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Old fisherman's cottage close to the beach in the heart of Aldeburgh

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bed cottage, sleeps 5 - great location between High Street and beach

Charlotte's Cottage is located in a row of restored fisherman's cottages between the beach and the high street with its excellent shops, galleries and restaurants. Downstairs comprises a sitting room with a stable door to the sunny patio with bench and garden chairs, open plan kitchen/dining room and bathroom with shower over bath. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms (double, twin and single), with a separate loo/basin.

Helen Rogerson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Helen Rogerson

My husband and I live in Suffolk with our three children.

Helen Rogerson purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Helen Rogerson chose Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh has always been a home from home for me, as my parents owned a holiday cottage around the corner from Charlotte's Cottage as far back as the sixties, and all our summers were spent here.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is ideally located for the beach, high street, tennis courts and sailing club which are all within easy walking distance. It's a great place for children and cycling, and with so many good restaurants, pubs and shops in the town there really is no need to get in the car.


Aldeburgh Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom (downstairs) with bath, shower above, wc, basin Separate loo with basin (upstairs)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedroom 2 with twin beds, bedroom 3 with single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Sorry no pets or smoking Outside: Sunny patio at front of cottage with bench and garden chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels (inc. beach towels) included. Other: Small backyard


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Old fisherman's cottage close to the beach in the heart of Aldeburgh
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Simple cottage very well equipped and excellent location

  • 4 of 5

This is a very old property and has been cleverly extended to include an upstairs toilet. This is a bonus as the stairs are quite steep, so not good to tackle in the middle of the night. It is located near the beach and also some essential shops (bakery, fish and chips and the pub). We found everything we required in the cottage, including some very useful information about the area. The owner was most helpful and communicative.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable cottage, very well equipped and ideally located on a lane which leads to the sea at one end and the high street at the other. We would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, excellent location

  • 4 of 5

This was a lovely cottage, clean and well provided with amenities including an excellent shower! Location at the end of the high street and seconds from the sea front is fantastic. Helen was very helpful and welcoming, she contacted us to ensure we knew how to turn on the heating when we had a significant drop in the outside temperature before we got round to asking which was thoughtful.

Aldeburgh itself is a lovely town with lots of wonderful independent shops. We made good use of the butcher particularly - excellent sausages!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful cottage in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a gem. Really well-kitted out with all the things you need for a great seaside holiday. Bright and airy inside, deceptively proportioned and barely a stone's throw from the beach. Having the sunny front garden was really useful for drying wetsuits and swimming togs etc. We had a fantastic week staying in Charlotte's Cottage - this happy family of five will definitely be rebooking!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Aldeburgh beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

The perfect cottage in Aldeburgh, very tastfully done. Just feet away from the beach on a classic quiet lane. The size is deceptively big for a historic property like this. Very well equipped, including good wifi. Everything you could need. And owners (Helen) so helpful and pleasant.

It all made for a fantastic week, just as we wanted.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real gem of a cottage

  • 5 of 5

I had high hopes of the property from looking at the online information and by receiving prompt and helpful communications from the owner. On arrival these hopes were surpassed by the excellent welcome and superb facilities within this charming old house.

Its location being so close to the seafront and to the town centre is ideal. On arrival the hand written welcome note and chocolate cake added a personal touch (this cake incidentally was gorgeous!).

We walked the 26 miles from Aldeburgh to Orford and back and had a very pleasant pub meal in the evening. There was plenty of space for us all in the house to either be together chatting or to seek a quiet corner for forty winks. The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher and washing machine, Wifi is quickly becoming a 'must have' feature and this too was easily accessed.

The decor is modern with a lot of care to keep a homely and nostalgic feel. I simply can not find fault and thoroughly recommend Charlotte's cottage to anyone who wants to visit Aldeburgh. Well done and thank you to Helen for offering this lovely property.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Beach half a minute's walk away.


Nearest airports: Stansted 60 miles, Southend 85 miles

Nearest ferry: Harwich 60 miles

Nearest station: Saxmundham 7.5 miles


Snape Maltings Concert Hall - 6 miles

RSPB Minsmere - 8 miles

Southwold - 12 miles, lovely seaside town with shops, restaurants and pier

Orford - 13 miles, pretty town on River Alde, with castle; good for walkers and birdwatchers (RSPB Havergate Island)

Sutton Hoo - 8.5 miles, important Anglo-Saxon ship burial site

Thorpeness - 1.5 miles, pretty holiday village with country club (tennis) and large boating lake

Further Details:

There is a wide range of interesting shops and galleries in the town, along with a cinema,bank, post office, chemist and supermarket. There are also several good restaurants on the high street including:


The Lighthouse


and of course, Aldeburgh's famous fish and chip shop, just around the corner from the cottage.

Aldeburgh is renowned for its music festival, founded by Benjamin Britten and held every June at the Snape Maltings concert hall, where there is also a year-round programme of concerts and events.

1.5 miles away is Thorpeness, a holiday village with the Meare - a 60 acre boating lake with little islands and waterways to explore. Rowing boats, canoes, punts and sailing boats are available to hire and the water is never more than 3 feet deep.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $139.98

Booking Notes:

25% deposit due within 5 days to confirm booking
Balance due 8 weeks before start of holiday with good housekeeping deposit of £100
Payment by bank transfer or cheque

Changeover Day:
Friday to Friday for 7 nights
Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday for shorter breaks

The website unfortunately doesn't allow owners to set individual rates for shorter stays and additional nights. Please contact owner, particularly in the case of smaller parties

3.00pm arrival, 10.00am departure

Notes on prices:
From £430 - £780 per week. Please contact owner for rates for shorter breaks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.