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



Updated: 21-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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!

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

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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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


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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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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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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Lovely seaside cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly lovely and spacious cottage right on the high street and less than a minute walk from the beach - the location could not be better! We stayed here as a family of five with three children aged 2 - 7 and we all had a super time. The beds are very comfy, there is a cot and a high chair and even a box of toys for the kids. Aldeburgh is great for families and there is so much to do in the surrounding area - we visited Framingham castle, Easton Farm Park and Africa Alive. Such fun and we are already planning a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joey, so pleased you had a good holiday and hope you will all return to Pear Tree Cottage very soon. I would just like to add that the cottage is indeed on the High Street but set far back from the road, in a quiet spot.
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Delightful Cottage

  • 4 of 5

What a charming and delightful cottage. Deceptively large with a real homely feel, we spent a wonderful Christmas here and really felt like we were at home and not in a holiday let. Perfect location for the high street and all its lovely shops and the beach. I could have done all my Christmas shopping here!

We will definitely come and stay here again - perhaps when the weather is a little more settled. Lots to do within a short drive and even better if you like dog walking - the small terrier dressed as a Christmas pudding won our vote .

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay despite the weather and very much looking forward to you returning one day. All the best for 2014.
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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


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.


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.


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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 Nov 2016 - 17 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year
27 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
18 Mar 2017 - 20 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
15 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
8 night minimum stay
21 May 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

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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Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


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


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


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


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


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


  • Self-catering


  • 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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