Goldfinch Lakeside Manor

Saxmundham - South East
Manor House
24-27 Guests
12 Bedrooms / 12 Beds
11 Full

About this listing

If you’re looking for holiday homes to rent in the South East of England, Goldfinch Lakeside Manor is one of our favourites. Whether you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of city life or would like to celebrate a special occasion with a bang, you’ll fall in love with this property. It makes an ideal wedding reception venue as it is one of our top licensed wedding venues nestled within 5000 acres of Suffolk countryside.

Tracing back to 1827, this Grade II listed Georgian house features iconic pillars at the entrance which add a very dramatic effect. Walk in to immediately notice the attention to detail and antique furnishings combined with modern facilities giving it a contemporary twist. Find everything you would need in the 21st century to have a smooth and memorable stay. Goldfinch Lakeside Manor also serves as one of our best conference venues near Cambridge. All guests would walk in to be impressed by the lavish decor including interesting bird paintings and Chinese wallpaper.

This wedding reception venue in Suffolk welcomes 2 well-behaved pets. Therefore, your furry best pals can celebrate your special day with you. Furthermore, the open gardens would be a paradise for them.

Reception Rooms & Kitchen

The striking triple-height entrance hall will welcome you as you walk in. You’ll have a number of function rooms to choose from no matter the event you’re celebrating. In the main living room, the unmissable Chinese wallpaper is awe-inspiring. Bring your group together for some evening chit-chats, teas or just to relax.

Take full advantage of the lavish dining room for dinner parties or celebrations. If you feel like a small and intimate meal, use the family kitchen which is a very nice area. It features an Aga, wood-burner, as well as deer-antler chandeliers that add an element of grandeur. If you’re hiring Goldfinch Lakeside Manor as a wedding reception venue, you can also opt to have a private chef and caterers to look after your needs. You can also choose to just prepare your own meals. If you want to shirk tradition and have a candlelit dinner for some romantic vibes, the happy couple can do so in the vaulted corridor. There is also a morning room and a library if you at any point wish to escape the crowd.

The attached orangery that can accommodate 120 seated guests in this conference venue near Cambridge is perfect for corporate events. A wow-factor is added to this space thanks to the foliage inspired lighting fixture trailing from the ceiling to the middle.


This wedding reception venue comes with 12 extravagant bedrooms. Every room comes with stunning views of gills and parklands. On the first floor, there are 7 bedrooms with king-sized beds, 6 of which come with en-suite marble bathrooms with underfloor heating and many with freestanding baths.

From the 5 further bedrooms, 4 come with en-suite marble bathrooms. Many of the bedrooms feature Hypnos beds. 7 of the beds are zip-n-link making sleeping arrangements flexible.

Furthermore, each bedroom in this conference venue near Cambridge features a flat-screen TV, WiFi, and iPod docks. There is also an unlimited supply of hot water, bathrobes, fluffy towels, and sustainable toiletries. If you fancy tea or coffee, you will be delighted to know that Goldfinch Lakeside Manor comes stocked with Nespresso pods and teaping teas.


Find yourself entertained at all times at this lovely wedding reception venue in Suffolk. For the active guests, there is a well-equipped gym in the basement. Furthermore, you will have an all-weather tennis court at your disposal. The basement also features a cinema room with comfortable armchairs, Start TV with Sky and Netflix. Get the popcorn in a bowl and binge-watch your favourite shows in your free time!

What’s more? There is also a games room with pool, table football and table tennis. If you’re using this property as a conference venue near Cambridge, start a tournament with your fellow employees to strengthen relationships and have some fun. Additionally, there is also an Xbox for the youngsters and those young at heart.

In your free time, you’re also free to take a dip in the shared pool. This pool is naturally filtered and also comes with tanning beds. There is a Serpentine lake where you can opt to go paddleboarding or rowing or alternatively you can relax in the shared hot tub.


Goldfinch Lakeside Manor comes with a private courtyard which is the perfect spot for an outdoor BBQ party. You will have access to Pashley bikes and you can explore the surrounding area cycling. Furthermore, there are plenty of other activities that can be arranged. For the adrenaline junkies – archery, clay pigeon shooting, and axe & knife throwing are options. You can also opt for a murder mystery, wine tasting, yoga/pilates or scavenger hunts. Learn something new with cushion making, floral design or cooking classes or discover some lovely walking hiking routes within and out of the estate. You will also have the option to have a bonfire experience and you can complement this with mulled wine, hot chocolate, or even Pimms. 

If you wish to leave the Estate, history fanatics can visit the Saxmundham Museum or Framlingham Castle.  Additionally, you can also visit the Yoxford Antiques Centre and Gardens or go to the Suffolk Escape Room.

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  • Guests: 24-27
  • Bedrooms: 12
  • Beds: 12
  • Bathrooms: 11
  • Type: Manor House



  • BBQ
  • Cinema Room
  • Corporate Events
  • Games Room
  • Gym
  • Hot Tub
  • Library
  • Marquee Hire
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool Table
  • Private Gardens
  • Table Tennis
  • TV with Netflix
  • Wedding Licence
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Xbox
  • Yoga / Dance Studio


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  • Allow additional guests: No

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