Fodor's Expert Review Shilling Grange

Shilling St., Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9RH, England Fodor's Choice

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

This timber-framed house, built in 1425, has been beautifully converted into a chic and comfortable B&B. The three bedrooms are surprisingly spacious for an inn of this age, with (non-working) fireplaces and exposed oak beams. A few modern touches sit seamlessly among all this history, such as wall-mounted "smart TVs" and free Wi-Fi. Downstairs is a small lounge with an honesty bar, and outside you can take a stroll through the lovely gardens. Be sure to ask the delightful hosts, Bob and Sheila, about the history of the house, which has a unique claim to fame—apparently the lullaby "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" was written in one of the guest rooms.

PROS

  • beautiful and historic house
  • good balance of history and modern comfort
  • charming hosts
  • quiet street

CONS

  • uneven floors and low ceilings
  • bedroom above lounge can get noise from below
  • no dinner
  • 35% booking deposit is nonrefundable

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01787-249423
Website:

HOTEL DETAILS

3 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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