Ruffles Cottage

Orford, Woodbridge and Orford

  • 4 Star
  • A character Grade II cottage situated in the delightful town of Orford, Ruffles Cottage has lovely views of the village Green.

You can book this property from:

  • £585 per week
  • £84 per night
  • 4 Star


Ruffles Cottage oozes character and cottage charm in a stunning location in the small coastal town of Orford. This self-catering cottage is perched by the village Green and is just moments away from the Market Hill.

Stepping into this cottage you are welcomed in a large hallway with lots of space for hanging coats and storing footwear. There is a cosy open plan sitting room and dining area which is a great place to relax after a busy day exploring the Suffolk coast. The original fireplace, ceiling beams and oak door with latch really add to the character of this Grade II cottage. The woodburner serves as a focal point of the room and French doors from the dining area open out onto the rear garden. Just tucked away on the ground floor is also a handy cloakroom.

The small kitchen with original brick floor comes with all the necessary self-catering appliances anyone could need. Glorious views of the garden beyond can be seen from this area.

A cottage style staircase takes you to the first floor where the bedrooms and bathroom reside. Guests can choose from the master – a double bedded room, a twin bedded room with large walk-in cupboard and glorious views over Orford’s village green, or a small single bedded room. All bedrooms are in-keeping with the cottage’s age and feature wall beams throughout. The family bathroom, whilst small but perfectly formed, has a bath with hand-held shower.

The rear garden is such a highlight of this cottage. There are two generous patio areas for setting up your garden furniture plus a good sized lawn for fun in the sun.

Why We Love This Property
Ruffles Cottage has the added benefit of private parking and as well as the house being full of character, the garden is large and beautifully maintained - perfect for sitting out and enjoying the lovely views.  For a more adventurous holiday on Orford’s Quay why not bring along a boat and enjoy this beautiful part of the Suffolk coast - it can be stored alongside the car!

Room By Room Overview
Hallway: Plenty of space for hanging coats and storing footwear.
Sitting Room/Dining Area: 32 inch TV with DVD, original fireplace with woodburner and log store, small stereo system, dining table and chairs, ceiling beams, French doors to garden.
Kitchen: Electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, door to rear garden.
Cloakroom: Washbasin and WC.

Cottage style stairs to
Bedroom 1: Double bed, character beams.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, character beams and views out over Orford’s village green. This room has the added benefit of a large walk-in cupboard with plenty of storage space.
Bedroom 3: Single bed, character beams.
Bathroom: Small room with bath, hand-held shower, washbasin and WC.

Garden: To the front of the cottage is Orford's village green. Ruffles Cottage has a lovely rear garden with two terraced areas, ideal for al fresco eating, with charcoal barbecue and garden table and chairs. There are also lawns and lovely shrub borders. The garden is divided into two distinct areas, both of which are very private. There is a small paddock.
Parking: Ample parking at the rear of the cottage and space for a boat and trailer.
Heating: Central heating plus woodburner.
Notes: Fibre optic Wi-Fi, towels and a starter pack of logs for the woodburner are all provided. There is a telephone in the cottage for incoming calls and outgoing emergency calls only. Travel cot and highchair available to use.

Changeover days: Please note that any bookings made which do not have an arrival/departure on a Friday will need to be confirmed by the owner.

Orford is an attractive small town, dominated by the remains of a 12th Century castle and museum, now look after by English Heritage - you may like to climb to the top to enjoy the impressive panoramic views over the town and marshes. Orford has a total of three pubs all serving great food and drinks as well as the family owned Pinney’s Smoke House and Butley Orford Oysterage restaurant which is well worth a visit. The popular general store has all you could need during your stay including local produce for you to sample. Just off the market square is the famous Pump Street Bakery which brings many people to this foodie destination. Orford 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 very nearby. It is only nine miles from the beach at Aldeburgh, three miles to the world-famous Snape Maltings Concert hall and the historic towns of Framlingham and Woodbridge and also within easy reach.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 3 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner


  • Ground floor WC


Another lovely time at Ruffles Cottage. Beautifully clean and the garden a picture. Thank you for the welcome wine and shortbread, and phone call checking everything ok. Friends have been down and love Orford as much as we do. Hope to be back next year.

Sandra & R,

We've all had another fantastic three weeks here, thanks again for all your kindness. These are such special times for us and there is no where else in the World quite like this. We have cycled almost every day, mostly to Sudbourne churchyard to relax and read. The weather has been lovely for us - virtually no rain - and we've eaten every meal outdoors, same as last summer. Adam is lucky enough to be staying here again in August, then we really hope we can all come again next year.

The Conway Family,

Thanks so much to the owner of charming Ruffles Cottage for providing a delightful base for our week in Suffolk. A real home from home, the cottage was clean, warm, comfortable and contained everything we needed for a week of self catering with 3 children. We've loved our time exploring the Suffolk Coastline and surrounding areas. Highlights include many walks around Orford and Orford Ness, Coffees with a view at the quayside tearooms, successful crabbing expeditions with the children, a morning at Orford Castle with mandatory trip to Pump Street Bakery for Bare Claws, also Snape Maltings.

The Kent Family,

“A lovely cottage in a quite fabulous village. The house was spotlessly clean and well-appointed. It also has a very large and beautiful garden. It is close to everything you want in the village, which has a brilliant shop, two great pubs and one of the best fish restaurants I know in the Butley Orford Oysterage. Orford is also really well placed for visiting lots of interesting places in Suffolk, and for walks. Couldn’t have been better. Would recommend to anyone.”

Adam G,