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Nice self-catering / B&B near Ipswich anyone?

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chocolateshoes Thu 06-Sep-07 19:35:17

I have to follow a course of treatment for 2 weeks near Ipswich. As I live at completely the other end of the country I'd like to rent somewhere so I can be with DP and DS as well. Can anyone suggest something? I also have to go for an initial assessment for a weekend so could do with a B&B. Am quite low about having to go for the treatment so would like somewhere half decent to make me feel better about it all!

newgirl Thu 06-Sep-07 19:39:33

have a look on specialplaces to stay website - loads on there!

ProfYaffle Thu 06-Sep-07 19:42:45

Me, Dh and our 2dd's stayed here over the bank holiday weekend. It's not full on posh but very much a home from home, cosy, farmhouse cooking etc. We loved it. I'd guess maybe 20 min journey to Ipswich.

Now this is full on posh! I've never stayed there but know several people who have and have raved about it.

JARM Thu 06-Sep-07 19:43:32

i know ipswich well, but tbh, i wouldnt stay in any of the b&b's!!!

My first choice would be the Novatel or The courtyard hotels, but they will be ££££

If i think of anything will come back.....

JARM Thu 06-Sep-07 19:44:27

Hintlesham hall is FULL ON posh, but OH SO NICE!

chocolateshoes Thu 06-Sep-07 19:47:24

Thanks everyone - will research all those. I know I've read about a website on here that does really lovely self-catering accomm around the country but I can't remember what its called. Does anyone know?

Annieandclarabel Thu 06-Sep-07 20:49:22

Hi Chocolateshoes,

Have always fancied going to Butley Priory, near Woodbridge myself
used to be an old monastery as name suggests but looks likes a lovely place to relax and be looked after if you need it.

chocolateshoes Thu 06-Sep-07 20:54:11

Wow - Woodbridge is the place I have to go! Right - I'm off to look it up - thank you!!

ChorusLine Thu 06-Sep-07 20:57:41

Woodbridge is so lovely - I lived in Felixstowe for 3 years and used to go there quite often - enjoy!

JARM Thu 06-Sep-07 21:02:45

im moving to felixstowe on saturday!!!

JARM Thu 06-Sep-07 21:03:02

oh, and i got married in woodbridge because it was so much nicer than ipswich!

chocolateshoes Thu 06-Sep-07 21:04:49

Boo - have just phoned them and they are fully booked for the week I wnated. It did look just perfect. Grrrrr! Now I either need to chnage my app dates or find somewhere else. Ideally I need connecting room or a l,ounge so we don't sleep in the same room as DS (cos DS will thing its a great game & stay up all night!).

Annieandclarabel Thu 06-Sep-07 21:11:54

sorry, thats such a shame, will rack my brains...

coleyboy Thu 06-Sep-07 21:19:40

Hi Chocshoes, I don't know of any specific b&b's but the following areas around Ips are lovely:

Hadleigh (about 30 mins away)
Bury St Edmunds (although 30 miles away on the A14)
Nacton Village (not to be confused with Nacton esate)

Hope this helps xx

chocolateshoes Thu 06-Sep-07 21:25:12

Thanks Coley. That's a help as I have never been to this area in my life. Will reasearch some more!

Annieandclarabel Thu 06-Sep-07 21:27:38

ok, have asked around and apparently Alderton Hall ( is nice and in Woodbridge area, think you can book a couple of rooms as family suite. Hope you like and if so good luck with availability!

ChorusLine Thu 06-Sep-07 21:30:45

Hey Jarm - whereabouts?

I lived on Colneis Road opposite the tennis courts? Well i ended up there I was actually in a caraven for 2 years near the port! In my defence I was a HavenMate and that's where the caravan park was.

Used to go the viewing point to watch all the big shipms coming in. I was with a guy for 3 years down there we parted and still in touch - he is now a pilot!!!!

ChorusLine Thu 06-Sep-07 21:31:36

Probably told you far more than you wanted to hear!

chocolateshoes Thu 06-Sep-07 21:37:24

Thanks A&C!

coleyboy Thu 06-Sep-07 21:40:25

Should also have put:

Dedham, Flatford and East Bergholt - all in(Constable country)
Stratford St Mary

Where abouts in Ips are you going? I can tell you what side of Ips you will be in, so can narrow down the surrounding areas for you.

chocolateshoes Thu 06-Sep-07 22:05:59

Thanks - I'll actually be in Woodbridge

crunchie Thu 06-Sep-07 22:44:01

my friend has a lovely cottage she rents out in Assington which I guess is about 30 mins from woodbridge. I can find out for you where it is.

elliek Thu 06-Sep-07 22:47:47

I work in Wherstead (ipswich central) and am happy to go and have a look at some places if you need me to [wmile]

Bury St Eds takes 30 mins to Ipswich, a bit longer to Woodbridge. We have some really loevly b&b's in the villages around Bury too.

elliek Thu 06-Sep-07 22:52:21

this is nice and only 10 miles away from Woodbridge and they are on so you may be able to get a hefty discount

JARM Fri 07-Sep-07 07:24:26

chorusline - right next to the point and caravan park!

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