A traditional, beautifully renovated one bedroom cottage in a traffic-free spot overlooking the village green, with a small cottage garden and lawn to the rear. Deep in the Suffolk countryside yet only 20 minutes drive to the Suffolk Heritage Coast.
The cottage is in Wickham Market, close to the Heritage Suffolk Coastline.
Wickham Market is a short drive from the A12 with free parking in the adjacent lane.
By train, regular London services run from nearby Woodbridge station (via Ipswich) along with other routes and options. Wickham Market also runs a regular bus service from the village centre just two minutes walk from Pightle Cottage.
Snug in winter and serene in the summer, Pightle Cottage has overlooked its namesake - the village pightle, or green, since around 1850. The cottage holds onto its charm and original features but has been recently refurbished to a quality finish throughout - from tiny staircase to cosy, well-kitted kitchen and adjoining sitting room, complete with open log fire.
Upstairs, the light and airy double bedroom overlooks the pightle, and a bathroom with bath and shower mixer tap. Back downstairs, the kitchen looks onto a neat cottage garden, with an outhouse for bikes and beach gear.
WiFi runs throughout the cottage.
Pightle Cottage is set back from the town - ensuring a quiet, peaceful stay - but a short walk from Wickham Markets's bustling centre. Here you'll find a range of local shops, tearooms and restaurants, plus access to bus routes and a well stocked Co-op, open seven days a week. Do make time to visit the award-winning E W Revett & Son butchers, famous for their superb sausages.
Off exploring? From romantic coastline with a fascinating variety of dunes beaches and estuaries, to rich reed beds and heathland, few places deserve the award for Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty like the Suffolk Coast and Heaths. A visit is a treat for any keen walker, cyclist or nature enthusiast from meandering country lanes and tracks to gorgeous coastal scenery and nature reserves including the famous RSPB site at Minsmere.
Finish your ramble with a stop in one of the nearby villages, famed for excellent beer and award winning produce, whether it be sea fresh cockles and a pint on Orford quay or fish & chips on the front in Aldeburgh
Don't limit yourself. Orford, Dunwich, Southwold and Woodbridge are all close by, with Sutton Hoo - the famous Saxon burial ground - just by the Deben estuary. And finally, why not make a pilgrimage to Snape Maltings - home of the famous Aldeburgh Music and Literature Festival, with a year round programme of concerts, events and unbeatable farmers markets?
The cottage, front and back gardens, and outhouse for bike storage etc are exclusively available to guests.
While we are not permanently on site, we stay in the cottage ourselves regularly. We provide all the necessary information and stay in close contact with guest to ensure they have an enjoyable and trouble-free stay.
This cottage sleeps 2 in a double bedroom. There is a lockable outhouse for storing visitors' bikes.
Sorry, no smoking or pets please.
We regret that the cottage accommodates only one or two adults.
We have lovely neighbours along the terrace, please be considerate and do not play loud music late at night.
There is a basket for outdoor shoes by the front door which we appreciate guests making use of.
If using the open fire, please use rugs provided to protect the carpet and also the fireguard when unattended or if wood is spitting at all.
Please leave the cottage as you find it.
Although we live and work in North London we have long established links with Suffolk and for the past 8 years our lovely cottage in Wickham Market has been our getaway pad. We spend as much time as we can walking and exploring the Suffolk coast and countryside, or just relaxing in our back garden. We have shared our cottage with many friends, family and paying guests. and they have all loved it as much as us; we hope you do too.