The Suffolk Coast
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Top 20 Places to Spend Christmas on The Suffolk Coast

What better way to celebrate the festive season than waking up on The Suffolk Coast come Christmas morning.

Whether you want to spend time with family and friends, fancy a romantic few days away with a loved one, or desire nothing more than some peace and quiet alone to escape the Christmas chaos, these accommodation providers all have Christmas and New Year availability so you can book a last-minute Christmas getaway!


9 The Whinlands, Thorpeness 

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It's not too late for the whole family to enjoy Christmas on The Suffolk Coast! Sleeping 11, 9 The Whinlands is a Grade II listed property set over 3 floors - so there's plenty of room for everyone!

There are 5 bedrooms, a large kitchen (with plenty of room to cook and carve your turkey), a dining room for you all to enjoy Christmas dinner and a spacious living room with enough room to house all your presents come Christmas morning. 

Located in Thorpeness, you're guaranteed a magical stay; with a stroll around the Meare to walk off those mince pies and a visit to the beach to blow away the cobwebs on Christmas morning.

The property is dog-friendly too, so your family pet needn't miss out on the celebrations at this special time of year.

For more information and to book, visit www.holidaycottagethorpeness.co.uk/ or call 01728 748478. 

Best of Suffolk

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If you want a hassle-free Christmas, then a break with Best of Suffolk is just for you! The properties available come with a range of items including a decorated Christmas tree, fireplace to hang your stockings on, well-equipped kitchens for cooking your Christmas dinner and flat-screen TVs for watching the Queen's speech. 

With everything from cosy cottages on Aldeburgh's High Street, designer upside down houses with magnificent views, large family homes with roaring fires and luxury apartments to choose from. 

For more information and to book, visit www.bestofsuffolk.co.uk/suffolk-breaks/specialist-search/christmas-holidays-in-suffolk/, email bookings@bestofsuffolk.co.uk or call 01728 553080

Croft Farm

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Just a short walk from the village of Snape, you will find The Granary at Croft Farm; which is available for the Christmas period for a family or couple. Sleeping 5, it has a spacious kitchen and dining area for your Christmas Day breakfast and lunch and a cosy lounge for opening your presents come Christmas morning. If the children don't have enough toys to play with, they can keep themselves entertained in the barn where there is a full-size tennis table.

Your four-legged friend can join in the festivities here too as both The Granary and The Forge are dog-friendly.

For more information or to book, visit www.croftfarmsnape.co.uk, email info@croftfarmsnape.co.uk or call 01728 688254.

The Crown Hotel Southwold

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Spend Christmas by the sea and let someone else do all the cooking with a stay at The Crown Hotel Southwold. There are 14 stylish bedrooms, including a spacious suite which is ideal for families. The 3-day festive foodie experience start on Christmas Eve with mulled wine or a gingerbread latte and mince pies followed by canapes, bubbles and a 2-course dinner then a classic Christmas movie screening at The Swan.

Wake up on Christmas morning and enjoy a Bucks Fizz with full English Breakfast before heading to the church for the Christmas Day service or work up an appetite with a stroll along the beach before heading back to the hotel for Christmas dinner; a 4-course Christmas lunch and evening buffet alongside a fun Crown Christmas Quiz

If you have any room left, Boxing Day starts with a full English breakfast and £40 per guest dining credit to dine how you wish. In the evening, walk along the High Street to The Swan Hotel for a night of our Jazz and acoustic music and a celebratory glass of Champagne.

For more information and to book, visit http://www.thecrownsouthwold.co.uk/offers

Durrants Holidays

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With over 80 self-catering properties located throughout The Suffolk Coast, Durrants Holiday Cottages have something to suit all party sizes. For a stay in the seaside town of Southwold, check out Puffin Cottage; a chocolate box property on South Green. Sleeping 4, it's within walking distance to the beach for your post-Christmas lunch walk, and the pub if you fancy a pint of Adnams to wash your dinner down. 

For a group of friends or a family, Strathmore sleeps 8 and boasts spectacular sea views from this spacious self-contained ground floor apartment in a Victorian house opposite the beach. The large sitting room is big enough to house the whole family and all their presents on Christmas morning, whilst the dining room is big enough to accommodate all for a Christmas feast. 

If you fancy spending Christmas day doing something a little different, then why not hire a beach hut for your stay! Hire Thalassa and start the day by watching the famous Christmas Day swim, tuck into turkey sandwiches for lunch and watch the sunset over the sea before heading back to your holiday home. 

