Boot Cottage

Iken, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Close to the Suffolk coast in Iken, just a mile from Snape Maltings Concert Hall and the Alde Estuary.  Boot Cottage has been totally refurbished to create a superb self catering cottage, two beautifully finished bedrooms, each with their own en suite bathroom, charming antique furniture and lovely open fires, contemporary finishes and a really warm welcome to children and the family dog. A large fenced garden with superb views over the Suffolk countryside.  Nothing better 

You can book this property from:

  • £718 per week
  • £103 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beautiful holiday cottage with elegant furnishings, roll top bath and pretty gardens, close to the beach, shops and pubs.

Just a mile from Snape Maltings Concert Hall and the Alde Estuary is Boot Cottage, totally refurbished to create outstanding self catering holiday home with two bedrooms, both ensuites sleeping four guests. If you’re looking for a family and dog friendly property in Suffolk with period features, open fires and a large enclosed garden, Boot Cottage ticks all the boxes. The best of both worlds with the countryside on the doorstep and to seaside just a short stroll away. 

Boot Cottage is perfect for walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers, artists and photographers, head to the Alde River, a fabulous expanse of water with sandy beach and sailing boats. This is a quiet spot away from the main tourist routes, yet just minutes from restaurants, pubs and of course Snape Maltings Concert Hall, with its year round programme of musical and arts events. 

Boot Cottage also makes the perfect family holiday home. Iken Canoe is just minutes from the property so you might like to hire a kayak or canoe and explore the wildlife and river that runs through Iken, and Iken Bay stables barely a mile away.

Shops and pubs near Iken. Snape 3.5 miles, Aldeburgh 9 miles, Orford 5.5 miles, Southwold 22 miles

Why we love this property… a get away from it all holiday cottage, packed with home comforts with plenty of activities on the doorstep… there something for everyone!

Ground Floor

Open porch with wooden pews. Stable door opens into the hall.

  • Cloakroom: WC, wash hand basin, space for boots and coats.
  • Sitting room: wood burning stove (logs provided), sofa and two armchairs, flat screen TV with Freeview and radio, DVD player, iPod dock. 
  • Dining room: table and 4 chairs, 2 additional carvers available, telephone for emergency and incoming calls only. 
  • Kitchen: stable door leading to the garden, electric cooker with two ovens, microwave, washing machine, freezer, fridge and dishwasher.

First Floor

  • Bedroom 1: super king bed, easy chair, chest.
  • Ensuite: free standing bath, wash hand basin, WC, wardrobe, chest of drawers.
  • Bedroom 2: twin beds, chest, bedside cabinets, easy chair.
  • Ensuite shower: large walk in shower, wash hand basin, WC, built in storage cupboard with hanging, easy chair.


  • Outside: garden, mainly lawn with flower beds close to the cottage and a patio area with table and chairs. Fenced but not necessarily dog proof. Electric fencing to the fields where livestock graze. Shed for bikes etc. Log store with logs for the wood burner.
  • Parking: gravel drive where there is parking for several cars.
  • Sleeps: 4 in 2 bedrooms.
  • Pets: 1 dog welcome. Please keep on a lead in the garden (some areas are not dog proof). Hot and cold water outside taps with hoses provided for washing down muddy dogs. Please bring your own towels. Space for a dog basket in the hall. Please restrict your dog to the brick floored rooms (hall, kitchen and ground floor cloakroom).
  • Heating: oil central heating throughout. 
  • Notes: WiFi, linen and towels provided. Please bring own beach towels. Boot Cottage is old and some doors have restricted head heights. The bedrooms have an interconnecting door however can be accessed by two separate staircases. The two staircases are curved and quite steep and one is narrow. Both have handrails and ground and first floor doors. No smoking. Check in: 4pm. Check out: 10am.


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 3 miles
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner


  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

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


A pretty cottage in a very quiet, almost isolated spot. The only sound came from the beautiful cattle grazing all around the property. Very comfortable beds, super bathrooms, cosy sitting room and well equipped kitchen.

Mrs E,

The cottage is in a lovely part of Suffolk surrounded by wonderful countryside. It is an ideal base to travel around Suffolk and visit the beautiful towns and villages that Suffolk has to offer. The furniture and fittings are of a high standard and made our stay very comfortable.

Mr C,

Beautiful little house in a beautiful part of England. Everything including the Bull in the field by the house, the hares and the singing birds made it perfect.

Mr C,