£86 / night
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The Boathouse at Quayside on the River Deben – Home 1905774 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Boathouse at Quayside on the River Deben – Home 1905774

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 26 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

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

Description from owner


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.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Boat available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Donna M.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
03 Sep 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 18 May 2014. Located in Woodbridge, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £487 to £750.

The Owner has a response rate of 75% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Sep 2019.


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Guest reviews

26 reviews

Very Good

“Beautiful accommodation in a peaceful setting”

Reviewed 17 Jul 2018

We have just spent a lovely week here. Ideal location in a peaceful setting, right by the river with lovely views. Waldringfield is a lovely village with local walks, and the Maybush pub is a stone’s throw away. Great food, and even a 10% discount voucher for food and drinks courtesy of Donna and Ged....thank you! The property is beautifully presented, spotless and with everything you could need. The welcome wine and chocs were a nice touch....again, thanks. Highly recommended!

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review, Ken.

“5 Star accommodation, at an attractive price.”

Reviewed 26 Apr 2016

This is a very well [presented and equipped cottage. It is in an idyllic location and the owners have given a great deal of thought into making a stay here as comfortable and friendly as possible. The welcome was superb and helpful, and the impression is given that nothing is too much trouble. There is an eye for detail and you really feel that the owners have troubled themselves to stand in the shoes of tenants and provide what they would like to have for a short break. I think this is the best presented cottage we have ever stayed in. We loved it....and hope to be back.

Owner's reply: Thank you Steve for taking the time to write such a kind review. We love what we do and this sort of feedback is the icing on the cake so again, a huge thank you. Hope to see you and Vanda again soon. Best wishes, Donna and Ged

“Blown away by accomodation”

Reviewed 16 Mar 2016

This is a stunning property with everything that we needed. Warm and friendly hosts and a lovely welcome with wine, chocolates and cakes. Booking was very easy and information was excellent. The location was beautiful and the walks along the river superb. The Maybush is a must! The food and service 10/10. We will be back.

Owner's reply: Thank you for such a kind review. Will look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, Donna and Ged

“Location, Location, Location”

Reviewed 19 Feb 2016

The Boathouse totally exceeded our expectations, it's even better than it looks on the website. Everything is quality, the bathroom and shower, the underfloor heating, the fully equipped kitchen, the large airy bedroom, (with veranda, perfect for breakfast and birdspotting!), all the little extras like tea and coffee, milk, wine, chocolates, cake and even olive oil provided to make your stay special. It's very stylish and beautifully designed to flow and feels very relaxing, it's a very quiet area on the river front. Perfect for walking and wildlife spotting, there are lots of quiet lanes for cycling and exploring, or just a great retreat to get away from it all. The owners are so friendly and welcoming, Donna is a talented artist her beautiful watercolours and photographs of the area adorn the walls. I'd highly recommend staying here.

Owner's reply: Dear Sue, thank you so much for such a kind review, and so glad that you enjoyed my artwork. Looking forward to seeing you again later this year. Best wishes, Donna

“A place to relax”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2015

a lovely place to relax and unwind from the stress of life, a beautiful view of the river at a peaceful place, the family that run the business are wonderful and helpful, and always a joy to visit with. a good location for food a drinking as the Maybush pub is just down the road. so no stress to do any cooking always nice to know you can walk for a good meal.

Owner's reply: Thank you Marco and Kay. It's always good to see you. Until next time... All the best, Donna and Ged xx

“A delightful holiday cottage”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2015

Donna and Ged were very friendly and welcoming. The Boathouse is beautifully presented and immaculately clean. Unfortunately, the weather was not great, but we did have the opportunity to sit in the garden on the first day and enjoy the wonderful river views. Ged kindly took us out on his boat, so we were able to gain a different perspective of Waldringfield and the River Deben. We would certainly recommend this rental property and hope to return some time.

Owner's reply: Thank you Jane and Andrew. It was good to meet you and we will look forward to seeing you again some time. Best wishes, Donna and Ged xx

“A little piece of holiday heaven in an idyllic setting.”

Reviewed 25 Jun 2015

Donna and Ged, the owners of this property could not have done more to make this holiday home more comfortable. From the moment we stepped through the door we felt we had come to our home from home (and I am VERY fussy as my husband knows only too well!) everything has been thought of from the warm welcome to the shoe cleaning kit in the wardrobe. On arrival we were delighted to find the little 'extras' - wine, chocolates and a delicious lemon drizzle cake! There was milk in the fridge and tea bags - you can't help but feel you belong, even if it's only temporarily. It doesn't feel temporary and very soon you pad around the place as if you own it! We will return and quite honestly can't wait!

Owner's reply: Hi Jenny, thank you for such a kind review. It's always a pleasure to see you and David. Looking forward to the next time. Best wishes, Donna and Ged


Reviewed 20 Jun 2015

What a fantastic find, could not fault in any way, an absolute credit to the owners Ged & Donna. They work so hard to make sure everything is just so. No hesitation in recommending this property to family and friends. So many extra's included and a lovely warm welcome. Thank you so much.

Owner's reply: Thank you Ann and John. Really glad you enjoyed your break. Hope to see you again some time. Best wishes, Donna and Ged

“Peace and tranquility”

Reviewed 19 May 2015

We had a wonderful week staying in The Boathouse which is fully equipped with everything you will ever need on holiday. Donna and Ged made us feel like old friends and went out of their way to make our stay perfect. The location is stunning and accommodation first class. I cannot fault anything. Our stay was perfect.

Owner's reply: Dear Sandy and Michael, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we will hope to see you again some day. Have a lovely summer. Best wishes, Donna and Ged

“Wonderful self catering accommodation.”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2014

Just returned from a short break at The Boathouse. This has got to be the best self catering accommodation we have stayed in.After a very warm welcome from Donna we settled into the Boathouse which is very well equipt with everything you could want and a welcome pack of milk,wines,chocolates, cake and lots of useful information on the surrounding area. Very peaceful location by the river and we felt really at home for a few days. Would highly recommend to anyone and we chose The Boathouse after reading the great reviews. If you book you will not be disappointed.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much, Judith. What a really kind review. It was great to meet you and we will look forward to seeing you again. Very best wishes, Donna and Ged

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How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Donna (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Donna (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Donna the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Donna (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Donna (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

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Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Donna (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Donna (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Donna (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Donna (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Donna (the owner) a message.

If Donna (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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