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:

  • £459 per week
  • £66 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 or courtyard
  • 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: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


Very comfortable cottage. Lovely, generous welcoming pack. Peaceful and quiet. A good place to reset and recharge. Ideal situation to explore Southwold, Aldeburgh, Thorpness, Dunich ... all lovely spots to visit and explore.

Mrs J,

Lovely accommodation in beautiful rural area. The booklet put together with a variety of local walks was very useful and appreciated. Friendly owner who took the time to check if all was well with the cottage and our stay.

Mr L,

The Forge is a nice warm, cosy cottage. If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful retreat look no further.

Mr H,

very well equiped and cosy stay, location perfect for travel or visting suffolk coast. The host is very friendly and we really enjoyed our stay there, would definatley stay again Allan and Ana from Peterborough.

mr B,

Just perfect!

Mr Stephen T,

Lovely location, so peaceful. Lots of long and short walks, thank you, we enjoyed our stay.

Mr Marcus H,

We had a fantastic stay, Chester enjoyed the walks. Thank you!

mrs M W,

A wonderful place to relax and recharge.

Mr Martin P,

Very enjoyable short break away!

Mrs Anne W,

Great little cottage with all that you need. Peaceful and relaxing, wonderful place to unwind. Great for walking and cycling. Cosy, quirky and a wonderful selection of goodies on arrival. Weather pretty godo for the time of year!

Mrs Sue C,

Another lovely stay here.

Mr Ronald C,

Very lovely accommodation in a beautiful and peaceful location. In a good spot to visit surrounding areas. Accomodation met our needs and was clean and provided enough room for two adults and a puppy.

Mrs A,

The Forge at Croft Farm was extremely comfortable, and everything we could have wished for was provided. The Owners who live on site were very welcoming and checked that we were comfortable and had everything we needed. The location was very quiet and peaceful. I would without any reservations recommend The Forge.

Mr L,

Splendid location on the farm - which does not intrude at all. The Forge meets the description on the website 100 % including the completly secured garden - our Cocker Spaniel enjoyed pottering in and out! Close proximity to shops and excellent pubs means you can self cater as much as you like -.Highly recommended.

Mr F,

Perfect for two people and their dog in a quiet location just minutes away from Snape Maltings.

Mr L,

Good property, but compact, in interesting relaxed location. Stairs are tight and steep if you are getting on. I'm mature and fit, but struggled with them so sadly won't be returning.

Mr E,

A well appointed property in an ideal quiet location with easy access to all amenities . A lovely walk to the local pubs and shop make for an excellent break . The property was spotless and very comfortable . We will definitely book it again .

Ms H,

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

Mrs Jill P