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Quayside Cottage at Quayside on the River Deben


Excellent 5/5 Score from 56 reviews

Quayside waterfront

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

QUAYSIDE COTTAGE is a stylish detached one-bedroomed bungalow 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 THE BOATHOUSE (also see The Boathouse 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
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Boat available, Sea view
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
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 1-10 of 56

15 Sep 2014


""Another wonderful week""

We have just returned from another wonderful week staying at Quayside cottage. it was just as we remembered it, peaceful, quite and the sun always shines!
The position and facilities of this marvellous cottage make for a loverly holiday, there are so many things to see and do without having to travel many miles, and with the Maybush Inn almost next door! what more could you ask for.
Thank you Ged and Donna for a wonderful holiday, hope to see you again next year.
Peter & Anita.

Hi Peter and Anita, it was really great to see you again. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Donna and Ged

5 Jul 2014


"Cottage with picturesque view peaceful and relaxing"

Another excellent week at Quayside Cottage, excellent location with views across the River Deben., lovely walks plenty of interesting places to visit within easy reach.

Thank you, we're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Very best wishes,
Donna and Ged

23 May 2014


"Idyllic setting, beautiful accommodation"

The location of this cottage is idyllic. The view is stunning and the atmosphere of the area is totally relaxing. The accommodation is of the highest standard, kept beautifully and extremely comfortable. Donna and Ged were perfect hosts and made our stay very memorable. We will definitely be returning

Hi Tricia and John,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review for us. It was good to meet you and we will look forward to seeing you again some time.

Best wishes,
Donna and Ged

8 May 2014


"Peace and tranquility"

Beautiful bolt hole with an extremely well appointed kitchen. Lots of lovely touches such as nice bubble bath and welcome pack. Hosts absolutely delightful, there when you needed them but otherwise co… More

Thanks Nicky. We're looking forward to seeing you in the summer.

Very best wishes,
Donna, Ged and Stuart

7 May 2014


"a piece of heaven shared with us."

Donna,Ged and Stuart are such a kind, welcoming and friendly family. Such a wonderful bungalow, so beautiful,peaceful and quiet. The view from the bungalow is amazing, watching the sun rise and set ac… More

Hayley, thank you - you are so kind. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we will look forward to seeing you again some time.

Very best wishes,
Donna, Ged and Stuart

7 May 2014



Just enjoyed a short break in The Boathouse and it really is a very special place - the property is superb, the location stunning, and the owners very welcoming.We feel very lucky to have found this l… More

Hi Christine,

Thank you very much! It was a pleasure to meet you and Peter and we will hope to see you again some time.

Very best wishes,
Donna, Ged and Stuart

24 Apr 2014


"We would highly recommend Quayside Cottage"

The cottage is perfect, a real home from home, with everything we needed. We loved having our breakfast in the garden overlooking the river. The area is ideal for walking and there is a pub close by… More

Thank you, Judith and Graham. We will look forward to seeing you later in the year.

Enjoy the summer.

Best wishes,
Donna and Ged

17 Apr 2014



The fact that I have stayed at Quayside Cottage three times and have already booked a fourth says everything really. From the warm welcome to the amazing view nothing could be bettered. The conservato… More

Thank you, Lesley. It is always good to see you and we are looking forward to your next visit.

Best wishes,
Donna, Ged and Stuart

2 Dec 2013


"five star says it all"

Could not fault anything.Excellent cleanliness.All mod cons.As new.… More

Thank you! Hope to see you again one day.

Very best wishes,
Donna and Ged

30 Nov 2013


"Simply the best self catering accommodation"

When something exceeds my expectations it's got to be good. I can't wait to go back. I loved the location,The peacefulness, the luxury and comforts. Donna exuded a genuine friendliness and a… More

Tracie, thank you so much. It was a pleasure to meet you and Jim and particularly delighted that you chose to be here for your special occasion. Hope to see you again soon.

Very best wishes,
Donna (sorry Ged didn't get the chance to meet you)

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