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Sitting room
Prior's Hill
Dining room
Sitting room and open fireplace
Bay window & games corner
Log fire
Dining room
Sociable kitchen with all you need
Large kitchen island
Relax over breakfast at the kitchen bar
Bedroom 1 (downstairs)
Bedroom 2 (downstairs)
Bathroom downstairs
Bathroom downstairs
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 5
Bedroom 6
Bathroom upstairs
Sunset on the River Alde (photos Tony Pick)
River Alde (photos Tony Pick)
Prior's Hill
Dining room
Sitting room and open fireplace
Bay window & games corner

Prior's Hill, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Sleeps 6 - 12 6 Bedrooms 14 Dining

Luxury coastal holiday house sleeping 12 for weekend get togethers with family and friends in Aldeburgh

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Prior's Hill, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, sleeps 6 - 12 in 6 bedrooms.

Large Arts and Crafts house with lots of character set in a central, quiet, leafy part of Aldeburgh, just 5 minutes’ walk from High Street shops, pubs, restaurants, the sea, marshes, and tennis courts. Ideal for groups of friends and families.

Prior’s Hill was originally built in 1901 by Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (local hero, first woman doctor to qualify in Britain) and has many quirky architectural features. It has a stunning drawing room with huge windows, large bay window seat, open fire and grand piano. This room has often been used by string quartets rehearsing, for singing Master classes or amateur dramatics play readings – and even an exhibition of Constable paintings in the first Aldeburgh Festival in 1948!

The large, airy dining room is made for sitting over long meals and dinner parties. The recently modernised, well-equipped kitchen has electric hob and ovens as well as a traditional gas Aga, island, farmhouse dresser and large American-style fridge. A snug study/TV room is there for those who want a bit of peace and quiet.

Prior's Hill has 6 bedrooms that comfortably sleep 12 (3 doubles, 3 twins). 2 bedrooms and a bathroom are on the ground floor offering easy access for elderly or partially disabled guests. Light streams in throughout the house through the many large and south-facing windows.

Facilities include WiFi throughout, a Sonos music system, 2 TVs, and a washing machine and dryer in a separate laundry room.

The house is set in an exceptionally large garden surrounded by tall Scots pines and lime trees, with a croquet pitch, sunken garden and kitchen garden. In winter there are views down to the Alde river and marshes. The south-facing terrace overlooking the sunken rose garden is a real suntrap - and a wonderful spot for eating outside. There are also 2 picnic benches by the lawn. There is off-street parking for about 4 cars.

Whether you come to Aldeburgh for the music, sailing, golf, painting, birdwatching, walking, cycling or one of its many Festivals – or just to breathe in invigorating North Sea air – Prior’s Hill offers a wonderful base. It is such a special house to stay in, you may never want to leave the grounds.



WiFi throughout. Mobile reception. No landline.


2 spacious bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) and adjacent large bathroom on the ground floor are access-friendly for elderly or partially-disabled people.

Dog Friendly

Dogs are permitted at a cost of £25. Please pick up dog poo. If more than 3 dogs, please check with owner first whether extra cleaning costs apply.


Spacious, recently modernised kitchen with double oven, microwave, induction hob, Aga, American-fridge. Well-equipped for keen cooks.

Dining Room

Traditional-style oak furniture including large round table (seats 8 comfortably), refectory table (seats 6 comfortably), sideboard and hot plate.

Sitting Room

Wow factor! Huge windows, vaulted ceiling, parquet floor, grand piano, open fire, 2 sofas, 2 armchairs, large bay window seat and games corner.

TV and Music Facilities

32” TV+DVD in sitting room, another 22” TV+DVD in study/snug (seats 3 or 4 comfortably). Sonos multi-room music system.

Games Room

The sitting room has a dedicated Games corner with many traditional board games and a card table. There is a croquet set for the croquet lawn.

Heating and Open Fires

Central heating throughout. Open fire in sitting room. 2 additional gas fires in dining room and study. Underfloor heating in downstairs bathroom.


3 double, 3 twin bedrooms. 1 double is accessed through a twin room (i.e. suits a family) and has a zip-bed. 2 bedrooms are on the ground floor.


White bed linen and towels provided.


Downstairs has large separate shower, bath, double basin, loo. An extra loo downstairs. Upstairs has shower in bath and basin. Loo separate.

Children's Facilities

Unusually large garden for a house in town with plenty of space for children to play outside. A cot, high chair and stair gate are provided.


South-facing sheltered patio with garden table and chairs (seats 8). 2 picnic benches on lawn (seat 12). Barbecue. Large garden, croquet lawn + set.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool. The beach is 5 minutes away.


Off-road parking in the grounds for about 4 cars.


As a courtesy to all guests, smoking is not permitted in the house.

Booking Information

Usual changeover day is Friday. Minimum rate 3-nights weekend or midweek. Preferred one-week booking in school holidays, half-terms & Xmas. Deposit 30% payable on booking; full payment 8 weeks before. Damage deposit £250.

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Prior's Hill

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Weekly Price
From £2300
3 Night Weekend
From £1600


Prior’s Hill is in the centre of Aldeburgh in a quiet private road. It is a 2-minute walk to the marshes (good dog walks) & public tennis courts, and 5-minute walk to the beach and High Street shops.

  • Nearest bus stop at Fort Green, Aldeburgh is 5 minutes away.
  • Saxmundham station 7 miles. Ipswich Station 25 miles (Manningtree Station is easier for trips to London). Taxi details available on request.
  • Aldeburgh.
  • High Street shops are 5-minutes walk away (bakery, butcher, greengrocer, delicatessens, supermarket). Fish is sold on the beach. Saxmundham has Waitrose. Snape and Southwold have many artisan shops.
  • High Street is 5-minutes walk away and has several cafes and restaurants (The Lighthouse, Regatta, DPs, Brasserie Bleu, Prezzo) as well as pubs and Aldeburgh's two legendary fish and chip shops!
  • Norwich Airport 47 miles. Stansted Airport 76 miles. City Airport 103 miles.

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