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River Cottage

Iken - Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

Boasting uninterrupted views of the River Alde and beautifully furnished throughout River Cottage is perfect for your holiday in Suffolk.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • WiFi available
£640 - £940 per week *


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.


  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 2 Single beds
  • 1 King size/super king size bed
  • WiFi available
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Bath towels included
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • All on one level



Location was beautiful and very peaceful.Mr Christopher Hemsley - 31st July 2018
A beautiful property. Mrs Denise Humphries - 20th May 2018
One of the loveliest places we have ever stayed in. 5 days of rain did not dampen our enthusiasm at all. Very peaceful, fantastic view. Definitely want to return.Mrs J Dowley - 14th May 2018
An absolute delight to stay in. The views over the Alde were fantastic and it was amazing to see birds such as avocet, curlew and knot so close by and in different light as daylight and the weather changed. So nice to be able to walk to the Maltings along the river.Mrs R Rootes - 13th December 2017
Beautiful place and a true retreat. .Mrs Sarah MacKenzie - 23rd November 2017
Great location and view, nicely furnished and maintained. Very quiet, but close to amenities.Mr Christopher Preece - 13th November 2017
Such a perfect location.Mr A J Ashton - 9th October 2017
Just a fabulous place to stay very relaxing superb veiw . Would love to stay again.Mrs Carol Crofton-Sleigh - 17th August 2017
Wonderful holiday home in a fabulous setting. What more can you hope for. Great walks in the Forests and along the river Alde. Super fish and chips in Aldeburgh.Mrs Pat Hartley - 24th July 2017
A very comfortable and relaxing place to stay. A lovely view and walks from the cottage.Mrs ANNETTE ALI - 30th May 2017
Fantastic view!Mrs S Elgar - 16th April 2017
Lovely property and amazing view over river Alde. Great walks in the area and beautiful villages.Mrs Nerys Jones - 18th September 2016
beautiful. home from home.Ms F Larkin - 4th September 2016
What a wonderful, relaxing stay at a lovely property with amazing vistasMiss Margarita Doyle - 29th August 2016
Wonderful place to stay-very high spec of furnishings and equipment. Owners very friendly and helpful. Stunning setting. Have used Suffolk Secrets on several occasions now and have always been very satisfied with their service.Mrs Suzanne Emond - 22nd August 2016
Beautiful property in amazing location.Mrs Kristin Hutchinson - 13th August 2016


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