Character-filled Victorian cottage in the heart of Aldeburgh, complete with rooftop- and sea-views.
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About the property
A delightful Victorian end-terrace, with accommodation spread over three floors, 5 Coastguard Cottages oozes charm and character. Set up on The Terrace, it is only a minute's walk to the High Street, with the beach less than another minute beyond that.
4+1 - one double, one twin, one single
This property is ideal for a family or two couples wanting really easy access to the High Street and beach, but the ability to leave them behind and return to a quieter spot at the end of the day.
Minimum hire Three nights, except in High Season when it is usually a week. High Season changeover day is Friday.
No smoking and no pets please.
Aldeburgh, a favourite seaside escape for artists, musicians and those with a penchant for fine food, is a pretty Victorian coastal resort. The inspiration for much of Benjamin Britten's music and centre for his creation - The Aldeburgh Festival - the little town still plays host to concerts, film, theatre and poetry festivals. In the heart of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Aldeburgh is an ideal location for bird watchers, walkers and of course sailors. The estuary, marshes and shingle banks are home to a wide variety of wildlife and there are sailing and yacht clubs at nearby Slaughden as well as the famous Aldeburgh and Thorpeness heathland golf courses.
Aldeburgh is one of those rare and very special seaside towns visited by the enlightened time and time again. Writers, artists, composers, musicians, actors and those who hanker for the simple pleasures of holidays of their youth return to Aldeburgh year after year. True there is now a plethora of smart boutique clothes shops, local produce and organic food is commonplace and extremely good and restaurants produce mouth-watering menus which are likely to attract you back time and again. But the boating lake is still a draw for even the most sophisticated youngster and you can still stroll down to Slaughden for crab fishing, sailing or a boat trip on the Alde. And whilst popular the town is only really crowded during the Carnival and if you want to be alone simply wander along the beach or across the water meadows and whilst you will not be alone - the area is a haven for some spectacular wildlife including some rare and wonderful birds - you can have a peaceful walk pretty well undisturbed by human contact.
Cross Keys Pub, Aldeburgh 01728 452637. Dating back to 1540 the pub is glowing with history and character. A large courtyard garden facing onto the seafront makes for a lovely place to enjoy a pint of Adnams! Good menu including fresh seafood bought fresh from the fishermen on Aldeburgh beach.
The Mill Inn, Aldeburgh 01728 452563. Another pub standing directly opposite the beach, with buckets full of old charm. Meals are cooked using fresh, local ingredients and fish from the Aldeburgh fishermen. What is more, if you fancy a hearty cooked breakfast The Mill Inn is the place to go.
The Brudenell, Aldeburgh 01728 452071. With its relaxed, informal dining room and patio heaters which allow you to eat al fresco after the sun has set, The Brudenell Hotel is a great place for a special holiday meal. Suffolk has the reputation of being the countrys richest producer of healthy, locally-grown organic food and the head chef plays homage to this with his firm ethos of using sustainably and ethically sourced local produce.
White Lion, Aldeburgh 01728 452720. The White Lion Hotel enjoys fantastic views of the sea, and is a great place to enjoy a good meal. The menus are fresh and inspired, using produce sourced from the land and sea close to Aldeburgh. Fish and seafood are both specialities, as well as traditional favourites such as braised oxtail or devilled lambs kidneys.
Front door leads straight into the sitting room, which has two two-seater sofas, a small armchair, flatscreen wall-mounted TV and coal-effect fire
The kitchen has been recently and innovatively refurbished and includes electric fan oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and 1.5 bowl sink
There is a small dining table in the kitchen with 6 stools
The stairs leading to the lower ground floor are quite steep, with left turns at top and bottom, but are carpeted, with a handrail on the right hand side going down
The stairs leading up to the first floor are also quite steep with one left turn at the bottom, but are carpeted, with a handrail on the left hand side going up
Twin bedroom, bedside tables and lamps, 2 chairs, desk
En suite shower with w.c., washbasin and heated towel rail
Access to rear patio
Double bedroom with bedside tables and lamps, curtained space for hanging clothes, decorative fireplace, chair, large chest of drawers
Single bedroom with full-sized single bed. Views over the rooftops to the sea.
Bathroom with bath, corner unit w.c., washbasin, heated towel rail
There are small patio areas to the front and rear of the property
Steep steps beside the property take you down to an accessway (between the two parts of 'Munchies') that leads directly onto the High Street
Bed linen is included but please bring your own towels and beach towels
5 Coastguard Cottages is heated with electric heaters
Please do not smoke in 5 Coastguard Cottages