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Serendipity, Aldeburgh (Air Manage Suffolk)

Entire apartment hosted by Harry
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2 baths
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'Serendipity' is a superbly located two storey apartment on Aldeburgh high street. Recently re-decorated and ideally suited to either a family holiday or a couples getaway. Both bedrooms are en-suite and the super-king bedroom can be set up as a twin bedroom if requested in advance.

The property has a very comfortable and cosy kitchen / living area with a wall mounted television. The apartment is well equipped and perfectly suited to exploring Aldeburgh and the surrounding areas.

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Aldeburgh is a pretty coastal town on the river Alde and enjoys breathtaking views both seawards and following the river Alde inland towards Orford. Its name comes from 'Alde Burgh' meaning "old fort" and the town’s history is closely linked to the changes time and Mother Nature have wrought to the coastal map.
Aldeburgh was once an important Tudor port and its shipbuilders were responsible for Francis Drake’s ‘Golden Hind’. But over time the River Alde silted up taking its toll on the town’s fortunes, and coastal erosion swept away the heart of its old town. Some historic buildings have survived the centuries, such as 400-year old Moot Hall (pictured above), the Norman Church and a Martello tower.
Aldeburgh had to wait until the 19th Century fashion for beaches and craze for sea air brought back visitors in quantity, establishing it as a popular seaside resort.
Today Aldeburgh is famous for many things - good food, great fish & chips, Aldeburgh Music, Maggi Hamblings' Scallop on the beach, as well as a vibrant art and music scene. There are several Art Galleries in the town including one from Caroline Wiseman based in the iconic South Lookout.
The historic Jubilee Hall built in 1887 and nestled on the seafront, is home to the Aldeburgh Literary Festival which takes place every March, as well as many other music, performance, theatre, festivals, talks, fairs and more throughout the year. The Jubilee Hall has played an important part in the cultural history of Aldeburgh and continues to promote and support the arts.
Aldeburgh is also famous as the home of composer Benjamin Britten and his partner Peter Pears. There are many reminders of his life about the town and you can visit St Peter and St Paul's Church in the town where he is buried.
Every June a classical music festival takes place at nearby Snape Maltings. This festival was founded by Britten along with Eric Crozier and Peter Pears in 1948. It has taken place ever since and is a fitting tribute to the three.
One of the most controversial monuments celebrating the life of Benjamin Britten is 'The Scallop', created by local artist Maggi Hambling. This sea shell sculpture sits on Aldeburgh's beach to the north of the town. There have been petitions to have the shell removed as some see it as a blot on the landscape which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but others feel it is a perfect reminder of Britten and a good tourist attraction!

Far from being a 'look, don't touch' piece of art, visitors are encouraged to sit on the Scallop and watch the sea. Britten himself loved the view so much he took a walk on the beach every afternoon.

For weekend seadogs Aldeburgh has a very active yacht club and teaches sailing to juniors and adults. There are also two popular golf courses, all-weather tennis courts, a boat lake and, of course, excellent swimming.

Aldeburgh’s strong local community shares activities and knowledge with the visitor, providing poetry and arts and craft residential courses. The pretty high street has craft, food and antiques shops, independent boutiques as well as some national chains, plus a myriad of pubs and an independent cinema.

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Please note, should government restrictions come into force that don't allow you to travel we will issue a full refund and disregard the cancellation policy.
'Serendipity' is a superbly located two storey apartment on Aldeburgh high street. Recently re-decorated and ideally suited to either a family holiday or a couples getaway. Both bedrooms are en-suite and the super-king bedroom can be set up as a twin bedroom if requested in advance.

The property has a very comfortable and cosy kitchen / living area with a wall mounted television. The apartment is well equ…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

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Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Hangers
Iron
Essentials
Hair dryer
Washer
TV
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Aldeburgh, England, United Kingdom

Hosted by Harry

Joined in December 2014
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I have lived in Suffolk for over 20 years and now run Air Manage Suffolk, a holiday letting company with over 50 properties under management across Suffolk.
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House rules
Check-in: After 5:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported. Learn more
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