An oasis of calm in the very heart of Aldeburgh on the Suffolk Coast, the stunning Yacht House, hidden within its own sunny walled gardens, has the look and finish of a world class private yacht combined with the spaciousness of a luxury beach house.
SNAPE 5 miles (8km) ORFORD 12 miles (17km) WOODBRIDGE 20 miles (33km) SOUTHWOLD 24 miles (39km)
Just a few steps from the beach in the heart of Aldeburgh on the Suffolk Coast, this stunning holiday home, hidden within its own very private sunny walled gardens, has the look and finish of a world class private yacht combined with the spaciousness of a luxury beach house.
About the Property: Built for style, comfort and ambience, The Yacht House has the symmetry of a luxury ocean going yacht but with a lot more space. On the Lounge Deck (ground floor) there are large areas of glass and bi-fold doors opening on to the deck; the sitting room is filled with sunlight even on the greyest day. There is a Steinway piano (available to experienced pianists by agreement with the owners) and technology throughout the house is top of the range and includes an Arcam iPod/iPhone system with Vita Audio sound system and Samsung smart TV. There is an excellent selection of books with a bias towards the arts.
Housing an eclectic collection of modern art, some of which has been exhibited at The Tate, there is much to enjoy. The large log burning stove draws your eye towards the beautiful walled garden and the large traditional pool with its gently playing fountain, lit at night for a superbly romantic and relaxing feel.
There is lighting for every mood, from a romantic dinner party to an afternoon of reading in front of the log burning stove. Light streams in from the Velux windows in the roof and there are electrically operated blinds to allow you to adjust the level of light to your taste and mood. If the sun from the garden is too much there is a canopy above the sliding doors which can be used to shade diners on the decking or to reduce the light in the sitting room.
The sitting room is divided from the dining area and kitchen by beautiful low level cedar wood shelving, giving the area a feeling of warmth and depth, work surfaces are made of Ullswater Green Slate - stunning!
Both the dining area and spacious galley kitchen are designed for people who take pleasure in eating; the large dining table begs for a dinner party. There is a separate study bedroom with en suite shower room ideal for an elderly relative or someone with limited mobility.
Mid decks: The first floor has a master bedroom with large and lovely en-suite bathroom and a small work area with desk and chair and door to your own private balcony overlooking the walled garden. A slightly smaller double bedroom, again with en-suite shower room stands at the other end of the landing and next door is a bunk bedroom.
The top deck: is reached by a beautiful wooden spiral staircase. It is wide and gentle and very comfortable to use. There is a twin bedroom and a single with a pull out bed, a bit more yacht-like up here; these are rooms to sleep in rather than to lounge in. There is another balcony and a good sized bathroom from which there are lovely views over the river. There are views of the sea from the landing and you can relax on the balcony which overlooks the garden.
The Grounds: One of the most remarkable features of this delightful Aldeburgh property is its unassuming entrance. It is truly a hidden gem. On a narrow residential street between the High Street and the sea front stand two blue doors opening into a covered area, which can be used as a garage; it hardly hints at what lies beyond. There is a small conservatory beyond which is the dining deck, ideal for al fresco dinner parties and a large grassed area and a small seating area with table, chairs and parasol; lots of perfumed planting and culinary herbs in the flower borders, and to the left a further decked area with ornamental pool with water feature and a further seating area. Once again the owners have thought of everything and there is subtle evening lighting to create just the right atmosphere for an outdoor dinner party.
Sleeps: One king, one double, three singles. Adult only groups - we would suggest a maximum of 8 due to the size of the smallest rooms.
Parking: There is parking in the garage for one car but it is quite narrow so be careful if you have a big car, otherwise it is a great area for bike storage and sea side bits and pieces. Additional cars: Parking permits for the surrounding car parks can be purchased from Suffolk Coastal District Council. There are offices in Woodbridge and Felixstowe if you wish to purchase and collect in person. These can be ordered over the phone by calling 01394 383789 and posted to you second class, we therefore recommend that you book these well in advance. Opening hours: Mon-Wed 8.45 am - 5 pm, Thurs 9.30 am - 5.30 pm, Fri 8.45 am - 4.30 pm.
This property is ideal for those looking for absolute comfort and privacy in this vibrant seaside town. Children will love its top deck bedrooms and the portholes, their parents will adore the privacy and security of the garden (be aware, the ornamental pool is not fenced and is about 1 metre deep) the comfort and ease of the house. Musicians will be overjoyed to know that there is an upright Steinway piano. Kept covered it can be made available to serious musicians and able amateurs by prior arrangement.
