Good Hotel Guide Review
Amid rolling countryside, Stephanie and Richard Challinor’s restored 17th-century farmhouse B&B stands in award-winning gardens just right for a wander and quiet contemplation. Individually decorated bedrooms have a pleasing country feel and views over the landscaped garden. Each is provided with bottled water, an espresso machine and a choice of DVDs. A shepherd’s hut in the wild flower garden makes a quirky choice – it has adjustable heating and a traditional wood burner, plus all the extras, including organic toiletries for the oversized shower. Tasty breakfasts, served in the former dairy (the oldest part of the house), have home-made bread, marmalade and jams; dry-cured Suffolk bacon. Simple suppers (fish pie; pâté and Suffolk chutney) may be served, by arrangement. 4 miles E of Stowmarket.|bedrooms 5. 1 in adjacent building, 1 in shepherd’s hut. open All year. facilities Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 4-acre garden (heated pavilion). background music In drawing room and dining room, ‘but we will turn it off if asked’. children Not under 12. prices Per room B&B £85–£130. À la carte £25. 2-night min. stay on summer weekends.