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River View, as the name suggests, lies in an enviable position. Located just outside the charming, popular coastal town of Aldeburgh, overlooking the stunning marshlands of the River Alde, yet is also within walking distance of Aldeburgh High Street in one direction and Snape Maltings in another. Surrounded by idyllic walks, a stunning coastline, cycle routes and numerous sporting facilities, not forgetting Aldeburgh Music’s world-famous music festival in June and the Snape Proms throughout August, River View is perfectly situated for every age and genre.

This elegant first floor accommodation is stylishly furnished for two. River View contains a small, modern, well-equipped kitchen, a comfortable sitting and dining area and a large contemporary double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Furnished and equipped to exacting standards, River View is perfect for couples and individuals looking for a peaceful break.

This stylish retreat is on the edge of the delightful coastal town of Aldeburgh, set back 250 yards from the road with access to a large garden to the front of the property and a private outdoor seating area for al fresco dining.

River View shares a communal hall way with Marsh View, a similarly stylish one bedroom apartment on the ground floor. Both apartments can be booked together in the combination property Marsh Lodge.


Bed LinenCentral HeatingClose to coastDishwasherDog FreeElectric CookerElectric hob & ovenFridge/freezerGarden FurnitureGarden/CourtyardMicrowaveParkingTelevisionTowels providedTumble dryerWashing MachineWiFiDVD player


First floor:

Shared entrance hall
With washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
Open-plan kitchen
With an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Open-plan sitting / dining room
With television, DVD player, electric log effect wood burning stove. Dining area to accommodate up to four and comfortable seating.
With super-king zip and link bed.
En-suite bathroom
Containing shower, wash basin and WC

Whilst attached to the owner’s home, River View very much sits in its own space, set back 250 yards from the road with access to a large garden to the front of the property with seating for outside dining.
There is designated parking to the left of the cart shed.
The views from the property are spectacular - overlooking the glorious and unspoilt marshlands of the River Alde.

Additional information:
Sorry, no pets.
The apartments share an external front door, a communal hallway with a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Both have their own separate front doors.

Floor plan

Surrounding local area

The town of Aldeburgh provides a wide range of local amenities: golf club, tennis club, yacht club, cinema and, of course, a stunning shingle beach and popular High Street full of independent shops, restaurants and art galleries.
Other well-known Suffolk coastal villages such as Orford, Thorpeness, Walberswick and Southwold can all be reached in approximately 20 minutes.

The Heritage Coastal Towns

A pretty coastal town on the river Alde in Suffolk which enjoys breathtaking views both seawards and following the River Alde inland. Possibly best known for having been the home of composer, Benjamin Britten and as the location of the internationally renowned Aldeburgh Festival. Aldeburgh remains an artistic and literary centre as well as a popular destination for holiday makers and sailors. Famous for many things - good food, great fish & chips, Aldeburgh Music, Maggi Hamblings' Scallop on the Beach being just a few.

Lying within the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Orford is a quiet, pretty village, steeped in history. The village grew in importance in the 12th Century when Henry II commissioned the Castle to be built. Orford is famous for its local oysters and smokehouses and has two shops selling a wide range of smoked produce. Pop into Pinney's in Orford to pick up some of the finest fresh fish in the county.

Built by a wealthy Scottish barrister in the 1900s, and transformed into a fairytale holiday village, with Peter Pan islands in its man-made lake (the Meare), a 70ft fairytale “house in the clouds” and pretty mock-tudor homes, Thorpeness is everything an English seaside village should be. Boasting a golf course, a tennis club, boating lake, cafes, a great local pub, cycle routes, a beach as well as a number of ice cream shops, Thorpeness is the perfect holiday location.

The internationally renowned Snape Maltings, five miles from Aldeburgh, is one of the world’s leading centres of music. It offers inspiring concerts and festivals throughout the year, from the flagship Aldeburgh Festival in June to the folk, world and jazz of the Snape Proms throughout the month of August. For visitors, Snape Maltings brings together outstanding concerts and events alongside distinctive, independent shops, cafes, galleries, walks and river trips, all set against a breath-taking expanse of reeds, water and sky.

This charming coastal town lies at the mouth of the River Blyth within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ranked in the top six of beaches by the Sunday Times travel supplement, Southwold is home to the Adnams Brewery, famous lighthouse, a maize maze, colourful beach huts, an 800 ft long pier, art galleries, shops and pubs as well as the Blackshore Harborside for fresh fish and the ferry to Walberswick.

