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Delightful Cottage In Idyllic Suffolk Village of Orford

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Built in 1865, well appointed house on three floors.

The property has three double rooms and is decorated to a very high standard. The village of Orford is close to the Suffolk coast and Snape Maltings home to the Aldeburgh Festival and galleries, shops and lovely walking country. The RSPB Minsmere is a few miles away and many other great bird watching places. You can sail from Orford out into the North Sea and wander up the East Anglian Coast. Being fairly flat it is great bicycling countryside along coastal paths or around the Suffolk lanes. Many local sites Suton Hoo, Framlingham with its Castle, Aldeburgh, Sothwold & Thorpness. The nearest golf course is Aldeburgh & Woodbridge which also has a large swimming pool.

Orford has lately been sited as one of the nicest villages in England and has great food shops, The Pump Street Bakery, Orford General Store which sells everything. Andrew's Butcher's shed, excellent meat, Pinney's for smoked & fresh fish and Oysters etc, and the hut on the Quay for Lobsters Crab and freshly caught fish. Two pubs, The Jolly Sailor being my favourite, and The Crown & Castle for more restaurant food (they are also a Hotel).

The Cottage has a very 'lived in feel' with antiques, books and some nice art, the garden is partly shaded and has seating for six around the table, a barbeque is supplied.

More Details

Susan Arbuthnot
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2018

About Susan Arbuthnot

I am in my 60's and have rented out properties in

both the UK & France for years, I try to give any

property a cosy welcoming feel & so far no complaints!

Susan Arbuthnot purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Susan Arbuthnot chose Orford

I live in France & lovely Orford in the winter. It is

a very special village with everything one needs, fish

from the shed on the quay, the best bread in Suffolk,

and Penny's post office & village shop. I have lived in

France for years & years but love coming back to

Mole Cottage, hope you enjoy it as well!

The area is great for walking, birding and of course

sailing and the sea. Suffolk really could be called a

'foodie' heaven, so many good Pubs & restaurants

all around. Nice market towns, such as Woodbridge,

Framlingham & Saxmundham, and the Coastal villages

Thorpness, Aldeburgh & Walberswick make it a really

nice part of the world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We love Orford & Mole Cottage and we'll be back!" Bailleys

"A very comfortable stay & great places to eat in Orford.. Sinclairs
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Orford around the Suffolk Coastal District

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Dogs are allowed if well behaved and never left alone in the house.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom has shower, basin & Loo. Large bathroom with shower, bath, etc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed en suite shower room, bedroom 2 double bed shared. Bathroom with Bedroom 3 which has twin beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Notes on accommodation: Please note that the cottage is only for six people and there is one cot & high chair available. The decor and fittings are to a high standard & we would be grateful if you could look after it. Depending on the type & character of dog we do accept dogs. Outside: There is a small, pretty garden with decking and small area of lawn. Table seating 6 & barbecue are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is supplied with sheets & towels of high quality, and is cleaned and looked after by a housekeeper. Other: There is a separate dining room with a large table six chairs the table extends and can seat 12


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Delightful Cottage In Idyllic Suffolk Village of Orford
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful cottage, excellent location.

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A lovely well equipped home. Beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable.

Had a great few days. The local bakers, butchers and general store are excellent too. The children spent hours crabbing.

Ate in the jolly sailor and kings head.

Handy for Aldburgh and southwold.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Mole Cottage. Very well equipped and cosy house. Decorated beautifully. Very near the center of Orford, went to the Jolly Sailor for delicious dinner and there was lots of crabbing and wonderful walks. Great tennis courts and bikes to hire next door at the garage. All in all a fabulous stay for all ages and will definitely be back.!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Orford was an important fishing village in the Middle Ages & fresh fish,lobsters & crab can still be bought on the Quay. Shingle beaches at nearby Aldeburgh,with a large yachtclub with delicious food, Southwold's sandy beaches are 20miles

from Orford.


Stanstead is the nearest Airport about 1hr 1/2, trains from London Liverpool street to Woodbrige (20 minutes). There are local bus services but I would

recommend hiring a car to explore more freely.

Further Details:

Orford although an unspoilt village has pretty much everything from its Castle

to villlage store, with post office, cash point café & lovely fresh veggies.

Next door is the Pump Street Bakery, sour dough, croissants, Eccles cakes &

a little cafe serving very good snack lunches. There is a local market on Saturday morning with home made cakes, veg & fresh fish. Small shed sells daily newspapers & a few magazines. Pinnies smokery & shop near the Quay,

really no need to move!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Orford,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 1
4 May 2019 - 11 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
12 May 2019 - 18 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
19 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
1 Jul 2019 - 2 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
3 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
2 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 10% on booking and full payment within two weeks of booking.
A refundable deposit of £300 to cover damage or breakages, this returned a week after departure.

Changeover Day:
The day of arrival and departure is Friday. Arrival after 4pm departure before 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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