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Suffolk Town and Country Holiday Guide 2013

a guide for things to do and places to stay www.visitsuffolk.com

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Suffolk Town and Country... Suffolk’s towns are shaped by hundreds of years of history. On a visit, discover Bury St Edmunds’ beautiful cathedral with its recently-built tower, on the same spot where people have

worshipped for over 1,000 years.

See Lavenham’s medieval houses and guildhall built during the town’s heyday, and go to the races

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at Newmarket in the footsteps of 17th century kings and queens who brought their passion for horseracing to the town. In Ipswich see the iconic 1975 ‘Willis’ building reflecting its surroundings in its curved black glass exterior, then step

into the 21st century with a visit to the

Waterfront and new university, or to Bury St Edmunds’ new shopping centre.

Suffolk’s country, with its big skies and open countryside, inspired Constable’s paintings. Visit in all seasons and let the river valleys, lakes and forests inspire you too. Explore nature reserves to

discover the fragile landscapes and wildlife of heathlands, brecks, fens and ancient woodland. things to see and do throughout Suffolk Town and Country. Choose your accommodation from hotels, guesthouses or bed and

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Design: Barber Jackson Ltd. www.barberjackson.com Image of The Grove Cottages Lavenham courtesy of Mark Scott

Use this guide to find out about

breakfasts, camping and caravanning or cosy self-catering cottages and apartments.

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Fresh and delicious locally made food and drink

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Guide to symbols and quality ratings

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This guide is produced by the Tourism Teams at Babergh, Forest Heath and Mid Suffolk District Councils, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Borough Councils

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I psw ic h Ipswich, Suffolk’s vibrant University and County town is simply coming into it’s own as a visitor destination.

I psw ic h Ipswich, Suffolk’s vibrant University and County town is simply coming into it’s own as a visitor destination.

• Sightseeing • Entertainment • Christchurch Park • Ipswich Marina

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Waterside Renaissance, fine dining and 1500 years of History. The traffic free, town centre has a street pattern little changed in the 1500 years or so since the Anglo Saxons settled here. Diverse architectural styles mean every street offers a gem. Timber framed former merchants homes stand cheek by jowl with sturdy brick Victorian built buildings many of which hint at the The traffic town centre has street house trades of free, former occupants anda today pattern little changed in the 1500 years or so a variety of shops, restaurants and businesses. since the Anglo Saxons settled here. Diverse Twelve Medieval Churches grace the skyline architectural mean everywhile streetothers offers aopen – some still styles used for worship gem. framed former merchants homes theirTimber doors as heritage centres, café’s and even stand cheek by jowl with sturdy brick Victorian the town’s Tourist Information Centre. built buildings many of which hint at the trades of formerPark occupants today house Christchurch offers aand 65 acre oasis a and variety of shops, restaurants businesses. Christchurch Mansion, aand stunning Twelve thefurniture skyline TudorMedieval House, isChurches a museumgrace of fine – and someroom still used for worship while others open settings plus art collections that their doorsnationally as heritage centres, works café’s and include important by even the town’s Tourist Information Centre. Constable and Gainsborough.

a remarkable renaissance. Restaurants spill out onto the quayside and a former warehouse now houses a contemporary 4 Star hotel. Take in the view of moored yachts and cruisers or even better join a cruise from here aboard the Orwell Lady or one of the historic Sailing Barges such as “Victor” and see all this, and a the remarkable Restaurants out country’srenaissance. newest University, fromspill the water onto the quayside and a former warehouse before slipping though the lock gates and out now houses a contemporary 4Star hotel. Take onto the beautiful River Orwell. in the view of moored yachts and cruisers or even betterhas join a cruisecultural from here – aboard Ipswich a diverse offering with the Orwell Lady or one of the historic Sailing 3 major theatres (and smaller venues besides), Barges suchCentre as “Victor” - and excellence see all this,and andan a Dance of regional the country’s newest University, from the water annual festival offering, that includes Ip-Art before slipping though gateswaterside and out and Maritime Ipswichthe thelock biggest onto the beautiful River Orwell. festival in the East of England.

Waterside Renaissance, fine dining and 1500 years of History.

Ipswich has a diverse cultural offering with 3 major theatres professional (and smallerhelp venues besides), For friendly, with what toa Dance Centre of regional excellence and an see & do and where to stay contact Ipswich annual festival offering that includes Ip-Art Christchurch Park offers a 65 acre oasis and Tourist Information Centre (01473 258070 But Ipswich offers much more than a proud Maritime Ipswich – the Christchurch a stunningisTudor tourist@ipswich.gov.uk ) biggest waterside history. TheMansion stunning –Waterfront undergoing and festival in the East of England. House -is a museum of fine furniture and room settings plus art collections that include For friendly, professional help with what to nationally important works by Constable and see & do and where to stay contact Ipswich Gainsborough. Tourist Information Centre (01473 258070,l tourist@ipswich.gov.uk ) But Ipswich offers much more than a proud history. The stunning Waterfront is undergoing

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Bur y St Ed mu n d s Once home to one of A striking combination of medieval architecture, the most powerful elegant Georgian squares and the glorious monasteries in Mediaeval Europe, Cathedral and Abbey gardens provide a Bury St Edmunds, distinctive visual charm. taking its name from the Saint, who was king of England until his death in 869AD.

The town has seen glory, turmoil and scandal over the centuries the likes of which few small towns boast. Today it remains a busy and beautiful market town in the heart of West Suffolk.

The historical core of the town consists of the abbey precinct and encompasses the giant ruins of the abbey, the award winning Abbey Gardens, the magnificent Cathedral and the historic St Mary’s Church. The award winning Abbey Gardens, based on the botanic gardens laid out by Nathaniel Hodson, boast many fine and original specimens and are completely free to enter every day of the year. The Norman grid system makes exploring on foot an easy pleasure and all the town is easily accessible. Take a stroll to find the Theatre Royal,

The Nutshell, Britain’s smallest pub - Angel Hill - Market day - Abbeygate

built in 1819 which is the only surviving Regency Playhouse in the country. Next door you will find the Greene King Brewery and Visitor Centre with a museum devoted to the region’s best-known brewer, try a sample of one of their famous ales. No trip to Bury would be complete without a visit to Suffolk’s only Cathedral. St Edmundsbury Cathedral was completed in 2001 as part of a millennium project. The addition of the 140ft tower makes the cathedral visable from every direction into the town.

Bury St Edmunds is a shopper’s paradise, with an extensive selection of unusual and independent stores and the recent addition of the award winning arc shopping centre. There is also one of the largest street markets in Suffolk which takes place twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, selling a wonderful selection of fresh local produce, gifts and more. To round off your day why not sample some unique Suffolk hospitality. You could try to visit the Nutshell, the smallest pub in Britain, but don’t be disappointed if you don’t get in as it only holds 8 people! There are plenty of friendly pubs, traditional tea rooms and fine restaurants – there is so much choice you may have to visit more than once.

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N e w m arke t, Mi ldenhall and Brand on Home to the sport of kings, American Friends and unique landscapes

King Charles II regularly visited and stayed in Newmarket to enjoy his passion for horseracing. Today people come from all over the world.

The Sport of Kings is explained at Palace House, the surviving pavilion of Charles II’s grand Newmarket residence, the National Horseracing Museum and during tours of the National Stud. On weekday mornings take in the atmosphere and watch the racehorses stroll nonchantly through the town on their way to training on the gallops. Newmarket is the home of two magnificent racecourses, The Rowley Mile, named after Charles II favourite horse “Old Rowley”, with the most historic stretch of turf in the world of sport and host of world-class racing throughout spring and autumn. The July course highlights

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are the Newmarket July Festival and Newmarket Nights with evening racing and live concerts. Take a Newmarket Experience tour to fully appreciate the wonder of this extraordinary Suffolk Town. Mildenhall is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086. Both Mildenhall and nearby Lakenheath are now home to two United States Air Force bases that form a major part of their presence in Europe and low flying aircraft can delight the aviation enthusiast. Brandon lies at the heart of the Brecks, an area of lowland heaths, mysterious earthworks and gnarled twisted pines and is home to many rare birds, flowers, insects and mammals. In the early 20th century Thetford Forest was planted, which is now Britain’s largest lowland pine forest and changed the landscape dramatically from previous centuries. It now provides a multitude of outdoor adventure activities (See High Lodge and Brandon Country Park).

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The area of the South and Heart of Suffolk has something to suit all tastes, whether your preference is for sightseeing, hunting for antiques, visiting historic houses and medieval villages or simply walking and cycling through the picturesque countryside that so inspired great artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable and Munnings.

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Sou t h and H e art of Su f f olk Lively market towns, medieval timbered houses, scenic countryside and great food Have you thought of stepping back in time? Visit Kentwell Hall in Long Melford and experience one of their medieval recreations and walk around this splendid moated tudor house and grounds. Ever wondered why some of the houses in Lavenham are so crooked? To find out, join one of the weekend guided walks around the medieval village. Then there is the birthplace of one our greatest artists, Thomas Gainsborough in Sudbury. This lovely old house is full of his paintings, some of his artefacts and also has a modern gallery and print workshop. Love the opera? See a performance of mini opera at the Barrandov Opera house near Needham Market or be entertained at one of the many theatres or festivals taking place throughout the year.

At Helmingham Hall it is hard to exaggerate the effect the beautiful park, with its red deer, spectacular moated Hall in mellow patterned red brick and its famous gardens will have on the visitor. To find out more about rural East Anglia, see exhibits brought to the life at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket a 70 acre Museum in the middle of the town. This is just a taste of the good things that await you in the south and heart of the county. There are vineyards, guildhalls and museums, stately homes, galleries, antiques markets galore and our very popular cycle routes which are signposted and will take you along quiet country lanes through some of our loveliest English countryside. There are now boat cruises along the Stour and a foot ferry from the Shotley Peninsula to Harwich and Felixstowe.

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Fresh air, big skies... Hire a bike and enjoy autumn colours along a forest track at High Lodge or easy trails in Brandon Country Park. Cycle around Eye, or ride the Millers’ Trail to discover traditional villages.

Explore a Victorian station then stroll along a former railway line at Clare Castle Country Park. Walk at Thornham, or watch birds on the River Deben.

Swing through the trees on the high ropes course, let the kids run free on the adventure playground, then get lost in the maze at High Lodge Forest Centre.

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...and wide open spaces Bring your binoculars and you might spot a hobby flying over the reeds at Lakenheath Fen. Look for dragonflies at award-winning Needham Lake.

With lakes and rivers reflecting big skies familiar from Constable’s masterpieces; golden fields edged with wild flowers; and heathland, fens and forests full of wildlife, it’s no wonder that people choose Suffolk as a place to enjoy the great outdoors.

Enjoy fishing in beautiful rural surroundings, play a round of golf, or ride horseback along bridleways and forest tracks.

Hire a rowing boat at Brandon. Take a river trip on the Orwell Lady past the bustle of Ipswich docks to the peaceful Orwell Estuary.

Escape to west Suffolk and the strange and beautiful landscape of the Brecks. Once covered with heather, grasses, gorse and bracken, many acres are now planted with pine trees, while the remaining stretches of heathland are vital habitats for wildlife such as the rare stone curlew and woodlark. Explore the beautiful River Waveney, bordering Norfolk, and find the largest remaining river valley fen in England. From the source of the Stour in Mildenhall, follow the river as it threads its way along Suffolk’s southern border through Clare, Long Melford and Sudbury to Dedham and beyond.

Watch an Anglo-Saxon wood cutter at work at West Stow or take your little ones to meet the lambs at Baylham Rare Breeds Farm.

Between these rivers, find a rural landscape dotted with hamlets, medieval villages, small towns, historic churches and ancient woodland. Some of the very first English villages were created here by Anglo Saxon settlers. Explore the coast with its shingle beaches, seaside towns and fishing boats. Just behind the coastline discover the rich birdlife of forest, farmland and heathland in a land intersected by estuaries and salt marshes, home to waders and wildfowl.

Pack a picnic and relax by award-winning floral displays in Bury St Edmunds’ Abbey Gardens, or find a shady spot under the trees at Nowton Park.

in England, from the historic Ipswich Waterfront, through areas of outstanding natural beauty to the bustling ports of Felixstowe and Harwich. Choose from the Motor Vessel “Orwell Lady” or take things at a more relaxed pace aboard the Sailing Barge Victor - built in Ipswich in 1895 and a real piece of local floating heritage.

Enjoy a cruise on the River Orwell voted one of the most beautiful rivers

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An Anglo Saxon ship burial, a medieval merchant’s house, or a Georgian theatre... On a short break in Suffolk you’ll see places which tell stories about its heritage and culture through many different eras.

Time travel through history and explore a Neolithic flint mine, an Anglo-Saxon village, a Norman motte and bailey castle or a whole medieval village made wealthy by the wool trade. Meet Tudor ancestors at a stately home or take in a play at a Georgian theatre. See the ‘sport of kings’ at an historic racetrack or visit a Victorian railway station.

See your reflection in the black glass as you stroll past an iconic 20th century office building. Fast forward to the present to see a contemporary university building on the rejuvenated Waterfront at Ipswich, or shop in the futuristic dome of Bury St Edmunds’ arc shopping centre.

In Ipswich, stroll a traffic free street pattern little changed since Anglo-Saxon times. Discover architecture spanning over 800 years of the town’s history and enjoy the Ancient House, with it’s ornate pargetting, to the Willis Building - Norman Foster’s black glass masterpiece and one of only a handful of post war Grade 1 listed buildings.

