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Moat Cottage

Orford - Woodbridge and Orford

This stunning Orford cottage has been recently refurbished to create an elegant situation for 6 or 8 people. Its coastal surroundings are reflected in its interiors, a lovely combination of the contemporary and artisan.
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No pets
  • No private parking
  • WiFi available
£745 - £1220 per week *


Reduced Occupancy Offer - This property can also be booked for 6 people, using 3 bedrooms only. For full details, please see property ref: SFMOA6.

A traditional Suffolk cottage within view of Orford castle, hence its name, now completely refurbished. The elegant interior design reflects its coastal surroundings; its furnishings an imaginative combination of the contemporary and artisan with a smattering of fascinating antiques.

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)

A traditional cottage in the centre of the village close to the castle, village shops, cafe, two excellent restaurants and two fine Adnams pubs. Moat Cottage ticks all the boxes for anyone looking for a really comfortable self catering option. Contemporary chic sits comfortably with pretty antiques and delightful, understated reminders of the cottage's coastal location - a drift wood wine rack and mirror surround. Old postcards of Orford and a view of the castle remind us of the history and interest of the cottage and of Orford itself. Now the Old Bakery at the end of the patio has been beautifully converted to provide another double bed/sitting room (double sofa bed) with en-suite shower room, thus making the cottage suitable for two families of 4 in high season. At other times it gives holidaymakers the option to spread themselves and of course make use of the second bathroom.

Orford was once an important port with a thriving quay, several churches and of course its own castle. Today it is one of the prettiest coastal villages in East Anglia. While it has diminished in size, it has developed in style. Not only is there a fine range of eateries, its shops are excellent and you can get everything there from smoked fish, beautiful bread and croissants to log baskets. Orford is a village in which to relax and slow down. There are fine walks and quiet cycle rides from the cottage and with Orford Ness(National Trust), Havergate Island (RSPB) and a choice of estuary trips you will always have something of interest to fill your days. For the more energetic, there is of course sailing and yachting on the estuary. Painted by J M W Turner, Orford is well loved by contemporary artists and photographers.  

Getting Out:
If you want to see more of Suffolk then Iken, Snape, Aldeburgh and Woodbridge are all within a short drive or a cycle ride of Orford. The countryside is gently rolling and attractive, allowing fine views of the Suffolk skies and their magnificent sunsets and you are always close to the water - the Alde and Deben estuaries, and, of course, the sea.

For lots of information on the area please look at our own online guide Visit Orford.


  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No pets
  • No private parking
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Enclosed garden
  • Nearest shop 0.1 mile
  • Nearest pub 0.1 mile
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Ground floor bedroom


Moat Cottage

  • The white wooden gate (there are two steps) leads to the patio where there are several elegant pot plants and a large garden table and chairs

The Interior

  • Two steps lead through the back door directly into the tiled kitchen, which has been superbly designed and includes a free standing antique dresser, as well as a good selection of fitted cupboards. Equipped with microwave, electric oven and hob, dishwasher.
  • To the left of the kitchen is the bathroom with sit up bath and overhead shower, wash basin, loo and heated towel rail
  • There is a spacious dining room with original brick floor, electric log effect stove, large american style fridge with freezer compartment, cupboard and large dining table with cushioned bench seats and 3 chairs (seats 8 comfortably)
  • The sitting room is cosy and carpetted and is another good sized room with occasional tables, two sofas, chair, bookcase and corner cupboard with flat screen TV, DVD, wifi and iPod dock
  • The cottage has a straight but steep staircase with one handrail leading to the first floor
  • The master bedroom is light and airy with two large windows. It has bedside tables and lamps, a chest of drawers, hanging hooks, washbasin and a door to the en-suite loo, where there is a cupboard storing the hot water cylinder
  • The bunk room has two porthole windows to the staircase and built in full sized bunks with storage underneath and a chair.
  • The twin bedroom has a bedside table and lamps, chair, linen basket, hanging cupboard and easy chair
  • The owners provide travel cot, high chair and baby bath for the convenience of those with babies

The Bakery

  • The old bakery (situated on the far side of the patio) has been recently converted into a further bed / sitting room (sofa converts to double bed) with flat screen TV and en-suite shower room with wash basin and w.c. There is a washing machine.


  • Bed linen and towels and central heating are provided. If using the travel cot please provide your own bed linen for it.
  • Bikes can be stored on the patio. Parking is on the road opposite the cottage
  • In consideration of other visitors please do not smoke in the cottage
  • A high speed wi-fi service is provided. 
  • The Kings Head - tel. 01394 450271
  • The Jolly Sailor - tel. 01394 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 criteria for your choice of property



We had a great time at the cottage, it's such a lovely place, beautifully furnished, and in a great location for our kids -- there was a lot to do nearby -- and we were so lucky with the weather. The children LOVED the bunk bed room with the portholes!Mrs A, Colchester - 8th July 2015
We enjoyed our stay at Moat Cottage. We also really enjoyed Orford; the pubs, walks, Pump House Bakery and carols at the Church.Ms Jane Butterfield


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