Box Cottage

Snape, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 3 Star Gold
  • A character holiday cottage located within the village of Snape which has been renovated retaining its original features yet boasts modernity. 

You can book this property from:

  • £580 per week
  • £83 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


With plenty of charming characterful features throughout, Box Cottage is thought to date back to around the 18th century. This cosy pet-friendly cottage is nestled within the popular village of Snape close by to the River Alde.

Box Cottage is a quaint and cosy property with a lovely modern kitchen and diner, which is flooded with natural light and is the perfect space for guests to gather together and enjoy meals. The snug sitting room has comfortable seating surrounding a cream-coloured wood burner encased in a brick fireplace. Upstairs are two comfortable bedrooms and a modern family bathroom with walk-in shower. 

The pretty front garden of the cottage looks towards the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, as well as the River Alde and there is also a delightful rear garden which has pretty plants and shrubs and a seating area with garden furniture. From the rear garden gate you can access the parking area which is spacious enough for two cars.

Box Cottage is a fantastic holiday choice for nature lovers, concert goers, walkers and cyclists, with the property perched on an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Box Cottage is also within easy access of Snape Maltings which a small complex of shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants and also home to various concerts throughout the year. Shop: 300 yards. Pub: 100 yards. 

Sitting Room: TV, DVD, brick fireplace with woodburner, painted ceiling beams.
Kitchen/Dining Area: Electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, dining table and chairs.
Cloakroom: Washbasin and wc.

Bedroom 1: King size bed, built -in wardrobe.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds.
Bathroom: Large Walk-in Shower, washbasin and wc.

Garden: Lovely enclosed front garden as well as an enclosed rear garden with plants, shrubs and seating area with garden furniture.
Parking: Off-road parking for two cars on a private drive to the rear.
Heating: Electric heating.
Pets: One well-behaved dog welcome.
Notes: Wi-Fi and towels provided. 

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 also.


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack


  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • This is a characterful period cottage. There are some steps within the property and lower ceilings and beams in places.
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


Cottage very comfortable with everything you need with good wi fi in a good location, nice enclosed front and back gardens for our dog. 2 dog friendly pubs just yards away and one up the road at snape maltings 10 min walk away. There is a nice 6 mile walk from snape maltings to Aldeburgh it took us 2 and half hours at a steady pace with our small dog. The cottage has also good parking at the rear of the property for 2 cars

Mr L,

We rented Box Cottage for a short break in the Suffolk countryside. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortably furnished. There were just 2 of us and the cottage was spacious enough for us, with a handy downstairs loo. As for location it was ideal with Snape Maltings just on the doorstep, along with 3 pubs within walking distance. Perfect!

Mrs C,

A lovely cottage with good facilities and a very pleasant , private and dog safe garden. Great walking path to Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings is a short walk away. Highly recommended.

mr J,

Box Cottage was very comfortable, clean and ideal for exploring the Suffolk sites. We will definitely return.

Previous Customer,

This is our 5th visit to Box Cottage and as usual we were not disappointed. We love staying there, and it is perfect for visiting other holiday spots in the area like Walberswick and Minsmere.

Mrs S,

Beautiful cottage in a fabulous location. Offers everything you would need for a great Suffolk holiday. Would highly recommend

Mr S,

Nice little cottage ideally located near to Aldeburgh and surrounding beauty spots. Great to have private off road parking with two local pubs on the doorstep and in walking distance to Snape Maltings.

Mrs F,

A very well located cottage really comfortable and cosy .Lots of walks from the door. Friendly local people and 3 pub/restaurants within walking distance all recommended. Lots of interesting things to see and do something easily for every day of our 2 week stay and could have stayed another 2 weeks and not been bored. Beaches within an easy drive and Aldeburgh only a 5 mile flat walk away.

Mrs P,

We found Box cottage very comfortable with an excellent well equipped modern kitchen. Our party was 3 adults and a dog but a party of four adults may find the second bedroom a bit small. The cottage is in a very good position with two pubs serving food within fifty yards. The Golden Key serve very good food and the staff very friendly.

Mr P,

A lovely, cosy cottage a short walk from Snape Maltings. It was well equipped and has a nice garden for enjoying the sun when it shines. It is an ideal location for exploring the Suffolk Heritage Coast.

Mrs A,

Super cottage, very comfortable and well-equipped. Location is excellent for local walks, the Sailor's Path is a few minutes away, as is Snape Maltings. Lovely eateries very close at hand too. Aldeburgh just 5-10 minutes drive away. The only thing to be aware of is that the road next to the property can get busy, and a little noisy with traffic, although it's really only during the day, it didn't disturb us at night.

Mrs K,