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Skimming Stones, Aldeburgh

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • comfortable (4)
  • plenty (3)
  • location (3)
  • good (3)
  • bath (3)
  • high (3)

6 Customer Reviews

  • "Skimming Stones is a large apartment in a great location, very close to the High Street at the South end of Aldeburgh."

    Being on the ground floor in a built up area, it doesn't have views from any of the rooms. The beds were comfortable and the living/dining room was good. The bathrooms were great and there was plenty of hot water. The underfloor heating (in December/January) was hopeless, so we had to use the fan heater if we wanted to warm a room. The lighting was strange in that there are plenty of lights in the lounge/dining/kitchen but many of them barely give off a glow. I think they must be old low energy bulbs nearing the end of their life. It is a reasonable property, but there are much better places in Aldeburgh if you book well in advance.

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Dec 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable and well kept ground floor flat very near sea front and high street."

    Perfect four night stay for four sisters. Good restaurant five minutes walk away on sea front. Parking space very tight but plenty of on street space available.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our fourth time in Skimming Stones, it suits us as it is all on one level, there is secure parking and it’s really handy for the town, walks along the front and all it’s amenities."

    We’ve used Best of Suffolk so many times I can’t remember, so I think it speaks for its self! Website is brilliant, we had an issue with the dishwasher whilst we were there this time and it was dealt with in know time.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed our two week stay very much indeed."

    Plenty of space and very comfortable beds. We had a couple of issues - (1) with a shower door in the main bathroom and (2) with the handle on the door to the ensuite bathroom and were impressed as both were fixed the day after the problems were reported to Best of Suffolk. However, we couldn’t understand why the owners hadn’t replaced a hanging wardrobe which had a missing top rail so couldn’t be used as expected. We did inform Best of Suffolk and hopefully it will be replaced. Pat

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Jun 2023

  • "Nicely furnished, comfortable apartment in an ideal location for both beach and town and would not hesitate to recommend."

    Would have been nice to have a few more basics provided though ie bath mats, tea towels, soap, condiments, spare loo rolls etc. and, as a group of 4 adults, could have done with a bit more crockery and cutlery. Overall though, very good.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jun 2023

  • "Generally the property was really nice and in a great location just off the High Street."

    We had a few issues, with the heating not working and the dishwasher breaking. The main being the heating; however I cannot fault how quickly Best of Suffolk jumped on this and got it resolved for us. The property owners were also very apologetic which we appreciated.

    Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your holiday at Skimming Stones and its prime location between Aldeburgh High Street and the beach. Our apologies for the issues that occurred, but we are pleased that our team are always on hand to deal with these things swiftly and effectively. We hope to welcome you back to Skimming Stones and Best of Suffolk again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma3.1Dec 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.


  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower with hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Heating
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Android TV, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Secure rear off-road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Additional parking close to property, subject to availability
  • Note: Narrow parking spaces mean large vehicles may need to be parked elsewhere
  • Note: Some internal steps
  • Note: Guests receive a welcome gift on arrival

The property

Settled between the fashionable high street of Aldeburgh and the Crag Path, Skimming Stones is an ideal base for those looking to escape to the Suffolk seaside.

Throughout this ground-floor apartment, originally a telephone exchange, period features add character through high ceilings, generous airy rooms and sash windows, captivating your attention as you recline in the open-plan living area, where wooden flooring and a theme of dark blue spreads throughout a contemporary kitchen/diner and sitting area, a great social space for all guests to enjoy.

Travel along the shared hallway to discover three bedrooms, a king-size with an en-suite, a second king-size and a twin, as well as a handy family bathroom.

Aldeburgh is a simply stunning location with so much to offer guests, beginning with a high street bursting with independent shops, tasty eateries and local pubs, where you can sample local produce and enjoy a glass of your favourite beverage in the sunshine.

Visit the towns museum to learn more about local history, or if you love to immerse yourself in nature, take a stroll through Haven Nature Reserve or enjoy coastal views at the Snape path.

Last but certainly not least, Aldeburgh has a fantastic pebble beach that can host walks in the salty air, wild swimming and of course be the perfect backdrop to a family picnic.

Make a holiday to remember with a stay at Skimming Stones.

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: Narrow parking spaces mean large vehicles may need to be parked elsewhere. Note: Some internal steps. Note: No unaccompanied teenagers permitted at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas