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Buttercup Lodge

(Ref. 1096657)

Theberton near Leiston, Suffolk Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    My daughter loved the bunk beds and the location was spot on of for enjoying nature and peace and quiet. Only thing we were missing was that we could have done with a bread knife. Hoping to stay again with you soon.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Apr 2024

  • "We thought this was a fantastic lodge and we really enjoyed our stay here."

    We found the lodge was every that was listed and was really cosy and comfortable. The heating was on when we arrived which was fantastic as it had been a really cold day. The beds were really comfortable and I had a couple of really good night's sleep. The bathroom had a really, really good shower as well, which was really appreciated. The lodge is in very pleasant surroundings just off a very quite road. On the bird feeders and in the surrounding fields we saw a lot of different wildlife, including green woodpeckers, greater spotted woodpeckers, tree creepers, buzzards, an array of tits and a tawny owl (heard only). The lodge is in a really good location that's easy to get to and within an easy drive of a lot of what the region has to offer, such as Aldeburgh, Southwold, RSPB Minsmere, and Sutton Hoo to name a few. Saxmundham and Leiston have plenty of amenities if you need to stop up on any shopping to take back to the hut where there is the facility to cook up any reasonable sized dinner. Theberton itself is a quiet and charming village. There is a really decent playpark in the village that was ideal for our little one. One criticism I have is that the listing (currently) really understates how good the pub is. It's a cracking pub, with lots of decor that shows off the local history and you can find in the Good Beer Guide at the time of writing. The staff and locals were really friendly and there is a good range of home cooked food and they catered for the little one. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here and if you are interested in visiting this part of Suffolk with a small family and are looking for a cosy and comfortable lodge within a good driving distance of many local sights then I would highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very cosy lodge and despite on the day booking property was clean and welcoming complete with fresh milk and biscuits waiting for our arrival."

    Had everything we needed including towels and very well equipped with crockery and cooking utensils etc. Comfortable sofa and dining area with decent size tv and good choice of channels. Decent sized and well fenced garden for our large labradoodle, which he enjoyed playing ball in and loved the bag of treats kindly left for him. Good easy parking. Warm and cosy lodge and will definitely visit again. Helpful literature on local attractions and easy to travel to attractions like Dunwich Heath and Sizewell beach. Only very minor negative, could do with something like an airer in laundry room to dry wet clothes on as limited drying area in lodge for soggy jackets etc although we did get caught in storm Henk so rather extreme rain. Can't wait to return. Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Dec 2023

  • "We were generally pleased with the property but found bathroom small and toilet close to wall and only sported a very small hand basin."

    Reviewed by Bernard4.4Nov 2023

  • "Lovely lodge , our 2nd stay there … very easy to have our dogs there , all mod ..."

    Lovely lodge , our 2nd stay there … very easy to have our dogs there , all mod cons ideal base camp to have days out at nearby places ie southwold & aldeburgh

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2023

  • "Had a lovely time so peaceful and comfortable, the owners where the perfect ..."

    Had a lovely time so peaceful and comfortable, the owners where the perfect hosts and were able to help quickly when we needed some help with the shower, my husbands EarPod case was accidentally left behind and they sent it back to us which was much appreciated, we would stay here again if we come back to this area

    Reviewed by Mrs H5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely time in the lodge."

    Small and compact and comfortable. Sofa not very comfortable though. Dog loved his stay. Would loved to come again. Would recommend to others. Lovely area for walks or cycling.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really nice lodge - great location for visiting the Minsmere RSPB reserve."

    Private seating area at the side of the lodge, which was so peaceful. Very friendly owner and the biscuits were very welcome after a 250 mile drive! Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place I would definitely stay again and recommend friends too"

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2023

  • "Basic items on site, towels included, washing machine available if required."

    meet owner , very friendly and helpful. dog friendly, we enjoyed the peace and quiet. lots of places to visit not far away.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Aug 2023

  • "My second visit to Buttercup but I also stayed in Clover too."

    My only wish would be to have a grab rail in the wet room as a disabled lady I'm unsteady on my feet so a grab rail would help. Other than that the lodge is perfect, down to the cookies and bottle of milk. Thank you....

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Buttercup Lodge and we enjoyed it even more than the first time."

