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  • AA 5 Gold Star Hotel
  • AA 3 Rosettes

Hotel with 5 rooms £215 prpn


The Bastille Room

The Bastille Room

Seating area in our elegant Bastille Room.

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Market Place,
CO10 9QZ


The Great House Hotel is a small luxury 'boutique hotel' in the middle of medieval village of Lavenham in Suffolk, next to National Trust Lavenham Guildhall. This 15th century building with an imposing 18th century façade offers some of the best accommodation in the county.

The five bedrooms, each with its en-suite bathroom and four with seating or a separate lounge are light and elegant still retaining the wonderful charm of the house. A multitude of hidden delights include a mini-bar, espresso machines, plasma screen television, Wi-Fi, HiFi, hair dryers and ironing boards and the complimentary fruit, bottle of water and decanter of sherry offer a welcoming touch.

The Great House has received numerous accolades and awards over the 30 years that it has been owned by Regis and Martine Crepy lately the 2016 AA Inspector’s choice Award and AA three rosettes.
The service is with a smile; knowledgeable and friendly, the all French team effortlessly ensure that customers thoroughly enjoy their stay.

Lavenham is described as "England's finest medieval Town".
Fine Tudor town houses mingle with small crooked cottages. Visit the magnificent "Wool Church", the famous National Trust Guildhall and the Little Hall Museum. Wander around the little streets with its shops, antiques, art galleries.

Places to visit from Lavenham include: Cambridge, Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, Long Melford, Constable Country, the Wool Villages, Suffolk Heritage Coast, Norfolk

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsMinibar in bedroomsLicenced (table or bar)Special diets availableIroning facilitiesGardenTotally non-smokingBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesElectric shaver pointsTelevision availableRestaurant open to non-residentsVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessDVD playerCD playerEvening mealsHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableStaff fluent in FrenchOn street/public parking

We are right on the Market Place of Lavenham by the National Trust Guildhall and the Little Hall Museum. All day Free parking available on Market Place. Children welcome from any age.




See location of The Great House Restaurant and Hotel on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 916493  Lat: 52.10917 Long: 0.79694

From A134 or A1071 to Lavenham. When in the High Street, turn into Market Lane (OPPOSITE Timbers antiques). We are just behind the cross on the market place. Or turn up into Lady Street when in Water Street, then drive up to the Market Place.

By Public Transport:
From London Liverpool Street Station to Sudbury (Suffolk) change at Marks Tey
From Colchester - 12 miles Taxi or bus 753 to Bury St Edmunds via Sudbury and Lavenham.
From Sudbury train station - either bus 753 or taxi (10 mins).


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Minibar in bedroomsMinibar in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Staff fluent in FrenchStaff fluent in French
  • On street/public parkingOn street/public parking

We are right on the Market Place of Lavenham by the National Trust Guildhall and the Little Hall Museum. All day Free parking available on Market Place. Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall


  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
  • YesBath with support handrails available


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 2
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian