Leman Cottage, Wenhaston

Stunningly and sympathetically restored, Leman Cottage is steeped in history. This really is a beautiful cottage with the idiosyncrasies of the original 17th century structure, combined with all the modern comforts of today. From the heavily beamed ceilings and open brickwork to the elm floorboards and original bread oven, Leman oozes unspoilt character. Comfortably furnished throughout Leman is particularly spacious and with a large en-suite to the master king-size bedroom. Ideal for families or couples. In a quiet, countryside location Leman is well placed for all the attractions of the Suffolk heritage coast and heaths.

BOOK NOW: Minimum stay 7 nights in school holidays, 3 nights at other times,  choose your arrival date below,  continue with our online booking system for payments with your debit or  credit card.. 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 lobby:

Entering the cottage by a solid oak door, you come to a lobby with coat hooks and an antique pine chest.

Kitchen/dining room:

A large well equipped room, ideal for ‘dining in’, with an oak dining table and chairs for six and an antique  dresser complemented by solid wood worktops in the kitchen area. Here you will find an electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher (slimline), washing machine and microwave. Iron and board, clothes airer, as well as plenty of cooking equipment and crockery.  Roberts Radio and CD player also.

Living room:

Another spacious room where the original beams, bread oven and Suffolk white brick floor are beautiful features. Comfortable sofas and armchairs are grouped around the original inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove. There is a TV with freeview and DVD player and a selection of books and games.


Also on the ground floor there is a cloakroom with WC and basin, beamed ceiling and pamment floor.

First floor:

A handmade elm staircase takes you to the first foor landing, with reclaimed elm floorboards.

Bedroom 1:

A large  room with king-size bed, spectacular vaulted beamed ceiling and exposed brick chimney breast. There is a wardrobe, writing table and armchair as well as bedside cabinets and lamps. There are exposed wide planked elm floorboards with rugs.


This large en-suite has a bath with mixer taps, WC and basin with exposed  floorboards.

Bedroom 2:

A delightful twin bedded room with pitched beamed ceiling and views out over the fields. Fully carpeted, this room has a wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables with lamps.

Bedroom 3:

A single room fully carpeted with hanging space a bedside table and lamp.


This bathroom has a bath with power shower over, basin and WC.


Walk from the off road car park area through a wooden gate to a fully enclosed garden, with flower bed, climbing honeysuckle, clematis and rose and grassed area.

There is a paved area for the garden table, chairs, barbecue and outdoor table tennis. Also a small gravelled area with garden pots.


Accommodation Features

Sleeps: 5
Number of Bedrooms: 3
No. of Ensuite Bathrooms: 1
No. of Family Bathrooms: 1
Bed Linen Supplied: True
Towels Supplied: False
Change Over Day: Saturday in school holidays, flexible rest of year
Short Breaks: True
Cot Available: True
High Chair: True
Open Fire: False
Wood Burning Stove: True
Washing Machine: True
Tumble Dryer: False
Washer Dryer Combo: False
Microwave: True
Fridge with Freezer Compartment: False
Fridge Freezer: False
Fridge: True
Freezer: 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: 2
Parking: Off-Road
Garden Furniture: True
Dog Friendly:
BBQ: Charcoal

  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Information folder about the property and the area
  • Secure cycle storage available
  • Baby sitting available
  • Outdoor table tennis
  • All logs included for the woodburner

Guest reviews

  • A wonderful stay, a peaceful cottage and lovely weather .. a great county to come to.. PP June 2017


    A superb relaxing and peaceful break in delightful Suffolk! We have explored extensively, walked seriously, laughed hugely and slept magnificently! There's so much to see and explore around here that we will HAVE to carry on our explorations! Trish was an amazing neighbour, providing wood for the log burner and was extremely welcoming on arrival. A&HH, J&IP June 2017


    Thank you for a wonderful stay, really enjoyed our time at this beautiful cottage. Thorpeness, Walberswick, Aldeburgh all well worth a visit, fish and chips in Southwold a highlight. thanks Trish for all your help and advice, see you again soon, G Z A and J end July 2016

