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Outstanding 3 Bed Property. Central Location Close To Beach & High Street

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England - Close To The Beach and With Its Own Large Private Garden With Wild Flower Meadow And Orchard

Little Fig is a deceptively large and beautifully designed property with the accommodation all on one level. It has 3 bedrooms (sleeping six) and 2 bathrooms. The reception space makes it ideal for mixed ages and families alike with a large dining hall (dining table that seats 10), sitting room/sun room and a drawing room. The large garden offers plenty of lawned area plus a terrace with dining table and chairs for 6, deep herbaceous borders, a herb garden, wild flower meadow and young orchard.

Sarah Seccombe
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Sarah Seccombe

I spent my childhood in Aldeburgh and my husband and I plan to retire here.

We bought our cottage in September 2013 and simply love our time here. Whilst we can't be here all the time we are happy for holiday-let guests to enjoy our house as much as we do.

Sarah Seccombe purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Sarah Seccombe chose Aldeburgh

It's Aldeburgh! Great location, quiet and tucked away with a large garden but within 5 minutes walk of the beach and High Street.

What makes this cottage unique

Few properties of this size in Aldeburgh have such large gardens whilst still being so centrally located. The property is situated on a private road so it is very quiet and private.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We've had a lovely time and enjoyed staying in this lovely place with its super garden".

"Our 4th visit to Aldeburgh and we've enjoyed all the places we've stayed in but Little Fig is exceptional. What a fantastic place for 6 people. Loved the attention to detail and the quality throughout".

We loved the flow of space, decor and lovely views of the garden from every window - also very well placed for town and beach.
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Aldeburgh in Suffolk Coastal District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please, if you break something, let us know. This way we can replace anything that needs replacing prior to our next guests' visit.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • river
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • One family bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, wc and basin. Second wet room with shower, wc and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Adult Sized Singles. Travel Cot - please bring own mattress
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Super King bed. Bedroom 2 with King sized bed. Bedroom 3 with full-sized single twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Outside: Set in almost 1/3 acre the property enjoys a stunning, predominantly Southwest facing, garden comprising large lawned areas, a terrace, deep herbaceous beds, a herb garden, a wild flower garden and young orchard. Utility Room: Washer-Dryer (with washing line in garden). An additional drinks fridge and a Baby Belling. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. During a 2 week stay sheets and towels will be changed at the end of the first week. The property can be cleaned midway through a 2 week stay on request. Other: Little Fig offers substantial reception space allowing different age groups privacy if required.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Outstanding 3 Bed Property. Central Location Close To Beach & High Street
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews

Little Fig ticked all the right boxes for us, providing perfect accomodation in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

Little Fig is located in a quiet residential road and sits behind a wicket fence in the middle of an attractive garden. The interior did not disappoint - it was light, spacious and very well equipped. The beds were comfortable and the main bathroom was large . The dog had plenty of garden space to explore and the utility room would have been ideal to clean him down had he got wet and dirty, fortunately the weather was dry and sunny for the whole week.

We found it perfectly situated not being right in the centre of town because their were alternative walks to reach the town which did not take very long and enabled us to appreciate the town.

We could have just stayed put and totally chilled out in Aldeburgh for the week but we did visit Snape, Orford, Framlingham, Helmingham Hall ( a must for garden lovers ), Woodbridge to name just a few place. The county is great for nature lovers , art lovers , foodies ,sailors and walkers. Even the lesser abled walkers could manage the area as it is so flat , ideal for the older generation.

Hopefully we will be able to return to Little Fig as we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. A large number of our guests re-book Little Fig year on year which is a complement we truly appreciate. We'd be delighted if you were to return too. BW Sarah
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Lovely long weekend at Little Fig, suited us very well. Lots of great entertaining space, very well equipped cottage, shame it was a bit too chilly to enjoy the stunning garden! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very well positioned, very clean and well appointed.

  • 4 of 5

A lovely bungalow, in a good spot, very private. The only downside structurally is the lack of two bathrooms, although there is a wet room, this is not really suitable for elderly people, and so we ended up all using the one bathroom. There were a few minor issues with equipment and garden, which we dealt with directly with the owner, who was very pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry you found the wet room unsatisfactory for a more elderly guest. In the past we've received very positive comments on how user-friendly it is and indeed, given there's no step up into it, how perfect it is for less-abled guests. With a large bath & a separate shower stall in the main bathroom and the wet room to choose from our experience is that other guests have not been deterred.
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Immaculate bungalow in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Little Fig twice now. It is an immaculately kept property which is very bright and airy, with a large pretty garden. It's within a few minutes walking distance of Aldeburgh and the sea front, but set in a very quiet location. We can't fault the customer service from the owners. It's so nice we'd really like to keep it to ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review. We are always very pleased when our visitors return because they enjoy Little Fig so much! We feel very fortunate indeed to have such a lovely Aldeburgh home!
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Little Fig - Fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Little Fig is a wonderful, spacious, bright place to stay. The place was spotless, beds comfy, peaceful, just perfect! We spent quite a lot of time in the beautiful garden. Our children, 9 and 8 loved it. Just a short walk to the High Street in Aldeburgh. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Little Fig - an outstanding cottage very close to the sea and town.

  • 5 of 5

Little Fig is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. On arrival it was spotlessly clean and had such a warm and welcoming feeling about it. My family consisted of 4 adults, 2 teenage children and 2 black labs. There was plenty of room and we were able to spend a wonderful Christmas together as a family.

The bedrooms were excellent and spacious and the beds were extremely comfortable.

There was plenty of wardrobe/draw space in all rooms.

The living space was outstanding. The lounge was very cozy and comfortable.

The kitchen was the only room that seemed a little small for the size of the house but with the utility room backing onto this room there was not a feeling of tight space and it was sufficient for our group.

Christmas dinner around the very large, spacious table was very nice and perfect for us.

Location was perfect and we could not have asked for any better. Walking distance to the beach/sea, local shops and restaurants. Tesco and Co-op were also conveniently located.

Overall it was the perfect week for me and my family and we would definitely consider returning for a summer or winter break.

Thank you Sarah and Mark for allowing us to use your cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Aldeburgh has many festivals including the world reknowned Aldeburgh Music Festival at Snape Maltings and additionally food, literary & poetry festivals. There are a number of excellent art galleries in the town and many other nearby towns offering a lot of culture and history. Aldeburgh and other nearby towns offer some award winning restaurants. The area offers many beautiful walks and RSPB Minsmere is within 5 miles.


Aldeburgh beach is just 5 minutes walk from the property. In the other direction, and just 3 minutes walk away are the beautiful marshes and river wall.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Damage Deposit £100

Weekly Friday to Friday. Short Breaks; Friday to Monday, Monday to Friday. Arrival 3.30pm Departure 10am

DEPOSITS AND PAYMENT: A refundable £100 housekeeping deposit is taken to cover breakages and damages. 50% of full holiday cost payable on booking with remainder due 6 weeks prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.