For more information and to book, visit www.durrantsholidaycottages.co.uk or call 01502 723292

Heritage Hideaways

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Heritage Hideaways boasts a collection of handpicked properties across The Suffolk Coast; Located on Southwold's seafront, Number 6 is a charming sea-front property which has been lovingly restored and holds a wealth of history dating back to 1904 - so it's hosted many a magical Christmas over the past century! It's perfect for a couple or a small family to enjoy a relaxing festive stay; with a cosy living room, a beautiful, fully equipped kitchen, a double bedroom and a sofa bed.

The pretty, coastal village of Walberswick is one of the most picturesque places to stay on The Suffolk Coast. The Thatched Cottage has been in the owners' family for generations and is a much-loved family home. With exposed beams and brickwork, a cosy sitting room with wood-burning stove and sea views from several of the upstairs bedrooms, it's a fabulous place to wake up on Christmas morning. 

Heritage Hideaways provide extra special touches for the Christmas period; each property is furnished with a Christmas tree and includes a special festive welcome pack.

For more information and to book visit www.heritagehideaways.com/christmas-holiday-cottages or call 01502 322405. 

High Lodge Leisure

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How about snuggling up this Christmas in your very own lodge with hot tub? Or opening those Christmas gifts whilst looking out over the beautiful Suffolk countryside?

A Christmas stay at High Lodge Leisure is perfect for that festive getaway, with the lodges being a home from home with open plan living, dining & kitchen areas, 1-3 bedrooms, private verandas and some with private outdoor hot tubs to sip those Christmas morning bubbles in style! 

Whether you opt for a traditional Lakeview Lodge, Luxury Waters Edge with private hot tub or Autograph Clay Wood Lodge with private hot tub and all the extra special touches like fresh milk, homemade fudge and dressing robes, all contain everything you need for your festive break including full-size kitchens with all the facilities and equipment to cook up that Christmas dinner.

For further information or to book, visit highlodge.co.uk

Mollett's Farm

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Choose from three luxury cottages and three studios at Mollett's Farm near Saxmundham; wake up and feed the chickens before heading out on a refreshing Christmas morning walk in the surrounding countryside.

The cottages sleep 2 persons and 4 persons and also allow a well-behaved dog to join you for your Christmas celebrations. The three studios are accessible; ensuring  Christmas break is available to all. After a few days relaxing, eating too much and watching Christmas films take a short drive to Aldeburgh to visit the pubs, restaurants and beach. 

For more information and to book, visit molletts.com, email bookings@molletts.com or call 01728 604547.

Snape Maltings Holiday Cottages

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Stay in one of Suffolk's most iconic villages and spend Christmas in one of the holiday cottages at Snape Maltings. 

If you book for a week's stay from Friday 21st December, then head to the Christmas Farmers Market on Saturday 22nd. Here you will be able to buy everything you need for your Christmas Day breakfast and Lunch and Boxing Day buffet. After filling your basket with Suffolk's fine fayre, pay a visit to the shops and food hall to buy your Christmas presents; with everything on offer from homewares and soft furnishings, art, clothing, jewellery, stationery, books, children's toys and more.

Come Christmas morning, you can savour the serene landscape of water, sunlit reed beds and open expanses that surrounds the Maltings and head out for a walk across the Alde Estuary. There are a range of properties available sleeping 4 - 10 people (subject to availability) so you can decide whether to have a quiet Christmas or a busy one with family or friends.

For more information and to book, visit snapemaltings.co.uk/stay/

Solely Southwold

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Southwold is a charming place to spend the festive season, whether you're a couple looking to get away for a few days of relaxation or a family excitedly planning a Christmas getaway.

Solely Southwold is a collection of unique properties available for hire this Christmas; East Lodge on East Street boasts a 1st and 2nd floor flat each with sea views, perfect for a small family or a larger family of 11 when hiring both flats.

Sleeping 6, Happy Cottage on Lorne Road is a charming period cottage with cosy living with wood burning stove. There's a decent sized kitchen but no dining room, however, you're just a stroll away from a selection of restaurants and hotels all serving Christmas Dinner. Alternatively, If you want to recharge your batteries this December, then you might prefer 58 Victoria Street; a cosy cottage close to sea and with views of the Lighthouse. 

