Thorington Hall

Colchester, Suffolk

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 18
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 4
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 010055

About Thorington Hall

A striking eight-bedroom farmhouse with fine historic detailing throughout.

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.  

There’s lots of space, inside and out – perfect for big families and groups looking for a getaway with a difference. Up to four dogs are also welcome (and there’re plenty of walks to keep them happy). Upstairs you’ll find big, bright bedrooms and below, a spacious kitchen and large reception areas. There are log burners fit for cosy evenings along with modern facilities too. Outside there’s a large, enclosed garden with an orchard, stables and even a basic tennis court – great for a knock about.   

You can’t beat Thorington for a beautiful setting and there are walks straight from the front door. If waterside escapades are on your wishlist you’ll find sandy beaches and the unspoilt waterways of The Broads a short drive from the house.  

Nearby you can visit Sutton Hoo, an Anglo-Saxon royal burial site and one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. We’re currently working on a project to showcase the story of the site with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund. When you come to stay, the funds from your holiday go towards rewarding projects like this and essential conservation work at the places we look after.  

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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


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Lobby, cloak room, shower room, East staircase, farmhouse kitchen with Aga range cooker, large utility room, snug with double sofa bed and wood burning stove, dining room with wood burner, twin bedroom (can be a 6' double on request). West staircase and unique 1500s cellar.

  • First floor

    Bathroom with slipper bath and separate shower, large sitting room, three bedrooms (a double with 6' bed and en-suite shower room, a double with 6' bed, a double with 5' bed and en-suite shower room).

  • Second floor

    Second floor: From West staircase: two bedrooms (1 twin bedded room which can be a 6' double on request, 1 twin), shower room.

  • Other floor(s)

    From East Staircase: two bedrooms (1 twin bedroom and 1 twin bedroom which can be a 6' double on request).

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: LPG gas central heating.

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

*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.

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 tennis court, not match standard but perfect for a fun knock about. 

Dogs: This cottage can accept 4 dogs, please contact us if you are intending to take 4 dogs. 

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.

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.

Logs/Charcoal/Barbecue: A charcoal barbecue is provided for you use.

Fuel for the wood burners is provided free of charge.

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

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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