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2 Pink Cottages, Aldeburgh

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • no (6)
  • one (5)
  • some (4)
  • needed (4)
  • our (4)
  • lovely (4)

7 Customer Reviews

  • "Communication from Best of Suffolk was very poor as we were not informed at the time of booking that building works were scheduled to finish 3 weeks before our arrival and we were therefore denied the opportunity to seek an alternative at that time."

    To add insult to injury we were also not informed that the building works had over-run (we discovered this ourselves 4 days before arrival) and we were then told that regardless of the errors in communication, we would loose all of the money we had paid for the cottage if we cancelled, effectively giving us no choice but to attend. We did receive a 10% discount and after a lot of haggling a refund of the booking fee plus a £40 gesture of goodwill but we would have preferred to make an informed decision in the first place or be permitted to cancel with a full refund to avoid the building works altogether. I notice the 10% discount is now on the website until December. Luckily our fears about the noise and interruption to online meetings whilst working from the cottage were unfounded, and we ended up having a very pleasant stay with no issues. In contrast a previous group had reported in the visitors book that they were woken up every morning at 8.30 by building noise so it seems to be pot luck as to how noisy the works will be and how much of an impact this will have on individual stays. House itself although further from the town than we realised, met our needs perfectly with a downstairs en-suite bedroom with walk-in shower and a garden for our dog although there was sadly not enough comfortable seating for us all 6 of us to be together in either of the two lounge areas at the same time. The upstairs bedrooms and bathroom are of a lower standard, size and cleanliness to the downstairs en-suite bedroom and the stairs themselves were very steep and narrow in contrast to the accessibility of the downstairs - not ideal with 3 grandparents staying. The carpets desperately need to be cleaned or replaced and the hoover bag also needs replacing on a much more regular basis - when we tried to tidy up a couple of days before the end of the week we realised the hoover bag was completely rammed full of dog hairs and dirt and had clearly not been changed for a very long time. There were no replacement bags in the house and the house keeper couldn't supply any so we were given a second hoover to use instead. Access to the property down a narrow single track lane and reverse parking through the narrow gates at the end of the garden was a bit awkward in an SUV so we parked outside the gates as directed. We probably would not have booked if we had been aware of how tight the parking and turning spaces were but it was manageable. The bottle of wine and biscuits on arrival were a very nice gesture but we were a little bit puzzled by the provision of hotel style shampoo and body wash (not really needed) when only 2 dishwashing tablets were provided for the whole week. Having 2 under-counter fridges was very useful indeed and there were plenty of plates and glasses so we only had to use the dishwasher once a day rather than after every meal which made a huge difference! The pans have unfortunately all seen better days and do really need replacing. The complicated heating programme that was initially controlled remotely by the owner was very hard to figure out. We couldn’t get the temperature in different zones ideal for our needs even when we requested control ourselves - but at least we were too hot rather than too cold! Overall despite our reservations we had a very pleasant stay and loved exploring the local area. Aldeburgh is a great base to explore from and dog walks on the beach and next to the estuary were very enjoyable. Our suggestions for improvements are exactly the same as many others both online and in the visitors book at the house, so it is not clear how effective giving feedback is going to be. The property was clearly lovely when it was newly refurbished as visitor feedback testifies but it is now getting a bit tired and needs some TLC. A window clean including inside the frames themselves - carpet rug and upholstery clean - mould removal in the upstairs shower - and new saucepans - would all help bring the house up to the standard of other rental properties we have stayed in. A security PIR light at the bottom of the garden is also desperately needed as the path to the house is dark and slippery. A solar powered one would be better than nothing at all. It would also be very helpful to install grab rails in the accessible shower room as the floor did get very slippery after the shower was used.

    Reviewed by Jane3.1Oct 2023

  • "Gate is broken The lawn was all weeds Blinds needed at the windows when it’s sunny it’s stifling, in the evening no privacy."

    Television no bbc and difficult to work. In the kitchen the saucepans need replacing. Not one of our best choices to stay. Driveway difficult to manoeuvre.

    Reviewed by Mark2.2Sep 2023

  • "The property was not up to the standard I have been used to with Sykes bookings."

    There were hairs and dust moats all over the downstairs and the rug was dirty. The stairs carpet was dirty also. One of the biggest issues was spiders, I must have disposed of over 30 spiders all round the ceiling. I have photos if required. The shelf with the mugs on was dusty and covered in bits. It really had not been adequately cleaned. Sykes properties always have a feeling no one else has been there...this was the opposite. The door handle to the bathroom came off in my hand the minute we arrived. Worst of all my 80 year old father in law who is not a big man, sat on the stool in the bathroom and it collapsed. Luckily he did not injure himself but needed to be helped up. There was a screw holding it together with no nut on the end and some smaller screws had totally sheared off! I would also recommend removing the rugs in the kitchen/living space....they are far too thin and a hazard as they slide all over the floor.

