The Admirals Retreat

sleeps 6 6
3 bedrooms 3
2 bathrooms 2
no dogs allowed
family friendly
5 star5 star5 star5 star5 star
VillageSea views out to local private beach

Cottage, Village, Sea views out to local private beach

The Admirals Retreat is a contemporary, end-terrace house resting in Shotley Gate, Suffolk. The property sits in a picturesque spot, boasting lovely sea views in tranquil surroundings and access to a private beach for residents - perfect for a group get-together or a family retreat to the vibrant coastline of Suffolk. With off-road parking for two cars, The Admirals Retreat allows you to settle in immediately; head upstairs to the open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area, with a large Smart TV for movie nights and a well-equipped kitchen to rustle up a hearty breakfast before your first day of sight-seeing. There are also patio doors leading to a terrace, where you can relax on the outdoor seating with a cold glass of wine and admire the sunset over the Rivers Stour and Orwell. Throughout the house, you will find smart, contemporary décor, artwork and the luxury of underfloor heating. The ground-floor king-size bedroom is spacious and boasts plenty of storage space, access to the rear terrace and an en-suite shower room with a heated towel rail for extra warmth. Two double rooms lie on the first floor with clean, minimal décor to unwind and unpack your belongings for your stay; find the family bathroom just next door with the option of a large walk-in shower, or a relaxing bath. For longer stays, The Admirals Retreat has a ground-floor utility with a washing machine and iron so you can pack light and not worry about muddy or sandy walks. For dining alfresco and appreciating the panoramic views, the rear terrace has outdoor seating overlooking the water, as well as plenty of storage room for bikes or hiking gear. Shotley Gate is home to pubs for delicious dinners out, a Post Office shop for the essentials and Shotley Heritage Park for exploring the local landscape and wildlife. If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic property, there is plenty to explore in the surrounding area; Ipswich is a busier town with a variety of shops and eateries to try, along with popular sights such as the spectacular Christchurch Park and Mansion, and the picturesque waterfront where you can take boat trips along the river. For a traditional seaside town, pack your towels and head to Felixstowe for sandy beaches and pastel coloured beach huts, where visitors can stroll through the Seafront Gardens or enjoy a game of golf at Ferry Golf Club. The historic Harwich is easily accessible from Shotley Gate via the ferry, where you will find an abundance of restaurants and cafés, the Blue Flag Dovercourt Beach, or for history enthusiasts, visit the Harwich Museum located inside a fort built in 1808 and the Victorian Halfpenny Pier. In a great location for escaping the hustle and bustle, whilst a short journey away from busier towns, The Admirals Retreat is a wonderful dwelling for holidaymakers to call home.

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internet access tv

Accommodation layout and features:

Ground Floor, Bedroom 1:
King size bed(s)bed linen
Ground Floor, Bedroom 2:
Double bed(s)bed linen
Ground Floor, Bedroom 3:
Double bed(s)bed linen
microwave dishwasher freezer laundry facilities
bath shower  towels

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Family Friendly

Dog friendly features:

no dogs

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Ipswich, Suffolk
Nearest city: Colchester, Essex 26 mile(s)


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The Admiral's Retreat is a beautiful, end-terrace house resting in Shotley Gate, Suffolk. Hosting three bedrooms, including a ground-floor king-size with en-suite shower room, a double with a balcony and a double, along with a bathroom, this property can sleep up to six guests. There is also a first-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony. Outside there is off-road parking for two cars, and an enclosed terrace with furniture and storage. The Admiral's Retreat offers stunning sea views in a tranquil location.

A settlement on the tip of the Shotley peninsula, Shotley Gate is a small village overlooking the Rivers Stour and Orwell. There is a Post Office with a shop, a few pubs and impressive views across to Felixstowe docks. Shotley Heritage Park offers wonderful walks for exploring the coast and local wildlife, whilst Suffolk Coast & Heaths is a short journey away for leisurely strolls or challenging hikes. Near to bustling towns and beaches, Shotley Gate is the perfect spot for exploring Suffolk.

Reverse-level. Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with balcony, 1 x double. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC. First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony. Utility

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More about luxury holidays in Suffolk

Suffolk boasts something for everyone from the spectacular coast in the east to the beautiful green countryside in the west. You can even discover the wetland broads in the north of the county or the delightful wool towns that are found in the south. The county is also home to some intriguing walking and cycling routes, fantastic festivals and of course delicious farmers markets. Indulge yourself on the amazing local produce whether you choose to dine in at your luxury cottage or venture out to a local restaurant. There are also plenty of exciting places to visit for a brilliant day out including Oasis Camel centre, Jimmy’s farm and Africa Alive for the kids, plus Framlington Castle, St Edmundsbury Cathedral and the Newmarket experience for the older generations. Visit the seaside and take in the wonderful sea air whilst enjoying some fresh fish and chips or travel north and rent a rowing boat for a day on the water.  You may even prefer to find Luxury coastal accommodation for your visit so that you can make the most of the beautiful landscape.

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