The Forge

Snape, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star
  • Set on a working farm just outside Snape and minutes from the coast at Aldeburgh, The Forge has been converted from a traditional farm building to create a spacious romantic getaway for two.

You can book this property from:

  • £436 per week
  • £62 per night
  • 4 Star


The Forge at Croft Farm in the Suffolk village of Snape is a perfect romantic retreat for any couple looking for some peace and quiet during their stay in this beautiful part of the county. This studio style pet-friendly cottage is situated within a working farm and is comfortably furnished throughout with its highlight being the mezzanine style bedroom on the first floor. This unique cottage comes with an open plan layout on the ground floor with beautiful bi-folding doors flooding the area with natural light.

Self-catering couldn’t be easier in this charming cottage – it comes with a fully equipped kitchen area, dining area and cosy sitting area for relaxing. The shower room also resides on this floor and has a spacious shower cubicle.
The mezzanine has been beautifully finished with a cleverly installed vaulted window which gives great views. The bedroom is great area to retire to after a busy day sightseeing with a super king size bed which can be converted into twin beds if required.

The private patio area outside the cottage is simply gorgeous and garden furniture is supplied for making the most out of this area.

The village of Snape appeals to a wide range of guests – those that adore the countryside will enjoy exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty by foot or bicycle and for lovers of all things coastal both Aldeburgh and Southwold are only a short drive away. The best of both worlds!

The Forge and The Granary are both situated within Croft Farm and can be booked together to accommodate seven guests. Shop: 500 yards Pub: 1300 yards.

Why We Love This Property
The Forge is the perfect romantic retreat for couples - when the weather is particularly warm why not pop open the bi-folding doors and relax on the patio with a glass of wine and watch the sunset or you can walk straight onto footpaths from the property which lead into open countryside. 

Open Plan Room with Sitting Area: TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, bi-folding doors to garden. Dining Area: Table and chairs. Kitchen Area: Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, microwave, washing machine.
Shower Room: Shower cubicle, washbasin and WC.

Stairgate at the bottom of the stairs
FIRST FLOOR (Mezzanine Floor)
Bedroom: Super king size bed which can convert into twin beds (please specify your preference at the time of booking).

Garden: Well-presented patio area at the front of the cottage with garden furniture.
Parking: Private for two cars.
Heating: Electric storage heaters.
Pets: One well behaved dog welcome.
Notes: Wi-Fi and towels provided. Please be aware that The Forge is located on a working farm therefore pets should be supervised when outdoors. There is covered bicycle storage on site if required. There is use of a freezer which is stored in an out building adjacent to the property. 

Snape is best known as the venue for the Aldeburgh Festival and for other events throughout the year held in the Maltings Concert Hall. However, the pretty village, at the head of the tidal estuary, is a popular holiday venue in its own right and central for exploring the unique area of the Suffolk Heritage Coast - the tidal estuary and network of footpaths are one of the most interesting areas of Suffolk for exploring on foot. There is easy access to the fascinating coastal town of Aldeburgh, plus castles and much more to explore at Framlingham and Orford. The burial treasures at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, should not be missed either.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • Washing machine


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Garden
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

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

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Love The Forge. So peaceful but not too far from the coast and a lot of other interesting places. Awesome relaxing week, Cottage has everything you need. Many thanks, we will return.

Previous Customer,

Third visit and still so lovely. V V quiet & Peaceful

Previous Customer,

Cosy cottage & beautiful, warm, quiet, peaceful too. Suffolk walks & Towns true treasures.

Previous Customer,

Property was gorgeous , High standard and superbly equipped. Bed linens were of a luxurious feel . Easy distance to walks , castles etc . Lovely and quiet when we went. Excellent information and basic welcome pack on arrival which was very welcome . Would highly recommend

Mr David K,

Lovely little place for a short break.

David & K,

Enjoyed the peace. Great location for day trips out.

Jacqueline & R,

Really enjoyed our stay, Everything was perfect, Thank you!

Mrs Jill P