Dreadnought Wenhaston

This  stylish  cottage  has recently been refurbished throughout to a high standard. Dreadnought retains much of its character with exposed beams and traditional latch doors, but with all the modern conveniences for a comfortable stay. Beautifully presented and with a large kitchen/breakfast room and separate dining room, a light and airy sitting room with log burner,  Dreadnought is spacious but with all the cosy charm of a traditional Suffolk cottage. There is an enclosed courtyard garden - a lovely private spot to sit out in the warmer months -   ample parking for two cars and lockable storage for bikes. With the choice of a king sized bedroom a double and a single, Dreadnought offers a very flexible option for couples or families (not suitable for toddlers).

Room By Room

Kitchen/breakfast room:

The cottage is entered by the back, stable door which leads into a spacious kitchen and breakfast room with cooker, dishwasher (slimline) fridge with freezer compartment, coffee machine and microwave. There is a charming rustic French table and chairs tucked away at one end. A washing machine is available in a lobby adjacent to the kitchen.

Living room:

A step up takes you into the wonderfully light double aspect sitting room with comfy sofa newly refurbished antique chairs, TV with freeview DVD and music centre with I Pod dock. There’s a wood burning stove and selection of local books and DVDs.

Dining room:

A small lobby leads through to the dining room with table and chairs for four, sideboard and decorative fireplace. There is also a comfy leather chair and well stocked bookcase.


A door from the kitchen takes you into a small utility area with washing machine. Steep stairs lead to the three bedrooms and bathroom. Additional storage is available on the landing.

Bedroom 1:

There is a king sized bed with bedside tables, lamps and double wardrobe. A hairdryer and clock radio are also provided. All the bedrooms have high quality White Company bedlinen and plenty of thick fluffy towels.

Bedroom 2:

This double room has bedside tables and lamps, a wardrobe and chest of drawers and a clock radio. Double aspect it’s a particularly light room.

Bedroom 3:

The single bedroom has a bedside table and lamp with chest of drawers and hanging hooks for storage.


The bathroom has an over bath power shower and plenty of storage. Next door is a separate WC.


A gravel driveway at the side of the cottage provides parking for two cars. 

A picket gate leads you into the pretty enclosed courtyard garden which is well screened with a table and chairs for four. The spacious terrace is flanked by raised beds and there is a large workshop/garage for secure cycle storage.

At the front of the cottage is a small enclosed garden with picket fence.


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Accommodation Features

Sleeps: 4
Number of Bedrooms: 3
No. of Ensuite Bathrooms: 0
No. of Family Bathrooms: 1
Bed Linen Supplied: True
Towels Supplied: True
Change Over Day: Friday in school holidays,flexible short breaks
Short Breaks: True
Cot Available: False
High Chair: False
Open Fire: False
Wood Burning Stove: True
Washing Machine: True
Tumble Dryer: False
Washer Dryer Combo: False
Microwave: True
Fridge with Freezer Compartment: False
Fridge Freezer: False
Fridge: True
Freezer: True
Dishwasher: True
Iron and Ironing Board: True
Hair Dryer: True
TV With Freeview: True
DVD: True
Heating Configuration:
Central Heating: True
WiFi: True
Dogs Allowed: True
Number of Dogs Allowed: 1
Parking: Off-Road
Garden Furniture: True
Dog Friendly:

  • Welcome pack with homemade cake on arrival
  • Information folder about the property and the area
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Regular Bus service through village between Halesworth and Southwold
  • All logs for woodburner provided

Guest reviews

  • We greatly enjoyed our stay at Dreadnought Cottage and were highly impressed by the quality of the accommodation.

    We will certainly stay there again next time we visit Suffolk.

    AR September 2017





    Been many times before and will be back again! Great location, Southwold is our favourite place.  Cottage is superb - exceptionally clean and well-kept, well-equipped and extremely comfortable.  Thanks for the goodies.  Will be back, we love it! thanks again, TB April 2017

    We have had a fantastic time staying in this beautiful cottage.  We have very much enjoyed exploring Suffolk and will return at some point in the near future.  thank you.  KW April 17


    Wonderful cosy cottage - great kitchen equipment.  thank you from the 4 of us.  MMC March 2017


    Lovely cottage in a good location to explore the Suffolk coast.  Welcome pack was good. KP March 2017

    Thank you very much for the welcome pack, and cake was delicious! Excellent accommodation, lovely and cosy and the woodburner very warming! Went to Southwold, Dunwich beach - good for dogs and people walking.  Queens Head at Blyford great food, also Star Inn in village fantastic.  Recomment Snape Maltings for walks and shopping!  Beautiful place and beautiful cottage, would highly recommend  JM Dec 2016

