Boxted Hall

Boxted Hall, Boxted, Suffolk, IP29 4JT

1 reviews

Weekends

£3,300 - £4,500

Full Weeks

£4,500 - £6,300

Sleeps

26

Bedrooms

13

Bathrooms

11

Boxted Hall is a romantic country manor, found deep within the lushest of Suffolk parkland.

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Boxted Hall is a splendid country manor house near Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk. The front door is reached across a moat, over a beautifully romantic stone bridge.

The house is ideal for weekend parties with family and friends, and great for weddings or special celebrations. The lay-out of the reception rooms and bedrooms means it also works well for corporate use.

The house sleeps up to 26 guests in 13 bedrooms, 9 of which are en-suite (the last four bedrooms are in the attic, and share two shower rooms).

Downstairs, there’s the Hall, which seats 26 (and is perfect for dancing), a dining room (which seats 16), an oak-panelled library (complete with squashy armchairs and lamps and a secret door), and an elegant drawing room with a grand piano. There’s also a big, well-equipped kitchen and a games room, in which to play billiards. It’s the games room that’s behind the secret door (happily).

The house is set within 250 acres of Suffolk parkland, and the gardens offer lots of space for wandering and playing. The River Glem meanders through part of the walled garden, and there are two summer houses in which to seek shade or shelter, or to hold secret assignations). Energetic guests can play a few games of tennis, or clop their way around the croquet lawn, and the less energetic can float in the pool, beneath the orchard wall.

Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature

“There’s a real sense of continuity and agelessness about this house. The family are apparently only one of three such families in England to have lived in a house for over five hundred years. It feels like a happy, relaxed place, well-used to guests and parties and having fun.”

About the Location

Boxted Hall is about two hours’ drive from the middle of London, on the A134. The closest railway station is Sudbury, about twenty minutes away from the house.

Things To Do

There are some beautiful villages near Boxted: Hartest, Long Melford, Hawkedon and Lavenham are nearby, with traditional pubs and little antique shops.Bury St Edmunds is 20 minutes drive away, should you wish to tour a medieval town, and Cambridge is an hour away, if you fancy something even older.

Newmarket is about a thirty-minute drive from Boxted, if you’d like to plan a day at the races.

There are lots of sporting activities that can be arranged close to the house, such as quad-biking, shooting and karting.

House History

The house was built in 1392 by Sir John Poley, where once stood an older house, and the family have been in residence at Boxted Hall since 1398. The moat dates from this time and is still crossed by a bridge dating from the 11th century. In 1820, a family member added two wings, and re-faced the house with a red brick facade. Inside, the main hall still has its beautiful original oak panelling.

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REVIEWS

5 months ago

What a paradise!!!! I went there last weekend with 28 family members including four small children and we had a ball. The House itself was stunning with lots of beautiful bedrooms, mostly with ensuites. We were all able to sit at the dining table together in the magnificent dining room. The house was exceedingly spacious set in beautiful gardens with a moat surrounding the house. Views from all sides of the house were wonderful. The facilities also included an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts with large grounds where we played cricket and croquet. The kitchen was extremely well laid out with everything possible we could need including two dishwashers. We spent a good part of the weekend outside as the weather was so good but inside we also had several sitting rooms, a pool room and a small tv room to relax . We would certainly consider returning to this house for another weekend as even with this large group the place felt very spacious and beautiful

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