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Church Farm Cottage, Dunwich

(Ref. 1117008)

Dunwich Near Westleton, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, but not quite right for us."

    Ample parking is a bonus in Dunwich, and the cottage, although small, is comfortable and well equipped. Location couldn't be better. We had 2 major issues, which may not be a problem for other renters. The listing details do not make it clear that the small bedroom is accessed through the large one, and that all the facilities for storing clothes are in the small bedroom: in effect this is a one bedroom cottage. It is challenging for people with mobility difficulties, as the stiff gate and 2 steps from the parking area to the garden are difficult to negotiate, and the shower is impossible for less mobile people to use. I would happily return to the cottage again by myself or with a partner, but it was not an easy stay for my friend, who has mobility difficulties.

    Reviewed by Adrian3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely location and plenty to see all around."

    I had already phoned sykes about how the back garden would work for us with our dog and was assured that it would be ok. There is a large fenced area at the back when we arrived it was nothing like the pictures shown. On pictures it was a large lawn. in reality it is unsightly full of dead weeds and brambles and nettles and broken fencing and PRIVATE. this is NOt how it was described. Although the property was clean it is shabby and needs repainting in a few places. The fridge is small with a ice box which was totally iced up and not practical for a RURAL self catering property. Shame really I wouldn"t reccomend it to freinds even though it is in a lovely setting.

    Reviewed by Lynn2.8Sep 2023

  • "Our 2nd visit to this ideally situated cottage ."

    The let is close to the beach, beach cafe, nature reserves, walk , pub and tea room. Perfect for 2 people. Well equipped including Nespresso coffee machine, just take your own pods. Loved the wine and cake on arrival. We'll definitely be back for more beach walks

    Reviewed by Dee5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely location and we liked having the garden fenced off as it meant our 2 year old could run around safely."

    However, the house was filthy. We were so disappointed, we expected the house to be a little damp but even the bed and bed linen felt damp. The floors were so dirty, defiantly not seen a mop in a while. We decided to cut our stay short as it was just too dirty for us, especially our little one with him picking bits up off the floors.

    Reviewed by Grace1.6Sep 2023

  • "Awful , dreadful , dirty and not well maintained ."

    Sykes offered £50 refund - not acceptable.

    Reviewed by Nicola1.3Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful village."

    The cottage was nice and very pleased that’s it’s all in one level. You can park the car near, easy for unloading. The cottage itself is pleasant enough but does need a bit of decorating. Overall quite nice. Eye

    Reviewed by Eileen3.4Jul 2023

  • "Good location, comfortable bed and good shower."

    However the property is now in a tired state, as described in other reviews, in need of some TLC. For the price it is not good value compared to other properties in the area.

    Reviewed by Tim2.2Jul 2023

  • "Nowhere to hang or store clothes in main bedroom."

    Bath slippery if used as shower, no higher level hand holds. "Gardens" poorly maintained and limited access. General maintenance poor: doors not fitting, wall paint peeling. Heating erratic and temperature control poor. Kitchen lacking basic equipment: washing-up bowl, scissors, no recycling bin. Only one spare loo roll provided. Sitting room lighting poor and shortage of power sockets. Reading lamp unstable. Kitchen tongs broken, wine glass cracked, water filter expired. Bathroom window glazed with clear glass, overlooked by neighbouring property. Generally we were disappointed with the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Philip1.6Jun 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage in a beautiful setting, very close to the beach and Suffolk coastal path."

    A peaceful place to stay, perfect for walks and exploring the east coast towns and villages.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7May 2023

  • "We liked this property very much."

    Spotlessly clean and cosy. Very convenient for walks and the beach. Very tucked away - it took a while to find it. Very quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage, but needing a bit more care on basic items."

    Exterior light does not work, due to broken switch in hall. Lighting in sitting room poor. Light bulbs either side of tv too glaring and bright. Need to be replaced with soft white bulbs. Lights above sofa stuck on dim as dimmer switch does not work. Kitchen very well equipped, but a colander and a pair of kitchen scissors would help. Lovely comfortable sofa and gorgeous bed. Slept so well. Thank you. Best vacuum cleaner we have ever encountered in a holiday let. We appreciate that it's early in the season, but when we sat outside, the impression was of a lack of attention to the exterior area. Not a pleasant place to sit. It just looked unkempt. All this sounds very critical, but it's a lovely cottage, and could be so much better if more attention was paid to the little things.

    Reviewed by James3.8May 2023

  • "Superb location in a beautiful area perfect for visiting Minsmere nature reserve with lots of walks from the doorstep."

    We had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4May 2023

  • "Delightful bungalow in quiet setting."

    Lots of walks direct from the front door, lots of birds to see and hear. Have already booked for next year!

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Apr 2023

  • "We booked the cottage after viewing the photos and reading the reviews."

