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Holiday Cottages Near The Suffolk Coast And River - No 7 Iken View Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)



Updated: 27-Sep-2016
Houses and Apartment in Snape, Nr. Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England - A Wonderful Location In The Heart Of Snape Maltings 5 Minutes From The Seaside Town Of Aldeburgh

Newly converted to a very high standard these properties are in a delightful position within the heart of Snape Maltings home to the world famous Concert Hall. There is House and Garden, a food hall filled with local produce, wonderful eclectic clothing, Little Rascals for children, books and cards as well as an antiques centre and music shop. Cafe 1885 and the Gransary teashop offer great food for relaxing stay - from the moment you arrive to when you leave. Staff are on hand to meet you and to show you to the lovely properties. All have fully equipped kitchens, comfortable sofas and beds with quality linen, free view TV and most have WiFi. The location is perfect - right beside the River Alde with walks to Iken and Aldeburgh. It is a bird watcher's paradise with a host of different species all year round. Snape Maltings is just 5 miles from the shingle beach at Aldeburgh with Southwold's sandy beaches further up the coast. A host of wonderful restaurants awaits.

Details for holiday home No 7 Iken View Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms), 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

This property is newly converted to a high standard throughout with lovely furnishings and well appointed bathrooms and kitchen. The entrance to the ground floor leads into a hall way from which you can access the double bedroom, family bathroom and an adult sized bunk bed room. The oak staircase takes you to the first floor to the master ensuite double bedroom and a twin bedroom as well as a cloakroom. The second staircase leads to the open plan living space where there is a fully equipped kitchen with BOSCH appliances, dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer. The dining table seats 8 people and the comfortable corner sofa overlooks the balcony. There is a wide flat screen TV with freeview and a DVD player. The BOSE Ipod dock provides the music. The view from the balcony is wonderful - the perfect location for a spectacular view across the reedbeds to Iken.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Internet

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About the Owner

Our family has lived has Snape Maltings for over 49 years, gradually transforming the Maltings from its industrial heritage to the cultural village you see today. The individually owned homes are part of this wonderful location and we hope that you will enjoy being here as much as we do.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

A wonderful week in the best possible place to stay - our best holiday yet!

What a fantastic location - everything here that is needed. The accommodation was very comfortable and spotless - we cannot wait to visit again soon.
Dec 2014
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Snape Maltings

A glorious summer in Snape!

  • 5 of 5

We have the fondest memories of our week at this wonderful house in Snape Maltings. The property is beautifully and tastefully furnished and provides all the home comforts needed (well equipped kitchen, TV, DVD player, music etc). The house is extremely spacious and laid out over three floors. The highlight being the top floor balcony with stunning views and the perfect place for alfresco dining. The location is simply ideal if you need to get about by foot or car, the only downside is that Snape Maltings has so much to offer on site it would be very tempting to never leave and explore the glorious sights of Suffolk. This property comes highly recommended and we look forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here over New Year. It really is a home from home. Beautiful views from the lounge on the upper floor and decorated and equipped to a very high standard. The location is great, right inside the Snape Maltings complex, but tucked away so no problems with noise or traffic. Lots to see and do in the local area with some beautiful seaside towns within easy driving distance. We also took bikes which worked really well and could be safely secured at the back of the property. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and setting!

  • 5 of 5

We spent New Year here with 3 other couples and loved it! The property is beautiful with fabulous views from the balcony of the upstairs lounge. The area is good for exploring with good walks and cycling. There are a couple of very good pubs within walking distance and another with good food on the site. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a great place to stay and relax

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Iken View for a week with 2 friends for a golfing trip.

Not only is it close to quality golf courses (Aldburgh, Thorpeness and Woodbridge) it is also very close to other sites such as Aldburgh, Snape Maltings and Saxmundum.

Snape Maltings itself is a great place to stay, unbelievably quiet at night although a pub is on your door step for a good meal and a pint (or 4). Seemed to have lots of concerts and other activities on while we were there, sadly golf took up most of our trip.

Beautiful accommodation, large rooms with very comfortable beds. Lots of space in the communal living areas and lovely views from the balcony overlooking Orford ness. Parking is on site right by the accommodation and it was only a couple of hours from north London.

Would defiantly return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gerrards Cross

Chilled out heaven

  • 5 of 5

Stayed on a gloriously sunny weekend in September.

Enjoyed relaxing on the balcony and walking in the local area. Everything is on the doorstep - lovely restaurants / cafes, interesting shops and scenic walks

House has everything that you need - all the mod cons and with a contemporary feel.

Will definitely go back with the family

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We booked this stunning holiday cottage a couple of times in 2013 and are already looking to book again. Once for a girls weekend away to celebrate a special birthday and another time for a family holiday with the in-laws. The house is in the most incredible setting, with amazing views from the main living area on the top floor across the reed beds to Iken. The house itself is perfect in every way from the tasteful decoration, most comfortable beds, powerful showers and offering every thing that you need from a home away from home. Not only that, but the complex the house is situated within - Snape Maltings offers a pub serving delicious food, several cafés, gorgeous shops, galleries and the Benjamin Britten concert hall for music enthusiasts. There are also plenty of walks and even boat rides. All this before you have had to use your car. The local area is beautiful and unspoilt too. The children loved the local beaches of Southwold and Aldeburgh, crabbing at Walberswick and rowing at Thorpeness. There are several National Trust properties nearby, Minsmere bird reserve and many quaint villages and forest or Coastal walks. Definitely something for everyone. Book, you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

During the year there are events held locally that are of special interest especially at Dunwich and Minsmere. Sutton Hoo is a short distance away. Please see the website for further details.


Aldeburgh's shingle beach has a wonderful shoreline and is only 5 miles from Snape Maltings. The famous Scallop structure lies between Aldeburgh and Thorpeness along a stretch of Suffolk coast which is most attractive. Sandy beaches and a pier can be found at Southwold which is 12 miles away.


The nearest airport is Norwich which is 40 miles away with Stansted being 75 miles. The use of a car is considered essential although there is a bus service which has connections to a railway station.


The nearest village is Snape which is 1 mile away and is accessible by footpath and road. There are many places of interest nearby including Sutton Hoo (8 miles), Orford and Framlingham castles (6 miles) and with Woodbridge Tide Mill (8 miles) and museum providing a wealth of local information. There are many food producers within a 5 miles radius of the Maltings. Minsmere and Dunwich are further up the coast within 16 miles.

Further Details:

Snape Maltings is close to a wide range of shops, restaurants, supermarkets, banks and farm shops yet is in a very peaceful and tranquil part of the Suffolk countryside.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 13
5 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 14
31 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 15
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The booking process is either by using the website, email or telephone. A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking with the full balance payable 6 weeks prior to your stay. A good housekeeping deposit of £100 is also required at the time of paying the final balance.

Changeover Day:
It is possible to stay here for a week with the changeover day being Friday or Monday. Weekends are from Friday to Monday with mid week stays from Monday to Friday. It is possible to have different length of stays as we are very flexible!

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Updated: 27-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Internet

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Golf ...


  • Outside: There is a communal garden space for the properties with outside seating. Within a few steps there is the River Alde with walks to Iken and Aldeburgh, the world famous concert hall - home to Benjamin Britten and Aldeburgh Music. There is a wonderful array of shops, galleries, restaurants and an antiques collectors centre. River trips are available from March until October. There is a Farmer's Market on the first Saturday of the month with various other events throughout the year such as the Aldeburgh Music festival in June, the renowned Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival in September. There are various exhibitions held throughout the year.

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