Retreat East
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Retreat East

Brick Kiln Farm, Sandy Lane, Hemingstone, Suffolk, IP6 9QE, United Kingdom
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Located in Ipswich, Retreat East is in a rural location, within a 10-minute drive of Bramford Golf Centre and Brooke House. This luxury country house is 7.8 mi (12.5 km) from Ipswich Waterfront and 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from Blakenham Woodland Garden.Show More
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a bird 's eye view of a large , well - maintained estate with multiple buildings and green fields at Retreat East
a large wooden house with a brick patio and two chairs in front of it at Retreat East
a large dining room with wooden beams on the ceiling , a fireplace , and a table surrounded by chairs at Retreat East
a well - equipped home gym with various exercise equipment , including treadmills , stationary bikes , and weight machines at Retreat East
a wooden bridge leading to a house with a large tree and lights on the roof at Retreat East
a grassy field with a dirt path running through it , surrounded by trees and bushes at Retreat East
4.3/5Very Good·Cleanliness: 4.3
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Amenities
SaunaSpaMassage RoomFitness RoomPrivate ParkingFreeBarRestaurantMeeting RoomWi-Fi in Public AreasFree
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Surroundings
Train: Ipswich
(13.4 km)
Landmarks: Coddenham Church, St Mary's
(1.2 km)
Landmarks: Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm
(2.4 km)
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Services & Amenities

the Roost
5

the Roost

2 King bed
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private bathroom
TV
Electric Fan
Towel
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the Granary
5

the Granary

1 King bed
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private bathroom
TV
Electric Fan
Towel
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the Piggery
4

the Piggery

1 King bed
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private bathroom
TV
Electric Fan
Towel
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the Cow House
5

the Cow House

2 King bed
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private bathroom
Bathtub
TV
Electric Fan
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Nook Room
3

Nook Room

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private bathroom
Refrigerator
Towel
Garden View
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the Stables
1

the Stables

2 King bed
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private bathroom
TV
Electric Fan
Towel
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the Burrow
6

the Burrow

2 King bed
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private bathroom
TV
Electric Fan
Towel
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the Hayloft
7

the Hayloft

1 King bed
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private bathroom
TV
Electric Fan
Towel
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Farmhouse
8

Farmhouse

3 King bed and 2 Single bed
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private bathroom
TV
Electric Fan
Towel
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The Den
2

The Den

1 King bed
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private bathroom
TV
Electric Fan
Towel
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Aviary-Shepherd Hut
2

Aviary-Shepherd Hut

1 King bed
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private bathroom
Towel
Slippers
Electric Kettle
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Guest Reviews(43)

