West Stow Hall

Step back through time at this very special Lodge…

Prepare to be warmly welcomed by your hosts Eileen and Andy (and their family pets), followed by homemade afternoon tea, served just after your arrival in front of the magnificent inglenook fireplace – reputedly the largest in Suffolk. This Grade I listed Tudor house complete with Gatehouse and colonnade oozes Olde World charm whilst having every modern convenience.


The large guest bedrooms are in the main house, in the garden, there is a studio which, with its ground floor access, is ideally suited for less mobile guests.

All rooms are light, spacious and furnished with great care with the utmost attention to detail, ensuring your stay here is quite simply as comfortable as possible. A good night’s sleep is followed by a hearty Suffolk breakfast with eggs from the hens in the garden and an array of fine, local fayre.

The gardens feature lavender lined paths, colourful flowers, an orchard and small woods. As well as being child-friendly, guests can, by arrangement, bring their horses and if staying in the Studio their dog for a small charge.

Orchard & Garden Cottage

This most historic of homes is surrounded by extensive grounds. This is where you'll find two self-contained holiday cottages, beautifully restored from various outbuildings. These are ideal for anyone looking to relax, unwind and enjoy the slow pace of life. 


Totally enclosed and very private, the Garden Cottage is the perfect choice for those travelling with pets as it backs onto the local fields and is set within a walled south facing garden.Traditionally built of flint and brick, there are two bedrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge area. All the essentials are on hand and the kitchen also has a solid fuel Rayburn; lovely on chilly days for cooking stews and warming your feet.

The Orchard Cottage has been sympathetically renovated with traditional Suffolk flooring and exposed beams, whilst accounting for 21st Century comforts. The full-length double doors in the kitchen/lounge open out onto a small patio area which is great for hot days whilst the oil fired central heating takes the chill off winter. Both bedrooms, double and twin are light, airy and each has their own en-suite with powerful showers.

Kitchen: Oven, Hob, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Dishwasher
TV, Games & Toys, Gardens, Courtyard (Garden Cottage Only), Woodburning Fire (Garden Cottage Only)

Orchard Cottage
Bedroom: 1 Queen, 1 Twin
Bathroom: 2
 En-suite bathrooms

Garden Cottage
Bedrooms: 1 King, 1 Twin, 1 Sofabed
1 Private bathroom

Children of all ages, Parking, Pets (Garden Cottage Only), WiFi, Welcome Pack, bedrooms on Ground Floor


We were absolutely delighted with the accommodation and the friendliness of the hosts at West Stow Hall. This is a special property.

- Mr & Mrs M, Canada -

Your B&B Hosts

Andy is a retired lawyer whilst Eileen was a teacher. Andy’s keen interest in all things steam is evident in the splendid engines parked in the driveway which he enjoys showing to guests. Eileen is a good cook and enjoys welcoming and looking after her Wolsey Lodge guests.


The historic town of Bury St Edmunds is a great base for Wolsey Lodge guests to explore Suffolk. The West Stow Anglo Saxon Village, Ely Cathedral, Fullers Mill Gardens, Newmarket racing and Cambridge are all within easy reach along with the NT properties of Anglesea Abbey and Ickworth Hall. Trout fishing, golfing, walking and cycling are great pastimes for holiday makers staying here.


01284 728 127


Closed Christmas

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Contact Information

Andrew & Eileen Gilbert
West Stow Hall
West Stow Hall, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6EY, England

Tel: 01284 728 127
Email: eileengilbert54@aol.com
Website: www.weststowhall.com


Prices are per Person, per Night inclusive of breakfast
1 Super King/Twin (6') B&B Room (en suite) £60-70
1 King Size (5') B&B Room (en suite) £60-70
1 Double (4'6") Studio Room (private) £75-90
Single Occupancy £75-90

Supper £20
Dinner £35

Self Catering
Minimum 3-nights at weekends, 2-nights mid-week
Orchard Cottage, up to 4 people
£85-115 per night, 5-10% Weekly Discount
Garden Cottage, up to 4-6 people
£90-120 per night, 5-10% Weekly Discount