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“Wonderful Owners, Wonderful Location”
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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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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.
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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

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Meadowsid...
Manchester, England
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful Owners, Wonderful Location”
Reviewed 14 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

There is a lot to like about the Old Reading Room- plenty of room, a very tasteful design, everything you might need, great location and local beaches and informative and responsive owners who made our stay a joy. The only two things to be aware of are that the entrance to the house is straight off a main road and that there is no attached back garden which made life a little tricky. We had a super time and would definitely go back!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
20 Aug 2015
Thanks for the warm review and we would be glad to welcome you back to the ORR any time, glad you found it a great base from which to explore our lovely County and we were happy to help point out some of the 'must-do's'. Enjoy the rest of the Summer.
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Becky A
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Really gorgeous 3 bedroom holiday cottage”
Reviewed 29 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The owner was very accommodating when we both turned up in a large van (there was parking) and checked out late by mistake! Really lovely living space with all the amenities you would need. We were there for a wedding so busy with that but would have liked to spend more time in the accommodation - convivial eating space, very comfy sofas. Quiet spot with comfy beds.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Jul 2015
Thanks for this great review, it is sincerely appreciated by all involved. WE are so happy that you enjoyed the ORR and the local area and we would love for you to come back and see us again in the future , cheers again - ORR team.
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Trix_8
West Sussex
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay. Well equipped cottage with homely touches.”
Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed for half term week and couldn't have asked for a nicer base. This is a character building, lovingly renovated with lots of personal touches.

We were greeted personally by Hayley who was lovely and very friendly.

The cottage is very well equipped and was clean and tidy. We didn't want for anything during our stay. It's also in a fantastic location for exploring all that Suffolk has to offer.

Highly recommended and we would stay again.

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Liked best: Open plan living space and homely touches.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
7 Jul 2015
Thanks for your kind words and we are so glad you enjoyed the ORR and the local area, please feel free to return again soon . Thanks again ORR team
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Sara K
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent location”
Reviewed 28 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Thank you Hayley, lovely accommodation, great location both for family and friends and of course the beach

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Apr 2015
Great to meet you and we hope you return to the ORR again soon !
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Jon H
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 29 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We had wonderful stay in beautiful Cottage in lovely village.Very well maintained and furnished.Will definitely return..

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Apr 2015
Thanks for your kind words and indeed returning guests are the highest form of recommendation , we'd love to see you back at the ORR again. cheers Hayley and Andy.
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Christine...
Edmonds, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Excellent Hosts and House!”
Reviewed 16 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

My family stayed in the Old Reading Rooms in March. Hayley was an amazing host, from the communications before the trip, the thorough orientation to the property and the advice for things to do around the area. She was always available to us. The house itself was very comfortable and cozy in the blustery winter weather. We do wish it had wifi simply so that we could research things to do, but we knew going into it that it didn't, so it wasn't a big detraction. We loved staying in a place with such history that was documented in the welcome book. All in all, we would definitely stay here again and recommend it to all our friends!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Mar 2015
Thanks for your lovely comments and indeed selecting the ORR for your trip to visit Wrentham UK from Wrentham USA. Glad you found the ORR a great base and apologies the WiFi options from BT-Openzone were not to your preference. We are in the process of commissioning a dedicated ORR WiFi Hub which should be up and running before Easter. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love you to return any time in the future. Safe trip back to the USA
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Anna S
Soham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Yet Another fabulous week!”
Reviewed 3 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We returned to The Old reading Rooms for the same week as last year, finding it the perfect retreat for a large family, including the dog.

We were as satisfied with house and location as we could be, the children were already planning their outings to the beach and nearby Southwold.

The ORR is extremely comfortable for family (or even a couple! ) and there was the addition of a larger TV and bluray,this year, which the children enloyed and allowed me to view from the kitchen area if it was necessary.

My Children are 15,12,10,7 & 5 and we have a border terrier.
Haley was as very helpful and accommodating as always, and suggested that full WiFi access would be available next year and has already pencilled us in.

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Liked best: having loads of family time (away from the XBOX!)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Mar 2015
Cheers for the review Anna and glad to see you enjoyed your return visit. Happy to take your booking for the same week next year as discussed , be in touch shortly. cheers again Andy & Hayley
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