    The lodge is comfortable and has everything you need, Sally (the dog) loved being able to potter around the fenced in garden. The location is brillant for exploring the Suffolk coast and we’ll be back again to see more of the area. Thank you for another lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is one of two beautiful lodges set off a quiet country road."

    The lodge was well designed beautifully made and tastefully furnished (without the frou frou and ornaments found in many cottages). Everything was thoughtfully supplied, including milk tea and biscuits on arrival. The lodge is quite new and is well looked after by the friendly owners. It was ideal for my visits to Minsmere, Westleton and Dunwich. I have no negative comments and will be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "The lodge was perfect for a short stay, and very conveniently situated for access to beauty spots on the Suffolk coast, without being on a main road."

    A very peaceful setting. We will use it again when we want a Suffolk break. Also, dog-friendliness was over and above - nice to see!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our second stay at Buttercup lodge."

    The host was very helpful and went the extra mile to help us with a problem on our first morning. Highly recommend the lodge

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Mar 2023

  • "We enjoyed our week in Buttercup Lodge."

    The lodge was warm, clean and comfortable for the two of us, and well situated for the Suffolk coast as well as other destinations. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the location, and any comings and goings from the lodge next door didn’t disturb us at all. The few niggles we felt involved the very small basin in the bathroom, the shower curtain not reaching the floor (making the floor wetter than it needed to be) and the mattress being on the firm side, though we did get used to it. All first world problems, and not deal breakers for a week away in a cosy property that provided us with a good value holiday. The kitchen was well-equipped, the towels were soft, TV and broadband worked well, and the heating was great. Having the spare bedroom gave us plenty of storage space.

    Reviewed by Steve3.8Mar 2023

  • "This our second visit, we were just as happy as we were last time."

    Our hosts were very helpful and welcoming, the welcome pack was great. We will certainly be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful location, very clean and comfortable."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Sadie5.0Oct 2022

  • "This property was lovely absolutely fantastically situated to where we wanted to be."

    Garden was lovely for the dog. Enjoyed everything about the property. Was clean and tidy the only thing I would say would be to get the cleaners to check cupboards and drawers cutlery and cups and glasses were a little bit dirty had to wash them before we used them but that's been really picky would definitely stay here again and we'll probably going to book it again for next year.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Oct 2022

  • "All was fine and would recommend Buttercup."

    More local info (walks, places to visit) and general reading books would have been nice but this may reflect the newness of the property. The fenced garden area was super.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely and peaceful place to stay."

    Very well located for the Suffolk AONB. Good for families, dogs or a peaceful individual or couple.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "We were very comfortable for a short stay."

    In our opinion the dining room table was over large for our needs but the overall design was excellent.We only have a small dog but felt that you might struggle with a larger dog. The hosts left doggie treats and milk and biscuits which was a lovely thought. We would definitely love to return to the Lodge as Suffolk was a wonderful area to explore.

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Jul 2022

  • "This is a very pleasant property in a rural location."

    It will adequately accommodate four adults and has sufficient facilities for an enjoyable stay. The size of the building precludes some facilities, such as a dishwasher and there is a shower, but no bath. There is ample patio and garden furniture to enjoy any good weather. We would come again.

    Reviewed by John4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely little cabin."

    Very quiet without being isolated. Nice, clean and comfy. Pros: Quiet, enclosed garden, great shower, close to some nice walks, clean, well equipped. Dog friendly, dog treats with towel, fleece for furniture and towel for paws! Cons: Because close to farm, lots of flies so be careful if leaving windows open, shower doesn't drain quickly enough (damp clothes), be good to have an electric fan for hot weather. Fire exit lights quite bright but can't be helped - maybe take eye mask. I really enjoyed my short stay. Was comforting knowing my dog (Greyhound) could go in the garden for a good sniff. Had a quick trip to Dunwich Marshes for a looong walk. Bliss. I always put the key back into the key safe so I didn't lose it. It is a small cabin but as it was just me & Micky it was plenty big enough. Lots of power sockets including some USB points. Well thought out accommodation.

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge, very clean and well equipped."

    Very rural for the peaceful relaxing stay, 10 minutes walk to the local pub and 20 minutes drive to some lovely towns on the coast at Aldebrugh and Southwold.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2022

  • "The property was very new and made with top quality materials and as pictured in the brochure, however i found the layout of the rooms strange."

