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Self Catering Holiday Cottage, Four Star Gold Award, And Tastefully Restored

Overview

Property

Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Cottage in Aldringham, Nr. Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England - Rural Location Near Aldeburgh

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest book entries can also be found on our website.
Oct 2013
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2 Reviews

5
based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fantastic, clean, beautiful, peacefull

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this beautiful cottage. It is tucked away in a quiet wood with only a couple of neighbours on either side. Fantastic walking direct from the cottage.

The cottage is immaculately clean, spacious, with plenty of storage for clothes and food. The kitchen is well equipped and the sofas are really comfy too.

My family and I have had a wonderful holiday. This is a great base to explore Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Orford, Dunwich, Snape and Southwold. There a fabulous walks, Benjamin Britten's house The Red House, beaches and gorgeous restaurants and pubs.

I'm sure we will be back.

Charlotte, Paul & Toby Chaplin

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. So glad you enjoyed your holiday at our cottage, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future Wendy and Josef Wondrak
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5

The Perfect Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We have returned to this lovely cottage every year for the last 7 years. It is comfortable, well-equipped and always clean and tidy. The garden is secluded and is ideal for alfresco dining, weather permitting. Over the years, improvements have been added by Josef and Wendy, the friendly and helpful owners who live locally and are there to welcome you on arrival and provide thoughtful touches like fresh flowers, milk and a bottle of wine.

The location is excellent. There are many lovely walks directly from the cottage - RSPB North Warren is a pleasant 30 minutes walk, as are Thorpeness and the Sandlings and Suffolk Coastal Walks. It is also very convenient for Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings, Southwold, Orford and Orford Ness, Dunwich Heath and RSPB Minsmere. There are some good dining pubs within easy reach. We are wildlife enthusiasts and there is always plenty to see in the vicinity. There are lovely art galleries too at Southwold, and Snape, which also has lovely shops and frequent events such as music and food festivals and farmers' markets.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Five minutes by car.

30 minutes walk on lovely footpaths.

Travel:

Stansted Airport, 1 hour 30min away.

Use of car is recommended.

Distances:

Aldeburgh 8 minutes.

Thorpeness 5 minutes.

Leiston 5 minutes.

Further Details:

Children must be over 10 years of age.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£365
for 7 nights
£365
 
 
Rate
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Rate
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£380
for 7 nights
£380
 
 
Rate
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
Rate
15 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£415
for 7 nights
£415
 
 
Rate
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
Rate
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
Rate
17 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Rate
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
Rate
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
Rate
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
Rate
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£415
for 7 nights
£415
 
 
Rate
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
Rate
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£380
for 7 nights
£380
 
 
Rate
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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.

£50 Deposit per week at time of booking
Final payment including £100 Damage deposit to be paid 6 weeks prior to start of holiday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom bath/shower, washbasin & WC Cloakroom with washbasin and WC

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: with 6' double bed, dressing table and wardrobe Bedroom 2: with twin 2' 6" beds, dressing table and access to wardrobe

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: A steep staircase leads to the landing from the lounge. The Gold Award was given for the overall quality of equipment and furnishings through out the cottage. Children must be over the age of 10 years Sorry no pets allowed Outside: Garden includes a large patio with furniture, BBQ. The pretty garden also has a small summerhouse and gazebo with furniture. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, towels and duvets provided. Other: Conservatory has comfortable sofas, CD and I Pod docking station, and French doors leading to patio and attractive private gardens.

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