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Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk

Little Thorington

The exterior of Thorington Hall and Lodge, Suffolk
The exterior of Thorington Hall and Lodge, Suffolk | © National Trust / John Miller
The exterior of Thorington Hall, Suffolk
The ground floor snug at Thoringon Hall, Suffolk

Little Thorington

Little Thorington, Suffolk

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The exterior of Thorington Hall, Suffolk
The ground floor snug at Thoringon Hall, Suffolk
The exterior of Thorington Hall and Lodge, Suffolk
The first floor sitting room at Thorington Hall, Suffolk
The kitchen at Thorington Hall, Suffolk
The dining room at Thorington Hall, Suffolk
Bedroom one at Thorington Hall, Suffolk
Bedroom six at Thorington Hall, Suffolk
Bedroom seven at Thorington Hall, Suffolk
The badminton court at Thorington Hall, Suffolk
The outdoor seating at Thorington Hall, Suffolk
The area surrounding Thorington Hall and Lodge, Suffolk

© National Trust / John Miller

Little Thorington, Suffolk

At a glance

Guests
6
Bedrooms
3
Number of dogs welcome
2
Reference
010062
Acorn rating

About Little Thorington

Stay at one of Suffolk’s oldest (and most intriguing) houses. With intricately decorated Tudor roses on the west staircase and signatures of previous owners mysteriously etched into the windows, Thorington Hall is a luxury farmhouse with stacks of charm.  

Outside there’s a large, enclosed garden with an orchard, stables and a badminton net. You can’t beat Thorington for a beautiful setting and there are walks straight from the front door.

From 26 May to 31 August 2024, we are completing essential conservation works to the Jacobean staircase in the western wing of Thorington Hall, which dates back to the 1600s. While the works are being completed, the western wing and its bedrooms will be closed and Thorington Hall will become Little Thorington with space for six guests. There will be small teams of craftspeople on site, and a small scaffold on one elevation. There will be some low and intermittent noise between 9am and 5pm on weekdays. 

Layout

Ground floor: Lobby, cloak room, shower room, East staircase, farmhouse kitchen with Aga range cooker, large utility room, snug with wood burning stove, dining room with wood burner.

First floor: Bathroom with slipper bath and separate shower. Large sitting room. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

Second floor: West staircase - Closed for conservation work. East staircase - Two bedrooms (1 twin bedroom and 1 twin bedroom which can be a 6' double on request).

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair, available
  • Fridge, available
  • Dishwasher, available
  • Tumble dryer, available
  • Television, available
  • WiFi, available
  • Garden, available
  • Microwave, available
  • Freezer, available
  • Washing machine, available
  • Telephone, available
  • DVD, available
  • Open fire / wood burner, available
  • BBQ, not available

Location

Accessibility

Not accessible

Read our accessibility guide 

More information

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up-to-date information, please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

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.

Heating: LPG gas central heating.

Telephone: Incoming & outgoing calls, operated on an honesty payment basis. 

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

Parking: Private parking for eight cars.

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 badminton court.

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free entry to all National Trust properties during the period of their stay. Full details in the confirmation email upon booking.

Please note: Preservation restrictions dictate heating level limitations in the west wing of the building to protect the timber structure.

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.

We do not offer stairgates due to the historic stairs which we cannot drill into and are all too wide.

Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage 

Logs: Logs for the woodburners are provided for the first evening. 

Outdoor storage: Storage for bicycles and equipment is provided within the grounds.