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We have a family suite which is more than ample for the 3 of us. Great facilities and something is always left for my son, whether colouring book or chocolate. Great breakfast.
Needed a place to stay for business and wanted to swim. This place is lovely, set on the grounds of a National Trust property. Great big warm pool and if you swim at 5:30pm ad I did it was all to myself. Lovely friendly staff. I will be back and have already booked.
We stayed in the John Sutherland Suite - the rooms were spacious, clean and very comfortable. The staff were professional, attentive and friendly. The food in the restaurant was outstanding and the menu choices just right. We really enjoyed our stay and would certainly recommend to friends and ...
I had a wonderful stay. My room was cosy and clean with a big bed and bath. I arrived quite late and was still served food and even allowed to take my wine to my room! Breakfast next day was exceptional!!
We really enjoyed our stay and were made to feel very welcome. Tom recommended a lovely restaurant and some walks nearby. Breakfast was fantastic too - will visit again!
Deserved winners of Luxury B&B 2017. Thank you so much to the owners Stephanie and Richard. Your place is beautiful and you've thought of everything for a relaxing break.
Whether you're visiting Essex for leisure or business, choose from a great selection of top-of-the-range five-star hotels and look forward to outstanding hospitality.
Nearly 900 years old, Framlingham Castle became an exclusive residence after it was captured by King John in the early-13th Century. In 1553, Mary Tudor, the daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, was crowned queen of England here, and continued to reign until her death five years later.
Walk along the impressive 10.5-metre-high castle wall, see the castle's fantastic exhibitions, buy a souvenir, or just relax with a picnic on the grounds. Throughout the year, the castle celebrates many important events such as kings and queens festivals, re-enactments of the Battle of 1066, and other historical-themed events that are fun for the whole family.
All rooms in five-star hotels here are intricately decorated and have luxury bedding so you will always sleep perfectly. Normally, they will include fully equipped private bathrooms with luxury toiletries, and coffee makers so you can always enjoy a freshly brewed cup of Java to get you going in the morning!
Dating back to Tudor times, this grand stately home was built on a former medieval manor house, and is surrounded by elegant landscaped grounds with an enchanting avenue and Walled Garden. Kentwell Hall is frequently hired for weddings and other special occasions, and is renowned for its elaborate interior artwork and charming Stableyard Tearoom, where you can indulge in delicious fresh lunches, cakes and other tasty treats.
Another enchanting landmark, this neo-classical country house dates back to the early-19th Century and is known for its beautiful Italian-inspired architecture and artworks. See its attractive Regency furniture and fine silver, and have a relaxing stroll in its picturesque landscaped gardens. A short drive away to the south is the delectable Long Melford Swan, a five-star boutique hotel offering opulent accommodation and refined cuisine.
In historic Newmarket, a short journey from several luxury hotels, you can find the National Horseracing Museum, which offers an interesting insight into the history of this prestigious sport. See its superb trophy collection and equestrian paintings, and learn about the famous horses that have raced on British soil over the years. Visit the adjacent Vestey Gallery of British Sporting Art where you can learn about the history of other sports such as boxing and rowing.
With in-room WiFi in your five-star hotel, you could book online tickets to a show at the Bury St. Edmund's Theatre Royal, a Regency theatre offering excellent live performances throughout the year. If you're interested in aviation, don't forget to go to the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum near RAF Bungay in the north of the county. This venue, opened in 1972, has dozens of restored aircraft, as well as thousands of other aviation-related artefacts exhibiting the history of the RAF, air-sea rescue, and the Royal Observer Corps.