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Bawdsey Hall

A tranquil Suffolk hideaway

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.

Bawdsey Hall is located on the Suffolk Heritage coast, on the peninsula between the River Deben and the North sea. A building steeped in history with records dating back to the 16th century. It now provides a quiet retreat, offering quality Bed & Breakfast accommodation with charm and character and Wildlife Experiences. 

Run by owners David and Charlotte.,The Hall is situated on a small private nature reserve providing opportunities for photographers, birders, entomologists, lepidopleists, wildlife enthusiasts and anyone wanting to relax amongst peaceful surroundings. 

The spacious rooms have your personal bathroom located directly opposite. For your comfort, bath robes, towels and bathroom amenities are provided.

Each room is equipped with a television connected to our wildlife cams during spring allowing you to watch our resident wildlife from the comfort of your bed. There are tea and coffee making facilities within your room which also include water, glasses and a bottle opener, so you can sit back with a beverage of your choice and relax whilst looking out onto the garden. 

Included in the room price is a generous breakfast which is made to order and delivered to your room. The owners are able to cater for special dietary requirements but kindly request that you provide them with any specific requirements when booking. Breakfast options include: yoghurt, cereal, fresh fruit, breads, fruit juice, tea and coffee. If you would rather something more substantial to set you up for the day ahead they also offer a Full English Breakfast too.  

All of the rooms offer un-compromised views of the garden and private nature reserve, beyond. If you are lucky you may spot one of the resident badgers or owls from your bedroom window. 

Residents are also able to enjoy walks within the ground, as it hosts 1-2km Nature Trail at Bawdsey Hall.  

We also offer Photography and Wildlife Experiences as an additional feature, for further information about these please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

In response to the guidance issued by the government recently we have had to make some changes. To keep you safe during your stay, the following measures have been taken:

  • Deep cleaning measures to ensure rooms and public spaces remain clean 
  • Upon entry there is a sanitiser station for guests to use 

Social distancing isn’t something you need to worry about at Bawdsey Hall. A small family run Bed and Breakfast, there is a limited number of guests per night, all occupying rooms across a vast space. 

The owners live on site and are there to help you enjoy your time so please just ask if you need any help or advice, they wish your stay to be as interesting, relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Ahead of your arrival they will provide our contact details so if you do require any further information or tips on some favourite places to visit please feel free to contact them. 

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 Experiences
    • Wildlife Experiences
    • Hide Hire
    • Owl Photography
    • BadgerPhotography
    • Polecat Photography
    • Mothing - For those with an interest in wildlife, there is 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. 
    • Wildlife tours can also be arranged to suit your interests, booking is required.
    • Bird ID courses
    Free wifi
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    Bawdsey Hall
    From £125 per room per night
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