River Cottage

Iken, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Boasting uninterrupted views of the River Alde and beautifully furnished throughout River Cottage is perfect for your holiday in Suffolk.

You can book this property from:

  • £700 per week
  • £100 per night
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


A bird watchers paradise! Located on the banks of the River Alde between Iken Church and Snape Maltings, in an area that has been awarded both SSSI and AONB, is River Cottage. This beautifully presented self-catering holiday cottage has been furnished to a very high standard throughout creating a perfect bolt-hole from which to explore the best of Suffolk. The outstanding views across the river make this cottage extra special and ideal for those interested in wildlife - seals, marsh harrier and avocet can all be seen, to name just a few. Situated on the Suffolk Coast Path, River Cottage is the ideal starting point for stunning walks along the estuary and only a 20-minute walk to Snape Maltings. For those that enjoy boating; small dinghies can be launched below the cottage and canoe and kayak hire is available close by. 'Mud-larking' is also a firm favourite with children! River Cottage is all on one level and ideal for a family or couples holidaying at any time of year. Shop: 1.5 miles Pub: 1 mile.

Entrance Hall: Coat and boot storage.
Open Plan Room with Sitting Area: TV, DVD, outstanding views across the River Alde. Dining Area: Table and chairs. Kitchen Area: Electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine.
Bedroom 1: King size bed.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds.
Shower Room: Walk in shower cubicle, washbasin and wc.

Garden: Private lawn with furniture.
Parking: Private for two cars.
Heating: Oil heating.
Notes: Wi-Fi and towels provided. The owners feel the property is unsuitable for customers with mobility problems.

Iken is a reputed base of Boudica and the marauding Iceni tribes who made good use of the commanding position on the south side of the Alde Estuary. Later, in 869AD, a Viking sailing fleet destroyed the 7th Century monastery at Iken. In the 19th Century sailing barges used the river to trade corn and coal between Snape, London and the east coast ports. Now, you will see the occasional pleasure boat whilst taking in the highly regarded SSSI wildlife habitat and the stunning estuary scenery. Views span from the 7th Century St Botolph's Church, standing on a promontory of higher ground, to the former maltings at Snape which are now vibrant with the sounds of the famous concert hall.


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly


  • Garden
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack


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

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


We have stayed at a number of Suffolk self-catering properties. This one was outstanding, both in its comfort and location - the views are exceptional and it is also ideally located for visiting the Suffolk coast and countryside

Mrs Denise B,

The Suffolk secret team in Aldeburgh are a very good team of people to deal with. The property was everything we wished for and the location was ideal for us. This time even the weather was as requested!! Thank you all very much. We have already booked for next year.

Mr Max A,