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The Cart House, Sudbourne

(Ref. 1116969)

Sudbourne Near Orford, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "The Cart House is a unique and peaceful place in beautiful surrounds."

    Simon is a charming and helpful host.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Carthouse."

    It is a beautiful location. The house is lovely and it truly felt like ‘getting away’ from it all. Simon was very kind to us….I think, however, we were too big a party and it might be worth making more of the recommendation that it is really only suitable for up to 4 people. I feel a bit uncomfortable that we might have over disturbed Simon and his family in their beautiful home/grounds.

    Reviewed by Rachael4.7Aug 2023

  • "A lovely tranquil holiday retreat."

    A little off the beaten track but all the more enjoyable for that. If you are into wildlife it's ideal. Roe and muntjac deer foxes hares egrets and much much more to be seen. Friendly and welcoming hosts. We were sad to leave.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "We stayed in this property last week The property was in a lovely area but the journey was quite a trek, especially in the wet weather, and we had to travel along several miles of bumpy unmade up roads full of potholes to reach The Cart House."

    Anyone with a lower slung car would have found the roads virtually impossible to travel along The holiday property was very near to the owners’ property which we were not aware of at the time of booking. The property wasn’t well cared for and the standard of cleanliness was not what we expected. It clearly had not been cleaned thoroughly for some time There had been a flood in the downstairs loo and hallway which hadn’t been repaired by any sense of the word and it was almost derelict in the hallway and very damp The kitchen wasn’t great. A lot of the equipment was below standard and again cleanliness was an issue The 3 sofas in the sitting room were clearly very old and had no support The promised WIFI was dreadful, as was the TV connection. The TV pixelated all the time which made it virtually impossible to watch and it was certainly not a Smart TV as stated. We had little or no internet connection for the whole of the our stay which caused difficulties for us. As for the promised outdoor amenities, the tennis court grass hadn’t been prepared for playing, the telescope was rusty and unusable and the hut, which we had hoped to sit in, was run down and had no suitable seating. The swimming hole was also unusable as the jetty to access the water was unstable and dangerous And from the description of the property we had expected to have a private garden to sit in which was not the case. There was just one bench outside near the back door and near to the track which vehicles used. There was nowhere to sit outside together as a family and enjoy a meal, as advertised.

    Reviewed by Gillian1.3May 2023

  • "Wonderful property with kind and attentive host."

    It was hard to leave!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 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 king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Snug (can be made up as a twin bedroom on request for an extra charge)
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Electric underfloor heating on ground-floor and electric panels on first-floor with a woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod docking station, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Extensive gardens with tennis court, natural eco swimming hole and patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.3 miles, pub 4.6 miles
  • Note: There will be a welcome gift of wine and biscuits on arrival
  • Note: There are unfenced ponds and pools so children should be supervised at all times
  • Note: The property is in close proximity to the owners property
  • Note: The property is accessed by a bumpy, country track.

The property

Resting in a simply superb rural setting with far-reaching countryside views, The Cart House in Sudbourne near Orford in Suffolk is the perfect destination for a memorable family holiday.

Surrounded by extensive gardens and open countryside just asking to be explored, the property boasts sublime views over the fields and beyond, helping to create a truly relaxing and chilled out ambience.

The open-plan living space maximises those all-important views with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors leading directly outside.

An extensive sitting area is perfect for relaxing and enjoying those views with the addition of an attractive woodburning stove helping to take off the chill in the colder months and providing a fantastic feature to the space.

Step into the fully fitted rustic kitchen where there is everything needed to ensure the whole party is well fed during their break and a delightful dining table is all set up ready for everyone to sit down and tuck into a hearty meal while catching up with each other’s holiday stories.

If the weather allows, then there is ample space outside for eating and drinking alfresco, so why not grab a glass of your favourite tipple and pull up a chair to soak up those gorgeous views?

After the sun has gone down and bedtime beckons, guests can make their way to either the king-size or the twin bedrooms; both are stylishly presented and offer impressive rural views and are a simply stunning place to wake up in the morning.

After a refreshing shower or relaxing soak in the bath, it’s time to head out and about to explore.

The nearby seaside village of Orford is worth a visit in its own right with a Norman castle to discover as well as a working quay, a nature reserve and some fantastic places to eat and drink.

You can book a boat trip down the river from Orford Quay which also gives the opportunity see the area’s famous avocets at the RSPB’s Havergate Island.

Jump in the car and head out for some memorable family trips such as Helmingham Hall and Open Gardens, Easton Farm Park, Somerleyton Hall and Melford Hall.

Towns well worth a visit while you’re in the area include Ipswich, Lowestoft, Thorpeness and Southwold.

The Cart House offers guests a relaxing rural break to remember.

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: There are unfenced ponds and pools so children should be supervised at all times.
Note: The property is in close proximity to the owners property.
Note: The property is accessed by a bumpy, country track.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas