Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages Cottages
The charming seaside town of Aldeburgh is ideally located on the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. Popular with all ages, this coastal gem is famous for the Aldeburgh Music Festival, Benjamin Britten, and arguably the best fish and chips in England! The shingle beach is lined with traditional, black fishermen's huts and is home to Maggi Hambling's shell sculpture. What a perfect seaside destination!
To find out more about this lovely coastal town and our superb range of VisitEngland graded Aldeburgh cottages, keep reading!
What can I do in Aldeburgh?
The busy coastal town of Aldeburgh has lots of activities for people of all ages. From the enviable selection of art galleries, bookshops, boutiques and eateries, to the wonderful festivals held throughout the year, Aldeburgh is a destination that's far from sleepy.
The shingle beach can be enjoyed all year round where you'll find a colourful assortment of small fishing boats waiting for the tide. Near to the historic Moot Hall, a boating lake and boules court offers hours of amusement for the whole family. Further up the coast towards Thorpeness, you'll find the striking shell sculpture which has become synonymous with Aldeburgh.
What can I do in the villages surrounding Aldeburgh?
Aldeburgh is surrounded by stunning countryside, beautiful waterways and a variety of things to do for the whole family. We have a lovely range of holiday cottages in some of the villages close to Aldeburgh including including Thorpeness, Snape, Aldringham, Blaxhall, Friston and Iken. These locations offer a lovely holiday base if you prefer to stay in a quieter or more rural location.
Why not discover Snape and its world-famous concert hall. Famous for the Aldeburgh Festival and composer Benjamin Britten, Snape Maltings is a fantastic place to visit and offers so much more than its fabulous programme of concerts and events. Visit its lovely Home and Garden store, gallery, antique shop or discover its monthly farmers market which showcases the region's finest food and drink producers. Alternatively discover some of its beautiful walking trails that following the snaking River Alde. Follow the ancient Sailors' Path trail from Snape bridge to Aldeburgh, a stunning route that passes heathland and a nature reserve. Nearby at Iken, you'll discover beautiful riverside scenery and an ancient thatched church.
North of Aldeburgh along the shoreline path you'll find the quirky seaside hamlet of Thorpeness. This character-filled coastal destination is filled with mock-Tudor cottages and has a picturesque mere at its heart.
With over 100 properties to choose from in Aldeburgh and the surrounding area, we're sure you'll find a cottage that's just perfect for you! Choose from properties with sea views, cosy cottages with open fires, romantic cottages for just two people, grand family homes which can accommodate a large family party, or dog-friendly properties for you and your much-loved pet!
Does Aldeburgh have any pet-friendly beaches?
The main stretch of beach, just off Crag Path, allows dogs from October through to April. However you'll a fine stretch of beach north of the Wentworth Hotel, which welcomes dogs at any time of year. In the summer months, the main stretch of beach runs a seasonal dog ban, but you'll never be too far away from a dog friendly beach in Aldeburgh where you'll be able to have hours of fun with your four-legged friend.
I've found my perfect cottage, how do I book?
We like to give people the option to book the way they feel most comfortable. You can book online, call our friendly team on 01502 722717 or send us an email – we're here ready and waiting to help.
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* Please note the guide prices do not include other optional fees such as pet fees