Staying in Wenhaston

Welcome to Wenhaston Village and the Hamlet of Thorington

The village has a number of heathland areas or Commons and there are numerous walks along footpaths and circular walks across farmland and marshes around the village.

Wenhaston © Roz Gordon Photography


Church Farm Thorington Reserve with marshes and higher grazing land, (where you see the Dartmoor ponies), is owned by Suffolk Wildlife Trust. While walking here you will pass Living Architecture’s Balancing Barn opposite Thorington Church, famous for its round tower and beautifully restored hatchments. Just follow on down the track towards the marshes and Wenhaston. Ancient and modern next door to each other! 

Woottens Plant Nursery – see website for opening times – is a major attraction because of its quality plants and knowledgeable helpful staff, just take a look and you can order online or visit on one of the open days, look out for the Specialist Auricula Open Weekend, Bearded Iris and Hemerocallis Open Field Days.

St Peter’s Church is famous for its Doom painting and is open all day to visitors. A fine building in which to contemplate.

There is a hard tennis court and skateboard area as well as a small children’s playground in the centre of the village behind the Primary School.

The Star Inn with friendly hosts Carl and Virginia, offers a range of local beers and great value meals, using local ingredients wherever possible. There are regular beer festivals and boules in the garden.

Vicarage Grove © Ann Follows

What you need to know about  Wenhaston:

This friendly village is ideal for cottage holiday stays, a couple of minutes from the A12 after Yoxford and before Blythburgh. It is close to the coast and surrounded by attractive countryside, heaths, commonlands, marshes and some dog friendly cottages to stay. Great walks and embrace ancient landscapes, old churches, character cottages and farmhouses tucked away in the Blyth Valley. The Southwold coast is a few minutes away. There is a local bus service to take you there too. The best of both worlds - coast and country!


The Cafe in the Village Hall, next to the Post Office, is open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings and serves delicious cakes as well as tea, coffee etc.. Post office is open every morning too, 9-1.

Cottages in Wenhaston:

Dreadnought  (sleeps 4) one dog allowed

Eva's Cottage, Wenhaston (sleeps 3) - 1 dog allowed

Leman (sleeps 5) one or two dogs allowed

Rose Cottage (sleeps 4) one or two dogs allowed

September Cottage (sleeps 4) one dog allowed