The Local Area

photo of Willy Lott's cottage, Flatford
Willy Lott’s cottage, Flatford

A few suggestions for places to visit:

Melford Hall and Ickworth Park (National Trust)

Flatford Mill (National Trust) and nearby Dedham

Kentwell Hall – “tudor” days and festival

Medieval village of Lavenham

Colchester with a norman castle and museum and shops

The coastal resorts of Frinton, Clacton and Walton, Brightlingsea are 40 minutes away

Southwold, Aldeburgh and Walberswick about 1 hour and a bit

Castle Hedingham  with castle 30 minutes

Beth Chatto gardens 40 minutes away (wonderful garden for the greenfingered)

Equestrian facilities at Stratford Hills 15 minutes

Stoke By Nayland Golf Club and health spa 5 minutes

Suffolk Cycle Route can be picked up easily and traverses Constable countryside

Short Courses on Rural Crafts

Take a boat out in dedham and navigate the river stour!

For Foodies

Good selection of local pubs include:

The Crown at Stoke by Nayland

The Anchor at Nayland (lovely by the river for a local pint and food)

Restaurants including:

Milsoms at Dedham

The Swan at Lavenham

Great House at Lavenham

Other recommendations can be made.

Where To Find Us

Leaven Hall, Nayland Road, Leavenheath, Colchester, Essex CO6 4PU