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18th Century Cottage In Historic Orford, Close To Aldeburgh, Snape, Southwold



Updated: 25-Aug-2016
Cottage in Orford, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England - Stunning Cottage In Orford Village Close To Aldeburgh. Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

A luxurious cottage in the beautiful unspoilt village of Orford on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Light floods into the house which has been recently converted to a high aesthetic standard with no expense spared. Whilst contemporary it still retains much of the atmosphere of a traditional country cottage. It is tastefully furnished, blending modern style and comfort with period features. Two double bedrooms (one queen size bed, the other a double bed) and one twin-bedded room. Two bathrooms, one with a full sized bath with integrated shower, are fully tiled with modern fittings. The state of the art kitchen has every modern appliance you might need, including a double oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge. freezer, granite worktops. It's equipped with HD TV, DVD player and full WiFi internet access. The house is within very short walking distance of the quay at Orford and has views of the historic church and castle. Two log burning stoves and panel heaters keep the fully insulated cottage warm during the winter.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I started the total restoration of the property with a local architect in 2008/2009. I have retained as many of the original features as possible but bringing it into the 21st century. I split my time between London where I work in television and Orford so the cottage is not a permanent holiday let for visitors but a well cared for home where no expense has been spared on its refurbishment.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

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1 holidaymaker review


A beautifully renovated cottage, the description of it as 'no expense spared' is not an exaggeration

  • 5 of 5

Orford is lovely, plenty of places to wander and have a coffee, pick up fresh local produce or by the water. The cottage continued the feeling of somewhere rather exclusive. The landscaped front garden is a lovely place to sit and the cottage itself has a contemporary, light and airy feel to it. Features such as the glass roof in the kitchen and bathroom extension show how thoughtfully it was designed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Stansted at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Orford Village at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : Aldeburgh andThorpeness at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Woodbridge at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : A12 at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Various in village at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Aldeburgh at 10 Miles Car: recommended


Coast is about one quarter of mile away at Orford Quay with lovely river walks. For beaches, there is Aldeburgh about 10 miles away by car


Stansted Airport is located on M11, approx 50 miles away from Orford. A car is pretty essential in this area as local transport is not very frequent.


Aldeburgh - 10 miles by car

Snape - 5 miles by car

Southwold - 25 miles

Further Details:

The village of Orford is special in itself with opportunities for sailing, walking, birdwatching, cycling and exploring the Suffolk Heritage coast. Aldeburgh, Woodbridge, Walberswick, Southwold are all within easy reach.

The cottage is extremely quiet - in the morning there is nothing much more than birdsong. Yet, within a minute, you can be in the village square having breakfast in the renowned Pump Street bakery or having a coffee at the village shop. There are two pubs within easy staggering distance of the cottage, not to mention the acclaimed Crown and Castle restaurant and Orforod Oysterage. Walks are plentiful either down to the quay for sight of the boats bobbing around on the water or along the river banks. Close to hand is the National Trust's Orford Ness, only a short boat ride away.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas / New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
If you interested in booking a week or more, please contact me via the website. To confirm a booking, a 30% deposit is required. The balance, plus a returnable deposit of £100 against breakages, is payable 6 weeks before the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover date in the peak summer months is Saturday. Out of season there is more flexibility.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 25-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

The cottage is extremely quiet in one of Orford's loveliest roads, yet it is a stone's throw away from the centre of the village and the main road down to the quay and the boats on the river. Access to Orford is very easy, especially from London and the South East

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Television


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront


  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Main bathroom on ground floor has bath with shower screen and shower unit, sink and toilet. Cupboard with washing machine. Shower room on first floor has shower with glass door, sink and toilet. Both bathrooms are tiled.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with queen size bed and fitted cupboards; Bedroom 2 with double bed and fitted cupboard; Bedroom 3 with two single beds and small fitted cupboard.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: This is a well cared for, luxurious cottage where no expense has been spared on its refurbishment. It is not a permanent holiday let but my home as I split my time between London and Orford. Old cottages can often be dark but this cottage offers a bright interior with quality limestone flooring, light oak doors, white walls and modern lighting. The old meets the new. Outside: Large front garden with views to Orford Church and Orford Castle. Two teak benches and small table. Small back courtyard accessed from kitchen has table and 3 chairs for al fresco dining. Utility Room: Small cupboard with washing machine is set within the bathroom on ground floor. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen, towels and tea towels are included. The property is cleaned before the letting period. For periods of let longer than one week, there is bedlinen and towel change on Saturday morning.

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