‘Sunrise’ is situated in the tiny Suffolk coastal fishing hamlet of Sizewell. It is only a handful of steps off the Suffolk Coastal Path and is within easy walking distance of the quaint and quirky 1930’s model village of Thorpeness, with its mere, windmill and house in the clouds (2.5 miles) and seaside town of Aldeburgh (4 miles), with its operatic links (Benjamin Britten) and mouth-watering fish and chips. To the north, the coastal path leads to the Minsmere Bird Reserve (3 miles) and to the mysteries of the medieval sunken city of Dunwich (4 miles).
Two miles inland, is the industrial market town of Leiston with its historic Long Shop Steam and Engineering Museum, Snape Maltings (7 miles) is the home of the famous opera and music festival venue and to the north you will find the lovely seaside town of Southwold (14 miles) offering the delights of its fantastic pier (with its tongue in cheek water clock and quirky ‘Under the Pier Show’ of weird inventions) and it is of course the home of Suffolk brewers Adnams.
Standing on the lodge sun-deck looking north along the sea shore you will be able to see Minsmere, Dunwich, Walberswick, Southwold and in the far distance, Ness Point the most easterly point of the United Kingdom. With its east facing setting (assuming it’s not cloudy) occupants wake to the rising sun shimmering across the waves with breakfast overlooking the panoramic view of Sole Bay.
We specifically chose this location because of its unique position on the Suffolk Coastal Path, its sea view and cultural links. Within four miles you can reach the Minsmere RSPB Bird Reserve and Dunwich (to the north) and Thorpeness and Aldeburgh (to the south). Inland the area is criss-crossed with innumerable footpaths and cycle tracks. The immediate vicinity includes at least seven differing habitats all with their own unique flora and fauna.