One of Suffolk's hidden gems, Walberswick is tucked away across the River Blyth from the much higher profile Southwold. The village is most famous for its crabbing. Try your hand anytime and there are many crabs to be caught and returned to the water. With a lovely sand dune backed beach this is probably one of the best beaches in the area for sandcastles.

Things to do


As well as Orford, mentioned above, there is a magnificent late 12th century castle in Framlingham. This small market town, boasting Ed Sheeran as one of its more famous offspring, is perfect for a stroll and lunch with a Town Trail marking all the primary sites of historic interest.

Leiston Abbey is made up of the mainly 14th-century remains of an abbey of Premonstratensian canons. Among Suffolk’s most impressive monastic ruins, with some spectacular architectural features.

Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. At this beautiful estate, with views over the River Deben, walk around the ancient burial mounds, learn about ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and visit the estate’s Edwardian house.


Suffolk has a tremendous coastline, stretching down from Norfolk in the north, through Lowestoft and down to Felixstowe and Shotley in the south, featuring sandy cliffs, dunes, bays and creeks. Covering a stretch of approximately 40 miles, Suffolk boasts several well-managed, award-winning beaches. Possibly best known, due to its sandy beach, multicoloured beach huts and pier is Southwold, which ranked in the top six of the UK’s best beaches in a Sunday Times travel supplement.

Stately Homes

Helmingham Hall’s gardens are perhaps its most spectacular feature, designed and maintained by the award-winning Lady Xa Tollemache, whose family have lived here since the 1480s. The Hall itself is a perfect example of a courtyard manor house; its four sides are surrounded by a moat, and every night Helmingham’s two draw bridges are raised, as they have been since 1510, leaving the hall an island.

You’ll find Somerleyton Hall in the heart of the Suffolk Broads, amongst swathes of parkland peppered with thatched cottages and the occasional windmill. Though its history dates back to the Viking invasion of East Anglia, this opulent hall is largely the work of two great Victorians and it is now one of Britain’s most well-preserved stately homes and gardens.

Kentwell Hall is one of Suffolk’s most unusual stately homes. A moated Tudor mansion full of surprises and a beautifully preserved interior. Explore it and you might stumble across a castle made of yew trees, a galleon, a two-dimensional maze, rare farm animals, and even some real-life Tudors going about their business. A great day out.



There is a coastal path from Thorpeness to Aldeburgh which is easy to navigate and takes you past Maggi Hambling’s controversial scallop on the beach.

The walk from Snape Maltings to Iken Church is through one of the prettiest parts of Suffolk, offering superb views along the River Alde.

At Dunwich and Minsmere, within a few minutes’ walk of the beach, are woodland and heath known for its birdlife and natural beauty.


For golfers with handicaps, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness have world-famous courses which must be booked in advance. Aldeburgh also has a 9 hole pay and play course as does Halesworth and Hinton.


Hire a rowing boats or kayak, take a picnic and row out to one of the many Peter-Pan themed islands around the Meare in Thorpeness
Hire a canoe, kayak or paddleboard at Iken and discover creeks and flood waters on the Alde estuary between Snape and Aldeburgh.
For a more adrenaline fuelled boating afternoon book either “the seal and windfarm” trip or a “drive of your life” experience aboard the high-speed RIB
Coastal Voyager in Southwold.


There are courts in Aldeburgh town as well as a tennis club in Thorpeness


Beccles Lido is a traditional outdoor, heated swimming pool. Try your hand at the impossible giant inflatable, put up between 1-3 daily in summer! Voted second in the BBC’s “Top 50 Things To Do In Suffolk” in 2014!

Combine a day at the Lido with a trip on the Big Dog Ferry.

Guest reviews

Wonderful! We would wholeheartedly recommend this property. It is in excellent condition & is supplied with everything you need for a relaxing break. The view is outstanding & waking up in the morning & seeing the flooded marshland & blue sky sets you up for the day.

G Hannah, October 2018
1 of 7

A delightful few days. Very comfortable with great views.

S Woodhead, September 2018
2 of 7

Wonderful apartment + fantastic views. Great birding on the marshes. Lovely walks. A gem!

S Gill, September 2018
3 of 7

Very enjoyable stay. Visited local villages where ancestors lived in 1600s. All fine. Thank you.

R Johnson , September 2018
4 of 7

Fabulous apartment, all new and shiny! Close to so many of our favourite places. Thank you!

A Brooks, August 2018
5 of 7

Lovely place with lovely views. Thanks.

C Scarfe, August 2018
6 of 7

A lovely, comfortable stay and love the view. Very happy. Thank you.

C de Souza, August 2018
7 of 7

Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.


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