The Vintage House At Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Seaside town

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Outside Description

This Aldeburgh holiday cottage has a good size garden to the front and rear, and unrestricted on-road parking is available on the road outside the house. There is a patio area with table and chairs in the south facing front garden.

Downstairs Description

The front door leads into the ground floor hallway, which connects the dining room, kitchen, ground floor cloakroom, sitting room and has stairs to the first floor. SITTING ROOM: This double aspect room has an open fire and large windows to the front of the room and to the rear overlooking the garden. In the room there is fully restored original furniture, purchased in 1929, soon after the house was built. There is one sofa and two armchairs, and a subtly concealed flat screen TV with a DVD player and an iPod docking station. KITCHEN: This room retains it period character, with the original (non-working) range cooker and hot water boiler, but has modern amenities, including a free standing dual fuel cooker and fridge tucked away behind the scenes in the pantry. DINING ROOM: Frozen in time, this room exudes the calm and gentle atmosphere of the 1920s with its open fire, original furniture and restored bay window to the front garden.

First Floor Description

A set of original stairs from the ground floor leads to a first floor landing from which both bedrooms, the bathroom and Newsom Room can all be accessed. BEDROOM 1: This double aspect room has views over both the front and rear gardens, an original fireplace and once again it retains the original furniture. BEDROOM 2: The room overlooks the front garden and has twin beds. BATHROOM: To the rear of the property there is a spacious family bathroom, complete with roll-top bath with shower over. THE NEWSOM ROOM: The special history of this uniquely preserved house can be examined in this room.

Windows Views Description

This charming, detached, self-catering holiday cottage in Suffolk is traditional in design with quirky modern touches and enjoys superb views of the river and woodland beyond.

Ocean Lookout
Dogs Welcome
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Romantic Hideaway
Tourist Attractions:
  • Thetford Priory: The extensive remains of one of the most important East Anglian monasteries, the Cluniac Priory of Our Lady of Thetford and the burial place of the earls and dukes of Norfolk for 400 years. Visit website
  • Thelnetham Windmill: A small tower mill with patent sails, built in 1819. It worked until 1924. Restored to working order 1980-87 by members and friends of the Suffolk Mills Group. Visit website
  • Grime’s Graves: Is the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain and well worth a visit. This grassy lunar landscape of 400 pits was first named Grim’s Graves by the Anglo-Saxons. It was not until one of them was excavated in 1870 that they were identified as flint mines dug over 5,000 years ago. Visit website
  • Stanton Windmill: A post mill, one in which the whole of the superstructure, complete with sails and all machinery, turns on top of a single post. It has been restored back to its former glory over the last twenty years and is the only windmill in Suffolk regularly producing flour, and one of only a handful of post mills still in working order in the UK. Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • The Regatta : is a luxurious restaurant located on Aldeburgh’s Highstreet serving all kinds of dishes and a large selection of drinks available. From April to September the emphasis of the menu is on locally caught fish and seafood. However, there is vegetarian, poultry and meat dishes available all year round. Visit website
  • Lighthouse Restaurant : Is another of the main restaurants in the town, that has a great range of quality and food that will delight, service is really attentive. The ambience is slightly more relaxed than the Regatta, so you can have fine dining but without too much formality. Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Co-Op: in Aldeborugh Visit website
  • Waitrose: At Saxmundham, so why not pre order your grocery delivery ready for your arrival at the Cottage. Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • The Suffolk Coastal Cycle Route: Is based on a circular signed route on quiet roads, linking coastal villages between Felixstowe to Dunwich and then looping inland via the market towns of Framlingham and Woodbridge. Visit website
  • Aldeburgh Golf Club.: This Championship Course is ranked 31st in England by Golf World and is built on maritime heathland and is characterised by gorse-lined fairways and far reaching views of the River Alde and the North Sea. Fast-draining, sandy soil ensures that it plays well throughout the year. Visit website
  • Aldeburgh Has 2 Sailing Clubs: Both are located at the Slaughden Road end of the beach. Racing is held on Saturdays and bank holidays from the beginning of April to mid December. Visit website