Discover 1000 years of history at Eye Castle, New App and website available for the summer.

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Take a trip back in time at Ipswich Transport Museum - one of the finest collections of it’s kind in the country.

Visit the Heritage Centre St Peter’s Church Ipswich - once intended as a Chapel for the College Thomas Wolsey was building here in his home town and now housing an exhibition of Wolsey’s connection with the town as well as the stunning Ipswich Charter Wall Hangings.

A timber-framed guildhall and fine medieval merchants’ houses are legacy from a time when Lavenham was the 14th most wealthy town in England, thanks to the medieval wool trade. The town’s magnificent church, and others in surrounding villages benefited from generous donations by rich wool traders.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral is on the site of the Benedictine Abbey which housed the body of the martyred King Edmund. The Cathedral’s magnificent Gothic lantern tower was completed in 2005, using traditional materials and methods.

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Hear the memories of an Edwardian cook or housemaid on a visit to Ickworth or meet the Tudors at regular Re-Creations of life at Kentwell Hall.

King Charles II regularly visited and stayed in Newmarket, bringing his entourage for weeks at a time to enjoy the horseracing. Today people come here from all over the world. On a visit you can see Palace House, the surviving pavilion of Charles II’s grand Newmarket residence; find out about the ‘sport of kings’ at the National Horseracing Museum; and take a tour of the National Stud. On weekday mornings watch racehorses training on the gallops.

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Go back 75 years at Sutton Hoo to take tea with Mrs Pretty and share the excitement of uncovering Anglo Saxon treasures beneath the burial mounds beside her home. Ride a steam train at Mid Suffolk Light Railway, join in the school-holiday fun at Moyse’s Hall Museum or meet friendly farm animals at Stowmarket’s award-winning Museum of East Anglia Life. Climb to the top of the motte and bailey castles at Clare and Eye.

Tap into local knowledge on a walking tour with an expert guide. Delve into history and discover the secrets of Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lavenham and Flatford. At Newmarket, see behind the scenes with the Newmarket Experience Tour.

Find out more… Explore a host of fascinating historic buildings, houses and museums. Find the details on pages 49-51 and see advertisements on pages 18-23.

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A day at the races, a night at the opera... ...and everything in between! There’s a huge range of events and entertainment in Suffolk so take a day out and experience a world-renowned festival, visit a steam rally or smell the heady scent of roses on a garden open day. Enjoy a travelling theatre show or listen to music in a beautiful Suffolk countryside setting.

Newmarket is home to two magnificent racecourses. The Rowley Mile is the most historic stretch of turf in the world of sport and hosts world-class racing throughout spring and autumn. Few occasions can match the dramatic spectacle of its flagship event, the QIPCO Guineas Festival in May.

Summer heralds the magic of the July Course with its old fashioned grandstand, sun-dappled lawns, magnificent beech trees and beautiful floral displays. Highlights are the Newmarket July Festival and Newmarket Nights with evening racing and live concerts from some of the biggest musical names.

At Bury St Edmunds enjoy a performance in the intimate and beautifully restored Georgian Theatre Royal. See music and drama at the new apex, Suffolk’s new first class concert venue.

Watch top dance performance or join a workshop at DanceEast’s Jerwood DanceHouse on the Ipswich Waterfront.

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Blackthorpe Barns on the Rougham Estate near Bury St Edmunds is the setting for drama, music and art and craft events.

Discover entertainment and creativity at Wingfield Barns. Enjoy the arts in a 16th century timber-framed barn in a rural setting with sweeping views across a traditionally farmed landscape. Experience a wide range of events, from classical to rock and from comedy to dance at the award winning apex in Bury St Edmunds.

The magic of Christmas begins with the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre with street and stage entertainment, over 300 stalls and a continental market as well as seasonal food and drink. Dates for 2013 - 29, 30 November and 1 December

Take in drama, music or a movie at the charming 18th century Quay Theatre beside the river at Sudbury.

Find out more… Look lively! There’s plenty more on offer so call in at a Tourist Information Centre or go to visitsuffolk.com to find out about these and other events in the area.

Bring a picnic and listen to opera or chamber music in the tiny Barrandov opera house in the rural setting of a family arable farm near Needham Market.

Bring walking boots for the Suffolk Walking Festival from 19 May-10 June. Join in the five-day long walk challenge or discover a wide variety of walks in the company of an expert guide then enjoy a well-deserved picnic or afternoon tea to round off the day.

It’s festival time! Listen to classical music at the world-famous Aldeburgh Festival and Proms or at the Suffolk Villages Festival. Enjoy two weeks of concerts and events at Bury St Edmunds Festival. Sample music, comedy and the spoken word at Latitude. Join music-lovers in Christchurch Park Ipswich for the classic Last Night of the Proms concert - part of Ip-Art festival which sees the County Town come to life with 3 weeks of music, literature, comedy and drama across a range of venues. Take in Maritime Ipswich - the biggest waterside festival in the East of England for a weekend which sees visiting historic vessels, period re-enactments, waterbourne events, fun and games and the best in local food. Go to pages 49-51 for performance venues and see advertisements on pages 18-23. P a g e

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If East Anglia is the breadbasket of England then Suffolk is it’s larder. if it has local provenance, you’ll find it here. A newly opened gift shop found on the mezzanine floor of the Food Hall and stocking high-quality artisan homewares is also proving hugely popular. Wander through the Food Hall aisles and you’ll also find the Garden Centre, which stocks a huge array of plants, shrubs and gardening-inspired gifts.

As one of the sunniest and driest counties in the UK, Suffolk’s rich soils, favourable climate and diverse coastal landscape enable it to produce some of the finest quality food and drink in the country. From arable to orchards, beef to pigs and vines to vegetables, the local food and drink produced here is world-class. It’s exactly this outstanding food heritage which made farmers, Oliver and Robert Paul, decide that the county needed a customer outlet to show such high-value, high-quality produce. If their friends had problems accessing it, they reasoned, then so too did many others. Since opening over five years ago, the Suffolk Food Hall has deservedly earned a reputation as an exemplar of local food and drink; being judged the Best Local Food venue in UK & Ireland in 2012 by Clarissa Dickson-Wright and her panel

of Countryside Alliance judges. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just a stone’s throw from one of the county’s most iconic landmarks, the Orwell Bridge, this foodie emporium has brought together the best of Suffolk under one roof. The Food Hall has its own full-service traditional butcher’s shop which has since won the ‘Best On-Farm Butcher in Britain’ at the national farm shop awards; the ‘family fishmonger’ with stocks from Lowestoft and other delights, such as cheese from Hamish Johnston. There is an artisan scratch bakery, delicatessen and grocer stocking an extensive range of local, in-season fruit and vegetables, as well as a large selection of beers and wines from independent local wine merchant Tim Ferguson. From chocolates to cooking oils; sauces to marinades; pasta to puddings;

There is also a new offering for visitors: a state-of-the-art restaurant along with cookery school and commercial artisan kitchens in the Cookhouse. As well as serving mouth-watering ‘from field to fork’ food, the restaurant boasts panoramic views of the Orwell Bridge and boats sailing the Orwell River thanks to floor to ceiling glass windows. “The Suffolk Food Hall is about enjoying the entire food and drink experience” says Oliver, “from selecting the best produce for you or your friends, to eating and drinking in our restaurant or café. “As farmers, we know the importance of rearing the best stock and growing the best crops; as retailers, we’re privileged to host the best of Suffolk and; as restaurateurs, we look forward to welcoming you to enjoy it all. “The Suffolk Food Hall and the Cookhouse are the best of Suffolk under one roof.

The Bull Inn, Barton Mills is an award winning Inn, genuinely serving locally sourced and freshly prepared food from the cosy pub or in their intimate AA rosette rated restaurant. Food is served from 8am to 9pm daily (until 9.30pm on Fri/Sat in the pub). It may be whilst in Suffolk, a surprise to find a rare Japanese speciality on the menu at the Shepherd & Dog at Forward Green. Owner, Mary Bruce says, ‘We are lucky to be in the same village as Earl Stonham Farms who produce Wagyu cattle. These animals eat a top-quality diet of natural ingredients and the delicious beef is in high demand from top restaurants. When they asked if we would like to have our kitchen muster up some Wagyu burgers we jumped at the chance.’ It’s essential to pre-order as the burgers are not always available.

wines and apple juices from the village ‘Lavenham Brook Farm’, Suffolk pork, local lamb and venison when in season, award winning beers from Mauldons Brewery in Sudbury and Nethergate in Clare, Suffolk cheeses from Hamish Johnston of Framlingham, in addition to all the wonderful vegetables and fruits that Suffolk produces all year round. Images of food on this page are from The Great House, Lavenham.

The brewing vessels are right beside the bar at Old Cannon Brewery in Bury St Edmunds so enjoy a pint of ale whilst watching the next brew in the making! The kitchen has a reputation for serving ‘the bounty of the county’ and beer is an ingredient in many favourite dishes. Described as a French pocket in quintessential England, The Great House in Lavenham, has been a fervant supporter of Suffolk produces for the last 28 years. Owner, Regis Crepy, promotes a wide range of Suffolk produce according to the seasons: Red poll beef, Bacchus

Looking for great places to taste Suffolk food and drink? Go to visitsuffolk.com/food-and-drink for farm shops, farmers’ markets and local food producers. The Cookhouse, Suffolk Foodhall T: 01473 786610 suffolkfoodhall.com www.suffolkfoodhall.co.uk eat@suffolkfoodhall.co.uk 01473 786 610

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Tourist Officer’s advice: “best to reserve a table, direct dial is 01473 786 616, or you could try your luck on a last minute cookery lesson, see www.suffolkfoodhall.co.uk/events for a listing.”

Shepherd & Dog, T: 01449 711361 theshepherdanddog.com

Old Cannon Brewery, Bury St Edmunds T: 01284 768769 oldcannonbrewery.co.uk (see page 31)

Elveden Estate T: 01842 898068 elveden.com

Chilli Farm, (see page 19) T: 01449 766677 chillicompany.com

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Local crafts, art, antiques... ...take home something special from Suffolk Find locally made crafts, gifts and curiosities for your home and garden in an enticing array of shops, galleries and tourist information centres throughout Suffolk. There are five art and craft galleries in Lavenham alone, and others in Clare, Wingfield, Woodbridge, Newmarket, Long Melford, Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich. Find potteries in Debenham, Needham Market and Kersey, or visit during June when local artists open their doors for Open Studios and you can buy direct from the maker.

Whilst in the area it is worth visiting the pretty market town of Clare which boasts a variety of antique shops, art galleries, coffee houses and traditional pubs. Clare was given by William the Conqueror to his relative Richard de Beinfait, the first Earl of Clare, and members of his family played an important part in national history, including the drawing up of Magna Carta and calling the first popular parliament.

The Parish church of St Peter and St Paul, built in 1450, reflects the great wealth of the community in earlier times. The town’s fine architectural legacy also includes Ancient House, the town’s museum, timbered and pargetted facades along the streets and the 13th century priory. The town has 30 acres of landscaped parklands fronting the river Stour, with a visitor centre housed in a former railway station and a romantic, crumbling Norman Castle. For further information on Clare contact the Tourist Information Centre 01284 764667 tic@stedsbc.gov.uk

Buy traditional handmade home furnishings at Jim Lawrence in Hadleigh or shop for kitchenware in Ipswich’s Ancient House with its elaborately decorated plasterwork. In Newmarket find everything from an exclusive dress shop to an equestrian country store for all your horse-riding essentials. Look for the bigger brand names in the new arc shopping centre and the town centre in Bury St Edmunds as well as in Ipswich and Newmarket. Visit regular town markets and country markets to buy local produce and hand-made gifts direct from the producer.

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Head for Elveden Estate where the emphasis is on locally-made items, whether one-off pieces by Suffolk designers, traditional toys or Elveden’s own irresistible bath and body products. Browse antiques shops in Lavenham, Clare, Hadleigh Needham Market or Debenham and the Saints shopping quarter in Ipswich or visit regular antiques fairs in Lavenham and Long Melford.

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Large parties welcome by prior arrangement. Group discounts available

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Tailor made tours arranged to see the racehorses in training, trainer’s yard and The National Stud.

90-minute guided tours of a beautiful 500 acre stud farm, home to stallions, mares and foals

Wavertree’s Coffee and Gift Shop open daily from 9.00am - 4.30pm (Open all year except Christmas Day through to New Year’s Day).

Coach coffee stops welcome

Exclusive Racing Tour for Newmarket Friday Nights (June-August)

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2013 Exhibition – Celebrating 30 years of success. The past, present and future.

Opening hours: Call for opening times.

The National Horseracing Museum & Tours 99 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8JH Tel: 01638 667333 www.nhrm.co.uk Email: admin@nhrm.co.uk

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A great place for groups to visit . . . we have it all! From the National Horseracing Museum to the National Stud, the Animal Health Trust, a training ‘yard’ and the world-famous Rowley Mile and July racecourses. There’s great accommodation and a wide selection of catering including local produce at La Hoque Farm Shop and café. Let the Newmarket Experience book and plan your group’s day or longer stay.

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Helmingham Hall is famous for its grade 1 listed gardens, redesigned by lady Tollemache (a Chelsea gold medallist) set in a 400 acre deer park surrounding a moated Tudor Hall. Visitors enjoy the rare chance to see herds of red and fallow deer living in the wild as well as the enchanting herbaceous borders, herb & knot gardens, and rose and wild gardens. delicious local food is served in the Coach House Tearooms and the stable shops offer a wide range of local produce, plants and garden accessories. There are also many exciting events held throughout the season including The Festival of Classic & sports Cars, suffolk dog day and Cookery experience days hosted by suffolk chef emma Crowhurst.

