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“old reading rooms”
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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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Welcome to the ORR a Grade 2 listed property with a modern design finish & spacious open plan li
Our 2nd Award from our past Guests , many thanks to you all , much appreciated !! Flat screen digital TV,DVD player,Stereo and BT Openzone wi-fi are joined by traditional games
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Welcome to the ORR a Grade 2 listed property with a modern design finish & spacious open plan li
Our 2nd Award from our past Guests , many thanks to you all , much appreciated !!
Flat screen digital TV,DVD player,Stereo and BT Openzone wi-fi are joined by traditional games
Your opening view of the LARGE open plan living area which means no-one gets trapped in the kitchen.
Ground floor Family roll-top Bathroom, great for a soak with a glass of wine or the local brew!
Bring a toasting fork and make the most of this original fireplace.
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.
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.
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!
A warm welcome awaits you behind this unique front entranceway behind your own secure period door.
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
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.
Thanks to our guests for awarding us a coveted Trip Advisor 5-Star award last season.
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Wrentham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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dell7747
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“old reading rooms”
Reviewed 17 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

A lovely property well developed into a homely cottage very comfortable ..bedrooms decorated well with comfy beds ..located well for the beech and other attractions after a hiccup sorted quickly by Andy and the lovely Hayley we had a great time with our French friends .We will be booking again at a later date and have recommended that our daughter and son book with their families

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
19 Nov 2015
Thanks for your kind words and understanding of our technical hitch. So glad that it didn't upset your break and as with all these things its not that problems sometimes happen , its how quickly and the lengths you go to resolve them, i trust from your comments you were happy with our efforts. The offending item is now being replaced !! Be great to see you again and please advise your family members to advise us of the link when booking. Thanks again.
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Michael R
1 review
“Mr”
Reviewed 4 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Wonderful homely cottage lovely big front room and Cody comfy beds. We all enjoyed our stay for our parents 60th wedding anniversary. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and we hope to return

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Management Response
15 Nov 2015
We'd love to welcome you back to the ORR for another family gathering , thanks for visiting us and for your kind comments, cheers.
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52chrysta...
Ceaux-en-Loudun, France
2 reviews
“Superb, provided all that we required and more.”
Reviewed 22 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

As a group of six adults this premises easily accommodated us all. They allowed us visitors and we catered for thirteen people, there were plenty of glasses, crockery and cutlery. The large table allowed us to sit down together and with a takeaway Chinese and the Fish and chip shop in close walking distance it was a pleasure being able to eat from local providers over our two night stay. The shop just up the road was also used for breakfast provisions. Even has a little shop next door where you can buy handmade gifts. We enjoyed a day out with an adventurous boat trip from Southwold just a few miles away. Great premises, area and local village.

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Liked best: The space and interior design
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
26 Oct 2015
Thanks for the kind review and we are glad you made the most of all that the ORR has to offer in its unique living space. We hope you can come back again to visit your family soon. cheers Andy & Hayley
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Meadowsid...
Manchester, England
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 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.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups 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?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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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