The Studio Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh, Suffolk
+44 (0)1728 638962

Robert Sadler’s painting studio is now a sunny, art-filled space with sea views for small groups or families


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

It’s peaceful to sit in the lovely lawned garden surrounded by mature trees but you’re only a short walk into the centre of town. Visit the art galleries, play a round of golf, go and see Maggi Hambling’s huge steel sculpture on the beach – a monument to Benjamin Britten. The Red House – the home he lived in towards the end of his life – is now a museum.

Back at the house, open up the living room doors to the sundeck and relax with a G&T while the kids play pool in the games room in the garden. The studio’s walls are covered in Sadler’s paintings, photographs of him and his work, and even the CDs he listened to as he painted – you can now listen too.

In the kitchen find wine, milk, juice, local biscuits and everything you need for rustling up meals. Don’t leave without a trip to the award-winning Aldeburgh Fish & Chip shop – family run for over 50 years it’s open every day except Christmas Day.

The Studio Aldeburgh - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Drinking your coffee on the sundeck overlooking the garden
  • Walking into town for supper
  • All the art on offer – there are three galleries and countless small studios
The Studio Aldeburgh - Gallery

You should know

  • It has an interesting layout
  • You let yourself in with a keycode
  • The downstairs bedrooms interconnect and the upstairs bedroom is separated from the living area by a folding screen


  • 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
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants half a mile.


Nightly price
from £94
Weekly price
from £661
Damage deposit
Reduced rates for smaller groups.
1 House for 6
From £944 beds3 bedrooms


Situated in the middle of town with sea views from the sundeck, this is a wonderful place in which to marvel at its previous history. Once the studio of the Abstract Expressionist Artist, Robert Sadler, it has now been converted into a unique yet comfortable holiday house. Sadler's paintings hang on every wall and his music tapes he listened to while he worked remain for guests to use too. This is a fascinating house with a beautiful garden and a mini studio games room too - it will appeal especially to anyone with an interest in art, artists and all that Aldeburgh has to offer.

Mandy, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Aldeburgh is renowned for its art; go in June for the Studio Trail where you can visit dozens of studios. Maggi Hambling’s sculpture, Scallop, a 4-metre-high steel piece dedicated to Benjamin Britten, is a permanent installation on the beach. A music festival is held at Snape Maltings (six miles) every summer while RSPB Minsmere is 20 minutes away and has lovely walks, cycle trails, twitching hides and coastal lagoons for spotting rare wildlife.

Local points of interest from Robin Sadler

  • One mile North lies the fascinating holiday village of Thorpeness, built around 1910. The Meare provides safe boating for adults and children with islands and places from Peter Pan and Dickens. The sandy beach is great for swimming. Golf and tennis too.
  • The four Aldeburgh town tennis courts (a short walk away) are available on a first come first served pay and play basis. Three golf courses lie nearby - two in Aldeburgh (one designed by Robert Sadler) and one at Thorpeness.
  • Aldeburgh Cinema is one of the great surviving independents. It shows up to the minute films in a charming neo-Tudor building. You can book. There is also an art gallery upstairs.
  • Snape Maltings Concert Hall lies 7 miles inland. As well as the June Festival and summer Proms, there are events throughout the year. The box office is in Aldeburgh High Street. There are also good pubs, shops, galleries and walks around the hall..
  • The relatively flat terrain makes for gentle walking and cycling. Bikes can be hired in Aldeburgh. Good walks are on the marshes, river wall, to Snape (Sailors' Path). to Thorpeness , or on Dunwich Heath.
  • Aldeburgh offers a wide range of restaurants to suit all budgets, from fish and chips to fine dining.


Robin Sadler

Robert Sadler’s son Robin is now guardian of the house. He is a fount of knowledge about his father's background and working history and loved to watch him paint. He lives 20 miles away in Woodbridge. You will be sent the keycode when you book.