This charming cosy, 2 bedroomed property is ideally situated for exploring Suffolk.
Squirrel Cottage is an excellent base for those who are looking for a peaceful retreat as well as those who enjoy activity based holidays such as walking or cycling.
The cottage has immediate access to a network of small country lanes and a myriad of footpaths which extend across large parts of east Suffolk. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with an RSPB site at the end of the lane where Marsh Harriers and Barn Owls are often seen.
Squirrel Cottage is a cosy, beautifully furnished cottage situated on a private driveway, which is tucked away near the end of a quiet country lane. The cottage has off road parking directly outside the property. Heating is provided by night storage heaters supplemented by a wood burning stove adding that extra glow when the nights draw in. A basket of logs and additional kindling are also provided. The cottage is well equipped with bed linen, towels, and Wi-Fi and all guests receive a welcome basket with tea/coffee/ milk etc and our very own free range eggs. The cottage has a flat screen TV/DVD and CD/Radio Cassette player and there are plenty of games in the cupboard as well as magazines, maps, and books.
There is a small room downstairs with a wide range of books as well as a single adult Futon, which can be used as a third bedroom if needed. We can also supply a travel cot and high chair.
The kitchen is well equipped with microwave, kettle, toaster etc and the cupboards are well stocked with crockery and baking/serving dishes. The kitchen looks out onto the back garden. An iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner and torch are housed in the under stairs cupboard.
The upstairs bedrooms are tastefully furnished and both have beautiful rural views. A hair dryer is provided. The upstairs bathroom has a shower over the bath.
The cottage is south facing and therefore captures the sun rising in the east just in time for breakfast in the terraced back garden and similarly sets in the west in time for supper! Greater Spotted Woodpeckers, Goldfinches, Blue, Great and Long Tailed tits regularly feed from the bird feeders in the garden along with a wide variety of other birds.
Two cycles and a tandem are available for guests to borrow at no additional cost.
The cottage is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with many well-known places a short drive or cycle ride away, Minsmere bird reserve, Iken and Orford to name but a few. A short distance away are Tunstall and Rendlesham Forests which contain Fallow and Roe Deer and a wide variety of beautiful birds. Some of the county’s best loved seaside resorts are on the doorstep such as Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich. Those visitors wishing to explore local history can visit Sutton Hoo - the famous burial ship site and Framlingham and Orford Castles.
Snape Maltings Concert Hall provides a focus for a wide range of cultural activity such as Opera, classical concerts, dance, poetry as well as Jazz and modern music. The concert hall is within easy walking distance from the cottage. Aldeburgh is just a ten minute drive away and has its own cultural festivities as well as a cinema.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds currently manages 133 hectares of land in the Snape area. The RSPB now owns 61 hectares of land at Abbey Farm (at the bottom of the lane) and, in conjunction with the Environment Agency, intends to create a new wetland for wildlife. Water levels will be raised across the site to allow reedbeds to spread and provide a home for rare species such as bitterns, marsh harriers, otters and water voles.
Snape has a good range of local amenities including a newsagents/shop/post office, a petrol station, a garage for any car maintenance issues and a fabulous range of shops at the famous Snape Maltings.
A wide variety of local produce can be found at the local farmers market and the nearby farm shop.