2 Chapel Cottages is one of a pair on a small common by a converted chapel. It is in a tiny village on the Suffolk coast, right next to the RSPB reserve at Minsmere. The house and garden look out over protected marshland grazed by cattle and home to swans and many other birds.
The cottage is a 30 minute walk across fields from the sea, and is within a short drive of Aldeburgh, Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich. There are some wonderful Adnams pubs close by, including the Eels Foot in Eastbridge itself.
The cottage is on two floors. It has three bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk-bed) and a sofa-bed in the open plan cooking/dining/living area. The bathroom is on the ground floor. The cottage has been a second home to us for some years now, and so it has a family feel about it. There is a sheltered patio at the back and a garden to the side, overlooking a water meadow straight out of a Constable painting.
Leiston (3 miles away) has all the shops you might need and there are plenty of good restaurants around. There is a wonderful bakers called Smiths, in Leiston, just opposite the cinema… lovely, old-fashioned, white bread. There is a grocers called Baker Bros also in Leiston, which sells the most delicious ham on the bone. Highly recommended.
NB The photo above is of the cottage on a crisp winter day. On other pages you’ll be able to see how it looks in summer.