Suffolk self-catering made easy

Gallery Cottage

Aldeburgh - Aldeburgh & Orford Coast

Perfectly positioned between the beach and the high street in Aldeburgh, this lovely self catering cottage is set back from the road with a sweet little garden area.  The owner's home from home, it is a perfect property for writers, artists and musicians - an eclectic selection of books which you are welcome to read.
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • No private parking
  • WiFi available
  • Saturday changeover
SFGCA
£606 - £935 per week *

Description

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

SNAPE 5 miles (8 km), ORFORD 12 miles (17 km), WOODBRIDGE 20 miles (33 km), SOUTHWOLD 24 miles (39 km)

About the property: Gallery Cottage shares the best of both worlds. With wonderful views over Aldeburgh beach and the sea, it has a large and very comfortable first floor sitting room with ample space for writers, composers and artists to work and the rest of us to simply relax.
Almost unique amongst Aldeburgh sea-front cottages, Gallery Cottage has a very private and attractive courtyard garden with outside shower - just what you need after a dip in the sea. Whatever the weather Gallery Cottage will please - its eclectic collection of books and paintings, views over the ever-changing Suffolk seascape and relaxing feel provides the perfect antidote to work.

Parking: There is on-street parking directly outside the cottage, however this is limited to 2 hours. Parking permits for the surrounding car parks can be purchased from Suffolk Coastal District Council. There are offices in Woodbridge and Felixstowe if you wish to purchase and collect in person. These can be ordered over the phone by calling 01394 383789 and posted to you second class; we therefore recommend that you book these well in advance. Opening hours: Mon - Wed 8.45am - 5pm, Thurs 9.30am - 5.30pm, Fri 8.45am - 4.30pm. Alternatively, free parking can be found behind the High Street.

This Cottage is Ideal for: Couples looking for a relaxed break by the sea. Lie in bed and listen to the waves through an open window. Sit out in the sun on the private decked area - perfect with a glass of wine. Don't forget to bring your bikes to cycle the historic Suffolk coastline.

The Surroundings: 
You can see the sea from Gallery Cottage, located directly across the road; great for spontaneous picnics and walks. During the day, the plethora of shops on the Aldeburgh High Street await, along with some charming coffee shops and restaurants.

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 just a few minutes drive from Gallery Cottage.

Eating and Drinking out: 
There are plenty of pubs, restaurants and tearooms to choose from, all within a stones throw of Gallery Cottage. The White Lion Hotel has sea views and a traditional menu and Prezzo provides a relaxed, friendly atmosphere for all ages. 

For slightly more formal dining try Regatta or The Lighthouse. However, no trip to Suffolk could be complete without trying the world-class Aldeburgh fish and chips. There are two great fish and chip shops in Aldeburgh high street; you may have to queue but it will be well worth the wait. 

Self Catering Eating:
In the High Street you will find all the holiday provisions and treats you need; butchers, bakers, greengrocers, Lawson's Delicatessen, a Co-op general store and, of course, there is no shortage of fish sheds dotted along the beach, selling freshly-caught seafood throughout the day.

The pretty little town of Orford, situated on the rivers Alde and Ore is a 20-minute pleasant drive through rural Suffolk and well worth a visit. Pinney's of Orford have grown oysters at Butley Creek since the 1950s and continue to supply freshly smoked fish every day, and the award winning Pump Street Bakery has the most amazing breads and pastries. Snape Maltings is a mere 5 miles away with The Food Hall and Farmers Market

Alternatively, most of the major super markets will deliver to this address.
 For more ideas on places to visit and things to do, please see our information websites Visit AldeburghVisit Orford and Visit Southwold.

