The Rowan Centre is a small private practice run by Kate Simpson and Steve Fawdry. We are located in Leiston on the east coast of the UK. This area is known as the Suffolk Heritage Coast

The Rowan Centre
18 Waterloo Avenue
Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4HE
0845 900 5765


Leiston Town Map


Leiston has a cinema, swimming pool, shops, pubs and various choices for eating out. Places to visit include the 14th century remains of Leiston Abbey and the Long Shop Museum, which provides a fascinating insight into the 250-year old engineering history of Richard Garrett, and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first female doctor in the UK.

(picture, Leiston abbey)


Taxis                                    Trains

A 2 B Cars 01728 832202 or 07951 291413
Henderson Taxis 01728 830101 or 0771 5702332

Swift Cars 01728 602986

Saxmundham to Leiston costs between £7
and £9 each way

A2B are the cheapest

Guesthouses / B&B; Accommodation

Home from Home, Leiston
Lisa Sharpstone
01728 833333 : 07956 937099
[email protected]

This newly refurbished 3 star guesthouse is located just 100m along the road and is comfortable, clean and bright with lovely furnishings and very good facilities. All rooms have different en suite options £30 – £70 per night.

Lavender Blue, Leiston

Jenni and Bill Fleetwood
01728 830461
[email protected] bed-and-breakfasts/bed-and-breakfast3984.asp

Double and twin room with shared modern bathroom. £35 – £60 p/night. Closed Jan-Mar.

Field End Guest House, Leiston

Herbert Wood
01728 833527
07946 287451
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A large, comfortable Edwardian house. Double, twin, family and single rooms, en suites and some shared facilities. £30 – £85 p/night. Self-catering cottages are also available.

Kelsale Place, Kelsale

Fiona & Paul Roach
01728 604894
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Sympathetically restored, large Victorian country house in its own parkland. Two double rooms (one with en suite) and one single room. £35 – £70 p/night.

The Old School, Friston

Derek Turner and Nina Parkinson
01728 688173
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Comfortable and refurbished to a high standard with country views. Double and twin rooms, all en suite. £72 p/night for two or more nights. Single occupancy £65


The Westleton Crown, Westleton

01728 648777
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This exceptional 12th century traditional coaching inn, retains the character and rustic charm of its heritage but with added sophistication and comforts of modern living. You can eat in the bar or restaurant. All 34 bedrooms have en suites. £60 – £185 p/night

Laurel House, Aldeburgh

Cristina and Damian Risdon
01728 452775
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A sensitively restored Victorian town house in a quiet position close to Aldeburgh town centre. A double and twin room each with private bathrooms. £75 – 85 p/night.

Self-catering accommodation

The Retreat, Leiston
0845 268 1632

A well presented one bedroom cottage which sleeps two people. A mid-week 3 / 4 night stay costs between £188 and £348.

Alexanders Cottage, Leiston

0845 268 1632

Situated in a quiet lane this cosy cottage sleeps six people in 3 bedrooms. A mid-week 3 / 4 night stay costs between £255 – £585.

The Owd Bookies, Leiston

0845 268 1632

A delightful detached cottage located in the centre of Leiston. Double and twin room with shared bathroom and separate toilet. A mid-week 3 / 4 night stay costs between £224 – £444.

More self-catering websites….

Cakes and Ale Caravan Site, Leiston

Ginny Rouse
01728 831655
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Reasonably priced luxury chalets, each with two bedrooms, fitted kitchen and bathroom. The site has a good range of facilities and is located just one mile away. Outside of peak season (Jul/Aug), £200 – £300 for a 4 night stay.

Abbey View Lodges, Leiston

Annette Stalley
01728 831128
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A small, peaceful site offering comfortable and well equipped luxury lodges, not far from Leiston Abbey. All lodges have hot tubs and most have saunas. One lodge is equipped for wheelchair users. Outside of peak season (Jul/Aug) £280 – £545 for a 4 night stay

Carlton Meres Country Park,

0844 847 1354 (Hoseasons)

Reasonably priced mobile homes and lodges in a picturesque setting with excellent facilities. £105 – £230 for a 4 night stay.

The Rowan Centre . 18 Waterloo Avenue . Leiston . Suffolk . IP16 4HE . 0845 9005765