Otley Hall is a Grade 1 listed, 15th/16th century moated hall, surrounded by 10 acres of stunning gardens.
We welcome organised groups, small parties or individuals for guided tours of both the hall and gardens throughout the year by appointment. Described by Bettley & Pevsner as 'The outstanding individual house...one of the most interesting 15th & 16th Century houses in Suffolk', the hall has long been regarded as the oldest house in Suffolk to survive largely intact.
Our gardens are open to the public every Wednesday 3rd May-27th September from 11am-5pm for just £3 entrance fee. The fully licenced garden cafe will also open 3rd May-27th September 11am-4pm serving tea, coffee, light lunches, locally made cakes and bakes and even a glass of wine!
Hire Otley Hall for your function
Our gardens and function rooms are available for hire. They make an ideal setting for informal club and society outings, private dinners and parties. The rooms also make for an ideal 'get away from it all' conference and away day facility.
Retreat Day Programme
We also run a full and varied programme of Retreat Days from March to December. The days are for anyone who needs space, time and peace to relax and reflect, an opportunity to grow spiritually and a chance to enjoy beautiful surroundings. You do not need to be a Christian or of any faith, simply someone who would benefit from taking some time for yourself away from the stresses of your normal daily life.
Special Offers and Events
Seasonal Garden Pass
For just £5 per person you can purchase a seasonal garden pass allowing you unlimited repeat visits on Wednesdays to the gardens and cafe throughout the 2017 season.
Gardens & cafe are closed on Wednesday 6th September. Garden pass is not valid on charity days or when the gardens are closed.
Charity Open Gardens
We are delighted to be supporting two charities again this year by donating all admission fees from our Wednesday open gardens on two dates during the summer. Entry is £3 pp and our licenced cafe will also open on these days. Please come and support the valuable work these two charities carry out locally. Please note that the seasonal pass is not valid on these two dates.
Wednesday 2nd August from 10am-4pm Emmaus Ipswich will be holding a 'vintage@otleyhall' day. Terry Waite CBE will open the event and BBC Radio Suffolk's Mark Murphy will be recording throughout the day. There will be lots of vintage, retro and upcycled goods, clothing and furniture for sale along with a swing band, classic cars and much much more!!
Wednesday 13th September, The Suffolk Punch Trust will also be holding an event. More details to follow!
Ghost Stories at Otley Hall
Robert Lloyd Parry returns with 'A Pleasing Terror...Two Ghost Stories by M R James'. In another thrilling show by the hearthside of the Great Hall at Otley. One night only - Saturday 18th November, 7.30pm prompt £16.50 pp. Book your ticket if you dare!
Our Christmas tour is a popular way to start the festive celebrations, and we follow the tour with mulled wine and nibbles in the Great Hall, lit by candle light and roaring log fires. Thursday 14th December, 6.30pm start time £16.50 pp