Was thinking about writing a stinking review to put other people off booking. But the better part of me won out. Just.
Not really a b&b as I conceive it. More of a cross between a boutique hotel and staying with friends at their country home (would that I had such friends).
We were back in the UK for Christmas and New Year, mostly trudging between different parents/parents-in-law and wanted something a little bit special for a proper holiday. Holbecks House was perfect and exceeded our expectations (already high having read some of the earlier reviews).
The room was large, great views across fabulous (and accessible) grounds and a wondrous bed. Bathroom huge and luxurious. Lots of very thoughtful touches (really nice range of teas in the room, genuinely interesting books you can pick up and read, relaxing and cosy drawing room with sofas, torch if you want to walk into the village) that speak of hosts who really care about their guests.
And the breakfasts...I didn't think people really made that amount of effort any more. I suspect that the marmalades and jams may have even been home made. The fruit compote certainly was.
If you have any requirement to find a B&B within 10 miles of Holbecks house you would be crazy to go anywhere else. It is worth 20 mins of anyone's driving time. If you are looking for a quintessentially British experience in gorgeous countryside in the care of people who know how to make you feel comfortable and make the effort to put you at your ease, then this is the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holbecks House B&B is run from a historic 18th century country house surrounded by its own parkland. The house is filled with antiques and is extremely comfortably furnished. The 3 rooms included a twin bedded room with 2 large singles (or 1 Emperor sized bed) with its own sitting room and en suite bathroom with majestic views over the terrace and gardens. The 2nd room is a large room with a king size bed and en suite bathroom. The 3rd room is a double with separate private bathroom. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holbecks House B&B Hadleigh, Suffolk