Last weekend we spent the days chasing the sun (or running away from the rain more like) in Suffolk countryside just an hour or so drive North East of London.
It also so happened to be National Trust’s open weekend which meant we finally had a chance to sneak around some cute old pastel thatched houses and drive through pretty green rolling hills of Constable County Dedham Vale Area of Natural Beauty.
We visited Thorington Hall, which is probably one of the oldest and certainly Holiday Trust’s biggest holiday lets you can rent. Parts of the house date back to 15th century, it also usefully fits up to 18 people and has plenty of modernised bedrooms and even its own wine seller. I have been in smaller living rooms than this Hall’s dining table. It even has a tennis court and a couple of anti-witch engravings on the stairs. Perfect place to wonder through and spook about with friends!
We then drove to Dedham (pictured above) where we shared a delicious cheese and meat platter for lunch at the Sun Inn, followed by another tour of a beautiful stately Georgian home right in the middle of the village.
Bit more walking, followed by bit more driving and we finished our tour in Flatford. Two cups of Earl Greys, couple of scones with jam and cream later and some serious laughs we were ready to set back home both completely inspired to move here one day.
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