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Places to Visit

The surrounding area boasts lots of lovely walks and places to visit. There are all the basic amenities you need within a short drive. Take time to explore and enjoy what the Suffolk costal area has to offer.


Iken Church

St Botolph, Iken

2 min walk

A stone's throw from The Old Stables, St Botolph's Church is better known as Iken Church. This beautiful, tiny thatched Church was first established as a monastery in 654 A.D. This hidden gem is well worth a visit

Snape Maltings

Shops, Food, Music

2 ½ Miles

Take a walk down the estuary (about 30 minutes) to Snape Maltings, It's a great place to shop, eat and drink or take in some art or music. It has lots of local shops, a café, a world famous music hall which host great concerts. The Plough and Sail Pub is the perfect place to stop for a Gin and Tonic and serves quality, seasonal food, using local produce.


Suffolk Costal Community

4 ½ Miles

Orford is a lovely little town situated on the bank of the River Ore. Why not visit Orford Castle and then go buy lunch from one of the famous local food shops. Pump Street bakery and Pinney's fish shop are definitely a must for the foodies out there.

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Suffolk Seaside Town

8 Miles 

Aldeburgh is a wonderful seaside town that has links to Benjamin Britten. Famous for its promenade lined with pastel-coloured villas and pebble beach with 'The Scallop' sculpture, it is great for a browse through the local shops or just a stroll.  Don't 



Vibrant Market Town

10 Miles 

A vibrant market town on the River Deban, Woodbridge has all your shopping needs. It not only has local gift, crafts and art shops, it also has clothes shops, beauticians, Boots and a supermarket. 


Sutton Hoo

Anglo-Saxon royal burial site

10 Miles

Sutton Hoo is a Anglo-Saxon royal burial site and definitely well worth a visit when visiting The Old Stables. Great for day out especially for those interested in archaeology.

Friday Street

Farm Shop & Cafe

13 Miles

Friday Street Farm Shop is a great place to start if you're looking for locally grown and sourced food to cook back at The Old Stables self catering kitchen. Maybe visit the butcher and get something to put on the BBQ, or stop in at Maximus for some sustainably caught fish. 

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Walks, cycling and wildlife

There are many local footpaths to explore. Great for seeing wildlife, especially bird watching due to the tidal estuary. This means that the area is a haven for ground nesting and migratory birds.


General Amenities


Friends Garage, Orford 4 ½ Miles Miles
Church Garage, Snape 3 ½ Miles Miles

Pubs/Places to eat

The Plough and Sail, Snape Maltings
The Golden Key, Snape Crossroads
The Jolly Sailor, Orford

The Crown, Ufford

The Green Man, Tunstall

Post Office and Shops

Post Office, Aldeburgh
Orford Supply Stores 4 ½ Miles Miles


Tesco, Saxmundham 7 miles
Waitrose, Saxmundham 7 miles 
Co-op, Aldeburgh 7 1/2 miles

Farm shops

The Anchorage Kiosk, opposite Iken Church
Friday Street Farm Shop, 13 miles

Hospital and Doctors

Ipswich Hospital
Orford Surgery

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