The Old Rectory Country House

The Old Rectory Country House

The Finest 5 Star Accommodation in the region...

4 Poster

Extraordinary Value...

"A Bed & Breakfast with all the style of a Bespoke Hotel..."

Sitting Room

The Perfect Location...

Ideally suited for Lavenham, Long Melford and Sudbury


"Non si vive solo per soffrire"

Italian proverb - One doesn't live only to suffer...

Dining Room

"Exclusively Yours"

Group bookings for up to 14 people...

Garden Suite

"Fabulous facilities..."

Complimentary WiFi, Award winning breakfasts, Friendly staff


"And for exercise or pleasure..."

Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Croquet, Heatwave Sauna


"Special Offers..."

Stay two nights at a weekend and get 20% off your first night!

The Old Rectory Country House

The finest 5 star "Gold Award" rated country house accommodation near Lavenham

What we offer

  • Luxurious Rooms Luxurious Rooms
  • Hi-Speed WiFi Hi-Speed WiFi
  • Minibars Minibars
  • HD TV’s HD TV’s
  • Tennis Court Tennis Court
  • Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
  • Roaring Log Fires Roaring Log Fires
  • Butler Service Butler Service
  • Excellent Security Excellent Security
  • Great Offers Great Offers



  • Rated Excellent Rated Excellent
  • o  Tripadvsor
  • o  Trivago
  • Inspected and Approved Approved by
  • o Sawdays
  • o Wolsey Lodges
  • o Charming Hotels
  • Recommended by... Chosen by ...
  • o “Tatler”
  • o “Country Living”

“Book on our site for the Best Prices, Free Wifi, Free Parking plus Free use of our facilities”

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.

*Chosen by "Tatler Magazine" as one of the 12 smartest B&B's in the country and recommended by "Country Living".

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 & 2016 by both Tripadvisor and Trivago.

The extensive gardens, together 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 a stack of good reading material. Electronic Keys are provided for guests returning late.

Packages & Deals

We have some fabulous deals!


Weekend Special

"Book two nights at a weekend for big savings!"

Book a Friday and Saturday night and get a whopping 20% off the first night's accommodation!

Deal available on all our rooms...all year!

Why not start the perfect weekend by waking up in the Suffolk countryside and enjoying a well deserved lie in on Saturday morning, followed by our award winning breakfast! Discounts are automatically included in the price.


The Old Rectory Country Hpuse in snow

Winter Mid-Week Special

Stay 3 nights for the price of two!

Available in the Winter for stays between Sunday and Thursday night.

Why not spend a little more time exploring Suffolk with our Winter break package? Prices are not only cheaper, you also get a third night's accommodation for free!

Available between 1st Nov. and 21st Dec.


Wedding couple

"Exclusively Yours"

Group Bookings for that special occasion!

When you book "Exclusively Yours", we also offer lunch and dinner.

Choose from our menu, or if you would like something more bespoke, this can also be arranged.

We have catered for everything from wedding groups, to birthday parties and especially our fabulous Christmas and New Year packages - Maximum 14 people


Wedding couple

"Christmas Exclusive"

Enjoy Christmas in a historc house!

Offer available to exclusively one group - up to 14 people.

Our 3 night package includes all meals, welcome drinks and a dedicated chef to make your event completely bespoke.

Please contact us direct for further information and we will be happy to advise on what we can do for you.



Luxury in the heart of Suffolk.

Morning Room Bathroom

Located in a conservation area just minutes from Lavenham, Long Melford and Sudbury:

  • Roaring Log Fires and Butler Service
  • Complimentary High Speed WiFi
  • Come and go whenever you please!
  • Feature Rooms i.e. Four Poster Bed
  • Tennis Court and Swimming Pool
  • Heatwave Sauna/Croquet
  • Flat Screen TV's and Minibars
  • Award Winning Breakfast
  • Fully licensed - Honesty Bar


Endorsements, Testimonials & Brand Partners

Here are some testimonials sent by our customers.

The highest award possible from the official Tourist Board for England and Wales. Quality in Tourism Awarded to us in December 2015 & 2016. We have been awarded Five Stars every year, in addition to the "Breakfast Award".
Quality in Tourism
“A gorgeous pool, beautiful garden and an honesty bar - the perfect Sadwdays Review spot to hide away and unwind. In a hamlet of thatched cottages sits a handsome rectory, quietly steeped in ancient history. Feel spoiled in smart bedrooms...”
Alastair Sawdays - Special places
"Offering a superb typical English country house experience" Wolsey Lodges
Aproved & Recommended by Wolsey Lodges
"Much of the charm of this tucked-away rectory lies in the way owner Frank Lawrenson has thoroughly Member of Charming Small Hotels restored its original character. - it's in superb condition, but uncompromised by trendy contemporary add-ons. All the rooms have bathrooms and..."
Charming Small Hotels
“Lovely Country House in Peaceful Surroundings”, “Elegant, peaceful and relaxing” Tripadvisor Reviews “Wonderful days in the countryside” “Relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the best nights sleep”
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016 and 2017
Trivago meta search engine, collecting reviews from online travel agents. “Such a lovely house in a picturesque hamlet”, Trivago Reviews “We stayed for two nights to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday... the perfect choice... romantic, quintessentially English...”
Rated Excellent 2016 and 2017
“Hundreds of the most beautiful historic houses in Britain are still privately-owned family homes. Historic Houses Association Now you can uncover the secrets and stories of the families who have lived in these special places – and get a glimpse into the lives of those who still do.”
Historic Houses Association
“This charming grade II listed country house is steeped in over 600 years of Hudsons fascinating history. Relax in one of the luxurious ensuite bedrooms and look forward to an award winning Suffolk breakfast by a roaring log fire...”
Hudsons Historic Houses&Gardens
The official Tourist Board for England and Wales employ a team of qualified Quality in Tourism inspectors who carry out surprise asssessments. We have been awarded Five Stars every year since we started, in addition to the "Breakfast Award".
Visit England-Quality in Tourism
Green Leaders - Silver Award - The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Programme showcases a variety of eco-friendly hotels and B&Bs, from budget to luxury. Trip Advisor Green Leaders All are committed to green practices like recycling and local / organic food. Awarded 2014.
Trip Advisor - Green Leaders
We were thrilled to be chosen by Tatler Article Tatler Magazine as one of the twelve smartest B&B's in England. Tatler is a British glossy focusing on fashion and lifestyle, as well as coverage of high society...
Tatler Magazine
Stay at The Old Rectory, Country Living Magazine a Grade II-listed property four miles from the Suffolk village of Long Melford... each is decorated with pretty fabrics, antique furniture ... bright spacious bedrooms...
Country Living Magazine


The Old Rectory Country House is in the heart Suffolk!

front door

Located in a conservation area, just minutes from the centres of Lavenham, Sudbury and Long Melford in Suffolk.


Find out more about the history of this Historic House!

arms on 4 poster

The main history of the house dates back to the 14th Century when the earliest part of the building was a prayer hall..


Roaring Log Fires and award winning breakfasts...

tennis court

Our extensive gardens with a swimming pool, tennis court and Heatwave Sauna create the perfect setting to unwind...

Things to do in the region

Something for everybody....

Constable painting

Fine dining, country pubs, Heritage trails, walking, Cycling, Galleries, Theatre, Historic Houses... Suffolk has it all!