Leman Cottage Wenhaston

Stunningly and sympathetically restored, Leman Cottage is steeped in history. This really is a beautiful cottage with the idiosyncrasies of the original 17th century structure, combined with all the modern comforts of today. From the heavily beamed ceilings and open brickwork to the elm floorboards and original bread oven, Leman oozes unspoilt character. Comfortably furnished throughout Leman is particularly spacious and with a large en-suite to the master king-size bedroom. Ideal for families or couples. In a quiet, countryside location. Sleeps 5 plus cot.

Guest Review: "I had an absolutely wonderful stay at Leman cottage. It has everything you want for a cosy rural break - an enormous fireplace, beautiful exposed wooden beams, and lots of good walking nearby."

Also Suffolk barn conversion, next door, just beautifully renovated, available all year round, weekly or short breaks, sleeps 8, close to the coast and ideal for one or two families, family gathering etc.. please phone or email Trish for more detail about the barn. With Leman cottage up to 13 guests can be accommodated at a safe distance, ideal for a birthday celebration!

BOOK NOW for 2021: Minimum stay 7 nights in summer school holidays, 2 or 3 nights at other times, email or phone Trish on 01502 478078 as usual for any queries and payments by BACS/cheque/ debit/credit card. For larger groups in 2021, next door self catering stunning barn conversion also available, total sleep 13! Call now! Thank you, Trish


Room By Room

Entrance lobby:

Entering the cottage by a solid oak door, you come to a lobby with coat hooks and an antique pine chest.

Kitchen/dining room:

A large well equipped room, ideal for ‘dining in’, with an oak dining table and chairs for six and a pine  dresser complemented by solid wood worktops in the kitchen area. Here you will find an electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher (slimline), washing machine and microwave. Iron and board, clothes airer, as well as plenty of cooking equipment and crockery.  Roberts Radio and CD player also.

Living room:

Another spacious room where the original beams, bread oven and Suffolk white brick floor are beautiful features. Comfortable sofas and armchairs are grouped around the original inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove. There is a TV with freeview and DVD player and a selection of books and games.


Also on the ground floor there is a cloakroom with WC and basin, beamed ceiling and pamment floor.

First floor:

A handmade elm staircase takes you to the first foor landing, with reclaimed elm floorboards.

Bedroom 1:

A large  room with king-size bed, spectacular vaulted beamed ceiling and exposed brick chimney breast. There is a wardrobe, writing table and armchair as well as bedside cabinets and lamps. There are exposed wide planked elm floorboards with rugs.

En-suite bathroom:

This large en-suite has a bath with mixer taps, WC and basin with exposed  floorboards. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2:

A delightful twin bedded room with pitched beamed ceiling and views out over the fields. Fully carpeted, this room has a wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables with lamps.

Bedroom 3:

A single room fully carpeted with chest of drawers,  hanging space,  a bedside table and lamp.

Family Bathroom:

This bathroom has a bath with power shower over, basin and WC. Heated towel rail.


Walk from the off road car park area for three cars, through a wooden gate to a fully enclosed garden, with flower bed, climbing honeysuckle, clematis and rose and grassed area.

There is a paved area for the garden table, chairs, barbecue and outdoor table tennis. Also a small gravelled area with garden pots.


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Accommodation Features

Sleeps: 5
Number of Bedrooms: 3
No. of Ensuite Bathrooms: 1
No. of Family Bathrooms: 1
Bed Linen Supplied: True
Towels Supplied: True
Change Over Day: Saturday in school holidays, flexible rest of year
Short Breaks: True
Cot Available: True
High Chair: True
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: Oil
Central Heating: True
WiFi: True
Dogs Allowed: True
Number of Dogs Allowed: 2
Parking: Off-Road
Garden Furniture: True
Dog Friendly:
BBQ: Charcoal

  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Information folder about the property and the area
  • Secure cycle storage available
  • Baby sitting available
  • Outdoor table tennis
  • All logs included for the woodburner

Guest reviews

  • I had an absolutely wonderful stay at Leman cottage. It has everything you want for a cosy rural break - an enormous fireplace, beautiful exposed wooden beams, and lots of good walking nearby. The living room and bedrooms were beautifully presented, and I particularly appreciated the big bath to soak in! The kitchen was well equipped and bright, with the added bonus of underfloor heating for chilly mornings.

