Snape Village is approximately 6 miles from The Farmhouse and takes 10 minutes to reach by car.
The history of Snape village spans back over 2,000 years. In this time it’s been a Roman settlement, an Anglo-Saxon burial site, a priory and a Victorian maltings. From 1937 -1947 Snape village was the favourite home place of Benjamin Britten, one of the most celebrated British composers in history.
Aldeburgh Music and Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Home to the Aldeburgh Festival and founded by composer Benjamin Britten in 1948. Aside from the well-known June festival, this 832 seat venue also plays host to many concerts, workshops and performances of dance and literature throughout the year. Aldeburgh music has become established as a centre for talented young musicians from all over the world, and remains a world-renowned cultural mecca.
The Snape Maltings complex consists of houses art galleries, restaurants, cafés, shops and stunning holiday cottages inside an intricate network of beautiful brick buildings. Unsurprisingly, it’s a favourite place for visitors and locals alike.
A popular day out at Snape Maltings is operated by the team from Waveney River Tours. The river trips sail on the tide and last for around one hour. The journey from The Maltings travels along the estuary to Iken Cliff and back to The Maltings – A haven for wildlife.
The River Alde at the Maltings is a haven for birdlife with its expansive estuary. Being tidal it’s a place of glistening mud and shallow open water, filled twice a day by the incoming tide and rich in wildlife during migrating months.