    The exits to the garden is from and through the bedrooms!. The grass had been very recently cut hence cuttings from the rear garden are constantly being deposited on the bedroom floor. Also the property is dog friendly, not all dogs are small, mine is certainly not and the bedrooms are quite bijou, she could not go through without rubbing against the bed plus lots of grass clippings on the return journey. We had to cover the side of the bed to prevent hair being deposited on the bed. Clearing up was difficult because there was only a broom and dustpan, there was no hoover. It was stated to be wheelchair friendly, I have pushed wheelchairs for a living for the past ten years and my wife sometimes has to use one, pea shingle is the hardest medium to push a wheelchair through so getting from the car to the ramp would not be easy. Doors were great but a wheelchair in either of the bedrooms would be challenging. Delightful lodge but different

    Reviewed by Michael4.4May 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really great stay, spotlessly clean and very dog friendly."

    Perfect location too, thank you

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful and clean lodge, in an excellent and quiet location."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2022

  • "Buttercup Lodge was wonderfully warm and welcoming with lots of little touches to make all of us (humans and dog!"

    ) feel at home straightaway. The location was tranquil with plenty of outside space to enjoy nature. The nearby public footpath was ideal for walking the dog.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Apr 2022

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  • Single storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk room
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • HIghchair and Travel Cot available on request
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: This property has a wet room and a shallow ramp, making it accessible for small children and people with limited mobility.

The property

Leiston 2.6 miles.

This welcoming, pine log cabin sits in the quiet village of Theberton amidst the scenic splendour of Suffolk.

Set over the ground-floor, Buttercup Lodge is a great choice for families seeking a rural break whilst also easily accessing Suffolk’s magnificent coastline.

Off-road parking spaces will greet you upon arrival, as will the luscious lawned gardens that create a picturesque space.

The open-plan living space features all you could need; get to work in the kitchen whilst the others prepare the dining table for a hearty home-cooked meal, and why not pop open a bottle of wine to celebrate a much-needed holiday?

After your hunger is satisfied, lounge upon the settee and choose a family film to watch on the TV, or take the evening outside to the front decking with a glass of wine in hand and sit back while your four-legged friend stretches their legs.

Freshen up with a shower before discovering the bedrooms, presented in a double and twin arrangement, accommodating perfectly for families.

For a peaceful break with your nearest and dearest, choose Buttercup Lodge.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1098411, together they sleep up to eight guests.

Buttercup & Clover Lodge

Resting on a spacious plot of land in the pretty village of Theberton lies these two inviting, pine lodges. Together, Buttercup and Clover Lodge can sleep up to eight guests and are a perfect break for those looking to experience Suffolk’s magnificent coastline. Both lodges are wheelchair friendly with a ramp access and benefit from lush surrounding gardens with furniture, providing an idyllic setting. Gather in the social open-plan living space after a day of exploring, getting comfortable on the settee whilst the chef of the group impresses in the kitchen, utilising a handy selection of appliances to prepare something tasty. As the night rolls in, the lodges each feature a double and bunk room, along with a shower room where you can wash away the day. Within the villages lies a welcoming pub, The Theberton Lion, serving traditional pub grub and a fine range of real ales, perfect for when you wish to eat out. Two and half miles south brings you to the town of Leiston, well-served with a leisure centre and a cinema, along with a selection of pubs, shops, takeaways and restaurants, providing plenty of choice. Those eager to get their steps in can explore the RSPB Minsmere, which has featured as the home of the BBC’s Springwatch, and offers scenic walks and bird-watching opportunities. Offering a relaxing base for exploring Suffolk and the surrounding region, consider Buttercup and Clover Lodge.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Aldringham 1 mile; Thorpeness 3 miles; Aldeburgh 4 miles.

Leiston is located in the heart of the Suffolk Heritage Coast and offers excellent links to the popular seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh. The town thrived by manufacturing steam tractors, and cast and machined metal products, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The town is now home to many of the workers of the nearby power plant, Sizewell, and is served well by an active leisure centre and the oldest purpose-built cinema in Suffolk, which today offers the latest digital 3D projection systems! The 14th century remains of Leiston Abbey lie northwest of the town and its high street has a good range of shops, banks, pubs, restaurants and takeaways, plus a Post Office and a library. RSPB Minsmere is a short drive away towards the coastline of the Suffolk Heritage Coast, which offers lovely walking opportunities through this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas