On Orford's pretty village green, halfway between the Quay and Orford's delightful church, this charming Grade II listed timber framed cottage has a lovely rear garden with shrubs, trees and two suntrap terraces, beyond which is a pretty hedged paddock - with lots of space for cars and boats.
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Located on the green on Quay Street, Orford, the cottage has all the ingredients for a perfect seaside holiday for the family or a small group of friends, large log burning stove and full central heating to warm you in winter and a lovely garden in which to relax in summer. Just 200 yards from Orford's attractive quay, with its constant attraction of small sailing craft and yachts, and boat trips to Havergate Island and Orford Ness, there is lots to do and see whatever your age or interest.
Perhaps one of the most attractive coastal villages on the East coast, Orford retains both a fascinating 12th century castle and church. Well provided with village shop, a butchers, a fresh fish stall, craft shops, excellent restaurants and traditional pubs everything is on your doorstep. On the banks of the Ore, Orford is protected from the sea by a fascinating shingle bank, Orford Ness, which runs from Aldeburgh to the sea.
Accessible by ferry Orford Ness is now managed by the National Trust; here you can find out about this strange and ever changing landscape, the many ground nesting and sea birds nesting here or trace the mysterious history of the area's war time occupation both for secret development of radar and munitions and in the defence of Britain.
From Orford Quay one can take a boat trip to Havergate Island, the first RSPB reserve and home of the avocet.
Orford is within easy access of both Snape and the Snape Maltings Concert Hall and the seaside town of Aldeburgh, where the Aldeburgh Festival began life some fifty years ago.
Two good pubs - The King's Head and The Jolly Sailor - and two great restaurants - The Trinity and The Butley Orford Oysterage - within 2 minutes walk of Ruffles Cottage
For lots of information on the area please look at our own online guide Visit Orford
The old oak front door leads into a good sized hall with coat hooks and loads of space for shoes, boots etc. A door from the hall leads to the ground floor cloakroom with w.c. and wash hand basin
The lovely beamed sitting room retains its original fire place with log burning stove and built in log store. This really spacious room has been newly refurbished and includes two sofas, and matching arm chair, occasional chair, tables and lamps, TV with Sky freeview/DVD and small stereo system
The dining area has a large pine table and chairs and french doors open onto the pretty garden.
From the sitting room a door leads to the well equipped galley kitchen where there is a double sink, electric cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer. A door from the kitchen leads to the rear garden
A cottage staircase with rope hand rail leads to the first floor
Overlooking Orford's village green this bedroom has twin beds (can be pushed together to make a double), bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and large walk in cupboard with hanging space and plenty of room for cases etc
The double bedded room overlooks the garden and fields beyond, it has bedside tables and lamps, clothes hooks
The beautiful beamed single bedroom has bedside table and lamp, clothes hooks and a chest of drawers. There is plenty of room for a travel cot.
The bathroom is tiny, but really well designed with full size bath with shower attachment, wash hand basin, w.c. and heated towel rail
To the front of the cottage is Orford's village green, to the rear a really beautiful garden with two terraced areas, ideal for al fresco eating, garden table and chairs, lawns and lovely shrub borders.
The garden is divided into two distinct areas, both of which are very private. There is a small paddock with ample parking and space for a boat and trailer
In consideration of other visitors please do not smoke in the cottage
Bed linen, towels, heating etc are included. Please bring your own beach towels
The cottage has full central heating supplemented by a lovely wood burning stove in the sitting room making the cottage ideal for self catering holidays at any time of the year.
Parking to rear of cottage for several cars and boat
There is a telephone in the cottage for incoming and emergency calls
A limited broadband / wi fi service is provided. Internet reception can be patchy and the connection provided should NOT be relied on for work use and is unsuitable for games or downloading of films. Please bring connection cables as you may have to attach your laptop to the router. Excessive use of the internet will be charged at cost.