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The Old Customs House - cottage in Aldeburgh

This beautiful romantic cottage is in a prime position on Aldeburgh High Street located just a minutes walk to Aldeburgh beach, shops and restaurants. This iconic and charming property is believed to be one of the oldest in Aldeburgh and is thought to date back to the 18th century. The property has distinctive and unusual stone steps leading to a high level front door – the possible entrance for the Custom office – with storage below, perhaps for contraband.

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Seahorse Cottage, Aldeburgh (Air Manage Suffolk)

Renowned for its appearance on the BBC television series ‘Grandpa in my Pocket, Seahorse Cottage is one of the most recognisable ‘cottages’ in Aldeburgh. Its unique Scandinavian-inspired design is a haven of free-flowing light and airy open space, far away from any traditional holiday cottage. Outside of the property you can enjoy views – from both the balcony and terrace – of the Moot Green, 16th century Moot Hall, as well as the beach, sea and some spectacular sunrises.

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River View

River View, as the name suggests, lies in an enviable position. Located just outside the charming, popular coastal town of Aldeburgh, overlooking the stunning marshlands of the River Alde, yet is also within walking distance of Aldeburgh High Street in one direction and Snape Maltings in another. Surrounded by idyllic walks, a stunning coastline, cycle routes and numerous sporting facilities, not forgetting Aldeburgh Music’s world-famous music festival in June and the Snape Proms throughout August, River View is perfectly situated for every age and genre. This elegant first floor accommodation is stylishly furnished for two. River View contains a small, modern, well-equipped kitchen, a comfortable sitting and dining area and a large contemporary double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Furnished and equipped to exacting standards, River View is perfect for couples and individuals looking for a peaceful break. This stylish retreat is on the edge of the delightful coastal town of Aldeburgh, set well back from the road with access to a large garden to the front of the property and a private outdoor seating area for al fresco dining. River View shares a communal hall way with Marsh View, a similarly stylish one bedroom apartment on the ground floor. Both apartments can be booked together in the combination property Marsh Lodge. Additional Information Sorry, no pets. The apartments share an external front door, a communal hallway with a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Both have their own separate front doors. First Floor: Shared entrance hall With washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Open-plan kitchen With an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. Open-plan sitting / dining room With television, DVD player, electric log effect wood burning stove. Dining area to accommodate up to four and comfortable seating. Bedroom With super-king zip and link bed. En-suite bathroom Containing shower, wash basin and WC. Outside: Whilst attached to the owner’s home, River View very much sits in its own space, set back 250 yards from the road with access to a large garden to the front of the property with seating for outside dining. The new planting will provide secluded areas for the guests to enjoy the outside space. There is designated parking to the left of the cart shed. The views from the property are spectacular - overlooking the glorious and unspoilt marshlands of the River Alde but please be aware that the garden on this side of the property is private.

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Stay near Aldeburgh's top sights

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Aldeburgh Beach10 locals recommend
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Aldeburgh Cinema16 locals recommend
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Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop32 locals recommend
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The Brudenell Hotel4 locals recommend
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The Red House, Aldeburgh7 locals recommend
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White Hart Inn Aldeburgh4 locals recommend

Apartments in Aldeburgh

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Seascape - Sea Views in Aldeburgh
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Stylish seaside flat on Aldeburgh High Street
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Pebble View, Aldeburgh (Air Manage Suffolk)
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Marsh View
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York House - Apartment with seaviews Aldeburgh
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Stones Throw
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SEALOFT, Aldeburgh (Air Manage Suffolk)
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The Bay Tree Studio
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King George Penthouse, Aldeburgh
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4 Market Cross House, Aldeburgh (Air Manage Suffolk)
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Cornerstone, Aldeburgh (Air Manage Suffolk)
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Robin's Egg

