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.
- Sleeps 5
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- No pets
- Private parking
- 2 Single beds
- 1 King size/super king size bed
- 2 Single zip & link beds
- WiFi available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Travel cot available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Bath towels included
- Bed linen included
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a washing machine
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 - 24th August 2018
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 - 16th August 2018
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 - 12th August 2018
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 - 4th August 2018
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 - 27th July 2018
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 - 20th July 2018
The property was first class. We hope to return someday.Mr Joseph Winnie - 16th July 2018
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 - 13th July 2018
Fantastic property in a great location. Fresh flowers and home baking - it's the details that set Mayflower apart!Mrs Michelle Moon - 4th July 2018
Our first trip to Suffolk. It won't be the last! Lovely cottage in a brilliant location.Steve, Michelle, Judith & William - 2nd July 2018
Another lovely week. Blue skies abound. Hope to see you again next year.Shane & Sarah - London - 29th June 2018
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 - 18th June 2018
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 - 16th June 2018
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. ThanksBrenda & John - 8th June 2018
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 - 1st June 2018
Thank you for the delicious goodies and the lovely flowers. We enjoyed out stay and visiting places from our families past. May, Joey & Mike - 25th May 2018
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 youFran & Les, Buckinghamshire - 18th May 2018
Comfortable, clean and welcoming. Lots of little touches made this a property to return to. Mr Eric Mouzer - 14th May 2018
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 - 11th May 2018
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 - 4th May 2018
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 - 27th April 2018
We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely Cottage and would definitely stay here again. Thank you very much. The Scott Family - 12th April 2018
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 - 19th March 2018
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 - 5th January 2018
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 - 29th December 2017
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 - 24th November 2017
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 - 14th November 2017
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 - 3rd November 2017
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 - 26th October 2017
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 - 25th September 2017
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 - 22nd September 2017
We had a lovely week at Mayflower Cottage. Thanks so much for the cake and flapjack - they were gorgeous! Fantastic Cottage - we'd definitely want to come again! Kate and Tim Hebert - 1st September 2017
A beautiful property from the outside and the inside is lovely. Lovely décor, very presented. Smashing kitchen diner with all the appliances and equipment you need. Super back garden with a very handy table and chairs. Loved the bathroom being a fan of white ourselves. The bedrooms were fitted out well with great attention to detail but the beds were the comfiest we have slept in on holiday, lovely fat pillows and soft quilts. The goodies left for us especially the banana cake were a very welcoming touch. All in all a lovely property. We have rented properties in Southwold and Aldeburgh over the past few years but this is by far the best one we have stayed in. Even down to the layout of the rooms. Top marks to the owners. We will definitely return. Superb propertyMrs J Williams - 25th August 2017
Lovely cottage, nice decor and spotlessly clean. Beds were so comfortable. Nice touch having fresh flowers and goodies especially liked the banana cake. Thank you. Mrs Williams - 25th August 2017
We had a lovely time at Mayflower Cottage. Fabulous location for the beach, restaurants and shops. Spotlessly clean, well equipped and very homely. Indeed, couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you so much. PS. Thank you for the yummy cake and flapjacks. Mrs J Smith - 18th August 2017
We had a lovely week at Mayflower Cottage. We will be back, we love it here in Aldeburgh and Mayflower is a perfect base.Mrs Canavan - 11th August 2017
Immaculate property- very tidy and well equipped.Kit deBretton Gordon - 7th August 2017
The house was immaculate. Great base to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside and towns.Mrs Debretton Gordon - 4th August 2017
Mayflower Cottage is a great, homely place to stay. The cottage is very well equipped and we have also enjoyed exploring the beautiful Suffolk coast.Mr Gillooly - 28th July 2017
Beautifully decorated, a pretty garden and with so many thoughtful touches. We couldn't fault anything about the cottage.Mrs McKinley - 21st July 2017
Lovely stay in a lovely cottage. The cleanest we have stayed in. Such nice touches to make you feel welcome.Mrs Bloomfield - 14th July 2017
A perfectly equipped home that made our stay relaxing and such fun!Mrs Heading - 22nd May 2017
Had a lovely, relaxing stay in Mayflower Cottage. Lovely, clean and well equipped accommodation.Mr English - 5th May 2017
Had a lovely, relaxing stay in Mayflower Cottage. Lovely, clean and well-equipped accommodation. Thank you for the welcome pack. The shortbread went down very well.Aldeburgh and the surrounding area is great and we will definitely return. Thank you!!Lorraine and Howard - 1st May 2017
We were looking for the perfect place for a quiet getaway to celebrate my 50th with my daughters before one of them goes travelling - and we found it!Thank you for letting us stay at Mayflower Cottage - it has everything we need and yes, we agree with previous visitors - lovely comfy beds!Also, the homemade lemon and passion fruit cake and the extra goodies were very much appreciated.We look forward to coming back one day.Lynn, Thomas, Jessica & Ellie - 21st April 2017
This is a place to come back to! The cookies were amazing. We finished them after a few days. Beds were very comfortable and we didn't miss anything regarding cooking or anything else. Thanks very much.Dana de Vries - 3rd April 2017
We had a very enjoyable two weeks here with Britten-Pears Orchestra. It was a lovely homely cottage to come home to in the evenings and had everything we could have wanted. The wonderful cookies were especially appreciated, and the bag of goodies!Lizzi and Sarah - 3rd April 2017
Lovely, cosy stay at Mayflower Cottage. Appreciated the delicious shortbread on arrival and the large comfy beds.Ms Russell - 27th February 2017
Lovely, cosy stay at Mayflower Cottage. Appreciated the delicious shortbread on arrival and the large comfy beds.Nicole and Alan - 27th January 2017
A cosy stay to celebrate New Year. Thanks for the bag of goodies. Happy holidays to all who stay in 2017.Mr Beck - 29th December 2016
We have had a lovely Christmas stay in Mayflower Cottage. Thank you for the fabulous homemade lemon cake and the bag of goodies which we have really enjoyed. The cottage is very well equipped and extremely warm and cosy. Thank you for the Christmas present left under the tree, we love the mug and enjoyed the chocolates. We would highly recommend Mayflower Cottage and we would like to stay again.Mrs Kirkpatrick - 21st December 2016
We are visiting the UK from South Africa. We were lucky to find Mayflower Cottage on the Suffolk Secrets website! Many thanks for the goody bag, the beautiful flowers and the lovely cake! The cottage offered everything we needed and we had a very comfortable stay.Prof Stretch - 23rd October 2016
Just wanted to say thank you as we have had a really enjoyable week in your cottage, from the moment we opened the door it had a lovely homely feel. We have stayed in many cottages over the years across the county but this is certainly going to be difficult to beat in the future. We hope to return as we love the location of the cottage.Mr Freeman - 15th October 2016
Familiar with the area,and property was excellent.Mr F Edwards - 6th October 2016
Our first visit to Suffolk-a long drive from the North East but well worth it. Cottage first class and Aldeburgh and Southwold were lovely. We will definitely return.Mr S Boyle - 20th September 2016
We've very much enjoyed our stay here. This is by far the best equipped cottage we have stayed in over 50 years.Mrs Forrest - 9th September 2016
Lovely property, with everything you could possibly need.Mrs Louise Turfkruyer - 2nd September 2016
Excellent Service, wonderful property, extremely clean and tidy house, overall, fantastic!Mr Alan Atkins - 31st August 2016
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