Set in an idyllic location next to a nature reserve overlooking the Alde estuary, this really is an escape from it all, and yet Aldeburgh is still within easy reach. Recently renovated to the highest standards, the cottage is a beautiful combination of designer and vintage interiors.
Welcome to White Cottage, just within the borders of Aldeburgh, Suffolk in the east of England.
The cottage is set in an idyllic location on the historic Sailors Path, within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a stone's throw from the fascinating Hazlewood Marshes nature reserve on the Alde estuary. The centre of Aldeburgh is 5 minutes' drive, or 15 minutes' bike ride, from the cottage.
Recently renovated to the highest standards by an interior designer, the cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. It can accommodate up to 7 + 2 on a sofa bed. A baby cot is available on request.
The property enjoys 1/3 of an acre garden and is situated amongst 3 acres of common land leading down to the estuary and marsh land. Children (and adults) can play, build dens and swing on the rope ladder looking towards far reaching views over the estuary and Iken. For a real Swallows and Amazons adventure this is a wonderful holiday break where everyone can relax!
The property comes fully equipped with all you will need for a restful holiday so you can rest in the knowledge that you will have a luxurious and pampering stay.
The main living area is open plan and includes the kitchen and sitting area with a selection of vintage and designer furniture. Cosy up next to the wood burner in the winter or cook up a storm on the barbecue and gaze at the stars in the summer - the cottage is a perfect get-away for all seasons.
The kitchen is well equipped with a hand blender, Nespresso machine, Le Creuset kitchenware, Nutribullet and a wonderful selection of crockery, sourced locally.
Leading from the kitchen is the family bathroom with a bath and shower and Suffolk handmade tiles to finish it off.
The master bedroom: The room has a wonderful ensuite bathroom with large roll top bath and walk in shower. Clad in reclaimed wood it feels very much like you are a luxurious yacht looking up from bath to the stars through the roof light...Lie back with a glass of something cold and breathe...
The 2nd bedroom has a double bed with a single bunk bed perfect for a couple or kids. The room can sleep up to 4 children all tucked up cosily with hot water bottles and cosy throws!
The 3rd bedroom: Upstairs there is a loft room with wonderful views out across the garden to the estuary. It has a double futon and is a very cosy space. Please note that it is accessed via a spiral staircase which is not suitable for small children or people who are not sure-footed.
The garden is a space for relaxing, finding spaces to make camps and just spending time listening to the birds!
Outside on the terrace there are deck chairs, seating in 2 areas and a large Weber barbecue with a pizza oven.
For those that like bird watching, the Hazlewood Marshes, just a 5 minute walk away, have just been reopened; you can read more about the marshes here: (URL HIDDEN). Even if bird-watching is not your thing, it is hard not to be entranced by the birdsongs and calls carried up to the cottage. And you're likely to spot other wildlife too, including the occasional mole, stoat, and the ubiquitous rabbits! If you like jumping there is also a 14ft trampoline in the garden.
The cottage gives our family such pleasure every time we visit. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Quiet, beautiful, escape!
World-renowned, thanks to its connection with Benjamin Britten, founder of the Aldeburgh Festival which takes place in June each year, Aldeburgh is as perfect a traditional seaside escape as you could hope to find.
Pastel-coloured 19th Century holiday villas line the promenade. To their east, the pebble beach with fisherman's huts selling the daily catch.
Inland, the High Street offers delightful clothes boutiques, antiques and arts, an independent book shop and cinema plus a huge variety of culinary temptation, from the renowned fish and chips, to fine bistro dining, excellent wood fired pizzas and of course, seaside ice cream!
Between the High Street and the sea you'll also find the Lifeboat Station, with museum and shop, along with The 16th Century Moot Hall, which houses a museum charting the Town's history from its Roman beginnings to the present day.
Just four miles upstream along the Alde is Snape Maltings, home to the concert hall built by Britten, Pears and friends and now also home to a delightful complex of interiors and antique shops, a good dining pub and cafe, along with stunning walks laid-out across the reed beds - which lead down Sailors Path and back to White Cottage.
Stroll north a mile or so along Aldeburgh sea front, past the Maggi Hambling sculpture, the Scallop, and you'll arrive in equally lovely Thorpeness.
Thorpeness began life as a private fantasy holiday village, built by Glencairn Stuart Ogilvy in 1910.
This fascinating village, with its mock Tudor and Jacobean architecture is home to the Meare, an artificial boating lake covering over 60 acres inspired by J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan. Tiny islands like The Pirates' Lair and Wendy's House are perfect for wannabe pirates and adventurers to explore. The Dolphin pub is excellent with a large garden.
Floating above the Meare is the House in the Clouds, a converted former water tower.
10 things you MUST do while you're here….
1. Take a ride down Sailors Path to Snape...Shop, eat, sit with a glass of rose on the river and breathe!...
2. Eat the best Eccles cake with Lancashire cheese at Pump St Bakery, Orford
3. Walk down to the Hazelwood Marshes reserve .
4. Go to the Thorpeness country club and have a game of tennis, they lay on lots of activities for kids so you can play!
5. Take a boat onto the Thorpeness Meare to relive the stories of Peter Pan.
6. Swim in the sea!
7. Have a coffee at the new cafe opposite the Meare at Thorpneess and take in the antiques emporium.
8. Visit Vintage Angels at Hall Farm (on the way into Aldeburgh) for some classic Vintage dresses/suits etc.
9. Go crabbing at Walberswick and pick up some smoked blackened bacon from Pinneys on the quay.
10. Let the kids just run and be free, make camps, bounce and have fun so you can too!
Tipus de propietat
Friston, Regne Unit