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Myrtle Cottage Friston, Aldeburgh & surrounding area

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A truly unique and enchanting cottage. In appearance, a traditional Suffolk cottage opening into a cosy, contemporary sitting room and then to an unexpectedly spacious, modern kitchen/dining area.
With a large, enclosed, terraced garden at the back, Myrtle Cottage’s front garden was conceived by a renowned landscape design firm, thereby continuing the contemporary and distinct feel of the property as a whole.

A perfect mix of period features, contemporary fittings and stylish furniture make Myrtle Cottage the perfect location for a romantic get-away, for a journey of musical wonderment at Aldeburgh Music or a place which to bring two or three children for a beach and cycling holiday on the Suffolk coast.


Bed LinenCentral HeatingClose to pubCombination MicrowaveDishwasherDog FriendlyElectric CookerEnclosed Garden/CourtyardFridge/freezerGround Floor BedroomLog Burner / Open FireOne DogTelevisionTowels providedTwo DogsUnderfloor heatingWasher/dryerWiFi mins walking distance to pub


All Ground Floor Accommodation:
Sitting room
With exposed beams, cosy wood burning stove and television.
Kitchen/dining room
The spacious and light room has an electric oven and hob, combination microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer.
Master bedroom
With super-king size bed.
Triple bunk room
With storage space under the bunks.
With shower, wash basin and WC.

Rear large, enclosed, terraced garden.
It is possible to park up to two cars below Friston’s church or behind the village hall. The cottage is situated 50 yards away, down Church Path, a short walk from the parking area.

Additional Information:
Children over 5 years of age and a baby in his/her own moses basket are welcome.
The property sleeps a maximum of two plus two in one king-size room and one bunk bed room.
Underfloor heating.
Two, well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge).

Floor plan

Surrounding local area

Friston is a small village situated between Saxmundham and Aldeburgh. The village has it’s own pub, The Old Chequers Inn within walking distance of Myrtle Cottage. A little further afield, Snape has several pubs serving excellent food. Snape is also home to the Maltings, now the world-renowned music centre hosting a festival and proms each year along with a wide variety of other events including a Food and Drink Festival.

Aldeburgh is a 10-minute drive from Friston and besides the beach has a busy high street with a number of independent shops. There are some excellent restaurants serving fresh fish and local produce or try the fish and chips which seem to taste even better eaten on the beach.

There are numerous walks from Friston including accessing the Sailors’ Path, which joins Aldeburgh and Snape meandering along the Alde Estuary. The peace and quiet of the area provides many opportunities for bird and wild life watching. The area is within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Having had a busy day exploring the Suffolk countryside, head back to Myrtle Cottage where you can light the fire and enjoy relaxing in the peaceful surroundings. Or if the weather suits, enjoy a glass of something cold in the beautiful garden.

Guest reviews

A short stay over New Year's Eve

Excellent cottage, comfortable, good base for exploring and quiet - except at midnight on New Year's Eve when, tucked up in bed by 10.30pm, we were awoken by midnight fireworks next door. All part of the experience!!

M Eke, December 2018
1 of 30

A very comfortable cottage and well equipped cottage for a relaxing break.

W Magyar, October 2018
2 of 30

Beautiful cottage, lovely area. Thank you.

N Parker, October 2018
3 of 30

Remarkable, beautiful cottage created with style. A real help to enhancing the village. Your advice on places to go is spot on too. We are rested and revived. Thank you!

R Pateman, September 2018
4 of 30

Enjoyed our stay very much, love the area. Thank you for the wine and flowers. Weather was good apart from wind on the couple of days.

I Wollerton, September 2018
5 of 30

A lovely cottage and a very enjoyable stay. The Oyster Inn, in Butley restaurant was a 'true find' and absolutely worth a visit. We shall certainly return. P.s. Thank you for the flowers and wine.

N Walker, September 2018
6 of 30

Thank you for the lovely welcome gifts. What a beautiful quite, peaceful retreat. The cottage is so comfortable. I look forward to returning soon. Thank you.

N Grieves, August 2018
7 of 30

Myrtle cottage was perfect. Clean, comfortable, stylish and beautifully furnished with great attention to detail.The location was excellent, very near to Aldeburgh, yet quietly tucked away behind the village green at Friston. It was really handy to have the green so near to the cottage for the children to play games.Great space inside and out to sit and eat . Wonderful design of outdoor space and a beautiful front garden.

Mrs Beamond, August 2018
8 of 30

We spent the most enjoyable week staying at Myrtle Cottage. It was well equipped, beautifully clean with lovely touches from a welcoming bouquet of flowers, card and bottle of wine to ice cubes in the fridge - it was a hot week ! There was plenty of information about the property, how to use all the appliances and a great selection of DVDs, books and games - we really enjoyed re-visiting the whole series of Sharpe! It was good to know upfront that parking could be tricky and it was but we managed and a lovey chap called Mike who does the garden was really helpful on that front. There was also plenty of information about the local area and it is in such a great position , near the coast and near a Waitrose - who could ask for more on a holiday !

