The Garden Cabin is a spacious, cosy self catering one bedroom cabin with king sized bed, situated within a woodland beside Alton Water Lake in the village of Tattingstone. The location makes it the ideal choice for a short break, day trip or a longer stay. Ideally suited for walkers, cyclists, fishermen or if you are looking for a quiet peaceful retreat.
The cabin is only a short walk from the waterside edge of Alton Water, a large man-made and naturalised lake with a circumference of over 8 miles (13km), provides visitors with plenty of walks, bike rides, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and permit fishing. If you enjoy the peaceful wildlife environment, we have a permit to cast your rods and bird watching is popular on Alton Water, with some hides and rivers very close by. We are dog friendly and your dog will love being able to access the open countryside, woodland and water without the need of a car.
The village of Tattingstone in Suffolk is only 6 miles south of Ipswich and lies on the Shotley Peninsula between the rivers Stour and Orwell. The Garden Cabin is convenient for visiting Constable Country, Dedham, Flatford and East Bergholt, and for exploring the oldest recorded town in Britain. A short distance away you will find riverside walks and estuaries, and some well known beauty spots such as Southwold, Aldeburgh and Flatford are within driving distance.
Many local attractions are on our doorstep, like Jimmy’s Farm, Suffolk Food Hall, riverside pubs such as the ‘Butt & Oyster along with many lovely restaurants nearby, the local pub is 4 minutes walk and dog friendly.
Wildlife and Walks
If you love walking, cycling or horse riding, then Suffolk’s low lying, gentle landscape is excellent. From the east to the west the varied landscape of Suffolk changes subtly.
In the east you will find a coastline of shingle shores, sandy beaches and low cliffs. The majority of the coast forms the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of the most important lowland landscapes in England and Wales. There are five estuaries and associated saltmarsh, mudflats, grazing marshes and reed beds, plus the internationally famous RSPB Minsmere.
To the west and north of the county are The Brecks, a striking landscape of tranquil pine forest and open heathland, making an excellent landscape for walking, cycling and horse riding. The Brecks are famous for their chalky and sandy soils,home to many unique and distinctive birds,plants and animals with rabbit-cropped turf, rich in flints. At High Lodge in Thetford Forest you can explore 26 different walks for all abilities and enjoy the challenge of cycle paths including over 10 miles of Black and Red mountain bike routes.