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House and drive
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Wing and entrance to walled garden
The Wing
The master bedroom
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Bathroom
Entrance Hall
Sitting Room
Sitting room with view into private garden
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Baby Grand
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Walled Garden
Walled Garden
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Manor House -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Thurston, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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fionajack...
Oban, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent accommodation, great host”
Reviewed 16 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We spent a week at Thurston Lodge and would like to thank Mark for his excellent hospitality in the best accommodation we have stayed in for many years. We couldn't believe how nice the property was and the extent of what was ours for the week. We've recommended to anyone whose asked about our holiday and hopefully Mark will get more bookings from our area (Oban). He will definitely get one from us, hope to see you soon.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Sep 2016
Hi Fiona and Iain,
Thank you for your kind comments I look forward to seeing you next year!
Best wishes
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129cathy
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous Experience”
Reviewed 10 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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As we arrived it felt like we had stepped into a BBC Period Drama.
Mark, a natural host, anticipated our needs throughout our stay.
Look forward to returning to enjoy this generous hospitality.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Sep 2016
Hi Cathy,
Thank you so much.. it was a pleasure having you stay. Looking forward to your next visit!
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Andy S
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Going to Suffolk? Do yourself a favour and stay here!”
Reviewed 8 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Simply wonderful. A beautiful house, sympathetically restored with a huge amount of space! You get a large entrance hall, a lovely sitting room with a baby grand piano, a large bathroom with oak paneling, a walk in shower and a Victorian style roll top bath and a massive bedroom with a 4 poster. Oh, and a lovely, secluded private garden. Not bad eh?

Add to all that a charming host (Mark) who is friendly and helpful but not in your face. And he cooks you a fantastic breakfast.

Ideally situated to explore Bury St Edmunds (6 minutes on the train) or the wider delights of Suffolk.

Negatives? Well, if you have mobility issues, the steep stairs might be a challenge... and, if you want squeaky-bright-new modern box hotels and don't like old properties (with creaking floorboards etc) then this might not be for you. But then you'll be missing out.

We will definitely come here again. Simply heavenly.

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Liked best: Mark, the host
Liked least: Going back home to work!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
8 Aug 2016
Hi A & K,
Thanks for a great review, looking forward to your winter return! Best Wishes Mark
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Robert F
1 review
“A great base to visit Suffolk and a wonderful, knowledgeable host”
Reviewed 7 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This was a great place to stay. The lounge room is a great place to relax in the evenings by the fire. Mark cooks the best breakfasts to get you started. This is a great place for a couple to stay and have a quiet relaxing time. We will definitely be coming back.

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Liked best: the space to relax
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
9 Jun 2016
Thanks Bob wish you were here this week ...sunshine and deck chairs.. be great to see you both again!
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KarinChri...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful relaxing weekend in Suffolk”
Reviewed 11 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Spent a glorious bank holiday weekend in Thurston in April/May.

Very generous and grand space, with huge sitting room with a wonderful wood burning stove, a massive bedroom with the best 150 year old shutters and a grand four poster. The large oak paneled bathroom it quite something. Whose doesn't need oak paneling in their bathroom after all.

We didn't have a car and Thurston Lodge was ideal for that. Only 5 mins easy walk from the train station, and great walks from 45 mins to 4 hour walks from the front door. We had a lovely trip into Bury St Edmunds by train for a day of wondering around. Mark also kindly lent us his bikes so we pottered off to visit a fascinating church and a great couple of pubs.

Mark was an incredible host and kind to a fault. There are the much mentioned cooked breakfast - is all true. And he offered to drop us at the station with our bags and then ended up coming back twice with various items we had forgotten/left. A star.

Would whole hardheartedly recommend.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 May 2016
Thanks Karin for that lovely review, it was a pleasure to see you enjoy yourselves so much, looking forward to your return! Best wishes Mark
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