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Self Catering Holiday – easy cooking

Al fresco breakfast on the patio at Keep Cottage, enjoying the sunshine along with delicious pastries from The Pump Street Bakery

A self-catering holiday means you don’t have the  same old, same old hotel buffets, or the sometimes uncomfortable eating & seating arrangements. However cooking for your family while you’re away can often feel that you are not getting a break from it all. Lets look at how you can avoid being…

The Perfect Fire

How to build the perfect log fire for a wood burning stove Its a question we are often asked do you have a log fire? Indeed we do.. Whether you are staying at Keep Cottage or the Wood Store we have log burning stoves to create a cosy atmosphere. Having…

What we do to make sure our holiday guests have a good nights sleep …

Bedroom Keep Cottage - Egyptian Cotton Sheets, feather Duvet - relaxing holiday and best nights sleep -

We all know getting a good night’s sleep is important for us to function as pleasant human beings. On holiday to catch up on your sleep? It  could also be said that taking a holiday is a perfect time to catch up on your sleep…Sadly this is not always the…

Brilliant places to eat in Suffolk

The Unruly Pig in Melton Suffolk - gastro pub serving excellent food with brilliant service

Outstanding restaurants & great local produce There are many great reasons to visit Suffolk and food is big part of life in Orford.  Well recognised as a foodies paradise Suffolk not only has two food festivals ( Aldeburgh Food Festival and Taste of Sudbury) we also have a fantastic range of…

Independent Places to Shop in and around Orford

10 Church St independent store in Woodbridge

Many visitors come to the Suffolk Coast for its miles of beaches and interesting countryside villages. A bit of a surprise is that we have more than our fair share of fabulous independent shops too. Whether you’re staying at Keep Cottage for your annual holiday, a short break or a…

Brilliant Christmas gift idea for your partner

A Christmas gift idea that will knock your socks off… Take the pain out of buying the ‘biggie’ Christmas present now…  by buying a gift voucher for a weekend stay in luxury at  Keep Cottage; light the fires, pour a couple of glasses of red wine and enjoy the tranquillity…

Art and Artists – a holiday in Orford Suffolk

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Suffolk has many connections in the world of art, artists from Constable through to Francis Bacon. The light spectacular and we have a wealth of subjects. Every corner you turn in the County you will find excellent work from local artists and those who travel far and wide to work…

Sailing, boating, canoeing or rowing in Suffolk

Dedham Rowing Boats enjoy the rivers of Suffolk perfect way to spend a day whilst on holiday

There is nothing quite as romantic as being near water or indeed on the water or in the water. So whether you are a seasoned yachts person looking to sharpen your skills or want to try your hand at canoeing or a family trip in an old fashioned rowing boat,…

If you are interested in gardens or gardening, a holiday in Suffolk is perfect

Visit the grade I listed gardens at Helmingham Hall Suffolk

Imagine, relaxing and spending time on your holiday, visiting some of the great gardens of Suffolk, the extra special private gardens in and around Orford, or simply relaxing in our lovely garden at Keep Cottage with a glass of wine and a book. So if you are interested in gardens or…

Knitting on holiday at Keep Cottage

Knitting on holiday, imagine having time to finish a knitting project you started ages ago, perhaps think about challenging your knitting skills by working on something a little trickier or even take up knitting for the first time. Spending time at the cottage, really does feel as though its possible…