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Open all year, our shop stocks fun and imaginative horseracing & horse related gifts. The licensed café serves a fantastic selection of hot & cold dishes, freshly prepared on site. Admission to café, garden and shop is free Equine tours available. Booking essential

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a collection of unique, independent retail businesses and a licensed Tea room serving homemade lunches and cream teas etc. Unusual cards & gifts; inspirational articles for home & garden; plant centre; corn dollies & silk flowers; traditional toy shop; decopatch & Pottery painting studio and a free rustic children’s play barn.

Bridge Farm Barns monks eleigh iP7 7aY T: 01449 740456 E: corncraft@btconnect.com www.bridgefarmbarns.co.uk

Opening hours: Open all year mon-sat 0930-1700, sun 1000-1700.

Chilli Farm Smokehouse, Deli & Cafe Fine Foodie heaven in the heart of the Suffolk countryside! a delicious array of smoked produce available from the smokehouse, along with seasonal farm produce, chilli plants, gifts and gourmet delights! Scrumptious food served all day in the Café and Deli.

birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough ra (1727-88). historic house dating back to the 16th Century with attractive walled garden. The outstanding collection is shown together with eighteenth century furniture and displays a large collection of Gainsborough’s work. Varied programme of exhibitions of both historic british and contemporary art. Gift and coffee shop.

Opening hours: 7 days a week 10-6pm For Farm open days please see website

Opening hours: open all year Mon-sat 1000-1700, (closed suns, Good Friday and from 24 Dec-new Year incl).

Chilli Farm Smokehouse & Deli Norwich road, mendlesham, Stowmarket iP14 5NQ

Gainsborough’s House 46 Gainsborough street, sudbury Co10 2eu

T: 01449 766677 E: info@chillicompany.com

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The Place for Plants The garden and arboretum, often referred to as a cornish garden in suffolk, cover 20 acres with many unusual trees and shrubs, spring bulbs, topiary and a series of ponds. The Plant centre, in the spectacular Victorian walled garden, offers a huge range of plants for sale, while the constantly changing plant displays are worth a visit in themselves.

Melford Hall Melford hall, long Melford Co10 9aa

Plant Centre open daily from 10am – 5pm. admission free. Garden open daily from 1st March to 30th september from 10am-5pm. admission: adults £6, children free.

T: 01787 379228 E: melford@nationaltrust.org.uk

The Place for Plants East Bergholt Place, suffolk co7 6UP

OWLS, FALCONS, HAWKS, EAGLES & VULTURES KIDS ACTIVITIES MINI-MAZE RED SQUIRRELS CHIPMUNKS MEERKATS GARDEN CENTRE FISHING LAKES GOLF COURSE CARAVAN PARK HOLIDAY SHOPPING CAFÉ / RESTAURANT Visit our website for details & special events

T: 01206 299224 E: sales@placeforplants.co.uk

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explore Melford hall, a fine country house devastated by fire in 1942 and lovingly restored by the hyde Parker family who still reside there today.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/melfordhall

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Open daily. all welcome to visit, pray or join worship. Guided tours, art exhibitions, concerts. don’t miss the refectory, the Cathedral’s café/restaurant, and shop. Free admission, donations welcome.

A grand place for a truly entertaining day out Built as a magnificent showcase for the Earl of Bristol’s collections of Georgian silver, regency furniture and old Masters – the grand rotunda dominates the landscape. the surrounding parkland has walking and cycling trails, a children’s playground, and trim trail for outdoor enthusiasts.

What memories are made of Angles Way walking trail

Visit the restored servants’ basement and experience what life was like for the people who worked her in the 1930s. Enjoy the snowdrops and daffodils in springtime or explore the beautiful formal Italianate Garden. Enjoy a delicious seasonal lunch in the west wing restaurant, tea and cake at the Porter’s Lodge cafe or potter for gifts in the plant centre and gift shop. Ickworth is just four miles from Bury St Edmunds. Opening hours: daily

St Edmundsbury Cathedral bury St Edmunds T: 01284 748720 E: visitor.officer@stedscathedral.org www.stedscathedral.co.uk

Opening hours: Please see website for details.

Ickworth the rotunda, horringer, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5QE

Explore : A n g le s Way Take a stroll along the inspiring and intriguing Angles Way, where you can follow the river Waveney from source to sea and whatever the season, enjoy breathtaking open country. You’ll also discover rare wildlife and delve into the landscape’s ancient past, with churches, idyllic market towns and even a Roman fort, all waiting to be explored. Take your first step to discovering this unique river valley trail by visiting www.norfolk.gov.uk/trails or www.discoversuffolk.org.uk

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Your online guide to exploring Suffolk's countryside

www.discoversuffolk.org.uk

A whole day of non-stop family fun & adventure for just £10 per car! • Cycling and MTB trails for all leve ls • BikeArt, bike shop & hire • Play areas for all ages • Walking trails • Cafe & take out • Forest Segway • Go Ape

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Ferry services Hoek van Holland, Netherlands: Stena Line HSS www.stenaline.co.uk

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Awards Information National Accessibility Scheme Some of the establishments in this guide also take part in the National Accessibility Scheme for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. These establishments are awarded categories 1-4:

Typically suitable for a person with sufficient mobility to climb a flight of steps but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

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the four star Bedford Lodge Hotel offers the perfect base for exploring east anglia. a county rich in heritage, Suffolk offers all that you could wish for in terms of great family days out and with so much to see and do on our doorstep, you won’t have to travel far... Fully air-conditioned, our bedrooms and suites are luxurious and contemporary in design, featuring HD flat screen tVs, drinks cooler, safe, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary molton Brown products and mineral water. Our award winning Squires restaurant is renowned for its fine wines and exceptional menus, whilst the roxana bar offers a more informal dining experience. Modern comfortable family home with warm friendly atmosphere. Off road parking. easy access to Newmarket and racing, Cambridge, ely and Bury St edmunds. local pubs serving good food. 1 Twin from £70; 2 Double en-suite from £70; 1 Single from £35; Supplement for single occupancy in double en-suite.

Outstanding modern house in wooded grounds of two acres. luxury kingsized beds, large car park, generous english breakfasts. Close to Newmarket racecourse, Cambridge and ely. Pets accommodated by arrangement. Family rooms available including one family suits of rooms with south facing balcony overlooking gardens.

Our health club also features superb leisure facilities and in Summer 2013 we will see the opening of our new spa, the Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel. 13 twin, 52 doubles, 6 family & 8 suites From £99 pp per night

Good pubs within walking distance in the village and villages close by. 2 Twin; 2 Double and 3 Family rooms; From £35 per person per night, children half price if sharing. All with en-suite.

Contact: Mrs Sharon Gilroy Chestnut House, 14a High Street, Burwell, Cambs CB25 0HB T: 01638 742996 M: 07720 728599

Contact: Bedford Lodge Hotel Bury road, Newmarket CB8 7BX

Contact: Mrs Hilary Marsh The Meadow House, 2a High Street, Burwell, Cambs CB25 0HB

T: 01638 663175 F: 01638 667391 E: info@bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk

T: 01638 741926 F: 01638 741861 E: hilary@themeadowhouse.co.uk

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Grade II 16th century beamed, thatched farmhouse, large garden, offering a friendly welcome and comfortable accommodation. evening meals by arrangement. French, Spanish and some German spoken. Online booking.

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Friendly, family home in a quiet cul-de-sac, with off road parking. a short walk to the railway station, tattersalls and the town centre. Our modern rooms have flat screen televisions and work desks. Full english breakfast included.

1 twin from £60; 1 Double from £60; single occupancy from £35; all with en-suite.

2 double from £75; Both with en-suite.

Contact: Mrs Anne Robinson The Old Farmhouse, 165 high Street, Cheveley, Nr Newmarket CB8 9DG

Contact: Gill miller sunset View, 6 station road, Isleham, ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 5Qt

Contact: lorraine lee amberleigh House, 15 Peterhouse drive, Newmarket CB8 8at

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the Cadogan Hotel is a 19th century building steeped in history and character, previously owned by earl Cadogan. Now a familly run hotel. Situated just off the main High Street within close proximity to training gallops and easy access to the racecourse. an excellent breakfast, cooked to order, is served in edwards restaurant, which also provides evening meals for all tastes. the Cadogan Hotel offers weekend breaks including free dinner on one of the nights booked, further details available on request. Special offers, last minute and early bird discounts are available at off‑peak times. Please call the hotel for details. 3 twin from £125; 6 Double from £125; 2 Family rooms from £145; 6 Single from £85; all with en‑suite. Special offers available.

Contact: mrs Julie reed the Cadogan Hotel, Fordham road, Newmarket CB8 7aa T: 01638 663814 F: 01638 561480 m: 07776 258688 E: kgreed@btinternet.com

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Believed to be one of the five remaining coaching inns in its original state. many of the original features can still be seen although the comfort and atmosphere is most positively contemporary. 10 twin from £60-£168; 30 Double from £60-£168; 1 Family room from £70-£178; 5 Singles from £50-£128; all with en-suite. Contact: the rutland arms Hotel High Street, Newmarket CB8 8NB T: 0843 1787163 F: 01638 666298 E: reservations.rutlandarms@bespokehotels.com www.bespokehotels.com/rutlandarmshotel

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Contact: mrs Linda Crighton Sandhurst, 14 Cardigan Street, Newmarket CB8 8HZ T: 01638 667483 m: 07714 347130 E: crighton@rousnewmarket.freeserve.co.uk www.sandhurstbandb.com

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suffolk’s Best small Hotel “it’s official”! The Bull at Barton Mills is a 500 year old coaching inn with a modern day feel, timber beams, big old fireplaces and now with a boutique twist that simply oozes charm and individual character. The privately owned coaching inn is an AA 3 star rated hotel and is home to 15 fab and funky individually designed bedrooms each with its own special “WoW” feature, such as double bath tubs or monsoon showers. our Zebra room even has a double ended slipper bath in the main bedroom for you romantics out there. The food in the award winning rosette restaurant and the cosy pub is innovative & homemade using the very best of what’s in season from the very best producers, sourced locally and free range / organic where possible. Food is served from 8am to 9pm daily (9.30pm in the pub on Fridays & saturdays). The inn is a great destination for a visit anytime of the year, during the cooler months the log fire burns and locals have time to drink and chat. in the warmer summer months you can relax in our courtyard with a nice cold drink and maybe go for a stroll along the nearby river or take a walk in Thetford forest which is close by or even a drive up to the beautiful North Norfolk coast. The owners and team here have built up a reputation for making everyone feel welcome and all have a passion for high standards and personal service. Nothing is too much trouble at The Bull inn. We are located in the picturesque village of Barton Mills, which is nestled alongside the A11 near Mildenhall. our inn is perfectly located for both business and pleasure, just 10 minutes from Newmarket and 20 mins from Bury st Edmunds, Ely & Cambridge.

Our medieval and tudor rooms combine the charm of the building’s 800 year history with modern day facilities making the Abbey an ideal place to rest and work. Our deluxe suites offer space to relax in comfort. the business centre, laundry room and free WiFi are available to all. Book online @ www.abbeyhotel.co.uk for your accommodation in Bury St edmunds. For deals and more information visit our website.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Bull inn at Barton Mills. Cheryl, Sonia, Wayne, Smiffy & the team.

A few comments from our guest book:

Cosy Doubles from £75 Doubles/Twins from £95 Princess/Gold/Aubergine/ Daisy/ Zebra/lazy Cow from £110 Family room from £100 All with ensuite.

‘What a gem of a hotel. Clean, friendly and homely.’ Bennett family and colleagues, London. ‘A gorgeous place to stay. My room has my name on it for next time.’ miriam margolyes. ‘Excellent hotel. Everything done with such care.’ rob and Cathy, Australia. ‘A great experience.’ John and Anne, Stonehenge.

Contact: The Bull inn, The street, Barton Mills, Bury st Edmunds iP28 6AA T: 01638 711001 F: 01638 712003 E: reception@bullinn-bartonmills.com www.bullinn-bartonmills.com

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the Angel Hotel stands in the historic town square of Bury St edmunds. While retaining its Georgian charm, this stylish hotel is full of interesting art and design. the Angel is perfectly positioned for exploring the charming town of Bury St edmunds and is an ideal base for exploring Suffolk. twin rooms from £120; double rooms from £120; Family rooms from £130; Single occupancy from £105; All with en-suite.

2 twin from £98; 10 double from £98; 1 Family room from £138; All with en-suite. Contact: Arthur Cannell the Abbey Hotel, 35 Southgate Street, Bury St edmunds IP33 2AZ

Contact: Angel Hotel Angel Hill, Bury St edmunds IP33 1Lt T: 01284 714000 F: 01284 714001 E: reservations@theangel.co.uk

T: 01284 762020 E: reception@abbeyhotel.co.uk www.abbeyhotel.co.uk

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Church Farm

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set on a fruit farm, our 18th century farmhouse has a warm homely atmosphere and is next to a traditional english pub. ideal for visiting south suffolk villages, Bury st edmunds and cambridge.

comfortable b&b with en-suite accommodation and traditional Aga breakfast. Separate self catering cottage with a four poster and double bed, all furnished to very high standard. gym, sauna, steam, covered heated pool.

