Built by Sir Cuthbert Quilter in the late 1890s, Bawdsey Manor is a large and beautiful house set in 150 acres of historic parkland overlooking the Deben Estuary in Suffolk. The location is outstanding. Between the river and the sea, we are surrounded by classic Suffolk scenery - boats, birdlife, reedy marshes and tranquil pebble beaches. Our historic Park and woodland offer endless opportunities for exploration whilst the landscape of the Suffolk Heritage coast will entice you further.
The Manor provides facilities for courses and conferences. Adult groups are welcome here and young people, too. The Manor can accommodate up to 50 people and there are student residences on the estate for larger groups. People have come to Bawdsey Manor to make music, to paint or to sculpt, to study our flora and fauna or the geology of the Suffolk Sandlings. There is much of historic interest, too. Nearby Sutton Hoo, the castle at Orford and Framlingham are all described in more detail on other pages here. Britten's famous concert hall at Snape Maltings is a short drive from here.