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Tel code: 01728 | code search
Postcode: IP17 | code search
Population: 420
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In a county of pleasant villages Westleton is one of the prettiest, a surviving and thriving piece of an older and gentler England, regular winner of best kept village titles. The extensive village green and its avenue of mature limes, is at the heart of the village in more ways than one, the ground dipping down to the duck pond. Here the White Horse Inn is found; its gardens invaded by ducklings relying on the kindness of drinkers, and here is held the annual summer fair. Another major event in the life of the village centres on the picturesque thatched church of St Peter’s, for here Westleton holds its annual wild flower festival. There are many other reasons to wander the village, including the Grange, an early 19th century building, and the far older Moor House, an Elizabethan pile with fine gables. It seems strange that once this place was a coaching stop, but the Crown Inn, its red bricks weathered by time, was such, its origins going back to the 12th century. In coaching days Westleton stood on the coastal route to Dunwich, just two miles further east, and on up to Southwold and beyond. Dunwich, once an important port, was largely swallowed by the sea in a great storm in 1286. Westleton, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is surrounded by nature reserves, and is a birder’s paradise. Minsmere is a mile or so south east; Darsham Marshes the same to the west, and Westleton Heath itself is a wonderfully preserved habitat for birds like the nightjar and stonechat, and for rare invertebrates like the endangered white admiral butterfly.

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Westleton Crown Inn (0.05 miles)

Westleton Crown Inn

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Retaining the character and rustic charm of its heritage whilst offering contemporary comforts, this ideal base for an exploration of the Suffolk Heritage Coast is midway between Southwold and Adleburgh. In ... More

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Darsham Old Hall (1.89 miles)

Darsham Old Hall
Set amidst 60 acres of private grounds, and home to the Melford Green alpaca herd, this 13th Century house offers luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodation. Grand, thoughtfully decorated rooms, with four-poster beds, capture the Old ... More | visit website
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Eels Foot Inn (2.03 miles)

Eels Foot Inn

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A traditional, family run, country pub selling Adnams ales and great food.Our accommodation is separate from the Inn and is located in a barn style building only built in October ... More

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The Lion Inn (2.04 miles)

The Lion Inn

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The Lion Inn offers its customers a friendly service featuring great real ales, a variety of popular draught beers, inexpensive wines and spirits and of course home cooked food. We ... More

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Aldringham at Cliff House Cottages (2.16 miles)

Aldringham at Cliff House Cottages

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On the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast, these three properties enjoy direct access to the beach below the cliffs at Dunwich, a little hamlet with an impressive church ... More

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Ship Inn (2.50 miles)

Ship Inn

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One of the most distinctive and charming inns on the east coast, The Ship Inn Dunwich is a venerable 500-year-old pub boasting a fine range of real ales and an excellent wine ... More

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Satis House (2.66 miles)

Satis House

"Satis House" said Pip, "that's a curious name".
"It's Greek, Latin or Hebrew, maybe all three, for enough", she replied. "It means that whoever lives in the house could wish for nothing more."

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White Horse Hotel (3.93 miles)

White Horse Hotel

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This small, friendly hotel is in rural Leiston, close to the coast at Aldburgh and Sizewell. The rooms are en suite and main bar shows Sky Sports and Setanta channels. Every room ... More

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Home From Home Guesthouse (4.00 miles)

Home From Home Guesthouse

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A warm and friendly atmosphere. Home from Home is a newly opened refurbished guest-house, in a large Edwardian house, located in the popular town of Leiston, giving comfortable friendly accommodation. ... More

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Carol's Cottage at Vale Farm Cottages (4.24 miles)

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Set on a 70 acre arable farm, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, 6 miles from the Suffolk Heritage Coastline, these two recent conversions of old ... More

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