Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • A luxury house rental bythe seaside

  • Idyllic location

  • Great for families

Chic Treats

Only when you book with Chic

Room upgrade

Early check-in/out

Welcome drinks

  • Overview

    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 much-loved home, not a sterile or fusty holiday house and Lulu's love for travel is evident throughout the house. Sleeping up to 10 people this Chic Retreat is the perfect place to stay for a relaxed 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, the boating pond, 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.  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 10 people. Salter & King Butcher on the High Street sells award-winning meat and 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 grill their catch of the day on the BBQ. 

  • Facilities

    car parking

    child friendly



    pets allowed

    tennis court


  • Location

    6 Park Lane, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, United Kingdom

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    The 5 rooms at Cotmandene sleep up to 10 people (plus a baby).  There are 2 rooms with superking size beds (one en-suite), a double (en-suite), a single and a very large room with 4 single beds, ideal for children.  The bedlinen is a mixture of Josephine Home and the White Company ensuring the best night sleep.  A travel cot (and highchair) and bed linen to match is available free of charge for those staying with small children.  WiFi is available free of charge throughout the whole house (but there is no landline).  The rooms are decorated in Jane Churchill, Manuel Canovas and Designers Guild with splashes of colours throughout the rooms as well as lots of personal touches from Lulu. It is not in perfect decorative order or immaculate as is used throughout the year by repeat guests and families who live in and love the house as their own.

    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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  • Conditions
    Cancellation policy

    There is a 50% deposit required when making a booking and a 6 week cancellation period. The remaining 50% is payable 6 weeks before arrival date.

    A refundable £250 damages deposit is also taken and a credit card number should any damages exceed this.

  • Rates
    Room Type Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018
    Cotmandene (1 - 6 people) $2,120 $2,650 $2,120 $2,120 $2,120 $2,120 $2,120 $2,120 - - - - -
    Cotmandene (7 - 10 people) $2,452 $3,313 $2,452 $2,452 $2,452 $2,452 $2,452 $2,452 - - - - -

    Rates indicate cheapest price for the given period and may differ dependent on number of guests. Prices have been converted from GBP at the current exchange rate of = provided by European inter banking rates. Please note: The hotel will quote prices to you in 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.



Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.


Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)



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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)