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Saxon Lodge Cottage

Felixstowe, Suffolk, Suffolk (Ref. 1039010)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "What an absolute gem of a place."

    Perfectly positioned to enjoy a lovely part of Felixstowe. Saxon Lodge is gorgeous and beautifully decorated. I’ve taken a few ideas to try at home! The lodge was spotlessly clean and all the little touches made it feel like our home for the too short a time we stayed. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise and the kitchen had everything we needed. The beds were incredibly comfortable, we slept like babies. Jill and Nigel were perfect hosts. Thank you. We will be back and have already recommended you to friends and family!

    Reviewed by CarolineJan 2022

  • "We asked Sykes to ask the owner to join the second bedroom beds together."

    The owner did not receive that request and could not help as the housekeeper had the relevant key. The owner was helpful but not at all intrusive. Some things were not available so we had to buy a bread knife. The property would benefit from a dishwasher. There was a good standard of cleanliness but the white mugs had some residual grime which soaking could not remove so we bought a couple of mugs. Plenty of facilities nearby, both food shopping and restaurants, and the guide in the house was useful as were the owner’s suggestions.

    Good morning John, Thank you for your review and would like to answer your grievances and hopefully can make sure that we can move forward with a more positive review in the future. As we are all aware that any negative review bares a significant impact on future bookings and we do pride ourselves with past excellent reviews. Firstly your comment about asking Sykes for 2 king-size beds to be made up, we have spoken to Sykes and they said they did not get asked in the booking process for this to happen, so we were not able to help with this on your arrival. Secondly there was a bread knife, in the drawers right-hand side of sink unit. Thirdly no excuse for white mugs to have a slight tea stain, this has now been addressed and should not happen in the future Although it has been a while since you stayed, we have only recently had the opportunity through Sykes to respond to any reviews. Kind regards Jill and Nigel Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2021

  • "Where to begin with this gorgeous property."

    It’s fantastic very well equipped, has everything and more that you would need.. The welcome pack was a pleasant surprise. The cottage is in close reach all amenities. The bed are so comfy and the bathroom is massive.. would definitely recommend and return thank you to Jill and Nigel for sharing this property. Cleo Maratta

    Reviewed by CleoOct 2021

  • "Really nice high quality apartment."

    Very tastefully decorated. Spacious and comfortable. Convienient for beach and pier. Would throughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by AntonyAug 2021

  • "The accommodation was very good quality, very friendly owners live next door and the welcome pack was great - fresh strawberries, yum!"

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "How unutterably blissful is it to stay in a holiday rental which actually feels like a cohesive home rather than a chaotic and eclectic mishmash of the owners castoffs."

    Jill and Nigel are the perfect hosts, always ready with a friendly greeting or helpful restaurant recommendations. Nothing is too much trouble, and guests are treated like cherished family friends. The added extras of buckets and spades, kites, and little toys for our 5 year old was very much appreciated. The whole house is a delight, with the beds and shower (often woefully under par in so many rentals) deserving a mention in their own right for being equal to or indeed above the quality at home! Towels are fluffy and plentiful in their abundance, and bedding gloriously classic; crisp and white. Overall this was the best holiday we have had in years, and Saxon Lodge Cottage by far the most welcoming we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2021

  • "We had the most lovely few days in Felixstowe staying at Saxon Lodge."

    The accommodation exceeded our expectations, it’s was deceivingly spacious, spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and and situated in a very convenient location. Jill and Nigel were the perfect hosts and on hand if we needed them. I also have to mention the amazing welcome pack, which was very thoughtfully put together. We hope to return here again one day.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Saxon Lodge Cottage."

    The cottage itself is really comfortable but with high end fittings and equipment. Jill made sure we were well looked after and there was some extras (beyond the lovely food and drink welcome pack) which were really thoughtful and very much appreciated. The location is excellent - less than a 5 minute casual stroll to the pier and beach. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by NickJul 2021

  • "The hosts are on hand but not at all intrusive, the cottage has everything and more that you need would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by KimJul 2021

  • "5 star accommodation with everything you could possibly need."

    Spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated throughout. The owners were really helpful and very welcoming. The welcome pack was exceptional ....the best we have ever had. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay again and can highly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Jill and Nigel are excellent hosts and the welcome pack was the best we have ever had."

    Everything was clean and comfortable, the beach and shops were a 3 minute walk away, what more do you need!

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, the owners, Jill & Nigel, go above and beyond to ensure that guests have everything they need."

    Felixstowe is the perfect holiday destination for families and couples alike, our teenagers loved their stay. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2021

  • "This is an absolutely wonderful property hosted by the most lovely couple it was clean,comfortable and was probably the most well equipped we have ever stayed in we would definitely recommend it and would definitely stay again."

    Reagrds Robert and family

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2020

  • "Cottage itself was lovely, mildly irritating to not have bin bags or a dishcloth/sponge to wash up with, given the price paid, but nice welcome pack and high standard otherwise."

    Shower pressure very weak only other minor gripe.

    Reviewed by AdamOct 2020

  • "Highly recommended for both leisure and business guests."

    Jill and Nigel are very helpful, but unobtrusive, hosts; the welcome hamper was an added bonus, especially the wine!; and the thoughtful practicalities such as the bed flexibility and dual basins in the bathroom, mean guests can enjoy excellent facilities, at a reasonable price. Saxon Lodge Cottage is a great accommodation choice, at any time of the year.

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2020

  • "Very nice accommodation."

    Well furnished in a very convenient position. Good for visiting Felixstowe or as a base for visiting surrounding area.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "Owners very friendly and helpful."

    Welcome pack good and appreciated. The only small suggestion is the third chair in the lounge could be more comfortable. We had an excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2020

  • "The lodge had everything we needed and is decorated& furnished to a high spec!"

    The location is perfect , there are lots of places of interest to visit all within easy reach , it was great to be able to walk across the road to the beach & shops , lots nice places to eat & get delicious Ice cream! This holiday home is perfect for couples & families alike .. Jill & Nigel are perfect hosts , even though they leave lots useful info about the surrounding area in the book in the lodge they were still more than happy to answer any questions we had! Would recommend .

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, extremely well equipped."

    Very friendly and helpful owners, great welcome pack. Many thanks, will recommend

    Reviewed by LisaSep 2020

  • "This cottage is perfectly described, it is a fantastic location and a beautifully decorated."

    me, my husband and our 2 children loved it. Nigel and Gill go beyond other cottage owners, the welcome pack is so thoughtful, the boys loved the toys and games, and torches in the bedroom drawers, they even had bucket and spades and kites in the cottage for use. The boys throughly enjoyed the snacks too . Thank you so much for making us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by KerryAug 2020

  • "Beautiful, comfortable cottage with all equipment you would need for a break away."

    The owners are lovely, they are not intrusive but you know they are available if needed. Felixstowe was great with the normal seaside fun like arcades, crazy golf and lots of ice cream. The beach was great for children. Had a brilliant holiday and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by GayleAug 2020

  • "Would recommend to everyone !"

    Perfect position on the beach , beautiful cottage , lovely owners ! Will defiantly be coming back ! We loved it xx

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2020

  • "Gorgeous self contained apartment 2 mins from the seafront with everything you could need for a holiday!"

    Clean, comfy beds, hot water, Netflix, crisp white linens, and a lovely welcome pack which was really appreciated. We’ll definitely try and return!

    Reviewed by GemmaJul 2020

  • "Our hosts at Saxon Lodge Cottage were really welcoming & the cottage was very clean & comfortable."

    Many lovely touches & the best welcome pack we have ever received. The location was great with plenty of off street parking was a boost. Great shower with comfortable beds. High chair was a great help and our granddaughter loved having the run of the kitchen. Thanks for a great week.

