The Dunns


Orford, Suffolk

A really beautiful 2-bedroom house, in one of the must-visit villages on the Suffolk Heritage coast

Child friendly

Dog friendly

Private garden

Walk to a pub


Space & setting.

Family memories have been forged in this house for decades. The owner’s grandparents moved here in the 1950s to set up the now much-esteemed Pinney’s of Orford and the Butley Orford Oysterage in the village, which are still both family-run today. And after a sensitive renovation, the grandparents’ house is now a modern, Scandi-chic sanctuary from which guests can explore the glorious coast and rivers of the Suffolk coastline. Riverbank walks start over the road, while the village square and photogenic harbour are just a few minutes’ away on foot. Further afield, beach combing, sand-dune picnics, forest walks and kayaking adventures beckon.

Crisp sharp lines, pale woods and beautiful, muted colours define the airy interiors: guests in the master suite have a view of the river and can watch the flowing waters and resident wildlife from bed. There’s a second bedroom downstairs, a house next door for 2 extra guests, and a wonderful open-plan living space that spills out onto the deck and garden. Best of all, it’s been thoughtfully equipped with everything you could need for a Suffolk stay, from cookcooks to board games, umbrellas to a Smart TV — plus a generous welcome hamper will whet your appetite for the local flavours the village is famed for.

Getting here: you’ll need to drive

Owner of Orford Hideaway

“This was my grandparents’ home for many years, after they moved to Orford in the 1950s. Around 3 years ago I started to renovate the old house. We stripped it back to its shell then lovingly restored every inch, but it still holds many wonderful childhood memories for me.” Owner, Jodie

My Kip favourites

She loves
“My favourite thing to do is sit with a cup of tea and watch the world go by, through the floor-to-ceiling dorms windows in the master bedroom.”

We love
The gorgeous textiles — Berber rugs, waffle throws, fringed blankets and geometric cushions.

You may not love
One bedroom is downstairs. Some mobile networks have patchy reception.

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  • "Wow, what a gorgeous holiday home - one of the loveliest we have ever rented. Such beautiful furniture and accessories, a fabulous kitchen, bathrooms... well, everything really! We love Suffolk and especially Orford so it was a real treat to stay here. We have already rebooked for next year we loved it so much."

    The Jordan family, Sept 2021


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  • Wander into the village for some just-caught seafood. The Butley Orford Oysterage dishes up fresh oysters and delicious smoked fish.
  • Long riverside walks are best followed by a hot chocolate and raspberry donut at the Pump Street Bakery, also in the village.
  • Day trip to Southwold, Aldeburgh and Walbeswick for stunning coastal walks and days on the beach.
  • Or hire a paddleboard to explore the Iken waterways – particularly beautiful at sunset. If you’re lucky, you might see wild seals.
  • Dine at the Crown & Castle, a handsome red-brick restaurant with rooms in the shadow of Orford Castle, which serves excellent dishes centred on local produce.
  • Take a wine-tasting tour at Flint Vineyard, which established vines here to capitalise on Suffolk’s low rainfall and sunny days – said to be one of the county’s newest and most exciting producers.


  • Detached house
  • Upstairs bedroom with kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom (walk-in shower and separate tub)
  • Downstairs bedroom with superking/twin beds and ensuite bathroom (walk-in shower)
  • Plum & Ashby toiletries
  • Well-equipped kitchen with various supplies and honesty-shop locker
  • Welcome hamper of local produce
  • Dining table
  • Living area with woodburner, sofas, smart TV and digital radio; good WiFi
  • Books, cookbooks, magazines, board games, cards, toddler toys
  • Highchair and travel cot to borrow on request
  • Deck with alfresco dining furniture and BBQ
  • Lawned, secure garden
  • Dog friendly
  • Off-street parking
  • Walk to shops, pubs and restaurants (5 mins)
  • Booking conditions: a 3-night min stay
  • Remember to pack: good shoes for walking, beach towels in summer

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30% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations permitted 8+ weeks prior to stay, with deposit refunded minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 8 weeks of stay.


Yes, one well behaved dog is welcome.

Yes, the parking bay for The Dunns is on the right-hand side at the bottom of the drive. You’re welcome to temporarily park your car directly outside The Dunns whilst loading or unloading but please move your car to the parking bay afterwards as the driveway is also used by our sister property.

Pubs within walking distance: The Kings Head, The Jolly Sailor. Restaurants within walking distance: The Butley Orford Oysterage, The Crown & Castle, Pump Street Bakery

Yes, there is a Nespresso pod coffee machine with some pods provided and also a cafetiere with a bag of Monmouth ground coffee

We would consider 2 night stays depending on availability and pricing. Please contact Kip to enquire.

On request, we can provide a travel cot and high chair.

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