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Ringshall Grange

Ringshall Grange, Stowmarket Road, Ringshall IP14 2HZ

32 reviews

Weekends

£2,200 - £4,000

Full Weeks

£4,000 - £5,500

SLEEPS

22

BEDROOMS

8

BATHROOMS

3

A beautiful, private moated manor house, in the depths of the Suffolk countryside.

Sleeps up to 22 in 8 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. Weekends from £2,200 to £4,000, full weeks from £4,000 to £5,500. For shorter stays please enquire.

If fully occupied, price per person per night is usually between £26 and £61.

  • Catering Available
  • Countryside Walks
  • Hot Tub
  • Self Catering
  • Snooker or Table Tennis
  • WiFi
  • Working Fireplace

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DESCRIPTION

Ringshall Grange, in Suffolk, is to be found down a long, winding drive, and within a large, medieval moat, which protects the house on all sides.

The house is a mixture of periods (the earliest parts of the building are Tudor), and is presented as a comfortable family home. It works brilliantly for holidays with family and friends, especially if you’re celebrating something special.

There are 8 bedrooms, which sleep 16 guests, although you could fit up to 22, depending on who shares a room with whom. There are three large bathrooms.

The reception rooms include a dining room (seating 22), a comfortable salon, with squashy sofas and television, and a games room and ‘Whisky Room’ (which is above the cellar). There is also a kitchen (with two cookers and two dishwashers), and a fabulous Karaoke Room, with the sort of dressing-up box that banishes all inhibitions and brings out the diva in any guest.

Outside, there is a terrace with a gas BBQ and a pizza oven, lots of lovely lawn for silly games, and a hot tub, for even sillier games. Across the moat, you can wander beneath ancient trees and explore the wild-flower meadows. Beyond the vegetable gardens, you’ll find the belvedere – a mound from which you’ll find lovely views of the Suffolk countryside.

Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature

“My favourite thing in this house is the Whisky Room, with its open fire and deep Chesterfields. I can imagine relaxing in here after a long walk or big banquet, and sipping the burning warmth of something peaty, gazing into the flames.”

About The Location

Ringshall is between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, on the East coast. If you’re arriving by train,Needham Market rail station is 4 miles away. There’s also Stowmarket, at 5 miles (London’s Liverpool Street is 90 minutes away), or there’s Ipswich train station, 11 miles away (and takes 65 minutes from London’s Liverpool Street.)

Things To Do

There’s lots to do in the surrounding area, and walkers will be particularly pleased with the amount of rambling.The house is within reach of Cambridge, for a city day out, or the Norfolk and Southwold coasts are only an hour’s drive if you fancy a picnic on the beach.

The management team looking after the house are pretty hands-on, and can help you arrange any special activities suitable for large groups, both on and off site (anything from yoga to quad-biking). Do contact the team for further details.

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REVIEWS

3 months ago

What an amazing house! My wonderful friends kindly hosted my hen weekend here. The attention to detail in the house is superb with gorgeous interiors and everything you need for a decadent weekend away. I would be very happy to rent out Ringshall Grange for another event or party. Thank you so much Laura and Stephen!

3 months ago

We celebrated my friend's hen do at Ringshall Grange in May, and absolutely loved staying there! What a beautiful spot.... The grounds, the house, the views, the hot tub! All the kitchen and dining-ware we needed to cater for a party of 20 was provided and there was plenty of space leftover for food storage. The second fridge in the games room was a much-needed prosecco store. We particularly appreciated having two cookers and lots of worktop space - and decorated so tastefully. There was a bottle of bubbles and some fruit and veg provided when we arrived, which was a lovely touch. The beds are really comfortable and the rooms a generous size. Again, the decoration has been done very imaginatively, and each bedroom and bathroom really has its own character. Needless to say, the dressing up room and karaoke were a big hit with the hens! I never managed to meet the owners in person, but Laura was helpful, communicative and gracious from start to finish. I would definitely go back and stay here with a large group in the future. Thanks Ringshall Grange! �

4 months ago

Absolutely loved spending a friend's birthday weekend at Ringshall Grange. The house is beautifully and tastefully decorated, keeping the original old features of the house, yet it has been enhanced with contemporary, sweet kitsch features that work perfectly together. All the bedrooms are spacious and light with themes in each that lend a touch of individuality. A particular highlight was the fancy dress cupboard, with 100 outfits to pick from and the games room and outside barbecue area, complete with hot tub! All in all, I would highly recommend Ringshall Grange for a weekend getaway.