Suffolk Coastal Cottages

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Suffolk Coastal Cottages feature a range of country cottages in some of The Suffolk Coast's prettiest villages. Sleeping 4, Lorne Cottage is situated in the quiet village of Walberswick near Southwold next to the church, so you can enjoy the Crib Service on Christmas Eve and the Eucharist Service on Christmas morning. There's an open plan kitchen/dining room, (plenty big enough for the turkey and trimmings!) and living room with woodburning stove; perfect for roasting chestnuts!

If you'd prefer a quiet Christmas getting away from it all, Little Furrows in Wenhaston is a cosy annexe with kitchen, large double bedroom and living room or for a raucous family celebration, book 8 and 9 Hill Cottages in Bramfield. Each sleeps 4 and are packed with original features such as open fires and beams - the perfect setting for your Christmas tree. 

For more information and to book, visit www.suffolkcoastalcottages.co.uk/, email bookings@suffolkcoastalcottages.co.uk or call 01502 478078.

School Farm Cottages

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Located in the Waveney Valley on a family farm, School Farm Cottages are a collection of converted traditional farm buildings, each tastefully converted and boasting exposed beams and old brickwork. North Cottage and Swan Cottage are both available for the Christmas holidays; one with two bedrooms and the other with one bedroom, or why not hire both and have them combined to form a three bedroom cottage for an idyllic Christmas with family or friends. After you've enjoyed your Christmas day feast, children can escape to the games room with pool table, tennis table and table football, plus Christmas tree of course!

You can kick-start 2019 in style too, as all of the cottages (4 in total) are available for the New Year period. The cottages can accommodate 12 people in total or up to 20 if sofa beds are used!

For more information and to book, visit www.schoolfarmcottages.com/ or call 01986 798844.

The Brudenell

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Located right on the beach at Aldeburgh, you can wake up to panoramic views of the sea come Christmas morning with a stay at The Brudenell. With their Christmas package, everything is taken care of so you can sit back, relax and enjoy lots of festive fun with your loved ones! But be sure you pack your woollies and wellies for scenic walks along the beach or coastal paths!

Your three-day package starts on Christmas Eve with tea, scones and a glass of mulled wine served in the lounge and later that evening, a delicious 3-course dinner in the restaurant. 

On Christmas morning, start your day with a Suffolk breakfast or perhaps something lighter for those saving their appetite for lunch, as there is a 7-course banquet for your Christmas Lunch. After lunch, you can test your knowledge at the Christmas Quiz and if you still have room, enjoy a carved buffet dinner. 

Boxing Day celebrations kick off with a hearty Suffolk breakfast and afterwards, enjoy some seaside air and watch brave souls descend into the North Sea for the traditional Boxing Day swim! If you've got room lunch is then served as well as dinner later that evening. 

For more information and to book, visit www.brudenellhotel.co.uk/christmas/christmas-on-the-coast.html

The Merchant House

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Spend Christmas on Ipswich's historic Waterfront with a stay at The Merchant House over the festive period. Built in 1636, this self-catering accommodation can sleep up to 14 people and has been beautifully restored, retaining its charm and character - the perfect backdrop for your Christmas decorations and celebration.

After you've opened your presents, you can prepare your Christmas dinner in the large kitchen and sit down at the big table with the whole family in the dining room. Afterwards snuggle up in front of one of the open fires in the sitting room to watch Christmas films. 

You're ideally situated here for hitting the sales on Boxing Day too, with High Street shops and restaurants within walking distance. 

For more information and to book, visit www.isaaclord.org/the-merchant-house/

The Ship at Dunwich

The Ship at Dunwich

Stay in one of the cosy bedrooms at The Ship at Dunwich and spend your Christmas holiday days enjoying the beautiful winter countryside and coastline, before returning to crackling fires and festive treats.

Arriving on Christmas Eve you will be treated to homemade mince pies and mulled wine to get you in the Christmas spirit, followed by dinner in the restaurant. Christmas Day starts with breakfast, after which you can head out for a winter walk along the beach before heading back for a traditional Christmas Day lunch a few Christmas games. If you find yourself feeling peckish later, the kitchen will be laying on a delicious buffet too. Boxing Day kicks off with a hearty breakfast, with an evening dinner being served later to finish. 

If you're needing a little rest and relaxation before the big day, The Ship is also offering 50% off stays this winter!

