1 Shellpit Cottages

Thorpeness, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 3 Star
  • Vibrant, spacious and full of life. If you are looking for adventure, look no further. 

You can book this property from:

  • £1,069 per week
  • £153 per night
  • 3 Star


1 Shellpit Cottages is a truly special holiday home, located in a conservation area, this 150-year-old flint and brick cottage is situated down a sandy country lane surrounded by woodland and in an area of outstanding natural beauty, within walking distance to Thorpeness beach.

The front door leads to a spacious open plan living/dining/kitchen area, which offers an eclectic mix of both modern and retro styles, colour, original art, and a cosy wood burning stove, perfect for those cooler months. A pretty bathroom and separate utility/shower room complete the ground floor accommodation. Two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom are located on the first floor, all offering superb views of the surrounding countryside.

Outside, there is plenty of space to enjoy a meal alfresco on a warm summers evening. With a large lawned area, including a summer house and separate patio area, you are spoilt for choice! With a network of walks and cycle tracks a stone’s throw away and Thorpeness beach only a ten-minute walk, this property offers a perfect retreat after a busy day at the beach or having been exploring the many footpaths around Thorpeness, Aldeburgh and the Suffolk coast.

Shop: 1 mile Pub: 1 mile Beach: 1 mile

Why we love this property… This colourful and vibrant cottage is located within a beautiful conservation area, you have an abundance of choice whether you are walking or cycling as both are on your doorstep! Perfect for those looking for an adventure!


Open plan kitchen/dining/living area:

Kitchen/Dining area: AEG Electric double oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer. Vintage teak dining table and modern six modern chairs.

Living room area: Soft seating for six, TV with Freeview, DVD Player, Bluetooth stereo and radio, coffee table and wood burning stove.

Bathroom: Bath, WC, washbasin. Blue mosaic floor tiles and hand painted terracotta wall tiles.

Utility/Shower room: Shower cubicle, WC, integrated Washer/Tumble Dryer, Wash Basin and ample storage.


Bedroom 1: Double bed, bedside tables, chest of draws, built in wardrobes, shelves (home to a selection of DVD’S and books) and rug.

Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom, two single beds, cupboard with shelves and drawers, central bedside table and rug.  
Bedroom 3: Double bed, two bedside table, chest of drawers, hooks on the wall for hanging space and rug.

Parking: Parking is available for at least three cars, located by the summer house and to the front of the property.
Outside: Private area of lawn, located to the side of the property within an open one-acre field, (which is shared with the neighbouring properties). Patio area located by the front door. Table tennis is available for guests.
Sleeps: 6 in 3 bedrooms.
Heating: Oil Fired Central Heating
Notes: Wi-Fi, bedlinen and towels provided.

Just a mile north of Aldeburgh is this fascinating seaside village of Thorpeness, built in the 1920s by Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie, an architect, barrister and playwright. The mock Tudor style of building is now the hallmark of Thorpeness, where the amenities include the Dolphin Inn, the Thorpeness Hotel with its 18-hole golf club, a country club with tennis courts and the Mere - a large shallow boating lake with tearooms nearby. The beaches are mainly sandy and behind the village is a myriad of footpaths over heath and common land.

Aldeburgh (approximately 3 miles away) and the surrounding area has inspired many authors and poets in the past but the most famous son of the town is Benjamin Britten, who founded the Aldeburgh Music Festival, which now has worldwide acclaim and is held every year in June at Snape Maltings. Fishermen still pull their colourful boats up on the shingle beach and sell fresh fish from the picturesque huts. The wide, mainly Georgian high street has many attractive buildings whilst the seafront properties all have commanding views of the beach and the North Sea. Boating is popular on the nearby Alde estuary where a large variety of yachts can be seen at summer weekends. Aldeburgh is also home to one of the oldest golf clubs in Suffolk and has the added benefit of two courses which is perfect for visitors of the local area.



Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 1 mile

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Golf


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 9am