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Vesta Cottage, Orford

(Ref. 1116858)

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stayed in your cosy but comfortable cottage."

    Liked the big bed upstairs and lashings of hot water especially when we returned from wet and windy October walks.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2023

  • "The exterior of the property is in need of redecoration."

    Small things need attention, such as the shower control at ground floor (so difficult to operate), cord needs replacing to the over sink light. If 4 stay, the additional chairs are very uncomfortable as the cushions are worn, and the floor rug slides everywhere! This is a lovely cottage in a brilliant location, it is a shame to see it deteriorate. Cleanliness is great. Just a few small improvements would be appreciated by guests.

    Reviewed by David3.8Sep 2023

  • "As the cottage is dog friendly, a fixed gate on the entrance would be beneficial, rather than dragging a piece of trellis across."

    Reviewed by Barbara4.1Sep 2023

  • "Overall, we greatly enjoyed the location of Vesta Cottage."

    The photo of the lounge area appeared larger in the photo.The photo of the garden was also a little misleading- it is actually a side area of garden, which could have been given more TLC - especially the garden table and chairs. The property was smaller than I expected for 4 people. Would have liked to have been able to open the front and side windows in the lounge. The kitchen was v well equipped. There needs to be a sign on the recycling bin, reminding that glass cannot be recycled.

    Reviewed by Carys3.4Aug 2023

  • "Property in a lovely position and beds comfortable."

    Initial impression was good with full range of items required available. There is a washing machine available if required also in cupboard at top of stairs which is not shown as available at property. Was disappointed that grass had not been cut prior to arrival and was overgrown as had not been cut for a while it appeared. We did not use area until gardener had been on Monday. Garden table and relaxing chairs need some TLC. Oven shelving had also not been cleaned for some time so put us off using this facility to a great extent. Bathroom window had been left open prior to arrival with the result that there were many insects in the bathroom. Some sort of fly screen would be good on the window to prevent this Prior to leaving we cleaned with the hoover available but then the room smelt of wet dogs. Think the filter and bags could need changing.

    Reviewed by Heather2.5Aug 2023

  • "Very nice cottage everything available that was needed, would be happy to go back again."

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Jun 2023

  • "Very well stocked property."

    Cosy and comfortable. Just two things which would make it 5*: The doors on both bedrooms don't shut properly. The piece of trellis in the garden to make it dog proof was a nightmare. It fell down in the wind and had nails protruding which could easily catch your fingers. Why not put a proper gate there? It would be easy to fix as there is support on one side. Otherwise a lovely little cottage with a sweet garden to sit in.

    Reviewed by Rosemary3.8Jun 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Vesta Cottage."

    The cottage is warm and welcoming and spotlessly clean and is perfect for 4 people. It is generally a very well equipped cottage but could do with a few more smaller plates as there were only 4 and at times they were all in the dishwasher.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was warm, clean and cosy and we decided early on that we will return in the summer next year."

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Mar 2023

  • "Second time at this cottage and just as good."

    Very warm and welcoming cottage with good facilities and everything we needed. Nice quiet location in great village.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jan 2023

  • "Cosy, and good facilties."

    On street parking right outside, and convenient for the shop, cafe, hotel, and pubs.

    Reviewed by Nick4.4Dec 2022

  • "This was a really lovely cottage in a great location and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The kitchen was well equipped and we cooked most evenings. The beds were comfortable and everything was very clean. Can thoroughly recommend the local bakery for bread and croissants

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Oct 2022

  • "Really appreciated the ease in which the booking was arranged and the helpful staff - we arrived later than planned, but it was no trouble for them to arrange for the key to be left out."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have been staying at this cottage twice a year for many years and found it satisfactory."

    The problem i have now is that i am disabled and find the downstairs toilet to low for me also the chair in the living room. Also the shower has no support rail. I know these things may not be a problem for many people using the downstairs bedroom.

    Reviewed by Nadine3.8Sep 2022

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This property is part of the Best of Suffolk collection.
Best of Suffolk is an award-winning, local holiday cottage lettings agency, bringing the experience of a boutique hotel to self-catering cottages in Suffolk.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric heaters throughout and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • A travel cot and highchair are available
  • Unallocated roadside parking usually available outside
  • Gardens, patio area, patio furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome downstairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers
  • Note: There will be a welcome gift of wine and biscuits on arrival
  • Note: If you wish a travel cot and highchair to be available please request at time of booking

The property

Enjoying a sought after position in the heart of the popular fishing village of Orford in Suffolk, Vesta Cottage has been tastefully decorated and furnished throughout.

The ideal destination for a family holiday, Vesta Cottage has plenty to offer with a gorgeous open-plan living space complete with an extensive sitting area positioned next to an attractive woodburning stove, creating a wonderfully warm and inviting space.

The stylish kitchen is fully fitted and comes with all that is needed to produce wholesome food for your holiday party and there is also a separate dining area arranged around a breakfast island for informal and sociable dining.

The bedrooms both offer something different: a ground-floor double with en-suite facilities and an impressive master bedroom with a sumptuous super-king-size bed just waiting for you to sink into it.

Both bedrooms have the same impeccable finish and attention to detail and offer a truly relaxing space.

The cottage is situated in picturesque Orford, which literally oozes history and is overlooked by a magnificent 12th century castle.

The village has a small selection of shops, pubs and a restaurant.

Surrounding the village is some of the most beautiful countryside you’ll find anywhere, so is a great area for getting out and about exploring with some fantastic walks, hikes and bike rides to be had.

Just a few miles away are bigger towns such as Woodbridge, Aldeburgh and Southwold with attractions such as Snape Maltings, Framlingham Castle and Yoxford Antiques Centre and Gardens also nearby.

Vesta Cottage offers guests a relaxing and enjoyable stay in the heart of a picturesque rural village.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Snape Maltings 5 miles; Woodbridge 12 miles;

The attractive, unspoiled fishing village of Orford is situated on the bank of the River Alde and looked over by its 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.

Note: If you wish to bring a dog please inform us at time of booking. Note: If you wish a travel cot and highchair to be available please request at time of booking Note: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas