The Listening Station, nr Southwold, Suffolk
near Southwold, Suffolk
This truly unique holiday property provides a really special place for a break by the sea in Suffolk, with views towards the coastal beaches and cliffs of Covehithe and a fantastic location just a mile or so from the small seaside town of Southwold. Sleeping 4, the custom-built house offers the perfect place to get away from it all.
The custom-built coastal property that is the Listening Station has been specially designed to fit in to its spectacular surroundings, based in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Suffolk. This top-tier accommodation boasts wonderful views towards the coastline.
As with its sister property, The Watch Room, it sleeps four in two spacious double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The central area of the property is a comfortable living / dining area opening out on to a decked terrace. With only a low-lying cliff-edge and a near-private beach separating you from the sea, sit outside and enjoy the changing light of Suffolk’s big skies and appreciate nature at its best.
The Listening Station is located on a track in a private estate on the site of a World War II listening station – a location once used by Royal Navy Wrens for listening out for German submarines. It is a mere 5-minute cycle ride or 15-minute walk on a private track from the charming seaside town of Southwold with its iconic beach huts, lighthouse and pier. It is also possible to drive this track into Southwold town.
With a beautiful, secluded beach on your doorstep, an easy walk or cycle into Southwold, lovely coastal walks and amazing birdlife just outside your windows, this really has to be the perfect place to appreciate all that Southwold has to offer whilst giving the peace and seclusion in which to really relax.
If you are able to tear yourself away from the stunning views at The Listening Station, it is a 15 minute walk to Southwold. Besides the numerous independent shops, the Pier and Lighthouse are worth exploring. Southwold is also the home of Adnams, the brewery and there are opportunities for brewery tours or to experience their gin making process. If you want to go further afield the foot ferry from the harbour will take you to Walberswick where younger visitors can try the delights of crabbing or walk along the beach.
RSPB Minsmere is a short drive south from The Listening Station. The reserve has a number of footpaths crossing it allowing you to experience a number of different habitats including coastal wetlands and heaths. The area south of Minsmere forms part of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are lots of beautiful walks to take in the views of the countryside with plenty of opportunities for bird and wildlife watching.
Somerleyton Hall, situated north of Southwold is a fine example of Victorian architecture with over 12 acres of gardens to explore and a large arboretum which has recently been opened up to make it more accessible. The other gardens worth exploring are at Helmingham Hall home to the Tollemache family. The formal gardens are sat within 400 acres of parkland home to herds of both red and fallow deer along with other wildlife.Whether you choose to stay in the peaceful surroundings of the Listening Station or explore the countryside further afield you will be sure to have a relaxing break.
All Ground floor accommodation:
Open-plan living area:
With an electric cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine, table and chairs for four.
With widescreen Freeview television and Sonos smart speaker.
With a king-size bed, sea views and en-suite bathroom containing bath with shower over.
With a super-king zip and link bed, sea views and en-suite shower room.
A separate room on end of property, containing washing machine / drying area and store area.
A decked terrace with garden furniture and barbecue.
Beach cart with windbreak and picnic chairs.
One small well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).
Please note that the property is set on a cliff top, and outside space is not enclosed. Children and pets should be supervised at all times.
Motorised blinds at the large windows and pull down blinds on the smaller windows and doors.
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