Thornham Hall stands at the heart of the Thornham Estate which features landscaped gardens and lovely parkland. There are 10 miles of walks and rides around the estate. Inside The Hall is delightful; the influences of many periods are clear, with lovely open fires, spacious rooms, fine porcelain and portraits and an elegant staircase which ascends from the huge drawing room. Spanning the width of the house, the drawing room is simply stunning, boasting huge French windows that offer splendid views across the croquet lawn to the ha ha and the park beyond. Just as impressive is the dining room, decorated in the green and pink style of Adams.
Thornham Hall has been mentioned in the Michelin Guide and Visit Britain and The AA have awarded us a 5 Star Silver rating. We are a delightful venue for weekend breaks, house parties and receptions.
The churches that serve the two Thornham parishes, are of great interest. Thornham Parva is an unspoilt, thatched Saxon Church and houses a glorious medieval Triptych and some early wall paintings. The Whistler windows, set there by the present Baron to commemorate the memory of his first wife, are quite lovely.
Thornham Magna church is Norman, but much modified by the Victorians, when the Henniker family was at its richest and most influential. Magna houses many interesting family monuments and regalia.
Thornham is well placed for visits to the East Anglian countryside and coast. The towns of Bury St. Edmunds, Ipswich, Norwich, Woodbridge and Cambridge are all within easy reach. The historic centres of Lavenham, Long Melford and Framlingham can be reached by driving through lovely countryside. Large local country Houses such as Helmingham and Ikworth, Blickling and Fellbrigg are nearby. Thornham Guests interested in the North Norfolk coast and Broads, the seaside resorts of Aldeburgh and Southwold, Thetford Forest, and the coastal and inland bird reserves of East Anglia are well placed for day trips to these beauty spots. Garden lovers can revel in the delights of Bressingham, Blooms and the like, as well as visiting our own recently restored walled garden.