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The Old Reading Rooms

Welcome to the ORR a Grade 2 listed property with a modern design finish & spacious open plan li
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52 reviews
Welcome to the ORR a Grade 2 listed property with a modern design finish & spacious open plan li
Thanks to our guests for awarding us a coveted Trip Advisor 5-Star award last season.
A warm welcome awaits you behind this unique front entranceway behind your own secure period door.
Your opening view of the LARGE open plan living area which means no-one gets trapped in the kitchen.
Flat screen digital TV,DVD player,Stereo and BT Openzone wi-fi are joined by traditional games
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.
Ground floor Family roll-top Bathroom, great for a soak with a glass of wine or the local brew!
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.
Bring a toasting fork and make the most of this original fireplace.
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!
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
Pleasurewood Hills theme park is a few moments drive away and well worth a day out when visting.
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.
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Converted chapel -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Wrentham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England
Welcome to The Old Reading Rooms , Wrentham near Southwold - A unique Grade 2 Listed Victorian Reading Room conversion situated within the Suffolk Heritage Coast area of outstanding natural beauty. The property offers a spacious open plan living accommodation with plentiful sofas ,dining table for 6-8 guests ,digital free-view flat screen 42' plasma TV , CD player and very easy to use in-house FREE Wifi access; the original open log fire offers a homely welcome at any time of the year while the property benefits from full modern central heating to ensure the levels of expected comfort. The well equipped kitchen offers solid oak worktops with a deep Butler sink, Neff Cooker , Washing machine , dishwasher , fridge and freezer. The 3 seperate guest bedrooms - 1 with double and 2 with small double and single beds are well presented with p... Read more
About the Owner, andy w
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 52 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We always contact our guests before their scheduled arrival day to confirm their estimated time of arrival and any needs they might have or questions they might ask. We welcome our guest to the ORR and show them the basic amenities and again answer any questions they might have.
We are available by text or call for any emergencies or even simple recommendations to local amenities or restaurants etc.
When your stay is over we will visit to say goodbye.
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Listing #HL297877
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Excellent - based on 52 reviews
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English first
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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...

Management response:

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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Jen D
Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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.

Management response:

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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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...

Management response:

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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  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
We operate a common 'Leave as you find' policy , ie leave the ORR generally as you find it with the exception of the beds being left stripped on your last day etc.. This suits...
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
Sep 2, 2017 -
Oct 13, 2017
Late Summer 17
2 nights
Oct 14, 2017 -
Oct 27, 2017
October half term 2017
7 nights -- --
Oct 28, 2017 -
Dec 21, 2017
Autumn 17
2 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
1)Longer stays are welcome and prices can be negotiated depending upon length of stay and number of guests.
2)Can include maximum 2 pets at £20 each, please advise if you intend to bring pets in advance and conditions apply..
3)Check in and check out times can be totally flexible IF we do not have follow on guests before or after your stay.
4) We operate a 'Leave as you find' policy , ie we expect the property to be left as you found it with the exception of the beds of course. If you do not wish to tidy the property when you leave please request a cleaning charge to be added and we will be happy to oblige.
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About the neighborhood
A medium sized village with plenty of local amenity including 2 Adnams pubs , Chinese take-away , Fish and Chip shop, local Cafe and Village store. A factory outlet store with designer bargains is a regular attraction and can be used to purchase any essential items you have forgotten to pack. Both pubs have garden areas and offer decent food as well as the local brew.
When in the Village you are never more than a street away from open countryside , Wrentham offers a local tennis and lawn bowls club as well as day ticket fishing with ponds to suit all levels of expertise and concentration including a great pond where even novice youngsters are guaranteed to catch a fish , great for Dads and kids to spend a little time. The Village sports a number of Historic houses and offers a number of &...
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How to get there
Airport: Norwich: 37.3 mi
Railway: Beccles or Lowestoft: 6.2 mi
Ferry: Felixstowe: 37.3 mi
From London Follow the A12 North , Wrentham sits astride the A12 so while easy to find you must be prepared for the fact that 'A' designation does not mean much in sleepy Suffolk , by the time it gets to us its been a single carriageway road for over 40miles. From the Midlands , probably best to follow the A14 East to Ipswich then turn north on the A12. Guests from the North or Northeast can travel down the A1 or M1 and pickup the A14 and follow as above or indeed cut across country on the A17 east to Kings Lynn then take the A47 east to Norwich where they can find the A146 to Lowestoft , at Beccles they can then find the B1127 to Southwold and Wrentham is on this road about 3miles from Southwold.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.1 mi.
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