Stour Valley

Recent Invitation to View Visits

September 2016
Invitation to View Bruisyard Hall
One of only four abbeys of the Poor Clares, Bruisyard Hall was founded by Maud, Countess of Ulster, in 1354 and was occupied by many courtly ladies. Set within a 700-acre estate, it remains the idyllic country retreat that she wanted it to be. The Hall was rebuilt by the Hare family after the dissolution of the monasteries and incorporates a "priest’s hole" as they remained staunchly Roman Catholic under Elizabeth I. The owner is a direct descendant of Sir Thomas Rous who inherited the Tudor house in 1611

Here are some images taken on our recent visit, by courtesy of Ivan Cooper.
Bruisyard Hall Inside the barn Eating delicious cake in the dining room The Nuns The sitting room One of the bedrooms Inside the Priests
It is now a magnificent twelve bedroom country house in Suffolk, where you can get married if you wish!
Our thanks to Val Pretty for organising this visit.