The Suffolk Countryside Specialists

Well Cottage

Orford - Woodbridge and Orford

Spacious, comfortable and beautifully furnished this cottage backs on to Orford's historic castle, is next door to a large recreation ground with tennis courts and children's play area and just a minute's walk from all the amenities of Orford on the Suffolk coast.  
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Well-behaved pets allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
£795 - £1115 per week *


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

Opposite Orford's historic castle, 9 Castle Close has its own access to the castle path and to the castle grounds.  A modern holiday home, the cottage has been superbly finished with three bedrooms and three bathrooms - perfect for a group of adults or larger family.  There is a beautifully finished kitchen and large living room. Just a minute's walk from the Market Hill, Pump Street Bakery, The Crown and Castle (Trinity Restaurant), the Kings Head, the Butley Orford Oysterage and Orford Village Stores you can forget about your car during your stay.  The estuary and the sea are just a 5-minute walk from the cottage.

The Property: Fully refurbished in the last year, 9 Castle Close is in a sunny location amidst landscaped gardens with french doors opening onto the south west facing terrace; perfect for any time of year, the house has full central heating with underfloor heating in the bathrooms.

With lovely bedrooms and new bathrooms, 9 Castle Close has been designed with comfort and relaxation in mind.  There is a large, well equipped utility/laundry room. Downstairs the living room is open plan with a large dining table and comfortable sofas.  Doors lead out to the rear garden.  Perfect for all the family the TV has both Freesat and Playstation 2; there is an iPod dock and games.  The kitchen is very well equipped and there is a second sitting room which can be used for quiet reading or to accommodate a couple of extra guests (please call if sofa bed required).  There is a ground floor shower room with wash basin and w.c., heated towel rail.  There is even a large dog bed - nothing has been forgotten.

The Grounds: Planting to the front, the well sheltered back garden includes a large patio and soft planting. Garden furniture and bbq on the terrace.The garden is full fenced. A gate leads from the garden to the castle fields and path to the village recreation ground where there is a large playing field, tennis courts and a children's play area with swings etc. 

Sleeps 6 (plus 2): In one king, one double and 2 singles.  There is a sofa bed in the second sitting room which can be used as a bed (request at time of booking).

This property is ideal for: With an en suite bathroom and two further shower rooms 9 Castle Close would be great for two or three couples who want to make the most of the fantastic facilities of Orford (see Eating Out) or a couple with children (young or teenage). Babies are welcome - there is both a cot and a high chair. One or even two well behaved dogs are welcome (please see Rules for taking your dog) and there is a dog bed in the hall. The rear garden is fenced (please ensure the back gate is kept closed).  Lovely walks from the house.

With a garage for bike storage and a designated parking space for your car (there is further unreserved parking close by).

Minimum hire: Three nights; except in high season when it is a week. Friday changeover in High Season. 

No smoking.

Self-catering eating and drinking: Grocery deliveries are available and there is a great selection of catering options for your stay at 9 Castle Close. 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, whilst Brinkleys fresh fish shed by Orford quay is the place to buy freshly caught fish -  great on the bbq! 

There is Orford General Stores stocking all the essentials and more, the staff are friendly and really helpful - just what you need on holiday. The smell of fresh-baked bread drifting on the breeze from just across the road will surely lead you to the excellent Pump Street Bakery, purveyors of fantastic artisan bread, made by hand, using traditional methods and natural ingredients. 

Entertainment: The Property includes TV with Freesat, iPod dock, and games as well as an eclectic library of books.

Eating out: The Butley Orford OysterageThe Butley Orford Oysterage, in Orford's pretty Market Hill, was opened by the Pinney family forty years ago and remains a family business. In a relaxed bistro atmosphere, they serve fish and seafood caught daily from their boats and smoked fish from their smokehouse in Butley Creek. The Crown & Castle, Orford, co-owned by broadcaster and presenter, Ruth Watson, the Crown and Castle has an excellent lively restaurant which has 2 AA rosettes and a Michelin bib gourmand in recognition of its excellent, locally sourced food. 

The Jolly Sailor The Jolly sailor is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers good local, freshly cooked produce. It has a garden overlooking the marshes and the estuary, with climbing frame etc so is just the ticket if you want to take the children out for a meal - the fish and chips are great. 

The Kings Head This historic 13th Century pub combines all the atmosphere of a traditional inn with great real ales, classic pub lunch favourites and a more traditional evening menu. 

Come and enjoy 9 Castle Close. For more information on the local area, please see our online guide, Visit Orford.


  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Well-behaved pets allowed
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No smoking
  • Enclosed garden
  • Nearest pub 2 miles
  • Barbecue
  • Ground floor bathroom


Ground Floor

  • A covered porch with space for boots leads through to the large hall with sideboard, stool dog bed and stairs to 1st floor.
  • To the right of the hall is a shower room with shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail
  • To the left is the second sitting room with a sofa (pulls out to make small double, coffee table, hooks for coats, wi fi
  • There is a spacious  living room with with two armchairs, 2 3 seater sofas, dining table and six chairs, books. There is electric log effect stove, iPod doc, TV with Freesat and Playstation 2, floor lamp, visitor leaflets and games.
  • Fully fitted kitchen with 4 ring electric hob, dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge, 4 slice toaster, kettle and slow cooker

First Floor

  • An easy staircase with one handrail leads to the first floor
  • The master bedroom is light and airy with large window looking out towards the castle fields. It has a king sized bed, bedside units and lamps, a chest of drawers and large fitted wardrobe.  A door leads to the en suite bathroom with shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
  • The second double bedroom has a double bed, bedside drawer units and lamps, full length mirror and wardrobe.  There are views of Orford Castle.
  • The twin bedroom has two single beds, a bedside table and lamp, full length mirror and built in wardrobe with hanging space
  • The owners provide travel cot, high chair for the convenience of those with babies
  • The family bathroom has a bath with overhead shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail.
  • The utility room includes a sink, small freezer, iron and steamer, ironing board, washing machine and tumble dryer, cot and cleaning equipment.  There is a single bed in the eaves area with bedside table and lamp


  • There is a designated parking space for 1 car and further visitor parking on a first come first served basis.  Additional parking on the road outside.
  • The rear garden is fenced and gated.  There is a large patio area with table and chairs, bbq.  The remainder of the garden has flower beds with a variety of cottage planting and shrubs.  A gate leads from the rear garden to Orford Castle and the recreation ground


  • 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 in the garage. There is a designated parking space for 1 car and further visitor parking on a first come first served basis.  Additional parking on the road outside.
  • In consideration of other visitors please do not smoke in the cottage
  • A 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



Thankyou, we really liked the house and it was comfortable and clean. Our two dogs liked being able to walk out the back straight on to a footpath. David Marshall - 29th September 2018
It was a lovely house, we enjoyed staying there a great deal and we would love to stay there again. Mrs Amanda Ward.Mrs Amanda Ward - 17th August 2018
We spent a very comfortable and enjoyable week at Well Cottage. The house is very well equipped with everything we could wish for to make our stay perfect. Orford is a gorgeous village with lovely walks down to the Quay and estuary. The house is also a good base for exploring the lovely towns and villages nearby. Thank you! Mrs Alison Piotrowicz - 30th July 2018
The peace and quiet at Well Cottage was a big plus.Lady Bernadette Craig - 29th April 2018


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