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TWOTHEFOLLIES Cottage, tastefully restored, in secluded location near Aldeburgh

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Aldringham, Nr. Aldeburgh Suffolk, England - Location Aldeburgh Thorpeness

A charming self catering holiday cottage, (circa 1850) has been tastefully restored and furnished. Situated near Aldeburgh on the Heritage Coast at Aldringham Common, within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Accessed by a rural track bordered by RSPB land and the Thorpeness Golf course. There are excellent walks directly from the cottage, which includes the beach at Thorpeness, Mere and pub. This beautiful rural location is only a short drive away from Aldeburgh with its shops, cafes, pubs, cinema and award winning restaurants. The cottage is central for visits to Southwold, Minsmere RSPB nature reserve, Dunwich Heath, Snape Maltings, famous for its concert hall, galleries, shops and farmers market and also Orford, with its coastal and river trips. With local heathland, wildlife and dramatic starry nights a holiday or short break at any time of the year can be recommended. The accommodation consists of lounge, dining room, kitchen, conservatory, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and garden.

MR Josef Wondrak
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About MR Josef Wondrak

Initially the cottage was purchased in 2002, but needed total refurbishment.....which was ideal for Josef as his business is interior design/soft furnishings. This career bought him to England over 25 years ago.

During the next few years the kitchen was extended, large conservatory added and major work and planting in the garden!! Going home , back to Hertfordshire became more and more difficult, and in 2007 a permanent move to a village near the cottage was made.... Definitely no regrets.

First bookings at the Follies were taken in 2008, and now many of our guests return regularly to enjoy the unique setting and relaxation the cottage and Suffolk gives.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest book entries can also be found on our website.
Oct 2013
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Aldringham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No children under the age of 10
  • No pet and no smoking
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • Bathroom bath/shower, washbasin & WC Cloakroom with washbasin and WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: with 6' double bed, dressing table and wardrobe Bedroom 2: with twin 2' 6" beds, dressing table and access to wardrobe
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: A steep staircase leads to the landing from the lounge. Children must be over the age of 10 years Sorry no pets allowed Outside: Garden includes a large patio with furniture, BBQ. The pretty garden also has a small summerhouse and gazebo with furniture. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, towels and duvets provided. Other: Conservatory has comfortable sofas, CD and I Pod docking station, and French doors leading to patio and attractive private gardens.


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TWOTHEFOLLIES Cottage, tastefully restored, in secluded location near Aldeburgh
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Peaceful and idyllic location

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully clean and well equipped, everything we needed. Very comfortable and quiet. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. Hope to see you again soon
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just perfect with everything and more provided, plenty of crockery, cutlery, bedding etc etc. It is secluded with lovely walks direct from the cottage, was very cosy and much bigger than we expected. We stayed for Christmas week and the owners provided so much including some Christmas trees to make it festive for us. We felt at home straight away and will definitely be returning for another 'perfect' stay. Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Our fifth visit to this wonderful Cottage. The Cottage is always clean and well equipped. The welcome from Josef and Wendy is always keenly anticipated. We enjoy the peace and quiet of the secluded location and the accessibility to Aldeburgh and Thorpeness beaches and amenities i.e. the local restaurants .The wildlife seen from the Cottage is varied especially in the early mornings. We would not hesitate to rebook this Cottage, in fact we have already done so! We would highly recommend this property and its relaxing garden.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My children, husband and I had a lovely stay at Two The Follies cottage this springtime. The owners, Josef and Wendy, were very welcoming and went out of their way to help us when we needed it. The setting is very peaceful, with short walks straight from the cottage - we saw deer twice - once a small herd galloping through the woods - amazing. The coast is a 5 minute drive, all amenities are within easy driving distance, it is an excellent base from which to explore. The cottage is lovely, clean and comfortable. We would happily stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, clean, beautiful, peacefull

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this beautiful cottage. It is tucked away in a quiet wood with only a couple of neighbours on either side. Fantastic walking direct from the cottage.

The cottage is immaculately clean, spacious, with plenty of storage for clothes and food. The kitchen is well equipped and the sofas are really comfy too.

My family and I have had a wonderful holiday. This is a great base to explore Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Orford, Dunwich, Snape and Southwold. There a fabulous walks, Benjamin Britten's house The Red House, beaches and gorgeous restaurants and pubs.

I'm sure we will be back.

Charlotte, Paul & Toby Chaplin

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. So glad you enjoyed your holiday at our cottage, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future Wendy and Josef Wondrak
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The Perfect Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We have returned to this lovely cottage every year for the last 7 years. It is comfortable, well-equipped and always clean and tidy. The garden is secluded and is ideal for alfresco dining, weather permitting. Over the years, improvements have been added by Josef and Wendy, the friendly and helpful owners who live locally and are there to welcome you on arrival and provide thoughtful touches like fresh flowers, milk and a bottle of wine.

The location is excellent. There are many lovely walks directly from the cottage - RSPB North Warren is a pleasant 30 minutes walk, as are Thorpeness and the Sandlings and Suffolk Coastal Walks. It is also very convenient for Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings, Southwold, Orford and Orford Ness, Dunwich Heath and RSPB Minsmere. There are some good dining pubs within easy reach. We are wildlife enthusiasts and there is always plenty to see in the vicinity. There are lovely art galleries too at Southwold, and Snape, which also has lovely shops and frequent events such as music and food festivals and farmers' markets.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Five minutes by car.

30 minutes walk on lovely footpaths.


Stansted Airport, 1 hour 30min away.

Use of car is recommended.


Aldeburgh 8 minutes.

Thorpeness 5 minutes.

Leiston 5 minutes.

Further Details:

Children must be over 10 years of age.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.93

Booking Notes:
On time of booking, refer to our website, were you find all the details and the reservation form.
We require £50.00 deposit per week when booking, final payment 6 weeks prior to the start of your holiday
Also required is a £100 Damage deposit, which is refunded within one week of departure.

Changeover Day:
Arrivals from 15.00
Departures by 10.00

Notes on prices:
The full balance must be paid 6 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. This should include £100 damage deposit, which shall be refunded to you within 1 week from the end of your stay, provided the property is left in a satisfactory condition.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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