This holiday cottage was comfy, clean and very convenient.. It wouldn't be so good for old or disabled people as you had to climb down steps to get to the beach, but for us it was fine. The area was very quiet and peaceful with no cars going past and only the sound of the sea and gulls to listen to. In one direction was Lowestoft with a great little free museum, a wind turbine, a harbour, a busy beach and colourful beach huts of many varied designs and a cheery feel (although car parks very full in August) and in the other direction was arty Southwold with it's hilarious home made slot machine amusements on the pier, awe inspiring lighthouse, pretty and interesting houses and view of Sizewell B (scary but fascinating). Kessingland beach itself was less populated (we almost had the beach to ourselves, apart from lots of friendly dog walkers in the evenings) with a wild and natural feel, rather like Dungeness, with a shoreline full of coastal plants and wildlife. We saw kestrels, rabbits and also lovely little bats. The cottage felt secure and homely. We loved watching the lights on the sea at night or going onto the beach and looking up at the stars. The cottage was better equipped than advertised as it had a washing machine (extremely useful!!) and lovely little surprises all over the place, such as binoculars, beach chairs, a huge choice of dvds, a guitar and bongo drums in an upstairs cupboard and board games. The beds were comfortable but I still found myself waking early and unable to resist getting up to see the beautiful sinrise over the sea from our balcony. Then I would snuggle back down again. Although we don't have a dog I can see that it would be a fantastic place for people to go on holiday who wanted to bring their pet as everybody seemed to walk their dogs along the coast and chat to each other about their dogs as they went along. I almost wished we had one too, although I don't think our cats would be pleased about it. However, even without a dog the walking was marvelous, along the beach in both directions and also at nearby nature reserves such as Carlton Marshes. If you love history (e.g at Lowestoft Museum, Framlingham Castle and lots of fascinating churches, some of which have thatched rooves or old religious paintings in them) nature, the sea and would like a practical, comfortable, homely, clean place to stay in then this is the cottage for you.