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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice bungalow, cosy and quiet."

    Super clean. Everything needed was there that we needed for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Apr 2024

  • "A very well equipped property with everything to hand."

    Spacious kitchen & sitting room areas comfortable bed in double room. The cream tea to welcome us was very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by Leonard5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, easy reach of many attractions, would definitely recommend this property, thanks for a wonderful stay."

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Mar 2024

  • "Really comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    Warm and cosy after a days sightseeing. The owners were very friendly and welcoming too. We would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a good week with lots of walks in the area Glenhaven was lovely and comfortable had everything we needed so no complaints."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Feb 2024

  • "A warm welcome on arrival, and a quiet, warm and comfortable place to spend a few days over Christmas, getting away from it all."

    Delicious scones and mince pies waiting in the kitchen too, thank you very much! Plenty of space, especially as there were just the two of us, and big, fluffy, sweet-smelling towels to use after the excellent shower/bath. The mattress was rather firm, but didn’t stop us from sleeping well. Far-ranging views over fields to the front and the back, and a large lawned garden to one side where we saw squirrels and pheasants, plus a woodpecker. Note that the living room chairs showing in the photos have been replaced with two sofas (a two seater and a three seater), so there’s ample seating, and there is a smart tv on which we were able to watch Netflix :-) All in all we were able to spend a very cosy and peaceful few days away from home, which was exactly what we were looking for.

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Dec 2023

  • "Cosy, peaceful cottage with all facilities needed."

    Better signage for finding in the dark would be helpful. Otherwise a fabulous place to stay.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2023

  • "Far toofar to go to toilet at night."

    Heating was full on but not really adaquate.

    I am sorry but there is nothing I can do about the walk to the toilet. Regarding the heating. It is controlled by the box in the living room. If asked it is a case of pushing a button to raise the temperature. I would have happily done this. It is hard to know what to set it at as different people prefer different temperatures but could have been remedied quickly if asked. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick3.4Nov 2023

  • "Perfect for us."

    ..really liked the "Dark Skies" and the space outside around the property. Everything you could need, really close to RSPB Centres eg Minsmere and others which is why we travelled to this area. Hosts were so welcoming with a cream tea on arrival. If you like peace and quiet then this is the place for you. Thanks again Carol & Frank

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2023

  • "Our third stay here which says it all."

    Cosy, comfortable and in a beautiful rural setting with lovely hosts. Cannot fault it

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2023

  • "This cottage is home from home, so comfortable and our 2nd stay there It is perfect in every way, everything you need is there and so clean, with a lovely cream tea on our arrival The owners were lovely and helpful The peace of the countryside and beautiful views were stunning, lovely to see aTractor turning over the soil and the birds come down after, we saw deer too in the adjacent field Everything to visits was within driving distance, we visited a Fort, WW2 airfield museum, Castle, beach and many more We definitely will return next year, such a lovely comfortable bungalow we did not want to leave !"

    Thank you for your hospitality

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had to shorten our holiday due to a family emergency."

    However, we have been to this property many times. As per usual it was absolutely spotless and the owners were as friendly and accommodating as they could be in those circumstances.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the bungalow which was ideally situated to be able to visit history, beaches and small pretty villages."

    We were able to go on delightful walks both from the door and also farther afield. The bungalow had everything we could want and lots of space. It was extremely comfortable, great to rest weary bones and be ready to enjoy it all again the next day. We would be very happy to holiday here again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "The only problem with the cottage is the toilet is at the opposite end of the building to the bedrooms and bathroom."

    Reviewed by Tony4.4May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week and hope to return."

    Reviewed by Madeline5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our second visit to this delightful, comfortable, spacious bungalow."

    The location is beautiful and tranquil and perfect for birdwatchers and walkers and close to the coast. The fabulous weather was the icing on the cake!

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2023

  • "We has the most perfect week after Glenhaven."

    All mod cons and spacious room. Wonderful scenery with walking and bird watching directly from the door. Many thanks to our lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jan 2023

  • "Our second visit."

    Beautiful location and very cosy. Lovely hosts. Cannot fault it.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jan 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect for me; extremely quiet, warm, comfortable and well equipped and with good wifi."

    The hosts were welcoming and helpful and made sure I was comfortable. My one tiny problem was that there was almost no mobile reception so I wasn't able to set the satnav on my phone from the cottage. That was easily solved by buying a map.

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Nov 2022

  • "Outstanding."

    Could not have been happier and such lovely hosts. We will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Nov 2022

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped bungalow."

    We are returning next year so what more needs to be said! Location ideal for us,near to coast in the heart of Benjamin Britten country. The owners are lovely and friendly people. Keith and Elisabeth Wellings.

