This B&B massively exceeded our expectations as the website really doesn't do the place justice. This accommodation comprises a gorgeous holiday- let style building, which is beautifully presented,full of character, well equipped and very private. Ellen is a very hospitable host and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone staying in Suffolk.
The accommodation has Wifi (although the speed is very slow), a selection of books, DVDs, towels, shower gel, iron, kitchenette,which includes cutlery, crockery, kettle range of fruit teas and filter coffee. There is also a lovely private garden attached to the cottage with outside table and chairs. Ellen also provides bread, fruit, cheese, ham. yoghurt , range of cereals etc for breakfast.
Ellen was also very flexible regarding our checkout time on the Sunday- which was good because we had been to a wedding the night before and were up very late the next day!
My only criticism is that the website could do with being updated to include more info on the cottage itself (as fascinating as the history of the building is) and our sleep was slightly disturbed by birds (?!!) in the roof- but I guess that's what you get in the countryside!!!
Overall though 10/10.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Mill, dating from 1797, overlooks the village of Snape and The Maltings Concert Hall (a short walk away) on the River Alde beyond. It was originally converted in 1937 by Benjamin Britten where he lived until 1947, and where he composed 'Peter Grimes.'The property still retains the character that Britten bought to it, but has been updated in recent years, and now offers very comfortable accommodation in either of two separate cottages within the grounds. Both have their own private entrance and their own garden in which you will find picnic tables, chairs and a barbecue. Each has a small kitchen with sink, a microwave oven/grill, a refrigerator, kettle, toaster, and the various other accouterments you would expect to make your stay comfortable and convenient. We will provide an extensive 'continental' breakfast in your cottage, to your requirements. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Old Mill Snape, Suffolk, England