Estuary Barn

Snape near Aldeburgh, Suffolk (Ref. 920430)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Iken Barns

Snape 2 miles. These eight impressive barn conversion cottages are located at Iken Barns on the edge of the River Alde in the heart of the Suffolk Heritage Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated close to the world famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home to Aldeburgh Music, these Suffolk cottages offer peaceful holidays for couples, families and groups of friends. These lovely Snape cottages have been carefully renovated and boast an abundance of exposed beams and brickwork throughout, and they all feature open plan living areas with underfloor heating and many of them have a selection of open fires, woodburners and en-suite facilities. Surrounding a courtyard, six of these Suffolk cottages are all on the ground floor, with one being all on the first floor and the other one being over two floors, plus they all have access to communal gardens which lead down to the tidal Iken Bay with its own small sandy beach. All of these Suffolk holiday cottages are dog-friendly and there is a good selection of footpaths and bridleways both on the doorstep and nearby. Iken Barns are perfectly located for use of the estuary which is suitable for kayaking (kayak hire is available by arrangement with the owner) and for cycling both on and off road in nearby Tunstall Forest, plus there is a livery yard on site with stables for horse riding. Many of these cottages near Snape Maltings boast magnificent far-reaching views across the Alde Estuary between Snape and Aldeburgh and the area is renowned for its exceptional variety of birds, seals and otters. These superb Suffolk cottages are a short coastal drive from the popular seaside towns of Aldeburgh, Thorpeness and Southwold, or for exploring heritage sites such as Orford Castle, Framlingham Castle, Orford Ness and Sutton Hoo. Just short drives away are the market towns of Woodbridge and Framlingham, plus further inland you can experience the famous medieval town of Lavenham. Iken Barns cottages can accommodate up to 32 guests and has the advantage of a beautiful function room for groups of guests, perfect for small group celebrations during your stay. These are eight fabulous Suffolk cottages that will provide a holiday experience that will live long in the memory.

The property

This spacious first floor barn conversion cottage in Suffolk has an abundance of exposed beams and brickwork, with the added advantage of a balcony overlooking the Alde Estuary towards Snape Maltings.

At this cottage near Snape there are two bedrooms, both with en-suite facilities, and an open plan living area with far-reaching views across the lawns to the estuary, enabling you to enjoy an evening drink and alfresco dining while watching the sun set over the water.

A perfect holiday cottage for couples and families to explore the Suffolk Coast.

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All first floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas woodburner-effect stove leading to balcony with furniture.


  • Electric underfloor heating with gas stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/ dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Shared use of gardens with BBQ area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Check-in 4pm
  • Note: This property is on the first floor and is accessed by external wooden open tread stairs.

About the location


Tunstall 3 miles; Saxmundham 4 miles; Aldeburgh 5 miles; Woodbridge 10 miles.

The attractive village of Snape is located on the River Alde in the heart of the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Snape is home to a village store and three pubs, all of which offer excellent locally-sourced food. Just outside the village is Snape Maltings a popular destination on the Suffolk Coast and home to a selection of gift shops and independent stores offering a diverse selection of foods, art and crafts. It also boasts a cafe, tea room and pub and is home to The Snape Maltings Concert Hall, the base for Aldeburgh Music whose festival was founded by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears in 1948. Just 10 miles from Snape is the market town of Woodbridge which has a wide selection of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. The area is a haven for wildlife and there are a number of popular footpaths from Snape including the Sailors’ Path which follows the line of the river to the popular coastal town of Aldeburgh through ancient woodland and heathland. A beautiful and peaceful area that will appeal to holidaymakers all year round.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas