Dart Cottage

Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star
  • Dating from 1796, this traditional period cottage with its own parking for 2 cars, is in a central position near Aldeburgh's town steps and a mere 2 minute walk from the beach. Picturesque and perfectly located to explore this delightful seaside town.

You can book this property from:

  • £784 per week
  • £112 per night
  • 4 Star


A delightful, spacious period cottage dating from 1796 with its own parking. Situated on Aldeburgh High Street, Dart Cottage is in a wonderfully central location in the town, opposite a bar (which can be lively at times) as well as an antique shop and café. 

SNAPE 5 miles (8km), ORFORD 12 miles (17km), WOODBRIDGE 20 miles (33 km), SOUTHWOLD 24 miles (39 km)

About the Property: A delightful, characterful period cottage, dating from 1796, on Aldeburgh High Street and with the benefit of dedicated parking within a walled courtyard.

This property is ideal for: Dart Cottage is a great coastal property for four

Parking: There is a large, secure paved area to the right hand side of the property, which will accommodate 2 cars; access is through double gates from the High Street. 

Setting: Situated on Aldeburgh High Street, Dart Cottage is in a wonderfully central location in the town, opposite a bar (which is lively at times), a tea shop, and is a stone's throw from the beach. (Please note this property is opposite a bar).

Exploring: Aldeburgh is a favourite seaside escape for artists, musicians and families yearning for those special holiday breaks of yesteryear. The inspiration for much of Benjamin Britten's music and centre for his creation, The Aldeburgh Festival, the little town still plays host to concerts, film, theatre, literature and poetry festivals. In the heart of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Aldeburgh is an ideal location for bird watchers, walkers and of course sailors. The estuary, marshes and shingle banks are home to a wide variety of wildlife and there are sailing and yacht clubs at nearby Slaughden as well as the famous Aldeburgh and Thorpeness heathland golf courses which lie just a few minutes drive from Aldeburgh High Street.

A mile down the road is Thorpeness, a beautiful village with a fairytale atmosphere given its Peter Pan themed Meare and The House In The Clouds. Further along the coast is Sizewell which has a dog friendly beach all year round and is only a short drive from Leiston which is home to a cinema, leisure centre and museum. You can spend a day at RSPB Minsmere, a 20 minute drive from Aldeburgh, and be on the lookout of bitterns, otters and marsh harriers. Dunwich is also well worth a visit with its rich history, ruins and fantastic pub.

Eating and Drinking Out: There are plenty of lovely places to eat out, all within walking distance from Dart Cottage. Just opposite is the traditional Cragg Sisters Tearoom and a trendy bar with Thai restaurant. The Mill Inn is a favourite among many with its delicious, well-sized portions of reasonably priced food, not to mention its good selection of ales and lagers. Another delightful place for lunch or dinner is The Lighthouse - the food is so tasty that it has even been featured in the Good Food Guide 2010, definitely worth a visit! You could, of course, always choose to go for the well-loved classic of Fish & Chips; The Upper Deck Fish and Chip Diner is one of Aldeburgh's best loved restaurants. Other great restaurants include Sea Spice, The Regatta and Brasserie Bleu.

Self-Catering Eating: Along with the usual Co-op, Salter & King Butchers and the Aldeburgh Market Cafe are both great places to pick up a variety of tasty ingredients that may be on your shopping list. With plenty of awards up their sleeves Lawson's Delicatessen is another welcoming option. With a wide variety of food, all lovingly made in Lawson's kitchen, you really can't go wrong. They even offer a hamper of delicious food to be delivered to your cottage! For when you're in need of a sweet treat The Ice Creamery is the perfect place to visit. Not only do they serve personalised local ice cream, they also bake gorgeous cookies and brownies.

For more information about the area, including restaurants, pubs, cafes, shopping facilities, and things to do, please see our online guide Visit Aldeburgh.



Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi

Nearby activities

  • Walking

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


The cottage was very comfortable, clean and extremely well equipped. The location is great and is only about 100 yards from the beach which is great for the dog. Aldeburgh itself is lovely and the High Street has lots of shops and places to have a coffee and more without being commercialised.

Mr R,

An exceptional property in most respects ,from location and standard of fitting and comfort - the ability to park onsite is a big plus- the only downside is the absence of a second toilet - nevertheless we love staying there and will stay again

Previous Customer,

A delightful cottage, well maintained and equipped. Perfectly sited for the beach, the town centre and pubs & restaurants. Only word of caution is the narrowness of the driveway entrance. I'm uncertain if a wide car would fit. We have a Renault Kadjar which just past between the gate posts. Once through there is loads of room.

Mr M,