1 twin with private bathroom from £70; 1 double with en-suite from £75; single occupancy from £40-£50.

1 Twin from £65; 1 Double from £65; Single occupancy from £35; both with en-suite. Holiday cottage sleeps 4 (2 Doubles). From £300 per week. Short breaks available.

Contact: ruth williamson church farm, Bradfield combust, Bury st edmunds iP30 0lw

Contact: claire Hayward

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this post-medieval hall type house was probably a counting house. In the dining room is a wall painting from 1530. bedrooms are comfortably furnished with en-suite facilities and remote control television. non-smokers only please. 2 twins from £70; 2 doubles from £75; single occupancy from £45; All with en-suite.

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The Glen

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Map ref: D5

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Five en-suite rooms all practically designed to a high standard with modern and contemporary furniture and fittings, including remote controlled colour televisions.

A delightful Grade II listed house set in spacious mature gardens with several seating and patio areas. All rooms are comfortably furnished with toiletries, tV, tea making facilities. Woodburner in cosy lounge, large parking area close to town centre and Abbey Gardens. Free Wi-Fi. Online booking/availablity through www.guestlink.co.uk

3 twin from £70; 2 Single from £40; All with en-suite.

1 twin with separate shower room from £60; Single occupancy from £40; 1 double/twin with en-suite from £70; Single occupancy from £50; 1 Family room from £70 for two people plus £10-£15 per additional person.

Contact: mr & mrs Wagstaff 83 Whiting street, bury st edmunds IP33 1nX

Contact: mark eames Black Boy, 69 Guildhall Street, Bury St edmunds IP33 1Qd

Contact: Sheila & neil Vollar the Glen, 84 eastgate Street, bury St edmunds IP33 1yr

T: 01284 830824 M: 07899 805551 E: box_bush@tiscali.co.uk

T: 01284 704153 m: 07703 601072

T/F: 01284 752723 m: 07845 637512 E: enquiries@theblackboypublichouse.co.uk

T: 01284 755490 m: 07787 998046 E: rallov@aol.com

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The Old Cannon Brewery

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HIGHly COmmended

An overnight stay in a brewery is a treat most men dream of! Situated in an old brew house, sensitively converted to provide comfortable and spacious accommodation, our rooms offer guests large en-suite shower rooms, wireless internet, digital television, tea/coffee making facilities and secure off street parking in the Brewery yard. A quiet area, five minutes from the town centre. real ales are brewed on site and served in the spectacular bar and brasserie across the yard. 6 doubles and 1 twin from £110; Single occupancy from £85; All with en-suite. Weekend breaks available.

Contact: Hannah and Garry Clark the Old Cannon Brewery, 86 Cannon Street, Bury St edmunds IP33 1Jr T: 01284 768769 E: info@oldcannonbrewery.co.uk www.oldcannonbrewery.co.uk

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Regency House

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Comfortable accommodation and a relaxed atmosphere in an elegant Edwardian villa just five minutes’ walk from town centre. Close to bus and rail stations. Well-equipped rooms with tV, dVd and fridges. 1 twin from £55; 1 double/Family room from £55 (double) or from £65 (family); All with en-suite. 2 Singles with shared bathroom from £27-£35.

bury st edmunds Map ref: D5

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the regency House is a handsome grade II listed building situated in the heart of Bury St edmunds. Its large secluded grounds have ample parking for guests and it is within a one minute walk of the town centre and Abbey Gardens. 4 twin from £80; 9 double from £80; 6 Single from £52; All with en-suite.

Contact: teressa Welsh Hamilton House, 4 nelson road, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3AG

Contact: H. J. Wagstaff regency House Hotel, 3 Looms Lane, Bury St edmunds IP33 1He

T: 01284 703022 m: 07787 146553 E: hamiltonhouse@hotmail.co.uk

T: 01284 764676 F: 01284 725444

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Honington

CULFord Map ref: D6

A quietly situated bungalow overlooking farmland. Convenient for touring historic Bury St Edmunds (4 miles), Cambridge and Newmarket. No children. Shared lounge. Central heating, ironing facilities. Special diets catered for.

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Rougham

Map ref: D5

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Ickworth Hotel

Horringer Map ref: E6

A warm welcome and a hearty breakfast await you in this ‘olde worlde’ house opposite the church porch and in walking distance of the Air Force base. Packed lunches available. Pub, garage, shop and post office nearby. Large off road parking.

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a warm, friendly welcome awaits you at our converted Barn. Peacefully situated with country views. Furnished to a high standard. ground floor ‘disability friendly’ room. The ideal place to relax.

3 twin from £68; single occupancy from £50; All with en-suite.

Free internet and parking. Twin/Double from £80; Single from £70; Three rooms, all en-suite.

Contact: trish Whatley st Andrews Lodge, 30 st Andrews street north, bury st edmunds IP33 1sZ

Brighthouse Farm

Contact: Rachel & Ray Balmer oak Farm Barn, moat lane, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9Ju

lawshall Map ref: D5

With 27 rooms (some interconnecting), together with 11 apartments in the Dower House, our family focused hotel is nestled in 1800 acres of national Trust parkland. on-site creche also available.

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a warm welcome awaits you at this 18th century farmhouse in three acres of glorious gardens. hearty breakfast, pubs, restaurants and interesting places to visit nearby.

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Delightful, beamed accommodation set in the very heart of Constable Country at Flatford Mill, with large lawned garden adjoining river and surrounded by wonderful countryside. Continental breakfast.

2 Twin from £60; 3 Double from £60; 1 Family room from £85; 1 single from £35; all with en-suite.

2 twins from £62; 2 Doubles from £62; Family by arrangement; all with en-suite.

Twin from £56; Single occupancy from £33.

1 twin; 1 Double; 1 Single from £25 per person per night.

27 Double, Family or Twin rooms. From: £165 per room per night including breakfast.

Contact: Mrs P.G. Townsend 47 Benyon Gardens, Culford, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6EA

Contact: Mrs D. Huffee north View guest House, Malting Row Honington, Bury St Edmunds iP31 1RE

Contact: Daniela elstone ickworth Hotel, Horringer, Bury St. edmunds, Suffolk iP29 5Qe

Contact: Roberta Truin Brighthouse Farm, Melford Road, lawshall, Bury st Edmunds IP29 4PX

Contact: Derek tripp the Flatford granary, Flatford, East bergholt, Colchester Co7 6Ul

T/F: 01284 728763

T: 01359 269423 F: 01359 269423

T: 01284 735350 E: reception@ickworthhotel.co.uk

T: 01284 830385 M: 07711 829546 E: brighthouse-farm@btconnect.com

T: 01206 298111 E: derek@derektripp.plus.com

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the self-contained studio is ideal for families. Four double bedrooms, a private sitting room with huge inglenook and hearty breakfasts of local produce.

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Pleasant family house in the heart of Constable Country. romantic garden, which appeals particularly to artists, featured on bbC gardener’s World. easy access to harwich and Flatford. 3 twins from £72; 1 single with shower en-suite from £36.

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Riverside Cottage

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Relaxing ground floor and first floor bedrooms located within a pretty courtyard. The Victorian farmhouse is set in a rural location, convenient for the A14. Freshly cooked breakfasts and evening meals served in the cosy dining room/conservatory. Reductions for longer stays. Caravan Club approved.

Map ref: G3

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three en-suite rooms provide extremely comfortable accommodation. all have their own entrance with our ground floor studio having a living room and kitchen attached for those who wish to self cater. New swimming pool and summer house is part of large garden.

2 Twins from £80; 2 Doubles from £80; 2 Family rooms from £90; All rooms are en-suite.

1 twin from £65; 1 Double from £60; 1 Family from £70; 1 Single from £40; all with en-suite.

Contact: Mrs N. Finch ‘rosemary’, rectory hill, east bergholt, Nr. Colchester Co7 6th

Contact: Jan or Dave Kiln Farm, Kiln lane, Elmswell, Bury st Edmunds IP30 9QR

Contact: charles Horne riverside cottage, the Street, Great Bricett, ipswich iP7 7DQ

T: 01206 298241

T/F: 01359 240442

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Contact: Lisa and Stephen Minoprio Copinger Hall, Buxhall, Suffolk IP14 3DJ T: 01449 736000 M: 07775 621715 E: minoprio@aol.com

www.weststowhall.com

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1 Twin from £95 per room per night including breakfast; 2 Doubles from £95 per room per night including breakfast.

T: 01284 728127 E: enquiries@weststowhall.com

Rosemary

Map ref: F4

Beautiful family home beside 14th century village church with large garden and tennis court, both available to guests. Also 2 Harps for our musical guests to play. Super breakfasts.

West stow Hall, set in six acres, on the edge of an historic woodland, is the perfect country retreat yet only ten minutes from lovely Bury st. edmunds. the large comfortable bedrooms and their stylish en-suites overlook the tranquil gardens.

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‘An absolute gem of peace and tranquillity, fantastic accommodation, steeped in history – with a warm welcome.’

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The Flatford Granary

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Copinger Hall

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West Stow Hall

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Purpose built motel-style rooms close to town centre with off street parking. All rooms are centrally heated with tV/dVd/Freeview, tea and coffee making facilities. Five minutes from all amenities.

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Hamilton House

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The Pavillion

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located in a peaceful conservation area, we offer large luxuriously decorated double en-suite bedrooms with wifi and mini bars and fabulously spacious self catering accommodation in the Old Stables. delightful surroundings, extensive gardens, a swimming pool, tennis court and an honesty bar, create the perfect setting to relax. ideally located to visit the many attractions of Suffolk, whether on foot, by bike or by car. the ideal place for a short break, small meeting or a celebratory gathering with our ‘exclusively Yours’ offering. Contact: frank lawrenson for more details please call us the Old rectory Country House, or see our website. rectory road, Great waldingfield CO10 0tl double/twin £105-£130 (at weekends); all with en-suite and includes T: 01787 372428 award winning breakfast. E: info@theoldrectorycountryhouse.co.uk

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Lavenham Map ref: F3

Quietly positioned moated farmhouse on a small arable farm away from the road. Spacious accommodation and excellent, locally sourced produce for breakfast. country walks and cycling. 1 Double/twin from £70; 1 Single from £40; Both with private bathroom.

VB4

T: 01449 740270 E: stanstead@btinternet.com

T: 01787 248533 E: brettfarmbandb@aol.com

www.stansteadcamping.co.uk

Map ref: E3

1 Twin with en-suite shower room from £80; 2 Double with en-suite from £80; Single occupancy from £50-60. Contact: mrs m hussey Brett Farm, The Common, Lavenham CO10 9PG

Peaceful, comfortable accommodation in 15th century beamed farmhouse on an arable farm. Wholesome breakfasts. evening meals available locally. Convenient for ipswich (6 miles), Constable Country, lavenham, sutton hoo (n.t.) and the coast.

Contact: Brenda Gander Jasmine Cottage, the Heath, Great Waldingfield, Suffolk CO10 0rn

Contact: mrs rosemary Bryce College Farm, hintlesham, ipswich iP8 3nt

T: 01787 374665 E: mandbjasmine@aol.com

T: 01473 652253 m: 07748 976145 E: bandb@collegefarm.plus.com

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Awards • 2011 Britain’s top restaurants’ - Hardens & Sunday Times • 2009 Britain ‘Restaurant with Rooms’ of the year - the Good Hotel Guide • 2009 East of England Restaurant of the year - Which? Good Food Guide

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Beautiful small country house hotel in the centre of lavenham with luxurious en-suite accommodation and a wonderful award-winning restaurant; one of the highlights of Suffolk for the last 25 years with chef/owner Regis Crepy. expect ‘a seriously good cuisine, but far from solemn’.

1 Standard double from £95; 2 King size doubles from £135; 2 Super King size Suites from £155; all with en-suite.

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• Winner of the Good Hotel Guide’s Cesar Award for Historic House of the Year 2012 • AA’s Guest Accommodation of the Year Award • Which Hotel’s Beautiful B&B Award. Lavenham Priory, a Grade I listed medieval house provides a unique and unforgettable experience at affordable prices. Bedchambers feature crown posts, Elizabethan wall paintings and oak floors, with four-poster, lit bateau and polonaise beds. A relaxed atmosphere, good humour and a memorable stay awaits.

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Hill House

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Secluded Georgian farm house, fantastic estuary views, on 600 acre farm, 10 mins walk from River orwell. Spacious rooms. Aga cooked breakfasts using locally sourced produce. easy access A14/A12 Sleeps: 6 (3 Double/twin en-suite). From: £70 (single occupancy from £50).

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Denmark House

Long MeLford Map ref: E3

Quiet and very comfortable accommodation in medieval, heavily beamed house, formerly the home of the village doctor. Only a few minutes walk from lavenham Market Square. delicious breakfasts and homely atmosphere.

Map ref: D3

VB4

grade II listed character house in the heart of the village. Two comfortable en-suite bedrooms with full english breakfast. All local restaurants, pubs and shops within easy walking distance.

Contact: Tim and Gilli Pitt Lavenham Priory, Water Street, Lavenham CO10 9RW

Contact: Gillian de lucy Tudor House, 16 Bolton Street lavenham CO10 9rG

Contact: Veronica garbett denmark House, Hall Street, Long Melford Co10 9Jd

T: 01787 247404 F: 01787 248472 E: mail@lavenhampriory.co.uk

T: 01787 249046 M: 07747 621096 e: gdelucy@aol.com

T: 01787 378798 E: john@ariesdesign.demon.co.uk

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Three Bears Cottage

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Just outside Stowmarket, one mile from a14, the Cedars is an ideal touring base for Suffolk. a family run business where you can be sure of a warm welcome in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Homecooked dishes available in restaurant and bar every evening. 3 twins from £78; 16 Doubles from £78; 4 Family rooms from £80; 2 Singles from £70; all with en-suite.

