An historic watermill which has been sympathetically restored into a contemporary, sumptuous more-than-the-average boutique hotel with a stunning restaurant recently awarded the coveted two AA rosettes and named Suffolk's Best Restaurant in the Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2016.
Tuddenham is a small village between Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds. It is easily accessible by road as it is just off the A14. The M11 runs directly from London (well within a two hour drive).
The nearest train stations are Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds. There are regular trains from London which take 1 hour 20 minutes with a change in Cambridge.
If you want to make a bit more of an entrance they do have a helipad should you need it!
- The tranquility of the place – the “chocolate-box” views across the Suffolk water meadows.
- Watching the swans and ducks navigating the waterways from our balcony. It can only be described as an instant relaxer.
- Cleverly integrated original features with contemporary interior design with an abundance of elegance and glamour.
- Cocktails in the bar created by the friendliest bar staff. It kick starts and rounds off an evening perfectly.
- Dog friendly (there is an additional £15 per night).
- The nice touches in our room when we arrived – the freshly squeezed orange juice in the fridge, the fresh milk, good quality coffee and tea, Gordon’s sloe gin on the bedside table which was topped up on a regular basis throughout our stay. Perfect!
- The fantastic restaurant – gastronomic cutting edge and innovative.
- 15 sumptuous luxurious bedrooms. They tick all the boxes – oversized 6ft, fully sprung beds, cosy duvets with extra large pillows, Eqyptian cotton bed linen, Missoni bathrobes, contemporary Italian furniture, Matki walk-in showers, huge double-ended stone baths and complimentary Espa products.
- All mod cons – Bose sound systems, smart TVs and Netflix (perfect for catching up on your box sets!)
- These are not your average sized bedrooms – double height ceiling and beautifully designed under the original beams. They are extremely spacious (the smallest room is 29m2), stylish and comfortable.
- The ground floor rooms and the suites also have the benefit of terraces and balconies.
- The excellent restaurant – it has consistently been praised by food critics and featured in a number of the country's independent guides and awards. Amongst others recent accolades include the AA Notable Wine List 2016, Square Meal's UK Top 100 list, the Good Food Guide Editors' Award 2015 for the Best Set Lunch menu, and Head Chef, Lee Bye, was awarded Suffolk's Chef of the Year in the Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2015.
- Where to eat? Inside alongside the water wheel or out by the pond, in the bar or upstairs on the window tables taking in the view of the stream and meadow or why not make the most of The Race room or The Terrace with its balcony for a private celebration. Decisions, decisions, decisions!!
- There is also a meeting room which is a perfect venue for a business meeting with state-of-the-art technical equipment.
- There is plenty to do in the area. If you fancy a day at the races then Newmarket is perfect for a “flutter”. Alternatively the cultural and historic city of Cambridge is nearby as are the Fens with their waterways, rich wildlife and idyllic views.
- Weddings and civil ceremonies are catered for with space for a marquee and tranquil waterside photo opportunities – swans included!