4.3/5
Very Good
Verified Reviews
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Amenities4.3
  • Location4.3
  • Service4.3
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
July 21, 2024
We're a couple who travel on a regular basis and stayed in many varied places in the UK. Congratulations for coming up with a unique style of accommodation and facilities which I'm sure will suite many people. I'm afraid our stay didn't leave us with a feeling of having enjoyed our experience. We arrived at lunch time so decided to visit the restaurant. We only wanted a light lunch as we had booked in for dinner. Between us we had a cheese and onion sandwich, club sandwich and 3 glasses of sparkling water. The price charged was £39:48, and the presentation left a lot to be desired, no garnish and we were sadly left with the impression they just couldn't be bothered. Because of our lunch experience we cancelled our dinner and went to a local pub for dinner. Unable to comment on comfort of accommodation as we unfortunately had to leave because of family issues.
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July 8, 2024
Lovely relaxing place to spend a weekend, the rooms are beautiful, food is excellent and the staff are outstanding, fabulous outdoor bath too. We got on the bikes supplied by Retreat East to explore, the countryside is gorgeous. You will love this place.
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
June 17, 2024
I organised a weekend retreat for my running and wellness group and Retreat East delivered on all accounts. The accommodation was stunning, the food was delicious and the customer service went above and beyond to ensure we'd have a fantastic stay. Will happily return again.
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
June 10, 2024
We had a lovely 2 night stay in a shepherd’s hut, we stayed in the cote which had a lovely view and felt very private with a pleasant decking area we enjoyed in the evening. The huts are small as you’d expect, the beds are super comfy and there were some nice touches to welcome you in. We loved the bookable exclusive use of the gym, hot tub and the sauna/steam room, this was great. We ate lunch and dinner at the great barn, the food was tasty and the breakfast was nice. All the staff were great but especially Richard whose presence made everything run smoothly, he was attentive and bought a professional but very personable feel to our visit, you felt like you were in good hands. Thanks for an enjoyable stay 😊
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
June 10, 2024
Just returned from our first stay at Retreat East. An amazing venue, the barn we had (Granary) was spotless, large and very comfortable with a small enclosed area where our dog could safely go about her business. Everyone we met was very helpful and accommodating. All meals we had were also very tasty and of excellent quality. Its very secluded and the car park is a bit of a way from the barns and may benefit from some form of entry /exit system to ensure the cars are safe, but we didn’t experience any issues whilst we were there. A very good find and we will certainly return.
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
June 8, 2024
A lovely relaxing stay, it’s very peaceful and the staff and very welcoming. The afternoon tea was wonderful and the food is of a high standard. We stayed in the piggery which has its own courtyard and is quite spacious. If you need peace and quiet and want to escape for a few days it’s perfect.
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
June 1, 2024
This is a lovely place to stay. All staff are chatty, friendly and helpful. We did have to ask if we could have new cushions for the outside seating area as they were soaking wet. Maybe they should have a place for these to be stored in the huts as the swing chair cushion had started to turn green. Also as it’s such a beautiful venue, although some bits looked a bit tired, I couldn’t work out why there is white sheeting around different outside areas when they could have used fake greenery, it just didn’t look nice.
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
May 31, 2024
Summary: Lovely, quiet, peaceful location. Ideal for a quick getaway break and some R&R. But, price and atmosphere just take that edge off. Average, not exceptional. Food: We chose to eat locally rather than at Retreat East, except for breakfast which was pleasant but pricey for what it was. £9 for a bacon sandwich is something you’d expect to find in a fancy London restaurant, not here. A shame. Atmosphere: Sadly, the atmosphere is lacking a little something. It feels a little soulless; somewhat formulaic and generic. Where’s the view into the fields from the bathtub? The personal welcoming touches? The little things to say “you’re here, in the countryside… now relax and enjoy”. They could make so much more of this. Facilities: Facilities are fine - sauna is especially lovely - but the requirement to book a 30 minute slot (that’s your allowance) felt a little too disciplined for a couple wanting to relax and go with the flow. It plays into the very formulaic, less personal feel to Retreat East. It’s a shame. Now, don’t get me wrong, I see why they do it, but when it’s not overly busy it’s a shame the rules are enforced. I also didn’t realise there was a small gym until checking out, a shame it wasn’t mentioned before. Accommodation: The accommodation was lovely. Bed very comfy and we slept like logs. The outdoor bath was a real plus. Very private and tranquil and one of the reasons we booked this particular accommodation. Cleanliness: While generally very clean throughout, it was a shame to notice under the bed seemingly hadn’t been cleaned in a long time with lots of dust rolls. Fortunately I only noticed as I went to retrieve an escaped AirPod before checking out, but not what you expect for premium accommodation. Car parking: The car park is a short walk away and there’s a bit of a fuss about not parking on site overnight. Even the suggestion of a £50 fine in the welcome brochure. However, we found people tended to park on site closer to the accommodation overnight and the rules are seemingly not enforced. We stuck to the rules, of course. They have EV charging, including a Tesla fast charger nearer to the accommodation and there’s also accessible parking but note that most pathways are gravel which could be tricky for wheelchair users. Pricing: We got the midweek price deal which was still a little steep all things considered. We’d be happy to pay this price for a little more soul and greater freedom around facility use. Summary: Difficult to rate this one. The price doesn’t quite match the experience, a little steep when cleanliness and facilities are taken into account. The price of food also not helping here. But, still a lovely site in a nice countryside location where you do truly feel able to relax. I wouldn’t knock it, and I’d certainly come back. I just hope they can make it feel a bit more special, a bit more personal and less formulaic. That way, they might just help it find its soul. It’s just missing that extra some
G‍u‍e‍s‍t‍ ‍U‍s‍e‍r
May 31, 2024
Just back from a great relaxing evening at retreat East. From the moment we arrived we were warmly welcomed and shown around our accommodation and the site. We stayed in the Rookery and the room was pristine and had everything we needed. The food for dinner and Breakfast was great and the restaurant staff were super attentive and friendly. We will be back again.

Property Policies

Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in: 15:00–19:00
Check-out: 09:00–11:00

Front desk hours: [Mon-Sun]09:00–19:00

Child Policies
Children are not permitted to stay in this room type.

Cribs and Extra Beds
Please contact the hotel for details about crib and extra bed policies.

Breakfast
TypeWestern, Continental, Full English/Irish, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
StyleBuffet
AgeFee
Adult
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Additional breakfast fees are not included in the total and need to be paid at the property.

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Property Description

  • Opened: 1753
  • Number of Rooms: 10
Located in Ipswich, Retreat East is in a rural location, within a 10-minute drive of Bramford Golf Centre and Brooke House. This luxury country house is 7.8 mi (12.5 km) from Ipswich Waterfront and 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from Blakenham Woodland Garden.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features at this country house include complimentary wireless internet access and a picnic area.

At Retreat East, enjoy a satisfying meal at the restaurant. Mingle with other guests at the complimentary reception, held daily. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Featured amenities include luggage storage and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.

Stay in one of 10 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and fans, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Services & Amenities

Spa
Fitness Room
Bar
Restaurant
Restaurant
Restaurant
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to stay at Retreat East?

Prices at Retreat East are subject to change according to dates, hotel policy, and other factors. To view prices, please search for the dates you wish to stay at the hotel.

What are the check-in and check-out times at Retreat East?

The check-in time is after 15:00 and the check-out time is before 11:00.

Does Retreat East provide airport transfer services?

No, the Retreat East doesn't provide airport transfer services.

What amenities and services does Retreat East have?

Retreat East has the following amenities and services: Pets allowed (additional fee), Sauna, Spa.

Does Retreat East have a swimming pool?

No, Retreat East doesn't have a pool.

Does Retreat East have fitness amenities?

Yes, Retreat East has fitness amenities.

Does Retreat East provide Wi-Fi?

Yes, the hotel provides Wi-Fi.

Does Retreat East have non-smoking rooms?

Please view the hotel listing for details.

Does Retreat East provide breakfast?

Yes, Retreat East provides breakfast.

Does Retreat East have a restaurant?

Yes, guests can eat at: Restaurant.

About This Property

Nearest Train StationIpswich
Distance to Train Station13.44KM
Average Price FromUSD475
Hotel Star Rating5