A wonderfully furnished and thoughtfully designed holiday home in the
very heart of Friston, Alde Cottage is a fabulous cottage just a 5
minute drive from the popular picturesque Suffolk coast at Aldeburgh.
Deceptively spacious, Alde Cottage has all the ingredients you could
possibly desire for a truly relaxing and memorable stay in this vibrant
county. A comfortable living area centres around the woodburning stove;
a delight to admire in all seasons, especially cuddled up with a glass
of wine. The dining table at the rear of the room seats 6 and is a
wonderful space for eating, playing board games or writing postcards
home. The large kitchen is fully equipped with plenty of utensils and
all the everyday gadgets you have come to know and love including an
American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine. A
convenient breakfast bar is a lovely place to sit with a newspaper in
the mornings, or simply adds to the generous worktop space. Upstairs,
the charm continues. Exposed beams paired with carefully selected beds
and furniture will make you feel truly at home. The bathroom on the
first floor comes complete with roll-top bath, ideal for a lovely soak;
whilst a wet-room on the ground floor helps to reduce the queue for the
Outside, guests at Alde Cottage can enjoy a private enclosed garden.
Fully landscaped with areas of patio and lawn, it backs onto a field
and enjoys picturesque countryside views. With plenty of furniture, you
can dine al-fresco or merely soak up the sun. A useful outhouse stores
the washing machine and tumble dryer as well as providing a fantastic
space for bicycle storage should you wish to bring your own. In fact,
the surrounding area is a delight to explore on two legs or two wheels
- whether it's a trip down the road to the village pub, a visit to
Snape Maltings, or merely a drive to the coast; there's limitless year
round appeal from your base at Alde Cottage.
So whether you're looking for a home-from-home escape with family, or
merely want a relaxing pad to enjoy with friends, you really will be
thrilled with Alde Cottage. Pub: 500 yards, Shop: 4 miles. There is a
small convenience shop at the Snape Garage just 1.5 miles from Alde
Why we love this property: So thoughtfully furnished with the
holidaymaker in mind, Alde Cottage is a wonderful holiday cottage,
whatever the weather.
Sitting/Dining Room: Selection of sofas and armchairs, TV showing
Freeview, DVD player, bluetooth speaker, woodburning stove, dresser,
table and chairs for 6.
Kitchen: Rangemaster, American style fridge/freezer with water
dispenser, breakfast bar and stools, coffee machine and dishwasher.
Wet Room: Tiled wet room with shower, w.c., basin and heated towel
rail. Underfloor heating.
Boot Room: Space for hanging coats and storing boots. Access to rear
Bedroom 1: Twin beds, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2: Double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom 3: Two steps up, King bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV and
Family Bathroom: Roll-top bath with handheld shower, w.c., basin and
heated towel rail.
Outside: Generous garden laid to lawn with patio and furniture. An
outhouse contains the washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as
providing bicycle storage if required.
Parking: Off-street parking for up to 2 cars.
Heating: Oil-fired central heating.
Notes: Wifi, bed linen and towels provided. The staircase is straight
with a handrail but has narrow treads.
Friston is a small tranquil village situated in Suffolk, within easy
reach of many interesting locations to make your holiday enjoyable. The
old town of Aldeburgh with its beach and fishing boats, cinema, museum,
summer theatre, shops, and restaurants, and Leiston with its leisure
centre/pool, cinema and museum are approximately four miles away. Snape
Maltings, which has lovely shops, galleries, and the concert hall with
many musical events is in the next village. Two renowned golf courses
are nearby at Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. Thorpeness also has its own
laid-back style and wonderful boating Meare. Countryside with good,
interesting walks is all around, of note are Dunwich heath, Minsmere
bird reserve and Rendlesham Forest. Southwold, Walberswick, Orford and
Woodbridge all are within a thirty-minute drive.Get the full listing »