Deben Vale

Waldringfield, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

  • 3 Star Gold
  • The ideal family getaway in the Suffolk countryside. 

You can book this property from:

  • £730 per week
  • £104 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Situated in the pretty and quaint sailing village of Waldringfield, where gorgeous sailor’s cottages meet the shores of the River Deben, sits Deban Vale; A perfect family home to enjoy a quintessentially British holiday.

Deben Vale is a beautiful Victorian cottage perfectly placed to enjoy this charming villages fantastic features. Bask in the glorious Suffolk sunshine, in the luscious, landscaped courtyard garden or just a short stroll away, perched on the banks of the river, is the wonderful riverside pub, The Maybush Inn, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the water, watching birds wading and boats sailing by whilst enjoying a tipple and some delicious food.

This lovely holiday home has been with the family for many years and underwent a transformation in 2021, to create a wonderful, warm, and welcoming home with some added modern features. Ideally suited for a family to come together and enjoy, this property boasts three generous bedrooms. On the top floor there is a twin bedroom, perfect for children with velux windows, that look over the chimney pots and out to the river. There are further two bedrooms accompanied by a family bathroom and a large landing with study area to write or work from.

On the ground floor, there is plenty of space for everyone with a large sitting room complete with roaring wood burner, to cosy up to during the chillier season. Throughout the Summer, swing open the French doors and let the gentle breeze sweep in from the garden. There is a fully fitted and equipped kitchen to rustle up all your meals and can be enjoyed in the courtyard or dining room. A handy ground floor utility and shower room makes for the ideal place to wash your sandy toes following a day on the banks of the river.

If you love sailing, then Deben Vale is the ideal base, with Waldringfield having a public slipway, as well as the property boasting 2 parking spaces, in addition to further parking for boats by arrangement in the boatyard. Waldringfield also benefits from a children’s park/playing field, swings and public tennis court at the top of the village.


Why we love this property: A gorgeous family home, perfect for making new memories with your nearest and dearest.

Fully fitted kitchen with electric oven, dishwasher, ceramic hob, butler sink, microwave, and coffee machine.
Dining Room: Dining table with seating for 6 guests.
Utility Area:  Washing machine and coat storage.
Shower Room: Shower, wash basin and WC.
Sitting Room: Comfortable seating for all, smart television, and wood burner. French doors leading to garden.

Bedroom 1:
Double bed, bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe, and chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2: Twin single beds, chest of drawers, bedside tables with lamps and wardrobe.
Bathroom: Bath, WC, and washbasin.

Bedroom 3:
Twin single beds, bedside tables with lamps and some storage. There is more clothes storage on the landing.

Garden: Enclosed garden with outside seating.
Parking: 2 private parking spaces with additional space in car park at rear of property. Boat permits can be purchased with use of the public slipway.
Pets: No pets.
Heating: Oil central heating and wood burner.
Notes: Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi provided. Starter pack provided for wood burner during the Winter. Please bring your own beach towels. If you are bringing your boat, permits can be obtained in Waldringfield.

Waldringfield is a traditional waterside village in the heart of Suffolk's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is ideal for those wishing to explore the local area including Woodbridge with its delightful shops and restaurants, the Viking burial site at Sutton Hoo and Ipswich. Hugging the banks of the tidal River Deben it is also an ideal place for sailing, walkers, and birdwatchers. The small beach area is approximately 100 yards from the cottage with plenty of activities too such as, swimming, sailboat racing, paddleboarding, kayaking and crabbing for the kids. Perhaps you just fancy sitting watching the world go by with an ice cream.


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 15 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 3.8 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • River views
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Golf


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am