All Seasons Cottage Breaks - Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Date:March 18, 2014

Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings is now an Arts complex – with Benjamin Britten’s Concert Hall & Music School at its heart.

There are restaurants, cafe/tea rooms and retail outlets selling exclusive homewares and arts & crafts, plus regular Art Exhibitions, permanent galleries, and some interesting artists’ studios/workshops to browse around.

Home to ‘Aldeburgh Music’, there is a regular programme of concerts of Classical music all year round.


A guided tour of the concert hall itself will tell you of its history as a ‘maltings’. In the grounds, you will come across sculptures (by Henry Moore and others), and all around you there are stunning views across the marshes and the River Alde estuary.

Snape Maltings is just 4 miles from your holiday cottage in Saxmundham (about a 10 min drive).

Set on the banks of the River Alde, there are picturesque views over the marshes beyond the reed-beds.  The area is popular with birdwatchers and walkers, and a Public Footpath across the bridge leads you to Aldeburgh.

The Maltings is close to the village of Snape, where there are two country pubs serving excellent food from seasonal local produce.