You’re welcomed into a hallway that opens into the hub of the cottage with kitchen/breakfast room wrapping round to the cosy living room. The bright bathroom is also on the ground floor and stairs rise to the master bedroom with en suite cloakroom on the first floor. A wonderful ship’s staircase takes adventurous guests up to the twin room with view of the River Alde.
Guests have free parking in the car park 20/30 yards opposite (which used to be the harbour, hence the name The Moorings), and can enjoy the sea air in the quaint graveled area next to the cottage.
The front door opens into a useful hallway with hooks for coats and room for footwear. There are doors to the bathroom and kitchen/dining room opening into the living room where a door conceals the stairs. There’s hard flooring throughout the ground floor, with a large rug in the living room.
Combining old and new, this traditional kitchen/dining room has a wonderful brick and stone floor, feature brick wall, electric oven/grill at waist height, ceramic hob, washer/dryer and fridge with freezer compartment. Under the window is a sturdy table with four chairs so you can dine at home.
A couple of steps take you down to the charming living room, giving a sociable living space which oozes character with low beams and wonderful brick fireplace housing a cosy wood burner. A couple of two seater sofas give ample seating with occasional tables, good sized flat-screen TV with Freeview for your entertainment; high speed Wifi (particularly helpful due to the poor phone reception in Orford) and plenty of books and board games. One door opens onto the stairs and another takes you back into the kitchen.
Lovely light room; the bath has a hand shower over and there’s a WC and wash-basin.
Steep wooden stairs with wooden handrail take you to the first floor landing where a door opens to the master suite and ladder style stairs rise to the top bedroom. There are wooden floors throughout with rugs.
Sitting at the front of the house with a wrought iron king size bed under an attractive canopy with chest of drawers and half height wardrobe for your clothes and a chair.
En Suite Cloakroom
Conveniently next to the bedroom with a WC and wash basin.
Kids are sure to love exploring this bedroom with its ship’s staircase (handrails on either side and a stair-gate, on request, at the top for safety), climbing to the bedroom under the eaves and skylight, plus additional window with view of the River Alde. There are pine twin beds with a bedside unit, hooks for clothes, and additional drawers.
Guests have use of a parking permit to park in the Town Marsh car park on Quay Street opposite the cottage. There’s a small gravelled area across a path with gate and wicker fence for privacy; simply furnished with a table and chairs plus gas BBQ where you can relax in the sun.
All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, electric heating and electricity, wood burner with logs for your first night, plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.
This lovely end of terraced self-catering holiday cottage is equipped with electric heating and appliances a ceramic hob, oven with grill at waist height, microwave, washing machine and fridge with freezer compartment. There isn’t a dishwasher.
This end of terraced holiday cottage is in a wonderful position on Quay Street; opposite the car park (which you’ll have a residents permit for) and Pinney’s where you can buy fresh or smoked fish; steps from the quay where families can enjoy crabbing or sit in the café with lovely view over the river; and literally a few doors from The Jolly Sailor.
A short walk away is the town of Orford with a fantastic choice of places to eat and drink – the Crown and Castle, the Kings Head pub; plus award-winning butchers, Pump Street bakery and the Village Stores for every day essentials and the odd luxury!
Guests are sure to enjoy ‘English Heritage’ Norman castle and, across the river, the National Trust’s Orford Ness, site of mysterious research projects in the 1950’s and 60’s, now a nature reserve called Havergate Island, managed by the RSPB with river trips to visit it available from Orford Quay.
Three well-behaved small or two medium dogs are welcome downstairs (though not on the furniture please). If you wish to bring a dog/s they must be mentioned at the time of booking on the booking form and is subject to our conditions of booking.
There's a path between the cottage and gravelled 'garden' with gives access to a couple of neighbouring houses. The area itself is quite small but fully enclosed and furnished with table and chairs so you can sit in the fresh air with a good book. Also a great place to leave beach gear - crabbing nets etc. Your dog will probably be happier being taken literally across the road to the grass verge of the car park before going to bed!
Please note that low door-frames, beams and steep stairs make this period cottage unsuitable for tall guests or guests with any mobility issues. The stairs to the top bedroom are particularly steep (more like a ladder); children must be supervised and we do not recommend children under the age of five being accommodated in this room. A stairgate is provided as a precaution, please request on booking.
Sorry, no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers. A travel cot is provided if requested when you make the booking, it is only suitable for this to be set up in the master bedroom or landing (not 2nd floor) and you will need to bring your own linen.
Once you have filled out the online booking form, you will be given the option to pay by credit or debit card, or by BACs transfer. A 25% deposit is requested at the time of your booking to secure your booking. The balance and a returnable good housekeeping deposit are due six weeks before your holiday commences. Please click here to see our full terms and conditions