4 months ago

Absolutely loved spending a friend's birthday weekend at Ringshall Grange. The house is beautifully and tastefully decorated, keeping the original old features of the house, yet it has been enhanced with contemporary, sweet kitsch features that work perfectly together. All the bedrooms are spacious and light with themes in each that lend a touch of individuality. A particular highlight was the fancy dress cupboard, with 100 outfits to pick from and the games room and outside barbecue area, complete with hot tub! All in all, I would highly recommend Ringshall Grange for a weekend getaway.

4 months ago

The Performance Solution have just used Ringshall Grange to run a Corporate Coaching Course retreat and the venue is a delight. Plenty of space for stressed executives to get away from the complexity of their worlds. It is comfortable with spacious bedrooms, games room, pizza oven, bar b que, hot tub, acres of fabulous land for walking and enough rooms downstairs to avoid feeling cramped. The kitchen facilities are more than adequate, Sainsbury's and Waitrose delivery so there was no need to leave. The dining room was a great training room and kept the work space away from the relaxation areas. Everyone left renewed and refreshed as well as full of learning. Laura was on hand to check all went to plan and the regular visits from cleaners and gardeners were discrete and not intrusive. The home touches and garden produce were the icing on the cake. We will come again

5 months ago

Just back from an excellent weekend at Ringshall Grange. It was the perfect venue for a large group of friends to celebrate a birthday. I will recommend this house to everyone without hesitation. Wish we were still there. Many thanks to Laura and Stephen for creating a place to share with us all.

5 months ago

Just back home after spending a wonderful weekend at Ringshall celebrating a friends 40th. Laura and Stephen have done an absolutely incredible job of creating a magical destination perfect for group getaways. The house itself has everything you could possibly want - ample beds, massive kitchen with everything you need to cook up a big feast, bbq, pizza oven, games room, karaoke room, hot tub, fancy dress - you name it, it's there! The grounds are magnificent and I couldn't help but notice little touches that would have made it a great trip if we'd had the kids with us too (we were blissfully child free on this occasion!) such as a football pitch/goal, loads of ace toys and board games and a cool den made out of twigs and sticks. Our boys (2 and 5) would have loved exploring the woods around the grange and the house feels like it would be ideal for large groups of families with kids of all ages. I can't recommend the place enough - get it booked!

6 months ago

We had the most amazing time at Ringshall Grange. It was everything and more than what we expected. Laura was the most amazing host to us and accommodated for any extras we needed. The house was absolutely beautiful. Im pretty sure that every single one of us left planning our next visit. I would 100% recommend Ringshall to everyone (just not on the dates we want it!).

6 months ago

I've just got back from a golfing weekend where a group of 19 of us stayed at Ringshall Grange, and we all had such an enjoyable time - the house & grounds are gorgeous!! I absolutely loved the themed bedrooms (the tropical one especially!), and all of the super-stylish decor & coppery accents really gave the venue a plush, yet totally homely, feel. I could quite happily live there myself! :) The golf was terrible (it is such a spiteful game after all...), but the dinner party & BBQs at Ringshall Grange were absolutely superb, and more than made up for a poor golfy performance. Everybody loved the venue & facilities, and I honestly couldn't think of anything (other than a hole-in-one) that would have improved our stay. On top of this, Laura (the owner of this beautiful home) has been more than accommodating from start to finish, and so I owe her a huge thanks for enabling our event happen in the way that it did. I will be wholeheartedly recommending your home as the perfect venue for all sorts of occasions to anybody I hear asking around for suggestions, and I would also like to think that I will be back there at some point for another 'do in the future. Thanks again! Andy

6 months ago

Laura and Stephen have created something really special in Ringshall Grange – the house and grounds are so beautiful and they have decorated it in a way that’s really quirky and cool, but cosy and warm at the same time. We celebrated a 50th Birthday at the house and everyone remarked how fabulous it and the grounds are, and felt completely relaxed and at home as soon as they arrived. The bedrooms are large and comfortable, and there are plenty of common areas to keep everyone entertained - a lovely formal dining room where CateringforSuffolk served us a delicious dinner, a brilliant games room/nightclub where we danced the night away, and a dress up/karaoke room that was full of fab costumes. The kitchen is lovely and also very well equipped - we were blessed with amazing weather so spent much of our time chilling in the garden, cooking pizzas in the wood fired pizza oven and relaxing in the hot tub. At only a couple of hours drive from London the house is in a great location, with grounds stretching as far as the eye can see. Laura was really helpful and accommodating when making the arrangements and gave us a such a warm welcome when we arrived. You can tell that her and Stephen really love the place and genuinely want their guests to enjoy it as much as they do – and that really comes across. This is a wonderful house and we had a fabulous, unforgettable weekend! Highly recommended!

