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.
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.
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 Café 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 Monday - Friday, 9am -1pm.
A produce market is also held in the village hall on the first Saturday each month February - November. Open 10am - 12:30pm.
Properties in Wenhaston
A stylish cottage, beautifully refurbished, combining original features with modern conveniences. Book now for summer holiday dates. Available for one week from 12 July, and some dates during August.
Eva's Cottage Wenhaston
Delightful mid-1800’s terraced cottage set in the heart of the village, a short stroll from an award winning pub. Comfortable and well equipped with sunny patio. One dog welcome. Available during July and August. Great reviews!
Leman Cottage Wenhaston
Leman Cottage oozes unspoilt character. Available now for weekly bookings and short breaks! Quiet, countryside location. Also stunning Suffolk barn conversion, next door, available. Sleeps 8. Ask Trish for more details..
Rose Cottage Wenhaston
Charming part-17th century cottage in quiet village location, ideal for couples, 1 or 2 dogs welcome too. Wenhaston has local pub and great walks from the door around Blackheath. Available 20 July - 9 August. Phone to book!
September Cottage Wenhaston
Charming 18th century cottage. Rear enclosed garden. Easy walk to local pubs. Dog welcome. Available now to 19 July and for August short breaks or weeks. Book online or call Trish.
Little Furrows Wenhaston
New! Comfortable ground floor annex for two people, with sunny patio. Good walks and pubs from the door. Two night minimum stay. See Booking page now, sorry no dogs here.