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Verandah House

Stowmarket Map ref: G5

Self contained converted barn offering comfort, privacy and open country views. Lounge with satellite tV 2 ground floor bedrooms, 1 family room, toilet/shower room. kitchenette. Substantial continental breakfast. Sleeps six. Small parties welcome. well behaved dogs welcome. £25 per person per night; Single occupancy £30.

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this Grade II listed building is close to the centre of town in its own beautiful walled garden. Private car park, comfortable bedrooms and home cooked full english breakfast. Very friendly place to stay. 4 twin/Double from £68; 1 Family room from £80; 2 Single from £55; all with en-suite.

Contact: hazel Wrinch hill house, Wades lane, Shotley, Ipswich IP9 1eW

Contact: reception Cedars Hotel, Needham road, Stowmarket IP14 2aJ

T: 01787 247431 F: 01787 248007 E: info@greathouse.co.uk

T: 01473 787318 M: 07887 941921 E: hazel@wrinchfarmstay.co.uk

T: 01449 612668 F: 01449 674704 E: enquiries@cedarshotel.co.uk

T/F: 01449 711707 E: gbeckett01@gmail.com

T: 01449 676104 F: 01449 616127 E: info@verandahhouse.co.uk

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1 Twin from £120-£147; 3 Four-poster rooms from £136-£163; 1 Feature room from £146-£173; 1 Suite from £156-£183; Single occupancy from £87-£97; All with en-suite.

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Riverside bungalow in picturesque countryside, yet only five minutes walk from the centre of the historic village of Lavenham. Comfortable, well presented rooms, tea/coffee served by the river. now with freeview Tv in all rooms.

Contact: Sue Leverett Stanstead Hall, Buxhall Road, Hitcham, ipswich iP7 7NY

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2 Double/twin ensuite from £70; 1 Double with private bathroom from £70; single occupancy from £48.

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College Farm

hintlesham Map ref: E3

delightful self-contained, luxury accommodation in garden of 17th Century thatched cottage, close to lavenham and long Melford. Stylish king-sized bedroom, en-suite bathroom, large shower, separate sitting/dining. Warm welcome, delicious locally sourced breakfasts. Magical.

5 star luxury accommodation in a grade ii listed historic country house, situated midway between Sudbury, long Melford and Hadleigh and just moments from lavenham.

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Contact: Suzanne & Gianfranco Neroni Verandah House, 29 Ipswich road, Stowmarket IP14 1BD

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Evelyn Bed & Breakfast

IPSWICH AWARD

Map ref: F5

Relaxed atmosphere in Victorian farmhouse in central Suffolk, easy access from A14. ideal location for exploring pretty villages and market towns. Breakfast prepared from locally produced food. Excellent local pubs and restaurants. 1 twin/Double with private bathroom from £75; 1 twin/Double with en-suite shower from £75; 1 Double with en-suite bath & shower from £75. Single occupancy from £45. Contact: Kathy parker Grange Farm, Woolpit, Bury St Edmunds ip30 9RG

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Belstead Brook Hotel

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Levington

Map ref: H2

Belstead Brook was originally a 16th century hunting lodge, built on the edge of the brook in a hidden oasis south of Ipswich. convenient to A12/A14. Facilities include 88 bedrooms, Manor Restaurant, extensive leisure/spa facilities including indoor pool, event facilities and ample free parking.

Single £40 Double/Twin £60 Contact: Reception Belstead Brook hotel, Belstead Road, Ipswich Ip2 9hB

T: 01473 604769 E: evelynbandb@btinternet.com

T: 01473 684241 E: res.belstead@crerarmgmt.com www.swallow-hotels.com

www.farmstayanglia.co.uk/grangefarm

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A warm welcome awaits you at our Georgian style home in a quiet and select area of Ipswich. Very comfortable accommodation with modern facilities.

2 Double/Single rooms Single from: £35 Double from £50

1 single room £36 per room per night including breakfast. Private Bathroom. 1 Twin room £65 per room per night including breakfast. Private Bathroom. 1 Double room £68 per room per night including breakfast. En-suite.

Contact: Jo Wenham Lilac Cottage, nacton Road, Levington, ipswich, Suffolk iP10 0Le

Contact: Grace Naunton Queenscliffe Bed & Breakfast, 2 Queenscliffe Road, Ipswich, suffolk IP2 9As

T: 01473 659509 E: lenandjo.wenham@btinternet.com

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Ramada Encore

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Pretty 16th Century cottage in peaceful village overlooking the orwell estuary. Convenient for A12/ A14, ipswich, Bt Martlesham, Suffolk Shoground and coast. Riverside and woodland walks. Delicious, traditional breakfasts include homemade bread and preserves.

88 Bedrooms from £60 per room per night including breakfast.

Contact: Cliff Billington London Road, Ipswich IP9 0SS

T: 01359 241143 M: 07740 780460 E: grangefarm@btinternet.com

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A warm and friendly B&B offering high standards, with comfort, warmth and friendliness is our aim. Both rooms have en-suite showers, trouser press, iron & board, tea, coffee, Freeview. Easy access to A12 and A14. Ample parking. Special rates for long term or weekly bookings. We now offer free WI-FI.

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milsoms Kesgrave hall is a magnificent Georgian mansion set in over 40 acres of lawn and woodland, transformed several years ago into a contemporary restaurant and hotel. The ‘eat’ option at Kesgrave hall offers an open plan kitchen/dining experience with the restaurant spilling out onto the terrace covered by a huge architectural sail – making dining outside a reality whatever the weather. The full menu is available all day so there’s no rush (and no booking) so arrive when you please. head chef stuart Oliver and his team champion all that is great about suffolk produce and the menu changes regularly to reflect the seasons. To complete the picture Kesgrave hall has twenty three fabulous bedrooms, all different in style and character ranging from superior to ‘super’ deluxe where comfy beds, crisp white linen and super products come as standard. The hotel is perfectly situated for a visit to the suffolk heritage coast and has plenty of great value breaks if you are looking for an excuse to stay! 10 Twin from £125; 10 Double from £125; 3 Family rooms from £240; All with en-suite.

Contact: Reception milsoms Kesgrave hall, hall Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich Ip5 2pU

The Novotel Ipswich centre is located centrally close to the waterfront, close to the University campus as well as the shops and nightlife of Ipswich. Each of the hotel’s 101 contemporary guest rooms come with wireless internet (chargeable) and satellite TV. Our Elements restaurant serves modern European dishes, and the main bar is the perfect spot to relax.

The Ramada Encore is a modern centrally located hotel in the heart of Ipswich, within walking distance of the towns train station, Ipswich Town Football club and water Front Marina. The hotel houses the fantastic hub Bar & Restaurant and all 126 bed rooms are en-suite with air-conditioning. The hotel is perfectly situated for leisure or business and a great base to explore what suffolk has to offer.

101 Double, Family or Twin rooms all en-suite.

36 Twin from £55 66 Double from £55 5 Family from £55 16 Executive from £75 8 Accessible from £55 Rates are for weekends and are per room per night including breakfast.

From: £50 per room per night.

T: 01473 333741 E: reception@milsomhotels.com

Contact: serhan Ilker Novotel Ipswich centre, Greyfriars Road, Ipswich, suffolk IP1 1UP T: 01473 232400 E: ho995@accor.com

www.milsomhotels.com

Contact: Reception Ranelagh Road, Ipswich Ip2 0AD T: 01473 694600 E: reservations@encoreipswich.co.uk www.encoreipswich.co.uk

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Church Farm

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The luxury four red star salthouse harbour hotel in suffolk is on the waterfront in a rejuvenated warehouse converted into a striking contemporary space. It contains interesting art, stylish furniture and quirky curios, bringing an eclectic blend of urban and country, vintage chic and cutting edge design to the Ipswich quayside. It is independently owned, with a non-traditional style, so you can expect professional yet relaxed staff with a thoughtful and unpretentious attention to detail. Rates are inclusive of full suffolk breakfast and VAT.

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Seckford Hall

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450 year old Suffolk farmhouse next to village church overlooking Deben Valley. Beams, woodburning stoves, local bacon, sausages, our own eggs, honey and homemade preserves. Within easy reach of the coast 2 Twin with private bathroom from £70; 2 Double with en-suite from £70;

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You will receive a warm welcome at Seckford Hall, a beautiful Tudor Hotel set amongst 34 acres of private Suffolk countryside. Just outside woodbridge and close to the Heritage coast. The hotel offers luxurious accommdation, 2 restaurants, leisure and beauty facilities, which are also open to non-residents. Seckford Hall is also an ideal venue for weddings, conferences, private and company celebrations. Contact us now for best room rate.

Contact: salthouse harbour hotel, Neptune Quay, Ipswich Ip4 1AX T: 01473 226789 F: 01473 226927 E: staying@salthouseharbour.co.uk www.salthouseharbour.co.uk

Contact: A Bater Church Farm, Kettleburgh, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 7LF

Contact: reception, Seckford Hall Hotel, woodbridge, Suffolk iP13 6NU

T: 01728 723532 E: abater@suffolkonline.net

T: 01394 385678 E: reception@seckford.co.uk

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Set in 120 acres of historic parkland, Ufford Park Hotel, golf & Spa has 90 en-suite bedrooms, challenging 18 hole par 71 golf course, Health Club, luxurious thermal suite spa, a floodlit two tier driving range, American golf Superstore, doctorgolf Academy, restaurant and bar. it is the perfect destination for a relaxing family break, a romantic weekend away, an enjoyable mini-break with friends, or for corporate meetings and events. Ufford Park is the ideal base for exploring the charming market town of Woodbridge as well as the famous Anglo-Saxon burial ground at Sutton Hoo, picturesque ‘Constable Country’ Minsmere rSPb bird sanctuary and Suffolk’s unspoilt Heritage coastline. offering a variety of packages, including golf, golf tuition, leisure, spa or bird watching breaks; whatever your reason for visiting, we know you’ll have a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Ufford Park, Suffolk’s premier hotel, golf & spa complex. 3 Single from £79; 36 Twin from £89; 31 double from £89; 20 Family from £89; All with en-suite. All per room, per night including breakfast Contact: Tarnia robertson Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel Yarmouth road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk iP12 1QW T: 0844 4991633 (local rate) E: enquiries@uffordpark.co.uk

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The Coach house offers ground floor accommodation with a huge bedroom + en-suite bathroom and sofa bed in the sitting room. The Stables has two upstairs bedrooms (King & Twin) with en-suite bathrooms. Kitchens are fully equipped and both have sitting rooms. Shared laundry. all linens, towels & utilities are included. TV in bedrooms & sitting rooms. Courtyard parking & free WiFi. Sleeps: 2+2 and 4 (2 Superking or Twin, 1 King, 1 double Sofa Bed). From: £500 per week, minimum 4 nights.

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Large studio apartment in converted hayloft, just three miles to newmarket, 14 miles to Cambridge, Bury st edmunds and ely. Double bedroom and large living area with single bed and sofa bed. tV, DVD. Good local pub/restaurants 200 yards. off road parking. sleeps: 3-4 (1 Double/Family room). From: £200 per week, £40 per night.

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Garden Cottage

Swaffham Prior VB3

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Hilary’s Cottage

Swaffham Prior VB4

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in the historic village of Swaffham Prior, Garden Cottage is an excellent base from which to explore Newmarket, Cambridge and Ely. The cottage has two bedrooms. Secluded rear garden with decking and patio furniture.

Spacious Victorian cottage in historic village of Swaffham Prior. Two king size doubles (one on ground floor) and one twin. Two bathrooms: one en-suite, one downstairs. Parking. Enclosed garden. Luxury beds. Linen and towels provided.

Sleeps: 4 (1 Double, 1 Twin). from: £425 per week.

Sleeps: 6 (2 Doubles, 1 Twin). from: £525 per week.

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15 Bridewell Lane

Bury St edmundS VB4

Map ref: D5

Centrally located in the heart of historic Bury St edmunds this restored and updated Grade II listed early Victorian town house offers delightful accommodation. All gas, electricity, linen and towels included. Sleeps: 6 plus Single and cot. From: £400 per week.

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Brook Villa

bury st edmunds AA 3

sleeps: 6 (2 double, 1 twin). From: £380 per week.

Contact: d. manning brook Villa, rushbrooke Lane, bury st edmunds IP33 2rr

T: 01638 711237 F: 01638 715403 m: 07747 655433 E: orchardhouse23@aol.com

T: 01638 730044 E: greenwoods@btinternet.com

T: 01638 741926 f: 01638 741861 E: bookings@themeadowhouse.co.uk

T: 01638 741926 f: 01638 741861 E: bookings@themeadowhouse.co.uk

T: 01284 388117 m: 07786 253810 E: hawkeye52uk@yahoo.co.uk

T/F: 01284 764387 m: 07941 059981 E: suffolksaddlery@googlemail.com

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sleeps: 6 (including ground floor double). From: £500 per week.

Map ref: D5

Quiet and secluded two bedroomed semi-detached bungalow close to town centre, market and the apex concert hall. Conservatory and lounge facing south overlooking extensive gardens. separate furnished patio for guests. Well-equipped kitchen, and bathroom with all utilities, bed linen and off road parking included.

