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"Non si vive solo per soffrire"

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Rectory Manor



Rectory Manor is a historic country house and proud member of The Historic Houses Association (HHA). Rated 5 stars, with fabulously unique and individually styled rooms, we offer Bed and Breakfast in the style of a Boutique Hotel, minutes from the centres of Lavenham, Sudbury and Long Melford in Suffolk. Breakfast is served at our medieval refectory table and is charged on top of the room price, as some guests may choose to forgo it. We do not offer dinner. However, there is a wide range of fabulous places all within three miles. See the "explore" tab. Please note we no longer accept children under the age of 16. Rectory Manor now has 7KW fast-chargers for electric vehicles - See FAQ's for details.

If you've never considered a Bed and Breakfast before, click here to find out what you can expect and why we have the highest reviews of any 5-star accommodation in the region. Alternatively, read some of our accolades below.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

The Daily Telegraph

"Arriving at Rectory Manor is like arriving for an old-fashioned country house party, (which you secretly hope will be more PG Wodehouse than Agatha Christie)"


  • TravelMyth 2022 - Best Boutique Accommodation in Lavenham
  • TravelMyth 2022 - Top 3 boutique places to stay in Suffolk
  • TravelMyth 2022 - Top 5 Luxury Places to stay in Suffolk
  • Visit Britain 2021 - "We're Good to Go" Covid Safe Accommodation
  • TravelMyth 2021 - Top 3 Accommodations in Lavenham
  • TravelMyth 2021 - Top 20 Luxury Places to Stay in Suffolk
  • TravelMyth 2021 - Top 10 Honeymoon Accommodations in Suffolk
  • Tripadvisor 2020 - Traveller's Choice - Top 10% of Accommodation worldwide
  • TravelMyth 2020 - Top 10 Five-Star Accommodation in Suffolk
  • TravelMyth 2020 - Top Accommodation for Honeymooners in Lavenham
  • Short listed 2019 by Eviivo for the "Best B&B and Beyond" in the country
  • UK Tourist Board - "The Gold Award"
  • UK Tourist Board - "Rated 5 Star B&B"
  • Tripadvisor - "Certificate of Excellence"
  • Trivago - "Top-Rated 5 Star property in the region"
  • Hotels Combined - "Recognition of Excellence"

  • Reviews

  • - 9.3/10
  • Tripadvisor - 9/10
  • Trivago - 8.9/10
  • Hotels Combined - 9/10
  • Daily Telegraph - 8/10 *

  • Endorsements

  • *One of the 12 smartest B&B's in the country* - "Tatler Magazine"
  • Named by Travel Myth as being "Top 15% of dog friendly properties in the world"
  • Named by Travel Myth as "The top accommodation in 2019 for Honeymooners in Lavenham"
  • Recommended by Country Living Magazine
  • Recommended by Wolsey Lodges
  • Recommended by Alastair Sawdays
  • Chosen by Charming Small Hotels

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