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.
- 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