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Ferry Cottage

Orford, Suffolk (Ref. 918137)


Best of Suffolk rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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47 Customer Review(s)

  • Julie

    “Very very rural.”

    Ideal for us but may be too much for others. Enjoyed the peace and quiet. Would certainly be happy to return

    Ideal for us but may be too much for others. Enjoyed the peace and quiet. Would certainly be happy to return

    - Julie, March 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: As this cottage is on a working farm with horses, sheep, a few cattle and sheep dogs, please keep pets under control at all times
  • Please note: the water supply is from a local spring but is tested frequently by the council
  • Please note: due to the nature of the property the internal staircase to the bedrooms is steep, it may not be suitable for guests with mobility concerns

The property

Orford 3 miles. This charming, semi-detached cottage is located in the heart of the owners’ 600-acre working livestock farm, close to the village of Orford in Suffolk. This lovely cottage is a perfect base for exploring the Suffolk Heritage Coast by foot, cycle or car and is ideal for nature lovers and birdwatchers, both from the comforts of your cottage surroundings and also from the numerous wildlife reserves close by. Offering far-reaching views over open countryside and marshland and although the cottage is in a remote location within half an hour you can be visiting many of the highlights of this wonderful coastline and inland market towns which has made Suffolk such a popular destination. There are excellent walks from your doorstep and fantastic off and on road cycling also close by. Drive up the unmade road and park up outside your cottage, taking in the view from the front of your cottage. Walk up through your front garden and enter via the main front door where there is a porch, ideal for storing walking gear. Downstairs has a cosy sitting room with woodburner and views over the cottage garden to the front of the property, an ideal room for relaxing whatever the time of the year. There is also a well-equipped kitchen with dining table and a ground floor bathroom. Upstairs has two good-size bedrooms, a master bedroom and a second room with a double and a single bed. Outside this attractive cottage is a lovely private garden where you can relax with a cup of coffee and a good book or dine alfresco using the barbecue. This delightful cottage offers a quiet, rural retreat and there is a wonderful river walk from your doorstep to the delightful village of Orford with its remarkable 12th century castle, a selection of good pubs, a village shop, bakers and excellent fish restaurant and smokehouse. Snape Maltings is a short drive away with an excellent section of shops, eateries and, of course, the world famous concert hall, with events on throughout the year to enjoy. SPB Minsmere is also only a short drive away. A little further afield brings you to the trendy seaside town of Aldeburgh, now home to a wide range of popular shops, restaurants and pubs not to mention the fresh fish for sale along the seafront and wonderful pebble beach. The neighbouring village of Thorpeness is worth a visit with its boating lake, great fun for children and the young at heart alike! Make sure you also visit the nearby market town of Woodbridge and even take a drive further up the coast and explore the popular seaside town of Southwold, Walberswick, famous for its crabbing and the lost city of Dunwich. This rural retreat offers the perfect escape for friends and families throughout the year.

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About the location


Snape Maltings 5 miles; Woodbridge 12 miles;

The attractive, unspoiled fishing village of Orford is situated on the bank of the River Alde and looked over by its magnificent 12th century castle built by Henry II. The village is home to a hotel and restaurant, two pubs, village store, bakers and wonderful fish restaurant and smokehouse. Orford is surrounded by farm land and forest in an area known as the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Centrally located, just 12 miles from Woodbridge to the south and Aldeburgh to the north, and just 5 miles from the famous Snape Maltings complex. The village of Orford is steeped in history. Henry II commissioned a castle to be built in the 12th century which is a must see when you visit the area. Owned and maintained by English Heritage you can enjoy this wonderful 'keep' and from the top there are breathtaking views for miles on a clear day.

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