Take time out on East Suffolk's Heritage Coast in one of our Aldeburgh cottages - perfect for a quiet, relaxing break by the sea.Picture an old-fashioned prom edged with pastel-painted houses. A pebble beach lined with fishermen's huts. A high street made for browsing and all sorts of places to eat and drink from posh nosh to fish 'n chips. Look out for the Lifeboat Station and also Moot Hall, an imposing timber-framed building housing an interesting local museum.
Stroll along the beach to see Maggi Hambling's controversial 'Scallop' sculpture. Continue on to Thorpeness, a former fantasy holiday village associated with Peter Pan, featuring mock Tudor and Jacobean architecture as well as a boating lake.
Aldeburgh cottages and fantastic festivals
Composer Benjamin Britten spent most of his life here and founded the renowned Aldeburgh Music Festival, an extravaganza of classical concerts performed every June in the splendid grand hall of Snape Maltings. (Should you stay at a different time, the Maltings is still a wonderful place to visit, with shops, eateries and lovely walks across reed beds.)
If culinary master-classes and sampling mouth-watering local produce are more up your street, time your stay in an Aldeburgh cottage around the Food and Drink Festival, highly popular and attracting a string of leading chefs.
Or opt for the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival and enjoy workshops with respected writers and rising talent.
What else? River trips, sailing, golf, cinema - entertainment to suit every mood. And as all our Aldeburgh cottages nestle amid an AONB, expect amazing scenery and outdoor activities all around.