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Characterful period cottage centre of Orford - parking, garden, pet friendly

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, woodburner, open fire, traditional with new facilities

This historic Grade-II listed period cottage is ideally situated in the heart of the village of Orford, in the Suffolk countryside. It is opposite the Parish Church and between quay on the river Ore and the pretty market square.

We prefer change over-day on Fridays but are more flexible out of school holidays. Do ask about long weekends and mid week breaks. Please email:

If you would like to bring one well behaved dog we are happy for you to do so as long as house rules are adhered to.

The cottage is full of period character mixed with a good dose of contemporary style. It was originally built as part of the Sudbourne Estate in 1875. Attention to detail is everywhere, from the Victorian Gothic styling and high ceilings to the original brick floors and bespoke carpentry.

On the ground floor is a living room with an open fire, a dining room with a wood-burning stove, a kitchen/diner, utility room, cloakroom and a ground floor single bedroom. The first floor has two further bedrooms (1 king, 1 twin), an en-suite shower room and a bathroom. Outside there is a long garden with a glimpse of Orford's famous castle and off-road parking for two cars. The village's river, castle and well-known eateries are within a short, pleasant stroll!

Ground floor Living room:

The front door leads into a large atmospheric living room. There' an open fire with a bespoke fire surround carved by the sculptor Philip Chatfield who specialises in Medieval stone masonary techniques using only hand tools. There room has original floor boards and rugs. There is one three-seater sofa and two armchairs, a TV with Freeview channels, and a DVD player. Free Wifi is available. There are books, games and DVDs in the cupboards.

Dining room:

There's a table with six chairs, a wood burning stove in a brick fireplace, original Suffolk floor-bricks, an open archway through to the kitchen and an original door behind which are the stairs to the first floor. On the shelf is a music system with CD player and cable input for music from your phone or tablet.


The light and airy kitchen is in a conservatory with glazed doors leading out to a patio with a table and chairs. The room has a breakfast table and bespoke handmade wooden kitchen units. Appliances include an electric hob and oven, a dishwasher, a fridge, and a microwave (there are further appliances in the utility room). The floor has traditional quarry floor tiles.

Utility room:

This has a combined washer/dryer machine, a freezer, coat hooks and space to leave outdoor shoes. Beyond the utility room is a small hallway that leads to a ground floor bedroom and a cloakroom.

Bedroom 3:

This has a single bed, a bedside table, and a wardrobe with drawers.


With a w.c. and a hand basin.

First floor:

Stairs lead to a first floor landing and doors to two further bedrooms and the bathroom. Please note: the stairs are in keeping with the period of the cottage and therefore quite steep.

Bedroom 1:

The master bedroom has a king size bed and delightful views across to the medieval village church. There are bedside tables, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers. This room has an en-suite shower room.

En-suite to Master Bedroom:

There's a shower, a w.c. and a hand basin.

Bedroom 2:

A twin bedroom with two single beds, two bedside tables, a chest of drawers and a small wardrobe. You can see the sea on the horizon in the distance between the roof tops – keep an eye out for passing boats.


This has a freestanding roll-top bath with a shower over, a w.c. and a hand basin.


The kitchen leads out to raised decking with a table and chairs, ideal for breakfast or a glass of wine. Steps lead down to a shared driveway. Beyond this is a long back garden, which is enclosed. On the lawn is an 8-seater round wooden picnic table. There are mature shrubs and off-road parking space for two medium sized cars reached via a narrow opening to the road. You can just about see Orford's famous castle at the bottom of garden.

The river Ore, Orford castle and a variety places to eat as well as the two village pubs are within a few minutes walk. High quality provisions can be bought in the village including bread from Pump Street Bakery, meat from the butcher in Bakers Bakers Lane, a range of smoked fish etc from Pinny's in Quay Street and fresh fish fro the shed on the river side.

The river itself provides wonderful activites such as crabbing from the quay and boat trips. The surrounding counrtyside is ideal for walking such as along the riverside paths or through Rendlesham and Tunstall forests. There are fascinating places to visit within a short distance from Orford, including Sutton Hoo, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, Woodbridge Tide Mill and the Suffolk Punch Trust.

Golf courses are nearby at Thorpeness, Aldeburgh, Woodbridge and Glevering.

In fact a holiday in Orford has sufficient variety to please everyone!

One well behaved dog allowed in the kitchen, dining room and sitting room only and not on sofas or chairs. Please do not leave your pet alone in the property and ensure there is no evidence of your dogs visit inside or outside the property when you leave. Many thanks.

More Details

Jenny Mallindine
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Jenny Mallindine

I come from nearby Woodbridge and my family still live in the area around Orford.

I escape to the Suffolk coast when ever possible and am particularly drawn to the River Ore, the boats, its bird life and working quay.

The village of Orford has a unique quality. The people and pubs are friendly and there are wonderful walks on the surrounding area. My husband particularly loves the fact that Orford has become quite the place for foodies with the range of fish, high quality meat, artisan bread and home made produce available!