Contact: Mrs Carol Denny Bakery Cottage, High street, West Wratting, Cambs CB21 5LU

Contact: John & Felicity stemp Garden Corner, 91A Kings road, bury st edmunds IP33 3dt

T: 01223 290492 E: thebakerycottage@aol.com

T: 01284 702848 E: johnd.stemp@homecall.co.uk

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147 Southgate Street

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award

Map ref: D5

Charming, light and airy two bedroom town house with parking and courtyard garden. newly refurbished to a high standard. theatre, restaurants and shops only two minutes walk. sky tV, linens, towels, utilities and welcome food and refreshment pack all included. sleeps: 4 (1 double, 1 twin/Kingsize double). From: £360 per week. short breaks available. Contact: mrs amanda skull T: 01284 750659 m: 07816 918067 E: audokno9@googlemail.com www.audo-lets.co.uk

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The Court

LawshaLL Map ref: D4

VB3/4

a Queen anne cottage in a rural position in the glorious suffolk countryside, furnished and equipped to a very high standard. set in its own garden. Local shops, pubs and restaurants nearby. Own farm trail and other walks. Open all year. sleeps: 5 (1 Double, 1 Twin, 1 single). From: £450-£700 per week. Newly enlarged studio flat sleeps: 2. From: £250 per week. Contact: Roberta Truin Brighthouse Farm, Melford Road, Lawshall, Bury st Edmunds IP29 4PX T: 01284 830385 E: brighthouse-farm@btconnect.com www.brighthousefarm.co.uk www.brighthousefarm.com

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sleeps: 4 (1 double, 2 bunk beds + cot). From: £270 per week.

In a secluded location, Corner House is ideally located for the historic town centre, bus and railway stations. It has a well equipped kitchen/diner, comfortable sitting room and private garden. tV, dVd and WiFi; linen, towels and hospitality pack are all provided. Parking permit available.

T: 01284 766297 E: querki@aol.com

www.audo-lets.co.uk

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Contact: michael & tricia Akehurst 94 Cannon street, bury st edmunds, suffolk IP33 1JX

T: 01284 750659 m: 07816 918067 E: audokn09@googlemail.com

bury st edmunds

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attractive cottage with a large garden with cottage plants and many birds set in a peaceful village just 10 miles from Cambridge, saffron Walden and newmarket. ground floor double bedroom and bathroom. B&B also available.

Contact: mrs amanda skull

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sleeps: 4 (1 double, 1 twin) From: £280 per week. short breaks available out of high season; longer stays also available.

under £18 per night per person based on 2 sharing on a weekly basis. Contact: mr & mrs W.r. Cushing 4a Hawstead Lane, Sicklesmere, Bury St edmunds IP30 0Bt

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2 studios, each sleeping 2 (twin). £225 per week.

Contact: mrs hilary marsh The meadow house, 2a high Street, Burwell, Cambs CB25 0hB

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Within the ‘historic core’ of the town, this newly refurbished three bedroom house with garden and parking, is furnished and equipped to a high standard. sky tV, internet, utilities, linens and welcome food pack included.

Contact: mrs hilary marsh The meadow house, 2a high Street, Burwell, Cambs CB25 0hB

West Wratting

VB4 Gold

Choice of two well-equipped studios in pleasant quiet surroundings. town centre five minutes by car; tV/dVd player, electricity, heating, towels, bed linen all included. twin beds (sleeps 2). Free self service laundry facilities available. Off road parking. Open all year.

Contact: Mrs s.e. Greenwood syde House, 37 the street, saxon street, nr newmarket CB8 9rU

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Map ref: D5

Contact: anne Greenfield Coach house & Stables, Orchard house 23 north Terrace, mildenhall iP28 7aa

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Rede Hall Farm

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the old Granary provides cosy accommodation. It retains many of its original attractive features, with exposed beams, a wood burning stove, and is perfectly positioned in a private location on a working farm in rural Suffolk. Sleeps: 8 (1 double en-suite, 2 twin, 1 bunk bed). From: £350-£650 per week. Short breaks available.

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Great barton VB5 gold

this deceptively spacious bungalow is on the edge of Great barton village and is an excellent base for exploring east anglia. It is four miles east of historic bury St edmunds. accommodation is all ground floor with ramp at front door. Suitable for small children, part-time wheelchair users and less mobile guests.

Jenny Wren sleeps: 6 + cot. From £306-£665 per week. Nutchatch sleeps: 4 + Sofa Bed & cot. From £250-£560 per week.

Linen, towels, power and WiFi included in the price. Pub with food, filling station and store within 1/2 mile. Parking for up to 4 vehicles.

T: 01284 388239 F: 01284 388407

T: 01284 850695 F: 01284 850345 E: chris@redehallfarmpark.co.uk

Well-equipped for small children and babies, and parent friendly. aids available for those who are less mobile and have hearing impairment. Large garden and patio to relax or play.

Sleeps: 8 + cot (1 King Size, 1 Double, 1 twin, 1 bunks, plus cots x 2). From: £640 per week. Lower prices negotiable for reduced occupancy or longer lets in low season.

www.redehallfarmpark.co.uk

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Jasmine Cottage

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Immaculate, well-equipped holiday cottage half a mile from picturesque Needham Market in the heart of Suffolk. large private garden. Secluded patio/barbeque area. ample off-road parking.

This extremely attractive, detached barn conversion is stylishly furnished and offers excellent facilities. Set in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, this immaculate property provides the perfect touring base.

Self contained unit in listed farmhouse on River Gipping. Open rare breeds farm. Well equipped including WiFi, fishing, barbecue, good walks, peaceful setting. all welcome to help with animals.

Sleeps: 4 (1 double, 1 Twin). From: £300 per week.

Sleeps: 7 (2 family rooms). From: £239.50-£590.

annexe: (1 twin, 1 double). Sleeps: 4 + cot. From: £347- £478 per week.

Map ref: H5

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Charming, beamed cottage with modern kitchen and bathroom in quiet location, five minutes’ walk from quaint village centre and pub with home cooked food, bakery and small supermarket. Two wood-burning stoves, secluded garden, sky TV and dVd player ensure all-weather amenities. (no pets please.)

Contact: eleanor Parks The lodge, doves Barn, Stowmarket Road, Badley, Ipswich IP6 8RJ

Contact: Richard Storer baylham house Farm, mill lane, baylham IP6 8lG

Contact: Carol Ward Springfield Cottage, dixter Lane, northiam, Rye, east Sussex Tn31 6PR

T: 01359 271130 M: 079 2636 8901 E: chriswhitton@aol.com

T: 01449 722606 M: 07711 091087 E: paul.rozier@tiscali.co.uk

T: 01449 722800 M: 07771 884429 E: info@acrosstheroom.co.uk

T: 01473 830264 F: 01473 830563 E: richard@baylham-house-farm.co.uk

T: 01797 253899 E: carol.f.ward@btinternet.com

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Two red brick and flint cottages on a moated working farm. Jenny Wren has two ground floor bedrooms plus a galleried twin room with its own sitting room. Nuthatch has two en-suite bedrooms (one with a four poster bed) plus sofa bed. Hot Spa Tub included. Short breaks available. Free WiFi.

Contact: Christine Oakley Rede Hall Farm Park, Rede, Bury St edmunds IP29 4UG

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Contact: Mary Roe the old Granary, Hall Farm, Nowton, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5LZ

www.oldgranarynowton@btconnect.com

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The Coach House

Framsden VB3

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Lackford Lakes Barns are award winning 19th century grade II listed barns, sympathetically converted into three separate self-catering holiday cottages with capacity for up to 17 guests. These tranquil barns sit within the beautiful Lackford Lakes Nature reserve famous for its migratory birds and wildlife, only 5 miles from historic Bury st edmunds. The cart Lodge stands detached on 2 floors in an enclosed garden. Lark Lodge and curlew cottage are spacious single storey buildings containg vaulted ceilings and facing into a vast, enclosed, landscaped courtyard garden. The cart Lodge sleeps 7 (2 doubles, 1 Twin, 1 single, 3 Bathrooms and 1 cloakroom). Lark Lodge sleeps 6 (1 doubles, 2 Twins, and 2 Bathrooms). curlew cottage sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 Twin, family Bathroom and 1 cloakroom). all have access to a shared games room and laundry room. sleeps: 17 (4 double, 4 Twin, 1 single). cart Lodge: from £510 per week. Lark Lodge: from £466 per week. curlew cottage from £420 per week.

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Contact: e J ramsay Lackford Lakes Barns, Lackford Lakes, Bury st edmunds IP28 6HX T: E:

Contact: mrs heather trevorrow leys Farmhouse, Blacksmith’s lane, middlewood Green, Earl Stonham, Stowmarket IP14 5EU

01473 728041 bookings@lackfordlakesbarns.co.uk www.lackfordlakesbarns.co.uk

T: 01449 711750 E: leysfarmhouse@btinternet.com

spacious and well appointed. Glorious, unspoilt, rural location. Village edge, in front of windmill and near pub. Country walks. Ideal for touring suffolk’s country/coastal attractions. short breaks often available. Off street parking. sleeps: 4 (1 double, 1 Twin + cot). From: £190 - £375 per week.

Contact: nicola deller Hill House, mill Hill, Framsden IP14 6HB T/F: 01473 890891 E: nicoladeller@yahoo.com

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Welcome to the suffolk escape - four luxury, self-catering log cabins set in an idyllic, rural retreat in the heart of the countryside. We offer a peaceful break to those wishing to escape from the bustle of daily life, where you can do as much, or as little, as you choose.

We look forward to welcoming you one day soon.

Receive a free entry to WIN A TWO NIGHT STAY, when you visit our website or call for a brochure. Sleeps: 2-7. From: £235-£305 per week. Daily/short breaks may be available.

T: 01473 652149 m: 07957 461011 E: info@suffolkescape.co.uk

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Wheelwrights Cottage

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Eleven picturesque log cabins with private hot tub situated in the grounds of athelington hall. Ideal to escape the hassle of work for a relaxing and refreshing break. 9 Lodges sleep: 6 (1 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Double Sofa Bed). 2 Lodges sleep: 4 (1 Double, 1 Double Sofa Bed).

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Contact: melanie Rieger mill House, Water Run, Hitcham, ipswich iP7 7LN T/F: 01449 740315 E: hitcham@aol.com

www.millhouse-hitcham.co.uk

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Blaize Cottages

Lavenham Map ref: E2

spacious and comfortable apartment near sudbury, with splendid views and a wealth of wildlife. Perfect for exploring or just relaxing. Kitchen/ lounge/dining room up to bedroom and luxury shower room. Free WiFi. sleeps: 2 (1 Twin). From: £300 per week, short breaks available.

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Connie’s Cottage

Lavenham Map ref: E3

Two renovated, medieval cottages in the stunning village of Lavenham. Two minutes’ walk to excellent pubs, shops and restaurants. Sky Tv, large beds, double bathtubs, private gardens and parking, log fires and luxury furnishings. Short breaks a speciality. Regular visitBritain award Winner.

Contact: mrs B. Greenhill hill Farm house, alphamstone Back road, Lamarsh, Bures C08 5hB T: 01787 269905 E: greenhillaccom@tiscali.co.uk

award-winning two-bedroom cottage in the heart of Lavenham, amidst the many shops, restaurants and tearooms. Beautifully renovated with fully equipped kitchen, luxury lounge, bedrooms, courtyard garden and private parking. Sleeps: 4 (2 Doubles). From: £400 per week.

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Four delightful, cosy, traditional cottages, each with charm and character and luxurious, modern furnishings. excellent restaurants, pubs and shops within easy walking distance. Centrally situated in Lavenham’s picturesque market Place where there is free parking.

Contact: Diane martyn, Cages Farm, Tuffields Road, Whepstead, Bury St edmunds IP29 4TL

Contact: Sheila Lane The Studio, Shilling Street, Lavenham CO10 9Rh

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Coachmans Cottage

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Contact: Carol and Jim Keohane Blaize house, Church Street, Lavenham Co10 9QT

Maltings Farm Holiday Cottages

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2 Cottages sleeping: 4 and 2 (3 Doubles). From: £470-£850 per week.

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Lily cottage & Franz cottage are both comfortable and charming with conservatories perfect for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful setting in this idyllic location.

Contact: andrew Bryce northlands Farm, Priory Road, Hintlesham, ipswich iP8 3nX

sleeps: 8 (4 log cabins each sleeping 4 in 2 Doubles). From: £700 per week (£25pppn).

Winner of the ‘Outstanding Customer Service’ Tourism in Suffolk Awards 2010.

the Bakery is a caringly restored cottage with exposed beams and preserved features, a cosy retreat with its own pretty secluded walled garden.

the high level of comfort our adult only cabins offers, combined with our location, makes the suffolk escape an ideal all-year-round destination for groups of friends wishing to get away and couples looking for a romantic escape.

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Hill Farm House

Lamarsh Map ref: F3

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three delightful cottages nestling in four acres of tranquil gardens overlooking natural ponds with wildlife and surrounded by picturesque views across the open countryside in a peaceful village.

Our 300 acre farm, here in beautiful suffolk, is the perfect setting for our lakeside self-catering lodges. each cabin includes a wood burning stove, leD tV, private hot tub, individual dining deck set over the lake and, of course, great attention to detail. around the farm there are lots of good walks and the village features a golf course, deli, pub and fine dining restaurant.

