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Quintessentially English Country Cottage

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Guildhall is a beautifully preserved 16th century thached cottage located in one of the most desirable spots in the picturesque Dedham Vale- Higham. The garden is enclosed with mature trees and shrubs, offering excellent shelter and sun spots for outside dining. In keeping with the style of a farmhouse kitchen, the Aga offers warmth and atmosphere to this room, whilst the vaulted ceiling gives plenty of light, bouncing off the ancient Suffolk brick floor. A spacious Dining Room, offering seating for 8 guests is perfect for some good old country hospitality. Even better when you have the services of a Private Chef on board. A cosy log burning stove just adds to the magical setting of The Guildhall. A spacious sitting room with plenty of comfortable sofas and chairs in close proximity to a woodburning stove is the best place to relax and enjoy others company.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stanstead Airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Marks Tey Colchester 21 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking

The East Anglia region

Characterised by open spaces and big ever changing skies the Suffolk countryside is perfect for a stroll or a leisurely picnic.

The Dedham Vale and Stour Valley embraces one of our most cherished landscapes. Picturesque villages, rolling farmland, rivers, meadows, ancient woodlands and a wide variety of local wildlife combine to create what many describe as the traditional English lowland landscape. The area has a rich history and has been the inspiration to many writers and artists. The Dedham Vale was immortalised by John Constable in his paintings over 200 years ago. John Constable himself said that "I associate my careless boyhood with all that lies on the banks of the Stour. Those scenes made me a painter".

Nayland

We are just 60 miles from London, the local mainline train journey to London is a mere 45 minutes and a car journey takes about an hour and a half.

Suffolk has retained an unusually strong independent rural atmosphere and one of the great joys of the area are the beautiful little hamlets that even locals get lost getting to though the meandering 'spiders web' of tiny lanes and byroads. Many of these villages are wonderfully preserved in their medieval origins, our local village of Lavenham being a fantastic example.

The area is very rich in History from the Saxon treasure of Sutton Hoo and the rebel Queen Boadicea who defeated the Romans, right up to the many expeditions of Settlers leaving for America.

The landscape and the Architectural beauty of the area has long inspired Artists to work and move here. The greatest English landscape painter John Constable painted all his famous masterpieces along the Stour which runs through Higham. His work undoubtedly created this landscape as the quintessential English Landscape, which is one reason why visitors to the area feel so at home.

Flatford Mill where many of Constables most well known works of art such as 'The Haywain' were painted is now a National Trust area devoted to this artist and preserving his memory and the area he made so famous.

The Great Portrait painter Thomas Gainsborough lived in Sudbury and it is a real pleasure to visit his home which is now a very interesting museum and exciting showplace for local artists and events, it also has a wonderful print making workshop where courses on all kinds of printmaking are constantly held and very much sought after.

The great artist Sir Alfred Munnings, famous for his portraits of Rural Suffolk Life lived and had his studio close to the river Stour at Dedham and these are now an interesting museum devoted to him and his works

The seaside at Aldeburgh is a totally unspoilt seaside village, famous for its Arts events and good destinations.

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22 Mar 2014

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"A beautiful spacious cottage in a great location."

The Gildhall is a beautiful 16th Century cottage in a great location in the lovely Suffolk countryside. We can't recommend this house enough, having stayed there on several occasions now. We alwa… More

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