Albion House

Snape, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • Outstanding views over the valley towards Snape Maltings and the Alde river, this lovely self catering property sleeping up to 4 is superbly furnished and is ideal for concert goers, walkers, cyclists and anyone visiting the Suffolk coast.

You can book this property from:

  • £510 per week
  • £73 per night
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking

Description

A delightful and very spacious property for up to 4, beautifully furnished in keeping with its Edwardian style. Featuring large rooms and a charming attic area, Albion House is located at the top of a hill, overlooking the beautiful countryside of the Suffolk coastal area. With the Alde river and the world famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall just a 10 minute walk from the property, Albion House is ideally located to enjoy all that Snape has to offer. 

ALDEBURGH 6 miles, ORFORD 7.5 miles, SOUTHWOLD 18 miles, DUNWICH 17 miles WOODBRIDGE 11 miles 

Albion House Studio is a delightful self-catering property with rooms that overlook open fields and farmland. It accommodates up to four guests (2 in the very spacious sitting room which itself has an en suite bathroom) and has been beautifully furnished in keeping with the Edwardian style of the house. The bright spacious rooms include a charming attic room for artists, writers, calligraphers and book lovers. 

The property is located in the centre of the village close to the shop and three pub/restaurants, and is just a short stroll from the world-famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home to the Aldeburgh Festival. Opera, jazz, and literary festivals are presented throughout the year.

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Albion Studio is close to a glorious river, and is wonderfully located for exploring the Suffolk Heritage Coast.


About the Property: Albion House Studio has been recently refurbished to create an incredibly spacious and utterly delightful holiday home for up to four people. The bedroom has a super king, zip and link single bed/s and charming little balcony - ideal for al fresco breakfasts).


The ground floor kitchen/dining room includes a very well-equipped, fully-fitted galley kitchen and attractive dining table overlooking the garden. The first floor bedroom/sitting room has a small balcony with cafe style table and two chairs. The large en suite bedroom has windows on two sides, offering far reaching views of the countryside with the Snape Maltings and the river in the distance. There is both an en suite bathroom and a separate shower, wash basin and w.c. A further flight of stairs takes guests to the 'quiet' room; a studio, writing room or just somewhere for quiet contemplation.

Albion House has a rich history. It was once a convent, home to a dozen or more nuns. The current owners have lovingly restored the house and its outbuildings, converting the stables into The Writer's Studio some three years ago. In 2015, this was made into a totally self-contained holiday home from one half of the original house.  

Charmingly furnished, the owners (both of whom are writers) have included an eclectic selection of books, music and art. Delightful.

Outside:
The Studio's south-west facing garden is to the front of the house, and is fully fenced and gated. It includes a small lawn area as well as a patio with garden table and chairs. Delicately screened from the path by trees and grasses.

Parking: 
Off road parking for one to two cars. 

Sleeps: 2 + 2 in one super king / zip and link twin bedded room with bathroom. There is a single bed with pull out bed in the sitting room for further guests.

Setting: Situated on high ground in Snape, visitors are within easy walking distance of the village shop and three excellent pubs. The property's location allows visitors to take in views over the Alde Estuary and Snape Maltings, a small complex of shops, restaurants and galleries, as well as the renowned Snape Maltings Concert Hall. 

This property is ideal for: Albion House is the perfect base for those who enjoy walking, cycling, music, art, fine dining or simply relaxing. Snape Maltings Concert Hall has an all year round programme of music and dance in every genre, as well as hosting such events as the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival and FlipSide, a Latin American celebration of the arts. This is also a great place to start a walk, exploring the historic landscape and wonderful natural environment of the Alde valley; either follow your own chosen path (there are many spectacular walks from here) or join one of the guided tours from the Snape Maltings. We also recommend taking one of the boat trips down the river Alde to Iken church, an area naturally rich in wildlife and a haven for wildfowl. You can also book Albion House with the nearby Writer's Studio to accommodate a total of 6 people - perfect for multi-generational family groups.

Suffolk is not completely flat, as anyone who has cycled here will confirm, but the quiet country lanes and pathways provide a picturesque ride with some great pubs and tearooms to punctuate your journey. Snape, Woodbridge and particularly Aldeburgh are rich in art galleries for viewing, collecting or inspiration. You will find a great art shop in Woodbridge that is an Aladdin's cave of art materials, perfect for creating your own landscape masterpiece. 

Eating and Drinking: With three local pubs, all of which offer food from fish and chips to gourmet cuisine, you can dine out without even getting into a car. Further afield, Aldeburgh has some great restaurants; The Regatta and The Lighthouse are both very popular and there is also a good choice of shops selling excellent local produce. 

The historic fishing town of Orford is situated on the rivers Alde and Ore and well worth a visit for lunch, supper or just to explore. Pinney's of Orford have grown oysters at Butley Creek since the 1950s, and their smoke house supplies mouth-watering freshly smoked fish every day. The Crown & Castle, co-owned by Ruth Watson of TV's The Hotel Inspector fame, offers a wonderful menu with great reviews. 
  
Self Catering: There are several good farm shops nearby; Friday Street Farm Shop on the A1094 just before you get to the A12 and The Farm Cafe and Food Market, Marlesford. There is also a great deli and tea room at Snape Maltings and you can buy groceries and newspapers at the village stores. 

For more information on places to eat and things to do in the area, please take a look at Visit Snape.

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 single beds

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom

Families

  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Outdoors

  • Enclosed garden, courtyard or patio
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

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