Toad Hall Lodges

UK England East Anglia Suffolk Southwold

  Wangford, Suffolk NR34 8AU

  • 5 Luxury Lodges
  • Couples Retreat
Chic timber lodges for cosy couples on the Suffolk Coast, close to Southwold and Walberswick.

Situated amid the quiet beauty of the coasts and heathland of East Suffolk, the hand-built timber lodges at Toad Hall blend in perfectly with their natural surroundings – there's a nature reserve at the end of the road, with cornfields, reed beds and marshes beyond, and an estuary walk that takes you to either Southwold or Walberswick, two of the most charming places on the English coast. You really couldn't be in a better place to slow down, relax and get back to nature.

Best of all, there's no skimping on comfort, with five handsome little lodges, three with king-sized double beds, the other two with twins, all with memory foam mattresses, Nespresso coffee machines and bathrobes. One of the doubles, Pebble Lodge, is en-suite, with a shower, toilet and basin. The other four share a separate, heated shower block, with your own private power shower plus toilet, basin and mirror, luxury towels and organic body wash. There are reading lamps and lights inside each lodge, plus sockets and USB ports – there's no wifi but there is a strong 4G signal. French doors open onto your own private wooden deck, where you can enjoy the hand-delivered breakfast basket each morning, and sit and gaze at the stars at night. A covered outdoor kitchen has a fridge, gas grill and hob, toaster, kettle and barbecue, and hot and cold water, and there's a communal firepit too – perfect for watching Suffolk sunsets.

You can walk, run and cycle right from the doorstep – there are water voles, otters and herons in the nearby waters, forested bike trails to follow, and sand and shingle beaches where you'll scarcely see another person. Owners Emma and Gavin are passionate about being active in the great outdoors, and they even have a small yoga studio and gym with peloton bike on site, which you are welcome to use.

Southwold is an hour’s walk (or a short car-ride away), an appealing and rather genteel seaside town that's home to a host of indie shops and cafes,  a terrific pier and some of the country's most expensive beach huts! You can hire bikes, paddle-boards and kayaks, the beach is large and usually not too crowded, and you can even tour the bay by speedboat from Southwold's riverside harbour. Take the nearby foot ferry from here across to Walberswick, a tiny village known for its crabbing festival and home to a couple of excellent country pubs, The Anchor and The Bell, both of which serve decent food. The nearby village of Wangford also has a couple of decent pubs, and of course there is loads to choose from in Southwold. Finally, if festival-life is your thing, it's worth knowing that Toad Hall is just a 20-minute walk from the Latitude site, for which it makes a good base if you book early enough.



Open all year.


From £110 to £180 per night, weekend breaks £390–540, 7 nights £770–1120. 15% discount if you book the whole place.


Contact Website    Toad Hall Lodges, Wangford, Suffolk NR34 8AU

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  • Adults Only
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches
  • Walking

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