Holly Tree, a holiday cottage in Westleton

Holly Tree is a beautifully renovated holiday cottage in the pretty village of Westleton, close to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Holly Tree Cottage sleeps 4, with a largish double bedroom, and a smaller twin room upstairs (plus a sofa bed in the living room). Downstairs comprises a well-equipped sunny kitchen, a small morning/dining room , which opens on to the patio and garden, and a cosy sitting roomThe spacious bathroom has a bath with shower over, shaving point, radiator and towel rail etc.


The bedrooms look out over the garden, which is large and slopes in parts. It has apple trees and a patio area with seating, perfect for barbequeing on a fine evening (barbeque provided). The garden is very very peaceful, and safe. Parking is at the top of the garden, next to the heath. There is a lockable shed in the garden, should you wish to bring bicycles. (Alternatively, you can hire bikes from The Eastbridge Cycle Hire Company in nearby Eastbridge)


The cottage is situated down a very quiet lane, and the large garden opens on to Westleton Common –the only thing likely to disturb your sleep is birdsong!

It lies within the Sandlings area, mid-way between Southwold and Aldeburgh, within walking distance of Minsmere, and about two miles from the coast at Dunwich. With two bedrooms, a double and a twin, Holly Tree Cottage provides delightful accommodation for four, and is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Suffolk coast.

Built around 1790, the cottage retains lots of character, with original beams, and an inglenook containing a Suffolk log-burning stove. There is full central heating throughout, and hot water, central heating, wood and electricity are included in the rental price. Wirelesss internet access is also available. The cottage is small but very comfortable, and cosy and uncluttered, and has everything you need for a fantastic holiday. It is ideally positioned, as it is adjacent to the common, but is only about 200 yards from the shop, pubs etc of Westleton.

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Liz Pierce

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Barn Owls July 2022

The jackdaws successfully fledged from the 'barn owl box' in the spring.  A barn owl has since reoccupied the nest box so we are hopeful that we will get a successful breeding pair next year.

Barn Owls 2022

Unfortunately, this year the barn owl box has been taken over by jackdaws.  Barn owls have occupied the nest for 8 years with the jackdaws living in a separate compartment at the top. Breeding was successful in 7 of those 8 years.  Despite a barn owl occupying the nest box this winter,  the jackdaws made their move in the spring and they are now sitting on eggs.  Hopefully the barn owls will make a comeback next year!

Barn Owls 2021

In 2021 only 2 barn owl chicks fledged.  This is one of the chicks after it had been ringed.

4th June 2021 - a blurry pic of first Barn Owl chick to hatch this year.   This is the first of 5 eggs to hatch.  The first egg was laid on 2nd May and hatched on 2nd June.

Barn Owls 2020

8th July 2020 - Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project came to check on the nest box today.  We were delighted to discover there are 3 chicks in there - 44, 42 and 36/37 days old.  We took the opportunity to clean and straighten the camera so we've got a better view of whats going on inside the box now

The Barn Owls stayed in the nest box throughout winter and produced a clutch of eggs this spring.  Unfortunately, the camera got knocked out of position so we couldn't see the eggs or chicks very clearly. At the moment there are two healthy looking chicks in the box, who we hope to see fledging in the next few weeks.  If we manage to get any decent photos, we'll post them on the news page and Twitter.