Mayflower Cottage

Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Mayflower Cottage is a wonderful property close to the beach at Aldeburgh, offering a most comfortable stay for friends and families alike.

You can book this property from:

  • £684 per week
  • £98 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Mayflower cottage is perfect for your seaside escape at any time of the year.  This beautifully presented and well equipped holiday cottage comes with a pretty south-facing garden and private parking, much sought after in Aldeburgh.

This delightful holiday cottage is situated on Church Farm, an award winning development at the northern end of Aldeburgh, one of the most picturesque seaside towns along the Suffolk coast.

The boutiques, cafes and shops of Aldeburgh High Street are just a 7-minute walk away from Mayflower Cottage, and you certainly won't need the car for a daytrip to Thorpeness, just take a stroll along the beach (which is just 5-minutes away on foot), admiring 'The Scallop', an iconic sculpture by Maggi Hambling, dedicated to local composer Benjamin Britten, along the way.

The lounge at Mayflower Cottage is a warm and inviting room, with soft colours and character wood burner (ideal for those cosy winter nights in front of the fire), whilst the dining room which adjoins the tasteful shaker-style kitchen has double patio doors leading to a pretty south-facing garden, perfect for summer evenings. There's even a BBQ provided for your use.

Upstairs are three well-appointed bedrooms; a double (with super-king size bed), a twin (which can be converted to a super-king) and a single, each with a coastal theme, plus a spacious family bathroom –perfect for a seaside holiday in Suffolk. Shop: 500 yards Pub: 500 yards.

Why we Love This Property
Mayflower Cottage has been furnished with love and care by its owners and their attention to detail is evident throughout.  Games, binoculars, and even crabbing nets are provided for guests to use and are a really lovely touch to this charming holiday cottage.

Sitting Room: TV, DVD, woodburner.
Kitchen/Dining Area: Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, (tumble dryer in garage), table and chairs for five guests, French doors providing access to the back garden.
Cloakroom: Washbasin and wc.

Bedroom 1: Super king size bed.
Bedroom 2: Zip and link twin beds which can be made into a super king size bed (please specify your preference at the time of booking).
Bedroom 3: Single bed.
Bathroom: Bath with over-bath shower, washbasin and wc.

Garden: Small rear garden with furniture and barbeque.
Parking: Private parking for one car on the garage driveway to the rear of the property. There is also ample on street parking at the front of the property.
Heating: Gas heating.
Notes: Wi-Fi, towels and a starter pack of fuel for the woodburner are provided. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available to use. Regret no Sunday changeovers.

Aldeburgh and the surrounding area has inspired many authors and poets in the past but the most famous son of the town is Benjamin Britten, who founded the Aldeburgh Music Festival, which now has worldwide acclaim and is held every year in June at Snape Maltings. Fishermen still pull their colourful boats up on the shingle beach and sell fresh fish from the picturesque huts. The wide, mainly Georgian high street has many attractive buildings whilst the seafront properties all have commanding views of the beach and the North Sea. Boating is popular on the nearby Alde estuary where a large variety of yachts can be seen at summer weekends.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 single bed
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.3 miles
  • Shop 0.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack


  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


It was so good to get here after having to miss our usual May slot! Thank you as always for the flowers and "goodies"......though the homemade cake was greatly missed. The cottage was spotless and as comfortable as ever. A great break in difficult times!

Previous Customer,

Another very comfortable and relaxed holiday - we just needed to see the sea and take long, leisurely walks. Having Mayflower Cottage to return to made it even better. So welcoming and so clean! Sheila & David Hufton

Past Customer,

Our third visit and the cottage was just as welcoming as before. We appreciated all your efforts to minimise risks during the present situation. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and more to ensure you can have a relaxing holiday. Its excellent location means it is easy to walk to the seafront and explore the town. Thank you for the welcome pack which was much appreciated. Hopefully, our next visit will mean we can sample your delicious home-baked cakes and scones again!!

Past Customer,

We have had a wonderful week in Mayflower Cottage. Love the place, and will certainly return. It is one of the best cottages we have stayed in - beautifully decorated and everything in such good condition. Thank you for the goodies and lovely card too, as well as the beautiful flowers in the lounge. Clare & Rod

Past Customer,

We really enjoyed staying at Mayflower Cottage and felt very much at home here. All in all we had a very pleasant and successful holiday. We appreciated very much the hamper and flowers. Thank you very much! Malcolm & Dottie Haslett, Ruth & Trish

Mr Malcolm H,

We had a lovely holiday in Mayflower Cottage. On arrival everything was spotless. You have everything you would ever need in the kitchen. When the sun shines, it shines all day in the back garden and through the patio doors. It is only a 10 minutes stroll to the beach where you can just sit and relax. See you next year.

