Framlingham Holiday Cottages
Just a few miles inland from the Suffolk coast, Framlingham is famous for its ancient castle; whilst its surrounding villages harbour some fine flint churches and old traditional pubs, all with a pretty rural backdrop, great walking and the opportunity for quiet cycle rides across interesting and attractive countryside with only limited hills.
This lovely town has several times been in the top ten places in the UK in which to live. It has no main road scything through its heart, just a charming market square overlooked by a magnificent church which in turn gives way to the magnificent castle. A charming little market town, Framlingham is a great place for buying fresh local produce, including lovely Suffolk cheeses and has its share of good restaurants, tea houses and pubs.
Only a couple of miles outside Framlingham is the tiny village of Kettleburgh which hugs the banks of the Deben river. The village has a fine church and a good local pub. For a peaceful Suffolk holiday, this is the place to be!
The film 'Akenfield' was set in this delightful rural hamlet on the banks of the Deben river just 4.5 miles from Framlingham. The village is little changed, the stunning old watermill remains but is now a house rather than a working mill. A sleepy backwater ideal for holidaymakers looking for utter peace, this is the perfect spot for anyone wanting to recreate the delights of 'Wind in the Willows' , Since there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Holidaymakers will be delighted to hear that our lovely self-catering cottage has a rowing boat for that very purpose! Akenfield Cottage (2). A lovely river walk takes you to Easton and an excellent pub.
The village lies midway between Framlingham and Wickham Market and is within easy reach of the coast. It is rather a sleepy place and even the village shop has now disappeared, but there are hidden treasures in Hacheston, most notably its church, uninspiring from the outside, it has some fine stained glass windows and a superb 15th century statue of St Thomas - worth a visit. There is a choice of two lovely self catering properties, one from around the period of the statue of St Thomas, Hope Cottage (4), which includes medieval wooden panelling and a wall created from the stones of Framlingham Castle, the other is a beautiful barn conversion The Granary at Rookery Farm - a perfect rural getaway so close to all the coastal resorts this area is so famous for!
A rural village with an exceptionally good pub for dining, The Dennington Queen. Within walking distance is The Cottage (8) or (4) Ideal for those who enjoy self-catering with the option of excellent quality food within a very short distance from your front door!
A very pretty village with a magnificent church at its heart. Once a thriving and bustling town at the end of the long defunct Mid Suffolk 'Middie' railway line. There is a busy village shop and post office, a museum of country life, and two good pubs with one being the Kings Head, known locally as the Low House, which has no bar but a fascinating tap room. A must-visit hostlery!
Another delightful village with a general stores and post office, a local pub just down the lane, the Sibton White Horse And of course there is Emmetts, with its world famous smoked hams and cheese along with the widest range of delicacies you could wish for - there is also a lovely cafe. Within walking distance of all is Rosecot (3) a beamed cottage of great character.
Around 4 miles from Framlingham, Earl Soham is a very beautiful and traditional village in the heart of Suffolk's gently undulating countryside. An ancient settlement, Earl Soham was sited around a Roman road. It derives it name from Soham (hamlet by water) and Earl (a reference to the Bigod family, earls of Norfolk to whom the village once belonged. There are many interesting period houses and cottages in the village which is designated as a Conservation Area.
Around 8 miles west of Framlingham, Stradbroke is a thriving village surrounded by arable farmland criss crossed with meandering country lanes and traditionally flat Suffolk landscape; this is a beautiful region for a quiet family holiday. The grand 15th Century All Saints Church is the centre piece of the village with a variety of thatched and period cottages, local shops including Stradbroke bakery, butcher and general store.
For lots more information on what to do and see in the area go to Visit Framlingham.