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Dunan HouseFirst floor twin/double roomBreakfast room

Quick Check
  • 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.

View of River AldeGarden gateGardenAriel view of Dunan House

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The accommodation:

2nd floor double bedroom 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.

First floor double/twin with views over the garden. Bathroom with bath, shower, handwash basin and loo.

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!)

The Summer room (available mid June to October). First floor double 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.

Please note: guests who require a double room are welcome to express a room preference but this cannot be guaranteed in the case of the top room which may be needed for a family or the first floor double/twin which may be needed as a twin.

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If you are making a booking please note...

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.

Check availability online

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
RSPB Minsmere
Music at Snape Maltings
Aldeburgh Cinema
"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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