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Rectory Manor

Victorian rectory known for its style and comfort.

Rectory Road, Great Waldingfield, Near Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 0TL

The Old Rectory, Gt Waldingfield, Suffolk

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Rectory Manor is considered to be one of the finest rectories in Suffolk, set at the heart of a tiny quintessentially English village with a Norman church and thatched cottages. The house is Georgian in appearance but some parts date back over 1,000 years. The gardens extend to approximately three acres. The Book of Psalms was written here by the then Reverend Hopkins, who is buried in the church graveyard.

Located three miles from the medieval village of Lavenham, Rectory Manor offers bed and breakfast in seven guest rooms plus use of the tennis court and swimming pool. Rated by Tatler magazine as one of the 12 smartest B&Bs in the country with an average guest review score of 9.5/10.

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Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
  • Large font signs and leaflets
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

The Daily Telegraph

Arriving at the Old Rectory is like arriving for an old-fashioned country house party, (which you secretly hope will be more PG Wodehouse than Agatha Christie).

We host around 3,000 guests a year for now. The house is managed on a day to day basis by our wonderful butler, Tom, who also hosts our guests whilst they are here. Accolades Tatler magazine who rated us as “one of the 12 smartest B&B’s in the country”. In more recent news, Rectory Manor has been nominated for the UK’s “Best B&B and Beyond” in the 2019 Eviivo awards - The Oscars for B&B’s.

Rectory Manor Waldingfield Room

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