DescriptionA charming property superbly positioned in the very heart of one of Suffolk's most attractive coastal villages, Orford. Within steps of all the fine amenities of Orford, the cottage's location makes it totally private with windows overlooking its delightful garden.
SNAPE 5.5 miles (9km), ALDEBURGH 12 miles (17km), WOODBRIDGE 12 miles (19km), SOUTHWOLD 26 miles (42km), FRAMLINGHAM 13 miles (22km)
About the Property: The refurbishment of The Pump House displays both fine taste and a complete empathy with the traditional design of the original cottages. Once three adjoining cottages, Orford's Pump House has been transformed into a charming self catering holiday cottage. And if you are one of those people who has to keep in touch with the office wherever you are, there is WiFi access.
This property is ideal for: A family group or a gathering with friends. The large sitting room is perfect for both relaxing and entertaining. The fully-fitted kitchen is a delight to cook in, keep an eye on the children as they play board games on the dining room table. To the rear, the TV room provides a perfect solace for those wanting a bit of down time. The garden is a real delight. Summer barbecues are a real treat here as you enjoy the sun in the enclosed and private space.
Exploring: Just two hours from London and the Midlands, Orford, on Suffolk's Heritage Coast, is a delightful coastal village combining the remoteness and solitude of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the gourmet delights of London's finest restaurants and England's finest pubs. Orford retains both a fascinating 12th century castle and church.
Well provided with village shop, a fresh fish stall, craft shops, excellent restaurants, traditional pubs and a riverside tea shop - everything is on your doorstep.
On the banks of the Ore, Orford is protected from the sea by a fascinating shingle bank, Orford Ness, which runs from Aldeburgh to the sea. Accessible by ferry, Orford Ness is now managed by the National Trust; here you can find out about this strange and ever changing landscape, the many ground nesting and sea birds nesting here or trace the mysterious history of the area's war time occupation, the secret development of radar and munitions and the defence of Britain.
From Orford Quay you can take a boat trip to Havergate Island, the first RSPB reserve and home of the beautiful wading bird, the avocet.
Orford is within easy access of both Snape and the Snape Maltings Concert Hall and the seaside town of Aldeburgh, where the Aldeburgh Festival began life some fifty years ago.
Self Catering Eating and Drinking: You can buy all you want to eat in Orford and even order groceries to be there for your arrival from Orford General Store, and fetch the finest baked goods from the popular Pump Street Bakery. Of course, a short 20-30 minute drive away is the market town of Woodbridge, packed with independent shops and a small supermarket.
Eating and Drinking Out: Two good pubs - The King's Head and The Jolly Sailor - and two great restaurants - The Trinity and The Butley Orford Oysterage - are within a minute's walk of The Pump House.
For lots of information on the area please go to our own online guide to the area Visit Orford
- Sleeps 7
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- No pets
- No garden/courtyard
- Private parking
- 1 Single bed
- 3 Double beds
- WiFi available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Bath towels included
- Bed linen included
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
Ideal centre, lots to do and see, friendly local people excellent places to eat, Oysterage for all things fishy, Riverside tea rooms for lobster or crab sandwiches, Crown & Castle for more up market stuff. The Pump House bakery for croissants, breads etc., coffee and snacks of a very high standard, if a bit pricey!Mrs Tamsin Beaumont - 14th August 2017
I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at this beautiful house....The house is full of character while at the same time providing all modern services. We hope to come back one day.A previous customer - 2nd September 2016
Feels a lot bigger and makes full use of the best of the sunshine without losing any of its privacy.A previous customer - 19th July 2015
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