Crown House

Saxmundham, Suffolk
+44 (0)7785 301064
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£300 - £500
per night
£900 - £3500
per week

Come for a huge dollop of peace and quiet in gorgeous countryside. Take long walks, enjoy the views, return to much comfort and space


6 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome

£300 - £500 per night

£900 - £3500 per week

The Experience

This is a big, friendly cottage (which used to be the village pub) and it lends itself to family or friend get-togethers perfectly. There’s plenty of space both indoors and out, and walks or cycles are outstanding in this conservation area, surrounded by woodland and fields. You’ll find plenty of footpaths around Great Glemham and a hand-drawn map of walks around the village.

Buy sourdough bread from Pump Street Bakery, award-winning sausages, bacon and black pudding from the butchers in Aldeburgh, and eat supper or have a barbecue in the pretty garden in summer. The sitting room has an open fire, and beautiful fabrics and wallpaper designed by Sasha’s mum, Anna French.

You’re just a 15-minute drive from the sea, so pack up picnics and all the beachy stuff you need for a good old English day at the seaside – treat yourself to a pint in the village pub when you get home.

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We think you'll love

  • Sasha has three friendly dogs and a cat
  • Staying in an interesting house full of books and art
  • Walking in such beautiful countryside
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You should know

  • There are some steep winding stairs
  • It's not really geared up for young children or babies


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £300
Weekly price
from £900
Damage deposit
1 House for 8
From £3006 beds4 bedrooms


Special offer: Crown House is available to book for Christmas or the New Year. Please send an enquiry or email Sasha at Thank you!

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub 1-minute walk.


Our stay with Sasha at Crown House was a joy. We were given the Garden Room and had the Sitting Room to ourselves. Afternoon tea on arrival and Sasha’s delicious breakfasts, her friendliness and advice on places to visit and places to have dinner all contributed to a wonderful visit to beautiful Suffolk. We are already thinking about returning to Sasha’s welcoming hospitality and her lovely rambling house.

Josephine, Halifax

Friends of ours told us all about the Crown House B&B. They said it was lovely. They said the breakfast was unequaled and the hostess Sasha not only a sweet person but extremely helpfull and competent and caring. They said the rooms were comfy and cosy and the beds luxurious and in the evenings Sasha would lite a fire and you could sit there and talk about all the things you experienced during the day, of course, she was giving hints and tips and directions. They said you will not regret it. We didn't, we enjoyed every single moment. So what can I add? Nothing! Our friends were right, totally!

Jörg, Bielefeld, Germany

We had a very memorable, special holiday staying in beautiful Crown House. Very nice and clean, well set-up, and a house full of character and charm that our whole family loved. And not to mention a very welcoming host. Highly recommend!

Rebecca, Brighton

A beautiful comfortable house in a beautiful part of Suffolk. The beds and bedlinen SO comfy as was the whole house. We were self catering but had such a warm and friendly welcome from Sasha who was always near to help with information about the area but was also completely unobtrusive. We had a wonderful restorative week and look forward to a return visit.

Charlotte, Milton Keynes

I spent three lovely days at The Crown House. Coming from London, I really neeed some time away from the city, fully immersed in the wonderful Suffolk countryside. I loved the breakfast and cosy feel of the house. The bed was divinely comfortable and I explored the nearby beauty spots including bracing local walks and a trip to Aldeburgh with lovely sunsets and sea views. There's so much to see all very closeby, including hunting for local produce and visiting the Snape Maltings. I would highly reccommend staying here.

zoe, London

A wonderful stay at the Crown House for Christmas! The house was perfect for this festive time spent with family - so comfortable and cosy... Sasha decorated a beautiful tree and the fire set the scene beautifully. We love this part of Suffolk - so atmospheric at this time of year. Sasha was a wonderful host - so helpful (very grateful for lending us a few things we forgot!). We would love to return someday...perhaps in Spring/Summer to enjoy a different season. Thank you!

