High Broom, Gedgrave

Orford, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

  • With magnificent views as far as the eye can see, from the river Alde to Butley Creek, this is undoubtedly one of the finest spots on the Suffolk coast. A haven for wildlife, this is the perfect base for explorers.

You can book this holiday cottage from:

  • £590 per week
  • £84 per night
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking


This could just about be the most idyllic spot in Suffolk, with spectacular views as far as the eye can see. The Rivers Alde and Ore glisten in the distance, and you are immediately surrounded by the gauzy heathland so typical of this pretty part of Suffolk. The mile-long lane leading from Orford to High Broom does not go much further, and with no neighbours, except for the wildlife, and no traffic to speak of, it would be hard to find a more peaceful spot. This quirky cricket pavilion-style property has been in the same family since the 1930s, and they would love nothing more than for guests to enjoy it as they have over the years. This property is ideal for a family of four or two couples (it has two bathrooms) looking for peace and tranquility near to the Suffolk Coast. Why not swap the hustle and bustle of Aldeburgh and Southwold for calming views over the rivers Alde and Ore? If the family fancy a trip to the coast, a short drive of just 15 minutes will get you there. 

The heath and woodland surrounding High Broom is a haven for wildlife; you could sit for hours in the 2 acre grounds just listening to the birds singing. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is a nature lover's paradise. The natural garden is beautiful in all seasons, with around 2 acres of grass, heath and woodland just waiting to be explored. Children will have one heck of a game of hide and seek! A picnic bench is available to enjoy during the summer months, and the sitting room doors open onto a small veranda with a view to die for. Pub: 1.6 miles, Shop: 1.6 miles. 

Why we love this property: Completely one of a kind - you really will feel totally secluded!

Kitchen: Electric cooker with cooker hood, electric grill. large fridge and freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and good storage space.
Dining Room: Table with 4 chairs, wonderful views over the garden to the estuary and beyond to the sea, a sideboard with a great selection of board games.
Sitting Room: Open fire, 2 sofas, armchair, occasional tables, bookcase with good selection of novels and local interest books, flat screen HD ready TV with DVD, free view channels available. Doors lead to the verandah with outside table and benches. Wonderful views out over the garden, the estuary and the sea.
Bedroom 1: Double bed with bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe. Fantastic views of the estuary and the sea.
Bedroom 2: 2 single beds with small chest of drawers and lamp between the beds.
Bathroom 1: Bath, wash basin and w.c., heated towel rail.
Bathroom 2: Shower (12 inch step), wash basin and w.c., heated towel rail

Outside: A small outbuilding houses a tumble dryer and additional storage. The garden is around two acres in all. It is utterly informal and is maintained as part of the local heathland with walks cut through the grass and bracken, trees include a large beech, silver birch and gorse. Rabbits abound (as do rabbit holes) and deer are a common sight. A great space for children to explore and adults to relax in.
Parking: There is plenty of off road parking. High Broom is approached by an uneven cart track, it would therefore be unsuitable for low-slung sports cars. If your car has low clearance you may prefer to leave it at the bottom of the track.
Heating: Electric heating. 
Notes: Wifi, 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 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 1.3 miles
  • Shop 1.3 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Sea or coastal views


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • No more than 2 pets


This cottage is in an idyllic spot. Peaceful, beautiful, lovely colours and sunsets.

Dr Tredre,

Loved the property and loved it's secluded location, yet near enough to walk to the pub.

Miss Elizabeth Ellis,

Would like to go again

Mrs Jane Steel,

An excellent little getaway... loved the location... really miss sitting on the terrace with a G&T taking in that beautiful vista...

Mr William McCloy,

We had a fantastic stay here, the property was exactly as described and the location was just perfect. Thank you to the owners for sharing this house so we can all enjoy it!

Miss Frances Sherar,

Amazing location and a fun and quirky property. We had a great time and would be very pleased to return to High Broom.

Mrs E Halstead,

Very happy with this beautiful home in its fantastic location. The wildlife in the gardens was a real plus. We saw muntjac, hares, rabbits and the bird life included a family of marsh harriers. Every evening the godwits would fly overhead and the geese are lovely to listen to. The cottage is excellent with the best bed that I've ever slept in in a holiday home. It is remote and peaceful.

Mrs Julia Walkling,

High Broom was a sweet cottage and we had a very pleasant week.

Mrs Jane Epstein,

If you want peace and tranquility far from the madding crowd, then look no further than High Broome. We have just spent the most wonderful 12 days over Xmas/NY with family. The kitchen is very well equipped, and everything was utilised during our stay! It is very warm, cosy and comfortable, with lovely paintings of the local area on the walls, plus a history of the bungalow for us to enjoy. The garden has lovely grass walkways mown amongst the broome. We even had one breakfast al fresco! As keen walkers and cyclists it is a perfect place to pursue our dreams. The views from the house are superb and wildlife is abundant. We hope to return!

Ms Sue Brymer