Happy Days – the coast is clear. From seaside walks with fish and chips in hand to exploring markets and discovering castles. Aldeburgh, Suffolk, is the prime location for your next seaside escape. Settled on the Suffolk coastline and surrounded by marsh land, Aldeburgh is steeped in history. From coastal bombings from the World Wars to the source of England’s richest archaeological discoveries of the Anglo Saxon period, Aldeburgh is a tapestry of those that have lived and loved there. Just under three hours from central London, discover Suffolk’s hidden treasure through Quince founder and Aldeburgh resident, Sarah’s eyes. Our latest addition to the Quince property portfolio, Penty on the Hoo, is designed with hints of the 50’s and 60’s married with our iconic Quince finishes. High on a hill, just minutes to the shore line, there’s so much to explore when staying with Quince.
Take a dip into the Suffolk coastline. With East Anglia being enveloped by countryside and farmland, we think it’s time to focus on the coast. When we think of a seaside staycation, we think of crunching on shells and shingle, local strawberries and cream, and of course, fish and chips. Aldeburgh is the setting of our latest seaside addition at Quince, Penty on the Hoo. It’s the Suffolk home of culture, wildlife, history and art. Explore the East coast with Quince.
Moorings is a wonderful, beautifully presented family home in the heart of Aldeburgh, 5 minutes walk from the beach and the excellent independent shops the town is renowned for. The house is well equipped, very comfortable with a light and airy feel. There are good comfy mattresses and lots of space for all with both a small and large sitting room. It was described as a 'hug' of a house by a guest. The garden is south facing so lovely and sunny with bbq, outside bath, table and chairs for 10-11 people.
Celebrating all things Suffolk seaside. Home to indulgent fish restaurants, seaside art galleries and boutique shops, Aldeburgh offers a unique seaside holiday that takes you back. If you’re looking to bring the family together with minimal effort and maximum fun, we’ve got you covered.
We get it. Trying to find activities for every age is challenging. We’ve been there, done that, and have found our favourite places to visit that the whole family will enjoy.
Putting the sand into the sandwich. The Southwold beach is a local sandy beach with colourful huts along the seafront. Meander along the pier and read the celebratory plaques making you reflect and appreciate, from remembering people to congratulating weddings and birthdays. This special spot is one to be witnessed. Image From Instagram (@harryborrettphotography)
Take a 40 minute coastal walk (or cycle) that has a big treat at the end of it for you. From Aldeburgh to The Dolphin, Thorpeness, you can view the North Sea coastline and then indulge in the nibbles, starters and pub classics. Thorpeness was created by the Scottish playwright Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie for his family, friends, and those who could not afford a holiday home in Aldeburgh. Each of the homes were built in the 1930s and stand today. The Dolphin, Thorpeness - Image From https://www.thorpenessdolphin.com/2017/06/01/garden-room-open/
Plain sailing. Sit by and watch as little ones and boat enthusiasts alike sail their model boats across the Aldeburgh Boat Pond. Open from the end of March and into the summer, this boat pond is right in the centre of the coastline of Aldeburgh. We apologise in advance as the children always want their own model boat themselves! The Aldeburgh Boat Pond - Image From https://www.landscapephotographytuition.co.uk/product/aldeburgh-group-workshop-photography-tuition/
Castle on the Hill. Yes, the very one. Located near Ed Sheeran’s home in the UK, Framlingham Castle was the muse of his hit, Castle on the Hill. Surrounded by a beautiful lake, the castle was once a home to earls and dukes of Norfolk. Take in the view after the spectacular wall walk and see how special this gem truly is. Image From https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/framlingham-castle/things-to-do/
Drink like a fish. The locals feel as though Southwold is a way of life, and Adnams bottles this Southwold way of life. They’ve been brewing for 150 years and have opened their doors to show locals and visitors where the magic happens. There is a selection of brewing and distilling experiences to choose from. You’ll be a brewing wizard in no time. Adnams Distillery, Southwold - Image From https://adnams.co.uk
Old school, hearty and wholesome. The Ship at Dunwich offers a relaxed and informal dining experience filled with nautical nods. Open to early morning crabbers for breakfast, lunchtime snackers and supper searchers all year round. The Ship at Dunwich - Image From https://www.shipatdunwich.co.uk/gallery?lightbox=dataItem-kd00v83t
Horsing around. Created to protect the oldest English breed of a working horse, The Suffolk Punch Trust has an organised breeding programme to create a new generation of the animal. Visit the trust for an outdoor day out in Suffolk with your family. With events and attractions throughout the year, all are welcome. The Suffolk Punch Trust - Image From https://www.thesuffolkpunchtrust.co.uk/meet-our-horses
Protecting the harbour. The Landguard Fort at Felixstowe played an important role in the defence of the East coast of England for over 400 years. Now owned by the Landguard Fort Trust, the historic landmark is open to the public for guided tours through the mazes, tunnels and secret passageways. Landguard Fort at Felixstowe - Image From https://www.landguard.com/galleries/general-gallery/
Keeping it in the family. Owned by twin brothers, The Plough and Snail offers family dining in a spacious, historic pub. Chef Oliver creates quality, seasonal food while using local suppliers. Oliver’s brother Alex mans the front-of-house while offering customers a range of local lagers and ales. The twin brothers also own the Regatta restaurant in Aldeburgh and The Golden Key in Ipswich. Image From https://www.theploughandsailsnape.com
At Quince we know that a getaway isn’t seriously complete without the most important member of the family. No pet peeves wanted, just pure happiness and fun-filled days that your pooches will love too. We provide clean dog bowls for your four legged friends, one less thing for you to remember. There is space for two, very well behaved pups in each of our properties, just get in touch and let us know!