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Sleeps 10 adults Bedrooms 6 Pets Not accepted Region Suffolk Town/village Orford

Comfortable Holiday House, near Orford (SFCHOSF)

A substantial Edwardian family home located in the centre of Orford on the Suffolk coast within a few strides of both Orford castle and the famous Pump Street Bakery. The property is privately located amongst 2 acres of landscaped garden.

SNAPE 5.5 miles (9km) ALDEBURGH 12 miles (17km) WOODBRIDGE 12 miles (19km) SOUTHWOLD 26 miles (42km) FRAMLINGHAM 13 miles (22km)

This Big House Holiday Property: This delightful Edwardian property was built in 1905 to provide accommodation for the Dowager from Sudbourne Hall; as such the house has large and comfortable reception rooms, as well as substantial kitchens for all your entertaining requirements.

With sumptuous bedrooms, spacious bathrooms and large and elegant reception rooms, The Property has been updated to create absolute comfort and privacy for its holiday guests. The house faces south-west with a glazed wooden balcony of over 20 ft in length running between the two bays of the principal bedrooms where guests can relax in the afternoon sun looking out over Orford's magnificent castle, watching the yachts on the river and the ships on the sea.

In the very centre of Orford the house largely goes unnoticed, surrounded by a high brick wall with elegant broad gates. After World War II the house was divided into two distinct properties - the second being Wing Cottage. The two properties can to be rented for a single party of 14 plus guests.

The Grounds: A large and very private garden (around 2 acres) created over many years and containing some fine planting is enclosed by an old red brick wall and handmade Brampton Willow Fence.

The Property must have some of the finest views of any of Orford's many lovely village houses. From the house you can see the estuary and the sea, and from the majority of bedrooms, receptions rooms and garden there are views of Orford Castle. There is a terrace with table and chairs and parasol, a large lawned area with climbing frame, swing slide and ropes. The garden is ideal for children's cricket or a game of badminton or croquet, with a private drive for 4 or more cars. Beyond the formal garden is a wooded area, perfect for slightly older children to explore and beyond this the wall separating The Property from Orford Castle. Entirely fenced, the garden is great for children who want to play outside.

Sleeps 10: In 5 bedrooms, 4 of which contain 2 zip and link singles which can be used as super king beds, the other with double - do remember to state which you prefer before your holiday. You can also book The Property and Wing Cottage for parties of 14 (Wing Cottage has two double bedrooms, one with king sized double bed and en suite bathroom, the other with zip and link singles - the family bathroom is next door).

This property is ideal for: With one family bathroom, and three en suites as well as a separate cloakroom upstairs and down, The Property would work equally well for five couples, an extended family or a group of friends who want to make the most of the fantastic facilities of Orford (see Eating Out). Youngsters and babies are very welcome and with 2 cots, 2 high chairs, baby changing mat, baby bath, bottle steriliser, liquidiser, safety bedsides for a single bed and stair gate all provided - parents with toddlers or babies will be able to pack the car with ease! Please do tell us what baby equipment is required at time of booking. Do bring own bedding for the cots.

Minimum hire: Three nights; except in high season when it is a week. Friday changeover in High Season.

Self-catering eating and drinking: Grocery deliveries are available and there is a great selection of catering options for your stay at The Property. Pinney's of Orford have grown oysters at Butley Creek since the 1950s and their smoke house supplies mouth-watering freshly smoked fish every day, whilst Brinkleys fresh fish shed by Orford quay is the place to buy freshly caught fish - great on the bbq!

There is Orford General Stores stocking all the essentials and more - the staff are friendly and really helpful, just what you need on holiday. The smell of fresh-baked bread drifting on the breeze from just across the road will surely lead you to the excellent Pump Street Bakery, purveyors of fantastic artisan bread, made by hand using traditional methods and natural ingredients.

Entertainment: The Property includes TV and DVD player, iPod dock, CD player/radio, DVDs. For lovers of vinyl there is a full stereo system and somewhere in the region of 500 long playing records to enjoy (predominantly classical music). An excellent choice of board games, chess and cards are there for you to enjoy as well as an eclectic library of books. Outside there are skittles and there is a lovely children's playground, tennis courts and football pitch just yards down the road.

Eating out:The Butley Orford Oysterage in Orford's pretty Market Hil, was opened by the Pinney family forty years ago and remains a family business. In a relaxed bistro atmosphere, they serve fish and seafood caught daily from their boats and smoked fish from their smokehouse in Butley Creek.

The Crown & Castle, Orford - Co-owned by broadcaster and presenter, Ruth Watson, the Crown and Castle has an excellent lively restaurant which has 2 AA rosettes and a Michelin bib gourmand in recognition of its excellent, locally sourced food.

The Jolly Sailor - Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner offering local, freshly cooked produce. It has a garden overlooking the marshes and the estuary, with climbing frame etc so is just the ticket if you want to take the children out for a meal - the fish and chips are great!

The Kings Head - This historic 13th Century pub combines all the atmosphere of a traditional inn with great real ales, classic pub lunch favourites and a more traditional evening menu.

For more information on the local area, please see our online guide, Visit Orford.
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  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Ground Floor W.C.


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.


The somewhat curious county of Suffolk forms a part of the region known as East Anglia. Its eastern edge is bounded by the North Sea, with neighbouring Norfolk to the north and Essex to the south. The county of Cambridgeshire lies to the west. It has no cities and no motorways, but it does have many gardens and ruins and history in spades, from the Magna Carta to the Saxon relics of Sutton Hoo.

Unusual (for Britain) timber-framed buildings, dating back to the 16th century, vie with Tudor mansions in the attractive streets of market towns. In common with Norfolk, it is a fairly flat county, with much of its area devoted to farming and other rural pursuits. Its coastal geology of sand and clay, combined with the longshore drift current of the sea, means that the land is eroding constantly. Sea defences protect many of the towns but, equally, a good deal of property has been lost as the cliffs are worn away, and more is threatened.

Suffolk is famous throughout the UK for its distinctive dialect, horse racing (the town of Newmarket is the epicentre of British racing) and the arts. Festivals and other shows are common, and fish and chips and Adnam's ale are the order of the day.

East of England

This region includes the ceremonial counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. With a rich heritage there is much to see and do to suit all ages. The royal residency of Sandringham Estate is a must see and other historical points of interest include Castle Rising, Sutton Hoo and Somerleyton Hall. The medieval cities of Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich are not to be missed and there are lots of pretty market towns and idyllic seaside resorts to choose from for a day trip. Alternatively for a slower paced holiday you may wish to visit The Broads or Thetford Forest, these areas are particularly popular for boating and spotting birdlife.

Area Suffolk


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