"Otley Hall is a
stunningly beautiful 16th century moated Hall. Still a family home,
it is set in 10 acres of gardens in the tranquil Suffolk countryside,
only 8 miles north of Ipswich.
A Grade 1 listed building,
the house is a perfect example of unspoiled late medieval
architecture. Particularly impressive are the Great Hall and
Linenfold Parlour, both of which look out onto the Rose Garden.
According to Farrer (Old Suffolk Houses, Vol. 6), these two rooms are
unequalled in Suffolk.
A wealth of notable
features includes a cross or screens passage, richly carved beams,
superb Linenfold panelling, and 16th-century wall paintings
celebrating the marriage in 1559 of Robert Gosnold III and Ursula
Naunton. Outside, the lofty chimneys, herringbone brickwork and
vineleaf pargetting, magnificent today, give a tantalising glimpse of
an even more glorious past."
From the official
website of Otley Hall.