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Top Step Cottage

Aldeburgh, Suffolk
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Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Towels included
Family friendly
Fishing on site / nearby
Internet access
Enclosed garden / patio
Downstairs bathroom
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • Characterful cottage, packed with charm, less than 0.5 miles from the beach
  • Dine alfresco in the sunny cottage garden after days out by the seaside
  • Ideal base for exploring artsy Aldeburgh and the Suffolk coast

Property code: OC-WES

This former fisherman’s cottage, tucked away from the high street in Aldeburgh, is a great choice for a couple or small family wanting to be close to both the beach and town.

Eight steps lead down to the brightly painted facade and inside the ground floor is equally cheerful. Nautical tones, plump sofas, and homely decor make the lounge a comfortable and chic space, and after a day’s activity it’s a lovely room to unwind in. When mealtimes beckon, you’ll find a sleek and shiny kitchen equipped with a sociable dining table and all the essentials needed to rustle up a family meal. Also on the ground floor is a bathroom, handy for washing the sand from your feet after a day on the beach. Come bedtime, head upstairs, and choose between a lovely double bedroom and a single bedroom. The bedrooms are wonderfully tranquil with fresh interiors, ample wardrobe space, and plenty of natural light. After a good night’s sleep, start the day with a morning coffee in the pretty courtyard. Enclosed by a fence, it’s a tranquil place to sit and bask in the sun or plan the day’s agenda.

Aldeburgh is a fashionable seaside town with a shingle beach and promenade. Swim in the sea or try your hand at sailing then walk to the high street and feast on tasty fish and chips. Keen walkers can also jump on the Sailor’s Path and enjoy a scenic six-mile hike to the Snape Maltings, a charming arts complex brimming with independent shops, galleries, and restaurants. For more leisurely activity, enjoy a round of golf at Aldeburgh’s 18-hole or 9-hole golf course.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, 1 separate WC
  • Hob, oven, fridge with ice box, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Smart TV, DVD, and TV in single room
  • Garden with outdoor furniture
  • Roadside parking
  • Beach, pub and shop less than 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Fleur Chorlton

This property is personally managed by Fleur.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 66 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Suzanne 25th May 2024

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The cottage was ideally situated for anyone wanting to explore Aldeburgh, its beach and the surrounding area. The centre of town was a short walk away, down a few steps and the beach was close by too. For anyone wanting to eat out, there were a variety of lovely cafes and restaurants or a number of independent shops and a COOP for those prefeRead morerring to do self catering. I can thoroughly recommend the property for a holiday and would happily stay there again. The owner was very friendly too. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 29th March 2024

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Great location in Aldeburgh, just off the high street. Nice bedrooms and cosy lounge.

Reviewed by Margaret 28th February 2024

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Reviewed by Sally 13th February 2024

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What a beautiful cosy cottage, just a stone's throw from the shops and beach. The cottage is situated up steps from the high street which is a public walkway. We thought it might have been fairly noisy but was the complete opposite, quiet and very relaxing, and we slept like logs after a lovely day out in the winter sunshine. The welcome treats werRead moree also a lovely surprise and addition of milk, teabags, coffee and sugar enabled us to switch the kettle on before unpacking, always a must after a car journey! The kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms are well equipped with everything you need and the owners were easy to contact prior to our visit, and extremely attentive, answering any questions we had, making our stay very enjoyable. I absolutely love Aldeburgh and will definitely be coming back very soon. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 2nd February 2024

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Perfectly located cottage for the town centre and the beach. Extremely cosy and comfortable Generous welcome pack on arrival and fresh milk in the fridge. Fresh flowers on the windowsill. The owner Ann very kind and helpful to deal with. I had a lovely stay.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 2nd February 2024

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Reviewed by David 30th December 2023

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This cottage is an absolute delight to stay in. We have stayed two years running over the Christmas period. Looking forward to a third.

Reviewed by Kate 4th December 2023

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Reviewed by Kathleen 26th September 2023

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Reviewed by Emily 17th September 2023

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Reviewed by Tessa 9th September 2023

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This was our second visit to Top Step Cottage. It is perfectly placed for easy access to the High Street, but in a quiet position with only the occasional passer-by on the steps at the front. Close to amenities and the beach with free parking on the road above the cottage. A perfect location in our opinion.

Reviewed by Anonymous 25th August 2023

Lovely cottage. great location. Thanks for all the clear instructions. Had wonderful weather too.

Reviewed by Louise 20th August 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 18th August 2023

Another wonderful week spent in Top Step Cottage and Aldeburgh. glorious weather the best shops, the best company. Will definitely book again.

Reviewed by Alex 14th August 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 4th August 2023

A fine stay at Top Step Cottage. Wonderful close to amenities and sea front. The cottage is cosy and comfortable- just take care with descending steep stairs.

Reviewed by Marion 29th July 2023

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Reviewed by Declan 15th July 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 30th June 2023

Our fourth stay at Top Step for another brilliant week. Beautiful accommodation with every convenience.

Reviewed by Anonymous 21st June 2023

A wonderful week in a perfectly appointed cottage that met all our needs. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Sasha 5th June 2023

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Very cosy cottage. Perfect for short break. Extremely clean and comfortable and in a great location - less then 5 minutes to the beach and less then 30 seconds to the fish and chip shop!!

Reviewed by Anonymous 26th May 2023

Very welcoming and peaceful place. Will definitely come again.