6 months ago

My partner found this wonderful house for my 50th Birthday celebrations last weekend. To say it was the best birthday ever would be a total understatement! From the moment we arrived the fun & relaxation started - it weaves a charming spell. We had a large group with plenty of children but never felt on top of each other. The kids kept themselves entertained going on walks and building dens. The house is large quirky and not to prissy that you can't really chill out - it's a home from home in magnificent surroundings. The caterers Catering For Suffolk William & Sarah did an outstanding job of feeding our large party with amazing delicious food at a reasonable price. We were lucky to get incredible weather which meant lots of lounging outdoors - we made good use of both pizza oven, BBQ and the hot tub of course! Saturday night we had a fab groovy 1967 themed party and Sunday we all chilled listening to music (no neighbours so crank it up!) and playing games. It was perfect in every way. Big thanks to Laura for a warm welcome & good comms - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ringshall Grange for the best celebration get away. ���������

7 months ago

We spent a long time looking into large country properties to hire for my birthday celebrations and after much research, decided on Ringshall Grange. It was the best decision we have made! This is an absolutely stunning, well equpped and beautifully styled house, and we have just returned from such a wonderful weekend there. Right from the initial enquiry, contact with the owners was swift, efficient and professional. Laura answered all our queries and was incredibly helpful in suggesting local contacts for catering, pub walks and anything else we asked of her! All contracting and payment was very well organised and efficient. The house itself sits in lovely grounds down a long driveway set back from the road, and as such is very private. The moat surrounds the house and there are woodlands, a large meadow and lovely private grounds to enjoy. Whilst we were staying we saw numerous ducks, squirrels, partridges, pheasants and even a grazing deer on the other side of the moat! Inside the property there is plenty of space for everyone - we took a group of 22 people for the weekend, and it never felt like we were on top of one another. The children in our party had a fantastic time playing outside or in the well equipped games room - or on the karaoke. It is also a great house for hide and seek wiith it's 2 staircases and separate wings, so that kept them amused for hours too. Meanwhile the adults had the run of the kitchen, huge drawing room, whiskey room - and of course the hot tub! We also had a formal dinner on the Saturday night and the dining room was the perfect setting. All the rooms have been beautifully styled and decorated with incredible attention to even the smallest of details which really made a difference. The bathrooms are stunning, and there is a plentiful supply of soft white bath towels and toilet rolls. We cooked quite a lot during our stay, and the kitchen is really well equipped with everything you could need. There is also a larder full of basic provisions which was incredibly helpful - just pop a few pounds in the War Child collection box if you use them! And try out the pizza oven if you can - it is fantastic. I can't speak highly enough about how wonderful Ringshall Grange is. Unlike numerous other large proporties we have hired in the past, this house really does feel like a much loved family home - you can see the thought, care and attention Laura and Steve have put into every single detail. We genuinely wouldn't hesitate to return to this beautiful property, so do go and stay there yourselves - you won't be disappointed!

7 months ago

This house was amazing for my 30th birthday weekend. The decor is incredible and having the hot tub was great. The best thing has to be the fancy dress room! Highly recommend and will certainly be back some point soon. Thanks again Laura for being such a good host.

8 months ago

Had a wonderful 3 days with friends at Ringshall Grange last weekend. A stunning Manor House in a beautiful setting, the decor is amazing, you can tell the owners have put a lot of thought into it and spared no expense to make it feel luxurious, yet homely at the same time. I especially loved the vintage inspired wallpapers. It was the perfect place to unwind and get away from it all (the hot tub being the first place to start!) and have fun with friends. Our children had the BEST time ever, exploring the house and grounds, they were never short of anything to do and especially enjoyed the fancy dress room (ok we did too!). On Sunday, we rounded off our weekend with a fantastic roast chicken dinner, followed by cheese, both sourced from the incredibly friendly local farm shops. What more could you want? Actually, I want to live here, please?!!!!

