Dunan House B&B is closing this year.
We will not be taking bookings past 17 September.
Simon and Annie are off to pastures new.
Thank you to all the lovely people who have made the last 14 years so much fun

Dunan HouseFirst floor twin/double roomBreakfast room

Telegraph Travel"Here is an example of a straightforward, homely and unpretentious B&B...
that gets it absolutely right"

Fiona Duncan - The Sunday Telegraph - click here for full review

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  • Double rooms from £80 to £100 per night incl. breakfast
  • Single occupancy £70 to £90 per night incl. breakfast
  • All rooms en suite
  • Twin room
  • Double room
  • Family accommodation
  • High Street and beach a short walk
  • Cooked breakfasts -
    (home grown, local and wild when possible)
  • Off street parking
  • Children welcome
  • Free WiFi
  • No pets or smoking
  • Limited single night booking availability


The house was built by Newson Garrett, father of feminist pioneers Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Millicent Fawcett in 1893. The house is full of colour and interesting artworks. There is a big garden and ample parking space. Park road is a private road in the quiet and wooded part of Aldeburgh opposite the town tennis courts away from the bustle of the summer crowds. The footpath beyond the front gate leads to the marshes and the river. In the other direction Aldeburgh high street and the beach are less than a 10 minute walk. Aldeburgh town is full of good shops and great places to eat and drink.

Ann Lee and Simon Farr have run Dunan House B&B for quite a few years now. Ann also works as a studio potter (www.annleecedamics.co.uk) and Simon as an illustrator (www.simonfarr.co.uk).

Please contact us by pone or email if you have problems booking online.

View of River AldeGarden gateGardenAriel view of Dunan House

photo gallery

The accommodation:

Top Room - 2nd floor double/family with an attached smaller room with single sofa/bed, plus bathroom with bath, shower, loo and handwash basin. Bathroom access is through the single bedroom. There is an additional single "Z bed" and cot available for families. Great views over the marshes to the river and beyond.

East Room - first floor double/twin with views over the garden. Bathroom with bath, shower, handwash basin and loo.

West Room - first floor double with views over the garden toward the river. Shower room with loo and handwash basin. This is a lovely sunny room (weather permitting!)

Summer room - first floor double (available mid June to October), with shower, loo and handwash basin plus french widows with Juliette balcony overlooking the garden towards the river.

All rooms have TV, DVD player, radio, hot drink facilities and hair dryer.

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If you are making a booking please note...

  • You will be asked to pay a 50% deposit.
  • Payment is by cash, card or payment online.
  • Cancellation - if you give us more than 2 weeks notice you automatically get your money back minus £10. With less than 2 weeks notice you only get your money back if we manage to let the room.
  • Preferred arrival time is between 5.00 - 6.30pm. Please don't arrive early, and let us know if you are going to be late.
  • Departure time by 10.30 am please.
  • During the winter, bedrooms can be heated with electric heaters during the day, central heating comes on late afternoon.
  • Your room is your space, come and go as you please, other than long stays we do not do a hotel type service other than change cups and empty bins.
  • We have 7 hens (usually) and two cats.
  • We cannot take your pets, unfortunately, as our pets don't like them.
  • This is our family home, please respect our privacy in other parts of the house and garden.
  • When you first arrive please knock and wait to be welcomed in. 

What's for breakfast?
Fruit juice (sometimes even home grown grape juice), porridge or cereal, fruit salad, stewed fruit from the garden, yogurt
Cooked breakfast - eggs (fried, poached, scrambled, boiled etc) bacon, mushrooms (sometimes wild but they calm down when cooked), tomatoes. We use sunflower oil for frying.
Toast, honey, home made jams, and marmalade. Croissants (let us know the night before).
All sorts of leaf tea or ground coffee.
We are happy to cater for vegans, vegetarians, celiacs and any other dietary requirements.

Contact Ann or Simon.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Breakfast delights!

Some Useful Links:

Aldeburgh guide - shops, taxis etc
Natural environment
Suffolk Tourist Guide
Benjamin Britten - The Red House
RSPB Minsmere
Music at Snape Maltings
Aldeburgh Cinema
The Suffolk Coast
"A perfect retreat; moonlight through the attic windows. Charming hosts, delicious breakfasts and all of the Suffolk coast to explore." Leonie – London
"I must admit this was the best weekend ever. In the mornings we had a free bird consert. You should come here often. It's GREAT"" Cheznie aged 8
"Thank you for a lovely stay - great welcome, wonderful house and garden and the freshest eggs!" Mary – Addiscombe
"We could not have hoped for a better place to stay. At every turn there is something new and exciting to see in this wonderful house" David, Anne, Fred and Jack – London N2
"It has been lovely to stay in such a fabulous house. The family room was perfect for the three of us...great art"" Mary, Rob and Harvey
"Exceptional - everything. Every aspect of our stay perfect, wish we could have been here longer" Enid and Chris – Hebden Bridge
"Can we take the bed with us? A very comfortable stay, beautiful surroundings. A welcome breath of fresh air." Clare, Walthamstow
"We are rough, tough yachtsmen. But we are glad we have found the best B&B in the world" Richard and Tim
"Best sleep for four whole years, totally relaxing and wonderful" Tim – St Albans

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