Charming holiday house near Lavenham sleeping 12 with a tennis court for family reunions, special occasions and girls weekends
Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. The Old Rectory, Kettlebaston, Sudbury, Suffolk, sleeps 6 - 12 in 6 bedrooms.
The Old Rectory, a large holiday house near Sudbury, has 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms accommodating max 12 guests, plus 2 babies.
A welcome pack of home-produced sausages, eggs and honey awaits. We are happy to unpack an online grocery delivery on the afternoon of your arrival.
There are 2 sitting rooms: one adjacent to the kitchen with board games and a card table. The more formal drawing room offers space for a celebration or to take time-out. For special occasions, there is a dining room with sideboard and up-right piano. This room is also a useful space if a guest needs to work remotely. WIFI is accessible throughout.
Our favourite room: the L-shaped kitchen with Aga, has a table that seats 12 and French windows opening on to a large south-facing terrace with BBQ.
A big boot room for coats and outdoor paraphernalia.
The house has been our family home for over 30 years. It sits at the end of a half-mile lane with gently sloping lawns and views over the surrounding countryside, providing space for families or groups of friends to enjoy time together. There is a tennis court, croquet and trampoline. We are happy for guests to bring a paddling pool that can be filled from the house.
While guests are in the house, the owners, Paddy and Maggie, stay in the grounds. They have hens, rear lambs and pigs, keep bees and have a large vegetable garden. When possible, they are happy to show off their livestock and are sometimes able to provide home produce during your stay.
An excellent farm shop, Hollowtrees, is 3 miles away and there's a good range of shops in Lavenham, including an independent grocer, baker and butcher and a late opening Co-op.
Bring boots/bikes, there are lots of lovely walks/rides from the house inc. a 20 minute amble to our nearest pub or 70 min walk to Lavenham.
What to do? The medieval wool villages of Lavenham, Long Melford, Cavendish and Clare. National Trust properties, some beautiful gardens and the Coast is within an hour's drive - Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Southwold. Go kayaking from Sudbury.
The Old Rectory is approx 2 hours from London by car. Trains arrive at Sudbury from London and Stowmarket from the Midlands.