Crab Cottage

Orford, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

  • 3 Star
  • Ideally located close to the shops, pubs and restaurants,castle and quay in Orford on the Suffolk coast; this charming  three bedroom self catering cottage is perfect for a family holiday at any time of year.

You can book this property from:

  • £430 per week
  • £61 per night
  • 3 Star


Furnished in a homely style and complete with flourishes of the owner's own artwork, Crab Cottage makes an ideal getaway bolthole - perfect for escaping the fast paced life of the city. Relax in the cottage garden with the morning paper and croissants from Pump Street Bakery and breathe in the fresh, coastal air. Pack up a picnic, take a map and explore the surrounding area by foot. The original Suffolk white brick flooring can still be seen in the kitchen, this along with the fireplaces, reflect back to Crab Cottage's Victorian past, when it would have been used by one of the village's family of fishermen. 

Although there is no wifi connection at Crab Cottage - you can pick up a connection at the local Crown and Castle Hotel and Restaurant as well as many of the local pubs and attractions. Mobile signal is limited in Orford but you can pick it up in certain 'hot-spots' including at the top of the castle! 

The owner has been sure to provide samples of Suffolk literature to inspire you to explore this fascinating county. The living room displays sketches of some of the county's most charming churches - most of which are just a short walk or drive from Orford - we would highly recommend visiting if you have a passion for historic architecture. Parents will also love introducing their children to the Peter Rabbit single bedroom, complete with original Peter Rabbit book plates forming a storyboard on the wall and a selection of other first edition books in the popular series by Beatrix Potter. (Please treat with care and return after use). Pub: 100 yards, Shop: 100 yards. 

Why we love this property: Simple yet perfectly formed, Crab Cottage makes a fantastic base for all. 

Sitting Room: Open fireplace, sofa, 2 armchairs, side table, display unit with decorative crockery, TV showing Freeview, DVD player, a selection of board games as well as a wide variety of mixed genre books including history of the local area. 
Kitchen/Diner: Table and chairs for 4, dresser with crockery, electric cooker with 4 ring hob, plenty of cooking equipment and storage, fridge, microwave, washing machine and clothes horse. An under-stairs cupboard provides further storage and also houses an iron. A door leads to the staircase. 
Family Bathroom: Heated towel rail, basin, bath with shower over head, w.c.

Bedroom 1: Double bed, chest of drawers, bedside drawer unit and lamp, occasional chair, feature fireplace, built in wardrobe with hanging space. 
Bedroom 2: Peter Rabbit room with single bed, bedside drawer unit and lamp, plug-in electric radiator, hooks and hangers on the door, a collection of books from the Peter Rabbit series by Beatrix Potter. 
Bedroom 3: Single day bed, built in wardrobe with hanging space, occasional chair, chest of drawers, lamp, plug-in electric radiator and feature fireplace. 

Outside: Enclosed garden laid to lawn with table and chairs. 
Parking: On-street. 
Heating: Central heating on the ground floor, plug in heaters on the first floor. 
Notes: Bed linen and towels provided. 

Orford is an attractive small town, dominated by the remains of a 12th Century castle keep - you may like to climb to the top to enjoy the panoramic views over the town and marshes. It is also famous for Orford Ness National Nature Reserve and Havergate Island, both a delight for ornithologists and nature lovers. Sailing and boat trips are available on the River Ore, with country walks in Rendlesham Forest. It is only nine miles from the beach at Aldeburgh, with the historic towns of Framlingham and Woodbridge and the world-famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall also within easy reach.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Enclosed garden
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner


  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4.00pm
  • Check out: 10.00 am


Crab cottage was the perfect place to spend a sunny Easter visiting family & friends. Such an idyllic and cosy cottage and we were reminded what a beautiful place Orford is - we hope to return soon.

Past Customer,

Had a wonderful New Year in this cute cottage. Perfect spot for lazy days with a fire and board games or a stroll to the pub or river. Thank you!

Previous Customer,

A most enjoyable stay in this cosy cottage. We have been blessed with glorious weather every day. What a fabulous village! The cottage has been ideal for us with a small family, thank you

The L,

Lovely Cottage in a beautiful village. Plenty to see and do in Orford. Cottage was a great base to explore further too. Enjoyed a boat trip and or course the kids enjoyed the Pump Street Bakery. Very comfortable, clean and creatively decorated. We will be back!

The L,

Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the world. We very much enjoyed our stay!

Ms Nicola S,

We've had a lovely stay on this pretty and homely cottage, the weather has been hot and sunny and we have enjoyed wandering around the village including two pubs,. Suffolk is a beautiful county, we will be back.

Previous Customer,