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The Old Rectory B&B

157 Church Road, Kessingland NR33 7SQ England
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Julie and Michael Lennon invite you to relax, unwind and be spoilt at their Five Star, Gold Award, Bed and Breakfast, near Southwold. Set in two acres of beautifully landscaped garden, our Grade 2 listed Georgian home is positioned a five minute walk from Kessingland’s vast beach and just a fifteen minute drive to Southwold; an ideal location for exploring the wonderful Suffolk heritage coastline. We have a breakfast award for the extensive range and quality we offer and all our produce is sourced locally. Our guests are welcomed with a complimentary Cream Tea with home baked scones, handmade preserves and clotted cream. Each of our rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped to a high standard and furnished with antiques in keeping with the property. We take great pride in the service we offer and our aim is to provide a peaceful, relaxing and pleasurable break.
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Free parking
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DebbieV110255 wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
This was our second stay at the Old Rectory and proved to be just as amazing as the last time. Julie provided a wonderful service tailored for these Covid days which included delicious breakfast in our wonderful double room which overlooked the beautiful gardens. The bed was so comfortable and everything sparkling clean. Also a couple of great restaurants within walking distance near Kessingland beach . We highly recommend this place and will definitely be returning for another visit.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Mandy C wrote a review Oct 2019
Welwyn Garden City44 contributions16 helpful votes
My husband and I spent three nights in Room 1. This is one of the best B and B’s in the area. I have known Kessingland since I was 7 and have seen many changes. Julie made you feel so welcome and her breakfasts were superb. Both her and Michael were so friendly. We shall definitely be returning in the not too distant future. We were lucky to see two spectacular sun rises on the mornings we were there.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Julie L, Owner at The Old Rectory B&B
Responded 26 Nov 2019
Hello, it was lovely to meet you both and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your celebration break with us and that the sun made a glorious, autumnal appearance! Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Love Julie x
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DiscerningL wrote a review Sep 2019
Peterborough, United Kingdom9 contributions
From the moment we arrived we knew we were going to be well looked after. We were welcomed by Julie who provided us with a lovely homemade afternoon cream tea in the beautiful, peaceful and sunny gardens. We felt at home straight away. Our bedroom was beautifully decorated and had thick beautiful curtains and shutters which ensured the room was dark and quiet throughout the night. This combined with an extremely comfortable bed resulted in some of the best nights sleep we have ever had when away. There was also an extremely generous supply of different teas, coffees and hot chocolate as well as some homemade shortbread. A small personal quibble is that we prefer fresh milk and whilst we understand a fridge in the bedroom would spoil the character of the room we wondered if a small fridge on the landing would be a consideration or possibly a small flask). We also had a sitting area with comfy settee and armchair, with a small television, and overlooked the extensive gardens, just right for relaxing after long walks and exploring the area. The bathroom had a nice selection of toiletries(although some conditioner and body lotion would have been an added bonus) with an excellent powerful shower and it was lovely to be provided with dressing gowns and slippers.We also appreciated the dressing room area Breakfast was an extremely enjoyable affair as we were able to meet other guests and share experiences and recommendations. However the real highlight was the choice and quality of the food. I believe everything was sourced locally and there were some delicious homemade jams and marmalade. Nothing appeared to be too much trouble and everything was cooked to perfection. The very generous portions set us up for the whole day. Kessingland is well situated for exploring the area. We visited Southwold, just a stones throw away, Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Sutton Hoo, and lots of beautiful villages. Kessingland had its own charming little restaurant (the Waterfront where we had a very enjoyable meal), a couple of pubs and a fish and chip restaurant, all within walking distance of the Bed and Breakfast. The Church is worth a visit and there are some easy walks along the sea front Julie's hosting skills are second to none, she has the skill of checking that everything is ok, able to give advice about where to visit and good paces to eat but you never felt she was intrusive in any way. Thank you for such a fabulous stay we will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 1 had an extremely comfy bed with a powerful shower. It had a small separate dressing area...
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Response from Julie L, Owner at The Old Rectory B&B
Responded 6 Oct 2019
Hello! Thank you so much for your detailed review and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in Suffolk. I am also pleased that the weather was kind and you were able to enjoy the garden (which is looking a little soggy right now!) Just to respond to a couple of your remarks: I am always happy to provide fresh milk, in a flask, if asked (and several guests do), so please do ask when you stay with us again. I also provide large bottles of body lotion in each room (as I no longer want to buy the little plastic bottles which are so harmful to our future environment) and I'm sorry if that was not in place. Thanks again and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Julie x
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John D wrote a review Sep 2019
Leicester, United Kingdom5 contributions
Lovely room, fantastic breakfasts, great attention to detail on all fronts, and charming hosts. What more could you hope for! The gardens/grounds are interesting and well kept, with a lovely summer house you could sit at. There are nearby restuarants that serve good food, and you are right by the sea for some beach-side walks.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: All rooms well appointed.
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Response from Julie L, Owner at The Old Rectory B&B
Responded 6 Oct 2019
Hello John, thank you very much for your great review and we appreciate all your kind comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. Julie x
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jacqui19672017 wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
I have just returned from a 3 night stay at this B&B with my mum. It really is perfect. Julie is a wonderful host offering a complimentary cream tea on arrival. Breakfast is plentiful and fantastic quality. The rooms are well decorated and there are supplies of tea/coffee etc . The house is gorgeous, the grounds are well maintained and there are lovely gardens. It is a 10 mins drive from lovely Southwold. I cannot recommend this hotel enough and I hope I will be visiting again in the future. Thank you for a truly wonderful stay
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Julie L, Owner at The Old Rectory B&B
Responded 6 Oct 2019
Ah, Jacqui, how lovely that you and your Mum had such an enjoyable trip and stay with us in Suffolk. I really appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovey and concise review. Thank you. Hope to see you again, Julie x
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USD 146 - USD 162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaSuffolkKessingland
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Rectory B&B
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Rectory B&B?
Nearby attractions include Africa Alive! (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Rectory B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Old Rectory B&B?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Rectory B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Rectory B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Rectory B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Waterfront Restaurant, Sailors Home, and Beach Fish & Chip Shop and licensed restaurant.
Is The Old Rectory B&B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Kessingland.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Rectory B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Somerleyton Hall (10.6 km), St Edmund's Church (10.2 km), and St Peter, Wenhaston (15.1 km).