8 months ago

A large group of us stayed from Friday to Sunday. I was so looking forward to our stay and wasn't disappointed. I was totally enchanted by this beautiful house and its surroundings. Laura, the owner, popped in to check if we were all ok and couldn't have been nicer. The house is so well equipped; from crockery, cutlery, glassware and towels to fancy dress and loo roll! (The latter two being very important!). What really took my breath away was the renovation work the house has undergone and the AMAZING decor - so well thought out and a brilliant mix of old and new with a keen eye for design. Thank you, can't wait to visit again x

9 months ago

Stayed here back in December and loved every moment of it. The owners have thought of everything you would need for a fun weekend away with friends or family - we had singalongs around the piano, opened Christmas presents by the fire and the dressing up room was amazing! We were already planning our return trip in the summer as we left on the Sunday :)

10 months ago

Lovely property, in beautiful grounds, set in Suffolk rural countryside. This venue has every amenity you could desire for a fun weekend. Owners Laura and Stephen are the coolest cats you could meet, whos primary concern is you and your party having fun.... An unusual trait for people who own such a sumptuous home.... All was explained when being nosey I happened upon a book about an amazing place in Somerset. Inside the front cover were warm words from a friend, talking about Stephen and Lauras first meeting. They met at Glastonbury.... Go to Ringshall grange, you will have fun xxx

10 months ago

I spent New Years Eve at Ringshall Grange and was blown away by the property and facilities. The property is located in a stunning setting and the building itself is grand but homely. The owners have restored it to a very high standard and have thoughtfully added several new facilities (hot tub, pizza oven, games room to name but a few) to enhance the experience and make your stay feel really special. I would wholeheartedly recommend a stay at Ringshall to anyone looking for the British country home experience.

10 months ago

I stayed here for 3 nights to celebrate nye with my friends and the weekend could not have been more perfect. The owners (who are super helpful, professional and friendly) seem to have thought of every possible way to make the house an absolute pleasure to stay in! Hot tub, pool table, darts board, stunning (massive) bedrooms, everything that you could possibly want/need in a kitchen, speakers in each room, karaoke, dressing up room.. the list goes on! And all of this surrounded by beautiful countryside and so much private land to stroll around. 18 of us stayed here without it being anywhere near a squeeze. With so many fun features in the house, we were fully entertained all weekend and would definitely return. Cannot recommend this property enough.

10 months ago

When I originally booked Ringshall Grange back in October for my birthday it was on a total whim after a friend of Laura's posted it on Facebook and I am SO glad I took that leap of faith. The house is a magical place and because of this it's quite difficult to put into words. While its a beautiful big house with a great sense of history and grandeur, it somehow retains a cosy, homely feel. You don't feel scared to touch or use anything... Everything is tastefully decorated and in keeping with the surroundings, nothing's too OTT (except for the glitter walls on then Karaoke room!) and the grounds are beautiful. I think it's because of this homely welcoming vibe, you immediately feel right at home. Our weekend there was definitely one of the best weekends ever and one which the group will never forget. I would (and have) wholeheartedly recommend it to anybody looking for a fun weekend away. Do what I did and take the plunge, you won't be disappointed! Thanks again to Laura and Steven for everything and see you again in 2017!

10 months ago

This place is truly awesome. The house is full of character and charm. Stylish yet extremely comfortable. Each room is unique with fantastic design touches. The kitchen is perfect for a large group and has everything you need. The grounds are beautiful. The addition of a dressing up and karaoke room is the icing on the cake. This place rocks and we will definitely return. Thanks for an amazing time.

10 months ago

My family and I have just spent a truly magical Christmas at Ringshall Grange, infact probably the best big family get together we've ever had. The house and grounds are obviously spectacular, you can see that from the pictures, but what you can't tell is how warm, comfortable and generous the house is - it has a really brilliant vibe and is such a fabulous party house. Every room is incredibly stylish but also deliciously comfortable. Laura and Stephen have done an amazing job and they couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating hosts. Everything we needed was sorted and dealt with quickly and we were left not one but two beautifully decorated trees plus gifts for our family to enjoy. The biggest trouble with Ringshall Grange is you can't bear to leave! We will definitely book again, thank you!

10 months ago

What an incredible place, the rooms, decor...fancy dress room, the grounds. One of best weekends of my life, thank you! I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere to stay with a big group of friends x

11 months ago

21 of us stayed at Ringshall Grange and had the best weekend. It is a beautiful house in a beautiful location and equipped with everything we could possibly have needed. Thank you Laura & Steve!

