Butley Priory

From the Owner:

Butley Priory is one of the most atmospheric and unusual houses in England.
A former Augustinian monastery, with its fabulous stone vaulted arches, huge fireplaces and enormous bedrooms, the very fabric of the building is steeped in romance and history.

It has been lovingly converted over the years to become a truly comfortable family house. Deep in the beautiful countryside of the Suffolk coast, it now makes the perfect oasis to relax in the company of your favourite people.

2 hours from London on the East Anglian Coast.Butley Priory is the extraordinarily beautiful and atmospheric home of Francie and her two daughters Bess and Jayna.

The whole house can be exclusively yours for a weekend let or come with your family and friends and relax for a weeks holiday. As you will see in the pricing, there is a massive discount for week long stays! We also host beautiful civil ceremonys, weddings and parties. For details about Weddings please contact the office, our listing on here is for accommodation only, do get in touch, we would be delighted to help.

If you are considering running a yoga retreat, workshop, or similar, look no further, you have found the ideal location! We host all types of fabulous events, from concerts to team building days and flower arranging workshops. The tranquility and seclusion of this very unique building, and its location makes it an ideal space. Each event is priced individually, please do get in touch with Emma.

Once part of a 12C Augustian Priory set in 8 acres of private parkland in the Suffolk countryside. We are surrounded by forest walks and marshlands, and only a few miles to the nearest beach. Between the coastal town of Aldeburgh and the popular town of Woodbridge, Butley Priory is the perfect country escape to relax and unwind in the company of your favourite people.

Cook for yourselves in our big Aga kitchen, or once you are booked we can put you in touch with our great caterers at Butley Priory who can meet your every need!

There are many gorgeous pubs and sea food restaurants in the area, Castles to visit, wild windswept beaches, antique shops, farm shops and walks.

The house sleeps 18 guests in 8 bedrooms. There are two very large family rooms (large double bed, double sofa bed and single day bed), two double bedrooms, and one single bedroom. Four of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities, and on the top floor there is a family bathroom.


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