“The Finest Choice of Holiday Cottages”
Suffolk Secrets was established in 1995. We've grown to become one of the county's leading agencies for holiday cottage lettings and we represent over 500 quality-assessed properties throughout the Suffolk coast and countryside. Since our foundation, we're proud to have gained a reputation for outstanding professional and personal service, quality holiday cottages and for providing a wealth of local knowledge our to customers and homeowners alike.
In 2005 we were bought by The Original Cottage Company, a small group of locally focused brands owned by Lesley and Richard Ellis. We moved into the Grade II listed Old Water Tower on Southwold Common and set about restoring and extending it to house our ever growing team. Now, we can be found in Southwold marketplace at number 19 in another Grade II listed building with a fascinating history and in a prime and bustling location.
Suffolk Secrets also has an office in the much-loved coastal town of Aldeburgh – the former hometown of the famous Suffolk composer, Benjamin Britten. You’ll find us opposite The Golden Galleon fish and chip shop.
We're delighted to say that Suffolk Secrets has moved forward in leaps and bounds since its beginnings and has a highly professional and knowledgeable reservations team and an exceptional homeowner team; who liaise with the owners of our holiday properties throughout Suffolk.
We also have a dynamic marketing team working to promote our holiday cottages. This team includes professionals specialising in IT, communications, marketing, photography, search engine optimisation (SEO) and design. A testament to this is our website, utilising the latest technology and tabs Online Booking System ensuring that we continue to provide beautiful self-catering cottages in Suffolk for you to book securely and most importantly... to enjoy!
Suffolk Secrets is also passionate about looking after the beautiful landscapes that surround our holiday cottages and workplace. Over the years, we have supported a variety of conservation projects on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Recently, we raised more than £28,000 for the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) CONNECT Scheme, through a voluntary customer donation scheme. Monies raised were used to upgrade the historic Sailors' Path, a beautiful walk from Snape Maltings to Aldeburgh that snakes along the River Alde taking in a variety of landscapes include reed beds, grassland and freshwater dykes which are home to otter and many kinds of insects and plants.
Monday to Saturday: 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
19 Market Place
Suffolk Cottages in Orford
“One of the most important houses and gardens situated in the heart of Orford. The Great House, built in the early 1800s, is a Grade II listed property. With views of both the castle and the coast, the house is believed to have been built as a shooting lodge for the Sudbourne estate and was restored in 2017. The Great House is now superbly finished throughout.
The house retains many of its original features and offers two large and comfortable reception rooms, a superb Billiard room, a large kitchen with breakfast room and a dining room which seats up to 20 guests. Sleeps 12-14. Dog-friendly".
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The Great House