Thorington Lodge

Colchester, Suffolk

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 3
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 010056

About Thorington Lodge

An cosy gate lodge on the side of a 17th-century Suffolk farmhouse.

Stay in the gate lodge of one of Suffolk’s oldest (and most intriguing) houses. This little lodge occupies the oldest part of the rambling 17th-century farmhouse, Thorington Hall, and retains much of it original character. The cotage has a rustic these throughout including a living room with stone floors, exposed beams and a cosy log-burner and cobbled courtyard garden. 

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 just a couple of miles away.   

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 not available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Ground floor facilities


  • Ground floor

    Sitting/dining area with wood burning stove, kitchen/breakfast room, two bedrooms (double with 5' bed, single), bathroom with electric shower over bath.        

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: Electric wall panel 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: Available for one car. 

Garden: Small secluded courtyard and across the road a private riverside seating area exclusively for your use. 

Access: There are 2 steps down into the sitting room and other slight differences in floor levels within the Lodge.

Please note: When the Hall is occupied there will, inevitably, be some visibility of the occupants and noise from a larger group particularly within the grounds. 

Equipment storage: Cycle storage provided.

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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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