Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Holiday Cottages

Aldeburgh and its close neighbour Thorpeness have to be ranked with the very best seaside holiday destinations in the UK. A stay in a Suffolk Cottage Holiday’s Aldeburgh self catering ...... continued below.

Rosecot, Peasenhall

Rosecot, Peasenhall

Sleeps 3 - 1 double, 1 single

This really is a picture book cottage in the utterly charming village of Peasenhall.  A Tudor cottage, Rosecot is in an ideal location for exploring the Suffolk coast and countryside being close to Framlingham and within easy reach of the seaside towns of Aldeburgh, Dunwich and Southwold.

Alexander House, Thorpeness

Alexander House, Thorpeness

Sleeps 12-13 - 1 superking, 2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 bunk + single

Big House Holidaying in Suffolk. Alexander House is a traditional Suffolk farmhouse in the heart of Thorpeness overlooking its stunning heathland golf course. Dating back to the 16th century, Alexander House is one of the oldest buildings in Thorpeness.  Beautifully restored and refurbished in 2014 Alexander House now includes outstanding spacious, luxury accommodation for up to thirteen people down a quiet private road overlooking Thorpeness Golf Course, just a minute's walk from the sea.

The Studio, Aldeburgh

The Studio, Aldeburgh

sleeps 6 - 2 doubles, 1 twin

Overlooking the old town of Aldeburgh, and set in mature gardens, this wonderful artist's studio has been transformed to create a stylish art deco beach-style home of great comfort and convenience. The property has a suntrap balcony for summer and is cosy and warm in winter, making it perfect for any time of the year.

Oakley Cottage, Peasenhall

Oakley Cottage, Peasenhall

Sleeps 8 - 3 doubles, 1 twin

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A traditional Suffolk thatched cottage, in the heart of the pretty rural village of Peasenhall. Large child-friendly gardens and lovely interior make this great for holidays throughout the year.

Thatched Cottage, Sternfield

Thatched Cottage, Sternfield

Sleeps 6 - 2 doubles, 1 twin

A 17th century thatched cottage and barn, now delightfully converted into a rural retreat just minutes from the sea. Ideal for a group of friends or extended family, the barn-annexe provides a wonderful sanctuary for anyone wanting some space to themselves.

Sea View, Thorpeness

Sea View, Thorpeness

Sleeps 12 - 4 doubles, 2 twins

Great for the larger family or a group of friends, Sea View has magnificent views over the sea; its garden leading directly on to the beach at Thorpeness.  Booked in conjunction with The Pink House - the two properties are next door to one another - parties of up to 20 can be accommodated.

Shore Cote, Thorpeness

Shore Cote, Thorpeness

Sleeps 8 + 2 - 2 kings, 1 twin, 1 single, 1 triple

Right on the cliff top on the edge of the quirky little seaside village of Thorpeness, this delightful light and airy beach house has been superbly designed to take full advantage of its fantastic location with south westward views over the village and easterly views over the sea.  Perfect for family holidays.

Hanover House, Aldeburgh

Hanover House, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 9 - 3 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single (+1 with pull out bed)

In the very heart of Aldeburgh, on the Suffolk coast, Hanover House has wonderful views over Aldeburgh beach and the sea. Fully refurbished, it provides delightful accommodation for 7 to 9 people. Friends or family, the self-contained garden flat gives your group added flexibility.

Fairhaven, Thorpeness

Fairhaven, Thorpeness

Sleeps 11 - 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single, 2 bunks

Right on the beach at Thorpeness, a property with loads of history and an open plan living area with uninterrupted sea views. Within a couple of minutes walk of the centre of Thorpeness in one direction and Aldeburgh just a stroll in the other, you could not be better placed.

Pantiles, Aldeburgh

Pantiles, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 5 - 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single

Deceptively spacious, Pantiles has been renovated to provide contemporary and luxury accommodation for 5 people. Just off the high street and 200 yards from the beach, Pantiles enjoys the benefit of an enclosed south facing patio garden and off-street car parking.

