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Bawdsey Hall

Bawdsey Hall is situated on a small nature reserve providing opportunities for photographers, birders, entomologists, lepidopterists, wildlife enthusiasts and anyone wanting to relax in quiet surroundings.

A building steeped in history on the Suffolk Heritage Coast, with records dating back to the 17th Century, it now provides a quiet retreat with charm and character. Take time to sit on the terrace and watch wildlife go by. If you are lucky you may just sight one of the resident badgers from the comfort of your room.

You will have access to the grounds where you will find some beautiful walks through meadowland, around large ponds and through our mature woods, these offer a variety of different habitats for local wildlife. Throughout the grounds there are also hides you are welcome to use. Bawdsey Hall offers an unforgettable wildlife experience. 

The Space:
Your king-size room or twin room has ample space and your own bathroom with amenities. Each bedroom has a large television, which is also connected to cameras so you can enjoy watching wildlife from the comfort of your bed. Tea and coffee making facilities are in the room.

You are welcome to use the terrace and breakfast room which has a seating area looking out to the grounds. Bawdsey Hall is within a 5-10minute drive to 2 gastro pubs, The Swan at Alderton and The Ramsholt Arms. The Hall has connections with our local pub The Swan at Alderton, offering discount to guests and a pick up and drop off service if you wish to enjoy a drink and relax.

A generous breakfast is served in the breakfast room. It includes yoghurt, cereal, fresh fruit and breads, fruit juice, tea and coffee, as well as a Full English Breakfast. 

You have access to the grounds offering beautiful walks through meadowland, around large ponds and through mature woods, these offer a variety of different habitats for local wildlife. Throughout the grounds there are hides you are welcome to use.

The owners are happy to help you enjoy your time so please just ask if you need any help or advice, and wish your stay to be as interesting, relaxing and enjoyable as possible. They will be around in the morning to serve you your full English breakfast and are happy to advise you, but respect that you want time and space for yourselves during your visit. 

Local Area
There are many areas of great local interest near by, the Hall is situated on the Suffolk Coastal Path; you can take a walk to East Lane, where you can enjoy a coastal walk near the Martello Towers and see many local birds.
Located on Suffolk's beautiful heritage coast, there are endless opportunities to explore this stunning coast line.

Other local near by interests include Bawdsey Radar, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk Punch Trust, Woodbridge & Minsmere Nature Reserve. In the summer months you can even catch the Bawdsey Ferry from Bawdsey Quay, and travel across the River Deben to Felixstowe. There are also river trips up the River Deben.

Getting Around
Due to the Hall's location on the Suffolk Coastal Path, it's the perfect location for walkers, bikers as well those travelling by vehicles. 

Guests who have not got a vehicle do not need to worry, there are connections with the local pub The Swan at Alderton, not only offering a discount to guests at the Hall but also a pickup and drop off service so you enjoy a meal and relax. Please contact The Swan for details.

Additional Features

    • Photography Workshops - group and one to one tuition
    • Hide Hire
    • Owl Watching and Photography
    • Badger Watching and Photography
    • Mothing - For those with an interest in wildlife, we have a resident Moth Expert - Matthew Deans, who is happy to take you around early in the morning and answer any questions. This can be arranged on booking. 
    • Bird Ringing demonstrations on some days. 
    • Wildlife tours can also be arranged to suit your interests, booking is required.
    Accommodation name:
    Bawdsey Hall
    From £95 per room per night
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