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Log Cabin Holidays

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Wheelwrights Cottage is converted from an 18th century barn. It has one en‑suite bedroom with 6’ bed, kitchen and large lounge with wood burning stove in the grounds of 16th century cottage.

maltings Farm consists of four single-storey cottages set around a rustic courtyard, just three miles from Lavenham. Converted from an old dairy, these are now attractive, well-appointed and comfortably furnished. Outside, individual grassed areas are surrounded by unspoilt, rolling countryside. On your doorstep are delightful views across the fields, inviting gentle walks along the quiet, single track road with tree-lined wildflower verges. no smoking please.

sleeps: 2 (1 Double). From: £300 per week. short breaks available, minimum three nights, £50 per night.

4 cottages sleeping 16 in total. From: £170 per week.

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This stunning, spacious bolthole for 2 is just 1 mile from the village. Set in a peaceful, park-like setting of 6 acres, it is the perfect place to unwind. TV in main bedroom. Sleeps: 2 (1 double). from: £430 per week.

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The Hay Loft

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Map ref: D3

“fantastic” “Homely” “luxurious” “well-equipped” “Perfect” “amazing” “lovely” “Peaceful” “The best” “Brilliant” “Simply excellent” “a very special place” “Second to none” - all words used by our recent guests. TV in main bedroom. Sleeps: 4 (1 double, 1 Twin). from: £545 per week.

From: £245 per week. Contact: Peter havers athelington hall, horham, Eye IP21 5EJ

Contact: Doreen Gowan The Forge, kersey Upland, kersey IP7 6eN

Contact: Tim and Rachel Bell maltings Farm Cottage, Thorpe morieux, Bury St edmunds IP30 0nG

Contact: nicholas Barker liston Hall, liston, long melford, Sudbury, Suffolk Co10 7HT

Contact: nicholas Barker liston Hall, liston, long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk Co10 7HT

T: 01728 628233 E: peter@logcabinholidays.co.uk

T: 01473 829311 E: peter@pjgowan.freeserve.co.uk

T: 01284 828877 (Office Hours) T: 01284 828843 (Evenings) E: info@holidaycottagesinsuffolk.co.uk

T: 01787 464966 m 07767 600508/07917 762867 E: listonproperties@hotmail.co.uk

T: 01787 464966 M 07767 600508/07917 762867 E: listonproperties@hotmail.co.uk

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Alma Cottage

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Pretty, detached 18th century cottage. Beamed rooms with quirky charm, log-burner, large garden, off-road parking. near pub and fishing lake and ideal for exploring suffolk. short breaks available. sleeps: 5 (1 Double, 1 Twin, 1 single) + sofa Bed on ground floor. From: £350 per week.

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The Stables

Polstead Map ref: I2

A well equipped cottage in the centre of Pin Mill with outstanding views over the unspoilt Orwell Estuary. Pin Mill is ideal for walking, bird watching, painting or all water activities.

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Orwell View Barns

Shotley Map ref: F2

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Caringly restored stables, attached to the 17th century farmhouse, set in 10 tranquil acres within the beautiful dedham Vale. the cottage is fully equipped and tastefully furnished. sleeps: 4 (1 twin, 1 double). From: £300 - £475 per week.

Sleeps: 4 (1 Double, 1 Twin). From: £260 - £430 per week.

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The Bothy

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three eco ground floor barn conversions with wonderful views across the River orwell. tranquil retreat. excellent for wildlife. luxurious furnishings. hot tub and games room. Indoor swimming pool 0.8 miles away. All inclusive prices.

explore east anglia, bring your dog! country walks from delightful, singlestorey barn conversion on arable farm. two twin bedrooms, bathroom (shower/wet room), sunny enclosed patio garden, rural views. wheelchair accessible.

Enjoy spectacular Suffolk sunsets in our comfortable, well-equipped cottage. ideal centre for touring East Anglia’s delightful villages and market towns. Sitting room, kitchen/dining room, internal gallery to bedroom and en-suite shower.

Small, peaceful complex on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, overlooking common land. Consists of a 17th century long house, three terraced cottages and a timber cottage. Surrounded by spacious garden with interesting plants.

Sleeps: 13 (+ 4 if sofabeds used) 3 cottages - 6 bedrooms in total (6 zip & link twin/Super King size Doubles, 1 Single). From: £390 - £1150.

sleeping: 4 (2 twin). From: £225-£325 per week. short breaks available.

Sleeps: 2 (1 Double). From: £295 per week.

3 Cottages each sleep: 4; timber cottage sleeps: 6-7; Longhouse sleeps: 10. From: £355-£2050 per week.

Contact: elaine Bailey Keswick, Lower Road, Onehouse, stowmarket IP14 3BX

Contact: John Pugh Culver End, Amberley Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 5AG

Contact: Helen Parker sprotts Farm, Holt Road, Polstead, Colchester Co6 5Bt

Contact: hazel Wrinch hill house Farm, Wades lane, Shotley, Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 1eW

Contact: Joy homan street Farm, wickham skeith, eye iP23 8LP

Contact: Kathy parker Grange Farm, Green Road, woolpit, Bury St Edmunds ip30 9RG

Contact: Paul and Jacky Bradley Ivy house Farm, Wortham, Diss IP22 1rD

T: 01449 677206

T: 01453 872551 E: john.pugh@talk21.com

T/F: 01787 210368

T: 01473 788497 M: 07887 941921 E: stay@orwellviewbarns.co.uk

T: 01449 766275 E: joygeoff@homansf.freeserve.co.uk

T: 01359 241143 M: 07740 780460 E: grangefarm@btinternet.com

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Cottages for two. Set amidst four acres of peaceful and tranquil surroundings. South-facing with pretty cottage garden. Ideal for exploring Constable Country, lavenham, Woodbridge, Southwold and all of the East Coast.

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Converted/equipped to a high standard for year-round comfort, the Lookout at Holly Farm has views over acres of open countryside. It is a peaceful and relaxing base from which to explore the many attractions of this lovely part of Suffolk. Short breaks available. open all year.

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Badgers’ Bend

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delightful accommodation in 19th century cottage with stunning views over historic water meadows. Large deck with mill stream. relax or walk and cycle – off road routes on the doorstep. Local amenities close by.

18th century cottage, near alton Water, ideal for watersports and bird watching. Convenient for suffolk Heritage Coast and Constable Country or ipswich and Woodbridge for shopping and theatres.

Sleeps: 3 (1 double, 1 Single). From: £410 per week.

sleeps: 6 (1 Double, 2 Twin) From: £275 per week

Sleeps: 4 (2 twin + cot available). From: £320 - £420 per week.

Contact: mrs m tydeman Goldings, East End lane, Stonham aspal, Stowmarket Ip14 6aS

Contact: Penny & John Fairrie Holly Farm, Holly Lane, Stutton, Ipswich IP9 2SU

Contact: Wendy butcher 1 Mayes Farm, The Common, Lavenham CO10 9TZ

Contact: Howard nuttall 26 Church Road, Tattingstone, ipswich, suffolk iP9 2na

T: 01449 711229 E: maria@barncottages.co.uk

T: 01473 328294 E: fairrie@holly-farm.fsnet.co.uk

T: 07779 017923

T: 01473 311309 M: 07788 668735 E: howardnuttallm@supanet.com

www.millstreamcottage.co.uk

www.farmstayanglia.co.uk/thelookout

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Damerons Farm Holidays

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5 Cottages each sleeping: 2 people, cot + Z bed; (3 Double, 2 twin). From: £245 per week.

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www.farmstayanglia.co.uk/grangefarm

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Robin’s Nest

Dallinghoo VB4

Map ref: H3

Our holiday cottages (five in all) were previously a milking parlour and old granary and have been tastefully modernised to provide good quality (four star), spacious accommodation. The cottages are based around an old brick lined courtyard with access to a games and leisure room and each has its own paved patio. There is a grass play/picnic area and children’s play equipment. Stables are available on-site for your horses with plenty of scenic bridleways and quiet country routes to ride along. In Henley and the surrounding villages there are several pubs serving excellent, locally produced food and real ale, some are within walking or cycling distance. Regular Farmers’ Markets are held in the area. We are ideally located to provide easy access to the Heritage Coast, which includes the towns of Aldeburgh, Southwold and Dunwich, with their stunning beaches, or the world famous Snape Maltings and Concert Hall. Whilst Contact: Ipswich is just a 5 minute drive away Damerons Farm Holidays with a large shopping centre and Henley Ipswich IP6 ORU waterfront cafes. Sleeps 22, 4 double rooms, 6 twin rooms. Prices from £245 - £695 per week.

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Brighthouse Farm

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Robin’s nest has three separate four star rated cottages. all provide quality accommodation with privacy throughout the year. indoor hot tub. 3 cottages, each sleeps: 6. From: £400-£750.

Map ref: D4

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a quiet immaculately kept site in the heart of suffolk countryside with many mature and newly planted trees and shrubs in five acres. Toilets, washbasins, showers and electric hook-ups provided for. shop and pubs within easy reach. Friendly family-run site only 7 miles from Bury st Edmunds. Pitches from: £8 per night.

Contact: Robert Blake 1a Moorfield Road, Woodbridge iP12 4Jn

Contact: Brighthouse Farm, Melford Road, Lawshall, Bury st Edmunds IP29 4PX

T: 01394 382565 M: 07901 773545 E: robert@blake4110.fsbusiness.co.uk

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days out directory Historic Buildings cont... Visitor Attractions Bardwell Windmill, Bardwell IP31 1AD 01359 251331 Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm, Needham Market IP6 8LG 01473 830264 www.baylham-house-farm.co.uk

Ickworth House (National Trust), Horringer IP29 5QE 01284 735270 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth Kentwell Hall, Long Melford CO10 9BA 01787 310207 www.kentwell.co.uk Melford Hall (National Trust), Long Melford CO10 9AA 01787 379228 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/melfordhall Norman Tower, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS

Bridge Cottage (National Trust), East Bergholt CO7 6UL 01206 298260 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The Nutshell, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1BJ 01284 764867 www.thenutshellpub.co.uk

Easton Farm Park, Easton IP13 0EQ 01728 746475 www.eastonfarmpark.co.uk

Palace House, Newmarket CB8 8EP www.newmarketexperience.co.uk

Framsden Windmill, Framsden IP14 6HB 01473 890328

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS 01284 748720 www.stedscathedral.co.uk

Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury CO10 2EU 01787 372958 www.gainsborough.org

St Mary’s Church, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1QU 01284 754680 www.stmarystpeter.net

Go Ape!, Nr Brandon IP27 0AF 0845 643 9215 www.goape.co.uk

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1QT 01284 769505 www.theatreroyal.org

Go Ape! Forest Segway, Nr Brandon IP27 0AF 0845 094 9679 www.goapeforestsegway.co.uk

West Front of the Abbey and Great Churchyard, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1QU

The Granary, Sudbury CO10 2AN 01787 313100 01787 313199 www.riverstourtrust.org The Guildhall of Corpus Christi (National Trust), Lavenham CO10 9QZ 01787 247646 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lavenham Hadleigh Guildhall, Hadleigh IP7 5DN 01473 822544 01473 823884 High Lodge, Nr Brandon IP27 0AF 01842 815434 www.forestry.gov.uk/highlodge The National Stud, Newmarket CB8 0XE 01638 666789 www.nationalstud.co.uk Newmarket Racecourses, Newmarket CB8 0TG 01638 675500 www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk Orwell River Cruises, Ipswich IP30BD 01473 258070 Pakenham Water Mill, Pakenham IP31 2NB 07585 899633 www.pakenhamwatermill.org.uk Sailing Barge Victor Cruises, Ipswich IP4 1BY 01473 258070 Stanton Windmill, Stanton IP31 2AW 01359 250662 Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal IP14 6AT 01449 711755 www.stonhambarns.com Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Stonham Aspal IP14 6AT 08456 807897 www.owl-help.org.uk Sutton Hoo (National Trust), Woodbridge IP12 3DJ 01394 389700 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/suttonhoo Suffolk Punch Trust, Hollesley Nr Woodbridge, IP12 3JR 01394 411327 www.suffolkpunchtrust.org.uk West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HG 01284 728718 www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk

Museums 95th Bomb Group Hospital Museum, Eye IP21 5EU 01379 870514 95th Bomb Group Red Feather Club, Eye IP21 5OG 01728 860930 01379 384472 www.95thbg-horham.com Air Raid Shelter Museum, Ipswich IP4 1PJ 01473 251605 Clare Ancient House Museum, Clare CO10 8NY 01787 277572 www.clare-ancient-house-museum.co.uk Greene King Brewery Visitor Centre, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1QT 01284 714297 www.greeneking.co.uk Ipswich Museum, Ipswich IP1 3QH 01473 433551 www.ipswich.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich IP3 9JD 01473 715666 www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk Laxfield and District Museum, Laxfield IP13 8DZ 01986 798531 Little Hall Museum, Lavenham CO10 9QZ 01787 247019 01787 247554 www.littlehall.org.uk Mechanical Music Museum & Bygones, Cotton IP14 4QN 01379 783350 Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum, Wetheringsett IP14 5PW 01449 766899 www.mslr.org.uk Mildenhall Museum, Mildenhall IP28 7EX 01638 716970 www.mildenhallmuseum.co.uk Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1DX 01284 706183 www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk The Munnings Collection, Dedham CO7 6AZ 01206 322127 www.siralfredmunnings.co.uk