Seahorse Cottage, Aldeburgh

Seahorse Cottage, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 2 - 1 king

With views towards Aldeburgh beach and the sea, fine restaurants and pubs in easy walking distance - Seahorse Cottage is for couples looking for a self-catering holiday on the coast. Centrally located in this popular Suffolk seaside town.

Raymond Cottage, Aldeburgh

Raymond Cottage, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 6 - 1 double, 2 twins

A charming and spacious cottage on Aldeburgh High Street. The delightful features make this a perfect getaway all year round. So well equipped for family holidays by the sea. A great location if you want to be at the centre of things.

Gallery Cottage, Aldeburgh

Gallery Cottage, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 2 - 1 double

A wonderful seaside cottage with exquisite views of the sea from both the sitting room and bedroom, this is a haven for anyone with an artistic bent. A cottage with a fine history of artistic inspiration - E M Forster worked here in the 1950s, whilst today it is the part-time home of artist Tessa Henderson.

Dart Cottage, Aldeburgh

Dart Cottage, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 4 - 1 king, 1 twin

A delightful, spacious period cottage, dating from 1796, on Aldeburgh High Street.  The cottage is in a central location near the Town Steps and just a 2 minute walk from the beach.

Fishermans Cottage, Aldeburgh

Fishermans Cottage, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 4 - 1 double, 1 twin

A well hidden gem in the heart of Aldeburgh; this delightful cottage is within seconds of the beach and all the wonderful shops, cafes and restaurants of the High Street.

3 Bell Cottages, Middleton

3 Bell Cottages, Middleton

Sleeps 4 - 1 double, 1 twin

A traditional Suffolk cottage in the heart of the delightful coastal village of Middleton. Pub, church and farm shop all in easy walking distance.

Stable Cottage, Sternfield

Stable Cottage, Sternfield

Sleeps 2 - 1 superking/twin

Within just a few miles of Aldeburgh and the Suffolk coast. A delightful and well equipped self-catering holiday property ideal for couples, with the fun of having your own hot tub.

Reindeer Cottage, Sternfield

Reindeer Cottage, Sternfield

Sleeps 4 - 1 double, 1 twin

One of three superbly designed traditional Suffolk barns - Red House Barns - now available for self-catered holiday letting. Situated close to the Suffolk coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Reindeer Cottage provides the perfect base for exploring Aldeburgh and the Suffolk coast.

Christmas Cottage, Sternfield

Christmas Cottage, Sternfield

Sleeps 4 - 1 double, 1 twin

Christmas Cottage is a beautifully converted traditional Suffolk barn. It retains much of the old stud work and beams and incorporates quality finishes. Warm and cosy in winter, it has underfloor heating and a lovely log burning stove, it has its own sun trap terrace complete with its own hot tub and extensive gardens in which to barbecue, play games or simply laze in the sunshine.

Red House Barns, Sternfield

Red House Barns, Sternfield

Sleeps 10 - 2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 superking/twin

Stunning barn conversion comprising three separate properties but with large communal dining room and games room to accommodate all ten guests. Individual hot tubs for each property, indoor and outdoor games and a large movie screen means that you will have a wonderful stay whatever the weather.

Mariners Cottage, Aldeburgh

Mariners Cottage, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 4 - 1 superking/twin and 1 twin

Tucked between Aldeburgh's beach and High Street, Mariner's Cottage is perfectly located for everything this charming seaside town has to offer.

Thatched Cottage(4), Sternfield

Thatched Cottage(4), Sternfield

Sleeps 4 - 1 double, 1 twin

Just a short drive from the Suffolk Coast and the treasures it has to offer, Thatched Cottage retains many of its exciting features, including fantastic inglenook fireplace and original bread oven.

