holiday Lodges offer well-presented, open-plan living spaces with a great number of amenities to cater to your culinary needs. Each has plush bedrooms, and a refreshing shower room. The outdoor spaces for these properties are simply dreamy, enjoying views over the fishing lakes, from which guests will see an abundance of wildlife. Each property has a gas barbecue for dining alfresco, as well as the added opulence of a hot tub. Each property offers guests bath robes, and various little extra touches, creating a welcoming atmosphere for your stay. Guests are welcome to make use of the fishing lakes on site, with storage supplied for equipment. Badwell Ash is a village offering a local convenience store for all of your holiday essentials, as well as a takeaway and an excellent gastro pub called The White Horse Inn. For more amenities and attractions, head over to Bury St Edmunds, where there are a great many shops, eateries, a cathedral and a museum for guests to enjoy. A must is a visit to the vibrant and bustling market in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Bury also offers walks around the ruins at the Abbey Gardens, as well as a golf course where guests can try out a game or two. Check out the Knettishall Heath Nature Reserve, SSSI and GSI site, the National Trust’s splendid Ickworth Estate, head to the coast or enjoy some wonderful walks at The King’s Forest and Thetford Forest, within easy reach.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Bury St Edmunds 11.8 miles; Newmarket 25 miles; Norwich 35.8 miles.

Badwell Ash is a quaint, traditional Suffolk village resting in the heart of the county, not far from Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket. In the village, you'll find the historic Badwell Ash Church, St Mary's and a handful of amenities such as a village shop to stock up on essentials, The White Horse Inn for some delicious pub grub and Rumbles Fish Bar & Takeaway for a classic English delicacy. Within easy reach of the village is the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds where you can visit Bury St Edmunds Abbey and St Edmundsbury Cathedral and go shopping in the bustling high street. Venture out to explore delightful quaint Suffolk villages like medieval Lavenham where you can visit Lavenham Guildhall and Lavenham Contemporary Gallery, or lovely towns like Woodbridge and Newmarket, each boasting a selection of eateries and green spaces for you to stroll around and picnic in. A little further afield is the gorgeous Suffolk Coast; Southwold, Aldeburgh and Orford Ness are all within easy reach or for a bit of buzz and bustle, the historic and thriving cities of Cambridge and Norwich are only an hour away, offering a great range of attractions for you to explore.

Note: No stag/hen or similar due to the quiet rural setting.
Note: This property does not accept children or pets unless the whole site is booked as a group.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas