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“Wonderful house, wonderful location, wonderful room”
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Dunan House
Ranked #5 of 17 Aldeburgh B&B and Inns
Tooting
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75 reviews
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“Wonderful house, wonderful location, wonderful room”
Reviewed 2 August 2011

This is a lovely bed & breakfast on a quiet back road in Aldeburgh. When we arrived we had a 'wow' moment seeing the large house & beautiful gardens with views across the Aldeburgh Marshes.

Simon & Ann are good hosts. As previously mentioned they are attentive but not intrusive. The house is decorated with quirky artefacts and from around the world and various artworks. Simon has a studio at the back of the house and I suspect many of the pieces are his own work.

We had the top room which includes a small sitting room and good sized bathroom facing the marshes. As advised before some may struggle lugging heavy cases up the 2 flights of stairs to get up here.

Breakfast was very good with fresh fruit (mango, strawberries, kiwi, blueberries), yoghurt, cereals, a good quality English breakfast and unlimited freshly ground coffee and loose-leaf tea. They also have locally produced tomato sauce & some very nice preserves for toast.

Aldeburgh town is a short walk via back lanes. A footpath besides the tennis courts opposite (£2.50 per hour) leads to fields alive with birds & butterflies and then along the river before looping back to town. This is a very peaceful 1 hour walk.

We really enjoyed our 2 nights at Dunan House and I have already recommended it to others.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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dunan1, Owner at Dunan House, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
Hi djburns of Tooting. Great review. Many thanks. Please come again.
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

This lovely house is placed behind the town in a quiet road, and yet within easy walking distance to everything in the town. Our spacious room was bright and comfortable overlooking a generous garden. Breakfast was excellent and we were well looked after by our hosts.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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north wales
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

As others have said this is a lovely house with great beds. It maybe that high occupancy rates are having the effect of making this b&b feel more of a business than a home. On arrival having given our Christian names we were then asked for our full names for checking which made us feel unwelcome - they only have three rooms. Following this, there was no small talk it was straight up to the room. There was plenty of local information in the room and a beautiful laminated street plan of Aldeburgh drawn by Simon. The room had good seating and lighting and the view into the garden was very restful. Room was clean but please can someone vacuum the wall-mounted heater in the bathroom which was covered in dust. Breakfast was good but mininmal amounts of toast and butter put out. One final point, other b&bs usually ask for a nominal deposit, here it is 50%

Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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dunan1, Owner at Dunan House, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
Dear NorthWalesFellwalker. Great apologies for your less than warm reception. We are working on this and trying harder. So glad you noticed my attempt at map drawing. As for toast and butter next time please do an Oliver Twist - the supply is unlimited. S
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London
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Reviewed 6 June 2011

We stayed 3 nights in this gorgeous B&B during May/June. The house is glorious, high ceilings and amazing art. The owners were very gracious and welcoming without being at all intrusive - we had keys to come and go.

Breakfast to die for! Thick bacon, homemade bread/jam and eggs from the hens in the garden.

We stayed on the top floor which has a large double room, huge bathroom with lux shower and a second smaller children's bedroom. Ideal for a small family, was nice to be able to close the children's door when they went to bed (often find in a hotel we are all in the same room and have to go to be at 8pm!). It's worth pointing out the bathroom is accessed through the children's room - though ours were so tired after days on the beach it wasn't really a problem.

House is on a private road and very peaceful - we woke up to birdsong each morning. Around an 8 min walk into town - nice to be able to walk for dinner or fish and chips on the beach without needing the car. Tennis courts and great children's playground down a country path across the road. All very lush, green and pretty.

Highly recommend, 3 nights here felt like a real treat and at a really reasonable rate.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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dunan1, Owner at Dunan House, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
Dear Little Miss Twins. Thank you for a smashing review. We love to have children staying yours were especially charming. S
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Tunbridge Wells
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Reviewed 15 February 2011

Ann and Simon were great and helpful but nicely discreet.
Top floor accommodation large and excellent with good sitting area and views but may be difficult with large suitcases.Perhaps the sink area in bathroom might have been cleaned daily and need to make sure dirty towels left on the floor.
Top class breakfasts - cooked to order.
Very convenient for the Aldeburgh music festivals.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Baden-Baden, Germany
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Reviewed 13 October 2010

Beautiful house in a superb location, less than 10 minutes' walking distance from the city centre. The hosts' genuine good taste adds to the charming character of the house. Perfect for a couple with little children (attic room).

Hosts very friendly in a sincere, relaxed way. Very child-friendly. Nothing to add to the rave breakfast reviews :-)

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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cambridgeshire
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Reviewed 20 February 2010

It was our third trip to Dunan House in december of last year and as usual Annie and Simon welcomed us into their lovely home and helped us to feel relaxed with their gentle, quiet ways. We have now stayed in each of their visitor's rooms and they are all beautifully and thoughtfully furnished and designed.

In spite of the bitter and freezing weather, Aldeburgh is always a wonderful place to visit. The town is charming and the beach and sea are ever changing and exhilerating - whatever the weather - and such a great place to walk. To top it all, Annie and Simon make a fab breakfast - and veggie - if that's how you like it. We just can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dunan House
Address: 41 Park Road, Aldeburgh IP15 5EN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Aldeburgh
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Aldeburgh
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dunan House is in the quiet part of the beautiful seaside town of Aldeburgh; looking out over the marshes to the river and beyond. The house is slightly grand, set back from the road in the centre of a large garden with many mature trees. You hardly feel you are in the town and yet the high street, shops, pubs, restaurants, cinema and the beach are all within a 10 minute walk. Inside, the rooms are spacious and comfortable. There is interesting art and craft throughout the house. Breakfast is pretty good too and includes fresh eggs from the Dunan House hens. ... more   less 

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