West End Cottage Wenhaston, charming peaceful holiday cottage

West End Cottage is part of the original 16th century farmhouse of Coles Farm, with a sympathetic modern extension, which provides 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom, gallery landing, and downstairs  split level lounge/snug, laundry, cloakroom and a large kitchen/dining room with brand new cooker and fridge/freezer. All rooms are decorated with warm neutral colours and furnished throughout with an eclectic mix of vintage and retro pieces.

There are attractive garden and country views from West End Cottage, and only a few miles away are Southwold (7 miles), Walberswick (6 miles) and Minsmere (8 miles), ideal for walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers, beach goers, or just use West End Cottage as a base to enjoy a quiet escape and walk to the Wenhaston pub, church and much more.

The garden with mixed borders and vegetables is enclosed. There is off road parking for 1 car with on road parking for another car immediately outside or just a minute’s walk away. There is a lockable garden shed for bike storage, buggies etc and a Weber charcoal BBQ is stored there.


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 bookings@suffolkcoastalcottages.co.uk as usual for any queries and payments by BACS/cheque/debit/credit card. Thank you, Trish.



Room By Room


Entrance Hallway
Vintage coat hooks and mirror with handmade doors leading  to the kitchen/dining room  and to the lounge area.

Kitchen and Dining area
Semi divided large room with a vintage loveseat, dining table seats 6. Antique sideboard  and bureau in the corner perfect to set up your laptop to catch up on emails!
Kitchen with  new solid oak work tops, all brand-new appliances electric cooker/ stove and recirculation hood and under counter fridge freezer. There is a  brand new Russel Hobbs Kettle , toaster and microwave.             

*The next 5 rooms are part of the original Coles farmhouse and have charming period features:

Entrance down a couple of steps from the hallway, or from the snug. The doorway here is low, so please do mind your head.
This lovely family room has a sofa, a Freeview television, a DVD player. There is a woodburning stove with oak beam above.

Just off the rear of entrance hall, next to the lounge, a  'quiet' room with table and comfortable chairs (ideal for a  coffee, read a book or the paper.) (This is where you will find the Wifi hub to log in).

Utility Room
This small room houses the boiler and a small washing machine with drying rack. There is a worktop over this.

Ground Floor Cloakroom
With a WC and basin.

Make your way via the handmade staircase, with long straight stair rail  to the gallery landing and bedrooms and bathroom.

Family bathroom,
With electric power shower over bath, wc and basin. As this room is built in the eaves of the old house, please do mind your head. 

Double Bedroom - The Blue Room
With beautiful Laura Ashley wallpaper and vaulted ceiling, this bedroom is part of the original house with stunning old oak beams. It boasts a wrought iron double bed with storage space underneath it. There is an Art Deco chest of drawers and 'one of a kind' bedside table, built in wardrobe with plenty of hanging space

Single Bedroom - The Red Room
Charmingly bright single bedded  room with white upcycled vintage bedside table and storage cupboard.

Master Bedroom - The Sage Room
A  large room with king size bed and reclaimed wood headboard and upcycled vintage side tables. This room has ample storage with an  Art Deco wardrobe, tall-boy and dressing table. Tucked behind the door is a fold out Z-bed for an extra child or guest (please ask)..

The garden is multi-level garden split by a reclaimed sleeper staircase with raised beds also made from reclaimed railway sleepers, where you will find  a bright colourful assortment of flowers, shrubs, vegetable plants and  edible  herbs ready for you to use.

Off road parking is located at the top of the garden above the  railway sleeper staircase and is accessed from the  road,  drive in through the white  reclaimed antique farm gate.

To the front and south facing part of  the house there is a 6-seater park bench perfect for dining outside, with a parasol, also there is a  patio seating area.

To the rear of the cottage is a large shed for storage if you have bicycles or buggies. This is where you will find the Weber BBQ


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Accommodation Features

Sleeps: 5
Number of Bedrooms: 3
No. of Ensuite Bathrooms: 0
No. of Family Bathrooms: 1
Bed Linen Supplied: True
Towels Supplied: True
Change Over Day: Friday usually
Wood Burning Stove: True
Washing Machine: True
Microwave: True
Fridge with Freezer Compartment: True
Fridge: 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: 1
Parking: Off-Road
Garden Furniture: True
BBQ: Charcoal

Guest reviews

  •  We had a lovely break and felt nice and relaxed at West End cottage.  I am sure we will be back in 
    the near future, thank you CS 2023
  • We loved the cottage, as we were all under 5ft 8in, we had no trouble with door heights. It was very well equipped and very clean. Also very comfortable, loved the different seating areas, beds very comfy. GD & MD July 2021

  • Such a lovely, comfortable, clean and well-equipped cottage with a delicious and generous welcome hamper on arrival.  Great dog walks from the front gate and Wenhaston is a friendly village too.  Trish was a delight to deal with. A quick and efficient property booking service and very helpful as well when I realised I'd left my sunglasses at the cottage. FG June 2021

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: 20 minutes walk to village shop, or 5 minutes drive to award winning local family butcher Clarkes at Bramfield. Village Post Office is just opposite the Church, open mornings only. 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:

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 3  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 owners 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 usually 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. One  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 a child at all times. The owners accept no responsibility for any accident, injury or sickness howsoever caused.