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Oriel Cottage

A few short steps from the beach & a few doors from Aldeburgh’s wonderful shops and restaurants, this 18th Century fisherman’s cottage has been lovingly restored and is filled with period and contemporary features. Sleeping up to 6 people.

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Ideally positioned on Aldeburgh’s High Street, Oriel Cottage is a pretty ‘Suffolk Pink’ fisherman’s cottage dating back to the 18th century. Just a few short steps from the beach, it’s also just a few doors from Aldeburgh’s wonderful shops and restaurants (and the temptations of Aldeburgh’s world famous ice cream parlour and fish and chip shop!)

The light and airy house has been lovingly restored and is filled with original and period features. On the ground floor is a large living/dining room with a wood-burning stove, a kitchen with high quality handmade painted units, and a shower room. On the first floor are two king-size bedrooms and a bathroom with a large roll-top bath. On the second floor there’s a twin bedroom. Outside there are small patios to the front and rear of the house and access across a small public car park to the beach.

Ground Floor:

Living/dining room: The front door leads into a large living/dining room with exposed beams, painted floorboards and a wood-burning stove. There is a large oak dining table (which comfortably seats 8), two large comfy sofas, a flat screen TV, a DVD player, radio/CD player, Sky Freesat and a good supply of books, games and DVD’s.

Kitchen: The living room leads through to the kitchen with its handmade units, solid oak work surfaces, double butler sink and traditional herringbone laid terracotta floor-tiles. There is a freestanding Smeg cooker with a gas hob and electric oven, a microwave, dishwasher and two under-counter fridges (one with a small freezer compartment). Along one wall is a low oak breakfast bar with two stools. Under the staircase to the first floor is a cupboard with a washing machine, and room for coats and boots.

Shower room: Beyond the kitchen is a mosaic-tiled shower-room with a large shower enclosure and a powerful 8 shower head. There is also a w.c. and hand basin.

First floor:

Family bathroom: This room has a deep free-standing roll-top bath, a w.c. and basin with a shaver point, with hand painted mosaic dolphin tiles on the floor.

Bedroom 1: This has a king size brass bed, built-in wardrobe, a chest of drawers and bedside tables. The pretty oriel window is in this room, with super views both up and down the high street. There is a bedside clock radio with an i-pod dock.

Bedroom 2: This room also has a king size brass bed, a built-in wardrobe with hanging space and shelves, and bedside tables. Above the bed is a delightfully colourful gypsy chandelier.

Second floor:

Bedroom 3: The staircase to the second floor is full of character and winds its way up to the attic room. This is a bright twin bedroom has sloping ceilings and a large dormer window. It has two shaker style single beds, each with it’s own wall light above, a chest of drawers and coat hooks with coat hangers on the wall to hang clothes, a TV and a Playstation2.

* Please note that access to the twin room is up a winding staircase with a very low head height. This means you’ll need to duck your head down at times on the stairs. We therefore wouldn’t recommend this room to the very tall or elderly. *


Outside and to the front and rear of the cottage are small painted patios. At the back there is a small courtyard with a table and chairs and a BBQ, and a gate that leads down a covered pathway with direct access across to Crag Path and the beach wall.

On-road parking is usually available either in the bays to the front of the house (these are time limited), in the pay and display car park just to the rear of the house (daily and weekly permits available) or free in nearby side streets

The house is available year round for weekly(Friday to Friday), weekend(Friday to Monday) or midweek(Monday to Friday) breaks. Arrival time is from 4pm, departure time is 10am.

  • Family friendly
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Open all year round