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Old Rectory Cottage

Orford - Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

Located to the south side of Market Hill in Orford, The Old Post Office is an unspoilt, traditional building, fully refurbished to create top-range holiday accommodation. Pretty original features can be seen throughout.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • WiFi available
£590 - £930 per week *


A delightful cottage set in the grounds of The Old Rectory in Orford. Private and peaceful location within easy walking distance of the quay.

SNAPE 5.5 miles (9km) ALDEBURGH 12 miles (17km) WOODBRIDGE 12 miles (19km) SOUTHWOLD 26 miles (42km) FRAMLINGHAM 13 miles (22km)

About the Property
Situated in the beautiful grounds of The Old Rectory at Orford, Old Rectory Cottage is perfectly situated for holidaymakers looking to explore the pretty village of Orford and the Suffolk heritage coast.

With the mouth of the rivers Alde and Ore just a 10 minute walk away, those looking for a picturesque place to holiday will not be disappointed.


Situated in the grounds of The Old Rectory, but with its own private and secluded garden, Old Rectory Cottage is so peaceful.
The approach to the cottage along a long picturesque drive is a real treat, and with parking for up to two cars immediately outside, unloading everything but the kitchen sink is made easy!

Sleeps Four in one double and one twin bedroom

This property is ideal for

A group of 4, or a family who would like to explore one of the prettiest villages on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Those interested in the local history will be spoilt rotten - the 12th century castle built by Henry II and the fine medieval church dominate the skyline. Also, across the river is Orford Ness National Trust Nature Reserve, the largest vegetated shingle spit in Europe and a former military test site.

Orford has something to offer to everyone; walkers, sailors, cyclists, bird lovers, music and art lovers, those interested in history and food, or simply wanting to relax.

Minimum Hire Three nights; except in high season when it is a week. Changeover is usually a Friday.

Also No smoking, no pets.

Self-catering eating and drinking

 Grocery deliveries are available and there is a great selection of catering options for your stay at Old Rectory Cottage. Pinney's of Orford have grown oysters at Butley Creek since the 1950s and their smoke house supplies mouth-watering freshly smoked fish every day.

Brinkleys fresh fish shed on Orford quay is the place to buy freshly caught fish, great on the BBQ!

There is Orford General Stores stocking all the essentials and more.

The smell of fresh-baked bread drifting on the breeze will surely lead you to the excellent Pump Street Bakery, purveyors of fantastic artisan bread, made by hand using traditional methods and natural ingredients.

Family Holidays

All hardware such as travel cot and high chair are supplied for your use at Old Rectory Cottage and with all accommodation on the ground floor, this property is ideal for families with young children. Kids will enjoy playing in the large enclosed garden, and with plenty of board games and DVD player at the property, rainy days will not cause too many problems!


The Property includes TV and DVD player, ipod dock and games.

Eating out

The Butley Orford Oysterage

The Butley Orford Oysterage, in Orfords pretty market square was opened by the Pinney family forty years ago and remains a family business. In a relaxed bistro atmosphere, they serve fish and seafood caught daily from their boats and smoked fish from their smokehouse in Butley Creek.

The Crown & Castle, Orford,

Co-owned by Channel 4 presenter, Ruth Watson, the Crown and Castle has a lively restaurant which has 2 AA rosettes and a Michelin bib gourmand in recognition of its excellent, locally sourced food.

The Jolly Sailor

The Jolly sailor is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers good local, freshly cooked produce.

The Kings Head

This historic 13th Century pub combines all the atmosphere of a traditional inn with great real ales, classic pub lunch favourites and a more traditional evening menu.


  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 2 Single beds
  • 1 Double bed
  • WiFi available
  • 4 Stars
  • 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
  • All on one level



Simply beautiful and so conveniently located for the village amenities. Mrs Teresa Wells - 22nd July 2018
An excellently equipped cottage and perfect for our stay. Mrs Carol Dunnell - 26th May 2018
"Our third time at the cottage.Lovely and warm,even in the variable weather in January" Steve,Sue and Kate,Melton Mowbray and Stamford - 26th January 2018
" We are so lucky to have this wonderful cottage.I love everything about it,from its lovely clean loo to the beautiful guestrooms. Love Coral xxx (aged 10) - 30th December 2017
"It was really nice to be here again...we cannot remember how many times we have been! Very nice new comfortable sofas,new kitchen chairs and good frying pan! Thank you for your warm welcome.Hope to see you next year!" Ineke and Wanda, the Netherlands - 11th October 2017
Our main aim this holiday was to stay in a property in an area of natural beauty and within walking distance of good restaurants, pubs and local shops. Orford certainly met this brief! Mrs Carolyn Hayes - 5th October 2017
"This is our fourth visit to Old Rectory Cottage and,as usual,we have had a lovely comfortable stay.Two great meals at the Jolly Sailor and a good lunch at the King's Head.No doubt we will be back again!" Rich and Jenny,Sevenoaks - 20th September 2017
"We have had a wonderful week's family holiday in Orford and this beautiful cottage has been a big part of that success.Great weather a lovely day on Orford Ness,several 'Really Nasty' horse racing games and watching a hare run up your drive.Thank you"Pete,Becky,Ellen and Christian - 4th August 2017
"Wonderful welcome hamper...thank you. Such a beautifully equipped cottage in a lovely location.The perfect place to enjoy some family time"Sarah, Melbourne Australia - 19th July 2017
"This is our fifth stay in beautiful Orford,but our first time at Old Rectory Cottage. We have really appreciated the comfort,the peace and the privacy here. Beautiful garden and surroundings to enjoy the gorgeous sunshine. Thank you so much for your warm welcome and all the 'little extras'. - 7th July 2017
" A beautifully presented cottage in delightful garden setting within a lovely seaside village. Very quiet,very peaceful - we have had a lovely week here.The weather helped....wall to wall sunshine for six of our seven days.Thanks for helping us enjoy our first visit to lovely Suffolk" Colin and Jane,Bristol - 23rd June 2017
Another fabulous stay. I could live here! Heidi and Mel, Chesham - 17th February 2017
A lovely secluded cottage in a wonderful setting, plus glorious weather. What more could we ask for except to stay a while longer!V & N, Suffolk - 14th July 2016
We had a wonderful time. Â Love the cottage and will definitely be booking it up again next year! Â Our hosts were lovely, and we loved the village and being able to walk everywhere. Â Will be in touch for next year!AS, HS & AH - 28th June 2014


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