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The Old Reading Rooms,Wrentham nr.Southwold.

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Welcome to the Award winning ORR a  period home with modern design finish with open plan living.
Flat screen digital TV,DVD player,Stereo and BT Openzone wi-fi are joined by traditional games
Our latest TA Certificate of Excellence award. Our 4th in total
1 of 37Welcome to the Award winning ORR a period home with modern design finish with open plan living.
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
4 nights minimum
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Welcome to the QUADRUPLE TA EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNING - The Old Reading Rooms , Wrentham near to the ever popular coastal Town of Southwold - A unique Grade 2 Listed Victorian Reading Room conversion situated within the Suffolk Heritage Coastal area of outstanding natural beauty. If you read through our 50+ guests comments most of them comment on the unusual OPEN PLAN living which means families get family time, no-one is 'stuck in the kitchen' and groups get time and space to interact in a homely cottage environment. The other major feature is the LOCATION of the ORR , its a perfect base to explore the Suffolk coast situated close to direct road links to the major attractions listed nearby - first and foremost Southwold , the nations favourite seaside Victorian town ; Minsmere Nature res...Welcome to the QUADRUPLE TA EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNING - The Old Reading Rooms , Wrentham near to the ever popular coastal Town of Southwold - A unique Grade 2 Listed Victorian Reading Room conversion situated within the Suffolk Heritage Coastal area of outstanding natural beauty. If you read through our 50+ guests comments most of them comment on the unusual OPEN PLAN living which means families get family time, no-one is 'stuck in the kitchen' and groups get time and space to interact in a homely cottage environment. The other major feature is the LOCATION of the ORR , its a perfect base to explore the Suffolk coast situated close to direct road links to the major attractions listed nearby - first and foremost Southwold , the nations favourite seaside Victorian town ; Minsmere Nature reserve; Africa Alive Wildlife Park , The Norfolk Broads , The market towns of Beccles ( 5 miles) and Halesworth as well as the larger port of Lowestoft ( 6 miles) and the amusement of Great Yarmouth with all that it offers. The area is extremely popular with families , dog walkers , twitchers and lovers of the English countryside The property offers a spacious open plan living accommodation with plentiful sofas ,dining table for 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 the ORR has 2 off road parking spaces with security lighting a small gated patio/garden area set separately to the rear of the property. In 2020 we have added a Type2 EV charging port. The village of Wrentham offers a village shop open 6 days per week , an excellent chinese take-away , rural cafe , 2 excellent Adnams Public houses all within walking distance of the ORR as well as other local shops and businesses. 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 and fully protects your data.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 up to 8 adults , if you have toddlers/travel cots these can be in addition to the 8 guests stated, so please officially book the 8 adults and advise of the additional toddlers/babies when booking. We readily accept pets , mainly dogs, but we have also welcomed rabbits and a parrot, charged at £20 each per stay. Pets are not allowed upstairs in the property or on the furniture and must have up to date flea control please. We are usually very 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 personally 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 and offer any further assistance or advice you might need. We understandably require credit cards details as security deposit for your stay at the ORR with the simple requirement of 'Leave as you find' which is pretty standard for most self-catering accommodation in our experience. COVID MEASURES: to assist in ensuring the ORR is as safe as it can be for our guests and team alike we will be instigating a 'Detox gap' between ALL bookings when the ORR will be left vacant for 4 days while it is aired and allows the sun to clean as only it can. To clarify when a guest leaves the ORR we will wait 48hrs before our team enters to clean the property to its usual high standard, then when they leave we will leave another 48hrs before guests can take ownership. Added to that we have invested in steam cleaners for crucial areas and will be removing some of the sundries and commonly offered consumables that could become problems for cleaning otherwise. So when you book your dates we will 'sandwich' your holiday with 'Detox' gaps front and back to increase your families safety.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We operate a common 'Leave as you find' policy, ie leave the ORR generally as you find it with the exception of the beds being left stripped on your last day. This suits most of our guests but if you prefer to not tidy up prior to departure you can opt to pay for cleaning if preferred. Pets are welcomed , please contact us to confirm details.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
andy w
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2012
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Reviewed 20 September 2020

