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Sandpiper Cottage, Aldeburgh

(Ref. 1116831)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage would benefit from a little TLC as it it has the potential to be really beautiful."

    The beds and sofa were comfortable but overall the other furniture and soft furnishings were cheap, not in keeping with style of the cottage and not appealing. This was a shame as the decoration to walls and doors etc. was subtle and pleasant. Shower great water pressure but the door needs a deep clean. The log burner was very useful to make the sitting room cozy but the rug was also in need of deep clean and on arrival the room smelt unpleasant. Great location as close to the beach, shops and restaurants. Wifi and tv good and accessible (wifi not connected to wall socket which took a while to figure out) Helpful instructions available for all appliances. Overall the cottage was adequate but I wouldn’t stay here again unless the furniture and soft furnishings had an upgrade and a deep clean.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.4Oct 2023

  • "The property is excellently situated and was immaculately clean, charmingly decorated and well appointed."

    The welcome basket is a lovely touch. However…booked the property based on a few things…not least because it was listed as having parking. It doesn’t. Arrived in the dark and found no parking. Asked neighbour who wasn’t interested. Book inside property suggested parking further down the road. I did. Pulled up behind parked cars, making sure I didn’t block anyone in. Subsequently found I was on yellow line and had a parking ticket. My error? Probably, but I think if listing includes parking as a feature, the parking should be outside property, not down the street or around the corner on public street. Also, arrived to discover that the heating was switched off and property was chilly. I think if you know people are arriving- in winter- that it should be left on. All things considered we had a lovely stay. Just around the corner from excellent fish and chips shop!

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Oct 2023

  • "We arrived after a long journey early evening for a 10 night stay to a cold cottage, no logs, no kindling and a heating system that wasn't even on."

    Going out buying logs was not what we wanted to do after a 6hr journey. Most cottages we have stayed in have one log delivery factored into the price. There are only blinds at the windows so not well insulated. Welcome hamper wine, crisps and biscuits, thank you, but milk would have been a better option. Half a toilet roll, no kitchen roll, just an inch of soap in pump dispensers, 1 dishwasher tablet, no bin liners... economy seemed to be high priority here. We don't expect to have our entire stay catered for but it came across as very penny pinching. There was only one rug in the entire house, bare floorboards everywhere painted white and stone floor in the kitchen made a cold experience if you hadn't packed slippers. Up in the bathrooms (that is a plus for 4 sharing, a bathroom each) it made for a very slippy experience despite bath mats so pack your wet shoes as well. Nice, thick fluffy towels but because the house was so cold despite us having mastered the heating, they never dried. 10 days dealing with damp towels. The kitchen, units made by a local cabinet maker? Doubt it, no closers so every time you tried to close a door or a drawer quietly, there was a load 'snap' which resounded around the house and extremely irritating. The fridge had no ice box and as people who enjoy a G & T, this was a disadvantage. Be aware the backyard has this property and surrounding properties bins in it. So it can be noisy. The stairs are very steep, that's typical of most properties in the centre of Aldeburgh (we have stayed annually here for the past 20 years) but with no carpet, painted in a high sheen white paint which also matches the walls, they made walking up and down precarious. If you have visual challenges it would difficult to see the edges of the steps. This was not really a holiday for us so we just rubbed along, sorting out family issues meant it was more a base than relaxation time. For a family with a dog it would be ideal as no carpets = easy cleaning. The sofas were huge and very comfortable as were the beds. At that end of Aldeburgh too, if you work with the parking restrictions you can park, if you find a space from 4pm-until the next morning. Looking at other holiday properties in Aldeburgh the style is very similar. Same style kitchen, same bedhead, same painted floor boards and in one or two reviews, similar concerns. Possibly run by same person or company? Everyone has to make money but we walked away feeling a little bit like we had been had by a hard nosed business model.

    Reviewed by Jacquie2.8Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location, we had a pleasant stay."

    Well equipped and nice accomodation. A few things would make it better - freezer capacity, especially for ice in the summer; hot water pressure is low downstairs (but good in shower, which was excellent); back wall of wardrobe needs redecorating, flaking and marks clothing. Need to make it clear that there really isn't any outdoor seating space. Parking was tricky, but there isn't much you can do aboutv that.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2023

  • "The thermostat is faulty so the heating constantly comes on and off all night, meaning a noisy and disturbed nights sleep for your guests."

    We had to turn the boiler off in order to get some sleep and then wake up to a freezing cold house each morning. Sykes didn't seem interested in the disruption this caused so needless to say we won't be booking again.

    Reviewed by Tina3.8Feb 2023

  • "The property is in a good location within easy walk of high street and restaurants aswell as seafront."

    It was clean but there were some issues with access to facilities, including the washing machine which is in an outside store and the door opens onto the washing machine door so access difficult. The bins were missing but the helpful Coastal Cleaning crew said they would take the rubbish. Outside space very small and shared with others and their bins. Cleaning cupboard is behind TV unit and so hard to get vacuum cleaner out - you have to move the TV first. Simple solutions might be to change direction of store door opening and also put TV on wall above fire. Bedrooms nice and main bathroom very spacious. We had a problem with the electrics - the dishwasher tripped the fuses so could not use it. Again, helpline very good. It is reasonably cosy down stairs and probably best for a family than two couples unless they know each other well - dining table quite small for 4. However, we did enjoy ourselves and if above issues are sorted out, we would stay again at Sandpiper cottage.

    Reviewed by Denise4.1Oct 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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with claw-foot bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD/CD player, iPod docking station, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot is available
  • Unallocated roadside parking
  • Small courtyard (next to bin storage)
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: If you wish to bring a dog please inform us at time of booking
  • Note: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers
  • Note: If you wish a travel cot and highchair to be available please request at time of booking

The property

In the heart of bustling Aldeburgh, Suffolk, is this character cottage, Sandpiper Cottage which is perfect for families and couples on holiday together.

The inviting sitting room welcomes guests in straight away with a comfy seating area and a delightful woodburning stove, helping to create a truly sociable space.

The spacious kitchen is a delight to cook in and even the most seasoned chef can’t fail to be impressed by the facilities on offer here.

When food is served, step into the stylish dining room which is all set up ready for long, sociable meals.

Outside, there is a small courtyard with patio furniture designed to help you make the most of any sunshine.

Come bedtime and there is an impressive master bedroom with a sumptuous king-size and luxurious en-suite facilities with the twin bedroom just as charming.

A family bathroom with the addition of a stunning claw-foot bath completes the property.

The captivating town of Aldeburgh is within a short walk and has an excellent range of shops and amenities and the neighbouring towns of Thorpeness, Southwold and Walberswick, are worth a visit too.

If you want to get at one with nature, then you’ve come to the right place; try Orford Ness Nature Reserve, RSPB Minsmere and Dunwich Forest for sightings of local wildlife.

For some fantastic days out check out attractions such as Easton Farm Park, Framlingham Castle, Sutton Hoo, Halesworth Museum, Africa Alive Zoological Reserve and Somerleyton Hall.

Close to the beach and offering well-presented accommodation, a memorable family holiday is on offer with a break at Sandpiper 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: If you wish to bring a dog please inform us at time of booking. Note: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers. Note: If you wish a travel cot and highchair to be available please request at time of booking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas