Places to Stay
The Alde Valley and East Suffolk are full of good homestays, holiday cottages, B&Bs and hotels. We recommend the following – for more please visit other websites listed below the recommended sites.

B&Bs

Alde Garden ~ www.aldegarden.co.uk ~ Just ½ a mile away. Comfortable tipi / yurt / wagon / indoor accommodation in the grounds of the White Horse pub in Sweffling.

Alde Valley Breaks ~www.aldevalleybreaks.co.uk ~ three miles away in quiet countryside near Bruisyard next to the River Alde.

Rendham Hall ~ www.rendhamhall.co.uk ~ Two miles away. B&B on a working dairy farm; one of the few left in the Alde Valley and home to award winning Mary Belle and Suffolk Meadow dairy herds.

Crown House B&B ~www.crownhousebedandbreakfast.com  ~ Local, 3 double bedrooms with ensuites, plus a fourth bedroom with flexible options.

Crown House Bed and Breakfast ~www.crownhousebedandbreakfast.com  ~ Boutique bed and breakfast here in Great Glemham. Grade II listed Georgian village house.



Holiday Cottages


Valley Farm Cottages ~ www.valleyfarmcottages.co.uk ~ Family owned luxury selfcatering holiday cottages on a stud farm between Snape and Orford. With Views over horse grazed meadows towards the coast.

The Lobster Pot, Orford ~ www.suffolkcottageholidays.com Newly renovated old terraced cottage on Pump St near the bakery.

Crown Cottage, Orford ~ www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/16609208 Newly renovated blue house near the Crown and Castle.

Sweffling Hall Farm ~ www.swefflinghallfarm.wordpress.com ~ Just 1 mile away. Offers holiday cottages, glamping and B&B [up to 10 people] in farm setting in the Upper Alde Valley.

The Wash House Studio ~ www.orfordwashhouse.co.uk ~ A stylish Victorian conversion in it's own space on the coast at Orford.

Suffolk Coastal Cottages ~ www.suffolkcoastalcottages.co.uk ~ Cosy cottages, larger houses and a barn,  full of character, set in some of Suffolk’s loveliest and most unspoilt rural villages, yet within minutes of the stunning Suffolk Heritage Coast.

Best of Suffolk ~ www.bestofsuffolk.co.uk ~ Large selection of well-maintained and comfortable cottages in East Suffolk managed by an award winning team.

Suffolk Secrets ~ www.suffolk-secrets.co.uk~ Family owned company specializing in coastal and inland holiday lets in East Suffolk.

Suffolk Cottage Holidays ~ www.suffolkcottageholidays.com Locally run company with a selection of over 200 holiday cottages in the Suffolk Coastal area.

Suffolk Holiday Cottages ~ www.holidaycottages.co.uk/suffolk A selection of cottages across Suffolk.

Independent Holiday Cottages ~  www.independentcottages.co.uk/suffolk Offering a large selection of independently owned self catering accomodation across England.


 
Hotels

The Bell House Hotel, Saxmundham ~ www.bellhousehotelsax.co.uk ~ a small independent hotel in the heart of the town, just 5 minutes walk from the train station.

The Brudenell, Aldeburghwww.brudenell.co.uk ~ next to the beach at the south end of the historic seaside town.

The Crown & Castle, Orford ~ www.crownandcastle.co.uk ~ set to one side of the old market square within walking distance of the castle, church, bakery, butcher, smokehouses, the village stores and windswept open countryside .. what more could you want !

The Crown Hotel, Framlingham ~ www.framlinghamcrown.co.uk ~ overlooking the historic Market Hill, home to the Tuesday and Saturday street market; cafes, castle, church, deli and butcher all within 400m, and most within 50m.

The Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh ~ www.wentworth-aldeburgh.com/ ~ a warm and very welcoming family-owned hotel a stone’s throw from the beach, overlooking the sea and Aldeburgh’s fishing huts.

The White Lion, Aldeburgh ~ www.whitelion.co.uk ~ recently refurbished with comfortable rooms and a very pleasant bar overlooking the seafront.