Under a hundred miles from London, Aldeburgh, on the Suffolk coast, has managed to incorporate the best of 21st century eating and dining with a seaside feel reminiscent of the 1950s. There is sailing and yachting on the estuary and two fine heathland golf courses within a mile. There are superb coastal and riverside walks where you can enjoy the sight and sound of rare and wonderful ground nesting birds. Couple all this with an international reputation for musical, theatrical and literary performance and art and you have the quiet seaside town of Aldeburgh.
Self-catering eating and drinking: Grocery deliveries are available and there is a great selection of catering options for your stay at The Yacht House, King Street. Just yards from Aldeburgh high street, you will find all the holiday food you need to stock up on - butchers, bakers, greengrocers, general stores galore. And of course there is no shortage of fish sheds dotted along the beach, selling freshly-caught seafood throughout the day.
Tip: If you can drag yourself out of bed, the best time to buy fish is early in the morning, just as the fishing boats get in. Slightly further inland, down the A1094 just before you get to the A12, you will find Friday Street Farm Shop, a large range of excellent home-grown and locally-made produce, it is the perfect place to stock up on holiday food.
The pretty little town of Orford is situated right on the rivers Alde and Ore, and well worth a visit whilst exploring the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Pinney's of Orford have grown oysters at Butley Creek since the 1950s and their smoke house supplies mouth-watering freshly smoked fish every day. Or why not take a trip to Richardson's Smoke House in Orford and stock up on melt-in-the-mouth ham hock and smoked cheese?
Eating out: There is no shortage of good pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance of The Yacht House.
Cross Keys Inn, Aldeburgh 01728 452 637 Dating back to 1540 the pub is glowing with history and has great character. A large courtyard garden facing onto the sea front, makes this the perfect place to enjoy a pint of Adnams! The Cross Keys serve an extensive selection of fresh seafood, which is caught daily by the Aldeburgh fishermen.
The Mill Inn, Aldeburgh 01728-452563 The Mill Inn is another pub that stands directly opposite the beach front. With plenty of old world charm, its beams and leaded windows take you back to the days when this was once the haunt of local smugglers, who plied their trade the length of the Suffolk Coast. Meals are cooked using fresh, local ingredients, hand-selected by the Chef. The seafood dish of the day is chosen depending on the success of the Aldeburgh fisherman who land their catch on the beach opposite. What is more, if you fancy a hearty cooked breakfast The Mill Inn in the place to go.
The White Lion, Aldeburgh 01728 452720 The White Lion Hotel enjoys fantastic views of the sea, and is a great place to enjoy a good meal. The menus are fresh and inspired, using produce sourced from the land and sea close to Aldeburgh. Fish and seafood are both specialities, as well as traditional favourites such as braised oxtail or devilled lambs kidneys.
The Brudenell, Aldeburgh 01728 452071 With its relaxed, informal dining room and patio heaters which allow you to eat al fresco after the sun has set, The Brudenell Hotel is a great place for a special holiday meal. Suffolk has the reputation of being the country's richest producer of healthy, locally-grown organic food and the head chef plays homage to this with his firm ethos of using sustainably and ethically sourced local produce.
Family Holidays: All hardware such as highchair and travel cot are supplied for your use at The Yacht House, Aldeburgh. The garden is generous and with the beach practically on your doorstep there is plenty of space to be explored by the kids.
Packing tips: Wellingtons and walking boots will be very useful so you can have a good old stomp along the coast without ruining your best shoes! Do remember beach towels, fishing nets, crabbing lines and sailing kit. Do think about bringing or hiring bikes as this is a wonderful place for cycling, whatever your age or ability
- Sleeps 9
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Friday changeover
- Open fire/woodburner
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Travel cot
- External balcony
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- No smoking
- Nearest shop 0.1 mile
- Nearest pub 0.1 mile
- 0.1 mile from the coast
- Ground floor bathroom
- Ground floor bedroom
The Lounge Deck - Ground Floor
- Open plan with sitting room area with sofas and corner seating for 10, coffee table, Samsung smart TV with Freeview and DVD, log burning stove, books, piano and sliding doors to the patio and garden
- Dining area with corner seating and table, seats10
- Large galley kitchen with range cooker with 6 ring gas hob, large fridge with freezer compartment, separate freezer, dishwasher, walk in larder area
- Ground floor entertainment includes TV with DVD, Arcam music system with Ipod dock, Vita sound system, eclectic selection of books
- Study / quiet sitting room with sofa bed, desk and chair and door to en suite shower room with shower, basin and w.c.
