The Vintage House
Wind your clock back to the style and beauty of the late 1920s, with an authentic Suffolk period cottage that's also packed with contemporary creature comforts.
A stay at The Vintage House is an absolute must for those who appreciate the unique atmosphere of times past...times that were steeped in glamour, style and a certain sense of quality.
Noted as one of the ‘Top 100 Holidays on the Planet' by The Times, you can rest assured that such classic quality has continued well into the present day, with this stunning holiday home that sleeps up to 4 people, located in the charming coastal town of Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
Open the front door and walk right into the late 1920s, with wooden floorboards, cosy rugs and lovingly restored furniture throughout that was originally bought for the home back when it was built in 1928.
Feel as though time has stopped, completely freeing you from your hectic life in the present day, as the welcoming lounge with its warming open fire invites you to kick off your shoes and relax on the cosy sofa! Large windows provide calming views of the green garden, as you cradle a steaming mug of tea.
Walk through the hallway to the kitchen and discover the original range cooker and hot water boiler - along with a handy pantry. You'll find a more contemporary - and working! - cooker for you to prepare plenty of tasty vintage-style feasts.
Enjoy your meals in the peaceful dining room, imbued with the serenity of 1920s tradition with its original furniture, hearty open fire and restored bay window that looks out onto the front garden.
When it's time to sleep, take the stairs up to two beautiful bedrooms. The master bedroom attracts plenty of light, looking out over the front and back gardens, and houses a cosy fireplace and an expertly restored 1920s double bed dressed in fresh, crisp cotton. The second characterful bedroom looks out over the front garden and features comfy twin beds.
A luxuriously spacious family bathroom comes complete with lavish roll-top bath and shower over - simply fill the bath with bubbles and grab your favourite novel for a sense of timeless tranquility! White Company toiletries are provided for a more modern touch of indulgence.
History buffs will enjoy learning more about the house and its original owners the Newsoms, in the dedicated Newsom Room to be discovered upstairs, home to photographs and memorabilia that tell an informative and fascinating story.
Treat yourselves to a sizzling barbecue in the large back garden, with plenty of space for games and drinks in equal measure! A sociable table and chairs in the south-facing front garden will allow you to chat away to your heart's content as you watch the sun setting on the day, glass of wine in hand.
If you're worried that spending time in the 1920s means no heating or up-to-the-minute entertainment, think again - the home is centrally heated along with the coal fires, keeping you wonderfully toasty throughout your stay whatever the weather.
Wi-Fi enabled to keep you fully updated with life in the present (should you feel the need!), there's also a flat screen TV with DVD player and an iPod docking station for you to play all those old Duke Ellington classics with absolutely no scratches or jumps!
By day, enjoy exploring Aldeburgh - particularly the picturesque beach and High Street shops located just a mile away from The Vintage House. Enjoy a scenic walk around the marsh, and why not stop for some fresh fish from the huts along the beach? You'll find a wonderful selection of restaurants and bars to try for when you don't feel like cooking at home.
For timeless style, luxury and relaxation the whole family can enjoy, a stay at The Vintage House truly has it all.
Things to note
No smoking or unaccompanied teenagers, one well-behaved dog is permitted by prior arrangement and must be kept restricted to the ground floor.
Region: Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Cost (from): £423 per week
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 326
Sleeps up to 4, double bedroom, twin bedroom, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, roll-top bath & shower, The White Company amenities, fully equipped kitchen, dual fuel cooker, fridge/freezer, dining room, open coal fires, sitting room, flat-screen Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, WiFi, garden, patio off-road parking.
Rowing, coastal walks, beaches, sand dunes, pier, amusements, boating, crabbing, castles, nature reserves, House in the Clouds.
At a glance
- Original 1920s holiday home in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, sleeping up to 4 people in rooms housing originally restored furniture and historic artefacts.
- Easily accessible by road, with unrestricted on-road parking.
- Linen, towels and toiletries are included, plus electricity, heating and a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits.
- No smoking is permitted. A travel cot and high chair can be arranged in advance, and well-behaved pets are permitted, restricted to the ground floor and gardens only.
- Close to Aldeburgh beach and High Street, with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants nearby.