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Beaver Cottage Aldeburgh

Beach cottage with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and golf nearby in Aldeburgh, England

From £585 per week

Cottage to rent in Aldeburgh, England

Self contained cottage attached to one of Aldeburgh's most important houses in a beautiful setting overlooking the river Alde.

  • Cottage
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Near beach
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ

Cottage overview - owner's description

Beaver Cottage is a self contained cottage attached to Cob House, one of Aldeburghs most important houses in a beautiful setting overlooking the river Alde.

You will have use of the main 11 acre garden running down to a sandy beach on the river. There is also a small self contained garden with private patio with decking,and garden furniture. A gas barbecue is provided in summer.

This is a cottage for those who will appreciate the natural beauty of this delightful Suffolk Heritage coastal scene yet still be only five minutes drive from Aldeburghs High Street with its award winning restaurants, inns, shops, cinema and the sea.

The cottage is approached by a private lane leading from Saxmundham Road and has ample parking and own front door.

All the accommodation is on ground floor level. There are two steps up to the kitchen and bathroom with handrails.

There is a spacious living room (7.88m x 4.22) with views of the garden and river, comfortably furnished for easy seating and dining. Woodburning stover.

The bedrooms are light and airy. There is one double bedroom (4.18m x 3.33) , one twin room (3.34m x 2.30) and one single (3.34m x 2.30). A folding bed is also available and also a cot. The cottage sleeps 5 plus one on the folding bed.

There is a good size bathroom with WC, washbasin and shower over bath, and a brand new well equipped kitchen.

We welcome well behaved dogs.

  • Heating included.
  • Safe off road parking.
  • Shops and sea five minutes by car.
  • Free use of 11 acre garden and private river beach.
  • Colour TV/video/DVD/Sky Freesat.
  • Piano
  • Washing machine/dryer.
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer.
  • Linen is provided subject to a charge per person.
  • Electricity included.
  • Gas barbecue in summer.
  • Walks into Aldeburgh along river bank.
  • Short breaks can be arranged out of season


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28 out of 28 people recommend staying here

Family from London, United Kingdom Sep 2018

We had an amazing time at this amazing property, the owners, were so welcoming, attentive but not intrusive.The accommodation is lovely in a delightful setting. the facilities were fully exploited by my two grandchildren aged 11 and 12, real opportunities to explore with and without adult company. sleep over in a mini caravan yes please,, kayaking on The Alde, open water swimming it is all at Beaver Cottage and much much more. I could easily go on my own for the peace and quiet this venue affords, but the children would be devastated. The bonus of having the companionship of Jess, the owner's dog, for walks down to the river was the icing on the top of this wonderful cake.Many many thanks we will be back

Family from Chesterfield, United Kingdom May 2018

Beaver Cottage is in a superb peaceful location with extensive grounds that you are free to roam at your leisure. A short walk through the grounds takes you down to the river from where you can walk into Aldeburgh (about 50 mins). A walk down the main road takes about 30 mins to the beach. The owners live in the house attached to the cottage but are by no means intrusive. Recommendations on places to eat were useful...The fish and chips are a must but be prepared to queue. Munchies do a superb breakfast which will set you up for the day. There is a small private garden (with gate) which is ideal for families with small children. When wandering the grounds many different birds can be seen and it was common to see rabbits outside the cottage in a morning breakfasting on the grass.

Overall Beaver Cottage provided excellent accommodation and I would not hesitate to recommend it.

Reply from Beaver Cottage Lettings

Thanks Steve for such a nice review. We hope to see you again sometime. Tony and Debbie

Friends from Seaford, United Kingdom Apr 2018

Wonderful accommodation, fabulous views and grounds leading to the estuary and Aldeburgh. Tony and Debbie were most welcoming and helpful. Would definitely return.

Family from Bedford, United Kingdom Feb 2018

We had a lovely stay despite freezing weather, snow, ice and a ferocious east wind. We did not move the cars for a whole week. Snow drifts blocked surrounding roads and the trains were not running. However we were very peaceful, warm, comfortable and in beautiful surroundings, even if the weather was a bit wild! Tony and Debbie could not have been more helpful and their dog even took himself off for a walk with me one day.
Thank you. hopefully next year we shall have a 'Spring' holiday over 1 March, which is actually the official first day of Spring, though this year it was about -5 and there were ice floes on the estuary.

Family from Uckfield, United Kingdom Jan 2018

The cottage was perfect for our needs, which was to enjoy country walks from the cottage with the dog. It was great to have use of the owners grounds - the views are exceptional over the estuary. Tony and Debbie were very welcoming and helpful without being intrusive.

