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Sleeps 10 adults Bedrooms 5 Pets Not accepted Region Suffolk Town/village Aldeburgh

Spacious Group Retreat, near Aldeburgh (SFSBASF)

The Property is a delightful seafront Aldeburgh property and a much loved family home. The house is light, bright and spacious, and ideal for one or even two families. It has its own front garden bordering Crag Path and the beach, and a fabulous roof terrace with wonderful uninterrupted views across the rooftops of Aldeburgh to the River Alde and Iken. It is also conveniently located moments from the high street. With two kitchens and a choice of sitting rooms The Property is ideal for a multi generational holiday or a couple of families.

SNAPE 5 miles (8km) ORFORD 12 miles (17km) WOODBRIDGE 20 miles (33km) SOUTHWOLD 24 miles (39km)


About the Property:
The house is set over four floors with half landings and a lower ground floor. The Property boasts plenty of space to entertain, with an open plan dining and kitchen area, and two sitting rooms. The property also benefits from a magnificent, sunny roof terrace, where you can enjoy delightful views of the countryside stretching to Iken, and a courtyard to the front of the house, perfect for BBQs and just a stone?s throw from the beach.

The ground floor consists of a bright dining/sitting room and kitchen, the eight seater table and seating area overlooking the beach, which leads down to a lower TV room (perfect for movie nights) and adjoining shower room. The upper floors contain a further two bathrooms, two double bedrooms, two twin rooms, and a second kitchen area, all boasting views either across the waves to the east, or over the rooftops of the town to the distant pastures westward. The top floor contains the stunning master suite with ensuite and mezzanine floor leading to a lovely roof terrace.

An iconic Aldeburgh property, The Property provides the perfect retreat for families and friends looking to enjoy a holiday by the sea. Close to all the amenities of the town, and an easy drive from other Suffolk Coast gems, such as Thorpeness, Orford, Southwold and Woodbridge.


Parking: Street parking on Crag Path, outside the front of the house. (Not designated and subject to availability). Parking permits for the surrounding car parks can be purchased from Suffolk Coastal District Council. There are offices in Woodbridge and Felixstowe if you wish to purchase and collect in person. These can be ordered over the phone by calling 01394 383789 and posted to you second class, we therefore recommend that you book these well in advance. Opening hours: Mon-Wed 8.45 am - 5 pm, Thurs 9.30 am - 5.30 pm, Fri 8.45 am - 4.30 pm.


Self-catering eating and drinking:
Grocery deliveries are available and there is a great selection of catering options for your stay. Just yards from Aldeburgh high street, you will find all the holiday food you need to stock up on - butchers, bakers, greengrocers, general stores galore. And of course there is no shortage of fish sheds dotted along the beach, selling freshly-caught seafood throughout the day. Slightly further inland, down the A1094 just before you get to the A12, you will find Friday Street Farm Shop, a large range of excellent home-grown and locally-made produce, it is the perfect place to stock up on holiday food.

Tip: If you can drag yourself out of bed, the best time to buy fish is early in the morning, just as the fishing boats get in.
The pretty little town of Orford is situated right on the rivers Alde and Ore, and well worth a visit whilst exploring the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Pinney's of Orford have grown oysters at Butley Creek since the 1950s and their smoke house supplies mouth-watering freshly smoked fish every day.


Eating out: You will be spoilt for choice with many good pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance of Stony Beach.

The Brudenell, Aldeburgh (01728 452071)
Just a short walk down Crag Path, experience fine dining at The Brudenell. With its relaxed, informal dining room and patio heaters which allow you to eat al fresco after the sun has set, The Brudenell Hotel is a great place for a special holiday meal. Suffolk has the reputation of being the country's richest producer of healthy, locally-grown organic food and the head chef plays homage to this with his firm ethos of using sustainably and ethically sourced local produce.


Cross Keys Inn, Aldeburgh (01728 452 637)
Dating back to 1540 the pub is glowing with history and has great character. A large courtyard garden facing onto the sea front, makes this the perfect place to enjoy a pint of Adnams! The Cross Keys serve an extensive selection of fresh seafood, which is caught daily by the Aldeburgh fishermen.

