National Trust - Thorington Hall and Lodge, Suffolk

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Charming country houses sleeping up to 19, ideal for family special occasions and weekends with friends in Dedham Vale

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
National Trust - Thorington Hall and Lodge, Suffolk, sleeps 8-19 in 10 bedrooms.

Sleeps 19 in the Hall and attached Lodge:
Thorington Hall sleeps 16 + sofa bed
Thorington Lodge sleeps 3
Available individually or together for larger groups - ideal for extended family groups

One of the oldest houses in Suffolk, run by the National Trust, can be yours for a memorable family holiday, birthday reunion or special occasion group stay. Welcoming 4 dogs as well as up to 19 guests, Thorington Hall and Lodge tick all the boxes for a big group getaway. And with its location in the middle of the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are stunning countryside walks all around.

The honey-coloured historic properties with towering chimneys make the perfect backdrop to a group celebration. Inside the hall you'll find a snug on the ground floor, sitting room on the first floor and a mix of bedrooms and bathrooms split across all 3 floors. A wonderful kitchen has lots of worktop space, great if you're planning a feast, and a dining room with a long table and mix of chairs and benches to sit everyone comfortably (although passing the salt might take a while). The towering east staircase leads to the next floor in style, with tucked away spots on the landing for some time out with a mug of tea and a good book.

The adjoining gate lodge makes up the oldest part of the house, with 2 bedrooms.

Outside there's private parking for 8 cars. In the pretty, enclosed garden there's an orchard, stables and lawned tennis court, perfect for family sports tournaments.

The gorgeous Suffolk landscape made famous by John Constable (who immortalised nearby Flatford in his paintings) is all around, and if history is your thing, then don't miss a trip to nearby Sutton Hoo for some pre-history, or the wool towns of Lavenham, with its wonderful Tudor Guildhall, or Long Melford. The Suffolk coastline is peppered with pretty villages and also a wildlife lover's dream.

All photos - National Trust Images / Mike Henton


Well equipped fitted kitchen with granite-topped island unit and large range cooker. Dishwasher and washing machine.
Long dining table and mix of chairs and benches sitting up to 18 people.
On the first floor, the main sitting room is comfortable with a mixture of leather chairs and sofas. There's also a separate snug on the ground floor.
TV in first floor sitting room.
WiFi available.
There is no games room.
Central heating (air source) throughout. There's a wood burner in the snug and the dining room, fuel provided.
8 bedrooms, 5 twins (2 that can be made into doubles on request) and 3 doubles. 3 of the bedrooms are en suite.
Bedding and towels provided.
A family bathroom and 2 en suites on the first floor, a shower room on the ground floor and a further en suite on the second floor.
Ground floor bedroom and shower, but the sitting room is on the first floor.
Cot and high chair available.
Large mature, enclosed garden with orchard, stable and grass tennis court. Barbecue area.
There is no pool.
Private parking for up to 8 cars.
Not allowed.
Up to 4 dogs are welcome.


Pretty much in the centre of Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Thorington Hall is also close to Colchester and Ipswich as well as the Suffolk coast.
Manningtree, which is about 20 minutes away by car - and also where you'll find the closest train station.
Park Street Stores, Stoke-by-Nayland (1.9 miles away).
The Crown, Stoke-by-Nayland (1.9 miles away).

Booking Information

Changeover day is Friday. Minimum stay 3 nights.

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
Manningtree, about 20 minutes by car.
No local buses.
Stansted (41 miles).

Rental Rates

PeriodWeekly Price3 Night Weekend
Thorington Hall - low season
Thorington Hall - mid season
Thorington Hall - high season (Christmas, New Year, half-terms, Easter, Summer holidays) 2019
Thorington Lodge - low season
Thorington Lodge - mid season
Thorington Lodge - high season

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