Jenny Mallindine purchased this house in 2015

Why Jenny Mallindine chose Orford

We have looked for a property in Orford for many years. One summer my husband was going to be away for a while so I decided to rent a cottage for a week and invite members of the family to stay or visit. During the week, we arranged to view a house that had recently come on the market and while we were checking the details on-line my daughter noticed another property that had just been added. To our surprise it was the very cottage we were staying in! It seemed portentous! To cut a long story short, the cottage suited us so well and had all the facilities we needed as well as being in such a perfect location, we bought it! It has proved a delight ever since.

What makes this house unique

Church View is ideal for couples, friends and families. Your well behaved dog is welcome!

The cottage has a rustic feel with its period and traditional features. It couldn't be more central to the heart of the village. One is only a few steps away from the odd pint of milk or beer!

It is well equipped as all our family stay here at various times and their needs differ. Hence unlimited WiFi is essential as is the ability to light a fire! A high chair and travel cot are available as well as a dish for your dog!

We enjoy becoming part of the life of the village during our visits so shopping locally for provisions and finding out about current events and activities adds to the special quality of being in Orford. The position of the cottage adds to the sense of being at the centre of things.


Orford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please be aware - the staircase is quite steep.
  • The property is not suitable for charging electric cars
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Basin. Heated towel rail. View of the river.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Basin. Downstairs cloakroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to double room, bedroom 1.
  • Family bathroom: Roll-top bath with overhead shower, hand-basin and toilet. Mirror and heated towel rail. Ensuite: Shower enclosure, hand-basin, mirror and toilet, heated towel rail. Downstairs cloakroom: Toilet and hand-basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , View of the garden and river.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Ground-floor room. Very quiet and peaceful!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Travel cot kept under bed.
  • Bed room 1: Spacious bedroom with king sized bed and ensuite shower, toilet and hand basin. Chest of drawers and built in cupboard. Bedside cabinets with lamps, radio alarm clock and rugs. Floor boards and original feature fireplace. Bedroom 2: Twin room with chest of drawers, hanging rail, bedside cabinet, lamps, radio alarm clock and rug. Bedroom 3: Single bed, bedside cabinet, hanging rail and shelf, lamp, radio alarm and rug. High chair kept under bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Characterful period cottage centre of Orford - parking, garden, pet friendly
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Very nice house

  • 4 of 5

It was very nice

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I imagine our cottage in Orford was a contrast to those in Holland!
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely week at 3 Church View. The house was beautifully furnished & equipped & perfectly suited our requirements. Extremely quiet considering its central position & ideal for walking to the many attractions in Orford & the delightful local shops. Having the parking area & outside seating was another bonus. We even had perfect weather which was the icing on the cake. Very many thanks Jenny. We should love to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Homely, comfortable and high end in decor

  • 5 of 5

We were very satisfied with the property. It was tastefully decorated and felt very homely and comfortable.

It's in a perfect position in the village. The garden and parking area was very convenient.

The property had no noise issues ( apart from us probably!) and we would love to go back there. The owner is very pleasant and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location, very comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped and comfortable cottage.. Imagine very cosy in the winter with the open fire and log burner, but we had lovely sunshine so made full use of the little decking area and the kitchen which was flooded with light. The cottage is ideally located for exploring the village, quay side and local walks and no need to use the car. Fabulous bakery, conviennence store, butcher, little local market on Saturday, fresh fish shack, pubs and hotel all on the doorstep, what more do you need.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Kings Lynn

Lots of character, very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage we all loved it, right in the heart of Orford close to local pubs and restaurant, great village stores everything you need. Short walk down to water. Loads to do . Would book cottage again

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $138.49

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
1. The Occupier is the person named on the booking form, and he/she is responsible for the obligations and conditions of hire. The Occupier shall not pass the booking to another party and shall be in residence at the property during the whole of the letting period. The Occupier must notify The Owner of any changes to the number of people or pets staying at the property in writing before the booking starts.
2. Booking – A provisional booking can be made using the online reservation system. If you don’t have access to the internet or would prefer to discuss your holiday preferences, please call us on 07763469457 or email We will help you book your holiday but reserve the right to refuse any booking without explanation
3. Payment – A booking deposit of 25% of the cost of the holiday must be paid within 24 hours of making your provisional booking. The booking is only confirmed after the deposit is received and a Booking Confirmation email sent from the agent to the Occupier. The Owner will contact you by email unless you advise that you would prefer to be contacted by other means. You should read the confirmation details carefully and contact the Owner immediately if anything is incorrect.
The balance of the rent plus the stated security deposit amount is payable six weeks before the start of your holiday. For bookings made less than seven weeks before the start of your holiday, the total is payable (full rental fee and security deposit) at the time of booking. If the balance of the rent is not paid by the due date, the Owner shall be entitled to cancel the reservation and the Occupier will forfeit the deposit. We will attempt to re-let the property, but should it remain empty the Occupier will also be liable for the remaining balance and you will be charged the price quoted on the website at the time of booking.
4.– The Occupier usually has access to the property from 4pm on arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.