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Rosemary Cottage, Aldeburgh

(Ref. 1117033)

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely Easter Weekend in this great little cottage ."

    All clean and tidy and nice and warm everything we needed . And in a perfect place . We would love to go again .

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this adorable cottage."

    It’s like a little tardis, there was plenty of room for us and our dog. Beautifully furnished and lovely and clean. We slept like logs on the comfy bed. Thank you - we will be back!

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Mar 2024

  • "I was very comfortable in this historic and quirky, beautifully decorated cottage."

    The ingenious, tiny wetroom bathroom was perfect for 1 or 2 people. A heater thoughtfully provided for the quiet, well-equipped if chilly kitchen and a coffee pod machine as well as jar of instant coffee available for caffeine fixes (no cafetiere). The bed was glorious; firm mattress, plenty of pillows. Great WiFi and an Amazon firestick makes a wide range of TV shows available, which again was thoughtful. All linens and surfaces spotless, as much hot water and heating as I could want. Lovely little garden. Fresh flowers a very thoughtful touch.

    Reviewed by Meryl4.4Feb 2024

  • "Comfortable cottage, looks small from the outside but roomy inside - a tardis!"

    Good location for the local walks and visits to a nearby towns and villages.

    CarolineSep 2023

  • "In overall need of general maintenance inside & out!"

    Need some TLC. Main TV outdated with minimal channels. TV in bedroom unusable as no Ariel cable! Garden front & rear unkept. No welcome bottle of wine - something we have always had with every booking for over 20 years now! Owner needs to invest in the property.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are regularly investing in the property to ensure its comfortable and enjoyable for or guests. The TV downstairs is something we are planning to upgrade in the very near future, the upstairs TV does not have an aerial connection but it does have a firestick so you can log in and stream movies and shows. I do hope you still enjoyed your time at the cottage and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor2.5Aug 2023

  • "Fun stay,with a lot of good time and family outings."

    AnonymousAug 2023

  • "Aldeburgh and cottage both perfect."

    Great Location, dinner at The Lighthouse, afternoon tea at The Wentworth, fish & chips - all great, Snape Maltings, Walberswick, Orford all worth a visit. All very dog friendly!!

    Martin & Amanda & KodaAug 2023

  • "It was great."

    A lovely cottage in a perfect spot. A very peaceful garden too! We were blessed with fantastic weather, which meant we got to see everything at its finest. We would love to come again.

    AnonymousJul 2023

  • "A return visit and we love the new oven/cooker - and new bits in the house - comfy touches."

    Lots of cooking, with fresh fish from the market + the huts + meat from the butchers. Do visit the bookshops. Ice cream by the boating pond is a very good thing. Brudenell to Thorpeness and back (nice for a 5k run).

    Rachael & DavidMay 2023

  • "The cottage’s outside appearance is shabby to say the least and is undoubtedly the most run down in the street."

    Inside the settee was scruffy and very uncomfortable to sit on. The central heating didn’t come on one evening. The shower didn’t work and I had to call your colleague to arrange for a plumber to come out. He took one look at the shower and said it couldn’t be mended as it was so old. He then found there was an airlock and thankfully it worked. The whole of the shower and toilet area was covered in water as it is a wet room but the water didn’t drain quickly and the floor was very slippery and a risk in terms of falling. There was a set of keys in the back door lock on the outside and so had we not seen them there was a risk of someone accessing the property. The sink in the bathroom has a glass shelf above it which means you can’t rinse your face without hitting the glass. The general state of cleanliness was dirty and uncared for. We got the clear impression that no one cares for this cottage nor the people who rent it. In other cottages we have rented through other agencies there was a welcome bottle of wine but not here. The Welcome file was underneath a guestbook under the television - it should have been out on clear display. The television downstairs was not properly tuned and so the speech was out of sync. The TV in the bedroom did not work as it had no aerial lead. There was nothing in the Welcome pack about the property’s wi fi and password. The shower curtain was mouldy at the bottom a fact pointed out by previous guests but not sorted out. Generally speaking this is a shoddy cottage which is not worth the money we paid. We cut short our stay and went home on the Friday rather than the Saturday. Clearly the owner wants to make money without any investment. We would appreciate some recompense in recognition of this poor rental experience.

    Thank you for leaving your feedback following your stay. We are sorry that you were not happy with the property. We take all guest feedback on board and will always take action to rectify anything that requires it. The TV upstairs was not an advertised feature at the time of booking as this was new, we are unable to have an aerial connection for this TV however have supplied a fire stick so you can stream your favourite movies. We removed the shelf in the bathroom as we agreed it was not practical. I do hope that despite your dissatisfaction with the cottage, that you enjoyed your time spent in Aldeburgh and all it has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick1.3Apr 2023

  • "Whilst we really enjoyed our stay at Rosemary Cottage we did feel it could do with a bit of TLC."

