The Priory

The Priory East of England

A true one-off, close to the Suffolk coast

As you head into the beautiful Suffolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you are hoping for a property that lives up to its surroundings. And The Priory doesn’t disappoint. Cathedral-like vaulted ceilings and tracery windows are the backdrop to a style and elegance lifted straight from the pages of Country Life magazine. With a fully equipped kitchen complete with Aga, a beautiful sitting room with double doors to the garden, a further room for whatever the occasion demands, and the quirky little Pilgrims’ Bar, the jaw-dropping Medieval architecture is complemented by modern comforts.

Outside, Mary Tudor once walked in these elegant gardens, where now you can soak up the sun, the scents of the borders and the ambrosial views from the sunny terrace. Croquet on the lawn is a must before Pimm’s and a candlelit al fresco supper.

After a day exploring Aldeburgh, sampling oysters from Orford Ness or visiting local villages with their ornate signs, your bedroom is a place of sanctuary. Three huge double bedrooms and a cosy single offer features that include freestanding baths, four poster and sleigh beds and elegant restful décor. The Priory is an utterly unique and totally wonderful place to stay.

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What we think

What a find! And just two hours from London. This architectural gem was described by Vogue as “one of the most romantic houses in England” and was featured on Channel 4's Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig.

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What to expect

The Priory

The property owners have tried to think about everything to make your stay at The Priory just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

  • Luxury linen and fluffy towels
  • Wonderful large dining table suitable for up to 20 guests
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Smart TV
  • BBQ (charcoal) with outside table and chairs for dining
  • A well-equipped kitchen with big 4 oven Aga, electric range cooker and everything you need to cook for your party
  • Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to Suffolk's coast, surrounded by woodland and forest


Just two hours from London, but a world away. Set in a rural spot in the village of Butley, there are miles of excellent walking and biking routes through fields and forest on your doorstep.

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