For more information and to book, visit shipatdunwich.co.uk/offers/christmas-and-new-year-2018/christmas-2018/

The Swan Southwold

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If you want to truly indulge this Christmas, then book a 3-day stay at The Swan Southwold. This iconic hotel is located on the town's Market Square and oozes style and charm. Start your celebrations on Christmas Eve with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate upon arrival. If you've still got some Christmas shopping to do, pop out into the town where you will find Collen & Clare, a fabulous boutique which is bound to have something for the man or woman in your life. Return to the hotel for a festive Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room and in the evening, enjoy a mouthwatering 3-course meal paired perfectly with wines in the Still Room Restaurant. Return to your room where you’ll discover The Swan’s team of resident elves have been busy!

On Christmas morning, wake up and discover a gift waiting for you outside your door and enjoy breakfast in bed or downstairs in the restaurant. Christmas dinner is a mouth-watering 4-course lunch with all the trimmings in the Still Room and if you've still got room, you can tuck into the evening buffet served with Adnams Champagne and festive drinks.

On Boxing Day, enjoy a Full English breakfast and spend the day visiting a few of the town's many pubs before taking a walk along the beach and back to the hotel in time for dinner and an evening of jazz and acoustic music ahead, accompanied by a glass of Champagne.

For more information and to book, visit theswansouthwold.co.uk/offer/christmas-at-the-swan-southwold/ email theswan@adnams.co.uk or call 01502 722186.

The White Lion

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This iconic coastal hotel in Aldeburgh is perfect for those wanting a cosy retreat come Christmas Day. The 3-day festive break starts on Christmas Eve witth festive tea and glass of mulled wine. After a wander around the town for last-munute Christmas gifts, join fellow guests in the lounge for a glass of fizz, followed by a superb 3-course dinner in the Brasserie.

On Christmas morning, there's a Suffolk breakfast and glass of Bucks Fizz on offer, followed by a traditional Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings. Take the afternoon to relax or enjoy a refreshing walk on the beach, and arrive back at the hotel in time for a delicious buffet dinner and quiz.

On Boxing Day, there's a leisurely breakfast followed by a 3-course lunch, after which you can take in the seaside air or take a stroll around Aldeburgh. If you've still got room, tuck into a buffet dinner with entertainment to finish your Christmas break. 

For more information and to book, visit https://www.whitelion.co.uk/events.aspx or call 01728 452720

Ufford Park Hotel, Golf & Spa

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If you're a golf lover, then where better to spend Christmas than at Ufford Park Hotel, Golf and Spa. Arrive on Christmas Eve and after a round of golf, sit down to a festive afternoon tea. Relax in the spa and pool and sit down in the bar with a tipple to end the night. On Christmas morning, wake up and tee off on the 18 hole, par 71, award-winning golf course set in 120-acres of undulating parkland before tucking into a delicious 3-course Christmas Day Lunch.

On Boxing Day, relax in the pool or take in the fresh air with another round of golf, working up an appetite for a hearty Boxing Day lunch ofollowed by a glass of fizz or your favourite spirit in the Deben Bar. 

For more information and to book, visit www.uffordpark.co.uk/en/events/christmas

Willow Tree Cottage B&B

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Set in an old orchard in the village of Kelsale in the Suffolk countryside, you can snuggle up and enjoy a cosy Christmas at Willow Tree Cottage B&B. Sleeping two in a comfy double bedroom, you can enjoy the quiet company of the resident woodpeckers, pheasants and deer during a truly relaxing festive getaway.

On Christmas morning, the owners will serve you a delicious breakfast and the Cottage is just 3 miles from Snape Maltings with plenty of pubs and restaurants where you can tuck into Christmas dinner. That evening, snuggle up in your room and enjoy the complimentary bottle of wine provided. RSPB Snape is also nearby and there's a range of footpaths and trails for you to explore come Boxing Day morning. 

For more information and to book, visit www.willowtreecottage.me.uk/ or call 01728 602161.

Wisset Farm Holidays

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The four converted stables at Wissett Farm are set on a 300-acre farm in a quiet village just a few miles from Halesworth. Situated around a courtyard, the two available stables are the ideal place for friends and families to get together to celebrate the festive season. Hartopp sleeps two in a kingsize or twin room, and features an open plan living room which steps out into the courtyard garden whilst Fleetwood, which is fully accessible, has double and twin bedrooms sleeping 4. 

The village pub is just a short walk away, so you can pop in for a drink after your Christmas day walk, whilst the town of Halesworth is a few miles away and boasts a selection of pubs and restaurants for you to dine in, should you fancy putting your feet up and not cooking this Christmas. 