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2020

  • "Very very comfortable accommodation everything was provided to make life easier and much more."

    Quiet location but very central to what felixstowe has to offer. Furnished to a high spec. Good tv package if you just want to sit and put your feet up.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2020

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Summary

  • Two bedroom: 1 x king-size (zip/link twin on request) with decked balcony, 1 x twin (zip/link king on request)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • heating
  • Gas range cooker and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: This annexe property rests at the back of the owner's property, access is via the side gate

The property

Offering a delightful base on the southern coast of Suffolk, this 2 storey annexe property boasts contemporary interior and is within walking distance of amenities in the port town of Felixstowe.

Saxon Lodge Cottage rests at the back of the owner's property with private access via a side gate, so you and your friends or family will have your own space to retreat to after days exploring this lovely seaside location.

Socialise at your leisure in the kitchen/diner, where splashes of blue echo a seaside theme, complementing the sleek black kitchen units which are home to an excellent gas range cooker and hob, so you can get the evening meal on the go while a bottle of wine is opened around the table.

Step atop the stylish distressed wood flooring and retire to the sitting area after your feast; watch a film on the Smart TV which is set against pretty feature wallpaper, with the last of the evening light coming through the dual-aspect windows.

Up on the first floor, the spacious bathroom with a double basin continues the sea blue theme, and holds a fantastic shower enclosure for you to freshen up in.

Rest your head in one of the two bedrooms, with a king-size and a twin room, both being zip/link beds so you can choose the layout that best suits the group.

The master bedroom has a special feature with the decked balcony offering a charming spot to relax in, whether it's in the evening watching the sky change colour, or with a hot cup of tea in the morning.

Explore your surroundings on foot and head down to Felixstowe Beach to enjoy four-miles of sand and shingle beach, take a paddle in the waters or grab some fish and chips or an ice cream from one of the several beachfront businesses.

Walk down to Landguard Fort, an 18th century military structure where the first Royal Marines' land battle took place, those who love history can marvel at this large building.

Browse the many shops centered in Felixstowe with some high-street favourites as well as independent local shops too, or head into the busy town of Ipswich for a host of attractions, including Ipswich Town Football Club or Christchurch Mansion and Christchurch Park, a huge Tudor mansion with a major art collection.

Saxon Lodge Cottage is a perfect choice for a seaside break.

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About the location

FELIXSTOWE, SUFFOLK

Ipswich 14 miles; Colchester 29 miles

Nestled between the rivers Orwell and Deben, this charming seaside town on the Suffolk coast, offers a wonderful mix of attractions and activities to suit all ages and interests. Steeped in history, this town dates back to before the Norman conquest of England, and its interesting heritage can be discovered at Felixstowe Museum, right on the tip of its sunny port, at Landguard Point. Don't miss a visit to Landguard Fort while in the area, where you can discover the rich military and maritime heritage by exploring the maze of rooms and passageways inside. This vibrant town also invites you to stroll along the seafront, taking in the fine Edwardian architecture; head to the thrilling children’s rides at Manning’s Amusements and Ocean Boulevard, and even hop on the little foot ferry for a trip to Bawdsey. This lovely, coastal village boasts a fascinating past, set on the beautiful Deben Peninsula, with Bawdsey RADAR and Bawdsey Manor to visit. Ipswich can be reached by car or train, and offers a selection of restaurants and bars overlooking the marina at the dock. This is one of England's oldest towns boasting the youngest Grade I listed building, which is located in the centre. Explore the beautiful landscapes within Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), rich with wildlife, this region is home to saltmarsh plants, wetland and coastal birds and a wide variety of mammals. Take a long walk beside the sea, a brisk stroll before lunch and cycling along quiet lanes. Those keen to try watersports, there is canoeing, rowing and windsurfing, among many other outdoor pursuits, as well as kitesurfing. A wonderful region to visit, all-year-round!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas