Butley Mill

Orford, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star
  • Special offerBook a break whilst ‘Rule of six’ restrictions are in place at this large property with 6 or fewer guests and get 20% off!

You can book this property from:

  • £1,415 per week
  • £202 per night
  • 4 Star


On a quiet country lane on the edge of Butley estuary, Aldeburgh at Butley Mill is not your ordinary holiday cottage. Totally transformed in 2018-20, this thoughtfully designed space incorporates not only the stunning history and architecture of this converted water mill, but also the peace, tranquility and breathtaking views of both the river behind and water marsh in front.

A contemporary modern-industrial style brings the mill straight into the 21st century, but with a twist. Exposed brickwork and metal conduit are married with homely French-boutique style pieces, making this not only a self-catering property worth sharing on social media, but also a space where you and yours can relax, make memories and simply enjoy spending time together. 

Of course the true pièce de résistance is the stunning open plan living area. Once a communal dining area in yesteryear, this space has been opened up and injected with character thanks to lovingly sourced antiques and a beautiful shabby chic church pew forming part of the impressive custom built Victorian pine dining table. The navy shaker kitchen adds a country kitchen twist, whilst the mauve range cooker with its induction hob not only looks striking, it's ideal for large family meals whatever time of year. To the rear, a spacious sitting room with leather furniture centres around the newly installed woodburner. You'll have fantastic fun arranging board game nights, or perhaps relaxing with a glass of wine, not forgetting making use of the full sized snooker table or piano too! All windows at the rear look out towards the mill pond and private decking, which can be reached by the sitting area. This space is utterly fantastic not only for birdwatching but also for al fresco dining. 

A wide flight of stairs leads up to 6 bedrooms with varying views and are comfortably furnished with three benefitting from an en-suite shower room and another a Juliet balcony overlooking the marshes to the front. The other bedrooms share a family bathroom with both bath and overhead shower. 

So if you're looking for a space to show off to your friends, or merely something 'special' for a big birthday or celebration, we guarantee you'll fall in love with Butley Mill as much as we have! Pub: 0.6 miles, Shop: 3.4 miles. 

Why we love this property: This truly is such a fantastic renovation of a much loved set of holiday apartments. If you've stayed at Butley Mills previously you will be blown away by this breathtaking transformation. 

Open plan room with Kitchen area: Fully fitted with Range, dishwasher with drawers, washing machine, fridge/freezer with ice maker, Nutri bullet style blender, radio and underfloor heating, Dining area: Fixed table and chairs for 12, Snooker table, Piano and Sitting area: Comfortable seating, Smart TV and woodburner. Door out to private decking. 


Cloakroom: W.c. and basin.
Bedroom 1: Superking bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe. Ensuite bathroom with large walk in shower, double basin and WC.  Separate living space with sofa, kitchen and dining table.  WC, basin and washing machine.  Access via staircase of main house or by staircase from outside.


Bedroom 2: King Bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe.  Views to the marshland in front from a small Juliet balcony.

Bedroom 3: Twin beds and chest of drawers.

Family Bathroom: Bath with overhead shower, w.c., basin and heated towel rail. 

Sitting area: Two high back chairs, Smart TV, bookcase and tea and coffee making facilities.

Bedroom 4: King bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe, dressing table and chair and comfortable seating. Ensuite shower room: Large walk-in shower, double basin, w.c. and heated towel rail. 


Bedroom 5: Superking bed, with views of the mill pond and estuary, wardrobe, chest of drawers, tea and coffee making facilities.  Ensuite bathroom with over bath shower.  Comfortable seating, smart TV.


Bedroom 6: Superking bed, with views of the mill pond and estuary, wardrobe, chest of drawers, tea and coffee making facilities.  Ensuite bathroom with over bath shower.  Comfortable seating, smart TV. Staircase up to viewing gallery giving stunning, far reaching panoramic views over the estuary.  Telescope, comfortable seating.

Outside: Private enclosed decking looking out over the mill pond behind. Furniture provided. 
Parking: Private off-street parking for up to 6 cars. 

Heating: Electric panel heaters and underfloor heating throughout.
Pets: Two well behaved dogs welcome. 
 Wifi, bed linen and towels provided.

Butley is a small village on the outskirts of Rendlesham Forest, just a short drive from the popular village of Orford and market town of Woodbridge. A fantastic network of country lanes and footpaths make this an ideal place for exploring, plus, the peaceful location makes this a great location for those looking for a taste of the countryside, whilst not being a million miles away from the Suffolk coast. So pack your bicycles, walking boots, cameras and binoculars... you'll be sure to use them all!


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 5 king/super-king beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 5 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 0.6 miles
  • Shop 3.4 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Welcome pack
  • River views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.