The Pink House, Aldeburgh

The Pink House, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 4 - 1 king, 1 twin

Perfect for families with kids who want a holiday by the sea that won't break the bank, The Pink House is handily located on the way in to Aldeburgh.

Fern Court Lodge, Aldeburgh

Fern Court Lodge, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 7 - 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single

Autumn - Was : £1074 now: £966 for a Week between 30 Sep 2016 and 21 Oct 2016

A wonderfully spacious detached family house in a quiet lane with no passing traffic, yet only a few minutes walk from Aldeburgh beach and the High Street.

5 Coastguard Cottages, Aldeburgh

5 Coastguard Cottages, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 4+1 - 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single

Character-filled Victorian cottage in the heart of Aldeburgh, complete with rooftop- and sea-views.

Japonica Cottage, Friston

Japonica Cottage, Friston

Sleeps 2+1 - 1 king, 1 single

A delightful semi-detached cottage, furnished with much thought and style, and tucked away in the quiet village of Friston. Just minutes from the coast at Aldeburgh.

The Yacht House, Aldeburgh

The Yacht House, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 8+2 - 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 bunk, a 1+1 bedroom

An oasis of calm in the very heart of Aldeburgh on the Suffolk Coast, the stunning Yacht House, hidden within its own sunny walled gardens, has the look and finish of a world class private yacht combined with the spaciousness of a luxury beach house.

207, High Street, Aldeburgh

207, High Street, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 6 - 1 king, 1 twin, 1 bunk

A lovely position, beyond the High Street shops, this cottage is just a stone's throw from the beach and a minute's walk from the sailing club at Slaughden. Bright and sunny cottage, delightfully extended to create a second ground floor sitting room and master bedroom with balcony. Lots of space to spread.

The Granary, Great Glemham

The Granary, Great Glemham

Sleeps 4 - 1 king, 1 twin

Set in the heart of rural Suffolk and overlooking the surrounding fields, The Granary at Great Glemham is perfect for those who want to get away from it all in this quiet corner of the county.

Spinneys, Thorpeness

Spinneys, Thorpeness

8 in 1 super king, 1 king, 2 doubles PLUS 6 in boathouse

Try as we might, we simply cannot find a finer situation for a holiday property Suffolk. Right on the beach at Thorpeness, the kitchen, dining room and sitting room all look out over the beach to the sea, as does the fantastic indoor swimming pool with water cannon and spa pool. There is also a steam room, wet room and gym. Upstairs is equally splendid - every bedroom has its own spacious bathroom. A holiday of a lifetime!

Hanover House (7), Aldeburgh

Hanover House (7), Aldeburgh

Sleeps 7 - 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single (+1 pull out bed)

In the very heart of Aldeburgh, on the Suffolk coast, Hanover House is superbly located with wonderful views of the beach and the sea - a brand new balcony leading from the sitting room makes a perfect outside eating area; a perfect spot from which to observe life on the seafront, the boats bringing in the morning fish catch. Little ones will love the boating lake and the beach, teenagers the shops and the sailing, whilst adults can enjoy anything from golf to gourmet dining. Everyone will enjoy the sea views and the comfortable surroundings of Hanover House. Fully refurbished in 2016, Hanover House has delightful accommodation for 7 people.

The Lookout House, Thorpeness

The Lookout House, Thorpeness

Sleeps 10 - 1 superking, 1 double, 3 twins

A 3-storey seaside property in the distinctive, mock Tudor village of Thorpeness. The Lookout House makes the most of its magnificent, elevated beachside location; relax in the sitting room or on the balcony, take breakfast on the raised decked terraces and watch the sun rise over the sea. The west facing private garden has another large decked area - great for children, afternoon sunbathing or evening drinks and barbecues. Why go abroad?

The Old Library, Aldeburgh

The Old Library, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 2 - 1 double

Behind what looks like a normal cottage door is hidden Aldeburgh's Old Library. High ceilings, a galleried sleeping platform; tastefully decorated and superbly finished. The Old Library is in a great position just yards from the beach - a wonderful retreat.