A warm welcome greeted us at The Old Reading Rooms, Wrentham. Close to Southwold, a beautiful seaside resort, the Reading Rooms have been lovingly converted and is extremely well equipped for your every need. A really comfortable and relaxing break that I would recommend to...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Dream67479335866
Reviewed 16 August 2020

Lovely and charming place. Just returned from a weeks holiday and this place was perfect. Owner was lovely and accommodating and I would recommend to anyone. Great location too! Will hope to return in the future.

Date of stay: August 2020
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Reviewed 14 August 2020

Hayley made us feel very welcome before we even stepped out of our vehicle on arrival. Lovely cozy little place with really homely decor. Great location. Nice little walks in the area. Good pub up the road. Bakery. Great chinese takeaway. A real home from...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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Reviewed 5 January 2020

My husband and I rented the house for Christmas.It was everything we could have hoped for and more. Hayley was so welcoming and helpful with everything. We had a fantastic Christmas and a lot of it was due to this fantastic house and the wonderful...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Roam43932267820
AndyDW, VR Owner at The Old Reading Rooms,Wrentham nr.Southwold., responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2020

Many thanks for your kind review , we are glad you had a great stay and we would love to see you return to the ORR , cheers Hayley & Andy

Reviewed 18 November 2019

From the communication prior to arrival, right through to our departure, we could not fault our weekend stay at the Old Reading Rooms. Hayley was the perfect host, friendly, attentive and really helpful throughout, and the beautiful property had everything we could possibly need, and...More

Date of stay: November 2019
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AndyDW, VR Owner at The Old Reading Rooms,Wrentham nr.Southwold., responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2020

Thanks so much for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed and loved the ORR as much as we do , please do come back ! Cheers Hayley and Andy

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Reviewed 18 June 2019

A beautiful property in an excellent location and a great base for exploring both Suffolk and Norfolk. A cosy home with everything you need. Comfy beds, toys for children and lots of personal touches. There is plenty of information on the history of the property...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Reviewed 18 June 2019

We stayed here with our little girl who is 5 and our boy who is 1. The house was perfectly geared up for children; with a stair gate, a high chair and a cot. It is beautifully decorated and very homely. Hayley is amazing and...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Our family of six stayed here for two nights at the beginning of November. The accommodation was very clean and well laid out. Hayley, the owner, was vet friendly and helpful - the whole stay was perfect. I would come back without hesitation.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank GrimSarge
AndyDW, VR Owner at The Old Reading Rooms,Wrentham nr.Southwold., responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Thanks for your kind recommendation and we would love to welcome you back to the ORR anytime , cheers H & A

Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is our home from home holiday cottage. The cottage is really well appointed and in a fantastic position for visiting other places. As always if you come here to stay you must visit Aldeburgh and Southwold. Hayley and Andy are so accommodating we've already...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank patd1967
AndyDW, VR Owner at The Old Reading Rooms,Wrentham nr.Southwold., responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thanks again for your kind review Patrick, glad to see you had a good time as usual and thanks for the 2019 booking. See you again soon , cheers Hayley & Andy

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to explore the Suffolk coast! Hayley was so helpful and welcoming both before and during our stay. She gave us great advice really beached and places to visit. Our dog was made very welcome as well.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank richardsD6104CX
AndyDW, VR Owner at The Old Reading Rooms,Wrentham nr.Southwold., responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thanks for the kind review and comments, so glad you enjoyed your stay and our small part of Sunny Suffolk, please do visit us again if you get the chance, cheers Hayley and Andy

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
A medium sized village with plenty of local amenity including 2 Adnams pubs , Chinese take-away 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 th...
Getting around
Wrentham has a number of Bus routes connecting to nearby Lowestoft, Beccles and Southwold, the Bus stop is 70M north on the road through the village. Taxis are available both locally and from Lowestoft and Beccles.
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