The Pheasant at Gestingthorpe
Inn with 5 rooms £95-£215 prpnb
THE THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH ROOM
This stylishly furnished ground floor room is available with either a super king-size bed or comfortable twin. The en suite bathroom is designed with relaxation in mind. Next door to the en suite is a private dressing room area, complete with large wardrobe. The Gainsborough hotel room also has French windows, leading out onto a private patio area.
This hotel room is named after Suffolk’s well-loved artist, who painted many royal portraits. The damask curtains that drape the French windows and the wool tapestry on the wall behind the bed, reflect the time of Gainsborough, adding real character to this new hotel room. The colours and textiles were chosen as they were inspired by Gainsborough Silk Weaving Mills and Gainsborough House, in Sudbury, which was the artist’s family home.
THE MARK CATESBY ROOM
If you’re looking for an elegant and relaxing hotel experience, choose the Mark Catesby hotel room. With a super king-size bed that can be also converted to a twin, and large en suite bathroom with facilities for the disabled, this room is practical as well as comfortable. French windows flood the room with light, and boast views over the garden.
The Mark Catesby hotel room was named after the notable botanist who was born at Castle Hedingham and lived in the nearby market town of Sudbury. He was most famous for his illustrations of animals and plants that inhabited the eastern seaboard of North America, painting everything that inspired him from Virginia to the south coast of Florida. This collection of work was commissioned by King George III and is now on view in the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace. The rich and luxurious colours and fabrics used in the room were inspired by Catesby and his passion for flora and fauna.
THE SAMUEL COURTAULD ROOM
The Coach House hotel opened in July 2011, and is one of the most characterful hotels in the Essex and Suffolk region. Each of the five rooms were designed in honour of a local historical icon. This much sought-after hotel room is located on the first floor of the Coach House and boasts a comfortable king-size bed and immaculate en suite shower room, as well as stunning views over the countryside’s rolling hills.
The hotel room was inspired and is named after a member of a famous local family. The Courtauld’s owned a number of silk mills in Halstead and Braintree that became well known for creating crepe and rayon. The fabric above the bed’s headboard is a beautiful crushed velvet in regal purple, a colour Courtauld introduced. The well-considered interior design of this room reflects the glamorous art deco period, with silvers and greys influenced by their designs at Eltham Palace, Greenwich, from the 1930s.
THE CAPTAIN OATES ROOM
The Coach House hotel opened in July 2011, and is one of the most characterful hotels in the Essex and Suffolk region. Each of the five rooms were designed in honour of a local historical icon. The Captain Lawrence Oates hotel room is large and luxurious, with breathtaking views over the rural countryside. With a king-size bed and spacious en suite bathroom, complete with its own jacuzzi, this room really is the ultimate relaxing retreat.
Captain Lawrence Oates is Gestingthorpe’s famous son who courageously sacrificed himself to save his friends on the 1910-1912 polar expedition with Captain Scott. His bravery and heroism are still admired, almost a century later. The hotel room which bares his name is the largest of all the five rooms at the Coach House hotel. The design was inspired by Oates’ time spent with the Royal Dragoon, with smart light blues and greys being combined with a warming tartan.
THE JOHN CONSTABLE ROOM
A mahogany four poster super king-size bed takes centre stage in this hotel room, with the wonderful, romantic views over the East Anglian countryside providing the perfect backdrop. Guests can enjoy this view from the comfortable bed, or spacious window seat that’s just perfect for star gazing. A clean and contemporary en suite shower room is equipped with Egyptian cotton towels and handmade toiletries.
This delightful hotel room was named after the well known East Anglian artist who was born in the nearby village of Dedham. Constable became best known for his unforgettable Haywain painting, along with Willie Lotts Cottage and Flatford Mill. Constable also famously immortalised the region’s most beautiful landscapes. The picturesque view over ‘Constable Country’ from the bedroom window makes this a peaceful and romantic hotel room.
Children welcome from age 13.
- Children welcome
Children welcome from age 13.