This tastefully restored lovely seaside cottage is ideal for a family getaway. You could not be better located for all of Aldeburgh's facilities, with walks from your doorstep the family will love. A spacious cottage with dining room, sitting room, kitchen and patio at your disposal. Ideal for families with one king and one twin size bedroom. Plus the large family bathroom and en-suite shower room to the main bedroom mean you have all the comforts of home whilst on holiday.
Sandpiper Cottage is hugely charming and has been featured in House Beautiful magazine. The period property has been through an exacting period renovation – fire places have been uncovered, beautiful panelled walls rediscovered, the walls painted in natural lime-washed paints, sash windows restored, and all finished off with the best of contemporary furniture, art and design!
On the ground floor is a living room with a powerful wood-burning stove, a large kitchen with large patio doors leading outside to a small decked area with a table and chairs, a dining room and and outside utility room. Upstairs there are two bedrooms (1 king, 1 twin), each with it's own bath or shower room. The ceilings are high in all of the rooms.
The panelled front door leads into the dining room with an original open fire (not in use), traditionally oiled floor boards, original wall panelling, a smoky black glass dining table with seating for four people and a glass side table with candles on it for atmospheric dining.
A door from the dining room leads into a stylish living room with charcoal grey sofa and armchair, dark glass coffee tables, white painted floor boards, a 32" flat screen TV, DVD player and Ipod docker and wifi access. The focal point is a wood-burning stove, ideal for winter breaks spent reading or watching DVDs in front of this lovely fire.
The living room leads to a large kitchen with large glass patio doors leading out to a small decked patio. The fitted kitchen was handmade by local joiners and painted in Farrow and Ball paint to compliment the terracotta floor tiles. There's a large range-style cooker with a 5 ring gas hob and electric oven, a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and extractor fan. A washing machine can be found in the utility room accessed over the small decked patio.
Stairs with a handrail lead up to a small landing with access to:
A stylish room dressed in off-white and deep red colours for a restful sleep. There's a king-size handmade oak bed made by a local craftsman, a silk ‘Romo’ roman blind, original pine floorboards and open fire (not in use), bedside tables, a chest of drawers and a built-in wardrobe.
En-Suite Shower Room
A large shower with white and grey-blue tiles and white painted floorboards, w.c. and hand basin.
A twin bedroom in grey-blue and off-white colours with original floorboards and natural coir rug, an open fire (not in use), bedside table, and a built-in wardrobe.
This room has a deep free-standing Victoria and Albert claw-foot bath, w.c. and hand basin, original floorboards and lovely painted wall panelling.
The patio doors in the kitchen lead out to a small enclosed yard, nestled in the gap between neighbouring cottages, with a small table and chairs to seat two people. (The next door neighbour has a right of access over the yard although this is rarely used.) There's a utility room out here which houses the gas central heating boiler and a washing machine. On-road parking usually available in nearby side streets.
All prices include 100% cotton bed linen and towels, gas and electricity plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.
The property is equipped with gas central heating, a wood burning stove, gas hob and electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, 32" TV, DVD/CD player, Ipod docker and garden furniture. The house has a wireless broadband connection although please note that there is no helpline support for this. There is a telephone for incoming calls only. A travel cot and a high chair are available on request.
Sandpiper Cottage, 1 Park Road, is a Suffolk self-catering cottage ideally located just off Aldeburgh's High Street on the quieter Park Road. Aldeburgh has an excellent range of restaurants, pubs and shops and there are pretty walks around the nearby Aldeburgh Marshes and to Thorpeness. Fresh fish can be bought from the fish huts along the beach, all just a short stroll away.