Parkland views on every side but a short stroll to town
Holbecks House is a wonderful country B&B that has it all. It’s beautifully set in its own four or five acres and surrounded by parkland, but Hadleigh is just a mile away. You can enjoy the total peace of a rural retreat but within a few minutes walk along rural paths be amongst the shops, galleries and gastropubs of one of Suffolk’s most charming market towns.
Holbecks House can accommodate eight over three or four bedrooms, all of which have kingsized beds that can be configured as twin beds if required. The Gainsborough Room is a large double bedroom overlooking the front lawn with an en-suite featuring a walk-in shower as well as a large bath. The Malleson Room is on the south side of the house, with a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower. The Dennys Room is a double bedroom with en-suite that can be expanded for larger parties or families by also taking the de Winton Room, a double, in which case the bathroom will be shared. The de Winton Room is not rented independently.
There’s no need to walk into Hadleigh and many guests stay just where they are. The house itself is a delight, with antique furnishings and Persian rugs amongst a soothing palette of gentle hues. Head downstairs and there’s a large sitting room with books and guides to the area, a lovely dining room where breakfast is served, and magnificent grounds.
Holbecks House B&B suggests
For larger parties or longer stays, Holbecks House also has self-catering properties, The Gardener’s Cottage and the Garden Flat. Contact Holbecks House for further details.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Bird Watching
- Museums & Galleries
- Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
- Places of Historical Interest
- Train Station
- Water Activities
Prices per room per night based on two sharing, including breakfast
Two-night minimum stay
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The market town of Hadleigh is less than a mile away. This is a great place, with 246 listed buildings, the oldest dating to 1380. It also has a range of independent shops, pubs and gastropubs. The village of Long Melford is within easy reach and is a great place to buy antiques, as well as housing Melford Hall, a stately property with Beatrix Potter connections. Within 30 minutes drive you'll find the historic houses of Helmingham, Somerleyton and Ickworth. Alternatively travel even further back in time and visit Sutton Hoo. It's less than half an hour from Ipswich by car.
".. a beautiful, rambling house with wonderful views - lawns, an immense and ancient cedar tree, parkland and open country beyond. Friendly host, terrific breakfasts, spacious rooms, everything spotless, constantly replenished milk in the fridge for tea addicts. Social distancing carefully handled, but in a house this size it's not difficult. It was our first trip after months of lockdown and it was quite wonderful. The Ram in Hadleigh, fifteen minutes walk down the hill, is a nice gastropub."
Justin Gilbert, London
- Bio : Your host here is Peregrine Coysh, who is still a relative newcomer after more than 25 years in Holbecks House but he certainly knows the area well. He shares the grounds with three resident dogs, meaning guest pets are rarely accepted, but human guests invariably receive the warmest of welcomes.