Great taste and character on a wonderful unspoilt coast.
A Jacobean dream full of original character and quirky features.
Stunning textiles and the finest attention to detail
A magnificent antique Oak Four Poster bed like you have never seen before !
Sunday Times 'Coolest 100 Cottages' list,.
|Location of the cottage:
|Number of bedrooms:
|Children / Babies:
||Yes, Up to 3 Children and 1 Baby
|Arrival days (changeover):
||Sunday, Monday, Friday
||2 (Up to 2 Medium dogs allowed, NO CATS)
- Bed Linen Provided
- Bikes Provided
- Cats Accepted
- CD Player
- Central Heating
- Clothes Airer or Washing Line
- Clothes Dryer
- Clothes Washer
- Cooker and Hob
- Cottages that accept Pets
- DVD Player
- Flame Effect Fire
- Garden - Enclosed
- Ground Floor Bath
- Ground Floor Bedroom
- Ground Floor Shower
- Ground Floor Toilet
- High Chair Provided
- Internet Access
- Iron and Board
- King Size Bed
- Off Road Parking
- Open Fire
- Shepherds Hut
- Shower, over Bath
- Shower, Walk In
- Single Storey
- Towels Provided
- Travel Cot Provided
- Wood Burner
Situated on the main road between the A12 & the pretty coastal town of Aldeburgh, it is close to Snape and The Snape Maltings where the Benjamin Britten Music and Arts Centre is based.
Laundry Cottage is a Jacobean dream full of original character and quirky features like the amazing Breton (cupboard) bed, the working 1800's kitchen range and the gorgeous antique Oak Four Poster Bed. The cottage was once home to the miller of Plomesgate Mill.
This luxury cottage is filled with wonderful antiques, beautifully restored surfaces, stunning textiles and the finest attention to detail all combining to provide a very tasteful and completely original Luxury Period Experience.
It is situated 7 minutes from the unspoilt and pretty coastal town of Aldeburgh and is surrounded on three sides by a stunning nature reserve.
Sleeping five guests in three bedrooms, one amazing single, one twin and one magnificent antique Four Poster bed like you have never seen before !
This 5 star self catering cottage is not to be missed !
You enter the cottage through a private little courtyartd that is completely private and ideal for breakfasts into the farmhouse style kitchen; a light and airy room with leaded windows to three aspects.
The kitchen still retains a fireplace with a working Victorian Range and brick floor which together with the beamed ceiling make this a perfect place to settle back by the glow of the coals in the evening after a leisurely meal and allow yourself to be transported back to years gone by.
The kitchen also has a modern electric Bosch double oven and electric hob, dishwasher, fridge and microwave - and someone else blacks the range for you !
There is a quirky old wooden armchair and farmhouse table to gather around for meals.
Behind an old door and winding up from the Kitchen is the narrow staircase to the master bedroom with its fabulous Oak four poster bed, the period oak furniture is complimented by some stunning textiles which make this a wonderfully romantic room,
From the master bedroom you enter a wide inter-connecting corridor which gives access to the twin bedded room, this has two full sized single brass beds and is furnished with antique pine and has a high vaulted ceiling.
In the corridor is a very special and wonderful Breton Bed (3'x6'3"). These beds are like cupboards that are built into the wall and this one has the most amazing, ancient carved sliding doors and within is a full sized single bed - you can take your book and a glass of wine, close the doors and be in a world of your own! Mark is over 6'3" and after trying this bed is now desperate to get one for himself.
The bathroom has a double ended Victorian style roll top bath on ball and claw feet with shower mixer taps, wash hand basin and wc.
Downstairs the kitchen leads through a short hall to the main sitting room which is an absolute gem, it is dominated by the massive inglenook fireplace at the end with its lovely woodburning stove, on either side of the room are big comfy sofas and lush period furnishings and a 27" television.
The owners are avid antique hunters and they have used all their skill in imaginatively in decorating this cottage with wonderful and eclectic period pieces.
This is an exceptional place of great taste and character which is in a wonderful area of unspoilt beauty.
The cottage has its own small courtyard area and private garden which is screened by mature mixed hedging and is covered in rambling roses in Summer.
The restoration and authentic furnishing of this cottage is wonderfully atmospheric and the attention to detail and presentation that Martin and Beverley give it, thoroughly warrant its 5 Star rating by us.
To stay in this cottage is an experience not to be missed !
