Welcome to River View B&B

If you're looking for a Bed & Breakfast close to the Suffolk coast with extraordinary views of a stunning estuary and accommodation offering privacy, comfort and style…well, you've come to the right place!

Completely refurbished in 2022, River View sits on the southern bank of the Alde estuary at Iken Cliff, near Aldeburgh in Suffolk, one mile down stream of the renowned Snape Maltings concert hall, café, shops and pub.

River View overlooks the estuary as it winds its way from the Suffolk coast, past historic Iken Church and on up to Snape Bridge and the Maltings. Bird life is in abundance including avocet and a multitude of other waders, while common seals can be seen on the mudbanks when the tide falls, or swimming in the river channel.

Bird watching at the RSPB's reserve at Minsmere is half an hour's drive away and close by is Orford and Framlingham with their respective ancient castles. The seaside town of Aldeburgh is 15 minutes away, while Thorpeness, Woodbridge and Southwold are within easy reach, not forgetting the pretty villages of Walberswick and Dunwich. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, River View really does offer a unique location for a short-break stay in a wonderful part of the country.

River View is available for B&B guests only - there is no kitchen for self-catering. It is available for a minimum stay of two nights throughout the year, for 2 people maximum in one or two bedrooms (tents cannot be erected in the garden to accommodate extra persons!).

Once you have booked River View, the entire space is yours and completely private. There will be no other customers sharing the accommodation (described below).

Entrance Hall: Three steps up to enter, wooden floored hall with cupboards including coat hanging space and fridge.

Bedroom 1: King-sized double bed in 'The River Room' – no prizes for guessing why we call it that. Beautifully decorated, it has amazing views of the estuary and countryside beyond. It has a luxuriously comfy bed, top quality bed linen, built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bedroom 2: 'The Garden Room' features two single beds, with top quality bed linen. Stunningly decorated, and with a garden view of rhododendrons, a copper beech tree, hedging and lawn. This room also has a built-in wardrobe and small chest of drawers.

Open plan living and breakfast room: A large window offers expansive views to the estuary, with a sofa, two armchairs, coffee table and smart TV all part of the living area. The breakfast area includes a table, sideboard dresser and digital radio including Bluetooth for linking with your mobile phone.

Bathroom: A modern walk-in shower, WC and washbasin – and not a bad view either!

Private garden: Lawn area and outdoor table and chairs.

Parking: There is off-road parking for two cars.

Wifi: There is free wifi.

Further information:

  • Check in time is from 4pm. Check out time is 10.30am
  • Strictly no pets
  • Strictly no smoking in River View B&B
  • No parties or events
  • No additional guests without prior agreement
  • Children from 13yrs of age
  • Any guests displaying inappropriate behaviour will be required to leave immediately

River View B&B Cottage

River View B&B Cottage Interior

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