You can book this property from:
- £640 per week
- £91 per night
- 6 Guests
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- No Pets
- No Private Parking
DescriptionA charming and spacious cottage on Aldeburgh High Street. The delightful features make this a perfect getaway all year round. So well equipped for family holidays by the sea. A great location if you want to be at the centre of things.
SNAPE 5 miles (8 km), ORFORD 12 miles (17 km), WOODBRIDGE 20 miles (33 km), SOUTHWOLD 24 miles (39 km)
About the Property: Raymond Cottage is the ideal coastal retreat. Perfectly located, the beach is less than a minutes walk away. Brimming with character from the exposed beams and homely touches, the cottage is cosy and comfortable, you will instantly feel at ease. On entering through the stable door you come to a lobby space, large enough to provide storage for all beach paraphernalia - from buckets and spades, to chairs, coats and wellies. The spacious open plan kitchen/dining area is ideal for larger families, you certainly won't be fighting for space.
The cottage benefits from a ground floor shower room, ideal for washing down after long days spent on the beach, enter through the courtyard and you need not worry about getting anything wet! Although situated on the High Street, once inside you would hardly notice. Set down slightly from road level, a sense of privacy is felt, whilst still being able to watch the world go by.
About the Area: Aldeburgh, a favourite seaside escape for artists, musicians and families yearning for those special holiday breaks of yesteryear, is a pretty Victorian coastal resort. 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 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. Of course, for the avid shopper, Aldeburgh High Street offers a plethora of delights, ranging from well known stores to independent gems.
If you're feeling adventurous, walk a short stretch along the beach where you will find the quaint holiday village of Thorpeness. The Meare is a beautiful forty-acre rowing lake, hire a boat and keep the children entertained for at least an hour or so as they explored the Peter Pan themed islands!
A mere 30 minute drive up the coast will take you to the famous Southwold. A visit to the pier is a must, as well as browsing the many shops on the high street. Here you will also find a sandy beach, great for a day trip out. Of course, if you're wanting to explore further, take the foot-ferry and cross the River Blyth to reach Walberswick.
For those nature lovers, simply head to Dunwich Heath and the RSPB reserve at Minsmere - home of Red Deer, and an immense variety of birdlife including Marsh Harrier, Avocet, and Bittern.
Eating Out: Aldeburgh has some fantastic restaurants, some with beach-front locations; The Regatta and The Lighthouse are both very popular for lunches and supper - offering freshly cooked, locally supplied produce. Prezzo is a good option for eating at any time of the day, especially for families, and the café in Aldeburgh Market on the High Street always proves popular. Munchies, Cragg Sisters Tea Room and the Choppings Hill Bakery & Tea Room offer both eat in or take away. Last but not least are the world-renowned fish and chips, available from two shops on the High Street, (both just along the road in either direction from Raymond Cottage!) a year round winner, you may have to queue, but they are worth the wait!
Self Catering: Along with the usual Co-op, Lawsons is an award-winning deli and the Aldeburgh Market are very good (it's not really a market but a shop and café). Staying at Raymond Cottage, you are less than a 5 minute walk from the fresh fish stands on the beach, the best place to find fresh produce caught daily. There are also several good farm shops nearby, Friday Street Farm Shop on the A1094 just off the A12 and The Farm Cafe and Food Market on the A12 at Marlesford. There is also a great deli and tea room at Snape Maltings where you can also buy Pump Street Bakery bread and cakes from Orford.
For more information on the area, please visit our website Visit Aldeburgh.
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 1 double bed
- 4 single beds
- Washing machine
- 2 bathrooms
- Towels provided
- Family friendly
- Enclosed garden, courtyard or patio
How far to ...?
- Pub 0.1 miles
- Shop 0.1 miles
- Ground floor bath/shower room
Would recommend and will definitely use again - thank you for a lovely stay in Suffolk :)