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Shell Cottage Aldeburgh, central location with its own parking

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Aldeburgh, Suffolk - Secluded Location 2 Minutes Walk From Beach

Shell Cottage is located just behind the High street in Aldeburgh and has its own parking. The cottage is beautifully furnished and the owners art is abundantly displayed. The cottage comprises of an open plan kitchen/dining/living area leading to a secluded courtyard garden. The 4th bedroom is downstairs with a large daybed that pulls out into a double bed, this room also makes a nice snug or playroom. There is also a large downstairs loo and shower room. The light bright stairs lead to a spacious landing with airing cupboard and three bedrooms. The large master bedroom features a super king size four poster bed and a Juliet balcony looking onto the garden. It has its own en suite bathroom with both bath and large shower.The other two bedrooms are twins and share a family size bathroom.All of the bedrooms have their own character and style while retaining a seaside feel. The cottage is located behind the High Street and perfect for venturing out in Aldeburgh or further afield.The pubs,cinema, shops, restaurants, galleries and everything on the High street are in easy walking distance as are the sea,river,and tennis courts.Being so close to the beach and High street it is very easy to pop back to the cottage for lunch, a forgotten item or a quick snooze!

Property Manager
Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages

My husband and I live with our two sons in East Anglia. We purchased Shell Cottage in January 2014 having fallen in love with Aldeburgh and the surrounding area.Shell Cottage is perfect for us as we are a family that loves the outdoors. With walking,cycling, golf, tennis, swimming and sailing on the doorstep there is something to do out side in every season. Aldeburgh also offers fantastic shops,cinema,restaurants and art galleries.As an artist I have spent a lot of time working in and around Aldeburgh. The changing light,sea views and beautiful countryside offer a never ending choice of subjects to paint.

Why Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages chose Aldeburgh

While located just off the High Street Shell Cottage is protected from the noise and bustle of the main road.This means it is a few steps to the shops, pubs, restaurants and cinema while remaining free from high street peepers and traffic noise. It is very close to the sea and a car is not at all necessary as everything is in walking distance.

What makes this cottage unique

Shell Cottage has a wonderful courtyard garden which is South facing and perfect for outdoor entertaining or soaking up the sunshine. The large glass doors can be opened out to bring the outside in.

Unlike many Aldeburgh properties Shell Cottage has a very spacious feel with plenty of space to eat and relax in comfort. It also offers its own parking space outside the Cottage which makes everything very easy on the way in and out.

There is a constantly changing selection of my paintings on display. Should you wish to take one home a purchase may be organised!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Aldeburgh in Suffolk Coastal District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with wc large shower and bath, family bathroom with wc and bath, downstairs wc and large shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Day bed in its own room, can be used as a double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with super king size four poster bed and Juliet balcony overlooking the garden,bedroom 2 with 3 foot twin beds, bedroom 3 with twin beds, bedroom 4 with large day bed that can be a double.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All the rooms have ample drawer/hanging space and mirrors and each of the beds have toppers for extra comfort that can be removed if you prefer a harder bed. The linen and towels are hotel standard and each bed has a duvet.The rooms are spacious and very comfortably furnished to a high standard which is why we do not allow pets.The cottage is very versatile and would suit families, couples and golf or wedding parties but please no stag or hen parties. Outside: The small secluded courtyard garden is South facing and has a Barbecue and outside table and chairs. It also has a garden bench.The area is completely enclosed offering peace of mind to parents. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is fully cleaned with fresh linen every week. All towels and bed linen are included. Other: There is a useful under stairs cupboard for storing stuff and plenty of hanging for coats etc.


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Shell Cottage Aldeburgh, central location with its own parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great property in a wonderful location, seconds from mIn high street but peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Family of seven spent five days. Can not fault anything in the house at all. Except not enough cereal bowls for seven or eight people...just three! But we coped. House is lovely. Hubby and I had the four poster bedroom and sleep was fab. No noise traveled through from other properties. On beach in three mins. High street 60 seconds.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shell Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very well located in the centre of Aldeburgh, we didn't use the car at all as we had good walking weather and there are lots of great pub walks around here. A huge choice of places to eat within very easy walking distance. The teenagers enjoyed Jack Wills and Fat Face!!!

The house itself is enormously clean and comfortable with plenty of space for two families, although not sure the downstairs bed would work for two adults.

The only criticism is that the sitting area could do with another proper chair, if all 7 of us wanted to sit together someone had to sit in the very uncomfortable hard chair!!! In our quite comprehensive experience of self catering accommodation finding only one thing to criticize is pretty good!!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location to stay as its very quite and comfortable. Perfectly situated for shops and restaurants. Great communication highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mark Thank you for taking the time to review Shell Cottage (Aldeburgh). I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay and do get in touch if you come back to this part of Suffolk again. Best wishes Angela
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Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Aldeburgh Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Kilometres
The Lighthouse
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Aldeburgh beach


Shell Cottage is within five minutes walk of the sea. The shingle beach and beautiful coastal path are easily accessible.


Aldeburgh is accessible by train to Saxmunden station which is a 15 minute drive from the cottage. Once you are in Aldeburgh a car is not needed to enjoy all the local facilities.


Aldeburgh is right on the Suffolk cost and is a short, 20 minute drive from Snape Maltings concert Hall,exhibitions, shops and boat trips.

The Benjamin Britten Aldeburgh Festival of music and art is held locally in June.

The RSPB flagship nature reserve at Mimsmere is 4 miles from Aldeburgh.

Thorpeness is only 2 miles away with its own beach, excellent pubs and the famous Meare with its Peter Pan themed islands to explore by rowing boat.

Further Details:

Aldeburgh has long been a fashionable holiday destination but has managed to remain unspoilt. It is still possible to watch the fishing boats come in and buy fresh fish from the many fisherman's huts on the beach. Aldeburgh has several excellent art galleries and ever changing exhibitions and many fabulous boutiques and shops.The restaurants in Aldeburgh are really excellent and can accommodate all budgets and ages.If you don't fancy cooking the Golden Galleon fish and chip shop is a must! The local supermarket sells every thing you could need while the many Delis sell every kind of treat you imagine!!! Including a fabulous selection of frozen gourmet meals, wonderful fresh breads and cakes. Adding to the temptations are the old fashioned sweetie shop and fabulous ice cream parlour.

Just up the road there are four new tennis courts that can be used on an hourly basis. The marshes close by are perfect for walks and anyone interested in Bird watching.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% deposit required on booking (25% for bookings in 2019) - final balance due a month before arrival date.
Please note that short breaks (a stay of up to four nights) are 75% of the weekly rental.
Contact 01728 830250

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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