In the beautiful setting of the Suffolk countryside, just a very short 50m stroll from the beach, our fabulous brand new accommodation provides the ultimate home from home in true Glamping style.
A perfectly positioned little gem in the heart of the countryside, right beside the sea Aldeburgh Basecamp.
Aldeburgh is a pretty coastal town on the river Alde and enjoys breathtaking views both seawards and following the river Alde inland towards Orford. Its name comes from ‘Alde Burgh’ meaning “old fort” and the town’s history is closely linked to the changes time and Mother Nature have wrought to the coastal map
A quintessential English seaside town with a timeless unspoilt quality. No noisy arcades, shopping centre or kiss me quick hats here. Instead traditional independent shops and the famous highly regarded Aldeburgh fish & chips.
Love one of Britain’s most esteemed and beautiful holiday destinations. A love that will run deep and last a lifetime.
Discover an area rich in Mother Nature’s gifts, culture and a vibrant arts and musical heritage. A unique treasure on East Anglia’s stunning coast.
Enjoy Aldeburgh’s array of annual events with the internationally famous Festival in June, August sees Snape Proms and the traditional Carnival. September hosts the Food Festival followed by DocFest, the Poetry Festival and the start of Christmas festivities in November.
Benjamin Britten chose to make Aldeburgh his home town and founded the world renowned annual Festival with his partner Peter Pears and the librettist and producer Eric Crozier.
Unwind and savour the sophisticated yet unhurried gentle pace, away from the hustle and bustle of our stressful lives. In a place to spoil yourself with fantastic food, great galleries and superb shops or tranquil coastal, river and countryside walks.
Reconnect with yourself, your friends, your loved ones. Chill out, just relax…….
Guaranteed you will want to return year after year to this magical place.
Historical treasures on your doorstep Norman Church, 16th century Moot Hall and Napoleonic quatrefoil Martello Tower.
Wait your turn at the Aldeburgh Fish and Chips Shop (4) (226 High St; aldeburghfishandchips.co.uk), the perfect supper for newcomers to a seaside resort. The queues are testimony to the quality of the food. Then walk off your meal by exploring the beach.
At the southern end is the Martello Tower, built as a defence against Napoleon. Heading north along the beach towards Thorpeness you come to the stainless steel Scallop, designed 10 years ago by local artist Maggi Hambling, and still dividing opinion (I rather like it).
Walk along the well-signposted Sailors’ Path to Snape (easily managed with a buggy). The countryside is beautiful. Watch out in particular for oystercatchers and black-tailed godwits, dipping their straw-like beaks into the marshes mud in search of worms, as Snape Maltings hoves into view.
Every June a classical music festival takes place at nearby Snape Maltings. This festival was founded by Britten along with Eric Crozier and Peter Pears in 1948. It has taken place ever since and is a fitting tribute to the three. For details on the Festival see Aldeburgh Festival and Aldeburgh Music
Take in the Red House, now the home of the Britten-Pears Foundation, where the composer lived with his partner Peter Pears and in which he wrote much of his music. His old studio – now open to visitors for the first time – includes the original Steinway piano on which he practised.
For weekend seadogs Aldeburgh has a very active yacht club and teaches sailing to juniors and adults. There are also two popular golf courses, all-weather tennis courts, a boat lake and, of course, excellent swimming.
Aldeburgh certainly won't disappoint those looking for an active break. There are centres nearby that offer horse riding and even llama trekking. Bird watching is another local past time with RSPB Minsmere and Havergate Island both close at hand. Please see RSPB in Suffolk.
Thorpeness, the quirky village two miles from Aldeburgh. It was a small fishing hamlet before it was adapted by Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie, in 1910, to be his own private fantasy holiday village. The beach is expansive and his towering House in the Clouds is everyone’s dream second home.
A magnificent 12th Century Castle . Ed Sheeran's "Castle on the Hill' Framlingham is a charming small market town with independent shops. Love coffee? then a visit to Paddy & Scott's is a must.
Sits in the pretty town of Orford on the bank of the River Ore. Orford has something for everybody be they walkers, music lovers, those interested in history or simply a great place to enjoy good food. For fabulous bread, pastries and chocolate make time to visit Pump Street Bakery.
Discover the amazing story of the city lost to the sea, Britain's Atlantis. There's Dunwich Museum, Dunwich Heath is a precious landscape of coastal lowland where you can follow marked trails and footpaths, observe ground nesting birds. Then in Autumn watch the spectacular annual deer rutting, where males parade like gladiators about to enter the arena. Proudly showing off their antler armoury to potential mates. Dulwich Beach walk along the shingle beach and coastal path.
Something for all the family Landguard Fort, Felixstowe Museum, Bird Observatory and Nature Reserve, Visitor Centre and Britain's biggest and busiest container port....Port of Felixstowe.