Scapa Lodge is an excellent base for people new to Suffolk who want to explore the surrounding area and beyond. Ideal for a couple or a solo traveller, this comfortable lodge sits comfortably in the countryside and is only a short distance from the coast.
The outside of Scapa Lodge brings to mind Scandinavian cabins you might expect to find deep in forests or on mountainsides. Close to Tunstall Forest, this really is a rural escape with the AONB of Suffolk Coast and Heaths on the doorstep. The interior showcases a spacious kitchen area which flows into a cosy sitting and dining room. The two seater is a perfect spot to snuggle up of an evening where you can wind down with a film or watch the sun set over the garden and neighbouring fields. In the bedroom you will find the cool blues and coastal artwork relaxing, and in the main living area the bold yellow is sure to brighten your day whatever the weather. If the sun comes out, soak up a few rays from the patio where you will find a table and chairs to unwind in.
Just down the road from Tunstall Forest, you can pull your walking boots on for a good ramble through pine trees and over gorgeous heaths. Keep an eye out for deer and hares, as well as a variety of birdlife you will see perched on branches and flying overhead. The more adventurous might want to venture forth into the forest is on horseback.
A short drive away sits the village of Orford. Home to a twelfth century castle and church, bakery and pubs, explore the village by foot before taking a boat ride on the River Alde. Keen eyes will spot seals and otters in addition to numerous species of birds. Why not take the opportunity to adventure over to Havergate Island? An RSPB Reserve and the only island in the county, this is a much loved destination for wildlife and photography enthusiasts.
Take a day to wander around Snape Maltings to pick up local produce from the Food Hall or maybe catch a concert. Choose a walking route around the River Alde and wander down to Iken to see the fifteenth century church. With wading birds to be spotted along the river banks there is plenty of wildlife to spot. Snape offers three excellent pubs which we recommend for afternoon and evening meals. With menus that make the most of local flavours and ingredients, you can taste Suffolk as well as explore our fine county.
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