The Old Rectory

Ipswich, Suffolk
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1449 740400

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


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

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.


  • 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

Check in
3.30pm-9.30pm, please get in touch for early or late check in, fees may apply
Check out
11am, please get in touch for late check out, fees may apply
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 2-3 courses with wine, £20-£30. Pubs/restaurants 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £100
Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per night. 1-night bookings accepted on Saturdays; 2+ nights including Saturday: 25% discount.
1 Double
From £100
1 Twin/double
From £100



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Maggie Lawrence

  • Hidden away, at the end of a no-through lane, we are a rural idyll. Home-grown sausages and eggs at breakfast, home-baked cakes at tea and dinner includes our own lamb or pork, veggies from the garden and fruit from the orchard. Even honey is home spun.
  • Close by are all the medieval wool towns, most famously Lavenham - the Guildhall, church, beamed houses (as in the nursery rhyme and Harry Potter). Also, Long Melford with its antique shops and Cavendish and Clare. Kersey is a hidden gem
  • Just 25 mins away is "Constable Country" where Willy Lott's cottage and Flatford Mill are unmissable. A day can be spent walking the banks of the Stour and taking tea in Dedham before driving home via the villages of Stoke-by-Nayland, Nayland and Boxford.
  • Aldeburgh and Southwold are 80 minutes away, but our favourite is Orford with its castle, prize winning bakery, the best smoked fish, boat trips and Orford Ness - National Trust and lighthouse. Ask us about Sutton Hoo and Staverton Thicks on the way.
  • Cambridge is an hour away and Bury St Edmunds with its Abbey and gardens, Ickworth Park, Newmarket, home of flat racing and Anglesea Abbey are all sights within easy reach. In summer gardens are amazing - Wyken Hall, Helmingham amongst other NGS days
  • Gourmet Suffolk - we love our food and have a long list of recommendations from micro breweries to Michelin starred restaurants: some walkable and some to be enjoyed on your day out. We offer maps and guides for walks or bike rides in any direction.