    Reviewed by Andrea1.9Aug 2023

  • "Very happy with our stay, thank you!"

    It was close to the sea, shops and pub - what more could you want?! The cottage was modern and beautifully laid out with lots of equipment in the kitchen, laundry and games in the living room. We found it to be a warm house, so a fan might have been welcome at times, but that could just be my age! The accessibility for a less able grandparent was great - it would have been nice to have a higher seated armchair but we managed by using one of the lovely big cushions as a booster seat! Lovely garden and outdoor seating, the only slight note is the lavender which has taken over the front path a bit - it smells gorgeous when u push through it, but it was wet when we arrived so we got damp legs! Maybe it could just be tied back a little? Just to mention, the door on the double bedroom upstairs does not seem to click shut when closed. I also left a note about one of the mugs, which has an invisible crack! We found it to be very comfortable and ideal for a family get together, many thanks for having us and the budgies!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time - Thank you."

    Lovely house with excellent facilities and most items that we could need. Excellent appliances and equipment etc. Upstairs bathroom shower controls were very stiff - needed 2 hands and a towel to turn them on and off. Only a couple of suggestions - some cushions for the outdoor chairs would be good - otherwise we were tempted to use the ones on the sofa. Also - just a minor thing - but a problem for a 5ft 2" person!! ........................Please lengthen the cord on the light in the upstairs bathroom - It would also be a major problem for children. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent accomodation, very comfortable and well equipped, one minor point, ..."

    Excellent accomodation, very comfortable and well equipped, one minor point, although the garden was fenced some areas weren't secure enough for our dog, he can jump a 4 ft fence

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely well maintained property, would definitely stay here again."

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Oct 2022

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This property is part of the Best of Suffolk collection.
Best of Suffolk is an award-winning, local holiday cottage lettings agency, bringing the experience of a boutique hotel to self-catering cottages in Suffolk.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Electric central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request at time of booking
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front gardens, rear patio with patio furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome downstairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: If you wish the owner to provide a travel cot, highchair and stairgate please request at time of booking
  • Note: Note: 10% discount applied to October, November & December due to building works taking place next door

The property

Set within a quiet location yet close to the amenities of Aldeburgh in Suffolk is this charming contemporary holiday cottage, 2 Pink Cottages which is perfect for families or a group of friends.

With all the cosiness of a cottage combined with elegant contemporary décor, 2 Pink Cottages offers the ultimate in comfort and style.

A particular feature of the property is the open-plan living space which is bright and airy with light flooding in through skylights and attractive patio doors helping to bring the outside inside, with the addition of two woodburning stoves to help take the edge off the chill in the colder months.

The sitting area is wonderfully relaxing and has been designed to encourage guests to sit back and chill out together whilst the comprehensively fitted kitchen has everything needed to create anything from the most simple of breakfasts to a four-course gourmet supper.

Serve up at the rustic, extendable dining table overlooking the outside patio area or if the weather allows, step outside and enjoy a meal and some drinks alfresco.

You can imagine spending many happy holiday hours here swapping holiday stories and enjoying spending time together.

The ground-floor master suite is easily accessible making it ideal for those with mobility issues and the additional two first-floor bedrooms are both beautifully presented, making this property a wonderful backdrop to recharging your batteries.

2 Pink Cottages enjoys a superb location within walking distance of both the beach and the shops of Aldeburgh with activities such as cycling, sailing and golf all easy to access.

Nearby villages of Snape, Southwold and Thorpeness are well worth a visit while you’re on holiday here as well as Orford Castle, Easton Farm Park, Sutton Hoo, and Framlingham Castle.

Stay in the pink with a memorable stay at 2 Pink Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Thorpeness 2.1 miles; Saxmundham 7.2 miles.

The popular, vibrant seaside town of Aldeburgh is famous for its culture, traditional feel and one of the best fish and chip shops in the country! Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings are home to one of the world’s greatest music festivals and has been named as one of the top 50 places to live in Britain. Crag Path runs along the seafront dividing the beautiful pebbly beach from the unspoilt pastel-coloured seafront properties and the town. The beach is a popular place for groups and couples to enjoy the wonderful fish and chips throughout the summer months. The town is steeped in history and has become a wonderful town for shopping with a good mixture of independent and chain stores to enjoy. The town also offers a good selection of pubs and restaurants or why not buy some freshly caught fish from the huts on the seafront and cook up your own feast at home. For those wishing for a more action-packed holiday there is excellent walking, cycling, sailing and golf at Aldeburgh. Growing in popularity you will want to return to Aldeburgh again and again!

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Note: If you wish the owner to provide a travel cot, highchair and stairgate please request at time of booking.
Note: 10% discount applied to October, November & December due to building works taking place next door

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas