Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks in Dedham, Essex, England
Dedham is situated in the heart of Constable Country on the Suffolk/Essex border. John Constable the landscape painter promoted the beauty of the north Essex countryside through his paintings. Visitors can come and see the very same views today. The village of Dedham like many in Constable Country has a fine historic church, good pubs and numerous well-preserved period buildings.
Facts about Self-Catering Holidays in Dedham
The villages of Suffolk are noted for their medieval churches and ancient objects. This is the place to come if you enjoy antiques and period dwellings. Many of the houses are half-timbered, thatched or pargetted. There are plenty of lovely cottage gardens that the English are famous for. Visit in early May to see the stunning displays of blue Wisteria on the fronts of houses. The town of Lavenham is one of the best preserved medieval villages in Suffolk and should be on every holidaymaker's list whenin Suffolk.
Another place to visit on the Constable trail is Flatford Mill, another location painted by Constable. Cycle or walk along the canal and admire the original mill and scenery.
The Suffolk coast is a short drive from Dedham. The coast offers yachting and messing around on the various rivers. There are several good seaside resorts at Clacton-on-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze (golden sands) and Frinton on Sea.
Travel south from Dedham to take a look at Chelmsford, the main Essex town, or pop into Colchester for entertainment and shopping. Colchester has a great deal to offer visitors and the zoo is worth making that special trip for.