Butley is a small village lying between Woodbridge and Orford. The house, which sits in a secluded south facing garden, is in two parts; an old cottage built in 1778 and a more recent extension built in 1990. The house is ideal for a family or equally a couple or two. There are walks and cycle paths straight from the front door, an extensive array of historic sites, nature reserves, golf courses, sailing and riding clubs, beaches, pubs and restaurants to visit as well as world renowned music and dance at Snape. There is something for everyone. Wifi now available. Ideal for working remotely, calm and relaxing. The Oyster Inn has recently re-opened, so there is now a lovely pub with good food, within a few minutes walk of the house. A village shop and micro brewery are coming soon!
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Walks straight from the front door. Ideal for families, groups and couples!
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Jul 2018
About Miranda Gomperts
I am a working mother of two. My children love walking and exploring. Our cottage provides a home away from home, perfect to get away from the stresses and strains of work and school. It provides us with a place to spend quality time together and unwind. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
Miranda Gomperts purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Miranda Gomperts chose Butley
My grandmother used to take my sister and I and various friends and partners away to Suffolk. After she died we continued the tradition ...
What makes this Cottage unique
Wonderfully quiet and dark nights (when there is no moon). Fabulous night skies. Exceptional pubs, bakery and fresh fish at Orford. A Norman castle. Sutton Hoo. Walks and cycling straight from the door. Music at Aldeburgh. Birds on the estuaries and at RSPB Minsmere. Wild snowdrops, blue bells and daffs at Butley woods. Tide Mill and golf course at Woodbridge.
Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Nice spacious house in beautiful area
Only stayed one night as we were going to a wedding in Butley which was very convenient as the venue was in stumbling distance of the house. Really nice house, very easy to follow instructions for entry and we loved our short stay. Thank you!
Great base for exploring surrounding area. Ideal for walking to local pub which served excellent food. Loved the space in the property.
Well equipped cottage but in need of some TLC.
Very roomy cottage, but seriously in need of some attention. The ensuite bathroom basin tap needs replacing as it had a serious fast leak and you could not stop it. It was obvious from the calcium build up around the spout that it had been leaking for some time.
The bath had a shower hand set as part of the tap but you could not use it as it sprayed out in all directions and would have soaked the floor as there was no screen or curtain.
The bathroom smelt as if it had just had a fresh coat of paint on the bath wall, but this was probably done to give the impression that it was OK. It really needs replacing.
The beds were comfy, but one of the top pillows had what looked like two small grease stains on them which was not very nice.
Downstairs the TV did not work at all. It kept giving out no channels available despite my sons best effort to make it work. However the DVD worked fine so we were able to watch some old classics that had been provided.
The kitchen was well equipped but again was probably last fitted out in the 70s.
Overall though we enjoyed our stay and used this cottage as a base to explore beautiful Suffolk.
Thank you for your detailed feed back. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay but obviously concerned that there were things that you felt were not up to scratch!
The water is terribly hard in the area and this does cause problems. We have replaced the washer in the leaking tap in the ensuite, and will be replacing both hot and cold taps in that bathroom shortly. The shower head has also just been replaced.
I am sorry you could not get the TV to work. We do not have a satellite dish so you would not have got extra terrestrial channels to work. Standard terrestrial channels are available and there is an HDMI cable if you wish to plug in a computer. We have now added some extra instructions on how to operate the TV. As you noticed there is a big selection of DVDs and there are also lots of books for all ages as well as games and puzzles. So if the weather is bad there is lots of entertainment to be found at the house.
Our kitchen was indeed installed some years ago but it all works well, and we have good quality utensils, pots and pans, oven and table ware. We also try to ensure that there is always a supply of olive oil, salt and pepper, herbs, dish washer tablets and other items - something we find useful when we stay away from home!
Thank you again for getting back to us. We hope you enjoy the rest of the summer!
The house is really delightful, very comfortable with modern facilities but also full of character.
Six of us stayed at the house for a long weekend. This was our second visit. The extension with a large comfortable lounge and the additional open staircase to the ensuite bedroom above it gives a spacious feel to the house. We all felt very much at home as there was a folding table in the lounge for the jigsaw fanatics as well as the large dining table. This time we explored some of the local walks as well as a visit to Snape and Aldeburgh. We also made another visit to the oyster restaurant. This time the weather was nice enough to enjoy the garden. So a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.
It is always lovely when people return for another visit! Thank you for booking with us again.
Very enjoyable stay in a spacious cottage.
So glad you enjoyed it! Its particularly good now that the Oyster Pub has reopened! Do come and stay again!
Lovely cottage, really enjoyed our family break
We had a great time, loved the set up of the property and really enjoyed cosy evenings by the fire. Short drives to excellent day trip venues: Aldeburgh and Southwold particularly popular with the kids.
That us just what we like to hear! So glad you enjoyed your stay!
5 miles to Orford, 11 miles to shingle beach at Aldeburgh, 21 miles to sandy beach at Walberswick and 27 miles to sandy beach at Southwold.
67 miles from Stansted airport, 127 miles from Heathrow airport, 70 miles from Cambridge.
5 miles to Orford, 6 miles to Sutton Hoo, 7.5 miles to Woodbridge, 14 miles to Minsmere, 11 miles to Aldeburgh.
Excellent fresh local fish can be bought at Orford which also has an wonderful butcher, superb local bakery, (the famous Pump House Bakery that serves excellent breakfasts, lunches and a wonderful selection of breads, pastries and exquisite hand made single estate chocolates) and general store, 5 miles from the property. Our neighbours sell produce from their allotments.
Additional pricing information
Changeover day is flexible. We will consider long term stays.