R Whitty, July 2018
9 of 30

We had a great week at Myrtle Cottage, the amazing weather helped. The cottage had everything we needed. Great for a couple or a family with small children. The conservatory area was fantastic with lots of natural light although quite hot in this glorious sunny weather. Location is great as its very peaceful and quiet. Garden's and upper patio are lovely. Local pub was friendly but food was a bit hit and miss. The local area offered great walks, further afield Aldeburgh, Dunwich Beach and Soutwold & Snape Maltings all provided interesting trips out. I would definitely recommend the cottage.

J Swann, July 2018
10 of 30

What a beautiful cottage,so well thought out,there was everything we needed,and of such good quality & taste.

C Hillier, June 2018
11 of 30

What a beautiful Cottage! We can see the effort that has gone into presenting this place and it is very much appreciated. We'll definitely return :) Thanks also to Mike who popped in on our first morning to check we were ok and offered some helpful tips of what to see locally - what a nice man!

P Dale, May 2018
12 of 30

Cottage has everything you could want! Would love to stay here in summer to see you shingle garden in full bloom!

E Clark, April 2018
13 of 30

A wonderful cottage for a long weekend away! The teenagers loved it so much that they didn't leave - not until it was time to go. Archie (dog) enjoyed a walk on the beach at Dunwich and Aldeburgh but was scared of the sea!!! We hope to return and tempt the teenagers out to see how lovely Suffolk is :)

S Watson , April 2018
14 of 30

Thank you for a fantastic stay at your lovely cottage. We have had a grea time again here in Suffolk and would highly recommend Myrtle Cottage to others. Lovely village too! Best wishes.

M Cliff , April 2018
15 of 30

Totally relaxing stay! Even the fact it rained all weekend wasn't a problem. Comfortable bed, mazing kitchen, which has given us lot's of ideas for our own kitchen extension. We will be back. Thank you x

G Garraway, April 2018
16 of 30

Loved Myrtle Cottage - so pretty. Well equipped and such a comfy bed! We'll certainly recommend it. Thanks x

A de Wert, March 2018
17 of 30

A wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage - we adore the little touches and the kitchen is amazing! Look forward to visiting again soon. Thank you!

C Dutton, March 2018
18 of 30

Very well equipped cottage, warm, cosy - just as well as snowed in for 3 days! Really enjoyed our stay and will come back again. Thank you!

G Bell, March 2018
19 of 30

Very well equipped cottage. Warm and cosy- just as well as we were snowed in for 3 days! Still really enjoyed our stay and will come back again. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs B, Cambridgeshire, February 2018
20 of 30

A beautiful cottage absolutely in love with the kitchen. Loved our stay. Thank you and also to SH so friendly and professional.

M & M, Northamptonshire, February 2018
21 of 30

We've had a lovely stay & as a result are very fond of Myrtle Cottage. We shall recommend it to everyone. I don't want to leave.

L & E, Essex, December 2017
22 of 30

Walked into a warm welcome of flowers, champagne and Christmas festive pieces. Lovely cottage- enjoyed every minute of it. SH thank you. Thank you and a Happy New Year.

C & P, Yorkshire, December 2017
23 of 30

Another lovely stay at Myrtle Cottage. So cosy with the snow falling. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs Bell, November 2017
24 of 30

Thank you very much. A great place to stay. "The Lighthouse" is the best!

Mr & Mrs H, Lincolnshire, November 2017
25 of 30

Thank you for a wonderful weekend getaway. It was beautiful and relaxing. and we really enjoyed your little cottage, especially the kitchen and sunny dining area. Thanks!

The G's, London, October 2017
26 of 30

Beautiful cottage with lovely decor & great selection of kitchen items to make the stay easy & enjoyable. A warm welcome was given by all the locals, especially the pub! Loved the beaches at Dunwich, Aldeburgh & Thorpness. The Dolphin Inn at Thorpness provided a lovely Sunday lunch & pint after a bracing beach walk!

The F Family, Hertfordshire, October 2017
27 of 30

We had a lovely few days thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. Many thanks for the wine, toiletries and flowers really made us feel at home!

T,D,B & M, Essex, September 2017
28 of 30

Unbelievable weather. A fab house well equipped and a great end of holiday stay for us in this beautiful part of Suffolk. We very much hope to return! Thank you!

The W's, Oxford, August 2017
29 of 30

‘A hidden gem. A most enjoyable stay. Thank you.’

E Bottomly from Bourne , June 2017
30 of 30

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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