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Windmill Lodges

Saxtead, Suffolk, England

7 authentic, luxury log cabins at the edge of a lake, each with private HOT TUB. Nr Framingham.

Windmill Lodges have achieved AA COVID-19 Confident  and the Visit England 'We're Good To Go' accreditation showing that government and industry COVID-19 guidelines are being followed.

Windmill Lodges is a family-owned and run small self-catering site in rural Suffolk, with 7 log cabins which are 4* or 5* Visit England rated. The quirky log cabins have authentic 8 inch round log walls seen from the inside as well as on the exterior and each has a private hot tub on a veranda. They sleep from 2 - 8 guests.

Framingham (approx 2 miles) is the nearest town to the site, here you can find shops, cafes, restaurants and some entertainment. Suffolk Heritage Coast, with its picturesque, award-winning beaches is within easy reach. Nearby there are many areas of outstanding natural beauty as well as charming seaside villages/ towns including Walberswick, Thorpeness, Southwold and Aldeburgh.

Each log cabin has its own private hot tub along with coal-effect fire, luxury beds and linen, leather sofas, a fully equipped kitchen and en-suite bathroom. The luxury cabins range from 1 bedroom (for romantic retreats) to 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6/8 and is more suited to families or a group of friends). Each of the cabins face onto a small, charming lake.

Free WiFi. Onsite parking. Woodpecker and Wagtail Lodge have ramp access. Kingfisher Lodge (5* with extra special touches of luxury) has the addition of a private infra-red sauna for its guests' use. Now available to rent a Sky-Watcher Telescope, to make the most of the clear dark nights in rural Suffolk. Prices from £50 for a short break or £75 for a week break for the sole use of the telescope. Courses on astronomy will be run from time to time, so please keep an eye on the website.

The changeover days are Mondays and Fridays meaning that the minimum stay is 3, 4 or 7 nights. A 7-night minimum stay in peak summer.

No pets in some lodges, but Wagtail and Woodpecker Lodges can accept up to 2 dogs each.

Prices of the lodges vary depending on the standard and number of bedrooms and guests. From £325 for a short break in a 1 bedroom lodge to around £1300 for a larger lodge for a week in August.  Bookings protected by the Master Cancel programme - guests cancelling for any reason (including COVID) between 60 and 2 days prior to arrival receive a full refund.


10% discount for solo visitor.


Room Types

Double Ensuite
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s