- Hall with coat hooks and stairs to
Mid Deck - 1st Floor
- Master Bedroom with king sized bed, bedside tables and lamps, two walk in hanging cupboards, writing area with desk and chair. Door to balcony.
- En-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower, two heated towel rails, his and her basins, bath with hand held shower attachment
- Bedroom 2 with double bed and bedside tables and lamps, fitted cupboard, and door to
- En-suite shower room with shower, basin and w.c., heated towel rail
- Bunk bedroom with full sized bunks, desk and porthole window as well as a ceiling Velux
- A large and easy spiral staircase leads to
Top Deck - 2nd Floor
- Twin cabin with overhead reading lights, storage drawers and fitted cupboard. Door to balcony with views over the garden
- Single cabin bed, desk and hanging cupboard. This room is small so most suitable for children or single adult
- Family bathroom with bath with hand held shower, basin and w.c., separate walk in shower, heated towel rail. Laundry cupboard with washing machine and tumble dryer. Views from porthole to the Alde Estuary
- Garage area with space for small car, bike storage etc. Additional cars: Parking permits for the surrounding car parks can be purchased from Suffolk Coastal District Council. There are offices in Woodbridge and Felixstowe if you wish to purchase and collect in person. These can be ordered over the phone by calling 01394 383789 and posted to you second class, we therefore recommend that you book these well in advance. Opening hours: Mon-Wed 8.45 am - 5 pm, Thurs 9.30 am - 5.30 pm, Fri 8.45 am - 4.30 pm.
- Conservatory with garden furniture and painting easal
- Garden with patio area, table and chairs for 10 and canopy, lawned area with small table and chairs, parasol, further decked area with ornamental pool (1 metre deep) and seating area. Weber charcoal BBQ.
- Central heating, bed linen and towels are provided. Please bring own beach towels
- A starter pack of logs is provided. Logs can be purchased in the High Street and at the supermarket in Aldeburgh
- Please contact us in advance if you would like to use the Steinway piano
- A broadband/wifi service is provided. Please be aware excessive use of this service may be charged at cost.
- Looking for a special dinner, a relaxing lunch, a vintage high tea or simply a series of wonderful home made meals delivered to your door. See the Catering Options available at your holiday home. Catering arrangements should be made directly with the caterers.
- Please note some rural pubs have closed down in recent months with little or no notice - so please do check the status if this is a criterion for your choice of property
- There is a separate larder fridge and freezer.
We've had a great time in your fabulous house, which is so beautifully deigned in every detail. Mrs Catherine McNair - 18th August 2017
Stunning oasis in our beloved Aldeburgh! Thank you for a wonderful stay in a fabulous house.Mr John Ramsay - 29th May 2017
Perfect Xmas! Great Location, fab pubs and equipped kitchen.Marots - Shenington, Oxon - 30th December 2016
Such a beautiful house with a lovely interior! A great place for relaxing with family and friends. Thank you - we have had the happiest week in this wonderful house.McNairs, Caines & Co - Fulham, London - 15th August 2016
Beautiful house and garden, lovely artwork, great location. Excellent wifi provision.Janice M, London - 12th August 2016
A lovely house. We all really enjoyed ourselves.Pattersons - 4th July 2016
Perfect! Thank you.Humbers, St. Albans (July 2016) - 1st July 2016
Amazing place, perfect bike storage. Wonderful house, stylish and well-equipped.Honeys, Whites, Wainwrights, Andrews - Wheathampstead, Herts - 4th May 2016
Great house and garden. Lovely location.Wilsons & Riches - Essex (April 2016) - 15th April 2016
Excellent house in great location - we loved the secluded garden but also so near beach & shops. The equipment was generally very good & reflects the fact that the owner still uses the property.Alex J, Hertfordshire - 15th August 2015
Great location, we were able to do some good birdwatching. Lot of shopping and comfortable beds too!A previous customer - 27th December 2014
Had a marvellous stay. The artwork really brought the sea to the house.A previous customer - 24th November 2014
A gorgeous refuge from the excitement of life. A real treat!A previous customer - 16th November 2014
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