Alde Cottage

Friston, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Reduced Occupancy Offer10% off for 4 guests or less on certain weeks
  • Reduced Occupancy Offer10% off for 4 guests or less on certain weeks

You can book this property from:

  • £759 per week
  • £108 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


A wonderfully furnished and thoughtfully designed holiday home in the very heart of Friston, Alde Cottage is a fabulous cottage just a 5 minute drive from the popular picturesque Suffolk coast at Aldeburgh. Deceptively spacious, Alde Cottage has all the ingredients you could possibly desire for a truly relaxing and memorable stay in Suffolk. A comfortable living area centres around the woodburning stove; a delight to admire all year round. The dining table at the rear of the room seats 6 and is a wonderful space for eating, playing board games or writing postcards home. The large kitchen is fully equipped with plenty of utensils and all the everyday gadgets you would expect including an American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine. A convenient breakfast bar is perfect for breakfast and also adds addional worktop space. Upstairs, the exposed beams paired with carefully selected beds and furniture will make you feel truly at home. The bathroom on the first floor comes complete with roll-top bath, ideal for a lovely soak; whilst a wet-room on the ground floor helps to reduce the queue for the washing facilities! 

Outside, guests at Alde Cottage can enjoy a private enclosed garden. Fully landscaped with areas of patio and lawn, it backs onto a field and enjoys picturesque countryside views. With plenty of furniture, you can dine al-fresco or merely soak up the sun. A useful outhouse stores the washing machine and tumble dryer as well as providing space for bicycle storage should you wish to bring your own. In fact, the surrounding area is a delight to explore on two legs or two wheels - whether it's a trip down the road to the village pub, a visit to Snape Maltings, or merely a drive to the coast; there's limitless year round appeal here.

So whether you're looking for a home-from-home escape with family, or merely want a relaxing pad to enjoy with friends, you really will be thrilled with Alde Cottage. Pub: 500 yards, Shop: 4 miles. There is a small convenience shop at the Snape Garage just 1.5 miles from Alde Cottage.

Why we love this property: So thoughtfully furnished with the holidaymaker in mind, Alde Cottage is a wonderful holiday cottage, whatever the weather. 

Sitting/Dining Room: Selection of sofas and armchairs, TV showing Freeview, DVD player, bluetooth speaker, woodburning stove, dresser, table and chairs for 6.
Kitchen: Rangemaster, American style fridge/freezer with water dispenser, breakfast bar and stools, coffee machine and dishwasher. 
Wet Room: Tiled wet room with shower, w.c., basin and heated towel rail. Underfloor heating. 
Boot Room: Space for hanging coats and storing boots. Access to rear garden. 

Bedroom 1: Twin beds, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers. 
Bedroom 2: Double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. 
Bedroom 3: Two steps up, King bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV and DVD player. 
Family Bathroom: Roll-top bath with handheld shower, w.c., basin and heated towel rail. 

Outside: Generous garden laid to lawn with patio and furniture. An outhouse contains the washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as providing bicycle storage if required. 
Parking: Off-street parking for up to 2 cars. 
Heating: Oil-fired central heating. 
Notes: Wifi, bed linen and towels provided. The staircase is straight but steep with a handrail but has narrow treads, may not be suitable for people with mobility issues. Reduced price for 4 guests or less on certain weeks using 2 bedrooms only - please enquire.

Friston is a small tranquil village situated in Suffolk, within easy reach of many interesting locations to make your holiday enjoyable. The old town of Aldeburgh with its beach and fishing boats, cinema, museum, summer theatre, shops, and restaurants, and Leiston with its leisure centre/pool, cinema and museum are approximately four miles away. Snape Maltings, which has lovely shops, galleries, and the concert hall with many musical events is in the next village. Two renowned golf courses are nearby at Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. Thorpeness also has its own laid-back style and wonderful boating Meare. Countryside with good, interesting walks is all around, of note are Dunwich heath, Minsmere bird reserve and Rendlesham Forest. Southwold, Walberswick, Orford and Woodbridge all are within a thirty-minute drive.


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 4 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Golf


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

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


Beautiful cottage in an excellent location for major places in East Suffolk. Extremely well appointed with lots of amenities. Lovely garden to sit in the sunshine, overlooking fields. Very quiet and peaceful location. No shops in village ,but supermarkets in Saxmundham and Aldeburgh.

Mr J,

Very cosy cottage, perfect for relaxing after blowy beach walks.

Ms C,

A lovely house , with everything you need for a relaxing holiday, great garden and views....would recommend

Miss C,

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the beautiful Alde had everything and more, to make our stay extremely comfortable. The owners even left us a lovely bottle of wine, chocolates and cookies, such a thoughtful and much appreciated touch. We would definitely stay here again!

Mrs R,

Really comfortable and well equipped property on the edge of small village of Friston. Peaceful rural surroundings with great walks from the front door including the Sandlings walk through to the coast or to Snape and the Snape maltings and river estuary. A very enjoyable stay exploring this part of Suffolk and surrounding towns and countryside.

Mrs S,