Compass Barn Wenhaston - ideal holiday home for a couple

Charming one bedroom former Coach House recently refurbished. This one bedroom property is ideal for a couple or single person wishing to explore Suffolk's beautiful coastline and inland villages.

First Guest review:  We very much enjoyed our stay at Compass Cottage. The accommodation is very well thought out and to a high standard. Wenhaston is a lovely place and there are lots of local walks, including heathland and bluebell wood. The pretty small market town of Halesworth is around three miles away and has good local amenities, and Wenhaston is ideally placed to visit beautiful coastal locations such as Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich. The owners are very helpful and on hand to make sure that your visit is an enjoyable one.  L & I M, May 2022

 

BOOK NOW JULY AND AUGUST: Ring Trish on 01502 478078 or email bookings@suffolkcoastalcottages.co.uk for more information on how to book and any queries. Payments taken by BACS/debit/credit card. Thank you, Trish.

 

Room By Room

Entrance door to Kitchen:
Come in and there are hooks to hang outdoor clothes and a place for boots, shoes etc.

Kitchen/Dining/Living Room:
Here you will find a well-equipped brand new kitchen with electric cooker, oven and hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, dishwasher, a cafetiere, as well as plenty of cooking equipment and crockery. There is a kitchen table and chairs. Comfortable new sofa and tv with freeview. Bookcase for you to browse...

King-size Bedroom:
A light large bedroom with a king sized bed. There is a large wardrobe,  a chest of drawers for storage and a comfortable new armchair as well as bedside cabinets and lamps.

Adjoining Shower Room:
Powerful walk-in shower  with WC and his and hers basins. Plenty of cupboard space.

There is a large walk-in cupboard with washing machine and cleaning materials, iron and ironing board.

Outside:
Walk from the off road car park area through a wooden gate to the main entrance of Compass Barn. There is a paved seating area outside the entrance door and another one east/south-east facing to the left of the building. The main garden has a mixture of trees, shrubs etc and a wildlife pond.

 

Photos

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Accommodation Features

Sleeps: 2
Number of Bedrooms: 1
No. of Ensuite Bathrooms: 0
No. of Family Bathrooms: 0
Bed Linen Supplied: True
Towels Supplied: True
Change Over Day: Flexible
Short Breaks in Low Season: True
Walk in shower room With WC and basin: True
Washing Machine: True
Microwave: True
Fridge with Freezer Compartment: True
Dishwasher: True
Iron and Ironing Board: True
TV With Freeview: True
Heating Configuration: Oil
Central Heating: True
WiFi: True
Number of Dogs Allowed: 0
Parking: Off-Road
Garden Furniture: True

Guest reviews

  • We very much enjoyed our stay at Compass Cottage. The accommodation is very well thought out and to a high standard. Wenhaston is a lovely place and there are lots of local walks, including heathland and bluebell wood. The pretty small market town of Halesworth is around three miles away and has good local amenities, and Wenhaston is ideally placed to visit beautiful coastal locations such as Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich. The owners are very helpful and on hand to make sure that your visit is an enjoyable one. L & I M May 2022

Local Area

Pub: The Star Inn and Blyford Queens Head are ten minutes walk away, both well known for good range of ales and relaxed meals in the garden. There are many more restaurants and pubs and farm shop cafes in the local area, try Black Dog Cafe and Deli in Halesworth !

Shop: There is a grocery shop at the end of the village about twenty minutes walk away. More independent foodie shops in Halesworth like Focus Organic and the Black Dog cafe and Deli . In Southwold, do visit Adnams Cellar and Kitchen shop and plenty of independent shops on the High Street too.

Beach: Southwold is ten minutes drive away, also Walberswick and Dunwich. Just further south are Thorpeness, Aldeburgh and Orford , or you could head north to Covehithe. Plenty of variety in the landscape!

Other Local Attractions:


There are plenty of local pubs and restaurants. At the moment we like The Anchor and The Bell Inn both in Walberswick, Bramfield Queens Head, Blyford Queens Head, Darsham Fox and Huntingfield Arms.

Shops:
Local independent foodie shops that sell locally produced food:
Reckford Roost, Middleton
Emmerdale Farm, Darsham
Clarke's, Bramfield
Focus Foods, Halesworth
Black Dog Deli at Halesworth and Walberswick
Front Room, Bungay

Churches:
Suffolk has great churches, full of history.. for local services see Blyth Valley Team Ministry and the Sole Bay Ministry.
We like Wenhaston with its Doom painting and Thorington with its Round Tower.
Blythburgh for its wonderful setting and carved angels on the roof.
Huntingfield with its painted ceiling
Walberswick and Southwold for fine flint work.

Walks:
There are numerous walks around the village on Blackheath and common land as well as footpaths leading to the Balancing Barn at Thorington, and on to Blythburgh, Southwold and Halesworth. Dogs are welcome to walk too.

Beaches:
South Lowestoft Beach is sandy and is at the eastern most point in the country.
Walk to Pakefield and Kessingland and keep heading south - only a few miles along the Suffolk Coast Path.
Southwold - plenty of sand by the Pier and Gun Hill, excellent cafes by the beach
Dunwich - a more stony beach but plenty of space for walking, swimming and a large car park next to the Flora Tea Rooms well known for fish and chips, there is also The Ship Inn and a museum well worth a visit telling the history of this special place.
Walk up by Dunwich Priory too.
A walk from Thorpeness to Aldeburgh and on to Felixstowe completes the coastal walk!

Things To Do:
RSPB Minsmere Reserve is 15 minutes drive away and there are other RSPB, National Trust and Suffolk Wildlife Trust properties to visit locally.
Horse riding, golf, clay pigeon shooting and fishing are all within 10 minutes drive from here.

Local Towns/Villages - see village guides:
there are many inland towns with plenty of shops and places to visit:
Halesworth Millennium Green
Bungay has a castle
Beccles has a lido
Saxmundham has Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets
Framlingham has a market on Tuesday and Saturday
Woodbridge - shops, cafes, pubs, has something for everyone!

See more info on the Useful Links page.

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 5pm 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. Smoking is not permitted inside any property by law.
  8. 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.

Please see further details on our Covid-19 page.