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:

  • £570 per week
  • £81 per night
  • 4 Star Gold
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking


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
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.3 miles
  • Shop 0.3 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack


  • Ground floor WC


Wonderful cottage for a relaxing stay. So enjoyed the walk to the beach – so much bird song in the trees along the way. We have been so blessed by the unseasonable sunshine during the day and cosy evenings by the fire. We shall be returning home refreshed and more relaxed than we have been for a long, long time. Mayflower Cottage has been a perfect sanctuary for us, thank you.

Tony & Nancy,

A lovely timely break, thank you. Thank you for the lovely cottage and all the beautiful extras. So very comfortable. We had a lovely time exploring Suffolk for the first time. Recommended is the nearby farm park, Southwold, and picturesque Thorpeness. Great time had by all.

Ben & Family,

Thank you for a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage – our second stay in the house! We enjoyed the yummy bakes very much, a lovely piece of cake each afternoon after a long walk along the beach. The cottage was very clean as before and so well equipped it really feels like a home from home for us. We will definitely be booking again as we all love Aldeburgh and the house is in a great location with shops nearby and the beach so close. Thanks again!

Kit, Paul, Will & Maisy,

Wonderful place. Have had a lovely family Christmas. Thank you for everything. Lovely home bakes, Christmas decorations up! Even Christmas presents for us! What more could we ask for? Hope to come back again.

Jennifer, Malcolm, Becky and Rich.,

What a beautiful cottage, we have stayed in many over the years and this is one of the best. Thank you for the lovely welcome, scones, jam, cream and other treats, very kind and thoughtful. We’ve had a great week and the weather has been too, thank you.

Jan & Steve - Derbyshire,

A beautifully comfortable and well thought out cottage. We loved being here and found Aldeburgh delightful, especially the footpaths around town. Many thanks.

Mariette & Richard – Leicester,

As last year, we have had a most enjoyable stay in Mayflower Cottage. The cake and the other fare were very welcoming and most delicious! In warm sunny weather, we have spent our time in and around Aldeburgh, generally relaxing and 'taking things easy'. Thank you.

John & Linda Bishop,

Delightful warm welcome, home from home. Every small detail thought of. Lovely central location. Fabulous time!! Hope we'll be back

Jane, Alex & Lisa,

at the offer price the holiday was excellent value . comfortable for just the two of us, containing all that we needed

Mr D Williams,

Excellent location, we'll equipped holiday cottage, lovely first impression and welcome pack.

Mrs Tracy Matheson,

We have had a great time staying at Mayflower Cottage. We loved all the goodies that were waiting for us, absolutely scrumptious! Everything was so comfortable and we felt at home here. It has been great to return to Aldeburgh for the fourth time. Thank you.

Carolyn, Nick, Oliver & Jacob,

We have really enjoyed our stay in Mayflower Cottage. We really appreciated the warm welcome, delicious! Everything is so cosy and comfortable and we found everything we needed. Thank you.

Shona, Jerry, Sonny, Eliza and Hazel,

We've had a such a lovely time staying in this beautiful cottage whilst we've been working. Such a relaxing and peaceful home.

Alice, Lily, Victoria & Cindy, From The Britten-Pears Orchestra,

We had a lovely week in the cottage. Thank you for the cake and all the other goodies. The sun shone all week so we couldn't have asked for anything else. Perfect house, perfect location and the most accommodating house owners.

The Mathews Family,

Lovely week in Mayflower Cottage, thank you for the cake and other treats. Recommend Iken canoe on the river, cycling in Rendlesham and Aldeburgh cinema. The house is very well provided and comfortable.

Megan, Don & Rufus,

We had a great time in Mayflower Cottage. Loved the garden and plants are lovely. The beds comfortable and house was equipped with everything we needed. Thank you for the lovely cake and other goodies.

Debbie, David, George, Joe & Hannah,

The property was first class. We hope to return someday.

Mr Joseph Winnie,

Arrived shattered after a 460 mile drive from central Scotland but have had another enjoyable stay in Aldeburgh. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. Mayflower Cottage is a little haven. Thank you for everything.

Joe & Violet Winnie,

Fantastic property in a great location. Fresh flowers and home baking - it's the details that set Mayflower apart!

Mrs Michelle Moon,

Our first trip to Suffolk. It won't be the last! Lovely cottage in a brilliant location.

Steve, Michelle, Judith & William,

Another lovely week. Blue skies abound. Hope to see you again next year.

Shane & Sarah - London,

We had a good holiday and the cottage was the cleanest we have ever stayed in and the quality of the welcome basket was excellent with home baked goods included, the best we have had.

Mrs Janet Mitchell,

Thank you for the homemade cake and scones and all the other goodies these were much appreciated. The cottage is well placed for the beach and shops and very well equipped and spotless.

