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The Secret Cottage

Aldeburgh - Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

Hidden away in central Aldeburgh is the oasis of The Secret Cottage. High quality furnishings and decoration create and exceptional holiday home by the sea.
  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
£580 - £930 per week *


The Secret Cottage is a hidden gem located directly off Aldeburgh's High Street on the Suffolk coast. This charming self-catering cottage has been furnished to an exceptionally high standard throughout and offers superb accommodation in this premium seaside town. Upstairs the carefully planned bedrooms have been furnished so the cottage can accommodate two couples, a family or small group of friends. On the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen, beautiful sitting room with the added bonus of a cosy woodburner, a little playroom for the kids plus your own allocated courtyard garden. All of this and just a two-minute walk from the seafront. The Secret Cottage is also pet friendly and is perfect for self-catering holidays all year round, providing guests with a special place you will want to book again and again. Shop: 200 yards Pub: 200 yards.

Why we love this property:
Beautifully presented with lots of lovely little touches at your disposal to ensure you have a truly relaxing and luxurious holiday. 

Sitting Room: Wall-mounted Smart TV with Netflix, woodburner, comfortable seating and handy boot storage.
Kitchen/Dining Area: Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer dryer, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, dining table and chairs.
Playroom: Fun cabin-style bunk beds for seating or sleeping (suitable for children only), wall-mounted Smart TV.  

Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with super king bed which can be converted into 3ft twin beds (please specify your preference at the time of booking), dressing table, DAB digital radio.
Bedroom 2: King size bed which can be converted into 2'6 twin beds (please specify your preference at the time of booking), DAB radio.
Bathroom: Roll top bath with overbath rainfall shower, washbasin and wc.  

Garden: Courtyard garden with furniture and portable barbecue.
Parking: Roadside nearby or parking available at the Church car park with parking permit (permit supplied on your holiday start date).
Heating: Gas central heating and woodburner.
Pets: One well behaved dog welcome.
Notes: Wi-Fi, towels, beach towels, picnic basket, guest food pack and starter pack of wood for woodburner are all provided. Extra logs can be delivered at an extra charge of £6.50 per large bag. There are toys, games, kites and boats for the boating lake in the play room and chairs provided for the beach along with beach towels. Travel cot and highchair available upon request. 

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. 





  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 4 Single zip & link beds
  • WiFi available
  • VisitEngland Gold Award
  • 4 Stars
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Travel cot available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bath towels included
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Equipped with a washing machine



The property is amazing and the attention to detail is great! The owner has really took time to assist in making our stay a pleasant one. Mrs Vicky Steadman - 21st November 2017
Secret Cottage a second visit. Immaculate high standards, attention to detail like dog treats, kids sweets, hotel toiletries is fun. A standard quite high to sustain. Well done and appreciated. Mr Brian McLeod - 3rd October 2017
Fabulous, all the little extras made the stay amazing. Miss Suzanne Locke - 19th July 2017
Very thoughtful welcome pack included. One of the best appointed holiday cottages we have stayed in.Mr Andrew Thomson - 27th June 2017
Thank you for a lovely stay at The Secret Cottage. We loved the little touches like the starter food pack and toiletries. Well looked after and perfect location. We will be back!Peacock family - 1st May 2017
Our second visit and not at all disappointed, just as good as the first! Lovely location, very central, high standard and a well thought out welcome pack. Look forward to our third visit. Thank you!Rapley family - 24th April 2017
Thank you very much, we have had a super weekend. It is a very cosy, comfortable cottage and we appreciated all the little treats. It has been a lovely weekend.The Binn's family - 17th April 2017
Lovely cottage, well situated for beach, shops, pubs etc. Many thanks for all the extras especially food and drink on arrival - much appreciated. Loved Aldeburgh and Thorpeness best and sunshine too!The Brown family - 14th April 2017
Really well presented and equipped. A very comfortable property.Ms Sue Knutton - 24th March 2017
What a lovely cottage and so well-equipped - absolutely first class! Loved all the goodies provided and a great place for us ladies to get away from it all. Thank you.Mrs N Truin - 20th March 2017
Fabulous cottage, superbly set up to meet all our needs - and those of the dog! Thank you, we will be back.Ms S Knutton - 9th March 2017
The most comfortable holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, the work put in by the owner to ensure that guests have a relaxing holiday was exceptional. Would highly recommend this cottage and location.Mrs T Taylor - 20th February 2017
The owner of the Secret Cottage has thought of everything to make this the perfect stay. It was so welcoming and comfortable that we didn't want to leave The location is perfect and if we return to Aldeburgh we will definitely book again.Ms Jo Shippen - 24th November 2016
Very pleased with both the accommodation and the service received from Suffolk Secrets.Mr Phil Marley - 12th September 2016
Excellent holiday accommodation, wonderful location, fantastic break!Mrs P Corney - 29th August 2016
We have had a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage. Every detail about the cottage is superb and everyone has enjoyed themselves, a perfect break.Mr Smyth - 29th July 2016
The owner should be very proud of the property, it was absolutely lovely and they had thought of everything.Miss Michelle Rapley - 5th July 2016
We really loved our stay in this well-specified and very comfortable cottage, tucked peacefully away in Aldeburgh.Mr Trevor Lawson - 7th June 2016
Excellent decor and equipment's - we particularly appreciated the toys and facilities for our toddler.Dr K Donovan - 24th May 2016
We had a wonderful time, thank you for the welcome box and all the little extras that made travelling with a toddler easier - the highchair, the cot and he loved having his own little playroom. Great location!Dr Donovan - 18th May 2016
Wonderful cottage. Everything anyone could possible want. Attention to detail on every level. It felt more looked after than any 5* hotel I have stayed in!Mrs Myers - 6th May 2016
Thank you for a lovely long weekend stay. We were all very comfortable and really enjoyed ourselves. Three nights wasn't enough! The welcome pack was a lovely touch. Many thanks.Mrs Munro - 21st April 2016


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