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Bressingham Hall Summer Garden short break 31st July – 2nd August 2022


Bressingham Hall Summer short break this Summer 

Join us for a two night, truly special stay at Bressingham Hall. Enjoy being pampered at this magnificent Georgian Manor, its spacious rooms, with large windows overlooking the gardens and home cooked food, but mainly savour the beauty and privilege to own the gardens before they open to the public and after closing time (opening time to public is April to October 10.30 – 5 pm), the two best times to enjoy the light, quiet and intimacy of a fairytale, enchanted world.

Lodging at the intimate Bressingham Hall (7 bedrooms only), surrounded by 17 acres of world renowned gardens, you will discover the behind the scenes of making and maintaining a garden, you will enjoy having home cooked dinner in the Bloom family home, and every day you can explore neighbouring gardens and beautiful walks, or take up one or more of our activities.

Gardens we reccommend are Fuller’s Mill, Helmingham Hall and Wyken Hall, all very different and deeply inspiring. We also suggest a walk at Knettishall heath, Wortham Ling, which will be in flower in heather, and further afiends you should not miss a walk at Dunwich coastal Heathland.

Choose the room type you prefer, we have 5 very spacious suites, most with garden view, and some smaller and beautiful rooms. All rooms except one (Phlox) are on the first floor.

The price reflects the size of the room and the views.

The cost of the offer per room (details below) is for 2 people and includes 2 nights, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 afternoon cake, one guided visit of the gardens with Adrian Bloom.

Please read below out typical breakfast and dinners.

31st July

Meet at Bressingham Hall at 4 pm, check into your room

from 4.15 pm meet in the dining room for tea and cake

5.30 pm  guided visit of the gardens with Adrian Bloom

7.30 pm Dinner

1st August

Breakfast 8.30-9.30

4 pm tea and cake in the dining room

6 pm aperitif in the garden

7.30 pm Dinner

2nd August 

8.30-9.30 breakfast

10 am check out of Bressingham Hall

Activities offered as a group and need to be booked at least a week in advance.

Make your own Flower hair comb – a short , easy workshop to learn to make fresh and everlasting hair decorations for yourself or as gifts. Allow 1 – 1,5 hours. Cost 20 per person, minimum two people. The cost includes all materials and tutoring.

Make your own Flower head crown – a fun and creative couple of hours using fresh and or dry flowers and grasses to make a head dress. Ideal if you have parties coming up and want to have fun with your friends and loved ones. Allow 2,5 hours. Cost 38 per person and includes all materials and tutoring. Minimum two people

Make your own natural Wreath – a fun workshop to create seasonal wreaths using materials from the gardens. A mix of evergreens and seasonal highlights, a few tricks to make them last longer. Cost 65 per person, minimum one person. Each additional person pays 55.

‘Make your own real Italian Pizza’ – a fun and inspiring two session workshop to learn the traditional Italian way to make pizza in any oven. Allow 1,5 hours in the afternoon after cake on day 1 to make the dough and another 1,5 hrs at about 12 on day 2 to make and cook the pizzas for lunch. Cost 20 per person, minimum 4 people. Includes all ingredients and tuition.

Make your own Confit tomatoes – an afternoon to learn to preserve your tomatoes to keep 12 months and over (if they last – I eat mine within a couple of months). Subject to tomato season (June to October). Allow 2 hours. Cost 20 per person, minimum 4 people. Includes all ingredients and tuition.

Seasonal, homely, tasty food

What are you likely to eat at Bressingham Hall?

We use fresh, seasonal ingredients and cook on the day. We do not use frozen or ready made food. We believe in raw materials and cooking everything from scratch.

For dinner we provide a different three course menu each day, cooked fresh with seasonal ingredients. You are welcome to let us know of any allergies/intolerances at the time of booking, so we can choose the right menu to suit everyone.

Breakfast: granola, homemade muesli, fresh fruit, Plain yogurt, plant based yogurt and milk alternatives, roasted nuts, Alan Bloom’s Rhubarb compote, white and granary bread and toast, peanut butter, tahini, marmalade, marmite on the self service buffet. On order you are likely to find Pancakes, eggs and bacon, porridge.

Dinner: they change all the time, but here are some ideas.

Traditional Italian risotto, Pan fried Salmon with warm roast vegetables salad, lemon Bavoir

Our Garden vegetable velloutê, English Roast chicken, Tiramisù alla frutta

Vegan/gluten/dairy free options: quinoa and vegetable fritters, alternative pancake lasagne with vegetable ragù, vegan chocolate mousse.

Drinks: We do not sell or serve alcohol. Please feel free to bring your own wine and other alcoholic drinks. We have a large fridge for guests to keep their drinks chilled.

TO BOOK YOUR ROOM, please fill in the form below

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TO PAY: this event is managed by our partner Erica Vaccari and her Garden Travel Agency Viaggi Floreali – you can pay the agency directly for your room using the link next to each room description.

Please make sure you fill in the booking form with the same name used for the payment.

Lavender Bedroom – Couple price £850 BOOKED

The Lavender room is a beautiful suite which enjoys the best view over the front gardens and wonderful light. It has a beautiful bath tub and a shower.

Aster – Couple price £850  BOOKED

The Aster Room is one of our Suites with large windows on two walls, a 4 poster bed. It has a bath and a shower. It enjoys gorgeous views over the gardens and wonderful light.

Geranium BOOKED 

Geranium is our most spacious room, with a super king size bed and two French. It enjoys a little lounge with bow window overlooking the pond in the walled garden. It has a spacious bathroom with shower and bath and enjoys spectacular sunsets, too.

Peony room  BOOKED

Peony is a very spacious room with windows on two walls, enjoying the beautiful morning sun. It has a king size bed and a single bed and a spacious shower.

Phlox suite BOOKED

Phlox is a twin room on the ground floor, restored and redecorated in 2021. It has a full bathroom with good walk in shower, its own lounge with a 6 ft snooker table. It looks out on to the terrace.

Echinacea Booked

Echinacea is a very intimate, welcoming bedroom, slightly smaller than the others. It has a good shower, a king size bed, a French bed and chaise longue.

Crocosmia bedroom BOOKED

Crocosmia is a smaller twin room on the first floor, with beautiful views over the garden and walled garden, with private external bathroom with shower.