A beautifully refurbished traditional cottage in the heart of the coastal village of Orford. Super views of the castle, perfect for guests with a child or dog, or for those who enjoy walking or cycling.
Pump Cottage is a real gem of a self catering cottage. In Orford, one of the most popular seaside villages in Suffolk, and with its nationally acclaimed restaurants, picturesque houses, 12th century church, Norman castle and traditional cottages, it still retains the peace and tranquillity that makes this area so very special.
The cottage is situated opposite Orford's beautifully preserved Norman castle and the castle field, from where there are many walks along the river bank to Gedgrave and Butley Ferry, up through the woods and over the marshland. With the Alde estuary just a couple of minutes walk down the road there are opportunities for crabbing, sailing, bird watching, cycling and walking. In the midst of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a fantastic spot from which to explore this magical coastline; take a boat trip down the river or across to the National Trust nature reserve of Orford Ness.
Why we love this property: Pump cottage boasts wonderful views of Orford Castle, and over the river and islands towards the sea.
Lobby: With space for coats and wellies, door to cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin.
Kitchen: Recently refurbished with tiled floor, electric cooker with cooker hood, dishwasher, fridge with small freezer drawer, microwave, dining table and chairs.
Sitting room: Complete with log burning stove, arm chair, sofa, tub chair, coffee table, multi channel satellite TV, DVD and mini hi-fi system with iPod docking station.
Bedroom 1: Double bed and bedside table, chest of drawers, wardrobe and hair dryer. (fold up bed and travel cot available)
Bedroom 2: Small bedroom with single bed and bedside table.
Shower Room: Shower, w.c. and wash basin.
Garden: A delightful sunny, landscaped garden to the rear of the cottage with garden furniture, parasol. The garden is fenced. There is a right of way at the rear of the back door for the neighbouring garden.
Parking: Road side parking in the lane.
Heating: Central heating provided by electric heaters and/or storage heaters.
Notes: Linen and towels provided (if using travel cot please bring your own bedding). Please no smoking in the cottage.
Eating out: The nearest pub is The Kings Head Inn and down by the quay is The Jolly Sailor, which now has a lovely patio and garden area with views across the marshes to the sea wall. Both pubs provide excellent food at lunchtimes and evenings.
Eating in: It is a tricky choice whether to eat out or eat in. Fresh fish can be bought at Brinkley's Fish Shed down by the quay or at Pinney's where you can get a great range of fresh and smoked fish. For the rest of your shopping including meat go to Orford General Store which is just off Market Hill - you can even get a coffee and sit in the sunshine by the village pump. From Wednesday through to Sunday try the Pump Street Bakery, a continental patisserie/boulangerie, for the crustiest bread and the scrummiest doughnuts - yummy!
- Sleeps 3
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 1 Pet allowed
- No private parking
- 1 Single bed
- 1 Double bed
- WiFi available
- 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
First time in Suffolk.What a wonderful relaxed place. A real get away no arcades just good old fashioned seafronts with great locally produced food and drink. Fantastic.Mr Trevor Weston - 5th August 2018
Orford is a delightful village, and eating at The Crown and Castle is a real treat.Mrs Gail Smith - 30th July 2018
The location is wonderful and the garden area a definite plus. Inside, the rooms were very comfortably and solidly furnished [not always the case with some of the smaller cottages we've stayed in!] The kitchen was well equipped and clean and the dining area comfortable for two. All in all a really comfortable place.Mr Anthony Feneck - 15th June 2018
Wonderful welcome pack and tasteful Xmas decorations- a very comfortable cottage in a perfect position.Mrs Gail Smith
This was our third stay at Pump Cottage. The cottage is very well equipped, particularly the kitchen which, although small, has everything you could need. The quality of the bedding and towels is also exceptionally good.Mrs Elaine Taylor
We loved the cottage, and Orford and Suffolk – very wonderful places to visit, especially beautiful churches. Very comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen and a wonderful position under the guardianship of the Castle’ Victor, September 2017
‘Very comfortable cottage, loved the garden and especially the shed for the bikes..... Orford is a lovely little town’ Rose & Steve, Bristol Aug 2017
‘Had a lovely stay here in this cosy cottage. Very comfortable and everything you need for self catering. Had a good meal at Jolly Sailor and Kings Head. Both very friendly pubs’ Liz,Simon & Arnie (the dog), Herts Feb 2017 Liz,Simon & Arnie (the dog), Herts Feb 2017
‘What a wonderful time we had on our first visit to the beautiful Suffolk coast. Pump Cottage was great and fulfilled all our needs. If you really want to treat yourselves then have a meal at the Crown and Castle what an experience, rather pricey but fantastic!!’ Trevor, Michelle and Floss (the Yorkie), May 2017 Trevor, Michelle and Floss (the Yorkie), May 2017
‘We have enjoyed a lovely week here in Orford, such a beautiful and peaceful place to stay. Pump Cottage was perfect, so clean, comfortable and well appointed with everything you might need, such a pretty garden too’ Nicky & Ange, June 2017 Nicky & Ange, June 2017
‘We have had a most relaxing break in Pump Cottage – the garden/courtyard a haven of scents, bees & birds. The whole of Orford England at its mid summer best’ Julia & Michael, Essex June 2017
‘Our second New Year at pump Cottage – we love it here! Cottage is so well equipped and has little touches that make it special ....we have made good use of the log burner- so cosy’ Elaine, Paul & Nathan (the collie), Herts Jan 2017
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