at the johnsons is a 4 Star and Gold award winning bed and breakfast ideally located in the picturesque village of Tattingstone, Suffolk Village of the Year 2011, on the Shotley Peninsula and within a few miles of two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty of Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coasts and Heaths.
Our purpose built comfortable and well furnished bedrooms have their own private external access for our guests' convenience with en suite bathrooms. There is also a guests/breakfast room with views of the garden and beyond.
We enjoy panoramic views of the countryside in a tranquil setting and are just a few miles from the County town of Ipswich, close to the International ports of Felixstowe and Harwich, an hours drive from London Stansted Airport and just over an hour to London by road or rail.
The local area is well worth exploring and with a variety of walks and cycle routes some of which run past our door. Alton Water is less than a 5 minute stroll and has many attractions including; walking, cycling, bird watching and numerous water-sports. Suffolk Coasts and Heaths have mapped out six Explorer Guide walks all on the Peninsula, two that can be joined on foot from here.
In the summer months after a day of walking or cycling you can relax in our heated outdoor swimming pool. There is also a small pool house, access to BBQ facilities and plenty of outdoor space to sit and admire the scenery whilst sipping a cool glass of wine or perhaps a cup of tea. In the evening the sunsets can be spectacular.
So if a quiet relaxing break is what you're looking for we can certainly provide it. However if you are keen to explore the area and would like trips out or activities we have plenty of information and are always happy to help out. There are pubs in the village and we can also advise on where else there is to eat, whatever your tastes.
There are two mainline stations less than 15 minutes away, so if you want to leave the car behind it is possible to do so and we can assist with local transport arrangements if you wish.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing break or are in the area on business, visiting family or friends and you want home cooked, locally sourced breakfasts, comfortable, well furnished rooms and a warm welcome then look no further.