For more information and to book, visit www.wissettfarmholidays.co.uk/, email enquiries@wissettfarmholidays.co.uk or call 01986 873173



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Mollett’s Farm

Mollett’s Farm

Saxmundham

Mollett’s Farm is a family-run haven of peace and tranquillity near Suffolk’s Heritage Coast. With new custom-designed holiday studios and cottages, it’s a home away from home. 

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Snape Maltings Holiday Cottages

Snape Maltings Holiday Cottages

Snape

Snape Maltings is a unique set of Victorian malthouses set alongside the River Alde. There is an eclectic range of shops, galleries and eateries all on the doorstep as well as the world famous Concert Hall.

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High Lodge Leisure

High Lodge Leisure

Saxmundham

Our luxury self catering lodges boast an excellent location close to the renowned coastal hotspots of Southwold, Aldeburgh and RSPB Minsmere.

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Suffolk Coastal Cottages

Suffolk Coastal Cottages

Southwold

Self-catering cottages with a personal touch, owned and managed by Trish Gower, offering delightful self-catering cottages in attractive unspoilt villages at or close to The Suffolk Coast. 

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Wissett Farm Holidays

Wissett Farm Holidays

Halesworth

Offering self catering holiday accommodation in four converted stables. The 300 acre farm, in the village of Wissett, is an ideal place to enjoy the peace and serenity of the Suffolk countryside.

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Durrants Holiday Cottages

Durrants Holiday Cottages

Durrants Holiday Cottages have around eighty properties available to rent and have been offering holiday accommodation in and around The Suffolk Coast since 1905. 

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Willow Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Willow Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Willow Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast is a contemporary cottage built in the old style, set in an old orchard on the edge of the village of Kelsale. 

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Free wifi

Heritage Hideaways

Heritage Hideaways

Heritage Hideaways has a stunning collection of self-catering holiday homes carefully selected for their location, style and comfort. Choose from spacious contemporary homes, quaint coastal cottages or stylish seaside apartments in superb coastal or countryside locations in Suffolk, including Southwold, Walberswick and the surrounding villages.

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The White Lion

The White Lion

Aldeburgh

Hygge is the latest buzzword for cosiness – it’s what the Danes do in great style when winter drives them indoors. You’ll find ‘hygge’ in spades at the White Lion Hotel on the beachfront in Aldeburgh, a great spot if you’re in need of peace and relaxation in stylish and cosseting surroundings, where the bedrooms are inviting and welcoming retreats, some with sea views as far as the eye can see. 

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Ufford Park Woodbridge, Hotel, Golf, Spa

Ufford Park Woodbridge, Hotel, Golf, Spa

Woodbridge

Spreading out from Ufford Park's 90 bedroom hotel are 120 acres of historic parkland, including their 18-hole championship golf course.

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The Merchant House

The Merchant House

Explore Suffolk's county town Ipswich with a stay at The Merchant House. 

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Free wifi

The Ship At Dunwich

The Ship At Dunwich

Dunwich

Whether you want to use The Ship at Dunwich as a base to explore this wild and wonderful coastline, enjoy some of the best fish and chips on the Suffolk Coast or simply indulge in a pint or two of Adnams, you’re guaranteed the warmest of welcomes.

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Solely Southwold

Solely Southwold

Southwold

Solely Southwold comprises 2 self contained flats and 2 cottages in the heart of Southwold.

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The Brudenell

The Brudenell

Aldeburgh

The Brudenell epitomises the perfect seaside hotel; beach chic, friendly and informal service, award-winning food and the tranquil beachfront setting all blend effortlessly with indulgence and relaxation.

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Free wifi Dog friendly

The Crown Hotel Southwold

The Crown Hotel Southwold

Southwold

An exciting and intimate combination of small hotel, bar, pub and restaurant, The Crown is always buzzing with a lively informality.

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Best Of Suffolk

Best Of Suffolk

Aldeburgh

Best of Suffolk offers a hand-picked selection of over 370 stylish, self-catering holiday cottages in Suffolk, offering guests well-appointed properties in prime locations and pets go free.

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Croft Farm

Croft Farm

Snape

Croft Farm's two holiday cottages have been converted from traditional farm buildings to provide the perfect place to stay and enjoy the best of the Suffolk Coast.

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Dog friendly

9 The Whinlands

9 The Whinlands

This large family home is a Grade II listed, spacious property set over 3 floors with views to Thorpeness Common -  perfect for big get-togethers!

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Free wifi Dog friendly