Albion House

Snape, Woodbridge and Orford

  • Outstanding views over the valley towards Snape Maltings and the Alde river, this lovely self catering property sleeping up to 4 is superbly furnished and is ideal for concert goers, walkers, cyclists and anyone visiting the Suffolk coast.

You can book this property from:

  • £546 per week
  • £78 per night


Special Features

  • WiFi

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking


A delightful and very spacious property for up to 4, beautifully furnished in keeping with its Edwardian style. Featuring large rooms and a charming attic area, Albion House is located at the top of a hill, overlooking the beautiful countryside of the Suffolk coastal area. With the Alde river and the world famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall just a 10 minute walk from the property, Albion House is ideally located to enjoy all that Snape has to offer. 

ALDEBURGH 6 miles, ORFORD 7.5 miles, SOUTHWOLD 18 miles, DUNWICH 17 miles WOODBRIDGE 11 miles 

Albion House Studio is a delightful self-catering property with rooms that overlook open fields and farmland. It accommodates up to four guests (2 in the very spacious sitting room which itself has an en suite bathroom) and has been beautifully furnished in keeping with the Edwardian style of the house. The bright spacious rooms include a charming attic room for artists, writers, calligraphers and book lovers. 

The property is located in the centre of the village close to the shop and three pub/restaurants, and is just a short stroll from the world-famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home to the Aldeburgh Festival. Opera, jazz, and literary festivals are presented throughout the year.

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Albion Studio is close to a glorious river, and is wonderfully located for exploring the Suffolk Heritage Coast.

About the Property: Albion House Studio has been recently refurbished to create an incredibly spacious and utterly delightful holiday home for up to four people. The bedroom has a super king, zip and link single bed/s and charming little balcony - ideal for al fresco breakfasts).

The ground floor kitchen/dining room includes a very well-equipped, fully-fitted galley kitchen and attractive dining table overlooking the garden. The first floor bedroom/sitting room has a small balcony with cafe style table and two chairs. The large en suite bedroom has windows on two sides, offering far reaching views of the countryside with the Snape Maltings and the river in the distance. There is both an en suite bathroom and a separate shower, wash basin and w.c. A further flight of stairs takes guests to the 'quiet' room; a studio, writing room or just somewhere for quiet contemplation.

Albion House has a rich history. It was once a convent, home to a dozen or more nuns. The current owners have lovingly restored the house and its outbuildings, converting the stables into The Writer's Studio some three years ago. In 2015, this was made into a totally self-contained holiday home from one half of the original house.  

Charmingly furnished, the owners (both of whom are writers) have included an eclectic selection of books, music and art. Delightful.

The Studio's south-west facing garden is to the front of the house, and is fully fenced and gated. It includes a small lawn area as well as a patio with garden table and chairs. Delicately screened from the path by trees and grasses.

Off road parking for one to two cars. 

Sleeps: 2 + 2 in one super king / zip and link twin bedded room with bathroom. There is a single bed with pull out bed in the sitting room for further guests.

Setting: Situated on high ground in Snape, visitors are within easy walking distance of the village shop and three excellent pubs. The property's location allows visitors to take in views over the Alde Estuary and Snape Maltings, a small complex of shops, restaurants and galleries, as well as the renowned Snape Maltings Concert Hall. 

This property is ideal for: Albion House is the perfect base for those who enjoy walking, cycling, music, art, fine dining or simply relaxing. Snape Maltings Concert Hall has an all year round programme of music and dance in every genre, as well as hosting such events as the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival and FlipSide, a Latin American celebration of the arts. This is also a great place to start a walk, exploring the historic landscape and wonderful natural environment of the Alde valley; either follow your own chosen path (there are many spectacular walks from here) or join one of the guided tours from the Snape Maltings. We also recommend taking one of the boat trips down the river Alde to Iken church, an area naturally rich in wildlife and a haven for wildfowl. You can also book Albion House with the nearby Writer's Studio to accommodate a total of 6 people - perfect for multi-generational family groups.

Suffolk is not completely flat, as anyone who has cycled here will confirm, but the quiet country lanes and pathways provide a picturesque ride with some great pubs and tearooms to punctuate your journey. Snape, Woodbridge and particularly Aldeburgh are rich in art galleries for viewing, collecting or inspiration. You will find a great art shop in Woodbridge that is an Aladdin's cave of art materials, perfect for creating your own landscape masterpiece. 

Eating and Drinking: With three local pubs, all of which offer food from fish and chips to gourmet cuisine, you can dine out without even getting into a car. Further afield, Aldeburgh has some great restaurants; The Regatta and The Lighthouse are both very popular and there is also a good choice of shops selling excellent local produce. 

The historic fishing town of Orford is situated on the rivers Alde and Ore and well worth a visit for lunch, supper or just to explore. Pinney's of Orford have grown oysters at Butley Creek since the 1950s, and their smoke house supplies mouth-watering freshly smoked fish every day. The Crown & Castle, co-owned by Ruth Watson of TV's The Hotel Inspector fame, offers a wonderful menu with great reviews. 
Self Catering: There are several good farm shops nearby; Friday Street Farm Shop on the A1094 just before you get to the A12 and The Farm Cafe and Food Market, Marlesford. There is also a great deli and tea room at Snape Maltings and you can buy groceries and newspapers at the village stores. 

For more information on places to eat and things to do in the area, please take a look at Visit Snape.


