Butley Priory is one of the most atmospheric and unusual houses in England.
A former Augustinian monastery, with its fabulous stone vaulted arches, huge fireplaces and enormous bedrooms, the very fabric of the building is steeped in romance and history.
It has been lovingly converted over the years to become a truly comfortable family house. Deep in the beautiful countryside of the Suffolk coast, it now makes the perfect oasis to relax in the company of your favourite people.
2 hours from London on the East Anglian Coast.Butley Priory is the extraordinarily beautiful and atmospheric home.
The whole house can be exclusively yours for a weekend let or come with your family and friends and relax for a weeks holiday. As you will see in the pricing, there is a massive discount for week long stays! We also host beautiful civil ceremonies, weddings and parties. For details about Weddings and Events please contact the office, our listing on here is for accommodation only, so do get in touch, we would be delighted to help.
If you are considering running a yoga retreat, workshop, or similar, look no further, you have found the ideal location! We host all types of fabulous events, from concerts to team building days and flower arranging workshops. The tranquility and seclusion of this very unique building, and its location makes it an ideal space. Each event is priced individually, please do get in touch with Emma in the office.
Once part of a 12C Augustian Priory set in 8 acres of private parkland in the Suffolk countryside. We are surrounded by forest walks and marshlands, and only a few miles to the nearest beach. Between the coastal town of Aldeburgh and the popular town of Woodbridge, Butley Priory is the perfect country escape to relax and unwind in the company of your favourite people.
Cook for yourselves in our big Aga kitchen, or once you are booked we can put you in touch with our great caterers at Butley Priory who can meet your every need!
There are many gorgeous pubs and sea food restaurants in the area, Castles to visit, wild windswept beaches, antique shops, farm shops and walks.
The house sleeps 18 guests in 8 bedrooms. There are two very large family rooms (large double bed, double sofa bed and single day bed), two double bedrooms, and one single bedroom. Four of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities, and on the top floor there is a further 3 rooms, 2 doubles and a single with a shared bathroom.
Amenities: Melton train station, 3 miles. Direct train to London Liverpool St. (1.5 hour journey time)
Amazon fire TV/DVD player
On offer are many lovely walks, beaches, forests, good pubs, castles, seafood restaurants, log fires and fresh air!
I live in the cottage next door to the big house, so I usually like to meet the guests and show them around on arrival, and I am available should they need me. If I am away, one of my team will fill this role.
This is real countryside, amazing to be so close to London yet it feels like you are miles away. There is nothing but marsh lands and creek between us and the sea . . very few houses, and a real feeling of being in another world!
You need a car ! . .or a horse?
however additional guests can come by train.
Melton Station is only 10 mins away, and there is a connection in Ipswich to Liverpool Street, 2 hours.
We ask for a minimum of a two night stay in Autumn/Winter and during Spring/Summer we ask for a minimum of a 3 night stay.
We sometimes can consider 1 or 2 night bookings on weekdays please get in touch.
WEDDINGS AND PARTIES
We are happy to host weddings and parties!
The Great Hall and Drawing Room are both licensed for civil ceremonies upto 100 and dining/parties can be held in the house all year round. For those looking for more of a festival vibe there is also the option of putting your own marquee on the front lawn. Amplified music is permitted for events and we offer a fully licensed bar. We also have public liability insurance as well as a valid premises licence. Please look for us in the usual way and get in touch with our event team in the office to discuss your ideas. Booking on here (Airbnb) is for accommodation only, for events, parties, weddings - please speak directly to the office.
Suffolk is a beautiful county and though we are deep in the country side there is lots of fun things to do near by.
We love to go swimming in the freezing cold North Sea at Shingle Street! Not for the faint hearted!!
Visit the mediaeval town Orford with its fabulous castle and great pubs and a lovely village shop.
Eat the best fish n chips on the beach in Aldeburgh
Visit the saxon burial ground at Sutton Hoo.
Or sit by the river in the sun enjoying local seafood at The Ramsholt Arms Pub
Woodbridge is the closest town with all shops you need, about 15 min drive away.
Or you could have an online Tesco's delivery delivered strait to the door! The closest store is Martlesham
Quina casa fantàstica en una ubicació fantàstica. Era encara més impressionant en la "carn" que les imatges suggerides. El menjar en un saló amb volta era un veritable plaer. Hi va haver alguns tocs preciosos: flors fresques al voltant de la casa, fogons de troncs a la sala i al saló, sabó i loció de mans a totes les habitacions, abundant te, cafè i sucre a la cuina. Tot plegat, un meravellós cap de setmana a Suffolk, especial per la casa.Peter2019-04-22T00:00:00Z
Butley Priory és un lloc increïble. Des de la seva posició i els seus jardins fins a l'edifici i la forma en què s'ha convertit en una casa encantadora si excèntrica, mai no haureu estat en cap altre lloc. La zona d’entreteniment és especialment espectacular, cosa que el fa perfecte per a un aniversari o celebració. Com a grup de 15 persones vam passar dos dies i nits molt feliços allà i tots els convidats van dir el molt que havien estimat la seva estada. Gràcies.Lizzie2019-04-14T00:00:00Z
Tipus de propietat
Suffolk, Anglaterra, Regne Unit