|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A luxurious cottage in the beautiful unspoilt village of Orford on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Light floods into the house which has been recently converted to a high aesthetic standard with no expense spared. Whilst contemporary it still retains much of the atmosphere of a traditional country cottage. It is tastefully furnished, blending modern style and comfort with period features. Two double bedrooms (one queen size bed, the other a double bed) and one twin-bedded room. Two bathrooms, one with a full sized bath with integrated shower, are fully tiled with modern fittings. The state of the art kitchen has every modern appliance you might need, including a double oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge. freezer, granite worktops. It's equipped with HD TV, DVD player and full WiFi internet access. The house is within very short walking distance of the quay at Orford and has views of the historic church and castle. Two log burning stoves and panel heaters keep the fully insulated cottage warm during the winter.
I started the total restoration of the property with a local architect in 2008/2009. I have retained as many of the original features as possible but bringing it into the 21st century. I split my time between London where I work in television and Orford so the cottage is not a permanent holiday let for visitors but a well cared for home where no expense has been spared on its refurbishment.
Angie Mason purchased this cottage in 2007
The cottage is extremely quiet in one of Orford's loveliest roads, yet it is a stone's throw away from the centre of the village and the main road down to the quay and the boats on the river.
Access to Orford is very easy, especially from London and the South East
Orford is lovely, plenty of places to wander and have a coffee, pick up fresh local produce or by the water. The cottage continued the feeling of somewhere rather exclusive. The landscaped front garden is a lovely place to sit and the cottage itself has a contemporary, light and airy feel to it. Features such as the glass roof in the kitchen and bathroom extension show how thoughtfully it was designed.
Coast is about one quarter of mile away at Orford Quay with lovely river walks. For beaches, there is Aldeburgh about 10 miles away by car
Stansted Airport is located on M11, approx 50 miles away from Orford. A car is pretty essential in this area as local transport is not very frequent.
Aldeburgh - 10 miles by car
Snape - 5 miles by car
Southwold - 25 miles
The village of Orford is special in itself with opportunities for sailing, walking, birdwatching, cycling and exploring the Suffolk Heritage coast. Aldeburgh, Woodbridge, Walberswick, Southwold are all within easy reach.
The cottage is extremely quiet - in the morning there is nothing much more than birdsong. Yet, within a minute, you can be in the village square having breakfast in the renowned Pump Street bakery or having a coffee at the village shop. There are two pubs within easy staggering distance of the cottage, not to mention the acclaimed Crown and Castle restaurant and Orforod Oysterage. Walks are plentiful either down to the quay for sight of the boats bobbing around on the water or along the river banks. Close to hand is the National Trust's Orford Ness, only a short boat ride away.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$123|
If you interested in booking a week or more, please contact me via the website. To confirm a booking, a 30% deposit is required. The balance, plus a returnable deposit of £100 against breakages, is payable 6 weeks before the holiday.
Changeover date in the peak summer months is Saturday. Out of season there is more flexibility.