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Henstead Hall

(Ref. 1116949)

Henstead near Beccles, Norfolk Show on map


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  • 17 Guests

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "The perfect accommodation for a large family / friends group to celebrate a 30th birthday."

    kitchen is modern and very well appointed. Bedrooms and en-suits are huge. Snooker room and piano room kept us well entertained. Dining room ideal for that special birthday meal. Sufficient space to lose yourself for quite time. All our guests knew they were staying somewhere special as they drove through the gates, and saw the house for the first time. An excellent week, and a great time had by all.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful house with everything we needed for the 60th birthday celebrations."

    Fully equipped kitchen with plenty of crockery, pots and pans for us to use. Warm comfortable and spacious, snooker room popular with the fellows!

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Oct 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Henstead Hall, it is perfectly suited to our group of friends who meet up once a year for walking and catching up with each other."

    The bedrooms were all large and airy and the communal rooms were big enough to all be together for games and chilling. The billiard room was a big hit. We even had good enough weather to sit outside and enjoy the garden in October! This is a house we’d all happily come back to.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful family of 14 holiday at Henstead Hall."

    Lovely, huge house in tranquil garden. The bedrooms were all interesting with very comfortable beds. Kitchen is perfect and well equipped. Lots of local activities available with excellent quiet beaches nearby. Thank you

    Reviewed by James4.7Sep 2023

  • "We booked this property for our family as part of our Ruby wedding anniversary celebrations."

    The property was lovely and a very spacious place to stay. The kitchen was well equipped and we made good use of the large grounds. Southwold was an easy drive for a day on the beach and Tesco in Beccles was convenient for shopping.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a glorious weekend at Henstead Hall."

    Stunning property and great location. Arrived to find a very nice welcome pack and property in tip top condition. There was plenty of everything you could ever wish for and more. .. the whole group loved it and hopes to return.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was excellent; however, there were two issues and neither was properly addressed."

    Firstly, during the stay it was necessary for some bedding to be washed (due to a small child being ill). By late afternoon it was clear that the bedding would not be dry enough to reuse that night and I therefore requested fresh bedding via the website. None was forthcoming. Secondly, one of the guests left an orthopaedic pillow behind when we left. I quickly informed you prior to the new guests arriving as I thought the cleaners would be able to retrieve it and send it on. I even informed you of the room that the pillow would be in. The pillow was not retrieved. Six days later, after chasing this up twice, I received an email saying that the pillow could not be found. This is not good enough. I wonder if the property owners even actually looked for it. Very unsatisfactory.

    Thank you for your feedback, and we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your holiday at the stunning Henstead Hall. Our apologies that you did not get the bedding as requested. Our team will always endeavour to ensure you have a comfortable stay and try to help in the event of any unforeseen circumstances. We encourage our guests to call us on 01728 638962 for immediate help. We appreciate your frustration regarding your lost property, but we are unable to double check properties when another guest is in house. I can assure you that the owners of Henstead Hall take the comfort and happiness of their guests very seriously, which is reflected in other guests reviews, and would have checked everywhere they can for your lost property, and we apologise that it was not where you initially thought you may have left it. We hope to welcome you back to Best of Suffolk and Henstead Hall again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.4Jun 2023

  • "As a big family of 15 we loved our stay here."

    Plenty of room and things to do. The kitchen was so well equipped. 2 dishwashers. 2 fridge freezers and so much crockery and cutlery - nothing worse than not having enough for a big group like that. The garden is fantastic and all of the house amazing. Only thing we felt as a family was the kitchen was so far from the garden and games room where most of the family were and as spent so much time cooking you feel a bit isolated. We loved it here but prefer a more open plan home so we can be more social. That’s just personal preference though. Nothing wrong with this property at all. It’s stunning. Thank you

    Reviewed by Becca4.7Jun 2023

  • "It would be interesting to have some information of the history of the house."

    We selected this property because ther was a piano We were disappointed because the piano had not been maintained or tuned and was unusable for our rehearsal. Depite my enquiries nobody could inform me inadvance on the state of the piano. If I had been told that the piano was out of tune we would have selected another property.

    Reviewed by Adam4.7May 2023

  • "The drink tray in one of the fridges broke, so we left a note, but otherwise a fantastic stay in a beautiful house."

    It was a perfect way to celebrate two big family birthdays with 4 generations of the family all together.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous property, perfect in every way for our family to celebrate our Mother's 90th Birthday, all 14 of us."

    The venue was a surprise, Mum thought it was amazing. Perfect!!

    Reviewed by Robin John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Please post my name as Maria."

    Henstead Hall is certainly something to behold, it’s perfect for a large family/friend get together which is what we were. Each bedroom was very comfortable and the bathroom facilities were plentiful which means you’re never short of somewhere to shower or bathe. We couldn’t believe the size of the property and having a formal dining room was great because we could feed the young kids in the kitchen where we didn’t have to worry about spillages on the solid flooring, but for our meals we could retire to the more formal dining room (although the dining room was large enough to seat us all if needed). The billiards room with games was a great room used by us all and the large drawing room has enough seating for all. I think the property is ideal for families as it’s not a museum, but is still well kept. Bedding and towels are of a good quality so it felt like a proper holiday. The kitchen is well appointed with two dishwashers, plenty of cooking pots and pans, and something to note which wasn’t clear on the listing is that in the kitchen there are two fridge freezers (the kind with a larger fridge and smaller 3 drawer freezer under). It suited us fine for a group of 16 for a week. The only thing I thought was missing was a food processor/blender type thing for soups, mass chopping onions. There was a small issue early in our stay because it seems the ladybirds living locally had come out of hibernation, but the owners were swift to do an extra clean of the property to remove the additional visitors. I think the property represents good value for money, is nicely located for shops in Beccles and the seaside and other attractions. I’d definitely recommend it for groups of friends and families.