Camping and Glamping

Alde Garden, (The Sweffling White Horse) ~ http://aldegarden.co.uk ~ 2 yurts, 1 gypsy caravan, 1 bell tent, 1 hideout 5 small tent pitches and a year-round holiday cottage. One of "6 best British campsites" (The Independent)

Secret Meadows (nr.Woodbridge) ~ www.secretmeadows.co.uk ~ Luxury Lodge Tents set on a 115 acre wildlife site among wooded glades and wildflower meadows. Accommodation units have traditional kitchen, private loo and hot shower.


 
  • Thank you to our sponsors

    Aspall Cyder and Suffolk Coast for supporting this year’s Alde Valley Spring Festival !



  • Pop Up “Hedgerow Tea Rooms”

    Open at Weekends serving cakes and pastries supplied especially for the Festival by chef Peter Harrison.

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  • Try out local pubs :

    Try out local pubs : The Crown Inn, Great Glemham; White Horse, Sweffling; White Horse, Rendham; The Crown and Golden Key at Snape; The Ship Inn, Blaxhall are all within 4 miles.

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  • Come and visit the farm on foot or by bike:

    Free parking for cars – share journeys if you can. Children and families welcome – no dogs please.

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  •  New for 2017 : ‘Writing at Great Glemham”:

    A series of Writing Residencies linked to Farm Suppers each Thursday and Festival Talks each Friday with guests Alistair Carr, Aljos Farjon and Jack Cooke.

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  •  New for 2017 : “Handmade”

    A series of over ten Workshop Residencies and Open Studios showcasing local crafts and heritage skills – inc chair making, knife making, wood turning. Open at weekends and Bank Holidays.

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  •  Meet the Artists:

    Informal guided talks on Sunday afternoons during the Festival from 3-4.30pm.



  •  New for 2017 : To the Moon and Back:

    A new life size bronze by Craig Hudson of Marley the dog on display in the fields.



  • Come and visit the farm on foot or by bike:

    Free parking for cars – share journeys if you can. Children and families welcome – no dogs please.



  • New for 2017 : bronzes from Maggi Hambling:

    Bronzes from Maggi Hambling’s Aftermath series on show in the Farmyard barns.



  • Pop Up “Hedge Quarters Tea Rooms:

    Open at Weekends and Bank Holidays serving cakes and pastries supplied especially for the Festival by chef Peter Harrison.

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  • Don’t forget local market days:

    Mondays at Campsea Ashe auction rooms [with tea room]; Tuesdays at Framlingham; Wednesdays in Saxmundham – and Snape Farmers Market on the first Saturday of the month.

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  • New for 2017 : Festival Exhibition Quercus & Co ~

    New for 2017 : Festival Exhibition Quercus & Co ~ Celebrating the English Oak, Woodland and Widlife – including paintings and drawings by Jelly Green of trees and woodlands from around the UK.

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  • Farm Suppers with Peter Harrison:

    Each Thursday evening during the Festival - £35.50 per person – three courses served at the farmhouse refectory tables by candlelight. BYO beer / wine.

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  •  The Big Spring Picnic Saturday 20th May:

    The Big Spring Picnic takes place on Saturday 20th May. BYO picnic sourced from local shops in Framlingham, Saxmundham, Leiston, Snape, Aldeburgh & Orford ! Booking essential – limited places.

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  • Don’t forget local market days :

    Mondays at Campsea Ashe auction rooms [with tea room]; Tuesdays at Framlingham; Wednesdays in Saxmundham – and Snape Farmers Market on the first Saturday of the month.

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  • New for 2016 :

    ‘Writing at Great Glemham” – a series of Writing Residencies linked to Farm Suppers and Festival Talks.

  •  Spring Festival launches on 22nd April:

    This year’s Spring Festival launches on 22nd April for 4 weeks with a rich programme of Farm Suppers, Festival Talks, Open Studios and Meet the Artists sessions.

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Works for Sale

We have some wonderful works by artists that exhibit at the festival currently for sale. Details >
   
The Festival Shop

Stocking a range of unusual cards, books, walking sticks and other handmade items made on the farm & by local artisans. Details >
   
The Suffolk Chair Collection

The Collection of original early – mid nineteenth century Ball Backs has been set up as a design reference collection. Details >

   
Icon Painting in the Alde Valley

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Food Adventures

We have listed some of the Alde Valleys outstanding food businesses.
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Places to Stay

The Alde Valley and East Suffolk are full of good homestays, holiday cottages, B&Bs and hotels.
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