Greyhound Cottage offers accommodation in Glemsford. A grade II listed building with a thatched roof, it offers free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

Rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Extras include bath robes, free toiletries and a hair dryer.

Cambridge is 24.2 miles from Greyhound Cottage, while Ipswich is 20.5 miles away. The nearest airport is London Stansted Airport, 22.4 miles from Greyhound Cottage.

From Greyhound Cottage, Melford Hall and Kentwell Hall are just 3 miles away. The historic villages of Cavendish, Lavenham, Long Melford and Clare are all within 6 miles.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

The Greyhound - Historic former Inn has been welcoming guests since 21 Jun 2016.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • Is there enough free parking on site for all guests..if not is it possible to reserve a place?
    Dear Sir / Madam We only offer the 2 rooms and we have ample parking here. Best Regards Doug & Kay (Mitchell) Greyhound Cottage
    Answered on 3 May 2022
  • How many rooms do you have at the inn and are they situated in the inn or the cottage?
    The Greyhound is a 15th century property. An Inn for several hundred years but closed as an Inn in 1907. The property is now known as Greyhound Cottag..
    Answered on 18 January 2022
  • Hi what is the check in time please?
    Hi Check-in time is 3pm but earlier maybe possible by prior arrangement. Ar present we do require more time between arrivals due to deep clean requir..
    Answered on 10 October 2020
  • Hi, do you allow for wedding parties to get ready in the morning of the wedding? The space looks ideal but wanted to check in advance
    Yes that is fine. We have had that before a couple of times. Obviously if the room has been booked for the night before the Wedding.
    Answered on 27 June 2022
  • do u serve dinner
    No, we do not offer dinner, only Bed & Breakfast. The nearest establishment is just 250 metres up the road from us - The Angel pub which has excellen..
    Answered on 30 August 2022
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Host Information

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The Greyhound is an historically important mainly thatched building, heritage Listed, with parts dating back to AD 1420. It was an Inn for hundreds of years and said to take its name from the King's (and Queen's) Messengers, known as Greyhounds, who stayed here whilst en route carrying their important missives! The property has three inglenook fireplaces dating from the 16th century and ancient beams galore! Nigel Balchin, one of the most well-known writers of the 1960's lived here as did members of the Rose family (Roses' Lime Water). Guests will breakfast in the oldest part of the house. Whilst retaining its ancient features the Greyhound has all modern features such as central heating, deluxe bathrooms etc. The 1 acre of gardens are wonderfully peaceful and attractive.
Kay and Doug ran a very successful hotel in Scotland for 13 years (Invernairne, Nairn) before returning to England in 2016. We instantly fell in love with the ancient Greyhound Cottage and the village on a first visit. Glemsford is built on a hill and has lovely views especially from the church. We love to walk from the front door into the field at the back of the property down to lovely Cavendish, it really is a beautiful walk. We love to visit nearby National Trust properties and Kentwell which frequently has historic re-enactments (some weekends in summer up to 250 Tudors!). At the bottom of our hill the River Glem runs into the River Stour, made famous by the painter Constable. Nearby Long Melford and Cavendish have famous Wool churches. It is a wonderful area that we continue to explore and discover.
Unusually for the region, south-west Suffolk is not flat but has beautiful gentle hills and stunning vistas. In our village are several pubs including the ancient and beautiful Angel Inn, and many historic thatched Tudor buildings. George Cavendish, gentleman-usher to King Henry VIII's Cardinal Wolsey retired to our village and wrote his biography of Wolsey in 1530 here. We have a village shop and post office. Within 3 miles there are two fabulous Stately Homes to visit (Kentwell Hall and Melford Hall), and many lovely villages. Just 6 miles away is Lavenham. Also nearby Sudbury town has the artist Gainsborough's home which is open as a museum with many of his paintings. Sudbury also sits on the lovely River Stour. From us it is a short drive to Cambridge, Ely Cathedral and many places of interest.
Languages spoken: English,Italian
Property surroundings *
Facilities of The Greyhound - Historic former Inn
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Italian

House rules

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15:00 - 20:30


07:30 - 10:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about The Greyhound - Historic former Inn

  • Guests staying at The Greyhound - Historic former Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Room options at The Greyhound - Historic former Inn include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • The Greyhound - Historic former Inn is 750 yards from the centre of Glemsford.

  • Yes, The Greyhound - Historic former Inn is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The Greyhound - Historic former Inn offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Check-in at The Greyhound - Historic former Inn is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

    • The prices at The Greyhound - Historic former Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.