Cottage rental in Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Recommended in The Sunday Times, The 1928 house is a lovingly restored Aldeburgh holiday cottage with most of it's original furnishings and decor brought back into use with renovation. More details...
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This unique semi-detached Aldeburgh holiday cottage is located about a mile from the beach and shops on Aldeburgh High Street. Aldeburgh has an excellent range of restaurants, pubs and shops and there are pretty walks around the marsh and to Thorpeness. Fresh fish can be bought from the fish huts along the beach.
The 1928 House is situated on Saxmundham Rd, the main access route into Aldeburgh, which gives easy access to the Town whilst the house itself is set well back from the road behind a large front garden.
Living roomDVD player
Dining roomDining table
Local faciltiesBeach nearby
Restaurant nearbyPub nearby
Leisure activitiesGarden furniture
"A snapshot of days gone by...a unique taste of what life was like in 1928 thanks to a very special house"
The 1928 House is a very special house, bought by the owners of Best of Suffolk in 2009 to save a precious piece of Aldeburgh's history. This Aldeburgh holiday cottage has remained almost untouched since it was built by Reades of Aldeburgh for one of it's employees in 1928. The house has most of it's original furnishings and decor and has been brought back into use with a painstaking and fastidious renovation, meaning guests staying in the two bedrooms can live in contemporary comfort, but with the atmosphere of the house's past all around them.
The ground floor of the house has a sitting room, dining room and kitchen, all with original furniture and open fires, or in the case of the kitchen a cast iron range, plus there is also a cloakroom. Upstairs there is one double room, one twin, a family bath and shower room. Outside there is a large garden with room for barbeques and drinks, there is unrestricted on-road parking outside the house.
GROUND FLOOR: The front door leads into the ground floor hallway, which connects the dining room, kitchen, ground floor cloakroom, sitting room and has stairs to the first floor.
SITTING ROOM: This double aspect room has an open fire and large windows to the front of the room and to the rear overlooking the garden. In the room there is fully restored original furniture, purchased in 1929, soon after the house was built. There is one sofa and two armchairs, and a subtly concealed flat screen TV with a DVD player and an iPod docking station.
KITCHEN: This room retains it period character, with the original (non-working) range cooker and hot water boiler, but has modern amenities, including a free standing dual fuel cooker and fridge tucked away behind the scenes in the pantry.
DINING ROOM: Frozen in time, this room exudes the calm and gentle atmosphere of the 1920s with its open fire, original furniture and restored bay window to the front garden.
FIRST FLOOR: A set of original stairs from the ground floor leads to a first floor landing from which both bedrooms, the bathroom and Newsom Room can all be accessed.
BEDROOM 1: This double aspect room has views over both the front and rear gardens, an original fireplace and once again it retains the original furniture, including it’s restored double bed, purchased for the room in 1929. There is also a set of drawers, built in wardrobe, dressing table and bedroom chair.
BEDROOM 2: The room overlooks the front garden and has twin beds, a dressing table, chest of drawers and built-in wardrobe.
BATHROOM: To the rear of the property there is a spacious family bathroom, complete with roll-top bath with shower over, W.C. and hand basin.
THE NEWSOM ROOM: The special history of this uniquely preserved house can be examined in this room, with photos and memorabilia from the original owners, the Newsoms.
OUTSIDE: This Aldeburgh holiday cottage has a good size garden to the front and rear, and unrestricted on-road parking is available on the road outside the house. There is a patio area with table and chairs in the south facing front garden.
All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, heating and electricity plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.
This Aldeburgh holiday cottage is equipped with full central heating and open coal fires. Appliances include a flat screen TV with FreeView channels, a DVD player, and an iPod docking station. In the kitchen there is a dual fuel cooker and fridge with freezer compartment. There are original wooden floorboards throughout the property, many covered with rugs.
A travel cot and high chair are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.
Sorry, no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers.
A well-behaved dog can be accommodated on request at the time of booking, must be restricted to the ground floor and is subject to our terms and conditions.
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