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Slaughden End
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51 Tern Cottage, Aldeburgh
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Alinka, Aldeburgh
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Sleepers Cottage - In the heart of Aldeburgh
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Little Tern Cottage
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Mariners Cottage, Alde Lane
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Pugwash Cottage, Aldeburgh
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Spacious Family Home in the Heart of Aldeburgh
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1 South Cottages, Thorpeness
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Bay Cottage, Thorpeness
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Compass Cottage Aldeburgh Air Manage Suffolk
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Puddleduck Cottage

Houses with free parking

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Nutshell - 31 Leiston Road
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The Lily Pad overlooking Thorpeness Meare
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The Lapwing, Aldeburgh
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Shell Cottage - Beautiful home in Aldeburgh
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Swn-y-don
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The Lobster Pot, Aldeburgh
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Maisie's
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Walnut Cottage
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Longshore, Aldeburgh (Air Manage Suffolk)
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Private room in cool 70s home in Aldeburgh
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Wonderful pet friendly house in a great location
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4 Wards Place

Your guide to Aldeburgh

All About Aldeburgh

Just north of the snaking River Alde and set on the coast of the North Sea, the Suffolk town of Aldeburgh is known for its vibrant arts scene. You’ll find galleries showcasing the work of local sculptors, painters, and photographers on many of its streets. Not far outside town, the converted Victorian buildings at the Snape Maltings heritage site house a plethora of galleries and cafes, as well as Snape Maltings Concert Hall, where musicians from all over the world perform.

Artists and musicians continue to flock here to take inspiration from Aldeburgh’s picturesque coastline. The town’s vast pebble beach is peppered with colourful boats and bordered by a promenade. You can spend lazy afternoons beachcombing along the seashore before dining on the promenade. Many of the restaurants feature locally caught seafood — oysters, crab, lobster — as well as Aldeburgh’s renowned take on fish and chips.


How do I get around Aldeburgh?

The nearest airport to Aldeburgh is Norwich Airport (NWI), and the drive from there will take 90 minutes. Flights from many more destinations arrive at London Luton Airport (LTN) and London City Airport (LCY), both 2.5 hours away. Driving is the most convenient way to travel to and around Aldeburgh, as public transport options here are limited. You can also take a Greater Anglia train from Ipswich or London Liverpool Street to Saxmundham station, then hail a taxi or ride-booking service to travel the last 15 minutes to Aldeburgh. Once you’ve arrived, the town itself is easy to navigate on foot or by bicycle.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Aldeburgh?

After a mild, somewhat rainy spring, the summer months boast some of the best weather for staying at holiday cottages in Aldeburgh. In June, the town hosts a major classical music festival at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, and opera singers, visual artists, and entire orchestras descend on the town. Every August, the Aldeburgh Carnival brings three days of games, live music, and fireworks to the seaside. Sunny days and comfortable temperatures endure well into the autumn, but you’ll need to pack your umbrella to protect against the odd shower. Winter is a good time for bracing countryside walks followed by fireside pub lunches, especially if you’d prefer to have the beach almost to yourself.


What are the top things to do in Aldeburgh?

Aldeburgh Museum

A stone’s throw from the seafront, Aldeburgh Museum is housed in a timber-framed Tudor building. While the building is a delight on its own, you may find yourself marveling over the Roman and Anglo-Saxon finds on display. Other exhibits trace the town’s fishing and shipbuilding history.

The Red House

Nestled in a lush two-hectare garden, this 17th-century farmhouse was once home to a famous English composer. Now a museum, the Red House displays the composer’s collections — manuscripts, letters, and set and costume designs — as well as a music room, gallery, and tranquil garden cafe. Circling the house, a garden trail meanders through swaths of brightly colored blooms and past numerous sculptures.

Aldeburgh Beach

One of Aldeburgh’s biggest draws is its vast pebble beach, where a row of striking seaside properties in vibrant colours line the path along the shore. Aldeburgh Beach is also home to an eye-catching scallop sculpture. The massive steel shell rises from the shingles and serves as a tribute to the famous composer who once called Aldeburgh home.