The Bridgerton series on Netflix had lots of people fantasizing, and now you can enjoy your own version of the wildly popular story by renting a grand country estate in Suffolk, England. Located in East Anglia, the house is actually named “Sense and Sensibility,” so you can imagine yourself in that classic tale if you prefer.
Grab your friends and rent this majestic house and all of you can imagine playing your favorite parts on the property: There’s room for up to 30 people to sleep in 17 bedrooms of the opulent estate, which encompasses nearly 20,000 square feet. It would be ideal for an intimate wedding too. The gorgeous Georgian architecture erases the passage of time and plunges you into a bygone setting that feels truly historical.
Surrounded by immaculate gardens and a private woodland area, it has lots of scenic paths for strolling and it’s not too far from the surrounding coastline for enjoying the sea view. Spend your time taking in the countryside on foot or on a bicycle. The private, bucolic setting is unique because of the fenland landscape. Rich history is also spread across Suffolk, especially when it comes to its place in art. The charming villages throughout the area were important to renowned English painter John Constable, inspiring his magnificent landscapes. Travel the coast and you’ll encounter many quaint seaside resort towns like Aldeburgh and Southwold. The countryside also has plenty of castles and stately homes to explore and nature areas to wander.
The immaculate gardens conjure up visions of strolling couples, afternoon tea al fresco and long, relaxing evenings enjoying the surroundings. Organize an outdoor dinner or morning breakfast in the garden if you like!
Come through this magnificent entrance and you’ll feel like the Duke and Dutches yourself! You can’t help but feel transported when surrounded by Georgian architectural style. From the imperial staircase to the doorway on the landing, it feels like a historic movie set.
The interior of the manor is filled with opulent furniture that emphasizes the historic feel, yet provides luxurious comforts. And, while the furnishings are antique and not always pristine, there are plenty of modern luxuries: From access to a gym and spa to Amazon prime for entertainment and a swimming pool for taking a dip, you’re not likely to want for anything — the list of amenities is long! For weddings and larger organized groups, a house manager and team are on hand to help prepare the home to suit the occasion.
All the rooms are spacious yet cozy and the views of the yard and gardens are lovely at any time of day. If a rainy afternoon hampers outdoor plans, there’s no better place to settle in for reading, cards or a board game.
It might be just you and your friends on a holiday, but you can dine in grand style in the massive dining room. Even the most mundane dinner will feel like a feast when you’re seated at the long table, candles gleaming and perhaps a fire crackling.
The property is historic but the kitchen has everything you might need, down to an espresso machine. Perfect for grabbing breakfast yet large enough to serve as the hub for a wedding or party, the kitchen is open, airy and inviting. The ceiling beams and skylights add character while the star pendants infuse a little fun into the decor.
The regal feeling of the home is even more apparent in the spacious bedrooms, with their opulently canopied beds. Many have sitting rooms and enough space for relaxing in private if that’s what you prefer. The bathrooms are also true to the style but with plenty of ease and convenience. Some of the showers are electric which can take away from the authentic charm.
Even if you’re not a fan of classic literature — or the Bridgerton phenomenon — there’s much to love about this majestic estate in the English countryside. We can’t imagine anyone not wanting to spend a week or two reveling in the historic opulence and exploring the fields and seaside of the region.