Florence Cottage in Pakefield, Suffolk

What to Expect

Located in the village of Pakefield near Lowestoft, Florence Cottage was originally a fisherman’s cottage and is just 500 yards from the beach.

It has been beautifully renovated by its current owners and is a cosy, comfortable property.

It is just a stone’s throw from the beach with its sand dunes and wide open spaces which are perfect for strolling along with canine friends. Ideal for couples or families.

At A Glance

Amenities

About Florence Cottage

Florence Cottage is an attractive and well-located holiday cottage. The living/dining room is light and bright with a log burning stove for cooler evenings.

The fully fitted kitchen leads to the downstairs bathroom and the two bedrooms, (a double and a twin) are upstairs. Guests have use of an enclosed courtyard to the rear of the cottage and there is parking for one car.

There is a shop, pub and restaurant all within 250 yards.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Pakefield

Lowestoft is the most easterly settlement in the United Kingdom and its wide, golden beaches make it a great choice for a quintessential British seaside holiday.

Enjoy a paddle or relax in the Victorian Gardens that overlook the beaches. Visitors have the chance to familiarise themselves with the town’s past at The Maritime Museum or may want to sample the local famous kippers, available at one of the smokehouses.

The town of Southwold is about a twenty-minute drive from Pakefield and is home to the RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve which is a must for nature lovers. Some of the UK’s rarest wildlife, including avocets, bearded tits and bitterns can be found at the reserve and some lucky visitors have even seen otters in the reed bed pools.

Beer lovers should consider calling in at Adnams Brewery, the local brewery where beer has been made, in some shape or form, since 1345.

A glass of their finest is included for everyone who takes the tour. Book a tour around the brewery or visit the Copper House Distillery where Adnams’ range of spirits are made.

Slightly further down the coast is the town of Aldeburgh. Aldeburgh is an old town that established itself as a leading port in the 16th century and had a successful shipbuilding industry. The Moot Hall and the Martello Tower built during the Napoleonic era bear witness to its ship-building and trading past.

Tourism took over as the key industry in the 19th century and visitors are still attracted to its famous yacht and sailing club and its blue Flag pebble beach.

Check out the fishermen’s huts on the beach where you can purchase that day’s catch fresh off the boat. More recently Aldeburgh was home to the composer Benjamin Britten.

In addition to his work as a composer, Britten set up the Aldeburgh festival in 1948 and it still draws locals and tourists to the town every year. There are several lively festivals held here so check the calendar before you book to see if there is something for you and your family.

Our Thoughts

Florence Cottage is a fantastic choice for groups looking for a relaxing break with a four-legged friend, right next to the beach.

The cottage is comfortable, practical and has an enviable location. It is perfect for unwinding in after a day exploring the nearby beaches, local heritage or nature watching in the local area.

The nearby beaches are great to wander along whatever the weather, and visitors are spoilt for choice as to which ones to visit.

The festival calendar in Aldeburgh also makes this a great accommodation choice for year-round visitors and nature-lovers are also in for a real treat in this part of the country.

Florence Cottage is a comfortable and practical accommodation choice where guests can recharge their batteries and a great base for exploring all of the activities on its doorstep.
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Florence Cottage
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Our Rating

Comfort and Equipment 91%
Location 95%
Cleanliness 92%
Value for money 92%

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