The House

Ringshall Grange is an 8 bedroom Suffolk manor house available to rent for large group self-catering holiday breaks. Accommodating 22 guests, the house is the perfect retreat for family get aways, or for groups of friends wanting to escape the city for a weekend of fun. The stunning grade II listed moated manor boasts a wealth of period features and is available for weekend hire, holiday rentals or corporate retreats. You will find plenty of quirky features to keep your whole party happy including; stunning interiors, games room, karaoke room, fancy dress, hot tub, barbecue, pizza oven, open log fires and roll top baths.  

The Estate

Ringshall Grange sits down a long private drive, off a country lane, in 13.5 acres of completely private grounds. The Manor house stands within a large medieval moat, which encircles the house. There are two acres of woodland and a historic belvedere mound, from which there are stunning views across the valley. The gardens are laid predominantly to lawn, perfect for croquet, boules, yoga or sunbathing.  With an abundance of spring bulbs, wildflower meadows, open parkland and mature trees, wildlife is naturally drawn to the estate and you won’t have to look hard to see wild deer, hare, a wide variety of birds and even ducklings in the spring. Please note that there is open unfenced water and ponds on site. Children will need to be supervised at all times when visiting the house.

Charity:

Charity is at the heart of what we do at Ringshall Grange. 10% of profits from all bookings will be donated to War Child UK, charity no. 1071659

History

A former rectory which is Grade II Listed as being of Architectural or Historical Interest, Ringshall Grange was built in three distinct parts. The earliest, which dates back to 1560 in the reign of Elizabeth I, is constructed of a heavy Tudor timber frame with exposed beams, wattle and dorb and lath and plaster under a peg tiled roof. In the early 18th century, a substantial grand red brick Georgian extension was added and then a later 19th Century a Victorian wing. Each part retains numerous original features and has its own very distinct character. The Georgian and Victorian wings have high ceilings, sash windows and open fireplaces and the Tudor wing has cosy rooms, wood panelling, exposed beams and delightful quirk and charm. The house was requisitioned as the East Anglian headquarters of the American Air Force during the Second World War, whose officers, along with many troops were stationed at the house. The house has lived through much history including the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, William Shakespeare, the civil war between the cavalier and roundheads and the rise of Oliver Cromwell. If only buildings could talk!