Crows Nest Annexe

Pin Mill, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

  • 4 Star
  • Crow’s Nest Annexe is in the perfect location to explore all that the Suffolk countryside has to offer, but we wouldn’t blame you if you just wanted to spend your time enjoying the spectacular views across the River Orwell and the wonderful wildlife gardens.

You can book this property from:

  • £557 per week
  • £80 per night
  • 4 Star


Crow’s Nest Annexe is in the perfect location to explore all that the Suffolk countryside has to offer, but we wouldn’t blame you if you just wanted to spend your time enjoying the spectacular views across the River Orwell and the wonderful wildlife gardens. Pin Mill is a true beauty spot that has been a bustling little harbour for centuries but spared from losing its serene charm and Crow’s Nest Annexe offers the perfect retreat to take in the picturesque surroundings.

With two first floor bedrooms and an open plan kitchen, living and dining area, Crow’s Nest Annexe is an ideal bolt hole for couples, friends or a family looking to explore the Area of Outstanding National Beauty that is Pin Mill. This fully contained, self-catering accommodation provides all the comfort and commodities you need for an enjoyable stay. The two double bedrooms are beautifully sun lit and offer a brilliant space to unwind after a long day exploring the network of surrounding walks. The open plan living space offers a compact yet sociable kitchen, a dining space for four and boasts those spectacular views.

This spot on the edge of the River Orwell truly offers the perfect escape from your daily routine. Unwind and watch the boats sail by as you enjoy the beautiful wildlife garden or take a short walk down to the riverbank. There’s so much to do here, from discovering the peaceful woodland and heathlands (beautiful whatever time of year you choose to come), to enjoying the Arthur Ransome walking trail, following in the footsteps of the children's classic We Didn't Mean to Go To Sea. The wooded foreshores of Pin Mill are an Area Outstanding National Beauty and the unchanged landscape truly is something to behold. Whether you’re looking for a getaway to enjoy walking, sailing, birdwatching, painting, or merely want to take some time to unwind and enjoy a picnic on the shoreline, then we’re sure this is a spot you’ll be longing to return to. Pub: 0.1 miles Shop: 0.6 miles

What we love about this property? Those stunning views and the scenic walks that surround make this getaway for four a real treat!


Entrance: to right of garage doors with stairs leading up to property.
Open Plan Kitchen, diner, living area: Benefiting from beautiful views across the water and wildlife gardens. Kitchen: Contemporary and compact kitchen with cooker, 4 electric hobs, dishwasher, and microwave. Dining space: dining table and seating for four. Living space: Comfortable seating, TV, nest of tables
Shower room with Utility space: Shower cubicle, WC, basin. Utility: washing machine/tumble and fridge freezer
Bedroom 1: king bed, bedsides tables, lamps, hanging space for clothes
Bedroom 2: king bed, bedside tables, lamps, hanging space for clothes

Outside: Beautiful wildlife gardens surround. Outdoor seating.

Parking: Driveway parking for two cars. Very steep drive. There is a private layby at the bottom of the drive for those with a larger car or not confident in pulling onto the steep driveway. 

Pets: One dog is welcome but must be kept on lead when in the garden. There is a gate from the garden leading straight onto a dog friendly walk, where dog can go off lead.

Please note: This is a cliff top location and therefore the garden is very steep. 

Located directly on the River Orwell, Pin Mill is a very popular destination on the Shotley Peninsula. Pin Mill is famous for being home to the Butt and Oyster pub and Woolverstone Marina. Here you can sit and watch with a well-earned drink or meal as the impressive red sail Thames barges head up the river towards Ipswich. There is a wealth of foot and cycle paths waiting to be explored surrounding Pin Mill and throughout the Shotley Peninsula.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.6 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • River views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


The Crows Nest was a great flat with amazing views. Val was fab and could not have been a more welcoming host. Would definitely come again at some point.

Mr A,

Had a lovely week. Very peaceful and comfortable. Lots of works in the area. Excellent local facilities and managed easily without a car.

Miss R,

I found it hard to leave this view after a delightful week here. It is rather like a nest from which you look at the world, and very comfortable. Some might find the stairs slightly steep for carrying really heavy luggage, but it is worth it at the top!

Mrs S,

Val was so welcoming, and we had essentials provided when we arrived (milk, bread, eggs etc?. The apartment overlooked the river, and while it's very grey in the winter, it is still a lovely view, and I imagine it's stunning in the summer. It was so peaceful in the Hamlet and there were suggested walk routes along the river. The local pub is welcoming and serves great food. We had an afternoon at Flatford Mill (25 mins away) and again enjoyed lovely views of the countryside and river. We really needed the time together. In two years my brother in law was diagnosed with bowel cancer and died within 3 months. I received my breast cancer and my mother in law was diagnosed a month later with rectal cancer. We also have an autistic son. Life has only just settled enough for us to be able to go away, even for a couple of days, and relax. Thank you, and Val, so much for providing that for us. Carolynne Rayner

Past Customer,

The Crows Nest Annex is the perfect place to unwind. A modern, spacious, 2 double bedroom apartment with its own garden and stunning views across the River Orwell - it’s called the Crows Nest for good reason! Val is the perfect host ensuring you have everything you need, whilst at the same time respecting your privacy during your stay. Amazing walks along the river right on your doorstep and an idyllic pub with good food at the end of the lane - what more could you ask for! Look forward to visiting again soon. Julian

Past Customer,