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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
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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patd1967
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed 10 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

This is our latest visit to The Reading Rooms,we've been trying to decide if it's our 7th or 8th visit.ITs situated just off of the A12 in the village of Wrentham. The main thing with the cottage is the parking space. It's always homely and comfortable .
Your just 10 minutes from Lowestoft and only 5 minutes from the quaint seaside town of Southwold. Hayley and Andy are the perfect hosts,nothing is ever to much trouble.
The cottage is that nice that we've even booked and paid our deposit for 2017

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Jan 2017
Thanks again to our most visited guests, see you again in 2017.
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Mutters14...
1 review
“A lovely find in a great location”
Reviewed 30 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The Old Reading Rooms provide a very comfortable and relaxing holiday home. With a very spacious living area downstairs and 3 comfortable bedrooms upstairs. Everything you might need on your stay is more than provided for and the owners are very hospitable and friendly.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Jan 2017
Thanks for the kind words and we hope to see you at the ORR again some day.
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JennaHarv...
1 review
“Loved it - would stay there again!”
Reviewed 6 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We booked the old reading rooms because we got married in Wrentham and needed somewhere close to the venue to stay before and after the wedding! Couldn't have asked for better service, we had everything we needed and Hayley couldn't have been nicer or more helpful!!! Lovely cottage!

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Management Response
8 Aug 2016
Thanks for the kind words, glad you had a great wedding and pleased the ORR played its part. Good luck for the future!
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Hope C
2 reviews
“A great place to stay!”
Reviewed 23 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We booked The Old Reading Rooms for a half term break. We had a lovely warm greeting from Hayley who could not have been more accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble. The property has everything you should need and we found it a quiet, comfortable, relaxing place to stay in a good location. Good for young and old. Unfortunately the weather was not so kind to us but this did not dampen our spirits. Thank you Hayley for everything and we would definitely consider The Old Reading Rooms again if staying in the area.

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Management Response
3 Jul 2016
Thanks indeed your your kind review, shame about the weather so far this Summer , its been a bit changeable to say the least. Be very happy to welcome you back to the ORR.
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Kayem26
Kessingland, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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“Beautiful and welcoming”
Reviewed 12 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

I booked The Old Reading Rooms for some guests who were attending our wedding, I checked in for them on the day and met with Hayley, the owner to run through things and collect the key. Hayley was fabulous giving us all relevant info and she was very welcoming.
The accommodation is beautiful, cosy and homely and I wished I was staying there!
My guests really enjoyed there stay and were very impressed with the cottage and its facilities.
It was also a great feeling to know that our check out times were flexible as nobody was coming the next day, this is fantastic as your not ushered out quickly or on a set time frame!
Couldn't of asked or wanted anything better! Perfect.

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Management Response
14 May 2016
Thanks for the kind words, glad the Wedding went to plan. Best of luck for the future X
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