Beaver Cottage, Aldeburgh
- Sleeps 5
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 1
- Free Parking
- Pets Welcome
- Close to Pub
- Close to Shop
- Open Fire/Woodburner
- Ground Floor Bedroom
- Ground Floor Bathroom
- Peaceful location just a short drive from town amenities
- 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom
- TV, DVD, Wi-Fi
- Wood burning stove
- Use of 11 acre garden and private river beach
- Use of kayak during summer
- Ample parking
- Dog friendly
Beaver Cottage is attached to Cob House, one of the largest Aldeburgh houses set in eleven acres of land leading down to the river Alde. You will have access to all this land. There is a small beach down by the river from which you can fish and swim when the tide is right. Well behaved dogs are very welcome.
The cottage has glorious views over the river Alde with complete access down to the river front. We have a couple of kayaks you can borrow (at your own risk) to explore the river and marshes.
Beaver Cottage is in a prime area on the heritage coast. From the garden you can walk along the river wall into Aldeburgh, past the beautiful mud flats where birds rootle in the mud. Or you can walk through the North Warren bird reserve to Thorpeness and back along the beach, or along the old Sailor’s Path by the river to Snape.
The shared eleven acre garden is full of wildlife including woodpeckers, a Barn owl called Strix, river and garden birds, muntjack deer, many rabbits and foxes and if you are lucky you might see a seal in the river or possibly an otter.
Beaver Cottage is five miles from Snape which is the home of Snape Maltings. The Maltings has music throughout the year including the Proms in August and the Festival in June featuring many famous names.
If you are keen to learn to sail then Aldeburgh Yacht Club offers tuition on the River Alde or you can watch the many races on weekends throughout the Summer.
Just a fifteen minute drive from the RSPB bird reserve Minsmere, and in the heart of the Suffolk Heritage Coast, Beaver Cottage is a wonderful place from which to experience it all whatever the weather.
The cottage is approached by a private lane leading from Saxmundham Road and has ample parking and it’s own front door. All the accommodation is on ground floor level. There are two steps up to the kitchen and bathroom with handrails. There is a spacious living room with views of the garden and river, comfortably furnished for easy seating and dining.
Single storey ground floor accommodation
Kitchen: Electric cooker, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer
Sitting/Dining: Comfortable reclining sofas, woodburning stove, TV with free satellite channels, DVD/CD player, upright piano and an oak dining table and chairs
Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with a view of the garden
Bedroom 2: Twin beds
Bedroom 3: Single bed
Family Bathroom: Bath with overhead shower, WC, hand basin
- Private patio with decking and garden furniture. Gas BBQ (summer only)
- You will have access to all our eleven acres of grounds which lead down to the river where there is a small beach. You can swim there at high tide and borrow two kayaks in the summer (at your own risk)
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite parking
- Heating and electricity included in the rental
- Cots and high chairs available for a small hire charge, request on booking
- Pets welcome
- No smoking inside property
- The cottage is single storey but there are steps as follows
(a)from front door up to kitchen two steps with handrail either side
(b)from kitchen down to bathroom step with handrail either side
Distance to Beach – 1 mile
Nearest Store/Supermarket – 0.7 mile
Nearest Pub – 0.7 mile
Nearest Restaurant – 1 mile
Nearest Train Station – 7 miles
Nearest Airports – 1hr 30 mins from Stansted Airport
1hr 10 mins from Norwich Airport
Bedroom 11 Double Bed
Bedroom 22 Single Beds
Bedroom 31 Single Bed
A lovely location(in our view one of the best in Aldeburgh) on the slopes of the Alde estuary. Tony and Debbie, the relaxed owners of the main house next door, generously share their extensive grounds in which it is possible to find any number of lovely secluded areas to sit out, cook out and even make tea in the shepherds hut in the orchard. A walk to the private sandy beach was a daily joy, often accompanied by Jesse, a charming, friendly border collie. From the beach you can easily walk to the main sea beaches along the embankment wall. Although we had a great time going to the various nearby attractions it was also a lovely place just to chill and listen to the amazing birdsong. We spotted the resident Barn Owl and rabbits galore. Information about things to do was detailed and accurate and communication with the owners was very easy.
Les, Beaver Cottage – May 2021
We really enjoyed this cottage and were delighted to find that we could not only use the garden allocated to the cottage but also the 11 acres of grounds belonging to the adjoining house of the owners which grounds run down to the estuary. Very dog friendly. Enjoyed use of the kayaks. Owners friendly and helpful. good bird watching at low tide and good walks from the cottage along the sea wall and over the golf course.
John – October 2020
Great location and huge space, kayaks a real bonus. Great stay
Simon Tarrant – August 2020
Beaver Cottage is set in a wonderful location with beautiful views down to the River Alde and you have free access to the extensive grounds. This was our first family holiday post-COVID and was a truly lucky find. The cottage, gardens and grounds have been simply fantastic – our grandson has just loved being “outside” and we’ve all enjoyed the walks down to the river beach and along the river. The kitchen is very modern and well-equipped and we also made use of the gas barbecue twice during our stay. The owners of the property live next door and provided us with plenty of useful tips and recommendations for our stay ,,,thank you so much we’ve had a lovely holiday.
Jo Waddingham – August 2020
Me, my sister, my Mum and my Dad have really enjoyed our stay here. Jessie the dog is amazing! He is so friendly and I loved playing with him. I loved the garden and we have a campfire multiple nights! The people here are lovely! The beds are really comfy and the trampoline is great! It’s so sad to leave 🙁 Thank you so much!
P.S The family was very helpful and informed us where there were good walks and pubs. We loved going kayaking and crabbing. Jessie was very friendly and we will miss him. We will miss this place, the family and especially Jessie.
Jenny, Josie, Mike and Fiona – July 2020
Deborah and Tony were very welcoming to us and our dogs. The cottage was comfortable, clean and felt very cosy. It was lovely to wake up in the morning and take the dogs for a walk through the grounds to the river. I can highly recommend Beaver Cottage!
Helen – December 2019
A very comfortable cottage in a superb location with private access to the Alde estuary, yet close to Aldeburgh for cafes and shops. Debbie and Tony are very hospitable, welcoming and efficient hosts. We enjoyed exploring the extensive garden and walking along the estuary, spotting birds and watching sunsets.
John – September 2019
Prices Per Week
Prices shown above are for a seven night stay. For a part week stay (up to four nights) the charge is 75% of the weekly rate.