The Bothy at Snape Hall, Snape

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets? YES

Main Features


This secret hideaway is tucked away in a secluded corner within the beautiful grounds of Snape Hall, a traditional Suffolk longhouse built in 1556; perfect for a short break or longer stay exploring the surrounding Suffolk countryside and coastline with popular seaside destinations of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness just minutes away. Formerly a fruit barn, the word 'Bothy'

A Bothy is known in the highlands of Scotland as 'a place of rest for weary travellers'. This stylish romantic holiday retreat is exactly that at any time of the year, with warm and welcoming interiors for cosy stays, and double doors opening to a totally private 'G&T' patio which catches the afternoon and evening sun.

Sleeps 2 | 1 King | 1 En-suite Shower Room

What our guests say

"A wonderful, peaceful week spent here in your gorgeous Bothy. Long beach walks with dog, enjoyed all your great recommendations including the glass of wine on the patio watching the sunset. thank you both."

"A very comfortable, enjoyable few days in this beautiful part of Suffolk, which we have visited many times, though this was our first time at The Bothy. We will definitely be back! Glorious weather aside, a very peaceful part of the world. We had some lovely walks, ate al Fresco every day - highly recommend the fish at the Farm shop."

"Our 2nd stay, and in The Bothy this time, superb! Lovely sitting in the Paddock watching the sunset, we're planning a 3rd stay!"

"Lovely retreat, perfect location we have loved our time in your wonderful Bothy, thank you"

"A perfect location for a well-earned break! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you. Would certainly recommend your lovely cottages."

"Another lovely stay. White Horse at Sibton still the star and of course Two Magpies Bakery. See you in 2020!"

"We are going to miss the lovely 'Bothy' and the beautiful countryside and coastal walks of Suffolk, Thank you."

"A lovely place to stay, perfect for us as a base to explore the beautiful Suffolk coast. Very comfortable and well equipped with great space for Bella to explore the 'sniffs' of the garden and watch for squirrels! Thank you!


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The Bothy at Snape Hall at Snape

You know you're somewhere special as you approach The Bothy down a short cobbled path under a pergoda with gate and hand woven willow fence concealing the property. The front door leads straight onto the bright and cosy open plan living/kitchen dining area, with natural light spilling in from the wall of glass with French doors and skylights. The bedrooms opens off the living space with chic shower room beyond and hard flooring throughout with rugs.

The wonderfully private patio, fondly known by the owners as the G&T patio, is an ideal place to unwind in the sun and watch the sunset over the paddock beyond, which features a 1920s era petrol pump, with its sculptural qualities it has been nicknamed as the "Hambling."

Living/Kitchen/Dining Area
A sociable space which has been cleverly designed with the kitchen running against one wall housing an under counter fridge, slimline dishwasher. electric oven, microwave, ceramic hob and counter top freezer. There's a touch of Scottish style (in keeping with the name) throughout, with tartans, lighting and rich heather hues in paintwork and kitchen units. The sitting area has a two seater sofa, arm chair and foot stool, positioned so you can enjoy the view, the warming wood burner or watch the telly with DVD player. If you enjoy dining in your holiday home there's a table and couple of chairs, with ample crockery and cuttlery in the dresser. There's even a desk for those wanting to keep a journal or needing to do a spot of work!

A beautiful herringbone throw covers the king size bed with bedside tables, a chair and wardrobe with hanging and drawer space for your clothes. Sun streams in through the window in the mornings.

Shower Room
This modern shower room hasa double walk in shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

The property is on the Snape Hall estate with private woodland, barn owls and the distinctive sound of a cuckoo. There's ample guest parking on the gravel drive and a cobbled path takes you through the pergoda to the little Bothy gate opening into your romantic retreat. A willow fence winds round to the entrance with bench by the door where you can enjoy your morning coffee under the bedroom window in the sunshine. The south facing patio, furnished with a table and chairs, is a wonderful spot to relax with a good book with just the wildlife in the paddock for company!

The Bothy is located next to The Nookery, the other Suffolk holiday cottage available for holiday letting, and would be ideal to book in conjunction with for breaks with friends.

Whats Included?

All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, heating and electricity plus a welcome bottle of wine to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.

The property is equipped with oil central heating throughout, WIFI, flat-screen TV, freeview channels, large electric oven with 4 ring ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, small counter top freezer and slimline dishwasher.

The Bothy has it's own dedicated WIFI router for speedy access!

A travel cot and high chair are available on request upon booking.

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Snape is one of east Suffolk's most sought after villages, famous for the Maltings, which have been developed into the home of the Aldeburgh Festival and are now the host for a renowned calendar of music events, but also surrounding the concert hall are many boutique shops - and there are many beautiful walks along the River Alde and a pub, the Plough and Sail to visit. The village of Snape has two excellent pubs, The Golden Key and Crown, both within walking distance of the cottage, and there is also the famous Sailors Path, a wonderful 4 mile walk towards Aldeburgh - highly recommended.

Aldeburgh and Orford are both a short drive away and offer a wide range of excellent restaurants and cultural attractions, which in the case of Aldeburgh includes golf, sailing and arts festivals and with Orford Ruth Watson's excellent Crown and Castle, the Butley Oysterage and Orford Ness are all well worth visiting.

Sorry, no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers are permitted at this property.

Whilst the accommodation is all on one level the path is quite narrow and uneven with cobbles so not ideal for guests with a mobility problem.

The property is not suitable for children however non-walking babies can stay using the travel cot provided.

One well-behaved dog is welcome on request at the time of booking, subject to our terms and conditions:

* Due to the rural location of The Bothy, sometimes the internet can be slow/intermittent.

Once you have filled out the online booking form, you will be given the option to pay by credit or debit card, or by BACs transfer. A 25% deposit is requested at the time of your booking to secure your booking. The balance is due six weeks before your holiday commences. Please click here to see our full terms and conditions of booking

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