A charming self catering holiday cottage, (circa 1850) has been tastefully restored and furnished. Situated near Aldeburgh on the Heritage Coast at Aldringham Common, within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Accessed by a rural track bordered by RSPB land and the Thorpeness Golf course. There are excellent walks directly from the cottage, which includes the beach at Thorpeness, Mere and pub. This beautiful rural location is only a short drive away from Aldeburgh with its shops, cafes, pubs, cinema and award winning restaurants. The cottage is central for visits to Southwold, Minsmere RSPB nature reserve, Dunwich Heath, Snape Maltings, famous for its concert hall, galleries, shops and farmers market and also Orford, with its coastal and river trips. With local heathland, wildlife and dramatic starry nights a holiday or short break at any time of the year can be recommended. The accommodation consists of lounge, dining room, kitchen, conservatory, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and garden.
Cottage in Aldringham, Nr. Aldeburgh Suffolk, England - Location Aldeburgh Thorpeness
MR Josef Wondrak
- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Mar 2019
About MR Josef Wondrak
Initially the cottage was purchased in 2002, but needed total refurbishment.....which was ideal for Josef as his business is interior design/soft furnishings. This career bought him to England over 25 years ago. During the next few years the kitchen was extended, large conservatory added and major work and planting in the garden!! Going home , back to Hertfordshire became more and more difficult, and in 2007 a permanent move to a village near the cottage was made.... Definitely no regrets. First bookings at the Follies were taken in 2008, and now many of our guests return regularly to enjoy the unique setting and relaxation the cottage and Suffolk gives.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
We liked everything about the cottage - very well equipped, in a beautiful location.
Holiday stay at The Follies
My wife and I had a wonderful holiday at the Follies. The cottage is beautifully equipped to satisfy every need. It is located in an ideal quiet woodland setting and visited by a huge selection of birds and wildlife. There are numerous waymarked paths from the cottage if like us you like walking.
It is situated less than two miles from the seafront at Thorpeness and Aldeburgh and within easy reach of numerous historic places like Framlingham Castle and the Victorian Pier at Southwold. Overall a wonderful holiday, and made very welcome on arrival by the owners.
A very well kept, clean property in a delightfully quiet location.
Had a very pleasant stay in a great part of the country. The cottage is conveniently located for visiting many of the main local sights by car but also has many great walks from the front door. All in all a very good stay in a peaceful location, I would gladly return.
This cottage was just perfect with everything and more provided, plenty of crockery, cutlery, bedding etc etc. It is secluded with lovely walks direct from the cottage, was very cosy and much bigger than we expected. We stayed for Christmas week and the owners provided so much including some Christmas trees to make it festive for us. We felt at home straight away and will definitely be returning for another 'perfect' stay. Many thanks.
Peaceful and idyllic location
Beautifully clean and well equipped, everything we needed. Very comfortable and quiet. Highly recommended.
Thank you for your lovely comments. Hope to see you again soon
Home from home
Our fifth visit to this wonderful Cottage. The Cottage is always clean and well equipped. The welcome from Josef and Wendy is always keenly anticipated. We enjoy the peace and quiet of the secluded location and the accessibility to Aldeburgh and Thorpeness beaches and amenities i.e. the local restaurants .The wildlife seen from the Cottage is varied especially in the early mornings. We would not hesitate to rebook this Cottage, in fact we have already done so! We would highly recommend this property and its relaxing garden.
Five minutes by car.
30 minutes walk on lovely footpaths.
Stansted Airport, 1 hour 30min away.
Use of car is recommended.
Aldeburgh 8 minutes.
Thorpeness 5 minutes.
Leiston 5 minutes.
Children must be over 10 years of age.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: On time of booking, refer to our website, were you find all the details and the reservation form. We require £50.00 deposit per week when booking, final payment 6 weeks prior to the start of your holiday Also required is a £100 Damage deposit, which is refunded within one week of departure. Changeover Day: Saturday Arrivals from 15.00 Departures by 10.00 Notes on prices: The full balance must be paid 6 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. This should include £100 damage deposit, which shall be refunded to you within 1 week from the end of your stay, provided the property is left in a satisfactory condition.