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The Gildhall Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

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.

Location description from owner

The East Anglia

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.

Location description from owner

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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Key Info

  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
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About the owner

Claire H
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
25 Jul 2016
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Nov 2013. Located in Suffolk, it has 5 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £840 to £1400.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Jul 2016.

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“Living the English country life”

Reviewed 22 Jan 2015

Absolutely gorgeous thatched cottage set in 15 acres of parkland in the quiet little settlement of Higham. Warm and cosy, good wi-fi and a terric welcome pack of goodies awaited our arrival. Beautiful and well maintained garden, bikes available for use. Typical of a period cottage, the doorways and some ceilings are very low so watch your head!! Just a five minute drive to the nearest pub/shop and close to many places of interest, including Flatford which houses a museum of John Constable and many of the buildings which were the subject of many of his paintings. Dedham and East Bergholt are lovely villages to visit and are also connected to Constable. It was the perfect wind down at the end of our 5 month trip of Ireland, Europe and the UK.

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