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“Relaxing break in such beautiful surroundings”

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The Old Rectory Country House
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Relaxing break in such beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 10 March 2013

I wanted to take my two girls away for half term and this was the perfect escape. They loved Frank's labradors and were treated like princesses at breakfast. We had a wonderful morning walking around the gardens and throwing balls for the dogs, followed by tennis and then a gorgeous glass of wine served in the beautiful living room. It couldn't have been a better break and we will be back.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Saxmundham
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

My wife and I have just returned home after two glorious nights at The Old Rectory. A charming owner, delightful bedroom, piping hot water in the bathroom, log fire in the Drawing Room and we both thought the breakfasts were excellent. This is the place to stay in South Suffolk.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dubai
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

My family and I stayed in the Old Stables for 3 nights and our stay was wonderful. The rooms were furnished to a high standard and we felt very much at home. We would definately stay again and also recommend it to anyone staying in this area.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

My wife and I recently spent a night at this lovely old country house. I have to say we were very impressed with every aspect of our stay. We were warmly greeted by the owner Frank who could not have been more helpful and attentive to our needs. We stayed in the delightfully furnished Hopkins Room and had a great night's sleep in a very comfortable bed. Plenty of choice for breakfast and we enjoyed a great cooked breakfast in front of a log fire. Unfortunately we did not have time to take in the surrounding gardens but left thinking what phenomenal value this luxury B&B represented. A truly great experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Frank L, Owner at The Old Rectory Country House, responded to this review, 20 October 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

We have just spent 2 nights at this fabulous house steeped with history, with a warm and welcoming feeling . In an amazing country setting we enjoyed a peaceful and relaxed stay in the most lovely room. Thank you to Frank the host where nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely recommend staying here to anyone and look forward to being able to return ourselves.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Frank L, Owner at The Old Rectory Country House, responded to this review, 15 November 2012
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

We have just returned from a 2 night stay at this excellent Country House B&B. We enjoyed staying in beautiful rooms and having breakfast ( which was first class ) in the most charming dining room. Thank you Frank you are a first class host.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

A gang of 8 ladies invaded the old Rectory to visit Suffolk gardens. It was a marvellous base, lovely spacious rooms, lovely feeling staying in such a nice house with a delightful garden and 'indoor' heated pool and very relaxing. The breakfasts were fabulous in the family dining room with the fire lit even in the summer - nothing too much trouble and a pleasure to stay at. We will be back.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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, Owner at The Old Rectory Country House, responded to this review, 29 June 2012
Thank you. Thank you.
Such good fun having you all to stay!!
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Additional Information about The Old Rectory Country House

Property: The Old Rectory Country House
Address: The Old Rectory Rectory Road | Near Lavenham, Great Waldingfield, Babergh District CO10 0TL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Babergh District > Sudbury > Great Waldingfield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Great Waldingfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Old Rectory Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Rectory Country House is a 5 Star rated, Grade II listed historic country house offering Bed and Breakfast in the style of a boutique hotel, situated just minutes from the centres of Lavenham, Sudbury and Long Melford in Suffolk. A member of The Historic Houses Association, with accolades from Sawdays, Wolsey Lodges and Charming Small Hotels (amongst others), we are located in a conservation area surrounded by thatched cottages. We offer large luxuriously decorated double ensuite bedrooms with all the trimmings you might expect including Hi-speed WiFi, HD TV's and Minibars plus toiletries from either Penhaligons or Gilchrist & Soames. We have been rated "Excellent" in 2015 by both Tripadvisor and Trivago. Extensive gardens with a swimming pool and tennis court create the perfect setting to unwind. Enjoy the personal attention of our in-house butler and relax in the drawing room by a roaring log fire where you will also find an honesty bar and stack of good reading material.   *Chosen by Tatler as one of the 12 smartest B&B's in the country and recommended by Country Living. ... more   less 
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