    This is a lovely cottage with a great location for exploring the Suffolk coast and venturing further afield.  Brilliant concert at Snape Maltings on first night, then visits to Southwold, Dunwich Aldeburgh, Norfolk Broads, Sutton Hoo, Orford.  Lovely walks and recommend Adnams 'ghostship' beer!  The welcome pack was very kind and appreciated! SM October 16


    Welcome pack was much appreciatred, especially the cake! We have stayed in many cottages bsut thius is one of the best.  the walks at Dunwich on the beach, marsh and into the forest are great.  KA Oct 2016


    We love Suffolk and this cottage is a relaxing place to stay for a fantastic holiday! Thank you!! B&D, February 2016

  • What a beautiful cottage! We could stay forever, feels like home. Had some lovely days out - walks, churches, beaches and feel restored. Thank you. S&C, January 2016

    Beautiful cottage and so peaceful - will look forward to coming back! Thank you. HG, November 2015

  • What more can we say - delightful cottage, lovely ambience, comfy beds and the sun shon all week! Thank you so much. G&K, September 2015

    Just perfect! P&E, August 2015

    The only negative feed back we can give is that we didn't have it for 2 weeks! It was amazing and just perfect the kids loved it too. DT, August 2015

  • We had a lovely holiday in a perfect cottage. AM, July 2015

    Cottage lovely as ever, been before and will be back again!! Thanks goes to everyone! W&S, June 2015

    Fabulous month in a fabulous cottage! A perfect place to relax and to enjoy the area and its wonderful countryside. Thank you very much. We will be back! N&S April 2015

  • Enjoyed our stay in your pretty cottage. Loved the sponge cake. Excellent for visiting a lovely area. Thank you. AA&T, April 2015

    Beautiful property, fantastic location. Would definitely stay again  JS, 2014

Local Area

Pub: The Star Inn and Blyford Queens Head are ten minutes walk away, both well known for Adnams ales and relaxed meals in the garden.

Shop: There is a grocery shop at the end of the village about twenty minutes walk away. More shops in Halesworth and Southwold, a ten minute drive away.

Beach: Southwold is ten minutes drive away, also Walberswick and Dunwich. Just further are Thorpeness and Aldeburgh, or you could head north to Covehithe.

Other Local Attractions:

Wenhaston has a beautiful church with its famous Doom painting to visit.  There are numerous walks around the village on Blackheath and common land as well as footpaths around farms nearby. 

Easy drive to the Heritage Coast towns and villages like  Southwold Aldeburgh Dunwich and Walberswick.
RSPB at Minsmere is 15 minutes drive away and there are other RSPB, National Trust  and Suffolk Wildlife Trust properties to visit.

There are farm shops at Westleton and  Middleton with cafes, also many local pubs and restaurants nearby.
Horse riding golf clay pigeon shooting fishing are all within 10 minutes drive.

For what’s on see www.suffolktouristguide.com

Booking Conditions

  1. A booking deposit of 25% of the rental fee is payable if the booking is made more than 6 weeks before the start of the rental. This deposit must be paid within 5 days of your booking. The balance of the rental cost is payable 6 weeks before the arrival date. For bookings made less than 6 weeks before the commencement date the full rental amount is required.
  2. All cancellations must be notified in writing. The agent will endeavour to relet the cottage. If successful the client will be refunded, but if not all monies paid by the client shall be forfeited. We recommend cancellation insurance to cover this.
  3. Bookings run from 3pm on the day of arrival to 10am on the day of departure, unless stated differently on an individual property page. The client is responsible for leaving the accommodation in good order and in the same clean condition as they found it. The client undertakes to pay for any breakages or damage, requiring replacement or repair, and for any extra cleaning costs on departure. A Security Deposit of £150 is payable at the time when the balance or full payment is made for the rental, and will be refunded to you once the housekeeper’s check has been made on your departure.
  4. Only those named on the reservation form may use the accommodation. Subletting or assignment is not permitted.
  5. The owners cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage to client’s baggage or personal effects. We recommend insurance to cover this.
  6. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that equipment in the property is in working order, occasionally breakdowns occur. The client is requested to inform the owner should this happen, so repairs or remedial action can be initiated promptly.
  7. One small, well-behaved dog is allowed by prior arrangement with the agent, and the charge is £20 per week or short stay. A dog is not allowed on beds or furniture of a property and must not be left unattended at any time.
  8. Smoking is not permitted inside any property by law.
  9. It is the client’s responsibility to supervise children at all times. The owners accept no responsibility for any accident, injury or sickness howsoever caused.