The Old School Studio

Friston, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Walk through the front door, set down your bags and take in the spectacular view. It certainly will not get old! This gorgeous open plan apartment is the ideal abode for two looking for a base in which to start their self-catering adventures in Suffolk. 

You can book this property from:

  • £448 per week
  • £64 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Longing for a comfortable retreat for total peace and relaxation? Look no further than The Old School Studio. Situated, as the name suggests, opposite the former school to the Suffolk village of Friston, The Old School Studio offers studio style accommodation for two. Sitting atop a cart lodge, the apartment enjoys breathtaking views out over the shared gardens and on towards the rolling fields beyond. To be enjoyed with the windows and doors either shut or open - there really is a calming atmosphere here, and what with the changing plant life throughout the seasons, there is always a rich amount of colour to enjoy, be it from the surrounding walled gardens or the 'no two the same' sunsets. All of which can be appreciated from the comfort of your bed should you wish! 

Small, yet perfectly formed, the apartment comprises of an open plan living and sleeping area. A small kitchenette with sink, microwave, toaster and hot plate is ideal for preparing light lunches to small meals - although, for something more substantial, you may wish to amble down to the village pub, just 5 minutes on foot. Two single beds face out towards the gorgeous views, whilst a separate door leads to the modern shower room. Every detail has been considered here - from the fold down table, to the clever hanging store in the alcove - this truly is an ideal base for two looking to explore the delights of the immediate surroundings. Regular visitors to Snape Maltings or attendees of the Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Proms, HighTide Fesitival and the Aldeburgh Literary Festival (to name but a few of the fantastic local events in this corner of the county) can book The Old School Apartment with a comfortable nights' sleep guaranteed. 

Your next getaway is just a few clicks away - don't miss out on this truly welcoming abode. Shop: 2 miles Pub: 100 yards.

Why we love this property: Conveniently located within a short drive of Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Snape, Woodbridge and Southwold, The Old School Studio really is ideal for explorers. Whether you're a keen walker, cyclist, bird lover or music critic; there is something for everyone in easy reach of The Old School Studio. 

Steps from the garden lead up to the apartment on the outside. 
Studio Apartment with: 
Kitchen area with microwave, plug-in hot plate (no oven) and fridge, sitting room with Smart TV and DVD player, fold away dining table, 2 armchairs, 2 single beds. Breathtaking views over the shared garden.
Alcove: Hanging space and suitcase storage. 
Shower Room: Walk in double width shower, w.c., hand basin, heated towel rail and shaver point. 

Garden: Enclosed rear garden with furniture and barbecue, shared with the owners next door.
Parking: Private for two cars.
Heating: Electric radiators. 
Notes: Wi-Fi, bed linen and towels provided. Guests also have access to a shared freezer in the garage. Although the apartment is not dog friendly, the owners two dogs may be in the garden from time to time, they are both very friendly. 

Friston is a small tranquil village situated in a quiet area of 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 about 4 miles away. As is Snape Maltings, which has shopping/galleries, and the concert hall. Thorpeness has its own laid back style and boating mere, is approximately 5 miles. Countryside with good, interesting walks is all around, of note are Dunwich Heath, Minsmere RSPB Bird Reserve, and Rendlesham Forest, Southwold, Walberswick, Orford and Woodbridge all are within 25 miles drive. 


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 single beds


  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower


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

How far to ...?

  • Beach 3.9 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


This unique property above a cart lodge with wonderful view over a well established garden is so comfortable and warm we didn’t want to leave The owners are very welcoming along with their friendly dogs who are there to greet you Set in a lovely village just a short drive to the coast

Mrs H,

The old school studio is so cosy and quaint with all the comforts you need above a cart lodge (metal stairs up to entrance)with beautiful view out over a mature garden, we were greeted by friendly but not intrusive owners and their two adorable dogs. Inside was so clean and tidy, with 2 comfortable single beds ,a spacious shower room, a small kitchenette and seating area.we were treated to a lovely welcome basket, milk in the fridge and a selection of toiletries to make our stay even more enjoyable a very relaxing weekend away thank you

Mrs H,

Very helpful, pleasant, knowledgeable owners. Beautiful place to stay. View over the gardens is amazing.

Mrs W,