Nancy, London

The welcome we received from Sasha was warm and friendly. The room was very smart and comfortable and the breakfast was outstanding. We came back late in the evening after a Concert at the nearby Snape Maltings and enjoyed some wine in front of a log fire in the sitting room, with glasses she had left out especially for us. An excellent place to stay.

Julie, Romsey Hampshire

We had a splendid half term at the Crown House. Lovely base just to hang out. Or to make quick trips to the sea or nearby forests. Or if you are so inclined to one of the many sites in the area. We enjoyed that but mostly just being the the well equipped house by the first. The Crown House is comfortable. But it is an cottage so tall people (like my husband) beware! There are beans eager to make your acquisition. Even if Sasha couldn’t run the full B&B (due to Covid restrictions) she made our stay a smooth, easy and thus happy one. Thank you for a thoroughly lovely stay.

Marie Louise, London

My old friends and I met up at Sasha's lovely, comfortable house in Suffolk for a long, birthday weekend. The house was perfect for our small group, who love to cook together, chat and spend time catching up. The house is quirky, engaging in its ancient low-ceilingedness, and there is everything necessary for a home from home stay. It's also brilliantly located for Snape, or Aldeburgh with the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths AONB stretching north and south. Sasha was so helpful, with great recommendations for local restaurants, and very welcoming. A lovely stay.

Jane, Bristol

Crown House is a lovely and interesting old house from which to explore the delights of east Suffolk. It's thoughtfully furnished and decorated, with magnificent trees - including quince and walnut. A calm, restful place after the busy streets of Southwold and Aldeburgh.

Chris, Castle Cary

From start to finish we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Crown House. Sasha (and her wonderful dogs) was a great hostess, making sure we had everything we needed and offering to change laundry after a week. She gave us lots of tips for pubs etc in the local area. The house itself is beautifully appointed throughout, very comfortable beds and spacious. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend.

Charlotte, London

We spent five delightful weeks at beautiful Crown House. The house is very confortable, with luxurious bedding, a cosy living room and a well equipped kitchen. Great Glemham is a pretty village tucked away from the crowds and yet a short drive away from the best Suffolk has to offer: farm shops, lovely beaches, historic villages, forest walks... On the doorstep is the Crown Inn pub and several footpaths taking you across fields and villages, perfect for a morning run or an evening stroll to enjoy the sunset.

Catherine, London

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The neighbourhood

It's quiet here, with not much to do in the village except go to the pub. But the walking is superb and Sasha has done much research about the area, so do ask. She can tell you about circular walks with a good pub to stop off at for lunch or a tea room for cake, long tiring hikes or gentle strolls. You can join the Suffolk Coastal Path for breath-taking walks and views.

Local points of interest from Sasha French

  • Just 1.5 miles off the A12 makes Crown House an easy base from which to explore all that the Suffolk Coast has to offer. Aldeburgh 15 mins, Southwold 30 mins, Orford 20 mins, Snape maltings 10 mins, Framlingham & Saxmundham 7 mins
  • The timber framed house, originally thatched, dates back to the late 1500s when it was the pub before being converted into 3 labourers cottages in the 17thC.
  • Framlingham is a very attractive medieval market town with a castle where Mary Tudor was pronounced queen. It also boasts The Station Hotel, which is in my opinion, the best place to eat
  • Very quiet, rural location, in picturesque village surrounded by fields. You can walk 1.5 miles across the fields to CAMRA award winning best pub in East Anglia The Sweffling White Horse - pub with no bar! Open Friday - Monday
  • BBC2 film location for "Detectorists"
  • Places to visit - Parham Airfield Museum, Sutton Hoo, Orford Ness and The Long shop Museum in Leiston is a must


Sasha French

Sasha trained in and produced opera. She lived in London for years, retreating to Suffolk for weekends. She began to absolutely hate going back to London on Sunday nights, so she bought Crown House and settled here permanently some years ago. Her plan was always to run a special place and her inspiration was staying with other Sawday's owners. She adores meeting people, cooking breakfasts (especially poached eggs...) and helping people fall in love with her beautiful part of the country.