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Thorington Hall is a vast seventeenth-century farmhouse with elements dating back to the 1500s and a back drop of stunning Suffolk countryside, timelessly evoked in Constable's landscapes. Inside the large, bright rooms are informally furnished and conceal modern facilities, yet retain the grandeur of powerful landowners who once farmed almost 1400 acres surrounding the Hall.
The Hall is set within a gated entrance, with private grounds; there is a large rambling garden, which is wild in parts, with a small apple orchard, stables, and a former tennis court, which is currently being brought back in to use as a multi-use play area for tennis/football/cricket games.
If you are looking for a striking house with masses of space, inside and out, for large family holidays or relaxed get-togethers with friends then this is truly it.
Thorington Lodge, attached but self contained, can be let with the Hall if required.
Heating: LPG gas central heating.
Telephone: Incoming & outgoing calls, operated on an honesty payment basis.
Parking: Private parking for eight cars.
Garden: Private enclosed garden on three sides of the house. The front garden is formal while the side and rear gardens are rambling orchard. At the rear is a grass tennis court, not match standard but perfect for a fun knock about.
Dogs: This cottage can accept 4 dogs, please contact us if you are intending to take 4 dogs.
Accessibility: Due to the age of the property floors are uneven, there are varying levels and steps throughout. Staircases have narrow irregular treads and wider than standard balustrades so care must be taken. Attic rooms have sloping ceilings with restricted head heights and sloping floors.
Please note: Preservation restrictions dictate heating level limitations in the west wing of the building to protect the timber structure.
The East staircase bannister rails are at wider spacing than new regulations - children should be supervised. The twin rooms on the second floor are not recommended for younger children due to the uneven stairs.
Logs/Charcoal/Barbecue: A charcoal barbecue is provided for you use.
Fuel for the wood burners is provided free of charge.
Outdoor storage: Lockable storage for bicycles and equipment is provided within the grounds.
The ancient kingdom of East Anglia has preserved much of its unspoilt character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions with attractions ranging from the University city of Cambridge and the Cathedral city of Ely, to glorious, often deserted, sandy beaches, lots of seaside fun, outdoor pursuits and the unspoilt waterways of The Broads. National Trust places in East Anglia are equally varied, ranging from the magnificent Blickling Hall in Norfolk, the impressive rotunda at Ickworth, near Bury St. Edmunds, the elegant Anglesey Abbey, to the dramatic coastline at Dunwich Heath, with its neighbouring RSPB sanctuary and the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site at Sutton Hoo.