£1117 / night
Price for guests, Nights


  • 10 bedrooms
  • 20 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay


  • House
  • 10 bedrooms
  • sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 19 reviews

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House / 10 bedrooms / 10 bathrooms / sleeps 20

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


THE SPACIOUS OLD RECTORY is a holiday let exclusively for your personal use. The Georgian Old Rectory offers spectacular facilities for self catering holidays.

There are 4 excellent reception rooms, 2 lounges with lots of sitting areas. Big dining room, large games room offering table tennis, pool and more.

Produce a banquet in the kitchen and all enjoy sitting on one large table in the dining room.

There are 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms so you can enjoy your Own facilities and is suitable for a wheelchair user (3 ensuite bedrooms are on the ground floor)

The 3 acre garden is great for outdoor activities. Ball games, Barbecue etc.

The Old Rectory is set in a village that has a large lake running through it (9 mile perimeter) boats and bikes can be hired, great for long walks or running, fishing or bird watching.

Take a trip to Dedham village made famous by John Constable, or maybe visit Jimmy's Farm one mile away from the Rectory.

We are between the river Stour and Orwell, take a trip to Shotley and cross over to historic Harwich by river taxi.

Although the Rectory is set in a quaint village we are 6 miles south of Ipswich so you can enjoy the Best of both worlds.

Please note if you have sent a request and have not received a reply in your inbox please check your spam folder

There is plenty of safe parking in the grounds.

Find us also at Group Accommodation The Old Rectory.

Sorry no all male groups.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Family bathroom, 9 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £300.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

No all male groups and weddings /events


About the owner

Richard And Pauline W.
Average reply time:
3 hours 41 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
12 Apr 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This House has 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and sleeps 20. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Dec 2008. Located in Ipswich, it has 19 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £4523 to £4981.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Apr 2019.


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Guest reviews

19 reviews

Very Good

“Best place for a family party!”

Reviewed 5 Dec 2016

The Old Rectory is a great property for hosting big family get togethers. For us, we hired it to celebrate a 60th birthday, and it provided everything we needed - clean and comfortable, a large kitchen and a dining area large enough to seat us all at the same time, and a lot of sitting areas for conversation, with large comfortable couches. The games room kept us busy too - table tennis, pool and table football provided loads of competitive space for our energetic ones! It is in such a pretty spot too, easy to get to from the A14/A12 corridor, and I can just imagine it in the summer, with the doors open, barbecue lit and long evenings. Finally, we want to thank Richard and his team for helping to make our weekend special - he even got the weather perfect - cold, dry and sunny! what more could we want for a late November party?

“Lovely weekend stay”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2016

We stayed at the Old Rectory for the weekend to celebrate a family member turning 70. The house is large and spacious. The kitchen is set up like an industrial kitchen, it's great and really well equipped with pots, pans, utensils and the range cooker is fab. The games room was a hit with all the family across the three generations. We especially liked the table football and table tennis. There are some nice walks around the nearby lake and the garden was big enough for us all to play kids cricket. Richard was very helpful and accommodating and we would highly recommend this house for large family gatherings. We made some wonderful memories this weekend and we hope to return again some day.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for your nice comments and pleased you all enjoyed our lovely Old Rectory, hope to see you all again. Richard

“Brilliant location for a large group including children”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2013

Perfect venue for a large group get together and child friendly. Good flexibility in terms of room hire - the fewer the rooms the lower the cost, and a really versatile space. Games room and large garden with bbq are great for keeping all entertained with pubs and walks nearby. Will be coming back later in the year!

“Fantastic Family Friendly Getaway”

Reviewed 11 Apr 2013

We hired the Old Rectory for a weekend to celebrate myself and my fiance turning 30 this year and we had both of our families to come and share the celebration with us. It also served as a 'get-to-know each other' for both families before our wedding in May. Richard the owner was incredibly helpful and welcoming and after seeing us into the 'house', left us to our own devices. We were amazed at the size of the place. Even with 23 of us the place was still plenty big enough for everyone to enjoy their own space if needed. The bedrooms were ample and each had its own great en-suite facilities. The games room was a hive of activity for most of the weekend, hosting many round-robin tournaments. The kitchen was brilliantly kitted out with enough crockery, cutlery etc. to cater for an army. The focal point was the dining room however which when full felt like a medieval banquet hall. The whole place was perfect. There was something for everyone whether it be a 9 mile walk around the local reservoir, game of tennis on the nearby courts, frame or two of pool in the games room or quiet read in one of the lounges. We would definitely recommend The Old Rectory to anyone looking to house a large group for a few days. We are already looking forward to having an excuse to do it again - perhaps for our 31st?

“Beautiful house, plenty of room.”

Reviewed 12 Oct 2012

I booked the Old Rectory for a work retreat. 11 of us stayed, each had our own en suite and there was plenty of room for all of us in the dining room and sitting room. The house is beautiful, I had many compliments on booking it! Beautiful area as well, would recommend the Old Rectory for large families or groups. The game room is a added bonus!

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Richard and Pauline the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Richard and Pauline (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Richard and Pauline (the owner) before booking?

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Richard and Pauline (the owner) a message.

If Richard and Pauline (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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