Lavenham Priory

Location Lavenham

Postcode CO10 9RW

Telephone 01787 247404

££

Why we love it...

Very special B & B in beautiful Lavenham

The Place

Gilli Pitt runs Lavenham Priory with great flair, and the term B&B doesnt do it justice. It is a very special place: the beautiful Grade I-listed house in the remarkable village of Lavenham, Suffolk, dates from the 13th century when it was home to Benedictine monks, and has been restored in keeping with its later life as home to an Elizabethan merchant, complete with original wallpaintings, huge Tudor fireplace and sofas covered in cushions and throws. More important, however, is the warmth of the welcome from Gilli and her husband Tim, which stems from an enjoyment of sharing the main part of their home.
This is a place to enjoy, whatever the season. In summer the courtyard garden is fragrant with herbs, but in winter its just as appealing to drink a hot toddy by the fire. The house is large, and as well as the Great Hall sitting room theres a smaller room (where shelves are stacked with board games) so more than one party can use the public rooms without feeling crowded. Each of the bedrooms has a superb bed, including a four-poster in the Painted Chamber and a solid cherrywood sleigh in the Gallery Chamber worth a journey in their own right. Breakfast in the Merchants Hall is a feast, with fresh stewed and candied fruits, as well as the full English fry up.

The Essentials

Price Band ££
Rooms 6 double, 5 with bath, 1 with shower; all rooms have TV, hairdrier
Food breakfast
Facilities 2 sitting rooms, dining room; garden
Children accepted over 10
Disabled not suitable
Pets not accepted

To Book

Contact Tim and Gilli Pitt
Call 01787 247404
Fax 01787 248472
Email mail@lavenhampriory.co.uk
Website www.lavenhampriory.co.uk

Good To Know

Address Water Street, Lavenham CO10 9RW
Payment

The Location

Find this place: in centre of village beside Swan; with ample parking

What's nearby: Guildhall; Wool Church of SS Peter and Paul.