You would park ‘roadside’ when you’re staying in one of our Holiday Cottages. Parking won’t be a problem for you – Saxmundham is a quiet town. You will probably be able to park right outside the property if you are staying at ‘Flint Cottage‘, otherwise just along the road or around the corner. (usually no more than 50 to 100 yards away). Chapel Road is quite narrow, so you cannot park right outside ‘Chapel Cottage‘ – but you may be able to park right opposite. ‘Corner Cottage‘ has double yellow lines around it – which is great, because no-one can park right outside and spoil your views from the windows. You can park right outside the front door to unload your luggage then just park up permanently a bit further along the road.
Is bedlinen provided?
Yes – all bedding (duvets and pillows) and bed linen (sheets, duvet covers, pillow cases) are provided, so you don’t need to bring anything. The bed(s) are made up for you, ready for your arrival – so there’s nothing you need to do after your journey.
Are towels provided?
Yes – freshly home laundered towels are provided. Thick white towels. One hand towel, and one ‘bath-sheet’ sized bath towel per person. We also provide a hand-towel in the bathroom and in the kitchen, and plenty of tea-towels. We don’t, however, provide beach-towels, so you will need to bring your own.
Do the cottages have central heating?
Yes – all the cottages have full gas Central Heating, with a Room Thermostat which is very easy to operate so you can control the temperature at the cottage yourself.
Where is the nearest shop?
The nearest shop is a convenience store about 450 yards away, in the Market Place. But walk another 50 yards and you’ll be in the High Street where you’ll find all the shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries, the town Museum, and the two supermarkets – Waitrose and Tesco.
Which is the best cottage to choose if we want to bring our dog on holiday with us?
All our cottages are ‘dog-friendly’, we make family pets very welcome, but please bear in mind that they are not suitable for large or boisterous dogs – we only permit small, clean and well-behaved dogs. If you are planning to bring your dog with you on your holiday, in addition to looking at the details of the Holiday Cottage itself you should also read our Pet Policy and our Terms & Conditions. In addition, our page on ‘Holidaying with your Dog’ will provide useful information.
Which is the best cottage to choose if I am a bit unsteady on my feet?
Both Flint Cottage and Corner Cottage are single-storey Holiday Cottages, so there are no stairs. They both have ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms. All the rooms are on one level, with no awkward steps. The bathrooms have baths, with power-showers over the bath, and both baths have grip-handles on the sides. There is a hand-rail on the wall in the bathroom at Flint Cottage. At Corner Cottage the bath is a especially ‘low-sided’, and with a flatter bottom to the bath – making it easier to stand in. Corner Cottage has recently been totally refurbished, so we were able to incorporate many such things to make your stay even easier if you have some mobility difficulties.
Are there any facilities at the cottages for babies?
Yes – for young babies (infants/babes in arms), we can provide a cot – free of charge. Just let us know when you book. Baby bottle-warmers will fit in all our microwave ovens. For slightly older children, we can provide a highchair. Again, this is free of charge – just let us know when you book. For the entertainment of children (or those young at heart!), there are some DVDs of childrens’ movies, and a few childrens’ books.
Where is the nearest railway station?
The nearest railway station is Saxmundham Station – approx 200 yards (a 2 min walk) from the cottages, towards the town from Albion Street (but don’t worry – there’s no train noise at any of the cottages!).
Are there public transport services locally?
Yes – the local Public Transport services are very good for a rural area. There are regular train services to Woodbridge, Ipswich, Lowestoft and beyond. Local buses will take you to Snape, Aldeburgh, Leiston and the surrounding villages, or on to Halesworth and Darsham, etc., for days out to Southwold.