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Seahorse Cottage

England / Aldeburgh, Suffolk
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Seahorse Cottage - relax in a TV-featured, iconic Suffolk seaside cottage infused with fresh style and plenty of coastal cheer.

Featured in the magical children's TV series ‘Grandpa In My Pocket', starring James Bolam in the fictional town of Sunnysands, Seahorse Cottage really couldn't be in a better position to enjoy all the beauty of Aldeburgh. Look out over refreshing Moot Green, towards the golden beach and the sparkling sea... all without leaving the comfort of your holiday home!

Sleeping up to four and perfectly primed for relaxation with family, friends or both, the charming house has been freshly renovated in 2017, with clean-lined, light and airy Scandi-meets-nautical style. Whitewashed floors, walls and stylish shutters greet you as you arrive, all perfectly set off with wooden flooring, elegant furnishings, original pieces of art, and cheerily vibrant splashes of colour throughout.

Step into the welcoming entrance hall directly from the front deck, and pad lazily through to the open-plan kitchen, living and dining area - complete with plenty of culinary equipment, cosy seating, a breakfast bar with vintage bar stools... oh, and fabulous sea views through exquisite sash windows!

You'll find a comfy bedroom on the ground floor, which can be made up as a single, double or twin - or even a handy dressing room, depending on how many plan to stay. The stylish shower room next door is an ideal freshening up spot.

Head up the wooden painted stairs to the first floor... where those lucky enough to claim the master bedroom are in for a treat every morning, watching the sun rising over the sea from the comfort of a cosy super king bed. If you manage to tear yourselves away from the downy duvet, why not brew some fresh coffee and enjoy a steaming mugful on the balcony?  

For that wonderful feeling of life on the waves, the luxury bathroom features soft, neutral décor, views over the beach, and even a quirky porthole window!

You'll naturally want to make the most of your seaside location, catching up with your loved ones amongst the soft sounds of the rolling tide and seagulls cawing overhead. The raised timber-decked veranda provides the perfect platform for socialising over a glass of wine, or even for setting precious time aside for that book you've wanted to start on for ages (you'll find plenty of interesting books in the house to browse through if you forgot to bring your own).

If you decide to venture out, the former Tudor port of Aldeburgh is a wonderful place to explore. The cottage itself is achingly close to the promenade, boating pond and the fish huts on the beach... an ideal stop for the catch of the day!  

Those who enjoy a long walk will adore the coastal stroll to Thorpeness, starting just outside your front door and passing the famous Scallop shell sculpture along the way.

The vibrant and lively town centre isn't far away either, located within just a few minutes' walk and packed with restaurants, pubs and independent shops to while away time in. Tennis and golf lovers alike are also well catered-for, with some of the golf courses to be found here rated amongst the UK's top 100.

We're sure you'll agree that Sunnysands is as enchanting in real life as it is on TV, so why not come and experience it for yourself? Real-life Grandpa In My Pocket optional!

Things to note

Note the property is not wheelchair friendly, no smoking, no pets and no unaccompanied teenagers.

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The basics

Region: Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Cost (from): £407 (3 nights)
Sleeps: 3+1
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 535

Facilities

Sleeps up to 4, super king size bedroom, single/twin/double room, bedding & towels provided, bathroom, shower room, fully-equipped kitchen, electric oven, induction hob, extractor, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, breakfast bar, dining/living room, washer/dryer, welcome bottle of wine and biscuits, underfloor heating, TV, WiFi, outdoor veranda.

Local activities

Rowing, coastal walks, beaches, sand dunes,  pier, amusements, boating, crabbing, castles, nature reserves, House in the Clouds.

At a glance

  • Aldeburgh seafront cottage sleeping up to four people, used as the Masons' house in the children's TV series ‘Grandpa In My Pocket'.
  • Unrestricted parking is available on roads close by. Please note that unfortunately, the cottage is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • No smoking is permitted. Linen, towels and heating is included, along with a welcome basket of wine and biscuits.
  • Close to the beach and local town centre, with an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants nearby. The location is excellent for walking, tennis and golf.
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