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:

  • £606 per week
  • £87 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
  • 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
  • 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


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,

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,

One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. Well equipped and comfortable. A lovely weeks holiday and lucky with the weather.

Liz & R,

The house has been 'home from home' with every need met - very well equipped. Thank you very much for the scones, cake, biscuits, juice and flowers, such a lovely touch. Very much appreciated. We've had some lovely meals - The Lighthouse & The Cross Keys both highly recommended. Also two great days out at Sutton Hoo and Framlingham Castle. We enjoyed ourselves so much we will be sad to leave.

Previous Customer,

Another wonderful stay - despite the weather! Thank you for the warm welcome and all the treats - especially the cake and cheese scones.

Previous Customer,

We’ve really enjoyed our first stay in Aldeburgh. Couldn’t agree more with the previous reviews. Thank you so much for the goodies and flowers – a lovely welcoming touch. Couldn’t believe how beautiful and unspoilt this area is. Will definitely recommend. Felt sad to go home.

Previous Customer,

We've had a lovely Suffolk break in this warm, comfortable and extremely well equipped cottage - such a wonderful base for our family holiday. Thank you so much for the welcome pack - possibly the best we've ever received on a cottage break. The cottage has been perfect for us and we'll certainly recommend.

Previous Customer,

Lovely cosy cottage, yummy cake and scones on arrival. Well suited for walks to Thorpeness and into town. Very well stocked kitchen, was able to make a birthday cake, which went down well! Thank you.

Nathan & J,

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 & N,

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!

Previous Customer,

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.

Previous Customer,

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.

Previous Customer,

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

Previous Customer,

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

Previous Customer,

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.

Previous Customer,

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

Mr D W,

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

Mrs Tracy M,

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.

Previous Customer,

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.

Previous Customer,

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

Previous Customer,

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.

Previous Customer,

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.

Previous Customer,

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

Mr Joseph W,

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.

Previous Customer,

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

Mrs Michelle M,

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

Previous Customer,

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

Previous Customer,

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 M,

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.

Previous Customer,

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 & J,

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!

Previous Customer,

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

Previous Customer,

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

Previous Customer,

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

Eric M,

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.

Previous Customer,

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.

Previous Customer,

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 & J,