Couple from Chesterfield, United Kingdom Sep 2017

We had a thoroughly marvellous time at Beaver Cottage. Debbie and Tony could not have been more helpful and friendly (offering us the use of their own freezer as the cottage fridge/freezer could not cope with our dogs frozen meat!) and Jesse the dog became firm friends with our 2 whippets, coming for walks with us around the vast grounds. We were lucky enough to be there for three weeks so the cottage became home. It had just about everything needed for our convenience. The modern kitchen and bathroom are very stylish. The beds comfortable and linens of great quality. We did have a quick chat with Debbie and Tony to give them feedback about some things which affected us (due to us being there for an extended time) which would not normally be an issue at all for anyone staying for a week or two. For example we had loads of clothes to cover all weather conditions and we could really have done with more storage space. I used the wardrobe in the master bedroom and my husband (and a couple of friends who came for five days) used the hanging rail in the single room. If all three bedrooms had been in use we would have struggled for hanging space. I know Debbie is looking to see if another wardrobe could be accommodated in one of the other bedrooms. We could also have done with more saucepans as we did have to cook being there for three weeks. That said, we managed and everything was absolutely fabulous. The grounds are to die for, especially if you have children and/or dogs. There are many nooks and crannies with seating such as the gypsy caravan, the summer house and the wooden gazebo. You have the use of kayaks on the lovely atmospheric river Alde at the bottom of the garden. We picked huge parasol mushrooms and made soup, we picked apples from the orchard and made blackberry and apple pie. It’s a forager’s dream. The Aldeburgh area was beautiful, not commercialised at all and many of the fabulous local restaurants allowed our dogs in. The smokeries on the beach were a regular ‘go to’ for us. The walk into Thorpeness we did regularly and thoroughly enjoyed it. We did all the usual trips to Southwold, Framlingham Castle, Orford etc. We were also fortunate enough to be there for the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival at Snape Maltings which is highly recommended. We will definitely return and are missing Debbie, Tony and Jesse very much already. We were made to feel like family.

Reply from Beaver Cottage Lettings

Thank you for your lovely review. We are missing you all too. Look forward to seeing you next time.

2 other reviews

On arrival we were made to feel most welcome, the cottage was cosy and the gardens beautiful. The children were asked if they would like to feed the chickens in the morning an experience they had never had before. We have already recommended this experience to friends and will definatly be back. If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind this is definatly the place for you.

Can we book again for next year please? This is our 4th visit and again we had a wonderful time. Thank you for letting us borrow your kayak. Mr and Mrs C. CambridgeWe first came to Beaver Cottage in 2005 and this is our third visit. We love it here and hope to be back in 2008. Mr and Mrs S Biggleswade.

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This cottage is:

2km from the nearest beach 1km from the nearest bar 2km from the nearest restaurant 1km from the nearest supermarket 120.7km from Stansted airport 8km from Snape Maltings Concert Hall 1.6km from Aldeburgh beach and town centre. 300m from Aldeburgh Golf Club 29km from Southwold

Local activities

Boat hire 15km Golf 300m Horse riding 20km Sailling 15km Sports center 6km Tennis 15km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 2km Local food market 2km Museum 1.5km Shopping 15km Theatre 15km Theme park 50km Zoo 50km Cinema 1.5km

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Outside this cottage in Aldeburgh, England
This cottage is in the town but in a quiet area near the beach. It has a barbecue and a garden. Car hire is recommended as the cottage is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 9 December 2018

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 10 December - 22 December 2018: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 2 January - 24 May 2019: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 25 May - 1 June 2019: changeover day is Saturday and bookings must be for whole weeks only.
  • 2 June - 28 June 2019: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 29 June - 13 July 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 14 July - 31 August 2019: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 October - 20 December 2019: the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Late booking discounts

  • Receive 3% off if the booking is made within 2 weeks of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 1 January - 31 May and receive 15% off if the booking is for 3 weeks or more.
  • Arrive between 1 September - 31 December and receive 15% off if the booking is for 3 weeks or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.



  • Xmas and New year

    22 December - 1 January: £60.00 per booking, paid with booking

  • Short stays

    £140.00 per booking if the booking is for less than 5 nights, paid with booking

  • Per person for linen

    £10.00 per person per booking, paid with booking


  • Travel cot with linen

    £10.00 per booking, paid with booking

  • Dogs welcome

    £10.00 per booking, paid with booking



3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 cot


1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Central heating, Open fire, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Barbecue, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Pets

Extra information

A kayak is available to use on the river at your own risk in summer. Also a trampoline and slide.


Average rating from 28 reviews

Private Owner From Aldeburgh, United Kingdom Member since Nov 2007

I have been letting Beaver Cottage now for over 10 years. Tony and I live next door in Cob House so we are usually there to answer questions tell you about the area and sort out any problems that may arise. If we are not there then Carol will be around to help you out.

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I have been letting Beaver Cottage now for over 10 years. Tony and I live next door in Cob House so we are usually there to answer questions tell you about the area and sort out any problems that may arise. If we are not there then Carol will be around to help you out.

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