View towards the cottage
The lounge is full of period character
The cosy wood burner will keep any chilly nights at bay
View towards the kitchen
Enjoying a hearty breakfast before a day at the coast
The garden room offers a lovely place to relax
A relaxing spot for a drink and a good book
Beautiful flowers in the courtyard garden
Time is not measured by clocks but by moments
1 / 9  View towards the cottage
2 / 9  The lounge is full of period character
3 / 9  The cosy wood burner will keep any chilly nights at bay
4 / 9  View towards the kitchen
5 / 9  Enjoying a hearty breakfast before a day at the coast
6 / 9  The garden room offers a lovely place to relax
7 / 9  A relaxing spot for a drink and a good book
8 / 9  Beautiful flowers in the courtyard garden
9 / 9  Time is not measured by clocks but by moments

Friston's Forge Cottage,

Saxmundham (2.5mls SE), Suffolk
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Pretty two-bedroom cottage with character and charm
  • Ideally situated to explore all of the area's attractions
  • Situated on the edge of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • A short drive to English Heritage castle at Framlingham, a magnificent 12th century fortress
  • Discover the stunning Suffolk Heritage Coast including Southwold with sandy beach and pier
  • Visit Aldeburgh with picturesque promenade and interesting high street
Property code: 52816

Enjoy exploring this stunning part of Suffolk from this two bedroom cottage situated in the quiet village of Friston

Whether it’s a relaxing break or sightseeing there are plenty of options to suit all tastes when staying in this beautiful part of Suffolk. Walkers and ramblers will find many scenic walks locally or perhaps by bicycle tour to some of  the quaint villages which can be found in the area. Just four miles away is Suffolk’s Heritage Coast, home of renowned reserve RSPB Minsmere, Orford Ness, Snape Maltings shops and concert hall, and of course the lovely sandy beaches of Walberswick and Southwold. Take a stroll along Aldeburgh high street which boasts a wide selection of boutiques, eateries, art galleries and a cinema or try award winning fish and chips on the promenade lined by pretty pastel-coloured 19th century villas.

Arriving at the cottage enter the side door into the kitchen which provides everything required to dine in, with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge  and to help with the cleaning up afterwards there is a dishwasher. Head through the large arched opening into the dining room where there is dining for four. Moving through into the lounge, relax on the comfortable sofa and chair in front of the wood burner and TV with exposed beams and character features creating a charming atmosphere. Also on the ground floor is a garden room with sofa bed and French doors overlooking the garden, an ideal spot for some quiet time with a book. Ascending the cottage stairs to the first floor there are two bedrooms, a double and a single (with some restricted head height) and the bathroom with hand held shower (with restricted head height) and a separate WC.

Heading outside, the cottage enjoys a pretty front garden with bench while to the rear is an enclosed shingled garden with planted borders and garden furniture, ideal for a relaxing morning coffee. There is off road parking for one car and a timber shed for bike storage.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment  and dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 4 miles, shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Complex of properties
  • Bicycle storage available
  • TV in lounge
  • Sleeps 3+1

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Adam.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
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Reviewed by Simon, 21st September 2018

Perfect location for many coast and inland walks. Friday Street Farm shop nearby so all food can be bought locally, even has it's own butchers.

Reviewed by Brian, 10th September 2018

We were very tired. We had had a bad winter and this cottage was just perfect particularly the sun room. The village was quiet and the church is lovely. There is a Waitrose two miles away in Saxmundham.

Reviewed by Peter, 17th August 2018

Cottage is good for a short break with a good pub across the road that is open for food from Wednesday to Sunday. Good walks in the area. Equipment in the cottage needs some updating.

Reviewed by Lesley, 10th August 2018

Forge Cottage is full of character and was a lovely place to stay - quiet and near so many lovely villages. Lots of walks and cycling from your doorstop. It was well equipped, however dont go if youre tall - the restricted height shower and bath was challenging.

Reviewed by Carolyn, 20th July 2018

Really lovely old querky cottage. Lovely light garden room. Very well stocked with all we needed. Friendly pub opposite. Lots of footpaths. Near shops 10 min drive.

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