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Albion House

Snape, Suffolk
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This property is managed by Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Internet access
Enclosed garden / patio
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

Ground Floor

  • Hall with coat stand, door to kitchen/dining room, stairs to first floor.
  • A galley kitchen with hob and oven, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, cafetiere and lots of kitchen equipment. There is a lovely vintage dining table in front of the window, chairs and a large dresser with cutlery and china, and a wall mounted TV.

First Floor

  • Cloakroom with wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
  • Ensuite bedroom with zip and link singles / super king bed, bedside tables and lamps, easy chairs, occasional table and lamp, a flat screen TV and CD Player.  Large bathroom with bath and overhead shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
  • Landing shower room .
  • Sitting room with sofa, tables and lamps, chest of drawers, writing desk and chair, two arm chairs and a large selection of books. TV, DVD and CD Player.
  • A steep staircase leads to the second floor. Headroom is limited as you enter - this room is not suitable for those with mobility problems. Known as the 'quiet room' there is a desk with typewriter, easel and book stand, and seating, Small TV, space and ambience for yoga or relaxation.

Outside

  • The garden is to the front of the property, fenced and gated with a small lawn surrounded by flower beds. Large grasses and trees allow guests privacy whilst sitting at the outside table.

Services

  • Central heating throughout.
  • Bed linen and towels are included but please bring your own beach towels, if required. Both synthetic and feather duvets and pillows are available. Please let owners know if you have allergies.
  • In consideration of other guests, please do not smoke in the property.
  • There is parking for one vehicle immediately opposite behind the village hall.
  • Wifi service is provided. Internet reception can be patchy and the connection provided should NOT be relied on for work use and is unsuitable for games or downloading of films.
  • A welcome basket of tea, coffee, milk, bread, jam, eggs and fruit
  • Washing machine/dryer and iron with ironing board provided.
Property code: OC-SFAHS

This romantic bolthole is surrounded by picturesque countryside in the idyllic village of Snape. It’s the perfect base for keen walkers, with endless routes from your front door, including along the River Alde and through the wildlife haven of Snape Warren. Nearby day trips include the fascinating archaeological site at Sutton Hoo (9.5 miles) and the popular seaside resorts of Aldeburgh (5.5 miles) and Southwold (18.5 miles).

The three-storey period cottage has been beautifully decorated and furnished to complement the original style of the property. On the ground floor you’ll find the attractive kitchen/diner, where you can whip up tasty dishes and dine together around the elegant table. Heading up to the first floor, you’ll find an inviting bedroom that can be made up as a twin or a super-king-size. The bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and there’s also a separate shower room. The gorgeous lounge is on this level and boasts magnificent views across open countryside. Cottage-style stairs take you to a peaceful attic room (watch out for the restricted head height in some areas), where you can read, write, paint, practice yoga, or simply enjoy the fabulous views with a cup of coffee. Alfresco dining can be enjoyed in the leafy front garden or on the first-floor balcony.

Spend the afternoon at Snape Maltings (0.5 miles), exploring the high-end boutiques, galleries, and eateries. The complex hosts music events throughout the year, including a month-long festival during the summer. The countryside surrounding Snape Maltings is beautiful; take river trips from the quayside or set out on foot along the tranquil tracks and trails that branch away from the complex. For a traditional day at the seaside, head to Southwold, where you can have a picnic on the beach, play games on the pier, and amble along the colourful promenade.

  • 1 zip-and-link super-king-size room, that can also be arranged as a twin upon request when booking
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 family shower room, 1 separate WC, and 1 en-suite bathroom, with shower over the bath and a WC
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer
  • Welcome pack
  • 2 TVs, DVD and CD player
  • Wi-Fi can be intermittent
  • Both synthetic and feather duvets and pillows are available, so please state at booking if you have allergies
  • Please bring your own beach towels
  • Front garden 
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Shop and pub 150 metres, beach 5.5 miles
  • Please note, the second-floor lounge has limited head height
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 1 dog allowed. Additional charges may apply

Hannah Keeble

This property is personally managed by Hannah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Laura 22nd May 2024

