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Member since: 2000
Speaks: english

Large Grade II Listed 17cent Georgian Manor House

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 12
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Tattingstone Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

The Old Rectory 12 Double bedrooms with 12 bathrooms.

This large Grade ll Listed 17cent Georgian Manor can be hired for your SOLE PERSONAL USE. Enjoy a relaxing holiday, celebrate a birthday or anniversary and is child friendly . There's plenty of space to chill out, have fun, or soak up the Georgian atmosphere. The Old Rectory with high ceilings features 4 excellent reception rooms. There are 2 comfortable lounges with doors opening onto the barbecue area. One of our popular rooms is the huge Gamesroom offering loads of entertainment. Hire 10 bedrooms with 10 bathrooms,with the option of hiring 2 extra bedrooms all under the same roof. Beds are made up and towels included. The dining room can seat 24+ and the kitchen offers superb facilities for catering for all your guests.

THE OLD RECTORY makes a great base for a relaxing self catering holiday, and is an ideal venue for meeting up with friends, relations and corporate in a relaxing country atmosphere. The beautiful Suffolk countryside and heritage coastline form part of the East Anglia region of England we are only 90 minutes by road from London. Suffolk has many places of interest to visit, such as Constable country - Flatford Mill, Dedham, Snape maltings, 'Jimmys Farm'. Ipswich town which is 5 miles away, and offers excellent shopping, A large 11 screen cinema complex, ten pin bowling, sports centres, swimming pools , night clubs, 2 theatres and many restaurants and nice walks around the old waterfront . Other activities in the local area are dry ski slope, golf, horseback riding, quad biking, sailing (boat hire ) cycling (cycle hire), walking, bird watching.................

THE OLD RECTORY gives great value for money: Since we have been renting out the OLD RECTORY many guests return each year, and are very complimentary about their visits, they have told us our rental rates are value for money compared with our competitors.


. A wonderful weekend that will always be remembered. A lovely house and wonderful gardens to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary . One day soon we hope to return..Mrs N.......

We had the best time ever, All 20 of us round the table for dinner and our nightly pool competition, and football matches in the garden we will be back. Mr D.....

Thank you for a fantastic time, house is Big enough to lose yourself, but still cosy. Kitchen great for cooking, games room huge fun for kids and adults. Would definitely come back again, don't really want to go home.

Mr C and Mr M.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Richard (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english


based on 21 traveler reviews

Large Grade II Listed 17cent Georgian Manor House
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Lovely house that is both grand and welcoming.

  • 4 of 5

Our family has stayed at the Old Rectory each summer for the past 3 years. We keep going back as the house is large enough to hold all 20 something of us throughout the week and the kitchen/dining room/lounges/playroom feel massively spacious. The grounds are also excellent for all the children and teenagers wanting to play outside whilst the oldies can sit on the patio soaking up the fresh air. Locally there are lots of lakes for swimming, water sports etc. We all especially like visiting the little local produce stall next door for our freshly grown fruit and veg. During our last visit I also managed to leave behind our baby monitor and the owners happily abs helpfully packed it up and sent to us free of charge. We will go back for many years to come I imagine.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing weekend we had. We were 5 families staying at the property, 10 adults and 10 children and there was plenty of space for all. The rooms were spacious and clean and the owners were able to accommodate our room requirements exactly as requested on the booking form. As you can imagine the games room was a big hit with adults and children alike, with plenty of room for the children to perform and singing and dancing show for the adults on the Saturday night. We also enjoyed the grounds with games of catch, cricket and an evening BBQ. We ventured out on Sunday to the reservoir with the bikes and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and were rewarded with a warm cuppa at the cafe. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely come again! A great way to celebrate turning 40!

A quote from one of the children aged 7 'I will never forget this weekend!'

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Ideal venue for large residential training

  • 5 of 5

We hired The Old Rectory as a training venue, with 18 participants from all over the world. It was ideal in every way. The four large reception rooms enabled us to work as a whole group or to split into smaller ones. Plus we were extremely luck with the weather, which meant we had all the outdoor space too. Bedrooms are plentiful and most are spacious. The kitchen is well-equipped and enabled our two chefs to cope admirably with serving 22 people three meals every day. On afternoons off / evenings, participants soon discovered local attractions - the lake and local pubs, complete with Morris Men - or travelled further afield to Ipswich / Felixstowe. And Richard, the owner, was really helpful before we arrived and during our stay - thank you! And we were training trainers, one of whom is already interested in booking the venue for an event of her own. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an excellent weekend away for my husbands 40th. Our group was made up of 23 adults, 5 children and 2 babies. The house had everything we needed, including a catering kitchen, high chairs for the kids, plates, cups and more importantly wine glasses for 30 people. The layout really worked for our group. The high ceilings, and large rooms of the rectory made it feel spacious, even with all of us inside. Some of the decor is quite 70's, but we think it added to the charm! We are all now working out when we can return.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Great family holiday!

  • 4 of 5

My large family stayed at the Old Rectory for 4 nights at the end of October for a family holiday. The house is great for large groups as each bedroom has its own en suite and there is a very spacious dining room where we all congregated for lunch and dinner every day. The house is big enough for everyone to be able to spend time together but also enough rooms to have some time to yourself. We had a number of toddlers with us and found the house to be safe and child friendly.

The house is in a great location, very close to the reservoir and also a short drive from Jimmy's Farm, which was one of the highlights of our trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Fantastic weekend

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at the Old Rectory since 2002 - that says it all really! A truly fabulous house with so much space. We are a group of 5 families with 8 children in total and started staying at the Old Rectory when the children were pretty small (the youngest was only 5) and the facilities are really ideal for family groups - games room, snug, the two living rooms and loads of outdoor space. Most of the "children" will be 19 this year but still insist on the annual trip. It really it the most perfest place to enjoy being with friends/family, doing a bit of walking/cycling and barbequing (which we have managed every year).

Can't wait for next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
750 Metres
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Harwich and Felixstowe
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Ipswich or Manningtree (equal distance)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
A 12
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Ipswich waterfront
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: necessary

Tattingstone is situated 75 miles from London between Colchester and Ipswich and is 10 miles from the coast .

The Rectory is 5 miles approx to IPSWICH & MANNINGTREE RAILWAY STATIONS. - Taxis available

Other Activities: Dry ski slope available nearby


Rates & Availability

Tattingstone Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 16 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $395


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Tattingstone Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 24 people
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathrooms 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 13 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 11 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 12 - 1 double
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 20 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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