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The Retreat

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Aldringham, near Aldeburgh, Suffolk
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Nestled within 4 acres of woodland, this is the perfect retreat for couples looking to relax and enjoy this tranquil location.

This unique, detached lodge is located in calming woodland surroundings, where guests can sit out on the decking and relax with marsh harriers and hobbies flying overhead. Enjoy some of the 29 different recorded species of butterflies. With the owner living on site, The Retreat is nestled only a mile from the beach at Thorpeness and 2 miles from Aldeburgh, making it the perfect getaway. Inside there are two double bedrooms, plus two bathrooms, making it idyllic for couples holidaying together. The comfy seating and cosy wood burner provides a warm and homely ambience, perfect for snuggling down with your loved ones on an evening. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space:
With wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 36" Freeview TV, DVD player and patio doors leading to decking.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Decked area with garden furniture. 4-acre natural grounds with woodland. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced lake in the grounds, 200 yards away.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017
    This place is heaven on earth. If you want tranquillity and solitude, it is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and unwind. At night you can listen to the foxes calling, owls hooting, stags bellowing. During the day, you can listen to the birds before heading out the many nature reserves and then enjoy one of the many lovely local pubs in the evening. We'll definitely be back again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/08/2017
    We had an absolutely brilliant holiday, so peaceful and relaxing. The retreat is very tastefully decorated and set in beautiful grounds. It is near to the lovely Suffolk coast. We would definitely highly recommend this for families and couples.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2017
    Fantastic place to stay to relax. Great location. Close to Aldeburgh for shops, beach and food. Lovely work to Thorpeness.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/04/2017
    The Retreat is a beautiful quiet spot, ideal for a relaxing break. The grounds are wonderful and the miniature donkeys make them even better. The cottage is a good size with excellent - sit on the log for breakfast its fantastic!!

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