The Old Post Office

Orford, Woodbridge and Orford

  • 4 Star
  • Located to the south side of Market Hill in Orford, The Old Post Office is a traditional building, fully refurbished to create top-range holiday accommodation. Pretty original features can be seen throughout.

You can book this property from:

  • £1030 per week
  • £147 per night
  • 4 Star


The Old Post Office is situated in the very centre of the delightful coastal village of Orford, known as Market Hill and is one amongst an unspoilt row of traditional buildings. The house has been fully refurbished over the past couple of years to include lovely new bathrooms and a delightful dining room extension with bifold doors to the terrace and the private rear garden. 

Beautifully presented, this delightful property has been completely refurbished in 2016. Comfortable and spacious, The Old Post Office makes the perfect holiday home for families with youngsters or two to three couples. There is a ground floor bedroom with twin beds (zip and link so can be booked as king), with cloakroom opposite. A very spacious kitchen / dining room has been created at the back of the house with bi fold doors opening on to the patio and private south facing walled garden. The utility room houses the washing machine and there is ample space for dumping sailing kit and walking paraphernalia. The sitting room includes an open fire.  Upstairs there is a master bedroom with en suite bathroom with roll top bath and separate corner shower and two further bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with bunks as well as a family bathroom. Shop: 100 yards, Pub: 100 yards. 

Why we love this property: So homely and welcoming, The Old Post Office a joy year round. 

Sitting Room: Victorian fireplace, two sofas and a couple of small chairs, occasional tables with lamps and a coffee table. Book shelves are packed with an eclectic collection of books for holiday reading and there are cupboards below with games. Flat screen TV.
Cloakroom: W.c. and wash basin.
Kitchen/Diner: Table and chairs, beneath a lantern roof. Bi fold doors open onto the patio with the garden beyond. The rear of the dining room has a Victorian fireplace (not in use) with original cupboards to one side and easy chairs. There is an upright piano which guests are welcome to use (with care). The dining room opens into the spacious kitchen with an array of fitted cupboards, there is a Neff oven, electric hob, built in dishwasher, full height fridge freezer, toaster, microwave, kettle etc. 
Utility Room: Floor to ceiling cupboard containing the washing machine and loads of storage space.
Bedroom 1: Zip and link single beds (convert to large king), bedside table and lamp, wardrobe and built in cupboards with more books and space beneath for storage.

Bedroom 2: King sized double bed, bedside cabinets and lamps, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers with mirror above. Ensuite Bathroom: Large corner shower with rain shower and hand held shower, heated towel ladder, wash basin, w.c. and deep roll top bath with taps and hand held shower attachment.
Bedroom 3: Double bed with bedside chests of drawers and lamps, built in wardrobe
Bedroom 4: Full sized bunk beds, a desk with lamp, chair and large chest of drawers. There are hooks on one wall.
Family Bathroom: Large corner shower with rain shower and hand held shower, wash basin and w.c., as well as a ladder heated towel rail.

Outside: Enclosed garden with lawn and furniture. 
Parking: On-street. 
Heating: Oil-fired central 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
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)
  • 2 bunk beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Enclosed garden

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom


The Old Post Office in based in the middle of Orford directly opposite Pump St Bakery - really delicious bread and cakes (divine Eccles cakes!). Orford itself is a quaint Suffolk village based on the coast (no beach) but on an estuary. Lovely walks around the village and over to Snape. A few places to eat in the village with the seafood Butley Oysterage difficult to beat with simple, delicious fish dishes. The house is lovely - a good sized kitchen / dining room looking out to the small garden, very private, plus a small patio area which catches the sun in the mornings and through to the late afternoon. Peaceful and perfect for our short break we would recommend it.

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