Boxted Hall

Boxted Hall is a beautiful moated 14th. century manor house that has been occupied by the same family line for over six hundred years. The property is set in extensive grounds ( 1,200 acres ) including 150 acres of parkland around the house, thereby giving a high degree of privacy. It is less than two hours journey from London and is perfect for a special celebration, or to relax and enjoy with friends

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SLEEPS 16+ GUESTS in SUFFOLK * Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool * Cooked breakfast included * Very private and surrounded by 150 acres of ancient park and woodlands * Wonderful long history dating back to the 14th century * Beautiful interiors that have all been recently restored and redecorated * WiFi throughout the house

Location Boxted Hall is located 10 miles south of Bury St. Edmunds and 8 miles north of Sudbury, close to the historic villages of Lavenham and Long Melford. The postcode is IP29 4JT. The property is only a two hour journey from London.

The Accommodation There are twelve bedrooms in total consisting of eight double bedrooms, and four attic rooms (each with twin beds) which are ideal for couples with younger children or for children over five years old.

  • Magnificent wood panelled entrance hall with large open fireplace and wood burning stove. Large windows looking out to the lovely gardens. It is often used for grand dinners in excess of 18 guests
  • Dining Room to seat up to 18 guests with beautiful furnishings including curved doors and windows
  • Large Drawing Room with cosy open fireplace with impressive mantelpiece. Comfortable sofas and armchairs and beautiful antique furniture. Three large curved french windows making the most of the lovely views. A beautiful Grand Piano (Bechstein)is located by the windows
  • Ancient oak panelled Drinks Room
  • Very comfortable Library with large open fireplace with wood burning stove. This room also serves as the TV room with access to Sky Plus
  • Very large Billiard Room with full sized snooker table
  • All the above reception rooms contain impressive original oil paintings of the 24 generations of the family that have lived at the Hall since it was built in 1392
  • Eight luxurious double en-suite bedrooms (one of which can be converted into a twin room, if required). One of the double bedrooms is self contained but is attached to the main house, and has a separate entrance
  • Four twin bedded rooms sharing two shower rooms
    THE GROUNDS: The gardens are beautifully maintained and completely private. The river Glem flows slowly behind the house, through several walled gardens with listed summer houses. In the Park in front of the house there are two ancient walnut trees, one the tallest, the other the oldest in Europe!
    HISTORY: Boxted Hall has a long history and is mentioned in the Doomsday records. It was built during the reign of Richard II in 1392 and is set in 150 acres of park and woodland, overlooked by the family church on top of the hill. The property has been occupied by the Poley and later the Weller-Poley family since the late 14th century. In 1757 the last Poley, Sir John, settled the estate on George, son of Elizabeth Poley and Robert Weller of Tunbridge Wells, thus creating the current day name. Over the years the main house has changed many times in its appearance, and today it is as beautiful as ever set in wonderful countryside.
The Services The following are included in the rent:

  • Full English breakfast
  • Tea/coffee station available all day
  • Full Housekeeping, including cleaning and tidying of rooms daily, making and turning down of beds, bed linen and bath towels, lighting of fires and serving of all meals
  • Toiletries
  • Logs and utilities
  • Access to the internet with good WiFi throughout the house
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool from July to September
  • Some bicycles are available

Additional Services The following services are available on request for which there will be an additional charge:

  • Catered lunches, afternoon tea, dinners and suppers
  • Laundry
  • Clay pigeon shooting (with former British champion)
  • Falconry
  • Coarse fishing in moat and river, with guidance and instructions from former British champion, if required
  • Weddings – wedding receptions are hosted at Boxted Hall, there is a church nearby or registry office where you can get married

Local Attractions

  • The historic villages of Lavenham and Long Melford, both within 10 minutes
  • Kentwell Hall and Long Melford Hall, both within 10 minutes
  • Ickworth House, Park and Garden, within 15 minutes
  • Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds, within 20 minutes
  • St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, within 20 minutes
  • Newmarket racecourse and stables, within 30 minutes
  • Cambridge, within 45 minutes
  • Ely Cathedral, within one hour

Pubs and Restaurants

  • The Queen’s Head, Hawkedon, ( 2miles )
  • The White Horse, Whepstead, ( 6 miles )
  • The Great House, Lavenham, ( 5 miles )
  • La Maison Bleue, Bury St. Edmunds, ( 10 miles )
  • Scutchers, Long Melford, ( 5 miles )
  • Pea Porridge Restaurant, Bury St. Edmunds, ( 10 miles )
  • The Canon Brewery, Bury St. Edmunds, ( 10 miles )
Price Please contact us for prices
    Additional Information
  • Dogs considered
  • Hen and Stag parties considered

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