Pump Cottage

Orford, Woodbridge and Orford

  • 3 Star Gold
  • This traditional cottage enjoys terrific views of Orford Castle. Just a short walk away from all amenities, this is the perfect cottage for those with a child or dog who enjoy walking or cycling.

You can book this property from:

  • £525 per week
  • £75 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • Family friendly
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden


A beautifully refurbished traditional cottage in the heart of the coastal village of Orford. Super views of the castle, perfect for guests with a child or dog, or for those who enjoy walking or cycling.

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

Pump Cottage is a real gem of a self catering cottage. In Orford, one of the most popular seaside villages in Suffolk, and with its nationally acclaimed restaurants, picturesque houses, 12th century church, Norman castle and traditional cottages, it still retains the peace and tranquillity that makes this area so very special.

The cottage is situated opposite Orford's beautifully preserved Norman castle and the castle field, from where there are many walks along the river bank to Gedgrave and Butley Ferry, up through the woods and over the marshland. With the Alde estuary just a couple of minutes walk down the road there are opportunities for crabbing, sailing, bird watching, cycling and walking. In the midst of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a fantastic spot from which to explore this magical coastline; take a boat trip down the river or across to the National Trust nature reserve of Orford Ness.
It is a tricky choice whether to eat out or eat in. Fresh fish can be bought at Brinkley's Fish Shed down by the quay or at Pinney's where you can get a great range of fresh and smoked fish. For the rest of your shopping including meat go to Orford General Store which is just off Market Hill - you can even get a coffee and sit in the sunshine by the village pump. From Wednesday through to Sunday try the Pump Street Bakery, a continental patisserie/boulangerie, for the crustiest bread and the scrummiest doughnuts - yummy!

The nearest pub is The Kings Head Inn and down by the quay is The Jolly Sailor, which now has a lovely patio and garden area with views across the marshes to the sea wall. Both pubs provide excellent food at lunchtimes and evenings.
The two restaurants in the town are both worth eating at. Try Ruth and David Watson's Trinity Bistro at The Crown and Castle and, if you love your fish, eat at the non-pretentious The Butley Orford Oysterage.

For lots more information on Orford and the surrounding area do look at our own online guide Visit-Orford


Ground floor

  • Lobby area with space for coats and wellies, door to cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin
  • Refurbished kitchen with tiled floor, electric cooker with cooker hood, dishwasher, fridge with small freezer drawer, microwave, dining table and chairs
  • Sitting room with log burning stove, arm chair, sofa, tub chair, coffee table, multi channel satellite TV, DVD and mini hi-fi system with iPod dock

First Floor

  • Double bedroom with double bed and bedside table, chest of drawers, wardrobe, wonderful views of Orford Castle, and over the river and islands towards the sea. There is a hair dryer.
  • Small single bedroom with single bed, bedside table
  • Shower room with shower, w.c. and wash basin


  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in outbuilding at side of cottage
  • Central heating, lighting, linen and towels included. 
  • Heating by electric radiators and/or storage heaters
  • Guests are asked to consider other holidaymakers and not smoke in the cottage
  • A BT Infinity fibre broadband wifi service is provided, but please remember the service is provided by a third party, and may become unavailable due to circumstances beyond our or the owners' control.
  • The Kings Head, Orford, tel. 01394 450271
  • The Jolly Sailor, Orford, tel. 01396 450243. Please note some rural pubs have closed down in recent months with little or no notice, so please do check the status if this is a criterion for your choice of property


  • A delightful sunny, landscaped garden to the rear of the cottage with garden furniture, parasol. The garden is fenced.  There is a right of way at the rear of the back door for the neighbouring garden.
  • Parking on lane


No negatives, perfect location for our relaxing week away with dog

Mr Steve C,

Lovely comfortable cosy cottage. A very high standard throughout. The garden was lovely and was a great place to catch the last of the days sunshine. Thank you for the cake and milk, a welcome after a long journey. Orford is a great location, the village has 3 good pubs which had a good selection of vegetarian meals. Orford Ness & Sutton Hoo both well worth a visit. We hope to return.

Mrs Jane W,

Loved our cottage, it was very clean and cosy, and had a lovely garden.

Mrs Tove E,

It was a beautiful cottage in a super location we had a lovely week

Mrs Pauline N,

Lovely well-equipped cottage with wonderful outlook overlooking Orford Castle. Very dog-friendly & pretty village & quay. Would definitely go back again.

Mrs Judith N,

Our third winter break in Pump Cottage and once again we've had a lovely stay. The weather has been kind to us and we have have done some lovely walks. Thank you for the wine & Cake - much appreciated.

Previous Customer,

Very cosy stay in our perfect cottage. Great NYE at The Crown & Castle, plus some lovely meals at The Unruly Pig. Many thanks Wendy & Keith for a wonderful welcome pack and generous treats. Weather behaved for some super walks. We will be back!

Previous Customer,

A lovely place to stay. Cosy cottage in a great location. Thanks

Andrea B,

Perfect cottage for us - couple with dog. Many thanks for a peaceful weekend.

Previous Customer,

Just a few days in this lovely place. Cottage fitted the bill perfectly. The wood burner gave a lovely cosy feel to the place.

