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The Forge

Snape - Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

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.
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • WiFi available
£350 - £505 per week *


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: 900 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?

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.


  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 1 King size/super king size bed
  • WiFi available
  • 4 Stars
  • Bath towels included
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a washing machine



A marvelous relaxing stay, loved the area and accommodation. Great doggie walks!Steve & Elaine & Bert - 2nd November 2018
Stayed on CL many times. The Forge is excellent accommodation, relaxing and comfortable.Ron, Denise & Mist - 20th October 2018
Lovely 3 days revisiting some old memories. Lovely cottage, all we needed.Mike & Angela - 12th October 2018
Was perfect for our short stay, easy walk to Snape. We did 25k in 3 days!Jay & Vansessa - 6th October 2018
Fabulous short break. Great spot + walks and had fab weather too! Crown Pub :-)Jennie, Pete & Ludo - 27th September 2018
Lovely welcoming stay, nice location and walks (to the pub Golden Keys) Jasmine & Steve - 23rd September 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay, thankyouDiane, Horsham - 21st September 2018
Lovely peaceful venue. have enjoyed visiting lots of places in Suffolk and come back to this haven. Thanks for the goodies.Pauline & John, Spalding - 8th September 2018
Excellent cottage very peaceful with all you need in a home away from home.K Cooke - 25th July 2018
It was exactly what we wanted with a perfect floor for a dog. Owner was very friendly. Mr Derek Clements - 11th June 2018
We visit The Forge since 2009. For the twelfth time we are there. We still like it.Mrs Elfrieda De Fraeye - 7th June 2018
This property was very convenient for areas we wished to visit but at the same time being very quiet and relaxed. Mrs Jean Wilson - 16th May 2018
Couldn't ask for a nicer cottage. Jean & Les Wilson - 12th May 2018
Very clean. Quiet location.Mrs Jo Davies - 7th April 2018
Another lovely week here, blessed with wonderful early Autumn sunshine. Mr & Mrs Plummer - 23rd September 2017
Really enjoyed our stay, Everything was perfect, Thank you! Mrs Jill Perry-Warnes


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