Woodbridge & Orford

This area of Suffolk is extremely popular all year round! The two main locations, Woodbridge and Orford, magnificent places to stay and visit and both are surrounded by an array of delightful villages that are well worth a visit.

Woodbridge is an attractive, historic, riverside town at the navigable head of the beautiful river Deben some 9 miles from the sea at Bawdsey Quay. The town’s ancient centre has retained all its old world charm and has some great restaurants, friendly pubs, fine galleries and antique shops. The town rather divides itself into two, with much activity down by the river including sailing, rowing, riverside walking and feeding the ducks. Uphill is the magnificent parish church of St Mary’s just off Market Hill where the ancient Shire Hall dominates the square.

Head West out of the town and you will find the village of Sutton, famous for Sutton Hoo, the Anglo-Saxon royal ship burial site now owned by the National Trust. Carry on along the river towards the coast and you will find the pretty village of. Bawdsey. Famous for developing the first  Chain Home RDF (radar) system. Today there is a museum in the transmitter house.

The Deben estuary provides not only breathtaking views but also a small beach, a beach cafe and boat trips from the quay upriver and across to the small fishing village of Felixstowe Ferry. Hollesley is another pretty village along this stretch of coastline which is home to the Suffolk Punch, a fascinating heavy horse once used extensively on farms but now very scarce. The Suffolk Punch Trust based in Hollesley makes a wonderful day out for all the family. For those that seek to be close to the elements and the sea, head to Shingle Street. Not a street, but a very remote and atmospheric stretch of shingle. Simply go for a walk along this stretch of shingle beach and enjoy the views - simply breathtaking.

Orford is the one of the prettiest towns in Suffolk. Once a medieval seaport and stronghold, Orford now has been distanced from the sea by an intriguing shingle spit - Orford Ness - the longest in Europe. Dominated by a magnificent church and castle keep, Orford is sleepy and relaxed yet boasts two excellent pubs, an award-winning general stores, The Butley Orford Oysterage and The Trinity Bistro at The Crown and Castle - two superb restaurants, an intriguing smokery, a riverside tea rooms and the nationally renowned Pump Street Bakery. There is a choice of boat trips from the quay with the option of having a river cruise lunch on The Lady Florence. The river bank is delightful and there are lots of forest walks, the fascinating castle keep, the magnificent church - all must be explored.

Walk westwards along the Gedgrave Road towards the Butley River, where the local oysters are grown, and you will be treated to some stupendous views of Orfordness. Chillesford is a small village just outside Orford that is worth visiting when dining at The Froize Inn - great for Sunday lunch but do book in advance! Butley is another village nearby to Orford which is known for its 14th century Augustinian monastery of which only the gatehouse remains - now a ‘fairytale’ wedding venue.



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Orford, Woodbridge and Orford

SFLPO

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£506 - £831
per week
From £389 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Lovingly renovated throughout to showcase its original Victorian features, The Lobster Pot is brilliantly adapted to provide all the mod-cons a 21st century holidaymaker could possibly need.
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed garden
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Orchard Cottage

SFORC

Woodbridge, Woodbridge and Orford

SFHCW

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£491 - £731
per week
From £377 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A sweet, Grade II listed cottage located right in the very heart of Woodbridge, within easy walking distance of all amenities. Benefits from being close to the train station, perfect for those travelling by rail.
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Serena Cottage

SER

Orford, Woodbridge and Orford

SFCTO

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£556 - £826
per week
From £426 for a 3-night stay
  • Located in the very heart of Orford, this delightful self-catering cottage enjoys stunning views of the wonderful castle from the master bedroom. The perfect place to slow down, live well and relax.
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Little Owl, Oxley Dairy

SFLOO

Waldringfield, Woodbridge and Orford

H08

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£346 - £561
per week
From £269 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • A charming hideaway for 2-4 people, this cosy retreat is situated just a short walk from the banks of the river Deben at Waldringfield.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 1 mile

Woodbridge, Woodbridge and Orford

ZEP

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£621 - £976
per week
From £475 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Oozing with style and sophistication, Zeppelin has been utterly transformed to be simultaneously comfortable and luxurious whilst reflecting the personality of its surrounding coastal environment.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • On-street parking
  • Beach 15 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

The Little House

TLH

The Harbour Master's House

SFHMH

Orford, Woodbridge and Orford

SFMOO

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£511 - £821
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From £392 for a 3-night stay
  • A quaint, traditional fisherman's cottage located just seconds from the quay in Orford. Retaining many of its original features such as pretty beams and exposed brickwork, The Moorings provides cosy accommodation for 4.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Orford, Woodbridge and Orford

SFLIS

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£611 - £1031
per week
From £467 for a 3-night stay
  • This charming, grade II listed cottage has been lovingly refurbished to create a cosy holiday cottage for 4. Situated on Orford's pretty village green, the cottage is in easy reach of both the Quay and all amenities for holidaymakers convenience.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed garden
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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