Features

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • No private parking
  • WiFi available
  • Saturday changeover
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Enclosed garden
  • Nearest shop 0.1 mile
  • Nearest pub 0.1 mile
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • Ground floor bathroom

Facilities

Ground Floor

  • Door leads from the garden into the kitchen with dining table and 3 chairs, feature stove and easy chair, galley kitchen with fitted units including large fridge with one freezer tray, gas hob and electric fan oven, dishwasher, and ample cooking equipment. There is also a TV.
  • Door through to shower room with shower, basin and w.c., heated towel rail
  • Utility area with washing machine and microwave
  • Stairs lead to the 1st floor

First Floor

  • Sleeping platform ideal for private reading or lazy day dreams
  • Sitting room with wonderful views over Aldeburgh beach and the sea. A spacious and extremely comfortable sitting room, its walls decorated by pictures, two sofas and chairs, occasional tables and a large desk and book cases - a wonderful space in which to write, compose or sketch. There is also a TV showing Freeview.
  • Stairs lead to the 2nd floor

2nd Floor

  • Double bedded room with more wonderful views over the beach and the sea. There is a chaise longue, dressing table and fitted cupboard
  • Beyond the bedroom is a large en-suite bathroom with free standing roll top bath, wash basin, bidet, w.c. and heated towel rail

Outside

  • A private pathway leads to the cottage in front of which is an enclosed patio garden, accessed by steps, with shrubs and trees; the decked area is furnished with table and chairs
  • There is a shower on the patio, ideal for swimmers to wash off before entering the cottage

Services

  • Central heating, bed linen and towels are included, please bring your own beach towels. There is a hair dryer at the property as well as an iron and ironing board and Dyson hoover.
  • There is a phone at the cottage tel 01728454503. If used for outgoing calls please put money in the honesty box. Mobile signal is limited in Aldeburgh, signal is better upstairs in Gallery Cottage rather than downstairs.
  • An unlimited wifi connection is provided.
  • The White Hart - tel. 01728 453205
  • The Mill Inn - tel. 01728 452563.
  • The Cross Keys Inn - tel. 01728 452637. Please note some rural pubs have closed down in recent months with little or no notice - so please do check the status if this is a criteria for your choice of property
  • There is parking outside Gallery Cottage however this is limited to 1 hour. Parking permits for the surrounding car parks can be purchased from Suffolk Coastal District Council. There are offices in Woodbridge and Felixstowe if you wish to purchase and collect in person. These can be ordered over the phone by calling 01394 383789 and posted to you second class, we therefore recommend that you book these well in advance. Opening hours: Mon-Wed 8.45 am - 5 pm, Thurs 9.30 am - 5.30 pm, Fri 8.45 am - 4.30 pm.

Prices

Date Range 7 night price *
19 Aug 17 - 26 Aug 17 £912
26 Aug 17 - 2 Sep 17 £831
2 Sep 17 - 30 Sep 17 £738
30 Sep 17 - 21 Oct 17 £606
21 Oct 17 - 28 Oct 17 £738
28 Oct 17 - 23 Dec 17 £606
23 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18 £864
23 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18 £864
6 Jan 18 - 10 Feb 18 £620
10 Feb 18 - 24 Feb 18 £650
24 Feb 18 - 24 Mar 18 £620
24 Mar 18 - 14 Apr 18 £760
14 Apr 18 - 26 May 18 £650
26 May 18 - 2 Jun 18 £890
2 Jun 18 - 16 Jun 18 £760
16 Jun 18 - 23 Jun 18 £855
23 Jun 18 - 14 Jul 18 £760
14 Jul 18 - 21 Jul 18 £855
21 Jul 18 - 18 Aug 18 £890
18 Aug 18 - 25 Aug 18 £935
25 Aug 18 - 8 Sep 18 £890
8 Sep 18 - 15 Sep 18 £855
15 Sep 18 - 22 Sep 18 £760
22 Sep 18 - 20 Oct 18 £650
20 Oct 18 - 3 Nov 18 £760
3 Nov 18 - 22 Dec 18 £620
22 Dec 18 - 6 Jan 19 £935

* Please note: The prices displayed are guide prices and do not include optional items such as pet charges.

Reviews

We have really enjoyed our stay at Gallery Cottage and has been a comfortable and welcoming home for us over the past few days.A previous customer - 19th September 2015
We booked this cottage at very short notice for our first weekend away as a couple. Thank you for letting us come and visit - it has been completely idyllic. The cottage is cosy and characterful and we loved waking up to the beautiful views and the morning sun streaming in. We've had a lovely relaxing and romantic time here and Aldeburgh has already become a special place for us.A previous customer - 31st May 2015
The cottage is a magical place to rest. Thank you once again for the use of your beautiful, peaceful home.A previous customer - 22nd March 2015
Fantastic two weeks of sheer bliss - lovely cottage - Thank you.A previous customer - 7th November 2014

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