Suffolk self-catering made easy

Thatched Cottage

Snape - Aldeburgh & Orford Coast

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Well-behaved pet allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Friday changeover
SFTHA
£705 - £1191 per week *

Description

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.

SNAPE 2.5 miles (4 km), ALDEBURGH 5.5 miles (9 km), THORPENESS 6.5 miles (10.5km)

About the Property: This stunning Suffolk Cottage Holiday Property is close to the Suffolk coast amidst farmland, in the heart of the Suffolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Thought to be the oldest property in the village, Thatched Cottage retains all the very best features of a bygone age including a large inglenook fireplace with open fire perfect for winter breaks and an original bread oven (no longer functional but converted instead to a stunning lit feature). Picture-postcard pretty, Thatched Cottage has a traditional charm second-to-none and stacks of character, perfectly furnished and gently modernised in all the right places. The large hedged garden with the small village stream running at the end provides plenty of space for children to play and explore. Lovely circular walks over surrounding farmland and woods are accessed from the quiet lane adjoining the cottage.

This property is ideal for: either a family getaway or a relaxing retreat with friends. At Thatched Cottage you have the combination of a quiet country haven with the option of visiting the picturesque seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. Two babies are welcome, as are two well behaved dogs.

Parking: Parking is available for two cars in the gated drive which is fenced off from the road. There is sufficient space to park and turn round a 4x4.

Pets: Up to one well behaved dog is very welcome at Thatched Cottage. 

For the kids: Nearby towns Aldeburgh and Thorpeness are perfect destinations for a fun family day out; there is never a shortage of activities to keep the little ones entertained! From treasure trails to crabbing, kayaking to swimming, the area offers a wealth of new and unique experiences for your kids to discover. Find out more information about activities for kids here.

Exploring: Thatched Cottage provides a great base for visiting the attractive seaside towns and villages of the Suffolk coast including Thorpeness and Aldeburgh, both of which are within just a few picturesque miles. The international concert hall at Snape Maltings is within ten minutes' drive. The tiny village has its claims to fame; the 18th century Sternfield House was the meeting place for Churchill and Eisenhower when they were discussing how to defend the East coast against Nazi invasion. Also as the post-war home of the Queen's Equerry, Sternfield was a frequent weekend retreat both for Queen Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret.

Dive right into the multitude of opportunities that this beautiful area of Suffolk has to offer! From local history to dog-friendly scenic walks, as well as annual events such as the Aldeburgh music festival, soak in the cultural delights of this charming location.

Self Catering: Saxmundham has both a Tesco and Waitrose store, and Aldeburgh has two Co-op stores with one situated on the High Street. Several shops sell top quality local produce - Lawsons delicatessen is a must as is Aldeburgh Market. Fresh fish, lobsters and crabs can be bought from the sheds on Aldeburgh beach. With an Independent wine shop, butcher and baker, Aldeburgh caters for most needs! Snape Maltings is also only a few miles away with The Food Hall and Farmers Market.

Thorpeness has a traditional village shop providing the community and holidaymakers with locally sourced fresh food. The shop stocks all the essentials, as well as a good selection of wine, local cheeses from the deli counter and local fudge from Olga.

Eating and Drinking out: At Thatched Cottage, you are perfectly positioned to explore the best of what the Suffolk coast has to offer.

Aldeburgh offers a variety of pubs, restaurants and tearooms to choose from. 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 town's world-class fish and chips: there are two great fish and chip shops in Aldeburgh high street, both with a fantastic reputation... you may have to queue at busy lunchtime periods but it will be well worth the wait.

A visit to nearby Thorpeness will also be sure to tickle your tastebuds. The Dolphin Inn is just across the road and is a lovely place to enjoy a good quality meal; the atmosphere is friendly and relaxing with a picturesque garden, making it a favourite with locals and holidaymakers. The Kitchen @ Thorpeness is a fully licensed Bistro and restaurant, with great views of the Thorpeness Meare and just a stone's throw from the beach. Serving fresh food, whole-bean coffees and loose-leaf teas. Also a lovely place to enjoy an evening meal. As if you weren't already spoilt for choice, The Meare Shop Tearoom makes for a great place to have lunch, with a good selection of cakes and meals and wonderful frothy hot chocolates, served with marshmallows!