    There were two of us plus our spaniel. The cottage was very clean and comfortable (the super king size bed especially). The owner had left us some hot cross buns, cake, milk and a bottle of fizz which was very generous. However, the photos and description indicate that we had access to the rear garden, but there were ‘Private’ signs on the main and side gate which prevented access. Fortunately there is an enclosed garden at the front of the property so the dog did have somewhere. Dogs are not allowed on the sofa or in the bedrooms which is not mentioned in the description. The location is perfect with a dog friendly beach (and cafe) a 10min walk, and a pub 5mins away. A great base for exploring the Suffolk coast.

    Reviewed by Nikki4.4Apr 2023

  • "A very warm clean and comfortable cottage."

    The bed was a particularly welcomed feature as sometimes these tend to be a bit small. This was exactly as billed super king sized and very comfy. The kitchen was well equipped and there was good secure outside space for our labrador.

    Reviewed by Louise4.1Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a lovely part of Suffolk."

    The cottage was nicely furnished, had comfy beds and a well equipped kitchen and it was really quiet. A five minute walk to the beach and pub with great walks in every direction. Claire, the owner, left us milk, wine and mince pies which was a lovely touch. Great location for visiting the many lovely coastal towns and villages. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Hall4.4Dec 2022

  • "Our third stay at church farm cottage."

    It is perfect you just have to unpack and relax. Thank you to everyone at Best of Suffolk.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect location for a relaxing break within walking distance of the beach & local pub the Ship Inn."

    Cosy cottage with lovely furnishings & a very comfy bed. It was ideal for us as a couple & our little dog. Would have no hesitation in booking again.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

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This property is part of the Best of Suffolk collection.
Best of Suffolk is an award-winning, local holiday cottage lettings agency, bringing the experience of a boutique hotel to self-catering cottages in Suffolk.


  • Single storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Heating
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio, furniture and lawn
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: This property only accepts Friday & Monday arrivals
  • Note: The single bedroom is accessed through the master bedroom.

The property

You're welcomed into this charming property which is all on one level, with wooden effect flooring throughout.

The property has combined period features with a mixture of antique and contemporary furnishings. There is an enclosed south facing garden at the front of the property catching the sun all day, furnished for outside dining with a gate accessing the parking.

Kitchen/Dining Room The porch takes you into the light open plan kitchen/dining area which has a former church pew for seating against the solid wooden table with separate chair, perfect for those long leisurely meals.

A stylish contemporary kitchen is positioned on the other side of this room, with beautiful marble worktops, oak shelving and gorgeous traditional dresser.

The kitchen has all of the appliances you would need for your break, including an integrated fridge, slimline dishwasher, electric oven with hob and extractor fan. Living Room This dual aspect room has a large window catching the south facing sun at the front of the property, and glass door opening up to the back of the spacious sheltered terrace.

The room features a 3 seater cream leather sofa, coffee table and oak chair There is a flat screen TV on the wall with DVD layer and good selection of DVD's, games, books and puzzles. Family Bathroom A calm and relaxing family bathroom is positioned to the left of the hall way outside of the master bedroom.

This room has a bath with over head shower, wash basin and WC. Master Bedroom This bedroom has a luxurious super king bed with bedside shelves either side with bedside lamps. Single Bedroom Accessed through the master bedroom, this room will has a standard size single bed, with chest of drawers. Outside This cottage sits in an idyllic secluded spot on St James Street, backing on to the parish Church and Abbey.

The gravel courtyard has space for two cars, with a gate and path leading to the front porch.

The front grassed garden is south facing, with outside furniture perfect for those days in the sunshine enjoying a BBQ.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Saxmundham 6 miles; Southwold 9 miles; Aldeburgh 15 miles.

Westleton is an idyllic village near the Suffolk coast, nestled between Southwold and Aldeburg and offers all the attributes you could hope for in a Suffolk village, with a village green complete with pond and ducks. The village is easily accessible from the local train station at Darsham approximately two miles away. The village has a store, a bookshop where you can also enjoy a tea or coffee whilst browsing, an old fashioned garage, as well as two pubs, The White Horse Inn and The Westleton Crown, one of Suffolk’s best traditional inns where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate held their first wedding anniversary. Every August, Westleton hosts the infamous Barrel Rolling Fair where contestants have to roll barrels down the Village Green using a pole, and the men have to roll the barrel back up the hill too. Barrels are supplied and all are welcome to join in! The local Emmerdale Farm Shop and Butchery as well as a tea shop is approximately a mile away. The area is a haven for nature lovers with Westleton Heath National Nature Reserve, Dunwich Forest, Dunwich Beach with its famous fish and chip shop located on the beach, and the RSPB Minsmere, all close by. The town of Saxmundham, 6 miles away, is located on the River Fromus, in the heart of Suffolk’s Heritage Coast and is well serviced with independent shops, supermarkets and a train station, as well as art galleries, a weekly market and a farmers’ market.

Note: This property only accepts Friday & Monday arrivals.
Note: The single bedroom is accessed through the master bedroom.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas