Wrentham holiday converted chapel rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and log fire

The Old Reading Rooms

from £75 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Welcome to the ORR a Grade 2 listed property with a modern design finish & spacious open plan li

Converted Chapel / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 297877

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Converted Chapel / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Welcome to The Old Reading Rooms , Wrentham near Southwold - A unique Grade 2 Listed Victorian Reading Room conversion situated within the Suffolk Heritage Coast area of outstanding natural beauty. The property offers a spacious open plan living accommodation with plentiful sofas ,dining table for 6-8 guests ,digital free-view flat screen 42" plasma TV , CD player and very easy to use in-house FREE Wifi access; the original open log fire offers a homely welcome at any time of the year while the property benefits from full modern central heating to ensure the levels of expected comfort. The well equipped kitchen offers solid oak worktops with a deep Butler sink, Neff Cooker , Washing machine , dishwasher , fridge and freezer. The 3 seperate guest bedrooms - 1 with double and 2 with small double and single beds are well presented with period solid wooden furniture and iron bedsteads equipped with modern mattresses. Downstairs a roll-top bath fitted bathroom and WC are complemented by a 1st floor power shower room & WC . Externally 2 off road parking spaces with security lighting a small gated patio/garden area set seperatelyto the rear of the property and we welcome up to 2 well behaved dogs ( conditions apply*)The village of Wrentham offers a village shop open 7 days per week , an excellent chinese take-away , rural cafe , 2 excellent Adnams Public houses and a small Fish and Chip ship all within walking distance of the ORR as well as other local shops and businesses. Nearby are the Minsmere Nature reserve , Africa Alive Wildlife Park , The Norfolk Broads , The market towns of Beccles and Halesworth as well as the larger port of Lowestoft. The area is extremely popular with families , dog walkers , twitchers and lovers of the English countryside.Wifi is provided by a dedicated access hub and is free at point of use after a very simple log-in process that is clearly shown at the ORR.The Old Reading Rooms is VERY close to Wood Farm Barns on Benacre Estate, a popular Wedding venue, and we have had many Bridal parties and or guests choosing to stay with us for their Weddings. There are some good photo opportunities to be had at the ORR while you are getting ready.Please note we list as accepting 6 adults , if you have toddlers/travel cots these can be in addition to the 6 guests stated, so please officially book the 6 adults and advise of the additional toddlers/babies when booking. Please do not expect to turn up with a much larger party than that booked, toddlers are fine in addition to the 6-persons , but larger children and teenagers need beds.If you wish to leave the ORR without cleaning the property we can accommodate this with an additional serviced cleaning charge of £40 for a short break or £50 for a week long stay - please advise us if you require this service in advance of your arrival.*We accept pets , mainly dogs at £20 each per stay , these need to be kept securely , are not allowed upstairs in the property or on the furniture and must have new flea collars fitted at all times. If any of these rules are broken the security deposit will be retained to cover additional cleaning etc.We understandably require a security deposit for your stay at the ORR with the simple requirement of 'Leave as you find', the deposit is refunded 1 week after departure automatically - providing of course there is no damage etc. in which case you will be advised of any deductions.We are usually quite flexible with our changeover times when we have the time to be , BUT when we are busy i.e parties arriving immediately before or after we will need you to arrive around 3pm and depart by 10am. We call all our guests before you are due to arrive and can confirm all of these details with you then and note any other details and requirements you might have.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Nearest beach Southwold 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Norwich 60 km, Nearest railway: Beccles or Lowestoft 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The East Anglia region

Famous Suffolk sons include the painter Constable , the composer Benjamin Britten and indeed Lord Nelson had close links with the immediate area. The 'Big Sky' landscape , wild open and secluded beaches , acres of rolling farmland dotted with historic churches and small pubs in equal measure give a unique charm to one of England's most beautiful counties. Key tourist areas within a short distance of The Old Reading Rooms would include Southwold , Suffolks most famous Victorian Seaside town ; Beccles , the Southern gateway to the Norfolk Broads ; Aldeburgh , a charming seaside town rivaling Southwold ; ThorpeNess , an Edwardian folly ; Framlingham , with an impressive Castle and market ; Norwich , Britain's finest City if you believe the signs ; Gt.Yarmouth , all the fun of the Funfair and Seaside amusements ; Dunwich Forest ; Minsmere renowned Nature Reserve.

With rainfall averages lower than parts of Spain and being the 1st place to get the Sun in the morning in the UK , the area around the ORR is also known as the Sunrise Coast. Thel Latitude Festival is within 3 miles of the ORR and a regular annual event with the locals. World renowned brewery Adnams is the main local supplier of beer and Pubs to the area around the ORR and their HQ is within 5 miles , so the beer is certainly fresh.


A medium sized village with plenty of local amenity including 2 Adnams pubs , Chinese take-away , Fish and Chip shop, local Cafe and Village store. A factory outlet store with designer bargains is a regular attraction and can be used to purchase any essential items you have forgotten to pack. Both pubs have garden areas and offer decent food as well as the local brew.

When in the Village you are never more than a street away from open countryside , Wrentham offers a local tennis and lawn bowls club as well as day ticket fishing with ponds to suit all levels of expertise and concentration including a great pond where even novice youngsters are guaranteed to catch a fish , great for Dads and kids to spend a little time. The Village sports a number of Historic houses and offers a number of 'circular' walks around the village following various roads. The Church is an excellent example of local Suffolk churches and well worth a visit. Adjacent to the ORR itself is a small shop unit where Jackie runs a sewing business , so if you have any items of clothing you have thought of getting taken in or adjusted why not bring them with you and pop in and see her during your visit. Likewise the owners of the ORR operate a reclamation and salvage business in nearby Lowestoft and also a traditional upholstery business in the Village, see their web sites www.reclaimandsalvage.co.uk and www.manningsupholstery.co.uk.

Major attractions nearby Southwold with award winning brewery Adnams , Suffolk Heritage Coast - miles of unspoilt coastline and walks, Norfolk Broads via the nearby Oulton Broad with its Wine Bars and restaurants , Africa Alive Wildlife Park - BIG game in Suffolk including Lions and Rhino's , Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park - New ride Hobbs Pit 2014 , Great Yarmouth PleasureBeach and Sea Front including other attractions including the Sea-Life Centre, Horse Racing , Greyhound Racing and Stockcars weekly in the Summer , Minsmere Nature Reserve , Lowestoft's award winning South Beach, excellent day-ticket Fishing within 5 minutes of the ORR

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11 Mar 2013


"Stylish Holiday Property"

Easy to find, situated on the Main Road and ideally situated for Southwold, Africa Live at Kessingland, Lowestoft, Oulton Broad, Great Yarmouth beyond. Good parking facilities and Pubs, Takeaway Food, and both small general store and larger supermarkets in easy reach. That’s the accessibility dealt with but this is nothing compared to the warm welcome given by the owners nor how stunning this property is. Fantastically converted into an elegant but cosy holiday let, this has everything a visitor could need. Comfy beds, great shower and roll top bath, a lovely open plan downstairs with huge dining table ideal for entertaining. All the fittings are top notch, lovely fabrics, excellent quality appliances and some lovely homely welcoming touches. When the weather is nice, it's great to wander into the little garden and have the first coffee of the morning. We love it so much we have been back on numerous occasions (8 or 9 times!!!) The owners have thought of everything from toiletries, cleaning bits and even dog bowls and a bed. A perfect holiday destination.

As the ORR's most frequent Guest this review speaks volumes and we sincerely appreciate your continued support and visits with our favourite Greyhound.See you again soon.

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