Wsh House 2

The Wash House Studio

7 Coastguard Cottages

Quay Street

Orford, Suffolk, IP12 2NX

Tel: 01394 450959


Orford is a wonderful place, especially for couples, about 2 hours from London by car or train. Some like to walk or cycle the 4 foot ferries which crosses our rivers.


Most people come for a few days to really appreciate the coastal walks and/or cycle routes. A very short boat trip takes you to the National Trust’s Orford Ness for a totally unique experience. The Norman Castle and RSPB Havergate Island are local and Minsmere is close by.


Orford is relatively unspoilt and traditional. Its skies are big. A great place for photographers, especially at the quayside during the golden hour.


It is also a great foodie place including its award winning Pump Street Bakery, its Orford landed fish smoked by Pinney’s and its local restaurants and pubs. The Lady Florence makes river trips all year round whilst you dine on local produce.



















Recently renovated the wash house studio is a charming building next to our main house.  A completely self contained sleeping and living area stylishly converted with its own outside space via French doors overlooking our lovely meadow and Orford Ness. Check out our gallery of photos.


We offer bed and breakfast with local breads, pastries, apple juice, yoghurt and preserves and of course real coffee or tea - this will be delivered to your door at an agreed time.


In the press:


The Wash House Studio has had amazing reviews from Red, Olive and Jamie magazines in recent years. See the Olive Magazine article here.


Jamie Magazine referred to us as being “stylishly done….the gooiest chocolate brownies await your arrival ….it’s the breakfast that sets this place apart”


Red Magazine referred to us as a” foodie b&b...a cosy annex of old friends...the view across the meadow like garden with Orford Ness on the horizon”


Wash house B&B prices:


£125 for the first night and £110 for subsequent nights. (this includes breakfast) £10 reduction per night for stay without breakfast


We require a £50 deposit per night, on booking.  Short breaks are welcomed.


Whats included and price:


  • Choose bed and no breakfast as some people prefer to go to the Pump Street Bakery or Penny's Cafe for breakfast

  • There are tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk

  • Toiletries are by the Suffolk Company Honeybee

  • The linen and towels are white Egyptian cotton and from the White Company

  • It has a double wall-bed which is very easily folded into a cupboard to allow more space during the day

  • There is a glazed lobby with table and chairs

  • We have an en-suite with wet room, toilet and basin

  • TV and Wi-Fi are installed

  • There is under floor heating for when it gets chilly  


No smoking inside and no pets allowed


To book or for more information conact Mike and Polly by:


Telephone 01394 450959 or by Email


Location of Wash House Studio in Orford


About Orford and the Wash House

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