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The Old Custom House

Blythburgh near Wangford, Suffolk (Ref. 1080845)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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  • “Home from home, we cant wait to return.”


    The property is simply stunning, spotlessly clean with the most comfortable beds, linens and towels I've ever had the luxury to use. Don't worry if you've left something behind at your own home because I can almost guarantee you'll find it here. The garden was beautiful but being a wet October, we didn't really get the benefit of this, and intend to return in the summer months. The owners attention to detail is incredible, thinking of absolutely everything you could possible need during your stay, with tons of things you didn't realise you'd need too! I think its important to mention that all of the ground floor internal doorways are very low with large supporting beams across each one and whilst it adds to the wonderful character of the property and didn't affect our enjoyment of it at all, its not as clearly described in the details. You will need to duck or grouse! My elderly parents managed perfectly well with the internal doorways but struggled with the steep step inside the entry way of the property whilst navigating the low external doorway above the step. The entrance floor bedroom is really beautiful. Also important to mention here that the bathroom for this bedroom is not en-suite (as per the two bedrooms downstairs) but is a simple short walk, off the utility room. The wrought iron spiral staircase is very steep but once downstairs the lower floor bedrooms and bathrooms are beautiful and so very comfortable. Blythburgh and the surrounding areas are fabulous for walkers with lots of mapped routes to take. We enjoyed popping into Halesworth for a morning coffee at The Black Dog Deli, where the staff were so friendly and welcoming offering advice about places to go in the local area, not to mention the best coffee and cake I've ever tasted. The White Hart across the road had lovely roaring fires lit to enjoy a drink in the evenings. Our unanimously favourite restaurant though was The Fox Inn at Darsham (postcode IP17 3QE) 4.6 miles up the road. The whole experience at the Fox from greeting to eating was absolutely outstanding. Friendly welcoming staff and amazing food. October 2021

    - Rachel, October 2021

The property

Southwold and Walberswick, Suffolk are 4 miles away from Blythburgh .

Situated in a leafy suburbs of Suffolk in the charming village of Blythburgh is The Old Custom House.

This characterful, reverse-level cottage is ideal for couples or friends looking to explore this delightful area, with views overlooking the Blyth Estuary leading out to the coast and Southwold.

Arriving at the cottage, off-road parking greets you, before stepping into the lovely farmhouse-style kitchen and utility where you will find all the necessary appliances to rustle up tasty meals for your group, including a Rangemaster and a handy dishwasher to help with the cleaning up.

From here, gather to discuss the day's events at the dining table with a glass of wine in hand, before making your way to the sitting room to light the woodburning stove and cosying up to watch the Sky TV.

When it is time to rest, discover one of three king-size bedrooms on the ground-floor where you can rest your head, along with a shower room, perfect for freshening up the next morning.

Moving through the property, take the original spiral stairs down to the lower-ground floor to find the remaining two bedrooms; the first home to a king-size bed with an en-suite shower room and the second home to a king-size bed with an en-suite bathroom, giving you the option of a long soak after a busy day, and each of which have plenty of storage in the cupboards nearby.

Outside, beautiful mature gardens line the property, as well as a delightsome vegetable patch and plenty of seating areas so you can take your dining alfresco in the warmer months.

Just across the road from the cottage is the White Hart pub, an ideal location if you fancy a drink or two with your group to finish off the day.

Just a scenic drive away is the picturesque seaside town of Southwold which makes for a wonderful day out at any age; visit the town's award-winning pier, before taking a stroll along the bustling harbour and completing the day with an ice cream on the golden sandy beach.

Further afield, venture to the National Trust's Dunwich Heath and Beach for a day of beachcombing and admiring the varying terrains encompassing the shores, notably the delicate purple heather.

Birdwatchers and animal lovers alike will be pleased to visit RSPB Minsmere a quaint bird sanctuary with bird-spotting hides and a and lovely café to fuel your next excursion.

If you prefer to brush up on your local history, Framlingham Castle rests within easy reach and boasts unbeatable views and grand architecture dating back to the 12th century.

For a holiday for years to come, choose The Old Custom House.


  • Reverse-level
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x lower-ground-floor king size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x lower-ground-floor king size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king size
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric Rangemaster, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV with Sky and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot highchair and stairgate
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with lawn, patio, decking and furniture
  • One small dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The property has a spiral staircase - Due to the age of the property, the ceilings are low and the staircase is steep, please take care

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

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About the location


Southwold 5 miles.

The charming village of Wangford provides home to a delightful church, an excellent general store and two pubs, one of which serves good homemade food. The nearby seaside town of Southwold sits on the Suffolk Heritage Coast and offers a host of attractions, such as a working lighthouse, an award-winning pier, a busy harbour, cliff-top cannons and of course, a lovely beach, as well as a range of shops, good restaurants and pubs. Ramblers will want to explore nearby Walberswick Marshes whilst just a little further afield is Minsmere, one of the country's most famous RSPB nature reserves, offering refuge to a variety of birds for over 50 years and pioneering the use of observation hides and wetland management. So whether it be walking across heath or through woodland, or simply relaxing on the beach, this great location has something for everyone!

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