A stone's throw from the Quay at Orford, Ferry Cottage has welcomed
families to the coast at Suffolk for many years. With a large, private
garden and off-street parking - take your boat, and bikes, and explore
the delightful county.
SNAPE 5.5 miles (9 km) ALDEBURGH 12 miles (17 km) WOODBRIDGE 12 miles
(19 km) SOUTHWOLD 26 miles (42 km) FRAMLINGHAM 13 miles (22 km)
About the property: Located just before the entrance to the Quay
in Orford, Ferry Cottage offers comfortable, relaxed and homely
accommodation for 7. It has all the ingredients you need for a holiday
by the sea for a family or a group of friends. Perfect for both summer
and winter holidays; the open fire and full central heating makes for
cosy evenings in and the lovely garden with garden furniture and BBQ is
the ideal spot for you to relax in the summer.
Perhaps another bonus is the generous sized conservatory - a lovely
place to sit and read a magazine or book (some provided by the owner),
play a board game or enjoy a glass of wine. Here too you can also sit
and enjoy looking out over the delightful, private, lawned garden.
Sleeps: 6 in 1 double and 2 twins.
The owner does allow one dog to stay at the property. Under no
circumstances can they be allowed upstairs or on furniture otherwise
you may risk losing your security deposit.
About the area: Perhaps one of the most attractive coastal villages on
the East Coast, Orford retains a fascinating 12th Century Castle and
Church. With a small but bespoke selection of local shops to provide
your everyday provisions, craft shops, excellent restaurants and
traditional pubs, Orford gives you a chance to leave the car at
home. There is much to see and do at the Quay throughout the year -
boat trips to Havergate Island and Orford Ness, sailing of small crafts
and yachts, crabbing and fishing.
On the banks of the Ore, Orford is protected from the sea by a
fascinating shingle bank, Orford Ness, which runs from Aldeburgh to the
sea. Accessible by ferry, Orford Ness is now managed by the National
Trust; here you can find out about this strange and ever changing
landscape, the many ground nesting and sea birds nesting here or trace
the mysterious history of the area's war time occupation both for
secret development of radar and munitions and in the defence of
Britain. From Orford Quay one can take a boat trip to Havergate Island,
the first RSPB reserve and home of the avocet.
Orford is within easy access of both Snape and the Snape Maltings
Concert Hall and the seaside town of Aldeburgh, where the Aldeburgh
Festival began life some fifty years ago.
The market town of Woodbridge is within half an hours drive
along pleasant rural lanes and has plenty of interesting historic
buildings, galleries, a quayside theatre and restaurant, a picturesque
river walk and a great selection of pubs and tearooms.
Eating In: The Orford General Stores stocks almost everything and
the staff are friendly and really helpful. Next door is the award
winning Pump Street Bakery, with an amazing and tempting selection of
pastries and artisan bread which is made by hand, using traditional
methods and natural ingredients. Alternatively, the
nearest Waitrose and Tesco are 10 miles away in Saxmundham and will
deliver to this address.
Eating out: There are two fine pubs - The King's Headand The Jolly
Sailor- and two great restaurants - The Trinity at The Crown &
Castle and The Butley Orford Oysterage- within 2 minutes walk of Ferry
Cottage. A short drive away, or cycle ride, is the village of
Chillesford and The Froize Inn, which has an excellent reputation for
good quality food and drink.
For lots of information on the area please look at our own online
guide Visit Orford.
Pets information: Pets are allowed at this property by prior
arrangement only. Extra charge may be payable (up to £20 per pet per
week). Please contact the holiday cottage agency directly after booking
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