The Cart Lodge at the The Old Rectory, nr Lavenham
The Cart Lodge at the The Old Rectory, nr Lavenham
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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The Cart Lodge at The Old Rectory, Kettlebaston is just 3 miles from Lavenham. The property is at the end of a lane, set in beautiful gardens. There are lots of walks including 20 mins to the nearest pub and an hour to Lavenham. The Cart Lodge is a snug hideaway for couples and/or individuals seeking a secluded getaway or business travellers needing peace and quiet at the end of the day. Coffee/tea/fresh milk/locally baked bread and home-made jams are provided for the first morning.

The space

Although less than 10 yards from the house, The Cart Lodge is down a slope and behind a yew hedge so totally hidden from the main house. It has its own private terrace which catches the morning and evening sun

Guest access

Guests are welcome to wander the gardens and use the hard tennis court. We can provide rackets.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace

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Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM


2 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Alyson User Profile
August 2017
The host canceled this reservation 17 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Ben User Profile
October 2017
very nice and clean, comfortable, good food, Maggie and Paddy were very friendly and welcoming

Ben User Profile
August 2017
Maggie and Paddy's cart lodge is in a very secluded location and great for relaxing. There are plenty of Public Right of Ways nearby, including through the grounds themselves, which makes it easy to go for short or long walks. We made use of the tennis court a couple of times, which was in very good condition, and also enjoyed befriending their livestock (even if they are mostly destined for the dinner table!). The cart lodge itself is more than adequate for a 2- or 3-night stay, and was a great base for exploring the Lavenham area. Homemade bread and marmalade, butter and some milk was provided which was a nice touch, especially as the bread and marmalade were absolutely delicious! The only negative I envisage some people having is the poor internet connection, but you don't go to rural Suffolk to surf the web! In fact, it helps to further remove you from the stresses of modern life. We will definitely return to Maggie and Paddy's cart lodge for a peaceful weekend should we wish to explore the area again in the future.

Emma User Profile
May 2017
The garden and location was perfect.

Robert User Profile
May 2017
If you like quiet, private out of the way places, this is it. Lovely freshly converted outhouse, with all facilities for a comfortable, relaxing stay. On your own away from the main house, you can do your own thing.
Maggie User Profile
Response from Maggie:
Thank you for your kind words. We feel very spoilt to live in such a beautiful, peaceful spot and are so pleased you enjoyed it. Come back soon. Maggie & Paddy
May 2017

Tara User Profile
January 2017
We had a fantastic stay at the Cart Lodge. Maggie and Paddy have thought of everything! The lodge has been beautifully restored and is warm and cosy. It makes a perfect exploration base for Lavenham and the surrounding area. Would thoroughly recommend!

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Kettlebaston, United KingdomJoined in March 2014
Maggie User Profile

Our children having begun to fly the nest, I thought it would be great to be able to carry on welcoming people to our house by way of bed and breakfast. Please come and stay and see the place we think is a magical place to live.

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