Just a hop and a skip from Aldeburgh High Street, on the Suffolk coast, Cotmandene is a stunning 5 bedroom seaside house that belongs to Lulu Townsend, Founder of Chic Retreats.  Beautifully furnished and decorated with Farrow and Ball paints, Manuel Canovas, Osborne and Little, Jane Churchill and Designers Guild fabrics Cotmandene showcases Lulu's love of colours, art and travel.  Cotmandene is a home, not a sterile or fusty holiday house. Sleeping up to 10 people this Chic Retreat is the perfect place to stay for a British seaside holiday and there is no Suffolk town more charming than Aldeburgh. Children are welcome at this Chic Retreat and they will love spending time on the beach hunting for amber and the coastal walks. Tennis courts are just 5 minutes walk and golf (the choice of 2 courses) is just 5 minutes by car. Enjoy a BBQ in the garden or a game of pool or darts in the pool room.  The playroom has plenty of toys and games for children to use and there is a TV with DVD player and a great choice of DVDs.   For those looking for a home to stay in during the Aldeburgh Festival, then look no further, the location of Cotmandene can't be bettered and those used to boutique hotels won't be disappointed.  During the winter months, curl up by the open fire and enjoy a mug of coffee from the Nespresso machine. Early booking for the summer months is recommended.


Cotmandene is perfectly located at the top of the town steps in Aldeburgh.  Just minutes from the shops (there is wonderful butcher and delicatessen), it is also just a short walk away from the beach, the boating pond and the Aldeburgh Yacht Club for those who enjoy sailing or who are looking to learn.  Tennis is 5 minutes walk and Aldeburgh and Thorpeness Golf Clubs are just 5 minutes by car. Snape Maltings is 10 minutes down the road where you can enjoy some wonderful concerts and productions throughout the year as well as some great shopping. The Aldeburgh Festival takes place in June every year and attracts a cultural and artistic crowd from all around the world.  Aldeburgh High Street itself has some great shops and a wonderful ice cream and sweetie shop for the children. Aldeburgh cinema is on the High Street and shows one film at a time, wonderfully old-fashioned children love watching a film here. During the summer months enjoy all the family activities at the Thorpeness Country Club incluing bingo, family barbecues, tennis, children's games and much much more.


The kitchen at Cotmandene is fully-fitted with everything you need; washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and gas oven and hob.  The table seats 10 people and a high chair is provided.  There is a large Weber BBQ in the garden with outdoor seating for up to 14 people. Salters Butcher on the High Street sells some of the best sausages in Suffolk! If you want to eat out try the Regatta - very child friendly, or The Lighthouse, both have a great atmosphere and a daily changing menu.  If your children are early risers why not take them to Munchies on the High Street and enjoy a warm pain au chocolat or croissant and pick the papers up on the way back.  Meet the fisherman as they return to the beach and enjoy their catch of the day.  

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Room type Mar 2017 Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018
Cotmandene (1 - 6 people) £1600 £1600 £1600 £2000 £2000 £2000 £2000 - - - - - -
Cotmandene (7 - 10 people) £1850 £1850 £1850 £2500 £2500 £2500 £2500 - - - - - -
Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is GBP.

Rates at Cotmandene are per week.  A minimum 6 night stay is required over Christmas and New Year.  Minimum three night stays are available on request.



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