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Two living room, riverside character property on private quay with panoramic vie



Updated: 24-Nov-2015
House in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England - There Is Are 3 Miles Of Tarmac Sea Wall Allowing Dry Shod Walks And Close View Of Wading Birds

Harbour Masters House is quiet being on the harbour at one side of Woodbridge. There are two private parking spaces. Oilfired CH by radiators plus a wood burning stove in each sitting room making a cosy house in winter; flooded with sunshine all the year round. The house is suitable for a country town holiday, birdwatching on the doorstep but Aldeburgh, Minsmere and North Warren RSPB sites within half an hour. Snooker table. Outside the south facing upper storey oak terrace has a table and woven furniture around a coffee table. For a car less holiday the station has two trains an hour during the day. London Liverpool Street is 1.5 hours, these trains continue up to Lowestoft. There two breakfast cafes with 5 minutes, Indian, Chinese restaurants with takeaways plus a kebab shop, fish and chips and a Prezzo close enough to walk home with hot food. There are seven pubs and 16 restaurants within 12 minutes. Woodbridge has two supermarkets, a wet fish shop, two wine shops and a variety of usual and character shops. The Tide mill is round the corner adjacent to Tidemill marina. The Riverside cinema and restaurant are close by. Sutton Hoo ship burial site and museum are 3 miles away. Beaches are at Bawdsey (quiet) and Aldeburgh(busy). Suffolk rural splendour is all around.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Peter and Lorraine are Woodbridge residents and are proud to offer you our bijou haven for a relaxing holiday.

We live close by and are usually available for advice - on the property or the area. We have decorated the property in our taste to a marine theme and are sure you will reccomend it to ALL your friends.

Laundry provided by Melton Laundry.

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Speaks English, French

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


Great house in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Harbormaster’s house. The setting and facilities were excellent. The house has all mod cons and had everything we needed including Wi-Fi and a well-equipped modern kitchen. The house has plenty of light and a delightful balcony area where you can sit and relax while enjoying the views of the river Deben with the boats, ducks and swans passing you by. If you would prefer to take in the sights by foot there is a lovely walkway along the river just adjacent to the house. The Anchor pub is a 2 minute walk across the road and serves tasty pub grub. The house is also within easy walking distance to the train station and the various shops, restaurants and coffee shops in Woodbridge. The owners Lorraine and Peter were very welcoming and a pleasure to deal with. We cannot imagine anyone not enjoying their time there and would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Unique riverside site in possibly the prettiest market town on the East Coast of Britain. Although directly adjacent to Woodbridge it has no through traffic but is close to everything. When you visit us, the reason for buying Harbour Masters House will be overabundantly clear !!! Lorraine says ' It has all the advantages of a marine environment and harbour life, without having to be on a boat!'

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Art Safari holidays occupy the adjacent building and may have suitable tuition on certain dates.

Warm, dry motor boat trips may be arranged through us.


Best beach at Aldeburgh - 20 minutes by car. At the north side of the river Deben's mouth is Bawdsey quiet, strong tides on river but beach to the north has its followers.


Woodbridge railway station is close, services to London Liverpool Street - about 1.5 hours by train, imed connection change at Ipswich.

This holiday home is ideal for a non car break to a splendid view at the edge of one of the prettiest towns on the East Coast.

A car allows access to the Suffolk coast, country side and birds.


To one side of central Woodbridge- 15 minutes walk to everywhere. Sutton Hoo is an international National Trust museum and Saxon ship burial site about 3 miles walk along the always dry river bank with an abrupt short slope at the end (downhill coming back)

Further Details:

Three ATM closeby. Lloyds, NatWest and Barclays banks.


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    Booking made by full payment or 25%. £250 damage deposit, fully returnable on completion inspection. Owners are in Woodbridge and can be contacted by email with any questions.
    Babes in arms but children 14 plus only.

    Changeover Day:
    Saturday. Exit 1000 entrance 1600. There is a programmable keypad on back door allowing access at awkward times.

    Notes on prices:
    Babes in arms but children 14 plus only.
    During off peak periods it may be possible to arrange shorter breaks and non Saturday changeovers.
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From the Owner

Panoramic river views, extreme convenience to a delightful market town, an elevated viewing terrace and a snooker table!

Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The tiled bathroom, adjacent to the bedrooms has hand basin, WC and bath/shower. Adjacent to the sofa bed and snooker table, in the lower sitting there is a WC and hand basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, double bed; Bedroom 2, 2 single beds, lower sitting room John Lewis, pocket-sprung 'Cubic' sofa bed. There is a put-you up bed in the attic mezzanine.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: Harbour Masters House is 200 years old but has twenty first century decor and insulation, many windows, plenty of storage. It is spacious, the ground floor is the same area as the upper Upstairs at terrace level there is an open plan living/kitchen/dining area, 2 bedrooms and bathroom. plus mezzanine attic room. The lower floor - also open plan has sitting area, entrance area, snooker area and toilet/utility room. Outside: South facing upper floor oak terrace with table/chairs and woven garden furniture seating. Barbecuing may be done on gravel area adjacent to back door. Utility Room: Lower level: Clothes washer/spin dryer, clothes washing sink. Room for clothes drying rack. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and domestic towels are freshly laundered for all visits. The house cleaner visits prior to all guests. Other: In the lower open plan sitting room there is a half size snooker table. There is a glass fronted mezzanine attic room overlooking the upper living room with put-you-up sofa bed.

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