A delightful little terraced cottage in the heart of Orford completely transformed to provide state of the art holiday accommodation with a good-sized cottage garden and wonderful views of the castle.
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This traditional Suffolk cottage has been beautifully converted to create a stunning interior, ideal for a great holiday break. The cottage garden is west facing with a good sized lawn and well-kept flower beds. Catching all the afternoon sun, it is ideal for afternoon picnics and evening barbecues. It comes complete with beach huts, so don't worry about storing those bikes if you are going to do some cycling.
In a superb position in the heart of the village right opposite Orford Castle, the cottage is nicely placed for all that Orford has to offer (and there is a lot). Close to the village centre with its village store Orford General Stores , butchers, fisheries, coffee shops, bakers, two great restaurants and pubs, the estuary and the sea where you can enjoy superb boat rides, trips to Havergate Island (RSPB) and Orford Ness (National Trust).
This area is a walkers' paradise; from the cottage you can enjoy short strolls and long walks on the numerous marked footpaths. All have one thing in common - glorious views over the village, the estuary and of course the sea. J M W Turner sketched and painted at Orford on several occasions - from the church to the estuary there are wonderful sketching opportunities. Music too is a speciality of the area and as well as the Aldeburgh Music (throughout the year at Snape and Aldeburgh) there are many concerts and recitals at the church throughout the year.
If you are one of those who enjoys good food as part of your holiday experience then Orford is a great centre from which to start. The Butley Orford Oysterage , The Crown & Castle, The Kings Head and The Jolly Sailor all serve excellent food. You can buy the best smoked fish and meat from the two smokeries, Richardsons Smoke House on Market Hill and The Butley Orford Oysterage down by the quay and you will find probably the best bread in Suffolk at The Pump Street Bakery.
Just a short drive to Snape, Aldeburgh, Framlingham and Woodbridge, you can be assured of something interesting to do at any time of year.
You can buy all you want to eat in Orford and even order groceries to be there for your arrival Orford General Store.
For more information on the area please have a look at our own online guide Visit-Orford
Completely refurbished, the cottage has been beautifully renovated
The sitting room is brick-floored with rugs, an open fire, high spec TV with Sky, DVD and wi fi package, music centre with CD player and radio and Ipod dock, sofa and two very comfortable easy chairs, selection of books
The kitchen / dining room has been completely refitted, with down lighters, electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, cafetiere, kettle, washing machine, dishwasher. There is a dining table and four chairs
The rear hall has hanging space for outdoor clothes and a door to a cloakroom with w.c. and basin
Straight stairs lead to the first floor which has wooden flooring throughout
Bedroom 1 has magnificent views of the castle and castle grounds, it has a double bed, bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe, desk with lamp and chair, radio alarm
Bedroom 2 is a single room with single bed and overhead reading light, bedside table, fixed hanging space with shelving and mirror
Bathroom with large corner shower, wash basin and w.c., heated towel rail
Two beach huts where you can sit and for storage of garden furniture, bikes etc
A sweet cottage garden with fresh herbs close to the back door, a good sized grass area, paving with tables and chairs, shrub borders, a vine and cottage plants
Parking in the road or in the car park opposite
Bed linen, towels and heating provided
A starter pack of logs for the fire is provided
The ground floor has underfloor heating, upstairs there are electric radiators
A full broadband / wi fi service is provided. Internet reception can be patchy 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.