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.
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.
- Sleeps 5
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- No pets
- Private parking
- 3 Single beds
- 1 Double bed
- WiFi available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Travel cot available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Bath towels included
- Bed linen included
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a washing machine
“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 Gatehouse - 13th October 2018
The garden is outstanding, and we had everything we needed at this beautiful cottage and village. Ms Rachel Heron - 2nd July 2018
We have loved our week at Ruffles Cottage. Crabbing on the quay was a great success as was the boat trip on the River (we saw Seals) and a fantastic trip to Orfordness. The bakery is fabulous and we had great meals at the Crown & Castle, Jolly Sailor & Butley Orford Oysterage. The Cottage has been super, warm, comfy with a gorgeous garden. The perfect Easter Break! The Raven Family, London - 6th April 2018
Such a lovely cottage to spend New Year with our family. We enjoyed the Champagne - thankyou.Karen, Robert, Dylan & Alice Read - 2nd January 2018
We had a great stay. Loved the log burner and a perfect position to enjoy walks, cafes and relaxing. Thank youMrs Anna Mohammedbhai - 15th November 2017
A short visit to a lovely cottage. We've lost count of how many times we have been here! Thank you for the extras! We would recommend the bike hire from the garage. Good quiet cycling county.The Igoes - 30th October 2017
We LOVED our stay at Ruffles Cottage! Everything about the property was lovely-especially the back garden. Our weather was cool but we had a good amount of sun-- so it was very enjoyable to be outdoors for coffee in the mornings and drinks in the evening. Really nice to arrive to such a clean, cute,comfortable, and well-equipped cottage. We hadn't visited Orford for 10 years--so nice to see it still so beautiful and relaxing. Mrs Katherine Pomatti - 2nd August 2017
We had a lovely stay, especially enjoyed our time in the beautiful garden. Wonderful to see Orford unchanged since our last visit in 2006Kate & Tom Pomatti - 21st July 2017
Thanks again for another wonderful stay, our third now. We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather. The House and garden are as lovely as ever - and thanks again for the welcome gifts etc. We really hope we can stay again next summer.The Conways - 15th July 2017
Wonderful stay that we had. Very beautiful.Tilly, Clementine, Matt & Annabella - 30th June 2017
Thank you so much for a wonderful week in this warm, peaceful, clean comfortable cottage. We are very grateful for our lovely stay. We loved eating at the Oysterage and lots of lovely long walks with our children in the winter sun.Jees, James, Lia & Blake - 28th February 2017
A lovely, charming cottage. Kitchen well equipped, lovely garden.Paula N, Somerset - 14th April 2016
Had a fantastic stay in a 'gem' of a cottage in a picture postcard place... . Wouldn't have changed a thing.The Murphys - 9th February 2016
Our third visit to Ruffles and the cottage is as warm and comfortable as ever.The Panters - 29th December 2015
We arrived at the cottage and immediately felt relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the week. Perfect position, plenty of space, clean and tidy and the garden too.John S, Worcestershire - 22nd August 2015
We loved the cottage and our stay in Orford and we will definitely be back in Ruffles next year.The Perrys - 11th May 2015
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