If you want to get close to nature but think the experience would be improved with access to your own private, heated shower room and a very comfortable bed, then Toad Hall Lodges may be the place for you. Whether it’s for a short weekend or longer break, stay in one of our five chic but cosy timber lodges and you’ll discover some of Suffolk’s best-kept secrets on your doorstep.

Pebble Lodge - King size bed

Blossom Lodge - King size bed

Feather Lodge - King size bed

Lavender Lodge - Twin beds

Willow Lodge - Twin beds


Feather, Willow, Blossom, Pebble, & Lavender are all fully insulated and equipped with:

  • High-end memory foam mattresses
  • Pillows & Feather-filled duvets
  • Bed linen
  • 2 reading lamps
  • Electric heaters
  • Electric plugs including USB
  • Hair and make up mirror
  • Coffee table with 2 chairs
  • Tea making facilities with tea bags & sugar
  • Nespresso coffee machine including capsules
  • 2 coffee cups & wine glasses
  • Ice buckets
  • Clothes rail with hangers
  • Outdoor fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarm

Please note that WiFi, beach towels, firewood, ice, peloton cycling shoes and yoga mats are not provided.

No children under the age of 16 

No Dogs allowed at Toad Hall Lodges


There are also outdoor facilities for each lodge which include:

  • Private decking area with tables and chairs 
  • Private fire pit
  • Communal garden area
  • Shared exercise studio with access to a Peloton bike, Boxing equipment & free weights
  • Communal coffee terrace overlooking open farm land and sunsets
  • Communal outdoor eating area
  • Shared outdoor covered kitchen - Gas Grill, BBQ, sink, running water,  fridge, BBQ utensils, crockery, cutlery, salt, pepper, cooking oil, cleaning products & cloths
  • Free onsite parking
  • Self check in service
  • Lock box
  • 4G phone reception 

Pebble Lodge has its own private en-suite and all other lodges have their own private shower rooms / W.C which include:

  • Hand basin
  • Twin head shower for washing long hair after a day at the beach
  • Bath & hand towels
  • Heated towel rail to dry your swimming costumes
  • Haeckels branded hand soap & body wash
  • Toilet roll


You’ll find us nestled within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Nature Beauty so this is the perfect place to escape to. From Toad Hall Lodges, you’re within easy reach of all the area’s best forest walks, nature reserves and cycle trails as well as its long coastline of sand and shingle beaches. There are pretty market towns too, and ancient villages.

If you’re back in time, you can watch the sunset over secluded farmland from your deck. Or stretch out your evening playing board games and toasting marshmallows over the fire pit. Alternatively you can roll out a mat in the yoga studio or enjoy the gym which is kitted out with a Peleton bike, free weights and a Lonsdale punch bag with boxing gloves.

Whilst exploring the coastline you will also be able to enjoy Covehithe, Walberswick, Dunwich Forest, RSPB Minsmere, Albeburgh and Orford.

At the bottom of the road, you’ll discover Hen Reedbeds nature reserve, a meditative mix of wildlife, reedbeds, fens, dykes and pools. Within a few strides along the estuary towards Wolsey Creek Marshes, you’ll be taking deeper breaths, soaking up the tranquillity and leaving life’s stresses and strains far behind you.
There are viewing platforms and benches, as well as the Old Hall café which are all perfect spots to slow down, take in the unspoilt scenery and watch estuary life flow by. The area is a well-established breeding habitat for bitterns and, if the tide is out by the time you reach the mudflats, you’ll get great views of waders foraging for food too.
If it’s dry land and sunset vinyasas you’re after, come home to Toad Hall and roll out a mat in the yoga studio. The French doors open out on to uninterrupted views of the sun going down over the cornfields. The studio also doubles up as a gym, kitted out with a Peleton bike, free weights and a Lonsdale punch bag with boxing gloves if you want a space to train.
We can point you in the right direction for spectacular running routes and cycling trails to suit all levels of fitness and experience. Bike hire is easily organised from Southwold Cycle Hire, and paddle boards can be rented from Southwold Surf School. For an even more intense dopamine and serotonin hit, you could take the plunge for all the stress-busting health benefits of cold-water swimming. We’re spoilt for choice for beautiful wild swimming spots.


From Toad Hall, you’re within walking distance of the quintessentially English coastal town of Southwold with its jolly beach huts and winding lanes lined with small, independent shops. For the seaside picnic of your dreams, there’s Slate, the best cheese shop on the coast, and Jakery, our favourite bakery. You can even rent a beach hut here for about £50 a day.

Or wander along to Southwold Harbour and watch the boats sail in. The Sole Bay Fish Company started out selling its daily catch from a small hut here more than 20 years ago. Now it’s evolved into our favourite lunch spot. Grab a table outside and watch harbour life drift past in as you tuck into Mersea rock oystersfollowed by grilled sea bass. Or take their freshest fish and chips to eat on the beach.