Historic Buildings The Abbey Gate, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UZ Athenaeum, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LY Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich IP4 2BE 01473 433554 www.ipswich.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries Eye Castle, Eye IP23 7AW 01449 724639 www.midsuffolk.gov.uk P a g e

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Euston Hall, Euston IP24 2QW 01842 766366 www.eustonhall.co.uk

Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket IP14 1DL 01449 612229 www.eastanglianlife.org.uk National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket CB8 8JH 01638 667333 www.nhrm.co.uk River Stour Trust Centre, Great Cornard CO10 0GF 01787 313199 www.riverstourtrust.org Rougham Control Tower Museum, Rougham IP30 9LZ 01359 270524 www.rougham.org

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St. Peter’s Heritage Centre Ipswich IP4 1DD 01473 4387304

The Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 01787 374745 www.quaytheatre.org.uk

Elveden Estate, Elveden IP24 3TQ 01842 898068 www.elveden.com

Suffolk Regiment Museum, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3RN 01284 752394 www.suffolkregiment.org

The Regal Theatre and Cinema, Stowmarket IP14 1AY 01449 612825 www.regalstowmarket.co.uk

Hall Farm, Nr Colchester CO7 6LS 01206 322572 www.hallfarmshop.co.uk

Countryside Sites and Nature Reserves

Wattisham Station Heritage Museum, Wattisham IP7 7RA 01449 678189 www.wattishamstationheritage.org

Screen in the Barn, Thrandeston IP21 4BU 01379 783678 www.screeninthebarn.co.uk

Hollow Trees Farm Shop, Ipswich IP7 6HX 01449 741247 www.hollowtrees.co.uk

Alton Water, Nr Ipswich IP9 2RY 01780 686800 www.anglianwater.co.uk

Woolpit and District Museum, Woolpit IP30 9TU 01359 240822

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1QT 01284 769505 www.theatreroyal.org

La Hogue, Chippenham CB7 5PZ 01638 751128 www.lahogue.co.uk

Arger Fen & Spouse’s Vale, Assington CO10 5LZ www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org

Wingfield Barns, Wingfield IP21 5RA 01379 384505 www.wingfieldbarns.com

Jimmy’s Farm, Nr Ipswich IP9 2AR 08444 938088 www.jimmysfarm.com

Aspal Close Local Nature Reserve, Mildenhall IP28 8AB 01638 719214

Suffolk Food Hall, Whersted IP9 2AB 01473 786610 www.suffolkfoodhall.co.uk

Bradfield Woods (Suffolk Wildlife Trust), Bradfield St George IP30 0AQ www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org

Galleries & Studios Angel Gallery, Lavenham CO10 9QZ 01787 248417 www.lavenham.co.uk/angelgallery

Brandon Country Park, Brandon IP27 0SU 01842 810185 www.suffolkcc.gov.uk

Courses

Beyond the Image Photographers’ Gallery, Eye IP23 8HH 01379 672965 01508 480477 www.beyondtheimage.co.uk

Artescape, Sudbury CO10 0BP 01787 376705 www.artescape.co.uk

Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham IP30 9LZ www.blackthorpebarn.com

Assington Mill, Sudbury CO10 5LZ 01787 229955 www.assingtonmill.com

The Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LS 01284 748720 www.stedscathedral.co.uk

The Cooking Experience Ltd, Hadleigh IP7 5AH 01473 827568 www.cookingexperience.co.uk

Equus Art Ltd, Newmarket CB8 0LD

Deborah Baynes Pottery Studio, Nr Ipswich IP9 1PW 01473 788300 www.potterycourses.net

The Hunter Gallery, Long Melford CO10 9JF 01787 466117 www.thehuntergallery.com Jockey Club Rooms for Rural Arts Info, Newmarket CB8 8JL www.ruralartssuffolk.org.uk Lavenham Contemporary, Lavenham CO10 9PT 01787 249451 www.paulevans-artist.com Lime Tree Gallery Long Melford CO10 9JF 01787 319046 www.limetreegallery.com The Lion House Gallery, Lavenham CO10 9PR 01787 249616 www.lionhousegallery.co.uk

Draw East, Nr Ipswich IP8 4QT www.draweast.com

Cycling Alton Cycle Hire, Alton Water IP9 2RY 01473 328873 www.altoncyclehire.co.uk Bike Art, Nr Brandon IP27 0AF 01842 810090 www.bikeartthetford.com

Pin Mill Gallery, Pin Mill IP9 1JN 01473 780130 www.photographyclass.co.uk Print Workshop at Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury CO10 2EU 01787 372958 www.gainsborough.org/printmaking/

Clare Castle Country Park, Clare CO10 8NW 01787 277491 Lackford Lakes, Suffolk Wildlife Trust Reserve, Lackford IP28 6HX 01284 728706

Lakenheath Fen, RSPB Reserve, Nr Lakenheath IP27 9AD 01842 863400 Suffolk Cycle Breaks, Needham Market IP6 8BW Mildenhall Woods, Mildenhall IP28 7SJ 01638 719214 www.cyclebreaks.com Needham Lake and Nature Reserve, Needham Market IP6 8NU 01449 724639 www.midsuffolk.gov.uk The Pennings Nature Reserve, Eye IP23 7NH 01449 724639 www.midsuffolk.gov.uk

Flatford Mill Field Centre, East Bergholt CO7 6UL 0845 330 7368 www.field-studies-council.org/flatfordmill

Newmarket Gallery, Newmarket CB8 8DL 01638 661183 Painted Horse Gallery, Newmarket CB8 8DN 01638 666354

Church Meadow, Nr Stowmarket IP14 2AZ 01449 724639 www.midsuffolk.gov.uk

Leisure Centres There are Leisure Centres situated throughout the area at Stowmarket, Stradbroke, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Mildenhall, Brandon, Hadleigh and Sudbury. For more details of facilities at each of these please contact the Tourist Information Centres on page 52. The Giggle Factory, Sudbury CO10 2YW 01787 311143

Peppermint Shed, Sproughton IP8 3AA 07757 5044871

Playworld & Summer Playworld, Stowmarket IP14 1LH 01449 674980 The arc Shopping Centre, Bury St Edmunds www.ourburystedmunds.com

Pin Mill Gallery, Pin Mill IP9 1JN 01473 780130 www.wildraspberryonline.co.uk

Bridge Farm Barns, Monks Eleigh IP7 7AY 01449 740456 www.bridgefarmbarns.co.uk

Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare CO10 8NH 01787 279024 www.seapicturesgallery.com

Carters Teapot Pottery, Debenham IP14 6QU 01728 860475/861666 www.cartersteapots.com

Shakespeare House Gallery, Dedham CO7 6DE 01206 322552

The Chilli Company, Mendlesham IP14 5NQ 01449 766677 www.chillicompany.com

Smiths Row Art Gallery, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1BT 01284 762081 www.smithsrow.org

Courtyard Craft Centre, Needham Market IP6 8LX 01449 720820 www.aldercarrfarm.co.uk

Spiral Gallery, Debenham IP14 6QW 01728 861699

The Crockery Barn, Ashbocking IP6 9JS 01473 890123 www.thecrockerybarn.co.uk

Sun Lane Craft Gallery, Newmarket CB8 8EW 01638 428686 www.newmarket-craft-gallery.co.uk

Speciality Shopping

Fishing Barton Mills Lake 01842 861369 Brandon & District Angling Club 01842 828448

Redgrave and Lopham Fen, Diss IP22 2HX 01379 688333 www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org Thornham Walks, Thornham Magna IP23 8HH 01379 788345 www.thornham.org.uk West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HG 01284 728718 www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk Wolves Wood (RSPB), Hadleigh IP7 6BH 01473 328006 www.rspb.org.uk

Gardens & Parks Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1XL

Brandon Lock Lake 01842 828448

Blakenham Woodland Garden, Little Blakenham IP8 4LZ 07760 342131 www.blakenhamwoodlandgarden.org.uk

Center Parcs Lake, Elveden, nr Thetford 01842 890000

Chippenham Park, Chippenham, near Newmarket CB7 5PT 01638 720221 www.chippenhamparkgardens.info

Hooked Angling Club, Newmarket

East Town Park, Haverhill CB9 7UR 01440 710745

Henry Watson’s Potteries, Wattisfield IP22 1NH 01359 251239 www.henrywatson.com

Lakenheath Angling Club 01842 860545

Fullers Mill Garden, West Stow IP28 6HD 0870 8030248 www.fullersmillgarden.org.uk

The Tapestry Gallery, Lavenham CO10 9PR 01787 247865

Kersey Pottery, Kersey IP7 6DY 01473 822092 www.kerseypottery.com

Lakeside, Nr Stowmarket IP14 3BX 01449 613770

Wildlife Art Gallery, Lavenham CO10 9PZ 01787 248562 www.wildlifeartgallery.com

Risby Barns Antique Centre, Risby IP28 6QU 01284 811126

Larkwood Trout Fisheries, West Stow 01284 728612

Viking Stained Glass, Needham Market IP6 8DH 01449 720034 www.vikingstainedglass.co.uk

Mildenhall Angling Club 01638 715895

Performance

Wyken Vineyard, Stanton IP31 2DW 01359 250287 www.wykenvineyards.co.uk

The apex, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3FD 01284 758000 www.theapex.co.uk The Barrandov Opera, Needham Market IP6 8HG 01449 720796 www.barrandov.co.uk

Local Produce Alder Carr Farm, Needham Market IP6 8LX 01449 720820 www.aldercarrfarm.co.uk

John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Stowmarket IP14 1ET 07766 466073 www.johnpeelcentreforcreativearts.co.uk

Beards of Eye, Eye IP23 7BD 01379 870383 www.beardsofeye.co.uk

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Lark Angling & Preservation Society 01842 861369

Needham Lake and Nature Reserve, Needham Market IP6 8NU 01449 724639 www.midsuffolk.gov.uk Paradise Lake, Sedge Fen Road, Lakenheath 01353 860419 Weybread Fishery, Nr Harleston IP21 5TP 01379 588141 www.weybreadfishery.co.uk

Haverhill Arts Centre, Haverhill CB9 6AR 01440 714140 www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk

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Lakenheath Clay Pit 01842 860545

Haughley Park, Near Wetherden IP14 3JY 01359 240701 www.haughleyparkbarn.co.uk Hardwick Heath, Bury St Edmunds IP33 2QZ Helmingham Hall Gardens, Helmingham IP14 6EF 01473 890363 01473 890799 www.helmingham.com Lanwades Park, Kentford CB8 7UU www.lanwadespark.co.uk Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5LU www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk The Place for Plants, East Bergholt CO7 6UP 01206 299224 www.placeforplants.co.uk Thornham Walled Garden, Thornham Magna IP23 8HH

Guided Walks and Tours Ipswich Guided Walking Tours (Regular Public walks and pre-bookable Group Tours) Bury St Edmunds Walking Tours (Regular Public walks and pre-bookable Group Tours) Newmarket Experience Tours (see page 18) Ipswich Ghost Tours (Regular Public walks and pre-bookable Group Tours) Guided Tours Around Lavenham City Sightseeing Tours (Open Top Bus Tours) Ipswich, Felixstowe and Woodbridge)

01473 258070 01284 764667 01638 719749 01473 258070 01787 248207 01473 258070

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Did you know...

that in the Tourist Information Centres you can: • Pick up some ideas for a fantastic day out or a weekend away • Book accommodation anywhere in England • Pick up theatre programmes and events lists • Buy books, maps, walks and cycle routes • Get some great ideas for keeping the children amused during the holidays • Book coach trips • Book up to go on a local guided walk • Buy gifts and crafts – many of them beautifully handmade in the UK • Buy local produce – honey, jams, chutneys, fudge and juices • Bury St Edmunds 6 Angel Hill,

Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UZ T: 01284 764667 E: tic@stedsbc.gov.uk www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk www.visit-burystedmunds.co.uk

• Brandon Elbourne House, 31 High Street,

Brandon IP27 0AQ T: 01842 812085 E: tic.newmarket@forest-heath.gov.uk www.forest-heath.gov.uk

• Flatford Visitor Information Centre, Flatford Lane, Flatford, East Bergholt CO7 6UL www.southandheartofsuffolk.gov.uk

• Haverhill The Library, 10 Camps Road,

Haverhill CB9 8HD T: 01440 702638 E: Haverhill.library@suffolk.gov.uk www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk

• Ipswich St Stephens Church,

St. Stephens Lane Ipswich IP1 1DP T: 01473 258070 E: tourist@ipswich.gov.uk www.allaboutipswich.com

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• Lavenham

Lady Street, Lavenham CO10 9RA T: 01787 248207 E: lavenhamtic@babergh.gov.uk www.southandheartofsuffolk.gov.uk

• Mildenhall Mildenhall Bus Station, King Street,

Mildenhall IP28 7EX T: 01638 581091 E: tic.newmarket@forest-heath.gov.uk www.forest-heath.gov.uk

• Newmarket

63 The Guineas, Newmarket CB8 8HT T: 01638 719749 E: tic.newmarket@forest-heath.gov.uk www.forest-heath.gov.uk

• Stowmarket Museum of East Anglian Life,

Stowmarket IP14 1DL T: 01449 676800 E: tic@midsuffolk.gov.uk www.southandheartofsuffolk.gov.uk

Sudbury CO10 2EN T: 01787 881320 E: sudburytic@sudburytowncouncil.co.uk www.southandheartofsuffolk.gov.uk

• Sudbury The Library, Market Hill,


Suffolk Town and Country Holiday Guide 2013