Spacious and bright, this first floor lodge offers an exquisitely furnished open-plan living, kitchen and dining area which features floor-to-ceiling windows at one end, with patio doors leading out onto huge wooden balconies looking out over the beautiful Suffolk countryside – just perfect for a leisurely breakfast, a spot of sunbathing or perhaps an evening cocktail or two as the sun goes down. The stunning, spacious en-suite double/twin bedroom features a high ceiling, glass chandelier and Juliet balcony.
Up to ten lodges offering a total of 16 double en-suite bedrooms can also be booked together for much larger groups of up to 32 guests. These are all within a five minute drive of the nearby outstanding facilities at the family-owned Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa which offer the following services to our guests:
You can have one of the Hotel’s Chefs prepare a bespoke menu and serve it to you in the comfort and privacy of your lodge.
Complimentary access to indoor heated swimming pool, sanarium, steam room, Jacuzzi and gymnasium featuring the latest Technogym equipment.
Onsite spa and two championship golf courses for which additional charges will apply.
Onsite two AA Rosette restaurant, bars, clubhouse restaurant, gift and golf shops, squash court, pool, fishing, covered driving range and professional golf tuition for which additional charges will apply.
?Hadleigh is an ancient market town, it is surrounded by 246 listed buildings and offers plenty of history to explore. Don't forget to visit Tito's Italian restaurant, that serves authentic Italian food.
Set by the River Stour, Dedham is in the heart of Constable Country. The attractive high street is lined with Georgian-fronted houses, old inns and a large Art and Crafts Centre. The magnificent 15th church was built from the wealth of the medieval cloth industry. Constable's work The Ascension can be seen within St Mary's Parish Church.
Kersey is a quintessential English village in the Babergh district of Suffolk with lots of narrow winding roads and beautiful historic properties. Kersey Mill includes a gym, an art gallery, a beauty salon, and a florist. That’s not forgetting The Copper Kettle Tearoom, which serves up a delicious afternoon tea, seven days a week.
Nestled in the heart of the stunning Suffolk countryside, Lavenham is one of Englan's finest medieval wool villages. Medieval charm can be found around every corner with its winding streets, thatched cottages and some 320-listed timber framed buildings. This unique village was created some 750 years ago by Hendry III when he granted Lavenham "market status" which stimulated the most prosperous period in the village's history. Today Lavenham is a thriving village with art galleries, restaurants, cafes, pubs and lots of interesting buildings to visit.
As its name implies, this wool town has a long, long High Street, populated by charming independent shops, vibrant art galleries, antique centres, cafes, restaurants, and, of course, typical Suffolk Inns. So, given all of this combined with beautiful architecture and amazing countryside, it is no wonder that this is such a desirable place.
For a family day out visit Hollow Trees Farm - suitable for all ages, the farm trail is a walk around the fields, down into Pogal Pit and into the Livestock Barn. Along the way you will find Dirty Dave the tractor stuck in the mud, the Rolly Polly pole, Goat Mountain, Mini Tractors and the Welly Game. The farm shop provides excellent local produce and is open 7 days a week.
The Constable Walk: starting at Manningtree Station to Flatford to Dedham.
For other lovely local walks see: www.walkinginsuffolk.co.uk
Flatford & Dedham River Trips: Stour Trusty II and Kathleen operate between Stratford St Mary, Flatford, Dedham and Brantham.
The Hadleigh Show
One of the finest examples of a single-day country show in the UK. www.hadleighshow.co.uk
Colchester Visitors Information Center, Castle Park, Hollytrees Museum, Colhester, CO1 1UG. 01206 282920
Places to visit
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa. Two 18-hole championship golf courses, a 2 AA Rosette restaurant, a luxurious spa and high-tech gym.
Flatford Mill. A Grade I listed watermill built in 1733 on the River Stour now cared for by the National Trust.
Colchester Castle. A beautiful Grade I listed Norman Castle, the largest Norman Keep in Europe.
Colchester Zoo. The zoo is home to many rare and endangered species, including big cats, primates and birds.
Snape Maltings. Arts complex famous for music concerts, shops and cafés.
The Munnings Art Museum. Beautiful museum filled with Munnings Art and a great café serving delicious food.
Kentwell Hall. A moated Tudor mansion with gardens, parkland and rare breed farm. It also hosts historical re-enactments and events throughout the year.
Special Events in the Area
Grand Tours and Wine Tastings are available from March to October at Dedham Vale Vineyard.
The Dedham Vale & Stour Valley Project run a programme of nature talks and workshops about the local area.
The River Stour Trust has many events throughout the year to share enjoyment of the river. The majority of events are suitable for families.
Activities & Attractions
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