Laundry Cottage

- Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England
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Al-fresco dining area
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Cosy sitting room with wood burning stove
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Woodburner at Laundry Cottage
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Perfect for relaxing and enjoying a glass of wine
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Light and airy kitchen
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Lovely cottage garden
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The master bedroom
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Quirky Breton (cupboard) bed
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Laundry Cottage Bathroom
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A lovely Farmhouse Kitchen
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Key Cottage Information

£950 - £1260 weekly price range
Sleeps  3 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms 
1 bathroom(s)
pets welcome
Pet Friendly (2 dogs welcome)
short breaks
Short breaks offered (min. 2 days)
Family-Friendly: Cot, High Chair available.
Rating: Not assessed
Accessibility information: sorry this property has no disabled accessible features.
Number of units of accommodation: 1
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Description: About Laundry Cottage

Beautiful Pet-Friendly Character Cottage with 3 Bedrooms near Aldeburgh

Laundry Cottage is a beautifully restored Elizabethan cottage full of original character and quirky features like the Breton (cupboard) bed. The cottage was once home to the miller of Plomesgate Mill. This luxury cottage is filled with original features, stunning textiles and the finest attention to detail. Laundry Cottage is situated 7 minutes from the pretty coastal town of Aldeburgh and is surrounded on three sides by a stunning nature reserve. This 5 star cottage is not to be missed !

Situated on the main road between the A12 & the pretty coastal town of Aldeburgh, it is close to Snape and The Snape Maltings where the Benjamin Britten Music and Arts Centre is based. Laundry Cottage (used for a time as the laundry for the main house in the 19th Century, hence the name) forms part of a group of appealing period buildings which benefit from access to a nature reserve from the rear of the property. It is the earliest dwelling on the site dating back to the 17th Century when it adjoined the windmill known as Plomesgate Mill which was in existence until about 1760. There is no trace of the windmill now but the cottage that housed the miller remains and now invites you to take a step back in time.

The cottage has its own small courtyard area and private garden which is screened by mature mixed hedging and is covered in rambling roses in Summer. You enter the cottage through the kitchen, a light and airy room with leaded windows to three aspects. It still retains a fireplace with a working Victorian range and brick floor which together with the beamed ceiling make this a perfect place to settle back by the glow of the coals in the evening after a leisurely meal and allow yourself to be transported back to years gone by. The kitchen also has a modern electric Bosch double oven and electric hob, dishwasher, fridge and microwave - and someone else blacks the range for you ! Leading from the kitchen is a spacious sitting room with a heavily beamed ceiling, original Suffolk White brick floors and a wonderful large, red brick fireplace with a woodburner which is set in a wood panelled wall. There are two large, comfortable sofas, subtle lighting and a selection of old prints and china which add to the relaxing and cosy atmosphere of this room. The old door leads from the kitchen up the narrow and quite steep staircase which takes you into the master bedroom with its fabulous oak four poster bed.

The period oak furniture is complimented by some stunning textiles which make this a wonderfully romantic room. From the master bedroom you enter a wide inter-connecting corridor which gives access to the twin bedded room. Two full sized single beds, boarded floor with rugs and the chimney breast are features of this room. This room is furnished with antique pine. In the corridor is a very special and wonderful Breton bed. These beds are like cupboards that are built into the wall and this one has the most amazing, ancient carved sliding doors and within is a full sized single bed - you can take your book and a glass of wine, close the doors and be in a world of your own! Mark is over 6 foot and after trying this bed is now desperate to get one for himself.

The bathroom has a double ended Victorian style roll top bath on ball and claw feet with shower mixer taps, wash hand basin and wc. There is part oil central heating which works when our own heating is on in our house, woodburner and oil filled radiators. The restoration and authentic furnishing of this cottage is wonderfully atmospheric and the attention to detail and presentation that Martin and Beverley give it, thoroughly warrant its 5 Star rating by us.

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Special Facilities

Special Features

Historic property Historic property
Exposed wooden beams Exposed wooden beams
Special features Bird watching area, Dark sky friendly, Laundry room, Original Features

Entertainment Facilities


Leisure Facilities

Sorry this property does not have any onsite leisure facilities

Property Facilities

Kitchen & Dining

Microwave Microwave
Washing machine Washing machine
Tumble dryer Tumble dryer
Type of cooker Type of cooker: Electric cooker
Dining table Dining table seats 5


Bed linen provided Bed linen provided


Bath Bath
Towels provided Towels provided

Other facilities

Hairdryer(s) Hairdryer(s)


Central heating Central heating
Woodburner Woodburner

Garden and Outdoors

Garden Garden: secure garden
Patio Patio
Parking Parking

Family-Friendly Facilities

Children welcome Children welcome
Cot Cot
High Chair High Chair

More About this Property and Booking Information

Laundry Cottage  - Aldeburgh,
Type: Cottage.
Types of Bookings welcome:
Families Families
Booking Terms: Deposit required to secure booking.
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Setting and Local Information

Views: Rural views
Secluded Secluded
Near the beach Near the beach
Good area for walking Good area for walking
City break City break

Pet-Friendly Facilities

Dogs welcome Dogs welcome - up to 2 dogs

Local Attractions near Aldeburgh

Top Attractions: The Cottage is in it's own private Nature Reserve with impressive mature Trees and swathes of flowering ground cover, there are footpaths winding round the open escarpment and woods and places to sit and picnic. Guests can walk through the Nature Reserve and onwards to Snape Maltings, the lakes, Tunstall Forest or the Sea at Aldeburgh. The seaside at Aldeburgh is a 7 min drive away and there are unique walks from there along the Orford Ness Nature Reserve or beside the salt lakes to Thorpeness. Aldeburgh is a big Arts Centre with many excellent shops and restaurants and a pretty marina / harbour. Less than 2 hours from London - it's a great weekend escape cottage. Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB.

Recommended Places to Visit: Southwold, Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Minsmere

Recommended Places to Eat Out: Plenty of pubs within easy distance at Snape and Aldeburgh.

Local Sports: angling, beachcombing, bird watching, country pursuits, cycling, fishing, golfing, horse riding, paddle boarding, sailing, sea fishing, swimming, walking, wind surfing

Property Location

Nearest Town/City: Town, County, 3 miles away


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