The Mill Inn, Aldeburgh (01728-452563)
The Mill Inn is another pub that stands directly opposite the beach front. With plenty of old world charm, its beams and leaded windows take you back to the days when this was once the haunt of local smugglers, who plied their trade the length of the Suffolk Coast. Meals are cooked using fresh, local ingredients, hand-selected by the Chef. The seafood dish of the day is chosen depending on the success of the Aldeburgh fisherman who land their catch on the beach opposite. What is more, if you fancy a hearty cooked breakfast The Mill Inn in the place to go.
The White Lion, Aldeburgh (01728 452720) The White Lion Hotel enjoys fantastic views of the sea, and is a great place to enjoy a good meal. The menus are fresh and inspired, using produce sourced from the land and sea close to Aldeburgh. Fish and seafood are both specialities, as well as traditional favourites such as braised oxtail or devilled lambs kidneys.

Prezzo, on the High Street, is always a favourite with families, offering traditional Italian lunches and suppers and a friendly relaxed atmosphere.

Packing tips: Wellingtons and walking boots will be very useful so you can have a good old stomp along the coast without ruining your best shoes! Do remember beach towels, fishing nets, crabbing lines and sailing kit. Think about bringing or hiring bikes as this is a wonderful place for cycling, whatever your age or ability
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  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garden, enclosed
  • Open Fire
  • Washing Machine
  • Coastal

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LocationAldeburgh

Aldeburgh has a pretty beach front with colourful villas and stunning views both seawards and inland to the River Alde. As well as a boating lake, there is also a yacht club which offers lessons and the high street has a wide range of craft and boutique shops, antique stores and a few pubs to choose from. The town is famous for is its ties to the composer Benjamin Britten and the Aldeburgh festival is a great celebration of classical music, there is also a vibrant music and arts scene with many art galleries through the resort.

Although much of the original town has been lost to coastal erosion there are still a few fascinating Tudor buildings including its Norman church, the Moot Hall which also houses the local museum and the Martello Tower, a defensive tower at the mouth of the peninsula. For a shopping day out, visit the Snape Maltings art centre which has gift shops, galleries and the concert hall which has a diverse programme of music throughout the year.

The surrounding area of wetlands and heathland are home to many rare species and moor ponies. Guided walks are available from the RSPB, or you can take a stroll along the estuary. The Meare at nearby Thorpeness is well worth a visit; here you can hire a boat or canoe and take a leisurely sail around the lake.

Suffolk

The somewhat curious county of Suffolk forms a part of the region known as East Anglia. Its eastern edge is bounded by the North Sea, with neighbouring Norfolk to the north and Essex to the south. The county of Cambridgeshire lies to the west. It has no cities and no motorways, but it does have many gardens and ruins and history in spades, from the Magna Carta to the Saxon relics of Sutton Hoo.

Unusual (for Britain) timber-framed buildings, dating back to the 16th century, vie with Tudor mansions in the attractive streets of market towns. In common with Norfolk, it is a fairly flat county, with much of its area devoted to farming and other rural pursuits. Its coastal geology of sand and clay, combined with the longshore drift current of the sea, means that the land is eroding constantly. Sea defences protect many of the towns but, equally, a good deal of property has been lost as the cliffs are worn away, and more is threatened.

Suffolk is famous throughout the UK for its distinctive dialect, horse racing (the town of Newmarket is the epicentre of British racing) and the arts. Festivals and other shows are common, and fish and chips and Adnam's ale are the order of the day.

East of England

This region includes the ceremonial counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. With a rich heritage there is much to see and do to suit all ages. The royal residency of Sandringham Estate is a must see and other historical points of interest include Castle Rising, Sutton Hoo and Somerleyton Hall. The medieval cities of Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich are not to be missed and there are lots of pretty market towns and idyllic seaside resorts to choose from for a day trip. Alternatively for a slower paced holiday you may wish to visit The Broads or Thetford Forest, these areas are particularly popular for boating and spotting birdlife.

Area Suffolk

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