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By BikeShopNick

Living the life

Staying at the Old Rectory, Alderton Suffolk is a wonderful experience. A taste of aristocratic yesteryear. Owned by the same family since its sale by the Church of England in the 1930s, this house of impressive proportions and beauty with an eclectic collection of furnishings some of which is well worn but comfortable.

We were lucky enough not only to enjoy a huge bay windowed bedroom with a distant sea view but also had the pleasure of sharing our first evening with the grown up children of and owner Christopher Langley who, up for the weekend from London mucked in to provide us with a super table d'hôte. This began with drinks in the library, unpretentious yummy dinner the highlights of which included freshly home baked bread with mackerel pâté to start and tart tartan for desert.

As you can see our greyhound Flint was adored and made very comfortable, now lounging after a fine coastal walk at nearby Dunwich.

Seehere for a link to their website for more details and don't forget your warm clothing as big old houses, bay windows and coastal easterly breezes require.

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