Special Offers: 10% off remaining dates in June at this property
New to the market! Built in the early 1800's and perhaps one of the most striking and important houses in Orford, The Great House offers something for every holidaymaker. The owners have taken time and consideration to renovate and restore the property to its opulent glory - being sure to balance style with practicality. The kitchen has been made the hub of the home with large, country kitchen style dining area and dresser. Sliding doors lead out into the garden area (1.5 acres in total) complete with orchard, secret garden and lawned area, perfect for playing croquet. The property also benefits from a formal dining room which includes a full dinner service - so ideal for 'big' birthday get togethers. 5 of the 6 bedrooms benefit from their own en-suite making this ideal for all party types. As if The Great House couldn't get any better, there is also a large Billiard room with full sized snooker table, 2 sitting rooms and the chance to try out sailing on the owners' yacht. We couldn't think of anywhere more magical on the Suffolk coast.
Why we Love this property: The property truly is family gathering orientated - the is plenty of space to spread out whilst still feeling homely and inviting. You can really imagine what life was like back in the 1800's whilst not missing out on the 21st century comforts we have grown to love.
Room by room Overview
Lobby: Occasional tables and chairs and grandfather clock.
Drawing room: Large room with open fireplace, shuttered windows, three sofas, armchairs, occasional tables and lamps and sound system with CD's.
Sitting room cum Snug: Beautifully furnished with sofas and armchairs, 49" flat screen TV with Freeview and Netflix, corner cupboard and books and log burning stove. The stereo system also links to this room.
Dining room: Table with seating for 20, sideboards and serving tables. Tablecloths for formal dining provided.
Breakfast room: Complete with dressers, occasional tables and breakfast table seating 8 -10. Bi-fold doors leading to the garden.
Kitchen: 4 oven AGA, large LG fridge freezer with ice maker, Britannia 6 hob gas range cooker, Kitchenaid, Nespresso coffee machine, breakfast bar, Magimix food processor and 2 dishwashers.
Utility room: Microwave, 'dog' shower, sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, bottle fridge and further freezer. A small supply of frozen meals are available for purchase.
Billiard room: Full sized snooker table, desk and chair, board and card games, laptop and printer, iPod and iPod dock.
Cellar: Wine storage.
Merlin Rocket Suite: Zip and link Emperor bed, large chest of drawers, chaise longue, armchairs, wardrobe, dressing table and chair. Private corridor leads to: En-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower, double ended roll top bath with hand held shower, heated towel rail, w.c. and shave point. Sitting room with sofas and chaise longue, books, TV and a selection of children's games and toys. Two put up beds can be placed in here if required.
Dragon Bedroom: Emperor bed, chest of drawers, armchair, wardrobe, dressing table and chair. En-suite with shower with rain and hand held shower heads, basin, w.c., heated towel rail and shaver point.
Firefly Bedroom: King sized sleigh bed, corner wardrobe, table and chair, basin. En-suite with large shower with both rain and hand held shower heads, w.c., heated towel rail and shaver point.
Flying Fifteen Bedroom: Emperor bed, chest of drawers, armchair, wardrobe, dressing table and chair. En-suite with large shower with both rain and hand held shower heads, basin, heated towel rail and shaver point. W.c. is located in its' own room off the bedroom.
Wayfarer Bedroom: King sized sleigh bed, corner wardrobe, table and chair. Door leads to the Jack and Jill bathroom.
Jack and Jill Bathroom: Roll-top bath with hand held shower, basin, w.c., radiator, towel rail and shave point.
Loch Long Bedroom: Antique French Emperor bed which can be converted into two singles, dressing table and chair, large armoire, easy chair. En-suite bathroom with walk in shower with rain and hand held shower heads, basin, w.c. heated towel rail and shave point. Stairs from the Loch Long Bedroom leads down to the breakfast room.
Outside: Large garden (around 1.5 acres) divided into various areas. Secret garden surrounded by yew hedging, a sunken garden, a private lawn and large lawned garden. A gate leads to the orchard with outdoor table tennis.
Pets: 1 well behaved dog welcome.
Heating: Open source heat pump.
Notes: Shaver point in every bathroom and USB sockets by every bed. Hairdryer in every bedroom. Wifi, heating, linen and towels provided.
- Sleeps 12
- 6 Bedrooms
- 6 Bathrooms
- 1 Pet allowed
- Private parking
- 2 King size/super king size beds
- 8 Single zip & link beds
- WiFi available
- Original Cottages Gold Award
- Equipped with a highchair
- Travel cot available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Bath towels included
- Bed linen included
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
Our 3rd visit to The Great House and I actually think it gets better each time! Meals out, dinners in. Crabbing in the harbour and games in the lounge, drinks in the pub, parties in the garden, long walks through the fens, table tennis and Kubb on the lawn. Whether you stay in or go out, the house and the beautiful village of Orford have so much to offer! Be sure to buy ice cream from the van in the car park near the harbour, salted caramel is highly recommended... We will always be grateful for the late nights, sunny days, cold beers & sun burn! Great memories in the Great House. Don't even get me started on the cloud like beds and thoughtful touches from the owners that make this a real home from home (I wish...), Thank you!Hattie & Will & Masie The Dog - 10th June 2018
And what a great house!! We have had a truly magical week in spite of the fact that we came to celebrate grumpy Grandpa's 80th Birthday! He was keen to go to the 80s & 90s disco in the village believing he is now qualified! We all went to Have-a gate Island even though we already 'avocet' at home! We went to Orford Castle and it wasn't 'awful' but we did end up in A&E. We were charmed by the Open Gardens day and the opportunity to meet your neighbours. Exciting garden residents include a grass snake, a Muntjac, two fighting cats and our own dog, Fudge. Very competitive Crabbing - 44 crabs in an hour - you you bait that? An Unforgettable week!Justin, Jemima, Richard, George, Holly, Harriet, Matilda, Jenny, Hazel & Annabel - 1st June 2018
Fabulous place! Perfect for multiple family groups (will be on my summer list for next year!). Amazing gardens and helpful hosts. Mrs Susan Percival-Simmon - 21st May 2018
The Great House has been a fabulous base for us during our 10 day stay in the U.K. Perfect for our group - the space was perfect. With the added bonus of a snooker table and beautiful gardens, all of us were happy. Orford is a beautiful village, friendly and welcoming. The village shop is well stocked, Kings head serves a good pint, quay side great for a walk and the Castle and its grounds provided interest.Coach Evern van Niekerk - 19th May 2018
Gorgeous family weekend for our Son's wedding. Couldn't have been a more perfect house, setting, weather, everything. Cameron - 22nd April 2018
Beautifully decorated, spacious yet cosy and comfortable, easily reachable and marvelously well equipped - this was the perfect setting for bringing together family & friends for a celebration. - 14th January 2018
What a wonderful house, fabulous location and beautifully decorated, a great place. August 2017
What a wonderful place to spend our Mothers 80th Birthday. Having holidayed to Orford for 32 years and walked past the "Great House", how amazing to actually stay here. Fab paintings as well. Thank you. December 2017
A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing week in a stunning house. We've loved it! August 2017
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