Luxury Bed and Breakfast, B&B, Accommodation The Old Rectory Country House, Great Waldingfield, Suffolk, England

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The Old Rectory Country HouseBrochure Page. 76


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Offering a superb typical English country house B&B experience in what is widely regarded as one of the finest rectories in Suffolk, this impressive Grade II listed house is principally Georgian but parts date back to the 14th century. This Wolsey Lodge luxury B&B is of great historical interest, the Reverend Hopkins having written The Book of Psalms here in 1563. Today, the owner’s family has lovingly restored it with the former coach house and stables modernised by architect Nicholas Hare and a tennis court, sauna and swimming pool added, for B&B guests to enjoy.

Set in acres of lovely grounds, including a croquet lawn, and a Lebanese cedar planted from seed in 1869, Wolsey Lodge guests can enjoy the peaceful outdoors in summer or curl up in front of a log fire indoors on colder days. Elegant, classically Georgian rooms are furnished in typical English country house style and the house is adorned with family portraits and memorabilia. There is an honesty bar in the drawing room together with books and local literature. Bedrooms (all en suite) are in the main house and the stables, the latter being more modern in style. All rooms are large (some furnished with antiques and one with four poster) with views of the garden. Every consideration to make your stay as comfortable as possible is taken into account, including fridges for fresh milk.

Your B&B Hosts

Owner Frank, having enjoyed a successful career in finance and then technology, is now a local councillor and enjoys conservation projects, travelling and field sports. His family has lived here for many years and he shares the day-to-day running of this fabulous Wolsey Lodge luxury B&B with Tom, their delightful family butler, who welcomes guests, cooks and serves delicious Suffolk breakfasts, enjoyed around the ancient oak refectory table. Ever mindful of his family motto ‘Be Ready’, Frank is a very charming and welcoming host.

The Location

Nearby Lavenham - England’s best-preserved medieval town - is just one of the gems in this lovely part of Suffolk. It offers scenery that inspired many artists, wonderful local produce, unspoilt coastline and numerous other historical towns including Sudbury, villages and houses to explore. There are many places to enjoy an evening meal within a ten minute drive. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy some of the finest shooting in the country, cycling, golf, walking, racing at Newmarket and many other attractions for all ages in the vicinity.

Attractions Near The Old Rectory Country House

Kentwell Hall, Long Melford Hall, Thomas Gainsborough’s House Sudbury, Lavenham Church, Priory & Guildhall, Ickworth House & Gardens, Bury St Edmunds, Clare Country Park & Castle and Constable Country .