Ground Floor

  • Hall with coat stand, door to kitchen/dining room, stairs to first floor.
  • A brand new galley kitchen with hob and oven, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, cafetiere and lots of kitchen equipment. There is a lovely antique dining table in front of the window, 4 chairs and a large dresser with cutlery and china, and a wall mounted TV.

First Floor

  • Cloakroom with wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
  • Bedroom with zip and link singles / super king bed, bedside tables and lamps, easy chair, occasional table and lamp, a flat screen TV and CD Player. French doors lead to a small balcony with cafe style table and two chairs.
  • Shower room with shower.
  • Sitting room with sofa, occasional bed (with trundle below), tables and lamps, chest of drawers, writing desk and chair, two arm chairs and a large selection of books. TV, DVD and CD Player, and Tea & Coffe making facilities. Wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.
  • Large ensuite bathroom with bath and overhead shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.

Second Floor

  • A steep staircase leads to the second floor. Headroom is limited as you enter - this room is not suitable for those with mobility problems. Known as the 'quiet room' there is a desk with typewriter, easel and book stand, and seating, Small TV, space and ambience for yoga or relaxation and Tea & coffee making facilities.


  • The garden is to the front of the property, fenced and gated with a small lawn surrounded by flower beds. Large grasses and trees allow guests privacy whilst sitting at the outside table.


  • Central heating throughout.
  • Bed linen and towels are included but please bring your own beach towels and bedding for the cot, if required. Both synthetic and feather duvets and pillows are available. Please let owners know if you have allergies.
  • In consideration of other guests, please do not smoke in the property.
  • Off street parking for one vehicle.
  • Wifi service is provided. Internet reception can be patchy and the connection provided should NOT be relied on for work use and is unsuitable for games or downloading of films.
  • A welcome basket of tea, coffee, milk, bread, jam, eggs and wine.
  • Washing machine/dryer and iron with ironing board provided.


Thank you Barbara and Jemma for the hospitable welcome, of which we made proper use! This is a return visit for us, and it was good to see that the area is a lovely as ever, and offers as much as we could want or need. A special mention needs to be made of your wonderful collection of books, the best ever in our experience, which have given us lots of ideas for future reading. We had a turbulent week in terms of weather and of politics, but the peace and loveliness of the house and surroundings, especially of a wonderful walk to Iken by the side of the Alde estuary more than mollified it.

Previous Customer,

We have had a very enjoyable two week stay in this lovely home. Many thanks to Barbara and Jemma who made us very welcome. Lovely ladies. A great area to visit with many places of interest. Two good pubs, The Crown and The Golden Key (Harry and team great people in Key). Good food in both. Lovely views out of master bedroom. House well equipped and spotless. Thank you both.’

Previous Customer,

What a fabulous week we’ve had at Albion House! From the wonderful hospitality shown to us from Barbara and Jemma and Oscar – who not only lent us child-friendly DVDs but who looked after our elderly spaniel Lottie when the weather became too hot. We’ve enjoyed exploring Southwold Beach, Framlingham Castle, Woodbridge and Aldeburgh, We will never tire of watching the sunset from the master bedroom – utterly magical. Thank you so much. We hope to see you again soon. Lots of love,

Previous Customer,

Albion Studio is a delightful homely base for visiting so many lovely places. Loved being able to walk to Snape Maltings and the pub with our Cockapoo, Maisie. We were made to feel very welcome on our arrival, with some essentials, and a personal visit from Jemma. When the weather deteriorated we even received a text inviting us to turn on the heating! Beautiful views to the rear of the property and everything provided for our stay – thank you so much.’

Previous Customer,

We have had a lovely week in Suffolk (our third visit to the area). Albion House Studio is a real `home from homr’ with everything we could possibly wish for. Barbara and Jemma made us feel very welcome, including our dog, Marley; and the little extras for him were much appreciated. We loved the huge comfortable bed and the fantastic power shower was the best we have ever had! So many lovely places to visit here – Aldeburgh, Southwold, Woodbridge, Thorpeness. We recommend a boat trip from Oulton Broads, the estuary walk from Snape Maltings , Sutton Hoo and Helmingham Hall gardens (all dog friendly, too).

Previous Customer,

What can we say to do the spacious accommodation justice, other than it is perfect and blissful. Can’t wait to come back!

Previous Customer,

We have had a good week of weather and enjoyed touring this part of Suffolk – here for the first time. Plenty to see – pretty villages, the coast (vulnerable to the North Sea); galleries, coffee shops, the Red House, Dunwich Museum, being some of the highlights. Snape has been a good base to explore from and Albion House Studio flat like a home from home – could have spent lots of time working our way through its `library’. Thanks for a good stay. PS: Oh, yes, the Hollyhocks! And we loved the wild flower road verges – full of colour.

Previous Customer,

We have really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful, well equipped studio. Thank you for the `Welcome’ pack – much appreciated and enjoyed. There is much to explore – a few examples: Snape itself and the Maltings. Walk from Aldeburgh to Thorpeness. Walk to Walberswick to Southwold (Adnams brewery, pier clock, Tiptree shop and sand). Minsmere RSPB (marsh harriers). Woodbridge tide mill, Framlingham, Lavenham.Swift project in Aldeburgh and much more ... and of course Hollyhocks everywhere – gardens, beaches, anywhere – just perfect at that moment.

Previous Customer,