Crown House Great GlemhamGreat Glemham, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 2DJ, England
A warm welcome in the heart of East Anglia
Crown House B&B offers wonderfully comfortable accommodation in an attractive Suffolk village, surrounded by idyllic countryside and close to the coast. Its core dates back to the 16th century, updated with a Georgian facade, and it has been beautifully restored to offer every modern comfort. Crown House is a B&B sleeping six guests but is also available on a whole-house basis, in which case it sleeps eight.
There are three guest bedrooms, all with ensuite facilities. All have king-sized mahogany sleigh beds dressed with pocket sprung mattresses, fine down duvets and pillows and crisp white linens.
The most romantic is probably the Turret Room. This is located on the first floor and the oldest part of the house: it has a private lobby and a private bathroom – with a free-standing roll-top bath – one floor above. Steep winding stairs and the occasional low beam add character.
The Rose Room is also on the first floor, a double aspect room with an ensuite bathroom with shower over the bath. And while Crown House does not officially offer twin accommodation there is also a Spare Room that can be used along with one of the other en-suite rooms for a small charge: this can be useful for families.
The Garden Room is, as its name would suggest, on the ground floor, with a lovely outlook onto the front garden, a private lobby and a shower room with a very large, walk-in shower.
Guests aren’t confined to their rooms here. There is of course the breakfast room, but there’s also a lovely guest sitting room, and there’s a beautiful garden that bursts with colour through the long East Anglian summers.
Crown House B&B suggests:
Crown House can sleep six guests on a B&B basis, in which case they share the house with two friendly Boston terriers. Crown House can also be taken on a whole-house self-catering: on this basis it will sleep 8 and, with no terriers in situ, can then accommodate well-behaved dogs.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Children by Arrangement
- Dogs by Arrangement
- Electric Vehicle Charger
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Ground Floor Bedroom
- Bird Watching
- Museums & Galleries
- National Park
- Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
- Places of Historical Interest
Price per room per night, based on two sharing, including breakfast
Weekdays - £120
Weekends - £140
(minimum two-night stay)
Crown House is quietly set in Great Glemham, a rural and picturesque village best known for its pub 'The Crown': this featured repeatedly in the BBC's cult comedy 'The Detectorists'. Great Glemham is a mile and a half from the A12 and so conveniently placed for exploring all Suffolk's Heritage Coast. Though rural, Crown House is sandwiched between Framlingham and Saxmundham: both atmospheric medieval towns rich in history. Britten's Snape Maltings, with its galleries and concert hall, is just 10 minutes away, while a 15-minute drive will reach Aldeburgh and the endless sandy beaches of England's eastern coast. Orford is 20 minutes away, 30 will reach Southwold and Walberswick.
"From the moment Sasha greeted me at the train station, I knew I was in special hands. I immediately felt at home with her and her terriers in the beautiful Crown House. Several of us gathered under her roof to enjoy concerts at Snape Maltings, and she made the entire experience not only one to remember but one to return to—often. The beds are to die for and the made-to-order breakfasts a great treat. Sasha even cooked a delicious late meal for us after one of the concerts and packed the leftover tart for us for the next day. I cannot recommend Crown House more highly. I am eager to make another reservation."
Patricia K, 2021
- Bio : Your host here is Sasha French, who moved from London in 2015 to set up this delightful B&B. Sasha is famed for her delicious breakfasts, using local produce where possible, and is well up to the challenge of catering for special diets and requests.will take great care of you and is full of local knowledge. A consumate hostess she will take wonderful care of you and is full of local knowledge. She will recommend places to eat and give you guidance on where to find lovely walks, often supplying hand-drawn maps.