Church House

Woodbridge, Suffolk
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)7961 451064

Browse eclectic art, ceramics, jewellery; laze in the hammock; stroll to the excellent village pub. A cultured base in peaceful Suffolk


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

A short hop from riverside Woodbridge and musical Snape Maltings, between a conservation churchyard and a history-rich field, is something different and unusual: a customised house of gentle colours and textures, home to an architect and a designer. From the hand-carved oak porch to the lovely wildlife garden, there’s a feeling of warmth and delight. Under the eaves: two jewel-bright and comfortable bedrooms full of books and fresh flowers. In the kitchen: a big farmhouse table laid for breakfasts with homemade bread (locally ground flour from the family farm), granola and marmalade. And, a short walk away, an excellent village pub.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. Children over 6 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £80
Singles from £65 to £70.
1 Twin/double
From £80
1 Twin/double
From £80



Richard & Sally have a charming, immaculate property and are excellent hosts. I could have spent days simply chatting to them!

Michael, Newton Abbot

Sawday's summary captures it in a nutshell - there is a feeling of warmth and delight about this house. Richard and Sally built it from the shell of an old bungalow, and every aspect bears witness to thoughtful design and artistic flair. We slept in the Loft - a spacious room with a huge and comfortable bed, private shower room, and shelves full of the range of books that accumulate in a family of avid readers. Sally was a perfect hostess, giving advice on where to eat and places to visit, cooking a delicious locally-sourced breakfast, and treating us as friends of the family.

Nick, Cambridge

Sally and Richard are very nice hosts who provide a very clean and cosy accommodation, it is a perfect location to visit many places of interest in the area. We would recommend Church House to our friends and family.

Michael, Chelmsford

Lovely, relaxing stay in this beautiful part of Suffolk. Room was light, airy & clean. The owners were thoughtful & couldn't do enough to make our stay a peaceful & memorable. Full of knowledge about places to go & things to do for all the family. I can't recommend this B&B enough! Will definitely be staying again.

Kate, Bristol

Wonderful - warm and welcoming and very attractive. We loved it.


Sally & Richard have created an unusual, comfortable and extremely welcoming home ideal for a short break in this wonderful area which is bursting with places to go. The owl room has comfy beds, lovely views and great pictures on the walls. The bathroom looks out on the field and church, whose bells obligingly rang in the 2012 games during our stay. Breakfast set us up for the day, local produce beautifully presented. Sally introduced us to Suffolk craftspeople, suggested choices for eating out and was the perfact hostess. Highly recommended!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sally & Richard Pirkis

  • Sutton Hoo with it's magnificent Anglo Saxon ship burial lies next to the picturesque riverside town of Woodbridge.
  • The Aldeburgh Festival and Snape Maltings is a cultural hub for music, dance, opera, drama, art, poetry, literature.
  • Mysterious Orfordness, Europe's largest vegetated shingle spit, previously used by the MoD and later BBC world service is now an internationally important nature reserve owned by the National Trust.
  • The timeless seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold offer an extraordinary variety of independent shops, galleries and restaurants.
  • Foodie heaven includes many award winning restaurants - The Table &The Crown, Woodbridge, Darsham Nurseries, Butley Orford Oysterage Orford, The Lighthouse Aldeburgh and Pump St Bakery Orford.
  • The Sandlings, a national nature reserve including Minsmere RSPB reserve has huge dramatic skies, farmland, pine forest, heathland, seawall, shingle, beach and marshes full of the sound of waves, birds and solitude.