Kesgrave Hall

Ipswich, Suffolk
+44 (0)1473 333741
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A grand old house renovated in contemporary style - there’s a humming bistro, an attractive sitting room and some quietly funky rooms


23 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This Georgian mansion sits in 38 acres of woodland and gardens, sound-proofing it from the outside world. It was home to US airmen during WWII, but the locals have reclaimed it as their own now and they come for the easy style, the excellent service, the delicious food and the informal vibe. The emphasis here is firmly on the food, so it’s almost a restaurant with rooms, albeit quite a grand one. Inside, you find wellington boots in the entrance hall, high ceilings in the big sitting room, stripped boards in the humming bistro and doors that open onto a terrace in summer. Colourful bedrooms have lots of style. One is huge and comes with a free-standing bath and a faux leopard-skin sofa. The others might not be quite as wild, but they’re lovely nonetheless, some cosy in the eaves, others in beautifully refurbished outbuildings. Expect warm colours, crisp linen, good lighting and fancy bathrooms. Back downstairs, tasty food flies from the kitchen, perhaps smoked haddock fishcakes, a char-grilled steak, a delicious coffee cheesecake with Tia Maria ice cream. Suffolk’s magical coast waits.


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Blankets, towels, walks, bowls and doggy dinners.

Dogs £10.

Woods to roam in, lawns to run on. Beach and rivers about 20 minutes away.

Breakfast £10-£16. Lunch & dinner, 3 courses, £25-£30.


Nightly price
from £130
10 Doubles
From £135
7 Twin/doubles
From £130
6 Suites for 2
From £275



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sue Bunting

  • Sail on a yacht from the Ipswich Marina along the river Orwell to Harwich, all sailing gear and tuition will be provided as well as coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.
  • Book into the Spa, Kesgrave Hall for a relaxing day spa or half day spa
  • Walking, bird watching on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Visit Minsmere which is the home of BBC Springwatch in May
  • Shopping in the small market town of Woodbridge is not to be missed; independent shops, cafes and restaurants galore
  • Visit the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival at the end of September. Pick up some delicious treats to take home!
  • Latitude Festival, escape to Kesgrave every night for a bath!