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Ferry Cottage in Orford, Suffolk

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From: €373 weekly Guests 5 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Ferry Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Ferry Cottage is a lovely semi-detached cottage close to the village of Orford just five miles from Snape Maltings in Suffolk. The cottage can sleep five people in one king-size double bedroom and one family room with one double and one single bed, together with a ground floor bathroom. Also in the cottage is a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with woodburner. Outside is off road parking for two cars and a garden with furniture and BBQ. Ferry Cottage is a delightful cottage from which to explore this lovely part of the country.

Area
The attractive, unspoiled fishing village of Orford is situated on the bank of the River Alde and looked over by it's magnificent 12th century castle built by Henry II. The village is home to a hotel and restaurant, two pubs, village store, bakers and wonderful fish restaurant and smokehouse. Orford is surrounded by farm land and forest in an area known as the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Centrally located, just 12 miles from Woodbridge to the south and Aldeburgh to the north, and just 5 miles from the famous Snape Maltings complex. The village of Orford is steeped in history. Henry II commissioned a castle to be built in the 12th century which is a must see when you visit the area. Owned and maintained by English Heritage you can enjoy this wonderful 'keep' and from the top there are breathtaking views for miles on a clear day.

Region
Picturesque rolling Fens, unspoilt beaches, and pretty waterways - East Anglia is a dream holiday destination. Norfolk offers beaches, saltmarshes and quaint villages whilst equally as charming are the coast and countryside of Suffolk.

Amenities
Gas central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lawned garden with furniture One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 3 miles. Note: As this cottage is on a working farm with horses, sheep, a few cattle and sheep dogs, please keep pets under control at all times.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • On a Farm
  • Rural location
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Self-Catering Reviews

Miss Jones
September 2020
All very satisfactory , the television didn't work but that was sorted within a couple of days, very helpful caretaker who gave us useful advise as we had not been to the area before..
Miss Jones, September 2020
September 2020
Manager very helpful
Mr Norman, September 2020
August 2020
We had a lovely holiday at Ferry cottage however the only thing that ruined it was the ridiculous amount of flies in the cottage - there were literally hundreds in the kitchen.. We had two toddlers in our party and the flies would literally be crawling all over them when they sat in their high chairs at mealtimes. This ended up ruining our holiday and for that reason we wouldn’t come back. I totally appreciate that it’s on a working farm and there is bound to be flies but the amount that would congregate in the kitchen was just ridiculous. We tried keeping the doors and windows shut, making sure no food remnants were left out and using the fly spray provided by the cottage but still they would appear. Apart from this we had such a nice stay but this issue unfortunately ruined it for us - especially with two young children.
Ms Selmanaj, August 2020
August 2020
The cottage was exactly like the photo and details.. if you like seclusion and a very rural setting, this was it . there were many interesting places and beaches and things to see. the walks around were peaceful. WEATHER WAS BRILLIANT , which helps !
Mrs Davidson, August 2020
March 2020
Fantastic place to self-isolate during CV pandemic.. Sheep, horses, fresh eggs and friendly people on the farm. Lovely local wals from the doorstep.
Mr Hull, March 2020
November 2019
Bad smell coming from plug holes bathroom sink and bath most of the time .. .kept plugs in all the time otherwise very good...location is fantastic
Mr Brown, November 2019
July 2019
Ferry Cottage is set in peaceful rural surroundings and has an unsophisticated charm.. The beds are very comfortable, the shower good and the farmhouse style kitchen serviceable and attractive. The cottage is sensibly equipped and clean where it matters. We enjoyed our week there and the attractions of the surrounding area.
Mrs Kilcoyne, July 2019
June 2019
A cosy, well equipped rural cottage.. It's about 3 miles from the Church to the cottage. Mob and WiFi is very good which is reassuring as even though it's a semi-detached cottage, the other cottage is also a holiday let and unlikely to be occupied and the nearest (farm) house is about 1 mile away. Not really lawns more like rough pasture. It took a while to find the washing machine as it's in an outhouse and the grass and path to it are overgrown. Boiler house/pantry and outhouse are obviously a work in progress. We never found the Games Room or BBQ. The stairs to the bedrooms are steep but there are hand rails on both sides of the wall. Plenty of hot water for baths etc but there is no slip mat or grab rails in the bath. Central heating very efficient, a well stocked wood basket for the wood burning stove. Kitchen spacious and a pleasant place to cook and eat. Plenty of walks nearby, during our stay we saw deer and sheep peering into the garden, squirrels scampering across the grass, numerous hares, plenty of bird life, and down the lane we saw alpacas, geese and guinea fowl. An easy 10 mins drive to Orford (especially good on Saturdays when there is a small Country Market) which has an interesting Church, Pinney's Smokehouse, 2 good pubs and an excellent village shop with pleasant friendly staff and for a real treat The Lady Florence does lunch or evening cruises down the Alde with excellent food.
Mrs Gooderham, June 2019
May 2019
Cottage in lovely area with lots of great walks on your doorstep.. Directions provided made it easy to find.
Dr Hallis, May 2019
May 2019
When we arrived at Ferry Cottage there was a problem with the heating and Karen upgraded us to the attached larger cottage.. The very rural location was wonderful for 2 animal lovers as we were surrounded by 72 horses, some alpacas, sheep, guinea fowl, deer and wonderful variety of birds. The cottage was comfortable with everything we needed plus a lovely garden which even my Jack Russell couldn't escape from! The surrounding countryside was beautiful and like stepping back in time. Orford village was lovely with boat trips and dog friendly pubs. Didn't want to come home.
Mrs Clarke
April 2019
Great location in farmland, good walks and nature spotting! Quite a way off the beaten track, the actual farm could be better signposted! It was so peaceful at night, and we were fine with waking to birds and sheep noises - it was a farm after all!! Cottage itself was very clean and warm. We really liked it and my son (7) loved the farm.
Miss Harris
April 2019
Arrived at the property at 5.. 30pm and it soon became obvious that it had not been cleaned or the beds been changed. There were dirty towels on the bathroom floor. The bins were also full. I rang the number in the house book (which needs updating) and were informed by a very rude and abrupt man that they were not expecting anyone. The cleaning lady that arrived was very apologetic and said the previous tenant was also not expected (does anyone know what is going on). You need to send your representative at the earliest opportunity as these people have totally spoilt my few days holiday and are doing your business harm. There were also issues with the property not being up to standard. Kitchen curtains were missing and the ones that were there were dirty. 3 broken floor tiles near the cooker. Windows dirty. Downstairs bathroom not clean. Electric fire in kitchen broken. Ivy over the windows. Garden a mess. No garden furniture. Hole in eaves allowing Jackdaws entry which sounded like a herd of elephants at first light. Apparently they have known about this for some time. I would appreciate your immediate response and will be looking to make a claim for a full refund. I have booked with Sykes Cottages many times before and will be reluctant to do so again if this matter is not resolved to my satisfaction.
Mr Wakefield
October 2018
Although there are a few maintenance issues, I would return just for the pure peace and isolation of this property.. The local wildlife and domesticated animals are a joy for photographers.
Mrs Phillips
August 2018
We had a lovely time at ferry cottage ,this is the second time we visited, its a .... We had a lovely time at ferry cottage ,this is the second time we visited, its a great place to stay lots of space for our children to run around and play in the garden, plenty of peace and quiet in the evening, loads of wildlife to spot, thankyou for taking us to see the Alpacas, we will be coming back next summer,
Ms Nicholson
July 2018
Cottage was basic but nice, had some difficulty locating it initially would benefit from clear signage as very rural location.. Easy access to other areas and places of interest.
Mr Dennis
June 2018
Ferry Cottage is basically fine.. It is ideally placed for Snape so would be an excellent base for anyone going to Aldeburgh Festival events, which we were. Unfortunately we would not recommend it during festival time. You would expect some noise in a rural location but not necessarily rooks nesting in the roof space and possibly a squirrel, which made it impossible to sleep after 4.30 am. it seems that the owners were aware of this problem before we arrived but made no attempt to (unsuccessfully) try to do something about it until we complained after the third night. As a result we are home after a holiday more worn out than we were before we began the holiday
Ms Roberts
May 2018
The owners and everyone working here are lovely very informative and helpful in every way.. The location was perfect for us. My dog Poppy loved walking the fields and being at one with nature, which is what she is used to. Lots to see and do in the surrounding area if you are the outdoorsy type, which I am. So much wildlife to watch see and interact with. Perfect holiday. Definitely recommend.
Mr Smith
May 2018
The cottage is ideally placed for a true idyllic country break.. It was clean and well equipped on arrival, we were left with contact information to allay any "what do we do" fears, the views were splendid and the cottage garden very expansive. Altogether an excellent country holiday location.
Ms Sidebottom
November 2017
This is a very rural location which suited us extremely well.. We loved this property and would definitely rebook. There are a number of little things that need addressing for ongoing maintenance. We still loved it though.
Mr Owen
November 2016
A very cosy cottage in a rather remote location but very peaceful..
Mrs Minney
October 2016
Lovely cottage in the middle of nowhere.. Through the farm and on a bit. No ambient light, so when it's dark, it's dark!! Watched bats flying around in the evening and great stars on a clear night. Comfy rooms, though a very steep staircase to the bedrooms on the first floor. Nice and airy rooms though the main bed creaked if you moved. Living room and kitchen functional and comfy. Bathroom is in the out building behind the kitchen. As we were there the last weekend in October, we didn't use the garden as we were out all day. A lovely functional house that was warm and comfortable. A great relaxing weekend.
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