Rose Cottage Wenhaston

A characterful beamy 17th century cottage, central in a row of three which have been village shop, pub and early dame school. Original inglenook fireplace and brick floors, ideal for one  couple, and one or two dogs welcome also! Located by Blackheath, there are excellent walks from the door,on Blackheath and to farm tracks and trails, a village pub, shop  and church all nearby.

Guest Review: "Had a fantastic fortnight here in this beautiful cottage, the wood burner has certainly kept us warm and cosy!"

BOOK NOW: Ring Trish on 01502 478078 or email for more information on how to book and any queries. Payments taken by BACS/debit/credit card. Thank you, Trish.


Room By Room

Walk up the garden path, pots of seasonal flowers welcome you by the  front door with porch to:

Living room/Dining room:
A step takes you into the wonderfully light south facing  sitting room with comfy sofa with throws,  armchairs,  TV.  Colourful antique rugs over original brick floor.  There’s a wood burning stove sitting in the large inglenook fireplace  and selection of local books to read. Small coffee table and lamps. Many original beams from the 17th century  and the property has been sympathetically restored showing original doorway features into the adjoining cottages!

There is an antique dining  table and chairs for four and painted storage cupboard.

Kitchen/breakfast room:
Well-equipped kitchen/ breakfast room with cooker, dishwasher (slimline) fridge, freezer, washing machine. There is a charming round  table and two chairs tucked away at one end. Original floorbricks. North facing looking to pretty courtyard garden area.

Straight staircase with handrail leads to:

Bedroom 1:
There is a double  bed with simple furniture, bedside tables, lamps , storage and hanging space.  

Bedroom 2:
This double room has a 4' bed,  with simple furniture, bedside tables and lamps, storage and hanging space.

The bathroom has a shower over the bath,  wc and basin, and plenty of storage. All newly decorated and tiled.

A gravel driveway at the side of the cottage, off road,  provides parking for one car. You can walk through the garden gate  into the pretty enclosed courtyard garden, well screened fence with a flower border, and garden  table and chairs for dining outside. Then walk straight into the kitchen.

At the front of the cottage is a small enclosed south-facing garden, with mature shrubs and pots of pansies, garden bench and table, that leads to the main entrance with front door, porch etc.


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Accommodation Features

Sleeps: 4
Number of Bedrooms: 2
No. of Ensuite Bathrooms: 0
No. of Family Bathrooms: 1
Bed Linen Supplied: True
Towels Supplied: True
Change Over Day: Friday usually
Shower over bath with WC and basin: True
Wood Burning Stove: True
Washing Machine: True
Microwave: True
Fridge: True
Freezer: True
Dishwasher: True
TV With Freeview: True
Heating Configuration: Oil
Central Heating: True
WiFi: True
Dogs Allowed: True
Number of Dogs Allowed: 2
Parking: Off-Road
Garden Furniture: True

Guest reviews

  • We had a lovely stay at Rose Cottage in July. We thought the cottage was welcoming and cosy and had everything we needed. We particularly liked the long dining table downstairs, and sat each end to have our meals! The rooms upstairs are lovely and light and the double bed was extremely comfortable and we also appreciated the lovely linen and bedding. Wenhaston is a sweet village and we had great trips around the area, particularly the walks to Walberswick across the heath.  L&HB July 2020 

  • Had a fantastic fortnight here in this beautiful cottage, the wood burner has certainly kept us warm and cosy! We have spent many hours in Southwold - our dog Skippy loves the beach, especially Gun Hill, and we enjoy refreshments in the Pier cafe. Looking forward to our next visit and thanks for having us. It was good to meet you Trish - you are always so helpful and accommodating when we book.  Thanks also of course to Maggie and to Jenny for presenting the cottage to us so clean and tidy and welcoming (the bottle of wine is a lovely gesture!) L J A & Skippy January 2019

  • A really comfortable and picturesque cottage.  We had an excellent meal at the Star (booking is recommended).  We went to Snape Maltings for a concert - do try and go - the Alphabet museum is a must! We did a very pleasant day tour of Halesworth - a wonderful town, Beccles, Bungay, Africa alive is well worth a visit with or without children!! Southwold (and the ferry) of course, is a must.  There are buses from the end of this road too. Also do not miss the famous Doom painting in Wenhaston church - a remarkable medieval survival! Blythburgh Church is in a beautiful peaceful village and Orford is a lovely place too. Woodbridge is also very pleasant, we went twice! Phew! should keep you busy! P& H September 2018

Local Area

Pub: Star inn and Blyford Queens Head are both local pubs, walk there, and enjoy Adnams and more local ales and home cooked meals, both have good foodie reviews.

Shop: Local shop ten minutes walk by Blackheath, both Southwold and Halesworth have independent foodie shops, bookshops, antiques etc and are a ten minute drive.

Beach: Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich are ten minutes drive away, and there are plenty more beaches along the Suffolk heritage coast to discover.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 4pm 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 £100 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 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. Dogs are 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.

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