Hintlesham Hall – 1
“Stay in the country house that fired the creative heart of A-list chef Robert Carrier. Explore the countryside that inspired landscape master Thomas Gainsborough.”
Hintlesham Hall is a highly rated hotel nestling in 175 acres of rolling Suffolk countryside in the village of Hintlesham, just 5 miles from Ipswich. Its Grade I listed, early-Georgian façade with white stucco sets the scene for resplendent interiors that combine history with timeless luxury. The hotel itself dates back to the 1500s. Ascend the Stuart oak staircase and you will find rooms classically styled with lavish fabrics, antique furniture and works of art. Principal suites include features such as a 17th Century plasterwork ceiling, a galleried bedroom and a claw-foot bath.
As an AA Inspectors’ Choice hotel, it may come as no surprise that Hintlesham Hall’s Salon dining room holds two AA Rosettes for the exceptional quality of its cuisine and features an equally impressive 350-bin wine list. The Salon is simply stunning, with gilded ornamental plasterwork and a central fireplace. The wood-panelled Parlour is the perfect spot for intimate à la carte dining.
Designed by the famous cookery writer, restaurateur and television presenter Robert Carrier, the aromatic herb garden is put to good use by Hintlesham Hall’s head chef. The pond and rear gardens roll down to the rose garden and orchard, with the laurel walk taking you to Hintlesham Golf Club, which features a championship 18-hole, par 72 golf course and award-winning clubhouse. Elemis treatments are available at the spa located in the hotel grounds. The charming hamlet of Flatford, the inspiration for some of John Constable’s most famous paintings, is at its doorstep.
Why We Love This Hotel
- Splendid Grade I listed country house
- Once owned by A-list chef Robert Carrier
- 4-red-star AA Inspectors' Choice Hotel
- Award-winning cuisine & wine list
- Elemis frangipani body nourish wrap
- Standing in softly rolling Suffolk
- Top romantic break destination
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free parking (60 cars)
- Golf course (18-hole)
- 32 Bedrooms
- 4 Meeting rooms