River Cottage

Iken, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star Gold
  • River retreat for a family or two couples on the banks of the River Alde in one of Suffolk’s prime spots for wildlife. Comfortable, modern accommodation in an attractive cabin with frontline estuary views.

You can book this property from:

  • £700 per week
  • £100 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack


  • Family friendly


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Private parking


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


Sit back and relish the absolute peace as the sun dips down over the estuary. As the sky flows through myriad shades and the bird song fades, you know this will be a retreat to remember.

River retreat

Imagine your very own wood cabin, beautifully styled and with the ultimate river location. One of Suffolk’s prime spots for wildlife and natural beauty at the bottom of your garden, all yours to enjoy and relish at your very own river retreat. Set back on the banks of the River Alde near Iken where the river takes on the tide, this modern cabin offers comfortable accommodation in something of a scenic sanctuary. Your garden leads down to the river whose waters form the vibrant backdrop to all your views.

Those from the open plan living area are particularly fine. Vaulted picture windows take up one entire corner of the house giving you frontline vistas from the comfy sofa. Lofty ceilings and lots of natural light add to the feeling of space, mirrored in the endless estuary views outside. Sit back in the garden with a little something and take in the evening spectacle of sundown. Watch the sky turn one vibrant shade orange after another as only Suffolk sunsets know how in the very essence of a Constable painting. Or beat the early birds to catch the first of the morning rays as they rise up and reach along the river to your retreat.

And finally, outside to explore that river. Something of a sanctuary for wildlife, this is a haven for bird watchers as well as anyone who loves messing about on the river. Find your quiet spot for twitching – marsh harriers and avocets are common visitors and you may even spot a seal or two – or hire a canoe or row boat and take a turn on the estuary. And for those who really want to get into the river, how about a spot of ‘mud-larking’?

Bedrooms and bathrooms

This river cabin sleeps 4 in two spacious bedrooms, the master with French windows to the garden and river. A family bathroom with walk-in shower completes the accommodation.


We have stayed at a number of Suffolk self-catering properties. This one was outstanding, both in its comfort and location - the views are exceptional and it is also ideally located for visiting the Suffolk coast and countryside

Mrs Denise B,

The Suffolk secret team in Aldeburgh are a very good team of people to deal with. The property was everything we wished for and the location was ideal for us. This time even the weather was as requested!! Thank you all very much. We have already booked for next year.

Previous Customer,

Location was beautiful and very peaceful.

Mr Christopher H,