Miss Julie R,

A lovely property in a beautiful location, very well equipped with so many thoughtful touches - we had a wonderful holiday - thanks so much. Thank you too for the beautiful flowers and yummy welcome basket - a lovely surprise.

Mackintosh Family,

We have loved our holiday in Aldeburgh and were blessed with great weather. The area is beautiful and we've enjoyed exploring it on foot and by boat (great canoe hire at Iken). The cottage is fantastic, it has everything you could need, incredibly well equipped. The beds are super comfy. The welcome pack was amazing, thank you, also thank you for the reassuring notes regarding the extra precautions you've taken to protect us from Covid 19.

Mr Jeremy H,

A really delightful cottage, very clean and with everything we need. Thanks also for the cake and flowers. Everything outside the house and garden stood up well to storm Ciara. I hope to be back one day.

Previous Customer,

What a beautiful cottage! We will certainly recommend to friends and the little extras were very thoughtful. Thank you so much for our stay.

Previous Customer,

We really enjoyed our stay at Mayflower Cottage, modern, spacious and clean and a great location to walk into Aldeburgh. The welcome food package on our arrival was very much appreciated, the apple cake in particular was delicious!

Mrs Carmen W,

Had another great holiday. Did lots of walking in Southwold, to Thorpeness, Orford and Walberswick. Nice meals at the White Lion & Sea Spice. Many thanks for the delicious welcome pack and flowers. Already planning things to do on our next trip.

Previous Customer,

As in previous stays, we have had a most enjoyable time in Mayflower Cottage and Aldeburgh. The selection of 'goodies' and beautiful flowers were most welcome and much appreciated. Otherwise, what is there to say, which we (and others) haven't said before?

Previous Customer,

One of the loveliest, cleanest, well equipped and well presented cottages we have stayed in. We loved it!

Mrs Sheila H,

What a joy it has been to stay in this lovely cottage. We've never seen such an amazing welcome pack as awaited us! Glad we managed lots of walks to burn off the additional calories. We love Suffolk and will definitely be staying in Mayflower Cottage again.

David & S,

Many thanks for lettings stay again in your well equipped and lovingly maintained cottage. It is in such an ideal location for exploring the area. Also many thanks for the very welcome baking - what a Victoria Sponge - definitely a prize winner!! Thank you for all the treats you left, the flowers are a lovely touch. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

Previous Customer,

Thank you for a wonderful home for the week - we have had a lovely time and the cottage was the perfect place to come back to after days out, either in sun or torrential rain! We will definitely be back!

Previous Customer,

What a beautiful cottage. Thank you so much for the yummy goodies on arrival, they went down a treat. Mayflower cottage is just perfect, had everything we needed and more! The whole area of Aldeburgh is stunning, we spent a lot of time crabbing at Walberswick - the children were obsessed. Loved Southwold and Thorpeness too. Felixstowe worth a visit - we hired a lovely beach hut there for a few days. We will defo be back to this part of the world.

Previous Customer,

Extremely comfortable, well equipped and well furnished cottage. We thought the location was great as it was quiet, and a short stroll to the beach but also an easy walk into town.

Mrs Sarah S,

Very impressed with the cottage. Extremely well equipped and very comfortable. Thank you for the fabulous welcome pack and for the flowers. We've stayed in a lot of holiday cottages over the years and this is one of the best.

Sarah & R,

We have really enjoyed our stay here. The area is beautiful and unspoiled and we have visited some very interesting places. The house is well located and equipped with everything that we needed. It was immaculate when we arrived and very clean. The beds are really comfy and it’s evident that the owners take pride and care in the way that it is presented along with a welcome goodie basket, home bakes and flowers. This was all appreciated and we will certainly recommend it as an excellent place to stay and hope to return at some point.

C F,

Well equipped and comfortable place to stay would recommend.

Mrs janet d,

Thank you for a truly wonderful stay. The facilities were excellent and the cleanliness superb. Well done.

Janet & J,

We find that one week goes far too quickly when we are in this idyllic spot. Thanks for letting us stay here. Hope to be back next year.

Violet & J,

We've really enjoyed our week and thank you for all the goodies, the cake was lovely! The weather has been brilliant too!

Sonia & T,

Very comfortable cottage in quiet location about ten minutes walk fro Aldeburgh High Street. Spacious well equipped cottage. The "welcome goodies" were very much appreciated after a long journey.

Mr Richard C,

3rd year running we have been here; love it always, and this year we were with our beautiful granddaughter aged 4 weeks old!

Sarah & family,

Probably the best cottage we have stayed in - a great welcome pack and very well equipped. Lighthouse good for a meal out and pizzas at the White Hart recommended. Many thanks.

Richard & E,

Thank you for a lovely stay. The cottage is delightful, so comfortable and cosy. Thank you also for the lovely sponge and cheese scones, they were delicious and so welcoming. We have had a lovely stay despite the weather. We are quite sad to be leaving. Thank you once again.

Previous Customer,