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“Perfect for our girls weekend of R&R”
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Welcome to the ORR a Grade 2 listed property with a modern design finish & spacious open plan li
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Welcome to the ORR a Grade 2 listed property with a modern design finish & spacious open plan li
Our 2nd Award from our past Guests , many thanks to you all , much appreciated !! Flat screen digital TV,DVD player,Stereo and BT Openzone wi-fi are joined by traditional games
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Welcome to the ORR a Grade 2 listed property with a modern design finish & spacious open plan li
Our 2nd Award from our past Guests , many thanks to you all , much appreciated !!
Flat screen digital TV,DVD player,Stereo and BT Openzone wi-fi are joined by traditional games
Your opening view of the LARGE open plan living area which means no-one gets trapped in the kitchen.
Ground floor Family roll-top Bathroom, great for a soak with a glass of wine or the local brew!
Bring a toasting fork and make the most of this original fireplace.
Original Victorian open fireplace with a bag of fuel to get you started, bring some marshmallows !
Our growing library that means that the ORR lives up to its name , help yourself during your stay.
Simple BUT well equipped kitchen featuring butler sink & NEFF appliances, most importantly dishw
Up the wide and manageable stairs to the bedrooms , stairgates & doors at the top keep everyone
The Master Double bedroom complete with Bedknobs and Broomsticks iron bedstead and solid wood floors
The Middle twin bedroom with a small double and single bed, period iron beds with modern mattresses
The last bedroom,small double and tall single period beds , with plenty of furniture and space too!
All bedrooms feature original feature timber beams and period pine furniture with modern heating!
The marriage of old and new means the ORR is quaint but with ALL modern comforts - light and WARM.
Its the personal touches that mean we hope you enjoy your stay !
Xmas at the ORR always includes a real Xmas tree with all the trimmings, we are always full at Xmas!
A warm welcome awaits you behind this unique front entranceway behind your own secure period door.
Southwold's unique Pier, quintessentially British, vintage games, attractions and great Fish n
Suffolk has more Windmills per square mile than Holland , some are well kept , others are derelict.
Suffolk has some wild,unspoilt natural beaches where you can find peace, solitude and some odd stuff
NEW cream-tea island at nearby Southwold Boating Lake and Cafe , great place for tea & twitchers
The Norfolk Broads is 20 minutes away from the ORR & Day Boats or river trips are another great
Southwold the nearest Town to ORR , great for a bit of Star spotting or do the Adnams Brewery Tour
Come and join us and stay for the WORLD Crabbing Championships at nearby Walberswick.
Suffolk is home to the world renowned Adnams and Aspalls breweries , both within minutes of the ORR
Come and spend your holiday in one of England's special LISTED buildings.
Thanks to our guests for awarding us a coveted Trip Advisor 5-Star award last season.
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Converted chapel -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Wrentham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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Sarah A
Essex UK
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect for our girls weekend of R&R”
Reviewed December 7, 2017 for a stay in December 2017

The house was fabulous. Had everything we needed. Plenty of seating for 5 around the table and in the lounge area. Very conducive to girls who like to chat. Very close to Southwold with it's gorgeous High Street and Pier. Hayley was an attentive host and her communication was effective and useful. Just what the Dr ordered!

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Management Response
Jan 2, 2018
Many thanks for the kind review , we are glad you enjoyed the ORR and made the most of its open plan set-up and location on the Suffolk coast. We hope you return. Many thanks.
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YAL54
NE Lincs
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent holiday rental”
Reviewed September 17, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

The ORR is ideally located for visiting the coastal towns of Aldeburgh, Southwold, Thorpeness (a must!), Snape Maltings (though not particularly dog-friendly), Orford, Beccles .... Beautifully unspoilt Covehithe beach just 2 miles away. The accommodation is spacious, very comfortable and very well equipped. It's a real home-from-home. Plenty of sofas to curl up on when the weather's not good. Hayley (the owner) lives in the village which is good to know if you have any problems. Also, as a local, she can recommend places to visit. There's a variety of food outlets on the doorstep- Chinese takeaway, breakfast/lunch cafe (great value cooked breakfast), local pub (Horse & Groom) with very staff and good (uncomplicated food). For walking, park at the cliff top in Pakefield and walk into Lowestoft (a very dog-friendly walk).

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Management Response
Oct 12, 2017
Great summary of the ORR ! thanks for visiting , hope to see you back in the future.
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patd1967
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed September 10, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

What can I say about The Old Reading Rooms,this stay was actually our 10th stay.Hayley is a absolute star.The cottage was ready and homely as always.The cottage is spacious, warm and inviting.If you ever decide to stay here a few places you must visit are Southwold,Aldeburgh and our new little gem of Woodbridge.The Old Reading rooms are situated in a ideal position that makes it that you can visit a lot of places quite easily.It can't be all bad ad have already broke again.
One last word to Hayley keep up the good work

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Management Response
Sep 17, 2017
Cheers for the kind review , have booked your week next September as mentioned, see you then if not before !! cheers H&A
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JenD391
Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent place”
Reviewed August 11, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Had a brilliant week here! Fantastic location for exploring Suffolk and the surrounding area was beautiful, with plenty for all the family to do - a variety of beaches and activities are nearby. Wrentham has a couple of great pubs and takeaways too. Hayley was a lovely host - thanks again.

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Management Response
Sep 9, 2017
Thanks for the kind review and we are so pleased you like this part of the Sunshine coast. Feel free to return anytime , cheers H & A
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jenniferi...
1 review
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed August 1, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Just spent a lovely week at the Old Reading Rooms. The accomodation is very comfortable, homely and well equipped- you can tell a lot of effort has been made. Wrentham is a great base- everything you could need in the village, with lots of attractions and beautiful beaches nearby. We were 3 generations and a dog, and there was something for everyone. I would recommend this, and hope to return.

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Management Response
Aug 16, 2017
Thanks for the great review and we are pleased you all enjoyed what the ORR has to offer. Love to see you back , cheers !!
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Jane I
1 review
“Great Weekend”
Reviewed July 10, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We really enjoyed our short stay. Property much more spacious than expected and well furnished. Great location for coast. Can walk to several takeaways/cafe. Friendly helpful owner. Children were pleased with wifi. Off road parking useful.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 9, 2017
Thanks for kind review and for enjoying the ORR, would love to see you return.
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Marmaduke...
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent space and our dog could come too!”
Reviewed July 4, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Good location not far from a dog friendly beach at Covehithe. Spacious well equipped accommodation, with a great shower and bathroom. Free Wi-Fi, which was very welcome as travelling with teens. Hayley made us feel very welcome and helped with information. The area is relaxed and laid back with excellent food.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 9, 2017
thanks for great review , love to see you and the pup return, cheers.
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