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Onderneming, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

Luxury Barges Suffolk


  • Luxury Barges Suffolk
  • Quirky & Unique
  • Sleeps up to 8

Onderneming (Enterprise in English)

In brief….

100 year old Dutch Barge, lovingly converted into modern ‘floating holiday accommodation’ on the River Alde at world famous Snape Maltings. Stunning river views and a short walk to a choice of pubs, restaurants, shops and fabulous river walks right from your gangplank. Just five miles from Aldeburgh.

VisitEngland Gold Award for all our cottages and barges and Hundreds of Five Star reviews on TripAdvisor, Facebook and Google. “As featured in The Times, Dog Friendly Magazine and on ITV”

Sleeps 6 (+2) humans and we welcome up to three Dogs in each of our properties. There are three double cabins, plus a double sofa-bed in one of the saloons and a kids den!

Special Offer: Free bottle of Champagne and local Handmade Suffolk Chocolates: Quote  Voucher Code ELITE when making your booking or enquiry.

Unique location and holiday experience

Three modern shower rooms

Three Double Cabins

Twin cabin

Fluffy towels, bedding, luxury hand soap all included

Fabulous Suffolk Breakfast Basket included

Cosy log burner 



in detail…

On the River Alde at Snape Maltings, Suffolk – Sleeps 6-8. Onderneming is huge! Perfect for families and small groups of friends seeking a unique getaway.

Onderneming is available for 2 or 3 night weekends, midweek breaks or longer holidays. Discounts for midweek breaks off-peak for couples and small groups. Built in 1899, she is almost 100ft in length and 18ftwide! She sleeps 6 comfortably in three double bedrooms but also has a double sofa-bed in the lower saloon. With high ceilings, no expense has been

spared in this conversion, with really comfy beds and all the best bits of modern living , she still retains many original features such as her portholes and panelling inside, and her original wheel and colossal dagger boards on the outside. She has one en-suite wet-room and 2 additional bathrooms including one with a bath.

There are 2 large saloons (lounge & dining areas to you and I), one of which is in the original wheelhouse, with lots of seating and both have fully fitted kitchens so you can cook and chat in either! The wheelhouse saloon benefits from the beautiful river views and the lower saloon has a fabulous wood-burning stove for cosy evenings by the fire. You can also sit up on the deck with your morning coffee or watch the sun go down, it’s up to you.

Onderneming is moored so this is not a sailing holiday. She is static but due to her size you will not really feel her moving.

If you want to escape the real world for a bit, this is the perfect place to do it! A 180 degree view of the River Alde to just sit and unwind, an amazing pub the minute you step onto dry land and a breathtaking river walk once you’ve finished in the pub. What more could you want?

Onderneming is moored so this is not a sailing holiday. She is static but due to her size you will not feel her moving.

If you want to escape the real world for a bit, this is the perfect place to do it! An unparalleled mooring at Snape Maltings on the River Alde. Stunning river views one side and easy access to the very best retail therapy in Suffolk. Snape Maltings has a wonderful pub, a choice of coffee shops, as well as homewares, giftwares, crafts and an amazing food hall. You have a breathtaking river walk once you’ve finished in the pub. What more could you want?

Snape Maltings is a cultural ‘Mecca’ in Suffolk, within easy reach of Aldeburgh, Orford, Southwold and Suffolk’s beautiful Heritage Coast.slightly further up the coast.

You have wonderful walks in either direction and if you cross Snape Bridge you can follow the River Alde right round to the sea at Aldeburgh. It’s around a 6 mile walk. The River has an abundance of wildlife including Avocets and Seals so do keep your eyes and ears peeled!

It’s a buzzy, vibrant place by day, with a very up-market range of distinctive independent shops distinctive independent shops, cafés & galleries. We are so lucky to have all this to our ‘Port’ side, whilst on the ‘Starboard’ side, there’s a breathtaking expanse of reeds, water and sky.

The other side of the main Maltings buildings is The Plough & Sail, a great pub serving the ubiquitous ‘Adnams’, as well as a wide variety of wines and spirits, as well as superb food.

‘Onderneming’ does attract a lot of attention from passers by so do be aware that you may be asked questions about her. Most people want to know how you’ll get her under SnapeBridge!

By night and early morning it’s so peaceful and just the most magical place to be.

There’s a full calendar of events throughout the year so do see what’s on during your stay if you haven’t already. It’ll obviously have people milling about in the evening during the Aldeburgh Festival and other times during their event calendar. This is a truly unique and special location.

Snape Maltings have also embraced our ‘Preferred Partners Programme’ and our guests will be able to get 10% off may of the things on offer!

It’s an unparalleled mooring on the quayside with allocated parking and you will have wonderful walks along the river, directly from the quay. It’s such a tranquil location still but with so much more to see and do, as you will see.

View our other Barge – Twee Gebroeders

based on the iconic waterfront at The Tidemill in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Absolutely no expense has been spared in this renovation!

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Onderneming Guest Reviews

“Glorious sunset on the deck of  Onderneming after a delicious meal at the pub with our dog.  Life doesn’t get much better!”

“A lovely restful holiday on a beautiful boat.  Incredible weather and a lovely welcome pack.”

“Lovely stay, four grandchildren loved it, the wildlife, the water and amazing weather.  Great barge, ideal for a family stay.”



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