Thatched Cottage is the ideal country retreat. Whether you are looking for attractive country walks from the cottage or a holiday close to the sea, this is the perfect base for exploring Suffolk.

For more on the area, head to Visit Aldeburgh.

Features

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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 1.7 miles
  • Nearest pub 1.7 miles
  • 5.5 miles from the coast
  • Detached
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Ground floor bedroom

Facilities

Ground Floor

  • Well equipped kitchen with cooker, ceramic hob, double sink, dishwasher, two integrated fridges with freezer compartment, toaster, cafetiere and microwave.
  • Original brick floored dining room with table and six chairs, serving table, chest and lamps, corner cupboard with plenty of glasses. In one corner is the original bread oven which houses a wine bottle rack with attractive lighting.
  • Comfortable sitting room with a tiled floor and rugs characterised by a lovely inglenook fireplace, comfy sofas, arm chairs, flatscreen TV with built in DVD, coffee and side tables. A garden door opens to the terrace.
  • Beyond the sitting room is a further sitting room ideal for reading, listening to music (there is a docking station), writing or playing games (there is an excellent selection of board games!). Easy chairs, side tables and lamps make this another comfortable room in which to relax.
  • There is a ground floor bathroom with spa bath, hand held shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.

First Floor

  • The cottage stairs (with handrail) take you to a beamed first floor carpeted landing room, ideal for youngsters with large floor cushion and bean bags, a rocking horse and flat screen TV with DVD player
  • The twin bedroom has two single beds, bedside table and lamps, chest of drawers and loads of hanging hooks
  • The door to the double bedroom is just over four feet in height with an 18 inch step which takes you over one of the original beams. Once inside there is an antique brass double bed, bedside tables and antique chest as well as alcove hanging space

The Barn

  • Adjacent to the cottage is a barn, now delightfully converted, its ancient beams still decorate the walls and ceiling.
  • French doors open from the garden into a sitting area with tiled floor and rugs, sofa and chair, lamps, flatscreen TV and DVD
  • Beyond the sitting area is the sleeping area with four poster bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and hanging rack, top opening large windows and velux window
  • The elegant tiled en-suite facilities include a shower, wash basin and w.c. with side window
  • To the right of the barn is a utility area with washing machine/dryer

Garden

  • A spacious terrace with table, chairs and large parasol connects from the sitting room. A large private lawned area of just under an acre with hedges, trees and shrubs leads down to the tiny village stream. Croquet and badminton kit provided. Small side gate onto adjoining lane.The garden is fully fenced except next to the stream which adjoins another fenced field.
  • Parking for two cars in the gated drive which is fenced off from the road. There is sufficient space to park and turn round a 4x4.

Services

  • Parking for two cars in the gated drive which is fenced off from the road. There is sufficient space to park and turn round a 4x4.
  • Oil central heating throughout
  • Bed linen and towels provided - please bring beach towels
  • In the interest of other visitors please smoke only outside the property
  • As this is a thatched cottage we do ask holidaymakers not to light candles in the house and ensure that any barbecues are kept well away from the house
  • An unlimited, full broadband/wifi service is provided.
  • A highchair and travel cot can be provided on request. If using the travel cot, please provide your own bedding for it.
  • At Christmas/New Year a Christmas tree and decorations are provided and set up. There is also complimentary coffee and tea.

Prices

Date Range 7 night price *
1 Sep 17 - 29 Sep 17 £921
29 Sep 17 - 20 Oct 17 £795
20 Oct 17 - 27 Oct 17 £921
27 Oct 17 - 22 Dec 17 £705
22 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18 £1,191

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

Reviews

We have stayed in several cottages in Suffolk and this was the best. Well equipped, charming and atmospheric. Lovely area and beautiful church service on Christmas day. Thank you!A previous customer - 30th December 2016
A wonderful weekend to celebrate my 40th! Beautiful cottage, so cosy and comfortable, we loved it. A real home from home. Many thanks.A previous customer - 19th December 2016
An attractive property giving us a chance to escape from day to day life.Michael C, South Ayrshire - 11th May 2016
I just wanted you to pass on how much we enjoyed staying at the Thatched Cottage over this New Year. It really is a wonderful spot and a lovely house. It is always nice to find somewhere properly equipped and genuinely loved. 3 January 2015A previous customer - 3rd January 2015
Back for our fourth visit at Thatched Cottage and it was as brilliant as ever.The Ward family - 12th November 2014

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