    Reviewed by Maz4.1Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful and comfortable house that is kitted out very well for large family groups."

    Very comfortable with plenty of room for everyone. Our only suggestion would be that when cooking for such a large group it would be helpful to have a couple of very large saucepans but we were very well provided with everything else. This was our second visit and we hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Amanda & Philip5.0Dec 2022

  • "Amazing property."

    The high quality bed linens and towels were appreciated. Thank you for providing so many glasses, mugs, plates, cutlery, etc. lovely and clean throughout. The perfect venue for large family gathering.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a great stay."

    So much room and touches like the Snooker Table with Chalk !! and Netflix/YouTube on both TVs. Cant fault Henstead Hall, we will be back. Also when leaving, bumped into the maintenance team - really nice people so we stayed a bit longer for a chat !

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Oct 2022

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This property is part of the Best of Suffolk collection.
Best of Suffolk is an award-winning, local holiday cottage lettings agency, bringing the experience of a boutique hotel to self-catering cottages in Suffolk.


  • Over three floors
  • Eight Bedrooms: 1x ground-floor emperor-bed
  • 1x first floor emperor-bed, 1 x first floor emperor-bed with en-suite with double-ended bath, double-walk-in shower, basin, heated towel and WC, 1x first floor emperor-bed and single, 1x first floor twin, 1x first floor king-size
  • 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor king-size
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Jack and Jill bathroom with freestanding bath, double walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner, Utility, Dining room, Sitting room
  • Open-plan living space with dining area and sitting area
  • Billiard room
  • Central heating
  • Range cooker, grill and induction hob, additional oven and grill, 2x fridges, 2x freezers, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, 2x dishwashers
  • TV, Bose speaker, WiFi, Nespresso coffee machine
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two travel cots and highchairs are available on request at time of booking
  • Off-road parking for up to 8 cars
  • Extensive gardens, terrace, patio furniture, barbecue
  • Note: One well-behaved dog welcome downstairs and must be mentioned at time of booking and the dog must be supervised at all times

The property

Offering simply breath-taking, Grade II listed accommodation which is laid out over three floors, Henstead Hall with Apartment close to Wrentham in Suffolk, is a truly memorable place to stay and is ideal for gatherings of family and friends.

If you want a taste of country life, then this is the place for you.

From the minute you enter the property, you are transported to another world where sparkling chandeliers, ornamental fireplaces, original window shutters, ornate ceilings and wood panelling are the norm.

Make your way to the sitting room which has a wealth of period features and is a truly welcoming space to chill out and spend time together.

You can keep the kids occupied with the oak-panelled billiard room complete with full-size billiard table.

There is access here to the charming sunroom which overlooks the gardens and is the perfect spot for afternoon tea.

The kitchen/diner is ample in size and provides a wonderful sociable space with two attractive dining tables, where you can imagine gathering around and spending many hours enjoying long, lazy meals together.

Those all-important meals can be rustled up in the comprehensively fitted kitchen which has everything needed for even the most proficient of chefs; there is even an informal breakfast bar which is a great place for guests to pull up a stool, pour themselves a drink and keep the designated chef company.

Step outside and make the most of the wonderful outside space at Henstead Hall with gardens for the children to explore and a terrace for the adults to enjoy time together alfresco.

Come bedtime and there are enough bedrooms for whatever combination of guests you have; eight bedrooms in total and six bathrooms so no need to worry about queuing for the bathroom in the morning!

Conveniently situated just a few miles away from Wrentham and Beccles, this is the ideal base from which to explore the delights of Suffolk.

The delightful seaside town of Southwold is a short drive away with other seaside towns worth visiting including Great Yarmouth, Orford and Aldeburgh.

For some fantastic attractions for the whole family check out Africa Alive Zoological Reserve, Henstead Exotic Gardens, Go Ape Thetford, Framlingham Castle and Halesworth Museum.

For the grown-ups who fancy a tipple, there are outings to Shawsgate Vineyard, Adnams Brewery and the English Whiskey Company, all within a short drive.

For a truly opulent and memorable holiday, pay a visit to Henstead Hall with Apartment.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Lowestoft 11 miles.

The historic market town of Beccles has excellent amenities, with unique shops, many of which are independent retailers and the range of restaurants and dining facilities are impressive, with numerous cafes, tea rooms and traditional inns. There are also a number of interesting buildings, including the Town Hall and Quaker Hall, which houses the weekly country farmers' market. The more active visitor may wish to explore the town and surrounding area via the Beccles Marsh Trail, which is divided into three walks of varying distance and character. With an outdoor swimming pool and various play areas, children are well catered for, whilst cyclists can enjoy a number of cycle routes around the town. Beccles is surrounded by open countryside, whilst an easy drive brings you to the popular Suffolk coast and the seaside resorts of Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Southwold.

Note: If you wish travel cots and highchairs to be made available please request at time of booking.
Note: The piano is tuned once a year, if you would like to use the piano during your stay and would like the piano tuned for your stay, please get in touch.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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