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Sleeps 16 adults Bedrooms 7 Pets 1 Welcome Region Suffolk Town/village Sudbourne

Welcoming Holiday Rental, near Sudbourne (SFMSHSF)

This Suffolk Big House is just the place for a group of friends or two or three families to enjoy a self catering holiday on the Suffolk coast. All bedrooms en-suite. Big skies. Open plan ground floor. Kitchen, dining and living area ideal for celebrations, reunions and family get-togethers. Small games or quiet room. A country retreat which is close to walks, boat trips, sailing, golf, fishing and forest tracks. Part of the Heritage coast and convenient for Orford, Snape Concert Hall, Aldeburgh, Sutton Hoo, RSPB reserves, activities, history, restaurants and country markets. Set amidst arable and livestock fields close to the Alde Estuary.

ORFORD 3 miles (5 km), SNAPE 5 miles (8 km), ALDEBURGH 12 miles (17 km), WOODBRIDGE 12 miles (19 km), SOUTHWOLD 26 miles (42 km), FRAMLINGHAM 13 miles (22 km)

Big House Style:
Magnificent Suffolk barn conversion, which has been designed for families, groups of friends or colleagues seeking comfort, space and contemporary accommodation.

Grounds:
A private south-facing patio overlooks the large main garden and the fields beyond, where there is a large charcoal barbecue and plenty of seating for everyone. Beyond is a large area of grass with planting and trees at the end of which is a fantastic new fire pit - a great place for al fresco dining. Beyond the garden fence are fields, a large fishing lake and woodland area. Quite beautiful

Parking:
Plenty of off-road parking

Sleeps:
16 in 3 double, 4 twin bedded rooms (one with bunks)

This Big House is ideal for families, groups of friends and colleagues, or even a special-interest group, as there's loads of space for people to work or craft. In fact, the area has something to offer everyone; walkers, sailors, fishermen, cyclists, bird lovers, music and art lovers, those interested in history and food, or simply wanting to relax! There are exceptional facilities for walkers, cyclists and fishermen.

Long weekends and mid week breaks available, except from early July until the end of August, and the Christmas and New Year period.

Big House minimum hire:
Three nights; except in high season when it is a week. Changeover is usually a Friday.

Also:
No smoking; pets may be allowed by prior agreement.

Self catering eating and drinking:
Grocery deliveries are available and there is a great selection of catering options for your stay at The Property. The Orford General Stores has a great selection of local produce, a post office and cash machine. Pinney's of Orford have cultivated oysters at Butley Creek since the 1950s and their smoke house supplies mouth-watering freshly smoked fish every day. Or why not take a visit toBrinkley'sfresh fish shed on Orford quay is the place to buy freshly caught fish, fantastic on the BBQ!

Family Holidays:
All hardware such as a highchair and a travelcot are supplied (please bring your own child's bedding) at The Property for your use. There are plenty of lovely grounds for children to explore, with an outside games hut containing a selection of games. Inside The Property there is a separate games room for the whole family to enjoy, with TV/DVD, snooker table and games table. For coast lovers, The Property is just a short drive from Orford, where the whole family can enjoy the Alde and Ore Estuary, or explore the magnificent12th Century castle.

Corporate Visitors:
For companies looking for a venue for team building, a business get-together, conference, or strategy development meetings, there is an option to sleep 7 people, each in their own room or 12 in separate beds. The property provides an excellent open plan space ideal for meetings and socialising at the end of a busy day. Grocery deliveries, catering, conference stationary, equipment hire, delegate collections service and team building packages can be provided.

Entertainment:
The Property includes two TV and DVD players, CD player and wi-fi access.

Big House Holiday Packing Tips:
Plenty of firelighters and coal for the barbie. Beachwear, Wellington boots, and walking boots so you can really make the most of exploring the local area without getting too mucky!

Best beaches:
There is a lovely patch of sand at Orford, ideal for children to build sand-castles and great for bird watching over the Estuary. You are just a fifteen to twenty minute drive to the beautiful seaside town of Aldeburgh where you could easily spend a day wandering in-and-out of local art galleries, boutique shops and cafes, or simply relaxing on the beach.

Activities:
Nature lovers should certainly exploreOrford Ness National Nature Reservewhich has a fascinating 20th century military history. This wild and remote extremity of eastern England is the largest vegetated shingle spit in Europe and supports internationally important flora and fauna. And for you war historians, it is also the site of secret Cold War military testing, a poignant symbol of 20th century warfare. For those of you who would prefer to view the estuary by boat, why not take a river cruise on Regardless, a wooden clinker open boat, very traditional for Suffolk. Trips are offered for adults with commentary, and children with activities included. Call 01394 450169 or visit www.orfordrivertrips.co.uk. And of course, you must not forget a walk around magnificent 12th century Orford Castle, once a major pillar in the defence of the English coast! For more information on the area please have a look at our own online guide Visit Orford.

Eating:
Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant, Orford 07831 698 298
Fancy fine dining whilst cruising the calm waters of the rivers Alde and Ore? Then a trip on The Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant is certainly for you! Trips take place all year round, with a cosy coal fire in the winter. Cruises include a 3 course American-style brunch, a la carte lunch or a la carte dinner, and there is an informative commentary. With a maximum of 12 passengers on a spacious 50ft vessel, customers are assured of a very high standard of attention.

The Butley Orford Oysterage01394 450 277
The Butley Orford Oysterage, in Orfords pretty market square, 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 01394 450 205
Co-owned by Channel 4 presenter, Ruth Watson, the Crown and Castle has a lively restaurant which has 2 AA rosettes and a Michelin bib gourmand in recognition of its excellent, locally sourced food.

The Jolly Sailor, Orford 01394 450 243
The Jolly sailor is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers good local, freshly cooked produce.

Kings Head Inn, Orford 01394 450271
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.

And why not try the world-class Aldeburgh fish and chips, forget the calories, you are on holiday after all!
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  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Ground Floor W.C.
  • Coastal

Conditions

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.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 1 pet is welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

LocationSuffolk

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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