Thorington Lodge

Colchester, Suffolk
The exterior of Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The pretty exterior of Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The court yard at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The enclosed court yard at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The sitting room at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The kitchen at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The dining room at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The cosy single bedroom at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The double bedroom at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The single bedroom at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The bathroom at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk
The exterior of Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The pretty exterior of Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The court yard at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The enclosed court yard at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The sitting room at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The kitchen at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The dining room at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The cosy single bedroom at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The double bedroom at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The single bedroom at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk The bathroom at Thorington Lodge, nr Stoke-by-Nayland, 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 cottage has a rustic theme 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

Accessibility

Ground floor facilities

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Layout

  • 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: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

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 through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. 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.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC 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 is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

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 sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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