    The cottage is also ideally located, far enough out of the village to feel truly in the countryside but close enough to walk to the village shop and pub! I particularly enjoyed being able to cycle to the beautiful surrounding villages as well as to the beach at Dunwich for a swim.  All in all highly recommended. JT April 2020

    Thank you Trish for allowing us to share your lovely cottage.  Everything we hoped for - and more!  Such a lovely atmosphere, and so much history.  A shame we could not have stayed longer! K & A P  6-8 December 2019

  • Dear Trish, we had such a nice stay here.  The cottage was perfect, the weather brilliant and we had lots of lovely walks on the heath around this village, and in Southwold and Walberswick.  DD and family October 2019

    WE all had such a lovely stay at Leman cottage - very well equipped and so comfortable.  The fire made it feel so cosy.  thank you from the Smith family, Chester.

    Thank you so much Trish for your hospitality, we loved staying in your beautiful cottage which provided a wonderful stay to celebrate mum's 90th birthday.  A P September 2019

    Trish's Note: Another family gathering staying in  Leman (sleeps 5) and the larger Old Hall Farm Barn (sleeps 8) next door - please ask for more details!

  • Another lovely stay at Leman, our bolt hole home from home.  Perfect weather too. Dogs loved it.  We will be back. J & M M September 2019

    Thank you Trish for organizing everything, we had a splendid weekend celebrating a birthday.. we will comeback to visit soon, M A S & K September 2019

    Trish's Note: this was a Leman cottage booking (sleeps 5)  alongside the Old Hall Farm Barn that sleeps 8 next door!

  • Trish thank you so much for all of your help organizing everything.  We had an absolutely splendid weekend and Ailva felt very celebrated! We will come back soon to visit! M A S & K September 2019

    Everything worked well for a weekend away!

    We shall remember our stay at Leman cottage as one of the good holidays! We have been blessed with marvelous weather, but even without it we should have enjoyed Suffolk (which we did not know before) immensely.  I particularly appreciate the sensitive restoration of the cottage and the information about history of this and the farmhouse.

    Trish has thoughtfully provided everything we could possibly have needed.  Clyde, our Beardie, has revelled in beach walks (as have we) and we have loved the peaceful setting. Thank you Trish for your hospitality. R & A August 2019

  • Lovely relaxing break, wonderful cottage with all amenities to make a good time.  We will be back soon.  TS  July 2019

    Very relaxing and refreshing week.. this is our fourth stay at this delightful cottage which we regard as a home from home.  So many highlights: Walks on Dunwich beach, mooching around Southwold concluded with a drink at the Lord Nelson.  Bear the Labrador had a really good time.  We will return.  I & J P June 2019

    We have loved staying in your cosy cottage, you have made us so welcome and the dogs have had a ball! We will definitely do this again. Very relaxing. Thanks again.  R & JE May 2019

Local Area

Pub: 15 minutes walk to Wenhaston Star Inn, local friendly pub with Boules in the garden. Blyford Queens Head and Bramfield Queens Head walking distance too.Many other pubs and restaurants an easy car journey away.

Shop: 10 minutes walk to grocery shop, or 25 minutes walk to award winning local family butcher at Bramfield. Village Post Office is just opposite the Church. Independent foodie shops in Halesworth, ten minutes drive away.

Beach: 10 minute drive to Southwold and Walberswick, other miles of sandy or stony beaches within easy reach like Covehithe, Dunwich, Thorpeness all on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Check for dog friendly beaches.

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 leading to the Balancing Barn at Thorington, and on to Blythburgh Southwold and Halesworth. Dogs are welcome to walk too.

Easy drive to the Heritage Coast towns and villages of  Southwold Aldeburgh Dunwich and Walberswick.

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.


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.
  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 or two well-behaved dogs are allowed by prior arrangement with the agent, and the charge is £25 per dog, 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.