The Old Rectory | Bed & Breakfast in Suffolk | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Bed & Breakfast

The Old Rectory - Bed & Breakfast in Suffolk

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Kettlebaston, Ipswich, IP7 7QD, Suffolk
England, United Kingdom

Maggie Lawrence

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+44 (0)1449 740400 (landline)

A secluded spot. Delicious home-produce, tea on the terrace in summer, log fires in winter, friendly hosts - it’s a treat to stay!

A handsome house surrounded by large gardens and sheep-dotted fields. Maggie's home is filled with beautiful things: old family china, prints, portraits, blue and white decorated lamps, polished wood – a piano you can play too. Bedrooms are peaceful and pretty; 'Rose' is reached up a few steps. Breakfast is well worth waking up for: granola, compote, homemade jams, home-buzzed honey, sausages and bacon from their own pigs; sourcing local food is a passion and Maggie loves to cook, so dinner will be equally good. Set off for Constable country, charming old wool town Lavenham, antiques in Long Melford, the coast... it's a fascinating spot.

Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Tennis court
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Local points of interest from Maggie Lawrence:

Local points of interest from
Maggie Lawrence:

  • In the heart of the countryside, half a mile from our nearest neighbour yet only 3 miles from Lavenham. The Old Rectory Kettlebaston is a rural idyll.
  • We pride ourselves on our home grown produce whether its the sausages for breakfast, the eggs I bake with or the vegetables for your evening meal. In the summer we rear hens, lambs and pigs.
  • We are ideally situated for touring the medieval wool towns of Suffolk, the ancient cathedral at Bury St Edmunds and the spires of Cambridge. Alternatively, the estuaries and coastline of Suffolk are only 45 minutes drive away.
  • There are wonderful walks in all directions from our house, whether its a 2 mile stroll to the nearest pub or an hour's walk across farmland to Lavenham. We can rent you bikes to explore further afield. We provide maps, directions and advice.
  • If you don't want to sample home food, there is a wide and wonderful choice of pubs and restaurants which we can recommend and often, with prior notice, we can act as your taxi service.
Points of interest

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  • 1 Twin/double
  • , 1 Double
Price:(i) £90 to£100 per night

Booking info:


Dinner, 2-3 courses with wine, £20-£25. Pubs/restaurants 2 miles.




Kettlebaston, Ipswich, IP7 7QD, Suffolk

B&B 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) £ 90 to £ 100 per night
B&B 1 Double room
with separate bathroom
Price: (i) £ 90 to £ 100 per night

Maggie Lawrence

Visit website

+44 (0)1449 740400 (landline)