Cissy's cottage is in a Regency Row attached to 2 small brick barns and a small rambling Regency house. This cluster of buildings is is where The owners live and where they have created the 3 beautiful cottages:Cissy's Cottage, Queenies Cottage and Laundry Cottage which was listed in The Sunday Times 'Coolest 100 Holiday Cottages'.
The place is surrounded by farmed countryside and Nature Reserves.
The owners have carefully planned out the 3 cottages so as to afford all guests the chance to have some privacy with special parts of the garden nicely cut offThere are wonderful walks straight from Laundry as it has direct access to a beautiful Nature Reserve where you can walk to The Tunstall Forest of UFO fame, Snape Maltings where the wonderful Arts, Crafs and Music centre is or round the lakes to the sea side at Aldeburgh on the unspoilt Suffolk Coast.
There are maps provided so you can explore the reserve and link up to the national coastal nature reserves and lakes areas.
The seaside at Aldeburgh is a 7 min drive away and there are unique walks from there along the Orford Ness Nature Reserve or beside the salt lakes to Thorpeness. Aldeburgh is a big Arts Centre with many excellent shops and restaurants and a pretty marina / harbour.
Well behaved Dogs are always welcome, please refer to this web page All About Bringing Pets for charges and how this cottage may suit your pet.
This is a special cottage situated in a very interesting coastal area ideal for guests who like to enjoy the countryside.
Sunday Times chose this cottage as 'Coolest 100 Cottages' list for the UK
Standard Inclusive Features
All prices include vat and everything written below.
Kitchen: all cottages are complete little homes and facilities include modern central heating, refrigerator, hobs, oven and / or microwave, toaster, crockery & serving dishes, cutlery, many utensils, fire-extinguisher, lots of pots & pans, glasses & mugs, kettle, coffee maker, teapot, kitchen towels, oven gloves, olive oil & vinegar, salt & pepper, sugar, herbs, tea, fresh and instant coffee, washing up liquid, cloths, general cleaning materials, etc.
"Welcome Pack": Contains all the freshest ingredients for a 'Proper English breakfast': eggs, bacon, butter, some tomatoes, fruit, a lemon, a litre of milk and a loaf of fresh local bread.
Bathroom: soap, fluffy cotton towels, bath mats, shaver point, toilet brush, toilet roll.
Bedroom: cotton bed linen, wardrobe with coat hangers / chest of drawers, iron, ironing board, hairdryer.
Living room: If your cottage has an open fire or stove then a basket with firewood and a bucket with coal will be provided free and more will be available at cost and there will be firelighters provided, TV, DVD's, stereo CD system, CD's selection, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special 'What To Do' insiders guide to the local area.
Bikes for adults and children.
I have 2 lovely big Canoes at The Old Grove Farm which I may be able to lend to guests if I am around, this would be for a day out
on the River Stour and transportation etc costs £45.
Baby cot and high chair provided in cottages accepting babies (please bring babies bedding).
Water bowl and treat per dog is provided in cottages accepting pets.
What did the guests say:
Sunday, 21st of April, 2013, Amanda :
Lovely cottage really cosy.
Perfect for relaxing get away and escape from the real world.
Excellent – will definitely visit again.
Monday, 15th of April, 2013, Anna:
Laundry Cottage is beautiful, thoughtfully decorated and very cosy.
A gorgeous sponge cake awaited and arrival and our host was really helpful with information about the cottage and the local area.
A wonderful place to celebrate one’s first anniversary!
Friday, 12th of April, 2013, Maria & Jon:
Fabulous time had by all
Monday, 8th of April, 2013, Susan:
Lovely, relaxing, characterful cottage.
Thank you for the groceries and cake – a lovely surprise!
Monday, 1st of April, 2013, Margarita:
Another amazing stay at Bev & Martins wonderful cottages, this time in Laundry Cottage.
From the moment you enter, it’s like walking on to a film set, everything is perfect, from the design, to the comfort, to every little touch and care that Bev & Martin have put into it.
Thank you for a wonderful Easter break and see you again soon.
Friday, 29th of March, 2013, Tony & Kathlyn:
Beautiful cottage, wonderful welcome (+cake), fantastic week.
Would love to come back to try out the other cottages.
Friday, 22nd of March, 2013, Amanda & Fred:
Martin and Bev provide a warm welcome and a wonderful, cosy cottage.
The welcome pack exceeded any possible expectations, wonderful.
Sunday, 17th of March, 2013, Julia & Trevor:
Or ford Bakery bread amazing.
Brilliant sea food lunch at Butley.