The Retreat, Aldeburgh, Aldringham
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 2
- Free Parking
- Does not allow Pets
- Open Fire/Woodburner
- Rural Location
- Ground Floor Bedroom
- Ground Floor Bathroom
- Close to Beach
- Idyllic location in woodland surrounding
- Great for bird watching in a peaceful retreat
- 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
- Ideal romantic cottage for couples
- TV, DVD, Wi-Fi
This unique property is located in calming woodland surroundings and with over 80 peaceful acres of heath, woodland and marsh with ponds and a river to explore. We would definitely recommend bringing binoculars and a camera. Whether it is a long walk or sitting on the decking with marsh harriers and hobbies flying overhead, The Retreat is the perfect getaway. You can walk 30 minutes to Thorpeness beach for breakfast or lunch and Aldeburgh is only two miles away.
Aldeburgh is truly a wonderful place to visit. There’s so much to see and explore! There’s something for everyone and come rain, come shine Aldeburgh will keep you entertained. At The Retreat there are two double bedrooms, two bathrooms along with a light and airy living room/kitchen diner with log burner. This really is the perfect retreat.
One storey accommodation
Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room: Open plan area with washing machine, oven, hob, fridge, microwave, dining facilities for four, seating area with flat screen TV, DVD player and wood burner. Patio door leading to veranda with woodland views
Master Bedroom: Double bedroom
En-Suite: Shower, wash basin and WC
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom
Family Bathroom: Bath with shower attachment, WC and wash basin
- Decking area with garden furniture
- Open woodland to explore
- Please take caution with children as there are areas with open water
- Central heating and electricity costs are included in the rental
- Free Wi-Fi
- Parking for three cars
- Cots and high chairs available for a small hire charge, request on booking
- No pets permitted
- No smoking
STAR RATING – 4 STAR
Distance to Beach – 2 miles
Distance to Supermarket – 2 miles
Nearest Pub/Restaurant – 2 miles
Distance to Cinema – 2 miles
Nearest Train Station – 8 miles (Saxmundham)
Nearest Airports – 1hr 30 mins from Stanstead Airport
1hr 10 mins from Norwich Airport
En Suite1 Double Bed
Bedroom 21 Double Bed
This was our second visit to The Retreat, this time in May instead of October. We felt it would be nice to see the area in a different season and it certainly exceeded our expectations.
On arrival it felt like we were home, we were provided with all the comforts yet practicalities once again that you could possibly wish for in a holiday accommodation. The wildlife we saw without leaving The Retreat was vast and varied, the highlight for us being blessed with 2 foxes extremely close to the decking. They were in no rush to leave and we watched them for a good 10 minutes before they scampered off. We walked into Thorpeness every day for the best hot chocolate from The Meare tearoom, treated ourselves to an excellent breakfast at The Kitchen, walked into Aldeburgh 3 times within the week, visited Woodbridge which was very pretty with a plentiful mixture of shops, lovely harbour and a good choice of eateries and took a trip to Sizewell to see the Black Redstart bird.
Our main interest is nature, trying to extend our knowledge and finding new birds or animals that we wouldn’t see at home in Norfolk. We absolutely love to spend our daytimes exploring the grounds of The Retreat and evenings staring up at the star filled night sky. We explore North Warren RSPB, woodland and surrounding areas. It is our time exclusively for us and it is extremely important for our well-being, so obviously it made sense to book again for next year !! Thank you so much to Conca and Mark for sharing their piece of paradise with us, we are already looking forward to May 2023 !
Catherine – June 2022
The Lodge is well appointed and comfortable. An ideal location for those interested in wildlife and walking or just for a peaceful break. This was our second visit but a different season which was really interesting. The area has numerous interesting places to visit either coastal or inland. Well worth a visit
Trusted customer – May 2022
It’s a lovely house, well equipped and very comfortable, set in a beautiful spot, with a marvellous view. Nice local walks through fields or by road to the coast – a perfect place for a weekend getaway.
Greg – June 2021
Wonderful location fantastic Dark skies and wildlife. Great location for walks enjoying nature and accessing local RSPB reserves and coastal walks. Would recommend RSPB Minsmere, Aldeburgh, Rendlesham forest, Woodbridge, Snape Maltings. We could hear Bitterns booming from the property in the early morning. Muntjac and red deer wander in the garden. Make sure you go outside and look up at the stars on clear nights. We had a very tasty Sunday lunch at the Parrot and Punchbowl but do book in advance. The Retreat is very comfortable and relaxing the owners are very personable. We booked this Retreat because it had some many good reviews and would highly recommend it.
Jean – May 2021
The Retreat, Aldringham. Lovely seaside and country locations on the doorstep. Shops are now re-opening so there was quite a lot of choice locally. The accommodation itself is just perfect. It is so chic, trendy, relaxed, cosy and warm. Everything is maintained to the very highest standard. The owners are lovely. Welcomed us by coming to call on us. Well, you just have to meet the donkeys. We sharpened the ends of two sticks to feed them apples and carrots so that we didn’t get our fingers nipped! There’s lots of other wildlife, too, and birds etc. The daffodils and snowdrops were still in bloom and the leaves were out on most trees. Climbing plants were coming into bud. Just so relaxing. You can go for lovely walks and not go off the property. Do you know, to be perfectly honest, you could stay in The Retreat and never go out and have a wonderful holiday. Loved the swing and the trampoline, even at our advanced ages.
Meander – May 2021
Our second time visiting the Retreat and it’s just wonderful. The cabin is ideal and the seclusion and quiet is lovely, but only a short drive to the pub or town. There are some lovely walks through the forest and feeding the donkeys is always a highlight for us. The local area is lovely and there is always plenty to do. We will be back.
Trusted customer – August 2020
A lovely lodge in a beautiful setting. It was super clean and beds/pillows were v comfortable which was v much appreciated. The property is ideal if you want somewhere quiet and not bothered about driving to diff destinations. The info booklet at the property was v helpful and we enjoyed our walks to the dolphin and the parrot pubs.
Tara Siddons – August 2020
A fabulous few days staying in The Retreat, albeit restricted due to the Covid 19 virus. Super weather, great walks in the wood and lovely and cosy in the evenings.
Paul C, The Retreat – March 2020
Great location, quiet, lovely place to get away from everything.
Simon Ewing – February 2020
Incredible location! Such a beautiful and peaceful place, it really is a retreat! Would return back there in a heartbeat, cannot recommend highly enough.
Rowana Walton – February 2020
The Retreat was peaceful and the views from the decking were beautiful. Great location to strike out to some of the wonderful towns and villages nearby. We had a wonderful time. The Retreat was peaceful and the views from the decking were beautiful. Great location to strike out to some of the wonderful towns and villages nearby.
Ellis Christie – February 2020
We had a great time. The Retreat was a lovely place to stay set in a great location.
Catherine Cowlam – January 2020
A very special setting and a calm and peaceful retreat-just what we needed. Great location as very close to the lovely Aldburgh, Thorpeness etc.. We’ll be back!
Sarah Taylor – December 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.