    Lovely stay, fallen in love with Suffolk - particularly Walberswick! We will be back, W family July 2016

    Thank you very much for a very relaxing week.  The cottage is lovely and to be able to walk to the Heath & the village was so convenient and added to the enjoyment. Thanks again. SW July 2016

    What a delightful cottage! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Lots of trips to the coast and also the East Anglian Transport Museum. Our favourite place to eat was The Ship at Dunwich. Thank you for everything Trish! The Williams Family, July 2016

    The whole cottage is very comfortable and well equipped - many thanks SA, May 2016

  • A most enjoyable stay in your cottage, a complete change for us "townies". A good centre for visiting Dunwich, Southwold and Sutton Hoo. The kitchen was well set up which added to the fun. Many thanks. The A Family, May 2016

    We really enjoyed our stay here! We saw rabbits and birds. We all found the perfect room and it was very cosy! The V Family, May 2016

    Warm and cosy, cold nose walks, scrabble, puzzles and long breakfasts, just what we needed for halfterm, 3 generations..DG, February 2016

  • Wonderful 'hostess' who could not do more for us!  We feel so 'at home'in this cottage, good food at Blyford Queen's Head too.  Our second visit to Leman cottage, I am sure we will be back for a third in due course!. Our dog loved it too. J&D, February 2016

    Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend.  the house is fabulous and well positioned for days out at the beautiful Suffolk coast. We will make sure we recommend to friends.  PJ, SC, October 11 2015

    What a perfect place to relax and unwind! We have had a great time exploring the area and feel sad to be leaving but we will be back again! JJL August 2015

    A beautiful place to stay.  wonderful coast and countryside all around.  Lovely cosy cottage to stay in.  FF, July 2015

  • A wonderful week in June in idyllic surroundings.  Thank you.  E&S & family June 2015

    Thank you Trish - we have had a fabulous week.  Just perfect! W&C June 2015

    Another fabulous stay at Leman Cottage. Gets even harder to leave. More sunshine, beautiful walks. Thank you as always Trish - we love it here and we'll be back soon! K&M, April 2015

    A glorious few days in this lovely cottage.  Very hard to leave, especially on this peerless morning.  The Star is a great pub and they gave us such a warm welcome.  Fabulous walk between Dunwich and Walberswick.  Thank you so much Trish for everything and for making us feel so at home.  Cant stay away - we have already booked a return! MK February 2015

  • A wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage.  We all had a very relaxing time and were made to feel very welcome.  It was great that the children didn't have to be very quiet, thank you, it was perfect.. Maisey family 2014

    Fantastic cottage, very comfortable and everything you could need.  Beautiful countryside, beach huts at Southwold are great.  Food at the Star Inn highly recommended.  Thanks Trish for your lovely warm welcome. M and L, 2014

    Thanks for a lovely stay with our two retrievers.  Fascinating cottage and so quiet.  perfect place to come and relax and unwind.  Everything you need is here, a home from home. Will be booking for next year for sure! J and M Sept 2014

    Five star rating, fabulous cottage and location.  Wonderful host.  A perfect place to get away from it all and as a base to visit so many lovely places in Suffolk.  Many thanks. The Morrises 2014

    Dear Trish, Many thanks for a very relaxing stay in this lovely place and for your very friendly welcome.  We hope to be back before too long. Colin and Fiona 2014

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: 10 minutes walk to grocery shop, or 25 minutes walk to award winning local family butcher at Bramfield. Village Post Office is just opposite the Church. 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

Other Local Attractions:

Wenhaston has a beautiful church with its famous Doom painting to visit.  There are numerous walks around the village on Blackheath and common land as well as footpaths leading to Southwold and Halesworth. 

Easy drive to the Heritage Coast towns and villages of  Southwold Aldeburgh Dunwich and Walberswick.
RSPB  Minsmere Reserve is 15 minutes drive away and there are other RSPB, National Trust  and Suffolk Wildlife Trust properties to visit.

Why not book a beach hut now ?
Horse riding golf clay pigeon shooting and fishing are all within 10 minutes drive from here.


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.
  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 £20 per dog, 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.