Suffolk self-catering made easy

Japonica Cottage

Friston - Suffolk

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Friday changeover
SFJAP
£462 - £615 per week

Description

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

ALDEBURGH 4 miles, SNAPE 3 miles, ORFORD 10 miles, MINSMERE 7 miles, WOODBRIDGE 14 miles, SOUTHWOLD 18 miles.

About the property: Tucked away in the heart of the pretty and peaceful village of Friston, Japonica Cottage has been thoughtfully furnished, making it a lovely spot for a getaway close to the Suffolk Coast. With a king-sized double bedroom and small single bedroom, it is ideal for a romantic getaway for two or a great base for a small family to explore the area.

This sweet Suffolk cottage is a joy whatever time of year. With a log burning fire, curl up in an arm chair in winter for a cosy night in. In summer, enjoy a barbecue in the garden. 

Parking: There is off-street parking for one car.

Minimum hire: Three nights, except in high season when it's a week. Changeover is usually a Friday. No smoking please.

Pets: One small well-behaved pet is welcome.

Surrounding Area: Japonica Cottage is perfectly placed at just a short distance from many of East Suffolk's most wonderful spots - Aldeburgh, Snape (where you will find the internationally renowned Snape Maltings concert hall, home of the Snape Proms and the Aldeburgh Festival), the RSPB nature reserve at Minsmere, Orford (with itscastleand the amazing landscape and history ofOrford Ness) and Southwold.

Eating & Drinking: Friday Street Farm Shopis just a few miles back up the A1094 towards the A12 (you'll probably pass it on your way to Japonica Cottage) and is a great spot to stock up on some local and seasonal goodies.

Heading the other way into Aldeburgh, you'll be positively spoilt for choice - lovely tea shops, great cafes, fine restaurants... and of course you can't go to Aldeburgh without indulging in the (world-renowned) fish and chips on the beach. There's also a lovely food shop in Snape Maltings, as well as cafe, pub and tea shop. There are a couple of other good pubs in Snape too - The Crown, famous for homegrown produce, and The Golden Key.

Self Catering: It's always good to try the local fayre andLawson's is a fantastic delicatessen in the centre of Aldeburgh - definitely worth a visit. You'll also find some great local and seasonal goodies at Friday Street Farm Shop, just a few miles along the A1094 towards the A12, and Snape Maltings hosts a regular farmers market too. 

There are both Tesco and Waitrose stores in nearby Saxmundham and two Co-ops and a Tesco Express in Aldeburgh. Alternatively, the major supermarkets will deliver to this address.

For more tips on where to eat and loads of information on where to visit in the area, please visit our tourist information site Visit Aldeburgh.

Features

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Friday changeover
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 2.6 miles
  • Nearest pub 2.6 miles
  • 4.5 miles from the coast
  • Barbecue
  • Ground floor bathroom

Facilities

Ground Floor

  • Enter by the back door, which brings you into the utility area, housing the washer-dryer and dishwasher - plenty of space in here for hanging coats and standing boots.
  • The bathroom has a bath with electric shower over, w.c. and washbasin
  • The kitchen features a butler sink in front of the window overlooking the garden, so you have a nice view whilst washing up! There is also a fridge, freezer, microwave, electric oven, hob and grill, kettle, toaster, and a table which seats 3.
  • The lovely light sitting room has a 2-seater sofa, 2 armchairs, wood-burning stove, coffee table, flatscreen TV with Freeview and DVD player, and windows overlooking the front and side gardens
  • The stairs leading to the first floor are quite steep but are straight and carpeted, with handrails on both sides

First Floor

  • The master bedroom has a king-sized bed with bedside tables and lamps on either side, small flatscreen TV, curtained hanging rail and 2 large chests of drawers
  • The small single bedroom has a full-sized single bed with bedside table and lamp, tall chest of drawers, chair and airing cupboard

Outside

  • There is parking for one car in the drive
  • Pleasant front and side gardens, mainly laid to lawn with shrubs, herbs and flowers in the borders
  • The side garden is enclosed all around, with a wrought iron gate
  • There is a paved area at the back of the side garden, with outside seating and a barbecue (you will need to bring your own charcoal) - please clean after use

Services

  • Bed linen and towels are included but please bring your own beach towels and bedding for the cot if required
  • Japonica Cottage has oil central heating (included in the price)
  • In consideration of other visitors, please do not smoke in Japonica Cottage
  • There is a landline telephone for incoming calls.
  • Also provided are: an iron and ironing board, a hairdryer and hoover.
  • WiFi is provided but the service can be patchy. It is fine for checking emails and browsing the internet but should not be relied upon for gaming, streaming, etc.

Prices

Band Date Range 7 night price *
A 21st April 2017 - 4th May 2017 £462.00
B 5th May 2017 - 25th May 2017 £546.00
C 26th May 2017 - 1st June 2017 £615.00
B 2nd June 2017 - 20th July 2017 £546.00
C 21st July 2017 - 31st August 2017 £615.00
B 1st September 2017 - 28th September 2017 £546.00
A 29th September 2017 - 19th October 2017 £462.00
B 20th October 2017 - 26th October 2017 £546.00
A 27th October 2017 - 21st December 2017 £462.00
C 22nd December 2017 - 24th December 2017 £615.00
C Christmas £615.00
C New Year £615.00

* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.

Reviews

Wonderful stay, so relaxing.A previous customer - 31st July 2015
Well kitted out cottage, lovely ambience.A previous customer - 25th April 2015
A wonderful cottage, so many thoughtful touches. Thanks for the eggs!A previous customer - 10th April 2015

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