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Abbey House
Ranked #12 of 21 Woodbridge B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stayed here for one night during the recent lovely weather, mainly as a last trip away before our baby was born. I'd struggled to find any B&Bs in this part of Suffolk that would take one night only bookings and in the end came across Sue's beautiful home on the Sawdays website. Unusually for me I didn't check any reviews and we pitched up with no expectations. We couldn't get over what a lovely place it was. Firstly, the whole area is a delight, with castles, the coast only a few miles away, and plenty of quaint villages to explore. Secondly, the house itself is beautifully situated in its own well maintained grounds and Sue was very welcoming and friendly. We took her recommendation of the Victoria in Earl Soham, which we would highly recommend, and enjoyed a lovely meal there, returning as the sun set to our very pleasant room which overlooked the front of the house and pond. The house is a real home, with beautiful period furnishings and family photos. Sue was wonderful and obviously a natural hostess. Breakfast was enormous, with juices, stewed and fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurts and whatever hot 'bits' you'd care to have.
It's also worth mentioning, that several other inns or pubs with rooms seemed to charge £20-£30 more than what we paid for our double room, and I can honestly say we thought the rates were excellent value for money for what you get (gardens to explore, swimming pool, first rate breakfast, excellent quality bed linen etc)
All in all, we couldn't have asked for more and had such a wonderful weekend, happy memories of which we'll treasure for years. Can't recommend highly enough

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

This was a wonderfully relaxing visit, albeit for just the one night. We stayed with our older daughter and although the weather was not the best we were greeted upon arrival by Sue and a gorgeous log fire in the sitting room. The rooms were very comfortable and the breakfast excellent; it set us up for what turned out to be an even worse day's weather. Sue is a very friendly, warm and welcoming host. Like previous reviewers we enjoyed a meal and pint(s) of locally brewed ales at the relatively nearby Victoria pub in Earl Soham. We hope to return and maybe next time even sample the self catering cottage which will be available shortly. Keith, Louise and Lucy

Room Tip: Both of our rooms were very comfortable with views across the pond.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Keith B
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

I stayed for 3 nights at Abbey House and wished it could have been longer. Sue is a warm and welcoming hostess, kindness itself. Monk Soham is within easy reach of much of what Suffolk has to offer and Sue has lots of ideas and suggestions. As a previous reviewer noted, the Victoria pub in Earl Soham which she recommended not only has great beer but great food too. And again, the breakfast at Abbey House definitely deserves a mention - wonderful fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, prunes, a full breakfast cooked to order, toast, preserves etc etc - I didn't need to eat again until late afternoon. I particularly liked the fact that my stay was almost technology-free - there is little or no mobile phone signal and no TV/radio in the rooms (although there is a TV in the lounge). Sue does offer free wi fi if you must but I took the chance to really be away from it all. Add to this the total peace especially at night, no traffic, no streeetlights, just ........... nothing. Great!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Klesley
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

We stayed at Abby House for two nights with the intention of getting away from it all and enjoying some peace and quiet in the countryside and were not disappointed. The House and its grounds are beautiful and serene. The room was very big and the living room a great place to relax in the evening. Sue made us feel welcome and relaxed from the moment we arrived and as other reviewers have said the cake on arrival was a nice touch. The breakfast was fantastic and Sue even went to the trouble of getting in some soy milk for me when she saw I was taking my coffee black. Would thoroughly recommend to any one wishing to experience some old fashioned hospitality and peace and quiet.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 May 2011

We stayed at Abbey House for just one night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our room was large and comfortable, the breakfast was superb and Sue's welcome and advice were first class. And the house and surrounding are very peaceful and relaxing. The local pub in Earl Soham is a gem - not just for its beer brewed on the premises but also for good honest food and a great atmosphere.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2010

We stayed for 3 nights and had a lovely time chilling out from the world. Had heavy rain for most of the time but did not detract from beautiful house & surroundings. Sue was so welcoming and also very helpful with ideas for evening meals & places to visit. Really appreciated tea, coffee & biscuits on arrival. Lovely grounds, went swimming in a steaming pool in the rain!! Lots of good places to visit within short drive. Bedroom very comfortable & stylish but not cluttered & deep bath with M&S bubble bath, superb breakfast with fresh coffee in lovely dining room. Can't wait to go again.
I have no negative comments.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2010

We spent a wonderfully peaceful long weekend at Abbey House and would definitely go back. The house is surrounded by well kept gardens and has some permanent residents in the form of two black swans and some peafowl. The owner was very friendly and helpful and the breakfasts were very good with plenty of choice. The seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh are only a half-hour drive away and Woodbridge is closer and has a variety of restaurants including a very good vegetarian establishment (The Cross 1652).

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Crowpey
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Address: Monk Soham, Woodbridge 1P13 7EN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Woodbridge
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Woodbridge
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Abbey House Woodbridge, Suffolk

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