Earls Hall, Suffolk, East Anglia

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    from £ 2000
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 1500
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 1500
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 350

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Imposing yet informal and comfortable house sleeping 16 with games room, for family holidays near Lavenham

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Earls Hall, Suffolk, East Anglia, sleeps 12-16 in 6 bedrooms.

Regularly listed in the Times newspaper's top 10 big houses for hire, including in 2017, Earls Hall is a 6 bedroom, 3 bathroom house in West Suffolk which can accommodate a group of up to 20 people. The house offers relaxation and good cooking facilities, and is a perfect place for a quiet country weekend in a multi-generation group, or for a family celebration. Please note that there are neighbouring properties, so Earls Hall is not suitable as a big party venue, and please keep noise to a respectable level.

The house has a certain dignity, dating back to the 17th century, and offers a warm and relaxed welcome to its guests. Bygone grandeur vies with the seventies style of some of the furnishings and wallpapers, which have survived the passing decades, adding humour and humanity to the house. This is a much loved, charismatic family home, offering the opportunity to get together with family or friends in a peaceful rural setting.

Earls Hall is set in 4 acres of beautifully kept organic gardens, with a stream, vegetable garden and orchard, of which guests are welcome to pick the produce. The garden and our adjoining fields are pesticide-free so the wildlife is abundant. There are good walks from the house.

In the bounds of the village of Cockfield in the heart of Suffolk, with only the former farmhouse and a couple of converted residential barns on the other side of the road, Earls Hall enjoys rural tranquility and dark skies at night. Lavenham, Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds, and Long Melford are all within easy reach by the hourly bus.

There is a post office in the village, offering fresh bread, fruit and veg and saucy greetings cards, or a good range of shops in Lavenham, including an excellent baker, a good country grocer with a cheese counter, a butcher and a late opening Co-op. The Three Horseshoes with pub food is a seven minute walk away.

Earls Hall is within a 7 minute walk of an hourly bus service, or by car, 15 minutes from Bury St Edmunds, 20 minutes from Sudbury and 40 minutes from Stansted Airport. It's only 1.5 hours drive to London.


The kitchen is modern and well equipped including an electric range cooker, a dish washer, and plenty of big pots and pans.
The dining room has a wood burning stove and a table that can seat up to 16, or be expanded to accommodate more.
3 rooms; 1 a gracious apartment with grand piano, 1 a book-lined telly room, 1 a games room with ping-pong table. 2 have comfortable double sofa beds.
There is a telly, video, DVD, and there are masses of videos, books and games.
Landline and WiFi.
A ping pong table.
2 wood burning stoves and one open fire.
1 quadruple bedroom with 2 double beds good for young families or groups of children, one quadruple for children, 1 twin and 3 doubles.
Linen is provided - big towels, cotton sheets and cotton covered duvets.
3 modern bathrooms, two including a separate shower, and 5 lavatories including the two downstairs, both of which have basins.
No specific facilities. 2 downstairs lavs with basins but no shower. Showers upstairs have to be stepped up into. Each staircase has banister rail.
Children love the books, games and videos. Games cupboard offers footballs, cricket bats, boules, croquet, badminton, fishing net, a few golf clubs.
Table tennis set can be used outdoors. Outdoor pizza oven is very popular with kids. Stream running through garden. Large grassed area for football.
You can paddle in the stream or drive or cycle a short distance to swim in the river.
Limited parking off road for at most 5 cars.
Not objected to.
We have dogs and reasonably well behaved pets are welcome, but we ask people to poop scoop in the grounds for the sake of the gardener.


Within the village of Cockfield in the heart of Suffolk, only 1 other house close by, Earls Hall is the definition of rural tranquility. House is accessible by public transport despite rural location.
Lavenham. Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and Long Melford are all within easy reach.
The post office in the village, or the good range of shops in Lavenham, including an excellent baker, coutry grocer with good cheese counter, a butcher and a late opening Co-op.
The Three Horseshoes with pub food is a 7 minute walk away.
Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

United Kingdom
Sudbury, via Marks Tey to London Liverpool Street and London Stratford. Bury St Edmunds, to Ipswich, Cambridge and Stansted Airport. Stowmarket has direct link to Liverpool Street and Norwich.
An hourly bus service links Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury by day and passes within a seven minute walk of the house.
Stansted Airport is under 40 miles away.

Late Deals

New Year 2019/20 Late Deals

Earls hall is available for up to a week from 27.12 for £2500 - a welcoming unpretentious house, with a well equipped kitchen, wood fires and plenty of logs, a huge garden, and maps for local walks.

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Earls Hall, Suffolk, East Anglia

Isabella Forshall

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