Edinburgh Cottage, Aldeburgh

Edinburgh Cottage, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 5 - 1 king, 1 double, 1 single

Gorgeous, colourful, and located close to Aldeburgh's High Street and beach, Edinburgh Cottage is spacious and just oozes character.  It should really be called Aldeburgh Cottage as it epitomises everything fun and jolly about this seaside town - quirky, individual, and characterful, it's like Aldeburgh on Carnival day, only without the floats.

Eldoret (5), Aldeburgh

Eldoret (5), Aldeburgh

Sleeps 5 - 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single bedroom

Autumn - Was : £810 now: £729 for a Week between 01 Oct 2016 and 22 Oct 2016

A great holiday home, close to the beach, just off the High Street and minutes from the river. Spacious, bright rooms, super kitchen and off road parking for two cars; perfect for a family break.

Eldoret (9), Aldeburgh

Eldoret (9), Aldeburgh

Sleeps 9 - 1 double, 2 twins, 1 bunk, 1 single

A wonderful holiday home in a great position for enjoying the beach, just off the High Street and close to the river. With plenty of room for family and friends, private off road parking for two cars; perfect for exploring all of Aldeburgh!

The Boat House, Thorpeness

The Boat House, Thorpeness

Sleeps 6 - 1 king, 1 4-bed dormitory

Beachside holiday house in a fine coastal location perfect for those special family seaside holidays. Beautiful sea views and use of the magnificent indoor swimming pool with water cannon and spa pool. There is also a steam room, wet room and gym. 

Arch House, Aldringham

Arch House, Aldringham

Sleeps 12 - 1 king, 3 doubles, 2 twins

A newly refurbished Edwardian family house, set in 2 acres of grounds overlooking the Hundred River just minutes from Thorpeness and Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast.  Arch House combines Edwardian elegance and contemporary comfort and is ideal for anyone who wants to spend time in Aldeburgh, Thorpeness and the Suffolk Coast whilst enjoying space, privacy and peace.  

The Courthouse, Thorpeness

The Courthouse, Thorpeness

Sleeps 8 - 3 kings, 1 twin

Newly converted, luxury home in Thorpeness. A unique, contemporary home - part of the majestic Ogilvie Hall in the heart of Thorpeness. Completed to a high specification, The Courthouse offers stylish living on a grand scale.  Centrally located, the beach, The Meare (lake and play area), tennis and golf clubs, plus cafes and pub are all within 3-4 minutes walk. No car required!

21 Park Lane, Aldeburgh

21 Park Lane, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 6 - 2 kings, 1 twin + futon

A beautifully refurbished, late Victorian bay fronted house situated just a few feet from the famous town steps that lead down to the High Street.   Deceptively spacious with wonderfully bright and airy rooms throughout.

Correggio Cottage, Aldeburgh

Correggio Cottage, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 6 - 1 king, 1 twin, 1 bunk

Autumn - Was : £1023 now: £921 for a Week between 30 Sep 2016 and 21 Oct 2016

In the very centre of the classic seaside town of Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Correggio Cottage is a really spacious Victorian holiday villa with uninterrupted views over the beach and the sea.  Perfectly located for self catering holidaymakers; Correggio is just a dozen steps from the beach and within a very easy walk of the majority of Aldeburgh's amenities - it will suit all the family.

The Pink House, Thorpeness

The Pink House, Thorpeness

Sleeps 6+2 in 1 superking, 2 kings, 1 bunk

Newly built, this beautifully designed Thorpeness holiday home has everything the family or a group of friends can possibly need for a holiday on the Suffolk coast. There is a first floor balcony overlooking The Meare, a sheltered terrace and large, enclosed south-facing garden to make the very most of the summer sun. You can even hire a hot tub for your stay.  Thorpeness beach and the sea are just a few steps from the front door.

The Pink House (6), Thorpeness

The Pink House (6), Thorpeness

Sleeps 6 - 2 superkings, 1 king

This stunning new build is the perfect sea-side holiday home. Look out on the first floor balcony and you will see the famous Thorpeness Meare. Just a few steps from the beach, perfect. You can even hire a hot tub for your stay.

Red House Farm, Nr Aldeburgh

Red House Farm, Nr Aldeburgh

Sleeps 8 - 2 kings, 1 king/twin, 1 bunk

A traditional red brick farmhouse surrounded by two acres of natural country garden with two wildlife ponds. The original farmhouse has evolved over time into a charming rustic home, perfect for families and friends looking for an authentic rural break in a homely cottage, complete with Aga. 

Admiral's Rest, Aldeburgh

Admiral's Rest, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 4 - 1 king, 1 twin, both ensuite

A well appointed modern apartment in the heart of Aldeburgh, close to the sea-front for those endless summer days and with the benefit of two en-suite bedrooms.

Stoney Beach, Aldeburgh

Stoney Beach, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 10 - 2 doubles, 1 king, 2 twins

Stoney Beach is a delightful seafront Aldeburgh property and a much loved family home. The house is light, bright and spacious, and ideal for one or even two families.  It has its own front garden bordering Crag Path and the beach, and a fabulous roof terrace with wonderful uninterrupted views across the rooftops of Aldeburgh to the River Alde and Iken.  It is also conveniently located moments from the high street. With two kitchens and a choice of sitting rooms Stoney Beach is ideal for a multi generational holiday or a couple of families.

Red House Farm, Nr Aldeburgh (10)

Red House Farm, Nr Aldeburgh (10)

Sleeps 10 - 2 kings, 1 king/twin, 1 double, 1 bunk

A traditional red brick farmhouse surrounded by two acres of natural country garden with two wildlife ponds. The original farmhouse has evolved over time into a charming rustic home, perfect for families and friends looking for an authentic rural break in a homely cottage, complete with Aga. 

Hazlewood Hall Cottage, Friston

Hazlewood Hall Cottage, Friston

Sleeps 4 - 1 double, 1 twin

Hazlewood Cottage is deceptively spacious, bright and airy, surrounded by open agricultural farmland and within an easy drive of Aldeburgh and Snape. 

Westrow, Aldeburgh

Westrow, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 6 - 2 kings, 1 superking/twin plus a child's bed/cot

An elegant double bay fronted detached Edwardian house built in the 1920s with private off-road parking for two cars. Westrow has recently been beautifully modernised to create a light and very spacious interior and has a lovely private landscaped terraced garden with areas of seating and a super variety of planting.  Ideal for barbecues or simply relaxing in the sunshine.

Gosfield Cottage, Aldeburgh

Gosfield Cottage, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 4 - 1 king, 1 twin

Situated at the far end of the High Street close to the sea, this deceptively spacious cottage oozes character and warmth. A real home-from-home, this bright, fun and inviting property has everything you could need for a week by the sea. Just seconds from some of the best local eateries and shops. 

Sun Cottage, Aldeburgh

Sun Cottage, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 8 - 1 king, 2 doubles, 1 twin

Autumn - Was : £1074 now: £966 for a Week between 30 Sep 2016 and 21 Oct 2016

Sun Cottage is perfect for a peaceful coastal escape with family or a group of friends. This light, generous and modern cottage is just a short walk from the wonderful Aldeburgh seafront. Take advantage of the private garden and balcony for the ultimate relaxing getaway.

The Old Mill, Snape

The Old Mill, Snape

Sleeps 4 - 1 king/twin, 1 double

Fully refurbished in 2016, The Old Mill, Snape is made up of two separate cottages just yards away from one another in the grounds of The Old Mill Snape in the heart of the popular coastal village of Snape. Just a short walk from the River Alde and Snape Maltings, this is the ideal retreat for two couples or friends wishing to get away from it all or simply enjoy the Aldeburgh Festival. 

