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Fen House
Ranked #1 of 1 Pakenham B&B and Inns
Reviewed 3 June 2012

We read the reviews on tripadvisor before booking, and thought, "It can't possibly be as good as that!" We were wrong - if anything it was better. All the good things other reviewers have said are true! We enjoyed the beautiful garden, and what a treat to watch goldfinches and a woodpecker on the bird feeders outside the window of the breakfast room! Such a lovely peaceful spot, but within easy reach of Bury-St-Edmunds; it was an ideal location for us. We really appreciated the kindness and care shown by the hosts. (The afternoon tea and home-made cake was an unxepected luxury!)

Room Tip: Room 1 is spacious and is on the groud floor
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank EjayRock
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Reviewed 3 June 2012 via mobile

We had a lovely stay here. The owners made it feel like a home from home. The breakfast was really good. One example of how nice the owners are is that we said we would be back late on the Saturday night; they said it was fine and that they would leave the door open for us. The rooms are perfecrly kept and made to a high standard, the garden is beautiful too. A laid back and relaxed place in a picturesque little village.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Thank ThomReynolds
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

stayed there in may excellent bed and breakfast very clean and friendly excellent food very clean and the hoist are friendly and cant do enough for you its set in lovely grounds and when iam down there again i will book again

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank robo66
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

Best place I have ever stayed. Everything was of the highest standard. The coffee and home made chocolate cake before we set off to a family wedding was just what we needed, but I doubt few other places would provide. We recommend to single traveller, family or couples. Luxurious!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Catrin J
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

We stayed at Fen House while visiting family nearby. As fellow b&b owners, we were looking for tips to take home with us and scrutinising things a little bit more closely than many possibly would.

We stayed in room 1, which was spacious and immaculately clean. Bedding was lovely and the towels were nice and fluffy. We stayed in December and the room was warm and cosy without being too hot. The en-suite was spacious, with nice toiletries and lots of hot water. Little extras such as chocolates and fresh milk were the icing on the cake.

Breakfast was wonderful (we have now added eggs benedict to our menu!), and Lynn and Glyn were wonderful hosts, and we hope to stay again next time we are in the area. Hopefully next time will be in summer and we look round the lovely gardens.

Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank ETB82
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

This was an accidental find whilst rushing to Suffolk to support a family member receiving medical treatment there - with so little time for any research, what a lucky find!! Talked in by friendly owner, Mr Patterson, as I drove my way, fraught and tired in the dark after a 5 hour drive. Arrived to find Mr Patterson waving outside to welcome me and to collect my luggage. Immaculate room, thoughtfully decorated with modern, stylish touches, crisp white linen, fluffy dressing gown, hot & powerful shower, fresh milk, and a slice of homemade cake to collapse into. Perfectly cooked breakfast of home produce from a wide range of choice (I had delicately fried baby tomatoes on the vine!). Good coffee - made properly and strong. Even the fresh milled pepper was impressive. No attention to detail spared here, folks. If you are looking for good overnight accommodation, or a few days' base in rural West Suffolk, this is a delightful find and ranks right up there with a first class hotel - just much, much better £value! Thoroughly recommend. Thank you Mr & Mrs Patterson!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Amanda R
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

I only had the pleasure of staying for one night, but it was certainly a comfortable one, with accommodation of the highest standards. Lynn and Glynn are the perfect hosts who welcome you into their home as if you were friends. This is one of the best B&B’s I’ve ever stayed at with one of the finest breakfasts. Great value too! I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Fen House to friends and family alike.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank SteveTCC
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Additional Information about Fen House

Address: Fen House Fen Road | Bury St Edmunds, Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds IP31 2LP, England (Formerly Fen House B&B)
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Bury St Edmunds > Pakenham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Pakenham
Price Range: £47 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fen House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5 star rated self catering holiday home with 3 double bedrooms, 2 with King Beds and 1 with double bed, large lounge/diner, fully equipped kitchen including washer/dryer,dishwasher,double oven/hob, fridge/freezer, microwave.The large lounge has French doors opening onto private patio and access to landscaped gardens.Free WIFI.Children are welcome and ample parking on private driveway. ... more   less 
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