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House Sleeping Six Close To Beach River And High Street

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England - Peaceful Location A Few Minutes Walk To Beach, River And High Street

Drake House is a small cosy house tucked away in a quiet road a few minutes walk from the beach, river and High Street. It is an upside down house sleeping six with three bedrooms and bathroom and additional separate wc on the ground floor and large light living space on the first floor. There are french doors from the first floor leading to a balcony and steps down to the garden. The house has off street parking for two cars at the front and sheltered garden with summerhouse to the rear.

Wendy Wheatley
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Wendy Wheatley

The owners live in Cambridge with their four children. They bought the house in 2003 primarily as a place to enjoy sailing and to escape to in the summer holidays. However, they now spend time there throughout the year to enjoy all that Aldeburgh and the surrounding area has to offer.

Wendy Wheatley purchased this house in 2003

Why Wendy Wheatley chose Aldeburgh

We bought in Aldeburgh primarily to enjoy sailing but now enjoy many of the other aspects the town has to offer including: golf, tennis, sea swimming(!), art galleries, the annual carnival, local pubs and restaurants and beautiful walks in the area and surrounding countryside.

What makes this house unique

The property is on a quiet, unmade road only a few minutes walk from the High Street with all its amenities, beach and river. The upstairs room provides a lovely light living space for relaxing with friends and family. The house also benefits from off-street parking for two cars and a sheltered garden with summer house.


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

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, wc and sink and washing machine in cupboard Separate wc and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds Bedroom 3 with bunk beds
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Outside: Patio with round table and outdoor seating. Large summerhouse with built in seating with doors opening onto the patio to enable the summerhouse to be used in conjunction with the garden. Barbecue and table tennis table. Shed with windbreak, buckets and spades, deckchairs. Utility Room: No utility room. Washing machine is housed in cupboard off the bathroom; tumble dryer and additional fridge in summerhouse in garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Prices include linen (please note: towels not included at present. Please bring bath and beach towels). Property cleaned and changeover day is Friday during busy periods but flexible at any other times. Other: Summerhouse with built in seating and doors which open fully to enable space to be used in conjunction with the garden


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(6 traveller reviews)

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House Sleeping Six Close To Beach River And High Street
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Super place. Roomy and well decorated.

Off "the main strip" so quiet but only 5 minutes to the high street and beach.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Sunny Spot for Bank Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Drake House is a lovely, sunny house on a quiet street 5 minutes walk from the beach. We stayed for the Bank Holiday weekend with friends and our children, and the house was perfect for us. Clean, comfortable and with everything we needed, this was a really wonderful place to stay. We especially enjoyed a sunny morning coffee on the little balcony.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

We had the good fortune to stay in Drake House for a few days over the New Year. The property is just a short walk from Aldeburgh high street, where you will find all manner of shops, restaurants and a small independent cinema. A further very short walk and you are on the beach.

The house itself was very well equipped with everything you might need whilst away from home. The open plan living area was bright and airy, the children loved being in an upside down house.

Wendy had provided all we could need and was very helpful with every step of the booking process.

I would be more than happy to recommend Drake House and hope to have the good fortune to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful property in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a lovely stay at Drake House in the lovely town of Aldeburgh. It is a fantastic upside down house with a light airy open plan living area upstairs which has access to a balcony and patio, where on the Saturday we had lunch in the sun - unexpected at the end of September. The kitchen has everything you could think of with a good sized fridge freezer and plenty of crockery and utensils. The 3 bedrooms were perfectly sized for our group of 4 adults and 1 5 year old. Also a good powerful shower, which is always a bonus. The house is only a short walk from the High Street, with its many restaurants and independent shops, and then from there you are straight onto the beach. We also managed to get up to Southwold on the Sunday which is slightly bigger than Aldeburgh, though no less charming and had a stroll along the promenade. I will be recommending this house to friends and family looking for a base to explore Suffolk.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful Accommodation in Excellent Location

  • 4 of 5

The accommodation was delightful with the bedrooms downstairs and a lovely light living/kitchen/dining area upstairs with a balcony leading down to a nice sheltered courtyard. The accommodation was very homely with lots of touches and very well equipped. Aldeburgh is a lovely town with lots of places to eat and shop. We spent the weekend cycling and it was a very good base. The owner Wendy was extremely helpful and I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfy beds, well equipped upside down family retre

  • 5 of 5

Just came to rebook and noticed no reviews. Our stay last year was great with the bonus of room for 2 grandchildren and parents for long weekend full of family extras, games etc, delightful balcony with steps leading down to the garden and brilliant parking. Not to be missed. Not to mention the best fish and chips in england within walking distance together with the beach and varied shops and restaurants

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Approximately 5 minutes walk to pebbly beach, river and River Alde


Stansted airport is 77 miles, approximately 1.5 - 2 hours drive.


Aldeburgh High Street a few minutes walk

Snape Maltings and Snape Concert Hall

Minsmere, local towns of Southwold and Walberswick, Orford and Framlingham Castle all within short driving distance.

Further Details:

Aldeburgh is well served by excellent local shops including delicatessen, butchers, fresh fish from the beach, newsagents, supermarket, bank, restaurants, pubs and hotels. There are excellent municipal tennis courts a few minutes walk from the house which can be used on a pay and play basis (money in honesty box); boating pond; Thorpeness Meare for rowing and sailing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Aldeburgh, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 8
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 9
21 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
10% on booking and balance due four weeks before start of holiday.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday but we will be flexible if we can - please ask.
Departure time 10am and arrival time after 3pm but again flexible depending on other bookings.

Notes on prices:
Prices include linen and bath towels (not beach towels), electricity and heating. Outside the high season and subject to availability the property can be booked for weekends (2 nights) - minimum rate £250. An additional refundable breakages deposit of £100 is required one week before your stay to cover any exceptional cleaning costs, breakages or damage to the property. Other periods of less than 7 days are charged as a proportion of the weekly price. PLEASE NOTE THE NIGHTLY RATES FOR SHORTER PERIODS ARE HIGHER THAN THE NIGHTLY RATES FOR PERIODS OF SEVEN DAYS.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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