Janet & Steven Mitchell,

Most pleasant stay in a lovely cottage. The cottage has been well thought out, plus the games and films. The goodies that were left were well received. Thanks

Brenda & John,

Memorable week at Mayflower Cottage – home from home. Toiletries and the welcome of goodies and flowers much appreciated. Very comfortable cottage, even managed to have a BBQ. We dodged the rain - highlights – Orford (boat trip on the river), crabbing at Walberswick, walk to Thorpeness and a trip to Southwold. Our first time in Suffolk, we will definitely be back!

Phil, Jo, Evie & Jake,

Thank you for the delicious goodies and the lovely flowers. We enjoyed out stay and visiting places from our families past.

May, Joey & Mike,

Lovely stay at Mayflower, very clean and everything you might need. Thank you for the flowers, the homemade cake and all the extras. Enjoyed exploring areas around Suffolk. Thank you

Fran & Les, Buckinghamshire,

Comfortable, clean and welcoming. Lots of little touches made this a property to return to.

Mr Eric Mouzer,

We have had a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage – enhanced by the weather. We visit Suffolk at this time every year and it always delights. Thank you for the flowers, toiletries and welcome basket – the scones and cake were delicious. We look forward to returning.

Eric and Barbara Mouzer. Jonathan and Nina Mouzer ,

Thanks. Comfortable house. Convenient for town. Our first time in Suffolk. We like the area. Weather not wonderful but it did not spoil our stay. Thanks for cake and other eats.

L & B Darlington,

We have had a lovely holiday in Aldeburgh. It has been a pleasure staying in Mayflower Cottage. The cottage exceeded our expectations being very warm, very comfortable, well equipped throughout, including flowers! The welcome pack of Cake, scones, biscuits and other treats, was a lovely surprise and much appreciated. We would definitely return again. many thanks to the owner and Suffolk Secrets.

George & Julie,

We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely Cottage and would definitely stay here again. Thank you very much.

The Scott Family ,

So happy that we chose Mayflower Cottage for our family getaway. Shame about the "beast from the east" landing on us but it was a good reason to stoke up the woodburner! If we come this way again we will certainly stay here! Many thanks for all the lovely goodies, it was a lovely surprise! See you again!

Colin, Celia, Pete, Ray and Claire,

Happy New Year! Thank you for a wonderful stay at Mayflower Cottage. A lovely holiday home with everything we needed. We are regular visitors to Aldeburgh and this has been an enjoyable week, lots of beach walking, food and lovely sunny weather! Thank you for the yummy treats you left us, especially the delicious cake! We look forward to returning.

the Neill Family ,

Thank you for another lovely Christmas in Mayflower Cottage. The Christmas tree made it "home from home" and the Cottage was very clean and tidy as always, thank you! Thank you for the lovely presents and the home made orange and lemon drizzle cake, it went down well, it was delicious! We will enjoy trying out some recipes from the Suffolk book you gave us and we are still enjoying the chocolates, they may just last to the New Year! Thanks again and many best wishes for 2018.

Ian, Kate, Oliver and Maisy ,

Thank you for such a lovely weekend away in a beautiful Cottage which accommodates every possible need! A great selection of films to accompany our early Christmas get away! We went for several walks in the lovely November weather, which included visiting Thorpeness and the Aldeburgh high street. Munchies and Cragg Sisters do amazing hot chocolates and the famous Fish and Chips lived up to expectations! Thank you again for letting us stay in Mayflower Cottage, we will sure be returning.

Charlotte, Sophie, Jasmine, Becky, Ellie and Emma,

What a lovely Cottage, everything you could want and so comfortable and clean. Excellent. We have had a great few days and had great weather for November. We have done lots of walking and covered many miles almost every day, Dunwich to Walberswick and back again is superb. Walking in Dunwich Heath is just fabulous. Thank you so much for the lovely teacake and flapjack as well as the other goodies left for us. A fantastic holiday, we hope to return!

Barbara and Peter,

We have had a really lovely week here in Aldeburgh. Mayflower Cottage has been a very comfortable "home" for us. It is a beautifully finished cottage and very well equipped - making it welcoming and relaxing. We have appreciated and enjoyed the shortbread, flapjack and biscuits. Thank you for a great time.

Mrs Draper ,

Splendid week in October half term in Suffolk. Mayflower Cottage was a delight. Superb Lemon drizzle cake. The family felt at home straight away. We all feel suitably rested. Many thanks.

Mrs Draper ,

What a lovely weekend we have had. Thank you. You have thought of everything. We really enjoyed the lemon drizzle. Delicious. Comfy and well equipped, we would love to come again. Perfect location to use as a base.

Bridget and Carl,

We have thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay in Mayflower Cottage. We were delighted with the welcoming selection of food and drinks and also enjoyed eating some of the delicious apples!

John & Linda Bishop,