Little Thorington

Colchester, Suffolk
The exterior of Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The dining room at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The ground floor snug at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The kitchen at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The top landing of the East Staircase at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The first floor sitting room at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The East Wing bathroom at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
Double bedroom on the east wing, 1st floor at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The east wing double bedroom en-suite at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
Twin bedroom on the east wing, 2nd floor at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
Twin bedroom on the east wing, 2nd floor at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The extensive exterior of Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The tennis court at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The exterior of Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The dining room at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The ground floor snug at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The kitchen at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The top landing of the East Staircase at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The first floor sitting room at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The East Wing bathroom at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk Double bedroom on the east wing, 1st floor at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The east wing double bedroom en-suite at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk Twin bedroom on the east wing, 2nd floor at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk Twin bedroom on the east wing, 2nd floor at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The extensive exterior of Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The tennis court at Thorington Hall, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Monday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 010062

About Little Thorington

Situated in a large hamlet within the Dedham Vale in Suffolk, Little Thorington, part of Thorington Hall, is difficult to miss with its striking exterior and historic detailing.

Stay in part of one of Suffolk's oldest houses, packed with history and bags of charm from the uneven and characterful staircase to the impressive dining room with a wood burning stove.

Inside, the large bright rooms are informally furnished and conceal moden facilities, yet retain their former grandeur. Little Thorington sleeps 6 plus an additional two on the sofa bed. It is part of Thorington Hall, so whilst only having a maximum of 8 guests staying, you will have the luxury of the large dining room, kitchen, sitting room with a wood burning stove and snug that Thorington Hall offers (catering for up to 18 guests). The cottage is set within a gated entrance with a large rambling garden, a small apple orchard, stables and a multi-use play area/ tennis court.

Little Thorington is a perfect escape to explore the Constable Countryside and beyond. It is a 15 minute drive to Flatford, the inspiration to some of John Constable's most famous pictures. For those feeling slightly more energetic, explore the 4-7 mile Flatford and Country walking trail through the Stour Valley and Dedham Vale. After a day out and about, Little Thorington is the perfect place to put your feet up, enjoy the warmth of the wood burner and the company of family or friends.

 

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Preferred changeover day
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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available

Accessibility

Not accessible

Layout

  • Ground floor

    Cloak and shower room, large dining room with a wood burner, sitting room/ snug with a woodburner (and double sofa bed if required), large kitchen with an aga range cooker and utility room.

  • First floor

    Double bedroom and en-suite shower room, large sitting room and bathroom with slipper bath and separate shower.

  • Second floor

    Two twin bedrooms (one which can be a double on request).

Notes for guests

Access: Due to the age of the property floors are uneven, there are varying levels and steps throughout. Staircases have narrow irregular treads and wider than standard balustrades so care must be taken. Attic rooms have sloping ceilings with restricted head heights and sloping floors.

The East staircase bannister rails are at wider spacing than new regulations - children should be supervised. The twin rooms on the second floor are not recommended for younger children due to the uneven stairs.

This cottage only includes part of the main building. Access to the main living areas is included. One wing of bedrooms will be locked off.

Thorington Hall and Lodge: Little Thorington is part of Thorington Hall. You will have access to majority of the house. You will not have access to the west staircase and side of the house. The cottage is also attached to Thorington Lodge which sleeps 3.

Occupancy: When 8 people stay in this cottage, 2 people will need to sleep on the sofa bed situated in the snug on the ground floor.

Logs/Charcoal/Barbecue: A charcoal barbecue is provided for you to use. Fuel for the wood burners is provided free of charge.

Garden: Private enclosed garden on three sides of the house. The front garden is formal while the side and rear gardens are rambling orchard. At the rear is a grass tennis court, not match standard but perfect for a fun knock about. 

Parking: Private parking for eight cars.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

 

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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