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Simply perfect. The owners are charming, helpful and fascinating, without being obtrusive. An outstanding welcome pack set the tone for the whole stay. We had a marvellous break, Snape is such an easy place to holiday. Surrounded by pubs and restaurants-waling distance. Wonderful walks from the doorstep, including a beautiful walk to Aldeburgh. TRead morehe master bedroom is 5 star hotel quality. Enormous bed, fabulous bedding, wonderful large windows with incredible views. Lovely ensuite bathroom. Jemma and Barbara, thanks so much, we can't wait to stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Trevor 14th March 2024

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This is a wonderful, quirky, and captivating house. We loved the first floor lounge with balcony and the large main bedroom with lovely views of the garden and fields to the rear. The kitchen is very well equipped and the welcome basket was helpful and generous. The charm is enhanced greatly by the art works on every wall and the bookshelves crammeRead mored with an eclectic range of literature. We stayed in March so, on rainy days, staying inside this lovely house with a book and a pot of tea was a frequent pleasure and exactly the break we needed. Heartily recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 18th February 2024

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We had a lovely stay at Albion House. It had everything we needed and was very cosy.

Reviewed by Richard 21st October 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 13th October 2023

Our second time this year in lovely Albion House and, again, we have so enjoyed our stay. We visited old haunts Aldeburgh, Orford, Southwold and Woodbridge. We always feel refreshed after visits to Suffolk. A week passes all too quickly, but hopefully we will be back before too long. Our family also enjoy coming here. We all enjoy Snape Maltings, Read moreand the lovely sunsets and the night skies are so clear and beautiful. Thank you for the generous goodies that were waiting for us in the Welcome Basket. Hide

Reviewed by Dalila 12th October 2023

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Reviewed by Susan 2nd October 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 26th September 2023

Our first ever visit to Suffolk certainly didn't disappoint. Our home-from-home for a weeks was a delightful cosy and extremely comfortable studio-cottage furnished with fascinating artworks, not to mention the well-stocked lending library! Every day there was something new to explore -- Orford, Sutton Hoo, Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Britten's Red HousRead moree, Snape Maltings, Southwold, Ickworth, Bury St Edmunds. Our final fish supper was at the Butley Orford Oysterage, just the best! We so enjoyed relaxing in Albion's sun-bathed sitting-room and will retain happy memories of our stay in the studio-cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 26th September 2023

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Reviewed by Simon 18th September 2023

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Comfortable base to explore Suffolk, particularly coastal Suffolk (Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Southwold etc). Snape Maltings and the Alde Estuary a short walk away and a couple of good local pubs. Albion House itself, despite being on the main road, has quite a bohemian feel, quirky and plenty of books to distract you from your own choice of holiday readiRead moreng. The owners supply a welcome pack of basics - milk, bread, eggs, butter, fruit - and are next door in the Artist's Studio. Next door to that was Britten's home before he moved to Aldeburgh. All-in-all, a must for book-lovers, Britten fans, birdwatchers and other good things beginning with B! Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 9th September 2023

Our 2nd stay in Albion House, and nothing disappointed! The weather was amazing, but stayed cool by the coast. The welcome pack was very much appreciated yet again. The books gave us lots of choices to enjoy during the evenings. A concert at Snape Maltings was very enjoyable as was the starling murmuration when we came out.

Reviewed by Beverly 21st August 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 13th August 2023

What a wonderful week we have had. The house is delightful, and the generosity with the Welcome Pack exceeded our expectations. The fresh fruit was a lovely touch. Staying in the house has been a joy for both of us, and our dog Nancy. We very much hope to visit again in the future.

Reviewed by Anonymous 31st July 2023

Thanks for a wonderful stay at Albion House, and for being so accommodating to all our needs.

Reviewed by Anonymous 13th July 2023

Thank you for a lovely stay and for the most generous welcome pack. It was very much appreciated. Albion House is absolutely spotless and very well equipped. It had everything we could possibly need! We really enjoyed our first trip to Suffolk. The weather was kind to us, and we visited some very nice places. With many thanks,

Reviewed by Paul 8th July 2023

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Nice house, well equipped, lovely decor. Nice lady owners live next door.

Reviewed by Anonymous 7th July 2023

We have really enjoyed our holiday in Albion House with all the lovely items in the house. Our thanks to the lovely ladies, Barbara and Jemma, for letting us stay here.

