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)
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/melford-hall

Flatford Mill (National Trust) and nearby Dedham
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/flatford

Kentwell Hall – “tudor” days and festival
www.kentwell.co.uk

Medieval village of Lavenham
www.discoverlavenham.co.uk

Colchester with a norman castle and museum and shops
www.visitcolchester.com

The coastal resorts of Frinton, Clacton and Walton, Brightlingsea are 40 minutes away
www.thebeachguide.co.uk/south-east-england/essex/frinton-on-sea.htm

Southwold, Aldeburgh and Walberswick about 1 hour and a bit
www.visitsouthwold.co.uk

Castle Hedingham  with castle 30 minutes
www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

Beth Chatto gardens 40 minutes away (wonderful garden for the greenfingered)
www.bethchatto.co.uk

Equestrian facilities at Stratford Hills 15 minutes
www.stratfordhillsequine.co.uk/what-s-on

Stoke By Nayland Golf Club and health spa 5 minutes
www.stokebynayland.com

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

Short Courses on Rural Crafts
www.assingtonmill.com

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
www.crowninn.net

The Anchor at Nayland (lovely by the river for a local pint and food)
www.anchornayland.co.uk/location.htm

Restaurants including:

Milsoms at Dedham
www.milsomhotels.com/dining

The Swan at Lavenham
theswanatlavenham.co.uk

Great House at Lavenham
www.greathouse.co.uk

Other recommendations can be made.

Where To Find Us


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