11 months ago

This place! What a beautiful house and setting, it has everything you need for a magical weekend of fun, relaxation and happiness. And only a short hop from London - perfect! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a country escape with friends.

11 months ago

What a weekend! Ringshall Grange is just perfect for a fun holiday retreat. We spent a long weekend at the house and it was filled with laughter, roaring log fires, happy people, fancy dress, music, food, long walks, home cooked food and lots more. All perfectly hosted by Laura and Stephen, who made us feel so welcomed, and were on hand to help us with anything we needed. We'll definitely be coming back and recommending the house to others.

1 year ago

Laura and Stephen are natural hosts. Both are very creative and have a fantastic ability to style the venue effortlessly but with amazing results. It's a gorgeous property - I love it because it can be a traditional "Country Manor House" one day or a "Fairy Laden Magical, Hipster adventure the next . It's a canvas ( and a half) for parties, seminars, family gatherings or whatever you need it to be. I've known Laura for years and nothing phases her - she is one of life's natural party planners and our party didn't disappoint ! Thank you xxx

1 year ago

Ringshall Grange, it’s hard to actually put into words how magical this place really is. I would suggest you book it and find out. The house is delightful and the grounds are beautiful. We spent a number of days there for our company annual trip and it exceeded above and beyond any requirements we had envisaged. We have already started to agree on our date for our next annual trip to visit. Laura and Stephen the owners were the perfect hosts and nothing was too much for them. It’s obvious how much they both love the house with deep passion and care about their guests. Great food, amazing house, wonderful hosts – ideal for family/friends/work trips! This house will become a destination spot soon, so get in quick if you want to experience a truly perfect break! See you soon Ringshall Grange! Love x

1 year ago

We came to Ringshall Grange on a work event, bringing our entire team, about 35 people. The whole two days were fantastic. We ran a team session on the first morning and then set about having some fun. Laura and Steven have created a wonderful place, welcoming, surrounded by beautiful countryside with plenty of space to hang out, eat and generally relax, both inside the amazing house and in the grounds. It was so good, I have booked the house to come back with family. Thanks Laura and Steven, looking forward to seeing you again soon!

1 year ago

We highly recommend this beautiful and historically very interesting venue. In September we held our wedding ceremony, with 125 guests, at Ringshall Grange - if you want a peaceful and stress-free experience this is it. Set in beautiful grounds the owners, Laura and Steve, have created a very special environment that includes woodland, open fields, super views and fascinating accommodation. With Laura and Steve we worked with local businesses and we found everyone prepared to spend time with us to ensure our wedding day ran smoothly and it did! Don't rush this experience it's worth spending a few days there.i

1 year ago

We had a wonderful weekend at RG. Steve and Laura have done a stunning job of making this place into a home from home which is equally opulent and comfortable. There's so much to explore we spent hours getting lost, and every room is decorated beautifully. We went for my 40th, but it would be ideal for stag/hen parties, weddings, family get togethers etc etc.

1 year ago

20 of us stayed at Ringshall Grange in early September, a last getaway before the Summer holidays disappeared. 11 adults and 9 children gathering from London, Essex, Sussex and Berkshire. The weekend was relaxed, fun and unique because of this unusual house. Laura and Steve's vision comes through very clearly, and the idiosyncratic joining of Tudor, Victorian, Edwardian and millennial worlds is exciting. It's a cosy place, yet it feels like you could easily be in a film, a murder mystery or at an aristocrats party. The grounds are huge and perfect for an explore or a runaround. As an amateur gardener, my envy of the onsite allotment was not convincingly contained. The children were in their element with a dedicated fancy dress/karaoke cubbyhole and the chance to watch Peppa Pig from a gold chaise lounge. Oh, how the other half live. We bought fresh, local ingredients from the farm next door and the rest we had delivered by Sainsbury's without any fuss (and as it's a new address, £20 off our 'first order'. Everyone's a winner. Ish). The adults somehow managed to endure the hot tub, the bar area (cocktails, poker etc) and debating the intricacies of modern education policy and a current failure in British politics whilst drinking bourbon in the whiskey room. Yes, a room for just this activity. Loads to do in the area too - some us took the scenic route to Southwold and others walked to a local vegetarian pub. Laura and Steve went above and beyond - helpful, flexible and generous throughout. This is a special place for all sorts of reasons and all sorts of groups of people. I know that some of our party are already planning to re-book, and I'm looking forward to visiting again one day soon Wholeheartedly recommended.

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