Hidden Cottage is full of wonderful charm and character and is tucked away behind its sister cottage Tiger Villa on the south end of Aldeburgh’s popular High Street, close to the beach.
This period gem of a fisherman’s cottage has been lovingly restored, along with its sister Tiger Villa, and you’d never know that this Georgian cottage was almost derelict in 2008.
The owners have successfully preserved the unique history and character of the house – they’ve used traditional lime wash paints on the walls and saved many period features at the house.
Downstairs you’ll find a kitchen/dining room with patio doors out to a large back garden, and a cosy living room with a period range stove for extra winter warmth. Upstairs there’s a bedroom with a king size bed and a large bathroom with a roll top bath and separate shower.
The house has a quirky layout and extremely steep stairs (more like a ladder than normal stairs) so please be aware you will need to be quite agile to enjoy the property to the full.
The wide patio doors lead straight into the kitchen diner, with the stairs leading up the bedroom and door to the right leading to the living room.
Living room: This cosy room has a lovely period range stove that burns charcoal (there’s even a cast iron kettle for it if you fancy making your tea the old fashioned way!), original brick floor, sofa and armchair, rug and window with overlooking the rear patio garden. There’s a flat screen TV, DVD player, and Ipod docker.
Kitchen: With hand-made painted wooden kitchen units, a cooker with a gas hob and electric oven, a dishwasher, fridge and microwave. There is also a small table and chairs and patio doors to the back garden.
Very steep narrow ladder stairs lead from a door in the kitchen directly into the bedroom above.
Bedroom: A hand-made wooden king size bed with a comfortable memory foam mattress. The room has a wonderful sash window and large casement window looking towards Aldeburgh’s marshes, original pine floor boards and bedside tables.
Bathroom: There’s a roll top bath, separate shower, a w.c., hand basin and a wardrobe.
Outside: There’s a patio garden with a roofed area for sheltered barbeques and a table and chairs. On road parking is usually available nearby on the High Street and adjoining side streets.