Darsham Cottage

Main Road, Darsham, Suffolk, IP17 3PP

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Rated 5 of 5

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Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

We are a friendly family run small holding with 17 lovely alpacas, chickens, running ducks, family dog and cat, all waiting to meet you. Our CL is flat on half an acre with three hard standing pitches and two grass pitches, all with electric hookups. We have opened the CL as a legacy to my parents who caravan with the Middlesex group for over 50 years. Caravanning was a very big part for me growing up playing on fields etc.. with my brothers. We have seasonal produce to buy as well as our fresh free range eggs.

Facilities Nearby

  • Farmham Leisure Caravan accessory shop for calor gas 7.7 miles south on the A12.
  • Petrol station for calor gas 7.7 miles north on the A12.
  • The Fox pub 0.4 miles. Lovely traditional country pub. Check opening times and booking recommended.
  • Jet garage with a good shop and cafe 0.2 mile.
  • Darsham Nurseries and restaurant 0.2 mile.
  • Dunwich Heath and beach, both with cafes 6 miles away.
  • Highlodge 1 mile away. Clay pigeon shooting, 9 hole golf course, air rifle shooting, archery and fishing.
  • Emmerdale Farm IP17 3BP 1.6 miles away. Friendly farm shop situated just off the A12 near Yoxford on the road to Westleton and Dunwich. Stocked with a wide variety of quality produce sourced locally and regionally. This includes fresh and frozen meat, local vegetables, frozen homemade prepared meals and a wide range of spices and pickles. In fact, all that you might need for you weekly shop! With a great cafe.
  • Aldeburgh: Fine eating, drinking and shoping, something for everyone in this traditional, atmospheric town of Suffolk's heritage coast.
  • Southwold: Home of the Adnams brewery, famous lighthouse and beach huts. Wealth of art galleries, fine shops and pubs and the Blackshore harbourside for freshly caught fish and the ferry across the River Blyth to Walberswick.
  • Snape Maltings: A place for shopping, eating and one of the world's leading centres of music and a visitor destination of outstanding natural beauty.
  • RSPB nature reserve, Minsmere, see a range of iconic birds at this coastal reserve.
  • Framlingham Castle dating back to the late 12th century.
  • Suffolk Punch Trust: Hollesley Bay Open day tours of this important home of the Suffolk Punch Horse.
  • Latitude Festival Henham Hall an eclectic weekend festival combining music, comedy, art, poetry and dance.

PLEASE NOTE THIS SITE CAN ONLY ACCEPT MOTORHOMES 8.5 metres UNDER AT THE MOMENT.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • Unfenced water
  • Working farm

Prices

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 10:00 AM

Minimum stay 3 nights (applies bank holidays)

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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Postcode:
IP17 3PP
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GPS:
Lat 52.27672 / Lon 1.529483
OS field ref:
TM408701
OS map ref:
156

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Saxmundham, Aldeburgh, Leiston
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Harwich (50 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Darsham
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Darsham Cottage
Spent 11 nights here in August, really nice well kept CL with helpful owners. The only issue we had was the daytime traffic on the A12 during the school holidays, which at times made driving off the site something of a challenge. We found it useful to plan to depart at about 10 to the hour or on the hour when the nearby level crossing is closed to allow trains through, thus halting northbound traffic for a glorious few minutes! That said, there is minimal traffic noise at night and the trains don’t run through the night, so it’s decently quiet. We found the food in the Kings Arms In Yoxford better than the Fox. There is a bus service passing the site every three hours going to Halesworth and Aldeburgh, necessary to hail the bus on the minor road into Darsham village.

MalH47

Caravanner from Merseyside

Reviewed on 04/09/2021 16:41

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Darsham Cottage
We liked this site because it was peaceful (albeit with some traffic noise from the A12) and very close to a number of places of interest including Dunwich Beach; for best Fish and Chips around! We also visited Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings. There are two excellent Farm shops and an Artisan Baker and Patisserie just up the road. Julie and John couldn’t have been more helpful. Would definitely go again!

BugsyReece

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Reviewed on 22/07/2021 14:15

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Darsham Cottage
I can't really add much to the glowing reviews of this CL. What more can you ask for? Good value for money, reasonably level pitches, convenient water & waste facilities. A lovely welcome from Julie & John, I absolutely recommend this CL.

LordandLadyT

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Reviewed on 09/09/2020 11:36

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Darsham Cottage
What a wonderful site for our first time caravaning, the owner's gave us such a warm friendly welcome and was very helpfull sorting things out for us. The alpacas were quite amusing to watch, one in particular. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

Florida lady

Reviewed on 01/09/2020 15:10

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Darsham Cottage
An easy to find CL directly located on A12 and well signed. We were welcomed by Julie and John on arrival and directed to the pitch. The site has 3 hard stands to the rear and 2 grass to the left. The facilities, water, waste etc are well located and easy to access as is a shed with advice and leaflets on the surrounding area. We were introduced to the Alpacas including the babies by Julie that were inquisitive and definite characters. We stayed on the CL for 12 days and had a wonderful relaxing holiday. Would definitely recommend this site and look forward to our next visit.

SteadD

Reviewed on 23/08/2019 20:01

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