Discover Kentwell Hall

Kentwell Hall is a secluded and romantic estate set in Suffolk parkland with over 500 years of fascinating and unexpected stories.

A lived-in

Much-loved family home

Kentwell is not only a stunning period house, but it is also a lived-in and much-loved family home with its story beginning over 500 years ago.

Built originally by the Clopton family, local wealthy wool merchants, Kentwell Hall has been home to a succession of owners, with each leaving their own mark. Kentwell has undergone several interior and exterior restorations and changes but has retained its original essence as a Tudor home. Since 1970, it has been owned by Patrick and Judith Philips. Together they have embarked on a grand-scale restoration of the Hall and gardens.

As you explore, you will see the exterior remains very much as the Tudor builders left it, but as you meander through the interior, you will see it now presents an exciting mix of periods with rare and fabulous pieces from fine paintings to period furniture.

Kentwell Hall represents Patrick and Judith’s ongoing and ever-changing lifetime journey. It is the story of their family and home, created from the restoration of an empty, near derelict and unloved shell to a treasured, unique and much-visited home for visitors to explore, learn and enjoy.

Join us to learn more about the history of the house and the stories of the people who made this the beautiful and fascinating place it is.

Enjoy our home as our guests.

Explore the house and gardens

A great day out for all the family any time of the year

As well as exploring the house, Kentwell's gardens have carpets of snowdrops in early spring followed by a mass of daffodils and cowslips. There are plentiful wild pyramid orchids to be found in summer, when the walled garden is a riot of colour and the rose garden flourishes. Best of all perhaps the delicate pink American pillar roses which adorn the moat walls.

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