No. 59 Beccles Road, Bungay in Suffolk, is a small Victorian cottage, which has been considerably rebuilt in the late 1950s. It is attached to, but separate from our own house (No.57). It has recently been refurbished throughout and will accommodate up to two people. Downstairs there is a lounge, a good-sized kitchen with walk-in larder, and access to a small courtyard garden. Upstairs is a bedroom with double bed and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. Sorry, no children or animals. The whole cottage including the garden is non-smoking. There is off-road parking.
Bungay is an excellent base for exploring the North Suffolk countryside and in particular the Waveney Valley. The River Waveney is the boundary between North Suffolk and South Norfolk, so large parts of both counties are within easy reach. The East coast is some 17 miles away, so there are a number of small attractive coastal towns and villages to visit: Southwold, Walberswick, Dunwich. The RSPB bird reserve at Minsmere is close to Dunwich. A little further south are Snape Maltings (25 miles), Orford (a few miles on the same road) and the estuary town of Woodbridge (33 miles).
Bungay is a fine, old market town. It has a ruined mediaeval castle, a priory church (decommissioned) and many interesting historical buildings. The Fisher Theatre has a varied array of offerings throughout the week, including live screenings and films. There are a number of individual shops, tea rooms and restaurants.
The accommodation is for two people maximum and the property is self-catering only. We provide a welcome basket to get you going. Information about local shops and eating out is provided at the cottage, along with the usual tourist information leaflets about local attractions.
Please phone us on 01986 892953. We like to talk to people rather than simply take bookings online. Payment can be by PayPal, direct transfer or by cheque supported by a card.
Please check in from 4.00 pm and check out by 12.00 noon.
Average rates are:
£75 per night up to 4 nights
£70 per night for 4 to 6 nights
£450 per week
We ask for a 10% deposit, which will be held as a cancellation fee, if we can’t rebook the reserved nights.
Unavailable dates in 2019: May 20-28; June 8-15; June 26-July 3; July 18-26; October 15-22; November 22-25; December 20-31
There are many local attractions in and around Bungay. It’s a good place to go walking, watching wildlife or visiting old churches and houses. There are a number of other small market towns quite nearby, too: Beccles, Halesworth and Harleston. The following is only a selection of what’s on offer and further information is available at the cottage in terms of leaflets. And you can always ask us!
Lowestoft South Beach
Big Dog Ferry, Beccles
Carlton Colville Transport Museum
The Angles Way
There’s always the option of eating out and the town offers a number of good restaurants:
The Spice of Balti (no website)
The Green Dragon is a real ale pub, which has tapas evenings at the week-ends
Earsham Street Café is a daytime café with occasional evening openings
Every Day’s a Picnic is another daytime café a little way up the road towards Norwich
All of these except the last one are within walking distance of No.59.