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The Old Rectory Country House, Lavenham, Suffolk

Country house Bed and Breakfast sleeping 14, with pool and tennis court, for special occasions, near Sudbury
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Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Old Rectory Country House, Lavenham, Suffolk, sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms.

A member of The Historic Houses Association, with accolades from Sawdays, Wolsey Lodges and Charming Small Hotels (amongst others), the Old Rectory Country House is located in a conservation area surrounded by thatched cottages. We have been rated "Excellent" in 2015 by both Tripadvisor and Trivago.

For a wedding party, a celebration weekend or a simple get together with friends or family, the 5 star rated Old Rectory Country House gives you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the spaciousness and graciousness of being in a wonderful historic home. Or relish this wonderful setting for a corporate retreat or reward weekend.

The Old Rectory Country House offers Bed and Breakfast, and can cater for other meals if required - the choice is yours. The minimum stay is 2 nights, but we offer short breaks throughout the year.

We offer 7 large luxuriously and individually decorated double en suite bedrooms, both in the house itself and The Old Stables, with all the trimmings you might expect including Hi-speed WiFi, HD TVs and Minibars plus toiletries from either Penhaligons or Gilchrist & Soames.

The delightful grounds offer extensive gardens with a swimming pool and tennis court, creating the perfect setting to unwind. Enjoy the personal attention of our in-house butler and relax in the drawing room by a roaring log fire where you will also find an honesty bar and stack of good reading material.

During you stay you can enjoy:

- Use of the delightful drawing room with an honesty bar, home cinema and stack of reading material
- The dining room in the house with a medieval refectory table for great gatherings
- Use of the fabulous grounds where you can relax or expend a bit of energy playing tennis on our court or swimming in our outdoor pool. We can also set up croquet for you
- Wonderful walks or bike rides from the house as well as a host of other activities including spa days and golf by arrangement

Chosen by Tatler as one of the 12 smartest B&B's in the country and recommended by Country Living.

Group Accommodation Details

Kitchen Details
There are no kitchen facilities available to guests - Bed and Breakfast or fully catered for groups only.
Dining Room
The large dining room, with a large fire, features a medieval refectory table that seats 14 - perfect for great gatherings.
Sitting Room
There is a delightful drawing room in the main house with a stack of great reading material, music centre, home cinema and an honesty bar.
TV and Music Facilities
Each bedroom has a flat screen HD TV. There is a music system in the drawing room, together with a home cinema.
Telecom Facilities
We are happy for guests to use the phone, we charge to cover our costs. Reasonable mobile phone reception. We also have Hi-speed WiFi throughout.
Games Room
There is no separate games room.
Heating / Open Fires
We have fires throughout the year in the main hall, the dining room and in the drawing room...very important!
7 individually designed en suite bedrooms in total, all with views of the garden. One is a hand carved Four-Poster. 6 doubles, 1 zip-link.
Look forward to crisp white Egyptian linen, fluffy towels and bathrobes, all included.
All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, some with separate showers and all with a selection of bathroom goodies, fluffy towels and bathrobes.
Disabled Facilities
We have a double en suite bedroom and conservatory, the Garden Suite, on the ground floor in The Old Stables.
Children's Facilities
Cot and high chair available.
Outdoor Facilities
Outdoor swimming pool (April-September, 28'c), Tennis court with rackets and balls, Heatwave Sauna and Croquet (with a few challenging bumps!).
Swimming Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is available from April to September and is heated to 28'c. It is set in a wonderfully sunny spot in the garden.
Ample parking is available on the private driveway.
We ask that there is no smoking in the house or The Old Stables and that if you smoke outside, ends are carefully disposed of in the pots provided.
We welcome sociable well behaved dogs for a small extra charge and have dog beds to spare. We do have friendly Labradors and a cat.

Large Group Property Location

We are in the hamlet of Great Waldingfield village. From Sudbury (B1115) turn right, signposted to the church, which we are diagonally opposite.
Nearest Station
Sudbury station is 10 minutes away, which is on a branch line from the main line between London Liverpool Street and Norwich. Change at Marks Tey.
Nearest Bus
Great Waldingfield - Chambers Coaches runs the 753 from Colchester to Bury St Edmunds.
Nearest Airport
Stansted - Just under one hour away.
Nearest Town
Lavenham is one of the finest medieval villages in England and a delight to visit, and in the opposite direction Sudbury has great amenities.
Nearest Shop
Small grocer, post office and paper shop in Great Waldingfield village. More shops from the gorgeous to the practical in Lavenham and Sudbury.
Nearest Pub / Eatery
We have many great places to eat nearby for all tastes and budgets. The Swan pub is a 15 minute walk across the fields in Little Waldingfield.

Rental Rates

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Booking Information

Rates vary depending on the season. Please call us to discuss your requirements.


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Group Accommodation Late Availability and Deals

Christmas 2016 Availability

We have a 3 night Christmas package available for up to 14 people in seven rooms. All meals are included. Please contact us for further details.

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Frank Lawrenson

The Old Rectory Country House, Lavenham, Suffolk
Sleeps 14, Bedrooms 7, Dining 14
+44 (0)1787 372 428 / +44 (0)7973 323 470
Rectory Road, Great Waldingfield, Lavenham, CO10 0TL

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