The Garden Cottage is just west of Wenhaston village. You can enjoy walking on the village’s 4 heaths with their own native vegetation and wildlife. Local country lanes are ideal for cycling. The surrounding countryside is very rich with diverse wildlife habitats. Birds such as woodpeckers, finches, tits, robins, pheasants and partridges frequent the garden, nightingales can sometimes be heard in spring and the occasional barn owl might be spotted hunting the valley at the end of the garden.
Nearby Minsmere and the coastal salt marches provide habitat for wading birds such as avocets and curlews, whilst the heath across the road hosts a range of native and migrant birds such as linnets, warblers and nightingales. There are many good walks in the area, especially on the coastal strip from Southwold to Alderburgh. The region is unspoilt by motorways and old fashioned windy country lanes abound.
For cyclists, we are on Sustrans Regional Route No. 42 and about 10 minutes ride from National Cycle Route No. 1.