DescriptionViews as far as the eye can see over the rivers Alde and Ore and towards Butley Creek. A truly magnificent spot.
ORFORD 1 mile (0.63km) SNAPE 6.5 miles (10km) ALDEBURGH 13 miles (20km) WOODBRIDGE 13 miles (20km) SOUTHWOLD 27 miles (43km) FRAMLINGHAM 14 miles (22km)
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 lane 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. This 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 grounds 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 the 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.
Grounds: 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 available to enjoy during the summer months, and the sitting room doors open onto a small veranda with a view to die for.
Parking: There is plenty of off road parking. High Broom is approached by an uneven cart track, it would therefore be unsuitable for low-slung sports cars.
Sleeps: Four in one double room and one twin room.
Minimum Hire: 3 nights, except in high season when it is a week. Smoking is not permitted.
Pets: 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 supplies all the essentials, plus local produce and an excellent deli counter. The Pump Street Bakeryand cafe, specialising in delicious homemade breads, cakes and pastries. Tip: The warm sausage rolls are just fabulous! Pinney's of Orfordhave grown oysters in the Butley River since the 1950s and their smoke house supplies mouth-watering freshly smoked fish every day. Brinkleys fresh fish shed is situated on the quay and is the place to buy freshly caught fish. Fantastic on the BBQ! The Riverside Tearoom 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: The Jolly Sailor pub - 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.The Kings Head- 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 fantastic lunchtime and evening menus. Time is devoted to sourcing local produce and creating varied menus which offer robustly flavoured but elegantly presented food.
Entertainment: Flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player, games, books and a whole lot of garden to be ventured. Packing tips Binoculars, map, fishing rod, crabbing lines, bird book, and picnic rug.
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Well-behaved pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Sunday changeover
- Open fire/woodburner
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Travel cot
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- No smoking
- Nearest shop 1.3 miles
- Nearest pub 1.3 miles
- 1.3 miles from the coast
- Ground floor bathroom
- Ground floor bedroom
All accommodation is on the Ground Floor
- 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 and beyond 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 a double bed 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 and bracken, trees include a large beech, silver birch 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. Closes midday on Saturday and all Sunday.
- Bed linen and towel are included but please bring your own beach towels. If using the travel cot, please provide your own bedding for it.
- A charcoal BBQ provided.
- A limited broadband/wifi 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.
We had a fantastic stay here, the property was exactly as described and the location was just perfect. Thank you to the owners for sharing this house so we can all enjoy it!Miss Frances Sherar - 13th November 2017
Amazing location and a fun and quirky property. We had a great time and would be very pleased to return to High Broom.Mrs E Halstead - 27th October 2017
Very happy with this beautiful home in its fantastic location. The wildlife in the gardens was a real plus. We saw muntjac, hares, rabbits and the bird life included a family of marsh harriers. Every evening the godwits would fly overhead and the geese are lovely to listen to. The cottage is excellent with the best bed that I've ever slept in in a holiday home. It is remote and peaceful.Mrs Julia Walkling - 9th October 2017
High Broom was a sweet cottage and we had a very pleasant week.Mrs Jane Epstein - 25th September 2017
The cottage was exactly as described. Very comfortable & enjoyable.Jennifer B, Flintshire - 18th August 2015
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