The stunning Henstead Hall, Beccles

This fine country house has undergone an extensive refurbishment programme to provide self-catering accommodation, reminiscent of a bygone era, for short breaks or extended family holidays at any time of the year. Wonderful high ceilings with sparkling chandeliers; large sash windows dressed with wooden shutters and flowing curtains as well as the marble fireplaces have been complemented by quality furnishings and fittings to create a sanctuary in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, less than 15 minutes from the coastal town of Southwold.

You know you’re somewhere special as you turn into the sweeping drive with double fronted façade ahead of you and front door flanked by Doric columns. The imposing entrance hall has an elegant library to one side and beautiful big bedroom to the other. Along the south wing you’ll find the massive ballroom with floor to ceiling windows opening onto the flag stone terrace, a fantastic entertaining room; and the oak panelled billiard room leading to the covered sun-room. All five bedrooms spread over the first floor are superbly decorated and furnished, three grand bedrooms with emperor beds as well as a charming double and twin with two luxurious bathrooms and a second shower room.

The West Wing of Henstead Hall has extensive grounds wrapped around three sides sides, approached by a long driveway banked by lawned gardens, with a flag stone terrace – great for long lazy lunches with ample space for the young ones to run around. The small village of Henstead is less than seven miles from the picturesque vibrant seaside town of Southwold; with a railway station, independent shops, restaurants, pubs and supermarkets in the busy market town of Beccles just seven miles away.