On the quayside, close to the iconic Woodbridge Tide Mill and the newly developed waterfront Woodbridge where a full size replica of the Sutton Hoo burial ship has been created alongside an exhibition and crafts workshop, riverside restaurants and boutiques with amazing views of the Deben Estuary towards Waldingfield and Sutton Hoo.
ORFORD 12 miles (19 km), BAWDSEY 11 miles (16 km), SNAPE 13 miles (21 km), ALDEBURGH 20 miles (33 km)
About the property: Spacious and extremely well fitted, there are fantastic views of the river Deben from every room. Completely and delightfully refurbished, The Harbour Master's House is an absolute gem with some of the best riverside views in Woodbridge. Superbly located in the charming ancient market town of Woodbridge, holidaymakers can relax on the balcony and watch the boats, birds and seals glide by, visit the cinema / theatre, eat in any one of four great restaurants, wonderful local pubs or browse around the book shops, antique shops and local food shops or visit the market - all of which are within a couple of walk of the Harbour Master's House. Built in the 19th century the Harbour Master's House has been completely refurbished in the last couple of years and now has a spacious, contemporary finish; it has been tastefully decorated to reflect its marine environment offering everything you will require for your self catering holiday on the Suffolk coast
Loads of space for all the family or two couples, there are two sitting rooms, two log fires and two TVs as well as a snooker table giving everyone the opportunity to relax in the way they wish.
The station is a couple of minutes walk from the house and with an hourly train service getting you to London in an hour and a half, you don't even need to bring the car.
The Property is ideal for: exploring all areas of the Suffolk Coast including Woodbridge, Orford, Snape and Aldeburgh. The river Deben meanders through Woodbridge offering walkers and bird watchers an idyllic footpath by the water's edge which stretches for over 3 miles between Kyson Point and Melton and includes an amazing new development Woodbridge Riverside which is just a few steps from the property.
The Thoroughfare is lined with coffee shops, some chic independent boutiques, galleries and superb ancient buildings. Historic buildings of interest include: St Mary's Church, the Shire Hall, the old Seckford Almshouses, and the recently renovated working Tide Mill - an iconic building. The quayside has a traditional theatre/cinema. Woodbridge has something for the younger children too with a great outdoor playground at Kingston Playing Field. Foxburrow Farm, Sutton Hoo visitors' centre, Framlingham Castle and Easton Farm Park are all a short drive away and it's worth checking their websites for seasonal events and family activities.
The surrounding countryside is very popular with cyclists, being relatively flat, so bring your bicycles. Alternatively bike hire is available from nearby Rendlesham Forest.
Parking: There are private parking spaces for 2 cars directly behind the house.
Sleeps: 4-6 in one double bedroom and a twin; there is a sofa bed on the ground floor but this needs to be booked in advance.
Minimum Hire: Three nights, except in high season when it is a week.
Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.
Self-catering eating and drinking: A short stroll will bring you to the local amenities, including general stores, delis, bakers and butchers, greengrocers and fishmongers. The local produce in Woodbridge is outstanding. The Woodbridge Farmers' Market is held every second and fourth Saturday of the month; a great place to stock up on locally-sourced produce and there is a regular fruit and veg market every Thursday. There are also plenty of good farm shops a short drive away, for example The Farm Cafe and Food Market, which is situated en route to the coastal town of Aldeburgh at Marlesford. Click here for Local Food producers.
Eating and drinking out: There are a number of excellent, and very old, traditional Suffolk pubs within walking distance of the Harbour Master's House. Just some include: The Angel, in Theatre Street, with open fires in winter, plenty of seating in the beer garden in the summer, live music, a good pub menu and daily specials, and a choice of guest ales and over 100 gins this little pub really is something special.Ye Olde Bell and Steel Yard, New Street. A warm welcome awaits at this charming 16th Century Inn, the oldest pub in town. Enjoy the local real ales, cider and menu of home cooked food using fresh local produce. The Anchor, Quay Street boasts an excellent menu with traditional local ales in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere, a favourite with locals and visitors alike. For a comfortable, relaxed family meal there is Prezzo Woodbridge, an Italian restaurant just a short stroll away.
There are also some top class restaurants; The Riverside is a great contemporary restaurant serving tapas type lunches and excellent evening meals. In good weather you can sit outside - excellent ice cream available from their ice cream parlour. At the top of the square close to the Shire Hall is The Galley - fine dining in a really pleasant atmosphere.
Packing tips: Don't forget your beachwear; the Suffolk Coast isn't far away.
For much more information on the area take a look at our local sites. Visit Woodbridge, Visit Orford,Visit Aldeburgh and Visit Framlingham
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- No pets
- No garden/courtyard
- Private parking
- 2 Single beds
- 1 Double bed
- 1 Sofa bed
- WiFi available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Bath towels included
- Bed linen included
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a washing machine
A beautiful property that we plan to visit again. We were very impressed with the property and the welcome pack and the toiletries that were provided. .Mrs Catherine Gibbs - 30th September 2018
Ideal location. Lovely welcome goodies.Mrs Angela Noades - 17th September 2018
The property was perfect for our needs and the outlook was second to none. The property was in a very good location and only a couple of minutes walk into the town but also only a few minutes to countryside.Mrs Marlene Davey - 29th May 2018
Lovely property in an excellent location with great views, very spacious and warm - our family came to visit on a number of occasions and we had some good competitive games of pool. We appreciated the welcome goodies that were left for us and there were plenty of logs for the wood burners, this was great as we had very cold weather. We would love to come to this property in the Summer and make use of the fabulous balcony, the snow stopped us on this occasion.Mrs M Peak - 12th February 2018
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