Admiral's Rest (2), Aldeburgh

Admiral's Rest (2), Aldeburgh

Sleeps 2 - 1 king

A light, modern apartment in the heart of the much-loved coastal town of Aldeburgh. Just a hop, skip and a jump from the sea-front and the buzzing High Street. 

Top Flat, Clare House, Aldeburgh

Top Flat, Clare House, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 4 - 1 double, 1 twin

Situated on the sea front in the much loved coastal town of Aldeburgh, Top Flat occupies the Penthouse position at Clare House and enjoys stunning panoramic views of the sea from its private balcony and sitting room. Perfect for couples or families who want to be in the centre of it all with a holiday on the Suffolk coast. 

Kiwi Cottages, Snape

Kiwi Cottages, Snape

Sleeps 4 - 2 king/twins

Fully refurbished in 2016, Kiwi Cottages, Snape is made up of two separate cottages just a few steps away from one another, surrounded by the delightful Snape countyside and just a short walk or drive from the heart of the village. So perfect for two couples or friends wishing to explore the delights of the Suffolk Coast or simply enjoy the Aldeburgh Festival. Be sure to bring the dogs too and explore the area.

Bertuna, Aldeburgh

Bertuna, Aldeburgh

Sleeps 9+1 - 3 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single + trundle

This luxurious modern property is just a short stroll away from Aldeburgh beach, an ideal base in which to explore the town and the surrounding area.  Beautifully furnished, the house scores high on the environmentally friendly scale with discrete solar panels and a heat exchange system as well as a log burning stove. Spacious double bedrooms, a charming kitchen dining area and a delightful garden featuring a veranda make this property a perfect choice for an extended family or a group of friends.

The Courthouse (4), Thorpeness

The Courthouse (4), Thorpeness

Sleeps 4 - 1 king, 1 twin

Be in the centre of it all with a holiday at The Courthouse. This luxurious and unique holiday cottage is situated in the very heart of the much loved coastal village of Thorpeness. Just a 7 minute drive from the town of Aldeburgh, Thorpeness too has its very own beach, golf club, pub, cafe and famous Meare. What more could you wish for on your holiday to Suffolk?

Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Holiday Cottages

Aldeburgh and its close neighbour Thorpeness have to be ranked with the very best seaside holiday destinations in the UK. A stay in a Suffolk Cottage Holiday’s Aldeburgh self catering cottage will always be a treat. A year round programme of music at Snape Maltings, sailing on the river Alde, RSPB reserves in Aldebugh and Thorpeness, National Trust properties, the sea and awe inspiring Suffolk skies, the active will always find something new and exciting to do. If you are more of a thinker then you can simply relax in a deck chair on Aldeburgh or Thorpeness beach  and enjoy.

ALDEBURGH

The shingle beaches of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness are decorated by bright flowers, the marshes awash with lapwing, snipe and godwit. Aldeburgh has a fine heathland golf course from where there are panoramic views of the lowland heaths and Alde Estuary beyond. Popular as a healthy seaside resort since the 18th century, Aldeburgh has retained  its Edwardian elegance and charm, whilst now boasting some excellent galleries, shops, restaurants and pubs.

World famous for its association with Benjamin Britten, arguably this country’s greatest composer, Aldeburgh is an excellent holiday location for all generations, providing opportunities for sailing, golf, bird watching, walking and an eclectic series of arts events including annual Documentary, Literary and Poetry Festivals.