Reviewed by Anonymous 26th May 2023

Very welcoming and peaceful place. Will definitely come again.

Reviewed by Anonymous 30th April 2023

A lovely place, we have enjoyed our stay, hope to be back.

Reviewed by Anonymous 30th April 2023

A lovely place, we have enjoyed our stay, hope to be back.

Reviewed by Karin 23rd April 2023

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Very enjoyable stay and a comfortable little house. Thank you.

Reviewed by Anonymous 22nd April 2023

Very enjoyable stay and a comfortable little house. Thank you

Reviewed by Anonymous 15th April 2023

Really lovely cottage. Perfectly located for a great stay in Aldeburgh. Thanks.

Reviewed by Anonymous 15th April 2023

Really lovely cottage. Perfectly located for a great stay in Aldeburgh. Thanks.

Reviewed by Andrew 8th April 2023

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Reviewed by A. S. & A - Sheffield 7th April 2023

A warm welcome and a beautiful cottage has made our stay in Aldeburgh a very special one. Thanks.

Reviewed by Anonymous 7th April 2023

A warm welcome and a beautiful cottage has made our stay in Aldeburgh a very special one. Thanks.

Reviewed by Caroline 7th March 2023

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Reviewed by Sally 4th March 2023

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We have stayed at Top Step before and found it to be just as comfortable as we remembered. Wonderful location, close to the High Street. Lovely welcome pack from our hosts.

Reviewed by S & K - Mildenhall 3rd March 2023

Another wonderful stay in your cosy cottage. You always make us feel so welcome.

Reviewed by Jo 25th February 2023

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We really enjoyed our break in this charming, well appointed and pristine cottage. The location was great for pottering about in Aldeburgh and visiting other local sites. We would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Steve 4th January 2023

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This property is perfectly located just off the High Street yet away from the many people who visit Aldeburgh. The house is very well appointed and perfect for three people, as in our stay. Spotlessly clean and with a lovely welcome pack to kick off our stay. The owners were great hosts at the required distance and we intend to return to this lovRead moreely cottage. Hide

Reviewed by David 28th December 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 27th December 2022

Absolutely delightful cottage located for every convenience. Very well equipped. The Christmas touches were lovely. thank you. C, D and J

Reviewed by Anonymous 20th December 2022

Such wonderful considerate touches of welcome, so lovely to have a Christmas tree and card. everything you could want for gifts. So clean, well equipped and comfortable. A and K previous guests

Reviewed by Anonymous 4th December 2022

Perfect Cottage to stay in on a winters weekend lovely! Thank you. K and J

Reviewed by Brian 23rd November 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 22nd November 2022

Our second visit to the delightful cottage this year. we were here for the New Year 2921/2022. live Aldeburgh, so much to do in and around. L and B

Reviewed by Jan 15th November 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 14th November 2022

This is our fourth stay in this lovely cottage which feels like home. We shall continue to return and look forward to many more visits. J and J

Reviewed by Anonymous 6th November 2022

A great cottage with a nice warm feeling, we will be back. A and H

Reviewed by Anonymous 28th October 2022

Nice and relaxing stay, lovely cottage. J and family

Reviewed by Josephine 26th October 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 14th October 2022

One week in Aldeburgh has been perfect in every way. Many thanks for the welcome treats.

Reviewed by Anonymous 14th October 2022

Our week in Aldeburgh has been perfect in every way. Many thanks for the welcome treats D and M

Reviewed by Anonymous 8th October 2022

Thank you for a lovely stay and the thoughtful treats. We would recommend a meal at the Light House, the Fish pie is delicious and the sticky toffee, sublime.

Reviewed by Carolyn 21st September 2022

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Excellent communications prior to our holiday. Excellent accurate information on the cottage equipment and location

Reviewed by Anonymous 19th September 2022

A really nice place that gave us a base to venture out from. Lots & lots to do and walks galore. Thank you so much

Reviewed by Linda 6th September 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 1st September 2022

Second visit for us. Love the place

Reviewed by Anonymous 29th August 2022

Fabulous stay - great pad for the weekend and blessed with wonderful weather and the sea!

Reviewed by Anonymous 26th August 2022

We had a lovely time in Top Step Cottage - it had everything we needed. Loved Aldeburgh and surroundings.

Reviewed by Anonymous 19th August 2022

Excellent location. Very comfortable cottage with everything we needed. We've been coming to Aldeburgh for the last 7 years and wouldn't hesitate to stay in this cottage again. Thank you for the welcome goodies. They were greatly appreciated. Weather was amazing!!

Reviewed by Grace 13th August 2022

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A lovely, central cottage, ideal for two or three who like the outdoor life. Easily accessible footpaths by the sea, through nature reserves, to Benjamin Brittens house and Snape Maltings and a short bus ride and walk away from the impressive Leiston Abbey

Reviewed by Anonymous 5th August 2022

An enjoyable stay in this very convenient cottage. So near the beach and fish 'n chip shop!

Reviewed by Alana 16th July 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 15th July 2022

We had a lovely time making special memories as a new family of three.

Reviewed by Anonymous 8th July 2022

Our fourth holiday at Top Step Cottage so something must be right!

Reviewed by Gina 22nd June 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 21st June 2022

Thank you- enjoyed my stay here greatly, as much as previous one in July 2021- a lovely little cottage. Loved the treats too!

Reviewed by Jennifer 20th June 2022

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