The Willows

Friston, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • Awaiting Grading
  • A spacious, sumptuous and stunning holiday home with touches of luxury throughout. The Willows has you ideally located in a pretty village close to the popular seaside destinations of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness.

You can book this property from:

  • £700 per week
  • £100 per night
  • Awaiting Grading


A stunningly furnished, detached, self-catering property boasting style and sophistication throughout. The Willows offers an idyllic getaway for families or two couples looking to holiday together. A true atmosphere of elegance has been injected into this holiday cottage, complete with gorgeous features such as a log burning stove and serene outside space.

The Willows is located in Friston, a charming village just a 5 minute drive to the popular and picturesque Suffolk coast at Aldeburgh. Tucked down a small lane in this quiet village, the property benefits from 2 parking spaces and a few minutes walk to the local gastro pub, Old Chequers. The village means you get to enjoy the best of coast and countryside, with just a 5 minute drive to the seaside at Aldeburgh, but scenic countryside walks on the doorstep. If you’re bringing children along then a delightful park is located just a few minutes from the front door – ideal for packing a picnic! The pretty setting is perfect for those who enjoy walking, birdwatching, cycling and for families too. Days out exploring can be perfectly completed by settling down in the sitting room in front of the log burning stove. Whether you choose to return with fish and chips or whip up your own culinary delights, the fantastic sociable kitchen is ideal for gathering the family together.

Beautifully furnished throughout, this one storey property comprises of two generous bedrooms on the ground floor both with large Smart TVs, and one with ensuite and a family bathroom serving the second. This holiday cottage oozes luxury and every inch has been carefully designed to provide a comforting and welcoming space. Every little detail has been thought of to ensure you have a memorable stay, with Krups coffee machine and Ninja slow cooker in the kitchen, a guest Netflix account and Sky is provided on all TVs, and two sun loungers to help you relax into your stay.

Looking for a dog friendly property? No problem! The Willows accepts two pets and they are sure to love it too – there’s outside space to enjoy and even a dog flap suitable for smaller dogs! The whole family gets to enjoy a holiday in Suffolk!

A stay here will have you tucked away from the hustle and bustle and yet within easy driving distance of the popular seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, whilst the RSPB Minsmere nature reserve is just a 15 minute drive away and the famous Snape Maltings is just a 5 minute drive away, offering beautiful riverside walks, a unique shopping experience, music concerts and delightful cafes. This is a self-catering holiday cottage perfect for year-round stays, with a beautiful, enclosed garden for alfresco dining in the warmed months and cosy log burning stove to snuggle in front of after winter walks. There really is something for everyone here. If you are looking for a Suffolk staycation that is a little out of the ordinary, then we suggest a stay at The Willows. Pub: 500 yards, Shop: 3.3 miles

What we love about this property? The sophisticated style and luxury touches throughout – the log burning stove is the cherry on top! With such beautiful walks on the doorstep, it’s a treat to bring the four legged friends along to this pet-friendly property too!

Entrance Hall: space for coats and boots
Open Plan Kitchen/Diner/living room: Kitchen: well equipped and fully fitted kitchen with double electric oven, Smeg induction hob, dishwasher, Krups coffee machine, Ninja slow cooker (the hallway off the kitchen is equipped with washing machine and tumble dryer tucked away in the cupboard) Dining Area: round dining table and chairs for 4 guests.
Sitting Area: with comfortable seating comprising of two large sofas, Smart TV, and wood burning stove. Large sliding doors lead out to the garden.
Bedroom 1: Super king size bed, bedside tables, Smart TV with access to Sky and guest Netflix account, and ample built in storage for clothes Walk In Ensuite: is situated around the corner of the bedroom with walk in shower, WC and basin (please note: there isn’t a door on this bathroom, however it is tucked around the corner from the bedroom).
Bedroom 2: Zip&Link 2’6” Twin beds which can be made up as a king on request, bedside tables and lamps, Smart TV with access to Sky and guest Netflix account, ample built in storage for clothes
Family Bathroom: bath with shower overhead, wc, and basin and heated towel rail.
Garden: Sociable outside space including a lovely terrace area with sun loungers. A separate patio area with garden dining furniture with parasol and a lawned area.
Parking: Private parking for 2 cars in driveway to front of property
Heating: Oil fired central heating
Notes: Bed linen, towels and wi-fi provided throughout the property. Local welcome pack provided, and a starter pack for the log burner.
Pets: 2 well behaved dogs welcome

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
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee machine
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 3.9 miles
  • Pub 0.05 miles
  • Shop 3.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Sky TV
  • Smart TV
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

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