You can stay close to the beach and the High Street amidst the hustle and bustle of holidaymaker activity - Correggio Cottage (6)  or 207 High Street (6), Dart Cottage (4), Fishermans Cottage (4), Eldoret (9), Raymond Cottage (6), Hanover House (10), 5 Coastguard Cottages (4+1) or even closer to the beach at Seahorse Cottage or Gallery Cottage (both sleep 2), Mariners Cottage (4), The Old Library (2), The Yacht House (10) or Edinburgh Cottage (5). Aldeburgh is not a large town so you will never be far from the sea and the river. A few yards up from the hill (5 minutes from the beach) are The Studio (6), Pantiles (5), 21 Park Lane (6) and Fern Court Lodge (6), whilst The Pink House (4) and Mayflower Cottage (4+2) are beyond the church. 

THORPENESS

Just 1.5 miles up the coast from Aldeburgh is utterly unique and totally fascinating.  Designed at the beginning of the 1900s at the height of the Arts and Crafts Movement, Thorpeness was created as a holiday retreat for the middle classes. Here there are some lovely larger houses (sleeping between 10 and 14 people, ideal for a family gathering or a group of friends) ShorecoteSea View (for parties of 20, book in conjuction with The Pink House, which can also be rented separately), Alexander House and Fairhaven are all close or overlooking the sea. Slightly smaller are The Courthouse (8) and The Boat House (6).

In the centre of Thorpeness is the Meare, a wildlife rich 65 acre lake, with rowing boats, canoes and punts for hire. Thorpeness also has a Country club with tennis courts and 18 hole heathland golf course, a good pub, village shop and restaurant.

DUNWICH

Just a few miles north is Dunwich, once the third largest port in the country, now a tiny fishing village and neighbour to Minsmere, RSPB's best known bird reserve. With spectacular views over the village and the sea is Bridge Cottage (sleeping 6).

FRISTON

Aldeburgh and Snape will forever be associated with Benjamin Britten, the  internationally renowned Suffolk composer. Halfway between the two is Friston.  There has been a settlement here since the 1st century. Friston (meaning Frisian in old English) has always been a farming village, although many cottage are now used as holiday homes. Its church stands on the hill overlooking the wide and attractive village green. Friston’s most famous building is the old post mill; at 55 feet, it is the tallest post mill in England. A great base for visitors to Aldeburgh, concert goers, walkers and cyclists.  Stay at Japonica Cottage (sleeps 3) or Jays Cottage (7).

STERNFIELD

Close by is Sternfield. This tiny hamlet consists of little more than an a large country house, some traditional Suffolk cottages and a couple of farms, one of which Red House Farm includes three converted barns: Stable Cottage (sleeps 2 and has disabled access), Reindeer Cottage, (4) and Christmas Cottage, (4) - for larger groups take a look at Red House Barns (10) - with a large living room where the entire group can socialise and eat together. Just a 100 yards down the road is Thatched Cottage (6) or at certain off peak periods may be booked as a sleeps 4

SNAPE

At Snape Bridge the river narrows outside the famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall where there is a complex of shops and restaurants and three lovely pubs. Box Cottage sleep 4. Further up the hill is The Writers Studio (2), a delightful single storey property. Snape is the perfect for dog walking with a number of lovely riverside and heathland paths, one of which - The Sailors Path - leads to Aldeburgh. All listed Snape cottages accept a dog.  A mile or so down river from Snape is Iken, one of the prettiest stretches of river in Suffolk, stay at Yarn Hill Barn (6) or Boot Cottage (4) and enjoy some superb views.

BLAXHALL AND TUNSTALL

Just down the road from Snape are two rural villages. Blaxhall is really convenient for those who want to be close to Snape but be a bit quieter. There is a good village pub called The Ship where you can dine well. Stay at 1 Tudor Cottages (2) but take a torch for coming back from the pub at night!

Slightly further out still are the Suffolk villages of Dennington, Great Glemham and Peasenhall. All are perfect for a family holiday, with each being just over 10 miles from Aldeburgh. Stay at The Cottage (8), The Granary (4) or Rosecot (3).

For lots more information on what to see and do in the Aldeburgh area go to Visit Aldeburgh

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