Cliff Cottage, Iken Suffolk

An idyllic retreat on the Alde Estuary in Suffolk

Nestling in a secluded position with one of the finest views in East Anglia. A birdwatcher’s or sailor's paradise and a fantastic place for a holiday. Cliff Cottage sleeps up to seven and is available for rent by the week from Friday to Friday.



On the Ground Floor

Ground Floor: Living Room
Ground Floor: Dining Conservatory

An L shaped, open plan room focusing on, at one end, a mellow open fireplace with French doors opening onto a wide verandah with superb views,

large screen television, telephone and wifi.

At the other end is a designer conservatory/dining/kitchen with granite work surfaces and centred on a green electric Aga.

Dishwasher, microwave, 2 ring electric hob, drinks fridge, ironing board, vacuum cleaner, CD player, radio

Utility room: Fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dog sleeping area.

Heating: under-floor heating and night storage heaters.

Downstairs lavatory and basin.

External power shower.


Master double bedroom with large fitted wardrobe, antique pine furniture, large en-suite bathroom. Airing cupboard.

Twin Bedroom UpstairsTwin-bed room with a third bed under the eaves, basin, fitted wardrobe.

Bedroom 3; a small double bedroom with a fitted wardrobe.

Family bathroom.

Secondary airing cupboard

Upsairs Double BedroomThe Inventory

Cooking equipment and cutlery, plates, glasses etc. for up to eight. Duvets, pillows and blankets.

Check list for you to bring: Duvet covers, sheets, pillowcases, towels and drying up cloths.

The Position

Fully fitted KitchenCliff Cottage is to be found down a sandy lane in a secluded spot overlooking the Alde Estuary. It is one of the most magnificent positions in East Anglia. The estuary is part of the Suffolk Heritage Coast, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and, with its amazing wildlife, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The cottage is within easy reach of Snape, Aldeburgh, Orford, Minsmere, Thorpness and Havergate Island. The nearest railway stations are at Wickham Market and Saxmundham.

"Cliff Cottage has the best views in Suffolk!"

Things to do

  • Bird Watching
    At low tide, the River Alde is a haven for birds - indeed the estuary is frequented by a fantastic collection of wildfowl and waders; avocets, curlews, herons, widgeon and sheld duck can be seen regularly from the house. The garden also attracts the usual selection of small birds. The RSPB reserves of Minsmere and Havergate Island are within easy reach.

    There are details of all the interesting local places to visit, a selection of games, puzzles and books and, if all else fails, there is a cinema in Aldeburgh!

    Visit the RSPB website for more information about the River Alde.

  • Boating and Sailing
  • Painting
  • Walking & Cycling
  • Music


There is alots to do at Cliff cottage


Cliff Cottage is let by the week from Friday to Friday. Prices for 2016  are on the Calendar above: Electricity is included in the prices. A 25% deposit is asked for at the time of booking with the balance to be settled at least a month before the period of occupancy begins; detailed joining instructions and a map will be sent at this stage.

Children and dogs are welcome - but dogs are only allowed in the utility room.

The bracken covered bank and the river pose obvious dangers. The owners cannot accept responsibility for any accidents, however caused.


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