Welcome to The Old Post Office in the charming Suffolk village of Geldeston

The Suffolk Coast

Included with every 7 day booking is use of a family beach hut on Pakefield Beach, from Monday to Thursday.
"Be Happy" is fully equipped with everything needed for a fun day on the beach for all the family.
Make a cuppa, take a picnic or eat at the 3 local hostelries or fish and chip shop. Free local parking.
Have Fun!

The Old Post Office is situated in the small country village of Geldeston, a very picturesque part of the Waveney River Valley on the Suffolk/Norfolk borders, the area is designated a national park known as “The Norfolk Broads”. An area of protected wetland, heaving with an abundance of flora, forna & wildlife, with this section of the Waveney River being famous for kingfishers, these being counted as local residents, just listen out for their high pitched call from the riverbank. The extremely good water quality has also lead to an abundant variety of fish, roach, perch, bream and rather LARGE pike, with our son as a boy, tackling the best of them.

The river & footpath to explore miles of the Broads is approx. 300 mtrs from The Old Post Office. Turn left at the footpath sign just inside the boatyard entrance. There is no limit to how far you can walk alongside the river. Beccles market town is approx. 70 minutes walk. The green banked Village staithe, just after the disused railway bridge, also on this footpath, is an ideal spot to fish for the day.

We believe the river Waveney between Geldeston & Beccles, is one of the prettiest stretches of waterway on the Broads and it's so peaceful (the low bridge at Beccles restricts larger boats entering this section of the river). Whether you are walking, canoeing, boating or cycling, just enjoy the calm waters & the stunning views.


The cottage itself was built around 1820 and formed part of the Dowson brewery, as home to the Master Brewer. When the brewery closed in 1858 the cottage became a small village shop and later a sub Post office and family home, until its closure in 2005.

The cottage was developed into a holiday home in August 2013. In this very short time we have been pleased with the comments left by a good cross section of guests, from couples to family groups with children, and the cottage appears to suit everyone, please do see the comments on the website guestbook. We are seeking to improve every year.

  • Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms
  • Wood Burner
  • Large dining room
  • Sorry no pets
  • Sorry no smoking
  • South facing courtyard garden
  • Ample parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
Guest Comments
The Post office was a home from home, at a very sad time for us all. So thank you. We'll be back. — Kernan & Montague Families, Dublin, 02 May 2016
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