Mr R C,

Yes another lovely visit for a week in this delightful cottage. Very comfortable beds, super long walks plus wonderful weather, made for a great break. Super Sunday lunch as The Crown & Castle and an excellent lunch as The Unruly Pig. Many thanks to Wendy for the welcome pack and kindness. Be back for the New Year.

Previous Customer,

This is a delightful very clean and well presented cottage in a lovely village surrounded by glorious countryside.

Previous Customer,

Enjoyed our stay in well presented cottage. Orford is a jewel away from the masses! Shops, pubs & restaurants excellent. Long haul back to Dorset - unfortunately.

Previous Customer,

Spotlessly clean and comfortable cottage. We have had a lovely few days. Orford is beautiful as is all the surrounding countryside. We have tried all the pubs and the fish restaurant and enjoyed them all. The Crown & Castle and the Butley Oyster Restaurant particularly. Great place to stay, thank you!

Sally B,

Our first visit to Orford, will certainly be returning. Local pubs very good, as are the shops. Good local walks around Orford and one around Thorpeness. The cottage is well equipped and welcome cake, milk and wine a nice surprise - Many thanks

Previous Customer,

Another lovely week - although the weather wasn't quite as well behaved as in July. More lovely meals at The Crown & Castle and two lovely BBQ's in the sweet garden with great pork and fresh veg from Orford Stores. Many t hanks for a super welcome pack. Look forward to our return in October. Thank you

Previous Customer,

Thank you for a lovely stay in your cosy cottage. We have had a very relaxing couple of days enjoying Orford. Your welcome pack went down a treat, our son loved the caramel shortbread and we enjoyed the wine with some local cheese in your delightful garden surrounded by Butterflies and Bees. We have found the Kings Head very friendly, good food & beer. Bought bread from the bakery and cheese from the local shop - all lovely. Enjoyed an ice cream and a blanket on the green outside the Jolly Sailor - excellent! I am sure we will return again to Orford.

Previous Customer,

You've thought of everything here which has been great. The garden superb and I've really enjoyed watching the bees and butterflies on the lavender. Thank you

Rhiannon & M,

First time in Suffolk.What a wonderful relaxed place. A real get away no arcades just good old fashioned seafronts with great locally produced food and drink. Fantastic.

Mr Trevor W,

Had a wonderful week here, very relaxing, did some walking, eating and drinking. Never been to this area before, will definitely be coming back.

Trevor & C,

Orford is a delightful village, and eating at The Crown and Castle is a real treat.

Mrs Gail S,

Have stayed in this cottage before, b ut it seems better - comfortable beds and a great TV. The weather has been amazing, the Pump Cottage has been and ideal base. Orford is such a delightful Village and we'll be taking goodies home from the bakery & Pinneys. Mostly ate excellent lunches and dinner at The Crown & Castle, so didn't have to walk far. Dusty the dog really enjoyed the secure garden and many thanks for the Welcome pack - see you next month, when we return.

Previous Customer,

A lovely stay at this small but perfectly formed cottage. Very clean and well equipped. We enjoyed very much our return to this area as we have family in Felixstowe. Never stayed in Orford before but love the village. VIsited our favourite spots in Aldeburgh, Snape, Ramsholt & Woodbridge and of course the lovely weather made it perfect. P.s. our dog Sadie loved the garden.

Previous Customer,

‘Had a lovely stay here in this cosy cottage. Very comfortable and everything you need for self catering. Had a good meal at Jolly Sailor and Kings Head. Both very friendly pubs’ Liz,Simon & Arnie (the dog), Herts Feb 2017

Previous Customer

This was our third stay at Pump Cottage. The cottage is very well equipped, particularly the kitchen which, although small, has everything you could need. The quality of the bedding and towels is also exceptionally good.

Mrs Elaine T

Wonderful welcome pack and tasteful Xmas decorations- a very comfortable cottage in a perfect position.

Mrs Gail S

We loved the cottage, and Orford and Suffolk – very wonderful places to visit, especially beautiful churches. Very comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen and a wonderful position under the guardianship of the Castle’

Victor, September 2

‘Very comfortable cottage, loved the garden and especially the shed for the bikes..... Orford is a lovely little town’

Previous Customer

‘We have had a most relaxing break in Pump Cottage – the garden/courtyard a haven of scents, bees & birds. The whole of Orford England at its mid summer best’

Previous Customer

‘We have enjoyed a lovely week here in Orford, such a beautiful and peaceful place to stay. Pump Cottage was perfect, so clean, comfortable and well appointed with everything you might need, such a pretty garden too’ Nicky & Ange, June 2017

Previous Customer

‘What a wonderful time we had on our first visit to the beautiful Suffolk coast. Pump Cottage was great and fulfilled all our needs. If you really want to treat yourselves then have a meal at the Crown and Castle what an experience, rather pricey but fantastic!!’ Trevor, Michelle and Floss (the Yorkie), May 2017

Previous Customer

‘Our second New Year at pump Cottage – we love it here! Cottage is so well equipped and has little touches that make it special ....we have made good use of the log burner- so cosy’

Previous Customer