    Reviewed by Leonard5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent bungalow, home from home, thing you needed was there Stunning countryside, will defo book again"

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cream tea provided on arrival."

    Property overlooks fields all around and is so peaceful. Plenty of beautiful Suffolk places within easy reach. Will be back.

    Reviewed by Norman4.7Jun 2022

  • "Great property, good location, very tranquil."

    Only drawback the "non Suite" toilet. not so good for oldies in the night.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Tardis-like bungalow Glenhaven."

    Spacious and well-appointed with everything we needed. Very quiet with great views across the fields and a perfect place for some rest and relaxation. Conveniently located to access the Suffolk coast with places such as Southwold, Aldeburgh and Dunwich all within easy reach. The friendly owners lived next door and were on hand to welcome us upon our arrival.

    Reviewed by Rupert5.0Mar 2022

  • "A spotless, spacious, warm and comfortable cottage in a tranquil location."

    Lovely views from every window. Plenty of parking space - and a bike shed too! Perfect location for our birdwatching holiday. We will bring bikes next time as the countryside looks great for that too. Charming helpful hosts. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 2021

  • "A very comfortable stay and a warm welcome in a quiet, airy corner of wonderful Suffolk."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed the area around the property enabling us to visit many place all along the beautiful Suffolk coast & towns & villages ."

    The property exceeded our expectations being spacious & very well equipped & a lovely place in which to relax. We have already booked to return at the same time next year.The owners were very friendly but unobtrusive.

    Reviewed by Leonard5.0Oct 2021

  • "A very well equipped cottage in a very quiet location with lovely views across fields"

    Reviewed by Jeanne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cream tea on arrival, just what the doctor ordered!"

    Cottage was on the outskirts of a very quiet village and in the afternoon we watched hares in the stubble field from the kitchen window before they retired to the thick hedgerow. Take binoculars if you have any. Lovely owners who live next door and are only too happy to help with any queries or questions about the area.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "Did not realise that the bungalow was so in the heart of the countryside."

    The view from the kitchen window was over a barley field and it was great not hearing traffic noise. The hosts Sandy and Julien lived next door but were not intrusive at all and came up trumps over any minor difficulties. What is more we love it so much we will be booking next year.

    Reviewed by Norman4.7Jul 2021

  • "Glenhaven is lovely accommodation , I do think it ought to be listed as bit far out for a shop is at least 3 miles away from a shop , pub etc ."

    if you couldn’t drive & like us being elderly not been fit enough to walk miles , definitely need a car . But a lovely spot , it’s good to point these things out before booking , & great for serious walkers & cyclists

    Reviewed by Peggy4.1May 2021

  • "Lovely spacious property."

    Ideally situated toi

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week away in this lovely bungalow."

    We were greeted on arrival by the lovely owner who lives next door. Bungalow bright and spacious and well equipped with everything you need. Scones, jam & cream were a welcome surprise! Nicely nestled in the countryside but near enough to visit lots of places. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Feb 2020

  • "We had not been on a holiday for about 9 months now and a break was much needed."

    When l was looking for a holiday l found sykescottages .This website is fantabulous and we get wonderful cottages at affordable costs and the cottage which we lived would be a once in a lifetime experience.Would love to attend more holidays by searching cottages in this website.Thank you.

    Reviewed by Raghuveer5.0Dec 2019

  • "Warm welcome ."

    Extremely well equipped - all we needed in the kitchen.Very well appointed and maintained - felt relaxed and at home there. Location excellent for visiting surrounding coastal towns and villages.

    Reviewed by Hilda5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great location, quiet, peaceful and surrounded by some lovely countryside."

    The cottage was a brilliant base for exploring the Suffolk villages and allowed easy access to the coast. All round excellent accommodation and helpful host.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage could not have been better."

    Extremely well equipped, great people and it provided the tranquility I had been researching for months. I had to start a diet after the lovely scones & clotted cream which took me back a few years. DOH!!!!!! When I booked I saw the comments regarding the scones and clotted cream and was adamant I wouldn't mention them but I admit I couldn't resist saying something about them :) Many thanks Sandi & Julian, I will be booking again. Best regards, Roger

    Reviewed by R5.0Mar 2019

  • "Glenhaven was spotlessly clean, comfortable and very well equipped."

    The bungalow is in a lovely peaceful setting and there are nice views over the surrounding countryside. We spent a very pleasant week there despite the weather which was cold and windy a lot of the time, but as we were visiting family some of the time this was not too important and we could look forward to returning to a cosy, warm holiday home at the end of the day. We would certainly return to Glenhaven and hope to do so very soon.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very welcoming and friendly host/owner."

