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MAGICAL 12C ABBEY - NOW A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY HOUSE

SuperhostSuffolk, England, United Kingdom
Castle hosted by Francie
15 guests8 bedrooms9 beds4 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the castle to yourself.
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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.

The space
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)

log fires
Wifi
Aga
Dishwasher
Washing machine
Tumble dryer
Parking
Dogs allowed
Televisions
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.

Guest access
You will have access to the whole house and some of the grounds. Including
8 Bedrooms
4 Doubles
2 Family room (1 double, 1 double sofa bed, 1 single)
2 Singles
3 En-suites
2 Bathrooms
1 downstairs double washroom.
Towels and Linen provided
Wi-Fi
Dishwasher
Log Fires in both reception rooms
Aga
Cooker
Fridge and Freezer
Highchairs available on request
Dogs allowed
Local amenities
Groceries delivered
Ample parking

Other things to note
We offer a self check in service, so the house is exclusively yours for your stay. We are always available on the phone, or via Air b n b messaging should you need any help before, during or after your stay.
Housekeeping will arrive at 10:30am on the morning of your departure. 11am check out.
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 n…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 5
1 single bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
Indoor fireplace
Iron
Dryer
Essentials
Hair dryer

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Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

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
(website hidden).

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
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 fai…

Hosted by Francie

Joined in July 2012
  • 337 Reviews
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I am a musician and composer, I live most of the time in the countryside in Suffolk, and the flat is my London getaway pad.
During your stay
We are always on hand on Air Bnb to answer any of your questions.
Francie also lives in the cottage next door to the big house, so she will be there to meet you and show you around on arrival.
Francie is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Response rate: 88%
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
Pets are allowed