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Next to the Sea and Aldeburgh Town.1 Minute walk to the Beach

Overview

Property

Updated: 14-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Pear Tree Cottage, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England - Charming, Well Located Period Cottage

Pear Tree Cottage is a delightful terraced cottage situated close to shops and a one minute walk from the beach. The property has a large entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. Aldeburgh provides an excellent base for those wanting a peaceful seaside holiday with miles of unspoilt shingle coastline and heath lands. There is a wide range of shops, galleries, and restaurants in the High Street. Fresh fish can be bought from the huts on the beach close to the Lifeboat Station. The area has always been an inspiration to artists, authors, poets and musicians. Apart from the Aldeburgh Festival in June, there is also a Literary Festival in March and a poetry festival in November. The Aldeburgh Carnival and Regatta take place in August. Other attractions include the Aldeburgh cinema, golf course, yacht club, Snape Maltings concert hall and Thorpness with its renowned Mere and golf course.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Andrea
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2017

About Andrea

Hello, Vittorio and I (Andrea) live in Brussels and have been happily married for over 30 years. Vittorio was born and brought up in Treviglio, Italy and I was brought up near Watford, Hertfordshire. We spend all free time either in Treviglio, Lombardia or Aldeburgh in Suffolk. Both are within a day’s drive from Brussels. We have three grown up children and they love both Italy and England and stay with us in Treviglio or Aldeburgh whenever they can. Such a treat for us also to spend time with our gorgeous grandchildren!

Andrea purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Andrea chose Suffolk

Having previously lived in the UK and Italy, we were overjoyed when in the early eighties we managed to buy this property from old friends of the family. Over the years we have updated where necessary but nevertheless tried to keep the original character of the cottage. Still resident in Brussels we visit Aldeburgh as often as possible. We love the friendly atmosphere, the walking and ever changing sea. There is always so much to do and see in the area as well as tweaking the cottage and garden into shape. Our children have always loved spending time there and now we have the joy of our grandchildren visiting us on our trips over. Being a home from home the house is very well equipped and there are plenty of books, games and toys.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Fantastic venue for Carnival,the best house we have ever stayed in and there have been many. Amazing weather. Thank you so much and hope to be back next year' The Hughes.

'We have all loved our week here in your lovely cottage.Beautifully equipped, extremely comfortable and everything we need to hand. So of course we have booked again for next year. Thank you for letting us enjoy your home with its lovely possessions'. The Moore's, Wimbledon

'We absolutely agree with the above a glorious place.' The Johnsons.

'Thank you for everything. Wonderful location. truly remarkable family holiday.' Anonymous
Nov 2009
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Guestbook comments from the owner

'Fantastic venue for Carnival,the best house we have ever stayed in and there have been many. Amazing weather. Thank you so much and hope to be back next year' The Hughes.

'We have all loved our week here in your lovely cottage.Beautifully equipped, extremely comfortable and everything we need to hand. So of course we have booked again for next year. Thank you for letting us enjoy your home with its lovely possessions'. The Moore's, Wimbledon

'We absolutely agree with the above a glorious place.' The Johnsons.

'Thank you for everything. Wonderful location. truly remarkable family holiday.' Anonymous
Nov 2009
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8 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

5

Pretty cottage in an interesting town.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely spacious cottage, with modern features and a touch of history, comfortable and warm, with a private terraced garden at the back. Close to town centre shops and restaurants and a short walk from the beach. Parking directly opposite the property was limited, but there was never a problem finding a space in the free car park by the beach. The owner was friendly and flexible. We hope to return to the house next year with friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane. So pleased you enjoyed Pear Tree Cottage and we look forward to you staying again next year.
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5

Fab property right in the middle of Aldeburgh

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need in a self contained cottage. Beautifully furnished and a great location. Thank you Andrea for a wonderful stay

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely comfortable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We totally loved staying at Pear Tree Cottage. Location is fabulous and the cottage was very comfy. The kitchen is well equipped and had everything you would need (and more) This is our 5th visit to Aldeburgh, but the first time to Pear Tree Cottage - it most certainly won't be the last. Thanks Andrea for allowing my mum's dog to come along too - she was most grateful. The bedrooms are large and airy. The power shower is fabulous - lots of hot water!

Great holiday home and we'll be back.

This is a family home and that's what makes it feel so comfortable.

Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise by the seaside

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The location is superb as the cottage is near a cinema, a great bookshop, lots of cafes and restaurants and most importantly moments from the beach. As it's set back from the road we found it to be very quiet. The cottage is in excellent condition, full of charm and well appointed with a cook's kitchen, plenty of cooking utensils, crockery, glasses and cutlery, serving-ware etc and new linens. The furniture is comfortable and in good condition. Lots of space inside and outside to sit. Benefit of front and back gardens to sit and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and sea air. Andrea was always available to answer out queries. Aldeburgh is a lovely town and an easy drive to nearby attractions. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay D and we do hope to see you back again one day very soon. Aldeburgh is indeed a lovely place to be and we are incredibly lucky to be in such a great location.
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely cottage in the most perfect location. Very spacious and better equipped than any holiday cottage we've stayed in; every kitchen utensil, DVDs and even a toy box! The garden is a delight - front, back and terrace...three areas to choose from. Such a treat in a central location. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah. Great that you all enjoyed your stay it Pear Tree Cottage, and I hope that you will return one day before too long.
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5

What a lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage does not feel like a holiday let, because it isn't ! It is very much a family home and we were lucky enough to be able to share and enjoy all the amenities, nothing is locked away. The secret garden is charming, the boys enjoyed exploring all the nooks and crannies and the snug area was much used by young and old alike. This was our first visit to Suffolk and we were all very impressed. Aldeburgh itself has a lot to offer, the High Street has an eclectic mix of shops, delicatessens, art galleries and an amazing butcher! The Taylor Family

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Having previously lived in the UK and Italy, we were overjoyed when in the early eighties we managed to buy this property from old friends of the family. Over the years we have updated where necessary but nevertheless tried to keep the original character of the cottage. Still resident in Brussels we visit Aldeburgh as often as possible. We love the friendly atmosphere, the walking and ever changing sea. There is always so much to do and see in the area as well as tweaking the cottage and garden into shape. Our children have always loved spending time there and now we have the joy of our grandchildren visiting us on our trips over. Being a home from home the house is very well equipped and there are plenty of books, games and toys.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Norwich or Stansted at 46 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ye Olde Cross Keys at 90 Metres Nearest Ferry : Felixtowe at 30 Miles Nearest Golf : Aldeburgh golf course at 1.3 Miles Nearest Train : Saxmundham at 7.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A12 at 6.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lighthouse at 60 Metres Nearest Beach : Aldeburgh Beach at 0.1 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Only 2 minute walk to the beach. Perfect for collecting pebbles and flying kites. Here you will find traditional fisherman’s huts selling the catch of the day and the famous if controversial scallop sculpture, a striking tribute to Britten and his music. To the north the RSPB bird sanctuary at Minsmere, as well as Dunwich and Southwold. To the south Orford with its 13th century castle and Shingle street. Aldeburgh is on the Suffolk Coast Path, a 50 mile walk from Felixstowe to Lowestoft.

Travel:

Stansted Airport is 78 miles/1.30 hours away.

Norwich Airport is 53 miles/1.20 hours away.

Saxmundham railway station 6.5 miles - mainline to London Liverpool Street.

Regular Bus service From Aldeburgh to Woodbridge and Ipswich.

Distances:

Thorpness 1 mile. Dunwich 10 miles. Minesmere Bird Reserve 11 miles. Orford 13 miles. Woodbridge 18 miles. Blythburgh 18 miles. Southwold 20 miles. Ipswich 26 miles.

Further Details:

Places of interest in Aldeburgh include the Moot Hall which, for the past 400 years has been the meeting place of Aldeburgh Town Council. The Napoleonic-era Martello tower and sheltered yachting marina at Slaughden. The church of St Peter and St Paul, noted for its memorial window dedicated to the memory of Benjamin Britten and designed by John Piper. Britten, Peter Pears and Imogen Hoist are all buried in Aldeburgh Churchyard, as is Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, England's first female doctor.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
<Summer
21 May 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£660
for 4 nights
From
£165
£995
 
 
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
£1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact owner preferably by email to check availability. 25% deposit required to secure booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before the booking. Please ignore nightly rates as this has no bearing on actual prices and length of stay

Changeover Day:
Arrivals Saturday at 2pm and departures Saturday 10am but can be flexible depending on season.

Notes on prices:
Prices include linen, towels, electricity & heating.
Discount given for families over Christmas and New Year period for two week lets.
Discount for two people only.
Discount for two week periods. Long term lets considered.
Long weekend/short week bookings are charged at 75% of weekly rental with the exception of Christmas and New Year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, a very spacious shower room
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Toilet separate from bathroom. Hand shower in bath
  • Upstairs bathroom with bath tub and washbasin. Separate wc. Downstairs shower room, with washbasin and wc.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super king size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds and washbasin

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...

Notes:

  • Outside: Front garden for morning sun, bistro table and chairs. Back walled in garden, table and chairs for 6, BBQ, overlooked by terrace which has sun all day long. Utility Room: No utility room. Washing machine and dryer in downstairs shower room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included and property cleaned before and after lets. Cleaner can be provided on request.

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