Chocolate-Box CottageA stones throw from Aldeburgh Beach

Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

This charming cottage has streaming sunlight, high ceilings and a cosy fireplace. Perfectly positioned in a sunny spot tucked just off Aldeburgh High Street and a stones throw from Aldeburgh beach.

The space

MASTER BEDROOM: The master bedroom is spacious and peaceful with two tall seaside windows catching the coastal light through the changing phases of the day.

The guest bedroom is furnished with 2 small single beds (190cm L x 80cm W x 40cm H) made of a solid oak wood frame and quality hypoallergenic mattresses and superior bedding.

Guest access

Guests can access the property 24 hours. Please contact Sophie and Harry the day before your arrival for details to open the cottage.

Interaction with guests

Guests can enjoy the cottage to themselves.

Other things to note


Arrive in Aldeburgh from any direction and drive south along Aldeburgh High Street, past the Fish & Chips shop. Turn left onto Hertford Lane and Brudenell Street will be the first street on the right just before you reach the sea.


There is very good availability of free on-street parking in this area of Aldeburgh, even in peak season. Sophie & Harry have not ever needed to park further than 1 minute from the cottage. Most often, a parking spot is available within 10 seconds from the cottage front door. Please call or message Sophie for favourite parking spots.

The on-street parking is free, unlimited time and the usual parking rules apply.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: £4 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £50
Security Deposit: £100
Weekend Price: £125 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

1. CHILDREN - Unfortunately the cottage is not suitable for children from crawling age to 5+ years. This is due to the cottage's original Victorian stair spindles being far enough apart for a small child to fit through.
The cottage is perfect for babies and children 5+. We look forward to remodelling the staircase spindles in the near future so that children of all ages can enjoy holidays in the cottage. We are very sorry for the confusion listing the cottage as suitable for all children. There was understandably not an option to select a childproof age bracket of 6m - 5yrs.

2. GUEST ROOM BEDS - Please note that the two single beds in the guest bedroom are small singles (80cmW x 190cmL x 40cmH).
3. CARING FOR THE COTTAGE - No food or coloured drink on soft furnishings. This includes red wine. You are most welcome to eat and drink merrily at the table, in the kitchen and in the courtyard.
4. Please keep board games and art supplies in good condition for all guests by making sure all pieces stay with the correct game and are packed away neatly.
5. Please turn off the fireplace off when the cottage is unattended.
6. Please let Sophie and Harry know if any repairs are needed.

1. Boiler turned on and set to 23.
2. All doors and windows locked.
3. Courtyard furniture cushions inside.
4. Perishable items in bins placed in the large dark grey bin in the lane behind the cottage.
5. Furniture returned to where it belongs.
6. All cottage items including: books, Tate art supplies rucksack, towels, games etc. returned to the house.
7. All lights & appliances switched off.
8. Ensure the arrival keys are returned to the security safe box in the courtyard. Leave the fox key set on the long oak table. Depart via the front door and post the mouse keys through the mail slot (be careful of your fingers).
9. Communicate any repairs needed, accidental breakages/damage to Sophie & Harry.
10. Message Sophie & Harry that you have departed.

Please feel welcome to call Sophie and Harry for any reason, at any time.

Sophie & Harry



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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103 Reviews

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Sue User Profile
May 2017
This is a great cottage in Aldeburgh, I really recommend it. It is very comfortable and has an extremely well equipped kitchen if you like to cook at home, lots of great eating places mean't we didn't! A very sunny courtyard is very relaxing and a useful space. It's got a great bathroom with both a freestanding roll-top bath and a separate shower. On street parking was never a problem. Communication with the owners was excellent. Highly recommended.
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Response from Sophie & Harry:
Sue was a really wonderful guest and created a very enjoyable Airbnb hosting experience. She filled us in on her travel adventures and gave us a few marvellous updates of her trips along the Suffolk Heritage Coast. We really felt the enjoyment of hosting Sue even though we manage the cottage from afar. She is a guest that any host would love to have stay. Thank you Sue and Si. All our best wishes, Sophie and Harry
May 2017

Aimee User Profile
April 2017
Lovely house and fab hosts! We will definitely be back!
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Response from Sophie & Harry:
Aimee was a perfect guest. It was an absolute delight to have her to stay. She was wonderful with all communications and looked after the cottage with great care. We hope she stays again. Thank you Aimee. All our very best, Sophie and Harry
April 2017

Nicola User Profile
April 2017
Thanks to Sophie & Harry for being great hosts. The Chocolate Box is the perfect place to stay during a trip to Aldeburgh. There was great communication between us before and after check in to make sure we had everything we need upon arrival and Sophie even recommended the local Lighthouse restaurant, which was a delight. The cottage is lovely, clean, quiet and peaceful - we can't fault it! The small chocs decorated around the house and the lovely gift bag are great touches! Would definitely recommend this wonderful place. We hope to return soon!
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Response from Sophie & Harry:
Dear Nicola, Thank you for your lovely comments. It was an absolute pleasure to have you to stay. We hope you had a wonderful birthday occasion and that Aldeburgh lived up to your friends recommendations. Wishing you all the very best. Sophie and Harry.
April 2017

Melissa User Profile
April 2017
Not only is Chocolate Box beautifully decorated but also very well equipped and perfectly positioned. It is a street away from the beach and also the high street where you will find many cafes, restaurants, lovely boutique shops and shops for all the essentials. Dealing with Sophie has been a dream and the extra special touches made all the difference to our stay. I am almost too afraid to recommend the cottage incase we can't come back!

Matt User Profile
April 2017
Stunning. Beautiful.
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Response from Sophie & Harry:
Matt was a wonderful guest. He was very polite, excellent communication, and left the cottage in perfect condition. We couldn't recommend him highly enough. Thank you Matt. It was an absolute pleasure to have you to stay. Thank you for being such a fantastic guest. We hope you stay again. All our very best wishes, Sophie and Harry.
April 2017

Matthew User Profile
March 2017
Thank you Sophie and Harry for such a lovely stay. The house was very cute, clean and comfortable. Aldeburgh is a fantastic getaway from London and a good base for exploring the beautiful Suffolk coast, though we were very lucky with the weather! We even arrived to a thoughtful gift for our first anniversary. Highly recommended for couples or small families.
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Response from Sophie & Harry:
Thank you Matt. We are delighted you had a wonderful stay for such a special occasion. You deserved that lovely weather. All our very best, Sophie and Harry
March 2017

Paul User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful cottage in a brilliant location on the edge of Aldeburgh. We loved being able to walk from the cottage to local sights. So near to local shops and restaurants. Brilliant place!

London, United Kingdom · Joined in September 2011
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We are a young family who recently moved from Australia to England to spend time with Harry's English family. We live in London. Every chance we get we love to escape to beautiful Aldeburgh. We renovated our cottage by the sea to build happy memories with family and friends. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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