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Garden Cottage, The Old Mill

Snape, Suffolk Countryside
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Sky TV
Towels included
Romantic
Internet access
EV Charging
Downstairs bedroom
Decorated for Christmas
Downstairs bathroom
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • Well-appointed studio accommodation in this sweet cottage formerly owned by a famous composer
  • Bijou escape with stunning views over the garden and countryside
  • Sheltered patio area with bistro furniture and pretty garden beyond

Property code: OC-SFGCS

Take a romantic holiday to Snape in Suffolk and stay in the cottage where composer Benjamin Britten and his partner Peter Pears once lived and made art. You’ll have a piece of incredible musical history and a beautiful landscape in one.

The bungalow is cosy and features two rooms: an open-plan living space with a kitchen, diner, lounge and bedroom in one; and a bathroom. The main area is lit through natural light from the garden, which enters through the glass doors which lead to the veranda. The kitchen is well equipped; the lounge is comfortable and the dining table is the perfect size for romantic meals á deux. You’ll notice a large and gorgeous garden with patio furniture, so you can relax in the sunshine and perhaps even play some of your own music. The lawn has plenty of shrubs and flowerbeds, so look out for wildlife on a peaceful morning. A large garage houses a tumble drier and plenty of space to store bikes.

You’ll be staying in the centre of Snape, a quiet village with a few pubs around. Amble over for a drink or a hearty meal, and you’ll be sure to learn more about Britten. Take in a show at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall. If you want to see wildlife, you’ll be close to Snape Marshes (approximately 500 metres away) and Snape Warren (0.5 miles), where you’ll find acres of heathland, full of plants, birds and other animals. If you’d like to be beside the seaside, take a trip to Aldeburgh (5.5 miles) or Thorpeness (6 miles), both charming coastal towns where you’ll be able to get excellent fish and chips. Finish your holiday with a visit to Oasis Camel Park to meet lemurs and ride camels (16.5 miles).

  • 1 open-plan double bedroom area
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, slow cooker
  • Washing machine.
  • TV, DVD player
  • A south facing, covered patio area with table and chairs overlooking the delightful private garden with lawned area and planting
  • Storage for bikes in on-site garage
  • Private for 1 car
  • EV charging point
  • Pub and shop 0.1 miles
  • This property can be booked alongside another property that sleeps a further 2 guests. Please contact us for details.
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Tracy Marriott

This property is personally managed by Tracy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John And Karen 31st October 2023

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We stayed very happily in the larger cottage in May 2022 but were shown the studio flat by the owner after chatting about returning. Its a charming, well appointed studio with an excellent small bathroom. Theres also a private seating area outside, perfect for relaxing.

Reviewed by Suzanne 23rd October 2023

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Reviewed by Anne 24th September 2023

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Excellent property for exploring Suffolk with plenty of footpaths and cycling routes close by. Owners kindly let us secure our bikes in their shed and offered advice on areas of interest. Great places to eat nearby. Generally well equipped cottage with everything we needed.

Reviewed by John 17th September 2023

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Reviewed by Brian 12th August 2023

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Reviewed by Judith 16th July 2023

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A really lovely cottage in a great location. We had some very nice days out, plenty to do in the area with beautiful countryside / coast all around.

Reviewed by Patricia 17th June 2023

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This is a lovely and comfortable cottage once owned by Benjamin Britten. The owners are extremely gracious and happy to tell you the fascinating history of the place. Its a 10 minute walk to Snape Maltings so its an excellent choice if you are coming for a concert or the Aldeburgh festival. We feel very lucky that it was available when we were looRead moreking! Hide

Reviewed by Derek 4th June 2023

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Reviewed by Barry 27th May 2023

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Reviewed by Philip 13th May 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 2nd November 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 13th September 2022

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Reviewed by Andrew 13th August 2022

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Reviewed by Janet 16th July 2022

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Reviewed by David 3rd July 2022

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We both fell in love with this property the moment we arrived. Its so neat and tidy perfect for a couple who want tranquility and peace. We honestly felt that we could have stayed longer and the week just flew by Couldn't have asked for more from a holiday and the owners were extremely friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Jos 14th June 2022

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Reviewed by Jeanette 29th May 2022

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Reviewed by Robin 3rd May 2022

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As described in a beautiful location to explore the coast or inland attractions

Reviewed by Peter 3rd April 2022

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Location

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