Once a simple fish store behind a prosperous fish shop on the high street (now a thriving book shop), this colourful and quirky holiday cottage is full of surprises, with an exceptional attention to detail, unique furnishings and quality accessories. A double bed sits in the cosy bedroom on the ground floor, under shuttered windows and next to a compact shower room. The extremely steep stairs (only recommended for agile guests!) take you to the snug living space; cleverly designed to relax in front of the wood burner or prepare and enjoy a light meal in the comfort of your holiday home.
The front door opens off a courtyard shared with the neighbouring holiday home, Meant To Be, which can be booked in conjunction with The Fish Store to accommodate four guests. Steep stairs rise ahead of you, there’s space to hang coats and leave footwear and the shower room is to the left, with door to the bedroom.
Unusually, the shower room is part of the entrance to this unique holiday cottage, shielded by a curtain for privacy and it is well equipped with a quality corner shower, washbasin, WC and heated towel rail.
A charming room with double bed under the window, a bedside shelf and wardrobe with rail and shelves.
Steep wooden stairs (similar to a ladder) with a rope to steady you, rise to the living room with a small safety gate at the top.
Wonderfully laid out with a kitchen area at one end, breakfast bar with a couple of stools and comfortable sitting area, complete with wood burning stove and, in the day time, light streaming in through two shuttered windows plus the velux in the vaulted ceiling.
The kitchen is incredibly well equipped for a compact property, with a Smart oven combining microwave and oven, a two ring hob, sink, Smeg toaster and kettle and shelves stacked with plenty of crockery, glassware, cookware and cutlery.
A couple of attractive bucket chairs have occasional tables between them and a TV for your entertainment.
The Fish Store is behind Reed Books at 115 High Street in Aldeburgh. An alley takes you to the courtyard gate where you’ll find the entrances to The Fish Store and its sister property, Meant To Be. There’s restricted roadside parking on the high street, car parks within an easy distance, or unrestricted parking on The Terrace which is up the town steps on the road above the high street.
All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, heating and electricity, plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.
This compact self-catering holiday cottage is equipped with central heating, a wood burning stove and appliances include a TV with FreeSat and Wifi. The kitchen is equipped with a Samsung Smart microwave/oven, a two ring hob, under counter fridge, Smeg toaster and kettle.
Sorry, this property isn’t suitable for children, unaccompanied teenagers or pets. No smoking is allowed.
The Fish Store is in the heart of this vibrant town centre, tucked behind the second-hand bookshop and conveniently close to the East of England Co-Operative, with an excellent range of restaurants, pubs, takeaways, independent shops and galleries, as well as an independent cinema literally on the doorstep.
The pebble beach with iconic fish huts selling fresh fish daily, promenade, boating pond and the historic Moot Hall are all within minutes of this unique cottage.
There are wonderful walks along the coast to Thorpeness passing the famous Scallop shell sculpture to the north or to the Martello Tower to the south; plus pretty walks around the nearby Aldeburgh Marshes and to Snape, just five miles away, with its renowned concert hall, Aldeburgh Music, plus the Maltings with a variety of shops including kitchen, homeware, delicatessen, clothing, furniture and antiques.
Sorry, no pets or smoking. Please note this property is not suitable to children and infants.
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 and a returnable good housekeeping deposit are due six weeks before your holiday commences. Please click here to see our full terms and conditions of booking http://www.bestofsuffolk.co.uk/terms-and-conditions
The Fish Store is a unique and quirky property, ideal for a short break for a couple or sole traveller looking for something different, but perhaps a little restricted for a longer stay. The stairs are steep so not suited for anyone with a mobility problem.