Reviewed by Anonymous 24th June 2023

A really enjoyable stay with possibly the best weather ever encountered on a holiday in England! Thanks to Jemma and Barbara for the hospitality welcome of goodies in such a tasteful and thoughtfully furnished home. We really enjoyed walks to - the church, where Brian Bolton, church warden, patiently answered many questions - the Sailors Path andRead more Hazelwood Marshes - locally the marshes this side of the river - locally in and around, including the path visible from the back of Albion House The local walking was much enhanced by the hand drawn naps in the information pack Trips: Orford for the day - the boat trip from Snape Maltings Food at the Golden Key, very convenient, and at the Green Man, Tunstall, very good food and atmosphere. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 17th June 2023

Perfect location for exploring on foot or bicycle. Highlights; Churning of nightjars on Blaxhall Heath . Endless birds: Cuckoo, Barn Owl Marsh Harrier, Bearded tits, warblers reed,C elts, Sedgwick, etc Otters on Snape Marsh Fine hospitality by Barbara and Jemma such tales of life!! With thanks for a restful stay,

Reviewed by Pamela 23rd May 2023

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Property was lovely - clean, tidy and dog friendly, location makes it easy to get to a number of places. Owners are very nice people.

Reviewed by Susan 29th April 2023

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Reviewed by Sue and Steve 28th April 2023

Albion House is an excellent place to stay. Great walks from that front door, some great places to visit. Suffolk is a great place for a holiday. Thanks for a lovely Welcome pack.

Reviewed by Anonymous 21st April 2023

Fortunate to find such a perfect place to stay. Warm? Welcoming and full of interesting pictures and objects. The range of books provide for a very wide range of tastes. The Welcome Pack was way beyond expectations. Our only regret was that we only had a week Certainly hope that we may come again. Thank you

Reviewed by Steve & Linda 7th March 2023

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Reviewed by Sarah, Graham and Copper our King Charles spaniel 25th February 2023

As many guests have expressed, this is a cosy, comfortable and lovely place to stay. The books, and thoughtful artwork refresh the self, and the house still retains a certain spiritual energy from the days when it was a convent. When the weather turned, we spent a couple of day reading. Do not miss the wonderful sunsets, fields and the curlews frRead moreom the main bedroom. Thanks for accommodating Copper and for the thoughtful welcoming pack. We, too, will be back Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 1st November 2022

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Gorgeous hideaway full of lovely furniture, pics and books. Properly equipped kitchen supplied milk eggs bread butter & even had a vacuvin.

Reviewed by Valerie 16th October 2022

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Reviewed by Ann 3rd October 2022

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Superb property. Very comfortable bed, super shower, lovely views from the back windows. Lots of equipment. Lots of walks from the property.

Reviewed by Thomas 11th September 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 9th September 2022

We have had a lovely week in Suffolk. It is the first time we have ever visited this area, and we will certainly be back. We have thoroughly enjoyed staying at Albion House, with so many interesting books and pictures and other interesting objects. The beautiful house is so well equipped, we wanted for nothing. The shower is one of the best we haveRead more ever had! We will be back! Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 2nd September 2022

Weve had a brilliant few days in Albion House A very welcoming, hospitable, generous place. Thank you for this

Reviewed by Paul 30th August 2022

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A lovely well equipped characterful property. We needed for nothing. Great location for local pubs, food and some shopping. Even better location for coastal walking and travelling further afield.

Reviewed by John 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 31st July 2022

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A lovely cottage with three pubs and a restaurant no more than fifteen minutes walk from the front door. We really appreciated the grocery items left to welcome us to the cottage and the owners Gemma and Barbara were on hand to answer any queries we had. Lots to see with Benjamin Brittens house, Sutton Hoo, Snape Maltings. Boat trips, Aldeburgh, SRead moreouthwold and Adnams brewery all within 30 minutes by car. A delightful base for a holiday in Suffolk. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 30th July 2022

'Thank you for a lovely holiday. We've really enjoyed our first visit to Suffolk. It helped that the weather was kind to us! The cottage is extremely comfortable, with lots of thoughtful touches. Thank you Jemma and Barbara. You obviously take a real personal interest, it's not just a business.

Reviewed by Judith Ann 19th June 2022

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