Willow Tree Cottage

Saxmundham, Suffolk
Bed & Breakfast


Near Southwold beach, bird reserves and Suffolk castles, a peaceful getaway with orchard, views and generous breakfasts. Good value

Bedroom

1 room

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Seductively near RSPB Minsmere, medieval castles and the glorious Heritage coast. The evening sun pours into the back of this contemporary cottage with butter yellow walls; you are on the edge of the village so all is quiet with an orchard behind and a bird-filled garden for tea and cake. No sitting room, but easy chairs in your pretty bedroom face views. Caroline is a good cook and breakfast is delicious (try her kedgeree and homemade jams). Snape Maltings for music, Southwold for the famous pier, Aldeburgh with its shingle beach, boats, fun shops and good places to eat – all are close by. Holly the labrador adds to the charm.

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Country walks, special eating Places, exploring pretty villages and seaside towns all close by. For music lovers Snape Maltings is a must. (A Three night stay for two £225)

Booking information

Check in
3pm-7.30pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Pub/restaurant 1.5 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £80
Damage deposit
£50
Surcharges
Singles £55-£65.
1 Double
From £80

Reviews

Caroline was very welcoming. We had a lovely 3 night stay. Breakfasts are excellent. Enjoyed sitting in the garden with Caroline's Labrador, Holly. Caroline helped us find places to visit and is a very helpful and friendly lady.

Christine, Chichester

Caroline was extremely welcoming We had a relaxed and very comfortable two nights. The bedroom is large and light with an excellent shower room en-suite. Breakfast delicious It was the perfect place for us to stay and I cannot fault it in any way.

Carole, London

We have always had great faith in Sawday's recommendations, this was no exception, everything was up to expectations, a lovely room, quiet location and the host Carolyn making sure that everything was as it should be, we would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone, lots to do in the area and plenty to see.

David and pauline, Stansted

We can thoroughly recommend this delightful B & B, Caroline was such a lovely hostess & couldn't have done more to make our stay comfortable, relaxing & enjoyable. Sitting in her beautiful cottage garden was heavenly. Her breakfasts were delicious & very varied with lots of home made treats. Our room, with a garden view, was so comfortable that we didn't want to leave. Brian & Patrice

Patrice & brian, Langport

Caroline was really welcoming. She went to great lengths to meet our dietary requirements and we were hugely grateful for this. She made our stay a truly happy one. Thank you Caroline!

Zac, London

Caroline is a charming host, she made us feel so welcome and we appreciated the home made cake and tea on arrival. The room was spotless and very comfortable and one of the best breakfasts we have had in a B&B. Such a quiet and convenient location to explore Suffolk, would thoroughly recommend.

Alison

We very much enjoyed our stay with Caroline and her Labrador Holly. Very friendly and welcoming,lovely room and excellent breakfasts. Willow Tree Cottage is ideal for exploring the area.

Norma, Sheffield

Caroline is great and we had a lovely 2 day stay! Very clean and good food.

Philip, Brighton

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Immaculate room and tasty breakfasts. Friendly landlady and her dog. Ideal for the Aldeburgh Music Festival and lots to do in the area.

Susan, Canterbury

WE HAD A LOVELY WEEK AND WERE MADE VERY WELCOME. THE DELICIOUS AND VARIED CHOICE OF BREAKFASTS SET US UP FOR OUR BUSY WEEK OF SIGHT SEEING. COMFORTABLE BED AND FRIENDLY HELPFUL HOST HELPED MAKE THIS A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. WE WOULD LOVE TO COME BACK. MANY THANKS.

Carole, Torquay

Excellent B&B, lovely large light room. Warm welcome with tea and cake in the garden, very good breakfast. Would definitely go back if in the area again.

Stephen, Leeds

A lovely cottage, quiet and peaceful. Caroline was a wonderful hostess and very helpful. Lovely choice for breakfast. Garden ideal for eating elfresco.Friendly, well behaved black labrador (Holly). Ideal in every aspect, a perfect stay over our six nights.

Christine, Nottingham

I was visiting family in the Kelsale area and felt so fortunate to find Willow Tree Cottage B and B. It was so quiet and peaceful, the room was spotless and lacked for nothing. Food was excellent. I would highly recommend this beautiful cottage to anyone visiting the area. Caroline will make you feel very welcome.

Gwendoline, Mountain city, tennessee

We very much enjoyed our stay in this quiet and comfortable cottage. Caroline is a considerate host who achieves a good balance of friendly helpfulness and respect for your privacy. Her well-trained labrador Holly contributes her own welcome. We would highly recommend this tranquil place as an excellent base for visiting Minsmere RSPB reserve and the wonderful Suffolk coast.

Alex

A warm welcome by both Caroline and Holly the Labrador! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Willow Tree Cottage. The bedroom was beautiful and quaint. The breakfast was delicious.....we highly recommend Willow Tree Cottage!

Kelly

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Caroline Youngson

  • The Seventy-second Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts....7th-23rd June 2019.
  • Woodbridge is well worth a visit, with its regenerated water front and Magnificent Tide Mill, good restaurants with local fare and Ales .
  • Music lovers - a ten minute drive away from Snape Maltings, home to the Aldeburgh Festival and Britten-Pears Concert Hall.
  • History lovers - a visit to Sutton Hoo is a must. Plus the Castles of Framlingham, Orford and much more.
  • Lady Florence River Cruises, Lunch/dinner is served on this enjoyable trip. From Orford past Iken, Snape, Havergate Island. The entire length of Orford Ness. Tel. no. 01473 558712.
  • Explore the pretty coastal towns of Aldeburgh, Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich. Go bird-watching at Minsmere