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:

  • £726 per week
  • £104 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. 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: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


It's been a joy to revisit Suffolk - seeing all our favourite places, and so lovely to come "home" to Mayflower Cottage each evening. Thank you for the very warm welcome and the beautifully maintained and equipped house. We shall return!

Mrs Sheila H,

It was lovely to be back in Aldeburgh after two years and to be staying in Mayflower Cottage. For us the attraction of Aldeburgh is that it is a restful and familiar place to stay, with little seeming to change from year to year! The welcoming pack of goodies always starts the holiday on a happy note!

Mr John B,

Mayflower Cottage was very comfortable and homely. The welcome pack was much appreciated when we arrived after a long journey. Everywhere was very clean and the kitchen very well equipped and only a short distance to walk to the beach.

Mrs H,

Two weeks this time and our fourth visit. We have enjoyed this visit even more, with warm weather on many of the days. Sitting in the garden in the late afternoon sun has been a real pleasure..... Mayflower Cottage is superb and continues to be the cleanest holiday cottage we have stayed in. Thank you for the welcome pack and the beautiful flowers.

Freeman family,

What a wonderful week! We have been so lucky with the weather, glorious sunshine every day. Mayflower Cottage is fabulous, a real home from home with everything you might possibly need. The beach is so close and it's a lovely walk into town for dinner, coffee or an ice-cream.....Walks at sunset to Thorpeness was the icing on the cake. We come to Suffolk most years usually staying in Woodbridge, but Mayflower Cottage will be our base in the future. Deb & Ray

Mr Ray J,

Mayflower cottage was the cleanest and best presented of the many cottages we have rented over the years. An easy walk to beach and town, yet in a very quiet and peaceful setting. Will definitely be returning and happy to recommend.

Mr J,

The property is a 10 min walk from the seafront, well equipped with lovely back garden and there is no problem with parking the car.

Miss R,

Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. All the amenities we needed and more! Phil, Anne, Evie & Samuel

Mrs Elizabeth S,

Beautifully maintained, furnished and equipped cottage and garden. Ideally positioned in a quiet area within easy walking distance to beach, town and shops.

Mrs S,

Mayflower Cottage has been a true home from home. The house was very comfortable and had everything that a family needs. Thank you for the welcome basket too. We plan to return next summer.

Davies f,

It has been said before but we also have had a lovely stay in Mayflower. It has felt like home as soon as we walked through the door. The attention to detail is superb and the cottage is immaculate. We love Alderburg and the surrounding area and have visited many times but this cottage has been the best by far....Hope to return next year-Thank you

Previous Customer,

2nd - 9th July After a 450 mile journey over 11 hours and many roadworks, drawing up at the door and entering Mayflower Cottage as always made it all worthwhile. See you next year all being well.

Previous Customer,

Thank you so much for making our stay in Mayflower Cottage so comfortable.....super comfy bed, large soft towels, well equipped kitchen etc. We also enjoyed the little extras - fresh flowers, welcome basket...Thank you! This is our first time to Suffolk and it certainly didn't disappoint. The sunshine obviously helped. We will certainly make a return visit.

Previous Customer,

Thank you for all the thoughtful details which have made us so welcome and comfortable here. We have had such an enjoyable time in our first expedition after lockdown.

Previous Customer,

Spotlessly clean. Well equipped. Nice compact garden with Patio furniture and BBQ. Nicely located in a very quiet area but close to shops and the town/beach.

Mr M,

Comfortable convenient & very clean. Welcome pack much appreciated. Location good. Enjoyed Mayflower very much.

Mr M,

We've had a lovely stay - thank you! The cottage is lovely and very comfortable with so many nice touches. It was especially welcome after all the lockdowns and wonderful to spend time together as a family for the first time in over 12 months!

Previous Customer,

We've so enjoyed our stay in your delightful cottage. It's the first time we've been away from home for more than 2 hours since the first lockdown so we were feeling somewhat apprehensive. After coming through the front door here it didn't take us long to relax. Everywhere was spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished, cosy & comfortable. I won't mention the weather - but when we return for our 2nd visit we sincerely hope it's going to be a lot better!

Hilary and J,

Thank you again for a comfortable stay, the welcome pack and the flowers. We do miss the home baking though! A mixed weather week but we did plenty of our favourite things including Orfordness, Minsmere, Southwold, Thorpeness and Woodbridge.

Mr Eric M,

This is our fifth stay which probably says it all. Very well presented and homely. Spotlessly clean. Everything you need and more. Great “welcome” pack of basics and treats. All aspects well thought out by owners. Will be booking again for next year

Mr M,

Mayflower Cottage is a very comfortable holiday home in a great location. It is amazingly well equipped and we honestly wanted for nothing. The location is perfect -an easy 10 minute walk into lovely Aldeburgh and very central to drive to Snape, Woodbridge etc.

Mrs B,

We have really enjoyed staying at Mayflower Cottage. It has been the best! One of the best holiday places we have been to! Lovely bedrooms, kitchen and lounge room. We are so close to the beach, we went down nearly every day. Thank you for making our stay amazing.

Ms Emilia P,

Clean, well equipped, beautiful. Thank you. Thanks also for the Christmas presents - Nice! We were so sad we had to leave on Christmas day to go home due to the new government regs. We will, when this is over, come again. Warwick & Sue

Mr Warwick S,

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,