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Get an overview of this hotelLuxury bed & breakfast with outdoor pool and bar/lounge


Situated in the historical district, this luxury bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Gainsborough's House, and Long Melford Heritage Centre. Corpus Christi Guildhall and Melford Hall are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Property Features

An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and an outdoor tennis court are available at this bed & breakfast. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a sauna, a meeting room, and concierge services.

Room Amenities

All 6 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. Guests will also find flat-screen TVs, Egyptian cotton sheets, and coffee makers. Limited housekeeping is available.

Renovations & Closures

The following facilities will be closed during October, November, December, January, February, and March:
  • Swimming pool

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, The Old Rectory Country House provides an outdoor tennis court and a sauna. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. This Georgian bed & breakfast also offers a library, a terrace, and multilingual staff. Onsite self parking is complimentary. A total renovation of this property was completed in November 2015.

  • Total number of rooms - 6 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Library 
  • One meeting room 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Year Built 1400 
  • Free self parking 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Sauna 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Outdoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis court  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Limited housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include an outdoor tennis court, an outdoor pool, and a sauna.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Bed & Breakfast Policies


Check-in time starts at 4:30 PM

Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 35.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for GBP 10.00 per night.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room (up to 40 kg)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No elevators


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 17 for adults and GBP 17 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • Old Rectory Country House B&B Sudbury
  • Old Rectory Country House Sudbury
  • Old Rectory Country House B&B
  • Old Rectory Country House

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

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4.7 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
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Great B+B in Suffolk countryside

5 out of 5
Posted Dec 14, 2016
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!
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5 out of 5
Posted Jul 18, 2016
A lovely quiet place, friedly personal, familliar athmosphere, very tastefully designet rooms
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Perfect escape

5 out of 5
by from ipswich
Posted Jul 10, 2016
Friendly, homely, beautiful. Stunning room with lovely balcony. Lots of personal touches to the decor and service. delicious breakfast and adorable dog to cuddle.
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4 out of 5
Posted Apr 4, 2016
Pros: Quiet location but still close to everywhere
Cons: Being really picky - more toiletries and maybe a sign on road to indicate hotel
Location: Lavenham and long melford
Very nice hotel, good location and pleasant setting. Staff helpful and friendly
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fantastic 2 day stay

5 out of 5
Posted Mar 14, 2016
lovely peaceful country house with excellent friendly service
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5 out of 5
by from Harwich
Posted Feb 23, 2016
Pros: Our room (the Blue Room) was lovely.
Cons: It's hard to find if you're not familiar with the area. Better signposting for people who are arriving in the dark would be great :)
The Hotel Porter was very nice and made us feel extremely welcome.
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prime Location

5 out of 5
by from Edinburgh
Posted Oct 3, 2015
Pros: Location and swimming pool
Cons: Everything was perfect
Location: See above
Set in a beautiful location within easy travelling distance of a host of interesting tourist attractions. Breakfasts are to die for.
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Nice spot.

4 out of 5
by from derby uk.
Posted Sep 7, 2015
Need to plan your dinner as its over a mile to the nearest pub.
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Tranquil location

4 out of 5
Posted Jul 22, 2015
Pros: The character, homeliness, welcome, gardens, dog, cleanliness and quiet.
Cons: The main aspect that made us feel uncomfortable was an overly enthusiastic staff member. Good service but uncomfortable at times.
Location: Great villages like Lavenham and National Trust properties like Ickworth.
For a very quiet get away this is a lovely hotel. For us there were a few things lacking. No shower, only 4 coat hangers and dirty windowsin our room. Slightly over cooked breakfast and a gushing hotel staff member we found was too much. On the plus side, the room was clean, comfortable and beautifully furbished. The dog was a pleasure and at no time did we feel rushed or intruded upon. We had full access to the gardens and often had the grounds to ourselves.
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Hard to find.

5 out of 5
by from Finksburg, MD
Posted Jun 24, 2015
We had a wonderful visit. Tom was so sociable and made us feel so welcomed. Honey was an added benefit that made the B&B so homey. I would strongly recommend the Old Rectory Country House to any friends traveling to the Sudbury area. The only suggestion I have is to create a map for travelers coming from other countries. It is enough to have to negotiate the wrong side of the road, shift with the left hand and try to manipulate narrow roads without trying to find your way to a place that isn't even recognized by the locals. Even with this complaint/suggestion, I'd recommend the Old Rectory in a minute. It was that great.
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