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Lavenham is our nearest village and famous for being the best preserved Medieval Village in England. It is a real treat to wander round its beautiful streets and visit is wonderful Guildhall (NT) and Wool Church, more recently the village has become more well known as the village where Harry Potters house is. The village is small and unspoiled by sprawling suburbs and there are some excellent pubs and restaurants like The Great House, The Grey House and The Swan Inn, all of which are highly acclaimed. There are lovely walks straight from the beautiful Wool Church along the disused railway line, which is now a nature reserve, which takes you through some glorious Suffolk countryside ending up at Long Melford which is another fabulous Medieval Village made famous by the TV series Lovejoy which was based there.
Set in beautiful Suffolk Countryside immortalised by the great English Landscape artist John Constable. The cottages brings alive Rural Romance, with very many pretty medieval villages and ancient walks to explore. Lots of charming old villages with parqueted, half-timbered and thatched houses including Bures, Bury St Edmunds, Clare, Debenham, Lavenham, Long Melford for antiques, Nayland, Needham Market, Otley, Framsden, Haverhill, Holbrook, historic Ipswich with Maritime Museum, Kesgrave, Stanton, Stowmarket, Stratford St Mary with ancient priests' house, Sudbury, Troston, Wherstead, Woodbridge with Tide Mill and Sutton Hoo burial ground, Braintree for cheap designer goods, olde worlde Coggeshall, Halstead, Cavendish, Stoke by Nayland, Hadleigh, Roman Colchester with castle and zoo, Tiptree for jam making factory and tea shop, Kelvedon, Brightlingsea for walks, West Mersea to sea the seals, East Bergholt - Constable's birthplace and pretty village, Kersey, Monks Eleigh. Only 90 mins from London - these are great weekend escape cottages.
Recommended Places to Visit: Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Ickworth, Flatford Mill, Beth Chattos gardens, Southwold, Aldeburgh, Dunwhich, Orford, Minismere bird santuary and Woodbridge on the Suffolk coast, many local antiques centres and fairs and London
Annual Events: Many of the medieval Houses and stately homes have open days and there are lots of open garden weekends for whole villages.I supply guests with a complete run down of all local attractions and events calendars.
Recommended Places to Eat Out: The Great House Lavenham - one of the best French restaurants in England. The Angel in Lavenham in the picturesque village square. The Greyhound in Lavenham, The Swan Inn in lavenham, The Crown in Stoke by Nayland (just got best pub in England with a wine Cellar and Best food pub in East Anglian) The Swan Long Melford, The Black Lion Long Melford, The Anchor Nayland, Shillingfords The Quay Theatre pop up Sudbury, The six Bells Preston All the above are excellent restaurants of outstanding quality and all within a 20 minute drive
Local Sports: Fishing, cycling, walking, canoeing, horse riding.
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