Step inside a holiday cottage by the sea

A holiday cottage in Aldeburgh, Suffolk located close to the sea.

A holiday cottage in Aldeburgh, Suffolk located close to the sea.

1/10 Holiday cottage house tour 

sea side blue cottage with patio table

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2/10 Sky-blue kitchen IH

kitchen area with blue cabinets and worktop

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Blue units, granite worktops and bright, deckchair striped blinds, create a subtle seaside theme in the kitchen.

Designers Guild

3/10 Seaside-style open plan kitchen-diner IH

kitchen dining area with blue cabinets and dining table

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An extra-wide doorway links the kitchen with the dining room for an open feel. The sky blue units match the dining furniture, bringing the two areas together. The bespoke table and benches with quirky blue legs add a funky look.

Vale Designs

4/10 Holiday cottage house tour dining room

white dining room with dining table and flower vase

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A bespoke table and benches with quirky blue legs teamed with contemporary chairs create a fresh, funky look.


5/10 Hot pink living room IH

white living room with sofa and armchair

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The bright and cheery living room has patio doors that lead onto a decked area. Modern pieces, such as the coffee table and designer lamp, are teamed with rattan baskets and a stool for a relaxed look.

Sofa Workshop

6/10 Holiday cottage house tour living room

white living room with pink sofa and wooden floor

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Wooden flooring creates a practical floor solution in the busy family room, and a coffee table with storage beneath allows clutter to be tidied away out of sight.

John Lewis

7/10 Holiday cottage house tour chair detail

sitting room with blue chair and fire place

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In the other sitting room, a period fireplace creates an attractive focal point, while coastal accessories emphasise the beach-chic feel.


8/10 Pretty pink bedroom IH

white bedroom with pink bed and lamp light

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The pretty main bedroom is decorated in pastel pinks and whites. A plain pine dressing table has been updated with a lick of mint-green paint.


9/10 Holiday cottage house tour bedroom

attic white bedroom with bed and carpet floor

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A dark wood bed ties in with the exposed beams in this attic bedroom. Blue and white bedding, woolly throws and a candy-striped blind continue the relaxed coastal theme.

Atlantic Blankets

10/10 Holiday cottage house tour bathroom

white bathroom with wooden floor and bathtub

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A simple white bathroom suite, teamed with nautical pictures and accessories, looks great in this seaside cottage.

Laundry basket

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.