    Homely and well equipped property in a great location with easy access to other towns and amenities.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Dec 2018

  • "We arrived late and the owner had put the outside lights on for us which was a great help to locate it on a dark lane."

    Excellent set of area information. great location central for many places to visit. So peaceful it was a real tonic.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation in a beautiful setting."

    Only one small downside for us was the toilet not being in the bathroom. Had to walk right through the kitchen, dining room and hallway. A little difficult when you need to visit the toilet frequently in the night (not a problem for younger people).

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely welcome, large rooms, well situated cottage."

    Not far from Aldeburgh and not far from facilities in Saxmundham. Very large kitchen. Cottage very clean and well equipped, though a dishwasher would have been a welcome addition. Would definitely return to this comfortable location where there is plenty to see and do nearby.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2018

  • "This was a lovely home from home bungalow which had everything that you would need."

    A warm welcome from the owner and a nice touch with jam & cream scones.All in all it was a nice place to return to at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2018

  • "The hosts were excellent - attentive and quick to solve two small problems which arose, but not intrusive."

    The holiday was just what my wife and I wanted, quiet and relaxing, but near to the amenities we wished to visit, and with the added bonus of plenty of bird life for my wife, who is a keen bird watcher! Heartily recommended!

    Reviewed by L5.0Jun 2018

  • "Tranquil setting surrounded by fields, lovely place to unwind."

    Cosy and spacious bungalow, met all our needs. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2017

  • "Helpful couple who provided some excellent home grown tomatoes and a cream tea."

    RSPB Minsmere nearby is now excellent and very posh.

    Reviewed by Richard4.2Sep 2017

  • "Having time to ourselves in a tranquil country environment in a very comfortable property."

    Reviewed by Ian4.8Aug 2017

  • "A clean, comfortable bungalow which was very well equipped."

    In beautiful countryside but also near to the Aldeburgh and Southwold coast. Very pleasant helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2017

  • "This bungalow is deep in the heart of Suffolk."

    It is very well presented, warm and welcoming. The owner was there to meet us and showed us round, leaving scones and cream for tea! It was a chilly few days but the heating came on and we were very comfortable. Everything worked. We like bird watching, and there are feeders outside in the huge garden and a resident green woodpecker!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2016

  • "It was like home from home, the garden was amazing need to go when there are lighter evenings, so many books and games , lovely goodies scones cream and jam and home grown tomatoes made you fill special, the owners made you very welcome."

    Reviewed by Patt5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over and basin
  • Separate basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with electric fire
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, under counter fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Unfenced lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 7 mins walk
  • Note: One step.

The property

Snape 2 miles.

Perfectly located for exploring the Suffolk Heritage Coast, this comfortable, detached holiday home is located in the quiet rural village of Sweffling, near an award-winning pub offering locally-sourced drinks and snacks with regular live folk music.

Accessed by a quiet country road, the property is set over the ground floor, and sits within its own pleasant garden.

It offers ample parking, and occupies a slightly elevated position.

This holiday property offers comfortable accommodation, with a well-equipped kitchen, a dining room with electric fire, and a sitting room overlooking the front of the property.

There are two comfortable bedrooms, and a modern bathroom with a bath and shower over.

Just outside the main entrance door to the rear of the property is a patio area, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine or a morning coffee while taking in the fantastic rural views.

For keen cyclists there are some excellent quiet country lanes linking beautiful villages to explore, and some exceptional single-track mountain biking in Tunstall Forest nearby.

Ideally located between Aldeburgh and Framlingham, and only two miles from the famous Snape Maltings with its world-famous concert hall, there is so much to do and explore all year round.

This really is ideal for friends and families to explore Suffolk from a quiet, rural base all year round.

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About the location


Tunstall 3 miles; Saxmundham 4 miles; Aldeburgh 5 miles; Woodbridge 10 miles.

The attractive village of Snape is located on the River Alde in the heart of the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Snape is home to a village store and three pubs, all of which offer excellent locally-sourced food. Just outside the village is Snape Maltings a popular destination on the Suffolk Coast and home to a selection of gift shops and independent stores offering a diverse selection of foods, art and crafts. It also boasts a cafe, tea room and pub and is home to The Snape Maltings Concert Hall, the base for Aldeburgh Music whose festival was founded by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears in 1948. Just 10 miles from Snape is the market town of Woodbridge which has a wide selection of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. The area is a haven for wildlife and there are a number of popular footpaths from Snape including the Sailors’ Path which follows the line of the river to the popular coastal town of Aldeburgh through ancient woodland and heathland. A beautiful and peaceful area that will appeal to holidaymakers all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season