About Stanley Cottage – Self-Catering Accommodation in Suffolk


Stanley Cottage is a 3 bedroom period holiday cottage in Leiston 1 mile from Suffolk’s Heritage Coast, just 3 miles from Thorpeness & 4 miles from Aldeburgh.

We have 3 bedrooms available for guests wanting to visit the area for holiday or perhaps work reasons. The twin and single rooms are also available to rent individually.

You will have exclusive usage of the kitchen, lounge, bathroom and garden area as well as the bedrooms. You get your own front door key for the duration of your stay and are free to come and go as you please. Obviously Lee is available by mobile should you need information or advice about the cottage or the area.

Stanley Cottage is a no-smoking establishment indoors, but you are welcome to smoke in the garden area.

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Leiston is a quaint Suffolk town with a steam museum, leisure centre with swimming pool and its own cinema. It also has at least 4 pubs (some of which provide dining), many shops and takeaways and 4 social clubs (most of which are open to non-members).

Nearby beaches can be found at Sizewell (1.5 miles), Thorpeness (3 miles) and of course at Aldeburgh which is a short car-ride of 4 miles away.

Other attractions in the area include Leiston Abbey  in Leiston, Minsmere Bird Reserve RSPB (3 miles), Snape Maltings (6 miles), Southwold (10 miles), plus National Trust at Dunwich, Sutton, and Orford Ness.

There are also some great golf courses in the area (Alderburgh, Thorpeness and others) so this is a great location for golf holidays. In fact we do get many enquiries from golfers.

If you are visiting the area for work purposes Stanley Cottage is just 1.5 miles from the Sizewell Power Station. Click to contact


On entering Stanley Cottage via the front door you will find yourself in the lounge & lounge/diner.

In the lounge there are 2 comfortable sofas, a modern Smart TV with all the usual free-view channels plus Netflix, internet access etc. and a dvd player along with a selection of dvds you might enjoy.

Further along the room is the main dining area complete with dining table and chairs with space for up to 6 diners.

We also have an integrated Sonos sound system (speakers around the house), DAB radio, recently installed wood burning (multi fuel) stove and a laptop workstation with large, wall-mounted monitor you can connect to via HDMI.

Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms available – 1 double, 1 twin and a single. In the main bedroom we have a double bed and the other 2 bedrooms are furnished with comfortable, period style single beds as well as storage for clothes and luggage. Both bedrooms have TVs with freeview and mirrors.

There are bedside tables each with lamps so you do not have to get out of bed to turn off the lights!


We recently installed a new, modern kitchen, which as has plenty of worktop areas, as well as integral cooker, fridge, kettle, toaster, and all the usual kitchen appliances. We also have a washing machine in the lobby area between the kitchen and the bathroom.

The bathroom has also been totally renovated with brand new bath, newly installed shower and screenr, sink and w.c. It is situated downstairs and is accessed through the kitchen.

There is also a plentiful supply of clean towels (although please provide your own beach towels).

Outside at the back of the house there is a compact, low-maintenance  outdoor area, complete with garden table and chairs where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a cold drink in the fresh air and sunshine hopefully!).

You can also enjoy our new garden arbour!

Stanley Cottage is a no-smoking establishment indoors, but you are welcome to smoke in this garden area.

Hi-Speed Wi-Fi
USB Charging Points

USB Charging Points

Stanley Cottage of course has hi-speed wi-fi internet access for laptops, phones, ipads etc.

We also have charging points for mobile devices in the kitchen.