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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.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • WiFi available
£580 - £1005 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. 





  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 4 Single zip & link beds
  • WiFi available
  • 4.5 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



Fantastic property with lots of added extras you wouldn't expect in a holiday rental.Mrs Lisa Reid - 17th September 2018
A wonderful cottage, clearly loved by the owner with everything we needed for our stay and more. A most generous welcome pack awaited us that catered for adults and children alike. Perfect locationMrs Amy Hall - 12th August 2018
A very welcoming, stylish and well-appointed cottage in a good location close to the beach and to the services on High Street. Mr Noel McGrann - 3rd July 2018
This property is in an excellent location. It's beautifully furnished and equipped and we have never stayed anywhere else where the owner was so generous with their starter food pack and other supplies. It was a week of luxury! One of the best we have ever stayed in.Ms Rosemary Ewles - 28th June 2018
Beautiful, comfortable,cottage in a great location. We had everything we needed for a great holiday. Thank you.Mr Michael Jason Mortimer - 28th May 2018
A secret no longer and to be repeated. Attention to detail and needs of all age groups to leisure and environment superlative.Mrs Jelfs - 12th May 2018
We really loved our time at Secret Cottage. From the ease of booking with good communication to the lovely welcome hamper on arrival, every aspect of our stay was wonderfully thought out and felt like a real home from home. The closeness to the beach was a real winner for us, our 5 year old was in heaven. A very picturesque part of the coast and a foody's dream. We've already booked for next year!!Mrs Helen Thompson - 9th April 2018
Extremely well appointed and equipped little cottage. Location was superb for beach and high street - only a few minutes walk to each and Aldeburgh was a great base and bustling, well kept little town, perfectly placed for exploring the Suffolk coast. Cheryl had thought of everything in the cottage that a family with children and a dog could possibly want. The cupboards were brimming with useful extra items for the beach, picnics, rainy days, dogs, kids etc. We cooked a few family meals during our stay and found the kitchen very well equipped - all the food goodies that had been left were really appreciated too! Also enjoyed the snuggly dressing gowns and comfortable beds. Truly a home from home. We accidentally stayed an hour later than we should have on the last day due to misreading the literature, and Cheryl and Sussex Secrets were very kind and understanding about our mistake. Couldn't fault their service or management from booking to check out.Mrs Katherine Evans - 26th February 2018
The Secret Cottage, Aldeburgh - excellent property. The owner really has thought of everything. A really home from home Lovely cottage. Definitely a well kept secret. It was very tastefully decorated for Christmas. All the added extras- the Welcome basket, the "goodies" incuding Prosecco in the fridge and the truckle of sweets, the spare tioletries in the bathroom were a lovely surprise and very much appreciated. It is such a well equipped cottage. With all the games and outdoor equipment. We enjoyed sailing the boats on the near by boating lake. Even the dogs were well catered for!! Treats, balls, poo bags and bed. Our friend's dog loved the light up ball and it kept her entertained all weekend. For once the ball defeated her and she didn't manage to destroy the ball!! The owner really has thought of everything and made the cottage a real home from home. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to friends and would love to come back. Mrs Jackie Gibbins - 8th January 2018
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 Philip 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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