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The Boathouse at Quayside on the River Deben


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Excellent 5/5 4 reviews

Quayside waterfront, with our own quay where you can fish and secure a small boat (or use ours)

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

THE BOATHOUSE is a stylish detached one-bedroomed two-storey dwelling sitting in the grounds of Quayside on the banks of the magnificent River Deben at Waldringfield. This is one of two holiday cottages that sits in the grounds of Quayside - the other is QUAYSIDE COTTAGE (also see Quayside Cottage at Quayside on the River Deben).

We have our own quay, making it ideal for boating (rowing boat available) and fishing (in particular sea bass during the summer).

This is a tranquil and picturesque coastal village, with a keen sailing community and boatyard where river cruises operate May to September, Arts and Crafts Studio with resident artist providing art lessons on request, beachfront pub dining (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and an excellent 18-hole golf course.

There are three properties in the grounds of Quayside: two stylish detached holiday cottages and the main residence occupied by us, Ged and Donna Morgan and our son Stuart. Each property has its own parking area and bicycle storage within the grounds, with easy access via electric gate, and riverfront seating.

Both cottages are lovingly cared for and finished to a high standard (past winner of 'Best Self-Catering Holiday of the Year' voted by East of England Tourism).

Whichever you choose, enjoy:

- Waterfront seating overlooking the stunning River Deben

- Our own quay where you have access to fish and secure a small boat (or use ours - rowing boat provided)

- Private car parking and bicycle store (bike hire available locally)

- Wireless broadband connection

The village also has much to offer...:

- Beachfront pub dining (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

- River cruises and sailing club

- Arts and Crafts Studio (art lessons available)

- Excellent 18-hole golf course

- Endless coastal walks and cycle routes

All set in a Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - a paradise for birdwatchers - fishermen - sailors - golfers - cyclists - walkers.

Our cottages are fully equipped for a 'home from home' experience. We are here to help if needed.

Sorry, but we do not cater for children and pets, and smoking indoors is not permitted.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Waldringfield
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stansted, Nearest railway: Ipswich
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The East Anglia region

Affectionately known as 'the sunshine coast', Suffolk is reputedly the dryest county in England. Famous for Adnams local ale, friendly farmshops selling local produce and breathtaking rural scenery from the olde english charm of Lavenham in the heart of the county, out to the coastal beauty of Southwold, Aldeburgh, Felixstowe and the river estuaries leading to Orford, Woodbridge, Ipswich are just a few to mention.

This is a relaxed pace of life which can be contrasted with the buzz of London by train in just an hour.

Places of interest: Sutton Hoo, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Aldeburgh, Snape, Southwold, Orford, Minsmere, Walberswick, Flatford and Dedham (Constable Country), Lavenham, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge.

London - 1 hour by train


The market town of Woodbridge sits on the banks of the River Deben, once the only transport route by sailing barge to trade goods. Today's barges cruise the river for pleasure and are a sight to behold.

The River Deben is one of the finest estuaries to shape this Suffolk coastline. Approximately 9 miles of navigable water and in parts up to half a mile wide. Quayside sits on the banks of the river, in the village of Waldringfield which is about mid way, on the west bank.

This is a tranquil and picturesque coastal village, with a keen sailing community and boatyard where river cruises operate May to September, Arts and Crafts Studio with resident artist providing art lessons on request and beachfront pub dining (breakfast, lunch, dinner). We have an unusually high number of quality golf courses a short drive from your cottage, plus our own excellent 18-hole course here in the village. Newbourne Farm Shop and The Fox Inn are just a couple of miles away in the next village and a short drive to the market town of Woodbridge where you will be spoilt for choice with more excellent pub food.

The area is famously known for Sutton Hoo, where England's oldest history (dating over 1300 years) was unearthed with the discovery of the ship burial of an anglo-saxon warrior king and his treasures.

Today these waters are alive with sails delivering the grandest of sailing barges to the most modest of fishing smacks.

At Quayside the shore is yours to lap up the atmosphere. You may choose to take to the water, fish from the quay, or just sit and be entertained.

Look out for the seals!

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Review 1-4 of 4

24 Aug 2014


"quality cottage and location"

we loved the boathouse - very peaceful, great views of the estuary, nice walks, friendly owners and a quality cottage. Definitely a place to return to, maybe rent both cottages with friends. The Maybu… More

14 Aug 2014



We had a wonderful, relaxing week at The Boathouse. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts, and the attention to detail in the accommodation was second to none: clean, comfortable and elegant. We would book again.

Hi Lou and Darren,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this kind review. It was good to meet you and we hope to see you again.

Best wishes,
Donna and Ged

12 Jul 2014


"Amazing stay - can't wait to return"

My boyfriend and I recently stayed here for 2 nights and I can safely say it was the best weekend of the year. The Boathouse is an adorable property and has been furnished and finished to an immaculat… More

Hi Kari and Paul,

Thank you for providing such a kind review. It really means a lot and we are looking forward to seeing you again some time.

Very best wishes,
Donna and Ged

5 Jun 2014


"stylish retreat"

I stayed in The Boathouse with my girlfriend recently and cannot recommend it highly enough! It is a holiday cottage which has been stylishly decorated and is simply impeccable. Donna & Ged ensured … More

Hi Stuart,

Thank you for such a great review. It was a pleasure to have you here and hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes,
Donna and Ged

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