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Durdans, Walberswick

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a super Christmas stay at Durdans ."

    It is a beautiful house in a wonderful location. The house was clean and well equipped and the Christmas decorations and tree were lovely. We had everything we needed for our festive break, including a fantastically generous welcome pack including lots of goodies from the local deli . We will definitely stay again .

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2023

  • "Having been regular - one might even say loyal - customers at Durdans for several years now we are sad to find the standard of maintenance leaves more and more to be desired."

    Nearly all of the fridge door shelves are now broken, as they have been for at least 2 years, so it is impossible to keep a bottle of milk in the fridge. The Venetian blinds in the en-suite bathroom don’t work and the curtains in the master bedroom need rehanging. The drain outside the kitchen is blocked so the waste water from the sink just flows out onto the drive. None of these are serious deficiencies (although not being able to keep milk in the fridge is seriously annoying!) but they do make Durdans feel rather unloved, and its guests accordingly rather underappreciated . We also arrived to find no tea towels and no oven gloves (we had to go and buy a pair of oven gloves, and fortunately we brought our own tea towels as there are never enough, but to find none at all is really not on). With a heavy heart, I think we may be moving on next year.

    Reviewed by Rupert3.4Dec 2023

  • "We had concerns in relation to previous comments re cleanliness but this was no issue whatsoever."

    The family had a great stay and we would recommend the property. Our only comment would be we spent the whole week in the lovely kitchen due to the standard of the sofa in the lounge. We had a great stay but feel it may be time to upgrade the lounge seating to make it more welcoming. A great house, perfect location, would recommend. Thank you

    Reviewed by Neville3.8Oct 2023

  • "The property has the potential to be a 4 star as published however our party of 6 were extremely disappointed with the overall cleanliness which would reduce our overall rating to 2 star i."

    E. Dead flies under the bread bin , oven not cleaned internally , fridges and freezers not cleaned internally , Dog hairs over soft furnishings in Lounge . Also in particular, the cushions of the sofas in the main lounge either need replacing or at the very least a deep clean as there was an unpleasant 'musty' smell that pervaded the ground floor even after we had aired the property, hoovered everywhere , dusted the hard surfaces and sprayed febreze on the soft furnishings. None of this made for a relaxing holiday !

    Reviewed by Michael2.5Sep 2023

  • "Perfect house in a perfect position for all the main attractions like southwold, long dog walks and excellent pubs."

    Quiet, relaxing and didn’t drive the car for the whole 5 days. 2nd time we’ve stayed at durdans and we will definitely be staying again and recommending.

    Reviewed by Gill4.7Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful house and garden in an ideal location."

    Best of Suffolk very helpful and easy to get hold of.

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very well equipped house which comfortably accommodated our party of 3 generations."

    The large kitchen dinner provided a wonderful social space. Great supply of games, books etc. The property has extensive well maintained grounds.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Dec 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.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x single and 1 x pull-out truckle bed, 1 x twin, 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with open fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and grill, induction hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, 2 x freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • A travel cot and highchair are available on request at time of booking
  • Off-road parking for at least 2 cars
  • Gardens, lawns, decked patio, terrace, patio furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome downstairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers

The property

Set within nearly an acre of beautiful grounds and just minutes from the beach, Durdans near Walberswick is close to Southwold in Suffolk.

Ideal for a family holiday or gathering of friends and family, the accommodation is bright and spacious and has plenty of room for people to gather together as well as alternative spaces if you want to get away from it all.

The sitting room has ample seating, French doors leading outside and a woodburning stove, making it the perfect room for coming together and socialising with each other.

The games room is ideal for the kids to take themselves off and chill out together with games, DVDs and books to enjoy, as well as a snug where you can curl up in front of the open fire.

When tummies are rumbling, the kitchen is ideally located for the chef to whip up wholesome food for the whole family and food can be served around the large, rustic dining table which has been designed with long, lingering meals in mind.

At bedtime, guests can choose from four superbly presented bedrooms; all are bright and airy and offer a relaxing oasis after a hard day of holidaying.

The gardens are a particular feature of the property with lawns, an orchard, shrubberies and a number of paved and decking areas giving guests plenty of choice of where to spend their time alfresco.

Walberswick is just a short walk from Durdans and it is a picture postcard pretty village with a beautiful beach and a harbour and a footbridge leading you to Southwold which is also well worth a visit.

Other towns worth visiting include Thorpeness and Aldeburgh with attractions to check out ranging from stately homes such as Framlingham Castle, Melford Hall and Somerleyton Hall to animal venues such as Africa Alive Zoological Reserve, Oasis Camel Park, Suffolk Owl Sanctuary and Easton Farm Park.

For a spacious and well-presented home-from-home, Durdans offers the perfect family holiday destination.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Southwold 8 miles; Norwich 30 miles

A delightful coastal village set at the mouth of the River Blyth in the Suffolk Coast National Nature Reserve. This place is perfect for a chilled break by the sea. It offers a small range of delightful shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés to choose from. The nearest town is Southwold just a short trip over the River Blyth, it offers a good selection of amenities as well as a museum and a light house. The city of Norwich is also accessible and is well worth a visit. Walberswick is one of the few places in the UK with very little light pollution.

Note: If you wish to bring a dog please inform us at time of booking. Note: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers. Note: Bedding will be available for the truckle bed, if you require the truckle bed to be made up please let us know.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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