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7 Old Grammar School, Leiston

(Ref. 1117100)

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great stay 7ogs the facilities were excellent everything was outlined and had instructions we loved it"

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found the property to be excellent"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation spoiled by uncomfortable seatng and disappointed exterior outlook."


    Reviewed by Peter3.8Sep 2023

  • "We loved staying here."

    We’ve been coming to Aldeburgh for 10 years but decided to try this property and it didn’t disappoint. It was well equipped, functional and comfortable. I think the garden could do with a bit more comfort, maybe an outdoor sofa, fire pit and some shrubs but I can see the owners are planning a refurb for the garden in the new year. Overall though a beautiful property that has clearly been thought through with visitors experience and comfort in mind.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Aug 2023

  • "Excellent property."

    .. we used as a base to explore our first visit to Suffolk. Fit out was great with all the cooking utensils needed to feed a hungry family for a week.

    Reviewed by Adam4.7Aug 2023

  • "The garden was a huge let down compared to the photos."

    The accommodation was excellent with safe parking facilities.

    Reviewed by Charles3.8Jul 2023

  • "We loved our stay in the property but as previous visitors have pointed out, there is only really enough comfy seating for 4 people and we had to bring in 2 of the garden chairs each night."

    The actual downside of this property is the outlook to the rear...if we had looked more closely at the advertising photos, we would have noticed the large college buildings that over power the view above the six foot fences. Also, some landscaping within the garden area wouldn't go a miss rather than it looking like a bland boring garden which it is.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Jul 2023

  • "Great accommodation & beautifully turned out."

    Beds wonderfully comfy. Location is good for getting to places along the Suffolk coast; Leiston itself is a working town and not as picturesque as the surroundings....but we were fine with this and thought the area stunning. As a group of 6 who like to cook, we did find the lack of saucepans (of a decent size) and no large glass pyrex dishes a little frustrating. However, we loved staying at the property.....and came home super relaxed.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Jun 2023

  • "Everything was perfect, but if anything could be better, it would be the amount of comfortable seating in the lounge."

    As a party of 5 adults, we had to bring one of the garden chairs in so we could all have a comfortable seat in the evening; it wasn't possible to get everyone on the existing sofas and be able to relax. Also, it may be worth letting guests know that the hot water leaves a greasy feeling on the skin (we assumed it was some sort of water softening treatment), but this is different to what we are used to in the Midlands and I imagine other regions too. Other than these two points, everything else was lovely. The house was really well equipped spotlessly clean and the information left was really helpful. The welcome pack was lovely too, thank you.

    Reviewed by Debra4.7May 2023

  • "We have just returned from our stay at 7 OGS and we have had a lovely stay."

    The cottage is very well presented and has high quality fixtures and fittings. Everything has been thought of to make a holiday comfortable and special. From the towels to linen the standard is very good and I he jar of dog treats a lovely touch. We would certainly stay there again

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed a very comfortable weekend at 7 Old Grammar School."

    The property was spotlessly clean, beautifully warm and well equipped with quality bedlinen, large fluffy towels, fragrant soaps/shampoo and plenty of nice glasses/crockery. A generous welcome pack awaited us too. I would certainly recommend this property and its quiet location. Easy parking, a large Co-Op down the road and Leiston is centrally placed for visiting Aldeburgh, Walberswick, Southwold and all the lovely places around the area.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Apr 2023

  • "I found the downstairs zip link bed overly firm."

    The location of the property was extremely disappointing, no sense of being in Suffolk.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.1Apr 2023

  • "Perfect place to stay loved our weekend, great location for the nature reserve"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property and ideal for our stay."

    Very comfortable and thf welcome pack and toiletries was a nice touch . We have an electric car and may be worth mentioning that there is ev charger 50m away as that is a real bonus for an electric car owner. Very dog friendly- we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Very well equipped and spotlessly clean and a welcome basket on arrival. Perfect base to explore this part of Suffolk.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 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 super-king-size zip-link (can be set up as a twin on request), 1 x double with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, combi microwave/oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster
  • TV, DVD player, radio, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Sorry no unaccompanied teenagers
  • Note: If you wish the super-king-size to be made up as a twin please let us know

The property

Formerly an Edwardian Grammar School, 7 Old Grammar School, resting in Leiston, has been carefully renovated to create a unique holiday home for those looking to explore the coast and countryside of Suffolk.

With quirky accessories and contemporary décor, be welcomed into a fantastic open-plan living area with a woodburning stove to relax you as you enjoy a coffee in the stylish sitting area and plan the day ahead of you.

The kitchen is simply stunning, bursting with home-from-home amenities and with contemporary black décor and wooden worksurfaces, it is a space that no budding chef will be able to resist, so why not cook up a storm and enjoy it at the tasteful dining table, where two lamps hang from the ceilings and artwork adds a sense of opulence?

There are three bedrooms awaiting your relaxation, beginning with a ground-floor super-king-size with a zip-link that can be set up as a twin on request, as well as two doubles, one with an en-suite and each with their own character, and a family bathroom.

Outside you will find a table and chairs where alfresco dining can be enjoyed.

Leiston offers a range of eateries, as well as shops and pubs, so you can stock up on essentials and enjoy a family meal in the sunshine.

If you love history, then there is plenty on offer for you, including the David Silver Honda Collection for lovers of all things motorcycles, The Long Shop Museum and last but certainly not least, the impressive remains of Leiston Abbey, where you can enjoy a picnic in the grounds.

If it is the seaside you love, then you will be delighted to find that the bustling town of Aldeburgh is only a short distance away, with many shops, eateries and of course, an extensive pebble beach.

Make a holiday to remember with a stay at 7 Old Grammar School.

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

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About the location


Aldringham 1 mile; Thorpeness 3 miles; Aldeburgh 4 miles.

Leiston is located in the heart of the Suffolk Heritage Coast and offers excellent links to the popular seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh. The town thrived by manufacturing steam tractors, and cast and machined metal products, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The town is now home to many of the workers of the nearby power plant, Sizewell, and is served well by an active leisure centre and the oldest purpose-built cinema in Suffolk, which today offers the latest digital 3D projection systems! The 14th century remains of Leiston Abbey lie northwest of the town and its high street has a good range of shops, banks, pubs, restaurants and takeaways, plus a Post Office and a library. RSPB Minsmere is a short drive away towards the coastline of the Suffolk Heritage Coast, which offers lovely walking opportunities through this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Note: If you wish to bring a dog it must be mentioned at the time of booking. Note: The property next door is still under refurbishment, therefore some construction noise can be heard. Note: Sorry no unaccompanied teenagers. Note: If you wish the super-king-size to be made up as a twin please let us know

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas