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Lavenham Old Rectory
Ranked #6 of 8 Lavenham B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“How Fabulous”
Reviewed 12 January 2012

Oh my word, we loved it here. The beautiful room & the 1920's ensuite were excellent. The home made short bread in a tin by the kettle was devoured! The bed was huge & comfortable & the food was out of this world. We woke on our first morning to the smell of fresh baking & the taste was even better than the smell. Home made scone, muffins, toast, fruit followed by a full English. I needed the walks to try & get rid of the colories I had eaten. The grounds are also very special although being October, we never actually got to walk in them.
I could not rate this place higher. truly special.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

My husband and I took his parents for a night at the wonderful Old Rectory. Susie is a welcoming host and we later learned was also the inspired designer behind this lovely hotel. Everything was perfect - absolutely squeaky clean, beautifully decorated, excellent food, relaxing atmosphere. It really is one of the best places we've stayed and we will be back! Many thanks to Susie, Jonathan and the team.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

Not having had the opportunity to indulge in a true honeymoon experience since our wedding some months ago, a relaxing and blissful weekend at Lavenham Old Rectory with Susie and Jonathan was exactly what the doctor ordered. Despite arriving late in the evening under the cover of darkness, we were immediately exposed to the warmth and luxury of both the accomodation and hospitality. It wasn't until the following morning that we were truely awestruck at the view from our logdings in the Stables suite when the remote controlled blinds revealed the view across the naturally sculptured grounds.
Breakfast was both beautiful and sumptuous, and set against a slow crackling fire - anything we desired from freshly cooked croissants and scones to a traditional English breakfast with fresh farm laid eggs from the chicken coop on the grounds. Keep an eye out for the hidden lounge room entrance!
The view of the church from the Rectory is stunning and Lavenham itself provided hours of exploring and boutique shopping with an outstanding array of restaurants and cafes.
In all, this was a truely exquisite and relaxing weekend, and we couldn't recommend a stay here enough.
Our immense thanks must go to our hosts for the experience amidst such superb hospitality.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

From the moment we drove into the drive of this magnificent Georgian house we were entranced. Set in three acres of garden the house conjures up feelings of grandeur but the hostess, Susie is very welcoming and you are set at ease immediately. She is obviously a people person and she makes sure everything is perfect for her guests. We stayed three nights and climbing into the huge four poster each evening made us feel like royalty. We booked for the "High Tea"and we were the only ones having it so we had full attention and the experience was wonderful. We have had high tea in a number of top hotels, including London's Ritz, but this was second to none at The Old Rectory. We were able to use the garden while we were there and we enjoyed taking photos of the happy hens who supply the breakfast eggs. On our final day Susie gave us directions to our next destination and they were spot on ansd we arrived in Rochester, Kent in good time and without making a wrong turn (unusual for us in the UK). Keep up the great work Susie and we wish you well at The Old Rectory.
Patricia and Peter Draper

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

This is the best B&B i have ever stayed in! Its in a stunning location and the rooms and service are outstanding. Its the perfect getaway!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lavenham Old Rectory

Property: Lavenham Old Rectory
Address: Church Street, Lavenham, Babergh District CO10 9SA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Babergh District > Lavenham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Lavenham
Price range (per night): $271 - $550
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Lavenham Old Rectory Hotel Lavenham
Lavenham Old Rectory England

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