September Cottage at Wenhaston

September Cottage is a traditional brick and flint cottage believed to date back to the late 1700s. It is set in the heart of the village opposite St Peter’s church, famous for its Doom painting. The cottage has been thoroughly restored, retaining its charm and character with many original features yet with a contemporary touch and the benefits of modern living.  There are good pubs an easy walk away and many footpaths around the village! One well-behaved dog is welcome here!

Guest Review:
"We had a wonderful week and will definitely return at some point! It's is one of our favourite places". GC 2022

BOOK NOW: Choose your arrival date below, continue with our online booking system for payments with your debit or credit card or ring Trish on 01502 478078 or email as usual for any queries and payments by BACS/cheque/debit/credit card. Thank you, Trish.


Room By Room

Entrance door with glazing, to:

Sitting Room:

Open plan sitting area with wood burner. 
Oak floors throughout ground floor with beamed ceiling, soft wall lighting, 3 seater sofa and arm chair.
Flat screen TV, with Freeview.   DVD Player.  CD / Radio with remote.


Open-plan with hand-painted cream units and glazed wall units including solid oak worktops with inset sink.
Gas hob with electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with ice box , and washing machine.

Dining / Breakfast Room:

Open plan with light oak dresser, Victorian pine table and 4 chairs.
Soft down lighting and velux windows to add space and sunlight on those spring and summer mornings.


A recently refurbished Bathroom with bath, shower over bath,  hand basin, toilet and towel rail, leading to boiler room and washing machine/drying area.

Staircase with handrail leads to:

Bedroom 1:

Original Double Brass and Iron bed, Victorian pine dressing table and wardrobe. En-suite small room with Washbasin and wc. 
Views of St Peter’s church.

Bedroom 2:

Double bed, Victorian pine washstand. 
Velux window with views over Church common and Blyth Valley.


The rear cottage garden is a tranquil setting with old sleeper steps leading to a lawned area  with patio table and chairs There is new planting around the new pergola for 2023. Barbecue and secured shed for cycles.

The garden has access to a footpath leading to Church Common, ideal for those wonderful country walks across the Blyth Valley.


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Accommodation Features

Sleeps: 4
Number of Bedrooms: 2
No. of Ensuite Bathrooms: 1
No. of Family Bathrooms: 1
Bed Linen Supplied: True
Towels Supplied: True
Change Over Day: Saturday
Cot Available: True
High Chair: True
Shower over bath with WC and basin: True
Wood Burning Stove: True
Washing Machine: True
Microwave: True
Fridge with Freezer Compartment: True
Dishwasher: 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: 1
Parking: On-Road
Secure Cycle Storage: True
Garden Furniture: True
BBQ: Charcoal

  • Welcome wine and flowers  on arrival
  • Information folder about the property and the area
  • All Logs provided for the woodburner

Guest reviews

  • We have stayed at September Cottage many times over the years and it always feels like our very own home away from home. It is perfectly situated in the middle of Wenhaston within easy walking distance of all the village amenities. The cottage is extremely cosy with a sweet little garden. A welcome bottle of wine awaits guests upon arrival. Both Trish and the owner John live in the village and are immediately available should you have any additional needs. September Cottage is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy exploring the Suffolk coast and countryside. J& B L October 2022

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay at September Cottage in Wenhaston. We decided to return to September Cottage as we like the open plan layout, which gives us the best of both worlds: the cottagey feel of the living area, but also a bright and airy extension with view of the garden. And we love the addition of the pergola at the back of the garden - a place where we could enjoy the afternoon/evening sun. Lovely. September Cottage is perfectly placed for trips to the coast and inland, to explore the pretty market towns. Also, two local pubs are within walking distance, which is a real bonus. We 'discovered' 3 more local walks during this visit, and particularly liked the one that started at the Dingle Hill Tearooms. S&BL May 2022

  • We really enjoyed our week in Wenhaston, such a lovely friendly village. We loved there being so many walks from the door, new places for whippet Ruby to explore, and being so close to the coast. JM May 2022

  • We had a lovely week with perfect weather. We met John, the owner, and he was very friendly and pleasant. J&GC September 2021

  • Just back from a lovely week in Suffolk. The cottage was great, as was the Star! The welcome bottle of Villa Maria was appreciated too. Hope it's not too long before we return, such a beautiful area. RL June 2021

Local Area

Pub: Star Inn and Blyford Queens Head are both a 10 minute walk away, offering Adnams ales and home cooked menus, both have good foodie reviews. There are plenty of places to visit on the coast or inland, like Huntingfield, Laxfield, Framlingham.. many pubs and restaurants!

Shop: Local shop twenty minutes walk by Blackheath, both Southwold and Halesworth are ten minutes drive away, have independent foodie shops, bookshops, antiques etc. Many more shops at Beccles, Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings and Norwich is only 40 minutes drive.

Beach: Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich are ten minutes drive away, and there are plenty of beaches along the Suffolk heritage coast to discover like Kessingland, Cove Hythe and Thorpeness on the way to Aldeburgh.

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 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 well-behaved dog is allowed by prior arrangement with the agent, and the charge is £30 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.