Houseboat on the lovely River Orwell, Suffolk

Boat hosted by Simon

  1. 5 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Great location
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"Adelaar" is a beautiful Dutch barge, originally built in 1906 but updated and modernised. She is located on the foreshore of the beautiful River Orwell in Suffolk, 5 minutes walk from the riverside village of Pin Mill. She is in an absolutely stunning location - this is not a place for party people, but is tranquil, atmospheric and scenic. You don't need to be a sailor - she only floats for a few hours every month, and even then the water is only a couple of foot deep !

The space
Adelaar is a static houseboat on the saltings at the edge of the beautiful River Orwell in Suffolk. She is on her own - no neighbours ! Pin Mill, with its historic Butt and Oyster pub, is only 5 - 10 minutes walk via a footpath along the riverbank.

Adelaar is Covid-19 safe. You have the boat all to yourself - it is in a secluded location, and the footpaths around the boat are not busy. The boat will have been thoroughly cleaned before you arrive.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

River view
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony

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4.98 out of 5 stars from 105 reviews


Where you’ll be

Pin Mill, England, United Kingdom

Adelaar is on its own - that's the charm ! There is no marina and no neighbours - just peace and quiet. There is a cockpit for relaxing, and a patio on the old wooden barge that Adelaar is moored alongside. There is a pub 5 minutes walk away at Pin Mill - the historic Butt and Oyster, which does great food.

This is a beautiful rural area, with great walks, some excellent pubs and some good restaurants nearby. It is fantastic for birdwatchers, being right on the river.

Hosted by Simon

  1. Joined in December 2014
  • 105 Reviews
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Early retired after a busy professional career. Mad keen on sailing and anything to do with boats. Love travelling. Trying to relax but always busy! Always happy to talk.


  • Sheila

During your stay

Your hosts live a couple of miles away, so will be on hand if there are any problems. We will meet you and help you carry your luggage, then leave you in peace !
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 10:00 - 22:00
Check out: 19:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy