Views as far as the eye can see over the rivers Alde and Ore and towards Butley Creek. A truly magnificent spot.
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About the property
This could just about be the most idyllic spot in Suffolk, with spectacular views as far as the eye can see. The Rivers Alde and Ore glisten in the distance, and you are immediately surrounded by the gauzy heathland so typical of this pretty part of Suffolk. The mile-long track leading from Orford to High Broom does not go much further, and with no neighbours, except for the wildlife, and no traffic to speak of, it would be hard to find a more peaceful spot. The quirky cricket pavilion-style property has been in the same family since the 1930s, and they would love nothing more than for guests to enjoy it as they have over the years.
This property is ideal for a family of four or two couples (it has two bathrooms) looking for peace and tranquility near to the Suffolk Coast. Why not swap the hustle and bustle of Aldeburgh and Southwold for calming views over the rivers Alde and Ore? If the family fancy a trip to the coast, a short drive of just 15 minutes will get you there.
The heath and woodland surrounding High Broom is a haven for wildlife; you could sit for hours in the 2 acre garden just listening to the birds singing. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is a nature lover's paradise. It is not hard to see why composer Benjamin Britten was inspired by the vast skies of the Suffolk coast while at a place like High Broom. In 1948 Britten founded the Aldeburgh Festival and the nearby concert hall now offers regular performances in diverse genres of music. To see what is on and to book tickets, visit the Aldeburgh Music Website.
The natural garden is beautiful in all seasons, with around 2 acres of grass, heath and woodland just waiting to be explored. Children will have one heck of a game of hide and seek! A picnic bench is supplied to enjoy during the summer months, and the sitting room doors open onto a small veranda with a view to die for.
There is plenty of off road parking.
Sleeps four in one double room and one twin room.
3 nights, except in high season when it is a week.
No smoking permitted. Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome.
Self catering eating
Orford is just one mile away, and offers all the amenities you need:
Orford General Stores and offers all the essentials, plus local produce and an excellent deli counter
The Pump Street Bakery and cafe, specialising in delicious homemade breads, cakes and pastries. Tip: The warm sausage rolls are just fabulous!
Orford Butchers selling locally reared meats and vegetables
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.
Richardsons Smoke House in Orford sells an array of delicious smoked foods including melt-in-the-mouth ham hock and smoked cheese.
Brinkleys fresh fish shed is situated on the quay and is the place to buy freshly caught fish. Fantastic on the BBQ!
The Riverside Cafe offers a good cuppa, lunchtime food and a splendid view.
Eating and drinking out
There are three good pubs/restaurants in Orford, all serving freshly cooked and locally sourced meals:
Fish straight from the North Sea, home-smoked hams, handmade sausages, freshly baked breads, and regional ales are but some of the tasty treats on offer.
Serving classic pub lunch favourites and a more traditional evening menu, all subject to the chef's individual style. The Crown and Castle Hotel
Owned by Channel 4's Ruth Watson, The Crown and Castle offers a fantastic lunchtime and evening menus. Time is devoted to sourcing local produce and creating varied menus which offer robustly flavoured but elegantly presented food.
Flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player, games, books and a whole lot of garden to be ventured.
Binoculars, map, fishing rod, crabbing lines, bird book, and picnic rug.
Entrance is via the kitchen door: The kitchen has an electric cooker with cooker hood, electric grill. large fridge and freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and good storage space
The dining room has a large oval table with 4 chairs, wonderful views over the garden to the estuary to the sea, a sideboard with a great selection of board games
The sitting room includes an open fire, 2 sofas, armchair, occasional tables, bookcase with good selection of novels and local interest books, flat screen HD ready TV with DVD, free view channels available. Doors lead to the verandah with outside table and benches. Wonderful views out over the garden, the estuary and the sea
Bedroom 1 has two single beds made up as super king with bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe. Fantastic views of the estuary and the sea
There is a bathroom with bath, wash basin and w.c., heated towel rail
The second bathroom includes a shower (12 inch step), wash basin and w.c., heated towel rail
The hall is tiled and has coat hooks and plenty of room for shoes and boots
Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds with small chest of drawers and lamp between the beds
Opposite the kitchen is a small outbuilding with tumble dryer and additional storage, travel cot
The garden is around two acres in all. It is utterly informal and is maintained as part of the local heathland with walks cut through the grass, trees including a large beech and gorse. Rabbits abound (as do rabbit holes) and deer are a common sight. A great space for children to explore and adults to relax in
High Broom is reached via a sandy track with pot holes - if your car has low clearance you may prefer to leave it at the bottom of the track
There are new electric radiators throughout which warm the house in minutes. There is an open fire in the sitting room. Logs and coal can be purchased at Friends Garage in Orford
Bed linen and towel are included but please bring your own beach towels
BBQ and garden bench provided
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.