    Saying that the location was great, there was always hot water and everything thing else you needed for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Tanya3.8Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful, cosy bank holiday stay at Rosemary Cottage."

    We loved it including the sea and sunshine.

    SteveApr 2023

  • "Lovely week at Rosemary Cottage, perfect location and quiet even though on the main road."

    Enjoyed food at The Lighthouse, Aldeburgh Market and of course fish & chips. Great walks from the door and feb weather too.

    TonyApr 2023

  • "Why does it state there is parking for one car when there is no parking at all."

    Unable to access wi fi, BT state it has been suspended due to unpaid bill, I don't think this is good enough and think others considering renting this cottage should be aware. Although chilly the week I stayed that kitchen is colder than the arctic, surely something could be done other than the electric radiator that makes little or no difference. I would never stay again or recommend the cottage to anyone.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am unsure where you may have seen parking for one car, being a cottage on Aldeburgh High Street, this is not the case and we dont advertise parking nor have we, however we are sorry for any confusion. There was a fault on BT's end with the wifi which was out of our control until we were made aware. We added the heater to the kitchen to boost the temperature in there, this usually does the trick. We are sorry to hear you will not be returning but would like to assure you we take guest comfort very seriously and take on board all comments to ensure our guests have a wonderful holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vernon2.8Mar 2023

  • "The front and back doors both leach heat, the front is far worse, but there is a terrible draft from both."

    the bathroom sink is impossible to use as there is a glass shelf positioned above it which is far too close to allow access other than to wash your hands, the shower doesn't drain effectively meaning water nearly floods into the kitchen when used, the dishwasher door sticks badly on the kick plate panel underneath it which is causing the front of the dishwasher door to splinter, there is a slat missing from the front gate, it looks to have come lose and has been placed in the front garden space. The front garden space is very untidy, it needs a good clean-up/sweep, the mattress is very hard, and uncomfortable.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. The cottage is very old and we like to keep as many features original and in keeping with the property so the doors are wooden, we have since upgraded the curtains at the front and back door to prevent heat escaping and also draft excluders to help this too. We have removed the shelf above the sink as we agree it made it abit tricky so have placed new shelves in the corner. The bathroom is a wetroom so no shower tray is possible but this should not have leaked in to the kitchen, this has not happened since but we will keep an eye so thank you for bringing this to our attention. We appreciate that some like a softer mattress than others, we are sorry this was not to your liking but we do hope to welcome you back in the future so you can see the updates we have made to the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline3.1Feb 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our few days away at Rosemary Cottage."

    Ideal location and very cosy.

    V And SDec 2022

  • "A cheeky long weekend for us!"

    The cottage was perfect, great location and brilliant for our two Labradors... walks along from Aldeburgh to Thorpeness where the dogs could swim in the sea were wonderful!! We love this place, thank you!

    LizzieAug 2022

  • "We love this cottage, perfect for 2 and the garden with its summerhouse is fab - spent a couple of afternoons just hanging out in the garden!"

    This is our second time in Aldeburgh and loved it. Try the Wentworth for afternoon teas. All 3 pubs vert different and all worth spending time in. Locals seem to prefer The White Hart which is handy for this place!

    RichJun 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.


  • One double bedroom
  • Ground-floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas with flame-effect fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, FreeView, DVD player, CD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, summer house and furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: In keeping with the age of the property, there are low ceilings and steep stairs
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children, however babies are permitted
  • Note: If you wish to bring a dog, it must be mentioned at the time of booking

The property

A quaint couple’s retreat resting in the seaside town of Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Rosemary Cottage is close to local amenities and attractions.

Be welcomed into one of the oldest buildings in Aldeburgh, still fitted with the original baker’s oven, an make yourself at home in the sitting room, where the character of this historic property can be enjoyed, most notably in the brick fireplace where an open fire warms your feet in the cooler months.

The quaint kitchen offers amenities to make it easy to create a romantic meal for two, which can be enjoyed at the dining table or outside in the garden.

Refresh in the ground-floor wet room before ascending the steps and getting cosy for the night in the master bedroom, where quaint décor adds to the seaside cottage atmosphere.

Aldeburgh is a splendid seaside town with many things to do, beginning with a great selection of independent shops, eateries and a local museum, so why not try out some local produce before learning more about the local area?

An extensive pebble beach makes walks with your significant other delightful, and here you can also try out watersports or indulge in a romantic picnic with a view.

The Snape path and Haven Nature Reserve are a great place to enjoy the scenery, however, you can head inland to the close by village of Orford where walks around Orford Castle make the perfect day out.

Create a romantic holiday to remember with a stay at Rosemary Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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: This property is not suitable for children, however babies are permitted.
Note: Due to being one of the oldest properties in Aldeburgh, is a quirky rustic cottage with low ceilings and steep stairs so not suitable for children or those with limited mobility.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas